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Publicist
27-03-2009, 02:18 PM
Full details of this important CV tournament are now available on the CV website http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com Go the pages with entry fees and prizes via 09 CV tournaments

Garvinator
27-03-2009, 02:39 PM
Why is the link not provided straight to the tournament information, instead of making people going via the cv home page?

Spiny Norman
27-03-2009, 03:35 PM
http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic__open_championship.htm

Publicist
27-03-2009, 03:40 PM
A lot of work goes into the production of the CV website. We hope people will explore the whole of it.

Publicist
30-03-2009, 11:02 PM
There was an error in the published prize list, Now corrected. See CV website http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com Go to Vic Open via 09 CV tournaments

Bill Gletsos
31-03-2009, 03:50 PM
Is this event part of the ACF Grand Prix.

If so what class is it.

If not then why not?

Publicist
01-04-2009, 12:36 PM
What is this The Spanish Inquisition? A decision is pending

Rincewind
01-04-2009, 01:34 PM
A lot of work goes into the production of the CV website. We hope people will explore the whole of it.

As a consumer of information can I provide the feedback that I would prefer a direct link. Tricking people to "explore" your website by not linking directly to the page is just annoying.

Publicist
01-04-2009, 01:58 PM
If you had had a direct link you would have missed seeing who the Victorian chess player of the month was and as a consumer of information you would have regretted that. Also and in the strictest confidence I don't know how to put the links in

Garvinator
01-04-2009, 02:13 PM
http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic__open_championship.htm

Watto
01-04-2009, 02:38 PM
If you had had a direct link you would have missed seeing who the Victorian chess player of the month was and as a consumer of information you would have regretted that. Also and in the strictest confidence I don't know how to put the links in
Hi Publicist. You just go to the specific page on your website you're wanting to link to and then copy and paste the link for that page into your post. Hope this makes sense. :)

Brian_Jones
01-04-2009, 03:34 PM
http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?year=2009&p=calendar&site=grandprix

Publicist
20-04-2009, 04:30 AM
The tournament will have a class 4 grand prix rating after negotiations between CV vice president Leonid Sandler and the grand prix organisers

Davidflude
20-04-2009, 06:43 AM
The tournament will have a class 4 grand prix rating after negotiations between CV vice president Leonid Sandler and the grand prix organisers

This should help attract some really strong players.

Watto
20-04-2009, 10:35 AM
The tournament will have a class 4 grand prix rating after negotiations between CV vice president Leonid Sandler and the grand prix organisers
:clap: :)

ER
20-04-2009, 06:45 PM
The tournament will have a class 4 grand prix rating after negotiations between CV vice president Leonid Sandler and the grand prix organisers

Publicist, that's great news thanks! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Publicist
17-05-2009, 05:57 PM
The entry of justaknight is one of the very early bird entries so far received.
Folks this is one of the few large scale weekenders in Melbourne. Just think of it. No travel cost no accomodation cost for Melbournians. Good playing conditions, early bird discounts, great opportunity, don't miss it

Watto
17-05-2009, 06:42 PM
http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic__open_championship.htm

2009 VICTORIAN OPEN

Details from the CV link above (the part about the Grand Prix comes from Publicist's post here):

The 2009 Victorian Open Championship will be held on the Queens Birthday weekend June 6, 7, and 8.
PLAYING SCHEDULE

June 6: Round 1: 11.30
Round 2: 16.00
June 7: Round 3: 10.00
Round 4: 14.30
Round 5: 19.00
June 8: Round 6: 10.00
Round 7: 14.30
Prize giving 18.30

The tournament is organized by the Box Hill Chess Club on behalf of Chess Victoria. The tournament will have a Class 4 Grand Prix rating.

The Venue
The venue is located at the CV premises at 3 Rochester Road Canterbury and is within 5 minutes walk from Canterbury Station.

The venue is close to the famous Maling Road shops.
There is ample parking nearby. See location map:
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3+Rochester+Road+Canterbury+Vic&sll=-37.829748,145.173462&sspn=0.053285,0.101109&ie=UTF8&ll=-37.821124,145.08148&spn=0.006661,0.012639&z=16

Prizes
Open 1st $1200
Open 2nd $800
Open 3rd $400
rating group A [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group B [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group C [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group D [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group E [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group F [one prize] 1ST $150
rating group G [one prize] 1st $150
rating group H [one prize] 1st $150
Unrated [one prize] 1st $100
Prize money is shared between eligible players on equal points.

Entry fees
$65 less $15 early bird discount if paid by May 30.
Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters provided their entries are received during the early bird entry period.

Entry conditions
Open to all members from CV affiliated clubs, as well as Interstate, and international visitors.
Victorians who are not members of an affiliated club need to pay an extra $10 registration fee.

Rate of Play
90 minutes per player per game plus 30 seconds per move from move one.

Ratings
Nationally rated and FIDE rated.

Closing of Entries
Entries will close at 10.30 on Saturday on June 7 at the venue. All entries must be accompanied by the required entry fee.

Link to entry form: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_erntry_form.htm
Link to Vic Open rules: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_rules.htm

Mischa
17-05-2009, 08:34 PM
Do they ever play anywhere else?

Bill Gletsos
17-05-2009, 08:41 PM
Do they ever play anywhere else?It appears CV and Box Hill are in a marriage of convenience although some may wonder if it was a shotgun wedding. ;)

Publicist
17-05-2009, 09:41 PM
It appears CV and Box Hill are in a marriage of convenience although some may wonder if it was a shotgun wedding. ;)
and what do you mean by that Gletsos

Mischa
17-05-2009, 10:00 PM
It appears CV and Box Hill are in a marriage of convenience although some may wonder if it was a shotgun wedding. ;)
LOL LOL LOL

Bill Gletsos
17-05-2009, 10:29 PM
and what do you mean by that GletsosI always suspected you Box Hill lot had no sense of humour.

Mischa obviously got it.

Bill Gletsos
17-05-2009, 10:38 PM
I always suspected you Box Hill lot had no sense of humour.Actually I take that back.

After reading the bid for the 2008 Australian Championship by your club captain and your treasuer where they planned to charge GM's and IM's $200 in entry fees those two clearly were a couple of clowns. ;)

Igor_Goldenberg
18-05-2009, 11:11 AM
I thought a moderator of the forum would be aware of polluting the thread with irrelevant dribble. This thread is about Vic Open 09, not Australian Championship 08.

Thanks for the info, Watto. I'll be playing.

Basil
18-05-2009, 11:31 AM
I thought a moderator of the forum would be aware of polluting the thread with irrelevant dribble. This thread is about Vic Open 09, not Australian Championship 08.
Oops - that a fair cop, Bill!

Bill Gletsos
18-05-2009, 01:50 PM
Oops - that a fair cop, Bill!My post #23 & #24 are not about the Australian Championship 2008 but about peoples sense of humour or lack thereof and in direct response to Publicists post #21.

As anyone can see my original response (post #20) was in reply to Misha's post #19.

Now Publicist could have chosen to reply to Mischa's query as well, however he chose not to.

It would have ended there, excpet Publicist couldnt keep his yap shut.
Therefore I simply responded to Publicists post #21 with my two responses in post #23 & #24.

Now Igor's and your posts have simply added to it. ;)

Watto
18-05-2009, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the info, Watto. I'll be playing.
No problem, Igor. There's a good chance we'll be playing too.


My post #23 & #24 are not about the Australian Championship 2008 but about peoples sense of humour or lack thereof and in direct response to Publicists post #21.

As anyone can see my original response (post #20) was in reply to Misha's post #19.

Now Publicist could have chosen to reply to Mischa's query as well, however he chose not to.

It would have ended there, excpet Publicist couldnt keep his yap shut.
Therefore I simply responded to Publicists post #21 with my two responses in post #23 & #24.

Okay, I'd like to request a thread split please. :)

joergw
18-05-2009, 02:21 PM
One question with regards to the early bird discount: Is there any alternative way of payment (bank transfer, direct debit) instead sending it via a letter?

Issuing a cheque costs me $10, and sending cash is not really my cup of tea...

regards,
Joerg

ER
18-05-2009, 03:58 PM
One question with regards to the early bird discount: Is there any alternative way of payment (bank transfer, direct debit) instead sending it via a letter?

Issuing a cheque costs me $10, and sending cash is not really my cup of tea...

regards,
Joerg

Hi Joerg
I paid my entry fee in cash and was issued the receipt on the spot by Trevor last Friday at BHCC! You might do the same on Friday!

joergw
18-05-2009, 04:08 PM
Would do, but I am not playing Fridays at the moment...
:sad:

ER
18-05-2009, 04:13 PM
Want me to pay for your entry and you fix it up with me later?

joergw
18-05-2009, 06:05 PM
Thanks for the very kind offer! :clap:
It brought me to the idea that I can pass the money to one of the Boxhill participants next Saturday at Noblepark. That is even easier - but many thanks again for your offer, really appreciated!!

ER
18-05-2009, 06:43 PM
You are welcome mate no worries! :)

trappistnight
19-05-2009, 10:14 PM
Whoze the arbbitar pleese?

Publicist
19-05-2009, 11:25 PM
The organisers are pleased to confirm the appointment of Gary Bekker as arbiter. It is nice to be able to announce some good news thus allowing us all to move on from the abuse and denegration by mr Gletsos

Bill Gletsos
19-05-2009, 11:33 PM
The organisers are pleased to confirm the appointment of Gary Bekker as arbiter.Good choice.

It is nice to be able to announce some good news thus allowing us all to move on from the abuse and denegration by mr GletsosIf you keep stirring the pot, I am going to keep cooking your goose.

I was just stating some facts, something you seem to have a problem with.

Publicist
19-05-2009, 11:36 PM
The other bit of good news for the day is the entry of Victorian champion IM Igor Goldenberg who was a joint winner last year.
Keep the entries moving folks

Publicist
21-05-2009, 04:16 PM
Early bird entries as at 21.5.09

No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2376
2. West, Guy VIC 2298
3. Flude, David A VIC 1644
4. Power, Paul VIC 1635
5. Brockman, Roland VIC 1546
6. Beckman, John VIC 1540
7. Lai, Gene VIC 1537
8. Davies, Stephen VIC 1533
9. Renzies, Elliott VIC 1405
10. Watson, Jean VIC 1330
11. McKenzie, Mark VIC 1203
12. Tanner, Michael VIC 1044
13. Lemmel, Oliver VIC 1022
14. Mills, Terence VIC 356

Fenguin
21-05-2009, 06:55 PM
When does the early bird entry fee end for the Vic Open?

