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Publicist
09-04-2008, 05:46 AM
Vic. Open Championship
The Box Hill Chess Club presents on behalf of Chess Victoria the 2008 Victorian Open Championship on June 7, 8, and 9 [Queens Birthday weekend]
For full details and web entry forms view the CV website http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com and go to 08 CV tournaments

Publicist
01-05-2008, 01:43 PM
Entries are indeed coming in with the first cab of the rank, junior Box Hill member Jason Tang followed closely by the irrepressible David Flude with Victor Kildisas coming in third. As entries come in they will be shown on the CV website via 08 CV tournaments and the links. It is good to enter early as the early bird discounts are worthwhile and stress on the organisers is reduced

Brian_Jones
01-05-2008, 04:08 PM
Grand Prix registration
The tournament has been registered as a class 3 grand prix tournament


Not yet it hasn't. :eek:

eclectic
01-05-2008, 04:45 PM
Not yet it hasn't. :eek:

yeah, and DON'T register it unless it's a class 5

:lol: :lol: :lol:

box hill skin flints

(did i say that?)

:uhoh:

Brian_Jones
02-05-2008, 10:21 AM
Not yet it hasn't. :eek:

The Vic Open has today been registered as a Class 3 Myer Tan Grand Prix tournament! :)

Publicist
05-05-2008, 04:46 PM
Well it is good to have that little hiccup sorted out.
The tournament will be held at 3 Rochester Road, which apart from being the Box Hill Chess Club venue is now also the Chess Victoria headquarters for 2008
I am sure it will prove again an ideal venue for this the 19th Vic Open Championship; especially now that extra analysis and preparation spaces are available.
There is ample parking,
Light refreshments at moderate prices are available
It is close to Canterbury Station and the famous Maling Road coffee shops.
Marcus Raine’s bookshop will be open

ER
05-05-2008, 06:15 PM
Nice to see you back Captain, I hope you enjoyed the break! :)
Cheers and good luck!

Publicist
07-05-2008, 01:08 PM
Last year the sole CV exec participant was Chris Potter who admittedly brought most of his family. This year the executive has a few more active players and it would be nice if President Katrin Wills, Vice president Leonid Sandler and Chris and family could persuaded to enter the line up
If Katrin is able to play she will be the first CV president ever to participate as a player in the Vic Open.

eclectic
07-05-2008, 01:21 PM
does she post here by any chance? :eh:

should i sob on my briquettes if she doesn't? :rolleyes:

Metro
07-05-2008, 06:15 PM
If Katrin is able to play she will be the first CV president ever to participate as a player in the Vic Open.

She might need an incentive!
Seriously,I think she might be a semi-retired tournament player.

Publicist
07-05-2008, 06:23 PM
Katrin's incentive will be a vastly improved rating. She is too good a player to be stuck on her come-back rating

Metro
07-05-2008, 06:27 PM
Katrin's incentive will be a vastly improved rating. She is too good a player to be stuck on her come-back rating
A box of chocolates might do the trick :D

Publicist
13-05-2008, 05:55 AM
Box hill and Melbourne cult figure Marcus Raine has agreed to be the arbiter. Between rounds he will look after his ever growing book store. Last year's official David Hacche has decided to play!

Publicist
13-05-2008, 09:56 PM
Igor has has put himself forward as a likely player, he is aiming for the double
Will Mirko Rujevic also be a contender?
Keep the early bird entries going folks

Metro
14-05-2008, 12:49 AM
Box hill and Melbourne cult figure Marcus Raine has agreed to be the arbiter.
IIRC he is "trappistnight".

Publicist
22-05-2008, 04:22 PM
GM Darryl Johansen is a definite may-be for the 08 Vic Open

eclectic
22-05-2008, 04:30 PM
GM Darryl Johansen is a definite may-be for the 08 Vic Open

oxymoron of the day?

Basil
22-05-2008, 04:33 PM
GM Darryl Johansen is a definite may-be for the 08 Vic Open
a possible certainty?

seriously, that's good news. hope he plays.

