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Watto
10-10-2008, 09:53 AM
Croydon’s next tournament, the Club Championship starts next Thursday evening, the 16th October and runs for 7 rounds until the 27th November. All rounds start at 7:45 pm and the time limit is 60 min + 30sec.

Contact and venue details, results and games can be found on the club site: www.croydonchess.com

Dougy
11-10-2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks Watto. Should be a good one. Are you playing? I definitely am. (: I ran into Kok Siong the other day and he said he would play, in fact, I think he intends to win.

Watto
13-10-2008, 08:46 AM
Thanks Watto. Should be a good one. Are you playing? I definitely am. (: I ran into Kok Siong the other day and he said he would play, in fact, I think he intends to win.
Hi Dougy. Yes, should be good- I am interested in playing but I'm not sure yet, depends on one or two things.

Yes, my money is on Kok-Siong to win! :)

Dougy
13-10-2008, 09:40 AM
Not if I can stop him!

Watto
17-10-2008, 11:26 PM
Round 1 of the club championship started last night. Nice result for Jamie Cross I see- I haven't had a chance to actually look at the game. Also good to see Laurence Matheson playing. I don't think they're up yet but games and results will be available from www.croydonchess.com



No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [0] 1:0 Chong, Reginald 1454 [0]
2 Cross, Jamie 1304 [0] .5:.5 Birchall, Ian 1944 [0]
3 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [0] 1:0 Lyons, Linden 1164 [0]
4 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [0] 0:1 Stones, Douglas 1763 [0]
5 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [0] 1:0 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [0]
6 Wills, Steven L 1112 [0] 1:0 BYE

Provisional round 2 pairings:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [1] : Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [1]
2 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1] : Matheson, Laurence 1775 [1]
3 Stones, Douglas 1763 [1] : Birchall, Ian 1944 [.5]
4 Chong, Reginald 1454 [0] : Cross, Jamie 1304 [.5]
5 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [0] : Watson, Jean 1259 [0]
6 Lyons, Linden 1164 [0] : Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [0]

shelldrake
18-10-2008, 11:23 AM
go jamie! good win!

Garvinator
18-10-2008, 11:28 AM
go jamie! good win!
Shame he did not actually win.

Dougy
18-10-2008, 01:01 PM
Shame he did not actually win.

It is indeed. Ian said to me afterwards that Jamie had several opportunities to win.

[Event "Club Championship"]
[Site "Croydon Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.10.16"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Cross, Jamie"]
[Black "Birchall, Ian"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B22"]
[WhiteElo "1304"]
[BlackElo "1944"]
[PlyCount "58"]

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 d6
5.Bc4 Nf6 6.Nc3 e6 7.Nf3 Be7 8.O-O
O-O 9.Re1 a6 10.a3 Qc7 11.Qc2 b5
12.Ba2 Qb6 13.Be3 Ng4 14.Rad1 Nxe3
15.Rxe3 Ra7 16.d5 Nd8 17.dxe6 fxe6 18.h4
Bf6 19.e5 dxe5 20.Bb1 g6 21.Ne4 Rd7
22.Nxf6+ Rxf6 23.Nxe5 Rxd1+ 24.Qxd1
Nf7 25.Nxf7 Kxf7 26.Qc2 Bb7 27.h5 Qc6
28.hxg6+ hxg6 29.Qxc6 Bxc6 1/2-1/2

MichaelBaron
18-10-2008, 09:22 PM
Interesting game.

On move 11 black could with a pawn with Nxd4. Not a very hard move to see for a 1900 player. However, later on in the game - white was really on top!

The final position is drawn but i would certainly consider playing on against someone rated 600 points below me.


In any case, it was a very good performance for a 1300 rated player:clap:

Spiny Norman
19-10-2008, 06:33 AM
Wow ... I particularly like White's 19.e5! ... nice little pawn sacrifice, shatters Black's central control, opens lines, vacates e4 for use by the knight. Such moves are not easy to see for us lowly mortals, so its great to see Jamie using such a device against a much higher rated guy.

Spiny Norman
24-10-2008, 01:20 PM
ThI ran into Kok Siong the other day and he said he would play, in fact, I think he intends to win.
Pressure is on now, after last night's loss to Tony Waller! The Championship race is now wide open!

