PDA

View Full Version : Dandenong Rapidplay 2008



dado12
04-09-2008, 08:37 PM
Dandenong Rapidplay 2008

Hello everyone,

Here is email about this event from Garry Lycett:

30 players entered the Rapidplay championship and after the first three
rounds there is only one player, Mehmedalija Dizdarevic, on the maximum of
3-points.
He is closely followed by five players on 2.5-points, with another seven on
2-points.

As is usual in this sort of tournament there were a number of games decided
by the clock. Not necessarily by running out of time, but by blundering
deep in time-trouble. In round one Chris Potter had played very well
against Don Machell to reach a good position and even had 8-minutes to
Don's 3-minutes. When I returned Chris was still fighting but was down to
less than a minute, Don still had 3-minutes, under time pressure Chris made
a move he would never make normally and Don won. A completely different
scenario occured in the third round when Don played Mehmedalija Dizdarevic.
Rather than blunder in time-trouble Don outplayed Mehmedalija to the point
where he had Queen, Rook and Pawns vs a lone Pawn. With another 3-seconds
on his clock Don probably would have mated Mehmedalija, but with 1-second
left he sensibly tried to capture the last pawn to ensure at least a draw.
Unfortunately he fumbled and lost on time.

Matthew Potter made a return to the club and did very well on his first
night back. A draw in round one against second seed Abdulwahab Rashid was
followed by wins against Garry Lycett and Ramo Burzic. He was even able to
show that 1. h4 is a good opening, especially when your opponent blunders
on moves 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 etc.
His brother Daniel played very well to hang for a draw in a bishop and pawn
ending against John Seehusen, and that experience came in handy in the
third round when he was able to hold on in another close ending against
Philip Drew.
Probably the worst Potter at the quicker time limits is father Chris, but
after his round one loss he went on to win two in row, including defeating
Premier Grade champion Eddie Kocjancic.

The quickest game was in the third round between the brothers Lojanica, I
didn't see it but I am guessing they looked at the starting position ,
decided it looked pretty even and agreed a draw.

Following is a crosstable and the pairings for the fourth round.

Regards; Garry Lycett


No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3 4
1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1935 3 22:W 18:W 8:W 2:
2 Lojanica, Milenko 2106 2.5 11:W 9:W 4:D 1:
3 Rashid, Abdulwahab 2014 2.5 6:D 20:W 7:W 5:
4 Lojanica, Zdravko 1922 2.5 23:W 10:W 2:D 6:
5 Campara, Miralem 1805 2.5 13:W 15:D 16:W 3:
6 Potter, Matthew 1430 2.5 3:D 14:W 15:W 4:
7 Voon, Richard 1897 2 24:W 21:W 3:L 11:
8 Machell, Don 1828 2 12:W 26:W 1:L 10:
9 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1770 2 25:W 2:L 22:W 12:
10 Gungordu, Ismet 1500 2 29:W 4:L 24:W 8:
11 Kudric, Mirko 1487 2 2:L 25:W 26:W 7:
12 Potter, Chris 1350 2 8:L 29:W 18:W 9:
13 Chua, Manny 1341 2 5:L 19:W 21:W 14:
14 Lycett, Garry 1778 1.5 16:D 6:L 27:W 13:
15 Burzic, Ramo 1493 1.5 30:W 5:D 6:L 17:
16 Biondo, Sam 1489 1.5 14:D 27:W 5:L 18:
17 Drew, Philip 1206 1.5 18:L 23:W 20:D 15:
18 Kocjancic, Eddie 1627 1 17:W 1:L 12:L 16:
19 Senturk, Bahri 1582 1 26:L 13:L 28:W 23:
20 Potter, Daniel 1507 1 27:D 3:L 17:D 24:
21 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1503 1 28:W 7:L 13:L 25:
22 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1422 1 1:L 28:W 9:L 26:
23 Pispek, Peter 1412 1 4:L 17:L 29:W 19:
24 Lane, Victor 1353 1 7:L 30:W 10:L 20:
25 Tolpigin, George 1311 1 9:L 11:L 30:W 21:
26 McEachern, Graham 1165 1 19:W 8:L 11:L 22:
27 Seehusen, John 1118 .5 20:D 16:L 14:L 29:
28 Lee, Geoff 1018 0 21:L 22:L 19:L 30:
29 Rasmussen, Henning 760 0 10:L 12:L 23:L 27:
30 Neilson, Cain 500 0 15:L 24:L 25:L 28:

Pairings Rd4
No Name Rtg Total Name Rtg Total
1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1935 [3] : Lojanica, Milenko 2106 [2.5]
2 Campara, Miralem 1805 [2.5] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 2014 [2.5]
3 Potter, Matthew 1430 [2.5] : Lojanica, Zdravko 1922 [2.5]
4 Voon, Richard 1897 [2] : Kudric, Mirko 1487 [2]
5 Gungordu, Ismet 1500 [2] : Machell, Don 1828 [2]
6 Potter, Chris 1350 [2] : Redzepagic, Sadedin 1770 [2]
7 Chua, Manny 1341 [2] : Lycett, Garry 1778 [1.5]
8 Drew, Philip 1206 [1.5] : Burzic, Ramo 1493 [1.5]
9 Kocjancic, Eddie 1627 [1] : Biondo, Sam 1489 [1.5]
10 Pispek, Peter 1412 [1] : Senturk, Bahri 1582 [1]
11 Potter, Daniel 1507 [1] : Lane, Victor 1353 [1]
12 Tolpigin, George 1311 [1] : Ghayoori, Pezhman 1503 [1]
13 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1422 [1] : McEachern, Graham 1165 [1]
14 Seehusen, John 1118 [.5] : Rasmussen, Henning 760 [0]
15 Lee, Geoff 1018 [0] : Neilson, Cain 500 [0]

dado12
16-09-2008, 06:53 PM
Dandenong Rapidplay 2008

Following is the crosstable for rounds 1 -6 and the pairings for round 7.

Regards; Garry Lycett


Crosstable Rds 1 - 6
No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Rashid, Abdulwahab 2014 5 14:D 25:W 23:W 6:W 5:D 4:W
2 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1935 5 17:W 7:W 5:W 3:W 4:L 11:W
3 Lojanica, Milenko 2106 4.5 11:W 13:W 4:D 2:L 14:W 12:W
4 Lojanica, Zdravko 1922 4.5 26:W 16:W 3:D 14:W 2:W 1:L
5 Machell, Don 1828 4.5 12:W 29:W 2:L 16:W 1:D 13:W
6 Campara, Miralem 1805 4 21:W 10:D 8:W 1:L 11:D 15:W
7 Kocjancic, Eddie 1627 3.5 15:W 2:L 12:L 8:W 27:W 9:D
8 Biondo, Sam 1597 3.5 20:D 22:W 6:L 7:L 17:W 21:W
9 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1503 3.5 19:W 23:L 21:L 28:W 18:W 7:D
10 Burzic, Ramo 1493 3.5 32:W 6:D 14:L 15:L 22:W 25:W
11 Kudric, Mirko 1487 3.5 3:L 28:W 29:W 23:W 6:D 2:L
12 Potter, Chris 1350 3.5 5:L 31:W 7:W 13:D 24:W 3:L
13 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1770 3 28:W 3:L 17:W 12:D 15:D 5:L
14 Potter, Matthew 1627 3 1:D 20:W 10:W 4:L 3:L 16:D
15 Drew, Philip 1542 3 7:L 26:W 25:D 10:W 13:D 6:L
16 Gungordu, Ismet 1492 3 31:W 4:L 27:W 5:L 21:D 14:D
17 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1422 3 2:L 19:W 13:L 29:W 8:L 27:W
18 Vitkovic, Nick 1353 3 0: 0: 0: 30:W 9:L 24:W
19 Lee, Geoff 976 3 9:L 17:L 24:L 32:W 28:W 26:W
20 Lycett, Garry 1778 2.5 8:D 14:L 22:W 21:W 0:L 0:L
21 Chua, Manny 1341 2.5 6:L 24:W 9:W 20:L 16:D 8:L
22 Seehusen, John 1118 2.5 25:D 8:L 20:L 31:W 10:L 30:W
23 Voon, Richard 1897 2 27:W 9:W 1:L 11:L 0: 0:
24 Senturk, Bahri 1582 2 29:L 21:L 19:W 26:W 12:L 18:L
25 Potter, Daniel 1507 2 22:D 1:L 15:D 27:L 30:W 10:L
26 Pispek, Peter 1387 2 4:L 15:L 31:W 24:L 29:W 19:L
27 Lane, Victor 1353 2 23:L 32:W 16:L 25:W 7:L 17:L
28 Tolpigin, George 1311 2 13:L 11:L 32:W 9:L 19:L 31:W
29 McEachern, Graham 1165 2 24:W 5:L 11:L 17:L 26:L 32:W
30 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1200 1 0: 0: 0: 18:L 25:L 22:L
31 Rasmussen, Henning 861 1 16:L 12:L 26:L 22:L 32:W 28:L
32 Neilson, Cain 500 0 10:L 27:L 28:L 19:L 31:L 29:L