Davidflude
29-05-2008, 07:23 PM
The early bird discounts finish this weekend so now is the time to present your entry either at the club on Friday or by post before the weekend. Championship is on at 3 Rochester Road. Enter early to pick up the early bird discounts. For full details and web entry forms view the CV website http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com and go to 08 CV tournaments

ER
31-05-2008, 03:49 AM
The 2008 Victorian Open Championship

will be held on the Queens Birthday weekend June 7, 8, and 9.

The tournament will held at 3 Rochester Road Canterbury and will be organised by the Box Hill Chess Club

Venue

The venue is located at 3 Rochester Road Canterbury and is within 5 minutes walk from Canterbury Station.

The venue is close to the famous Maling Road shops
There is ample parking nearby

Grand Prix registration
The tournament has been registered as a
class 3 grand prix tournament

Playing schedule:

June 7:
Round 1: 11.30
Round 2: 16.00

June 8:
Round 3: 10.00
Round 4: 14.30
Round 5: 19.00

June 9:

Round 6: 10.00
Round 7: 14.30

Tournament rules:
Rate of Play: 90 minutes per player per game plus 30 seconds per move from move one
Ratings: Nationally rated and FIDE rated

Prize giving:
June 9 at 18.00

Entry Fees:
$65 less $15 early bird discount if paid by May 30.
Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters
provided their entries are received during the early bird entry period

Entry conditions:
Open to all members from CV affiliated clubs, as well as Interstate, and international visitors and non members of affiliated clubs
prepared to pay a $10 registration fee.

Payments:
Cash or cheque to the Box Hill Chess Club Inc.

Entries:
Print the attached entry form and submit by mail to 2008 Vic Open Championshipc/o
6 Andrew Street Forest Hill. 3131
address on the form or in person at the Box Hill Chess Club.

Enquiries:
Gerrit Hartland, tournament organizer
Telephone 9878 3163.
E-mail: gerrit.hartland@bigpond.com

Closing of Entries
Entries will close at 10.30 on Saturday morning at the venue.
All entries must be accompanied by the required entry fee

Prize Fund
A prize pool of $3999 minimum including a $1200 first prize will be offered.
There will be ratings prizes in eight divisions.

Open 1st $1200
Open 2nd $800
Open 3rd $400

rating group A [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group B [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group C [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group D [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group E [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group F [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group G [one prize] 1st $150
rating group H [one prize] 1st $150

Unrated [one prize] 1st $100

Prize money is shared between eligible players on equal points

Publicist
04-06-2008, 01:09 PM
As May 30 is now well past the early bird entries are finished, but prospective entrants will find there is still plenty of room at the inn. Unfortunately GM Darryl Johansen's status has dropped from a definite may-be to an unlikely may-be. Ratings for this tournament will of course be based on the June ratings list

Davidflude
04-06-2008, 05:53 PM
Every year there is a flood of entries at the last possible moment. So why not be sneaky. Come and play the Allegro on Friday night at Box Hill and put your entry in. Then you will not have to stand in the queue on Saturday morning.

You do not have to be a member of Box Hill or CJCC to play. You just have to be prepared to lose rating points to underrated juniors.

Publicist
06-06-2008, 04:16 PM
IM Leonid Sandler, prominent coach and popular CV vice president has entered the 08 Vic Open. It must have been been some time since he has played in this particular tournament. as I cannot recollect an entry from him before. WELCOME ABOARD Leonid

Publicist
07-06-2008, 01:14 PM
The tournament got under way with a final count of 68 players and a late influx of some highly rated Victorians. Round one results and the draw for round 2 will be up on CV website at about 4

Publicist
07-06-2008, 05:05 PM
The results of round 1 and the draw for round 2 are up on the CV Website http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com go to 08 CV tournaments

Publicist
07-06-2008, 09:25 PM
Results of round 2 and round 3 draw are now available on the CV website

Davidflude
07-06-2008, 11:05 PM
where is the link so people can watch games on line.

BearDrinkingBeer
08-06-2008, 08:49 AM
where is the link so people can watch games on line.

The live games seem to be at the Box Hill Chess Club website, http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm.

Watto
08-06-2008, 10:06 AM
The live games seem to be at the Box Hill Chess Club website, http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm.
Thanks for the tip: Leon Kempen vs Igor Goldenberg has just started...

MichaelBaron
08-06-2008, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the tip: Leon Kempen vs Igor Goldenberg has just started...

I think there is some problem with the transmission of moves. The online transmission got stuck after move 22

MichaelBaron
08-06-2008, 05:52 PM
Brendan Podbury is on 2.5/3 despite playing 3 players rated above him:clap:

His rating is 1400 and he is on the same score as IM Sandler and FM Goldenberg. Well, done Brendon:clap:

Watto
08-06-2008, 11:09 PM
Brendan Podbury is on 2.5/3 despite playing 3 players rated above him:clap:

His rating is 1400 and he is on the same score as IM Sandler and FM Goldenberg. Well, done Brendon:clap:
Yes, and he drew with Eugene Schon in round 4 which is great. He was also going fine against Derek Yu when we left during round 5 although it was early in the game.

Watto
09-06-2008, 12:15 AM
I've just noticed that results to date are up and also round 6 pairings: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/08_vic_open_results.htm

Jason Hu
09-06-2008, 01:02 AM
Go derek and bobby for 1st!

BearDrinkingBeer
09-06-2008, 07:58 PM
Igor Goldenberg and Domagoj Dragicevic have tied for first.

Axiom
09-06-2008, 08:04 PM
WELL DONE IGOR !

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

ER
09-06-2008, 09:38 PM
Igor and Domagoj !!!
they are both popular champs anyway! I loved their acceptance speeches!

ER
09-06-2008, 09:55 PM
As for me, having lost my round 6 game on forfeit (due to Euro 2008) I managed to wake up at 11.30 am while the round started at 10.00 am! Not that I could beat Ronald anyway!!! :P
Then in order to be in the prizes, I had to beat an 1850+ player in the last round!
so I did!

Here is the game and I am playing White!

1. Nc3 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. Bf4 a6 4. f3 Nf6 5. Nh3 Bxh3 6. gxh3 g6 7. Qd2 Nh5 8. Bh6 e6 9. Bxf8 Rxf8 10. 0-0-0 f5 11. e4 fxe4 12. fxe4 Qd6 13. exd5 exd5 14. Re1 Kd7 15. Be2 Qf4 16. Bg4 Kd8 17. Qxf4 Nxf4 18. Rhf1 h5 19. Bxh5 gxh5 20. Nxd5 Ne2 21. Kd2 Re8 22. Rxe2 Rxe2 23. Kxe2 Kd7 24. c3 Re8 25. Kd3 Kd8 26. Rf7 Ne7 27. Rxe7 Rxe7 28. Nxe7 Kxe7 29. Ke4
1-0.

Cheers and good luck!

Publicist
09-06-2008, 09:56 PM
The final tournament results and crosstable are now on the CV web site. Those who did not play missed a great tournament

Basil
09-06-2008, 10:12 PM
Here is the game and I am playing White!
Bravo! :clap:

ER
09-06-2008, 10:16 PM
thanks Howie! :)
Cheers and good luck

Basil
09-06-2008, 10:17 PM
I don't know if 19.Bxh5 is sound but I would not have been pleased to be on the receiving end. Looks like a great move!

ER
09-06-2008, 10:22 PM
I haven't analysed it either Howie, I just based the move on the surprise element, as I did with the opening.
Cheers and good luck!

Zwischenzug
09-06-2008, 10:25 PM
What a strange opening. 5.e3, 6.Bd3 and 7.Ne2 seems a bit better.

Instead of 8...e6, black should have played 8...Bg7. He won't fianchetto his bishop but at least he can still castle short. 26...Ne7 is horrible, black willingly trades down to a losing endgame.

Kevin Bonham
09-06-2008, 10:33 PM
19.Nxd5! first is actually objectively better, because after 19.Bxh5 gxh5 20.Nxd5 black has the defences ...Ne6 and ...Ng6, both of which he didn't have before since one was covered by the bishop and one had a pawn on it. 19.Nxd5! hxg4 20.Nxf4 (threatening fork on e6) Kd7 21.hxg4 and white is two pawns up.

However, it didn't matter because black failed to see both ....Ne6 and ...Ng6 (or maybe he dismissed them as too drawish and was trying too hard to win); after 20...Ne2+? 21.Kd2! black is in trouble and after ...Re8? wasting a crucial tempo he needed for winning the d-pawn, he is lost.

Well done! :clap:

MichaelBaron
09-06-2008, 10:40 PM
Congratulations to Igor and Domagoi :clap:

Davidflude
09-06-2008, 10:43 PM
Yes i won a prize so another $25 will go to the Olympiad Appeal.

I won against 3 juniors, drew against two other higher rated players but crashed and burned against two other higher rated players players. I could not quite put Eugene Schon away but I did demonstrate that two knights are better than two bishops in blocked positions.

I shall write an article for the magazine about the tournament.

Davidflude
09-06-2008, 10:45 PM
Yes, and he drew with Eugene Schon in round 4 which is great. He was also going fine against Derek Yu when we left during round 5 although it was early in the game.

Derek won with a very nice piece sac.

Nevertheless podbury played very well throughout the tournament.

ER
09-06-2008, 11:15 PM
19.Nxd5! first is actually objectively better, because after 19.Bxh5 gxh5 20.Nxd5 black has the defences ...Ne6 and ...Ng6, both of which he didn't have before since one was covered by the bishop and one had a pawn on it. 19.Nxd5! hxg4 20.Nxf4 (threatening fork on e6) Kd7 21.hxg4 and white is two pawns up.

However, it didn't matter because black failed to see both ....Ne6 and ...Ng6 (or maybe he dismissed them as too drawish and was trying too hard to win); after 20...Ne2+? 21.Kd2! black is in trouble and after ...Re8? wasting a crucial tempo he needed for winning the d-pawn, he is lost.

Well done! :clap:

Incredible analysis, particularly the 19. Nxd5! line. Thanks for the suggestion Kev, I wouldn't even dream of playing this, let alone finding it otb.
Cheers and good luck!

ER
09-06-2008, 11:19 PM
By the way I was impressed by the quality of junior play in the tournament... I wish someone posted the game

Ng, Isaac 1474 0:1 Yu, Sally

ER
09-06-2008, 11:28 PM
Brendan was undoubtly one of the pleasant surprises of the tournament. I hope he does equally well in the upcoming Vic Junior Champioships to be held in a couple of weeks at the Box Hill CJ CC. (Details to follow soon). The same applies for Zachary, Deniz, Kyle, and the other talented juniors of the Club.
In my opinion, however, one of the (non chess playing) stars of the whole organisation was Brendan's granma Brenda! What a powerhouse of energy enthusiasm and absolute application to her duties! Having her with us for three days was a pleasure and an inspiration. And that's without underestimating the absolutely fantastic support of the other wonderful parents who made their possitive presence felt throughout the tournament!
Big :clap: :clap: :clap:s to all!
Cheers and good luck!

ER
09-06-2008, 11:31 PM
One more word for the Vic Juniors.
Watch out for Sally Yu. She will make her presence felt!!!
Also, keep in safe Anurag and Deniz!
Cheers and good luck!

Metro
09-06-2008, 11:37 PM
Congratulations to Igor and Domagoi :clap:
:clap: :clap:

Davidflude
10-06-2008, 10:09 AM
By the way I was impressed by the quality of junior play in the tournament... I wish someone posted the game

Ng, Isaac 1474 0:1 Yu, Sally

I have all the score sheets. I will look at that game.

Publicist
10-06-2008, 10:13 PM
Does any-one ever seriously look at the Canterbury micro Juniors?
Zachary Loh winner of the unrated section
Liam Hamilton rating group 8 winner on his own
Michael Chang 4 points, draw against Bashar, Win against Ivanov
Nevedita Anguswamy, Adam Hayman, Manoj Anguswamy novice up and comers
Who wants to look at Baron's blogspot. It is 12 months out of date

Davidflude
11-06-2008, 02:19 PM
Does any-one ever seriously look at the Canterbury micro Juniors?
Zachary Loh winner of the unrated section
Liam Hamilton rating group 8 winner on his own
Michael Chang 4 points, draw against Bashar, Win against Ivanov
Nevedita Anguswamy, Adam Hayman, Manoj Anguswamy novice up and comers


I shall be looking at the micro boppers games.

