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Brian_Jones
26-06-2008, 11:14 AM
The 2009 Sydney International Open (SIO) is confirmed for 14-19 April 2009 at Parramatta Town Hall. Once again we expect a very strong field!

The 2009 Sydney International Challengers (SIC) will again be offered for players rated U2000.

The SIO website is at www.chessaustralia.com.au (click on "Sydney International" at the top of the screen)

Garrett
26-06-2008, 12:56 PM
This was a fantastic tournament this year.

I am definately interested in playing.

Will Ian Rogers be giving the live commentary next year ?

cheers
Garrett.

pax
26-06-2008, 01:19 PM
The 2009 Sydney International Open (SIO) is confirmed for 14-19 April 2009 at Parramatta Town Hall. Once again we expect a very strong field!

Will it be going by a different name in 2009? ;)

MichaelBaron
27-06-2008, 02:17 PM
I think we should applaud SIO organisers for releasing event details so early :clap:

george
27-06-2008, 02:39 PM
Hi All,

Is it likely to incorporate the Australian Open;)

regards to ALL

Tony_Chow
09-07-2008, 05:53 PM
Hi Brian,

Is the schedule on that website fixed? There is a change in the schedule from the past 2 years, in that Rounds 1 and 2 are now on the same day.

I am planning to book the air tickets soon. Will the discounted rates from The Marriott Parramatta be available, as per the previous 2 years?

Thanks in advance, in anticipation of your reply.

Garrett
09-07-2008, 05:59 PM
actually that does sound better, having the Tuesday off and finishing on the Sunday.

An arbiter, and a couple of players I talked to seemed jaded playing/arbiting Canberra/Sydney with no real break.

Cheers
Garrett.

eclectic
09-07-2008, 06:23 PM
this might be in the wrong thread
sorry for that

when will they decide if the SIO will incorporate the australian open?

will it be for this year only or a permanent arrangement?

as a result of the above would the australian championships then be held every year over the christmas new year period?

Brian_Jones
10-07-2008, 09:18 AM
Hi Brian, Is the schedule on that website fixed? There is a change in the schedule from the past 2 years, in that Rounds 1 and 2 are now on the same day. I am planning to book the air tickets soon. Will the discounted rates from The Marriott Parramatta be available, as per the previous 2 years? Thanks in advance, in anticipation of your reply.

Sorry for the delayed response Tony - I missed your post!

Yes, the timetable is changed from previous years and will now give the players a short break after the Doeberl Cup.

Yes, the new timetable is fixed.

The new Marriott rates are expected any day now! :owned:

The ACF have been dragging the chain with the Australian Open option (still hoping for a miracle!). We may not know what is happening until after 31 December 2008! :eek:

Brian_Jones
04-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Parramatta City Council has now confirmed the availability of Parramatta Town Hall for the Chess Festival (SIO/SIC) after Easter.

Brian_Jones
20-09-2008, 04:13 PM
The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Parramatta has now allocated rooms for chess players for the period 13-20 April 2009

Twin Deluxe (1 room with a Queen and a Single Bed) is $130.00 per room per night. Breakfast is also available at a discounted rate of $19.95 per person per day for full buffet breakfast.

Please note all unsold rooms will be released on 1 February 2009.

Schools are still on holiday after Easter 2009 and we expect the demand for hotels to be high due to other events in Western Sydney (Royal Sydney Easter Show, Camping and Caravan Show). We are making alternative arrangments for some chess players to stay at other similarly-priced hotels.

Brian_Jones
20-09-2008, 04:21 PM
The ACF have been dragging the chain with the Australian Open option (still hoping for a miracle!). We may not know what is happening until after 31 December 2008! :eek:

The Australian Open is now confirmed at Manly for January 2009.

The organisers of the Doeberl Cup and SIO in April 2009 have now received entries fron Indian GM Abhijit Kunte and Georgian GM Merab Gagunashvili.

Further discussions are taking place with other potential GMs.

We now invite general entries from Australian (and overseas) titled and non-titled players.

Brian_Jones
02-12-2008, 09:11 AM
Watch out - the chinese are coming! :)

Including maybe a 2700+ player (an Australian record!) :)

Watch this space! :eek:

Vlad
02-12-2008, 09:21 AM
Brian, you have not replied to my question regarding the weekender in Queensland.:hmm:

Amir K.
05-12-2008, 07:46 PM
The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Parramatta has now allocated rooms for chess players for the period 13-20 April 2009

Twin Deluxe (1 room with a Queen and a Single Bed) is $130.00 per room per night. Breakfast is also available at a discounted rate of $19.95 per person per day for a full buffet breakfast.

Please note all unsold rooms will be released on 1 February 2009.

Schools are still on holiday after Easter 2009 and we expect the demand for the hotels to be high due to other events in Western Sydney (Royal Sydney Easter Show, Camping and Caravan Show). We are making an alternative arrangments for some chess players to stay at other similarly-priced hotels.

I have booked a room for me and my Son , if anyone else would like to share a room, please let me know!

Brian_Jones
06-12-2008, 08:30 AM
Brian, you have not replied to my question regarding the weekender in Queensland.:hmm:
Can't see the bloody question - can you give me a url link?

Vlad
06-12-2008, 08:49 AM
Brian, are you playing in "hide and seek"?:)

Thanks for fixing the issue anyway...

Brian_Jones
07-12-2008, 06:51 AM
Brian, are you playing in "hide and seek"?:)

Thanks for fixing the issue anyway...

Glad to be of assistance. :)

(BTW what is Drug talking about?)

Garrett
07-12-2008, 06:54 AM
Glad to be of assistance. :)

(BTW what is Drug talking about?)

I think it had something to do with getting the Toowoomba Gold Cup results onto the Grand Prix website.

Cheers
Garrett.

tevez
28-01-2009, 01:41 PM
City Extra Parramatta (24 hour restaurant and Licensed) at 301 Church Street (about 1 minutes from the Parra Town Hall venue)
has sponsored the SIO roughly 200 or so free vouchers
for a FREE Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink to be used at any time.

http://sydney.citysearch.com.au/E/V/SYDNE/0020/16/83/4.html

Two informal (No bookings required) social dinner/drink events will be held
before the players meeting at 5pm on Tuesday 14 April
and after the prizegiving at 5pm on Sunday 19 April.

More details at:

http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?year=2009&p=section&a=schedule&site=open

Please ask the organisers during the event for a voucher!!

PS. You can also use the voucher for the Circular Quay branch.

tevez
04-02-2009, 10:13 AM
After some feedback from the 2007/2008 event,

Free Blue Mountains Spring Water will be available free to all participants during the Chess Festival.

http://www.springwater.com.au

Trent Parker
04-02-2009, 11:49 AM
Just put in my request for annual leave for the SIO week......Then once i get confirmation i will enter!

Question for Brian. this may have already been asked and answered but which tournament will the u1600 gp points be awarded?

tevez
07-02-2009, 10:43 AM
Latest entries at:

http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?year=2009&p=section&a=entries&site=open

Top seed currently Negi (India) at 2600.

Also, those intending to book at the Marriott do so earlier rather than later
since the Sydney Easter Show at Homebush impacts on the hotel.

tevez
07-02-2009, 11:30 AM
Just put in my request for annual leave for the SIO week......Then once i get confirmation i will enter!

Question for Brian. this may have already been asked and answered but which tournament will the u1600 gp points be awarded?

hi trent, it will be same as in 2008.

the u2000, u1600 and unrated will be allocated to the SIC (U2000 event) players.

everything else (open, junior, womens, girls) will be going the SIO (Open event).

Bill Gletsos
07-02-2009, 11:41 AM
hi trent, it will be same as in 2008.

the u2000, u1600 and unrated will be allocated to the SIC (U2000 event) players.Actually the SIC wasnt listed as a GP event in 2008, only the SIO and all the points including the U2000 and U1600 points were allocated from the SIO and not from the SIC.

tevez
09-02-2009, 09:50 AM
good point, bill.
you could be right.
i'll have to dig into the archived database to check.

Bill Gletsos
09-02-2009, 01:01 PM
good point, bill.
you could be right.It should be as that is what Brian told me at the time.

tevez
09-02-2009, 01:49 PM
bill is right.

the same as 2008, in 2009
the sic is not in the grand prix.

all the points will be allocated to the sio (open).

tevez
09-02-2009, 01:50 PM
hi trent, it will be same as in 2008.

the u2000, u1600 and unrated will be allocated to the SIC (U2000 event) players.

everything else (open, junior, womens, girls) will be going the SIO (Open event).

above is wrong.
all points are awarded to the sio.

Trent Parker
09-02-2009, 01:59 PM
Well I might just have to consider playing up with my 1700 FIDE rating.... :whilstle:

tevez
09-02-2009, 02:36 PM
hey trent.

after a telephone link up
the final decision has been made!!

all points are going to the SIO
EXCEPT the U1600 and Unrated which go to the SIC.

Bill Gletsos
09-02-2009, 02:43 PM
hey trent.

after a telephone link up
the final decision has been made!!

all points are going to the SIO
EXCEPT the U1600 and Unrated which go to the SIC.In which case the SIC will not doubt be added to the tournament list on the Grand Prix website.

tevez
09-02-2009, 03:00 PM
yep.

the calendar link below shows exactly what division match up with what events :)

http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?year=2009&p=calendar&site=grandprix

Brian_Jones
09-02-2009, 03:31 PM
2009 is the third and final year of the sponsorship committment from The Pratt Foundation (The "Leon Pratt" prize)

For 2010 onwards we will need to fill the $5,000 sponsorship hole or else 2009 will be the last SIO.

With this in mind we have produced a fund-raising flyer, which will be sent out to chess supporters over the next few months. We seek:

Friends $100
Bronze sponsors $500
Silver sponsors $1,000
Gold sponsors $10,000 (includes naming rights)

A decision on 2010 will be taken on 30 June 2009.

See http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?site=open

tevez
13-02-2009, 10:48 AM
some good competition now.
9 GM's now entered
(including 2 of last years winners Zong and Gawain Jones).

http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?year=2009&p=section&a=entries&site=open

Watto
13-02-2009, 10:53 AM
some good competition now.
9 GM's now entered
(including 2 of last years winners Zong and Gawain Jones).

http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?year=2009&p=section&a=entries&site=open
That's funny, I was just wondering about Zong-Yuan Zhao and whether he was going to enter. Great that he has.

tevez
17-02-2009, 09:24 AM
That's funny, I was just wondering about Zong-Yuan Zhao and whether he was going to enter. Great that he has.

zong is now top seed!

quick update on other stuff.

as mentioned by charles in doeberl post, negi is playing in france and is out.
antic has visa problems (can't apply for 2 at same time) so can't make it.

however, attacking dutchman reinderman (2549) is now playing
and also wgm anya corke from hong kong.

full list at:

http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?year=2009&p=section&a=entries&site=open

tevez
22-02-2009, 11:16 AM
current top 10 players entered:

1. GM Zhao, Zong-Yuan (2577 - AUS)
2. GM Reinderman, Dimitri (2549 - NED)
3. GM Jones, Gawain C B (2540 - ENG)
4. GM Kunte, Abhijit (2527 - IND)
5. GM Moradiabadi, Elshan (2505 - IRI)
6. GM Neelotpal, Das (2490 - IND)
7. IM Simutowe, Amon (2485 - ZAM)
8. IM Solomon, Stephen J (2460 - AUS)
9. GM Johansen, Darryl K (2455 - AUS)
10. IM Sengupta, Deep (2445 - IND)

tevez
24-02-2009, 09:51 AM
the numbers of players has reached 50.
with 49 days to go.

the average rating (fide) of the open field is: 2214
the average acf rating would be similar (bit smaller).
plenty of points to earn from the gm's :)

the view the new entrants in order goto:

http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?site=open&p=section&a=Entries&sort=entered

Brian_Jones
28-02-2009, 12:18 PM
The Indians are coming! :)

black
01-03-2009, 11:35 PM
Excellent. Looking forward to this.