Pairings Rd7
No Name Rtg Total Name Rtg Total
1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1935 [5] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 2014 [5]
2 Lojanica, Zdravko 1922 [4.5] : Machell, Don 1828 [4.5]
3 Lojanica, Milenko 2106 [4.5] : Campara, Miralem 1805 [4]
4 Burzic, Ramo 1493 [3.5] : Kocjancic, Eddie 1627 [3.5]
5 Kudric, Mirko 1487 [3.5] : Biondo, Sam 1597 [3.5]
6 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1503 [3.5] : Potter, Chris 1350 [3.5]
7 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1770 [3] : Vitkovic, Nick 1353 [3]
8 Lee, Geoff 976 [3] : Potter, Matthew 1627 [3]
9 Drew, Philip 1542 [3] : Yilmaz, Ahmet 1422 [3]
10 Gungordu, Ismet 1492 [3] : Seehusen, John 1118 [2.5]
11 McEachern, Graham 1165 [2] : Chua, Manny 1341 [2.5]
12 Lane, Victor 1353 [2] : Tolpigin, George 1311 [2]
13 Rasmussen, Henning 861 [1] : Potter, Daniel 1507 [2]
14 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1200 [1] : Pispek, Peter 1387 [2]
15 Senturk, Bahri 1582 [2] : Neilson, Cain 500 [0]
16 Lycett, Garry 1778 [2.5] 0:0BYE

dado12
18-09-2008, 07:30 PM
Dandeong Rapidplay 2008

Congratulations to Don Machell who won all three games last night to emerge
as the outright winner of the Rapidplay tournament.
After round 7 there wer four equal leaders on 5.5-points, Don, Mehmedalija
Dizdarevic, Milenko Lojanica and Abdulwahab Rashid..
In the eighth round these were whittled down to three when Abdulwahab lost
to Milenko. It looked at tha stage that Mehmedalija had the easier last
round pairing, playing Philip Drew, while Don and Milenko had to battle it
out against each other.
Don produced a wonderful game to defeat Milenko, leaving it up to
Mehmedalija to win in order to catch him. Although a piece up from early in
the game Mehmedalija was not able to break through Philip's stubborn
defence until the very end. But by then it was a time scramble that saw
Mehmedalija's time run out with Philip still having the luxury of 3-seconds
remaining. It was strange because Mehmedalija was the one with more time on
the clock entering the time scramble. I think being a piece up in these
situations is almost a handicap, trying to win takes more time than simply
moving randomly. With both players showing 11-seconds Mehmedalija
calculated a forced victory that eliminated Philips remaining material, but
it took 5 precious seconds that cost him in the end.

Don's win was well deserved, his only loss was to Mehmedalija, on time in a
completely won position. Oddly enough it was a similar situation that
caused Mehmedalija to relenquish first place to Don.

A reminder to all members that the Club Championship starts Wednesday 1st
October.

Following is the final crosstable.