Watto
24-10-2008, 01:40 PM
Round 2 of the club championship was on last night. As Spiny says, great result for Tony. Games and results are available from www.croydonchess.com
Round 2 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [1] 1:0 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [1]
2 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1] 0:1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [1]
3 Stones, Douglas 1763 [1] 0:1 Birchall, Ian 1944 [.5]
4 Chong, Reginald 1454 [0] .5:.5 Cross, Jamie 1304 [.5]
5 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [0] 1:0 Watson, Jean 1259 [0]
6 Frost, Stephen 1538 [0] 1:0 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [0]
7 Lyons, Linden 1164 [0] .5:.5 BYE

Standings after round 2


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3
1 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 2 6:W 5:W 2:
2 Matheson, Laurence 1775 2 10:W 4:W 1:
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 1.5 9:D 7:W 5:
4 Wills, Steven L 1112 1 0:W 2:L 9:
5 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 1 11:W 1:L 3:
6 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 1 1:L 12:W 7:
7 Stones, Douglas 1763 1 13:W 3:L 6:
8 Frost, Stephen 1538 1 0: 13:W 0:
9 Cross, Jamie 1304 1 3:D 11:D 4:
10 Lyons, Linden 1164 .5 2:L 0:D 11:
11 Chong, Reginald 1454 .5 5:L 9:D 10:
12 Watson, Jean 1259 0 0: 6:L 13:
13 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 0 7:L 8:L 12:

Provisional round 3 pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [2] : Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [2]
2 Birchall, Ian 1944 [1.5] : Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [1]
3 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1] : Stones, Douglas 1763 [1]
4 Cross, Jamie 1304 [1] : Wills, Steven L 1112 [1]
5 Lyons, Linden 1164 [.5] : Chong, Reginald 1454 [.5]
6 Watson, Jean 1259 [0] : Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [0]

I'll fix up the formatting when I get a chance this weekend. Done! :)

Garvinator
24-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Rating Name Result Name Rating

1 1775 Matheson, Laurence (2) Waller, A (Tony) (2) 1718
2 1944 Birchall, Ian (1.5) FM Teo, Kok-Siong (1) 2216
3 1134 Hetrel, Daniel (1) Stones, Douglas (1) 1763
4 1304 Cross, Jamie (1) Wills, Steven L (1) 1112
5 1164 Lyons, Linden (0.5) Chong, Reginald (0.5)1454
6 1259 Watson, Jean (0) Goldsmith, Richard (0) 1141

Watto
31-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Round 3 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [2] 1:0 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [2]
2 Birchall, Ian 1944 [1.5] 0:1 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [1]
3 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1] .5:.5 Stones, Douglas 1763 [1]
4 Cross, Jamie 1304 [1] 1:0 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1]
5 Lyons, Linden 1164 [.5] 1:0 Chong, Reginald 1454 [.5]
6 Watson, Jean 1259 [0] 0:1 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [0]

Standings after round 3


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3
1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 3 6:W 9:W 2:W
2 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 2 8:W 3:W 1:L
3 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 2 12:W 2:L 5:W
4 Cross, Jamie 1304 2 5:D 12:D 9:W
5 Birchall, Ian 1944 1.5 4:D 7:W 3:L
6 Lyons, Linden 1164 1.5 1:L 0:D 12:W
7 Stones, Douglas 1763 1.5 11:W 5:L 8:D
8 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 1.5 2:L 13:W 7:D
9 Wills, Steven L 1112 1 0:W 1:L 4:L
10 Frost, Stephen 1538 1 0: 11:W 0:
11 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 1 7:L 10:L 13:W
12 Chong, Reginald 1454 .5 3:L 4:D 6:L
13 Watson, Jean 1259 0 0: 8:L 11:L


I'll post round 4 pairings when I'm given the go-ahead by the DOP.

Games and results from all Croydon tournaments are available from www.croydonchess.com
Here's one of the games from last night.

