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Vlad
29-08-2007, 12:29 AM
This tournament started tonight at the North Sydney chess club with a modest turnout of 65 players.

Vlad
29-08-2007, 12:52 AM
The biggest upset of the first round was the following victory by a 6-year-old.

[White Pike R "1540."]
[Black Smirnov A "277."]
[Result "0-1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. Nb3 Bb6 9. Bf4 Be6 10. N1d2 O-O-O 11. Nf3 Ne7 12. O-O Ng6 13. Bg3 h5 14. h3 Rhe8 15. Rfe1 Bxb3 16. axb3 Bd4 17. c3 Be5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. Bxe5 Rxe5 20. f4 Rb5 21. b4 Rd2 22. Rad1 Rxb2 23. Rd3 c5 24. Red1 b6 25. Rd7 cxb4 26. c4 Rc5 27. Rxf7 Rxc4 28. e5 Re2 29. Rdd7 b3 30. Rd3 b2 31. Rb3 Rc1+ 32. Kh2 b1=Q 33. Rxb1 Rxb1 34. Rxg7 a5 35. Rg3 h4 36. Rf3 Ree1 0-1

Starting from move 20.. Rb5 all the moves black played were just about to be the best. I do not think I can find any slightest way to improve the black's play.

When white resigned, white had around 5 minutes on his clocks while black had around 1 hour and 35 minutes; that means black accumulated about 5 minutes during the game from the 30 seconds per move increment.

Basil
29-08-2007, 01:23 AM
Stay close to that young man, Vlad!

Aaron Guthrie
29-08-2007, 09:51 AM
Starting from move 20.. Rb5 all the moves black played were just about to be the best.The moves before that weren't too bad either!

Vlad
31-08-2007, 10:31 AM
The moves before that weren't too bad either!

Actually, you are right. I have consulted with rybka and the moves before are better than I thought. I will analyse this game and post the analysis later.

Vlad
07-09-2007, 12:27 AM
[White Pike R "1540."]
[Black Smirnov A "277."]
[Result "0-1"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 {The most popular move here is 7...Bd7 with the idea of castling long, Ne7 and c5.} 8. Nb3 { I would probably prefer 8 Be3...} Bb6 9. Bf4 Be6 10. N1d2 O-O-O {Ten moves and the game is out of theory. Position is slightly better for black because of two bishops.} 11. Nf3 Ne7 12. O-O Ng6 13. Bg3 h5 14. h3 Rhe8 15. Rfe1 Bxb3 $6 {Better to play 15...a5 and if 16 a4 then 16...B:b3. The current move is just wasting the 2 bishop advantage.} 16. axb3 Bd4 $1 {I did not like the move when I saw it first time. But after looking at the position for a while I changed my mind. It is actually a good move! Minor pieces need to be exchanged for the rooks to occupy the enemy's camp.} 17. c3 Be5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. Bxe5 Rxe5 20.f4 $2 {A big mistake. 20 Re2... is required.} Rb5 $1 {Attack!} 21. b4 Rd2 $1 {
And break in!} 22. Rad1 {Defending the pawn is not good either. 22 Rab1 c5 23 cb Rb:b2.} Rxb2 23. Rd3 c5 $1 {Attack!} 24. Red1 b6 $1 {And defend!} 25. Rd7 cxb4 26. c4 Rc5 27. Rxf7 Rxc4 28. e5 Re2 $1 {
Black follows the rule that the best way to attack pawns is from behind.} 29.
Rdd7 $4 {Even though it is hard to suggest a good move for white here, the
current move helps to finish the game quickly.} b3 {A very human move. In
contrast, after 29... Rc1+ 30 Kh2 h4 and 31 Ree1 there is no defence.} 30. Rd3 b2 31. Rb3 Rc1+ 32. Kh2 b1=Q 33. Rxb1 Rxb1 34. Rxg7 a5 35. Rg3 h4 $1 {Better later than never!} 36. Rf3 Ree1 0-1

Basil
07-09-2007, 12:42 AM
Thanks for the analysis, Vlad. Hope Bill increases his rating by 900 next period else he'll destroy the ratings pool in Vic!

