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deanhogg
20-08-2008, 02:47 PM
Hi ,too all chesslovers !

Just a last reminder for the Best in West will be starting this weekend at Church,Hyde Street ,Footscray,corner Lawson Place near Napier st.Melways ref 42D6 , website http://hobsonsbaychess.info/idx.htm, for more details.

We would welcome your support as we'd like to continue this wonderful
tradition of Best in West .
Cheers DeanHogg

Ian Rout
20-08-2008, 04:32 PM
Hi ,too all chesslovers !

Just a last reminder for the Best in West will be starting this weekend at Church,Hyde Street ,Footscray,corner Lawson Place near Napier st.Melways ref 42D6 , website http://hobsonsbaychess.info/idx.htm, for more details.

We would welcome your support as we'd like to continue this wonderful
tradition of Best in West .
Cheers DeanHogg
Just curious - is there a reason why this event is not in the Grand Prix considering that Category 1 is free? Was it just organised too late or is there a more interesting reason?

MichaelBaron
20-08-2008, 05:05 PM
Sigh I am finishing up my Elwood Rapid on saturday..so not able to play unfortunately :(

deanhogg
20-08-2008, 08:31 PM
Ian and too other people concern the reason why this not a grand prix event
as lwas told its because not enough interest was shown.
cheers dean

EBT
20-08-2008, 08:58 PM
Have you got a tentative list of entries?

It's a pity that it conflicts with the Elwood rapid.

MichaelBaron
20-08-2008, 11:35 PM
Have you got a tentative list of entries?

It's a pity that it conflicts with the Elwood rapid.

Too late to move it by a week i guess :(

deanhogg
22-08-2008, 10:42 PM
Bobby cheng 1953 not confirmed yet
Dean Hogg 2034
Tony Davis 1828
Peter Wolf 1770
Tony Ramos 1580
Mark salanowski 1585
Jake Kostrzewa 1399

MichaelBaron
22-08-2008, 11:24 PM
Wow easy money for someone :P

I wish i could play in Elwood and Best in the West same time

gbekker
23-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Round 1:
Most games went as expected, the biggest upset being the win by local Western suburbs player Jamie Cross against fourth seed Edsil Dilla.

Round 2:
Second seed, Dean Hogg should have lost to Bosko Mijatovic but Bosko blundered and handed the win to Hogg. All other top boards finished as expected.

Round 3:
Young gun Bobby Cheng continued his great form, following on from his win in the Geelong Open several weeks ago, to defeat top seed British FM Erik Teichmann. Dean Hogg had a nice win over Tony Davis and German player Joerg Wallmueller played a fine game to defeat Peter Wolf. See games below.

gbekker
23-08-2008, 09:52 PM
Standings after round 3:

1-2 Cheng, Bobby 1958 3
Hogg, Dean 2034 3
3 Wallmueller, Joerg 2.5
4-10 Mijatovic, Bosko 1777 2
Teichmann, Erik 2269 fm 2
Davis, Tony J 1828 2
Kostrzewa, Jake 1383 2
Cross, Jamie 1230 2
Dilla, Edsil 1932 2
Quigley, Christian B 740 2
11-17 Salanowski, Mark 1557 1
Wolf, Peter 1779 1
Drew, Phillip 1601 1
Stimson, David 1469 1
Ramos, Antonio 1552 1
Hetrel, Daniel 1
Hunt, Philip E 1092 1
18 Wallmueller, Peter 657 0.5
19-20 Ivanov, Nikola 1460 0
Mullen, Chris 1218 0

gbekker
23-08-2008, 09:54 PM
Round 4 Pairings:

