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Kevin Bonham
13-01-2008, 05:16 PM
Copied from entry form, please PM me if you would like one emailed.
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DATES: February 9-10, 2008

VENUE: Adult Education Centre, 8 High Street, LAUNCESTON

FORMAT: 6 round Swiss, 60 minutes plus increment of 15 seconds per move.

TIMETABLE:
Saturday 9th February: Rd 1: 10.00am, Rd 2: 1.15pm, Rd 3: 3.45pm, Rd 4 7.00pm
Sunday 10th February: Rd 5: 9.45am, Rd 6: 1.00pm

ENTRY FEES: $50 waged, $45 conc, Juniors (U18) $30 [$5 discount if payment received by Feb 1]. Entries after Wednesday Feb 6 may be declined if there is insufficient equipment. Entries on the day, if accepted, will close at 9:30 am.

PRIZES: 1st c. 40%, 2nd c. 20%, 3rd, U1700, U1500 c. 10% of prize pool (subject to at least three entries per division); U18 & U12 prizes (chess book vouchers)
NB Prize pool is entry fees less running costs and levies

ARBITERS: Launceston Chess Club Committee

ENQUIRIES: Leo Minol ph: 03-6344 7472 email: leominol@hotkey.net.au

NOTES: FIDE Laws 2005 apply – ringing mobiles will incur automatic forfeit. Entrants must agree to abide by all decisions of the organisers and arbiters. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to arrangements
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Please detach this form and post it with payment to:
Mr Leo Minol, 11 Docking Court, Newstead, TAS 7250.

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Kevin Bonham
11-02-2008, 10:25 PM
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1 DOWDEN, TONY DOW 2032 6 13.5 21.0 21.0
2 GIBBS, GLEN 1743 5 14.0 22.5 18.0
3 LUCHT, MICHAEL 1556 4.5 13.0 19.0 16.0
4-5 HENDREY, THOMAS HEN 1697 4 14.5 22.5 15.0
REZAIE, RAMIN REZ 1817 4 14.0 22.0 14.0
6-9 HORTON, VINCENT HOR 1445 3.5 14.0 21.0 13.5
FRAME, NIGEL 1779 3.5 13.5 19.0 14.0
DYER, ALASTAIR 1798 3.5 12.5 19.5 12.0
HOOD, JUSTIN 1425 3.5 10.0 16.0 11.0
10-15 HENDREY, KEVIN HEN 1387 3 16.0 24.0 14.0
FRY, DALLAS 1269 3 12.5 19.5 10.0
HORTON, RUSSELL HOR 1449 3 11.5 16.0 12.0
CARTER, MASON CAR unr 3 10.5 16.5 10.0
CARTER, ELLYN CAR 667 3 10.5 14.0 8.0
STURGES, TONY 1191 3 9.5 14.5 7.5
16-17 HUGHES, DAVID 1458 2.5 14.5 23.5 11.5
KRASNICKI, TOM KRA unr 2.5 10.0 15.5 5.0
18-22 REZAIE, MUSHTAGH REZ 895 2 11.5 16.0 6.0
VAN OORSCHOTT, SIEBE 792 2 11.0 17.5 8.5
BRETAG, LAWRENCE unr 2 11.0 15.5 6.5
DOWDEN, BEN DOW 494 2 10.0 15.5 8.0
KRASNICKI, ALINA KRA 457 2 9.0 12.5 5.0
23 CARTER, ADAM CAR unr 1 11.5 15.5 5.0
24 GORDON, JAMES 662 0.5 9.5 13.5 0.5

Kevin Bonham
11-02-2008, 10:27 PM
No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6