MichaelBaron
07-09-2007, 02:13 AM
Thanks for the analysis, Vlad. Hope Bill increases his rating by 900 next period else he'll destroy the ratings pool in Vic!

Something must be wrong with the rating pool in Victoria if it can be destroyed by a result from ..NSW ;)

Basil
07-09-2007, 12:46 PM
:doh:

Vlad
03-10-2007, 01:09 AM
[White Smirnov Anton "277."]
[Black Tracey M "1449."]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. Nc3 Rc8 6. O-O a6 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Qb6 10. Kh1 Nf6 11. Nxc6 Qxc6 12. e5 Ne4 13. Nxe4 Qxe4 14. exd6 Rxc2 15. Qf3 Qxf3 16. Rxf3 exd6 17. h3 Be7 18. Rb3 b5 19. Ra3 Rc6 20. Bd2 Kd7 21. Bc3 f6 22. Rd1 h5 23. Bb4 h4 24. Re3 Rh5 25. Rde1 Bd8 26. Re8 a5 27. Bxa5 Rc8 28. Bxd8 Rxd8 29. R1e7+ Kc8 30. Rxd8+ Kxd8 31. Rxg7 d5 32. Kg1 d4 33. Kf2 Rc5 34. Rg8+ Ke7 35. Rg7+ Ke6 36. Kf3 Rd5 37. Ke2 Kf5 38. Kd3 Kxf4 39. Rg4+ Ke5 40. Rxh4 f5 41. Rh8 Kf4 42. Rg8 b4 43. b3 Rd7 44. h4 Ke5 45. g3 f4 46. Re8+ Kd5 47. gxf4 Rg7 48. Re5+ Kd6
49. Kxd4 Rg4 50. Re4 Rxh4 51. f5 Rh2 52. Re6+ 1-0

Eventually white managed to queen one of the pawns. Anton has 3/5 so far.

sonyrobocup
03-10-2007, 01:12 PM
26...Rd5! -+

Vlad
03-10-2007, 01:55 PM
Rd5 could be a better move than the one that was played, but it is certainly not -+.

It is not easy to judge without a fishy, but I would think this is a position where both sides have chances... Probably slightly preferred for white because white pieces are better placed.

Vlad
04-10-2007, 05:07 PM
[Date "2007.10.03"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Smirnov, Vladimir"]
[Black "Luchtmeijer, T."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D02"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e3 Bg4 4. Bb5 e6 5. c4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Bxd2+ 7. Nbxd2 Nge7 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Nxf3 a6 10. Bxc6+ Nxc6 11. Qa4 O-O 12. O-O Qd7 13. Rfc1 Rfc8 14. cxd5 Qxd5 15. Rc5 Qd8 16. Rac1 Ne7 17. Qc2 c6 18. Ng5 Ng6 19. h4 Nf8 20. b4 h6 21. Nf3 Nd7 22. Rc3 Qe7 23. a3 Rd8 24. Qe4 Nf6 25. Qb1 Ng4 26. Rc5 Rd5 27. a4 Rad8 28. b5 axb5 29. axb5 cxb5 30. Qxb5 Rxc5 31. Rxc5 Rd7 32. Rc8+ Kh7 33. Qb1+ g6 34. Qe4 Nf6 35. Qe5 Rd5 36. Qb8 Qb4 37. g3 Rf5 38. Kg2 Qb1 39. Rh8+ 1-0

Here is my game.

bergil
04-10-2007, 05:15 PM
What are the standings?