1 Cheng, Bobby (3) OS 1958 [3] : Hogg, Dean (2) VIC 2034 [3]
2 Teichmann, Erik (1) OS 2269 [2] : Wallmueller, Joerg (20) VIC [2.5]
3 Dilla, Edsil (4) VIC 1932 [2] : Kostrzewa, Jake (13) VIC 1383 [2]
4 Davis, Tony J (5) VIC 1828 [2] : Quigley, Christian B (17) VIC 740 [2]
5 Cross, Jamie (14) VIC 1230 [2] : Mijatovic, Bosko (7) VIC 1777 [2]
6 Wolf, Peter (6) VIC 1779 [1] : Ramos, Antonio (10) VIC 1552 [1]
7 Drew, Phillip (8) VIC 1601 [1] : Stimson, David (11) VIC 1469 [1]
8 Hunt, Philip E (16) VIC 1092 [1] : Salanowski, Mark (9) VIC 1557 [1]
9 Hetrel, Daniel (19) VIC [1] : Wallmueller, Peter (18) VIC 657 [.5]
10 Ivanov, Nikola (12) VIC 1460 [0] : Mullen, Chris (15) VIC 1218 [0]

gbekker
23-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Games Selection:

Cross,J (1230) - Dilla,E (1932) [B22]
Best in the West (1.4), 23.08.2008

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 e6 8.0-0 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 Bd6 11.Nd2 0-0 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.Rfd1 Bc7 14.Nf3 Qh5 15.h3 e5 16.Qc4 e4 17.Ng5 Qg6 18.h4 h6 19.Nh3 Nd5? 20.Rxd5 cxd5 21.Qxc7 Rab8 22.b3 Rbc8 23.Qe5 Rfe8 24.Qd4 Qg4 25.Qd2 Qxh4 26.Bxa7 Re5 27.Bd4 Rf5 28.Kf1 Rc6 29.Qe2 Rg6 30.a4 Rf3 31.Ra2 [31.gxf3? Qxh3+ 32.Ke1 Rg1+ 33.Kd2 Rxa1-+] 31...Qg4 [31...Rxg2!! 32.Kxg2 Qxh3+ 33.Kg1 Rf5 and White will be forced to give material back to defend against Black's strong threats on the kingside.] 32.gxf3 Qxh3+ 33.Ke1 exf3 34.Qe8+ Kh7 35.Qxf7 Qh1+ 36.Kd2 Qb1 37.Rc2 Rg1 38.Qf5+ Kh8 39.Qxf3 Qxb3 40.Qf8+ Kh7 41.Qb4 Qc4 42.Qxc4 dxc4 43.Ra2 Rb1 44.a5 Rb8 45.a6 1-0


Teichmann,E (2269) - Cheng,B (1958) [A00]
Best in the West (3.1), 23.08.2008

1.b4 e6 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.b5 d5 4.e3 Be7 5.Nf3 c5 6.c4 0-0 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.0-0 Qc7 9.Qb3 b6 10.d3 Bb7 11.Nbd2 Rfe8 12.Rac1 Bd6 13.d4 e5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Bxe5 Bxe5 16.Nxe5 (Draw offered.) 16...Rxe5 17.Bf3 Ne4 18.Rfd1 Nxd2 19.Rxd2 dxc4 20.Qd1 Bxf3 21.Qxf3 Ree8 22.Rxc4 Rad8 23.Re4 Rxe4 24.Qxe4 h6 25.Rxd8+ Qxd8 26.h4 g6 27.g3 Qd7 28.a4 Kg7 29.Qe5+ (Draw offered.) 29...Kh7 30.Qe4 h5 31.Kg2 Qc7 32.Kf3 Kg7 33.Ke2 Qd7 34.Kf1 Qe6 35.Qf4 Qd5 36.Ke2 Qf5 37.e4? (This error allows Black to exchange into a winning pawn ending.) 37...Qxf4 38.gxf4 f6! (With the idea of ...g5 creating a passed h-pawn.) 39.Ke3 g5 40.fxg5 fxg5 41.hxg5 h4 42.f4 h3 43.Kf3 c4 0-1