Ninja
21-05-2009, 07:02 PM
When does the early bird entry fee end for the Vic Open?
Entry fees
$65 less $15 early bird discount if paid by May 30.
Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters provided their entries are received during the early bird entry period.

Courtesy of Watto in post 18

Publicist
23-05-2009, 06:12 AM
More entries came in last night during the BHCC championship I think found the link http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_entries.htm

ER
23-05-2009, 10:28 AM
List of Players as at May 22

No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2376
2. West, Guy VIC 2298
3. Cheng, Bobby VIC 2133
4. Schön, Eugene VIC 2094
5. Bearup, Paul VIC 1744
6. Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1684
7. Flude, David A VIC 1644
8. Power, Paul VIC 1635
9. Brockman, Roland VIC 1546
10. Beckman, John VIC 1540
11. Lai, Gene VIC 1537
12. Davies, Stephen P VIC 1533
13. Renzies, Elliott VIC 1405
14. Watson, Jean VIC 1330
15. McKenzie, Mark VIC 1203
16. Loh, Zachary VIC 1052
17. Tanner, Michael VIC 1044
18. Lemmel, Oliver VIC 1022
19. Addamo, Michael VIC 776
20. Mills, Terence VIC 356
21. Ding, Yilun

The above list has been copied from CV's website!

It was nice to see IWM Narelle Szuveges entering Vic Open last night at the Box Hill Chess Club. The Noble Park Chess Club President stayed quite a while at the CLub and had a long conversation with BHCC's Captain Gerryt Hartland!

Davidflude
23-05-2009, 11:18 AM
Actually I take that back.

After reading the bid for the 2008 Australian Championship by your club captain and your treasuer where they planned to charge GM's and IM's $200 in entry fees those two clearly were a couple of clowns. ;)

Bullshit. The two people in question have done an enormous amount for Australian Chess at the club and state level. Pull your <expletive deleted> head in.

Basil
23-05-2009, 12:10 PM
Bullshit. The two people in question have done an enormous amount for Australian Chess at the club and state level. Pull your <expletive deleted> head in.
David, is your outrage because Bill called them clowns? I see no other reason for your reaction of disdain from Bill's post.

I'm sure you value the contributions and even respect these men, but doesn't your response seem quite OTT proportionate to the call of a 'clown'?

I've been called worse for less by people in your circle and so has Bill. Are you sure you don't have your Vic-o goggles on?

Publicist
23-05-2009, 09:13 PM
Popular CV vice president IM Leonid Sandler is still thinking about entering, Sam Dalton is waiting Leonid
Well you can only lead him to water I suppose, cannot make him drink

ER
23-05-2009, 09:21 PM
Leonid will play in the end I think! :) :clap: :clap: :clap: I wonder when ny friend Maximus will enter the field!!! :) As for the Daltons "ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if Samuel won't get you Laurie MUST!!!! :) :clap: :clap: :clap:

Publicist
25-05-2009, 06:23 PM
GM Gawain Jonesis now an entrant in our tournament! Gawain's fiancee WFM Sue Maroroa will also be playing. Welcome to you both

Publicist
26-05-2009, 11:39 PM
With the entry of popular IM Mirko Rujevic and up-and-comer Daniel Yuan at the other end of the list, early bird entries have now reached 30. Due to the help of ms Watson I think I worked the linking out. Here is the latest list
http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_entries.htm

Publicist
28-05-2009, 03:20 PM
With the entry of FM Brian Jones ,the tournament has gained its first interstate visitor since Barry Cox played in 2006. We are hoping for many more to come.
The early bird entry fee discounts will come to an end this weekend. Enter this weekend at the BHCC or by mail to pick up the $15 saving

ER
28-05-2009, 04:41 PM
(...) entry of FM Brian Jones (...)
FM Jones is a real Chess personality and is well respected and treated as such in Chess Circles all over the country! He will be very welcome in Melbourne where he also has many friends and admirers!:clap: :clap: :clap:
I hope his presence here will also inspire members of our Chess community to contribute toward the continuation of SIO during 2010 and beyond!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Davidflude
28-05-2009, 08:22 PM
I checked out what Gawain plays. I hope this helps.

1.e4 nearly always

against sicilian he mixes closed and open.

Against French mixes KIA and normal lines.

Against 1..e5 usually plays plays 2.Nf3 but also plays 2.Bc4

As black appears to be a dragon addict. Also plays Benko and King's Indian.

Solo
29-05-2009, 02:46 AM
Can I enter the tournament here? My son Anthony and I are coming down to Melbourne for a week. He is going to the State of Origin Rugby League on Wednesday night and I might visit the Melbourne Chess Club while he is there. I might go to St Kilda - Kangaroos if I can win round 2 in 8 moves:D

ER
29-05-2009, 06:03 AM
I will see to it that you will Solo!!! (that is entering the tournament not winning in 8 moves, unless you are playing against me which won't take you THAT long anyway!!!)
I am e-mailing the right authorities now!
Wow that's building up to be a very strong tournament!

Miranda
29-05-2009, 12:25 PM
I am considering entering (to hopefully get revenge on JaK! ;) ) however, the problem is that it's the weekend before exams... so should I play chess or study? :hmm:

Davidflude
29-05-2009, 12:42 PM
I am considering entering (to hopefully get revenge on JaK! ;) ) however, the problem is that it's the weekend before exams... so should I play chess or study? :hmm:

study. There are plenty of other chess tournaments.

Davidflude
29-05-2009, 12:45 PM
Remember entries close this weekend.

So far we have a strong top to the tournament and a lot of lower rated players but we are missing players between 1800 - 1950.

Get your entries in.

Watto
29-05-2009, 12:54 PM
Remember entries close this weekend.

So far we have a strong top to the tournament and a lot of lower rated players but we are missing players between 1800 - 1950.

Get your entries in.
It's just the early bird entry that closes this weekend.
Entries will close at 10:30 am on Saturday the 7th June at the venue...


I am considering entering (to hopefully get revenge on JaK! ;) ) however, the problem is that it's the weekend before exams... so should I play chess or study? :hmm:
lol, a procrastinator after my own heart… 3 days of chess really would make it very hard to study! Much better than a film or going for a run or any number of other options. Good luck with the decision. :)
(p.s. you should probably study... :()

ER
29-05-2009, 01:28 PM
I am considering entering (to hopefully get revenge on JaK! ;) ) (...) it's the weekend before exams... so should I play chess or study? :hmm:
hmmm, study I 'd say! :P

Publicist
29-05-2009, 03:37 PM
The early bird entries to date can be seen on the CV web site by following this link: http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_entries.htm There are some very strong players on this list.
Watto is quite right of course it is only the early bird discounts that close this weekend, as I made clear in my post # 50

kjenhager
29-05-2009, 08:17 PM
I am considering entering (to hopefully get revenge on JaK! ;) ) however, the problem is that it's the weekend before exams... so should I play chess or study? :hmm:
Chess , everytime.

Metro
29-05-2009, 11:18 PM
I am considering entering (to hopefully get revenge on JaK! ;) ) however, the problem is that it's the weekend before exams... so should I play chess or study? :hmm:
Your heart says to play :rolleyes:
Your head says to study:D Is it so?

Hobbes
29-05-2009, 11:52 PM
Your heart says to play :rolleyes:
Your head says to study:D Is it so?
Study vs Chess.

I remember someone years ago putting this very well (might have been Ian Rogers in a book or interview?)

Exams are coming up, so you feel you should be studying. Naturally you procrastinate instead. But, just watching TV or something makes you feel guilty. So... you study chess. i.e. You can get your most effective chess study done before an exam!

But for those of us not destined to become chess professionals, it might be that the effect all this chess study has on our exam results is more important :)

William AS
30-05-2009, 12:14 AM
I am considering entering (to hopefully get revenge on JaK! ;) ) however, the problem is that it's the weekend before exams... so should I play chess or study? :hmm:
Best way is to study hard for your exams, get a brilliant result, parents on side, convince them a nice reward would be a trip to Adelaide for the Freytag tournaments, play in under 1600, gives you 4 extra weeks to prepare your revenge on JaK! :hmm: :cool: :D

ER
30-05-2009, 01:28 AM
As shouted in the box, there were more than 25 entries last night at the BHCC, there are now more than 55 players having entered! It's going to be a very strong tournament!

Publicist
30-05-2009, 06:07 PM
After some toing and froing the entry of IM Leonid Sandler is now a definite maybe. He is on the list with 59 other early bird entrants. Here is the link to the CV web site: http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_entries.htm
Best field we have had for some time, but still room for many more

that Caesar guy
30-05-2009, 06:10 PM
is now a definite maybe.
LOL! Isn't that what I said before about David Hacche entering the Christmas Swiss once, and he decided he wouldn't go?:hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

Publicist
30-05-2009, 10:26 PM
It does not take a great deal to discourage David. What about you FIDE Master

Rhubarb
30-05-2009, 11:55 PM
International Master Igor Goldenberg of course qualifies as a free entry to the Victorian Open.

My apologies for the delay in the paperwork.

Greg Canfell

ER
31-05-2009, 12:13 AM
CONGRATULATIONS IM IGOR GOLDENBERG!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
You (once again} have made us all proud!!!
I wish you could play more Chess in international tournaments and become a GM as well! Cheers and all the best for the future!!!

PS Greg thanks for the good news!!!! :)

that Caesar guy
31-05-2009, 09:15 AM
Actually, what happened was that he intended to play in the Christmas Swiss, but 2 days before his father fell very ill, and spent the week looking after him.

As for me, yes, I will probably be playing. Why wouldn't I, it is a very strong tournament in my home city, and there is no reason not to play.

And I was implying the sort of contradictory statement "definately maybe", not anything else.

