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Bereaved
30-12-2007, 08:32 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the details about the MCC club Championships for the coming year


Melbourne Chess Club Championship, A FIDE rated event

A 9 Round Swiss

Time Control; 90 minutes + 30 seconds\move

Starts: 4/2 Round 1 7.00 pm entries close 6.00 pm
11/2 Round 2 7.00 pm
18/2 Round 3 7.00 pm
25/2 Round 4 7.00 pm
3/3 Round 5 7.00 pm
10/3 Labour Day (Ballarat Begonia)
17/3 Round 6 7.00 pm
24/3 Easter ( Doeberl )
31/3 Round 7 7.00 pm
7/4 Round 8 7.00 pm
14/4 Round 9 7.00 pm

Entry fee: $65 working, $55 concession, all players must be club members.

Enquiries: Club Rooms on (03) 9416 3149
or John Davenport on 0416 032 779


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Davidflude
31-12-2007, 12:51 PM
how much does membership cost?

Garvinator
31-12-2007, 12:55 PM
how much does membership cost?

Full $150
Concession $100
Juniors $50

Bereaved
31-12-2007, 01:28 PM
Hi David,

Club membership is $100 concession, $150 full.

Juniors under 12 may join for $50, and over that the concession rate applies,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Davidflude
01-01-2008, 07:03 PM
Hi David,

Club membership is $100 concession, $150 full.

Juniors under 12 may join for $50, and over that the concession rate applies,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Thank you Mccavity. If you send me a copy of the information preferably in RTF format I will email it to everybody on the Chess Victoria mailing list.

FM_Bill
21-01-2008, 12:33 PM
Melbourne Chess Club Championship

Format: 9 round Swiss

Monday 4th February to Monday 14th April; no play 10th March

Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds \ move
All rounds at 7.00 pm,
entries close on Monday 4th February at 6.00 pm

Entry fee: $65 working, $55 concession,
all players must be club members.

bobby1972
29-01-2008, 01:17 PM
is it going to be fide rated

MichaelBaron
29-01-2008, 01:28 PM
Yep! It will be Fide-rated

FM_Bill
05-02-2008, 10:49 AM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [0] 0:1 Guy West 2337 [0]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [0] 1:0 Felix Wyss 1696 [0]
3 James Martin 1662 [0] 0:1 Jesse Jager 2147 [0]
4 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [0] 1:0 Roger Beattie 1655 [0]
5 Bill Reid 1613 [0] 0:1 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [0]
6 Carl Gorka 2121 [0] 1:0 Roger McCart 1599 [0]
7 Alex Kaplan 1568 [0] 0:1 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [0]
8 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [0] 1:0 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0]
9 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [0] 0:1 Pano Skiotis 2057 [0]
10 John Beckman 1556 [0] 0:1 Jack Shanks 1451 [0]
11 Brendan Podbury 1386 [0] 0:1 Richard McCart 1826 [0]
12 Garry Lycett 1815 [0] 1:0 Andrew Louis 1301 [0]
13 Robert Brooking 1280 [0] 0:1 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [0]
14 Thomas Kalisch 1798 [0] 1:0 Jean Watson 1192 [0]
15 Bryan Shanks [0] 0:1 Jim Papadinis 1786 [0]
16 Eddy L Levi 2156 [0] 0:0 BYE
17 Adel Ghobrial 1630 [0] 0:0 BYE

FM_Bill
05-02-2008, 11:19 AM
The only upset was Jack Shanks checkmating John Beckham.

Kalisch-Watson was the last game to win. Jean had a winning position at
one stage.

Rhubarb
05-02-2008, 12:32 PM
Mods, please merge this thread with the one Macavity started on 30/12, which contains extra important info such as "A FIDE Rated Event".

FM_Bill
09-02-2008, 05:22 PM
Melbourne Chess Club Championships - Round 2
Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Guy West 2337 [1] : Ascaro Pecori 2097 [1]
2 Pano Skiotis 2057 [1] : Mirko Rujevic 2232 [1]
3 Jesse Jager 2147 [1] : Richard McCart 1826 [1]
4 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [1] : Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [1]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [1] : Garry Lycett 1815 [1]
6 Jim Papadinis 1786 [1] : Carl Gorka 2121 [1]
7 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [1] : Thomas Kalisch 1798 [1]
8 Jack Shanks 1451 [1] : Paul Kovacevic 1748 [0]
9 John Beckman 1556 [0] : David Beaumont 1886 [0]
10 Felix Wyss 1696 [0] : Wilfredo Jose 1463 [0]
11 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0] : James Martin 1662 [0]
12 Roger Beattie 1655 [0] : Brendan Podbury 1386 [0]
13 Adel Ghobrial 1630 [0] : Robert Brooking 1280 [0]
14 Andrew Louis 1301 [0] : Bill Reid 1613 [0]
15 Roger McCart 1599 [0] : Bryan Shanks [0]
16 Jean Watson 1192 [0] : Alex Kaplan 1568 [0]

Players entering after the start of the tournament will be paired against
each other.

FM_Bill
12-02-2008, 11:09 AM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Guy West 2337 [1] .5:.5 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [1]
2 Pano Skiotis 2057 [1] 0:1 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [1]
3 Jesse Jager 2147 [1] 1:0 Richard McCart 1826 [1]
4 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [1] 0:1 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [1]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [1] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1815 [1]
6 Jim Papadinis 1786 [1] 0:1 Carl Gorka 2121 [1]
7 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [1] 1:0 Thomas Kalisch 1798 [1]
8 Jack Shanks 1451 [1] 1:0 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [0]
9 John Beckman 1556 [0] 1:0 David Beaumont 1886 [0]
10 Felix Wyss 1696 [0] 0:1 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [0]
11 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0] 0:1 James Martin 1662 [0]
12 Roger Beattie 1655 [0] P Brendan Podbury 1386 [0]
13 M Cheema 1630 [0] .5:.5 Robert Brooking 1280 [0]
14 Andrew Louis 1301 [0] .5:.5 Bill Reid 1613 [0]
15 Roger McCart 1599 [0] 0:1 Bryan Shanks [0]
16 Jean Watson 1192 [0] 0:1 Alex Kaplan 1568 [0]

FM_Bill
15-02-2008, 08:08 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [2] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [2]
2 Carl Gorka 2121 [2] : Jesse Jager 2147 [2]
3 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [2] : Jack Shanks 1451 [2]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [1.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [2]
5 Richard McCart 1826 [1] : Guy West 2337 [1.5]
6 James Martin 1662 [1] : Pano Skiotis 2057 [1]
7 Garry Lycett 1815 [1] : John Beckman 1556 [1]
8 Alex Kaplan 1568 [1] : Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [1]
9 Thomas Kalisch 1798 [1] : Mohammad Cheema [1]
10 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1] : Jim Papadinis 1786 [1]
11 Bryan Shanks [1] : Roger Beattie 1655 [.5]
12 Bill Reid 1613 [.5] : Richard Voon 1861 [.5]
13 Brendan Podbury 1386 [.5] : Andrew Louis 1301 [.5]
14 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [0] : Roger McCart 1599 [0]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0] : Felix Wyss 1696 [0]
16 Jean Watson 1192 [0] 1:0 BYE

Richard Voon and Mohammad Cheema have joined the tournament.
Bob Brooking has withdrawn.

MichaelBaron
15-02-2008, 10:37 PM
Btw, is MCC Allegro Back this year?

Bereaved
19-02-2008, 09:23 AM
Hello everyone,


here are the round 3 results


1 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [2] 1:0 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [2]
2 Carl Gorka 2121 [2] .5:.5 Jesse Jager 2147 [2]
3 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [2] 1:0 Jack Shanks 1451 [2]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [1.5] 0:1 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [2]
5 Richard McCart 1826 [1] 0:1 Guy West 2337 [1.5]
6 James Martin 1662 [1] 0:1 Pano Skiotis 2057 [1]
7 Garry Lycett 1815 [1] 1:0 John Beckman 1556 [1]
8 Alex Kaplan 1568 [1] 0:1 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [1]
9 Thomas Kalisch 1798 [1] 1:0 Mohammad Cheema [1]
10 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1] 0:1 Jim Papadinis 1786 [1]
11 Bryan Shanks [1] 1:0 Roger Beattie 1655 [.5]
12 Bill Reid 1613 [.5] 0:1 Richard Voon 1861 [.5]
13 Brendan Podbury 1386 [.5] -:+ Andrew Louis 1301 [.5]
14 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [0] .5:.5 Roger McCart 1599 [0]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0] 0:1 Felix Wyss 1696 [0]
16 Jean Watson 1192 [0] 1:0 BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Basil
19-02-2008, 11:14 AM
Is 'Jack Shanks' the Queensland Jack? I see another Shanks. Relation? Have they moved to Vic?

Garvinator
19-02-2008, 12:08 PM
Is 'Jack Shanks' the Queensland Jack? I see another Shanks. Relation? Have they moved to Vic?
Yes on both accounts, brothers and moved to vic.

MichaelBaron
20-02-2008, 12:07 PM
It is really exiting to see 68 yo Hamilton and 62yo Rujevic leading such a strong touranment:clap:

Carl Gorka
20-02-2008, 02:58 PM
It is really exiting to see 68 yo Hamilton and 62yo Rujevic leading such a strong touranment:clap:

Did you really mean to say that?:D

Looks like a good tourney, bet I'm plying Guy with Black next week:(

Metro
20-02-2008, 05:31 PM
It is really exiting to see 68 yo Hamilton and 62yo Rujevic leading such a strong touranment:clap:

Doug Hamilton is 3-times Australian Champion!

Bereaved
22-02-2008, 08:19 PM
Hello everyone,

This is what I think the round 4 pairings will look like

These are not confirmed just to be absolutely clear...... but..... they probably are what the pairings will be



1 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [3] : Mirko Rujevic 2232 [3]
2 Jesse Jager 2147 [2.5] : Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [3]
3 Guy West 2337 [2.5] : Carl Gorka 2121 [2.5]
4 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [2] : Thomas Kalisch 1798 [2]
5 Pano Skiotis 2057 [2] : Jim Papadinis 1786 [2]
6 Jack Shanks 1451 [2] : Garry Lycett 1815 [2]
7 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [2] : Bryan Shanks [2]
8 Richard Voon 1861 [1.5] : Andrew Louis 1301 [1.5]
9 Felix Wyss 1696 [1] : Ascaro Pecori 2097 [1.5]
10 Richard McCart 1826 [1] : John Beckman 1556 [1]
11 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1] : James Martin 1662 [1]
12 Roger Beattie 1655 [1] : Jean Watson 1192 [1]
13 Mohammad Cheema [1] : Alex Kaplan 1568 [1]
14 Roger McCart 1599 [.5] : Bill Reid 1613 [.5]
15 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [.5] : Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0]


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

figureitout
24-02-2008, 06:27 PM
What are the prizes for this tournament ?