[Event "Club Championship"]
[Site "Croydon Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.10.30"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Hetrel, Daniel"]
[Black "Stones, Douglas"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B16"]
[White ACF "1134??"]
[Black ACF "1763!"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 6.c3 Bf5 7.Bd3 Bg6 8.Nf3 Qc7 9.h4 Nd7 10.Bxg6 hxg6 11.Qb3 e6 12.Be3 O-O-O 13.Ke2 Bd6 14.a4 a5 15.g3 Nb6 16.c4 Bb4 17.Ne1 Bxe1 18.Rhxe1 Rh5 19.d5 c5 20.dxe6 fxe6 21.Qb5 Nd7 22.Rad1 b6 23.Rd2 Qb7 24.Red1 Rf5 25.Rd6 Qf3+ 26.Ke1 Re5 27.R1d3 Qb7 28.Kd2 Rh5 29.Rxe6 Rhh8 30.Rc6+ Kb8 31.Bf4+ Ka8 32.Rc7 Ne5 33.Rxb7 Rxd3+ 34.Kc2 Kxb7 35.Bxe5 Rhd8 36.Bc3 Rf3 37.Bxa5 Rxf2+ 38.Kb3 Rd6 39.Bc3 Rf3 40.Qe8 Rxg3 41.Ka2 Rg4 42.Bxf6 Rxc4 43.Qf7+ Kc6 44.Qxc4 Rxf6 45.a5 Rd6 46.a6 Rd4 47.Qc2 Rxh4 48.a7 Kb7 49.Qxg6 Ra4+ 50.Kb3 Rb4+ 51.Kc3 Kxa7 52.Qc6 Kb8 53.b3 Ka7 54.Qc7+ Ka6 55.Kc2 Kb5 56.Kc3 Ka6 57.Qd6 Kb7 58.Qd5+ Ka7 59.Qd7+ 1/2-1/2

MichaelBaron
31-10-2008, 07:25 PM
Ratings appear to be of little significance at Croydon...there are upsets all over the place :)

MichaelBaron
31-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Not if I can stop him!

May be next time ;)

Dougy
01-11-2008, 08:30 AM
Actually, I don't feel so bad about that game... I ended up in a hopeless position and finally got a draw.

Tony already seems to have thrown a spanner in the works anyway.

Spiny Norman
01-11-2008, 09:29 AM
Ratings appear to be of little significance at Croydon...there are upsets all over the place :)
yes, some of these guys can turn up rated 1100-odd and play at 1800-odd for most of a game ... its a bit disconcerting ... :eek:

Spiny Norman
01-11-2008, 09:38 AM
As a further example, take this game of mine from round 2, against 1100-odd Richard Goldsmith ... I was unable to find the best line early (I think a4 is better than my Nf1) ... and I think Richard was quite equal. I then tried to head towards and endgame (one of my strong suits) but miscalculated and Richard won a pawn. I managed to win it back, but again was just equal. I then quite deliberately played some moves which weren't "best" just in order to complicate the position and make it more tactical. This backfired and due to another miscalculation, I ended up with a lost position (Black could have played Rf2 at one critical point, and won a piece). Richard was unlucky not to notice this option, so I was in turn very, very lucky to come away with a win.

White: Stephen Frost
Black: Richard Goldsmith
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 O-O 8.Re1 d6 9.h3 Bb7 10.d4 Rb8
11.Nbd2 Re8 12.Nf1 Bf8 13.Ng3 g6 14.d5 Na5 15.Bc2 c6 16.dxc6 Bxc6 17.Bg5 Be7 18.Qe2 Qc7 19.Rad1 Rbd8 20.Nh2 Nc4
21.Bb3 Bb7 22.Ng4 Nxg4 23.Bxe7 Rxe7 24.Bxc4 Nxf2 25.Kxf2 bxc4 26.Rd2 Bc8 27.Nf1 Rf8 28.Red1 Re6 29.Ne3 Bb7 30.Nxc4 Qc5+
31.Kg3 Rd8 32.b4 Qb5 33.Qd3 Qc6 34.Qe2 Qb5 35.Kf2 Qc6 36.Rd5 Qc7 37.Ra5 Rf6+ 38.Kg1 Rf4 39.Nd2 Qxc3 40.Rb1 Qd4+
41.Kh2 Bxe4 42.Nxe4 Rxe4 43.Qxa6 Qe3 44.Qf1 Rf4 45.Qe1 Qb6 46.Rd5 Rf2 47.a4 Rc8 48.a5 Qa7 49.Rc1 Rfc2 50.Rxc2 Rxc2
51.Rxd6 Qc7 52.Qxe5 Rd2 53.Rxg6+ 1-0

Watto
02-11-2008, 06:21 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [2] : Matheson, Laurence 1775 [3]
2 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [2] : Cross, Jamie 1304 [2]
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 [1.5] : Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1.5]
4 Stones, Douglas 1763 [1.5] : Lyons, Linden 1164 [1.5]
5 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [1] : Wills, Steven L 1112 [1]
6 Chong, Reginald 1454 [.5] : Watson, Jean 1259 [0]

Dougy
03-11-2008, 12:15 PM
There are some technical difficulties uploading this to the club website at the moment.