JM

Publicist
31-05-2009, 04:21 PM
,,As for me, yes, I will probably be playing. Why wouldn't I, it is a very strong tournament in my home city, and there is no reason not to play.,,
These are two very good reasons for playing James. Can I put you on the maybe list?
Last year's joint winner Domagoj Dragicevic is now an entrant

that Caesar guy
01-06-2009, 05:06 PM
You can put me on the "Entered" list. ;)

JM

Publicist
01-06-2009, 05:54 PM
OK James good to have you You are now on the list. Pay on the day

Solo
01-06-2009, 07:19 PM
My son Anthony would like to play now:

Anthony Solomon 1058

Thankyou, Stephen.:)

Publicist
02-06-2009, 07:34 AM
The latest entry list with new ratings is now available through this link
http://www.chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_entries.htm
There have been some changes at the top where Goldenberg moves ahead of Solomon and Schön moves ahead of Cheng. The most significant rating changes are of course in the lower half where Lakshman gained over 200 points and Stephanie Gu gained almost 150.
There are now 72 entrants with hopefully more to come

Davidflude
02-06-2009, 12:51 PM
great increase in rating by Vinay and Stephanie. Members ofother clubs might try an idea that weuse at Box Hill /Canterbury Junior.

Each year we award a prize which recocognises big improvements inplaying strengh and results, Although this is not totally determined by increases in ratings.

ER
02-06-2009, 09:14 PM
Watch Eugene, Laurence and other Box Hill Chess Club juniors in this one! :)

Publicist
03-06-2009, 06:45 AM
With entries at this stage having reached 74 it is possible that there will be 100 or more players at starting time, in which case the arbiter reserves the right to accelerate the first 2 rounds

that Caesar guy
04-06-2009, 04:47 PM
I am NOT a fan of acceleration, it does horrible things to pairings! Mainly because Round 3, and even Round 4 sometimes, essentially turns into Round 1which in reality minimises the number of rounds. It is better to let things pan out.

JM

Bill Gletsos
04-06-2009, 06:53 PM
With entries at this stage having reached 74 it is possible that there will be 100 or more players at starting time, in which case the arbiter reserves the right to accelerate the first 2 roundsIf acceleration was to be an option surely this should have been announced in the rules for the event on the CV website.

Solo
04-06-2009, 11:38 PM
Acceleration for one round makes no sense, but it is very useful for two or three rounds as it reduces the number of possible players on 3/3 or n/n. So there is more likelihood of a solo winner:D . Hard to be serious while watching the footy show. When the event gets 120 players instead of 60 it should be the prerogative of the arbiter, and need not be mentioned beforehand.

Kevin Bonham
05-06-2009, 01:06 AM
In the other place there is a comment by Malfegor about how acceleration works:


Simply put,
Give the top half of the draw an imaginary point for the first two rounds so the first round pairings look like what would be the third round pairings if everything went according to rating for the first two rounds.

A couple of points about this:

1. Giving the top half of the draw an imaginary point actually makes the first round pairings look like what would be the second round pairings in a normal Swiss with all the higher-seeded players winning in round 1. (Top quarter plays second quarter, third quarter plays fourth quarter).

2. The "imaginary point" method is widely used (many pairing programs use it, USCF uses it and I think a version of it was used last Olympiad - FIDE doesn't seem to recognise any specific system), but is actually not the right way to do it. Reuben in his book (1997 edition) suggests the following:


Basically in the first round the top quarter is paired against the second quarter and the third quarter against the fourth, all in rating order. In the second round the winners from the top half are paired together. The winners from the bottom half are paired with the highest rated players who did not win in the first round. The latter are listed in rating order, irrespective of whether they drew or lost. In the third round players with 2/2 from the top half are paired together. The players with 2/2 from the bottom half are paired with the highest rated players with less than 2/2. The process is continued in Round Four if necessary, unless the tournament is only of Five Rounds [capitals his-KB], in which case the Seeded System is used after Round Three. There are many variations on this basic system. One of the problems is that, once controllers have grasped the basic principle, they often branch off into their own ideas, without grasping the finer points.

He then goes into a couple of pages of more detailed procedures for how to do it.

One problem with the imaginary point method is that you can end up with players from the bottom half of the field, and on perfect scores, playing each other, which the method Reuben gives always avoids. In simulations I have done using the imaginary point method, it now and then happens that a bottom half player plays on board 1 in round 3 or 4 (depending on field size) if you take the acceleration off then. This is exactly the sort of thing acceleration is supposed to stop.

I note that the current form of the announcement says "the arbiter reserves the right to accelerate the first 2 rounds". It should say "at least the first 2 rounds" in case there is a bottom-halfer on 2/2.

Another problem is that in round 2, the top-half players who have drawn in round 1 will all or nearly all play each other, which means they end up clustered around 1/2 after two rounds, while Reuben's method pairs them with bottom-half players who scored an upset win (who they will most likely defeat and go to 1.5). That means that when you use the imaginary point method you quite often get a massive jam of players on 1/2 going into round 3, and if you take the acceleration off then you get almost as many mismatches in round 1 as you would have had in round 3.

The imaginary-point method will still usually acheive the basic aim of ensuring that the tournament winner has been very thoroughly tested and has played other top and well-performing seeds, but it makes such a mess of the rest of the field that I do not recommend using it unless you have to.

People often argue that you need to use acceleration if the number of players exceeds 2^n where n is the number of rounds, in order to ensure the top two players on the weekend meet with a victory (if it occurs) ensuring an outright lead for one of them. This claim is pseudo-mathematical bunkum (another one that is equally silly is that you need n+2 rounds where 2^n is the number of players). Firstly an outright leader is often produced in less than n rounds as a result of draws in the top half. Secondly no matter how many rounds you have, draws may prevent an outright leader emerging by any specific round number.

Publicist
05-06-2009, 01:18 AM
Well I am glad we got that out of the way. Just repeating what I said
With entries at this stage having reached 74 it is possible that there will be 100 or more players at starting time, in which case the arbiter reserves the right to accelerate the first 2 rounds

Kevin Bonham
05-06-2009, 01:51 AM
With entries at this stage having reached 74 it is possible that there will be 100 or more players at starting time, in which case the arbiter reserves the right to accelerate the first 2 rounds

So, what objectives (if any) form the basis of this decision?

If the objective is to prevent mismatches then the number of entries isn't the deciding factor in the extent of mismatching; mismatching is a function of field spread by ratings.

If the objective is to ensure the winner is thoroughly tested and as far as possible plays strong players, then why put a premature cap on the number of rounds for which acceleration applies? (The correct procedure is as follows: accelerate at least two rounds, then accelerate any further rounds required to get all bottom-halfers below 100% provided that at least the last two rounds are not accelerated.)

If the objective is to make it more likely that the top two seeds/performers play, why 100 for the cutoff?

And if acceleration is used, will you use the proper method or the cheap American import? :lol: (I know Box Hill uses 2 imaginary points in many of its tournaments, but those events have very different objectives to a major open.)

Doesn't affect me since I am playing in another event this weekend and only rarely travel to the north island for chess events anyway, but acceleration is one of those devices that people shouldn't attempt to program without first reading following the manual. :D

Watto
05-06-2009, 10:04 AM
I’ve just had a quick look at the CV website archives and there were 69 entries last year, 81 in 2007, 68 in 2006, 96 in 2005, 97 in 2004. 100 entries may not eventuate if history is anything to go by but it would be nice to see it get back to the high 90s at least! :)

Here's the entry list as of June 2 am from the CV website http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_entries.htm
No Name Rtg Loc Title Sex

1. Jones, Gawain 2560 gm
2. Goldenberg, Igor 2384 im
3. Solomon, Stephen J 2379 im
4. Teichmann, Erik 2296 fm
5. West, Guy 2292 im
6. Sandler, Leonid 2228 im
7. Rujevic, Mirko 2223 im
8. Dragicevic, Domagoj 2166
9. Schön, Eugene 2136
10. Cheng, Bobby 2130
11. Hamilton, Douglas G 2112 fm
12. Morris, James 2089 fm
13. Jones, Brian A 2020 fm
14. Matheson, Laurence 1989
15. Dalton, Samuel 1923
16. Stojic, Svetozar 1908
17. Kildisas, Victor E 1886
18. Davis, Tony J 1848
19. Tang, Jason 1838
20. Tionko, Efrain 1784
21. Chan, Michael 1778
22. Tsagarakis, Angelo 1778
23. Meydan, Arie 1757
24. Bearup, Paul 1753
25. Chmiel, Rad 1732
26. Maroroa, Sue 1731 wfm female
27. Yu, Sally 1715 female
28. Stewart, Scott 1704
29. Szuveges, Narelle S 1684 wim female
30. Wallmueller, Joerg 1683
31. Ng, Isaac 1669
32. Flude, David A 1648
33. Lenne, Patrick 1647
34. Tuglaci, Serif 1644
35. Lawson, Shane 1637
36. Power, Paul 1635
37. Lai, Gene 1599
38. Podvorac, Zeljko 1584
39. Davies, Stephen P 1576
40. Feng, Thomas 1524
41. Brockman, Roland 1521
42. Beckman, John 1488
43. Humphreys, Scott 1417
44. Renzies, Elliott 1355
45. Ng, Joshua 1321
46. Dalton, Laurie 1318
47. Hamilton, Ian R 1312
48. Watson, Jean 1311 female
49. Eldridge, James 1301
50. Lakshman, Vinay 1236
51. McKenzie, Mark 1216
52. Stojic, Milan 1215
53. Lyons, Linden 1202
54. Wallmueller, Peter 1201
55. Tuncer, Deniz 1185
56. Hayman, Adam 1078
57. Loh, Zachary 1068
58. Solomon, Anthony 1058
59. Lemmel, Oliver 1051
60. Tanner, Michael 1033
61. Yuan, Daniel 954
62. Fan, Enoch 898
63. Addamo, Michael 810
64. Hamilton, Liam 728
65. Brennan, James 727
66. Yuan, David 535
67. Mills, Terence 422
68. Gu, Stephanie 303 female
69. Ding, Yilun
70. D'Onofrio, Rodolfo
71. Forster, Tim
72. Zamani, Mohammadrezza

ER
05-06-2009, 10:14 AM
I’ve just had a quick look at the CV website archives and there were 69 entries last year, 81 in 2007, 68 in 2006, 96 in 2005, 97 in 2004. 100 entries may not eventuate if history is anything to go by but it would be nice to see it get back to the high 90s at least! :)

Very interesting statistics, thanks Jean! BTW I predict 101 :)

Igor_Goldenberg
05-06-2009, 03:54 PM
Acceleration for one round makes no sense, but it is very useful for two or three rounds as it reduces the number of possible players on 3/3 or n/n.
Thanks Solo, you succinctly expressed what I would otherwise made a very lengthy post about.


So there is more likelihood of a solo winner:D .

Good luck!!

Garvinator
06-06-2009, 12:33 PM
Are there live games available? I do not seem to be able to find a link.