Vlad
04-10-2007, 08:56 PM
Ford Memorial Open Tournament 2007

Standings after Round 5


Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1 Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2298 2273 5 13.5 19.5 20.0
2 Cook, Roger S NSW 2203 2208 4.5 13.0 20.0 18.0
3-7 Ilic, Ilija NSW 2025 1910 4 14.0 20.0 17.5
Safarian, Alek NSW 2063 1941 4 12.5 18.5 16.5
Hursky, Karel P NSW 2120 2013 4 12.0 18.0 16.0
Javor, Stephen NSW 1688 4 9.5 15.5 15.0
Apcar, Fred NSW 1908 1725 4 8.0 12.0 15.0
8-14 Pickering, Anthony NSW 1953 1777 3.5 14.0 21.0 16.0
Luchtmeijer, Ton NSW 2197 2132 3.5 13.0 20.5 16.5
Muller, Henning NSW 2001 1918 3.5 12.5 18.0 14.5
Hutchings, Frank P NSW 2027 1902 3.5 11.5 18.5 14.5
Jeffreys, Roger W NSW 1383 3.5 9.5 14.0 12.0
Greenwood, Norman NSW 1795 1520 3.5 9.0 15.0 15.0
Chocron, Ariel R NSW 1666 3.5 9.0 13.5 12.5
15-26 Ashton, Neil NSW 3 13.5 19.5 13.0
Watson, James NSW 1863 3 12.5 19.0 15.0
Creek, Peter NSW 1591 3 12.0 16.5 12.5
Lepojevic, Zarko NSW 1660 3 11.5 18.0 12.0
Chen, Yu-Shiun NSW 2113 1883 3 11.5 16.5 14.0
Sparks, Chris J NSW 1533 3 11.0 17.0 12.5
Baterowicz, Mark NSW 1568 3 10.5 15.0 12.5
Roach, Owen NSW 1486 3 10.5 14.5 11.0
Kolotas, Harry NSW 1439 3 10.5 14.0 11.0
Smirnov, Anton NSW 277 3 10.0 14.0 11.0
Rachmadi, Herman NSW 1840 1654 3 8.5 12.5 9.0
Fearon, John NSW 1499 3 7.0 11.0 9.0
27-38 Rewais, Sarwat NSW 1965 1816 2.5 12.5 19.5 10.0
Easterbrook-Smith, Simon NSW 2094 1926 2.5 12.0 17.5 11.0
Courtney, Michael J NSW 1360 2.5 11.0 15.5 10.0
Sliwinski, Zdzislaw NSW 1554 2.5 10.0 14.5 12.5
Miller, Gordon NSW 1622 2.5 10.0 14.5 11.0
Gosney, Paul QLD 2.5 10.0 14.5 10.0
Willis, Phil NSW 1256 2.5 10.0 14.0 9.0
Waters, Mick NSW 1369 2.5 9.5 14.5 7.5
Nicholas, Lloyd F NSW 1841 2.5 9.0 13.5 9.0
Pepping, John M NSW 1594 2.5 8.5 13.5 10.0
Roberts, Curt NSW 1527 2.5 8.5 13.0 10.0
Wang, Oscar NSW 1376 2.5 8.0 12.0 8.0
39-51 Tracey, Michael J NSW 1449 2 11.0 15.5 9.0
Glissan, Paul NSW 1760 2 10.5 15.5 11.0
Mas, Stephane NSW 1156 2 9.5 14.0 8.0
Carden, Matthew NSW 1278 2 9.0 13.5 9.0
Cheung, Benjamin NSW 1495 2 9.0 13.5 7.0
Cook, David NSW 1391 2 9.0 13.0 9.0
Pike, Robert D NSW 1541 2 9.0 13.0 6.5
Heimburger, Norbert NSW 1409 2 8.5 13.0 7.0
Beeh, Tom NSW 1354 2 8.5 12.5 7.0
Simmonds, Rex NSW 1513 2 8.0 13.0 9.0
Low, Frank NSW 1593 2 8.0 12.5 8.0
Thippeswamy, Hareesh NSW 2 7.0 10.5 6.0
Parker, Simon NSW 1304 2 6.5 10.0 7.0
52-55 Schuetz, Fred NSW 1229 1.5 10.5 15.5 8.0
Mejzini, Jack NSW 1694 1.5 9.0 14.5 7.0
Johnson, Andrew NSW 1516 1.5 8.5 15.0 7.0
Jennings, Andrew (garry) NSW 1.5 8.5 13.0 6.0
56-63 Ryan, Mark NSW 1355 1 10.5 15.0 6.0
Krauss, Joseph NSW 984 1 10.0 14.5 3.0
Baker, John A NSW 1263 1 9.5 14.0 6.0
Roser, Michael L NSW 1137 1 8.5 12.5 2.0
Gram, Otto NSW 947 1 8.5 12.0 5.0
Hill, Allan R NSW 1504 1 8.0 13.0 5.0
Moxom, Bob NSW 1265 1 6.5 11.0 3.0
Glerum, John NSW 1294 1 6.5 11.0 2.0
64-65 Bennett, George NSW 1097 0.5 10.0 13.5 1.5
Nott, Anthony NSW 1184 0.5 6.0 9.5 1.5

