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ER
26-01-2009, 02:03 PM
The Proud Tradition Continues

MELBOURNE CHESS CLUB
CHAMPIONSHIP 2009

9 rounds tournament played on Monday evenings starting at 7pm.

Round 1, February 2nd
Round 2, February 9th
Round 3, February 16th
Round 4, February 23rd
Round 5, March 2nd
Round 6, March 16th
Round 7, March 23rd
Round 8, March 30th
Round 9, April 6th

(note; there will be no play on March 9th, due to the long weekend. This allows
players to play in the weekender at Ballarat on that weekend.)

TIME CONTROLS? 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.

RATING? The event will be ACF and FIDE rated.

PRICES? $65 full and $55 concession.

PRIZES? To be announced.

WHO CAN PLAY? Entry is restricted to Melbourne Chess Club members. Non members can become members on the night of February 2nd in order to play. Club membership costs $150 full and $100 concession and is valid for a full year.

FURTHER INFORMATION Please contact the Melbourne Chess Club on 9416-3149 or Grant Szuveges on 0401-925-075

MichaelBaron
26-01-2009, 07:44 PM
GMs and IMs that are MCC members get free Entry!

Watto
02-02-2009, 11:09 AM
Please add Guy West to the draw, thanks.

Anyone know of any other entrants?

Bereaved
02-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Hi Watto,

I believe that Mirko Rujevic is playing, as am I. Also Jesse Jager, Pano Skiotis, Ascaro Pecori, Carl Gorka. There was a very good turnout at the AGM last night will post a report somewhere else soon, so there may be a very good turnout.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS will ensure that those in charge know that Guy is attending; what about you? are you playing too?

queenant89
02-02-2009, 11:13 AM
Add Sarah Anton to the list too

Bereaved
02-02-2009, 11:14 AM
already had, Sarah, you told me that you were playing

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Watto
02-02-2009, 11:32 AM
what about you? are you playing too?
Hi macavity. I wasn't going to (thought I'd be headed for too much chess if I did) but now I'm feeling torn...

Okay, please add me to the draw too, thanks. :)

p.s. what a great committee :clap:

ER
02-02-2009, 01:32 PM
Glad to see this atmosphere of enthusiasm from allover the Victorian Chess Spectrum!!! :clap:
Malcolm, we have missed your reports, congratulations for returning to officialdom and make sure we have frequent postings about the Club on a permanent basis! :)
I also sense that is going to be a good number of participants tonight! For a change I am going to get there early tonight! :)

D Dragicevic
02-02-2009, 02:42 PM
Well, I am in as well, it looks like a very strong tournament, see you there tonight...

MichaelBaron
02-02-2009, 02:47 PM
It is going to be a wonderful event. Pity I can not play! Good luck to all.

Bereaved
03-02-2009, 01:17 AM
Here are the round 1 results




No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0] 0:1 Guy West 2288 [0]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2217 [0] 0:1 Felix Wyss 1706 [0]
3 Richard McCart 1754 [0] 0:1 Jesse Jager 2138 [0]
4 Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [0] 1:0 Rad Chmiel 1725 [0]
5 Roger Beattie 1690 [0] .5:.5 Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [0]
6 Pano Skiotis 2069 [0] 1:0 Paul Kovacevic 1669 [0]
7 Jose Escribano 1680 [0] 0:1 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [0]
8 Carl Gorka 2011 [0] 1:0 Roger McCart 1572 [0]
9 Alex Kaplan 1554 [0] 0:1 David Beaumont 1886 [0]
10 Tony J Davis 1869 [0] 1:0 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [0]
11 David Inglis 1502 [0] 0:1 Richard Voon 1859 [0]
12 Sarah Anton 1409 [0] 1:0 Thomas Kalisch 1853 [0]
13 Garry Lycett 1799 [0] 1:0 Elliott Renzies 1361 [0]
14 Jim Papadinis 1792 [0] .5:.5 Jean Watson 1263 [0]
15 Paul Cavezza [0] 1:0 Stephen Wertheim 1556 [0]



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

queenant89
03-02-2009, 01:27 AM
Sarah Anton 1401- Thomas Kalish 1853 1 - 0
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.f3 Bg7 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9.O-O-O Nd7 10.h4 h5 11.g4 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 Bxd4 13.Qxd4 Qb6 14.Qd2 Ne5 15.gxh5 Be6 16.f4 Ng4 17.hxg6 fxg6 18.f5 gxf5 19.Qg5+ Kh8 20.Qh5+ Kg7 21.exf5 Qe3+ 22.Kb1 Bxf5 23.Be2 Nh6 24.Rhg1+ Kh7 25.Rg5 Rac8 26.Rdg1 Rg8 27.Rf1 [27.Qxh6 Kxh6 28. Rh5#] 27...e6 28.a3 Qd2 29.Rfxf5 exf5 30.Bd3 1-0 1- 0

I saw 27.Qxh6 Kxh6 28. Rh5# but some how in hallucinating thought in over 30 minutes i didnt play it....

queenant89
03-02-2009, 01:29 AM
And congrats goes out to Felix with his fine win over Mirko Rujevic , is there a copy of the game being published somewhere here??

Basil
03-02-2009, 01:29 AM
Well played, Sarah.

Spiny Norman
03-02-2009, 03:42 AM
Heh heh ... and Watto's at it again too:
14 Jim Papadinis 1792 [0] .5:.5 Jean Watson 1263 [0]

MichaelBaron
03-02-2009, 08:44 AM
Well-played Sarah :clap:

What is like most about the game is that White did not take an opportunity to force a draw and played on! Good fighting spirit as opposed to many players who simply want to grab half-point from higher rated opposition.

Also, congrats to Felix and Watto.

MichaelBaron
03-02-2009, 08:45 AM
Orh and congrats to Roger Beattie on drawing with Malcolm.

D Dragicevic
03-02-2009, 10:47 PM
Here are the round 1 results




1 Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0] 0:1 Guy West 2288 [0]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2217 [0] 0:1 Felix Wyss 1706 [0]
3 Richard McCart 1754 [0] 0:1 Jesse Jager 2138 [0]
4 Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [0] 1:0 Rad Chmiel 1725 [0]
5 Roger Beattie 1690 [0] .5:.5 Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [0]
6 Pano Skiotis 2069 [0] 1:0 Paul Kovacevic 1669 [0]
7 Jose Escribano 1680 [0] 0:1 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [0]
8 Carl Gorka 2011 [0] 1:0 Roger McCart 1572 [0]
9 Alex Kaplan 1554 [0] 0:1 David Beaumont 1886 [0]
10 Tony J Davis 1869 [0] 1:0 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [0]
11 David Inglis 1502 [0] 0:1 Richard Voon 1859 [0]
12 Thomas Kalisch 1853 [0] 0:1 Sarah Anton 1409 [0]
13 Elliott Renzies 1361 [0] 0:1 Garry Lycett 1799 [0]
14 Jim Papadinis 1792 [0] .5:.5 Jean Watson 1263 [0]
15 Paul Cavezza [0] 1:0 Stephen Wertheim 1556 [0]


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

I just noticed a slight error here. On board 12, colours should be reversed as Sarah was white.

ER
03-02-2009, 10:51 PM
yeah, not a big deal but I played Black also vs Garry!

Gattaca
04-02-2009, 02:11 PM
I got an e-mail from the new President (Grant, not Barack) asking for us to send our round 1 games so they can be posted on Chesschat. As I was so pleased with my game I am cutting out the middleman! Games like this are what keep me playing chess.

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxd5 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nf3 a5 7.a3 a4 8.Ba2 Bf5 9.d4 e6 10.Be3 Be7 11.Qd2 O-O 12.O-O-O Nd5 13.Bc4 Na5 14.Bb5 c6 15.Be2 b5 16.Na2 Nb3+ 17.cxb3 axb3 18.Nc3 Rxa3 19.Bd3 Ra1+ 20.Nb1 Nb4 21.Qe2 Rxb1+ 22.Kxb1 Qa5 23.Bxf5 Ra8 24.Kc1 Na2+ 25.Kb1 Nc3+ 26.bxc3 Qa1+

Notes:

13. Bc4?! (possibly to discourage Ncb4!) is the beginning of a faulty plan, but White's next move, 14 Bb5? is far too provocative. He must have wanted to keep my knight 'offside' by taking away the c6 square, but it actually just loses a tempo as the knight is a good attacking piece on a5. 14. Bd3 would have kept his disadvantage less severe.

I spent a long time on the original knight sacrifice on b3 as Black has a nice position without going a piece down, but in the end I was able to calculate most of the game out and anyway, it was too pretty to resist!

If White accepts the rook sac on a3 he gets two pieces and a rook for a Queen, but at the end of it Black has the crushing Qa5 and the material is irrelevant due to White's exposed King.

20. Nb1 is forced, as 20. Bb1 is mated by Nxc3.

21. Qe2 is forced, as 21. Bxf5 is met by Na2 mate.

Some spectators asked me after the game why I spent so much time on the exchange sac 21... Rxb1+! It was partly because I had to calculate that it was winning in all variations, but also because there was another less beautiful way to win and I didn't want to be the goose who ruins a masterpiece by trying to be too cute. I was so happy when I realised that 21... Rxb1+! really is a valid way to win. If Black takes the rook by 22. Bxb1 I have the lovely 22...Na2+! and he can't play 23. Kd2 because of mate in 1.

It was nice of him to allow the final mate. My only regret was that he didn't desperado the bishop with 24. Bxh7+ so I could play 24... Kf8. Then I would have been a genuine rook and two pieces down in the final position, instead of one of the two pieces being en prise.

Spiny Norman
04-02-2009, 02:21 PM
Wow ... Gattaca, that's a beautiful attack! ... congratulations ... I imagine playing something like that generates a similar reaction to that which I get when I nail a birdie or eagle when golfing! :)

MichaelBaron
04-02-2009, 05:59 PM
Nice attack :) :clap:

Mijatovic's play was "amazing" Ba2-Bc4-b5. Guy taught him a very good lesson how not to waste time in chess!

Basil
04-02-2009, 08:31 PM
Wow. Ummm like* wow, Guy!

* Copyright Chesstash

Kevin Bonham
04-02-2009, 10:38 PM
Splendid attack. :clap:

According to chessbase 6...a5 is a very rare line, occurring in just four games (<1%) from that position. (Three whites played 7.a4 and one played 7.a3 as in this game.)

Bereaved
04-02-2009, 10:47 PM
Hi everyone,

here is another game in a similiar line.


[Event "Queenstown Classic"]
[Site "Queenstown"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "2.16"]
[White "Dizdarevic, M."]
[Black "West, G."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B02"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2009.01.15"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Bc4 Nb6 5. Bb3 a5 6. a3 a4 7. Ba2 Nc6 8. d3 Bf5 9. Nge2 e6 10. O-O Be7 11. Ng3 Bg6 12. Be3 Nd4 13. Re1 O-O 14. Qd2 c5 15. Rad1 Qc7 16. Nce4 Rfd8 17. Qc1 Rd7 18. Nd2 Rc8 19. Nge4 Nd5 20. Nc3 Bh5 21. f3 Nxe3 22. Rxe3 Bg5 23. Ree1 Bf4 24. Nce4 Bxh2+ 25. Kf1 b5 26. c3 Nf5 27. g4 Ng3+ 28. Kg2 Nxe4 29. Nxe4 Bg6 30. Rh1 Bxe4 0-1


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Desmond
05-02-2009, 12:19 PM
Nice games. :clap:

ER
05-02-2009, 12:47 PM
I just noticed a slight error here. On board 12, colours should be reversed as Sarah was white.

another slight colour reversal error on board 13, correct it please Malcolm? :)

Garvinator
05-02-2009, 01:02 PM
How can so many colours be wrong, unless all the colours are wrong?

Kevin Bonham
05-02-2009, 02:37 PM
How can so many colours be wrong, unless all the colours are wrong?

I was wondering that too. But clearly Guy was white as shown so something funny has happened.

that Caesar guy
05-02-2009, 03:44 PM
Can someone post this game?
It seems that we have forgotten that Felix beat an IM!:clap: :clap: :clap:

JM

Basil
05-02-2009, 06:06 PM
Nice games. :clap:
Scandinavian x 2 ;)

Gattaca
06-02-2009, 01:27 PM
It looked really crushing, too. (Felix's win I mean.)

queenant89
06-02-2009, 02:55 PM
is the game going to get posted somewhere??

Bereaved
07-02-2009, 11:30 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the Round 2 pairings,




1 Guy West 2288 [1] : Tony J Davis 1869 [1]
2 Jesse Jager 2138 [1] : Garry Lycett 1799 [1]
3 David Beaumont 1886 [1] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [1]
4 Richard Voon 1859 [1] : Pano Skiotis 2069 [1]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [1] : Sarah Anton 1409 [1]
6 Felix Wyss 1706 [1] : Carl Gorka 2011 [1]
7 Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [.5] : Paul Cavezza [1]
8 Jean Watson 1263 [.5] : Roger Beattie 1690 [.5]
9 Mirko Rujevic 2217 [0] : Jim Papadinis 1792 [.5]
10 Thomas Kalisch 1853 [0] : Alex Kaplan 1554 [0]
11 Paul Kovacevic 1669 [0] : Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0]
12 Roger McCart 1572 [0] : Richard McCart 1754 [0]
13 Rad Chmiel 1725 [0] : David Inglis 1502 [0]
14 Stephen Wertheim 1556 [0] : Jose Escribano 1680 [0]
15 Elliott Renzies 1361 [0] 1:0 BYE
16 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [0] .5:0 BYE


Elliott, I am sorry about the bye, maybe it is possible that Nikola may be able to play but otherwise c'est la vie!


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
07-02-2009, 11:41 PM
Elliott, I am sorry about the bye, maybe it is possible that Nikola may be able to play but otherwise c'est la vie!


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Hold on Malcolm, what do you mean c'est la vie? Don't I deserve some explanation? What happened to Nicola? Do I arrange my business with your may be or maybe nots? Why is it me that has to get the bye? Fix this and let me know ASAP please! And by the way use this ultimatum style of dealing with people for your self, I don't need and I don't take crap like that from anyone!

Bereaved
08-02-2009, 12:10 AM
Hold on Malcolm, what do you mean c'est la vie? Don't I deserve some explanation? What happened to Nicola? Do I arrange my business with your may be or maybe nots? Why is it me that has to get the bye? Fix this and let me know ASAP please! And by the way use this ultimatum style of dealing with people for your self, I don't need and I don't take crap like that from anyone!

Hi Tasso,

I meant that I did not choose you for the bye, the Machine did. It chose you as the person on the lowest score with the lowest rating,who does not have a pairing shall be given a bye. And this bye is to be worth 1 point.

I also meant that I was sorry that you were missing out on a game. Nikola chose to have a half point bye in this round, not me. So the fact that it created an uneven amount of players is to me unfortunate also. I greatly prefer events with even numbers so that byes are largely avoided.

And as far as " this ultimatum style of dealing with people " and " I don't take crap like that from anyone " I wish I hadn't read those things. I don't think this is something that I feel particularly culpable of in this matter.

I will accept complete blame for the poor manner I chose to introduce this matter to you. I should have sent you an email, but I didn't and I don't believe in editing the past to make for a more holistically pleasing image, so I can only proffer my apology and you may take it as you see fit.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
08-02-2009, 02:24 AM
Hi Tasso,

I meant that I did not choose you for the bye, the Machine did. It chose you as the person on the lowest score with the lowest rating,who does not have a pairing shall be given a bye. And this bye is to be worth 1 point.

I also meant that I was sorry that you were missing out on a game. Nikola chose to have a half point bye in this round, not me. So the fact that it created an uneven amount of players is to me unfortunate also. I greatly prefer events with even numbers so that byes are largely avoided.

And as far as " this ultimatum style of dealing with people " and " I don't take crap like that from anyone " I wish I hadn't read those things. I don't think this is something that I feel particularly culpable of in this matter.

I will accept complete blame for the poor manner I chose to introduce this matter to you. I should have sent you an email, but I didn't and I don't believe in editing the past to make for a more holistically pleasing image, so I can only proffer my apology and you may take it as you see fit.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity


Hi Malcolm,

Let me start this by admitting that my choice of words wasn't, to say the least, the most appropriate one, and in a manner that, of course, I am definitely not proud of and I wish I had never used those unfortunate expressions!

However, and according to my past experience with you in announcing draws and other information publicly, I have never ever observed the tone you used to address me in your original earlier this morning.

First of all, there was no reference at all that Nikola, who actually is a very close friend of mine, had asked for and was granted a bye. None at all!

Secondly, and of what came through your notification, the most logical interpretation on my behalf was that "look ELliott, Nicolas may turn up or may not. If yes, you will have a game if not so be it! (that was the "c'est la vie" part).

Just for the sake of arguement, reverse the situation and imagine myself addressing you through the Club Championship's thread of this Forum in the following manner:

"Malcolm, I am sorry about my not coming to play on Monday, then again it may be possible that I will come to play against Nikola, but otherwise c'est la vie"!

I am sure, you would have not approved of it!

Thirdly and most importantly, it was the overall manner that an official of the most important tournament of one of the most important Chess Clubs in Australia and member of its Committee, addressed a member of the Club.

Bearing in mind that we are trying to improve the image of the Club, and you know that much better than I do, and considering the fact that these lines are read by hundreds of viewers throughout Australia, believe me it creates the wrong impression even to the most goodwilling and objective observer.

An impression which of course was not improved by my own boorish, uncharacteristicly base and inexcusable reaction for which I sincerely apologise.

I will come to the Club on Monday evening anyway because I have some business to attend with our President, so I shall see you there!

CAGLES

MichaelBaron
08-02-2009, 11:08 AM
Why are half-point byes allowed in the first place?