Publicist
06-06-2009, 01:44 PM
1 Ding, Yilun (48) 1600 [0] : Jones, Gawain (1) 2560 [0]
2 Goldenberg, Igor (2) 2384 [0] : Lai, Gene (49) 1599 [0]
3 Podvorac, Zeljko (50) 1584 [0] : Solomon, Stephen J (3) 2379 [0]
4 Teichmann, Erik (4) 2296 [0] : Liu, Nicholas (51) 1583 [0]
5 Davies, Stephen P (52) 1576 [0] : West, Guy (5) 2292 [0]
6 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2223 [0] : Ghayoori, Pezhman (53) 1549 [0]
7 Potter, Chris (54) 1533 [0] : Levi, Eddy L (7) 2168 [0]
8 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2166 [0] : Feng, Thomas (55) 1524 [0]
9 Brockman, Roland (56) 1521 [0] : Cheng, Bobby (10) 2130 [0]
10 Hamilton, Doug G (11) 2112 [0] : Cook, Geoff L (57) 1520 [0]
11 Sannidhanam, A (58) 1516 [0] : Morris, James (12) 2089 [0]
12 Jones, Brian A (13) 2020 [0] : Beckman, John (59) 1488 [0]
13 Humphreys, Scott (60) 1417 [0] : Matheson, Laurence (14) 1989 [0]
14 Lojanica, Milenko (15) 1974 [0] : Renzies, Elliott (61) 1355 [0]
15 Ng, Joshua (62) 1321 [0] : Carron, Damion (16) 1950 [0]
16 Dizdarevic, M (17) 1938 [0] : Dalton, Laurie (63) 1318 [0]
17 Hamilton, Ian R (64) 1312 [0] : Dalton, Samuel (18) 1923 [0]
18 Kempen, Leon (19) 1917 [0] : Watson, Jean (65) 1311 [0]
19 Eldridge, James (66) 1301 [0] : Stojic, Svetozar (20) 1908 [0]
20 Dilla, Edsil (21) 1895 [0] : Lakshman, Vinay (67) 1236 [0]
21 Gibson, Kyle (68) 1222 [0] : Kildisas, Victor E (22) 1886 [0]
22 Voon, Richard (23) 1861 [0] : McKenzie, Mark (69) 1216 [0]
23 Stojic, Milan (70) 1215 [0] : Davis, Tony J (24) 1848 [0]
24 Lycett, Garry (25) 1842 [0] : Lyons, Linden (71) 1202 [0]
25 Wallmueller, Peter (72) 1201 [0] : Tang, Jason (26) 1838 [0]
26 Rashid, Abdulwahab (27) 1828 [0] : D'Onofrio, Rodolfo (73) 1200 [0]
27 Tuncer, Deniz (74) 1185 [0] : Rikalo, Milenko (28) 1793 [0]
28 Tionko, Efrain (29) 1784 [0] : Hayman, Adam (75) 1078 [0]
29 Loh, Zachary (76) 1068 [0] : Chan, Michael (30) 1778 [0]
30 Tsagarakis, Angelo (31) 1778 [0] : Solomon, Anthony (77) 1058 [0]
31 Lemmel, Oliver (78) 1051 [0] : Meydan, Arie (32) 1757 [0]
32 Bearup, Paul (33) 1753 [0] : Tanner, Michael (79) 1033 [0]
33 Yuan, Daniel (80) 954 [0] : Chmiel, Rad (34) 1732 [0]
34 Maroroa, Sue (35) 1731 [0] : Fan, Enoch (81) 898 [0]
35 Addamo, Michael (82) 810 [0] : Yu, Sally (36) 1715 [0]
36 Mijatovic, Bosko (37) 1706 [0] : Arulprakasam, Joash (83) 806 [0]
37 Hamilton, Liam (84) 728 [0] : Stewart, Scott (38) 1704 [0]
38 Cooper, Nigel (39) 1699 [0] : Brennan, James (85) 727 [0]
39 Devarajh, Joshua (86) 673 [0] : Wallmueller, Joerg (40) 1683 [0]
40 Potter, Matthew (41) 1675 [0] : Xue, Ollie (87) 600 [0]
41 Van Dijk, Marieke (88) 557 [0] : Ng, Isaac (42) 1669 [0]
42 Flude, David A (43) 1648 [0] : Yuan, David (89) 535 [0]
43 Mills, Terence (90) 422 [0] : Lenne, Patrick (44) 1647 [0]
44 Tuglaci, Serif (45) 1644 [0] : Gu, Stephanie (91) 303 [0]
45 Forster, Tim (92) [0] : Lawson, Shane (46) 1637 [0]
46 Power, Paul (47) 1635 [0] : Drew, Phillip (94) 1644 [0]
47 Schon, Eugene (9) 2136 [0] : BYE

Publicist
06-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Round 1 results....ended 3.45p.m.



1 Ding, Yilun (21) 1900 [0] 0:1 Jones, Gawain (1) 2560 [0]
2 Goldenberg, Igor (2) 2384 [0] 1:0 Lai, Gene (50) 1599 [0]
3 Podvorac, Zeljko (51) 1584 [0] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J (3) 2379 [0]
4 Teichmann, Erik (4) 2296 [0] 1:0 Liu, Nicholas (52) 1583 [0]
5 Davies, Stephen P (53) 1576 [0] 0:1 West, Guy (5) 2292 [0]
6 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2223 [0] 1:0 Ghayoori, Pezhman (54) 1549 [0]
7 Potter, Christopher (55) 1533 [0] 0:1 Levi, Eddy L (7) 2168 [0]
8 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2166 [0] 1:0 Feng, Thomas (56) 1524 [0]
9 Brockman, Roland (57) 1521 [0] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby (10) 2130 [0]
10 Hamilton, Douglas G (11) 2112 [0] 1:0 Cook, Geoff L (58) 1520 [0]
11 Sannidhanam, Anurag (59) 1516 [0] 0:1 Morris, James (12) 2089 [0]
12 Jones, Brian A (13) 2020 [0] 1:0 Beckman, John (61) 1488 [0]
13 Humphreys, Scott (62) 1417 [0] 0:1 Matheson, Laurence (14) 1989 [0]
14 Lojanica, Milenko (15) 1974 [0] 1:0 Renzies, Elliott (63) 1355 [0]
15 Ng, Joshua (64) 1321 [0] 0:1 Carron, Damion (16) 1950 [0]
16 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (17) 1938 [0] 1:0 Dalton, Laurie (65) 1318 [0]
17 Hamilton, Ian R (66) 1312 [0] 0:1 Dalton, Samuel (18) 1923 [0]
18 Kempen, Leon (19) 1917 [0] 1:0 Watson, Jean (67) 1311 [0]
19 Eldridge, James (68) 1301 [0] 0:1 Stojic, Svetozar (20) 1908 [0]
20 Dilla, Edsil (22) 1895 [0] 1:0 Lakshman, Vinay (69) 1236 [0]
21 Gibson, Kyle (70) 1222 [0] 0:1 Kildisas, Victor E (23) 1886 [0]
22 Voon, Richard (24) 1861 [0] 1:0 McKenzie, Mark (71) 1216 [0]
23 Stojic, Milan (72) 1215 [0] 0:1 Davis, Tony J (25) 1848 [0]
24 Lycett, Garry (26) 1842 [0] 1:0 Lyons, Linden (73) 1202 [0]
25 Wallmueller, Peter (74) 1201 [0] 0:1 Tang, Jason (27) 1838 [0]
26 Rashid, Abdulwahab (28) 1828 [0] 1:0 D'Onofrio, Rodolfo (75) 1200 [0]
27 Tuncer, Deniz (76) 1185 [0] 0:1 Rikalo, Milenko (29) 1793 [0]
28 Tionko, Efrain (30) 1784 [0] 1:0 Hayman, Adam (77) 1078 [0]
29 Loh, Zachary (78) 1068 [0] 1:0 Chan, Michael (31) 1778 [0]
30 Tsagarakis, Angelo (32) 1778 [0] 0:1 Solomon, Anthony (79) 1058 [0]
31 Lemmel, Oliver (80) 1051 [0] 0:1 Meydan, Arie (33) 1757 [0]
32 Bearup, Paul (34) 1753 [0] 1:0 Tanner, Michael (81) 1033 [0]
33 Yuan, Daniel (82) 954 [0] .5:.5 Chmiel, Rad (35) 1732 [0]
34 Maroroa, Sue (36) 1731 [0] 1:0 Fan, Enoch (83) 898 [0]
35 Addamo, Michael (84) 810 [0] 0:1 Yu, Sally (37) 1715 [0]
36 Mijatovic, Bosko (38) 1706 [0] +:- Arulprakasam, Joash (85) 806 [0]
37 Hamilton, Liam (86) 728 [0] 0:1 Stewart, Scott (39) 1704 [0]
38 Cooper, Nigel (40) 1699 [0] .5:.5 Brennan, James (87) 727 [0]
39 Devarajh, Joshua (88) 673 [0] -:+ Wallmueller, Joerg (41) 1683 [0]
40 Potter, Matthew (42) 1675 [0] 1:0 Xue, Ollie (89) 600 [0]
41 Van Dijk, Marieke (90) 557 [0] 0:1 Ng, Isaac (43) 1669 [0]
42 Flude, David A (44) 1648 [0] 1:0 Yuan, David (91) 535 [0]
43 Mills, Terence (92) 422 [0] 0:1 Lenne, Patrick (45) 1647 [0]
44 Tuglaci, Serif (47) 1644 [0] 1:0 Gu, Stephanie (93) 303 [0]
45 Forster, Tim (60) 1500 [0] 0:1 Lawson, Shane (48) 1637 [0]
46 Power, Paul (49) 1635 [0] 1:0 Drew, Phillip (46) 1644 [0]
47 Schon, Eugene (9) 2136 [0] .5:0 BYE

Basil
06-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Ratings Point Massacre
Featuring:

:doh: 29 Loh, Zachary (78) 1068 [0] 1:0 Chan, Michael (31) 1778 [0]
:doh: 30 Tsagarakis, Angelo (32) 1778 [0] 0:1 Solomon, Anthony (79) 1058 [0]
:doh: 33 Yuan, Daniel (82) 954 [0] .5:.5 Chmiel, Rad (35) 1732 [0]
:doh: 38 Cooper, Nigel (40) 1699 [0] .5:.5 Brennan, James (87) 727 [0]