Brian_Jones
10-03-2009, 12:57 PM
SIO/SIC Entries are now in the 90's with 4 weeks to go!

Please note that all players must pay their entry fee in advance.

The Closing Date for entries is Sunday 12 April 2009. Entries after that date may only be accepted on payment of a late entry fee. Opening Ceremony and first round will take place at 9.15am on Wednesday 15 April 2009. No entries will be taken on the day

Players that have prepaid their entries will automatically be included in the pairings for Round 1. These players are not required to turn up for Registration 18:30-19:45 on Tuesday 14 April 2009.

The purpose of the Tuesday evening registration procedure is to determine which titled and overseas players (some of which were entitled to free entry) were present in Canberra, have actually arrived in Parramatta and should be included in the pairings for Round 1. The draw willl be available at the venue from 8am on Wednesday 15 April.

black
10-03-2009, 09:03 PM
Zappa Plays Zappa is performing on the night before the SIO!

WHYYYYY!!!!

Basil
10-03-2009, 09:10 PM
Zappa Plays Zappa is performing on the night before the SIO!

WHYYYYY!!!!
So they doesn't have to play after a long day 01?

Brian_Jones
18-03-2009, 12:32 PM
The Chinese were thinking about coming to Sydney but nothing heard from them recently. :(

We have lost one Iranian GM (playing in the Asian Cities in Lebanon) but the others all have visas. :)

We should finish with 9 GMs and 5 WGMs :eek:

Brian_Jones
20-03-2009, 03:17 PM
The SIO/SIC entry rolled over 100 today! :)

Keep the entries coming please - we need to get somewhere approaching 150 players to have any chance at all of continuing this event in 2010! :eek:

Basil
20-03-2009, 05:26 PM
Good work, son.

eclectic
27-03-2009, 04:21 PM
is the SIO site being overhauled presently?

Tony Dowden
27-03-2009, 07:46 PM
is the SIO site being overhauled presently?

It must have been only temporary. The SIO site is fine now :cool:

Mischa
27-03-2009, 08:36 PM
James wanted to play....:( ...ran out of money

ER
28-03-2009, 12:10 AM
Watch out for the Box Hill Juniors! Another first (=1st) for Eugene Schon tonight -:clap: :clap: :clap: final round of BH/CJ CC Autumn Cup!

Muzzy
30-03-2009, 02:20 PM
I'm thinking of attending the challengers (SIC).

Will I still be able to 'view' the top boards in the open??

I came last year but wasn't allowed to observe any of the top boards because I wasn't a player. I was quite dissapointed after making the trip all the way out to Parra...

eclectic
30-03-2009, 05:06 PM
bring high powered binoculars walk upstairs and observe from the back gallery ;)

that Caesar guy
30-03-2009, 08:20 PM
Thanks to a generous offer from my good friend Richard Voon, I'm going to Sydney. Put that in your entries list!

JM

eclectic
30-03-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks to a generous offer from my good friend Richard Voon, I'm going to Sydney. Put that in your entries list!

JM

go to the site and click on register

;)

Brian_Jones
01-04-2009, 02:17 PM
Lost a couple of WGMs this week; one stuck in Europe the other returning home to take exam after the Doeberl Cup. :(

New FIDE ratings out today!! :)

Brian_Jones
06-04-2009, 12:49 PM
SIO/SIC is now up to 129 entries.

The cutoff date for last entries is Sunday, April 12, 2009 . Entries received after Wednesday 8th April will incur an additional $20 administration fee.

Muzzy
06-04-2009, 04:39 PM
bring high powered binoculars walk upstairs and observe from the back gallery ;)

So does this mean that the top boards will be restricted from viewing even for the SIO/SIC participants?

Can I get a serious answer to my question please :?: :?:

eclectic
06-04-2009, 04:49 PM
Can I get a serious answer to my question please :?: :?:

it was a serious answer :uhoh:

the balcony is a great vantage point (but with binoculars of course) :cool:

the top boards are thus spared from being distracted while playing :whistle:

Brian_Jones
08-04-2009, 08:45 AM
The Indians have landed!

BearDrinkingBeer
15-04-2009, 04:05 PM
This morning's round started at 9:30am.

The live display is currently displaying four games live at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/live/tfd.htm.

Round 2 pairings can be found at http://www.chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=AUS.

MichaelBaron
16-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Congratulations to all of those doing well at SIO!:clap: I noticed that Sarah Anton scored yet another big upset in round 1. Bobby Cheng is also going well :owned:

Lakshman
16-04-2009, 07:43 PM
Congratulations to all of those doing well at SIO!:clap: I noticed that Sarah Anton scored yet another big upset in round 1. Bobby Cheng is also going well :owned:

Go Bobby Cheng, glad you are getting your form back. Wish you all the best from BHCC.
(Lakshman)

Mischa
16-04-2009, 08:38 PM
I think Eugene is doing the best in the juniors right now....

Taigastyle
16-04-2009, 11:51 PM
I think Eugene is doing the best in the juniors right now....

Why the "..." out of interest.


Anyway,
Good Luck to those competing, especially the Victorians.

Mischa
16-04-2009, 11:53 PM
habbit

Spiny Norman
17-04-2009, 05:42 AM
habbit
Habbit: a female hobbit ;)

Duff McKagan
17-04-2009, 10:24 AM
[Event "Sydney International Challengers"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.17"]
[Round "5.14"]
[White "Eustace, Sophie"]
[Black "Bleicher, Horst"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C45"]
[WhiteElo "1419"]
[BlackElo "1822"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Nxd4 6. Bxd4 Bxd4 7. Qxd4 Qf6
8. Qxf6 Nxf6 9. Nc3 d6 10. f3 a6 11. Bc4 O-O 12. O-O Re8 13. Rfe1 Nd7 14. Nd5
b5 15. Nxc7 Re7 16. Nxa8 bxc4 17. Nc7 Bb7 18. Nd5 Re8 19. Rad1 f5 20. Nc3 fxe4
21. Nxe4 Bxe4 22. Rxe4 Rb8 23. Rxd6 Nf6 24. Rxc4 Rxb2 25. Rxa6 Nd5 26. Kf2 h6
27. Ke2 Nb4 28. Rb6 Rxc2+ 29. Rxc2 Nxc2 30. a4 1-0

Davidflude
17-04-2009, 10:32 AM
I think Eugene is doing the best in the juniors right now....

Eugene did not have a good Doeberl Cup. In particular he missed at least a draw probably a win in round one when the Grandmaster went wrong.Event: O2C Doeberl Cup Premier
Site: Canberra
Date: 2009.04.09
Round: 1.4
White: Schon, Eugene
Black: Kunte, Abhijit
Result: 0-1
ECO: B42
WhiteElo: 2186
Annotator: ,David
PlyCount: 146
EventDate: 2009.04.09
SourceDate: 2009.04.09

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Qc7 7. Qe2 d6 8. c4
g6 9. b3 Bg7 10. Bb2 O-O 11. Nc3 Nbd7 12. Rad1 b6 13. Bb1 Bb7 14. f4 e5 15.
fxe5 dxe5 16. Nc2 Nc5 17. Nb4 Nxb3 18. Nxa6 Bxa6 19. axb3 Rfd8 20. Rde1 Rab8
21. Bc1 b5 22. Nd5 Nxd5 23. cxd5 Bc8 24. Bd3 Bd7 25. Bg5 Rdc8 26. Qd2 Be8 27.
Rc1 Qd6 28. Qa5 Bf8 29. Be3 Qb4 30. Qa2 Rc3 31. Rxc3 Qxc3 32. Qb1 Bc5 33. Bxc5
Qxc5+ 34. Rf2 Rc8 35. Qc2 Kf8 36. Qxc5+ Rxc5 37. Rc2 Rxc2 38. Bxc2 b4 39. Kf2
h5 40. Bd3 Ke7 41. Ke3 Kd6 42. g3 Bd7 43. h4 Bg4 44. Bf1 Bd1 45. Bc4 Bc2 46.
Bb5 Bxb3 47. Kd2 Ke7 48. Kc1 f5 49. Bd3 Kf6 50. Kb2 Ba4 51. exf5 gxf5 52. Be2
Kg6 {a bad mistake by the Grandmaster moving the king too far away from the
passed pawn.} (52... e4 53. Bxh5 Ke5 {and black is winning}) 53. d6 e4 54. Bd1
b3 {another mistake} (54... Bd7 55. Kb3 f4 56. gxf4 Kf5 {and black will draw}
57. Bxh5 Kxf4 58. Be2 Ke5 59. h5 Kxd6 60. Kxb4 Ke5 61. Kc3 Kf4 62. Kd4 Bf5) 55.
Ka3 {missing the winning move} (55. Bxb3 e3 (55... Bd7 56. Kc3 Kf6 57. Kd4 Bb5
58. Bd1 Ke6 59. Kc5 Be8 60. Bb3+ Kd7 61. Bc4 Bg6 62. Bb5+ Kd8 63. Kd4 Be8 64.
Be2 Kd7 65. Kd5 e3 66. Ke5 Bf7 67. Bb5+ Kd8 68. Kf4 Be8 69. Be2 Kd7 70. Kxe3
Kxd6 71. Kf4 Ke6 72. Kg5 Ke5) 56. Bxa4 e2 57. d7) 55... Kf6 {now black has
time to correct his error by moving his king back towards the pawn.} 56. Bxh5
Ke6 57. Be2 Kxd6 58. h5 Ke7 59. Kb2 Kf6 60. Kc3 Kg5 61. Kb2 e3 62. Kc3 Be8 63.
g4 fxg4 64. h6 Kxh6 65. Bxg4 Bh5 66. Be6 e2 67. Kd2 b2 68. Ba2 Kg5 69. Ke1 Kf4
70. Bb1 Ke3 71. Bg6 Bf3 72. Bc2 Be4 73. Bb1 Kf3 0-1

sleepless
17-04-2009, 10:50 AM
Good effort by Sophie in defeating Horst. Her Scotch opening is very strong and at least one our locals in Adelaide has started avoiding the mainlines in favour of prepared Steinitz/Pulling variations against her.