Dougy
03-11-2008, 12:19 PM
As a further example, take this game of mine from round 2, against 1100-odd Richard Goldsmith ... I was unable to find the best line early (I think a4 is better than my Nf1) ... and I think Richard was quite equal. I then tried to head towards and endgame (one of my strong suits) but miscalculated and Richard won a pawn. I managed to win it back, but again was just equal. I then quite deliberately played some moves which weren't "best" just in order to complicate the position and make it more tactical. This backfired and due to another miscalculation, I ended up with a lost position (Black could have played Rf2 at one critical point, and won a piece). Richard was unlucky not to notice this option, so I was in turn very, very lucky to come away with a win.

By the way, I was wrong in suggesting 52...Rc6 as it also fails to 53.Qe8+ Kg7 54.Qxc6.

Watto
07-11-2008, 11:37 PM
Round 4 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [2] : Matheson, Laurence 1775 [3]
2 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [2] 1:0 Cross, Jamie 1304 [2]
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 [1.5] 1:0 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1.5]
4 Stones, Douglas 1763 [1.5] 1:0 Lyons, Linden 1164 [1.5]
5 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [1] 1:0 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1]
6 Chong, Reginald 1454 [.5] 0:1 Watson, Jean 1259 [0]

Provisional round 5 pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [3] : Birchall, Ian 1944 [2.5]
2 Stones, Douglas 1763 [2.5] : Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [3]
3 Cross, Jamie 1304 [2] : Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [2]
4 Lyons, Linden 1164 [1.5] : Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [2]
5 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1.5] : Chong, Reginald 1454 [.5]
6 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1] : Watson, Jean 1259 [1]

Crosstable


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5
1 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 3 9:W 5:W 2:L 6:W 4:
2 Matheson, Laurence 1775 3 8:W 10:W 1:W 5: 3:
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 2.5 6:D 4:W 5:L 9:W 2:
4 Stones, Douglas 1763 2.5 7:W 3:L 9:D 8:W 1:
5 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 2 13:W 1:L 3:W 2: 6:
6 Cross, Jamie 1304 2 3:D 13:D 10:W 1:L 5:
7 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 2 4:L 12:L 11:W 10:W 8:
8 Lyons, Linden 1164 1.5 2:L 0:D 13:W 4:L 7:
9 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 1.5 1:L 11:W 4:D 3:L 13:
10 Wills, Steven L 1112 1 0:W 2:L 6:L 7:L 11:
11 Watson, Jean 1259 1 0: 9:L 7:L 13:W 10:
12 Frost, Stephen 1538 1 0: 7:W 0: 0: 0:
13 Chong, Reginald 1454 .5 5:L 6:D 8:L 11:L 9:

Watto
14-11-2008, 09:35 PM
Some interesting games last night. In a tense endgame Daniel Hetrel lost on time on board 5 ... at first everyone but his opponent noticed.
On board 1 Matheson had to fight for his draw with Birchall from a pawn down. Interesting to watch.

Round 5 results


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [3x] .5:.5 Birchall, Ian 1944 [2.5]
2 Stones, Douglas 1763 [2.5] 1:0 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [3]
3 Young, Jack 1096 [0] 0:1 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [2x]
4 Lyons, Linden 1164 [1.5] 0:1 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [2]
5 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1.5] 0:1 Chong, Reginald 1454 [.5]
6 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1] 0:1 Watson, Jean 1259 [1]
7 Cross, Jamie 1304 [2] .5:.5 BYE

Note that Matheson and Teo both have a game in hand (against each other) so if either player won they would be outright leader. I think their game is due to be played on the 18th at Box Hill.

Crosstable


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5
1 Stones, Douglas 1763 3.5 6:W 4:L 10:D 9:W 3:W
2 Matheson, Laurence 1775 3.5x 9:W 12:W 3:W 5: 4:D
3 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 3 10:W 5:W 2:L 7:W 1:L
4 Birchall, Ian 1944 3 7:D 1:W 5:L 10:W 2:D
5 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 3x 11:W 3:L 4:W 2: 14:W
6 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 3 1:L 13:L 8:W 12:W 9:W
7 Cross, Jamie 1304 2.5 4:D 11:D 12:W 3:L 0:D
8 Watson, Jean 1259 2 0: 10:L 6:L 11:W 12:W
9 Lyons, Linden 1164 1.5 2:L 0:D 11:W 1:L 6:L
10 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 1.5 3:L 8:W 1:D 4:L 11:L
11 Chong, Reginald 1454 1.5 5:L 7:D 9:L 8:L 10:W
12 Wills, Steven L 1112 1 0:W 2:L 7:L 6:L 8:L
13 Frost, Stephen 1538 1 0: 6:W 0: 0: 0:
14 Young, Jack 1096 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 5:L
All games and results can be found at http://www.croydonchess.com/Results/2008/ClubChampionship/tabid/121/language/en-AU/Default.aspx

