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bobby1972
14-05-2008, 03:40 PM
is that today? very strong last year.

Igor_Goldenberg
14-05-2008, 05:51 PM
is that today? very strong last year.
Yes, starts tonight.

Bereaved
15-05-2008, 06:56 PM
Hello everyone,

Here is the first email circular about this event from Garry Lycett; also could one of the moderators please change the Thread title to include "2008" and 'Open"....thanks in advance

Dandenong Autumn Open 2008

The Autumn Open got underway with Igor Goldenberg as top seed, returning to
defend the title he won last year.
Along with the regular Dandenong players this tournament saw the return of
club champion Malcolm Pyke, second seeded Ascaro Pecori and the Lojanica
brothers. And of course Alistair Anderson who comes from Geelong to play
this tournament every year.

Although some games were very close most of the higher rated players got
through as expected. Although had John Seehusen realised just how good his
position was against Garry Lycett there could quite easily have been
another casulty.

The only two upsets this round were Mehmedalija Dizdarevic losing to
Pezhman Ghayoori and Milenko Lojanica going down to Rhys Hopkins.

Mehmedalija got into trouble and was forced to let Pezhman queen a pawn.
Although Mehmedalija had four pawns for the queen it was never enough and
Pezhman scored a fine win.

Milenko lost a bit differently. Milenko is currently overseas but last week
was entered by brother Zdravko who said Milenko would be returning and
wanted to play in this tournament. It was only 15 minutes after the
pairings were done that the organisers learned that Milenko is not
returning until this weekend. The reason this information was discovered
too late is that the only people who knew Milenko wasn't here didn't
themselves appear until after the round had begun. This is normal, chess
players seem to think that as first rounds always start late they can
arrive and enter late, which is why first rounds always start late. But
then again, chess tournaments would run much more smoothly if the
organisers didn't have to put up with chess players. Anyway, Milenko lost
on forfeit.

Rhys Hopkins might have got 1-point but was understandably annoyed to pay
$50 entry and then not play a game, especially when he travels quite a
distance to play at Dandenong each week.

Following are the results from round one and the pairings for round two.

Regards; Garry Lycett

Results Rd1

1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [0] 1:0 Chua, Manny 1600 [0]
2 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [0] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm 2105 [0]
3 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [0] -:+ Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [0]
4 Potter, Christopher 1537 [0] 0:1 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [0]
5 Machell, Don 1941 [0] 1:0 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [0]
6 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [0] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [0]
7 Kildisas, Victor 1912 [0] 1:0 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [0]
8 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [0] 0:1 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [0]
9 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [0] 1:0 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0]
10 Pispek, Peter 1400 [0] 0:1 Silas, Pranas 1830 [0]
11 Lycett, Garry 1821 [0] 1:0 Seehusen, John 1098 [0]
12 Lee, Geoff 1001 [0] 0:1 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [0]
13 Campara, Miralem 1743 [0] 1:0 De Winter, Stephen 982 [0]
14 Gray, Alan 891 [0] 0:1 Biondo, Sam 1625 [0]
15 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [0] 1:0 Froiland, Gunnar [0]
16 Mather, Craig [0] 0:1 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [0]

Pairings Rd2

1 Silas, Pranas 1830 [1] : Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [1]
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [1] : Lycett, Garry 1821 [1]
3 Pyke, Malcolm 2105 [1] : Campara, Miralem 1743 [1]
4 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1] : Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [1]
5 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [1] : Machell, Don 1941 [1]
6 Biondo, Sam 1625 [1] : Kildisas, Victor 1912 [1]
7 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [1] : Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [1]
8 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [1] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [1]
9 Chua, Manny 1600 [0] : Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [1]
10 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] : Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [0]
11 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [0] : Pispek, Peter 1400 [0]
12 Seehusen, John 1098 [0] : Burzic, Ramo 1595 [0]
13 De Winter, Stephen 982 [0] : Potter, Christopher 1537 [0]
14 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [0] : Lee, Geoff 1001 [0]
15 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [0] : Gray, Alan 891 [0]
16 Froiland, Gunnar [0] : Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [0]
17 Mather, Craig [0] : BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
22-05-2008, 12:20 PM
Hello everyone


Here is the next email circular about this event from Garry Lycett

Dandenong Autumn Open 2008

Round two saw the three top seeds continue on their way to 2 / 2 but they
had to fight hard to get the point.
On top board Igor Goldenberg was pushed by Frank Silas for a long time but
in the end proved too powerful.
On board two Garry Lycett seemed to be holding out against Ascaro Pecori,
but when the end came it was quick. After his 18th move Garry thought his
position was better, (and Fritz agrees). After Ascaro's 22nd move Garry
spent 20 minutes trying to find a way to save the game he knew was lost,
(again Fritz agrees).
On board three reigning club champion Malcolm Pyke finally overcame the
resistance put up by Miralem Campara to join the other two.

