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Ivanchuk_Fan
22-09-2008, 05:36 PM
Does anyone know the final results of the Nell Van De Graaf Weekender, which concluded yesterday?

I searched for the results on the Internet, but could only find the entry form and flyer.

Tyson
22-09-2008, 06:34 PM
Matthew Sonter defeated Froelich in the last round to take 1st Place. Gene and Phachara tied for 2nd and 3rd

Garrett
22-09-2008, 06:56 PM
Matthew Sonter defeated Froelich in the last round to take 1st Place. Gene and Phachara tied for 2nd and 3rd

I was surprised you drew with Pachara in the last round so fast Tyson.

Well played !

Perhaps you could post the game here.

Cheers
Garrett

Tyson
22-09-2008, 09:00 PM
I was surprised you drew with Pachara in the last round so fast Tyson.

Well played !

Perhaps you could post the game here.

Cheers
Garrett


Thanks,

I was black in this game. He played an anti sicilian :'(

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 g6 6.Nc3 Bg4 7.Be2 Bg7 8.Be3 Nf6 9.O-O O-O 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 Re8 12.Rc1 e5 13.d5 Nd4 14.Bxd4 exd4 15.Nb5 Nxe4 16.Nc7 Nc3 17.Rxc3 dxc3 18.Nxe8 Qxe8 19.bxc3 Bxc3 20.Qb3 Bd4 21.Qxb7 Rb8 22.Qc6 Bc5

Turns out if 22...Qe5 i can play for a win (and = second) with Rb2 afterwards.

Garvinator
23-09-2008, 12:33 AM
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Sonter, Matthew 1935 5.5 37:W 24:D 9:W 21:W 5:W 4:W
2 Wongwichit, Phachara 1997 5 28:W 12:W 10:W 8:W 4:D 6:D
3 Nakauchi, Gene 2051 5 31:W 6:W 8:L 11:W 13:W 7:W
4 Froehlich, Peter 2343 4.5 20:W 16:W 22:W 7:W 2:D 1:L
5 Lovejoy, David 1875 4.5 25:D 19:W 15:W 18:W 1:L 8:W
6 Walker, Tyson 1629 4.5 34:W 3:L 39:W 26:W 12:W 2:D
7 Muller, Jonas 1906 4 39:W 13:W 14:W 4:L 9:W 3:L
8 Liu, Yi 1730 4 30:W 26:W 3:W 2:L 23:W 5:L
9 Ee, Philip 1559 4 46:W 17:W 1:L 14:W 7:L 22:W
10 Lester, George E 1727 4 35:W 27:W 2:L 0:D 18:W 11:D
11 Kinder, Jessica 1682 4 42:W 15:D 25:W 3:L 32:W 10:D
12 Stahnke, Alexander 1617 4 36:W 2:L 29:W 27:W 6:L 21:W
13 Stokes, Mark C 1588 4 43:W 7:L 30:W 22:W 3:L 25:W
14 Alkin, John 1629 4 41:W 38:W 7:L 9:L 28:W 23:W
15 Gilpin, Matthew 1368 4 45:W 11:D 5:L 34:W 21:D 24:W
16 Ford, Daniel 1629 4 40:W 4:L 28:W 23:L 29:W 27:W
17 Lalo, Laurent 1875 4 49:W 9:L 21:L 43:W 38:W 26:W
18 Jule, Sebastian 1674 3.5 47:W 21:D 24:W 5:L 10:L 35:W
19 Haron, Peter 1047 3.5 0:D 5:L 47:W 32:L 36:W 33:W
20 Booy, Peter 1264 3.5 4:L 40:L 0:D 49:W 34:W 32:W
21 Eriksson, Caleb 1267 3 32:W 18:D 17:W 1:L 15:D 12:L
22 Wu, John 1768 3 29:W 23:W 4:L 13:L 31:W 9:L
23 Peck, Robbie 1392 3 33:W 22:L 42:W 16:W 8:L 14:L
24 Duffin, Mike 1599 3 50:W 1:D 18:L 38:W 25:D 15:L
25 Simmonds, Leteisha 1090 3 5:D 31:W 11:L 33:W 24:D 13:L
26 Stahnke, Axel 1395 3 51:W 8:L 40:W 6:L 30:W 17:L
27 Lapitan, Daniel 1309 3 48:W 10:L 41:W 12:L 39:W 16:L
28 Jack, Martin 1202 3 2:L 36:W 16:L 41:W 14:L 40:W
29 Blackman, Jaydon 1065 3 22:L 46:W 12:L 50:W 16:L 38:W
30 Soul, David S 1021 3 8:L 51:W 13:L 44:W 26:L 39:W
31 Humphrey, John 1248 3 3:L 25:L 46:W 42:W 22:L 41:W
32 Taylor, Joshua 2.5 21:L 0:W 0:D 19:W 11:L 20:L
33 Bourke, Ronald 2.5 23:L 35:D 37:W 25:L 42:W 19:L
34 Pyper, Matthew 694 2.5 6:L 37:D 35:W 15:L 20:L 48:W
35 Aikawa, Yuta 944 2.5 10:L 33:D 34:L 48:W 37:W 18:L
36 Begaud, Bradley 663 2.5 12:L 28:L 48:W 0:D 19:L 47:W
37 Louie, Ryan 1113 2.5 1:L 34:D 33:L 47:W 35:L 43:W
38 Muller, Hans-Peter 1283 2 44:W 14:L 49:W 24:L 17:L 29:L
39 Kanagarajah, Abbie 1105 2 7:L 43:W 6:L 40:W 27:L 30:L
40 Clarkson, Zac 780 2 16:L 20:W 26:L 39:L 44:W 28:L
41 Bargo, Peter-John 836 2 14:L 44:W 27:L 28:L 49:W 31:L
42 Arase, Alexander 920 2 11:L 45:W 23:L 31:L 33:L 49:W
43 Huband-Lint, Kees 511 2 13:L 39:L 45:W 17:L 50:W 37:L
44 Harmon, Kieran 2 38:L 41:L 0:W 30:L 40:L 51:W
45 Gatt, Jacob 2 15:L 42:L 43:L 46:W 47:L 0:W
46 Pyper, Jake 357 2 9:L 29:L 31:L 45:L 0:W 50:W
47 Foster, Allan 898 1.5 18:L 48:D 19:L 37:L 45:W 36:L
48 Harmon, Martin 1.5 27:L 47:D 36:L 35:L 51:W 34:L
49 Aitken, Joel 1 17:L 50:W 38:L 20:L 41:L 42:L
50 Louie, Jared 607 1 24:L 49:L 51:W 29:L 43:L 46:L
51 Begaud, Elijah 356 .5 26:L 30:L 50:L 0:D 48:L 44:L

