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Dougy
10-01-2009, 08:54 AM
International Master Guy West has generously volunteered to give a simultaneous exhibition. Guy West versus everyone! Visitors welcome. Join in and see if you can beat an Australian chess hero!

This event will be to celebrate the club's move to Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Sq, Croydon, Vic. The http://www.croydonchess.com/ website will be updated shortly.

- Entry fee $5
- 5th February; Starting time: 7.00pm
- Guy West plays white on each board
- Opponents are to make their move when Guy West reaches their board
- Proceeds to be donated to the ACF Chess Olympiad appeal

Adamski
10-01-2009, 04:05 PM
Well done Croydon! Great stuff. Is the Olympiad appeal in question the one for the last Olympiad or the next one? :)

Dougy
10-01-2009, 05:01 PM
Well, the website ACF Olympiad Appeal (http://www.caq.org.au/olympiad/index.htm) says "Any further donations will be allocated to the next Olympiad Appeal." So I have assumed it would be towards that. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Olympiad) thinks it'll be held in Russia, 2010.

Kevin Bonham
10-01-2009, 06:45 PM
$5 is remarkably cheap for a simul against an IM. :clap: :clap: :clap: to Guy for his generosity in putting this on for no personal profit.

Ian Murray
10-01-2009, 09:40 PM
Well, the website ACF Olympiad Appeal (http://www.caq.org.au/olympiad/index.htm) says "Any further donations will be allocated to the next Olympiad Appeal." So I have assumed it would be towards that. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Olympiad) thinks it'll be held in Russia, 2010.

The payment options at www.caq.org.au/olympiad/index.htm are still operable - donations will go direct to ACF earmarked for the next Olympiad (which is to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk in Siberia - bring your winter woollies)

Capablanca-Fan
10-01-2009, 10:47 PM
$5 is remarkably cheap for a simul against an IM. :clap: :clap: :clap: to Guy for his generosity in putting this on for no personal profit.
Yes to the above. Guy was an effective member of the team himself, as I know from experience.

ER
11-01-2009, 01:17 AM
...is to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk in Siberia ...
and all candidates, officials etc careful with your statemens about Ax from now, till after the Olympiad is over and you are back safe in Aus! :P
By the way thanks to Guy for doing that, and encouragement to all fellow chess players not to miss such a great opportunity ie playing against one of the strongest ever Australian Chess Masters!
CAGLES

Ian Murray
11-01-2009, 10:48 AM
and all candidates, officials etc careful with your statemens about Ax from now, till after the Olympiad is over and you are back safe in Aus! :P
By the way thanks to Guy for doing that, and encouragement to all fellow chess players not to miss such a great opportunity ie playing against one of the strongest ever Australian Chess Masters!
CAGLES

Being the largest cat in the world, the Siberian tiger has a reputation of being a vicious killer (www.allsands.com/science/animals/siberiantiger_zqf_gn.htm)

Abandon hope, all ye who play in the 39th Olympiad (unless wearing the axiomatic talisman)

Dougy
29-01-2009, 08:50 AM
There's an article in the Maroondah Leader here (http://maroondah-leader.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/chess-club-back-to-its-roots/).

Watto
30-01-2009, 10:25 AM
Note that our new venue is the Croydon RSL: 1 Civic Square, Croydon (near the bottom of Main Street, Melways: 50 K4)



By the way thanks to Guy for doing that, and encouragement to all fellow chess players not to miss such a great opportunity ie playing against one of the strongest ever Australian Chess Masters!
CAGLES
Hi JK, hope things are good with you! Are you able to make it? It would be great to see you at the club ... :) (and any other chesschatters too of course)

Dougy
03-02-2009, 04:00 PM
Don't miss this event - only two days left!

ER
03-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Note that our new venue is the Croydon RSL: 1 Civic Square, Croydon (near the bottom of Main Street, Melways: 50 K4)


Hi JK, hope things are good with you! Are you able to make it? It would be great to see you at the club ... :) (and any other chesschatters too of course)

Hi Jean, chances that I will make it for the night are (fingers crossed) increasing. It was nice to see you continuing your Queenstown form at the MCC last night! Same applies to Sarah!