Duff McKagan
17-04-2009, 11:27 AM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.17"]
[Round "5.45"]
[White "Tsagarakis, Angelo"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "1919"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[PlyCount "94"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Qc1 e6 6. Be2 h6 7. O-O Nf6 8. c4
Nh5 9. c5 Qd8 10. Bg3 Nxg3 11. fxg3 Nd7 12. b4 Be7 13. Nc3 a6 14. a4 O-O 15.
Qb2 Bf6 16. b5 Bh7 17. Rad1 e5 18. Na2 axb5 19. axb5 exd4 20. exd4 Nxc5 21. Nb4
cxb5 22. Ne5 Na4 23. Qb3 Bxe5 24. dxe5 Qb6+ 25. Kh1 d4 26. Nd5 Qc5 27. Rc1 Nc3
28. Nxc3 dxc3 29. Rxc3 Qxe5 30. Bxb5 Bg6 31. Bc4 b5 32. Bd5 Rad8 33. Bf3 Qd4
34. Rfc1 Rfe8 35. h3 Re5 36. Rd1 Qb6 37. Rdc1 Rde8 38. g4 Re1+ 39. Rxe1 Rxe1+
40. Kh2 Qd6+ 41. g3 Qd2+ 42. Bg2 Be4 43. Rf3 Bxf3 44. Qxf3 Re2 45. Qa8+ Kh7 46.
Kh1 Rxg2 47. Qe4+ g6 0-1

Davidflude
17-04-2009, 11:47 AM
Someone said that Kerry Stead plays the Blackmar-Diemer gambit.

Please could someone ask him to email me at

davidflude@pacific.net.au

I have lots of BDG games in my collection and secret analysis which he may find helpful.

Capablanca-Fan
17-04-2009, 12:10 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.17"]
[Round "5.45"]
[White "Tsagarakis, Angelo"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton Vladimirovich"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "1919"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[PlyCount "94"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Qc1 e6 6. Be2 h6 7. O-O Nf6 8. c4
Nh5 9. c5 Qd8 10. Bg3 Nxg3 11. fxg3 Nd7 12. b4 Be7 13. Nc3 a6 14. a4 O-O 15.
Qb2 Bf6 16. b5 Bh7 17. Rad1 e5 18. Na2 axb5 19. axb5 exd4 20. exd4 Nxc5 21. Nb4
cxb5 22. Ne5 Na4 23. Qb3 Bxe5 24. dxe5 Qb6+ 25. Kh1 d4 26. Nd5 Qc5 27. Rc1 Nc3
28. Nxc3 dxc3 29. Rxc3 Qxe5 30. Bxb5 Bg6 31. Bc4 b5 32. Bd5 Rad8 33. Bf3 Qd4
34. Rfc1 Rfe8 35. h3 Re5 36. Rd1 Qb6 37. Rdc1 Rde8 38. g4 Re1+ 39. Rxe1 Rxe1+
40. Kh2 Qd6+ 41. g3 Qd2+ 42. Bg2 Be4 43. Rf3 Bxf3 44. Qxf3 Re2 45. Qa8+ Kh7 46.
Kh1 Rxg2 47. Qe4+ g6 0-1

Capablanca-Fan
17-04-2009, 12:14 PM
[Event "Sydney International Challengers"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.17"]
[Round "5.14"]
[White "Eustace, Sophie"]
[Black "Bleicher, Horst"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C45"]
[WhiteElo "1419"]
[BlackElo "1822"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Nxd4 6. Bxd4 Bxd4 7. Qxd4 Qf6
8. Qxf6 Nxf6 9. Nc3 d6 10. f3 a6 11. Bc4 O-O 12. O-O Re8 13. Rfe1 Nd7 14. Nd5
b5 15. Nxc7 Re7 16. Nxa8 bxc4 17. Nc7 Bb7 18. Nd5 Re8 19. Rad1 f5 20. Nc3 fxe4
21. Nxe4 Bxe4 22. Rxe4 Rb8 23. Rxd6 Nf6 24. Rxc4 Rxb2 25. Rxa6 Nd5 26. Kf2 h6
27. Ke2 Nb4 28. Rb6 Rxc2+ 29. Rxc2 Nxc2 30. a4 1-0

pappubahry
17-04-2009, 12:16 PM
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]


[Black "Smirnov, Anton Vladimirovich"]

:lol: Subtle.

Kevin Bonham
17-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Discussion of the Anton-Broekhuyse game (in which black resigned after white played an illegal knight move forking king and queen) and subsequent debate about illegal move issues has been split to a new thread in Arbiters Corner:

http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=10004

kinderchocolate
17-04-2009, 02:04 PM
If I drop in on Saturday, will anybody do commentary? Ian Rogers did that last year.

Davidflude
17-04-2009, 02:05 PM
George Xie is going great guns.

Mischa
17-04-2009, 02:20 PM
Yeah James wins again!!!

Watto
17-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Yeah James wins again!!!
Yep, he's had a really good start. Go James! :)

Trent Parker
17-04-2009, 02:36 PM
If I drop in on Saturday, will anybody do commentary? Ian Rogers did that last year.

And he is doing it again this year!!! 11 am and 5 pm

Mischa
17-04-2009, 09:14 PM
these juniors are all doing so well...and so close!!!

Duff McKagan
18-04-2009, 01:00 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.18"]
[Round "7.15"]
[White "Wright, Neil"]
[Black "Bjelobrk, Igor"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A04"]
[WhiteElo "2208"]
[BlackElo "2332"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.18"]

1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 d6 3. e4 e5 4. Nc3 c5 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nd5
O-O 9. c3 Kh8 10. Re1 Nxd5 11. exd5 Nb8 12. a3 Nd7 13. b4 Bf6 14. Qc2 b6 15.
Rb1 a6 16. Nd2 Qc7 17. Bb2 Bb7 18. Qb3 Rac8 19. Ba1 b5 20. c4 bxc4 21. dxc4 Rb8
22. Qa4 Rfc8 23. Bh3 g6 24. Ne4 cxb4 25. Nxf6 Nxf6 26. Rxb4 a5 27. Rb5 Ba6 28.
Rxa5 Bxc4 29. Rc1 Ne4 30. Ra7 Qb6 31. Bg2 Qxf2+ 32. Kh1 Bxd5 33. Rg1 Rc1 0-1

Duff McKagan
18-04-2009, 01:55 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.18"]
[Round "7.14"]
[White "Karavade, Eesha"]
[Black "Fernandez, Daniel Howard"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A30"]
[WhiteElo "2359"]
[BlackElo "2171"]
[Annotator "Zukovsky,Vladmir Petrovich"]
[PlyCount "189"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O g6 6. c4 cxd4 7. Qxd4 Bg7 8. Nc3
O-O 9. Qh4 d6 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Be3 Rc8 12. Rac1 Qc7 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. cxd5 Qd8
15. Nd4 Bf6 16. Bg5 Rxc1 17. Rxc1 e5 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Nb5 e4 20. Rc7 Bxd5 21.
Rxd7 Qxh4 22. gxh4 Bc6 23. Rxa7 Bxb5 24. Bxe4 Bxe2 25. Bd5 b5 26. b3 Bg4 27.
Rb7 Rc8 28. Bxf7+ Kf8 29. Bd5 Rc5 30. h3 Bxh3 31. Bf3 Rc2 32. Rxb5 Rxa2 33. Rb7
Rd2 {Black offered a draw.} 34. b4 Rd4 35. b5 Bg4 36. Bc6 Be2 37. Rxh7 Rb4 38.
Rb7 Rg4+ 39. Kh2 Rxh4+ 40. Kg3 Rg4+ 41. Kh3 g5 42. f3 Rc4 43. Kg3 g4 44. fxg4
Rxg4+ 45. Kf2 Bxb5 46. Bxb5 Rg5 47. Ke3 Re5+ 48. Kd4 Rg5 49. Kc4 Rc5+ 50. Kb4
Rc1 51. Rd7 Rb1+ 52. Kc4 Rd1 53. Bc6 Kg8 54. Bd5+ Kf8 55. Rxd6 Ke7 56. Rh6 Rd2
57. Kc5 Rd1 58. Re6+ Kd7 59. Rf6 Rc1+ 60. Bc4 Re1 61. Bd5 Rc1+ 62. Kd4 Ke7 63.
Rh6 Kd7 64. Rb6 Ke7 65. Ke5 Kd7 66. Rf6 Re1+ 67. Be4 Kc7 68. Rf7+ Kb6 69. Rb7+
Kc5 70. Rc7+ Kb6 71. Rc3 Rg1 72. Kd5 Rd1+ 73. Bd3 Rh1 74. Rc6+ Kb7 75. Rf6 Rd1
76. Kc4 Kc7 77. Bf5 Rc1+ 78. Kd5 Rd1+ 79. Ke5 Re1+ 80. Be4 Rd1 81. Bd5 Re1+ 82.
Be4 Rd1 83. Bf3 Re1+ 84. Kd5 Rf1 85. Rf7+ Kb6 86. Kd4 Rf2 87. Rb7+ Ka6 88. Rb3
Rd2+ 89. Kc5 Rc2+ 90. Kd6 Ka5 91. Be4 Rc1 92. Kd5 Ka4 93. Rb8 Ka5 94. Bd3 Rd1
95. Kc5 1-0

brett
18-04-2009, 02:45 PM
Anyone know if Xie has got his norm in the bag yet?

Which other players are on track for norms?

Regards

Brett

Leonid Sandler
18-04-2009, 09:47 PM
Its nice to see board one all australian clash in the last round.However we do have only 3 aussies in top 20 at the moment.Before the last round at Doeberl 5 australians were in top 20.
Hopefully our players will perform well tomorrow!

Bill Gletsos
18-04-2009, 10:49 PM
Anyone know if Xie has got his norm in the bag yet?He needs at least a draw in round 9.

Which other players are on track for norms?Nisha Mohota and Eesha Karavade are both up for IM norms.

Desmond
19-04-2009, 07:43 AM
It's looking very crowded at the top, with only 1/2 point seperating 1 and 2-10.

brett
19-04-2009, 11:34 AM
He needs at least a draw in round 9.
Nisha Mohota and Eesha Karavade are both up for IM norms.


Go George!!!!!!!!!!!