Bereaved
24-02-2008, 08:02 PM
Hello everyone,

The pairings for Round 4 above are now official.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS figureitout, welcome to the forum, and I don't know what the prizes are

Garvinator
24-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Hello everyone,

The pairings for Round 4 above are now official.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS figureitout, welcome to the forum, and I don't know what the prizes are
Apologies to all for the following reply,

Malcolm, you really should have told him to figure it out for himself :P

MichaelBaron
25-02-2008, 02:05 PM
As the tournament has been going for 3 weeks, I assume someone at MCC should be knowing by now what the prizes are:hmm: May be we have to find out who this person is and drag him on to the Chesschat :)

Bereaved
26-02-2008, 12:54 AM
Hello everyone,

Here are tonight's results: you will notice that the board 5 game was not played. I believe that means that the next round pairings will look something like the below.


Round 4 results


1 Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [3] .5:.5 Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [3]
2 Jesse Jager 2153 2147 [2.5] 1:0 Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [3]
3 Guy West 2344 2337 [2.5] .5:.5 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [2.5]
4 Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [2] 1:0 Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [2]
5 Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [2] : Jim Papadinis 1786 [2]
6 Jack Shanks 1451 [2] .5:.5 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [2]
7 Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [2] .5:.5 Bryan Shanks [2]
8 Richard Voon 1990 1861 [1.5] 1:0 Andrew Louis 1301 [1.5]
9 Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [1] 0:1 Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [1.5]
10 Richard McCart 1921 1826 [1] 1:0 John Beckman 1682 1556 [1]
11 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1] .5:.5 James Martin 1662 [1]
12 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [1] 1:0 Jean Watson 1192 [1]
13 Mohammad Cheema [1] .5:.5 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [1]
14 Roger McCart 1599 [.5] 1:0 Bill Reid 1613 [.5]
15 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [.5] 1:0 Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [0]


Round 5 pairings ( provisional, on me finding out from Bill if this his intended pairing)


1 Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [3.5] : Jesse Jager 2153 2147 [3.5]
2 Guy West 2344 2337 [3] : Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [3.5]
3 Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [3] : Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [2X]
4 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [3] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [3]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [2.5] : Jack Shanks 1451 [2.5]
6 Bryan Shanks [2.5] : Richard Voon 1990 1861 [2.5]
7 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [2.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [2.5]
8 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2X] : Richard McCart 1921 1826 [2]
9 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [2] : Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [2]
10 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [1.5] : Paul Kovacevic 1748 [1.5]
11 James Martin 1662 [1.5] : Mohammad Cheema [1.5]
12 Andrew Louis 1301 [1.5] : Roger McCart 1599 [1.5]
13 John Beckman 1682 1556 [1] : Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5]
14 Jean Watson 1192 [1] : Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [1]
15 Bill Reid 1613 [.5] : Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [0]


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

FM_Bill
26-02-2008, 09:16 AM
These are slightly different from Malcolm's, but they are what swiss
perfect have decreed.


1 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [3.5] : Jesse Jager 2147 [3.5]
2 Guy West 2337 [3] : Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [3.5]
3 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [3] : Pano Skiotis 2057 [2x]
4 Carl Gorka 2121 [3] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [3]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [2.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [2.5]
6 Garry Lycett 1815 [2.5] : Richard Voon 1861 [2.5]
7 Bryan Shanks [2.5] : Jack Shanks 1451 [2.5]
8 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2x] : Richard McCart 1826 [2]
9 Roger Beattie 1655 [2] : Thomas Kalisch 1798 [2]
10 Alex Kaplan 1568 [1.5] : Paul Kovacevic 1748 [1.5]
11 James Martin 1662 [1.5] : Mohammad Cheema [1.5]
12 Andrew Louis 1301 [1.5] : Roger McCart 1599 [1.5]
13 John Beckman 1556 [1] : Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5]
14 Jean Watson 1192 [1] : Felix Wyss 1696 [1]
15 Bill Reid 1613 [.5] : Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0]

Bereaved
04-03-2008, 12:13 AM
Hello, everyone,

Here are the results of Round 5



1 Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [3.5] 0:1 Jesse Jager 2153 2147 [3.5]
2 Guy West 2344 2337 [3] .5:.5 Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [3.5]
3 Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [3] .5:.5 Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [2]
4 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [3] 1:0 Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [3]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [2.5] 1:0 Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [2.5]
6 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [2.5] .5:.5 Richard Voon 1990 1861 [2.5]
7 Bryan Shanks [2.5] .5:.5 Jack Shanks 1451 [2.5]
8 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2] 0:1 Richard McCart 1921 1826 [2]
9 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [2] 0:1 Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [2]
10 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [1.5] .5:.5 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [1.5]
11 James Martin 1662 [1.5] .5:.5 Mohammad Cheema [1.5]
12 Andrew Louis 1301 [1.5] .5:.5 Roger McCart 1599 [1.5]
13 John Beckman 1682 1556 [1] 1:0 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5]
14 Jean Watson 1192 [1] 0:1 Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [1]
15 Bill Reid 1613 [.5] 1:0 Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [0]


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Basil
04-03-2008, 12:57 AM
Nice result with the black pieces Malcolm.

FM_Bill
04-03-2008, 09:59 PM
Now Pano won the postponed game....


Melbourne Chess Club Championships - Round 6
Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Jesse Jager 2147 [4.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [3.5] : Carl Gorka 2121 [4]
3 Pano Skiotis 2057 [3.5] : Guy West 2337 [3.5]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [3.5] : Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [3.5]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [3] : Jack Shanks 1451 [3]
6 Richard Voon 1861 [3] : Bryan Shanks [3]
7 Richard McCart 1826 [3] : Garry Lycett 1815 [3]
8 Thomas Kalisch 1798 [3] : Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [2.5]
9 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2] : Alex Kaplan 1568 [2]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [2] : John Beckman 1556 [2]
11 Felix Wyss 1696 [2] : Andrew Louis 1301 [2]
12 Roger McCart 1599 [2] : James Martin 1662 [2]
13 Mohammad Cheema [2] : Roger Beattie 1655 [2]
14 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5] : Bill Reid 1613 [1.5]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0] : Jean Watson 1192 [1]

Standings

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

1 Jager, Jesse VIC 2147 4.5 14.0 20.0 18.0
2-3 Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 2100 4 13.5 20.0 17.5
Gorka, Carl VIC 2121 4 12.0 18.5 16.5
4-8 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2232 3.5 14.5 21.0 16.5
West, Guy VIC 2337 3.5 14.0 20.0 15.0
Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 2140 3.5 12.5 18.5 16.0
Pecori, Ascaro VIC 2097 3.5 11.5 15.5 13.5
Skiotis, Pano VIC 2057 3.5 11.0 16.0 14.0
9-15 Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 2131 3 12.5 18.0 14.0
McCart, Richard VIC 1826 3 11.0 17.5 11.0
Shanks, Jack QLD 1451 3 11.0 16.5 13.5
Lycett, Garry VIC 1815 3 11.0 15.5 12.5
Shanks, Bryan QLD 3 9.5 14.0 11.5
Kalisch, Thomas VIC 1798 3 9.0 13.5 12.0
Voon, Richard VIC 1861 3 8.5 13.0 11.0
16 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1801 2.5 12.0 17.5 11.5
17-26 Papadinis, Jim VIC 1786 2 11.5 17.0 10.0
Beckman, John VIC 1556 2 11.0 15.5 7.0
Beattie, Roger VIC 1655 2 10.5 14.5 8.0
Cheema, Mohammad VIC 2 9.5 14.0 8.0
Louis, Andrew VIC 1301 2 9.5 14.0 7.5
Martin, James VIC 1662 2 9.0 13.5 7.5
Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1748 2 9.0 12.5 6.0
McCart, Roger VIC 1599 2 8.5 14.0 6.0
Kaplan, Alex VIC 1568 2 8.5 13.0 7.5
Wyss, Felix VIC 1696 2 7.0 10.5 6.0
27-28 Jose, Wilfredo VIC 1463 1.5 8.0 13.0 6.5
Reid, Bill VIC 1613 1.5 8.0 11.0 4.5
29 Watson, Jean VIC 1192 1 8.5 11.5 4.0
30 Brooking, Robert VIC 1280 0.5 4.5 4.5 0.5
31-35 Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1539 0 7.5 11.5 0.0
Podbury, Brendan VIC 1386 0 1.5 6.0 0.0
Levi, Eddy L VIC 2156 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beaumont, David VIC 1886 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ghobrial, Adel VIC 1630 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Cross Table

No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6

1. West, Guy VIC 18:W 9:D 13:W 7:D 8:D 10:
2. Rujevic, Mirko VIC 19:W 10:W 6:W 8:D 4:L 7:
3. Levi, Eddy L VIC : : : : : :
4. Jager, Jesse VIC 20:W 13:W 7:D 5:W 2:W 8:
5. Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 21:W 15:W 29:W 4:L 10:D 9:
6. Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 23:W 14:W 2:L 16:W 7:L 29:
7. Gorka, Carl VIC 24:W 17:W 4:D 1:D 6:W 2:
8. Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 25:W 16:W 9:W 2:D 1:D 4:
9. Pecori, Ascaro VIC 27:W 1:D 8:L 19:W 15:W 5:
10. Skiotis, Pano VIC 28:W 2:L 20:W 17:W 5:D 1:
11. Beaumont, David VIC : : : : : :
12. Voon, Richard VIC 34:D 26:L 23:W 31:W 14:D 35:
13. McCart, Richard VIC 30:W 4:L 1:L 26:W 17:W 14:
14. Lycett, Garry VIC 31:W 6:L 26:W 29:D 12:D 13:
15. Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 32:W 5:L 25:W 35:D 9:L 16:
16. Kalisch, Thomas VIC 33:W 8:L 34:W 6:L 21:W 15:
17. Papadinis, Jim VIC 35:W 7:L 28:W 10:L 13:L 25:
18. Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1:L 29:L 24:D 27:W 25:D 26:
19. Wyss, Felix VIC 2:L 28:L 27:W 9:L 33:W 31:
20. Martin, James VIC 4:L 27:W 10:L 28:D 34:D 24:
21. Beattie, Roger VIC 5:L 30:+ 35:L 33:W 16:L 34:
22. Ghobrial, Adel VIC : : : : : :
23. Reid, Bill VIC 6:L 31:D 12:L 24:L 27:W 28:
24. McCart, Roger VIC 7:L 35:L 18:D 23:W 31:D 20:
25. Kaplan, Alex VIC 8:L 33:W 15:L 34:D 18:D 17:
26. Beckman, John VIC 29:L 12:W 14:L 13:L 28:W 18:
27. Ivanov, Nikola VIC 9:L 20:L 19:L 18:L 23:L 33:
28. Jose, Wilfredo VIC 10:L 19:W 17:L 20:D 26:L 23:
29. Shanks, Jack QLD 26:W 18:W 5:L 14:D 35:D 6:
30. Podbury, Brendan VIC 13:L 21:- 31:- : : :
31. Louis, Andrew VIC 14:L 23:D 30:+ 12:L 24:D 19:
32. Brooking, Robert VIC 15:L 34:D : : : :
33. Watson, Jean VIC 16:L 25:L :W 21:L 19:L 27:
34. Cheema, Mohammad VIC 12:D 32:D 16:L 25:D 20:D 21:
35. Shanks, Bryan QLD 17:L 24:W 21:W 15:D 29:D 12:

by Swiss Perfect (TM) www.swissperfect.com

Carl Gorka
05-03-2008, 05:09 PM
Black against Vic Champ :doh:

MichaelBaron
05-03-2008, 10:09 PM
Black against Vic Champ :doh:

Carl, Keep up Complaining ;). You were black against Guy before...and were complaining..and drew...so you play better when you complain :).