Publicist
06-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Round by round results and crosstable are available on the CV website when completed. Follow this link
http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_results.htm

Garvinator
06-06-2009, 05:23 PM
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Jones, Gawain (1) 2560 [1] : Davis, Tony J (25) 1848 [1]
2 Tang, Jason (27) 1838 [1] : Goldenberg, Igor (2) 2384 [1]
3 Solomon, Stephen J (3) 2379 [1] : Lycett, Garry (26) 1842 [1]
4 Rikalo, Milenko (29) 1793 [1] : Teichmann, Erik (4) 2296 [1]
5 West, Guy (5) 2292 [1] : Rashid, Abdulwahab (28) 1828 [1]
6 Meydan, Arie (33) 1757 [1] : Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2223 [1]
7 Levi, Eddy L (7) 2168 [1] : Tionko, Efrain (30) 1784 [1]
8 Yu, Sally (37) 1715 [1] : Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2166 [1]
9 Cheng, Bobby (10) 2130 [1] : Bearup, Paul (34) 1753 [1]
10 Mijatovic, Bosko (38) 1706 [1] : Hamilton, Douglas G (11) 2112 [1]
11 Morris, James (12) 2089 [1] : Maroroa, Sue (36) 1731 [1]
12 Stewart, Scott (39) 1704 [1] : Jones, Brian A (13) 2020 [1]
13 Matheson, Laurence (14) 1989 [1] : Wallmueller, Joerg (41) 1683 [1]
14 Ng, Isaac (43) 1669 [1] : Lojanica, Milenko (15) 1974 [1]
15 Carron, Damion (16) 1950 [1] : Potter, Matthew (42) 1675 [1]
16 Lenne, Patrick (45) 1647 [1] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (17) 1938 [1]
17 Dalton, Samuel (18) 1923 [1] : Flude, David A (44) 1648 [1]
18 Lawson, Shane (48) 1637 [1] : Kempen, Leon (19) 1917 [1]
19 Stojic, Svetozar (20) 1908 [1] : Tuglaci, Serif (47) 1644 [1]
20 Solomon, Anthony (79) 1058 [1] : Dilla, Edsil (22) 1895 [1]
21 Kildisas, Victor E (23) 1886 [1] : Loh, Zachary (78) 1068 [1]
22 Power, Paul (49) 1635 [1] : Voon, Richard (24) 1861 [1]
23 Chmiel, Rad (35) 1732 [.5] : Cooper, Nigel (40) 1699 [.5]
24 Brennan, James (87) 727 [.5] : Yuan, Daniel (82) 954 [.5]
25 Watson, Jean (67) 1311 [0] : Ding, Yilun (21) 1900 [0]
26 Chan, Michael (31) 1778 [0] : Eldridge, James (68) 1301 [0]
27 Drew, Phillip (46) 1644 [0] : Gibson, Kyle (70) 1222 [0]
28 Lai, Gene (50) 1599 [0] : Stojic, Milan (72) 1215 [0]
29 Lakshman, Vinay (69) 1236 [0] : Podvorac, Zeljko (51) 1584 [0]
30 Liu, Nicholas (52) 1583 [0] : Wallmueller, Peter (74) 1201 [0]
31 McKenzie, Mark (71) 1216 [0] : Davies, Stephen P (53) 1576 [0]
32 Ghayoori, Pezhman (54) 1549 [0] : Tuncer, Deniz (76) 1185 [0]
33 D'Onofrio, Rodolfo (75) 1200 [0] : Potter, Christopher (55) 1533 [0]
34 Feng, Thomas (56) 1524 [0] : Lemmel, Oliver (80) 1051 [0]
35 Hayman, Adam (77) 1078 [0] : Brockman, Roland (57) 1521 [0]
36 Cook, Geoff L (58) 1520 [0] : Addamo, Michael (84) 810 [0]
37 Tanner, Michael (81) 1033 [0] : Sannidhanam, Anurag (59) 1516 [0]
38 Fan, Enoch (83) 898 [0] : Forster, Tim (60) 1500 [0]
39 Beckman, John (61) 1488 [0] : Hamilton, Liam (86) 728 [0]
40 Xue, Ollie (89) 600 [0] : Humphreys, Scott (62) 1417 [0]
41 Renzies, Elliott (63) 1355 [0] : Van Dijk, Marieke (90) 557 [0]
42 Yuan, David (91) 535 [0] : Ng, Joshua (64) 1321 [0]
43 Dalton, Laurie (65) 1318 [0] : Mills, Terence (92) 422 [0]
44 Gu, Stephanie (93) 303 [0] : Hamilton, Ian R (66) 1312 [0]
45 Schon, Eugene (9) 2136 [.5] .5:0 BYE
46 Lyons, Linden (73) 1202 [0] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
06-06-2009, 07:16 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 1.1
White: Ding, Yilun
Black: Jones, Gawain
Result: 0-1
ECO: B53
WhiteElo: 1900
BlackElo: 2560

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 a6 5. Bg5 Nc6 6. Qd2 g6 7. c4 Bg7 8. Nc3
Bg4 9. Be3 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Nf6 11. Be2 Rc8 12. Rc1 O-O 13. O-O Qa5 14. f4 b5 15.
f3 b4 16. Nd5 e6 17. Bb6 Qa4 18. Bd1 Qxa2 19. Nxb4 Nxb4 20. Qxb4 Nd7 21. Be3
Nc5 22. Bxc5 dxc5 23. Qa3 Qxb2 24. Qxb2 Bxb2 25. Rb1 Rb8 26. Kg2 Rb4 27. Rf2
Rfb8 28. Kh3 a5 29. Kg4 f5+ 30. Kh3 Kf7 31. Kg2 Ke7 32. Rd2 Bc3 33. Rxb4 cxb4
34. Rd3 Rc8 35. Bb3 Bb2 36. Rd1 Rc6 37. Kf2 Rd6 38. Ke2 Rxd1 39. Kxd1 Kd6 40.
Kc2 Bd4 41. Kd3 Bg1 42. h3 Kc5 43. Ba4 Bh2 44. Bd7 Bxf4 45. Ba4 g5 46. Bb3 h5
47. exf5 exf5 48. Bd1 g4 49. fxg4 fxg4 50. hxg4 h4 51. Ke4 h3 52. Kxf4 h2 53.
Bf3 b3 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 1.2
White: Goldenberg, Igor
Black: Lai, Gene
Result: 1-0
ECO: A42
WhiteElo: 2384
BlackElo: 1599

1. c4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. g3 Nd7 5. Bg2 e5 6. e4 Ne7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nc3 c6
9. Be3 Qc7 10. Qd2 c5 11. dxc5 dxc5 12. Nd5 Qd8 13. b4 b6 14. Rad1 Nc6 15. a3
Nd4 16. Bg5 f6 17. Bh6 Ba6 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Qd3 Rc8 20. Rc1 Re8 21. Bh3 cxb4
22. Nxd4 exd4 23. Bxd7 Qxd7 24. Qxd4 Re6 25. axb4 Qe8 26. b5 Bb7 27. Ra1 Bxd5
28. Rxa7+ Kg8 29. exd5 Rd6 30. Qf4 Rcd8 31. Rc7 R8d7 32. Rc6 Qe7 33. Qd4 Qd8
34. Re1 Rxc6 35. bxc6 Rd6 36. Qe3 Kf7 37. Rb1 Rxc6 38. dxc6 1-0

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 1.3
White: Podvorac, Zeljko
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 0-1
ECO: D31
WhiteElo: 1584
BlackElo: 2379

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bb4 6. e3 b5 7. Bd2 a5 8. Be2 Nf6
9. Qc2 Bb7 10. b3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 Nbd7 12. bxc4 b4 13. Qc2 c5 14. Bd3 Qe7 15. Rd1
e5 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Qxe5 18. f3 O-O-O 19. O-O h5 20. Bf5+ Kc7 21. Bc1 h4
22. f4 Qe7 23. Rde1 g6 24. Bd3 h3 25. g3 Ne4 26. Bb2 Rxd3 27. Qxd3 Rd8 28. Be5+
Kb6 29. Rd1 Rxd3 30. Rxd3 f6 31. Bb2 Nxg3 32. hxg3 Qe4 33. Rd2 Qxe3+ 34. Rff2
Qe1+ 35. Kh2 Qh1# 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 1.4
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: Liu, Nicholas
Result: 1-0
ECO: A15
WhiteElo: 2296
BlackElo: 1583

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. b3 d6 4. Bb2 Nbd7 5. d4 g6 6. g3 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8. O-O
Re8 9. Nc3 e5 10. e4 Qb6 11. Qd2 exd4 12. Nxd4 Nc5 13. Rfe1 a5 14. Rab1 a4 15.
Ba1 axb3 16. axb3 Rxa1 17. Rxa1 Nxb3 18. Nxb3 Qxb3 19. Rac1 Qxc4 20. Nd5 Qa4
21. Nb6 Qa7 22. Nxc8 Rxc8 23. Qxd6 Ng4 24. Re2 Qd4 25. Qxd4 Bxd4 26. Bh3 h5 27.
Bxg4 hxg4 28. Rd2 Be5 29. Rd7 b6 30. Rcd1 Kf8 31. Rb7 Rc7 32. Rxc7 Bxc7 33. Rd7
Be5 34. f4 gxf3 35. Kf2 b5 36. Rb7 Bc3 37. Kxf3 Bd4 38. Ke2 Kg7 39. Kd3 Bg1 40.
h3 Kf6 41. e5+ Ke6 42. Ke4 f5+ 43. exf6 Kxf6 44. Rc7 c5 45. h4 b4 46. Rc6+ Kg7
47. Rb6 Bd4 48. Kf3 Bc3 49. Ke4 Bd4 50. Rb7+ Kf6 51. g4 Bf2 52. g5+ Ke6 53. h5
gxh5 54. g6 Bd4 55. g7 Bxg7 56. Rxg7 Kf6 57. Rc7 Kg5 58. Kf3 1-0

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 1.5
White: Davies, Stephen
Black: West, Guy
Result: 0-1
ECO: A48
WhiteElo: 1576
BlackElo: 2292