We are all cheering for you

Duff McKagan
19-04-2009, 12:02 PM
[Event "Sydney International Challengers"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.7"]
[White "Eustace, Sophie"]
[Black "Hannagan, Peter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C45"]
[WhiteElo "1419"]
[BlackElo "1452"]
[PlyCount "123"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.19"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Be3 Bc5 6. c3 Nxd4 7. Bxd4 Bxd4
8. Qxd4 Qxd4 9. cxd4 d6 10. Nc3 c6 11. Bc4 Nf6 12. O-O b5 13. Bd3 O-O 14. Rac1
Bd7 15. Rfe1 b4 16. Ne2 Rfc8 17. Ba6 Rc7 18. Nf4 Rb8 19. e5 dxe5 20. dxe5 Rb6
21. Bc4 Ne8 22. e6 fxe6 23. Nxe6 Bxe6 24. Rxe6 Kf8 25. Rce1 Nf6 26. g4 Rb8 27.
g5 Nd5 28. R6e5 g6 29. Bxd5 cxd5 30. Rxd5 Re8 31. Rxe8+ Kxe8 32. Rb5 Rc4 33.
Rb8+ Kd7 34. Rb7+ Kd6 35. Rxa7 Rg4+ 36. Kf1 Rxg5 37. Rxh7 Rc5 38. Rh3 Rc1+ 39.
Kg2 Rc2 40. Rb3 Kc5 41. a3 bxa3 42. bxa3 Ra2 43. Rg3 Kd5 44. h4 Ke5 45. Rxg6
Rxa3 46. Rg5+ Kf4 47. Rg3 Ra6 48. Rh3 Rg6+ 49. Rg3 Rh6 50. Kh3 Rh5 51. Rg8 Rf5
52. Rg5 Rxg5 53. hxg5 Kxg5 54. Kg3 Kf5 55. Kf3 Kg5 56. Ke4 Kg4 57. f4 Kh5 58.
Ke5 Kg6 59. Ke6 Kg7 60. f5 Kf8 61. Kf6 Ke8 62. Kg7 1-0

Basil
19-04-2009, 12:07 PM
One for Solo more like. Sophie played that endgame like Fischer meets Solo ;)

Duff McKagan
19-04-2009, 12:21 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.18"]
[White "Morris, James"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2114"]
[BlackElo "2243"]
[Annotator "Zukovsky,Vladmir Petrovich"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.19"]

1. e4 d5 2. Nc3 dxe4 3. Nxe4 Qd5 4. d3 e5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Bg4 7. Bg2 f6 8. h3
Be6 9. O-O O-O-O 10. Be3 Qd7 11. Kh2 g5 12. Nfd2 Nd4 13. Nb3 Qb5 14. Re1 Kb8
15. a4 Qb6 {Black offered a draw.} 16. a5 Qb5 17. Nc3 Qa6 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Nd5
Qd6 20. c4 dxc3 21. Nxc3 a6 22. d4 Bc8 23. d5 Ne7 24. Nd4 Qb4 25. Ra4 Qc5 26.
Qb3 Ka8 27. Re6 Ka7 28. Rc4 Qxa5 29. Ra4 Qc5 30. Ncb5+ Kb8 31. Rc4 Qxd5 32.
Bxd5 axb5 33. Nxb5 Nxd5 34. Re1 Bd6 35. Ra1 b6 36. Ra8+ Kxa8 37. Qa4+ Ba6 38.
Qxa6+ Kb8 39. Ra4 1-0

Duff McKagan
19-04-2009, 12:33 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.43"]
[White "Guo, Emma"]
[Black "Yu, Sally"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D05"]
[WhiteElo "1845"]
[BlackElo "1819"]
[PlyCount "49"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.19"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Bd3 e6 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nbd2 b6 8. Re1
O-O 9. e4 Bb8 10. e5 Nd7 11. Nf1 h6 12. Be3 f6 13. exf6 Qxf6 14. Ng3 e5 15.
dxe5 Ncxe5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Bb1 Be6 18. Qc2 g6 19. Bxh6 Rf7 20. f4 Bf5 21.
Nxf5 gxf5 22. Bg5 Qg6 23. Qd2 Nc6 24. Qxd5 Bxf4 25. Bxf4 1-0

Adamski
19-04-2009, 12:34 PM
Maybe James really is the Real Deal. Max's Q could not escape from her problems without losing her life. Great performance JM!:clap:

bobby1972
19-04-2009, 12:36 PM
yes fantastic game ,james very strong now.

Rincewind
19-04-2009, 12:37 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.18"]
[White "Morris, James"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2114"]
[BlackElo "2243"]
[Annotator "Zukovsky,Vladmir Petrovich"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.19"]

1. e4 d5 2. Nc3 dxe4 3. Nxe4 Qd5 4. d3 e5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Bg4 7. Bg2 f6 8. h3
Be6 9. O-O O-O-O 10. Be3 Qd7 11. Kh2 g5 12. Nfd2 Nd4 13. Nb3 Qb5 14. Re1 Kb8
15. a4 Qb6 {Black offered a draw.} 16. a5 Qb5 17. Nc3 Qa6 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Nd5
Qd6 20. c4 dxc3 21. Nxc3 a6 22. d4 Bc8 23. d5 Ne7 24. Nd4 Qb4 25. Ra4 Qc5 26.
Qb3 Ka8 27. Re6 Ka7 28. Rc4 Qxa5 29. Ra4 Qc5 30. Ncb5+ Kb8 31. Rc4 Qxd5 32.
Bxd5 axb5 33. Nxb5 Nxd5 34. Re1 Bd6 35. Ra1 b6 36. Ra8+ Kxa8 37. Qa4+ Ba6 38.
Qxa6+ Kb8 39. Ra4 1-0

Well played James! It's a pity two such likable juniors had to play each other in the last round. But what an entertaining game!

Basil
19-04-2009, 12:41 PM
The pressure, tactics and pressing was relentless. Ye gads!

Goughfather
19-04-2009, 12:48 PM
It seems that George has just cleaned up Chowdurry, so has scored his first GM norm. Great job George, and I'm sure that the next two norms won't be too far behind!

brett
19-04-2009, 12:48 PM
Congratulations George on your fine result in SIO and Doeberl. Fantastic to see you made a GM Norm!!

We are all proud of you!

Regards

Brett Tindall

MichaelBaron
19-04-2009, 12:48 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.17"]
[Round "5.45"]
[White "Tsagarakis, Angelo"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "1919"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[PlyCount "94"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Qc1 e6 6. Be2 h6 7. O-O Nf6 8. c4
Nh5 9. c5 Qd8 10. Bg3 Nxg3 11. fxg3 Nd7 12. b4 Be7 13. Nc3 a6 14. a4 O-O 15.
Qb2 Bf6 16. b5 Bh7 17. Rad1 e5 18. Na2 axb5 19. axb5 exd4 20. exd4 Nxc5 21. Nb4
cxb5 22. Ne5 Na4 23. Qb3 Bxe5 24. dxe5 Qb6+ 25. Kh1 d4 26. Nd5 Qc5 27. Rc1 Nc3
28. Nxc3 dxc3 29. Rxc3 Qxe5 30. Bxb5 Bg6 31. Bc4 b5 32. Bd5 Rad8 33. Bf3 Qd4
34. Rfc1 Rfe8 35. h3 Re5 36. Rd1 Qb6 37. Rdc1 Rde8 38. g4 Re1+ 39. Rxe1 Rxe1+
40. Kh2 Qd6+ 41. g3 Qd2+ 42. Bg2 Be4 43. Rf3 Bxf3 44. Qxf3 Re2 45. Qa8+ Kh7 46.
Kh1 Rxg2 47. Qe4+ g6 0-1
good effort by young anton

Capablanca-Fan
19-04-2009, 12:48 PM
[Re Morris - Illingworth] Black was doing fine after White's passive opening, but then allowed White loads of tempi for his attack chasing the Q, which was eventually trapped. White finished very strongly.

Mischa
19-04-2009, 12:50 PM
yeah James!!!

brett
19-04-2009, 01:07 PM
James played a nice game against max

ER
19-04-2009, 01:08 PM
The pressure, tactics and pressing was relentless. Ye gads!
repetition!

Alexrules01
19-04-2009, 01:09 PM
Isnt that one of the first things we are taught? Dont bring your Queen out early in the game :P

Garvinator
19-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Zhao is trying to win a R+N v R ending v Johansen.

Duff McKagan
19-04-2009, 01:55 PM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.4"]
[White "Akshayraj, Kore"]
[Black "Deepan Chakkravarthy, J."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B66"]
[WhiteElo "2404"]
[BlackElo "2482"]
[PlyCount "118"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8.
O-O-O Bd7 9. f3 h6 10. Be3 h5 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. Bg5 Be7 13. h3 Rc8 14. Be2 Nxd4
15. Qxd4 Qc5 16. Qd2 b5 17. a3 h4 18. Rhe1 Bc6 19. Be3 Qh5 20. Bg5 Qg6 21. e5
dxe5 22. Bd3 Qh5 23. Rxe5 Nd7 24. Be4 O-O 25. Bxc6 Nxe5 26. Bxe7 Nxc6 27. Bxf8
Rxf8 28. Qd6 Nb8 29. Qc7 Qg5 30. b3 f5 31. Ne2 Re8 32. Nf4 e5 33. Nd5 e4 34. f4
Qxg2 35. Ne7+ Kh7 36. Rd8 Qf1+ 37. Kb2 Rxe7 38. Qxe7 Qxf4 39. Qe8 Kh6 40. Rxb8
Qd6 41. Rc8 Qd4+ 42. Ka2 Kg5 43. Qe7+ Qf6 44. Qc5 Qe6 45. Rc6 Qe8 46. Qe3+ Kh5
47. Rc5 g6 48. Qf4 Qe7 49. Rc6 Qe8 50. Rxa6 Qc8 51. Rd6 Qxc2+ 52. Ka1 Qc3+ 53.
Kb1 Qxb3+ 54. Kc1 Qxa3+ 55. Kd2 Qxh3 56. Rd8 Qg2+ 57. Kc1 Qg1+ 58. Kb2 Qg2+ 59.
Kb1 Qg1+ 1/2-1/2

Intuition
19-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Congrats to IM Xie for his GM norm and GM Johansen for taking out the tourney on tiebreak and being the first Australian player to win the SIO.

Nice job guys :clap:

Capablanca-Fan
19-04-2009, 02:55 PM
Zhao is trying to win a R+N v R ending v Johansen.
As was within his rights, but DJ knew how to hold.

Kevin Bonham
19-04-2009, 03:18 PM
Congrats to George on his GM norm and Darryl for winning the tournament! Also congrats to James on an excellent result.

Draw offer in that game seems a bit hopeful on black's part - even by that early stage it's already clear white has a big q-side attack while black is not doing all that much on the kingside.

Amazing that Akshayraj managed to blow that one against Chakkravarthy (Rxa6??)

Re Eustace-Hannigan, it's still a tablebase draw when Black trades rooks into a lost pawn ending. Presumably black was not aware that rook + f and h pawns vs rook is often drawn.

Top seed Colin Savige did it easy in the Challenger, winning by one and a half points!

Bill Gletsos
19-04-2009, 03:34 PM
And of course a big thanks to Comrade Zukovsky aka Ronald Scott for his entering all the games. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Adamski
19-04-2009, 03:38 PM
And of course a big thanks to Comrade Zukovsky aka Ronald Scott for his entering all the games. :clap: :clap: :clap:Yes indeed. Ron did a great job including on CC. I also add my congrats to Darryl, George, James and all prize-winners.

BearDrinkingBeer
19-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Zhao is trying to win a R+N v R ending v Johansen.
Yes, it may be worth playing on in that sort of position. Kasparov beat Judit Polgar in that ending in a quick-play finish (and Polgar didn't just lose her rook to a fork).

Bill Gletsos
19-04-2009, 03:50 PM
Also the young FM Daniel Fernandez from Singapore scored an IM norm as did Nisha Mohota from India.