Watto
03-02-2009, 06:49 PM
Hi Jean, chances that I will make it for the night are (fingers crossed) increasing. It was nice to see you continuing your Queenstown form at the MCC last night! Same applies to Sarah!
Ah, excellent. Happy to hear that. Hopefully you'll make it in that case! :)

Thanks, I was pretty happy - before last night I had been puzzling over the possibility that Queenstown might be a fluke! That somehow all my opponents might be out of form or something... just a very lucky run.

Yes, Sarah is playing really well. :)

Watto
05-02-2009, 11:42 AM
Just a reminder that our celebration of Croydon's new venue is on this evening! All welcome.

shelldrake
05-02-2009, 10:21 PM
Just got back from the simul. Was a very good turnout with a good mix of juniors, seniors and visitors. Some of the juniors played really well, outlasting a few of us seniors.

My goal was to last 30 moves which I achieved but things went pear shaped soon after and I resigned on move 34.

When I left there were a few games still going. I know dougy had scored a draw and a couple of the outstanding games looked like there might be a few chances.

Dougy
06-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Final score 21.5/22. Well done Guy!

Here's our draw below. Ian Birchall was pretty close to getting a draw too but blundered it away. I'm interested in seeing other people's games too - I didn't end up collecting a copy of the scoresheet.

[Event "Guy West Siml"]
[Site "Croydon Chess Club"]
[Date "2009.02.05"]
[White "West, Guy"]
[Black "Stones, Douglas"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D40"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. e3 c5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. a3 a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. b4
Bd6 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Be2 Bb8 11. O-O dxc4 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Bxc4 b5 14. Be2 Bb7
15. Rfd1 Bc7 16. Rac1 Rxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Rd8 18. Kf1 Rxd1+ 19. Bxd1 Ne5 20. Nxe5
Bxe5 21. f4 Bxc3 22. Bxc3 Ne4 23. Be1 Nd6 24. Bd2 Nc4 25. Bc1 Be4 26. Be2 Kf8
27. Bxc4 1/2-1/2

Watto
06-02-2009, 11:22 AM
Congrats Dougy for getting the sole draw for the evening :clap:

The rest of us were beaten without mercy in a variety of ways; some amusing, others quietly horrific. Meanwhile, the rather tired victor went home and around about midnight happily opened the beautiful bottle of Shiraz the club presented to him… (there's a white wine too which looks good :))

I didn’t have that much time to look at other games but I thought Guy’s game with Luthien Russell was quite interesting (he had an oddly brave King from what I saw) as was his game with Kyle Gibson. Pearl Yung also played rather well - enter more tournaments Pearl! :)

The last game going was against a young Croydon junior who put up a good fight. Moving the pieces around between moves in an intensely focussed fashion (despite Croydon coach NY Wong’s frequent protestations that he must ‘visualise’!), might have helped a bit... ;) Still, I predict he’ll be good one day.

I was forced to sac the exchange in my game to stop mate, found some hope when I got my remaining rook to the seventh and won a pawn with check. Things were stabilising. Then I had to go and gobble a second pawn…

Anyway, it was a good night and I think a lot of players enjoyed themselves. Thanks to all concerned, especially Guy, the organisers Dougy, NY Wong, Richard Goldsmith and Stephen Frost (sorry if I've forgotten someone), and of course all the players. Great to see visitors from other clubs too.

ER
06-02-2009, 12:02 PM
My apologies for finally not being able to attend.
My entry fee plus a disappearance (*) fee of $45.00 will be paid on Monday evening to the Secretary of Croydon Chess Club at the MCC. That amount to be used by the Croydon Chess Club as they see fit.
Cheers and congratulations to Guy and all attending such a wonderful Chess Community evening.
(*) my term for not appearing in the event.