Bereaved
08-02-2009, 09:32 PM
Hi Everyone


apologies to those affected by the changes, but we are delighted to have many time Australian champion Doug Hamilton join the field for this event. This means that some pairings have changed, and as such here is

Round 2, Mark 2


1 Guy West 2288 [1] : Tony J Davis 1869 [1]
2 Jesse Jager 2138 [1] : Garry Lycett 1799 [1]
3 David Beaumont 1886 [1] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [1]
4 Richard Voon 1859 [1] : Pano Skiotis 2069 [1]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [1] : Sarah Anton 1409 [1]
6 Felix Wyss 1706 [1] : Carl Gorka 2011 [1]
7 Douglas G Hamilton 2148 [.5] : Paul Cavezza [1]
8 Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [.5] : Jim Papadinis 1792 [.5]
9 Jean Watson 1263 [.5] : Roger Beattie 1690 [.5]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1669 [0] : Mirko Rujevic 2217 [0]
11 Thomas Kalisch 1853 [0] : Alex Kaplan 1554 [0]
12 Roger McCart 1572 [0] : Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0]
13 Stephen Wertheim 1556 [0] : Richard McCart 1754 [0]
14 Rad Chmiel 1725 [0] : David Inglis 1502 [0]
15 Elliott Renzies 1361 [0] : Jose Escribano 1680 [0]
16 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [0] .5:0 BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Carl Gorka
08-02-2009, 10:54 PM
Hi Everyone


apologies to those affected by the changes, but we are delighted to have many time Australian champion Doug Hamilton join the field for this event. This means that some pairings have changed, and as such here is

Round 2, Mark 2


1 Guy West 2288 [1] : Tony J Davis 1869 [1]
2 Jesse Jager 2138 [1] : Garry Lycett 1799 [1]
3 David Beaumont 1886 [1] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [1]
4 Richard Voon 1859 [1] : Pano Skiotis 2069 [1]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [1] : Sarah Anton 1409 [1]
6 Felix Wyss 1706 [1] : Carl Gorka 2011 [1]
7 Douglas G Hamilton 2148 [.5] : Paul Cavezza [1]
8 Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [.5] : Jim Papadinis 1792 [.5]
9 Jean Watson 1263 [.5] : Roger Beattie 1690 [.5]
10 Paul Kovacevic 1669 [0] : Mirko Rujevic 2217 [0]
11 Thomas Kalisch 1853 [0] : Alex Kaplan 1554 [0]
12 Roger McCart 1572 [0] : Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0]
13 Stephen Wertheim 1556 [0] : Richard McCart 1754 [0]
14 Rad Chmiel 1725 [0] : David Inglis 1502 [0]
15 Elliott Renzies 1361 [0] : Jose Escribano 1680 [0]
16 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [0] .5:0 BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

There will have to be a round 2 mark 3, as Doug emailed earlier to say he can't make it after all.

Bereaved
08-02-2009, 10:57 PM
Thanks Carl,

Well it is just really back to mark 1 ( and a distinct dada-esque feeling of being stuck in some sort of loop lol )

Round 2 pairings


1 Guy West 2288 [1] : Tony J Davis 1869 [1]
2 Jesse Jager 2138 [1] : Garry Lycett 1799 [1]
3 David Beaumont 1886 [1] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [1]
4 Richard Voon 1859 [1] : Pano Skiotis 2069 [1]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [1] : Sarah Anton 1409 [1]
6 Felix Wyss 1706 [1] : Carl Gorka 2011 [1]
7 Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [.5] : Paul Cavezza [1]
8 Jean Watson 1263 [.5] : Roger Beattie 1690 [.5]
9 Mirko Rujevic 2217 [0] : Jim Papadinis 1792 [.5]
10 Thomas Kalisch 1853 [0] : Alex Kaplan 1554 [0]
11 Paul Kovacevic 1669 [0] : Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0]
12 Roger McCart 1572 [0] : Richard McCart 1754 [0]
13 Rad Chmiel 1725 [0] : David Inglis 1502 [0]
14 Stephen Wertheim 1556 [0] : Jose Escribano 1680 [0]
15 Elliott Renzies 1361 [0] 1:0 BYE
16 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [0] .5:0 BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity


And sincere apologies to Elliott, this is a maddening turn of events this last two days

ER
08-02-2009, 11:37 PM
lol it's ok Malcolm, let's get on with it! :) Looks like it's gonna be a great round too! See you at the Club!

ER
09-02-2009, 12:08 AM
just did! :P

ER
09-02-2009, 10:49 PM
What a round!!! Finally I played and drew vs John Beckman!:owned: :wall: :hmm:

Now for the serious results
Fg7 beat Domagoj!!! Kev careful!!!
And another scalp for JEAN "WATTO" WATSON! tonight it was Roger Beattie's turn. Just before I left Roger's position was safely resignable!

Watto
09-02-2009, 11:51 PM
1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 Be7 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 f5 5.O-O Nf6 6.Nbd2 O-O 7.c4 c6 8.b3 Ne4 9.Bb2 Nd7 10.Ne1 Bd6 11.Nd3 Qf6 12.Nf3 f4 13.Nfe5 g5 14.f3 fxg3 15.fxe4 gxh2+ 16.Kh1 Qh6 17.Rxf8+ Nxf8 18.Qf1 Qg7 19.exd5 exd5 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.Bxd5+ Be6 22.Qg2 Rd8 23.Bxe6+ Nxe6 24.Rf1 Bxe5 25.dxe5 g4 26.Kxh2 Qh6+ 27.Kg1 Qg7 28.Qg3 h5 29.Qh4 Ng5 30.Rf5 Nh3+ 31.Kg2 Qd7 32.Qxh5 Qc6+ 33.Kg3 Rxd3+ 34.exd3 Ng1 35.Qxg4+ 1-0
Guy wants me to write, 'I finally Beat He'...

Basil
09-02-2009, 11:57 PM
Bravo Jean! Well played :clap:


Guy wants me to write, 'I finally Beat He'...
Huh?

Bereaved
10-02-2009, 12:06 AM
Hi everyone,

Here are the results of Round 2 and the thought that once I can verify whether there is a person who wished for a half point bye in Round 3 ( I seem to remember that there was someone, even think I know who that someone is, but will await confirmation from them )

Round 2 results



1 Guy West 2288 [1] 1:0 Tony J Davis 1869 [1]
2 Jesse Jager 2138 [1] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1799 [1]
3 David Beaumont 1886 [1] 1:0 Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [1]
4 Richard Voon 1859 [1] 0:1 Pano Skiotis 2069 [1]
5 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [1] 1:0 Sarah Anton 1409 [1]
6 Felix Wyss 1706 [1] 0:1 Carl Gorka 2011 [1]
7 Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [.5] 1:0 Paul Cavezza [1]
8 Jean Watson 1263 [.5] 1:0 Roger Beattie 1690 [.5]
9 Mirko Rujevic 2217 [0] 1:0 Jim Papadinis 1792 [.5]
10 Thomas Kalisch 1853 [0] 1:0 Alex Kaplan 1554 [0]
11 Paul Kovacevic 1669 [0] 1:0 Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0]
12 Roger McCart 1572 [0] 1:0 Richard McCart 1754 [0]
13 Rad Chmiel 1725 [0] 1:0 David Inglis 1502 [0]
14 Stephen Wertheim 1556 [0] .5:.5 Jose Escribano 1680 [0]
15 Elliott Renzies 1361 [0] .5:.5 John Beckman 1540 [0]
16 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [0] .5:0 BYE




Take care and God bless, Macavity

MichaelBaron
10-02-2009, 12:35 AM
1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 Be7 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 f5 5.O-O Nf6 6.Nbd2 O-O 7.c4 c6 8.b3 Ne4 9.Bb2 Nd7 10.Ne1 Bd6 11.Nd3 Qf6 12.Nf3 f4 13.Nfe5 g5 14.f3 fxg3 15.fxe4 gxh2+ 16.Kh1 Qh6 17.Rxf8+ Nxf8 18.Qf1 Qg7 19.exd5 exd5 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.Bxd5+ Be6 22.Qg2 Rd8 23.Bxe6+ Nxe6 24.Rf1 Bxe5 25.dxe5 g4 26.Kxh2 Qh6+ 27.Kg1 Qg7 28.Qg3 h5 29.Qh4 Ng5 30.Rf5 Nh3+ 31.Kg2 Qd7 32.Qxh5 Qc6+ 33.Kg3 Rxd3+ 34.exd3 Ng1 35.Qxg4+ 1-0
Guy wants me to write, 'I finally Beat He'...

Good game! Black never had a chance!

ER
10-02-2009, 12:49 AM
particularly after that horrible 13... g5? :rolleyes:
Jean spotted the blunder at once and punished it! :clap:

queenant89
10-02-2009, 01:58 AM
I have requeted for a half point bye in the next round due to study committments

CameronD
10-02-2009, 09:19 AM
Why are half-point byes allowed in the first place?

I agree, half point byes should be outlawed by FIDE and never seen of again. If you need a bye, then you get 0 points!!!!!

Watto
10-02-2009, 10:43 AM
Huh?
Just a particularly bad pun; the sort which Guy finds hard to resist! No disrespect intended to Roger who, as always, was very nice to me after the game.

Spiny Norman
10-02-2009, 11:39 AM
Nicely played Watto. You're going to be a real handful in the tourneys @ Croydon this year!

ER
10-02-2009, 11:54 AM
Nicely played Watto. You're going to be a real handful in the tourneys @ Croydon this year!

And not only at Croydon which of course will be her headquarters of operations!
I predict that in a couple of years from now Jean will be one of at least two Victorian candidates for our Ladies Olympic Team. The other candidate is Sally and I like Sarah's chances too!

Basil
10-02-2009, 12:40 PM
Just a particularly bad pun; the sort which Guy finds hard to resist!
I stared and stared and stared ... and finally ... the penny dropped. Indeed a very bad pun.

Desmond
10-02-2009, 12:47 PM
Beattie ... Beat he.

I think someone needs to put a dollar in the tin.

Miranda
10-02-2009, 03:05 PM
Beattie ... Beat he.

I think someone needs to put a dollar in the tin.
Oh... I get it.

In a way, I wish I'd stayed ignorant :P

ER
11-02-2009, 04:22 AM
Here is the game everyone is still talking about:
David Baumont (White) vs Domagoj Dragicevic (Black)
[Date "2009.02.10"]
[ECO "E92"]

1. d4 d6 2. c4 Nd7 3. Nf3 Ngf6 4. Nc3 e5 5. e4 g6 6. Be2 Bg7
7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 c6 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Rd1 Qe7 11. Qd6 Qxd6 12. Rxd6 Re8 13. a3 Bf8 14. Rd2 Nc5 15. Bxc5 Bxc5 16. h3 Nh5 17. O-O Nf4 18. Rfd1 Nxe2 19. Nxe2 f6 20. Nh2 Be6 21. Ng4 Kf7 22. a4 a5 23. b3 Ke7 24. Rd3 h5 25. Ne3 Red8 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Rxd8 Kxd8 28. Nc3 Bd4 29. Ned1 Kc7 30. Kf1 Kb6 31. Ke2 Kc5 32. Kd3 Kb4 33. Kc2 h4 34. Nb2 Kc5 35. Nd3+ Kd6 36. Ne2 Bb6 37. Ng1 f5 38. c5+ Bxc5 39. Nxc5 Kxc5 40. Nf3 fxe4 41. Nxh4 g5 42. Ng6 Kd4 43. g4 b5 44. Ne7 Bd7 45. Nf5+ Bxf5 46. gxf5 Kd5
47. b4 axb4 48. a5 c5 49. a6 Kc6 50. f6 c4 51. f7 b3+ 52. Kb2

1-0

Desmond
11-02-2009, 08:19 AM
Against the run of play by the looks. Black surely cannot be worse if he does not play 45...Bxf5.

David did find the nice move 47.b4

MichaelBaron
11-02-2009, 11:02 AM
Just a swindle :(. White's position was resignable. Feel sorry for Domagoi.

Vlad
11-02-2009, 11:25 AM
Resignable? Are you serious?:) I would think position after 45. Nf5 is about equal. Black blundered a thematic move b4 and lost. White played pretty well in this game.

Basil
11-02-2009, 11:40 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/scene66/smilies/coffee.gif

Just a swindle :(. White's position was resignable. Feel sorry for Domagoi.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/scene66/smilies/coffee.gif

Resignable? Are you serious?:) I would think position after 45. Nf5 is about equal. Black blundered a thematic move b4 and lost. White played pretty well in this game.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/scene66/smilies/escape.gif

Capablanca-Fan
11-02-2009, 12:43 PM
Resignable? Are you serious?:) I would think position after 45. Nf5 is about equal. Black blundered a thematic move b4 and lost. White played pretty well in this game.
With all due respect, I think White made several bad positional blunders and was outplayed most of the game.

9. dxe5?! may seem to give White more activity, he has a permanent weakness on d4 while Black covers d5. Sometimes White can aim to support an outpost on d6 with c5, but he made no effort to do so.

15. Bxc5? swaps off his good B, making the dark square weaknesses (mainly d4) even more glaring.

22. a4? weakens b4 and allows Black to clamp White's Q-side down with 22... a5.

One might quibble a bit about Black's play; e.g. instead of 18.. Nxe2+, this N might have been useful on d4 eventually, and maybe keeping one R on the board would have strengthened a breakthrough, since Black's B-pair control the possible entry squares for White's R. But in any case, 42... Kb4 would clean up White's Q-side Ps, giving Black three connected passers, and the B is far stronger than the N in such positions with mobile Ps on opposite wings.

Igor_Goldenberg
11-02-2009, 12:57 PM
But in any case, 42... Kb4 would clean up White's Q-side Ps, giving Black three connected passers, and the B is far stronger than the N in such positions with mobile Ps on opposite wings.
Yes, 42...Kb4 would be decisive.
However, 47.b4! is a brilliant resource (which is easy to overlook) and to be commended.

MichaelBaron
11-02-2009, 01:25 PM
Resignable? Are you serious?:) I would think position after 45. Nf5 is about equal. Black blundered a thematic move b4 and lost. White played pretty well in this game.

still not quite equal, but earlier on easy endgame win for black. My guess is that Domagoi, saw Bxf5 line early on, and underestimated b4 etc.

Capablanca-Fan
11-02-2009, 01:47 PM
However, 47.b4! is a brilliant resource (which is easy to overlook) and to be commended.
No dispute there. I was merely disputing the claim "White played pretty well in this game," which implies consistency throughout most of it.

Vlad
11-02-2009, 04:24 PM
15. Bxc5? swaps off his good B, making the dark square weaknesses (mainly d4) even more glaring.


In one of my games against Darryl I made a similar exchange. The game finished in a draw. Darryl commented after the game that playing against me like playing against a computer. It is like "I do not understand the moves you make."

In any case, my point was that the game was no way clearly resignable. Even if one side has some positional advantage it still requires some efforts.

The position after 45. Nf5 is quite equal. Black probably has a little edge but it would be very hard to convert it.

D Dragicevic
11-02-2009, 06:15 PM
Hi all,

It's one of those games, I guess. I am not quite sure why I didn't play 42..Kb4. in regards to 47.b4, I did not see it at all until he played it, but quite a nice way to win the game. Oh well, it's not the first time or last time I will throw away a game like that, :)..

ER
11-02-2009, 08:11 PM
[Event "MCC CHAMP"]
[White "RENZIES, ELLIOTT]
[Black "BECKMAN, JOHN]
[Result 1/2-1/2]
[ECO A45]




1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 g6 3. Bd3 Bg7 4. b3 O-O 5. Nd2 Re8 6. Rb1 d6 7. Bb2 Nbd7 8. c4
e5 9. Ne2 Ng4 10. O-O Ndf6 11. d5 e4 12. Bc2 Nxh2 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. Kxh2 Qh4
15. Kg1 f5 16. g3 Qh3 17. Nf4 Qh6 18. Kg2 g5 19. Rh1 Qf6 20. Nh5 Qg6 21. Nxg7
Kxg7 22. Qh5 Bd7 23. Qxg6 Kxg6 24. f3 exf3 25. Kxf3 g4 26. Kf4 Re7 27. e4
Rf8 28. exf5 Bxf5 29. Bxf5 Rxf5 30. Kxg4 Ree5 31. Rh4 h5 32. Kh3 Rf2 33.
Ne4 Re2 34. g4 R2xe4 35. gxh5 Rxh5 36. Rg1 Kh6 37. Rxh5 Kxh5 38. a3 Rh4 39.
Kg3 Rg4 40. Kf2 Rxg1 41. Kxg1 Kg4 42. Kf2 Kf4 43. Ke2 Ke4 44. Kd2 Kd4 45. Kc2
a6 46. a4 a5 47. Kd2 c6 48. dxc6 bxc6 49. Kc2


1/2-1/2

Saragossa
11-02-2009, 08:20 PM
seems to be a problem here.

ER
11-02-2009, 08:35 PM
I know, I 've never played 1.d4 in a serious game before, and I missed 27. Rh4!
I think John could have won this, although I was clearly better after the exchange of Queens!

Kevin Bonham
11-02-2009, 09:02 PM
I think John could have won this, although I was clearly better after the exchange of Queens!

46...b5 certainly wins for black.

White's knight sac was rubbish and you dealt with it well but why later on put your king on a dangerous square (f4) in the first place? Although it is sound (and probably even best) to do so if you follow up correctly with Rh4, it isn't necessary to do that sort of thing when you're piece for pawn up and the opponent is running out of attack. That let him back into the game but he lacked the technique to win the ending.

In the ending you should have avoided the rook swap since it gives you bad king position which is a common cause of loss in pure pawn endings.

ER
11-02-2009, 09:25 PM
46...b5 certainly wins for black



Yeah I didn't see that! Thanks for the overall advice! I played kf4 having seen a similar strangulation manoeuvre by Nimzovitch and thinking there was no way he could have checked my King!
Yes, your advice about stabilising the position after achieving material advantage is very useful indeed!

Paul Cavezza
12-02-2009, 02:44 AM
hope you don't mind Malcom: thought i'd put up our game: few comical errors from myself so plenty instructive!;)

Pyke V Cavezza, Round 2
King's Indian, Fianchetto variation, black plays a6.
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.e4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Re8 10.Re1 a6 11.h3 Rb8 12.Be3 c5 13.Nc2 Ne5 14.Na3 Be6 15.Nd5 Nxd5? 16.cxd5 Bc8 17.f4 Nd7 18.Nc4 Nb6 19.Nxb6 Qxb6 20.Rb1 f5? 21.e5 dxe5 22.b4! exf4 23.bxc5 Qa5 24.gxf4? Qxa2 25.c6 Qa3 26.Bf2 Rxe1+ 27.Qxe1 Qd6 28.Qb4 Bf8 29.Qb6 Qxf4 30.c7 Ra8 31.Bc5? Bd7 32.d6 Rc8 33.Bd5+ Kh8 34.Bd4+ Bg7 35.Bxg7+ Kxg7 36.Qb2+ Kh6 37.Qc1 g5 38.Qxf4 gxf4 39.Bxb7 Rg8+ 40.Kf2

#10: Black now has the choice of the older type moves like c6 or Nc5 attacking e5 again, or a6 followed by Rb8 with the idea of c5 and a queenside pawn rush. Weakening d6/d5 doesn't look great positionally but after: 10.... a6, h3, Rb8, Be3, c5, Ne2, Ne5, b2, b5, f4, Nd7, Qxd6, black has b4, where white has an interesting choice to make. Na4 is a blunder after Nxe4, Bxe4 when white has the B and R hanging...

e5 is a good response but only if white doesn't actually follow through with the threat of taking the Knight as the B on e3 is unprotected. Is totally different if white retreats the Knight to c2 rather than e2 at move 13 (as Malcom did!). (17: e5, bXc3, eXf6?, Rxe3, fxg7, Rb6, Qd1, leaves white in trouble...) e5 is playable if black doesn't take: e5, bXc3, Nxc3, Nh5, g4, Bf8, Qd2, Ng7... where white gets 2 pawns for the piece and a decent position with black cramped...