Davis,T (1828) - Hogg,D (2034) [D01]
Best in the West (3.2), 23.08.2008

1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Nf3 h6 5.Bf4 c6 6.Qd3 b5 7.a3 e6 8.e4 b4 9.axb4 Bxb4 10.Bd2 Qb6 11.Na4 Qb8 12.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 13.c3 dxe4 14.Qe3 Qa5 15.b4 Qf5 16.Nd2 Qg6 17.g3 e5 18.Bg2 Ba6 19.Nxe4 (The alternative 19.Nb2 forces Black's Ba6 away from the important diagonal.) 19...0-0 20.Nxf6+ Qxf6 21.Nc5 Nxc5 22.dxc5 Bc4 23.0-0-0 Rfd8 24.Kb2 a5 25.Qf3 Qg5 26.Qxc6? (26.Qe3 was required.) 26...Rd2+! (Black infiltrates the White camp.) 27.Kb1 Rad8 28.Rc1 Rxf2 29.Rhd1 Rfd2 30.Bf3 Qe3 31.Qc7? Qd3+ [32.Ka1 Ra2#] 0-1


Wallmueller,J - Wolf,P (1779) [C00]
Best in the West (3.3), 23.08.2008

1.Nc3 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Be7 5.d4 Nf6 6.Ng3 0-0 7.Bd3 c5 8.Be3 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Nc6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.0-0 Bb7 12.Ne4 c5 13.Nxc5 Bxc5 14.Bxc5 Qd5 15.Bxh7+! Kxh7 16.Qxd5 Bxd5 17.Bxf8 Rxf8 18.b3 Rd8 19.Rfd1 Rd7 (19...Rc8 avoiding the resulting ending may have been better.) 20.c4 Bc6 21.Rxd7 Bxd7 22.Rd1 (White has now reached a winning ending thanks to his strong queenside pawns.) 22...a5 23.a3 Kg8 24.b4 axb4 25.axb4 Kf8 26.f3 Ke7 27.Kf2 Kd8 28.Ke3 Kc7 29.Kd4 Ne8 30.Kc5 Nf6 31.b5 Be8 32.Kb4 g5 33.Rd2 g4? (This gives White a passed h-pawn as well.) 34.c5 gxf3 35.gxf3 Nd5+ 36.Ka5 Nc3 37.b6+ Kb7 38.Rd8 Bc6 39.h4 1-0

Notes by G.Bekker

MichaelBaron
23-08-2008, 10:26 PM
Traditionally, it is the Juniors that are being blamed for poor endgame play. However, in Teichmann - Cheng game, it was the senior player who played the endgame poorly.

Well done, Bobby:clap:

Axiom
23-08-2008, 10:28 PM
Cross,J (1230) - Dilla,E (1932) [B22]
Best in the West (1.4), 23.08.2008

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 e6 8.0-0 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 Bd6 11.Nd2 0-0 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.Rfd1 Bc7 14.Nf3 Qh5 15.h3 e5 16.Qc4 e4 17.Ng5 Qg6 18.h4 h6 19.Nh3 Nd5? 20.Rxd5 cxd5 21.Qxc7 Rab8 22.b3 Rbc8 23.Qe5 Rfe8 24.Qd4 Qg4 25.Qd2 Qxh4 26.Bxa7 Re5 27.Bd4 Rf5 28.Kf1 Rc6 29.Qe2 Rg6 30.a4 Rf3 31.Ra2 Qg4 32.gxf3 Qxh3+ 33.Ke1 exf3 34.Qe8+ Kh7 35.Qxf7 Qh1+ 36.Kd2 Qb1 37.Rc2 Rg1 38.Qf5+ Kh8 39.Qxf3 Qxb3 40.Qf8+ Kh7 41.Qb4 Qc4 42.Qxc4 dxc4 43.Ra2 Rb1 44.a5 Rb8 45.a6 1-0

Axiom
23-08-2008, 10:31 PM
Teichmann,E (2269) - Cheng,B (1958) [A00]
Best in the West (3.1), 23.08.2008