Watto
18-11-2008, 10:15 AM
From the club website, here are the provisional round 6 pairings:



Board Rating Name Result Name Rating
1 1775 Matheson, Laurence (3.5x) Stones, Douglas (3.5) 1763
2 2216 FM Teo, Kok-Siong (3x) Goldsmith, Richard (3) 1141
3 1944 Birchall, Ian (3) Waller, A (Tony) (3) 1718
4 1259 Watson, Jean (2) Cross, Jamie (2.5) 1304
5 1164 Lyons, Linden (1.5) Hetrel, Daniel (1.5) 1134
6 1454 Chong, Reginald (1.5) Wills, Steven L (1) 1112

I think that Matheson and Teo are playing their postponed round 4 game today at Box Hill.

Kazi
19-11-2008, 10:18 AM
I've just had my Chess Forum ID. This is my first contribution.

My game against Matheson was a Benoni Kapengut and ended with a draw. Matheson played well and maintained the balance throughout the game. I had some pressure on his king-side but he found ways to get out. At one point, he could even have obtained a big advantage. The endgame was still a bit complex, he's a pawn up but I have the bishop vs knight and slightly better pawn structure.

[Event "Croydon Club C'sip 2008"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.11.18"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Teo Kok Siong"]
[Black "Matheson, Laurence"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A65"]
[Annotator ",KS"]
[PlyCount "74"]
[EventDate "2008.08.29"]
[SourceDate "2008.11.19"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f3 Bg7 8. Be3
O-O 9. Qd2 Re8 10. a4 a6 11. a5 {11. a4 was played to stop black's b5 for a
while so 12. a5 would have to be bad because this allows b5 too easily. I'll
probably play Be2 or Ne2 next time.} 11... Nbd7 12. Nh3 b5 13. axb6 Nxb6 14.
Nf2 Nfd7 15. Be2 Ne5 16. b3 Bb7 17. f4 {I don't like this move after I made it.
0-0 first should be better and then f4 to be followed by f5 immediately.}
17... Ned7 18. O-O f5 19. Bf3 fxe4 {
Black could have gained a substantial advantage with 19 ... Bc3 14. Qc3 Nf6}
20. Nfxe4 Nf6 21. Ng5 Qe7 22. Rae1 Qd7 23. Ne6 Bh8 24. f5 gxf5 25. Bh6 Qf7 26.
Qf4 Nfxd5 27. Nxd5 Bxd5 28. Bxd5 Nxd5 29. Qxd6 Bd4+ $1 {This move relieves all
the pressure on Black. I did not think this move could save Black when I
played 26 Qf4. But it turned out that Black emerged a pawn up in the endgame.
Good play by Matheson.} 30. Nxd4 cxd4 31. Rxe8+ Rxe8 32. Rf3 Qe6 33. Rg3+ Kf7
34. Rg7+ Kf6 35. Qg3 {This is bad. I only had 25 seconds left to make my move.
Black had 4 min. 35 Rd7 is nicer and White still has a chance to win with
his Bishop and one of the pass pawns at the edge.} 35... Qe1+ 36. Qxe1 Rxe1+
37. Kf2 Rb1 {
Draw agreed but Black could play on. White: 1:30min Black: 4:30 min} 1/2-1/2

Igor_Goldenberg
19-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Event: Croydon Club C'sip 2008
Site: ?
Date: 2008.11.18
Round: 4
White: Teo Kok Siong
Black: Matheson, Laurence
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A65
Annotator: ,KS
PlyCount: 74
EventDate: 2008.08.29
SourceDate: 2008.11.19