So maybe taking d6 starts to look not so great...

Therefore I like the a6 variation: Ne5 then invites b3 and f4 forward which creates some weaknesses for white. Not sure what happens if he doesn't take on d6, or, if he does what Malcom did and plays the Knight back to c2 rather than e2!!

#13: Malcom ruins my best laid plans and plays Nc2. I continued normally with Ne5 trying to coax out b3, he preferred Na6 covering both the attacked c4 and the b5 pawn advance. Am not sure about those white moves- they seem ok given the b3/f4 continuation looks ok for black, but I was still pretty happy with the Knight on the edge.

#14: Blunder numero uno: Nxd5. Forces the bishop back to c8 as the Knight is out of squares after f4 if the Bishop goes to it's only other square: d7. Unfortunately that cramps up the whole position... annoying... as f4 wasn't a huge secret was it:) I just saw his light squared bishop blocked, mine looking ok and marched on. The simple b5 would have put me on my way to an excellent position i feel..

#20: Blunder numero dos! f5. not sure what i was thinking here... eXf4 and e5 or... me taking the move after with fxe4 opening the line for the bishop all looked good to me! totally missed b4 which gives Malcom a connected passed pawn and practically wins the match...

#24: Malcom errs! (dare i suggest?) I don't see any good response to Rxe3. Missed it during the game naturally... Preferred the scintillating Qxa2:cool:

#29: Qxf4... heh... cheeky or stupid, you decide. is all over here...

#31: Bc5? Error!? what about... Bxc5, Qxc5, Qe5 pinning the pawn against the Queen? White is 2 pawns down with the Queen stuck against the pawn. Don't see a huge advantage... Might even be able to swap a piece for a pawn and have a chance in the end game...

anyhow- the rest is rubbish from myself! Still, I think the opening is interesting. I think a6 at move 10 is now considered dubious in the latest theory, but it's still ok at move 8... until next time!

MichaelBaron
12-02-2009, 09:21 AM
Interesting game. Several blunders by both players but a good example of very good fighting spirit :clap:

Capablanca-Fan
12-02-2009, 05:00 PM
[White "RENZIES, ELLIOTT]
[Black "BECKMAN, JOHN]
[Result 1/2-1/2]
[ECO A45]

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 g6 3. Bd3 Bg7 4. b3 O-O 5. Nd2 Re8 6. Rb1 [A wasted move] 6... d6 7. Bb2 Nbd7 8. c4
e5 9. Ne2 Ng4 10. O-O Ndf6 11. d5 e4 12. Bc2 Nxh2 [Just gives a way a piece for nothing] 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14. Kxh2 Qh4
15. Kg1 f5 16. g3 Qh3 17. Nf4 Qh6 18. Kg2 g5 19. Rh1 Qf6 20. Nh5 Qg6 21. Nxg7
Kxg7 22. Qh5 Bd7 23. Qxg6 [not bad, but 23. Rh2 to double on the file looks strong] 23... Kxg6 24. f3 [24.g4 undermines the base of the pawn chain, and prepares to double on the h-file] 24... exf3 25. Kxf3 g4 26. Kf4 [yeah, what Kevin said] 26... Re7 27. e4
Rf8 28. exf5 Bxf5 29. Bxf5 Rxf5 30. Kxg4 Ree5 31. Rh4 h5 32. Kh3 Rf2 33.
Ne4 Re2 34. g4 [did you have to give back the extra N without a fight? what about 34. Nc3] 34... R2xe4 35. gxh5 Rxh5 36. Rg1 Kh6 37. Rxh5 Kxh5 38. a3 Rh4 39.
Kg3 Rg4 40. Kf2 Rxg1 41. Kxg1 Kg4 42. Kf2 Kf4 43. Ke2 Ke4 44. Kd2 Kd4 45. Kc2
a6 46. a4 a5 [yes, the undermining 46... b5] 47. Kd2 c6 48. dxc6 bxc6 49. Kc2 [even here, Black could play on with 49... d5 50.cxd5 cxd5 51.Kd2 Ke5! hoping to make use of the passed P, while watching for White's b4 break. There are lines where the P reaches d2 stalemating the WK and forcing b4 allowing mate in 4] 1/2-1/2

ER
12-02-2009, 08:20 PM
I really appreciate your analysis and thank you very much Jono!

Gattaca
14-02-2009, 12:57 PM
1.e4 e6 2.b3 d5 3.Bb2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 b6 7.Bd3 Ba6 8.c4 f5 9.Ng5 Qe7 10.Qf3 Bb7 11.Nc3 Nxe5 12.fxe5 dxc4 13.Nce4 Qxg5 14.Nd6+ Bxd6 15.Qxb7 cxd3 16.exd6 O-O 17.O-O-O Nc6 18.Qxc6 c4 19.d7 cxb3 20.Qxe6+ Kh8 21.axb3 f4 22.Rde1 Qc5+ 23.Qc4 Qf5 24.Re7 Rg8 25.Rhe1 1-0

Bereaved
15-02-2009, 01:33 AM
Hello everyone,

Here are the Round 3 pairings



1 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [2] : Guy West 2288 [2]
2 Carl Gorka 2011 [2] : Jesse Jager 2138 [2]
3 Pano Skiotis 2069 [2] : David Beaumont 1886 [2]
4 Scott Stewart 1708 [1.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [1.5]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [1] : Jean Watson 1263 [1.5]
6 Rad Chmiel 1725 [1] : Mirko Rujevic 2217 [1]
7 Tony J Davis 1869 [1] : Felix Wyss 1706 [1]
8 John Beckman 1540 [1] : Richard Voon 1859 [1]
9 Paul Cavezza [1] : Thomas Kalisch 1853 [1]
10 Garry Lycett 1799 [1] : Paul Kovacevic 1669 [1]
11 Jim Papadinis 1792 [.5] : Roger McCart 1572 [1]
12 Roger Beattie 1690 [.5] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1680 [.5] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1556 [.5]
15 Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0] : Alex Kaplan 1554 [0]
16 Richard McCart 1754 [0] : David Inglis 1502 [0]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE
18 Sarah Anton 1409 [1] .5:0 BYE



Hopefully this will be the last time the pairings are late, sorry everyone

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Adamski
15-02-2009, 12:39 PM
Bravo Jean! Well played :clap:


Huh?Beat He / Beattie - spot the difference!

D Dragicevic
15-02-2009, 01:19 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the Round 3 pairings



1 Ascaro Pecori 2067 [2] : Guy West 2288 [2]
2 Carl Gorka 2011 [2] : Jesse Jager 2138 [2]
3 Pano Skiotis 2069 [2] : David Beaumont 1886 [2]
4 Scott Stewart 1708 [1.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2109 [1.5]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2123 [1] : Jean Watson 1263 [1.5]
6 Rad Chmiel 1725 [1] : Mirko Rujevic 2217 [1]
7 Tony J Davis 1869 [1] : Felix Wyss 1706 [1]
8 John Beckman 1540 [1] : Richard Voon 1859 [1]
9 Paul Cavezza [1] : Thomas Kalisch 1853 [1]
10 Garry Lycett 1799 [1] : Paul Kovacevic 1669 [1]
11 Jim Papadinis 1792 [.5] : Roger McCart 1572 [1]
12 Roger Beattie 1690 [.5] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1680 [.5] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1425 [.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1556 [.5]
15 Bosko Mijatovic 1784 [0] : Alex Kaplan 1554 [0]
16 Richard McCart 1754 [0] : David Inglis 1502 [0]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE
18 Sarah Anton 1409 [1] .5:0 BYE



Hopefully this will be the last time the pairings are late, sorry everyone

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

I would like an explanation of how a player can enter the tournament in round 3, and be given 1.5/2. For me, this is absolutely ridicoulous. All of us have had to work hard for our points, and some us have dropped points to lower rated players which is going to cost us FIDE rating points. So does this send a message to everyone that in future tournaments you can enter in a later round and be given free points as a gift for entering. Also, if a 1700 player can get 1.5/2, should I expect to enter in round 3 and get 2/2. I recall last year Mirko Rujevic was given a free point when he entered in round 2.

Adamski
15-02-2009, 01:24 PM
I would like an explanation of how a player can enter the tournament in round 3, and be given 1.5/2. For me, this is absolutely ridicoulous. All of us have had to work hard for our points, and some us have dropped points to lower rated players which is going to cost us FIDE rating points. So does this send a message to everyone that in future tournaments you can enter in a later round and be given free points as a gift for entering. Also, if a 1700 player can get 1.5/2, should I expect to enter in round 3 and get 2/2. I recall last year Mirko Rujevic was given a free point when he entered in round 2.This certainly looks more than a little weird.

Bereaved
15-02-2009, 02:20 PM
I would like an explanation of how a player can enter the tournament in round 3, and be given 1.5/2. For me, this is absolutely ridicoulous. All of us have had to work hard for our points, and some us have dropped points to lower rated players which is going to cost us FIDE rating points. So does this send a message to everyone that in future tournaments you can enter in a later round and be given free points as a gift for entering. Also, if a 1700 player can get 1.5/2, should I expect to enter in round 3 and get 2/2. I recall last year Mirko Rujevic was given a free point when he entered in round 2.

Hi Domagoj,

Scott Stewart is the person you are referring to, and he has been given a half point bye for round 1, as have John Beckman and Judd Niemann the other two late entries to the event. John Beckman played a round 2 game against Elliott Renzies and so Scott and Judd have been paired together for round 2, so that they have a pairing for that round. As there is a rather large rating gap in that pairing, the round 3 pairings were made on the assumption that Scott will win that game.

I do not pretend that this is an ideal circumstance, but offer it as way of explanation of how the matter being discussed came about. I also hope that such late entries can be largely avoided in future. I consider that people who wish to play in an event should at least notify of their intention to play before the first round, even if they cannot make it for the first round.

Here is a crosstable, which might show how this happened.

Also some may have noted that Alec Knox appears on the list of players. Alec has agreed to play in rounds were there might otherwise be a bye so that everyone can get a game each week



No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3

1. Guy West 2346 2288 2 15:W 10:W 7:
2. Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 1 19:L 14:W 17:
3. Jesse Jager 2163 2138 2 16:W 13:W 8:
4. Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 1 17:W 9:L 32:
5. Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 1.5 20:D 34:W 18:
6. Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 2 22:W 11:W 9:
7. Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 2 21:W 30:W 1:
8. Carl Gorka 2169 2011 2 23:W 19:W 3:
9. David Beaumont 2105 1886 2 25:W 4:W 6:
10. Tony J Davis 1967 1869 1 28:W 1:L 19:
11. Richard Voon 1976 1859 1 27:W 6:L 26:
12. Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 1 30:L 25:W 34:
13. Garry Lycett 1936 1799 1 31:W 3:L 22:
14. Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 .5 32:D 2:L 23:
15. Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 0 1:L 22:L 25:
16. Richard McCart 1927 1754 0 3:L 23:L 27:
17. Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 1 4:L 27:W 2:
18. Scott Stewart 1926 1708 .5 :D 33: 5:
19. Felix Wyss 1973 1706 1 2:W 8:L 10:
20. Roger Beattie 1872 1690 .5 5:D 32:L 31:
21. Jose Escribano 1835 1680 .5 7:L 24:D 33:
22. Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 1 6:L 15:W 13:
23. Roger McCart 1633 1572 1 8:L 16:W 14:
24. Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 .5 34:L 21:D 28:
25. Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 0 9:L 12:L 15:
26. John Beckman 1679 1540 1 :D 31:D 11:
27. David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 17:L 16:
28. Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 .5 10:L :D 24:
29. Alec Knox 1425 0 : : :L
30. Sarah Anton 1682 1409 1.5 12:W 7:L :D
31. Elliott Renzies 1361 .5 13:L 26:D 20:
32. Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 14:D 20:W 4:
33. Judd Niemann 1178 .5 :D 18: 21:
34. Paul Cavezza 1 24:W 5:L 12:



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Adamski
15-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Thanks MacAvity - and I fully agree with your sig!

D Dragicevic
15-02-2009, 06:43 PM
Hi Domagoj,

Scott Stewart is the person you are referring to, and he has been given a half point bye for round 1, as have John Beckman and Judd Niemann the other two late entries to the event. John Beckman played a round 2 game against Elliott Renzies and so Scott and Judd have been paired together for round 2, so that they have a pairing for that round. As there is a rather large rating gap in that pairing, the round 3 pairings were made on the assumption that Scott will win that game.

I do not pretend that this is an ideal circumstance, but offer it as way of explanation of how the matter being discussed came about. I also hope that such late entries can be largely avoided in future. I consider that people who wish to play in an event should at least notify of their intention to play before the first round, even if they cannot make it for the first round.

Here is a crosstable, which might show how this happened.

Also some may have noted that Alec Knox appears on the list of players. Alec has agreed to play in rounds were there might otherwise be a bye so that everyone can get a game each week



No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3

1. Guy West 2346 2288 2 15:W 10:W 7:
2. Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 1 19:L 14:W 17:
3. Jesse Jager 2163 2138 2 16:W 13:W 8:
4. Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 1 17:W 9:L 32:
5. Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 1.5 20:D 34:W 18:
6. Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 2 22:W 11:W 9:
7. Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 2 21:W 30:W 1:
8. Carl Gorka 2169 2011 2 23:W 19:W 3:
9. David Beaumont 2105 1886 2 25:W 4:W 6:
10. Tony J Davis 1967 1869 1 28:W 1:L 19:
11. Richard Voon 1976 1859 1 27:W 6:L 26:
12. Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 1 30:L 25:W 34:
13. Garry Lycett 1936 1799 1 31:W 3:L 22:
14. Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 .5 32:D 2:L 23:
15. Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 0 1:L 22:L 25:
16. Richard McCart 1927 1754 0 3:L 23:L 27:
17. Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 1 4:L 27:W 2:
18. Scott Stewart 1926 1708 .5 :D 33: 5:
19. Felix Wyss 1973 1706 1 2:W 8:L 10:
20. Roger Beattie 1872 1690 .5 5:D 32:L 31:
21. Jose Escribano 1835 1680 .5 7:L 24:D 33:
22. Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 1 6:L 15:W 13:
23. Roger McCart 1633 1572 1 8:L 16:W 14:
24. Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 .5 34:L 21:D 28:
25. Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 0 9:L 12:L 15:
26. John Beckman 1679 1540 1 :D 31:D 11:
27. David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 17:L 16:
28. Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 .5 10:L :D 24:
29. Alec Knox 1425 0 : : :L
30. Sarah Anton 1682 1409 1.5 12:W 7:L :D
31. Elliott Renzies 1361 .5 13:L 26:D 20:
32. Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 14:D 20:W 4:
33. Judd Niemann 1178 .5 :D 18: 21:
34. Paul Cavezza 1 24:W 5:L 12:



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Hi Malcolm,

Thanks for the clarification of the situation, even though like you say it is not an ideal situation at all. For me, it seems that all the 3 players mentioned Stewart, Niemann or Beckman didn't enter before round 1 began. Therefore, neither of them should have been given half a point bye for the first round as half a point bye is designed for players who have entered the tournament and have notified that they can't play on a certain Monday. I am not having a go at anyone personally, it's just people need to know that entering for the tournament after it has started and getting points for it is not on, so it will encourage them to enter before round 1. Anyhow, this can be further discussed at the club tomorrow. See you then.

MichaelBaron
15-02-2009, 07:19 PM
At least they have to play for their full points :). Rujevic entering late and given 1 point was a classic :). Regarding giving 0.5 byes to late entrants - i do not like it but on the other hand if it gets more money for the club...why not accept them...its just that may be they should be given 1/2 each and start from round 3 :doh:

ER
15-02-2009, 09:57 PM
ok for the Club's sake and everything, however, this is one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year!
Situations like these, do not do any good to the Club's reputation!
I would like to have opinions from other experienced DOPs in this matter!
If they approve of this, ok! If not, some of the current approaches must change!

Garvinator
15-02-2009, 11:05 PM
I would like to have opinions from other experienced DOPs in this matter! If they approve of this, ok! If not, some of the current approaches must change!
I am not keen on having this discussion in this thread, but if someone is willing to start a thread on it in arbiters corner, I will certainly comment there quite a bit.

Kevin Bonham
16-02-2009, 01:36 AM
I am not keen on having this discussion in this thread, but if someone is willing to start a thread on it in arbiters corner, I will certainly comment there quite a bit.

Done; in summary my view is that most late entries should start on zero.

http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=230643

ER
16-02-2009, 05:00 AM
Thanks Kevin, waiting for your comments Garvin!

disgustipated
16-02-2009, 01:49 PM
Speaking as one of the late entrants, I find it rather insulting that I might be implicated in being motivated to join the tournament late to exploit the system just to gain points.

Frankly, I couldn't care less whether I had a 0-point, 0.5-point (or -1 point for that matter !) bye. So, if it will make everyone happier, change it to zero instead of half !

As it happened, I randomly walked in off the street after not having played an OTB game for over 18 months, whereupon I was aggressively recruited into joining the club and tournament.

FWIW, I don't reasonably expect to derive a half-point bye from not playing the first round, and it has always surprised me that these are awarded to late entrants.

If this practise causes unnecessary friction, then just get rid of it.

Basil
16-02-2009, 04:51 PM
Speaking as one of the late entrants...
I think it can be taken as read that none of the positions adopted in this debate have anything whatsover to do with the personalities involved or their motivations - the discussion is occurring at a far level as far as I can see.

Paul Cavezza
16-02-2009, 10:22 PM
A question: the late entrant's points don't effect their ratings right? they're just to place them in the tournament?

Bereaved
16-02-2009, 10:53 PM
Correct Paul,

Any points assigned to a person for pairing purposes that were not achieved over the board never count for rating, in the same way as a bye. They do contribute to a player's tournament score in any case

and here are tonight's results

Results Round 3




1 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [2] 0:1 Guy West 2346 2288 [2]
2 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [2] 1:0 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [2]
3 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [2] 0:1 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [2]
4 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [1.5] 0:1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [1.5]
5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [1] 1:0 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
6 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [1] 0:1 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [1]
7 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [1] .5:.5 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [1]
8 John Beckman 1679 1540 [1] 0:1 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [1]
9 Paul Cavezza [1] 0:1 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [1]
10 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [1] 0:1 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [1]
11 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [.5] 1:0 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1]
12 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [.5] 0:1 Elliott Renzies 1361 [.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [.5] 1:0 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [.5] 0:1 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [.5]
15 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [0] 1:0 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0]
16 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [0] 1:0 David Inglis 1502 [0]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE
18 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1] .5:0 BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
16-02-2009, 10:58 PM
To all interested parties, Kevin has created a new thread for the "late entries" discussion. Could you please continue this talk there? There are already some good points expressed there.
This is the MCC's Championship related thread. ie games, announcements, results, round draws etc. Thanks! :)

ER
16-02-2009, 11:16 PM
MCC Championship
Round 3
Monday 16/02/09
White: Roger Beattie 1690
Black: Elliott Renzies 1361


1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Bd3 Bg4 4. f3 Bh5 5. Ne2 Bg6 6. Nf4 Bxd3 7. Nxd3 e6 8.O-O Nbd7 9. Nd2 Bd6 10. Qe2 O-O 11. e4 dxe4 12. fxe4 e5 13. c3 Re8 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. Kh1 c6 17. Nc4 Qc7 18. Bg5 Re6 19. Nxe5 Qxe5 20. Bxf6 gxf6 21. Rad1 Rae8 22. Rd7 R6e7 23. Rxe7 Rxe7 24. Qg4 Qg5 25. Qc8 Kg7 26. a4 h5 27. h3 Rxe4 28. Qxb7 Qd5 29. Qxa7 Re2 30. Rf2 Re1 31. Kh2 Qe5 32. g3 h4 33. Rg2 hxg3 34. Rxg3 Kh6 35. Qxf7 Re2 36. Kh1 Qe4


0-1

Kevin Bonham
16-02-2009, 11:25 PM
Gee, firegoat's on a roll.

justaknight: nicely seized opportunity after Rf2?? in your game. Well done.

Basil
16-02-2009, 11:28 PM
Elliott, I think your last move was most noteworthy :clap:

ER
17-02-2009, 12:01 AM
Gee, firegoat's on a roll.

justaknight: nicely seized opportunity after Rf2?? in your game. Well done.

Thanks Kev
Actually, fg7 looks determined to come back to serious chess with a bang! Do not forget in his younger days he travelled to Europe to participate in serious tournaments and improve his Chess! I believe he lived in Bulgaria for a while and met Topalov there too!
As for my game thanks, and I must note I followed your advice to try to play according to the requirements of the position, not to be carried away by pyrotechnics and to exploit weaknesses.
This was the first time I played Roger for about quarter of a century! Our other game in 1984 (nothing to do with GO's "1984" :P) resulted in another win for Blak when I beat Roger in a Rooks Ending after a Reversed Leningrad Stonewall formation!
He is a real gentleman, talented musician and lyricist and it is always a pleasure to have a chat with him. He is, I believe, a microbiologist and helped me drastically with practical advice, when about two years ago, being a morbid overweight person, I was trying to lose weight!
Two years have passed and also with invaluable psychological and motivational help by Elie Beranjia I am now more than 60 kgs lighter and in great physical and emotional shape!
Another highlight from tonight's round included an improptue classical guitar lesson to an aspiring youngster on the footpath outside the MCC.
Chesswise, and before I left for home, I watched Ascaro struggling with seconds on his clock (he has made a habit to fall behind on time) against a very cool, calm and collected Guy West, who did not try to blitz his opponent but played slowly, taking his time in defusing all Pecori's attempts to mix it up toward the end.
There is a lot of "movement in the station" at the Club. I noticed spotlessly clean facilities, cantin operating and some new people. By the way, welcome back to Scot and Jadd, nice to see their smiling faces around!
More later at the Club's thread!

ER
17-02-2009, 12:03 AM
Elliott, I think your last move was most noteworthy :clap:

Thanks Howie, :) I made sure I jotted 36 ... Qe4 on my note :P book!!!

Kevin Bonham
17-02-2009, 12:15 AM
Thanks Kev
Actually, fg7 looks determined to come back to serious chess with a bang! Do not forget in his younger days he travelled to Europe to participate in serious tournaments and improve his Chess! I believe he lived in Bulgaria for a while and met Topalov there too!

I wonder which one influenced the other. :D


This was the first time I played Roger for about quarter of a century! Our other game in 1984 (nothing to do with GO's "1984" :P) resulted in another win for Blak when I beat Roger in a Rooks Ending after a Reversed Leningrad Stonewall formation!

Roger played in the Tasmanian Open in 1991 and I played him in round six; I was in the high 1400s then and he was around 1700; this was before the uplifts and so on. I made too many mistakes in the middlegame and eventually he took advantage of one and easily won a rook ending.


Chesswise, and before I left for home, I watched Ascaro struggling with seconds on his clock (he has made a habit to fall behind on time) against a very cool, calm and collected Guy West, who did not try to blitz his opponent but played slowly, taking his time in defusing all Pecori's attempts to mix it up toward the end.

Yes, there is no point trying to rush an opponent who is in extreme time trouble. If you just keep playing good moves they cannot avoid going downhill for ever.

Watto
17-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Gee, firegoat's on a roll. .
Yes, Id really like to see the game if someone can post it. His rating will be looking good if he keeps it up. :) Id also like to see the Wyss win over Rujevic.

justaknight: nicely seized opportunity after Rf2?? in your game. Well done.
Congrats jak! Maybe we'll meet in the next round... ? :)

ER
17-02-2009, 06:26 PM
Congrats jak! Maybe we'll meet in the next round... ? :)

Thanks Jean and maybe yes!!! :) Of what I see there are quite a few of us (7?) on 1.5 points. I hope Malcolm publishes this round's pairings early enough so we both know. I also look forward for the three top board pairings. There will be very interesting encounters there!

Bereaved
18-02-2009, 08:37 PM
Hi everyone,

Here are the round 4 pairings




1 Guy West 2346 2288 [3] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3]
2 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3] : Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [2.5]
3 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2] : Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [2]
4 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [2] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [2]
5 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [2]
6 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2] : Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [2]
7 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [1.5]
8 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1.5] : Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [1.5]
9 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5] : Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [x.5]
10 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [1.5] : Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [1.5]
11 Elliott Renzies 1361 [1.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [1]
12 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1] : Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [1]
13 John Beckman 1679 1540 [1] : Richard McCart 1927 1754 [1]
14 Paul Cavezza [1] : Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [1]
15 Judd Niemann 1178 [x.5] : Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [.5]
16 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0] : Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Paul Cavezza
19-02-2009, 06:36 PM
thanks malcolm! good to know i'm white.. a horrible effort against sicilian i put in last week... gluck everyone

MichaelBaron
20-02-2009, 09:44 AM
thanks malcolm! good to know i'm white..

At GM level -being white makes slight difference i guess. At our level - makes no difference at all:owned: whoever blunders last -loses.

Paul Cavezza
20-02-2009, 11:44 AM
hehe "our" level- thanks michael..

I think you'll find it makes a significant difference if you're scratching your head after 1. e4 c5 ;)

Watto
20-02-2009, 05:37 PM
Can someone post this game?
It seems that we have forgotten that Felix beat an IM!:clap: :clap: :clap:

JM

Here's the game.

Rujevic - Wyss, round 1
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.f4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.O-O Nf6 7.d4 cxd4 8.e5 dxc3 9.exf6 Bxf6 10.b3 O-O 11.Be3 e6 12.g4 a6 13.a4 d5 14.Be2 d4 15.Bf2 b6 16.Bd3 Bb7 17.Be4 Qd6 18.Bg3 Rad8 19.Ne5 Qc7 20.Nd3 Qd7 21.Qf3 Bg7 22.f5 exf5 23.gxf5 Bh6 24.h4 Rfe8 25.Rae1 Be3+ 26.Kh2 Rxe4 27.Qxe4 Ne7 28.Qg4 Nxf5 29.Be5 h5 30.Qh3 Qd5 31.Rxf5 gxf5 32.Qg3+ Kf8 33.Bf6 Qd6 34.Bxd8 Qxd8 35.Nf4 Qd6 36.Nxh5 Qxg3+ 37.Nxg3 f4 38.Nf5 f3 39.Nd6 Bf4+ 40.Kg1 Bxd6 41.h5 Bg3 42.Rd1 Be5 43.Kf2 f6 44.h6 Be4 45.Rh1 Kg8 46.b4 Kh7 47.Rc1 Kxh6 48.b5 axb5 49.axb5 Kg5 50.Ra1 Kf4 51.Ra2 d3 52.cxd3 Bd4+ 53.Ke1 Bxd3 54.Re2 f2+ 0-1

MichaelBaron
20-02-2009, 06:26 PM
Entertaining game. White's opening is hard to explain. -2 pawns by move 10.

Kevin Bonham
20-02-2009, 07:46 PM
Entertaining game. White's opening is hard to explain. -2 pawns by move 10.

Indeed, remarkably bad for such a strong player; I wonder if he intended 8.Nxd4 but then realised ...Qb6 is a big problem, and realising he was going to lose a pawn, decided to give up another to try to attack.

Watto
22-02-2009, 08:04 PM
Here's another game from round 1.

Gorka - Jager

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6
6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. a4 Nc6 10. Kh1 Qc7
11. f4 Re8 12. Qe1 Na5 13. Rd1 b6 14. Qg3 Bb7 15. e5 dxe5
16. fxe5 Ne4 17. Nxe4 Bxe4 18. Qf4 Bg6 19. h4 Bc5 20. h5 Bf5
21. g4 Bxd4 22. Bxd4 Bxc2 23. Rc1 Rf8 24. Bd1 Qb7+ 25. Bf3 Qc8
26. Rxc2 Qxc2 27. Bxa8 Nc4 28. Be4 Qb3 29. Bc3 h6 30. g5 Nxb2
31. Bxb2 Qxb2 32. gxh6 Qe2 33. Bg6 1-0

bobby1972
23-02-2009, 08:58 AM
pecori-west

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 b6 5.
Nbd2 Be7 6. h3 O-O 7. c3 d6 8. Qc2 cxd4 9. cxd4 Bb7 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. a3 Rc8 12.
Qb1 h6 13. O-O Re8 14. Rd1 Bf8 15. Bg3 a6 16. b4 b5 17. Bh4 Be7 18. Qb3 Qb6 19.
Rac1 Rc7 20. Bb1 Rec8 21. Rc2 a5 22. Rdc1 axb4 23. axb4 Nd5 24. Bxe7 Rxe7 25.
Ne4 Rd8 26. Rxc6 Bxc6 27. Qc2 f5 28. Ng3 Bb7 29. Qb3 Rc7 30. Rxc7 Qxc7 31. e4
Qc3 32. Qd1 fxe4 33. Nxe4 Qxb4 34. Qd3 Qc4 35. Qa3 b4 36. Qa7 Qa6 37. Qxa6 Bxa6
38. Ba2 Kf7 39. Ne1 Ke7 0-1

very clean as usual by black,i think he still had an hour left which tells it all.:)

ER
23-02-2009, 08:58 PM
Event MCC CHAMP 2009
Site Melbourne Chess Club
Date 2009.02.23
Round Four
White RENZIES, ELLIOTT 1361
Black MIJATOVIC BOSKO 1784
Result Draw
ECO C50


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 d6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Nxd4 6. Qxd4 Ne7 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 Nc6 9. Bxf7 Kd7 10. Qd5 Ne7 11. Be6 Ke8 12. Bf7

1/2-1/2

Here, I chickened out a) because I couldn't calculate the complications after the Q check and b) because Bosko is a much stronger player, so I continued checking with the Bishop. Did I miss a win somewhere?

Kevin Bonham
23-02-2009, 09:26 PM
Clearly crushing after 11.Qe6+ Kc6 12.Qc4+ no matter which way his king goes. There's no immediate win but just develop normally via Nc3 and 0-0-0 and you will have a huge attack.

In the position where you repeated, there was no need to even consider taking the draw based on the position. You are a clear pawn up (since he declined the sacrificed bishop) and have an obviously strong attack with black almost completely tied down. That's enough to conclude that you have a won position even if no forced win presents itself.

Whether to play on for wins against stronger players or to cash in for an easy draw is often not an easy question. However the gap between a 1300s and a 1700s player isn't that great and I suspect the odds were in your favour if you played on here.

MichaelBaron
23-02-2009, 09:36 PM
Boo to Jak..should have played on of course! You are strong enough to crush him from there, just need more confidence!

Capablanca-Fan
23-02-2009, 09:38 PM
In the position where you repeated, there was no need to even consider taking the draw based on the position.
And even the psychological momentum was in White's favour.


You are a clear pawn up (since he declined the sacrificed bishop)
As he had to. It was a very clever move that Black had clearly overlooked: if 9... Kxf7 10. Qd5+ Be6 11. Qh5+ g6 12. Qf3+ then Bxd8.


and have an obviously strong attack with black almost completely tied down. That's enough to conclude that you have a won position even if no forced win presents itself.
Definitely.


Whether to play on for wins against stronger players or to cash in for an easy draw is often not an easy question. However the gap between a 1300s and a 1700s player isn't that great and I suspect the odds were in your favour if you played on here.
And how will you be able to reach their level unless you get practice at winning won games against them?

Bereaved
23-02-2009, 11:49 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the Round 4 results, with the postponed board 4 game result awaited ( for a couple of days at least ) in order to produce the Round 5 pairings


Round 4 results


1 Guy West 2346 2288 [3] 1:0 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3]
2 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3] 0:1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [2.5]
3 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2] 0:1 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [2]
4 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [2] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [2]
5 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2] 0:1 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [2]
6 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2] 0:1 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [2]
7 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5] 0:1 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [1.5]
8 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1.5] 0:1 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [1.5]
9 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5] 0:1 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [.5]
10 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [1.5] 1:0 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [1.5]
11 Elliott Renzies 1361 [1.5] .5:.5 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [1]
12 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1] 0:1 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [1]
13 John Beckman 1679 1540 [1] 0:1 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [1]
14 Paul Cavezza [1] 0:1 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [1]
15 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5] 0:1 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [.5]
16 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0] 0:1 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
24-02-2009, 12:13 AM
Hi Malcolm!
What about one of the "if this this, or if that that" ie if White wins or if draw, or if Black wins... You used to do that in the past and it's fun! :)

Basil
24-02-2009, 12:23 AM
Holy percentages Batman, check the wins with black (albeit with rating, but nevertheless)!

Bereaved
24-02-2009, 12:24 AM
Hi Malcolm!
What about one of the "if this this, or if that that" ie if White wins or if draw, or if Black wins... You used to do that in the past and it's fun! :)


Hi Tasso,


I am as yet unaware also if the Round 2 (!) game between Judd and Scott has been played, if it has,and you know, let me know and I will do this and that. otherwise there are 9 possibles, which I could do, if you really want.



17 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5] 0:1 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [.5]


I am now aware so here we go with the three versions

If Jesse wins




1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [3.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [3] : David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3]
3 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [3] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [3]
4 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [3] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3]
5 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [2.5]
6 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [2.5] : Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [2.5]
7 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [2] : Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2]
8 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [2] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2]
9 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2]
10 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [2] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [2]
11 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [1.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5]
12 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [1.5] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [1.5] : John Beckman 1679 1540 [1]
15 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1] : Paul Cavezza [1]
16 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE


If Ascaro wins





1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [3.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [3] : David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3]
3 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [3] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [3]
4 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [3] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3]
5 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [2.5]
6 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [2.5] : Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [2.5]
7 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [2]
8 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [2] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2]
9 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2]
10 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [2] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [2]
11 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [1.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5]
12 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [1.5] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [1.5] : John Beckman 1679 1540 [1]
15 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1] : Paul Cavezza [1]
16 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE



If the game is drawn




1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [3.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [3] : David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3]
3 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [3] : Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [3]
4 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [2.5]
5 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [2.5] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [2.5]
6 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [2.5] : Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [2.5]
7 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2]
8 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [2] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2]
9 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [2] : Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2]
10 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [2]
11 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [1.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5]
12 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [1.5] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [1.5] : John Beckman 1679 1540 [1]
15 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1] : Paul Cavezza [1]
16 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE


Oh and could you pm me the names for the honour board as I am going to the trophy shop tomorrow

Take care and God Bless, Malcolm

ER
24-02-2009, 01:00 AM
Hey Malcolm you are a miracle man! How did you do it so fast???

ok for the names now
I go for Peter Daly and Emmanuel Basta!
I hope you agree, although I would like to have Greg Gatto's opinion, as well as Grant's approval for that!
Thanks again mate!

Kevin Bonham
24-02-2009, 01:00 AM
As he had to. It was a very clever move that Black had clearly overlooked: if 9... Kxf7 10. Qd5+ Be6 11. Qh5+ g6 12. Qf3+ then Bxd8.

Yes. Though I would say that black's position is so miserably smashed after not taking the bishop that he might have been better off to take the bishop, and if white saw the full line then he could at least chuck the queen for two bishops and attempt to outplay or swindle his opponent with that material balance.


And how will you be able to reach their level unless you get practice at winning won games against them?

Indeed. I was trying to remember if I have ever taken or offered a draw in a position I considered clearly winning at the time for any reason other than critical time trouble. Don't think I have ever done so, not even when I was weak and playing much stronger opponents.

ER
24-02-2009, 01:29 AM
... In the position where you repeated, there was no need to even consider taking the draw based on the position...

Kevin, it was mainly psychological. My first reaction after the Knight attacked my Queen was like " s... I am losing a piece here!" then I found the Bxf7 move and in the state of mind I was it looked like a divine interference sort of thing! So, my main problem was not being able to switch from the ultra defensive attitude to a winning one!


... However the gap between a 1300s and a 1700s player isn't that great and I suspect the odds were in your favour if you played on here.

I think this statement is an exaggeration. I believe that in a hundred games between players of that analogy, the probabilities of the stronger player to win are more than 6 to 1 and that is very conservative! I agree about your suggestion that I should have continued playing!


Boo to Jak..should have played on of course! You are strong enough to crush him from there, just need more confidence!

Booing accepted!


And how will you be able to reach their level unless you get practice at winning won games against them?

ok guys, I promise, that I will continue playing in positions like the above in the future!
I found certain parts your criticism a little harsh, but on the other hand, pats on the back won't serve any purpose apart from giving me a false sense of achievement.

Kevin Bonham
24-02-2009, 02:00 AM
So, my main problem was not being able to switch from the ultra defensive attitude to a winning one!

Yes, this is often a challenge in many positions for many players. I get this too sometimes but my version occurs when I have been on the rack for 20 moves or so and get out of it into a roughly equal position. The mission of reaching a drawable position having been acheived, it is sometimes such a relief that it is hard to go on.


I think this statement is an exaggeration. I believe that in a hundred games between players of that analogy, the probabilities of the stronger player to win are more than 6 to 1 and that is very conservative!

I'm not sure you realise just how smashed black's position is here. It's not just that he's a pawn down and his king is airy (neither of which should cause him to lose to a weaker opponent), but also virtually all his pieces are hopelessly tied down. For him to do anything better than draw he needs you to blunder a piece - and even after that he may not win.

Fritz rates white's advantage at +8.

ER
24-02-2009, 02:18 AM
... I'm not sure you realise just how smashed black's position is here. It's not just that he's a pawn down and his king is airy (neither of which should cause him to lose to a weaker opponent), but also virtually all his pieces are hopelessly tied down...
Honestly, I hadn't (realised) untill you guys showed me some variations as well as this:

Fritz rates white's advantage at +8.

For him to do anything better than draw he needs you to blunder a piece ...
lol, mate trust me!!! I have committed worse crimes in my chess "career"!

MichaelBaron
24-02-2009, 09:41 AM
Hey Malcolm you are a miracle man! How did you do it so fast???

ok for the names now
I go for Peter Daly and Emmanuel Basta!
I hope you agree, although I would like to have Greg Gatto's opinion, as well as Grant's approval for that!
Thanks again mate!

What is Peter Daly being honoured for? :hmm: I did meet him several times but I never realised he was such an influential figure at MCC.

Paul Cavezza
24-02-2009, 01:37 PM
Cavezza- Chmiel, Round 4
Caro-Kann

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Bc4 e6 7.N1e2 Nd7 8.O-O Ngf6 9.f4 Qb6 10.Kh1 Rd8 11.f5 exf5 12.Nxf5 Bxf5 13.Rxf5 Bd6 14.Bf4 Qc7 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Qf1 O-O 17.Qf4 Qxf4 18.Rxf4 Nb6 19.Bd3 Nbd5 20.Rh4 Nb4 21.Rh3 Nxd3 22.Rxd3 Rfe8 23.Rd2 Ne4 0-1

Tal played this variation a couple of times I think.. I doubt it's still considered good but the idea is to open the F file with f2-4-5, therefore 8. ... Nf6 is a mistake here i'm pretty sure. Correct is Bd6, then if f4, Ne2 preventing f5.

10. White's position is good here I think, though both sides are fairly trapped. I considered not playing f5 and just developing, as f4 stops blacks awkward Knight moving to e5, but.. Nc5 looks good, and add to that I didn't really have a good development. I considered Ng1 but it's way too slow. Qe1 giving away the c2 pawn might've been ok in hindsight.. anyhow- decided on f5 for lack of a better alternative.

14. Again, white's position is good. Thought for 30+ minutes here but decided against the best move which was Nf4. Was afraid of g6, Rg5, h6, rg3, g5 dropping a piece... but that doesn't happen. Nf4,g6, Qe2+, Kf8, Rg5, when h6 practically loses to Rxg6, hxg6, Qe6.. But I missed that. The rest is history! till next week!

(23.
At GM level -being white makes slight difference i guess. At our level - makes no difference at all:owned: whoever blunders last -loses., quite true... (in my defense i was out of time;))

see you at the allegro on saturday!
Paul

ER
24-02-2009, 05:33 PM
What is Peter Daly being honoured for? :hmm: I did meet him several times but I never realised he was such an influential figure at MCC.
I understand your reluctance Michael, If one (myself included) watched Peter Daly during the last period of his life would have created similar attitude!
However, in the old times Peter played a major role in assisting a number of MCC members in their chess development as well as actively participating in the Club's Interclub matches.
Greg Gatto and Ascaro Pecori would give you some more specific examples about Peter's involvement with the MCC.

MichaelBaron
24-02-2009, 08:25 PM
I understand your reluctance Michael, If one (myself included) watched Peter Daly during the last period of his life would have created similar attitude!
However, in the old times Peter played a major role in assisting a number of MCC members in their chess development as well as actively participating in the Club's Interclub matches.
Greg Gatto and Ascaro Pecori would give you some more specific examples about Peter's involvement with the MCC.

I see...I better ask Greg when i see him next

bobby1972
26-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Peter Daly was a life member at the club.he helped many adult players and juniors with their game for many years,was regular for many years in the early alegro days.was very strong player when he was young.also a regular in the early monopoly and trivial pusuit nights.

bobby1972
27-02-2009, 08:54 AM
jager-pecori 1-0

Bereaved
27-02-2009, 09:07 AM
Hello everyone,

Here are the Round 5 pairings and current crosstable, in score order




1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [3.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [3] : David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3]
3 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [3] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [3]
4 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [3] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3]
5 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [2.5]
6 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [2.5] : Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [2.5]
7 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [2] : Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2]
8 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [2] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2]
9 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2]
10 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [2] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [2]
11 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [1.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5]
12 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [1.5] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [1.5] : John Beckman 1679 1540 [1]
15 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1] : Paul Cavezza [1]
16 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE




No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Guy West 2346 2288 4 23:W 10:W 14:W 4:W 2:
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 3.5 24:D 30:W 11:W 3:W 1:
3 David Beaumont 2105 1886 3 33:W 8:W 6:W 2:L 7:
4 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 3 28:W 9:W 5:W 1:L 8:
5 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 3 20:W 16:W 4:L 14:W 6:
6 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 3 13:W 15:W 3:L 19:W 5:
7 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 3 9:L 12:W 17:W 15:W 3:
8 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 3 17:W 3:L 21:W 13:W 4:
9 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 2.5 7:W 4:L 10:D 25:W 12:
10 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 2.5 26:W 1:L 9:D 27:W 11:
11 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 2.5 0:D 31:W 2:L 21:W 10:
12 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 2.5 21:D 7:L 28:W 22:W 9:
13 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 2 6:L 23:W 16:W 8:L 14:
14 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 2 25:W 22:W 1:L 5:L 13:
15 Richard Voon 1976 1859 2 34:W 6:L 29:W 7:L 16:
16 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 2 18:W 5:L 13:L 28:W 15:
17 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 2 8:L 34:W 7:L 30:W 19:
18 Elliott Renzies 1361 2 16:L 29:D 24:W 23:D 20:
19 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 2 22:L 33:W 30:W 6:L 17:
20 Richard McCart 1927 1754 2 5:L 28:L 34:W 29:W 18:
21 Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 12:D 24:W 8:L 11:L 25:
22 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 1.5 19:W 14:L 0:D 12:L 24:
23 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 1.5 1:L 13:L 33:W 18:D 27:
24 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 1.5 2:D 21:L 18:L 33:W 22:
25 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 1.5 14:L 27:D 31:W 9:L 21:
26 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 1.5 10:L 0:D 27:L 31:W 29:
27 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 1.5 30:L 25:D 26:W 10:L 23:
28 Roger McCart 1633 1572 1 4:L 20:W 12:L 16:L 30:
29 John Beckman 1679 1540 1 0:D 18:D 15:L 20:L 26:
30 Paul Cavezza 1 27:W 2:L 19:L 17:L 28:
31 Judd Niemann 1178 .5 0:D 11:L 25:L 26:L 33:
32 Alec Knox 1425 0 0: 0: 0:L 0:L 0:L
33 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 0 3:L 19:L 23:L 24:L 31:
34 David Inglis 1502 0 15:L 17:L 20:L 0: 0:


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

MichaelBaron
27-02-2009, 01:58 PM
Good luck to FG. Hopefully, he will be able to give IM a good game

Bereaved
02-03-2009, 11:59 PM
Hi everyone,

Here are the round 5 results, and as I know of no reason to not post them, they will be followed by the Round 6 pairings. Please note that round 6 is on March 16th, as the 9th is the Labour day holiday

Round 5 results




1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [3.5] .5:.5 Guy West 2346 2288 [4]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [3] 1:0 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3]
3 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [3] .5:.5 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [3]
4 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [3] 1:0 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3]
5 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5] 0:1 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [2.5]
6 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [2.5] 1:0 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [2.5]
7 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [2] 1:0 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2]
8 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [2] 1:0 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2]
9 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2] .5:.5 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2]
10 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [2] 1:0 Elliott Renzies 1361 [2]
11 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [1.5] 1:0 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5]
12 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5] 0:1 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [1.5]
13 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [1.5] 1:0 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [1.5] 0:1 John Beckman 1679 1540 [1]
15 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1] 0:1 Paul Cavezza [1]
16 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [0] 1:0 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE


and round 6 pairings




1 Guy West 2346 2288 [4.5] : Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [4]
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [4] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4]
3 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [3.5] : Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [3.5]
4 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [3.5] : Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [3.5]
5 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [3]
6 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3] : Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [3]
7 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2.5] : Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3]
8 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [2.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [2.5]
9 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [2.5] : Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2.5]
10 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [2.5] : Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5]
11 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [2]
12 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2] : Paul Cavezza [2]
13 John Beckman 1679 1540 [2] : Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5]
14 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5] : Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [1.5]
15 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5] : Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [1]
16 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5] : Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

queenant89
03-03-2009, 12:09 AM
Hey Malcolm,
are u going to post ur game??

Bereaved
03-03-2009, 12:30 AM
ok well I have written no notes to it, but here it is

Event: Melbourne Chess Club Championships
Site: ?
Date: 2009.03.02
Round: 5.1
White: Pyke, Malcolm
Black: West, Guy
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D34
WhiteElo: 2077
BlackElo: 2298
Annotator: Pyke,Malcolm
PlyCount: 104
EventDate: 2009.01.20
SourceDate: 2009.01.20

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. dxc5 e6 4. g3 Bxc5 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. c4 Nc6 8.
cxd5 exd5 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Nc3 d4 11. Bxf6 Qxf6 12. Nd5 Qd8 13. Nd2 Bg4 14. Ne4
Bf8 15. Nf4 Bf5 16. Nd2 Rc8 17. Nb3 Be4 18. Bh3 Rc7 19. Nd2 Bd6 20. Nxe4 Rxe4
21. Bg2 (21. Nd5 Bxg3 22. hxg3 Qxd5 23. Bg2 Qe6 24. Bxe4 Qxe4 25. Qd3 Qg4)
21... Rxf4 22. gxf4 Bxf4 23. e3 dxe3 24. Qxd8+ Nxd8 25. Rae1 Rc2 26. fxe3 Bg5
27. Rf5 h6 28. Rb5 b6 29. Bd5 Rc1 30. Rxc1 Bxe3+ 31. Kg2 Bxc1 32. Kf3 Kf8 {(=)}
33. a4 Ke7 34. Ke4 Ne6 35. Bxe6 Kxe6 36. Re5+ Kd6 37. b3 g6 38. Rd5+ Ke6 39.
Rd8 Ba3 40. Re8+ Be7 41. Ra8 a5 42. Ra7 {(=)} (42. Ra6 Bc5 43. b4 Bxb4 (43...
axb4 44. a5 Kd6 45. axb6 Kc6 46. Ra7) 44. Rxb6+ Bd6) 42... Bc5 43. Ra8 h5 44.
Re8+ Kf6 45. Re5 Bg1 (45... Bd6 46. Rb5 Bc5 47. b4 Bxb4 (47... axb4 48. a5 Ke6
49. a6 Bd6 50. Rxb6 Kd7 51. a7 Kc7 52. Rb8) 48. Rxb6+) 46. h3 Bh2 47. Rb5 Bg1
48. Rd5 Ke6 49. Rd1 Bc5 50. Kf4 Kf6 51. Rd5 Ke6 52. Rd1 Kf6 {(=)} 1/2-1/2

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS your turn Sarah, let us see how you beat he!

queenant89
03-03-2009, 12:42 AM
the game is quiet poor by me to begin with, a lot and lot of mistakes... mind my English, but a nice little swindle in the end an exchange down
Event: MCC Championships 2009
Date: 2009.03.02
Round: 5.12
White: Beattie, Roger
Black: Anton, Sarah
Result: 0-1
ECO: B50
WhiteElo: 1690
BlackElo: 1546

1. Nf3 d6 2. d3 Nf6 3. c3 c5 4. e4 g6 5. Be2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. Qc2 Nc6 8. Re1
a6 9. a4 Rb8 10. Nbd2 b5 11. axb5 axb5 12. d4 e6 13. Nf1 Qb6 14. Bf4 Rd8 15.
dxc5 dxc5 16. Bxb8 Qxb8 17. Ne3 c4 18. Rad1 Bb7 19. Rxd8+ Qxd8 20. Rd1 Qc7 21.
b3 Na5 22. Nd2 cxb3 23. Nxb3 Nxe4 24. Nxa5 Qxa5 25. Bf3 Nc5 26. Bxb7 Nxb7 27.
Qe4 Qc7 28. Ra1 Nd6 29. Qa8+ Bf8 30. Ra7 Qxc3 31. Qd8 Qe1+ 32. Nf1 Ne4 33. Qd4
Nc3 {resigned} 0-1

Instead of 13..Qb6 cd4 is better

ER
03-03-2009, 11:40 AM
hi Sarah, sorry I missed your shout last night I hit the sack just before your entered it! :)

Kevin Bonham
03-03-2009, 12:14 PM
Very much a self-inflicted swindle with white completely disregarding the back rank threats in playing Ra7 and Qd8 neither of which accomplish anything much anyway. Given the material balance even the loss of a pawn should have been enough to put white off that sort of play!

Bereaved
15-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Hello everyone,

Here is the prize list for this years Melbourne championships.

1st $450
2nd $300
3rd $180

Rating A $120
Rating B $120

Unfortunately, I do not yet know what the splits are for the rating groups, but will post that information as soon as I know


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
15-03-2009, 09:25 PM
Hello everyone,

I can now post the field in rating groups




Open section
1. West, Guy VIC 2346 2288
2. Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2276 2217
3. Jager, Jesse VIC 2163 2138
4. Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 2205 2123
5. Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 2182 2109
6. Skiotis, Pano VIC 2188 2069
7. Pecori, Ascaro VIC 2124 2067
8. Gorka, Carl VIC 2169 2011
Rating group A
9. Beaumont, David VIC 2105 1886
10. Davis, Tony J VIC 1967 1869
11. Voon, Richard VIC 1976 1859
12. Kalisch, Thomas VIC 1932 1853
13. Lycett, Garry VIC 1936 1799
14. Papadinis, Jim VIC 1935 1792
15. Mijatovic, Bosko VIC 1893 1784
16. McCart, Richard VIC 1927 1754
17. Chmiel, Rad VIC 1923 1725
18. Stewart, Scott VIC 1926 1708
19. Wyss, Felix VIC 1973 1706
20. Beattie, Roger VIC 1872 1690
21. Escribano, Jose VIC 1835 1680
22. Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1820 1669
Rating Group B
23. McCart, Roger VIC 1633 1572
24. Wertheim, Stephen VIC 1852 1556
25. Kaplan, Alex VIC 1726 1554
26. Beckman, John VIC 1679 1540
27. Inglis, David VIC 1502
28. Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1794 1425
29. Knox, Alec VIC 1425
30. Anton, Sarah VIC 1682 1409
31. Renzies, Elliott VIC 1361
32. Watson, Jean VIC 1505 1263
33. Niemann, Judd VIC 1178
34. Cavezza, Paul VIC



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Basil
16-03-2009, 10:35 AM
Again ... what a very strong field for a club comp. Wow.

ER
16-03-2009, 02:47 PM
It is really exciting to be part of it either as a player of a spectator Howie! Any plans for coming down to Melbourne at some stage?

Basil
16-03-2009, 03:10 PM
It is really exciting to be part of it either as a player of a spectator Howie!
I can imagine. Melbs is v. lucky.


Any plans for coming down to Melbourne at some stage?
You never know your luck in a big city ;)

Bereaved
17-03-2009, 12:13 AM
Hello everyone,

Here are the round 6 results and the round 7 pairings

Round 6 results


1 Guy West 2346 2288 [4.5] .5:.5 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [4]
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [4] .5:.5 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4]
3 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [3.5] 0:1 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [3.5]
4 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [3.5] 0:1 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [3.5]
5 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3] 0:1 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [3]
6 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [3] 1:0 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [3]
7 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [2.5] 1:0 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3]
8 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [2.5] 1:0 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [2.5]
9 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [2.5] 1:0 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2.5]
10 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [2.5] 1:0 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5]
11 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [2] 1:0 Elliott Renzies 1361 [2]
12 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [2] 1:0 Paul Cavezza [2]
13 John Beckman 1679 1540 [2] 1:0 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5]
14 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5] 0:1 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [1.5]
15 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [1.5] 1:0 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [1]
16 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5] 0:1 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [1]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE

Pairings Round 7



1 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [5]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [4.5] : Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [4.5]
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [4.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [4.5]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [4] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [4]
5 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [3.5]
6 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [3.5] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [3.5]
7 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [3.5] : Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [3.5]
8 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3] : David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3]
9 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [3] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [3]
10 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [3] : John Beckman 1679 1540 [3]
11 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [2.5]
12 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5]
13 Paul Cavezza [2] : Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5]
14 Elliott Renzies 1361 [2] : Roger McCart 1633 1572 [2]
15 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [1] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
16 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

MichaelBaron
17-03-2009, 02:21 PM
Big Upset on board 3. Papadinis keeps surprising! Also Sarah did well to get over the 50% mark :clap:

ER
17-03-2009, 04:10 PM
Hi Malcolm,
thanks for the coverage! :clap:
Is it possible to have a cross standings table?
I think this tournament shapes up as one of the most dramatic in the Club's history and it is good for chatters (and of course participants) to have a clearer idea of previous results and remaining (three rounds) clashes!
Also, what's the story with Alec Knox?

Bereaved
17-03-2009, 04:59 PM
Hi Tasso,

The story with Alec Knox is that he was put in the tournament file on the chance that someone wished for a half point bye in a given round, and so leaving an odd number of players which with Alec's participation in that round bringing the field back to even numbers. To date this has not been needed.

Below is a crosstable in Score order




No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 Guy West 2346 2288 5 23:W 12:W 8:W 7:W 6:D 2:D 3:
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 4.5 10:L 4:W 21:W 17:W 15:W 1:D 5:
3 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 21:W 15:L 29:W 16:W 7:W 6:D 1:
4 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 4.5 29:D 2:L 27:W 11:W 10:W 9:W 6:
5 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 4.5 16:W 17:W 15:L 13:W 9:D 12:W 2:
6 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 4.5 30:D 26:W 22:W 15:W 1:D 3:D 4:
7 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4 27:W 10:W 9:W 1:L 3:L 18:W 8:
8 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 4 14:W 11:W 1:L 9:L 16:W 15:W 7:
9 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 3.5 19:W 18:W 7:L 8:W 5:D 4:L 10:
10 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5 2:W 7:L 12:D 14:W 4:L 23:W 9:
11 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 3.5 13:W 8:L 0:D 4:L 30:W 22:W 12:
12 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 3.5 25:W 1:L 10:D 24:W 22:W 5:L 11:
13 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 3.5 11:L 31:W 26:W 5:L 21:D 19:W 14:
14 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 3.5 8:L 24:D 32:W 10:L 29:W 21:W 13:
15 David Beaumont 2105 1886 3 31:W 3:W 5:W 6:L 2:L 8:L 19:
16 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 3 5:L 23:W 18:W 3:L 8:L 26:W 17:
17 Richard Voon 1976 1859 3 34:W 5:L 20:W 2:L 18:L 28:W 16:
18 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 3 28:W 9:L 16:L 27:W 17:W 7:L 20:
19 Richard McCart 1927 1754 3 9:L 27:L 34:W 20:W 28:W 13:L 15:
20 John Beckman 1679 1540 3 0:D 28:D 17:L 19:L 25:W 30:W 18:
21 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 2.5 3:L 34:W 2:L 26:W 13:D 14:L 24:
22 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 2.5 0:D 32:W 6:L 29:W 12:L 11:L 26:
23 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 2.5 1:L 16:L 31:W 28:D 24:W 10:L 25:
24 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5 26:L 14:D 25:W 12:L 23:L 31:W 21:
25 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5 12:L 0:D 24:L 32:W 20:L 29:W 23:
26 Paul Cavezza 2 24:W 6:L 13:L 21:L 27:W 16:L 22:
27 Roger McCart 1633 1572 2 7:L 19:W 4:L 18:L 26:L 32:W 28:
28 Elliott Renzies 1361 2 18:L 20:D 30:W 23:D 19:L 17:L 27:
29 Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 4:D 30:W 3:L 22:L 14:L 25:L 31:
30 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 1.5 6:D 29:L 28:L 31:W 11:L 20:L 32:
31 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 1 15:L 13:L 23:L 30:L 32:W 24:L 29:
32 Judd Niemann 1178 .5 0:D 22:L 14:L 25:L 31:L 27:L 30:
33 Alec Knox 1425 0 0: 0: 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L
34 David Inglis 1502 0 17:L 21:L 19:L 0: 0: 0: 0:


And here in seeding order, so I will colour it to show the rating groups



No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1. Guy West 2346 2288 5 15:W 10:W 7:W 8:W 5:D 2:D 4:
2. Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 4.5 19:L 14:W 17:W 11:W 9:W 1:D 6:
3. Jesse Jager 2163 2138 3.5 16:W 13:W 8:L 7:W 6:D 14:L 19:
4. Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 17:W 9:L 32:W 22:W 8:W 5:D 1:
5. Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 4.5 20:D 34:W 18:W 9:W 1:D 4:D 14:
6. Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 4.5 22:W 11:W 9:L 12:W 3:D 10:W 2:
7. Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 4 21:W 30:W 1:L 3:L 22:W 9:W 8:
8. Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4 23:W 19:W 3:W 1:L 4:L 13:W 7:
9. David Beaumont 2105 1886 3 25:W 4:W 6:W 5:L 2:L 7:L 16:
10. Tony J Davis 1967 1869 3.5 28:W 1:L 19:D 24:W 18:W 6:L 30:
11. Richard Voon 1976 1859 3 27:W 6:L 26:W 2:L 13:L 31:W 22:
12. Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 3.5 30:L 25:W 34:W 6:L 17:D 16:W 21:
13. Garry Lycett 1936 1799 3 31:W 3:L 22:L 23:W 11:W 8:L 26:
14. Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 4.5 32:D 2:L 23:W 30:W 19:W 3:W 5:
15. Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 2.5 1:L 22:L 25:W 31:D 24:W 19:L 28:
16. Richard McCart 1927 1754 3 3:L 23:L 27:W 26:W 31:W 12:L 9:
17. Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 2.5 4:L 27:W 2:L 34:W 12:D 21:L 24:
18. Scott Stewart 1926 1708 2.5 :D 33:W 5:L 32:W 10:L 30:L 34:
19. Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5 2:W 8:L 10:D 21:W 14:L 15:W 3:
20. Roger Beattie 1872 1690 1.5 5:D 32:L 31:L 25:W 30:L 26:L 33:
21. Jose Escribano 1835 1680 3.5 7:L 24:D 33:W 19:L 32:W 17:W 12:
22. Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 3 6:L 15:W 13:W 4:L 7:L 34:W 11:
23. Roger McCart 1633 1572 2 8:L 16:W 14:L 13:L 34:L 33:W 31:
24. Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5 34:L 21:D 28:W 10:L 15:L 25:W 17:
25. Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 1 9:L 12:L 15:L 20:L 33:W 24:L 32:
26. John Beckman 1679 1540 3 :D 31:D 11:L 16:L 28:W 20:W 13:
27. David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 17:L 16:L : : : :
28. Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5 10:L :D 24:L 33:W 26:L 32:W 15:
29. Alec Knox 1425 0 : : :L :L :L :L :L
30. Sarah Anton 1682 1409 3.5 12:W 7:L :D 14:L 20:W 18:W 10:
31. Elliott Renzies 1361 2 13:L 26:D 20:W 15:D 16:L 11:L 23:
32. Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 14:D 20:W 4:L 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:
33. Judd Niemann 1178 .5 :D 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 23:L 20:
34. Paul Cavezza 2 24:W 5:L 12:L 17:L 23:W 22:L 18:




And here are the current standings


Place Name Rtg Loc Score

1 Guy West 2346 2288 5
2-6 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 4.5
Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5
Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 4.5
Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 4.5
Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 4.5
7-8 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4
Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 4
9-14 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 3.5
Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5
Sarah Anton 1682 1409 3.5
Tony J Davis 1967 1869 3.5
Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 3.5
Jose Escribano 1835 1680 3.5
15-20 David Beaumont 2105 1886 3
Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 3
Richard Voon 1976 1859 3
Garry Lycett 1936 1799 3
Richard McCart 1927 1754 3
John Beckman 1679 1540 3
21-25 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 2.5
Scott Stewart 1926 1708 2.5
Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 2.5
Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5
Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5
26-28 Paul Cavezza 2
Roger McCart 1633 1572 2
Elliott Renzies 1361 2
29-30 Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5
Roger Beattie 1872 1690 1.5
31 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 1
32 Judd Niemann 1178 0.5
33-34 Alec Knox 1425 0
David Inglis 1502 0

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
17-03-2009, 05:17 PM
Malcolm, thanks for all this! Great work!:clap: :clap: :clap:

bobby1972
23-03-2009, 09:54 AM
beaumont-pecori
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5.
Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 Nc6 7. Be3 Ng4 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 e5 11. d5 Nd4 12.
Nxd4 exd4 13. Nb5 Nf6 14. f3 Nh5 15. Bf2 d3 16. Bxd3 Bxb2 17. Rb1 Bg7 18. O-O
a6 19. Nd4 Nf4 20. Nb3 Bd7 21. Bc2 Qc8 22. Bd4 Bxd4+ 23. Nxd4 Rb8 24. g3 Ng6
25. Nf5 Bxf5 26. exf5 Nh8 27. Qd4 f6 28. Rbe1 Qd7 29. Re6 Kg7 30. Rfe1 Rf7 31.
h4 Rbf8 32. R1e4 Qd8 33. Rg4 Kh7 34. hxg5 fxg5 35. Qe3 Rf6 36. Rge4 Nf7 37. f4
gxf4 38. Rxf4 Rg8 39. Rh4 Rg7 40. Kh2 Ng5 41. Rf4 Qf8 42. Re8 Qf7 43. g4 h5 44.
Kg2 hxg4 45. Rxg4 Qh5 46. Rg3 Qh4 47. Re7 Nf7 48. Rxg7+ Kxg7 49. Qg3+ Qxg3+ 50.
Kxg3 c6 51. Rxb7 cxd5 52. cxd5 Kf8 53. Kf4 Ne5 54. Ba4 Nd3+ 55. Kg5 Rf7 56. f6
Rxb7 0-1
white offered a draw
at move 15.

Kevin Bonham
23-03-2009, 11:34 AM
Awesome!

bobby1972
23-03-2009, 12:03 PM
according to raine and others he took over aminute for f6,its games like this that keep me in the game.very satisfying to win a game like that :)

eclectic
23-03-2009, 12:26 PM
maybe your opponent was preoccupied with the (non) goings on at his favourite site :whistle:

Watto
23-03-2009, 12:48 PM
according to raine and others he took over aminute for f6,its games like this that keep me in the game.very satisfying to win a game like that :)
Just horrible. That's exactly what happened in my game against Ivanov except in my case he moved his knight to attack my unprotected knight... in recent weeks I've had a string of blunders like this. :confused:
Rare to see it at David's level. I wonder what was going on with his thinking... whether he had just jumped ahead to the move after or what.

bobby1972
23-03-2009, 01:19 PM
not that rare tabbat also left a rook on prix against me .but hes reaction was abit better than firegoats.i believe that was his first white loss in australia.

Bereaved
24-03-2009, 12:23 AM
Hello everyone, here are the results of play tonight




1 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5] 0:1 Guy West 2346 2288 [5]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [4.5] 1:0 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [4.5]
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [4.5] 1:0 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [4.5]
4 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [4] 1:0 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [4]
5 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5] 0:1 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [3.5]
6 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [3.5] 0:1 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [3.5]
7 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [3.5] : Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [3.5]
8 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3] .5:.5 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3]
9 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [3] 1:0 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [3]
10 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [3] 1:0 John Beckman 1679 1540 [3]
11 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5] 0:1 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [2.5]
12 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [2.5] 1:0 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5]
13 Paul Cavezza [2] 0:1 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [2.5]
14 Elliott Renzies 1361 [2] 0:1 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [2]
15 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [1] 1:0 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
16 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [1.5] 1:0 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE




The postponed board 7 game is hoped to be played Thursday night


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

queenant89
24-03-2009, 12:33 AM
hey Malcolm,
is there a possibility of a probability draw depending on the results for the postponed game??? and possibly a cross table??

Thanks

ER
24-03-2009, 01:13 AM
hey Malcolm,
is there a possibility of a probability draw depending on the results for the postponed game??? and possibly a cross table??

Thanks

Sarah, congrats :clap: :clap: :clap:
Another great result, the way you go your opponents are worried like "I hope I don't have Sarah next round!" :) rather than you thinking who your next victim is! :) Keep up the good work, and don't forget the thesis!!!!

ER
24-03-2009, 01:25 AM
Fg (fair go) for fg7
I think David Baumont has done more than enough to show his class after such a long break from competitive chess!
Wins vs Domagoj and Pano should not be discarded and at least they should be referred to when commenting on one of the most, if not the most, unfortunate moment of Baumont's chess career!
As we all know, Chess is an unpredictable game and one (particularly a Chess player) should think twice before making statements which might come back to haunt them at some later stage!
I am saying this as one of the staunchest supporters of Ascaro Pecori wishing him all the best for the last two rounds of the Melbourne Chess Club Championship!

bobby1972
24-03-2009, 07:34 AM
hey tasso "might come back to haunt them at some later stage!" why dont you check out what your boy wrote in last years championship about people what make you the judge pal

Desmond
24-03-2009, 08:43 AM
Fg (fair go) for fg7
I think David Baumont has done more than enough to show his class after such a long break from competitive chess!
Wins vs Domagoj and Pano should not be discarded and at least they should be referred to when commenting on one of the most, if not the most, unfortunate moment of Baumont's chess career!
As we all know, Chess is an unpredictable game and one (particularly a Chess player) should think twice before making statements which might come back to haunt them at some later stage!
I am saying this as one of the staunchest supporters of Ascaro Pecori wishing him all the best for the last two rounds of the Melbourne Chess Club Championship!FG7 is winning if he doesn't drop the rook isn't he? Eg. 56.Rb8+ Kg7 {56...Ke7 57.Re8#} 57.Be8 with f6 to come looks good.

It's not that uncommon for a player to think for a long time and make a simple blunder; I'm sure we have all done it.

ER
24-03-2009, 09:36 AM
hey tasso "might come back to haunt them at some later stage!" why dont you check out what your boy wrote in last years championship about people what make you the judge pal
Hi Ascaro, no judgment on my behalf, no knowledge what he wrote, definitely not "my boy"! I am just saying that after such a long time without playing he's doing quite well as you did when you came back to competitive chess after a long break! Closing my previous post, I wished you well and I repeat I have neither the knowledge, nor the intention to be judgmental.

ER
24-03-2009, 09:49 AM
FG7 is winning if he doesn't drop the rook isn't he? Eg. 56.Rb8+ Kg7 {56...Ke7 57.Re8#} 57.Be8 with f6 to come looks good.
It's not that uncommon for a player to think for a long time and make a simple blunder; I'm sure we have all done it.
Hi Boris, I haven't checked the game but the general consensus, including Ascaro's opinion, was that David had a wiinning position before the blunder! I completely agree with the second part of your post!

MichaelBaron
24-03-2009, 02:42 PM
Another amazing performance by Sarah :clap:

Watto
24-03-2009, 07:47 PM
Another amazing performance by Sarah :clap:
Yes, go Sarah :clap: I'd actually like to see her last couple of games if she wouldn't mind posting them.

bobby1972
24-03-2009, 07:49 PM
hacche showed me 35 f6+ Kg8 37 Qe4 zugswang Qd7 38 Re7 with Qh7 Rh7 Bh7++ mate coming very pretty and very rare mate.

Kevin Bonham
24-03-2009, 09:32 PM
Fg (fair go) for fg7
I think David Baumont has done more than enough to show his class after such a long break from competitive chess!
Wins vs Domagoj and Pano should not be discarded and at least they should be referred to when commenting on one of the most, if not the most, unfortunate moment of Baumont's chess career!

Yeah, fair enough (and I agree that his form earlier in the event was impressive after so long not playing), but it is also worth noting that Beaumont is an alleged moderator on a site where the losses and blunders of players disliked on that site are not only the subject of ridicule and trolling but in some cases used as a springboard for professional defamation. Beaumont not only goes along with it as mod, but sometimes joins in with the nonsense as a poster to a degree - so if people here are rolling all over the furniture about his blunder then he only has himself to blame.

That said I have resisted the temptation to rub it in with lengthy comments about the blunder, or to rub it in even more by expressing my sympathies!

ER
25-03-2009, 03:12 AM
Yeah, fair enough (and I agree that his form earlier in the event was impressive after so long not playing), but it is also worth noting that Beaumont is an alleged moderator on a site where the losses and blunders of players disliked on that site are not only the subject of ridicule and trolling but in some cases used as a springboard for professional defamation. Beaumont not only goes along with it as mod, but sometimes joins in with the nonsense as a poster to a degree - so if people here are rolling all over the furniture about his blunder then he only has himself to blame
That said I have resisted the temptation to rub it in with lengthy comments about the blunder, or to rub it in even more by expressing my sympathies

Fair enough and let me add a couple of points in regards to Ascaro's original posting:
1) Pecori was not exactly happy with Baumont's (alleged) mannerisms during the game and
2) The atmosphere after the conclusion was (allegedly again), if not tense, at least uneasy and might have led to some reactions of the sort that one expects from chess players in similar situations.

Bereaved
26-03-2009, 10:25 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the pairings after the postponed game


7 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [3.5] .5:.5 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [3.5]


finished in a draw



Pairings Round 8


1 Guy West 2346 2288 [6] : Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [5.5]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [5.5] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [5]
3 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [4.5] : Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [4.5]
4 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [4.5] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5]
5 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [4.5] : Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [4]
6 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [4] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [4]
7 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [4] : Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [4]
8 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3.5] : Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [3.5]
9 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [3.5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [3.5]
10 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [3.5] : Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3.5]
11 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [3] : Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5]
12 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [3] : John Beckman 1679 1540 [3]
13 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5] : Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [2.5]
14 Elliott Renzies 1361 [2] : Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5]
15 Paul Cavezza [2] : Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [2]
16 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5] : Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE



And also the standings



1 Guy West 2346 2288 6
2-3 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 5.5
Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 5.5
4 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5
5-9 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 4.5
Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 4.5
Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 4.5
Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5
Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5
10-14 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4
Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 4
Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 4
Garry Lycett 1936 1799 4
Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4
15-21 David Beaumont 2105 1886 3.5
Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5
Tony J Davis 1967 1869 3.5
Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 3.5
Richard McCart 1927 1754 3.5
Scott Stewart 1926 1708 3.5
Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5
22-24 Richard Voon 1976 1859 3
John Beckman 1679 1540 3
Roger McCart 1633 1572 3
25-27 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5
Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5
Roger Beattie 1872 1690 2.5
28-30 Paul Cavezza 2
Elliott Renzies 1361 2
Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 2
31 Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5
32 Judd Niemann 1178 0.5
33-34 Alec Knox 1425 0
David Inglis 1502 0



and the crosstable in start order


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1. Guy West 2346 2288 6 15:W 10:W 7:W 8:W 5:D 2:D 4:W 14:
2. Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 5.5 19:L 14:W 17:W 11:W 9:W 1:D 6:W 7:
3. Jesse Jager 2163 2138 4.5 16:W 13:W 8:L 7:W 6:D 14:L 19:W 5:
4. Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 17:W 9:L 32:W 22:W 8:W 5:D 1:L 6:
5. Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 4.5 20:D 34:W 18:W 9:W 1:D 4:D 14:L 3:
6. Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 4.5 22:W 11:W 9:L 12:W 3:D 10:W 2:L 4:
7. Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5 21:W 30:W 1:L 3:L 22:W 9:W 8:W 2:
8. Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4 23:W 19:W 3:W 1:L 4:L 13:W 7:L 12:
9. David Beaumont 2105 1886 3.5 25:W 4:W 6:W 5:L 2:L 7:L 16:D 17:
10. Tony J Davis 1967 1869 3.5 28:W 1:L 19:D 24:W 18:W 6:L 30:L 15:
11. Richard Voon 1976 1859 3 27:W 6:L 26:W 2:L 13:L 31:W 22:L 19:
12. Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 4 30:L 25:W 34:W 6:L 17:D 16:W 21:D 8:
13. Garry Lycett 1936 1799 4 31:W 3:L 22:L 23:W 11:W 8:L 26:W 30:
14. Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 5.5 32:D 2:L 23:W 30:W 19:W 3:W 5:W 1:
15. Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5 1:L 22:L 25:W 31:D 24:W 19:L 28:W 10:
16. Richard McCart 1927 1754 3.5 3:L 23:L 27:W 26:W 31:W 12:L 9:D 18:
17. Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 3.5 4:L 27:W 2:L 34:W 12:D 21:L 24:W 9:
18. Scott Stewart 1926 1708 3.5 :D 33:W 5:L 32:W 10:L 30:L 34:W 16:
19. Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5 2:W 8:L 10:D 21:W 14:L 15:W 3:L 11:
20. Roger Beattie 1872 1690 2.5 5:D 32:L 31:L 25:W 30:L 26:L 33:W 24:
21. Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4 7:L 24:D 33:W 19:L 32:W 17:W 12:D 22:
22. Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 4 6:L 15:W 13:W 4:L 7:L 34:W 11:W 21:
23. Roger McCart 1633 1572 3 8:L 16:W 14:L 13:L 34:L 33:W 31:W 26:
24. Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5 34:L 21:D 28:W 10:L 15:L 25:W 17:L 20:
25. Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 2 9:L 12:L 15:L 20:L 33:W 24:L 32:W 34:
26. John Beckman 1679 1540 3 :D 31:D 11:L 16:L 28:W 20:W 13:L 23:
27. David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 17:L 16:L : : : : :
28. Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5 10:L :D 24:L 33:W 26:L 32:W 15:L 31:
29. Alec Knox 1425 0 : : :L :L :L :L :L :L
30. Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5 12:W 7:L :D 14:L 20:W 18:W 10:W 13:
31. Elliott Renzies 1361 2 13:L 26:D 20:W 15:D 16:L 11:L 23:L 28:
32. Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 14:D 20:W 4:L 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 33:
33. Judd Niemann 1178 .5 :D 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 23:L 20:L 32:
34. Paul Cavezza 2 24:W 5:L 12:L 17:L 23:W 22:L 18:L 25:


and in score order


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 Guy West 2346 2288 6 21:W 17:W 4:W 10:W 7:D 2:D 9:W 3:
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 5.5 16:L 3:W 18:W 22:W 15:W 1:D 6:W 4:
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 5.5 31:D 2:L 24:W 8:W 16:W 5:W 7:W 1:
4 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5 14:W 8:W 1:L 5:L 11:W 15:W 10:W 2:
5 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 4.5 19:W 13:W 10:L 4:W 6:D 3:L 16:W 7:
6 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 4.5 11:W 22:W 15:L 12:W 5:D 17:W 2:L 9:
7 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 4.5 27:D 28:W 20:W 15:W 1:D 9:D 3:L 5:
8 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5 12:W 4:L 0:D 3:L 27:W 20:W 17:W 13:
9 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 18:W 15:L 31:W 11:W 10:W 7:D 1:L 6:
10 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4 24:W 16:W 5:W 1:L 9:L 13:W 4:L 12:
11 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 4 6:L 21:W 13:W 9:L 4:L 28:W 22:W 14:
12 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 4 8:L 30:W 28:W 6:L 18:D 19:W 14:D 10:
13 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 4 29:W 5:L 11:L 24:W 22:W 10:L 23:W 8:
14 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4 4:L 25:D 32:W 16:L 31:W 18:W 12:D 11:
15 David Beaumont 2105 1886 3.5 30:W 9:W 6:W 7:L 2:L 4:L 19:D 18:
16 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5 2:W 10:L 17:D 14:W 3:L 21:W 5:L 22:
17 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 3.5 26:W 1:L 16:D 25:W 20:W 6:L 8:L 21:
18 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 3.5 9:L 34:W 2:L 28:W 12:D 14:L 25:W 15:
19 Richard McCart 1927 1754 3.5 5:L 24:L 34:W 23:W 29:W 12:L 15:D 20:
20 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 3.5 0:D 32:W 7:L 31:W 17:L 8:L 28:W 19:
21 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5 1:L 11:L 30:W 29:D 25:W 16:L 26:W 17:
22 Richard Voon 1976 1859 3 34:W 6:L 23:W 2:L 13:L 29:W 11:L 16:
23 John Beckman 1679 1540 3 0:D 29:D 22:L 19:L 26:W 27:W 13:L 24:
24 Roger McCart 1633 1572 3 10:L 19:W 3:L 13:L 28:L 32:W 29:W 23:
25 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5 28:L 14:D 26:W 17:L 21:L 30:W 18:L 27:
26 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5 17:L 0:D 25:L 32:W 23:L 31:W 21:L 29:
27 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 2.5 7:D 31:L 29:L 30:W 8:L 23:L 32:W 25:
28 Paul Cavezza 2 25:W 7:L 12:L 18:L 24:W 11:L 20:L 30:
29 Elliott Renzies 1361 2 13:L 23:D 27:W 21:D 19:L 22:L 24:L 26:
30 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 2 15:L 12:L 21:L 27:L 32:W 25:L 31:W 28:
31 Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 3:D 27:W 9:L 20:L 14:L 26:L 30:L 32:
32 Judd Niemann 1178 .5 0:D 20:L 14:L 26:L 30:L 24:L 27:L 31:
33 Alec Knox 1425 0 0: 0: 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L
34 David Inglis 1502 0 22:L 18:L 19:L 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Paul Cavezza
26-03-2009, 11:27 PM
thanks Malcolm much appreaciated!

Bill Gletsos
26-03-2009, 11:34 PM
Wins vs Domagoj and Pano should not be discarded and at least they should be referred to when commenting on one of the most, if not the most, unfortunate moment of Baumont's chess career!Wasn't his most unfortunate moment when he got involved in that fight at Doeberl. :hmm:

eclectic
26-03-2009, 11:41 PM
Wasn't his most unfortunate moment when he got involved in that fight at Doeberl. :hmm:

becoming part of the machinations of over there would rank up (down) there too ... ;)

ER
27-03-2009, 01:14 AM
Wasn't his most unfortunate moment when he got involved in that fight at Doeberl. :hmm:
What exactly happened in that incident? When was it? Any related threads? Don't forget I was away from the chess scene for a long time!

ER
27-03-2009, 01:25 AM
becoming part of the machinations of over there would rank up (down) there too ... ;)
I don't know about that Eclecticus, I, very much much like yourself, am involved with promoting Club Chess in Victoria. We both exhibit a specific interest in Melbourne Chess Club and in Box Hill Chess Club! I will be visiting both this week in tournament nights either to play chess or to see what's going on and report it here! I hope I 'll see you there, and discuss things related to chess! I believe you are a member of both Clubs like myself aren't you?
As far as "over there" is concerned that's more like your speciality since you happen to follow events there with interest! I don't!

eclectic
27-03-2009, 01:36 AM
since you happen to follow events there with interest! I don't!

with as much interest as a cat has with teasing a mouse that is until the cat tires of it or the mouse dies :rolleyes:

ER
27-03-2009, 01:43 AM
lol, in Tom and Jerry's case neither outcome seems likely!

ER
27-03-2009, 08:25 AM
What exactly happened in that incident? When was it? Any related threads? Don't forget I was away from the chess scene for a long time!

I was just informed about this incident by the most relieable, independent and objective source!
Indeed, it must have been a most unfortunate moment for anyone involved.

ER
30-03-2009, 10:07 PM
Event MCC Championship 2009
Site Melbourne Chess Club
Date 30/3/09
Round 8
White: Elliott Renzies
Black: Nikola Ivanov

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. h3 Bd7 5. c3 Nf6 6. d3 Be7 7. O-O a6 8. Ba4 O-O 9. Re1 Nh5 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qxh5 f6 13. d4 Be8 14. Qd1 exd4 15. cxd4 c5 16. d5 Bd6 17. Nd2 Bb5 18. a4 Bd7 19. Nc4 Re8 20. f4 Rb8 21. e5 fxe5 22. fxe5 Be7 23. e6 Bc8 24. Ne5 Bb7 25. Nd7 Ra8 26. Qh5 Bc8 27. Qg4 Bf6 28. Bf4 Re7 29. Nxf6 Kh8 30. Nd7 Bxd7 31. exd7 Rxd7 32. Rad1 Rb8 33. Qe2 h6 34. Qe5 Kg8 35. Re2 Rb4 36. Re4 a5 37. Rxb4 cxb4 38. d6 c6 39. Re1 Qb6 40. Kh2 c5 41. Qe8 1-0

Kevin Bonham
31-03-2009, 12:10 AM
Nicely done, both to exploit the error ...Nh5 (quite a common mistake in such positions at club level) and to keep control of the game from then on.

Bereaved
31-03-2009, 12:31 AM
Hello everyone,

Here are the results of play tonight, with the story about the two postponements outstanding after that.

Round 8 results


1 Guy West 2346 2288 [6] 1:0 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [5.5]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [5.5] .5:.5 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [5]
3 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [4.5] 0:1 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [4.5]
4 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [4.5] : Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5]
5 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [4.5] 0:1 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [4]
6 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [4] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [4]
7 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [4] 0:1 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [4]
8 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [3.5] .5:.5 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [3.5]
9 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [3.5] 0:1 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [3.5]
10 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [3.5] 1:0 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3.5]
11 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [3] 1:0 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5]
12 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [3] 1:0 John Beckman 1679 1540 [3]
13 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5] 0:1 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [2.5]
14 Elliott Renzies 1361 [2] 1:0 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5]
15 Paul Cavezza [2] 0:1 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [2]
16 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5] 0:1 Judd Niemann 1178 [.5]
17 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:0 BYE

The board 4 game is to be played Thursday night, but it seems unfortunately that the other postponement from board 6 is not due to be played until Sunday afternoon.

This does make publishing pairings somewhat of a problem. I could post all 9 potential pairings ( though I believe the number is somewhat larger if we include forfeits and double forfeits (36 then I think), but too many anyway ) but plan to wait until after thursday when we should be down to only 3 possibilities.

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
31-03-2009, 12:31 AM
Nicely done, both to exploit the error ...Nh5 (quite a common mistake in such positions at club level) and to keep control of the game from then on.
Thanks Kevin, I 've learned my lesson since last time, just kept on improving my position, both for the point as well as avoiding the holy inquisition :lol: I went through after my game vs Mijatovic!

Bereaved
01-04-2009, 02:27 AM
Hello everyone,

As the result of one of the round 8 games has become known, I can now post three sets of conjectured round 9 pairings

The unplayed game is :


6 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [4] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [4]


So if Carl wins then:




1 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [5.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [7]
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [5.5] : Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [6]
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [5.5] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [5.5]
4 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [5] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [5]
5 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [4.5]
6 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [4.5] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [4.5]
7 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [4] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [4.5]
8 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [4] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [4]
9 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [4] : Roger McCart 1633 1572 [4]
10 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3.5] : Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [4]
11 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [3.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [3.5]
12 John Beckman 1679 1540 [3] : Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5]
13 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [3] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [3]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5] : Paul Cavezza [2]
15 Judd Niemann 1178 [1.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5]
16 Alec Knox 1425 [0] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
17 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5] 0:0 BYE



If the game is a draw





1 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [5.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [7]
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [5.5] : Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [6]
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [5.5] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [5.5]
4 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [4.5]
5 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [5] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [4.5]
6 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [4.5] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [4.5]
7 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [4.5] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [4.5]
8 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [4] : Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [4]
9 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [4] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [4]
10 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5] : Roger McCart 1633 1572 [4]
11 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [3.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [3.5]
12 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3.5] : Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [3]
13 John Beckman 1679 1540 [3] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5]
14 Judd Niemann 1178 [1.5] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [3]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5] : Paul Cavezza [2]
16 Alec Knox 1425 [0] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
17 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5] 0:0 BYE



And if Tom wins





1 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [5.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [7]
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [5.5] : Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [6]
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [5.5] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [5.5]
4 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [5] : Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [5]
5 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [5] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [4.5]
6 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [4.5] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [4.5]
7 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [4.5] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [4]
8 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [4] : Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [4]
9 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [4] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [4]
10 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5] : Roger McCart 1633 1572 [4]
11 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [3.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [3.5]
12 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3.5] : Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [3]
13 John Beckman 1679 1540 [3] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5]
14 Judd Niemann 1178 [1.5] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [3]
15 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5] : Paul Cavezza [2]
16 Alec Knox 1425 [0] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
17 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5] 0:0 BYE


Current Standings




1 Guy West 2346 2288 7
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 6
3-6 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 5.5
Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5.5
Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 5.5
Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 5.5
7-9 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 5
Garry Lycett 1936 1799 5
Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 5
10-14 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5
Jesse Jager 2163 2138 4.5
Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5
Tony J Davis 1967 1869 4.5
Scott Stewart 1926 1708 4.5
15-20 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4
David Beaumont 2105 1886 4
Richard Voon 1976 1859 4
Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 4
Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4
Roger McCart 1633 1572 4
21-24 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5
Richard McCart 1927 1754 3.5
Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5
Roger Beattie 1872 1690 3.5
25-27 John Beckman 1679 1540 3
Elliott Renzies 1361 3
Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 3
28-29 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5
Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5
30 Paul Cavezza 2
31-32 Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5
Judd Niemann 1178 1.5
33-34 Alec Knox 1425 0
David Inglis 1502 0


Crosstable in start order with rating Groups marked with the leaders in each group




No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1. Guy West 2346 2288 7 15:W 10:W 7:W 8:W 5:D 2:D 4:W 14:W 6:
2. Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 6 19:L 14:W 17:W 11:W 9:W 1:D 6:W 7:D 5:
3. Jesse Jager 2163 2138 4.5 16:W 13:W 8:L 7:W 6:D 14:L 19:W 5:L 10:
4. Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 17:W 9:L 32:W 22:W 8:W 5:D 1:L 6:- :L
5. Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 5.5 20:D 34:W 18:W 9:W 1:D 4:D 14:L 3:W 2:
6. Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 5.5 22:W 11:W 9:L 12:W 3:D 10:W 2:L 4:+ 1:
7. Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5.5 21:W 30:W 1:L 3:L 22:W 9:W 8:W 2:D 14:
8. Carl Gorka 2169 2011 4 23:W 19:W 3:W 1:L 4:L 13:W 7:L 12:L 18:

A Rating Group

9. David Beaumont 2105 1886 4 25:W 4:W 6:W 5:L 2:L 7:L 16:D 17:D 21:
10. Tony J Davis 1967 1869 4.5 28:W 1:L 19:D 24:W 18:W 6:L 30:L 15:W 3:
11. Richard Voon 1976 1859 4 27:W 6:L 26:W 2:L 13:L 31:W 22:L 19:W 17:
12. Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 5 30:L 25:W 34:W 6:L 17:D 16:W 21:D 8:W 13:
13. Garry Lycett 1936 1799 5 31:W 3:L 22:L 23:W 11:W 8:L 26:W 30:W 12:
14. Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 5.5 32:D 2:L 23:W 30:W 19:W 3:W 5:W 1:L 7:
15. Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5 1:L 22:L 25:W 31:D 24:W 19:L 28:W 10:L 20:
16. Richard McCart 1927 1754 3.5 3:L 23:L 27:W 26:W 31:W 12:L 9:D 18:L 25:
17. Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 4 4:L 27:W 2:L 34:W 12:D 21:L 24:W 9:D 11:
18. Scott Stewart 1926 1708 4.5 :D 33:W 5:L 32:W 10:L 30:L 34:W 16:W 8:
19. Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5 2:W 8:L 10:D 21:W 14:L 15:W 3:L 11:L 23:
20. Roger Beattie 1872 1690 3.5 5:D 32:L 31:L 25:W 30:L 26:L 33:W 24:W 15:
21. Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4 7:L 24:D 33:W 19:L 32:W 17:W 12:D 22:L 9:
22. Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 5 6:L 15:W 13:W 4:L 7:L 34:W 11:W 21:W 30:

B Rating group

23. Roger McCart 1633 1572 4 8:L 16:W 14:L 13:L 34:L 33:W 31:W 26:W 19:
24. Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5 34:L 21:D 28:W 10:L 15:L 25:W 17:L 20:L 26:
25. Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 3 9:L 12:L 15:L 20:L 33:W 24:L 32:W 34:W 16:
26. John Beckman 1679 1540 3 :D 31:D 11:L 16:L 28:W 20:W 13:L 23:L 24:
27. David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 17:L 16:L : : : : : :
28. Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5 10:L :D 24:L 33:W 26:L 32:W 15:L 31:L 34:
29. Alec Knox 1425 0 : : :L :L :L :L :L :L 32:
30. Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5 12:W 7:L :D 14:L 20:W 18:W 10:W 13:L 22:
31. Elliott Renzies 1361 3 13:L 26:D 20:W 15:D 16:L 11:L 23:L 28:W 33:
32. Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 14:D 20:W 4:L 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 33:L 29:
33. Judd Niemann 1178 1.5 :D 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 23:L 20:L 32:W 31:
34. Paul Cavezza 2 24:W 5:L 12:L 17:L 23:W 22:L 18:L 25:L 28:


Will post more news as it comes to hand

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

PS bed calls loudly......now!

Carl Gorka
05-04-2009, 09:30 PM
I won against Tom tonight so you can all work out from Macavity's last post the pairings, based on Carl winning.

Bereaved
05-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Hello everyone,

Here are the round 9 pairings incorporating Carl's last round result

Pairings Round 9


1 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [5.5] : Guy West 2346 2288 [7]
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [5.5] : Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [6]
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [5.5] : Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [5.5]
4 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [5] : Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [5]
5 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [5] : Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [4.5]
6 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [4.5] : Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [4.5]
7 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [4] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [4.5]
8 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [4] : Richard Voon 1976 1859 [4]
9 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [4] : Roger McCart 1633 1572 [4]
10 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3.5] : Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [4]
11 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [3.5] : Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [3.5]
12 John Beckman 1679 1540 [3] : Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5]
13 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [3] : Elliott Renzies 1361 [3]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5] : Paul Cavezza [2]
15 Judd Niemann 1178 [1.5] : Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5]
16 Alec Knox 1425 [0] : Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
17 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5] 0:0 BYE


Here are the current standings




1 Guy West 2346 2288 7
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 6
3-6 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5.5
Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 5.5
Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 5.5
Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 5.5
7-9 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 5
Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 5
Garry Lycett 1936 1799 5
10-14 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 4.5
Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5
Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5
Tony J Davis 1967 1869 4.5
Scott Stewart 1926 1708 4.5
15-20 David Beaumont 2105 1886 4
Richard Voon 1976 1859 4
Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 4
Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 4
Roger McCart 1633 1572 4
Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4
21-24 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5
Richard McCart 1927 1754 3.5
Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5
Roger Beattie 1872 1690 3.5
25-27 John Beckman 1679 1540 3
Elliott Renzies 1361 3
Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 3
28-29 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5
Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5
30 Paul Cavezza 2
31-32 Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5
Judd Niemann 1178 1.5
33-34 Alec Knox 1425 0
David Inglis 1502 0



And here is a crosstable in start order, with the leaders of the rating groups bolded



No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1. Guy West 2346 2288 7 15:W 10:W 7:W 8:W 5:D 2:D 4:W 14:W 6:
2. Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 6 19:L 14:W 17:W 11:W 9:W 1:D 6:W 7:D 5:
3. Jesse Jager 2163 2138 4.5 16:W 13:W 8:L 7:W 6:D 14:L 19:W 5:L 18:
4. Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 17:W 9:L 32:W 22:W 8:W 5:D 1:L 6:- :L
5. Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 5.5 20:D 34:W 18:W 9:W 1:D 4:D 14:L 3:W 2:
6. Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 5.5 22:W 11:W 9:L 12:W 3:D 10:W 2:L 4:+ 1:
7. Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5.5 21:W 30:W 1:L 3:L 22:W 9:W 8:W 2:D 14:
8. Carl Gorka 2169 2011 5 23:W 19:W 3:W 1:L 4:L 13:W 7:L 12:W 22:

Rating Group A

9. David Beaumont 2105 1886 4 25:W 4:W 6:W 5:L 2:L 7:L 16:D 17:D 30:
10. Tony J Davis 1967 1869 4.5 28:W 1:L 19:D 24:W 18:W 6:L 30:L 15:W 13:
11. Richard Voon 1976 1859 4 27:W 6:L 26:W 2:L 13:L 31:W 22:L 19:W 17:
12. Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 4 30:L 25:W 34:W 6:L 17:D 16:W 21:D 8:L 23:
13. Garry Lycett 1936 1799 5 31:W 3:L 22:L 23:W 11:W 8:L 26:W 30:W 10:
14. Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 5.5 32:D 2:L 23:W 30:W 19:W 3:W 5:W 1:L 7:
15. Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5 1:L 22:L 25:W 31:D 24:W 19:L 28:W 10:L 20:
16. Richard McCart 1927 1754 3.5 3:L 23:L 27:W 26:W 31:W 12:L 9:D 18:L 21:
17. Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 4 4:L 27:W 2:L 34:W 12:D 21:L 24:W 9:D 11:
18. Scott Stewart 1926 1708 4.5 :D 33:W 5:L 32:W 10:L 30:L 34:W 16:W 3:
19. Felix Wyss 1973 1706 3.5 2:W 8:L 10:D 21:W 14:L 15:W 3:L 11:L 26:
20. Roger Beattie 1872 1690 3.5 5:D 32:L 31:L 25:W 30:L 26:L 33:W 24:W 15:
21. Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4 7:L 24:D 33:W 19:L 32:W 17:W 12:D 22:L 16:
22. Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 5 6:L 15:W 13:W 4:L 7:L 34:W 11:W 21:W 8:

Rating Group B

23. Roger McCart 1633 1572 4 8:L 16:W 14:L 13:L 34:L 33:W 31:W 26:W 12:
24. Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 2.5 34:L 21:D 28:W 10:L 15:L 25:W 17:L 20:L 33:
25. Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 3 9:L 12:L 15:L 20:L 33:W 24:L 32:W 34:W 31:
26. John Beckman 1679 1540 3 :D 31:D 11:L 16:L 28:W 20:W 13:L 23:L 19:
27. David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 17:L 16:L : : : : : :
28. Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 2.5 10:L :D 24:L 33:W 26:L 32:W 15:L 31:L 34:
29. Alec Knox 1425 0 : : :L :L :L :L :L :L 32:
30. Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5 12:W 7:L :D 14:L 20:W 18:W 10:W 13:L 9:
31. Elliott Renzies 1361 3 13:L 26:D 20:W 15:D 16:L 11:L 23:L 28:W 25:
32. Jean Watson 1505 1263 1.5 14:D 20:W 4:L 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 33:L 29:
33. Judd Niemann 1178 1.5 :D 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 23:L 20:L 32:W 24:
34. Paul Cavezza 2 24:W 5:L 12:L 17:L 23:W 22:L 18:L 25:L 28:

Please remember that we will have the raffle draw tomorrow night before the last round; so if you have tickets and want to see the draw, or want to get some at the last minute, better get to the club early. As we wish to showcase the club on this night, we will be collecting no visitors fees on the night of the last round, so it is perhaps a good chance to "check!" it out

The next MCC event on Mondays is the City of Melbourne Open ( FIDE rated ) and it starts on the 22nd of April, contact Malcolm Pyke on 0408 150196 to enter or to ask about the event. There is a separate thread about this event in "Tournament news and results":http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=9828



Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Bereaved
07-04-2009, 03:04 AM
Hello everyone,

Firstly congratulations to Guy West for winning the tournament with an undefeated 8/9; Guy was clearly the player who played the best chess throughout the whole event, conceding only two draws to Mirko and myself.

Mirko Rujevic was outright second with 7/9, recovering well from his first round loss.

And in a breakthrough tournament, Jim Papadinis scored 6.5/9 to take third place outright, only losing to Guy and Mirko, and conceding one draw in the first round to Jean Watson. Jim was seeded 14th so his achievement is particularly meritorious. Jim played the first, second, third, fifth and seventh seeds, scoring 3/5 against them

Rating A was taken out by Garry Lycett ( well done Garry ! ), who had three losses and six wins, and this was enough to win his group. ( Jim would have been first in this group save his outright third placing. ) Garry also was a consistent player throughout the event, winning 5 of his last 6 games after a rough start. So consistently rough at the start, and consistently good at the end :)

Rating B turns out to have been won with a round to spare, as Sarah Anton who currently has 4.5/8 has clinched the top score in this group. Sarah has played some very good chess is this tournament, showing the growing talent that she is for the first time at MCC. I suspect that she will not stay eligible for this rating group for long.

So congratulations to all of the prize winners, and congratulations to Isaac Zhao on winning the 1st prize in the raffle ( the full list of raffle winners is in the MCC new era thread under Australian Chess)

Thanks to Marcus Raine for doing a very good job as arbiter. Marcus volunteered his time for this event. All clubs need persons to do this, or clubs would stop functioning. Thanks again Marcus

Here are the last round results, then a crosstable in score order


Round 9 results


1 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 [5.5] 0:1 Guy West 2346 2288 [7]
2 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 [5.5] 0:1 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 [6]
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 [5.5] 1:0 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 [5.5]
4 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 [5] 0:1 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 [5]
5 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 [5] 1:0 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 [4.5]
6 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 [4.5] 0:1 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 [4.5]
7 David Beaumont 2105 1886 [4] : Sarah Anton 1682 1409 [4.5]
8 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 [4] 0:1 Richard Voon 1976 1859 [4]
9 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 [4] 1:0 Roger McCart 1633 1572 [4]
10 Richard McCart 1927 1754 [3.5] 1:0 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 [4]
11 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 [3.5] 1:0 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 [3.5]
12 John Beckman 1679 1540 [3] 0:1 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 [3.5]
13 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 [3] 1:0 Elliott Renzies 1361 [3]
14 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 [2.5] 1:0 Paul Cavezza [2]
15 Judd Niemann 1178 [1.5] .5:.5 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 [2.5]
16 Alec Knox 1425 [0] 0:1 Jean Watson 1505 1263 [1.5]
17 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 [4.5] 0:0 BYE



final standings


1 Guy West 2346 2288 8
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 7
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 6.5
4-5 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 6
Garry Lycett 1936 1799 6
6-9 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5.5
Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 5.5
Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 5.5
Jesse Jager 2163 2138 5.5
10-12 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 5
Richard Voon 1976 1859 5
Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 5
13-19 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 4.5
Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5
Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5
Tony J Davis 1967 1869 4.5
Scott Stewart 1926 1708 4.5
Richard McCart 1927 1754 4.5
Roger Beattie 1872 1690 4.5
20-24 David Beaumont 2105 1886 4
Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 4
Roger McCart 1633 1572 4
Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4
Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 4
25-26 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5
Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 3.5
27-29 John Beckman 1679 1540 3
Elliott Renzies 1361 3
Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 3
30 Jean Watson 1505 1263 2.5
31-32 Paul Cavezza 2
Judd Niemann 1178 2
33-34 Alec Knox 1425 0
David Inglis 1502 0



Crosstable in score order


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 Guy West 2346 2288 8 25:W 16:W 6:W 4:W 8:D 2:D 15:W 3:W 7:W
2 Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 7 13:L 3:W 21:W 11:W 20:W 1:D 7:W 6:D 8:W
3 Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 6.5 30:D 2:L 22:W 14:W 13:W 9:W 8:W 1:L 6:W
4 Carl Gorka 2169 2011 6 22:W 13:W 9:W 1:L 15:L 5:W 6:L 12:W 10:W
5 Garry Lycett 1936 1799 6 28:W 9:L 10:L 22:W 11:W 4:L 27:W 14:W 16:W
6 Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5.5 23:W 14:W 1:L 9:L 10:W 20:W 4:W 2:D 3:L
7 Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 5.5 10:W 11:W 20:L 12:W 9:D 16:W 2:L 15:+ 1:L
8 Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 5.5 19:D 31:W 17:W 20:W 1:D 15:D 3:L 9:W 2:L
9 Jesse Jager 2163 2138 5.5 18:W 5:W 4:L 6:W 7:D 3:L 13:W 8:L 17:W
10 Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 5 7:L 25:W 5:W 15:L 6:L 31:W 11:W 23:W 4:L
11 Richard Voon 1976 1859 5 34:W 7:L 27:W 2:L 5:L 28:W 10:L 13:W 21:W
12 Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 5 14:L 24:W 31:W 7:L 21:D 18:W 23:D 4:L 22:W
13 Felix Wyss 1973 1706 4.5 2:W 4:L 16:D 23:W 3:L 25:W 9:L 11:L 27:W
14 Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5 12:W 6:L 0:D 3:L 19:W 17:W 16:W 5:L 20:
15 Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 21:W 20:L 30:W 10:W 4:W 8:D 1:L 7:- 0:L
16 Tony J Davis 1967 1869 4.5 26:W 1:L 13:D 29:W 17:W 7:L 14:L 25:W 5:L
17 Scott Stewart 1926 1708 4.5 0:D 32:W 8:L 30:W 16:L 14:L 31:W 18:W 9:L
18 Richard McCart 1927 1754 4.5 9:L 22:L 34:W 27:W 28:W 12:L 20:D 17:L 23:W
19 Roger Beattie 1872 1690 4.5 8:D 30:L 28:L 24:W 14:L 27:L 32:W 29:W 25:W
20 David Beaumont 2105 1886 4 24:W 15:W 7:W 8:L 2:L 6:L 18:D 21:D 14:
21 Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 4 15:L 34:W 2:L 31:W 12:D 23:L 29:W 20:D 11:L
22 Roger McCart 1633 1572 4 4:L 18:W 3:L 5:L 31:L 32:W 28:W 27:W 12:L
23 Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4 6:L 29:D 32:W 13:L 30:W 21:W 12:D 10:L 18:L
24 Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 4 20:L 12:L 25:L 19:L 32:W 29:L 30:W 31:W 28:W
25 Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5 1:L 10:L 24:W 28:D 29:W 13:L 26:W 16:L 19:L
26 Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 3.5 16:L 0:D 29:L 32:W 27:L 30:W 25:L 28:L 31:W
27 John Beckman 1679 1540 3 0:D 28:D 11:L 18:L 26:W 19:W 5:L 22:L 13:L
28 Elliott Renzies 1361 3 5:L 27:D 19:W 25:D 18:L 11:L 22:L 26:W 24:L
29 Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 3 31:L 23:D 26:W 16:L 25:L 24:W 21:L 19:L 32:D
30 Jean Watson 1505 1263 2.5 3:D 19:W 15:L 17:L 23:L 26:L 24:L 32:L 33:W
31 Paul Cavezza 2 29:W 8:L 12:L 21:L 22:W 10:L 17:L 24:L 26:L
32 Judd Niemann 1178 2 0:D 17:L 23:L 26:L 24:L 22:L 19:L 30:W 29:D
33 Alec Knox 1425 0 0: 0: 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L 0:L 30:L
34 David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 21:L 18:L 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:


Crosstable in start order ( also showing rating group splits )



No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1. Guy West 2346 2288 8 15:W 10:W 7:W 8:W 5:D 2:D 4:W 14:W 6:W
2. Mirko Rujevic 2276 2217 7 19:L 14:W 17:W 11:W 9:W 1:D 6:W 7:D 5:W
3. Jesse Jager 2163 2138 5.5 16:W 13:W 8:L 7:W 6:D 14:L 19:W 5:L 18:W
4. Domagoj Dragicevic 2205 2123 4.5 17:W 9:L 32:W 22:W 8:W 5:D 1:L 6:- :L
5. Malcolm L Pyke 2182 2109 5.5 20:D 34:W 18:W 9:W 1:D 4:D 14:L 3:W 2:L
6. Pano Skiotis 2188 2069 5.5 22:W 11:W 9:L 12:W 3:D 10:W 2:L 4:+ 1:L
7. Ascaro Pecori 2124 2067 5.5 21:W 30:W 1:L 3:L 22:W 9:W 8:W 2:D 14:L
8. Carl Gorka 2169 2011 6 23:W 19:W 3:W 1:L 4:L 13:W 7:L 12:W 22:W

Rating A

9. David Beaumont 2105 1886 4 25:W 4:W 6:W 5:L 2:L 7:L 16:D 17:D 30:
10. Tony J Davis 1967 1869 4.5 28:W 1:L 19:D 24:W 18:W 6:L 30:L 15:W 13:L
11. Richard Voon 1976 1859 5 27:W 6:L 26:W 2:L 13:L 31:W 22:L 19:W 17:W
12. Thomas Kalisch 1932 1853 5 30:L 25:W 34:W 6:L 17:D 16:W 21:D 8:L 23:W
13. Garry Lycett 1936 1799 6 31:W 3:L 22:L 23:W 11:W 8:L 26:W 30:W 10:W
14. Jim Papadinis 1935 1792 6.5 32:D 2:L 23:W 30:W 19:W 3:W 5:W 1:L 7:W
15. Bosko Mijatovic 1893 1784 3.5 1:L 22:L 25:W 31:D 24:W 19:L 28:W 10:L 20:L
16. Richard McCart 1927 1754 4.5 3:L 23:L 27:W 26:W 31:W 12:L 9:D 18:L 21:W
17. Rad Chmiel 1923 1725 4 4:L 27:W 2:L 34:W 12:D 21:L 24:W 9:D 11:L
18. Scott Stewart 1926 1708 4.5 :D 33:W 5:L 32:W 10:L 30:L 34:W 16:W 3:L
19. Felix Wyss 1973 1706 4.5 2:W 8:L 10:D 21:W 14:L 15:W 3:L 11:L 26:W
20. Roger Beattie 1872 1690 4.5 5:D 32:L 31:L 25:W 30:L 26:L 33:W 24:W 15:W
21. Jose Escribano 1835 1680 4 7:L 24:D 33:W 19:L 32:W 17:W 12:D 22:L 16:L
22. Paul Kovacevic 1820 1669 5 6:L 15:W 13:W 4:L 7:L 34:W 11:W 21:W 8:L

Rating B

23. Roger McCart 1633 1572 4 8:L 16:W 14:L 13:L 34:L 33:W 31:W 26:W 12:L
24. Stephen Wertheim 1852 1556 3 34:L 21:D 28:W 10:L 15:L 25:W 17:L 20:L 33:D
25. Alex Kaplan 1726 1554 4 9:L 12:L 15:L 20:L 33:W 24:L 32:W 34:W 31:W
26. John Beckman 1679 1540 3 :D 31:D 11:L 16:L 28:W 20:W 13:L 23:L 19:L
27. David Inglis 1502 0 11:L 17:L 16:L : : : : : :
28. Nikola Ivanov 1794 1425 3.5 10:L :D 24:L 33:W 26:L 32:W 15:L 31:L 34:W
29. Alec Knox 1425 0 : : :L :L :L :L :L :L 32:L
30. Sarah Anton 1682 1409 4.5 12:W 7:L :D 14:L 20:W 18:W 10:W 13:L 9:
31. Elliott Renzies 1361 3 13:L 26:D 20:W 15:D 16:L 11:L 23:L 28:W 25:L
32. Jean Watson 1505 1263 2.5 14:D 20:W 4:L 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 33:L 29:W
33. Judd Niemann 1178 2 :D 18:L 21:L 28:L 25:L 23:L 20:L 32:W 24:D
34. Paul Cavezza 2 24:W 5:L 12:L 17:L 23:W 22:L 18:L 25:L 28:L


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Spiny Norman
07-04-2009, 05:59 AM
Congrats all, and especially Guy, great performance. Looks like a very strong and competitive tournament!

disgustipated
07-04-2009, 09:21 AM
Congratulations Guy, Garry and Sarah ! Well played. Good Tournament.
Cheers,
Judd

ER
07-04-2009, 09:26 AM
Congratulations to IM Guy West, :clap: :clap: :clap: a worthy and popular Melbourne Chess Club Champion!
He, once again, and without a single loss throughout the tournament, proved that he is here to stay at the top for many years to come!
IM Mirko Rujevic, in second place never really recovered from that unexpected loss to Felix in round one. However, second place is such a strong tournament behind such a strong winner is a formidable result! :clap: :clap:
My friend Jim Papadinis had a great tournament and 3rd place in such a tough competition says a lot about his progress as well as his determination to excell!!!:clap:
Also great performances by Garry :clap: (winner of Rating Group A) and Sarah :clap: :clap: :clap: (winner of Rating Group B).

Watto
07-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Wow, Jim had a great tournament - congratulations Jim! I'd be interested to see how that last round game finished.

bobby1972
08-04-2009, 08:45 PM
jean the ending was very interesting but very hard with 30 s a move specialy the way jim played he pressed and pressed ,thing is its not the first time hes ground me down .i will post the game when i can decipher the score sheet.