The tournaments only draw so far came when Sadedin Redzepagic played very
well and never looked like losing to the much higher rated Zdravko Lojanica.

Eddie Kocjancic went one better and overcame an almost 200-point rating gap
to defeat Don Machell in the longest game of the night. I didn't see much
of the early part but at the end it came down to a rook and three pawns
versus a rook and two pawns ending. Don is very good at "extricating
himself from lost positions with skill, experience and tactical awareness",
a description more commonly referred to amongst chess players as "a
swindle". But with accurate play Eddie didn't allow any chances and
recorded a fine win.


Sam Biondo is returning to chess after an 18-month absence. In both rounds
he has been 15-minutes late, taken a long time over his early moves and
been in time trouble by move fifteen. It's as though he was never gone.
Last night he played well against Victor Kildisas only to see it spoiled in
time trouble. Next week Sam plays Chris Potter, who is also always late and
takes a lot of time early in a game. If ever there was a game likely to
turn into a time scramble by move 10 it will be this one.

In tournaments there are always players who do better than expected, ad
some who do worse. So far the "better than expected" category includes
Ahmet Yilmaz and Pezhman Ghayoori. Last night Ahmet defeated Abdulwahab
Rashid very quickly despite a 367-point rating difference and Pezhman
followed up last weeks win over Mehmedalija Dizdarevic with a win against
Manny Chua.
Both Ahmet and Pezhman are now on 2 / 2 but their opposition will go up a
level next week and they will need all their good form.

Following are the results from round two and the pairings for round three.

Regards; Garry Lycett

Results Rd2

1 Silas, Pranas 1830 [1] 0:1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [1]
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [1] 1:0 Lycett, Garry 1821 [1]
3 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [1] 1:0 Campara, Miralem 1743 [1]
4 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1] .5:.5 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [1]
5 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [1] 1:0 Machell, Don 1941 [1]
6 Biondo, Sam 1625 [1] 0:1 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [1]
7 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [1] 1:0 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [1]
8 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [1] 1:0 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [1]
9 Chua, Manny 1600 [0] 0:1 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [1]
10 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] -:+ Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [0]
11 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [0] 1:0 Pispek, Peter 1400 [0]
12 Seehusen, John 1098 [0] 0:1 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [0]
13 De Winter, Stephen 982 [0] 0:1 Potter, Christopher 1537 [0]
14 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [0] 1:0 Lee, Geoff 1001 [0]
15 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [0] 1:0 Gray, Alan 891 [0]
16 Froiland, Gunnar [0] 0:1 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [0]
17 Mather, Craig [0] 1:0 BYE

Pairings Rd3

1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [2] : Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2]
2 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [2] : Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [2]
3 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [2]
4 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [2] : Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2]
5 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [1] : Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1.5]
6 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [1.5] : Machell, Don 1941 [1]
7 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [1] : Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [1]
8 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [1] : Senturk, Bahri 1510 [1]
9 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [1] : Silas, Pranas 1830 [1]
10 Lycett, Garry 1821 [1] : Kudric, Mirko 1461 [1]
11 Campara, Miralem 1743 [1] : Mather, Craig [1]
12 Potter, Christopher 1537 [1] : Biondo, Sam 1625 [1]
13 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1] : Seehusen, John 1098 [0]
14 Gray, Alan 891 [0] : Chua, Manny 1600 [0]
15 Pispek, Peter 1400 [0] : De Winter, Stephen 982 [0]
16 Lee, Geoff 1001 [0] : Froiland, Gunnar [0]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] : BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
30-05-2008, 05:22 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are is the next email circular about this event from Garry Lycett

Dandenong Autumn Open 208

Round three saw eight players on 2 / 2 whittled down to four players on 3 /
3 as the higher rated players won through on the top four boards.

After a long struggle Igor Goldenberg went into an ending with 2N + 2P vs
1R against Alistair Anderson who was determined to continue trying.
Alistair might have been hoping to win one pawn which would make the win
more problematic as he could then sac his rook for the other pawn if given
a chance. A player of Igor’s ability isn’t going to allow this to happen
but Alistair persisted and continued playing on, and on, and on ….. and on.
But as frustrated as spectators might have been with the late ending,
Igor’s very clever finish was pleasing. Not bothering to queen a pawn he
made do with knights on c6 and d6, pawn on b6 and Alistair’s king on b8
being forced to move to a8 where pawn to b7 delivers mate.

Ascaro Pecori managed to defeat Eddie Kocjancic after Eddie overlooked a
knight check that exposed his queen to attack or lost a rook. Eddie fought
on but the issue was not in doubt after his blunder. It was a shame as
Eddie had played well up to that stage and looked to have a decent
position.

Malcolm Pyke appeared on paper to have the easiest game of the leaders,
playing Pezhman Ghayoori rated 616-points below him. He also seemed to have
a brand new pen to write with judging by the fancy box he took it out of.
But no matter how well the moves are written it doesn’t mean they’re good.
Not that Malcolm’s moves were bad, but somehow he found himself a pawn up
but with an opponent who had both bishops and all the activity. Eventually
Malcolm was able to grind out a win in a very tough encounter.