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. e3 d6 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. c4 e5 8. dxe5
Ng4 9. Qc1 Ndxe5 10. Nxe5 dxe5 11. h3 Nh6 12. Nf3 Qe7 13. Be2 c5 14. O-O Bd7
15. Qc3 Bc6 16. Rad1 Rae8 17. Rd2 Nf5 18. Qc2 e4 19. Bxg7 exf3 20. Bxf8 Qg5 21.
g4 h5 22. Be7 Nxe7 23. Rd5 Nxd5 24. Bxf3 Nb4 0-1

gbekker
06-06-2009, 07:38 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 2.1
White: Jones, Gawain
Black: Davis, Tony
Result: 1-0
ECO: C03
WhiteElo: 2560
BlackElo: 1848

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Ngf3 Nd7 5. e5 c5 6. c4 Nb6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8.
cxd5 Qxd5 9. Qc2 Ne7 10. Bd3 Qc6 11. O-O Bd7 12. Ne4 Rc8 13. Qe2 Nbd5 14. Bd2
Qb6 15. b4 Nxb4 16. Rab1 Ned5 17. a3 a5 18. axb4 axb4 19. Nxc5 Rxc5 20. Ng5 h6
21. Qh5 Rf8 22. Nxf7 Rxf7 23. Bg6 Nf6 24. exf6 Rxh5 25. fxg7 1-0

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 2.2
White: Tang, Jason
Black: Goldenberg, Igor
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D48
WhiteElo: 1838
BlackElo: 2384

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nc3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3
a6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Qe2 c5 11. Rd1 Qc7 12. Bd2 Bd6 13. Rac1 Qb8 14. h3 O-O 15. a3
e5 16. dxc5 Nxc5 17. Bc2 e4 18. Nd4 Qe8 19. Nf5 Bc7 20. b4 Qe5 21. Ng3 Ncd7 22.
a4 bxa4 23. Bxa4 Nb6 24. Bb3 Rac8 25. Na4 Nxa4 26. Bxa4 Qe6 27. b5 Bb8 28. Bb4
Rxc1 29. Rxc1 Rc8 30. Rxc8+ Qxc8 31. bxa6 Bxa6 32. Qc2 Qb7 33. Qc5 Qc8 34.
Qxc8+ Bxc8 35. Bc6 Bxg3 36. fxg3 Be6 37. Bc3 Nd5 38. Bxd5 Bxd5 39. g4 f6 40.
Kf2 Kf7 41. Kg3 Bc4 42. h4 Ke6 43. Kf4 h6 1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 2.3
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Lycett, Garry
Result: 1-0
ECO: E11
WhiteElo: 2379
BlackElo: 1842

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Bxd2+ 6. Nbxd2 O-O 7. Bg2 c6 8.
Qc2 Nbd7 9. O-O Qe7 10. e4 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Qxe4 Nf6 13. Qe3 Re8 14. Ne5
Bd7 15. Rfe1 Qd6 16. Rad1 Rad8 17. a3 Qc7 18. h4 Bc8 19. Qf4 Re7 20. b4 Nd7 21.
Nxc6 1-0

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 2.4
White: Rikalo, Milenko
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: B00
WhiteElo: 1793
BlackElo: 2296

1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. d5 Nce7 4. Nf3 Ng6 5. c4 Bc5 6. a3 d6 7. b4 Bb6 8. Nc3
N8e7 9. Qb3 f5 10. Bd3 a5 11. Na4 Ba7 12. c5 O-O 13. bxa5 fxe4 14. Bxe4 Bf5 15.
Bxf5 Nxf5 16. Qxb7 e4 17. Ng5 e3 18. Ne6 exf2+ 19. Kf1 Qh4 20. Qb4 Ng3+ 21.
hxg3 Qxh1+ 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.06
Round: 2.5
White: West, Guy
Black: Abdulwahab, Rashid
Result: 1-0
ECO: E76
WhiteElo: 2292
BlackElo: 1828

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f4 O-O 6. Nf3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. dxe6
fxe6 9. Bd3 Nc6 10. O-O Nd4 11. Nxd4 cxd4 12. Nb5 e5 13. fxe5 dxe5 14. c5 Be6
15. Qc2 Kh8 16. Bg5 Qd7 17. Nd6 h6 18. Bd2 a5 19. a3 Qc7 20. b4 Nd7 21. Bc4
Bxc4 22. Qxc4 Kh7 23. Rac1 axb4 24. axb4 Nf6 25. Ra1 Qd7 26. h3 Rfb8 27. Ra2 b5
28. Qb3 Qc6 29. Rfa1 Rf8 30. Qd3 Rfb8 31. Be1 Rxa2 32. Rxa2 Ra8 33. Rxa8 Qxa8
34. Qxb5 Nxe4 35. Qb7 Qxb7 36. Nxb7 Bf8 37. c6 Bd6 38. Nxd6 Nxd6 39. Bg3 1-0

Publicist
06-06-2009, 09:19 PM
Round 2 results and the draw for round 3 are now available on CV website
Follow the link: http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_results.htm

Garvinator
06-06-2009, 09:34 PM
1 Lojanica, Milenko (15) 1974 [2] : Jones, Gawain (1) 2560 [2]
2 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija (17) 1938 [2] : Solomon, Stephen J (3) 2379 [2]
3 Teichmann, Erik (4) 2296 [2] : Matheson, Laurence (14) 1989 [2]
4 Kempen, Leon (19) 1917 [2] : West, Guy (5) 2292 [2]
5 Rujevic, Mirko (6) 2223 [2] : Stojic, Svetozar (20) 1908 [2]
6 Dilla, Edsil (22) 1895 [2] : Levi, Eddy L (7) 2168 [2]
7 Dragicevic, Domagoj (8) 2166 [2] : Kildisas, Victor E (23) 1886 [2]
8 Voon, Richard (24) 1861 [2] : Cheng, Bobby (10) 2130 [2]
9 Potter, Matthew (42) 1675 [2] : Morris, James (12) 2089 [2]
10 Goldenberg, Igor (2) 2384 [1.5] : Mijatovic, Bosko (38) 1706 [2]
11 Jones, Brian A (13) 2020 [1.5] : Chmiel, Rad (35) 1732 [1.5]
12 Stewart, Scott (39) 1704 [1.5] : Dalton, Samuel (18) 1923 [1.5]
13 Flude, David A (44) 1648 [1.5] : Tang, Jason (27) 1838 [1.5]
14 Schon, Eugene (9) 2136 [1] : Brennan, James (87) 727 [1.5]
15 Hamilton, Douglas G (11) 2112 [1] : Lawson, Shane (48) 1637 [1]
16 Podvorac, Zeljko (51) 1584 [1] : Carron, Damion (16) 1950 [1]
17 Ding, Yilun (21) 1900 [1] : Power, Paul (49) 1635 [1]
18 Davis, Tony J (25) 1848 [1] : Lai, Gene (50) 1599 [1]
19 Lycett, Garry (26) 1842 [1] : Liu, Nicholas (52) 1583 [1]
20 Rashid, Abdulwahab (28) 1828 [1] : Feng, Thomas (56) 1524 [1]
21 Davies, Stephen P (53) 1576 [1] : Rikalo, Milenko (29) 1793 [1]
22 Tionko, Efrain (30) 1784 [1] : Cook, Geoff L (58) 1520 [1]
23 Brockman, Roland (57) 1521 [1] : Chan, Michael (31) 1778 [1]
24 Sannidhanam, Anurag (59) 1516 [1] : Meydan, Arie (33) 1757 [1]
25 Bearup, Paul (34) 1753 [1] : Beckman, John (61) 1488 [1]
26 Maroroa, Sue (36) 1731 [1] : Renzies, Elliott (63) 1355 [1]
27 Forster, Tim (60) 1500 [1] : Yu, Sally (37) 1715 [1]
28 Wallmueller, Joerg (41) 1683 [1] : Dalton, Laurie (65) 1318 [1]
29 Humphreys, Scott (62) 1417 [1] : Ng, Isaac (43) 1669 [1]
30 Ng, Joshua (64) 1321 [1] : Lenne, Patrick (45) 1647 [1]
31 Hamilton, Ian R (66) 1312 [1] : Drew, Phillip (46) 1644 [1]
32 Tuglaci, Serif (47) 1644 [1] : Solomon, Anthony (79) 1058 [1]
33 Loh, Zachary (78) 1068 [1] : Cooper, Nigel (40) 1699 [.5]
34 Yuan, Daniel (82) 954 [.5] : Ghayoori, Pezhman (54) 1549 [.5]
35 Potter, Christopher (55) 1533 [.5] : Tuncer, Deniz (76) 1185 [.5]
36 Lyons, Linden (73) 1202 [.5] : D'Onofrio, Rodolfo (75) 1200 [.5]
37 Addamo, Michael (84) 810 [0] : Watson, Jean (67) 1311 [0]
38 Eldridge, James (68) 1301 [0] : Tanner, Michael (81) 1033 [0]
39 Hamilton, Liam (86) 728 [0] : Lakshman, Vinay (69) 1236 [0]
40 Gibson, Kyle (70) 1222 [0] : Fan, Enoch (83) 898 [0]
41 Van Dijk, Marieke (90) 557 [0] : McKenzie, Mark (71) 1216 [0]
42 Stojic, Milan (72) 1215 [0] : Xue, Ollie (89) 600 [0]
43 Wallmueller, Peter (74) 1201 [0] : Yuan, David (91) 535 [0]
44 Mills, Terence (92) 422 [0] : Hayman, Adam (77) 1078 [0]
45 Lemmel, Oliver (80) 1051 [0] : Gu, Stephanie (93) 303 [0]

Altecman
07-06-2009, 09:12 AM
I am withdrawing from the tournament because my cousin as gone into labour/labor (i don't know which one it is). I have been told that apprrently its important in my family to be there at the hospital :wall: I apologize for the inconvience.