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f3 Bg7 8. Be3
O-O 9. Qd2 Re8 10. a4 a6 11. a5 {11. a4 was played to stop black's b5 for a
while so 12. a5 would have to be bad because this allows b5 too easily. I'll
probably play Be2 or Ne2 next time.} 11... Nbd7 12. Nh3 b5 13. axb6 Nxb6 14.
Nf2 Nfd7 15. Be2 Ne5 16. b3 Bb7 17. f4 {I don't like this move after I made it.
0-0 first should be better and then f4 to be followed by f5 immediately.}
17... Ned7 18. O-O f5 19. Bf3 fxe4 {
Black could have gained a substantial advantage with 19 ... Bc3 14. Qc3 Nf6}
20. Nfxe4 Nf6 21. Ng5 Qe7 22. Rae1 Qd7 23. Ne6 Bh8 24. f5 gxf5 25. Bh6 Qf7 26.
Qf4 Nfxd5 27. Nxd5 Bxd5 28. Bxd5 Nxd5 29. Qxd6 Bd4+ $1 {This move relieves all
the pressure on Black. I did not think this move could save Black when I
played 26 Qf4. But it turned out that Black emerged a pawn up in the endgame.
Good play by Matheson.} 30. Nxd4 cxd4 31. Rxe8+ Rxe8 32. Rf3 Qe6 33. Rg3+ Kf7
34. Rg7+ Kf6 35. Qg3 {This is bad. I only had 25 seconds left to make my move.
Black had 4 min. 35 Rd7 is nicer and White still has a chance to win with
his Bishop and one of the pass pawns at the edge.} 35... Qe1+ 36. Qxe1 Rxe1+
37. Kf2 Rb1 {
Draw agreed but Black could play on. White: 1:30min Black: 4:30 min} 1/2-1/2

Don't know why the black line in the middle.

Dougy
19-11-2008, 11:12 AM
The pairings on the club website (http://www.croydonchess.com/) will remain - but here's an update with the current scores:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [4] : Stones, Douglas 1763 [3.5]
2 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [3.5] : Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [3]
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 [3] : Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [3]
4 Watson, Jean 1259 [2] : Cross, Jamie 1304 [2.5]
5 Lyons, Linden 1164 [1.5] : Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1.5]
6 Chong, Reginald 1454 [1.5] : Wills, Steven L 1112 [1]


Here's the current cross-table:


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 4 9:W 12:W 4:W 3:D 5:D 2:
2 Stones, Douglas 1763 3.5 6:W 5:L 10:D 9:W 4:W 1:
3 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 3.5 11:W 4:L 5:W 1:D 14:W 6:
4 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 3 10:W 3:W 1:L 7:W 2:L 5:
5 Birchall, Ian 1944 3 7:D 2:W 3:L 10:W 1:D 4:
6 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 3 2:L 13:L 8:W 12:W 9:W 3:
7 Cross, Jamie 1304 2.5 5:D 11:D 12:W 4:L 0:D 8:
8 Watson, Jean 1259 2 0: 10:L 6:L 11:W 12:W 7:
9 Lyons, Linden 1164 1.5 1:L 0:D 11:W 2:L 6:L 10:
10 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 1.5 4:L 8:W 2:D 5:L 11:L 9:
11 Chong, Reginald 1454 1.5 3:L 7:D 9:L 8:L 10:W 12:
12 Wills, Steven L 1112 1 0:W 1:L 7:L 6:L 8:L 11:
13 Frost, Stephen 1538 1 0: 6:W 0: 0: 0: 0:
14 Young, Jack 1096 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 3:L 0:


Thanks to Box Hill Chess Club for hosting the postponed game Teo vs. Matheson. In fact they put it online here (http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm) (although this link will probably only remain until Friday and the last few moves are buggy most likely due to post-game analysis).

Thanks Kok Siong for your analysis!

Watto
19-11-2008, 02:42 PM
I've just had my Chess Forum ID. This is my first contribution.

My game against Matheson was a Benoni Kapengut and ended with a draw. Matheson played well and maintained the balance throughout the game. I had some pressure on his king-side but he found ways to get out. At one point, he could even have obtained a big advantage. The endgame was still a bit complex, he's a pawn up but I have the bishop vs knight and slightly better pawn structure.
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Good to see you posting Kazi. :)

Watto
21-11-2008, 06:25 PM
Round 6 was played last night. Here are the results. No big surprises last night. Kok-Siong Teo and Laurence Matheson lead the tournament going into the last round. Given their position, I predict they'll tie for first... although as Dougy said earlier, not if he has anything to say about it!

Despite his warrior appearance, Goldsmith was unable to match Teo in the end although he did provide us with some amusement at the beginning of the round.

Reg Chong had the quickest victory of the night over Steve Wills who continues to have a horrible tournament - I've no doubt Steve will come back into good form in the next tournament... or when his time frees up! Chess improvement does seem to be one step forward, two steps back. Speaking of which, on board 4, after a long evening of being disciplined, Watson eventually found yet another way to lose a game which should have been drawn... :wall:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 [4] .5:.5 Stones, Douglas 1763 [3.5]
2 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [3.5] 1:0 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [3]
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 [3] 1:0 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [3]
4 Watson, Jean 1259 [2] 0:1 Cross, Jamie 1304 [2.5]
5 Lyons, Linden 1164 [1.5] 1:0 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1.5]
6 Chong, Reginald 1454 [1.5] 1:0 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1]


Provisional round 7 pairings


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total
1 Stones, Douglas 1763 [4] : Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 [4.5]
2 Cross, Jamie 1304 [3.5] : Matheson, Laurence 1775 [4.5]
3 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 [3] : Birchall, Ian 1944 [4]
4 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 [3] : Chong, Reginald 1454 [2.5]
5 Watson, Jean 1259 [2] : Lyons, Linden 1164 [2.5]
6 Wills, Steven L 1112 [1] : Hetrel, Daniel 1134 [1.5]


Crosstable

No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Matheson, Laurence 1775 4.5 8:W 12:W 6:W 2:D 3:D 4:D 5:
2 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 4.5 9:W 6:L 3:W 1:D 14:W 7:W 4:
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 4 5:D 4:W 2:L 11:W 1:D 6:W 7:
4 Stones, Douglas 1763 4 7:W 3:L 11:D 8:W 6:W 1:D 2:
5 Cross, Jamie 1304 3.5 3:D 9:D 12:W 6:L 0:D 10:W 1:
6 Waller, A (Tony) 1718 3 11:W 2:W 1:L 5:W 4:L 3:L 9:
7 Goldsmith, Richard 1141 3 4:L 13:L 10:W 12:W 8:W 2:L 3:
8 Lyons, Linden 1164 2.5 1:L 0:D 9:W 4:L 7:L 11:W 10:
9 Chong, Reginald 1454 2.5 2:L 5:D 8:L 10:L 11:W 12:W 6:
10 Watson, Jean 1259 2 0: 11:L 7:L 9:W 12:W 5:L 8:
11 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 1.5 6:L 10:W 4:D 3:L 9:L 8:L 12:
12 Wills, Steven L 1112 1 0:W 1:L 5:L 7:L 10:L 9:L 11:
13 Frost, Stephen 1538 1 0: 7:W 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
14 Young, Jack 1096 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 2:L 0: 0:


The club site is being worked on at the moment or isn't able to be accessed at any rate, so I won't link to it. :)

Spiny Norman
22-11-2008, 06:37 AM
The club site is being worked on at the moment or isn't able to be accessed at any rate, so I won't link to it. :)
Server died due to a Microsoft security patch which rewrote the IIS metabase and crashed all the sites on the server. The hosting company has done an awesome job of recovering from the disaster, and the site is now back up and running again. www.croydonchess.com has all the games, crosstable and pairings (see the Results menu).

Dougy
22-11-2008, 09:07 AM
You might need to refresh the page a few times before it comes up - I did.

Dougy
22-11-2008, 09:12 AM
Round 6 was played last night. Here are the results. No big surprises last night. Kok-Siong Teo and Laurence Matheson lead the tournament going into the last round. Given their position, I predict they'll tie for first... although as Dougy said earlier, not if he has anything to say about it!

That's right! But I'll probably need the full-point to even come in the top three... hmm...

MichaelBaron
22-11-2008, 12:53 PM
That's right! But I'll probably need the full-point to even come in the top three... hmm...
Good luck

shelldrake
28-11-2008, 02:10 PM
I finally managed to get a win this tornament. Made a few mistake's but I felt I was in full control of the game for most of it even though daniel fought till the end.

Final round results



1 1763 Stones, Douglas (4) 0 - 1 FM Teo, Kok-Siong (4.5) 2216
2 1304 Cross, Jamie (3.5) 0 - 1 Matheson, Laurence (4.5) 1775
3 1141 Goldsmith, Richard (3) 0 - 1 Birchall, Ian (4) 1944
4 1718 Waller, A (Tony) (3) 0 - 1 Chong, Reginald (2.5) 1454
5 1259 Watson, Jean (2) ½ - ½ Lyons, Linden (2.5) 1164
6 1112 Wills, Steven L (1) 1 - 0 Hetrel, Daniel (1.5) 1134





Final cross table




1 Laurence 1775 W 9+ B11+ W 7+ B 2= W 3= W 4= B 5+ 5.5
2 Teo, Kok-Siong 2216 W 6+ B 7- B 3+ W 1= B14+ W 8+ B 4+ 5.5
3 Birchall, Ian 1944 B 5= B 4+ W 2- W12+ B 1= W 7+ B 8+ 5
4 Stones, Douglas 1763 B 8+ W 3- B12= W 9+ W 7+ B 1= W 2- 4
5 Cross, Jamie 1304 W 3= B 6= W11+ B 7- bye= B10+ W 1- 3.5
6 Chong, Reginald 1454 B 2- W 5= B 9- W10- B12+ W11+ B 7+ 3.5
7 Waller, Tony 1718 W12+ W 2+ B 1- W 5+ B 4- B 3- W 6- 3
8 The presidant 1141 W 4- B13- B10+ W11+ B 9+ B 2- W 3- 3
9 Lyons, Linden 1164 B 1- bye= W 6+ B 4- W 8- W12+ B10= 3
10 Watson, Jean 1259 B12- W 8- B 6+ B11+ W 5- W 9= 2.5
11 Wills, Steven L 1112 bye+ W 1- B 5- B 8- W10- B 6- W12+ 2
12 Hetrel, Daniel 1134 B 7- W10+ W 4= B 3- W 6- B 9- B11- 1.5
13 Frost, Stephen 1538 W 8+ 1
14 Young, Jack 1096 W 2- 0

Watto
28-11-2008, 02:50 PM
Congratulations to Kok-Siong and Laurence (the latter undefeated)! Congrats too, to shelldrake. You've had a horrible run... we'd better watch out the next tournament!
All results and games can be found at http://www.croydonchess.com/Results/2008/ClubChampionship/tabid/121/language/en-AU/Default.aspx

Watto
28-11-2008, 02:57 PM
event: Club Championship date: 2008.11.27
site: Croydon Chess Club round: 7 score: 0-1 eco: B22
white: Cross, Jamie rating: 1304
black: Matheson, Laurence rating: 1775
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 e6 8.h3 Bh5 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.d5 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 Bxc3+ 13.bxc3 Ne5 14.dxe6 fxe6 15.Bh5+ g6 16.Be2 O-O 17.O-O Qc7 18.Qb3 Rae8 19.Rad1 Nd7 20.c4 Nc5 21.Qe3 e5 22.h4 Rf4 23.g3 Rxe4 24.Qd2 Rd4 25.Qc2 Ne6 26.Rb1 Rf8 27.Rb3 Nc5 28.Rf3 Rc8 29.h5 Qg7 30.Rd1 Ne6 31.Rb1 Ng5 32.Rd3 Rdxc4 33.Qb3 Qf7 34.Rxd6 Rc1+ 35.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 36.Kg2 Qxb3 37.axb3 gxh5 38.Bc4+ Kf8 39.Rd7 Ra1 40.Rxb7 h6 41.Rb5 e4 42.Rb4 Ra2 43.Ra4 Rb2 44.Rxa7 e3 45.Ra1 Rxf2+ 46.Kh1 Nf3 0-1

Dougy
28-11-2008, 03:22 PM
Laurence has a bright future when it comes to chess... as Ian says, when he becomes a mighty player, we'll be talking about the time we got a draw against him at Croydon.

Vlad
28-11-2008, 03:36 PM
If white played 41 f4... then I would think the position would be about equal with white having a little advantage (good rook, bishop is stronger than knight). Moves 41 and especially 42 were disastorous for white...

Capablanca-Fan
28-11-2008, 04:09 PM
After 22. h4? White just loses a P for nothing, and his bad B is worse than Black's N.

I don't think much of both players' eagerness to play BxN.

brett
28-11-2008, 04:14 PM
doesnt 40....e4 look pretty promising for black instead of h6?

brett
28-11-2008, 04:23 PM
After 22. h4? White just loses a P for nothing, and his bad B is worse than Black's N.

I don't think much of both players' eagerness to play BxN.


Perhaps a move like 22.Qd2 might be interesting (looks unnatural though!). The idea being to try and displace blacks pieces.
If white plays a simple building move such as Rd2 black has time to get the knight to d4