The other player on 3 / 3 is Victor Kildisas who did a typical Victor job
of strangling his opponent, Ahmet Yilmaz, until with most of the pieces
still on the board Ahmet had virtually no good move.

In the battle of the Lojanica brothers Milenko prevailed over twin Zdravko
after winning an early exchange.

The battle of the time trouble addicts saw Chris Potter 20 minutes late
against Sam Biondo who appeared on time (!!!) For the first time in approx
30 years Sam was going to start a game with a full 90 minutes on his clock.
But it made little difference. One thing I have noticed about players in
time trouble is that they seem to get short of time just at the point in
the game where the complexity of the position dictates that they need to
spend some time working through a myriad of variations. In other words they
run out of time just when they need time the most. There is probably a law
somewhere that explains this, perhaps if I read Hawkings “A Brief History
of Time” I will find it. Perhaps I should write my own book, “Sam Biondo’s
History of Brief Time” and produce my own scientific equation BxCP = Tt.
(Biondo x Complexity of Position = Time becoming smaller). But I
digress…Sam managed to get 30 minutes behind on the clock, and down to
under 5-minutes just as Chris was applying pressure in the form of more
active rooks and more advanced pawns. But oddly enough Sam almost seems to
play better in time trouble and after Chris missed a forced mate Sam
scraped home with a draw.

There was only one upset in the round, John Seehusen played very well to
knock over Ismet Gungordu, winning a piece early and avoiding any blunders
to secure the point.

One of the strangest things in this round was that the four leaders of the
three rating groups going into this round all lost, and yet all retained
leadership. In the U1550 Ahmet Yilmaz and Pezhman Ghayoori still lead with
2 / 3 and nobody else caught them despite their losses. The U1800 saw
Miralem Campara join Eddie Kocjancic with 2 / 3 and the U1200 has John
Seehusen and Craig Mather both with 1 / 3 leading.

Following are the results for Round 3 and the pairings for Round 4.

Regards; Garry Lycett

Results Rd3

1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [2] 1:0 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2]
2 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [2] 0:1 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [2]
3 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [2]
4 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [2] 1:0 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2]
5 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [1] 1:0 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1.5]
6 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [1.5] 0:1 Machell, Don 1941 [1]
7 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [1] 0:1 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [1]
8 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [1] 1:0 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [1]
9 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [1] P:P Silas, Pranas 1830 [1]
10 Lycett, Garry 1821 [1] 1:0 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [1]
11 Campara, Miralem 1743 [1] 1:0 Mather, Craig [1]
12 Potter, Christopher 1537 [1] .5:.5 Biondo, Sam 1625 [1]
13 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1] 0:1 Seehusen, John 1098 [0]
14 Gray, Alan 891 [0] 0:1 Chua, Manny 1600 [0]
15 Pispek, Peter 1400 [0] 1:0 De Winter, Stephen 982 [0]
16 Lee, Geoff 1001 [0] .5:.5 Froiland, Gunnar [0]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] 0:0 BYE

With one postponed game still to be decided there are 6 boards that could
alter depending on the result.
Following are the 10 games that will not change and then the variations of
the 6 remaining games for the three possible results.
When I know the result of the postponed game I will email the confirmed
pairings.

Pairings Rd4 (Definite)

1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [3] : Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [3]
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [3] : Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [3]
3 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2] : Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [2]
4 Machell, Don 1941 [2] : Lycett, Garry 1821 [2]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [2] : Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [2]
10 Biondo, Sam 1625 [1.5] : Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [1.5]
11 Chua, Manny 1600 [1] : Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1]
12 Mather, Craig [1] : Burzic, Ramo 1595 [1]
15 De Winter, Stephen 982 [0] : Lee, Geoff 1001 [.5]
16 Froiland, Gunnar [.5] : Gray, Alan 891 [0]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] : BYE

Pairings Rd4 if Hopkins ˝ - ˝ Silas

6 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2] : Campara, Miralem 1743 [2]
7 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [2]
8 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1.5] : Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [1.5]
9 Silas, Pranas 1830 [1.5] : Potter, Christopher 1537 [1.5]
13 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [1] : Pispek, Peter 1400 [1]
14 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [1] : Seehusen, John 1098 [1]

Pairings Rd4 if Hopkins 1 - 0 Silas

6 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2] : Campara, Miralem 1743 [2]
7 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [2]
8 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1.5] : Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [2]
9 Silas, Pranas 1830 [1] : Potter, Christopher 1537 [1.5]
13 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [1] : Pispek, Peter 1400 [1]
14 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [1] : Seehusen, John 1098 [1]