Thanks you for understanding.
Philip Drew

Publicist
07-06-2009, 03:49 PM
The crosstable, the results of round 3, and the draw for round 4 are now available on CV website
http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_results.htm

gbekker
07-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Hi Philip,

No problem with your withdrawal. Thanks for sending in the message. :)

Cheers,

Gary Bekker
Chief Arbiter

gbekker
07-06-2009, 04:54 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 3.1
White: Lojanica, Milenko
Black: Jones, Gawain
Result: 0-1
ECO: B78
WhiteElo: 1974
BlackElo: 2560

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2
O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rb8 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. h4 Qa5 13. Nb1 Nxe4 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 3.2
White: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 0-1
ECO: C54
WhiteElo: 1938
BlackElo: 2379

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 Nf6 6. e5 d5 7. Bb5 Ne4 8. b4
Bb6 9. cxd4 O-O 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. h3 a5 12. O-O axb4 13. Re1 Ba6 14. Qc2 f5 15.
Nbd2 Bb5 16. Nb3 Qe7 17. Bb2 Ra7 18. Nfd2 g6 19. Nc1 c5 20. Nf3 c4 21. Ne2 c3
22. Bc1 Bc4 23. Bh6 Rfa8 24. Nc1 Ra3 25. Be3 c6 26. Rd1 Bd8 27. Ne1 Qf8 28. g3
Be7 29. Kg2 Rxa2 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 3.3
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: Matheson, Laurence
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A00
WhiteElo: 2296
BlackElo: 1989

1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxe5 Nf6 4. Nf3 O-O 5. e3 d5 6. Be2 Nc6 7. Bb2 Be7 8.
O-O Be6 9. d3 Nd7 10. Nbd2 Bf6 11. d4 Nb6 12. a4 a5 13. e4 dxe4 14. Nxe4 Nc4
15. Bc3 Be7 16. Rb1 Rb8 17. Ned2 Nb6 18. Ba1 Bf5 19. Rb5 Bg6 20. c3 Bf6 21. Nc4
Nxc4 22. Bxc4 b6 23. Bd3 Re8 24. Bxg6 hxg6 25. Bb2 Na7 26. Rb3 Qd5 27. Nd2 Qc6
28. Ra3 Nc8 29. Qf3 Qxf3 30. Nxf3 Nd6 31. Bc1 Nc4 32. Ra2 Re4 33. Rd1 Rbe8 34.
Kf1 Kf8 35. Re1 Rxe1+ 36. Nxe1 c5 37. Nf3 cxd4 38. cxd4 Rc8 39. Ke2 Ke7 40. Kd3
Nd6 41. Ba3 Kd7 42. g4 g5 43. Ra1 Re8 44. Bc1 Ne4 45. Be3 Nc5+ 46. Kc4 Re4 47.
h3 Kc6 48. Ra2 Na6 49. Re2 Nb4 50. Rb2 Nd5 51. Kd3 Re8 52. Bxg5 Bxg5 53. Nxg5
Nf4+ 54. Kc4 f6 55. Nf3 Nxh3 56. d5+ Kc7 57. Nd4 Nf4 58. f3 Ng6 59. Ne6+ Kb7
60. f4 Nxf4 61. Nxg7 Re4+ 62. Kb3 Rb4+ 63. Ka3 Rxb2 64. Kxb2 Nxd5 65. Nh5 Kc6
66. Kb3 Kc5 67. Ng7 Ne3 68. g5 fxg5 69. Ne6+ Kd5 70. Nxg5 Nc4 71. Ne4 Ne5 72.
Nc3+ Kd4 73. Nb5+ Kd3 74. Nc7 Nd7 75. Ka3 Kc4 76. Nb5 Nc5 77. Nd6+ Kd5 78. Nb5
Kc6 79. Nc3 Kd6 1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 3.4
White: Kempen, Leon
Black: West, Guy
Result: 0-1
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 1917
BlackElo: 2292

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Bb5+ Nbd7 5. f3 Bf5 6. c4 e6 7. dxe6 fxe6 8.
Bxd7+ Qxd7 9. Nc3 c5 10. Be3 cxd4 11. Qxd4 Qc6 12. Nge2 Be7 13. Ng3 Bg6 14. c5
O-O 15. O-O Rfd8 16. Qa4 Bxc5 17. Bf2 Bxf2+ 18. Rxf2 Qxa4 19. Nxa4 Rac8 20. Re1
Bd3 21. Nc3 Bc4 22. a3 h6 23. Nge4 Nd5 24. g3 Kf7 25. Kg2 Nxc3 26. Nxc3 Bb3 27.
Re4 b6 28. h4 Rd3 29. Rf4+ Kg8 30. Re4 a5 31. Re5 Rc6 32. g4 Kf7 33. Ree2 Rcd6
34. Ne4 R6d4 35. Rd2 Bd5 36. Rxd3 Rxd3 37. Nc3 Bc6 38. Ne2 e5 39. Ng3 g6 40. h5
gxh5 41. Nxh5 Kg6 42. Ng3 Kg5 43. Rf1 Rxf3 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 3.5
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Stojic, Svetozar
Result: 1-0
ECO: B29
WhiteElo: 2223
BlackElo: 1908

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Qe2 a6 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7
8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. b3 Nc6 10. O-O e6 11. Bb2 Nd4 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. c4 Qd7 14. Qe5
O-O-O 15. Rfe1 Bd6 16. Qe4 e5 17. c5 Bc7 18. Rac1 Qd5 19. Qd3 g6 20. c6 b5 21.
Ba3 Bd6 22. Bxd6 Rxd6 23. a4 f5 24. axb5 e4 25. Qg3 axb5 26. Ra1 Kb8 27. Ra6
Rc8 28. Rea1 Rcxc6 29. Ra8+ Kb7 30. R8a7+ Kb8 31. Rxh7 e3 32. fxe3 dxe3 33.
dxe3 Qd2 34. Qe5 Rc1+ 35. Rxc1 Qxc1+ 36. Kf2 Qc6 37. Qh8+ Qc8 38. Qg7 Rd2+ 39.
Kg3 f4+ 40. exf4 Rd3+ 41. Kh4 Qd8+ 42. Qe7 Qxe7+ 43. Rxe7 Rxb3 44. Rg7 Rb4 45.
Kg5 Rb2 46. g4 Rxh2 47. Rxg6 Kc7 48. Re6 b4 49. Re3 Kd6 50. f5 Kc5 51. f6 Rf2
52. Kg6 Kc4 53. f7 b3 54. Re8 Kc3 1-0

gbekker
07-06-2009, 08:48 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 4.1
White: Jones, Gawain
Black: Levi, Eddy
Result: 0-1
ECO: D02
WhiteElo: 2560
BlackElo: 2168

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 Nc6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Bg2 Qd7 5. c4 e6 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qa4 Bd6 8.
Qxc4 Nf6 9. e4 e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. Bg5 O-O 12. Nbd2 Nh5 13. Qb3 b6 14. Nc4 Ng6
15. a4 Bh3 16. Nfd2 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 h6 18. Qf3 Nhf4+ 19. Bxf4 exf4 20. h4 fxg3
21. fxg3 Rae8 22. Qf5 Qd8 23. Nf3 Bc5 24. Qg4 Bd6 25. Nd4 Ne5 26. Nxe5 Bxe5 27.
Nc6 Qd6 28. Rf2 f5 29. Rxf5 Rxf5 30. Qxf5 Bxg3 31. Qg4 Be5 32. Qh5 g6 33. Qxh6
Bf4 34. e5 Qxd5+ 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 4.2
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: E61
WhiteElo: 2379
BlackElo: 2166

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. g3 e5 5. e3 g6 6. Bg2 Bg7 7. Nge2 O-O 8. b3
Re8 9. Bb2 a5 10. Qd2 c6 11. O-O-O Qc7 12. h3 Nb6 13. g4 h6 14. Ng3 a4 15. dxe5
dxe5 16. Nce4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 axb3 18. axb3 Nd7 19. Qc3 Nf8 20. f4 Ra2 21. f5
gxf5 22. gxf5 Bxf5 23. Nd6 Qd7 24. Rhf1 Bg6 25. Nxe8 Qxe8 26. h4 Ne6 27. Bh3 e4
28. Rf6 Rxb2 29. Qxb2 Nc5 30. Kb1 Nd3 31. Qd4 Qe7 32. Rdf1 Qb4 33. Kc2 Ne1+ 34.
Rxe1 Qxe1 35. Be6 Bxf6 36. Qxf6 Qe2+ 37. Kb1 Qd1+ 38. Kb2 Qd2+ 39. Kb1 Kf8 40.
Bg4 Qxe3 41. Qh8+ Ke7 42. Qe5+ Kf8 43. Qh8+ 1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 4.3
White: West, Guy
Black: Cheng, Bobby
Result: 0-1
ECO: C15
WhiteElo: 2292
BlackElo: 2130

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nge2 Nc6 5. a3 Ba5 6. Qd3 dxe4 7. Qxe4 Nf6 8.
Qh4 O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Qxf6 gxf6 12. O-O-O Rd8 13. Ne4 f5 14. Nf6+
Kg7 15. Nh5+ Kf8 16. c4 a6 17. c5 b6 18. b4 bxc5 19. bxa5 cxd4 20. g4 Nxa5 21.
gxf5 e5 22. Neg3 Rb8 23. Bd3 Nb3+ 24. Kc2 Bd7 25. Rde1 Ba4 26. Kd1 Nc5+ 27. Bc2
Rb1+ 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 4.4
White: Morris, James
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 0-1
ECO: C77
WhiteElo: 2089
BlackElo: 2223

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Qe2 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. O-O d6 8. c3
Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. d3 Rb8 11. Rd1 Qe7 12. Nbd2 Nd8 13. Nf1 Bg6 14. Ng3 Nh5 15.
Nf5 Bxf5 16. exf5 Ng3 17. Qc2 O-O 18. d4 exd4 19. cxd4 Ne2+ 20. Kf1 Nxc1 21.
Raxc1 Bb6 22. Re1 Qf6 23. Qe4 c5 24. Bd5 cxd4 25. g4 g6 26. Qe7 Qxe7 27. Rxe7
gxf5 28. gxf5 Kg7 29. Rce1 Kf6 30. Rd7 Bc5 31. a3 a5 32. Ree7 Kxf5 33. Re4 Ne6
34. b4 axb4 35. axb4 Bxb4 36. Nxd4+ Nxd4 37. Rxd4 Bc5 38. Rd3 Ke5 39. Bb3 Ra8
40. Ke2 h6 41. Rxf7 Rxf7 42. Bxf7 Rf8 43. Rd5+ Kf6 44. Bh5 Ke6 45. Rd2 Rxf2+
46. Kd3 Rf4 47. Bg4+ Kf6 48. Kc2 Rc4+ 49. Kb3 Rb4+ 50. Kc3 Ra4 51. Rd5 b4+ 52.
Kc4 Ra1 53. Rf5+ Kg6 54. Rf3 Rc1+ 55. Kb3 h5 56. Be6 Rg1 57. Kc4 Kg5 58. Kb3
Re1 59. Bd5 Kh4 60. Kc4 Rc1+ 61. Kb3 Ra1 62. Kc2 Ra3 63. Bb3 Ra1 64. Bd5 Rg1
65. Bf7 Kg5 66. Kb3 Re1 67. Kc4 Re4+ 68. Kb3 Rd4 69. Be6 Kh4 70. Kc2 Re4 71.
Bd5 Re5 72. Rd3 Be3 73. Bf7 Bf2 74. Kb3 Bg3 75. Kxb4 Kxh3 76. Kc4 Rc5+ 77. Kd4
h4 78. Be6+ Kg2 79. Rd2+ Bf2+ 80. Kd3 Re5 81. Re2 Rg5 82. Bd7 Kg3 83. Re6 d5
84. Rh6 Re5 85. Rg6+ Kh2 86. Rf6 Re3+ 87. Kd2 Kg1 88. Bc6 Re5 89. Rd6 Be3+ 90.
Kd3 d4 91. Rg6+ Kh2 92. Rg2+ Kh3 93. Rg6 Ra5 94. Bf3 Ra3+ 95. Ke4 Bf2 96. Bg2+
Kh2 97. Bf1 Re3+ 98. Kf5 Bg3 99. Bc4 d3 100. Rg8 d2 101. Rd8 Be1 102. Rd4 h3
103. Kf4 Rc3 104. Be2 Kg1 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 4.5
White: Mijatovic, Bosko
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: B00
WhiteElo: 1706
BlackElo: 2296