1. DOWDEN, TONY DOW 2032 13:W 8:W 6:W 5:W 12:W 10:W
2. REZAIE, RAMIN REZ 1817 14:W 7:L 13:W 4:W 5:L 9:W
3. DYER, ALASTAIR 1798 15:D 12:L 18:W 11:W 6:W 5:L
4. FRAME, NIGEL 1779 16:W 9:W 7:D 2:L 10:L 13:W
5. GIBBS, GLEN 1743 17:W 10:W 12:W 1:L 2:W 3:W
6. HENDREY, THOMAS HEN 1697 18:W 11:W 1:L 7:W 3:L 22:W
7. LUCHT, MICHAEL 1556 19:W 2:W 4:D 6:L 8:W 12:W
8. HUGHES, DAVID 1458 20:W 1:L 22:W 10:D 7:L 11:L
9. HORTON, RUSSELL HOR 1449 21:W 4:L 15:W 12:L 20:W 2:L
10. HORTON, VINCENT HOR 1445 22:W 5:L 16:W 8:D 4:W 1:L
11. HOOD, JUSTIN 1425 23:W 6:L 19:D 3:L 18:W 8:W
12. HENDREY, KEVIN HEN 1387 24:W 3:W 5:L 9:W 1:L 7:L
13. FRY, DALLAS 1269 1:L 20:W 2:L 16:W 23:W 4:L
14. STURGES, TONY 1191 2:L 15:D 17:D 20:L 16:W 23:W
15. BRETAG, LAWRENCE unr 3:D 14:D 9:L 22:L 24:L 16:W
16. CARTER, ADAM CAR unr 4:L 21:W 10:L 13:L 14:L 15:L
17. KRASNICKI, TOM KRA unr 5:L 22:L 14:D 18:L 21:W 19:W
18. REZAIE, MUSHTAGH REZ 895 6:L 23:D 3:L 17:W 11:L 21:D
19. VAN OORSCHOTT, SIEBE 792 7:L 24:W 11:D 23:D 22:L 17:L
20. CARTER, ELLYN CAR 667 8:L 13:L 21:W 14:W 9:L 24:W
21. GORDON, JAMES 662 9:L 16:L 20:L 24:L 17:L 18:D
22. CARTER, MASON CAR unr 10:L 17:W 8:L 15:W 19:W 6:L
23. DOWDEN, BEN DOW 494 11:L 18:D 24:W 19:D 13:L 14:L
24. KRASNICKI, ALINA KRA 457 12:L 19:L 23:L 21:W 15:W 20:L

Kevin Bonham
11-02-2008, 10:30 PM
Lawrence Bretag is a high school player from the small east coast town of St Marys. Drawing with state U18 champ Alastair Dyer in his first rated game must have been a great acheivement for him! Also notable Vincent Horton claiming probably his biggest win to date with a win over Nigel Frame.

Adamski
11-02-2008, 11:32 PM
Were you an arbiter, Kevin? I notice you didn't play. Looks like a good victory for Tony Dowden.

Kevin Bonham
11-02-2008, 11:48 PM
Were you an arbiter, Kevin? I notice you didn't play. Looks like a good victory for Tony Dowden.

I wasn't playing as I had a prior commitment. Normally the Launceston Weekender has been held on the Australia Day weekend and I committed myself to leading a field trip this weekend before I found out it was going to be moved.

I got the results from Bill via the organisers via Brian (etc).

Yes Dowden has had some tournaments here where he concedes a few draws, but he has certainly demolished this one!

Kevin Bonham
12-02-2008, 06:05 PM
Quick report by Tony Dowden. More games may come to hand:


2008 Launceston Weekender [February 9-10]
Round 1: The results followed predictions except on Board 3 where newcomer Lawrence Bretag from St Helens missed at least one clear win before drawing with Alastair Dyer.

Round 2: Again the results mainly went according to seeding. The exceptions were second seed Ramin Rezaie who lost to Launceston clubmate Michael Lucht and third seed Dyer who lost to Kevin Hendrey. Bretag drew with Tony Sturges. Tony Dowden played an interesting simplifying combination against David Hughes of Devonport.

Hughes- Dowden 1.c4 b6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Bb7 4.e3 f5 5.Be2 Nf6 6.0-0 Bb4 7.a3 {7.Qc2} 7...Bxc3 8.dxc3 0-0 9.b3 Ne4 10.Bb2 Qf6 11.Qd4 Qg6 12.Ne5 (?!) 12...Nxc3! 13.Bf3 Ne2+ 14.Kh1 Nxd4 15.Nxg6 Nxf3 16.Nxf8 Nh4 17.f3 Kxf8 18.Rad1 d6 (White is helpless as it is just a matter of time before the knights invade) 19.Bc3 Nd7 20.b4 g5 21.Be1 Ng6 22.Bc3 Ba6 23.b5 Bb7 24.Rdc1 h5 25.Kg1 Ke7 26.Kf2 g4 27.fxg4 hxg4 28.g3 Nc5 29.Ke2 Bf3+ 30.Rxf3 gxf3+ 31.Kxf3 Nd3 32.Rh1 c5 33.h4 Nde5+ 34.Ke2 Rh8 35.a4 Rh5 36.a5 Nxc4 37.axb6 axb6 38.Ra1 e5 39.Ra7+ Ke6 40.Bd2 f4 41.exf4 exf4 42.gxf4 Rxh4 0-1

Round 3: Dowden and Glen Gibbs emerged as the early leaders by beating the two Hendrey brothers. Dowden somewhat fortuitously beat Thomas in a double rook and pawn ending while Gibbs accounted for Kevin. Nigel Frame and Lucht saved their energy for the evening round (to no avail as it turned out) by agreeing to an early draw.

Round 4: Gibbs lost to Dowden in a Modern Defence when his aggressive intentions on the kingside were comfortably countered by Dowden’s queenside play. Ramin Rezaie bounced back into contention with a spectacular win against Frame. Dyer and Thomas Hendry both fought their way back into contention with respective wins over Launceston players Justin Hood and Lucht.

Frame-Rezaie 1.f4 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Nh3 Bg4 4.Nf2 e6 5.Bg2 Nd7 6.c3 c5 7.d3 Bd6 {7…h5!?} 8.Nxg4 Nxg4 9.e4 f5 10.exd5 {10.exf5!} 10...e5 11.0-0 0-0 12.Na3 Nf6 13.fxe5? {13.Nc4} 13...Bxe5 14.Rxf5? (Overlooking Black’s plan) 14...Qc7 15.Nc4 Bxg3!! 16.hxg3 Qxg3 17.Qf3 Qh2+ 18.Kf1 Nh5! (White is defenceless now that all Black’s pieces are involved) 19.d6 Rxf5 0-1

Gibbs-Dowden 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 a6 5.Be2 Bg4 6.Be3 b5 7.Qd2 Nbd7 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 e5 10.Ne2 exd4 11.Bxd4 Ne5 12.Bxe5 Bxe5 13.c3 Ne7 14.Nf4 (=) 14...0-0 15.Nd3 Bg7 16.g4?! {16.g3} 16...Rb8 17.Bg2 c5 18.f4 a5 19.a3 Qb6 20.Qf2 b4 21.axb4 axb4 22.cxb4? Bd4! 23.Qd2 c4 24.Nc1 Be3 25.Qc3 Bxf4 26.Ne2 Be5 27.Qxc4 Rfc8 28.Qb3 Nc6 29.Rd1 Qa7! 30.b5 Qa5+ 31.Nc3 Rxb5 32.Qa3 (?) {32.Qc2 Rxb2! also wins} 32...Qxa3 33.Nxb5 Bg3+ 0-1

Round 5: Dowden profited from an early piece blunder by Kevin Hendrey. Dyer won in the ending against Thomas Hendrey’s Sveshnikov Sicilian. Gibbs prevailed against Ramin Rezaie. Lucht and Vincent Horton moved into a share of third with Dyer with respective wins over Hughes and Frame.

Round 6 Despite losing an exchange along the way, Dowden obtained his sixth win by slowly outplaying and eventually mating Vincent Horton from the Black side of the French Defence. Vincent – still only 11 years old – should be proud of his strong play throughout the event. Alastair Dyer continued his stuttering form – surely only temporary – by obtaining a winning position against Gibbs before suddenly losing a piece and the game. Glen Gibbs therefore came clear second with 5/6 and at over 70 years old remains both a remarkable inspiration and a formidable opponent. Michael Lucht claimed clear third position on 4.5/6 by defeating Kevin Hendrey.