Pairings Rd4 if Hopkins 0 - 1 Silas

6 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2] : Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2]
7 Silas, Pranas 1830 [2] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [2]
8 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1.5] : Campara, Miralem 1743 [2]
9 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [1] : Potter, Christopher 1537 [1.5]
13 Seehusen, John 1098 [1] : Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [1]
14 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [1] : Pispek, Peter 1400 [1]

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
01-06-2008, 09:56 PM
Hello everyone,

As the last unplayed Round 3 game finished today, I can do away with the cut and paste of the pairings above and post the full Round 4 pairings


1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [3] : Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [3]
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [3] : Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [3]
3 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2] : Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [2]
4 Machell, Don 1941 [2] : Lycett, Garry 1821 [2]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [2] : Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [2]
6 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2] : Campara, Miralem 1743 [2]
7 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [2]
8 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1.5] : Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [2]
9 Silas, Pranas 1830 [1] : Potter, Christopher 1537 [1.5]
10 Biondo, Sam 1625 [1.5] : Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [1.5]
11 Chua, Manny 1600 [1] : Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1]
12 Mather, Craig [1] : Burzic, Ramo 1595 [1]
13 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [1] : Pispek, Peter 1400 [1]
14 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [1] : Seehusen, John 1098 [1]
15 De Winter, Stephen 982 [0] : Lee, Geoff 1001 [.5]
16 Froiland, Gunnar [.5] : Gray, Alan 891 [0]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] : BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
05-06-2008, 05:55 PM
Hello everyone,

Here is the next email circular about this event from Garry Lycett

Dandenong Autumn Open 2008

Round four and with still no draws on the top boards the 4 leaders were cut
down to 2, both Igor Goldenberg and Ascaro Pecori go to 4 / 4 and will
meet next week.

Last years winner Igor played an interesting game to eventually get a win
over three time club champion Malcolm Pyke while Ascaro prevailed over
Victor Kildisas after picking up pawns along the way to a time scramble
ending.

There are now six players 1-point behind the leaders and realistically the
games on boards 2 - 4 next week will be make or break for these players to
stay in touch with the leaders and be in with a chance of a prize.
As well as Malcolm and Victor on 3 /4 there is;
a) Milenko Lojanica, who was the only player to get a 1/2-point off Igor
last year, and after forfeiting round one is undefeated.
b) Miralem Campara who staged a remarkable recovery against Alistair
Anderson, the exchange and a pawn down Miralem started to play quickly to
pressure Alistair who had only 30-seconds a move. At one point Alistair
missed a simple win of Miralem's remaing rook and went on to lose two pawns
and the exchange before losing on time.
c) Don Machell who simply sat back and waited for Garry Lycett to do
something stupid. It didn't take too long, spotting a clever combination
to win a pawn Garry looked ahead no further than two moves, missing the
third which lost a rook.
d) Abdulwahab Rashid who cleaned up Pezhman Ghayoori last night.

The rating groups are all very close with five or six players in each group
within a point of the lead.
Leading the rating groups are;

U1800 - Campara 3, Kocjancic 2.5, Biondo, Redzepagic, Burzic, Hopkins 2
U1550 - Yilmaz, Senturk, Ghayoori, Kudric 2, Potter, Gungordu 1.5
U1200 - Froiland 1.5, Seehusen, Mather, DeWinter 1, Lee 0.5

Following are the results of Rd4 and the pairings for Rd5.

Regards; Garry Lycett

Results Rd4

1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [3] 0:1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [3]
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [3] 1:0 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [3]
3 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2] 0:1 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [2]
4 Machell, Don 1941 [2] 1:0 Lycett, Garry 1821 [2]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [2] .5:.5 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [2]
6 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2] 0:1 Campara, Miralem 1743 [2]
7 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2] 0:1 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [2]
8 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [1.5] 1:0 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [2]
9 Biondo, Sam 1625 [1.5] .5:.5 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [1.5]
10 Silas, Pranas 1830 [1] 1:0 Potter, Christopher 1537 [1.5]
11 Chua, Manny 1600 [1] .5:.5 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1]
12 Mather, Craig [1] 0:1 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [1]
13 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [1] 1:0 Pispek, Peter 1400 [1]
14 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [1] 1:0 Seehusen, John 1098 [1]
15 De Winter, Stephen 982 [0] 1:0 Lee, Geoff 1001 [.5]
16 Froiland, Gunnar [.5] 1:0 Gray, Alan 891 [0]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] 0:0 BYE

Pairings Rd5

1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [4] : Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [4]
2 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [3]
3 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [3] : Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [3]
4 Campara, Miralem 1743 [3] : Machell, Don 1941 [3]
5 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [2.5] : Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [2.5]
6 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2] : Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [2.5]
7 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2] : Silas, Pranas 1830 [2]
8 Lycett, Garry 1821 [2] : Senturk, Bahri 1510 [2]
9 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [2] : Biondo, Sam 1625 [2]
10 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [2] : Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2]
11 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [2] : Kudric, Mirko 1461 [2]
12 Froiland, Gunnar [1.5] : Chua, Manny 1600 [1.5]
13 Potter, Christopher 1537 [1.5] : Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1.5]
14 Pispek, Peter 1400 [1] : Mather, Craig [1]
15 Seehusen, John 1098 [1] : De Winter, Stephen 982 [1]
16 Lee, Geoff 1001 [.5] : Gray, Alan 891 [0]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] : BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
12-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Hello everyone,

Here is the next email circular about this event from Garry Lycett

Dandenong Autumn Open 2008

After a long weekend of chess where he won the Victorian Open, Igor
Goldenberg showed no signs of tiredness and looks on track to repeat last
years victory, moving to 5 / 5 after last nights win over Ascaro Pecori.
Ascaro fought well with the black pieces but was eventually ground down.
Next week Igor plays Milenko Lojanica who came 3rd in the Vic Open and drew
with Igor in this event last year.

Surprisingly Ascaro retained 2nd outright on 4-points as all those behind
him could only draw, creating a logjam of seven players on 3.5-points in
equal 3rd place.

In a tournament with so few draws, especially amongst the top boards, there
were no less than seven draws on the top eleven boards last night, some of
them coming in very interesting games.
Victor Kildisas looked to me as though he was winning against Malcolm Pyke,
I didn't see what happened but Victor doesn't normally let winning
positions slip. Maybe my assesment was just wrong.
Abdulwahab Rashid won a pawn against Milenko Lojanica and nursed it into a
rook and pawn ending but Milenko was up to the challenge and held out.
Ramo Burzic was certainly winning against Mirko Kudric, but squandered a
three or four pawn advantage to let Mirko scramble a draw.

One player who didn't let an advantage slip was Eddie Kocjancic who
defeated Zdravko Lojanica in a well played game.

Very often when a game concludes the players will analyze at the board,
making noise and disturbing other players. Last night Sam Biondo and Rhys
Hopkins were were both sitting quietly at the board studying the position.
A group of about five spectators were watching, all convinced the game was
in progress. One of the spectators noticed the clock wasn't ticking and
told me, I informed the arbiter, Gary Wastell, who produced another clock
and set the times as per the "broken" clock. It was only when he went to
replace the clock that the players informed him the game was finished, they
had been analyzing in complete silence without moving a piece for over
5-minutes.

The most unusual finish came in the last game to end, a full 40-minutes
after the second last game. Alistair Anderson was as usual in time trouble,
this time against Mehmedalija Dizdarevic. Both players were trying to break
through and get at the opponents king, but each seemed to have just enough
defensive resources to hold. Eventually Mehmedalija's time also ran down
and both were playing with only the 30-second increment as they each broke
through. Alistair repeated moves twice, (queen checks forcing Mehmedalija
to move his king back and forth), to build time on his clock and then he
thought for a minute to try and calculate if he could mate Mehmedalija. He
had to be careful as he facing mate himself if he slipped. Finding nothing
Alistair settled for repeating the queen check, Mehmedalija moved his king
but didn't claim a draw. The same moves were made, the position repeated a
third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh time. Every couple of repeats
Alistair would use his accumulated time to try and find a win, in vain, but
still neither would claim a draw. At one stage both players had nearly
three minutes on the clock and it seemed this would go on all night, after
the ninth or tenth repeat Alistair finally "offered" a draw, I'm not sure
why he didn't "claim" a draw, and Mehmedalija accepted.

The rating groups are all very close with virtually everybody within
1-point of the leaders.

Leading the rating groups are;
U1800 - Campara, Kocjancic 3.5, Biondo, Redzepagic, Chua, Burzic, Hopkins
2.5
U1550 - Potter, Ghayoori, Kudric 2.5, Yilmaz, Senturk, Pispek 2, Gungordu
1.5
U1200 - DeWinter 2, Lee, Froiland 1.5, Seehusen, Mather 1

Following are the results for Rd5 and the pairings for Rd6

Regards; Garry Lycett

Results Rd5

1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [4] 1:0 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [4]
2 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [3] .5:.5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [3]
3 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [3] .5:.5 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [3]
4 Campara, Miralem 1743 [3] .5:.5 Machell, Don 1941 [3]
5 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [2.5] 1:0 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [2.5]
6 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2] .5:.5 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [2.5]
7 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2] 0:1 Silas, Pranas 1830 [2]
8 Lycett, Garry 1821 [2] 1:0 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [2]
9 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [2] .5:.5 Biondo, Sam 1625 [2]
10 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [2] .5:.5 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2]
11 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [2] .5:.5 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [2]
12 Froiland, Gunnar [1.5] 0:1 Chua, Manny 1600 [1.5]
13 Potter, Christopher 1537 [1.5] 1:0 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1.5]
14 Pispek, Peter 1400 [1] 1:0 Mather, Craig [1]
15 Seehusen, John 1098 [1] 0:1 De Winter, Stephen 982 [1]
16 Lee, Geoff 1001 [.5] 1:0 Gray, Alan 891 [0]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] 0:0 BYE

Pairings Rd6

1 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [3.5] : Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [5]
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [4] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [3.5]
3 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [3.5] : Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [3.5]
4 Machell, Don 1941 [3.5] : Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [3.5]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [3] : Campara, Miralem 1743 [3.5]
6 Silas, Pranas 1830 [3] : Lycett, Garry 1821 [3]
7 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [2.5] : Burzic, Ramo 1595 [2.5]
8 Potter, Christopher1537 [2.5] : Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2.5]
9 Biondo, Sam 1625 [2.5] : Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2.5]
10 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [2.5] : Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [2.5]
11 Chua, Manny 1600 [2.5] : Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [2.5]
12 Pispek, Peter 1400 [2] : Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2]
13 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [2] : De Winter, Stephen 982 [2]
14 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1.5] : Lee, Geoff 1001 [1.5]
15 Seehusen, John 1098 [1] : Froiland, Gunnar [1.5]
16 Gray, Alan 891 [0] : Mather, Craig [1]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] : BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
19-06-2008, 01:58 PM
Hello everyone,

Here is the next email circular about this event from Garry Lycett

Dandenong Autumn Open 2008

Igor Goldenberg made certain of at least equal first place after defeating
Milenko Lojanica in a long game that came down to a double rook and pawns
ending. Igor is on 6 / 6 and is still a full point ahead of second with
only the final round remaining.

The only person who can possibly catch him is second placed Ascaro Pecori,
(5-points), who not only will be hoping Don Machell can overcome Igor, but
will have his own hands full playing Malcolm Pyke, (4.5-points), who is
currently outright third. Malcolm will himself be looking for a win that
would guarantee second place outright. A loss for either player would
severely dent any prizewinnings, and while a draw is all Ascaro needs for
second it would probably mean Malcolm would have to share third. Unless
Igor stumbles one of these two players will finish outright second while
the other will have to share third or possibly miss out. So I predict this
will be a very good game to watch.

Also with a lot at stake will be the games on boards 3 & 4 where three
players, Mehmedalija Dizdarevic, Victor Kildisas and Frank Silas are tied
for equal fourth on 4-points and will be trying for a win to lift them into
a share of third. Also with them on 4-points is Don Machell who
unfortunately drew the short straw and plays Igor.

As is normal in fairly even rating groups the last round pairings can have
a big bearing on prizewinners.
In the U1800 there are three players leading; Miralem Campara who will
play Milenko Lojanica (2023), Rhys Hopkins who meets Abdulwahab Rashid
(1882) and Eddie Kocjancic who despite being rated higher than the others
will play Mirko Kudric (1461).
It might seem unfair but this has been caused by the large number of
players on 3.5-points, and Eddie has faced a tougher first six rounds than
the others so it all evens out.
If all three lose everybody else in the group is on 2.5-points and neither
plays each other. So it is possible going into the last round that every
player in the group could tie for first, unlikely but possible.

In the U1550 Mirko Kudric and Pezhman Ghayoori both won last night to get
to 3.5-points and share the lead. Both have very tough games giving those
chasing, Chris Potter, Ahmet Yilmaz, Ismet Gungordu and Peter Pispek, a
chance to share the prize. Bahri Senturk is only 0.5-points behind but is
off to Europe for a holiday and will miss the last round.

The U1200 has Gunnar Froiland leading with 2.5-points, but with both Stephen
DeWinter and Geoff Lee in striking distance should he lose his last game.
Leading the Rating Groups;
U1800 - Kocjancic, Campara, Hopkins 3.5; Biondo, Redzepagic, Chua, Burzic
2.5
U1550 - Ghayoori, Kudric 3.5; Senturk 3; Potter, Yilmaz, Gungordu,
Pispek 2.5
U1200 - Froiland 2.5; DeWinter 2; Lee 1.5

Following are the results of Rd6 and the final round pairings

Regards; Garry Lycett

Results Rd6

1 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [3.5] 0:1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [5]
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [4] 1:0 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [3.5]
3 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [3.5] 1:0 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [3.5]
4 Machell, Don 1941 [3.5] .5:.5 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [3.5]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [3] 1:0 Campara, Miralem 1743 [3.5]
6 Silas, Pranas 1830 [3] 1:0 Lycett, Garry 1821 [3]
7 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [2.5] 1:0 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [2.5]
8 Potter, Christopher1537 [2.5] 0:1 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [2.5]
9 Biondo, Sam 1625 [2.5] 0:1 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [2.5]
10 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [2.5] 1:0 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [2.5]
11 Chua, Manny 1600 [2.5] 0:1 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [2.5]
12 Pispek, Peter 1400 [2] .5:.5 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2]
13 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [2] 1:0 De Winter, Stephen 982 [2]
14 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [1.5] 1:0 Lee, Geoff 1001 [1.5]
15 Seehusen, John 1098 [1] 0:1 Froiland, Gunnar [1.5]
16 Gray, Alan 891 [0] 1:0 Mather, Craig [1]
17 Potter, Daniel 1405 [0] 1:0 BYE