Good luck!

The trick against Rujevic is - to avoid tactics :hmm:

Carl Gorka
06-03-2008, 08:17 AM
Carl, Keep up Complaining ;). You were black against Guy before...and were complaining..and drew...so you play better when you complain :).

Good luck!

The trick against Rujevic is - to avoid tactics :hmm:

:D No complaints Michael, I love playing the strongest players, just for some reason wasn't expecting Rujevic this round....my miscalculation:rolleyes:

My trick against Rujevic in the past has been to lose from not bad or very good positions, and to win from dead lost positions:lol:

Bereaved
18-03-2008, 06:14 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the results of play last night

Round 6 Results so far


1 Jesse Jager 2153 2147 [4.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [3.5] .5:.5 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [4]
3 Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [3.5] 0:1 Guy West 2344 2337 [3.5]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [3.5] .5:.5 Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [3.5]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [3] +:- Jack Shanks 1451 [3]
6 Richard Voon 1990 1861 [3] 1:0 Bryan Shanks [3]
7 Richard McCart 1921 1826 [3] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [3]
8 Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [3] 1:0 Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [2.5]
9 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2] .5:.5 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [2]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [2] 1:0 John Beckman 1682 1556 [2]
11 Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [2] .5:.5 Andrew Louis 1301 [2]
12 Roger McCart 1599 [2] .5:.5 James Martin 1662 [2]
13 Mohammad Cheema [2] 0:1 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [2]
14 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5] 0:1 Bill Reid 1613 [1.5]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [0] .5:.5 Jean Watson 1192 [1]


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Carl Gorka
18-03-2008, 07:00 PM
There's a big bunch on 4 points:eek:

FM_Bill
18-03-2008, 10:15 PM
Jager-Pyke was postponed.



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Jesse Jager 2147 [4.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [3.5] .5:.5 Carl Gorka 2121 [4]
3 Pano Skiotis 2057 [3.5] 0:1 Guy West 2337 [3.5]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [3.5] .5:.5 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [3.5]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [3] +:- Jack Shanks 1451 [3]
6 Richard Voon 1861 [3] 1:0 Bryan Shanks [3]
7 Richard McCart 1826 [3] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1815 [3]
8 Thomas Kalisch 1798 [3] 1:0 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [2.5]
9 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2] .5:.5 Alex Kaplan 1568 [2]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [2] 1:0 John Beckman 1556 [2]
11 Felix Wyss 1696 [2] .5:.5 Andrew Louis 1301 [2]
12 Roger McCart 1599 [2] .5:.5 James Martin 1662 [2]
13 Mohammad Cheema [2] 0:1 Roger Beattie 1655 [2]
14 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5] 0:1 Bill Reid 1613 [1.5]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [0] .5:.5 Jean Watson 1192 [1]

Bereaved
20-03-2008, 11:28 PM
Hello everyone,

The unplayed game was played tonight


Results Round 6


1 Jesse Jager 2153 2147 [4.5] 0:1 Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [3.5] .5:.5 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [4]
3 Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [3.5] 0:1 Guy West 2344 2337 [3.5]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [3.5] .5:.5 Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [3.5]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [3] +:- Jack Shanks 1451 [3]
6 Richard Voon 1990 1861 [3] 1:0 Bryan Shanks [3]
7 Richard McCart 1921 1826 [3] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [3]
8 Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [3] 1:0 Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [2.5]
9 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2] .5:.5 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [2]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [2] 1:0 John Beckman 1682 1556 [2]
11 Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [2] .5:.5 Andrew Louis 1301 [2]
12 Roger McCart 1599 [2] .5:.5 James Martin 1662 [2]
13 Mohammad Cheema [2] 0:1 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [2]
14 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5] 0:1 Bill Reid 1613 [1.5]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [0] .5:.5 Jean Watson 1192 [1]


Will allow Bill to post the pairings tomorrow or when he chooses. Please remember that there is no play next Monday owing to the Easter holiday

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

FM_Bill
27-03-2008, 09:46 AM
Malcolm Pyke won the postponed game against Jesse Jager



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [5] : Carl Gorka 2121 [4.5]
2 Guy West 2337 [4.5] : Jesse Jager 2147 [4.5]
3 Richard Voon 1861 [4] : Mirko Rujevic 2232 [4]
4 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [4] : Thomas Kalisch 1798 [4]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [4] : Ascaro Pecori 2097 [4]
6 Pano Skiotis 2057 [3.5] : Richard McCart 1826 [4]
7 Roger Beattie 1655 [3] : Garry Lycett 1815 [3]
8 Bryan Shanks [3] : Paul Kovacevic 1748 [3]
9 Jack Shanks 1451 [3] : Jim Papadinis 1786 [2.5]
10 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [2.5] : Roger McCart 1599 [2.5]
11 Bill Reid 1613 [2.5] : Felix Wyss 1696 [2.5]
12 James Martin 1662 [2.5] : Alex Kaplan 1568 [2.5]
13 Andrew Louis 1301 [2.5] : Mohammad Cheema [2]
14 Jean Watson 1192 [1.5] : John Beckman 1556 [2]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1539 [.5] : Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5]

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

1 Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 2100 5 21.0 28.0 23.5
2-4 Jager, Jesse VIC 2147 4.5 21.0 28.5 22.5
West, Guy VIC 2337 4.5 20.5 28.5 20.5
Gorka, Carl VIC 2121 4.5 19.0 26.5 21.5
5-11 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2232 4 20.0 27.5 21.0
Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 2131 4 18.5 25.5 19.0
Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 2140 4 17.5 24.5 20.5
Pecori, Ascaro VIC 2097 4 17.0 22.5 18.0
McCart, Richard VIC 1826 4 16.5 23.0 16.0
Kalisch, Thomas VIC 1798 4 14.5 20.5 17.0
Voon, Richard VIC 1861 4 12.5 18.5 16.0
12 Skiotis, Pano VIC 2057 3.5 17.0 23.0 17.5
13-17 Lycett, Garry VIC 1815 3 15.5 21.5 15.5
Shanks, Jack QLD 1451 3 15.0 21.0 16.5
Beattie, Roger VIC 1655 3 15.0 20.0 12.0
Shanks, Bryan QLD 3 14.0 20.5 14.5
Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1748 3 13.5 18.5 10.0
18-25 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1801 2.5 16.5 23.0 14.0
Papadinis, Jim VIC 1786 2.5 16.5 22.5 13.0
McCart, Roger VIC 1599 2.5 13.5 20.0 9.0
Louis, Andrew VIC 1301 2.5 13.5 19.5 10.5
Kaplan, Alex VIC 1568 2.5 12.5 18.5 10.5
Martin, James VIC 1662 2.5 12.0 17.0 10.5
Reid, Bill VIC 1613 2.5 12.0 16.5 8.0
Wyss, Felix VIC 1696 2.5 11.0 15.5 9.0
26-27 Beckman, John VIC 1556 2 15.0 20.0 9.0
Cheema, Mohammad VIC 2 14.5 20.5 10.0
28-29 Watson, Jean VIC 1192 1.5 13.0 17.5 6.0
Jose, Wilfredo VIC 1463 1.5 12.0 16.0 8.0
30-31 Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1539 0.5 12.0 17.0 1.0
Brooking, Robert VIC 1280 0.5 4.5 4.5 0.5
32-35 Podbury, Brendan VIC 1386 0 2.5 8.5 0.0
Levi, Eddy L VIC 2156 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beaumont, David VIC 1886 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ghobrial, Adel VIC 1630 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1. West, Guy VIC 18:W 9:D 13:W 7:D 8:D 10:W 4:
2. Rujevic, Mirko VIC 19:W 10:W 6:W 8:D 4:L 7:D 12:
3. Levi, Eddy L VIC : : : : : : :
4. Jager, Jesse VIC 20:W 13:W 7:D 5:W 2:W 8:L 1:
5. Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 21:W 15:W 29:W 4:L 10:D 9:D 16:
6. Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 23:W 14:W 2:L 16:W 7:L 29:+ 9:
7. Gorka, Carl VIC 24:W 17:W 4:D 1:D 6:W 2:D 8:
8. Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 25:W 16:W 9:W 2:D 1:D 4:W 7:
9. Pecori, Ascaro VIC 27:W 1:D 8:L 19:W 15:W 5:D 6:
10. Skiotis, Pano VIC 28:W 2:L 20:W 17:W 5:D 1:L 13:
11. Beaumont, David VIC : : : : : : :
12. Voon, Richard VIC 34:D 26:L 23:W 31:W 14:D 35:W 2:
13. McCart, Richard VIC 30:W 4:L 1:L 26:W 17:W 14:W 10:
14. Lycett, Garry VIC 31:W 6:L 26:W 29:D 12:D 13:L 21:
15. Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 32:W 5:L 25:W 35:D 9:L 16:L 24:
16. Kalisch, Thomas VIC 33:W 8:L 34:W 6:L 21:W 15:W 5:
17. Papadinis, Jim VIC 35:W 7:L 28:W 10:L 13:L 25:D 29:
18. Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1:L 29:L 24:D 27:W 25:D 26:W 35:
19. Wyss, Felix VIC 2:L 28:L 27:W 9:L 33:W 31:D 23:
20. Martin, James VIC 4:L 27:W 10:L 28:D 34:D 24:D 25:
21. Beattie, Roger VIC 5:L 30:+ 35:L 33:W 16:L 34:W 14:
22. Ghobrial, Adel VIC : : : : : : :
23. Reid, Bill VIC 6:L 31:D 12:L 24:L 27:W 28:W 19:
24. McCart, Roger VIC 7:L 35:L 18:D 23:W 31:D 20:D 15:
25. Kaplan, Alex VIC 8:L 33:W 15:L 34:D 18:D 17:D 20:
26. Beckman, John VIC 29:L 12:W 14:L 13:L 28:W 18:L 33:
27. Ivanov, Nikola VIC 9:L 20:L 19:L 18:L 23:L 33:D 28:
28. Jose, Wilfredo VIC 10:L 19:W 17:L 20:D 26:L 23:L 27:
29. Shanks, Jack QLD 26:W 18:W 5:L 14:D 35:D 6:- 17:
30. Podbury, Brendan VIC 13:L 21:- 31:- : : : :
31. Louis, Andrew VIC 14:L 23:D 30:+ 12:L 24:D 19:D 34:
32. Brooking, Robert VIC 15:L 34:D : : : : :
33. Watson, Jean VIC 16:L 25:L :W 21:L 19:L 27:D 26:
34. Cheema, Mohammad VIC 12:D 32:D 16:L 25:D 20:D 21:L 31:
35. Shanks, Bryan QLD 17:L 24:W 21:W 15:D 29:D 12:L 18:

Bereaved
01-04-2008, 12:15 AM
Hello, everyone,

Here are the results of last night's play

Results Round 7



1 Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [5] 1:0 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [4.5]
2 Guy West 2344 2337 [4.5] +:- Jesse Jager 2153 2147 [4.5]
3 Richard Voon 1990 1861 [4] .5:.5 Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [4]
4 Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [4] 1:0 Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [4]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [4] 1:0 Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [4]
6 Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [3.5] .5:.5 Richard McCart 1921 1826 [4]
7 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [3] .5:.5 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [3]
8 Bryan Shanks [3] .5:.5 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [3]
9 Jack Shanks 1451 [3] 0:1 Jim Papadinis 1786 [2.5]
10 Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [2.5] 1:0 Roger McCart 1599 [2.5]
11 Bill Reid 1613 [2.5] 0:1 Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [2.5]
12 James Martin 1662 [2.5] 1:0 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [2.5]
13 Andrew Louis 1301 [2.5] 0:1 Mohammad Cheema [2]
14 Jean Watson 1192 [1.5] 0:1 John Beckman 1682 1556 [2]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [.5] -:+ Wilfredo Jose 1463 [1.5]

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Carl Gorka
01-04-2008, 01:44 PM
Well played Malcolm:clap:

With your permission, I'd like to post this game, 'cos I reckon you played pretty awesome.:)

Basil
01-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Well played Malcolm:clap:

With your permission, I'd like to post this game, 'cos I reckon you played pretty awesome.:)
Hi Carl. Nice post. Should be more of it :clap: to you!

Bereaved
01-04-2008, 07:40 PM
Well played Malcolm:clap:

With your permission, I'd like to post this game, 'cos I reckon you played pretty awesome.:)

Thank you Carl..... it is not often that your opponent praises your game when they lose, but it is all the more welcome for being uncommon.

I can post it if you like, and then you can add your comments as you like, just need another day or so to finish my typing up of notes; not because of the number of them, just because I am really tired and won't have time to get back to it until tomorrow night

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Carl Gorka
02-04-2008, 09:06 AM
Thank you Carl..... it is not often that your opponent praises your game when they lose, but it is all the more welcome for being uncommon.

I can post it if you like, and then you can add your comments as you like, just need another day or so to finish my typing up of notes; not because of the number of them, just because I am really tired and won't have time to get back to it until tomorrow night

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

That would be good Malcolm:)

Bereaved
02-04-2008, 08:32 PM
Hi everyone,

Okay here is the game, which I have not computer checked, and my comments. It is mostly comprised of what I was thinking about at the board, and some post game reflections. The games of alternatives were embedded by me from Chessbase. All comments welcome,

And thanks again for the game, Carl,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity


Event: Melbourne Chess Club Championships
Site: ?
Date: 2008.03.31
Round: 7.1
White: Pyke, Malcolm
Black: Gorka, Carl
Result: 1-0
ECO: E17
WhiteElo: 2191
BlackElo: 2178
Annotator: Pyke,Malcolm
PlyCount: 79
SourceDate: 2008.01.02

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O {rather than} (5. c4 {when the move} Bb4+ {is possible and was not leading to my desired position}) 5... Be7 6. c4 O-O (6... c5 {and}) (6... d5 {are both possible, leading to different types of play, the first to a hedgehog, and the second to some type of hanging pawn position usually.}) 7. d5 exd5 (7... Na6 {is apparently the more popular move at the moment as it is scoring a bit better.}) 8. Nh4 c6 9.cxd5 cxd5 {although this is certainly playable, it seems to be not as good as the more frequent reply} (9... Nxd5 {which leads to perhaps more chances of black keeping the pawn}) 10. Nf5 {it seems that} (10. Nc3 {is the more common move order, though we transpose after the next move}) 10...Na6 {this made sense to me, and is a very common idea in this structure} 11.Nc3 {beginning to pay attention to getting the pawn back} Nc7 {continuing to protect d5 and eyeing the square e6 as a new home} 12. Bf4 {not really expecting to win a piece, but developing actively all the same.} Ne6 {probably a good idea as I would have exchanged on c7 in all likelihood on the next move otherwise. Still, when the capture on f4 is played in a couple of moves, the same pieces leave the board, but with black having two fewer moves, than leaving the Nc7 in place for me to exchange; it is difficult to assess the benefits of the two options. I had thought that Re8 was a good idea here, and it seems that it is.} (12... Re8 13. Rc1 (13. Bd6 Bf8 14. Qb3 (14. Rc1 Bc6 (14... Rc8 15. Bxf8 Rxf8 16. Nd6 Rb8 17. Nxb7 Rxb7 18. Nxd5 Ncxd5 19. Bxd5 Rc7 20. Qd2 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Qe7 22. e3 Qe5 23. Bf3 Rd8 24. Qc3 Qf5 25. Kg2 Re8 26.Qd4 h6 27. Rc7 Qa5 28. a3 Qa6 29. e4 Rc8 30. Be2 Qxe2 31. Rxc8+ Kh7 32. Qe5 Qxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Ng4+ 34. Ke2 Nxe5 35. Rc7 a5 36. b3 b5 37. Rb7 Nc6 38. Rxd7 b4 39. a4 f6 40. h3 Kg6 41. Rd6 Nb8 42. Kd3 Kf7 43. Kc4 Ke7 44. Rb6 {1-0 Boutroy,A-Abello,S/France 1996/EXT 2001}) 15. Bxf8 Kxf8 16. Qd4 Kg8 17. Rfd1 Ne6 18. Qh4 Nc7 19. e3 Ne4 20. Qxd8 Raxd8 21. Nxe4 dxe4 22. Nd6 Re6 23. Nxe4 d5 24. Rd2 Ne8 25. Nc3 Nf6 26. Ne2 Ba8 27. Nd4 Red6 28. Rdc2 g6 29. Nb5 R6d7 30. Bh3 Re7 31. Rc8 Ree8 32. Nxa7 Kg7 33. Rxd8 Rxd8 34. Nb5 d4 35. Nxd4 Ne4 36. Bg2 Nc5 37. Bxa8 Rxa8 38. a3 h5 39. h4 Kf6 40. Kf1 Ke5 41. Ke2 f6 42. Rc4 Ra6 43. Rb4 Nd7 44. Kd3 Ra8 45. e4 g5 46. Rb5+ Kd6 47. hxg5 { 1-0 Konopka,M-Federau,J/Berlin 1993/EXT 1999}) 14... Bc6 15. Bxf8 Rxf8 16. Rad1
Re8 17. Rfe1 Re5 {1/2-1/2 Romanishin,O-Razuvaev,Y/Jurmala 1987/CBM 005}) (13. Bxc7 Qxc7 14. Nxe7+ Rxe7 15. Nxd5 Bxd5 16. Bxd5 Rae8 17. Bf3 Qe5 18. Qd2 Ne4 19. Bxe4 Qxe4 20. e3 h5 21. Rfd1 h4 22. Qd5 Qg6 23. Rd3 Rc8 24. Rad1 Rc5 25. Qa8+ Kh7 26. Rd4 hxg3 27. hxg3 Rh5 28. Qf3 Rh6 29. Kg2 Re5 30. Rd5 Re6 31. Qf5 Qxf5 32. Rxf5 Rd6 33. Rfd5 Rxd5 34. Rxd5 d6 35. Kf3 Re6 36. Ke2 Kg8 37. Kd3 Kf8 38. Kc4 Ke7 39. Kb5 Rf6 40. Rd2 Rf5+ 41. Kc6 Rc5+ 42. Kb7 Ra5 43. b3 f5 44. a4 Ke6 45. Rd4 b5 46. g4 {1/2-1/2 Mah,K-Solak,D/Menorca 1996/Juniors}) 13... Bc6 14. Bd6 (14. Nxe7+ Rxe7 15. Bxc7 { 1/2-1/2 Mikhalchishin,A-Razuvaev,Y/Riga 1985/URS-ch}) (14. Re1 Bf8 15. a3 Ne6 16. Bd6 Nc7 17. b4 Bxd6 18. Nxd6 Re6 19. Nf5 Rc8 20. Bh3 Rb8 21. Qc2 Ne4 22. b5 Nxb5 23. Nxb5 Bxb5 24. Qb2 Rf6 25. Qxb5 Ng5 26. Qxd5 Nxh3+ 27. Kg2 Nxf2 28. Rc4 g6 29. Nh4 Qe7 30. Nf3 Rd6 31. Qg5 Qxg5 32. Nxg5 Nd1 33. Rc7 Re8 34. Rxa7 Nc3 35. Rb7 h6 36. Nf3 Rxe2+ 37. Rxe2 Nxe2 38. Ne5 Nc3 39. Nxd7 Rd2+ 40. Kf3 Nd5 41. Ne5 Ra2 42. Nxf7 Rxa3+ 43. Ke4 Nf6+ 44. Kf4 Ra4+ 45. Ke5 Ng4+ 46. Kd5 Ra5+ 47. Kd4 Rf5 48. Nd6 Rf1 49. Rxb6 Nxh2 50. Nc4 Kg7 51. Ke4 Re1+ 52. Kd3 Nf3 53. Ne3 h5 54. Ke4 Nd2+ 55. Kf4 Ra1 56. Rb4 Ra7 57. g4 Rf7+ 58. Kg3 Rf3+ 59. Kh4 Rxe3 60. gxh5 Nf3+ 61. Kg4 Nh2+ 62. Kh4 {1/2-1/2 Orsag,M-Gaertner,G/Prague 1992/CBM 027 ext}) (14. Bxc7 Qxc7 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 Qe5 17. Bxc6 dxc6 18. Nxe7+ Rxe7 19. Rxc6 Qxe2 20. Qxe2 Rxe2 21. Rfc1 Rae8 {1/2-1/2 Ivanisevic,I-Gligoric,S/Niksic 1997/EXT 1999}) (14. Qd2 Bf8 15. Bxc7 Qxc7 16. Qg5 Re6 17. Nh6+ Kh8 18. Nxf7+ Kg8 19. Nxd5 Nxd5 20. Bxd5 Kxf7 21. Rxc6 Qxc6 22. Qf5+ Kg8 23. Bxc6 Rxc6 24. Qxd7 Rd6 25. Qa4 Rd2 26. Rd1 {1-0 Adrian,C-Roos,J/France 2004/CBM 098 ext}) 14... Bxd6 15. Nxd6 Re5 16. f4
Re6 17. Nf5 Qf8 18. Qd2 Ne4 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Rfd1 e3 21. Qd3 Rae8 22. Nd6 Rb8 23. f5 Rh6 24. Nc4 Ne8 25. Nxe3 Rd6 26. Nd5 Nf6 27. e4 Bxd5 28. exd5 b5 29. b4 {1/2-1/2 Razuvaev,Y-Gligoric,S/Novi Sad 1982/MCD}) 13. Nxd5 {
there was probably nothing to stop this in the long run} ({I did consider} 13.
Be5 {but was not that sure that it led to anything good for me.} d6 (13... Bc6 14. Nxd5 (14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 Rfd8 17. e4 Ng5 18. Bf4 Nh3+ 19. Kh1 Nxf4 20. gxf4 Qf6 21. Qd2 Bxd5 22. exd5 Rac8 23. Rac1 Qf5 24. Qd4 f6 25. d6 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Re8 27. Qd2 h5 28. Re1 Re4 29. Rxe4 Qxe4+ 30. Kg1 Kf7 31. Qd1 Kg6 32. Qd2 Kf5 33. h3 Qxf4 34. Qd5+ Qe5 35. Qf7 Kf4 36. Qxd7 Qe1+ 37. Kg2 Qe4+ 38. Kh2 Kf3 39. Qxg7 Ke2 40. Qe7 {1-0 Honsch,P-Aagaard,J/Szekszard 1996/EXT 2004}) 14... Nxd5 15. Bxd5 Bf6 (15... Bxd5 16. Qxd5 Bf6 17. Rad1 Rc8 18. Bd6 Re8 19. Ba3 Nc7 20. Qb3 Re6 21. e4 Ne8 22. Qa4 Rc7 23. Rd5 g6 24. Qb4 Rc5 25. Nh6+ Kg7 26. Ng4 a5 27. Qd2 Rxe4 28. Qh6+ Kg8 29. Bxc5 bxc5 30. Nxf6+ Nxf6 31. Rxc5 Re8 32. Qg5 a4 33. Rfc1 Kg7 34. Qf4 Re4 35. Qd6 Qe8 36. Kg2 Re2 37. Qd4 Qa8+ 38. Kg1 Qf3 39. R5c3 Qf5 40. Rc4 a3 41. bxa3 Rxa2 42. a4 h5 43. Ra1 Re2 44. a5 d5 45. Rca4 Re4 46. Qc3 Kh7 47. a6 Ng4 48. Qd2 Ne5 49. Qd1 Nf3+ 50. Kg2 Ne1+ 51. Qxe1 Rxe1 52. Rxe1 Qd7 53. Rea1 Qa7 54. Rb4 d4 55. Rb7 Qa8 56. f3 { 1-0 Rauramaa,K-Nokso Koivisto,A/Finland 2004/EXT 2005}) 16. Bxc6 dxc6 17. Qxd8 Bxd8 18. Rfd1 f6 19. Bc3 g6 20. Nd4 Nxd4 21. Rxd4 Bc7 22. Rd7 Rf7 23. Rad1 Re8 24. e3 Kg7 25. g4 g5 26. Kg2 Ree7 27. Rxe7 Rxe7 28. h4 h6 29. h5 Kf7 30. Kf3 Ke6 31. Ke4 Rf7 32. f4 Rf8 33. a4 a5 34. b3 Rf7 35. Rd2 Rf8 36. Rd1 Rf7 37. Rd2 {1/2-1/2 Schebler,G-Balashov,Y/Dortmund 1992/CBM 029}) 14. Bxf6 (14. Nxe7+ Qxe7 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. Bxd5 Bxd5 17. Qxd5 Qe5 18. Rfd1 Rfd8 19. Rd2 Qxd5 20. Nxd5 Kf8 21. Rc1 Rac8 22. Rdc2 Rc5 23. Nc3 d5 24. Na4 Rxc2 25. Rxc2 d4 26. b3 d3 27. exd3 Rxd3 28. Nb2 {1/2-1/2 Itkis,B-Hegedus,I/Felix Spa 2007/CBM 118 ext}) 14... Bxf6 15. Nxd5 Bxd5 (15... Rb8 16. Qd2 g6 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Nxd6 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Rbd8 20. Rad1 Nc5 21. Qf4 Qxb2 22. Rd2 Qc3 23. Rfd1 Ne6 24. Qe4 Nc5 25. Qh4 Qg7 26. Nb5 Rxd2 27. Rxd2 a6 28. Nc7 f5 29. Qc4+ Qf7 30. Nd5 Ne4 31. Rc2 b5 32. Qb3 Rd8 33. f3 Qxd5 34. fxe4 Qxb3 35. axb3 fxe4 36. Ra2 Rd6 37. Kf2 Kf7 38. Ke3 Re6 39. Kd4 Ke7 40. e3 Kd7 {1/2-1/2 Panchenko,A-Inkiov,V/Plovdiv 1982/MCD}) 16. Bxd5 Rc8 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Nxd6 Rc6 19. Ne4 Bxb2 20. Rb1 Qd5 21. Qxd5 exd5 22. Rxb2 dxe4 23. Rd1 e3 24. f4 Rfc8 25. Kg2 Rc2 26. Rxc2 Rxc2 27. Rd8+ Kf7 28. Rd7+ Kf6 29. Rxa7 Rxe2+ 30. Kf3 Rxh2 {1/2-1/2 Rytov,B-Christiansen,L/Tallinn 1979/MCD}) (13. Bd6 Bxd6 14. Nxd6 Bc6 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 Qf6 17. Bg2 Qxb2 18. e4 Rab8 19. Qg4 Qf6 20. Rad1 Nd4
21. Nc4 Qe6 22. Qxe6 Nxe6 23. Nd6 f6 24. f4 b5 25. Rf2 Nd8 26. Nf5 Re8 27. Nd6 Re6 28. Rb2 Nf7 29. Nf5 Ree8 30. Kf2 a6 31. Rd4 a5 32. a3 Rb7 33. Ne3 Reb8 34. Nd5 Kf8 35. Bf1 Nd8 36. Ke3 Ne6 37. Rd1 Nc5 38. Kd4 Ne6+ 39. Ke3 Nc7 40. Kd4 Ne6+ {1/2-1/2 Howell,D-Eggleston,D/Great Yarmouth 2007/CBM 119 ext}) 13... Bxd5 {once the exchanges start, they are hard to stop} 14. Bxd5 Nxd5 15. Qxd5 {at this point, and earlier, I had suspected that Carl would exchange on f4 on his next move, which I was quite happy about} Nxf4 (15... Bf6 {the following example of a game played from this position previously is not in any way indicative of how the variation should be evaluated, nor is the game I played either, I feel.} 16. Bd6 Re8 17. e4 Bxb2 18. Rab1 Bc3 19. Rb3 Ba5 20. Rd1 Rc8 21. h4 Rc3 22. Rxc3 Bxc3 23. Rd3 Ba5 24. Rf3 Kh8 25. Be5 f6 26. Nd6 Rf8 27. Bb2 Qc7 28. e5 Qc2 29. Ba3 Bb4 30. exf6 Bxa3 31. fxg7+ Kxg7 32. Qe5+ Kg8 33. Rxf8+ Nxf8 34. Nf5 Ne6 35. Qf6 Bf8 { 0-1 Csilcser,L-Hegedus,I/Felix Spa 2007/CBM 118 ext}) 16. gxf4 {after this exchange on f4, my structure is not much weaker, and chance being a fair thing, I may even get to use the g-file. Also the squares e5 and g5 are attacked by the new f4 pawn, which makes the activation of the Be7 just that little bit more awkward. Also my remaining minor piece, the Nf5, is an incredibly strong piece and is awkward to move from its current square save by a kingside pawn move, which will in turn weaken the black king position} Bf6 {attacking b2 and striving to activate his pieces, it also guards e5 and g5 and protects g7. Although it seemed a little passive, I played} 17. Rab1 {as I had no interest in trading my b2 pawn for the d7 pawn, which looked likely to disappear at some point anyway} Qc7 {I thought this as good move, but I had expected} (17... Rc8 {with the idea of Rc5 trying to drive away my active pieces. I would then almost certainly play} 18. b4 {to try and stop this idea}) (17... Qe8 { was the other quirky idea I had for Carl, intending after} 18. e3 {to play} Qe6 {and attempt to persuade me to swap healing his pawns, or move away, reducing my activity.}) 18. e3 {the most natural solution} ({I momentarily thought of} 18. Qf3 {but had no wish to decentralise my queen}) 18... Rac8 {this move is really a good idea, and it also was the first time that I wondered whether Carl was angling to sacrifice his queen for my two rooks. At the moment, the idea seemed unpromising to me, as I would lose the b2 pawn into the bargain.} (18... Qc6 {is again a quirky idea to try and persuade me to exchange and help improve Carl's structure}) 19. Rfd1 { just puts my rook to defend my queen and attack d7 again.} (19. Rfc1 { is suspect, the problem being that after all the swaps} Qxc1+ 20. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 21. Kg2 {that then I lose this pawn, which may be a big problem} Bxb2) 19... Qc2 {a very active move threatening to win the Nf5, and also decentralise my queen. The double attack on b2 is solved by} 20. b4 {which also serves the excellent purpose of stopping Rc8-c5 skewering my queen against the Nf5} a5 { Carl consistently tries to get his rook to c5, which seemed fine to me, and as I did not want to play a2-a3, I decided to move my knight away with tempi} 21. Nd6 {as by hitting the Rc8, I deny Carl the time to take on b4 for this move, while still covering c5; the knight also attacks f7 for a second time now, which is useful as it ties down the black Rf8} Rc6 {this is better than giving up the file, and seems to be the best of the squares that might be chosen, if the rook went to c3 or c7, it might become vulnerable to the knight again sooner. This move also prevents me winning the a5 pawn, and that is a good thing too.} ({the exchange sacrifice} 21... axb4 {does not seem even close to enough; after} 22. Nxc8 Rxc8 23. Qxd7 Rb8 24. Rxb4 {it is hard to say that black has achieved anything meaningful}) 22. bxa5 bxa5 (22... Rc5 {was going to be met by} 23. Qe4 {but it seems that after} bxa5 { Carl's position has improved a little, though the queen exchange would almost be forced now after} 24. Rdc1 Qxe4 (24... Qxc1+ 25. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 26. Kg2 { is similar to the game, but the change in square for my queen may be significant } Be7 27. Nf5 Bb4 28. Qd4 {is a direct transposition, but other things may change too in the moves in between}) {when} 25. Nxe4 {will allow me very good play} Rxc1+ 26. Rxc1 {
and the position is a little awkward for Carl}) 23. Rbc1 {the toughest
decision of the game was to play this move. I felt sure that I would have a
good game should Carl take, but was I going to be winning? Of that I was
unsure. There were plenty of other moves I might make, Rb5, or Rb7, all of
which seemed quite promising, but I felt that they were not so clear either.
So eventually, I decided to see what would happen. The differences from
earlier are that there is no longer a pawn on b2 to pinch, and the position of
my knight and queen ties down the Rf8 at the moment, and the a5 pawn will be undefended} Qxc1 {is a very forthright decision, and was to my mind
praiseworthy, for showing a very combative approach to the game, and also
making it very interesting} (23... Qg6+ {was the main contender if not for the
queen exchange in my mind, it was likely that I would have exchanged, or
offered to by playing} 24. Qg2 {then if we see} Qxg2+ 25. Kxg2 {we arrive at
an awkward to assess position. I feel that I am doing fine, and that I may
still win the d7 pawn, but there are many counter chances for Carl with
attacking the a pawn, and along the second rank} Rb8 { seems logical and then after} 26. Rxc6 {not forced at all, but not impossible} dxc6 27. Rc1 {it is hard to say if I am any better at all}) (23... Qa4 24. Qb3 Qxb3 25. axb3 {is not dissimilar to the line above, with the difference that I now have a b- rather than a-pawn} Rb8 26. Rxc6 dxc6 27. Nc4 Bc3 28. Rc1 Bb4 29. Ne5 c5 { again seeming to be fairly level ( actually maybe a smidgen better for Carl)}) 24. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 25. Kg2 {maybe this is where Carl should vary from what he played. What that other move is likely to be I am unsure, maybe Bd8, though that seems horrible passive.} Be7 {the desire to drive away the Nd6 is completely understandable, because whilst it is on d6, the Rf8 cannot join in the game, which makes matters awkward, as it is surely needed in the moves ahead} 26. Nf5 {there was no other choice to consider really, and now the knight has been driven back, we see the other bonus of the move Be7} Bb4 {that this is now possible to keep the pawn on a5, though in all truth, it does not play a significant part in the play of the game. There are often many things that can happen in every game, and should the a5 pawn have become passed, it would be very significant, much more so than my a2 pawn being passed, as the rooks would be much better at stopping that than my queen would be the other way around.} 27. Qd4 {initially, I had been trying to get my queen onto the g file to attack Carl's king.....until I found this move, which was much more direct} Bc3 {I am ashamed to say that I missed this defence entirely; I was expecting} (27... f6 28. Qxd7 Rf7 {when I wasn't sure exactly what the state of play was, but felt I was making progress, a little}) {and having missed Bc3, I decided that I may as well play} 28. Qxd7 { when I am on the 7th rank, and quite potentially able to be a nuisance.} h6 { I am not sure what might be played if not this move, but have a feeling that something else might be playable. It just seemed that there was no immediate threat for back rank mate, so the move might have been spent on another move, I even wondered if} (28... g6 {was possible, to try and drive the knight away, because I was not convinced that I had any amazing follow up}) (28... Bf6 {
also with the same idea of later shifting the knight also occurred as a thought to me.}) 29. e4 {this move was made as there seemed no longer to be any way to open the position easily with the knight and queen doing the best that they could without extensive manoeuvring. This move seeks to try and open
the 7th rank to get at g7 easier. After black's last move, it is now really hard to shift the knight as that would lose the h6 pawn and further jeopardize Carl's king.} Bb4 {I guess that this was to allow for the rooks to connect on
the c-file, and it also covered e7 against a future check from the knight, all
in all a pretty good move. I also thought that there was another reason for it,
which did not eventuate (see next note)} 30. e5 {the pawn advances on its path to open lines and it is at this moment that a very good defensive opportunity may have been overlooked by Carl. Instead of} Rfc8 {which had the idea of the defence of the king by avoiding difficulties with my queen on the 7th, it is possible that} (30... Rc5 {would have definitely halted the advance of my e-pawn for the moment, as forcing lines such as} 31. e6 {fall foul of} Rxf5 32. e7 Bxe7 33. Qxf5 {and although I have won a rook for my knight and pawn, I see no way to make any further progress and the game seems to be at best drawn and at worst much better for black. For that reason, I would have had to try and rearrange my pieces to try and do something else which would have given Carl more opportunities to do something else and so on.}) 31. e6 {all decisions are difficult and the move played by Carl is the only one that makes sense, and that he had prepared for in order to defend} R1c7 {there is only this, and it does cost a pawn now} 32. exf7+ Kh8 {the most sensible choice, because if instead} (32... Kf8 {
then I would simply play} 33. Qe6 {when I am threatening Nf5-h4-g6+ which is going to win an exchange at the least.}) 33. Qe8+ {better than any of the
retreats and quite fun too, as one does not get to play these moves often.} Kh7 {the only sensible move as if} (33... Bf8 {then it seems that} 34. Nd6 {
wins instantly as Carl has no good move}) 34. Nd4 {this move was somehow not easy to see in advance, but became fairly obvious once I got here.} Rc4 { I feel that it maybe that by this point there is no saving of Carl's position,
but if there was to be a saving idea, it was beyond my reach to see it. All in
all, it is hard to give any advice in a really uncomfortable position, so I will not try.} 35. Ne6 Rc2 36. f5 { the beginning of the plan to crack open the position on the g-file.} (36. f8=Q {looks wonderful, but after} Bxf8 37. Nxf8+ Kg8 {a wonderful move, I must give back the piece and may already be approaching being worse}) 36... h5 { providing more room for the king, and allowing for him to run, in the best case scenario} 37. f6 {this was what I had seen when I started the pushing of this pawn, that I could remove the shield from the king in this way} ({ I did not see it at the board but} 37. Ng5+ Kh6 38. f8=Q { seems to have won quicker, as after} Rxe8 39. Qxe8 Kxg5 40. Qe3+ Kf6 41. Qe6+ Kg5 42. h4+ Kxh4 43. Qe4+ {I win the other rook and the game is over}) 37...gxf6 (37... g6 {was also going to be answered by} 38. f8=Q Bxf8 39. Qf7+ Kh6 40. Nxf8 {and almost all done}) 38. f8=Q { just to clear f7 for my queen on e8, I create a new one to sacrifice} Bxf8 ( 38... Rxe8 39. Qg7#) 39. Qf7+ Kh8 (39... Kh6 {leads to mate straight away via} 40. Qxf6+ Kh7 41. Ng5+ Kg8 42. Qf7+ Kh8 43. Qh7#) 40. Nxf8 {this will deliver
mate in two different ways and the only way out will cost both rooks, so Carl
resigned. He then told me how he thought that it was a very well played game by me, I think he said fantastic, but maybe that is just my wishful thinking. Carl is a true gentleman, and a pleasure to play with} 1-0