Also I have a copy of Mario Zoppi (1832) v Linden Lyons (1168) won by black. This was the big round one upset. Once I convert it to PGN I shall post it here.

ER
11-06-2008, 06:08 PM
Brendan was undoubtly one of the pleasant surprises of the tournament. I hope he does equally well in the upcoming Vic Junior Champioships to be held in a couple of weeks at the Box Hill CJ CC. (Details to follow soon). The same applies for Zachary, Deniz, Kyle, and the other talented juniors of the Club.
In my opinion, however, one of the (non chess playing) stars of the whole organisation was Brendan's granma Brenda! What a powerhouse of energy enthusiasm and absolute application to her duties! Having her with us for three days was a pleasure and an inspiration. And that's without underestimating the absolutely fantastic support of the other wonderful parents who made their possitive presence felt throughout the tournament!
Big :clap: :clap: :clap:s to all!
Cheers and good luck!

Oh my God I left out Liam Hamilton, :clap: Michael Chang, :clap: Nevedita Anguswamy,:clap: Adam Hayman, :clap: Manoj and Anguswamy :clap: sorry guys, I was dead tired after the tournament ended! :):confused: I am an old guy don't forget!!! :)
Thanks Captain for reminding me!!
Cheers and good luck!

Davidflude
11-06-2008, 11:57 PM
Oh my God I left out Liam Hamilton, :clap: Michael Chang, :clap: Nevedita Anguswamy,:clap: Adam Hayman, :clap: Manoj and Anguswamy :clap: sorry guys, I was dead tired after the tournament ended! :):confused: I am an old guy don't forget!!! :)
Thanks Captain for reminding me!!
Cheers and good luck!

And you missed out the two juniors who were playing to win the tournament in the last round.

Board 1 Wallis, Christopher 2153 [5] 0:1 Goldenberg, Igor 2362 [5]
Board 2 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2125 [5] 1:0 Cheng, Bobby 1958 [5]

ER
12-06-2008, 01:42 AM
And you missed out the two juniors who were playing to win the tournament in the last round.

Board 1 Wallis, Christopher 2153 [5] 0:1 Goldenberg, Igor 2362 [5]
Board 2 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2125 [5] 1:0 Cheng, Bobby 1958 [5]

:wall: :wall: :wall:
:mad: :mad: :mad:

No excuses for that! Particularly with Chris who is one of my favourite Australian players! Next time I will be more prompt in studying the whole list of results before I open my big mouth!'
Cheers and good luck David thanks for reminding me!

ER
12-06-2008, 01:45 AM
I have all the score sheets. I will look at that game.

Look at Sally's Rook "sacrifice"! It's an incredibly deep as well as amusing idea! Well, I confess I had never seen something like that ever before!
Cheers and good luck!

Publicist
13-06-2008, 03:31 AM
Some groovy photos now on the web site

Davidflude
16-06-2008, 10:28 PM
Leonid Sandler will be annotating games for the magazine.

I shall post some of the games which will probably not be annotated by Leonid.

The first needs no annotations.

Event: ?
Site: ?
Date: ????.??.??
Round: ?
White: Mario, Zoppi
Black: Linden, Lyons
Result: 0-1
ECO: A00
WhiteElo: 1832
BlackElo: 1168
PlyCount: 108
EventDate: 2008.06.09
SourceDate: 2008.06.10