Pairings Rd7

1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [6] : Machell, Don 1941 [4]
2 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [4.5] : Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [5]
3 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [4] : Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [4]
4 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [3.5] : Silas, Pranas 1830 [4]
5 Campara, Miralem 1743 [3.5] : Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [3.5]
6 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [3.5] : Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [3.5]
7 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [3.5] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [3.5]
8 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [3.5] : Kudric, Mirko 1461 [3.5]
9 Lycett, Garry 1821 [3] : Biondo, Sam 1625 [2.5]
10 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [2.5] : Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [2.5]
11 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2.5] : Chua, Manny 1600 [2.5]
12 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [2.5] : Pispek, Peter 1400 [2.5]
13 Froiland, Gunnar [2.5] : Potter, Christopher1537 [2.5]
14 De Winter, Stephen 982 [2] : Gray, Alan 891 [1]
15 Potter, Daniel 1405 [1] : Lee, Geoff 1001 [1.5]
16 Mather, Craig [1] : Seehusen, John 1098 [1]
17 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [3] : BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
26-06-2008, 07:35 PM
Hello everyone,

Here is the final email circular about this event from Garry Lycett, and a note about upcoming events:

Dandenong Autumn Open 2008

A reminder to members that next Wednesday 2nd July is the second of the
four Lightning tournaments that go toward the club lightning championship.
The following week is the first round of the Grades events. (8-player round
robins sorted by rating).

Congratulations to Igor Goldenberg who wrapped up the tournament with a
final round win over Don Machell to finish with 7 / 7. Igor fully deserved
his win and showed clearly why he was the top rated player in the event.
I didn't see a lot of the top board game but initially Don seemed to be
holding it together, and then all of a sudden he lost. Igor travels quite a
way to play in this tournament and after a number of long games and late
nights he finally had an early finish, but then hd to wait for the
presentation.

Second place was being fought out on board two between Macolm Pyke and
Ascaro Pecori. In a tense struggle the position appeared even most of the
way, but Malcolm lost a pawn heading into a King and Pawns ending and it
proved the difference. Ascaro went to 6-points and outright second.
Malcolm's loss left him on 4.5-points and out of the money.

Third place was shared between Pranas Silas and Victor Kildsas who both
finished with wins to go to 5-points. Pranas played well to defeat Alistair
Anderson whilst in the last game to finish Victor overcame Mehmedalija
Dizdarevic's resistance to prove that two knights are no match for a queen.

The U1800 rating group was won by Miralem Campara who won on forfeit
against Milenko Lojanica to finish on 4.5-points. Unfortunately Milenko has
a history of forfeiting last rounds when he is out of the running for a
prize. I know that Miralem looks forward to playing against higher rated
players and having paid his entry fee, (not cheap), he is expecting and
entitled to seven games of chess. Although the win gave Miralem the rating
group prize I know Miralem would rather have played. It was also unfair on
the equal leaders going into this round, Rhys Hopkins and Eddie Kocjancic.
As it turned out Rhys lost to Abdulwahab Rashid and Eddie could only draw
against Mirko Kudric who played very well. Had Milenko played then Eddie
could well have expected to win the rating group, so Milenko's forfeit not
only annoyed Miralem but possibly cost Eddie $75.

The U1550 rating group looked to be Mirko Kudric's after his draw with
Eddie put him on 4-points. But surprisingly Pezhman Ghayoori capped off a
good tournament with a win over the much higher rated Zdravko Lojanica.
This took Pezhman to 4.5-points, a share of 5th-8th place and the outright
rating prize.

The U1200 saw no change witth Gunnar Froiland, despite losing, retaining
his lead with 2.5-points to edge out John Seehusen, Alan Gray and Stephen
DeWinter by 1/2-point.

Congratulations to all the winners.

For the statistically minded there were 109 games played;
52 - White wins 47.7%
40 - Black wins 36.7%
17 - Draws 15.6%
and
3 - Forfeits (2 lost by Milenko, the other a win for Milenko who only
played 4 games !!)
3 - Byes

Prizewinners
1st - Igor Goldenberg 7 $450
2nd - Ascaro Pecori 6 $225
=3rd - Victor Kildisas & Pranas Silas 5 $75ea

U1800 - Miralem Campara 4.5 $75
U1550 - Pezhman Ghayoori 4.5 $75
U1200 - Gunnar Froiland 2.5 $75

Following are the final round results and the crosstable.