Garvinator
23-09-2008, 12:33 AM
No Name Loc Club

1. Froehlich, Peter 2343 Jess
2. Nakauchi, Gene 2051 Matt
3. Wongwichit, Phachara 1997 El Confidente
4. Sonter, Matthew 1935 Matt
5. Muller, Jonas 1906 Muller
6. Lalo, Laurent 1875 Laurent
7. Lovejoy, David 1875 Mullum boys
8. Wu, John 1768 The Noobs
9. Liu, Yi 1730 Evil prawns
10. Lester, George E 1727 George
11. Kinder, Jessica 1682 Jess
12. Jule, Sebastian 1674 El Confidente
13. Alkin, John 1629 John
14. Ford, Daniel 1629 Ford
15. Walker, Tyson 1629 The Noobs
16. Stahnke, Alexander 1617 Evil prawns
17. Duffin, Mike 1599 Mullum boys
18. Stokes, Mark C 1588 Ford
19. Ee, Philip 1559 The Noobs
20. Stahnke, Axel 1395 Evil prawns
21. Peck, Robbie 1392 Ford
22. Gilpin, Matthew 1368 George
23. Lapitan, Daniel 1309 Ford
24. Muller, Hans-Peter 1283 Muller
25. Eriksson, Caleb 1267 El Confidente
26. Booy, Peter 1264 Mullum boys
27. Humphrey, John 1248 John
28. Jack, Martin 1202 Evil prawns
29. Louie, Ryan 1113 George
30. Kanagarajah, Abbie 1105 Muller
31. Simmonds, Leteisha 1090 Jess
32. Blackman, Jaydon 1065 Muller
33. Haron, Peter 1047 Matt
34. Soul, David S 1021 Mullum boys
35. Aikawa, Yuta 944 Yuta
36. Arase, Alexander 920 Matt
37. Foster, Allan 898 The Noobs
38. Bargo, Peter-John 836 Laurent
39. Clarkson, Zac 780 Jess
40. Pyper, Matthew 694 Laurent
41. Begaud, Bradley 663 John
42. Louie, Jared 607 Yuta
43. Huband-Lint, Kees 511 Laurent
44. Pyper, Jake 357 El Confidente
45. Begaud, Elijah 356 John
46. Aitken, Joel Joel
47. Bourke, Ronald Yuta
48. Gatt, Jacob Joel
49. Harmon, Kieran Joel
50. Harmon, Martin George
51. Taylor, Joshua Joel

Garvinator
23-09-2008, 12:34 AM
Team standings

Place Name Score

1 MATT 16
2-4 FORD 14
EVIL PRAWNS 14
MULLUM BOYS 14
5-6 JESS 13.5
EL CONFIDENTE 13.5
7 THE NOOBS 13
8 GEORGE 12
9 MULLER 11
10 LAURENT 10.5
11 JOHN 10
12 JOEL 7.5
13 YUTA 6

Capablanca-Fan
23-09-2008, 01:07 AM
The spelling in the title should be corrected to "Graaff". I know this because I own her book We Survived: A Mother's Story of Japanese Captivity.