Bill Gletsos
19-04-2009, 04:02 PM
Open

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

1 Johansen, Darryl K 2452 gm 7 61:W 56:W 20:W 2:D 6:D 9:W 7:W 12:D 5:D
2 Xie, George 2402 im 7 89:W 59:W 22:W 1:D 4:W 5:D 12:D 18:D 10:W
3 Kunte, Abhijit 2513 gm 7 57:W 31:W 8:D 19:D 20:W 18:D 29:D 16:W 12:W
4 Jones, Gawain 2550 gm 7 67:W 30:D 13:W 8:D 2:L 56:W 20:W 14:W 18:W
5 Zhao, Zong-Yuan 2583 gm 6.5 47:W 13:D 30:W 14:D 19:W 2:D 21:D 17:W 1:D
6 Deepan, Chakkravarthy J 2482 gm 6.5 78:W 35:W 11:D 16:W 1:D 12:L 31:W 29:W 7:D
7 Akshayraj, Kore 2404 im 6.5 73:W 44:D 36:D 46:W 28:W 10:W 1:L 22:W 6:D
8 Mas, Hafizulhelmi 2425 im 6.5 63:W 39:W 3:D 4:D 29:L 13:D 33:W 43:W 21:W
9 Reinderman, Dimitri 2560 gm 6 48:W 37:W 14:D 17:W 21:D 1:L 13:D 46:W 22:D
10 Roy Chowdhury, Saptarshi 2469 im 6 40:W 42:W 19:D 11:D 52:W 7:L 45:W 24:W 2:L
11 Karavade, Eesha 2359 wgm 6 55:W 58:W 6:D 10:D 22:D 23:D 15:W 21:D 13:D
12 Ghane, Shojaat 2415 gm 6 72:D 87:W 15:D 32:W 56:W 6:W 2:D 1:D 3:L
13 Mohota, Nisha 2304 wgm 6 62:W 5:D 4:L 87:W 49:W 8:D 9:D 25:W 11:D
14 Satyapragyan, Swayangsu 2428 im 6 83:W 38:W 9:D 5:D 15:D 24:D 52:W 4:L 37:W
15 Fernandez, Daniel Howard 2171 fm 6 81:W 17:D 12:D 31:W 14:D 16:D 11:L 30:W 29:W
16 Lane, Gary W 2371 im 6 65:W 32:D 23:W 6:L 34:W 15:D 47:W 3:L 35:W
17 Rathnakaran, K 2427 im 6 51:W 15:D 34:W 9:L 59:W 30:D 23:W 5:L 31:W
18 Sriram, Jha 2453 im 6 77:W 36:D 71:W 29:D 35:W 3:D 43:W 2:D 4:L
19 Smirnov, Vladimir 2365 fm 6 79:W 60:W 10:D 3:D 5:L 32:L 40:W 26:W 34:W
20 Rej, Tomek 2308 fm 6 88:W 76:W 1:L 44:W 3:L 48:W 4:L 36:W 39:W
21 Sengupta, Deep 2466 im 5.5 68:W 28:W 29:D 33:W 9:D 43:D 5:D 11:D 8:L
22 Neelotpal, Das 2514 gm 5.5 43:W 45:W 2:L 36:W 11:D 29:D 30:W 7:L 9:D
23 Morris, James 2114 fm 5.5 50:D 85:W 16:L 27:W 37:W 11:D 17:L 52:D 45:W
24 Bjelobrk, Igor 2332 fm 5.5 53:D 75:W 33:L 40:W 38:W 14:D 35:W 10:L 28:D
25 Mahmud, Syarif 2373 fm 5.5 70:W 33:D 44:D 39:W 43:L 46:D 38:W 13:L 48:W
26 Yuan, Yi 2010 5.5 27:W 29:L 37:D 30:L 85:W 71:W 59:W 19:L 46:+
27 Solomon, Stephen J 2455 im 5.5 26:L 55:W 32:D 23:L 53:W 87:W 34:L 57:W 44:W
28 Schon, Eugene 2186 5.5 93:W 21:L 72:W 57:W 7:L 47:L 83:W 58:W 24:D
29 Swathi, Ghate 2330 wgm 5 69:W 26:W 21:D 18:D 8:W 22:D 3:D 6:L 15:L
30 Chow, Samuel 2299 5 96:W 4:D 5:L 26:W 71:W 17:D 22:L 15:L 43:W
31 Minor, Samuel 2216 5 90:W 3:L 63:W 15:L 40:W 58:W 6:L 32:W 17:L
32 Cheng, Bobby 2103 5 86:W 16:D 27:D 12:L 63:W 19:W 46:L 31:L 66:W
33 Brown, Andrew 2085 5 84:W 25:D 24:W 21:L 45:L 42:W 8:L 59:W 38:D
34 Ayvazyan, Armen 2210 5 85:D 50:W 17:L 79:W 16:L 44:W 27:W 39:D 19:L
35 Wright, Neil S 2208 5 74:W 6:L 61:W 58:W 18:L 57:W 24:L 47:W 16:L
36 Pon, Nkrithika 2180 wfm 5 92:W 18:D 7:D 22:L 41:L 69:W 78:W 20:L 68:W
37 Steadman, Michael 2262 5 91:W 9:L 26:D 51:W 23:L 83:D 61:W 49:W 14:L
38 Bird, Andrew 2146 5 99:W 14:L 0:D 75:W 24:L 65:W 25:L 77:W 33:D
39 McNamara, Gary 2114 5 82:W 8:L 90:W 25:L 83:D 62:W 56:W 34:D 20:L
40 Bennett, Hilton 2028 5 10:L 81:W 84:W 24:L 31:L 76:W 19:L 73:W 56:W
41 Cunanan, Kimberly Jane 1991 5 0:D 72:D 45:L 90:W 36:W 52:L 49:L 75:W 58:W
42 Oliver, Gareth 2187 5 66:W 10:L 73:L 96:D 75:W 33:L 65:D 60:W 57:W
43 Zibaei, Abdoulla 2067 4.5 22:L 64:W 60:W 45:W 25:W 21:D 18:L 8:L 30:L
44 Watson, James 2101 4.5 54:W 7:D 25:D 20:L 73:D 34:L 53:W 71:W 27:L
45 Illingworth, Max 2243 4.5 64:W 22:L 41:W 43:L 33:W 78:W 10:L 48:D 23:L
46 Charles, Gareth 2160 4.5 0:L 69:W 89:W 7:L 61:W 25:D 32:W 9:L 26:-
47 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 2081 4.5 5:L 62:L 93:W 66:W 76:W 28:W 16:L 35:L 50:D
48 Nakauchi, Gene 2076 fm 4.5 9:L 91:W 92:W 52:L 64:W 20:L 72:W 45:D 25:L
49 Broekhuyse, Paul 2118 4.5 76:L 88:W 62:D 74:W 13:L 50:D 41:W 37:L 51:D
50 Siddiqi, Shan 1683 4.5 23:D 34:L 51:L 68:W 79:W 49:D 57:L 83:W 47:D
51 Descallar, Levi 1984 4.5 17:L 96:D 50:W 37:L 62:L 75:D 74:W 80:W 49:D
52 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2251 4.5 60:L 98:W 77:W 48:W 10:L 41:W 14:L 23:D 0:
53 Grigg, Sam 1927 4.5 24:D 71:L 74:L 94:W 27:L 82:W 44:L 76:W 78:W
54 Smirnov, Anton 1495 4.5 44:L 79:L 64:L 0:W 88:W 70:W 71:L 63:D 77:W
55 Jule, Alexandra 1928 wim 4.5 11:L 27:L 81:W 86:L 60:L 95:D 82:W 74:W 71:W
56 Setiawan, Akwie 2185 4 80:W 1:L 70:W 73:W 12:L 4:L 39:L 72:W 40:L
57 Safarian, Alek 2061 4 3:L 80:W 76:W 28:L 86:W 35:L 50:W 27:L 42:L
58 Stead, Kerry 2087 4 94:W 11:L 66:W 35:L 70:W 31:L 63:W 28:L 41:L
59 Amrutha, Mokal 2155 4 95:W 2:L 79:D 62:W 17:L 73:W 26:L 33:L 60:D
60 Lester, George E 1801 4 52:W 19:L 43:L 83:L 55:W 67:D 87:W 42:L 59:D
61 Stojic, Svetozar 1989 4 1:L 95:W 35:L 80:W 46:L 86:W 37:L 66:L 79:W
62 Lee, Bryan 1918 4 13:L 47:W 49:D 59:L 51:W 39:L 77:L 87:D 83:W
63 Davis, Tony J 1983 4 8:L 99:W 31:L 82:W 32:L 64:W 58:L 54:D 67:D
64 Abbott, Peter 1893 4 45:L 43:L 54:W 77:W 48:L 63:L 86:W 78:D 65:D
65 Holland, Dennis 1963 4 16:L 94:D 98:W 71:L 74:W 38:L 42:D 67:D 64:D
66 Setiabudi, Allen 1843 4 42:L 67:W 58:L 47:L 72:L 97:W 89:W 61:W 32:L
67 Gibbons, Robert 2067 4 4:L 66:L 80:L 81:W 90:W 60:D 73:D 65:D 63:D
68 Camer, Angelito 2013 4 21:L 74:D 96:L 50:L 94:D 92:W 85:W 69:W 36:L
69 Selnes, Hamish 1921 4 29:L 46:L 95:W 78:L 97:W 36:L 81:W 68:L 84:W
70 Forster, William 1963 4 25:L 82:W 56:L 92:W 58:L 54:L 80:L 93:W 85:W
71 Stojic, Dusan 2229 3.5 75:D 53:W 18:L 65:W 30:L 26:L 54:W 44:L 55:L
72 Muller, Jonas 1981 3.5 12:D 41:D 28:L 76:L 66:W 84:W 48:L 56:L 75:D
73 Zulfic, Fedja 1971 3.5 7:L 97:W 42:W 56:L 44:D 59:L 67:D 40:L 80:D
74 Guo, Emma 1845 3.5 35:L 68:D 53:W 49:L 65:L 79:W 51:L 55:L 92:W
75 Ruan, Jack 1886 3.5 71:D 24:L 94:W 38:L 42:L 51:D 84:W 41:L 72:D
76 Anton, Sarah 1718 3.5 49:W 20:L 57:L 72:W 47:L 40:L 91:D 53:L 89:W
77 Voon, Richard 2006 3.5 18:L 93:W 52:L 64:L 92:W 96:D 62:W 38:L 54:L
78 Chan, Jason 2056 3.5 6:L 90:L 99:W 69:W 96:W 45:L 36:L 64:D 53:L
79 Tan, Kevin 1956 3.5 19:L 54:W 59:D 34:L 50:L 74:L 94:W 91:W 61:L
80 Encel, Benjamin 1838 3.5 56:L 57:L 67:W 61:L 89:D 91:D 70:W 51:L 73:D
81 Ruan, Harry 1815 3.5 15:L 40:L 55:L 67:L 98:W 88:W 69:L 89:D 91:W
82 Barisic, Frank 1615 3.5 39:L 70:L 88:W 63:L 91:D 53:L 55:L 98:W 93:W
83 Milligan, Helen 1985 wfm 3 14:L 92:L 97:W 60:W 39:D 37:D 28:L 50:L 62:L
84 Ousmand, Vineths 1331 3 33:L 0:W 40:L 89:W 87:L 72:L 75:L 97:W 69:L
85 Jule, Sebastian 1847 3 34:D 23:L 87:L 98:W 26:L 89:D 68:L 90:W 70:L
86 Ousmand, Nizami 1575 3 32:L 89:L 91:W 55:W 57:L 61:L 64:L 88:L 94:W
87 Hursky, Karel P 2084 3 98:D 12:L 85:W 13:L 84:W 27:L 60:L 62:D 0:
88 Tsagarakis, Angelo 1919 3 20:L 49:L 82:L 99:W 54:L 81:L 95:W 86:W 0:
89 Rosario, Amiel 1969 2.5 2:L 86:W 46:L 84:L 80:D 85:D 66:L 81:D 76:L
90 Lau, Joshua 1862 2.5 31:L 78:W 39:L 41:L 67:L 94:D 93:L 85:L 99:W
91 Wang, Oscar 1910 2.5 37:L 48:L 86:L 95:W 82:D 80:D 76:D 79:L 81:L
92 Yu, Sally 1819 2.5 36:L 83:W 48:L 70:L 77:L 68:L 99:D 95:W 74:L
93 Rachmadi, Herman 1842 2.5 28:L 77:L 47:L 97:L 0:D 98:W 90:W 70:L 82:L
94 Wan, Kinto 1402 2.5 58:L 65:D 75:L 53:L 68:D 90:D 79:L 99:W 86:L
95 Brockman, Roland 1764 2.5 59:L 61:L 69:L 91:L 99:W 55:D 88:L 92:L 97:W
96 Fletcher, David 2.5 30:L 51:D 68:W 42:D 78:L 77:D 0: 0: 0:
97 Zamahari, Abang Draup 1636 2 100:L 73:L 83:L 93:W 69:L 66:L 98:W 84:L 95:L
98 McKenzie, Mark 1203 1.5 87:D 52:L 65:L 85:L 81:L 93:L 97:L 82:L 0:W
99 Draup, Hj Abang Azman 1725 1.5 38:L 63:L 78:L 88:L 95:L 0:W 92:D 94:L 90:L
100 Jones, Lee R 2115 fm 1 97:W 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:

