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Capablanca-Fan
13-01-2008, 05:02 PM
Redlands RSL Chess Club, QLD (http://au.geocities.com/redlandsrslchessclub/)


Meets every Tuesday from 7pm
Venue: Redlands RSL, Legends Bar (downstairs), 8 Passage St, Cleveland 4163
Adults and Juniors, Beginners to Advanced
Contact Angela on 0404 912 284 or email ang001@tpg.com.au for more information
Everyone is welcome so please drop by for a game!
Website http://au.geocities.com/redlandsrslchessclub/

Capablanca-Fan
13-01-2008, 05:25 PM
Games from the allegro reconstructed from memory

Weller,T - Sarfati,J [A59]
Redlands Allegro (4)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.e4 Bxf1 9.Kxf1 d6 10.g3 0-0 11.Kg2 Nbd7 12.Bd2 Qb6 13.Rb1 Ng4 14.a3 (best not to leave a hole on b3 like that) 14... Nge5 15.Nxe5 Nxe5 16.Be3 Nc4 17.Qc2 Nxe3+ 18.fxe3 (this is another weakness for White to take care of) 18... Rfb8 19.Rhe1 Qb3 (the endgame is winning for Black with the strong pressure on the b-file and long diagonal. Once the Pb2 goes in the Benkő, quite often others follow quickly) 20.Qd2 Qc4 21.Kf3 Rb3 22.Qe2 Qxe2+ 23.Kxe2 Bxc3 24.bxc3 Rxc3 25.Rb7 Kf8 26.Reb1 Raxa3 27.Rb8+ Kg7 28.R8b7 Rxe3+ 29.Kf2 Rxe4 (and Black soon won) 0-1

Ambatali,R - Sarfati,J [C55]
Redlands Allegro (5)

(Not one of White's better days) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4 5.Bxf7+? (A bad idea; Black's temporarily displaced K is a small price to play for 2 Bs and strong centre) 5...Kxf7 6.Nxe4 d5 7.Nfg5+?! (Looks aggressive but will end up with over-extended pieces.) 7...Kg8 8.Qf3 Qd7! 9.Nc5?? (An unforced error in a bad position where he would be retreating on all fronts) 9...Bxc5 10.Qh5 h6 11.Nf3 e4 12.Nh4 Qf7 13.Qe2 Nd4 14.Qd1 Nxc2+ 15.Qxc2 Qxf2+ 16.Kd1 Bg4+ (White resigned here) 17.Nf3 Bxf3+ 18.gxf3 Qxf3+ 19.Ke1 Bf2+ 20.Kf1 Bg3+ 21.Kg1 Qf2# 0-1

Desmond
13-01-2008, 06:51 PM
Did they get a good turnout, Jono?

Capablanca-Fan
13-01-2008, 07:14 PM
Yes Boris, they seemed happy with the turnout, according to their report (http://au.geocities.com/redlandsrslchessclub/Redlands_Allegro.htm):


We had a great turnout for our first ever Open tournament with 32 players. A large portion of unrated players made for an interesting and close tournament with many results decided on tie break. Many local players turned out to support the Redlands Allegro, as well as a strong showing from the Logan Chess Club and players making longer journeys from Ipswich, Redcliffe and the Sunshine Coast.

Results and crosstable (http://au.geocities.com/redlandsrslchessclub/Allegro_08_Results.htm)

Kevin Bonham
13-01-2008, 09:18 PM
As well as 5.Bxf7+ being not a good idea in game two, 4.Bc4 in the 4 Knights is toothless at best because of the ...Nxe4 problem. Just like 3...Bc5 is bad for Black for the same reason in reverse. Yet players at club level continue to play both regularly under the false impression that it's just like playing B-B4 in a Giuoco Piano.

The real 4th moves for White in the Four Knights (not that any create a clear advantage, but that's not what one plays such an opening for) are 4.Bb5, 4.d4, 4.g3 and 4.a3. (Oh, and in blitz you may be able to embarrass weak opponents with 4.Nxe5?!)

Solomon - van Riemsdijk in the recent Aus Champs was a good example of how tricky 4.a3 can be for those who are not rock-solid on its theory; van Riemsdijk was lucky not to be smashed inside 30 moves in that one.

Capablanca-Fan
13-01-2008, 09:51 PM
As well as 5.Bxf7+ being not a good idea in game two, 4.Bc4 in the 4 Knights is toothless at best because of the ...Nxe4 problem. Just like 3...Bc5 is bad for Black for the same reason in reverse. Yet players at club level continue to play both regularly under the false impression that it's just like playing B-B4 in a Giuoco Piano.
Ric has played 5. Bxf7+ against me several times now ...


The real 4th moves for White in the Four Knights (not that any create a clear advantage, but that's not what one plays such an opening for) are 4.Bb5, 4.d4, 4.g3 and 4.a3. (Oh, and in blitz you may be able to embarrass weak opponents with 4.Nxe5?!)
Yeah, this Leipzig/Cordel/Müller–Schultze/Hallowe'en Gambit is more of what would be called a "trick play" in Go. Smerdon played 4.a3 against me in the Day of Knights last year but needed only a draw for 1st outright; White would like an improved Leipzig gambit with 4... g6 5. Nxe5. Against 4. g3, Smurf once played a reverse Leipzig in serious play (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1395606).


Solomon – van Riemsdijk in the recent Aus Champs was a good example of how tricky 4.a3 can be for those who are not rock-solid on its theory; van Riemsdijk was lucky not to be smashed inside 30 moves in that one.
Indeed so. Has that game been posted on Chess Chat? It seems that van Riemsdijk didn't want to go into an improved Leipzig so accepted a horrid position that should have cracked with best play. (BTW, I am following a rule of biological taxonomy: that the earliest name is the one that stands, most famously with Apatosaurus displacing Brontosaurus.)

Aaron Guthrie
13-01-2008, 10:43 PM
(Oh, and in blitz you may be able to embarrass weak opponents with 4.Nxe5?!)Tut tut.

Garrett
14-01-2008, 06:31 AM
Yes, congrats to Redlands, the players, but esp the organisers.

I completely forgot this tourney was on yesterday, only remembered about 10am when way too late.

I did see Bill Powells email come through a couple of weeks ago (thanks Bill) but then forgot all about it.

damn damn damn

See you all at the Aus Day weekender.

George.

Capablanca-Fan
26-01-2008, 04:32 AM
2006 blindfold simul over 6 boards that Craig Stewart asked me to do (he is the one relaying the moves). One of the games (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1450860).

Garrett
28-01-2008, 09:04 AM
good work - what was the result ?

Capablanca-Fan
28-01-2008, 01:43 PM
good work what was the result ?Thanx; 6-0.

Basil
28-01-2008, 05:05 PM
Thanx; 6-0.
What? You didn't even win one? :P

Capablanca-Fan
01-12-2009, 10:48 PM
Redlands Bay RSL CC was kind enough to ask me to give a simul for their last night tonight. Some tough fights before winning 15–0; about 22 people were there, so the club is doing pretty well.

Basil
02-12-2009, 05:28 AM
Some tough fights before winning 150
:clap:

about 22 people were there, so the club is doing pretty well.
:clap:

Garrett
02-12-2009, 07:11 AM
nice work !

Still amazed at the blindfold feats though...

Capablanca-Fan
02-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Thanx guys

They have a new website now http://www.redlandsrslchessclub.110mb.com/

redchess
02-08-2011, 09:13 PM
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