When the Japanese invaded Dutch-held Indonesia in WW2, Nell, the Indonesian-born daughter of a Dutch minister, was a young mother with three children under 5 and one on the way, while her husband was serving in the army. For a while, they were hidden by friendly Indonesians, but this didn't last and they were interned in several different Japanese internment camps. The conditions were frightful, with starvation and disease killing many, as well as some cruel guards, although there was one kind commandant, Dr Mizukuchi. Nell herself was probably literally one meal away from death by starvation, and says that she couldn't have survived two more months of the war.

But then she describes an incredible and persistent rumour whispered around the camps that the Americans had dropped a bomb of such annihilating power that the Japanese soon surrendered. The thought of soon being free caused a wave of elation in the camp. And this was followed by strange happenings, such as the nastiest Japanese guards being nowhere to be seen. Soon they were officially freed, and given proper nutrition and health care.

Then there was a new danger: Indonesian nationalists who didn't mind killing Dutch people. But she was reunited with her beloved husband in Thailand on Christmas Eve; neither had known whether the other still lived.

The book races through the next quarter century: another child, emigrating to Australia, a sixth child, all growing up and marrying and having families of their own, and sudden death of her husband. The last two chapters describe the adventures of Nell returning to Indonesia and finding the kind Indonesians who had helped her so long before.

The book doesn't mention chess though. Yet at the age of 93, she recently drew with GM Gawain Jones in a simul.

Basil
23-09-2008, 01:28 AM
Thanks Jono - for the briefest of reality checks.

Garrett
23-09-2008, 04:33 AM
yes good post Jono.

I wondered where Nell was on the weekend and meant to ask Peter Bender if she was still okay, but forgot to ask.

Maybe someone on this BB knows if she is well.

Cheers
Garrett.

Garrett
23-09-2008, 04:35 AM
Well played Tyson, looks like you easily achieved a good position.

Cheers
Garrett.

Garrett
25-09-2008, 06:07 AM
Forgot to mention this before....

Big thanks and well done to the arbiter/organiser for starting every round on or near-on time, even the first round !!!

I am sure everyone will agree it is better to start on time (even if everyone turns up barefoot) then consistently start late (even if everyone is in suit and tie).

Cheers
Garrett.

Adamski
20-09-2009, 03:04 PM
The spelling in the title should be corrected to "Graaff". I know this because I own her book We Survived: A Mother's Story of Japanese Captivity.

When the Japanese invaded Dutch-held Indonesia in WW2, Nell, the Indonesian-born daughter of a Dutch minister, was a young mother with three children under 5 and one on the way, while her husband was serving in the army. For a while, they were hidden by friendly Indonesians, but this didn't last and they were interned in several different Japanese internment camps. The conditions were frightful, with starvation and disease killing many, as well as some cruel guards, although there was one kind commandant, Dr Mizukuchi. Nell herself was probably literally one meal away from death by starvation, and says that she couldn't have survived two more months of the war.

But then she describes an incredible and persistent rumour whispered around the camps that the Americans had dropped a bomb of such annihilating power that the Japanese soon surrendered. The thought of soon being free caused a wave of elation in the camp. And this was followed by strange happenings, such as the nastiest Japanese guards being nowhere to be seen. Soon they were officially freed, and given proper nutrition and health care.

Then there was a new danger: Indonesian nationalists who didn't mind killing Dutch people. But she was reunited with her beloved husband in Thailand on Christmas Eve; neither had known whether the other still lived.

The book races through the next quarter century: another child, emigrating to Australia, a sixth child, all growing up and marrying and having families of their own, and sudden death of her husband. The last two chapters describe the adventures of Nell returning to Indonesia and finding the kind Indonesians who had helped her so long before.

The book doesn't mention chess though. Yet at the age of 93, she recently drew with GM Gawain Jones in a simul.Sounds like a great book! thanks, Jono! It is good to know something about people after whom chess events are named.

Capablanca-Fan
07-08-2015, 03:31 AM
Today (in my American time) is the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12q9wz_pjtv-jon-stewart-war-criminals-the-true-story-of-the-atomic-bombs-bill-whittle_news), which probably saved Nell's life, and she is still going strong at 100 (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?16049-Nell-Van-De-Graaff-reaches-the-big-100!).

Kevin Bonham
07-08-2015, 01:56 PM
Today (in my American time) is the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12q9wz_pjtv-jon-stewart-war-criminals-the-true-story-of-the-atomic-bombs-bill-whittle_news), which probably saved Nell's life, and she is still going strong at 100 (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?16049-Nell-Van-De-Graaff-reaches-the-big-100!).

Non-chess replies stemming from the above have been moved:

http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?12475-World-War-1-amp-2