Regards; Garry Lycett

Rd7 Results

1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 [6] 1:0 Machell, Don 1941 [4]
2 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 [4.5] 0:1 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 [5]
3 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 [4] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 [4]
4 Anderson, Alistair 1909 [3.5] 0:1 Silas, Pranas 1830 [4]
5 Campara, Miralem 1743 [3.5] +:- Lojanica, Milenko 2023 [3.5]
6 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 [3.5] 1:0 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 [3.5]
7 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 [3.5] 0:1 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 [3.5]
8 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 [3.5] .5:.5 Kudric, Mirko 1461 [3.5]
9 Lycett, Garry 1821 [3] .5:.5 Biondo, Sam 1625 [2.5]
10 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1617 [2.5] 0:1 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 [2.5]
11 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 [2.5] 0:1 Chua, Manny 1600 [2.5]
12 Burzic, Ramo 1595 [2.5] 1:0 Pispek, Peter 1400 [2.5]
13 Froiland, Gunnar [2.5] 0:1 Potter, Christopher1537 [2.5]
14 De Winter, Stephen 982 [2] 0:1 Gray, Alan 891 [1]
15 Potter, Daniel 1405 [1] 1:0 Lee, Geoff 1001 [1.5]
16 Mather, Craig [1] 0:1 Seehusen, John 1098 [1]
17 Senturk, Bahri 1510 [3] 0:0 BYE


No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Goldenberg, Igor 2358 7 17:W 4:W 15:W 5:W 2:W 13:W 9:W
2 Pecori, Ascaro 2132 6 0:W 16:W 11:W 3:W 1:L 6:W 5:W
3 Kildisas, Victor E 1912 5 12:W 22:W 25:W 2:L 5:D 9:D 10:W
4 Silas, Pranas 1830 5 26:W 1:L 19:L 20:W 25:W 16:W 15:W
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2105 4.5 18:W 7:W 8:W 1:L 3:D 11:W 2:L
6 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1882 4.5 28:W 25:L 23:W 8:W 13:D 2:L 19:W
7 Campara, Miralem 1743 4.5 30:W 5:L 33:W 15:W 9:D 10:L 13:+
8 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1489 4.5 10:W 17:W 5:L 6:L 24:D 22:W 14:W
9 Machell, Don 1941 4 23:W 11:L 24:W 16:W 7:D 3:D 1:L
10 Dizdarevic, Mehmed 1930 4 8:L 26:W 18:W 11:D 15:D 7:W 3:L
11 Kocjancic, Eddie 1763 4 32:W 9:W 2:L 10:D 14:W 5:L 12:D
12 Kudric, Mirko 1461 4 3:L 31:W 16:L 29:W 18:D 24:W 11:D
13 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 3.5 19:- 28:+ 14:W 25:W 6:D 1:L 7:-
14 Lojanica, Zdravko 1945 3.5 20:W 24:D 13:L 19:W 11:L 18:W 8:L
15 Anderson, Alistair 1909 3.5 21:W 19:W 1:L 7:L 10:D 20:W 4:L
16 Lycett, Garry 1821 3.5 29:W 2:L 12:W 9:L 23:W 4:L 22:D
17 Chua, Manny 1600 3.5 1:L 8:L 31:W 21:D 27:W 19:L 25:W
18 Burzic, Ramo 1595 3.5 5:L 29:W 10:L 33:W 12:D 14:L 26:W
19 Hopkins, Rhys 1564 3.5 13:+ 15:L 4:W 14:L 22:D 17:W 6:L
20 Potter, Christopher1537 3.5 14:L 30:W 22:D 4:L 21:W 15:L 27:W
21 Gungordu, Ismet 1437 3.5 15:L 27:W 29:L 17:D 20:L 32:W 24:W
22 Biondo, Sam 1625 3 31:W 3:L 20:D 24:D 19:D 8:L 16:D
23 Senturk, Bahri 1510 3 9:L 32:W 6:L 26:W 16:L 30:W 0:L
24 Redzepagic, Sadedin1617 2.5 27:W 14:D 9:L 22:D 8:D 12:L 21:L
25 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1515 2.5 33:W 6:W 3:L 13:L 4:L 26:D 17:L
26 Pispek, Peter 1400 2.5 4:L 10:L 30:W 23:L 33:W 25:D 18:L
27 Froiland, Gunnar 2.5 24:L 21:L 32:D 31:W 17:L 29:W 20:L
28 Potter, Daniel 1405 2 6:L 13:- 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:W 32:W
29 Seehusen, John 1098 2 16:L 18:L 21:W 12:L 30:L 27:L 33:W
30 De Winter, Stephen 982 2 7:L 20:L 26:L 32:W 29:W 23:L 31:L
31 Gray, Alan 891 2 22:L 12:L 17:L 27:L 32:L 33:W 30:W
32 Lee, Geoff 1001 1.5 11:L 23:L 27:D 30:L 31:W 21:L 28:L
33 Mather, Craig 1 25:L 0:W 7:L 18:L 26:L 31:L 29:L


Take care and God Bless, Macavity