Gattaca
06-02-2009, 01:20 PM
That's unnecessarily generous Tasso, but very kind of you if you want to do it. Maybe you could give it directly to the next Olympiad Appeal, as they acknowledge all donors. Croydon are donating the proceeds to that cause.

The 'brave' King mentioned earlier was in the opening of my game against Luthien, which she felt she stuffed up a bit, and I agree. Here are the moves up to where I won the exchange... I can't remember it all after that!

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.e5 Qd8 6.f4 c5 7.c3 Qc7 8.Nf3 cxd4 9.cxd4 Bb4+ 10.Kf2 b6 11.a3 Be7 12.Nc3 Bb7 13.Rc1 Nc6 14.d5 Bc5+ 15.Kg3 exd5 16.Nxd5 Qd8 17.b4 Ne7 18.Bc4 Nf5+ 19.Kh3 Be3 20.Qd3 Bxd5 21.Bxd5 g6 22.Bxa8 Qxa8 23.Rce1 Bxf4 24.Qe4 Qxe4 25.Rxe4 Bg5 26.g4 Ng7 27.Kg3 Ne6 28.h4 Bd8 etc, and White eventually won.

shelldrake
06-02-2009, 06:03 PM
Here is my game

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.Nf3 0-0 5.Bg5 Nc6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.0-0 Pd6 8.h3 a6 9.Re1 Nh5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Nd5 Qd8 12. Nh2 Nf6 13. Qd2 Ph6 14. Re3 Nh5 15. Rf1 Nd4 16. Pc3 Pb5 17. cxd4 bxc4 18. Pxc4 Pc6 19. Nc3 exd4 20. Qxd4 Qe7 21. Rd1 Rd8 22. Pe5 Be6 23. exd6 Qd7 24. Ne4 Ra7 25. Nc5 Qc8 26. Nxe6 Rd7 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. Pd7 Qc7 29. Re8 Kh7 30. Rxd8 Qxd8 31. Qe4 Pg6 32. Qe8 Qxe8 33. dxe8=Q

Spiny Norman
06-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Almost ... how's this:

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.Nf3 0-0 5.Bg5 Nc6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.0-0 Pd6 8.h3 a6 9.Re1 Nh5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7
11. Nd5 Qd8 12. Nh2 Nf6 13. Qd2 Ph6 14. Re3 Nh5 15. Rf1 Nd4 16. Pc3 Pb5 17. cxd4 bxc4 18. Pxc4 Pc6 19. Nc3 exd4 20. Qxd4 Qe7
21. Rd1 Rd8 22. Pe5 Be6 23. exd6 Qd7 24. Ne4 Ra7 25. Nc5 Qc8 26. Nxe6 Rd7 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. Pd7 Qc7 29. Re8 Kh7 30. Rxd8 Qxd8 31. Qe4 Pg6 32. Qe8 Qxe8 33. dxe8=Q

shelldrake
06-02-2009, 06:15 PM
Thats it. What did I do wrong?

I think, instead of BxB, I need Bxe7?

Capablanca-Fan
06-02-2009, 06:17 PM
Yes, proper algebraic is essential, not that descriptive hybrid.

Watto
06-02-2009, 08:49 PM
My apologies for finally not being able to attend.
My entry fee plus a disappearance (*) fee of $45.00 will be paid on Monday evening to the Secretary of Croydon Chess Club at the MCC. That amount to be used by the Croydon Chess Club as they see fit.
Cheers and congratulations to Guy and all attending such a wonderful Chess Community evening.
(*) my term for not appearing in the event.
Hi jak. We missed your presence last night but your generous offer this morning was remarkable. Many thanks. I've discussed this with the committee, and the general feeling was that since it was Guy donating his time gratis, we should place significant weight on his suggestion above that, if you wished to, maybe you could give the money directly to the next Olympiad Appeal as the proceeds of last night will go to that cause.
It seems only fair that you get the proper recognition and acknowledgment for your generosity.