Sorry, do not know how to make them look nice...

Vlad
24-10-2007, 12:19 PM
Ford Memorial Tournament [FIDE-Rated] - Draw for Round 7 on Tuesday 23 October 2007
Bd White Rating Score Black
1 Vladimir SMIRNOV 2298 6 Ilija ILIC 2025 5
2 Alek SAFARIAN 2063 5 Ton LUCHTMEIJER 2197 4
3 Fred APCAR 1908 4 Roger COOK 2203 4
4 Henning MULLER 2001 4 Karel P HURSKY 2120 4
5 Herman RACHMADI 1840 4 Yu-shiun CHEN 2113 4
6 Frank P HUTCHINGS 2027 4 Zarko LEPOJEVIC 1660 4
7 Marek BATEROWICZ 1568 4 Sarwat REWAIS 1965 4
8 James WATSON 1863 4 Ariel R CHOCRON1666 4
9 Stephen JAVOR 1688 4 John A FEARON 1499 4
10 Simon E-SMITH 2094 3 Peter CREEK 1591 4
11 Anthony PICKERING 1953 3 Zdzislaw SLIWINSKY1554 3
12 Lloyd F NICHOLAS 1841 3 Oscar WANG 1376 3
13 Gordon MILLER 1622 3 Paul GOSNEY U/R 3
14 Roger W JEFFREYS 1383 3 Norman GREENWOOD 1795 3
15 Mick WATERS 1369 3 Michael J TRACEY 1449 3
16 Owen ROACH 1486 3 Paul R GLISSAN 1760 3
17 Frank P LOW 1593 3 Harry KOLOTAS 1439 3
18 Anton SMIRNOV 277 3 Chris J SPARKS 1533 3
19 Rex SIMMONDS 1513 3 Norbert HEIMBURGER 1409 3 P'poned
20 Benjamin CHEUNG 1495 3 Matthew CARDEN 1278 3

21 Curt ROBERTS 1527 2 Neil ASHTON U/R 3
22 Andrew JOHNSON 1516 2 Jack MEJZINI 1694 2
23 Michael J COURTNEY 1360 2 Phil WILLIS 1256 2
24 David COOK 1391 2 John M PEPPING 1594 2
25 Robert D PIKE 1541 2 Simon PARKER 1304 2
26 Stephane MAS 1156 2 Mark RYAN 1355 2#
27 Michel L ROSER 1137 2 Tom BEEH 1354 2
28 Hareesh THIPPESWANY U/R 2 Bob MOXOM 1265 2
29 Allan R HILL 1504 2 George BENNETT 1097 1
30 Fred SCHUETZ 1229 1 Anthony NOTT 1184 1

31 Joseph KRAUSS 984 1 A (Garry) JENNINGS U/R 1
32 Otto GRAM 947 1 John GLERUM 1284 1
33 John A BAKER 1263 1 Bye

Vlad
24-10-2007, 12:19 PM
That was probably the toughest game for me so far. I guess there are a couple reasons. First, Ilic played very well and created all these threats all the time. I will post the analysis of the game later.

Second, I was disturbed by what was happening in the board where my son was playing. Even though his opponent did not do anything wrong, I would certainly never do what he did, especially against a 6-year-old. What happened was the clocks were faulty. Even though Anton was pushing the button every time he was making a move, his time was still running. I only could notice the problem and told the arbiter when they each had about 30 minutes on their clocks. Given that Anton does not think that much, it means his opponent used around 45-60 minutes of Anton's time.

Basil
24-10-2007, 12:38 PM
Even though his opponent did not do anything wrong, I would certainly never do what he did, especially against a 6-year-old. What happened was the clocks were faulty. Even though Anton was pushing the button every time he was making a move, his time was still running. I only could notice the problem and told the arbiter when they each had about 30 minutes on their clocks. Given that Anton does not think that much, it means his opponent used around 45-60 minutes of Anton's time.
As you suggest, Vlad, the opponent did nothing wrong. We have discussed the moral obligation in relation to these sorts of issues previously.

I don't know the age of Anton's opponent, but if he/ she were an adult, I'd offer that the moral obligation to speak upon behalf of a six year old blows the top off the Richter scale.

sonyrobocup
24-10-2007, 02:21 PM
Chris Sparks (his opponent) is around 50.

Vlad
24-10-2007, 06:23 PM
[Event "Ford Memorial"]
[White "Smirnov, V"]
[Black "Ilic, I."]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 dxe5 4. Qxd8+ Kxd8 5. Nc3 Be6 6. e4 c6 7. Be3 Nd7 8. O-O-O Kc7 9. f4 f6 10. Nf3 Bb4 11. Kc2 Bg4 12. h3 Bxf3 13. gxf3 Ne7 14. h4 b6 15. Bh3 Rad8 16. a3 Bc5 17. Rxd7+ Rxd7 18. Bxc5 bxc5 19. Bxd7 Kxd7 20. f5 g6 21. fxg6 hxg6 22. Na4 Kd6 23. Rd1+ Ke6 24. Nxc5+ Kf7 25. Rd7 Rxh4 26. Nb3 a6 27. Ra7 f5 28. Nd2 Rh2 29. exf5 gxf5 30. Kd3 a5 31. Rxa5 Ng6 32. Rc5 Rh4 33. Rxc6 Nf4+ 34. Kc2 Rh2 35. Rd6 Ne6 36. Kc3 Rh3 37. Rd3 Nf4 38. Re3 Ke6 39. a4 Ng2 40. Re2 Nf4 41. Re1 Ng2 42. Rg1 Nh4 43. Rf1 e4 44. Kd4 Rh2 45. Rd1 exf3 46. a5 Ng6 47. b4 Rh4+ 48. Ke3 Ne5 49. a6 Rh8 50. b5 Rd8 51. a7 Rd3+ 52. Kf4 Rd4+ 53. Kg3 Rg4+ 54. Kf2 Rg2+ 55. Ke3 Rg8 56.
b6 1-0

32...Nf4 33 Kc2 Ne6 34 Re5 Nd4 35 Kc3 Rd2- what an impressive draw we both missed.

37 Rd7 Kf6 38 Kb4 was finishing quicker.

52. Kf4 Rd4+ 53. Kg3 Rg4+ 54. Kf2 Rg2+ 55. Ke3 what a nice walking.:)

Vlad
31-10-2007, 12:13 AM
[Event "Ford Memorial"]
[Date "2007.10.31"]
[Round "8"]
[White "KOLOTAS, H."]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C55"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. c3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 Nf6 6. Nxe5 Nxe5 7. Qxe5+ Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. d3 Re8 10. Qg3 d5 11. Bb3 Bd6 12. f4 c6 13. Bd1 Bc5+ 14. d4 Ne4 15. Qf3 Bd6 16. Nd2 c5 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Qh5 g6 19. Qd5 Qb6 20. Qb3 Qc7 21. Be3 cxd4 22. cxd4 Be6 23. Qb5 Bc4 24. Rc1 Bxf1 25. Qxe8+ Rxe8 26. Rxc7 Bxc7 27. Kxf1 Rd8 28. Bc2 Bb6 29. Bxe4 Bxd4 30. Bc1 Rc8 31. Bd2 Bxb2 32. Bxb7 Rc2 33. Be3 Bc1 34. Be4 Rxa2 35. Bd5 Ra1 36. Bd4 Bb2+
0-1

4/8 and performance rating of 1492, not a bad result for a 6-year-old to finish the tournament. What I find promising is that 3 losses against 1400-1550 field were just one-move-blunders. Only a loss to 1800 player was completely logical. All 4 wins were more or less logical: getting positional advantage, gradually transforming it into material advantage. Just need a little bit more practise.

Vlad
31-10-2007, 12:24 AM
[Event "Ford Memorial"]
[Date "2007.10.30"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Safarian, A."]
[Black "Smirnov, V."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A40"]


1. d4 Nc6 2. d5 Nb8 3. c4 e5 4. dxe6 dxe6 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Bf4 Bd6 8. Rd1 Ke7 9. Bxd6+ cxd6 10. Nb5 Ne8 11.Nf3 Bd7 12. Nc3 Nf6 13. e3 Bc6 14. Nd4 Nbd7 15. Ndb5 Ne8 16. f3 a6 17. Nd4 Nef6 18. e4 g6 19. b4 e5 20. Nb3 b6 21. Be2 Rhd8 22. O-O Nf8 23. Nd5+ Bxd5 24. cxd5 a5 25. bxa5 bxa5 26. a4 Rdb8 27. Bb5 Ra7 28. Rc1 N8d7 29. Rc3 Ne8 30. Rfc1 Rbb7 31. Kf2 f5 32. Rc6 Nb8 33. R6c2 Nd7 34. Rc6 h5 35. Rc8 Nef6 36. Nd2 Nc5 37. Rc4
Rc7 38. Rxc7+ Rxc7 39. Bc6 Rc8 40. h3 Rb8 41. Bb5 Ne8 42. Nb1 fxe4 43. fxe4 Nc7 44. Nc3 Na8 45. Rxc5 dxc5 46. Ke3 Nc7 47. Kd3 Rf8 48. Kc4 Kd6 49. Nd1 Rf1 50. Ne3 Rb1 51. Bc6 Rb4+ 52. Kd3 Rd4+ 53. Kc3 Rxe4 54. Nc4+ Rxc4+ 55. Kxc4 h4 56. Bb7 e4 57. Bc6 e3 58. Kd3 Nxd5 59. Be8 Ke5 60. Bb5 e2 61. Kd2 Nc3 62. Be8 g5 63. Bh5 Kd4 64. Bf7 c4 65. Be8 Kc5 0-1

8/8 and performance rating of around 3000 :), not a bad result to finish the tournament.:) Anyway, enough chess for myself. Time to do the real coaching.

UELleida
31-10-2007, 07:51 AM
It seems like drugs owns this event.

Gringo
31-10-2007, 08:23 AM
Nice games,keep improving Ant. :clap:

Basil
31-10-2007, 09:29 AM
It seems like drugs owns this event.
Seems like Drug is the only one on chesschat to keep us up to date with it.

sonyrobocup
31-10-2007, 12:42 PM
Anton is improving very rapidly

Desmond
31-10-2007, 10:17 PM
they are both very nice games

Bill Gletsos
31-10-2007, 10:32 PM
8/8 and performance rating of around 3000 :), not a bad result to finish the tournament.:)Isn't the event 9 rounds?

Vlad
31-10-2007, 10:40 PM
Yes, it is. We are leaving for the world youth this weekend. The arbiter was notified about that before we entered the tournament.