1.b4 e6 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.b5 d5 4.e3 Be7 5.Nf3 c5 6.c4 0-0 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.0-0 Qc7 9.Qb3 b6 10.d3 Bb7 11.Nbd2 Rfe8 12.Rac1 Bd6 13.d4 e5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Bxe5 Bxe5 16.Nxe5 Rxe5 17.Bf3 Ne4 18.Rfd1 Nxd2 19.Rxd2 dxc4 20.Qd1 Bxf3 21.Qxf3 Ree8 22.Rxc4 Rad8 23.Re4 Rxe4 24.Qxe4 h6 25.Rxd8+ Qxd8 26.h4 g6 27.g3 Qd7 28.a4 Kg7 29.Qe5+ Kh7 30.Qe4 h5 31.Kg2 Qc7 32.Kf3 Kg7 33.Ke2 Qd7 34.Kf1 Qe6 35.Qf4 Qd5 36.Ke2 Qf5 37.e4 Qxf4 38.gxf4 f6 39.Ke3 g5 40.fxg5 fxg5 41.hxg5 h4 42.f4 h3 43.Kf3 c4 0-1

Axiom
23-08-2008, 10:50 PM
Davis,T (1828) - Hogg,D (2034) [D01]
Best in the West (3.2), 23.08.2008

1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Nf3 h6 5.Bf4 c6 6.Qd3 b5 7.a3 e6 8.e4 b4 9.axb4 Bxb4 10.Bd2 Qb6 11.Na4 Qb8 12.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 13.c3 dxe4 14.Qe3 Qa5 15.b4 Qf5 16.Nd2 Qg6 17.g3 e5 18.Bg2 Ba6 19.Nxe4 0-0 20.Nxf6+ Qxf6 21.Nc5 Nxc5 22.dxc5 Bc4 23.0-0-0 Rfd8 24.Kb2 a5 25.Qf3 Qg5 26.Qxc6 Rd2+ 27.Kb1 Rad8 28.Rc1 Rxf2 29.Rhd1 Rfd2 30.Bf3 Qe3 31.Qc7 Qd3+ 0-1

Wallmueller,J - Wolf,P (1779) [C00]
Best in the West (3.3), 23.08.2008

1.Nc3 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Be7 5.d4 Nf6 6.Ng3 0-0 7.Bd3 c5 8.Be3 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Nc6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.0-0 Bb7 12.Ne4 c5 13.Nxc5 Bxc5 14.Bxc5 Qd5 15.Bxh7+! Kxh7 16.Qxd5 Bxd5 17.Bxf8 Rxf8 18.b3 Rd8 19.Rfd1 Rd7 20.c4 Bc6 21.Rxd7 Bxd7 22.Rd1 a5 23.a3 Kg8 24.b4 axb4 25.axb4 Kf8 26.f3 Ke7 27.Kf2 Kd8 28.Ke3 Kc7 29.Kd4 Ne8 30.Kc5 Nf6 31.b5 Be8 32.Kb4 g5 33.Rd2 g4 34.c5 gxf3 35.gxf3 Nd5+ 36.Ka5 Nc3 37.b6+ Kb7 38.Rd8 Bc6 39.h4 1-0

Kevin Bonham
24-08-2008, 12:16 AM
Traditionally, it is the Juniors that are being blamed for poor endgame play. However, in Teichmann - Cheng game, it was the senior player who played the endgame poorly.

Well done, Bobby:clap:

Indeed. It looks like by forcing the exchange of queens white creates a mass of dangerous passed pawns, but in fact he loses because he cannot stop black creating a second passer widely separated from the first.

Instead of 37.e4? losing, 37.Qxf5 appears to be a draw, or 37.Qc4 if white wants to keep on hoping for an error.

gbekker
24-08-2008, 06:52 PM
Round 4:
Bobby Cheng played well and reached a better ending against Dean Hogg to gain the outright lead in the tournament. Joerg Wallmueller launched a kingside attack against FM Erik Teichmann, but Teichmann marched his king to the other side of the board and then opened the centre, leaving Wallmueller's king exposed. Jake Kostrzewa looked set to win against Edsil Dilla before misplaying and allowing Dilla to join the pack of players comin gequal second on 3 points from 4 games. Other games went as expected.