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Nge2 Nc6 7. O-O Bxc3 8.
Nxc3 cxd4 9. exd4 b6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 Nxd4 12. Bh7+ Kxh7 13. Qxd4 Bb7 14.
Rad1 Bc6 15. b4 a6 16. b5 axb5 17. cxb5 Bb7 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Qxf6 gxf6 20.
Rxd7 Bc8 21. Rd6 Rb8 22. Rfd1 Rg8 23. Ne4 Kg6 24. Rd8 Bb7 25. Rxb8 Rxb8 26. Nc3
Rc8 27. Rd3 Bd5 28. f3 Rc5 29. a4 Bc4 30. Re3 Bd5 31. Kf2 f5 32. f4 h5 33. g3
Kf6 34. Ke1 Ke7 35. Kd2 Kd6 36. Rd3 f6 37. Ke3 e5 38. Ne2 e4 39. Rd2 Rc8 40.
Nd4 Rc3+ 41. Ke2 Bc4+ 42. Kd1 Kc5 43. Nxf5 Bd3 44. Ne3 Kd4 45. Nf5+ Kc4 46.
Nd6+ Kd4 47. Nf5+ Kc4 48. Nd6+ Kb4 49. f5 Rb3 50. Ke1 e3 51. Rd1 Kc3 52. Rc1+
Kd4 53. Nc8 Rb2 54. Nxb6 Rf2 0-1

Davidflude
16-06-2008, 10:34 PM
another game this one lightly annotated

Davidflude
16-06-2008, 10:35 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: ?
Date: ????.??.??
Round: ?
White: Isaac, Ng
Black: Sally, Yu
Result: 0-1
ECO: A25
PlyCount: 46
EventDate: 2008.06.09
SourceDate: 2008.06.12

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 d6 5. Nf3 Be6 6. d3 Qd7 7. O-O {castling i
nto the black attack. The caveman attacks with a charging h pawn are common
against the sicilian dragon or pirc.} (7. Ng5 Bf5 8. e4 Bg4 9. f3 Bh5 {
confuses the issue}) 7... Bh3 8. Bd2 {this move is too slow.} (8. Bg5 {
temporarily prevents the charge of the black h pawn}) 8... h5 9. Rb1 h4 10.
Nxh4 {suicidal} (10. Bxh3 Qxh3 11. Ng5 Qd7 12. Qa4 {is a much stronger defence}
) 10... Rxh4 11. Bg5 (11. gxh4 Qg4 {forces checkmate}) 11... Rh7 12. Bxf6 Bxg2
13. Nd5 Qh3 (13... Bxd5 {is the simplest winning line.}) 14. Nxc7+ Kd7 15. Bh4
Kxc7 16. Re1 Be7 17. c5 Bxh4 18. cxd6+ Kxd6 19. Qa4 Bg5 20. Qa3+ Kc7 21. f4
exf4 (21... Qxh2+ {is the shortest checkmate} 22. Kf2 Bh1+ 23. Ke3 Bxf4+ 24.
gxf4 Qxf4#) 22. Rbc1 Qxh2+ 23. Kf2 fxg3# 0-1

Kevin Bonham
17-06-2008, 05:32 PM
Look at Sally's Rook "sacrifice"! It's an incredibly deep as well as amusing idea! Well, I confess I had never seen something like that ever before!

Is that the one in the game posted by David Flude above?

That kind of exchange sac on h4/h5 is pretty common (and that is one of the more decisive versions since if white takes it white gets mated in two.)

A very early version of the same is found in the following anti-Birds line:

1.f4 d5 2.g3 h5!? 3.Nf3 h4 4.Nxh4 Rxh4 5.gxh4 e5

with ... Qxh4 to follow.

ER
18-06-2008, 10:40 PM
Is that the one in the game posted by David Flude above?

That kind of exchange sac on h4/h5 is pretty common (and that is one of the more decisive versions since if white takes it white gets mated in two.)

A very early version of the same is found in the following anti-Birds line:

1.f4 d5 2.g3 h5!? 3.Nf3 h4 4.Nxh4 Rxh4 5.gxh4 e5

with ... Qxh4 to follow.

Wow, what's going on here? In all honesty I haven't seen these things before! To her credit though, Sally told me after the game that the ... Rxh4 move is well known line of attack. However, I still haven't seen it before! The sight of them juniors knowing and playing lines like that is absolutely fascinating!!!!
Cheers and good luck!
Thanks David and Kevin for the analysis and info!