Bill Gletsos
19-04-2009, 04:02 PM
Challengers

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

1 Savige, Colin B VIC 1999 8.5 10:W 13:W 6:W 23:W 4:D 8:W 5:W 12:W 9:W
2 Weller, Tony QLD 1987 7 29:W 15:W 23:L 9:W 3:D 31:D 33:W 4:W 5:W
3 Miranda, Adrian NSW 1469 6.5 45:L 52:W 44:W 32:W 2:D 16:W 12:L 13:W 4:W
4 Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1676 6 52:W 12:W 32:W 5:W 1:D 23:W 8:D 2:L 3:L
5 Arundel, Sean NSW 6 44:W 24:W 14:W 4:L 26:W 15:W 1:L 8:W 2:L
6 Yuen, Jonathan NSW 1371 6 17:W 28:W 1:L 13:W 23:L 24:W 10:D 25:W 7:D
7 McCook, Jake ACT 1188 6 25:L 16:W 28:W 33:D 24:D 21:W 13:D 14:W 6:D
8 Baterowicz, Mark NSW 1732 6 38:W 35:D 19:W 26:W 31:W 1:L 4:D 5:L 17:W
9 Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1408 6 16:W 26:D 27:W 2:L 34:W 33:D 23:W 15:W 1:L
10 Eustace, Sophie SA 1419 6 1:L 44:L 52:W 36:W 28:W 14:D 6:D 16:W 15:W
11 Hvistendahl, Robert NSW 1888 6 34:L 40:L 43:W 0:D 18:D 36:W 29:W 33:W 12:W
12 Jain, Kamal NSW 5.5 22:W 4:L 30:D 42:W 19:W 25:W 3:W 1:L 11:L
13 Gu, Sean NSW 1530 5.5 47:W 1:L 36:W 6:L 20:W 17:W 7:D 3:L 25:W
14 Parker, Trent NSW 1784 5.5 40:W 45:W 5:L 15:L 44:W 10:D 35:W 7:L 27:W
15 Hannagan, Peter K NSW 1452 5 48:W 2:L 53:+ 14:W 17:W 5:L 31:W 9:L 10:L
16 Canfell, Mike J NSW 1932 5 9:L 7:L 18:W 50:W 22:W 3:L 40:W 10:L 23:W
17 Christensen, Joshua NSW 1882 5 6:L 39:W 49:W 22:W 15:L 13:L 34:W 31:W 8:L
18 Mithran, Mirakla NSW 1175 5 21:D 27:L 16:L 45:W 11:D 28:W 24:D 32:W 20:D
19 Weltner, Michael NSW 1391 5 27:D 21:W 8:L 46:W 12:L 32:L 41:W 24:D 33:W
20 Glissan, Paul NSW 1947 5 31:L 46:L 51:W 39:W 13:L 30:W 37:W 23:D 18:D
21 Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1789 5 18:D 19:L 42:L 41:W 38:W 7:L 26:W 35:D 31:W
22 Barcelona, Eliel NSW 1455 5 12:L 47:W 45:W 17:L 16:L 43:W 46:W 27:L 35:W
23 Feng, Thomas VIC 1638 4.5 41:W 53:W 2:W 1:L 6:W 4:L 9:L 20:D 16:L
24 Griffin, Hamish NSW 1755 4.5 43:W 5:L 40:D 38:W 7:D 6:L 18:D 19:D 29:D
25 Tenorio, Leonardo NSW 1812 4.5 7:W 34:D 46:W 31:L 35:W 12:L 32:W 6:L 13:L
26 Shaw, Robin A WA 1853 4.5 49:W 9:D 34:W 8:L 5:L 35:L 21:L 46:+ 40:W
27 Escalante, Lorenzo NSW 1891 4.5 19:D 18:W 9:L 40:L 29:L 50:W 42:W 22:W 14:L
28 Bleicher, Horst NSW 1822 4.5 51:W 6:L 7:L 48:W 10:L 18:L 38:W 40:D 43:W
29 Tracey, Michael J NSW 1418 4.5 2:L 38:L 41:D 51:W 27:W 40:D 11:L 45:W 24:D
30 Ren, Jonathan NSW 1439 4.5 46:D 36:D 12:D 34:L 32:D 20:L 44:W 43:D 41:W
31 Harris, Bruce NSW 1411 4 20:W 0:D 35:W 25:W 8:L 2:D 15:L 17:L 21:L
32 Montances, Jonathan NSW 4 39:W 42:W 4:L 3:L 30:D 19:W 25:L 18:L 34:D
33 Barker, Ken A QLD 1468 4 35:L 51:W 50:W 7:D 40:W 9:D 2:L 11:L 19:L
34 Setiabudi, Megan ACT 1382 4 11:W 25:D 26:L 30:W 9:L 46:D 17:L 37:D 32:D
35 Fernandez, Michael OS 4 33:W 8:D 31:L 37:W 25:L 26:W 14:L 21:D 22:L
36 Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 927 4 42:D 30:D 13:L 10:L 39:W 11:L 50:D 49:W 37:D
37 Leong, Edward NSW 1432 4 53:L 43:W 38:D 35:L 42:W 0:D 20:L 34:D 36:D
38 Lin, Mark NSW 657 4 8:L 29:W 37:D 24:L 21:L 45:D 28:L 51:W 48:W
39 Banovic, Milko NSW 1332 4 32:L 17:L 47:W 20:L 36:L 41:L 51:W 44:W 45:W
40 Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1169 3.5 14:L 11:W 24:D 27:W 33:L 29:D 16:L 28:D 26:L
41 Su, Alexander NSW 483 3.5 23:L 49:L 29:D 21:L 48:W 39:W 19:L 42:W 30:L
42 Greenwood, Norman NSW 1743 3.5 36:D 32:L 21:W 12:L 37:L 44:W 27:L 41:L 47:W
43 Derwent, Ethan ACT 1123 3.5 24:L 37:L 11:L 52:W 47:W 22:L 48:W 30:D 28:L
44 Asence, Alvin NSW 3 5:L 10:W 3:L 49:W 14:L 42:L 30:L 39:L 50:W
45 Behar, Joshua NSW 3 3:W 14:L 22:L 18:L 50:D 38:D 49:W 29:L 39:L
46 Mariano, Restituto OS 3 30:D 20:W 25:L 19:L 49:W 34:D 22:L 26:- 0:
47 Christian, Kashish NSW 474 3 13:L 22:L 39:L 0:W 43:L 49:L 52:W 50:W 42:L
48 Krishnan, Santosh NSW 3 15:L 0:W 0:L 28:L 41:L 51:W 43:L 52:W 38:L
49 Beahan, Patrick NSW 1349 3 26:L 41:W 17:L 44:L 46:L 47:W 45:L 36:L 51:W
50 Roche, Stephen NSW 1124 2 0:D 0:D 33:L 16:L 45:D 27:L 36:D 47:L 44:L
51 Talisayon, Samuel NSW 1192 1 28:L 33:L 20:L 29:L 52:W 48:L 39:L 38:L 49:L
52 Mithran, Mishael NSW 624 1 4:L 3:L 10:L 43:L 51:L 0:W 47:L 48:L 0:
53 Santoso, Irwan NSW 1 37:W 23:L 15:- 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:

Metro
19-04-2009, 04:58 PM
Congratulations George on your fine result in SIO and Doeberl. Fantastic to see you made a GM Norm!!

Great stuff George:clap: :clap: :clap:
Congrat's to Darryl :clap: :clap: :clap:

Davidflude
19-04-2009, 05:07 PM
first congratulations to the organizers and helpers on running what was obviously a very successful tournament.

Second congratulations to Darryl on a very solid performance.

Third congratulations to George on a GM norm.

Fourth congratulations to Colin Savage. It is great to see someone who has hardly played at all lately come out of retirement and win in a canter.

Fifth congratulations to all the juniors. Most seemed to be punching above their weight.

Hopefully next year will be even bigger and better.

Basil
19-04-2009, 05:27 PM
Now that, ladies and gentlemen was a tournament. Echo all of the above sentiments.

Kerry Stead
19-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Someone said that Kerry Stead plays the Blackmar-Diemer gambit.

Please could someone ask him to email me at

davidflude@pacific.net.au

I have lots of BDG games in my collection and secret analysis which he may find helpful.
Welcome to ten or fifteen years ago David! Most decent databases will reveal that fact.

I rarely play chess these days ... and secret analysis all sounds a bit too much for me in my 'recreational' chess phase ...

BearDrinkingBeer
19-04-2009, 10:58 PM
This is a small note, but it's unusual to see DGT boards working (let alone 4) throughout a whole tournament. Well done organisers!

P.S. Great performance Darryl, and well done to George Xie for getting his GM norm.

Capablanca-Fan
19-04-2009, 11:02 PM
Congrats to George on his GM norm ...
Dunno about GM norm, but George (Garrett) beat several players a lot higher rated. See his hyperactive king against Alex Jule for example.

Metro
20-04-2009, 12:09 AM
And of course a big thanks to Comrade Zukovsky aka Ronald Scott for his entering all the games. :clap: :clap: :clap:
:clap: :clap: :clap:

shan_siddiqi
20-04-2009, 01:02 AM
Does anybody know about the SBS news coverage of the tournament? The camera guy told me that it'd be on Sunday night's news, but it wasn't... so maybe Monday? Or maybe never?

TheJoker
20-04-2009, 01:15 AM
Does anybody know about the SBS news coverage of the tournament? The camera guy told me that it'd be on Sunday night's news, but it wasn't... so maybe Monday? Or maybe never?