Regards; Garry Lycett


Final Crosstable
No Name Rtg Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9
1 Machell, Don 1828 7.5 15:W 22:W 2:L 11:W 4:D 13:W 5:W
6:W 3:W
2 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1935 7 18:W 6:W 1:W 3:W 5:L 14:W 4:D
15:W 7:D
3 Lojanica, Milenko 2106 6.5 14:W 13:W 5:D 2:L 17:W 15:W 12:W
4:W 1:L
4 Rashid, Abdulwahab 2014 6.5 17:D 10:W 29:W 12:W 1:D 5:W 2:D
3:L 13:W
5 Lojanica, Zdravko 1922 6.5 19:W 11:W 3:D 17:W 2:W 4:L 1:L
14:W 12:W
6 Kocjancic, Eddie 1627 5.5 7:W 2:L 15:L 23:W 30:W 8:D 9:W
1:L 14:W
7 Drew, Philip 1542 5.5 6:L 19:W 10:D 9:W 13:D 12:L 18:W
17:W 2:D
8 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1503 5.5 26:W 29:L 16:L 21:W 20:W 6:D 15:L
24:W 17:W
9 Burzic, Ramo 1493 5.5 31:W 12:D 17:L 7:L 24:W 10:W 6:L
18:W 15:W
10 Potter, Daniel 1507 5 24:D 4:L 7:D 30:L 32:W 9:L 27:W
26:W 19:W
11 Gungordu, Ismet 1492 5 27:W 5:L 30:W 1:L 16:D 17:D 24:L
22:W 21:W
12 Campara, Miralem 1805 4.5 16:W 9:D 23:W 4:L 14:D 7:W 3:L
13:D 5:L
13 Redzepagic, Sadedin 1770 4.5 21:W 3:L 18:W 15:D 7:D 1:L 20:W
12:D 4:L
14 Kudric, Mirko 1487 4.5 3:L 21:W 22:W 29:W 12:D 2:L 23:+
5:L 6:L
15 Potter, Chris 1350 4.5 1:L 27:W 6:W 13:D 25:W 3:L 8:W
2:L 9:L
16 Chua, Manny 1341 4.5 12:L 25:W 8:W 28:L 11:D 23:L 22:L
30:W 24:W
17 Potter, Matthew 1627 4 4:D 28:W 9:W 5:L 3:L 11:D 26:W
7:L 8:L
18 Yilmaz, Ahmet 1422 4 2:L 26:W 13:L 22:W 23:L 30:W 7:L
9:L 25:W
19 Pispek, Peter 1387 4 5:L 7:L 27:W 25:L 22:W 26:L 32:+
20:W 10:L
20 Vitkovic, Nick 1353 4 0: 0: 0: 32:W 8:L 25:W 13:L
19:L 23:W
21 Tolpigin, George 1311 4 13:L 14:L 31:W 8:L 26:L 27:W 30:W
25:W 11:L
22 McEachern, Graham 1165 4 25:W 1:L 14:L 18:L 19:L 31:W 16:W
11:L 26:W
23 Biondo, Sam 1597 3.5 28:D 24:W 12:L 6:L 18:W 16:W 14:-
0: 20:L
24 Seehusen, John 1118 3.5 10:D 23:L 28:L 27:W 9:L 32:W 11:W
8:L 16:L
25 Senturk, Bahri 1582 3 22:L 16:L 26:W 19:W 15:L 20:L 33:W
21:L 18:L
26 Lee, Geoff 976 3 8:L 18:L 25:L 31:W 21:W 19:W 17:L
10:L 22:L
27 Rasmussen, Henning 861 3 11:L 15:L 19:L 24:L 31:W 21:L 10:L
34:W 30:W
28 Lycett, Garry 1778 2.5 23:D 17:L 24:W 16:W 0:L 0:L 0:L
0:L 0:L
29 Voon, Richard 1897 2 30:W 8:W 4:L 14:L 0: 0: 0:
0: 0:
30 Lane, Victor 1353 2 29:L 31:W 11:L 10:W 6:L 18:L 21:L
16:L 27:L
31 Neilson, Cain 2 9:L 30:L 21:L 26:L 27:L 22:L 34:W
33:W 0:
32 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1 0: 0: 0: 20:L 10:L 24:L 19:-
0: 0:
33 Kudret, Zelmira 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 25:L
31:L 0:
34 Kudret, Sammy 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 31:L
27:L 0: