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Bereaved
27-11-2007, 11:00 PM
Hello, everyone,

Here are the details for the last Grand Prix event for the year:


Melbourne Chess Club Christmas Swiss 2007
A 5 round weekender
15th & 16th December

80% of entry fees ( after costs ) will be returned as prizes




Where: Melbourne Chess Club: 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy 3065
(just off Brunswick Street; catch 112 West Preston Tram from Collins Street).
Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/
Email: familypyke@optusnet.com.au
Melways Reference: Map 2C, A5

Schedule: Saturday 15th December
Entries Close: 10.00 am
Round 1 11.00 am
Round 2 3.00 pm
Round 3 7.00 pm

Sunday 16th December
Round 4 11.00 am
Round 5 3.00 pm
Prize giving 6.30 pm

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds a move added from move 1.
Players must record throughout the game

Entry Fee: $55 Working
$45 Non Working
$25 Under 18
$10 less for MCC Members (except U/18)

Phone ( Clubrooms ): (03) 9416 3149


Hope you all take the chance to play,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

MichaelBaron
09-12-2007, 08:49 PM
Any entries so far?

I am thinking about playing:doh:

Bereaved
09-12-2007, 09:38 PM
Hi Michael, and everyone else,

So far we have three entries, none of whom are in your range Michael, but that may change. The entries are:


1218! 0 1589 383 Hamilton, Ian R
1579! 16 771 195 Tan, Justin
1461? 6 1063 269 Chan, Michael

I imagine that there will be more, but that is the list as I have it now, and I apologise to anyone who thinks that they should be on this list that I have forgotten; perhaps remind me?

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
10-12-2007, 12:04 PM
... So far we have three entries, none of whom are in your range Michael, but that may change. The entries are:


1218! 0 1589 383 Hamilton, Ian R
1579! 16 771 195 Tan, Justin
1461? 6 1063 269 Chan, Michael

I imagine that there will be more, but that is the list as I have it now, and I apologise to anyone who thinks that they should be on this list that I have forgotten; perhaps remind me?



Count me in please Malcolm... I will pay my entry fee tonight at the Club!
thanks, cheers and good luck!

MichaelBaron
10-12-2007, 02:47 PM
I am very seriously thinking about playing (need to make a comeback to chess).

In case i am not able to play, i will attend the tournament on sunday as a "visitor".

Christmas Swiss is one of the "legendary" chess tournaments. It has been around for many many years.

Thats yet another reason for everyone to come and play..and become part of history!

D Dragicevic
11-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Jesse Sales told me that he is planning to play in the tournament..

D Dragicevic
11-12-2007, 09:53 PM
I usually play in MCC weekend tournaments, but due to me wanting a bit of a break from chess plus I think I really need to attend AGM at Noble Park, I am going to have to give this one a miss.. I hope the tournament goes well..

MichaelBaron
13-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Please count me in!

Now i am positive - I am playing in it!

See ya all at 11 am!

ER
14-12-2007, 03:27 PM
Sorry guys, two other important events take place this Sunday!
1) Box Hill / Canterbury Chess Club Xmas Party!
2) Melbourne Victory has a must win game at the Telstradom!
So, see you next year!
Cheers and good luck

Elwood Bendigo
15-12-2007, 06:04 PM
Sorry guys, two other important events take place this Sunday!
1) Box Hill / Canterbury Chess Club Xmas Party!
2) Melbourne Victory has a must win game at the Telstradom!
So, see you next year!
Cheers and good luck

Well done Taso- I think the kilos is a much greater achievment than the points

D Dragicevic
16-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Sorry guys, two other important events take place this Sunday!
1) Box Hill / Canterbury Chess Club Xmas Party!
2) Melbourne Victory has a must win game at the Telstradom!
So, see you next year!
Cheers and good luck

Well, I hope you weren't expecting too much from Melbourne Victory.. A disastorous year on and off the field...

Bereaved
16-12-2007, 11:15 PM
Hello, everyone,

My apologies to those who think I should have the full standings, but I don't.

=1st Michael Baron, Jesse Sales 4.5/5
=3rd Cedric Antolis, Edsil Dilla, Tony Davis 4/5
on 3.5 were Jesse Jager and Kozo Simutanyi, who won the under 1500 prize,
Chris Wallis finished on 3, amongst others.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Edited for the wrong one

Axiom
17-12-2007, 12:17 AM
Well done Michael , nice return to chess !
Any games you could post ?

MichaelBaron
17-12-2007, 01:47 PM
Any games you could post ?

Emm...i may post my last round game later on..It was quite interesting (even though quite a few mistakes by both players)

bobby1972
17-12-2007, 01:49 PM
hey michael how many of this 5 round turneys have you won at the mcc

Brian_Jones
17-12-2007, 02:59 PM
Can someone please send me the SP files for 2007 Myer Tan GP scoring?

Or at least post the full Final Standings!

Bereaved
17-12-2007, 03:07 PM
Hi Brian,

The awkward thing is that the club's internet is down, and as such they cannot email the files. I will try and give them a call this evening and recreate the file over the phone, but that is the best I can offer,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

MichaelBaron
17-12-2007, 05:29 PM
hey michael how many of this 5 round turneys have you won at the mcc

I used to play at MCC alot (and they used to have a lot of weekenders) So i think i won 10 tournaments or so over 15 years...

I believe Mark Chapman's record in these events is by far more impressive than mine:hmm:

MichaelBaron
17-12-2007, 09:32 PM
The following game was played in the last round of the Christmas Swiss.

After failing to win my round 4 game (despite having some advantage through most of the game), I was a bit annoyed with myself. Thus, I decided to play sharply in the last round. As a result, the following pretty weak (i think there were a lot errors by both players) but a very exiting game was played.

Jaeger, J. - Baron, M.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 a6!? - This was the very first time i was trying this move in tournament play. However, I've been playing it a fair bit in blitz. While the move appears to be a trivial waste of time - it is not as bad as it looks. First of all ,it is not a bad waiting move (a6 turns out to be quite useful in most lines of Classical French) Secondly if white wants to attempt to punish this "waste of time", he has to play sharply and energetically. Furthermore, Jessy's opening knowledge is significantly better than mine and it was good to deviate from well-known book lines.

4. Nf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 - i did not play c5 straight away as i was a bit concerned about 7.Ng5!?

7. Bf4 c5 8. dxc5 Nxc5 9.Qd2 Nc6 10.0-0-0 Bd7 11.h4 Rc8 12. Kb1 Qa5 - Ok, 3...a6 was slow things are unfolding fast. At that point, I felt very happy about my position. Black appears to be the one starting the attack first!

13.Bg5 Nxd3 14. Qxd3 Nb4 15. Qd2 Bc5 - As Jesse pointed out after the game, Rxc3 looked interesting.

16. Nd4 Bxd4 17. Qxd4 Nc6 18. Qg4 Qxe5 19. Qg3 Nc4 20.Rd4 - I felt that my position was winning (as J. Sales pointed it out when i showed the game to him afterwards, 20.Ne4 was possibly good for white) however, i went off the right track and things got exiting once again.
20...Qb6 21.Rxc4 Rxc4 22. Be3 Qb4 23. Qxg7 Qf8 24. Qf6 Bc6 25. Bh6 Qg8
26. Bg5 (I think 26.Bg7 was stronger)
26...Kd7 27. b3 Rg4 28. Qe7+ Kc8 29. f3 Rxg2 30. Bf4 Qd8 31. Qc5 f6 32. Bd6 Kd7 33.Rd1 b6 34. Qa3 a5 35. Ne4 Ke8 36. Bf4 Kf7 37. Bh6 e5 38. Nd6+ Ke6 39. Nc4 Qe7 40. Qxe7 Kxe7 41. Nb6 Ke6 42. Bd2 Rxd2 43.Rxd2 Rb8 0-1.


Quite a facinating struggle. Probably lots of strong moves missed by both players but at least it was fun to analyze it afterwards.:hmm:

Bereaved
18-12-2007, 12:08 AM
Hello everyone,

I have reconstructed the files for this tournament via a few phone calls, so here is a crosstable in start order


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1. Michael Baron 2309 4.5 18:W 10:W 8:W 2:D 4:W
2. Jesse Noel Sales 2280 4.5 19:W 11:W 9:W 1:D 3:W
3. Christopher Wallis 2204 3 20:W 12:W :D 4:D 2:L
4. Jesse Jager 2147 3.5 21:W 13:W 14:W 3:D 1:L
5. Edsil Dilla 2024 4 22:W 14:L 23:W 12:W 33:W
6. Tony J Davis 1861 4 23:D 33:D 19:W 14:W 9:W
7. Cedric Antolis 1807 4 24:D 16:W 33:D 15:W 8:W
8. Bosko Mijatovic 1800 3 25:W 15:W 1:L 27:W 7:L
9. Francisco Chung 1739 3 26:W 17:W 2:L 22:W 6:L
10. Anurag Sannidhanam 1702 3 27:W 1:L 21:D 23:D 25:W
11. Adel Ghobrial 1631 2 28:W 2:L 20:W 33:L 21:L
12. Roger McCart 1599 2.5 29:W 3:L 25:W 5:L 20:D
13. Stephen P Myers 1591 1.5 30:W 4:L 22:L 21:L 29:D
14. Justin Tan 1579 3 31:W 5:W 4:L 6:L 22:W
15. Franz Oswald 1566 2 32:W 8:L 34:W 7:L 23:L
16. Nicholas Liu 1554 0 33:L 7:L 29:L 32:- 31:-
17. Nikola Ivanov 1539 2 34:W 9:L 27:L 25:L 18:W
18. Sophie Eustace 1480 1.5 1:L 27:L 24:W 28:D 17:L
19. Timothy Trott 1472 2 2:L 28:W 6:L 34:W 27:L
20. Michael Chan 1461 2.5 3:L 29:W 11:L 30:W 12:D
21. Kozo Simutanyi 1459 3.5 4:L 30:W 10:D 13:W 11:W
22. Jack Shanks 1451 2 5:L 31:W 13:W 9:L 14:L
23. Jake Kostrzewa 1390 3 6:D 24:W 5:L 10:D 15:W
24. Brendan Podbury 1387 1.5 7:D 23:L 18:L 29:W 28:L
25. Stephen P Davies 1344 2 8:L 32:W 12:L 17:W 10:L
26. Bob Clarkson 1300 2 9:L 34:L 30:L 31:W 32:W
27. Serge Corbeil 1275 3 10:L 18:W 17:W 8:L 19:W
28. Ian R Hamilton 1218 2.5 11:L 19:L 32:W 18:D 24:W
29. Punala Kiripitige 1078 1.5 12:L 20:L 16:W 24:L 13:D
30. Kyle Gibson 754 1 13:L 21:L 26:W 20:L 34:L
31. Vignesh Alagappan 1.5 14:L 22:L :D 26:L 16:+
32. Olivia Corbeil 1 15:L 25:L 28:L 16:+ 26:L
33. Bryan Shanks 3 16:W 6:D 7:D 11:W 5:L
34. Eddie Wong 2 17:L 26:W 15:L 19:L 30:W