I saw it on SBS news tonight in Sydney

shan_siddiqi
20-04-2009, 01:58 AM
Huh... I guess I'm blind. I couldn't find it on their website either, but I guess I'll check again.

Garrett
20-04-2009, 07:36 AM
Dunno about GM norm, but George (Garrett) beat several players a lot higher rated. See his hyperactive king against Alex Jule for example.

Thanks Jono, not a GM norm but hopefully I played well enough to achieve my Doeberl norm ha ha ha. If I can hit 1800 ACF (need 20 odd points) I'll enter the 2010 tournament on the spot (website said 2070 or something performance for this tourney). Regardless every game was hard and I learnt something from all of them !!

It was a great festival. The commentary by Rogers was again outstanding, and it was interesting to hear other titled players joining in. He also presented some of the lower boards, like the final round game where Ferdinanz achieved his IM norm in a slugfest and the Morris-Illingworth clash. I would have paid money to attend those lectures, it's a fantastic concept.

Congrats to the Darryl, George, and all the other winners.

Big thanks to the organisers, volunteers, and arbiters.

Also congratulations to anyone who scored well, young Anton and the RealDeal immediately springs to mind, amongst others.

It was nice to chat to some of the other chesschatters as well (eg Trent, eclectic, Bergil, PaulB, Solo), and enjoyed my game and analysis afterwards with Drug.

Bring on the Zonal !

cheers
Garrett.

Capablanca-Fan
20-04-2009, 11:32 AM
No reason why ChessChatters can't post their own most memorable games with some commentary ...

AzureBlue
20-04-2009, 11:38 AM
[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.18"]
[White "Morris, James"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2114"]
[BlackElo "2243"]
[Annotator "Zukovsky,Vladmir Petrovich"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.19"]

1. e4 d5 2. Nc3 dxe4 3. Nxe4 Qd5 4. d3 e5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Bg4 7. Bg2 f6 8. h3
Be6 9. O-O O-O-O 10. Be3 Qd7 11. Kh2 g5 12. Nfd2 Nd4 13. Nb3 Qb5 14. Re1 Kb8
15. a4 Qb6 {Black offered a draw.} 16. a5 Qb5 17. Nc3 Qa6 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Nd5
Qd6 20. c4 dxc3 21. Nxc3 a6 22. d4 Bc8 23. d5 Ne7 24. Nd4 Qb4 25. Ra4 Qc5 26.
Qb3 Ka8 27. Re6 Ka7 28. Rc4 Qxa5 29. Ra4 Qc5 30. Ncb5+ Kb8 31. Rc4 Qxd5 32.
Bxd5 axb5 33. Nxb5 Nxd5 34. Re1 Bd6 35. Ra1 b6 36. Ra8+ Kxa8 37. Qa4+ Ba6 38.
Qxa6+ Kb8 39. Ra4 1-0
hahah nice game!! :)

Vlad
20-04-2009, 12:43 PM
There is an article in smh...

http://www.smh.com.au/national/rookie-anton-keeps-older-ego-in-check-20090419-abgs.html

There was a bit of story before the game... Anton played Richard in Canberra a week ago. Anton got a winning position (a pawn up), but then Richard swindled to get a pawn back and pushed hard for a win in the ending. The annoying part was that the position at which Anton resigned was actually drawn:)...


[Event "O2C Doeberl Cup Major"]
[Site "Canberra"]
[Date "2009.04.12"]
[Round "5.11"]
[White "Voon, Richard"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D31"]
[WhiteElo "1888"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[PlyCount "145"]
[EventDate "2009.04.10"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.09"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nd7 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bd3 dxe4 7. Bxe4 Ngf6 8.
Bd3 O-O 9. O-O c5 10. d5 exd5 11. cxd5 Nb6 12. Bg5 Bxc3 13. bxc3 Nbxd5 14. Qc2
h6 15. Bh4 Bg4 16. Ne5 g5 17. Nxg4 Nxg4 18. Bg3 Ngf6 19. Rfd1 Qa5 20. Rac1 Rad8
21. Qb3 Qb6 22. Qc4 Qc6 23. Qb3 Nb6 24. Bb5 Qe4 25. Re1 Qd5 26. Qa3 a6 27. Be2
Nc4 28. Qa4 Nb2 29. Qa5 Nd3 30. Bxd3 Qxd3 31. Qxc5 Ne4 32. Qb4 Nxg3 33. hxg3
Qd5 34. Re7 Rd7 35. Rce1 Rfd8 36. Re8+ Rxe8 37. Rxe8+ Kh7 38. Kh2 f6 39. Qf8
Qf7 40. Qh8+ Kg6 41. g4 Qh7 42. Rg8+ Rg7 43. Rxg7+ Qxg7 44. Qe8+ Qf7 45. Qe4+
Kg7 46. c4 Qc7+ 47. g3 Qb6 48. Kg1 Qc7 49. Qd5 Qe7 50. c5 Qc7 51. Qe4 Qd7 52.
Qb4 Qd5 53. a4 Qc6 54. Qd4 Kf7 55. Qc4+ Qe6 56. Qb4 Qc6 57. Qb3+ Kg7 58. Qc4
Qd7 59. Kg2 Qc6+ 60. f3 Qd7 61. Qb4 Qe7 62. Kf2 Kf8 63. Qc4 Ke8 64. Qe4 Kd8 65.
Qxe7+ Kxe7 66. Ke3 Kd7 67. Kd4 Kc6 68. Kc4 Kc7 69. Kd5 Kd7 70. f4 gxf4 71. gxf4
f5 72. g5 h5 73. Kd4 1-0


In the middle of SIO, I had a quick chat with Richard showing him that the final position was drawn and he said something like "You probably want to revenge for your son by playing me" to which I replied "he does not need me to revenge for him, he wil do that himself." Sure enough in the last round Anton and Richard got to play each other again. This time Anton pushed hard and finished the game with a cute endgame tactics.


[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.33"]
[White "Voon, Richard"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A21"]
[WhiteElo "2006"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[Annotator "drug"]
[PlyCount "104"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nf3 Bxc3 4. dxc3 Nc6 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 f5 7. e4 fxe4 8.
Ng5 Nf6 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 O-O 11. O-O Qf6 12. Bg2 Be6 13. b3 a5 14. a4 Kh8
15. Be3 Rad8 16. Qd2 h6 17. Rad1 Ne7 18. Qe2 d5 19. cxd5 Bxd5 20. c4 Bxg2 21.
Kxg2 Qc6+ 22. f3 Nf5 23. Rd3 e4 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Bg1 e3 26. Rd1 Rxd1 27. Qxd1
Qf6 28. Qc2 Qe6 29. Qe4 Qxe4 30. fxe4 e2 31. Kf2 (31. Bf2 Nd4 32. Be1 Nxb3 33.
Kf2 b6 34. Kxe2 Nc5) 31... Nd4 32. Ke1 Nf3+ 33. Kxe2 Nxg1+ 34. Ke3 Kg8 35. h4
g5 36. hxg5 hxg5 37. Kf2 Nh3+ 38. Kf3 Kf7 39. Kg4 Nf2+ 40. Kf5 g4 41. e5 Nd3
42. Kxg4 Nxe5+ 43. Kf5 Nd3 44. Ke4 Nc5+ 45. Kd5 Nxb3 46. c5 Ke7 47. Kc4 Nd2+
48. Kb5 Ne4 49. g4 Ke6 50. Kxa5 Nxc5 51. Kb5 Nxa4 52. Kxa4 Kf6 0-1

Adamski
20-04-2009, 12:50 PM
There is an article in smh...

http://www.smh.com.au/national/rookie-anton-keeps-older-ego-in-check-20090419-abgs.html

There was a bit of story before the game... Anton played Richard in Canberra a week ago. Anton got a winning position (a pawn up), but then Richard swindled to get a pawn back and pushed hard for a win in the ending. The annoying part was that the position at which Anton resigned was actually drawn:)...
In the middle of SIO, I had a quick chat with Richard showing him that the final position was drawn and he said something like "You probably want to revenge for your son by playing me" to which I replied "he does not need me to revenge for him, he wil do that himself." Sure enough in the last round Anton and Richard got to play each other again. This time Anton pushed hard and finished the game with a cute endgame tactics.


[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.33"]
[White "Voon, Richard"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A21"]
[WhiteElo "2006"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[Annotator "drug"]
[PlyCount "104"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nf3 Bxc3 4. dxc3 Nc6 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 f5 7. e4 fxe4 8.
Ng5 Nf6 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 O-O 11. O-O Qf6 12. Bg2 Be6 13. b3 a5 14. a4 Kh8
15. Be3 Rad8 16. Qd2 h6 17. Rad1 Ne7 18. Qe2 d5 19. cxd5 Bxd5 20. c4 Bxg2 21.
Kxg2 Qc6+ 22. f3 Nf5 23. Rd3 e4 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Bg1 e3 26. Rd1 Rxd1 27. Qxd1
Qf6 28. Qc2 Qe6 29. Qe4 Qxe4 30. fxe4 e2 31. Kf2 (31. Bf2 Nd4 32. Be1 Nxb3 33.
Kf2 b6 34. Kxe2 Nc5) 31... Nd4 32. Ke1 Nf3+ 33. Kxe2 Nxg1+ 34. Ke3 Kg8 35. h4
g5 36. hxg5 hxg5 37. Kf2 Nh3+ 38. Kf3 Kf7 39. Kg4 Nf2+ 40. Kf5 g4 41. e5 Nd3
42. Kxg4 Nxe5+ 43. Kf5 Nd3 44. Ke4 Nc5+ 45. Kd5 Nxb3 46. c5 Ke7 47. Kc4 Nd2+
48. Kb5 Ne4 49. g4 Ke6 50. Kxa5 Nxc5 51. Kb5 Nxa4 52. Kxa4 Kf6 0-1Well done, Anton - Richard is a good scalp. Also, drug, your own performance at SIO in that company was not too bad.

MichaelBaron
20-04-2009, 03:08 PM
Hopefully, George Xie's improvement will continue and Aus will have 1 more GM soon

eagle
20-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Good performance by the Indian contingent.

Tony Dowden
20-04-2009, 06:32 PM
Thanks Jono, not a GM norm but hopefully I played well enough to achieve my Doeberl norm ha ha ha. If I can hit 1800 ACF (need 20 odd points) I'll enter the 2010 tournament on the spot (website said 2070 or something performance for this tourney). Regardless every game was hard and I learnt something from all of them !!

Yes, very well done Garrett :clap: :clap: I followed your impressive SIO perfromanace with great interest after you dissed me for not playing in the Doeberl Premier.

Hmm, 20th place in the Doeberl Major didn't exactly indicate I was in the wrong event though, did it? Not that I tried to lose the last two games though! :wall:

Tony Dowden
20-04-2009, 06:39 PM
There is an article in smh...

http://www.smh.com.au/national/rookie-anton-keeps-older-ego-in-check-20090419-abgs.html

There was a bit of story before the game... Anton played Richard in Canberra a week ago. Anton got a winning position (a pawn up), but then Richard swindled to get a pawn back and pushed hard for a win in the ending. The annoying part was that the position at which Anton resigned was actually drawn:)...
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Nice win against Voonie :clap: :clap:

Garrett
20-04-2009, 06:42 PM
No reason why ChessChatters can't post their own most memorable games with some commentary ...

Ok cool. I liked this one because at one stage there were a few pieces en-prise at once and it was fairly tactical for one of my games.


[Event "Sydney International Open 2009"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Garrett"]
[Black "Karel Hursky"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1801"]
[BlackElo "2083"]

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 Bb4
4. e3 O-O
5. Nge2 d5
6. a3 Be7
7. cxd5 exd5
8. Ng3 {I'd forgotten my preparation. 8.b4 should have been played first to
prevent ....c5.} Re8
9. Bd3 c5
10. O-O Nc6
11. dxc5 Bxc5
12. b4 Bb6
13. Na4 {now I was trying to prevent the d4 advance.} Bc7
14. Bb2 Be5
15. Bxe5 Nxe5
16. Nc5 {preventing the bishop moving and planning to drop back to b3 then d4 to blockade the d-pawn.} g6
17. Bb5 Re7
18. Qd4 Qb6
19. a4 {just keeping the bishop on an active square and inviting a6 at some stage.} Bg4
20. f4 Ned7
21. f5 Ne5
22. h3 a6
23. Nce4 {a few pieces en-prise here.} (23. Bd3 {was better according to Fritz.}) 23... Nfd7 {Nf3+ putting another piece enprise was the only way to salvage the position. I saw Nf3 but only after I played Nce4. Just as well.}
24. Bxd7 Qxd4
25. Nf6+ Kg7
26. exd4 Nxd7
27. Nxd7 Rxd7
28. hxg4 Rc8
29. Rac1 Rdc7
30. Ne2 gxf5
31. Rxc7 Rxc7
32. Rxf5 Rc4
33. a5 Rxb4
34. Rxd5 b6
35. axb6 Rxb6
36. Ra5 {and white eventually won.} 1-0

Capablanca-Fan
20-04-2009, 06:46 PM
Ok cool. I liked this one because at one stage there were a few pieces en-prise at once and it was fairly tactical for one of my games.

[Event "Sydney International Open 2009"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Garrett"]
[Black "Karel Hursky"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1801"]
[BlackElo "2083"]

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 Bb4
4. e3 O-O
5. Nge2 d5
6. a3 Be7
7. cxd5 exd5
8. Ng3 {I'd forgotten my preparation. 8.b4 should have been played first to
prevent ....c5.} Re8
9. Bd3 c5
10. O-O Nc6
11. dxc5 Bxc5
12. b4 Bb6
13. Na4 {now I was trying to prevent the d4 advance.} Bc7
14. Bb2 Be5
15. Bxe5 Nxe5
16. Nc5 {preventing the bishop moving and planning to drop back to b3 then d4 to blockade the d-pawn.} g6
17. Bb5 Re7
18. Qd4 Qb6
19. a4 {just keeping the bishop on an active square and inviting a6 at some stage.} Bg4
20. f4 Ned7
21. f5 Ne5
22. h3 a6
23. Nce4 {a few pieces en-prise here.} (23. Bd3 {was better according to Fritz.}) 23... Nfd7 {Nf3+ putting another piece enprise was the only way to salvage the position. I saw Nf3 but only after I played Nce4. Just as well.}
24. Bxd7 Qxd4
25. Nf6+ Kg7
26. exd4 Nxd7
27. Nxd7 Rxd7
28. hxg4 Rc8
29. Rac1 Rdc7
30. Ne2 gxf5
31. Rxc7 Rxc7
32. Rxf5 Rc4
33. a5 Rxb4
34. Rxd5 b6
35. axb6 Rxb6
36. Ra5 {and white eventually won.} 1-0
Yes, and beating someone almost 300 points higher rated in such a slugfest.

frankablanca
20-04-2009, 08:35 PM
There is an article in smh...

http://www.smh.com.au/national/rookie-anton-keeps-older-ego-in-check-20090419-abgs.html

There was a bit of story before the game... Anton played Richard in Canberra a week ago. Anton got a winning position (a pawn up), but then Richard swindled to get a pawn back and pushed hard for a win in the ending. The annoying part was that the position at which Anton resigned was actually drawn:)...


[Event "O2C Doeberl Cup Major"]
[Site "Canberra"]
[Date "2009.04.12"]
[Round "5.11"]
[White "Voon, Richard"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D31"]
[WhiteElo "1888"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[PlyCount "145"]
[EventDate "2009.04.10"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "7"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.09"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nd7 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bd3 dxe4 7. Bxe4 Ngf6 8.
Bd3 O-O 9. O-O c5 10. d5 exd5 11. cxd5 Nb6 12. Bg5 Bxc3 13. bxc3 Nbxd5 14. Qc2
h6 15. Bh4 Bg4 16. Ne5 g5 17. Nxg4 Nxg4 18. Bg3 Ngf6 19. Rfd1 Qa5 20. Rac1 Rad8
21. Qb3 Qb6 22. Qc4 Qc6 23. Qb3 Nb6 24. Bb5 Qe4 25. Re1 Qd5 26. Qa3 a6 27. Be2
Nc4 28. Qa4 Nb2 29. Qa5 Nd3 30. Bxd3 Qxd3 31. Qxc5 Ne4 32. Qb4 Nxg3 33. hxg3
Qd5 34. Re7 Rd7 35. Rce1 Rfd8 36. Re8+ Rxe8 37. Rxe8+ Kh7 38. Kh2 f6 39. Qf8
Qf7 40. Qh8+ Kg6 41. g4 Qh7 42. Rg8+ Rg7 43. Rxg7+ Qxg7 44. Qe8+ Qf7 45. Qe4+
Kg7 46. c4 Qc7+ 47. g3 Qb6 48. Kg1 Qc7 49. Qd5 Qe7 50. c5 Qc7 51. Qe4 Qd7 52.
Qb4 Qd5 53. a4 Qc6 54. Qd4 Kf7 55. Qc4+ Qe6 56. Qb4 Qc6 57. Qb3+ Kg7 58. Qc4
Qd7 59. Kg2 Qc6+ 60. f3 Qd7 61. Qb4 Qe7 62. Kf2 Kf8 63. Qc4 Ke8 64. Qe4 Kd8 65.
Qxe7+ Kxe7 66. Ke3 Kd7 67. Kd4 Kc6 68. Kc4 Kc7 69. Kd5 Kd7 70. f4 gxf4 71. gxf4
f5 72. g5 h5 73. Kd4 1-0


In the middle of SIO, I had a quick chat with Richard showing him that the final position was drawn and he said something like "You probably want to revenge for your son by playing me" to which I replied "he does not need me to revenge for him, he wil do that himself." Sure enough in the last round Anton and Richard got to play each other again. This time Anton pushed hard and finished the game with a cute endgame tactics.


[Event "Sydney International Open"]
[Site "Parramatta, NSW"]
[Date "2009.04.19"]
[Round "9.33"]
[White "Voon, Richard"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A21"]
[WhiteElo "2006"]
[BlackElo "1495"]
[Annotator "drug"]
[PlyCount "104"]
[EventDate "2009.04.15"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2009.04.15"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nf3 Bxc3 4. dxc3 Nc6 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 f5 7. e4 fxe4 8.
Ng5 Nf6 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 O-O 11. O-O Qf6 12. Bg2 Be6 13. b3 a5 14. a4 Kh8
15. Be3 Rad8 16. Qd2 h6 17. Rad1 Ne7 18. Qe2 d5 19. cxd5 Bxd5 20. c4 Bxg2 21.
Kxg2 Qc6+ 22. f3 Nf5 23. Rd3 e4 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Bg1 e3 26. Rd1 Rxd1 27. Qxd1
Qf6 28. Qc2 Qe6 29. Qe4 Qxe4 30. fxe4 e2 31. Kf2 (31. Bf2 Nd4 32. Be1 Nxb3 33.
Kf2 b6 34. Kxe2 Nc5) 31... Nd4 32. Ke1 Nf3+ 33. Kxe2 Nxg1+ 34. Ke3 Kg8 35. h4
g5 36. hxg5 hxg5 37. Kf2 Nh3+ 38. Kf3 Kf7 39. Kg4 Nf2+ 40. Kf5 g4 41. e5 Nd3
42. Kxg4 Nxe5+ 43. Kf5 Nd3 44. Ke4 Nc5+ 45. Kd5 Nxb3 46. c5 Ke7 47. Kc4 Nd2+
48. Kb5 Ne4 49. g4 Ke6 50. Kxa5 Nxc5 51. Kb5 Nxa4 52. Kxa4 Kf6 0-1
How is the first game drawn?

Desmond
20-04-2009, 09:00 PM
How is the first game drawn?I think

74...Ke6 and now white's only plan to win that I can see is to take the h-pawn. All black needs to do is to be able to meet Kh4 with Kg6, provided that the queenside pawn have been immobilised (with either side playing P-a5) and white has no waiting move he will have to back off. If white tries any funny business with the king on the queenside the h-pawn will run home.

D Dragicevic
20-04-2009, 11:17 PM
Well done to George on his GM norm. Also, noticeable is that Sam Chow is gaining 2.8 points meaning that he will be above 2300 on the July list so congratulations to a new FM.

Garrett
21-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Yes, very well done Garrett :clap: :clap: I followed your impressive SIO perfromanace with great interest after you dissed me for not playing in the Doeberl Premier.

Hmm, 20th place in the Doeberl Major didn't exactly indicate I was in the wrong event though, did it? Not that I tried to lose the last two games though! :wall:

Hi Tony

For some reason I only just noticed this post. It wouldn't be my first oversight in the last week. Thanks !

So you wouldn't make a good arsonist huh, losing your last two matches in Canberra....

Better luck next time, perhaps the zonal !!

Cheers
Garrett.

Tony Dowden
22-04-2009, 08:27 PM
Hi Tony

For some reason I only just noticed this post. It wouldn't be my first oversight in the last week. Thanks !

So you wouldn't make a good arsonist huh, losing your last two matches in Canberra....

Better luck next time, perhaps the zonal !!

Cheers
Garrett.

Thanks Garrett :D

I'm looking forward to playing you over the board.

Cheers, Tony

eclectic
25-04-2009, 04:00 PM
what is the time frame for this to be FIDE rated or has the talk of two separate rating lists thrown a spanner in the works?

Bill Gletsos
25-04-2009, 08:22 PM
what is the time frame for this to be FIDE rated or has the talk of two separate rating lists thrown a spanner in the works?This is listed as being on the July list.

eclectic
25-04-2009, 09:04 PM
This is listed as being on the July list.

i meant as in will it be processed soon for viewing at the fide ratings site?

shan_siddiqi
26-04-2009, 12:08 AM
Any idea when the ACF ratings will be up?

Rincewind
26-04-2009, 12:11 AM
Any idea when the ACF ratings will be up?

ACF rating lists are produced early March, June, September and December.

So the next one will be early June. I think it is safe to assume that the SIO will be one of the tournaments rated.

Brian_Jones
25-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Sydney International Open (SIO) FIDE rating changes are available at:

http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_report.phtml?event16=42454

Sydney International Challengers (SIC) at:

http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_report.phtml?event16=42455