We would love to see you at the club in future when your work schedule permits but please don't feel the need to pay a non-appearance fee if you don't turn up! :D

ER
07-02-2009, 12:42 AM
We all agree to that and it's final! We 'll do as Guy suggested! Now to the point and thanks Jean now, where is the blushing smiley when you need it? What can I say, I wish I was able to contribute more to such a really great gesture of IM Guy West and all of you boys and girls there at the Croydon Chess Club! Also huge amount of :clap: :clap: :clap: s to all who attended.
I promise I 'll be coming down to see you all soon so we can have, a game and a chat!
CAGLES

Spiny Norman
07-02-2009, 05:07 AM
Great gesture JAK, thanks for your generosity. We'll add it to the Olympiad contribution as Guy suggests, so additional thanks to him there too ... well done all round!

Spiny Norman
07-02-2009, 07:04 AM
Photo courtesy of Dougy:
http://www.croydonchess.com/portals/0/Photos/2009/01/GuyWest-Simul-2009.jpg

bobby1972
07-02-2009, 08:48 PM
my son really enjoyed it but he was very tired at the end.i still find it amazing to have played guy 30 years ago in a simul and watching rafael playing him.thinking how chess really is a game for life.

Malfegor01
19-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Another Game from Guy West Simul


Event: Guy West Siml
Site: Croydon Chess Club
Date: 2009.02.05
White: West, Guy
Black: Gibson Kyle
Result: 1-0
ECO: C10
WhiteElo: 2368
BlackElo: 1207

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Nf6 7.O-O
Be7 8.dxc5 Be6 9.Nd4 Qc7 10.Re1 Bd7 11.Nb3 O-O-O 12.Qf3 Be6 13.Bf4
Qd7 14.h3 g6 15.Rad1 Nh5 16.Bh2 Rhf8 17.Nd4 Bxc5 18.Nxc6 Qxc6
19.Bxc6 bxc6 20.g4 1-0

:clap: :clap: :clap: Guy

Spiny Norman
19-02-2009, 07:39 PM
Nice mating pattern there around move #18/19 with the crossfiring bishops ... that one is straight out of the textbooks!

Miranda
19-02-2009, 09:19 PM
Nice mating pattern there around move #18/19 with the crossfiring bishops ... that one is straight out of the textbooks!
I don't get.....



OHHH nice. :)

Spiny Norman
20-02-2009, 05:21 AM
Yeah, sorry, I wasn't clear. After White's Nxc6, if bxc6 then White plays Ba6 ... which would be mate if not for Black's queen, so it forces the win of the queen.

Miranda
20-02-2009, 07:29 AM
It's a very nice combination :)

Spiny Norman
27-02-2009, 06:28 AM
The payment options at www.caq.org.au/olympiad/index.htm are still operable - donations will go direct to ACF earmarked for the next Olympiad
Thanks Ian,

I have used that facility today and will be depositing $115.00

Thanks again to IM Guy West for donating his services, as well as to all those who participated and stumped up their cash!

ER
27-02-2009, 06:58 AM
Dear Jean and other friends from Croydon Chess Club
The amount of $50.00 has been sent to the Olympiad Appeal on behalf of IM Guy West, The Croydon Chess Club and myself
I have received the following confirmation by email:

Dear Elliott Renzies,
This email confirms that you have donated Australian Chess Federation Inc $50.00 AUD using PayPal.
This credit card transaction will appear on your bill as "PAYPAL *AUSTRALIANC".

Donation Details
Donation amount: $50.00 AUD
Total: $50.00 AUD
Purpose: Donation - ACF Oympiad Appeal
Contributor: Elliott Renzies

See you all soon!

Spiny Norman
27-02-2009, 10:39 AM
Awesome job Elliot, well done! I can confirm I have now been to the bank and deposited the moolah. Receipt follows:

http://www.croydonchess.com/Portals/0/Images/OlympiadAppealDonation.jpg