Bereaved
02-04-2008, 09:27 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the pairings for Round 8




1 Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [6] : Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [5]
2 Guy West 2344 2337 [5.5] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [5]
3 Richard McCart 1921 1826 [4.5] : Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [4.5]
4 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [4.5] : Richard Voon 1990 1861 [4.5]
5 Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [4] : Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [4]
6 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [3.5] : Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [4]
7 Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [3.5] : James Martin 1662 [3.5]
8 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [3.5] : Paul Kovacevic 1748 [3.5]
9 Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [3.5] : Bryan Shanks [3.5]
10 John Beckman 1682 1556 [3] : Jim Papadinis 1786 [3.5]
11 Mohammad Cheema [3] : Jack Shanks 1451 [3]
12 Roger McCart 1599 [2.5] : Wilfredo Jose 1463 [2.5]
13 Jean Watson 1192 [1.5] : Bill Reid 1613 [2.5]
14 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [2.5] : Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [.5]


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Igor_Goldenberg
02-04-2008, 09:28 PM
Interesting game. I'd seriously consider move 16...g6
A little note about opening. The move order allows for 5...c5. After 6.c4 it leads to a good version of hedgehog. 6...c5 is not a good idea as it can be met by 6.d5! ed5 7.Nh4+=. 7...Ne4 does not work because of 8.Nf5 attacking g7 pawn.

Bereaved
08-04-2008, 01:16 AM
Hello everyone,

Here are the results of tonight's play


Results Round 8


1 Malcolm L Pyke 2191 2100 [6] 1:0 Douglas G Hamilton 2229 2140 [5]
2 Guy West 2344 2337 [5.5] 1:0 Domagoj Dragicevic 2215 2131 [5]
3 Richard McCart 1921 1826 [4.5] 0:1 Mirko Rujevic 2303 2232 [4.5]
4 Carl Gorka 2178 2121 [4.5] 1:0 Richard Voon 1990 1861 [4.5]
5 Thomas Kalisch 1914 1798 [4] 1:0 Ascaro Pecori 2129 2097 [4]
6 Garry Lycett 1971 1815 [3.5] 1:0 Pano Skiotis 2174 2057 [4]
7 Bosko Mijatovic 1807 1801 [3.5] 0:1 James Martin 1662 [3.5]
8 Roger Beattie 1863 1655 [3.5] 1:0 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [3.5]
9 Felix Wyss 1954 1696 [3.5] 1:0 Bryan Shanks [3.5]
10 John Beckman 1682 1556 [3] 0:1 Jim Papadinis 1786 [3.5]
11 Mohammad Cheema [3] 0:1 Jack Shanks 1451 [3]
12 Roger McCart 1599 [2.5] 1:0 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [2.5]
13 Jean Watson 1192 [1.5] 0:1 Bill Reid 1613 [2.5]
14 Alex Kaplan 1739 1568 [2.5] +:- Nikola Ivanov 1842 1539 [.5]


Must await certain information before knowing what the last round draw is

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Basil
08-04-2008, 01:27 AM
Malcolm - on fire, mate.

MichaelBaron
08-04-2008, 10:10 AM
Go, Malcolm :clap:

Carl Gorka
08-04-2008, 09:03 PM
Hi everyone,

Okay here is the game, which I have not computer checked, and my comments. It is mostly comprised of what I was thinking about at the board, and some post game reflections. The games of alternatives were embedded by me from Chessbase. All comments welcome,

And thanks again for the game, Carl,

Take care and God Bless, Macavity



Well I'm glad I didn't post my notes as they wouldn't have been quite so informative.

Sorry I didn't get back to this earlier but I felt a bit crook at the end of last week. So here are my very comments about the game....I don't need to add much to Malcolm's notes.

1. Great choice of opening:clap: I was soundly smashed by Igor Goldenberg the last time I played this line, and the only other time I played it back it England, I was soundly smashed. It's very difficult for an aggressive player like myself to defend for so long in a game like this and in the end, my lack of defensive ability was exploited excellently by myopponent.

2. Again, well played for giving up the 2 rooks for the queen, although I'm not sure it was it was leading to anything decisive for White, theoretically at least. But again it took the initiative and I'm sure that Malcolm had an idea to keep the initiative against me at all costs, which worked well as I totally underestimated White's full attacking potential.

3. The move 30..Rc5 I had looked at but at the board saw me losing an exchange and possibly the a-pawn. I probably misassessed the positions arising from this, as I thought I would be fighting to save a draw. So I chose 30..Rfc8 which proved fatal after Malcolm's excellent rejoinder. I have to admit that when I chose 30..Rfc8 I had missed the horrible Qe8 move, but was almost forced ito that line of play once I started it. Again, it is the lack of defensive skills that I posess that let me down, but also the fighting initiative and imagination of Malcolm that decided this game.

Well played again, and congrats on the result last night as well:clap:

FM_Bill
09-04-2008, 09:34 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [7]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [5.5] : Guy West 2337 [6.5]
3 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [5] : Carl Gorka 2121 [5.5]
4 Richard Voon 1861 [4.5] : Thomas Kalisch 1798 [5]
5 Felix Wyss 1696 [4.5] : Richard McCart 1826 [4.5]
6 James Martin 1662 [4.5] : Garry Lycett 1815 [4.5]
7 Jim Papadinis 1786 [4.5] : Roger Beattie 1655 [4.5]
8 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [4] : Pano Skiotis 2057 [4]
9 Jack Shanks 1451 [4] : Bill Reid 1613 [3.5]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [3.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [3.5]
11 Alex Kaplan 1568 [3.5] : Roger McCart 1599 [3.5]
12 Bryan Shanks [3.5] : John Beckman 1556 [3]
13 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [2.5] : Jean Watson 1192 [1.5]
14 Mohammad Cheema [3] 1:0 BYE

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

1 Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 2100 7 35.5 44.5 38.5
2 West, Guy VIC 2337 6.5 34.0 44.5 34.5
3-4 Gorka, Carl VIC 2121 5.5 36.0 46.5 32.5
Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2232 5.5 35.5 46.5 32.5
5-7 Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 2131 5 35.0 45.5 30.0
Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 2140 5 33.0 43.5 31.5
Kalisch, Thomas VIC 1798 5 29.0 37.0 27.0
8-15 McCart, Richard VIC 1826 4.5 33.0 42.0 25.5
Lycett, Garry VIC 1815 4.5 29.0 36.5 25.0
Voon, Richard VIC 1861 4.5 28.5 37.0 25.5
Beattie, Roger VIC 1655 4.5 28.5 34.5 21.5
Jager, Jesse VIC 2147 4.5 26.5 38.0 22.5
Papadinis, Jim VIC 1786 4.5 26.5 34.0 23.0
Martin, James VIC 1662 4.5 24.0 32.0 20.5
Wyss, Felix VIC 1696 4.5 22.5 29.0 19.0
16-19 Pecori, Ascaro VIC 2097 4 32.5 41.5 26.0
Skiotis, Pano VIC 2057 4 32.5 40.5 26.0
Cheema, Mohammad VIC 4 29.0 37.0 18.0
Shanks, Jack QLD 1451 4 27.5 35.5 24.5
20-25 Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1801 3.5 28.0 36.0 22.0
Shanks, Bryan QLD 3.5 28.0 35.5 22.0
Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1748 3.5 25.0 33.0 17.5
Kaplan, Alex VIC 1568 3.5 25.0 33.0 17.5
McCart, Roger VIC 1599 3.5 24.5 32.0 16.0
Reid, Bill VIC 1613 3.5 24.0 29.5 15.0
26 Beckman, John VIC 1556 3 27.0 32.5 16.0
27-28 Jose, Wilfredo VIC 1463 2.5 25.0 30.5 14.0
Louis, Andrew VIC 1301 2.5 20.0 28.0 10.5
29 Watson, Jean VIC 1192 1.5 24.5 31.5 9.0
30-31 Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1539 0.5 25.0 30.5 2.0
Brooking, Robert VIC 1280 0.5 7.0 7.0 0.5
32-35 Podbury, Brendan VIC 1386 0 4.0 11.5 0.0
Levi, Eddy L VIC 2156 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beaumont, David VIC 1886 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ghobrial, Adel VIC 1630 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1. West, Guy VIC 18:W 9:D 13:W 7:D 8:D 10:W 4:+ 6:W 2:
2. Rujevic, Mirko VIC 19:W 10:W 6:W 8:D 4:L 7:D 12:D 13:W 1:
3. Levi, Eddy L VIC : : : : : : : : :
4. Jager, Jesse VIC 20:W 13:W 7:D 5:W 2:W 8:L 1:- : :
5. Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 21:W 15:W 29:W 4:L 10:D 9:D 16:W 8:L 7:
6. Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 23:W 14:W 2:L 16:W 7:L 29:+ 9:W 1:L 8:
7. Gorka, Carl VIC 24:W 17:W 4:D 1:D 6:W 2:D 8:L 12:W 5:
8. Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 25:W 16:W 9:W 2:D 1:D 4:W 7:W 5:W 6:
9. Pecori, Ascaro VIC 27:W 1:D 8:L 19:W 15:W 5:D 6:L 16:L 10:
10. Skiotis, Pano VIC 28:W 2:L 20:W 17:W 5:D 1:L 13:D 14:L 9:
11. Beaumont, David VIC : : : : : : : : :
12. Voon, Richard VIC 34:D 26:L 23:W 31:W 14:D 35:W 2:D 7:L 16:
13. McCart, Richard VIC 30:W 4:L 1:L 26:W 17:W 14:W 10:D 2:L 19:
14. Lycett, Garry VIC 31:W 6:L 26:W 29:D 12:D 13:L 21:D 10:W 20:
15. Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 32:W 5:L 25:W 35:D 9:L 16:L 24:W 20:L 18:
16. Kalisch, Thomas VIC 33:W 8:L 34:W 6:L 21:W 15:W 5:L 9:W 12:
17. Papadinis, Jim VIC 35:W 7:L 28:W 10:L 13:L 25:D 29:W 26:W 21:
18. Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1:L 29:L 24:D 27:W 25:D 26:W 35:D 21:L 15:
19. Wyss, Felix VIC 2:L 28:L 27:W 9:L 33:W 31:D 23:W 35:W 13:
20. Martin, James VIC 4:L 27:W 10:L 28:D 34:D 24:D 25:W 15:W 14:
21. Beattie, Roger VIC 5:L 30:+ 35:L 33:W 16:L 34:W 14:D 18:W 17:
22. Ghobrial, Adel VIC : : : : : : : : :
23. Reid, Bill VIC 6:L 31:D 12:L 24:L 27:W 28:W 19:L 33:W 29:
24. McCart, Roger VIC 7:L 35:L 18:D 23:W 31:D 20:D 15:L 28:W 25:
25. Kaplan, Alex VIC 8:L 33:W 15:L 34:D 18:D 17:D 20:L 27:+ 24:
26. Beckman, John VIC 29:L 12:W 14:L 13:L 28:W 18:L 33:W 17:L 35:
27. Ivanov, Nikola VIC 9:L 20:L 19:L 18:L 23:L 33:D 28:- 25:- :
28. Jose, Wilfredo VIC 10:L 19:W 17:L 20:D 26:L 23:L 27:+ 24:L 33:
29. Shanks, Jack QLD 26:W 18:W 5:L 14:D 35:D 6:- 17:L 34:W 23:
30. Podbury, Brendan VIC 13:L 21:- 31:- : : : : : :
31. Louis, Andrew VIC 14:L 23:D 30:+ 12:L 24:D 19:D 34:L : :
32. Brooking, Robert VIC 15:L 34:D : : : : : : :
33. Watson, Jean VIC 16:L 25:L :W 21:L 19:L 27:D 26:L 23:L 28:
34. Cheema, Mohammad VIC 12:D 32:D 16:L 25:D 20:D 21:L 31:W 29:L :W
35. Shanks, Bryan QLD 17:L 24:W 21:W 15:D 29:D 12:L 18:D 19:L 26:

Axiom
09-04-2008, 11:34 PM
Macavity,
may the spirit of the *** be with you.
AND MAY YOU TASTE THE WOOD , THE VERY WOOD OF KINGS
Axiom (***)



(Axiom -*** - INDUSTRIES - Fully support this endorsement , under legal federal code 117B/23c-9 of the official endorsement act fed. gov. aust. 1989 )

MichaelBaron
10-04-2008, 07:11 PM
Wishing both Malcolm and Domagoi good luck in the last round. Both of them are not only strong chessplayers but also very nice people.

queenant89
14-04-2008, 11:21 PM
Congrats Malcolm, 2008 Melbourne Chess Club Champion

Rincewind
14-04-2008, 11:28 PM
Yep, congrats Mac. :clap:

Basil
14-04-2008, 11:41 PM
May I be the first third to say so! Well done, Malcolm.

Metro
14-04-2008, 11:54 PM
May I be the first third to say so! Well done, Malcolm.

May I come forth! Congratulations:clap: :clap: :clap:
An honor to have your name on the board of MCC Champions

Kevin Bonham
15-04-2008, 12:00 AM
Awesome.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Basil
15-04-2008, 12:04 AM
Malcolm, I don't think Kevin is a Star Wars fan else he would have been the sith to congratulate you.

Axiom
15-04-2008, 12:09 AM
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ALL HAIL THE MAC !

D Dragicevic
15-04-2008, 12:19 AM
Also, congratulations from me as well, Malcolm. Well fought to the end...

Bereaved
15-04-2008, 01:59 AM
Hello everyone,

Firstly thanks to all the people for their congratulations for me (Definitely 1st place for queenant89 - Thanks Sarah) ,

secondly, here are the results and final standings

Results Round 9


1 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 [5] 0:1 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 [7]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2232 [5.5] 0:1 Guy West 2337 [6.5]
3 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 [5] .5:.5 Carl Gorka 2121 [5.5]
4 Richard Voon 1861 [4.5] 1:0 Thomas Kalisch 1798 [5]
5 Felix Wyss 1696 [4.5] 1:0 Richard McCart 1826 [4.5]
6 James Martin 1662 [4.5] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1815 [4.5]
7 Jim Papadinis 1786 [4.5] 1:0 Roger Beattie 1655 [4.5]
8 Ascaro Pecori 2097 [4] 0:1 Pano Skiotis 2057 [4]
9 Jack Shanks 1451 [4] .5:.5 Bill Reid 1613 [3.5]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1748 [3.5] 0:1 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 [3.5]
11 Alex Kaplan 1568 [3.5] 1:0 Roger McCart 1599 [3.5]
12 Bryan Shanks [3.5] .5:.5 John Beckman 1556 [3]
13 Wilfredo Jose 1463 [2.5] 0:1 Jean Watson 1192 [1.5]
14 Mohammad Cheema [3] 1:0 BYE



Standings

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

1 Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 2100 8 36.5 47.5 39.5
2 West, Guy VIC 2337 7.5 35.5 47.0 35.5
3 Gorka, Carl VIC 2121 6 39.5 51.0 33.0
4-9 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2232 5.5 39.5 52.0 32.5
Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 2140 5.5 35.5 47.5 32.0
Voon, Richard VIC 1861 5.5 30.0 39.0 26.5
Papadinis, Jim VIC 1786 5.5 30.0 38.0 24.0
Martin, James VIC 1662 5.5 27.0 35.0 21.5
Wyss, Felix VIC 1696 5.5 23.5 31.0 20.0
10-12 Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 2131 5 37.0 49.0 30.0
Skiotis, Pano VIC 2057 5 35.0 44.0 27.0
Kalisch, Thomas VIC 1798 5 31.5 41.5 27.0
13-19 McCart, Richard VIC 1826 4.5 36.0 46.5 25.5
Lycett, Garry VIC 1815 4.5 32.0 40.5 25.0
Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1801 4.5 30.0 39.0 23.0
Beattie, Roger VIC 1655 4.5 30.0 37.5 21.5
Jager, Jesse VIC 2147 4.5 29.5 42.0 22.5
Shanks, Jack QLD 1451 4.5 29.5 38.5 25.0
Kaplan, Alex VIC 1568 4.5 28.0 38.0 18.5
20-23 Pecori, Ascaro VIC 2097 4 37.0 47.0 26.0
Cheema, Mohammad VIC 4 32.0 40.5 18.0
Shanks, Bryan QLD 4 31.5 40.5 22.5
Reid, Bill VIC 1613 4 25.5 33.0 15.5
24-26 Beckman, John VIC 1556 3.5 29.0 36.5 16.5
Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1748 3.5 28.5 37.5 17.5
McCart, Roger VIC 1599 3.5 28.5 36.5 16.0
27-29 Jose, Wilfredo VIC 1463 2.5 29.0 36.5 14.0
Watson, Jean VIC 1192 2.5 27.0 34.5 10.0
Louis, Andrew VIC 1301 2.5 21.5 30.5 10.5
30-31 Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1539 0.5 23.0 30.5 1.5
Brooking, Robert VIC 1280 0.5 8.0 8.0 0.5
32-35 Podbury, Brendan VIC 1386 0 4.0 11.5 0.0
Levi, Eddy L VIC 2156 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Beaumont, David VIC 1886 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ghobrial, Adel VIC 1630 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Crosstable



No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 Malcolm L Pyke 2100 8 19:W 12:W 20:W 4:D 2:D 17:W 3:W 5:W 10:W
2 Guy West 2337 7.5 25:W 20:D 13:W 3:D 1:D 11:W 17:+ 10:W 4:W
3 Carl Gorka 2121 6 26:W 7:W 17:D 2:D 10:W 4:D 1:L 6:W 5:D
4 Mirko Rujevic 2232 5.5 9:W 11:W 10:W 1:D 17:L 3:D 6:D 13:W 2:L
5 Douglas G Hamilton 2140 5.5 16:W 15:W 18:W 17:L 11:D 20:D 12:W 1:L 3:D
6 Richard Voon 1861 5.5 21:D 24:L 23:W 29:W 14:D 22:W 4:D 3:L 12:W
7 Jim Papadinis 1786 5.5 22:W 3:L 27:W 11:L 13:L 19:D 18:W 24:W 16:W
8 James Martin 1662 5.5 17:L 30:W 11:L 27:D 21:D 26:D 19:W 15:W 14:W
9 Felix Wyss 1696 5.5 4:L 27:L 30:W 20:L 28:W 29:D 23:W 22:W 13:W
10 Domagoj Dragicevic 2131 5 23:W 14:W 4:L 12:W 3:L 18:+ 20:W 2:L 1:L
11 Pano Skiotis 2057 5 27:W 4:L 8:W 7:W 5:D 2:L 13:D 14:L 20:W
12 Thomas Kalisch 1798 5 28:W 1:L 21:W 10:L 16:W 15:W 5:L 20:W 6:L
13 Richard McCart 1826 4.5 32:W 17:L 2:L 24:W 7:W 14:W 11:D 4:L 9:L
14 Garry Lycett 1815 4.5 29:W 10:L 24:W 18:D 6:D 13:L 16:D 11:W 8:L
15 Bosko Mijatovic 1801 4.5 31:W 5:L 19:W 22:D 20:L 12:L 26:W 8:L 25:W
16 Roger Beattie 1655 4.5 5:L 32:+ 22:L 28:W 12:L 21:W 14:D 25:W 7:L
17 Jesse Jager 2147 4.5 8:W 13:W 3:D 5:W 4:W 1:L 2:- 0: 0:
18 Jack Shanks 1451 4.5 24:W 25:W 5:L 14:D 22:D 10:- 7:L 21:W 23:D
19 Alex Kaplan 1568 4.5 1:L 28:W 15:L 21:D 25:D 7:D 8:L 30:+ 26:W
20 Ascaro Pecori 2097 4 30:W 2:D 1:L 9:W 15:W 5:D 10:L 12:L 11:L
21 Mohammad Cheema 4 6:D 31:D 12:L 19:D 8:D 16:L 29:W 18:L 0:W
22 Bryan Shanks 4 7:L 26:W 16:W 15:D 18:D 6:L 25:D 9:L 24:D
23 Bill Reid 1613 4 10:L 29:D 6:L 26:L 30:W 27:W 9:L 28:W 18:D
24 John Beckman 1556 3.5 18:L 6:W 14:L 13:L 27:W 25:L 28:W 7:L 22:D
25 Paul Kovacevic 1748 3.5 2:L 18:L 26:D 30:W 19:D 24:W 22:D 16:L 15:L
26 Roger McCart 1599 3.5 3:L 22:L 25:D 23:W 29:D 8:D 15:L 27:W 19:L
27 Wilfredo Jose 1463 2.5 11:L 9:W 7:L 8:D 24:L 23:L 30:+ 26:L 28:L
28 Jean Watson 1192 2.5 12:L 19:L 0:W 16:L 9:L 30:D 24:L 23:L 27:W
29 Andrew Louis 1301 2.5 14:L 23:D 32:+ 6:L 26:D 9:D 21:L 0: 0:
30 Nikola Ivanov 1539 .5 20:L 8:L 9:L 25:L 23:L 28:D 27:- 19:- 0:
31 Robert Brooking 1280 .5 15:L 21:D 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
32 Brendan Podbury 1386 0 13:L 16:- 29:- 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
33 Eddy L Levi 2156 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
34 David Beaumont 1886 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
35 Adel Ghobrial 1630 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Rincewind
15-04-2008, 02:08 AM
More congratulation are due Mac. A performance rating of 2409 by my reckoning. Well done! (again)
:clap: :clap: :clap:

MichaelBaron
15-04-2008, 03:07 AM
Well done, Malcolm
also well done, Carl finishing 3d
Well done, Guy finishing 2nd after a slow start

Well Done, Felx Wyss and Richard Voon finishing 4th equal well ahead of many younger opponents!:hmm:

morebeer
15-04-2008, 08:49 AM
Well done Malcolm...a new name for the MCC honour board...cheers

Carl Gorka
15-04-2008, 09:40 AM
Congrats Malcolm, a worthy winner:clap:

Igor_Goldenberg
15-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Well done, Malcolm
:clap: :clap: :clap:

bobby1972
15-04-2008, 10:20 AM
8/9 for the champ.very well done Malcolm .name up there forever in the best chess club in the land.:clap: :clap:

Gattaca
15-04-2008, 11:21 AM
Congratulations on a great tournament, Malcolm. A well deserved victory.

That's what Darryl and myself used to refer to as a 'transition tournament', a result that marks a breakthrough to a new level.

With the narrow eventual margin I was a initially a bit annoyed at myself agreeing a draw with Carl earlier in the tournament when I had a study-like win, but I've since remembered that you were easily winning against Mirko but also only drew!

Too good in this one.

Guy.

morebeer
15-04-2008, 02:33 PM
Congratulations on a great tournament, Malcolm. A well deserved victory.

That's what Darryl and myself used to refer to as a 'transition tournament', a result that marks a breakthrough to a new level.

With the narrow eventual margin I was a initially a bit annoyed at myself agreeing a draw with Carl earlier in the tournament when I had a study-like win, but I've since remembered that you were easily winning against Mirko but also only drew!

Too good in this one.

Guy.

How much are they and where can I buy one!

Rincewind
15-04-2008, 05:41 PM
How much are they and where can I buy one!

Price varies but they can befound in most major cities in Eastern Europe and the former USSR. ;)

Desmond
15-04-2008, 09:26 PM
Onya Macavity for a great score in that field!

Aaron Guthrie
15-04-2008, 09:54 PM
Good tournament win, Malcolm!

Kevin Bonham
15-04-2008, 10:10 PM
A performance rating of 2409 by my reckoning.

Using pax's site I get a TPR of ...

*drumroll*

2500

Elwood Bendigo
15-04-2008, 11:53 PM
Well done Malcolm- Great effort

FM_Bill
16-04-2008, 01:39 PM
Malcolm,

has played a lot of chess in the past few years and studies a lot (unlike many players) and fully deserves to improve.

Bill

deanhogg
16-04-2008, 02:48 PM
Hi, Malcolm
Excellent performance ! in winning Championship you deserve
it. l admire you're chess talent and you're contribution to
chess community .You're worthy winner !!!!!!!!!:clap: :clap:

keep up good work.

cheers dean

eagle
16-04-2008, 06:02 PM
Congratulations to the new Melbourne & Dandenong Club champion!

bobby1972
17-04-2008, 08:11 AM
i think hes Frankston champ as well.now thats a lot of championships.imagine the old days we had clubs eveywhere.api ,vri,st kilda .to name just a few.

Rhubarb
27-04-2008, 06:29 PM
Malcolm, let me add my congrats to everyone else's - you're obviously a popular winner :clap:

If you or Bill J have the SP files please send them to canfell@tpg.com.au and cc the arbiter (was it John Davenport?)