and score order


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Michael Baron 2309 4.5 27:W 9:W 11:W 2:D 6:W
2 Jesse Noel Sales 2280 4.5 19:W 20:W 14:W 1:D 13:W
3 Tony J Davis 1861 4 12:D 8:D 19:W 10:W 14:W
4 Edsil Dilla 2024 4 22:W 10:L 12:W 16:W 8:W
5 Cedric Antolis 1807 4 28:D 34:W 8:D 21:W 11:W
6 Jesse Jager 2147 3.5 7:W 29:W 10:W 13:D 1:L
7 Kozo Simutanyi 1459 3.5 6:L 32:W 9:D 29:W 20:W
8 Bryan Shanks 3 34:W 3:D 5:D 20:W 4:L
9 Anurag Sannidhanam 1702 3 15:W 1:L 7:D 12:D 23:W
10 Justin Tan 1579 3 30:W 4:W 6:L 3:L 22:W
11 Bosko Mijatovic 1800 3 23:W 21:W 1:L 15:W 5:L
12 Jake Kostrzewa 1390 3 3:D 28:W 4:L 9:D 21:W
13 Christopher Wallis 2204 3 17:W 16:W 0:D 6:D 2:L
14 Francisco Chung 1739 3 26:W 24:W 2:L 22:W 3:L
15 Serge Corbeil 1275 3 9:L 27:W 24:W 11:L 19:W
16 Roger McCart 1599 2.5 31:W 13:L 23:W 4:L 17:D
17 Michael Chan 1461 2.5 13:L 31:W 20:L 32:W 16:D
18 Ian R Hamilton 1218 2.5 20:L 19:L 33:W 27:D 28:W
19 Timothy Trott 1472 2 2:L 18:W 3:L 25:W 15:L
20 Adel Ghobrial 1631 2 18:W 2:L 17:W 8:L 7:L
21 Franz Oswald 1566 2 33:W 11:L 25:W 5:L 12:L
22 Jack Shanks 1451 2 4:L 30:W 29:W 14:L 10:L
23 Stephen P Davies 1344 2 11:L 33:W 16:L 24:W 9:L
24 Nikola Ivanov 1539 2 25:W 14:L 15:L 23:L 27:W
25 Eddie Wong 2 24:L 26:W 21:L 19:L 32:W
26 Bob Clarkson 1300 2 14:L 25:L 32:L 30:W 33:W
27 Sophie Eustace 1480 1.5 1:L 15:L 28:W 18:D 24:L
28 Brendan Podbury 1387 1.5 5:D 12:L 27:L 31:W 18:L
29 Stephen P Myers 1591 1.5 32:W 6:L 22:L 7:L 31:D
30 Vignesh Alagappan 1.5 10:L 22:L 0:D 26:L 34:+
31 Punala Kiripitige 1078 1.5 16:L 17:L 34:W 28:L 29:D
32 Kyle Gibson 754 1 29:L 7:L 26:W 17:L 25:L
33 Olivia Corbeil 1 21:L 23:L 18:L 34:+ 26:L
34 Nicholas Liu 1554 0 8:L 5:L 31:L 33:- 30:-


and just a plain old fashioned list of standings


Place Name Rtg Loc Score

1-2 Michael Baron 2309 4.5
Jesse Noel Sales 2280 4.5
3-5 Tony J Davis 1861 4
Edsil Dilla 2024 4
Cedric Antolis 1807 4
6-7 Jesse Jager 2147 3.5
Kozo Simutanyi 1459 3.5
8-15 Bryan Shanks 3
Anurag Sannidhanam 1702 3
Justin Tan 1579 3
Bosko Mijatovic 1800 3
Jake Kostrzewa 1390 3
Christopher Wallis 2204 3
Francisco Chung 1739 3
Serge Corbeil 1275 3
16-18 Roger McCart 1599 2.5
Michael Chan 1461 2.5
Ian R Hamilton 1218 2.5
19-26 Timothy Trott 1472 2
Adel Ghobrial 1631 2
Franz Oswald 1566 2
Jack Shanks 1451 2
Stephen P Davies 1344 2
Nikola Ivanov 1539 2
Eddie Wong 2
Bob Clarkson 1300 2
27-31 Sophie Eustace 1480 1.5
Brendan Podbury 1387 1.5
Stephen P Myers 1591 1.5
Vignesh Alagappan 1.5
Punala Kiripitige 1078 1.5
32-33 Kyle Gibson 754 1
Olivia Corbeil 1
34 Nicholas Liu 1554 0


Take care and God Bless, Macavity