Round 5:
Bobby Cheng looked to have a comfortable position against Edsil Dilla, until Dilla decided to launch a counter-attack against Cheng's kingside. Cheng defended inaccurately, leaving his king position exposed. Dilla followed up with a break through on the queenside and Cheng was in serious trouble. Short of time, however, Dilla missed several chances to win the game and eventually opted to repeat the position and draw. This allowed Cheng to secure outright first. On second board, Dean Hogg launched a very early and aggressive kingside pawn storm against Erik Teichmann, sacrificing several along the way. Teichmann defended steadily and after he exchanged queens and then gained two passed pawns on the kingside, the result was clear. Tony Davis also fended off an over-ambitious attack on the kingside from Bosko Mijatovic to join Teichmann in a tie for second place. Jamie Cross, David Stimson and young Peter Wallmueller tied as winners of the U/1500 prize.

See final placings and games below.

gbekker
24-08-2008, 06:55 PM
2008 Best in the West - Final Standings:


1 Cheng, Bobby 1958 4.5
2-3 Teichmann, Erik 2269 fm 4
Davis, Tony J 1828 4
4-5 Dilla, Edsil 1932 3.5
Wallmueller, Joerg 3.5
6-8 Hogg, Dean 2034 3
Mijatovic, Bosko 1777 3
Wolf, Peter 1779 3
9-11 Cross, Jamie 1230 2.5
Stimson, David 1469 2.5
Wallmueller, Peter 657 2.5
12-15 Kostrzewa, Jake 1383 2
Salanowski, Mark 1557 2
Quigley, Christian B 740 2
Hetrel, Daniel 2
16-20 Ramos, Antonio 1552 1
Drew, Phillip 1601 1
Ivanov, Nikola 1460 1
Hunt, Philip E 1092 1
Bekker, Gary D 1659 1
21 Mullen, Chris 1218 0

gbekker
24-08-2008, 07:00 PM
Selected Games from Day 2:

Cheng,B (1958) - Hogg,D (2034) [E71]
Best in the West (4.1), 24.08.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 c5 6.d5 0-0 7.Bd3 e6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Be3 exd5 10.exd5 Nbd7 11.Nf3 Re8 12.0-0 a6 13.a4 Qe7 14.Qd2 Qf8 15.Rab1 Nh5 16.g4 Nhf6 17.Kg2 Nh7 18.Nh4 Qe7 19.Nf3 Qf8 20.Ng1 f5 21.f3 Ne5 22.Be2 g5 23.f4 gxf4 24.Bxf4 Ng6 25.Bg3 Be5 26.gxf5 Bxf5 27.Bd3(27.Bg4 is stronger, avoiding Black's counterplay.) 27...Qg7 28.Bxf5 Nh4+ 29.Kh1 Nxf5 30.Rxf5 Qxg3 31.Ne4 Qg6 32.Rbf1 Rf8 33.Qg2 Qxg2+ 34.Kxg2 Rxf5 35.Rxf5 Rf8(After this exchange of rooks, the resulting ending is better for White.) 36.Rxf8+ Kxf8 37.Nf3 Bf4 (37...Bxb2 38.Nxd6 b6 39.Nc8 is also clearly better for White.) 38.Nh4 Ng5 (38...Be5 39.Ng6+ also wins for White.) 39.Nxc5 dxc5 40.Ng6+ Ke8 41.Nxf4 Kd7 42.Kf2 Ne4+ 43.Ke3 Nd6 44.b3 b6 45.Ne6 Nb7 46.Kd3 Nd6 47.a5! [47...bxa5 48.Nxc5+ and White will win.] 1-0