Desmond
12-02-2008, 08:24 PM
Tony must have been lucky to not have to play anyone higher that the 5th seed.

Kevin Bonham
12-02-2008, 08:38 PM
Tony must have been lucky to not have to play anyone higher that the 5th seed.

Another unusual aspect of the crosstable is that outright 3rd played neither outright 1st nor outright 2nd.

However, these things can happen when some of the top seeds are not performing according to their strength on the weekend in question.

Bill Gletsos
12-02-2008, 08:48 PM
In case it escapes anyones notice the crosstable is sorted on rating order not score order

Kevin Bonham
15-02-2008, 09:59 PM
V Horton - Frame

Interesting rook ending. Black's 34...b6 is an error because white could take it and create an OPP. After White failed to do that, Black could still have held with 35...bxc6 36.bxc6 g5 (...g5 would have been best on move 34). By not getting ...g5 in in time with the rook still on f6 black loses the ability to defend the f-pawn, and then he exchanges rooks into a lost pawn ending.

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.h5 Bh7 8.Nf3 e6 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nf6 11.Bd2 Nbd7 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Kb1 Qc7 14.Ne4 O-O-O 15.c4 Kb8 16.g3 Nxe4 17.Qxe4 Nf6 18.Qe2 Rhf8 19.Rhe1 Ka8 20.Bf4 Bd6 21.Ne5 Nd7 22.Nxd7 Rxd7 23.Bxd6 Qxd6 24.Qg4 f5 25.Qe2 Rf6 26.Qe5 Kb8 27.Kc2 Kc7 28.c5 Qxe5 29.Rxe5 Rd5 30.Rxd5 exd5 31.Re1 Kd7 32.Re5 f4 33.g4 f3 34.Kd3 b6 35.b4 Rf7 36.Ke3 bxc5 37.bxc5 Rf6 38.Rf5 Rxf5 39.gxf5 Ke7 40.Kxf3 Kf7 41.Kf4 Kf6 42.a4 a5 43.f3 Kf7 44.Ke5 Ke7 45.f4 Kf7 46.Kd6 Kf6 47.Kxc6 Kxf5 48.Kxd5 g6 49.c6 gxh5 50.c7 1-0

apparently Horton had about 5 mins left from move 25 onwards.

Capablanca-Fan
18-02-2008, 12:29 PM
Tony must have been lucky to not have to play anyone higher that the 5th seed.
Although that is probably not so important since Dr Dowden was >200 points higher anyway.

Capablanca-Fan
18-02-2008, 12:34 PM
V Horton - Frame

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.h5 Bh7 8.Nf3 e6 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nf6 11.Bd2 Nbd7 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Kb1 Qc7 14.Ne4 O-O-O 15.c4 Kb8 16.g3 Nxe4 17.Qxe4 Nf6 18.Qe2 Rhf8 19.Rhe1 Ka8 20.Bf4 Bd6 21.Ne5 Nd7 22.Nxd7 Rxd7 23.Bxd6 Qxd6 24.Qg4 f5 25.Qe2 Rf6 26.Qe5 Kb8 27.Kc2 Kc7 28.c5 Qxe5 29.Rxe5 Rd5 30.Rxd5 exd5 31.Re1 Kd7 32.Re5 f4 33.g4 f3 34.Kd3 b6 35.b4 Rf7 36.Ke3 bxc5 37.bxc5 Rf6 38.Rf5 Rxf5 39.gxf5 Ke7 40.Kxf3 Kf7 41.Kf4 Kf6 42.a4 a5 43.f3 Kf7 44.Ke5 Ke7 45.f4 Kf7 46.Kd6 Kf6 47.Kxc6 Kxf5 48.Kxd5 g6 49.c6 gxh5 50.c7 1-0

Seems a shame to exchange the outpost Ne5. Better to let Black exchange once and use the Ps on e5 and h5 to cramp Black's K-side in what Kmoch called the "quart grip".

Tony Dowden
19-02-2008, 08:08 PM
Although that is probably not so important since Dr Dowden was >200 points higher anyway.

I concur with Dr Sarfati!