Teichmann,E (2269) - Wallmueller,J [A50]
Best in the West (4.2), 24.08.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Bxd2+ 6.Nbxd2 d6 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 e5 9.d5 Ne7 10.e4 Ne8 11.Ne1 f5 12.Nd3 f4 13.c5 g5 14.cxd6 cxd6 15.f3 h5 16.Kf2 Nf6 17.gxf4 exf4 18.Qb3 Kh7 19.Nc4 Ng6 20.Qb4 Ne8 (Draw offered.) 21.Ke2 g4 22.Kd1 Nh4 23.Bh1 gxf3 24.Kc2 Bh3 (Draw offered.) 25.Qxb7+ Kh6 26.Rf2 Bg2 27.e5 Rc8 28.b3 Rc7 29.Qb4 Nf5 30.Bxg2 fxg2 31.Kb2 Rg8 32.Rg1 dxe5 33.Ncxe5 Qxd5 34.Qxf4+ 1-0

Bobby,C (1958) - Edsil,D (1932) [D30]
Best in the West (5.1), 24.08.2008

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nbd2 Nbd7 6.b3 Bd6 7.Bb2 0-0 8.Bd3 Re8 9.Ne5 Nf8 10.f4 N6d7 11.0-0 f6 12.Nxd7 Bxd7 13.e4 dxc4 14.Nxc4 Bc7 15.e5 f5 16.Ba3 Ng6 17.Bd6 Bb6 18.Bc2 Qh4 19.g3 Qh3 20.a4 Ne7 21.a5 Bd8 22.Qd2 Nd5 23.b4 b5 24.axb6 Bxb6 25.Rfc1 h5 (Black initiates a counter-attack on the kingside.) 26.Ra3 h4 27.Bc5 Bxc5 28.bxc5 hxg3 29.hxg3 (This leaves White's king position vulnerable. 29.Rxg3 was stronger.) 29...Reb8 30.Bd1 a5 31.Be2 a4 32.Bf1 Qg4 33.Kf2 Rb3 (Black takes the initiative.) 34.Rxb3 axb3 35.Be2 Qh3 36.Bf3 Qh2+ 37.Bg2 Ra2 38.Nb2 Nb4 39.Rc3 (39.Rb1, freeing the queen from the defence of the Nb2, is better.) 39...Ra1 (39...Be8! intending Bh5-g4-h3, should win for Black.) 40.Rxb3? (40.Rc1 was required.) 40...Qg1+? (40...Rg1 41.Kf3 Be8 threatening 42...Bh5+ wins for Black.) 41.Kf3 Nd5 42.Qf2 Qb1? [In time-trouble Dilla misses 42...Qh2! (Threatening 43...Qh5 mate.) 43.Ke2 Rc1 with either 43...Rc2+ or 43...Rg1 winning next move.] 43.Qd2 Qg1 44.Qf2 Qb1 45.Qd2 Qg1 46.Qf2 -

Dean,H (2034) - Erik,T (2269) [B00]
Best in the West (5.2), 24.08.2008

1.d4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d6 3.e4 Nf6 4.Bb5 a6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.Qe2 e6 10.g5 Nd7 11.Nh4 Be7 12.f4 d5 13.Nxg6 hxg6 14.h4 Qb8 15.f5 gxf5 16.exf5 exf5 17.g6 Nf8 18.Bg5 Nxg6 19.0-0-0 Qb4 20.h5 Nf8 21.a3 Qd6 22.Rhf1 Qe6 23.Qg2 Bxg5+ 24.Qxg5 Qh6 25.Rde1+ Ne6 26.Rxf5 Qxg5+ 27.Rxg5 Kf8 28.Rf5 Nxd4 29.Rf4 Nb5 30.Na4? Rxh5 ... and Black went on to win after 54 moves. 0-1

Game comments by Gary Bekker

Zwischenzug
24-08-2008, 07:11 PM
Selected Games from Day 2:

Cheng,B (1958) - Hogg,D (2034) [E71]
Best in the West (4.1), 24.08.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 c5 6.d5 0-0 7.Bd3 e6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Be3 exd5 10.exd5 Nbd7 11.Nf3 Re8 12.0-0 a6 13.a4 Qe7 14.Qd2 Qf8 15.Rab1 Nh5 16.g4 Nhf6 17.Kg2 Nh7 18.Nh4 Qe7 19.Nf3 Qf8 20.Ng1 f5 21.f3 Ne5 22.Be2 g5 23.f4 gxf4 24.Bxf4 Ng6 25.Bg3 Be5 26.gxf5 Bxf5 27.Bd3 (27.Bg4 is stronger, avoiding Black's counterplay.) 27...Qg7 28.Bxf5 Nh4+ 29.Kh1 Nxf5 30.Rxf5 Qxg3 31.Ne4 Qg6 32.Rbf1 Rf8 33.Qg2 Qxg2+ 34.Kxg2 Rxf5 35.Rxf5 Rf8 (After this exchange of rooks, the resulting ending is better for White.) 36.Rxf8+ Kxf8 37.Nf3 Bf4 (37...Bxb2 38.Nxd6 b6 39.Nc8 is also clearly better for White.) 38.Nh4 Ng5 (38...Be5 39.Ng6+ also wins for White.)39.Nxc5 dxc5 40.Ng6+ Ke8 41.Nxf4 Kd7 42.Kf2 Ne4+ 43.Ke3 Nd6 44.b3 b6 45.Ne6 Nb7 46.Kd3 Nd6 47.a5! [47...bxa5 48.Nxc5+ and White will win.] 1-0

Zwischenzug
24-08-2008, 07:12 PM
Teichmann,E (2269) - Wallmueller,J [A50]
Best in the West (4.2), 24.08.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Bxd2+ 6.Nbxd2 d6 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 e5 9.d5 Ne7 10.e4 Ne8 11.Ne1 f5 12.Nd3 f4 13.c5 g5 14.cxd6 cxd6 15.f3 h5 16.Kf2 Nf6 17.gxf4 exf4 18.Qb3 Kh7 19.Nc4 Ng6 20.Qb4 Ne8 (Draw offered.) 21.Ke2 g4 22.Kd1 Nh4 23.Bh1 gxf3 24.Kc2 Bh3 (Draw offered.) 25.Qxb7+ Kh6 26.Rf2 Bg2 27.e5 Rc8 28.b3 Rc7 29.Qb4 Nf5 30.Bxg2 fxg2 31.Kb2 Rg8 32.Rg1 dxe5 33.Ncxe5 Qxd5 34.Qxf4+ 1-0

Zwischenzug
24-08-2008, 07:13 PM
Bobby,C (1958) - Edsil,D (1932) [D30]
Best in the West (5.1), 24.08.2008

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nbd2 Nbd7 6.b3 Bd6 7.Bb2 0-0 8.Bd3 Re8 9.Ne5 Nf8 10.f4 N6d7 11.0-0 f6 12.Nxd7 Bxd7 13.e4 dxc4 14.Nxc4 Bc7 15.e5 f5 16.Ba3 Ng6 17.Bd6 Bb6 18.Bc2 Qh4 19.g3 Qh3 20.a4 Ne7 21.a5 Bd8 22.Qd2 Nd5 23.b4 b5 24.axb6 Bxb6 25.Rfc1 h5 (Black initiates a counter-attack on the kingside.) 26.Ra3 h4 27.Bc5 Bxc5 28.bxc5 hxg3 29.hxg3 (This leaves White's king position vulnerable. 29.Rxg3 was stronger.) 29...Reb8 30.Bd1 a5 31.Be2 a4 32.Bf1 Qg4 33.Kf2 Rb3 (Black takes the initiative.) 34.Rxb3 axb3 35.Be2 Qh3 36.Bf3 Qh2+ 37.Bg2 Ra2 38.Nb2 Nb4 39.Rc3 (39.Rb1, freeing the queen from the defence of the Nb2, is better.) 39...Ra1 (39...Be8! intending Bh5-g4-h3, should win for Black.) 40.Rxb3? (40.Rc1 was required.) 40...Qg1+? (40...Rg1 41.Kf3 Be8 threatening 42...Bh5+ wins for Black.) 41.Kf3 Nd5 42.Qf2 Qb1? [In time-trouble Dilla misses 42...Qh2! (Threatening 43...Qh5 mate.) 43.Ke2 Rc1 with either 43...Rc2+ or 43...Rg1 winning next move.] 43.Qd2 Qg1 44.Qf2 Qb1 45.Qd2 Qg1 46.Qf2 -

Zwischenzug
24-08-2008, 07:15 PM
Dean,H (2034) - Erik,T (2269) [B00]
Best in the West (5.2), 24.08.2008

1.d4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d6 3.e4 Nf6 4.Bb5 a6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.Qe2 e6 10.g5 Nd7 11.Nh4 Be7 12.f4 d5 13.Nxg6 hxg6 14.h4 Qb8 15.f5 gxf5 16.exf5 exf5 17.g6 Nf8 18.Bg5 Nxg6 19.0-0-0 Qb4 20.h5 Nf8 21.a3 Qd6 22.Rhf1 Qe6 23.Qg2 Bxg5+ 24.Qxg5 Qh6 25.Rde1+ Ne6 26.Rxf5 Qxg5+ 27.Rxg5 Kf8 28.Rf5 Nxd4 29.Rf4 Nb5 30.Na4? Rxh5 ...and Black went on to win after 54 moves. 0-1

Zwischenzug
24-08-2008, 09:00 PM
In Dean v Erik above, black missed the zwischenzug 21...Bxg5+ winning a bishop with check.

Kevin Bonham
24-08-2008, 10:00 PM
In Dean v Erik above, black missed the zwischenzug 21...Bxg5+ winning a bishop with check.

Not legal; black's bishop is pinned.

Zwischenzug
24-08-2008, 10:03 PM
Not legal; black's bishop is pinned.
You're right, a problem I sometimes have, not looking at the entire board!

Watto
25-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Would be good if someone could post a crosstable. :)

gbekker
28-08-2008, 03:24 AM
Cross Table

No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Cheng, Bobby 1958 4.5 12:1 13:1 2:1 6:1 4:
2 Teichmann, Erik 2269 4 10:1 8:1 1:0 5:1 6:1
3 Davis, Tony J 1828 4 21:1 9:1 6:0 14:1 7:1
4 Dilla, Edsil 1932 3.5 9:0 11:1 16:1 12:1 1:
5 Wallmueller, Joerg 3.5 16:1 17: 8:1 2:0 13:1
6 Hogg, Dean 2034 3 18:1 7:1 3:1 1:0 2:0
7 Mijatovic, Bosko 1777 3 14:1 6:0 10:1 9:1 3:0
8 Wolf, Peter 1779 3 19:1 2:0 5:0 16:1 12:1
9 Cross, Jamie 1230 2.5 4:1 3:0 11:1 7:0 10:
10 Stimson, David 1469 2.5 2:0 19:1 7:0 17:+ 9:
11 Wallmueller, Peter 657 2.5 17: 4:0 9:0 15:1 14:1
12 Kostrzewa, Jake 1383 2 1:0 15:1 17:1 4:0 8:0
13 Salanowski, Mark 1557 2 15:1 1:0 14:0 19:1 5:0
14 Quigley, Christian 740 2 7:0 18:1 13:1 3:0 11:0
15 Hetrel, Daniel 2 13:0 12:0 18:1 11:0 16:1
16 Ramos, Antonio 1552 1 5:0 21:1 4:0 8:0 15:0
17 Drew, Phillip 1601 1 11: 5: 12:0 10:- 0:
18 Ivanov, Nikola 1460 1 6:0 14:0 15:0 20:0 19:1
19 Hunt, Philip E 1092 1 8:0 10:0 21:1 13:0 18:0
20 Bekker, Gary D 1659 1 0: 0: 0: 18:1 0:
21 Mullen, Chris 1218 0 3:0 16:0 19:0 0: 0:

Dougy
30-08-2008, 11:55 AM
Nice tourney! Looks like Joerg and Daniel will get their first ratings in the next period.