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Qd3 Bg4 5. Be2 a6 6. a3 e6 7. Bf4 d5 8. e5 Nd7
9. h3 Bf5 10. Qd1 Be7 11. Bd3 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Na5 13. b4 Nc4 14. Nbd2 Nxd2 15.
Bxd2 Nb6 16. O-O O-O 17. Bf4 a5 18. c3 axb4 19. axb4 Qd7 20. Nd2 Ra4 21. Nb3
Nc4 22. Nd2 Nxd2 23. Bxd2 Rfa8 24. Rxa4 Qxa4 25. Rb1 Qa2 26. Bc1 Ra6 27. Rb2
Qa1 28. Rb1 Qa2 29. Rb2 Qa4 30. g3 Rc6 31. Bd2 f6 32. f4 fxe5 33. fxe5 Qd1+ 34.
Qf1 Qxf1+ 35. Kxf1 Ra6 36. h4 Kf7 37. Be1 Ra1 38. Rf2+ Ke8 39. Ke2 b6 40. Bd2
Rg1 41. Kf3 Rb1 42. Ke2 c5 43. bxc5 bxc5 44. Be3 c4 45. Rf1 Rb2+ 46. Bd2 h5 47.
Kd1 Ra2 48. Rf2 g5 49. Rf3 Ra1+ 50. Kc2 gxh4 51. gxh4 Rg1 52. Bg5 Bxg5 53. hxg5
Rxg5 54. Rf6 Rg2+ 55. Kc1 Ke7 56. Rh6 Rh2 57. Rh7+ Kf8 58. Rh6 Kf7 59. Rh7+ Kg6
60. Re7 Kf5 61. Rf7+ Ke4 62. Rf6 Kd3 63. Rf3+ Ke4 64. Rf6 h4 65. Kb1 h3 66.
Rxe6 Kd3 67. Rd6 Re2 68. Rh6 Kxc3 69. Rh4 h2 70. e6 Re1+ 71. Ka2 h1=Q 0-1

Duff McKagan
07-06-2009, 08:50 PM
Best way is to study hard for your exams, get a brilliant result, parents on side, convince them a nice reward would be a trip to Adelaide for the Freytag tournaments, play in under 1600, gives you 4 extra weeks to prepare your revenge on JaK! :hmm: :cool: :D

Haha, perhaps she took your brilliant advice :)

Publicist
07-06-2009, 08:58 PM
Morris V Rujevic game finished at 7.15pm with the provisional result anticipated by the Arbiter. All other games started at 7.05.

Miranda
07-06-2009, 09:50 PM
Haha, perhaps she took your brilliant advice :)
Not so much... sadly, my parents have decided that studying is more important than chess. :rolleyes:

that Caesar guy
08-06-2009, 08:59 AM
Against Rujevic, after 17...0-0 I have 18. Bg5! winning a piece. Instead, I play 18. d4 straight away and after 18...exd4 I realised I wasn't winning the piece...
:wall: :wall: :wall:

Such is life.

JM

trappistnight
08-06-2009, 09:26 AM
1 Rujevic, Mirko 2223 [4.5] : Solomon, Stephen J 2379 [4.5]
2 Levi, Eddy L 2168 [4.5] : Cheng, Bobby 2130 [4.5]
3 Jones, Gawain 2560 [4] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1938 [4]
4 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2166 [4] : Goldenberg, Igor 2384 [4]
5 Davis, Tony J 1848 [4] : Teichmann, Erik 2296 [4]
6 West, Guy 2292 [3.5] : Dilla, Edsil 1895 [4]
7 Hamilton, Douglas G 2112 [3.5] : Dalton, Samuel 1923 [3.5]
8 Morris, James 2089 [3.5] : Tang, Jason 1838 [3.5]
9 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1828 [3.5] : Jones, Brian A 2020 [3.5]
10 Tionko, Efrain 1784 [3.5] : Matheson, Laurence 1989 [3.5]
11 Schon, Eugene 2136 [3] : Maroroa, Sue 1731 [3]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1732 [3] : Lojanica, Milenko 1974 [3]
13 Carron, Damion 1950 [3] : Stewart, Scott 1704 [3]
14 Yu, Sally 1715 [3] : Kempen, Leon 1917 [3]
15 Wallmueller, Joerg 1683 [3] : Stojic, Svetozar 1908 [3]
16 Kildisas, Victor E 1886 [3] : Power, Paul 1635 [3]
17 Ng, Isaac 1669 [3] : Voon, Richard 1861 [3]
18 Rikalo, Milenko 1793 [3] : Tuglaci, Serif 1644 [3]
19 Chan, Michael 1778 [3] : Podvorac, Zeljko 1584 [3]
20 Bearup, Paul 1753 [3] : Cook, Geoff L 1520 [3]
21 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1549 [2.5] : Ding, Yilun 1900 [2.5]
22 Brockman, Roland 1521 [2.5] : Lycett, Garry 1842 [2.5]
23 Mijatovic, Bosko 1706 [2.5] : Davies, Stephen P 1576 [2.5]
24 Forster, Tim 1500 [2.5] : Potter, Matthew 1675 [2.5]
25 Beckman, John 1488 [2.5] : Flude, David A 1648 [2.5]
26 Lenne, Patrick 1647 [2.5] : Addamo, Michael 810 [2.5]
27 Meydan, Arie 1757 [2] : Dalton, Laurie 1318 [2]
28 Lakshman, Vinay 1236 [2] : Cooper, Nigel 1699 [2]
29 Lawson, Shane 1637 [2] : Hamilton, Ian R 1312 [2]
30 Lai, Gene 1599 [2] : Gibson, Kyle 1222 [2]
31 Liu, Nicholas 1583 [2] : Stojic, Milan 1215 [2]
32 Wallmueller, Peter 1201 [2] : Potter, Christopher 1533 [2]
33 Feng, Thomas 1524 [2] : Loh, Zachary 1068 [2]
34 Xue, Ollie 600 [2] : Sannidhanam, Anurag 1516 [2]
35 Tanner, Michael 1033 [2] : Humphreys, Scott 1417 [2]
36 Ng, Joshua 1321 [1.5] : Lemmel, Oliver 1051 [1.5]
37 Hayman, Adam 1078 [1.5] : Watson, Jean 1311 [1.5]
38 Fan, Enoch 898 [1.5] : Lyons, Linden 1202 [1.5]
39 D'Onofrio, Rodolfo 1200 [1.5] : Brennan, James 727 [1.5]
40 Renzies, Elliott 1355 [1] : Solomon, Anthony 1058 [1]
41 Yuan, Daniel 954 [1] : Eldridge, James 1301 [1]
42 McKenzie, Mark 1216 [1] : Hamilton, Liam 728 [1]
43 Tuncer, Deniz 1185 [1] : Yuan, David 535 [1]
44 Van Dijk, Marieke 557 [0] : Mills, Terence 422 [0]
45 Gu, Stephanie 303 [0] 1:0 BYE

Garvinator
08-06-2009, 11:02 AM
How did you get the draw? The CV website is STILL showing round 4.

Garvinator
08-06-2009, 11:10 AM
For better presentation.
1 Rujevic, Mirko 2223 [4.5] : Solomon, Stephen J 2379 [4.5]
2 Levi, Eddy L 2168 [4.5] : Cheng, Bobby 2130 [4.5]
3 Jones, Gawain 2560 [4] : Dizdarevic, M 1938 [4]
4 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2166 [4] : Goldenberg, Igor 2384 [4]
5 Davis, Tony J 1848 [4] : Teichmann, Erik 2296 [4]
6 West, Guy 2292 [3.5] : Dilla, Edsil 1895 [4]
7 Hamilton, Douglas G 2112 [3.5] : Dalton, Samuel 1923 [3.5]
8 Morris, James 2089 [3.5] : Tang, Jason 1838 [3.5]
9 Rashid, Abdulwahab 1828 [3.5] : Jones, Brian A 2020 [3.5]
10 Tionko, Efrain 1784 [3.5] : Matheson, Laurence 1989 [3.5]
11 Schon, Eugene 2136 [3] : Maroroa, Sue 1731 [3]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1732 [3] : Lojanica, Milenko 1974 [3]
13 Carron, Damion 1950 [3] : Stewart, Scott 1704 [3]
14 Yu, Sally 1715 [3] : Kempen, Leon 1917 [3]
15 Wallmueller, Joerg 1683 [3] : Stojic, Svetozar 1908 [3]
16 Kildisas, Victor E 1886 [3] : Power, Paul 1635 [3]
17 Ng, Isaac 1669 [3] : Voon, Richard 1861 [3]
18 Rikalo, Milenko 1793 [3] : Tuglaci, Serif 1644 [3]
19 Chan, Michael 1778 [3] : Podvorac, Zeljko 1584 [3]
20 Bearup, Paul 1753 [3] : Cook, Geoff L 1520 [3]
21 Ghayoori, Pezhman 1549 [2.5] : Ding, Yilun 1900 [2.5]
22 Brockman, Roland 1521 [2.5] : Lycett, Garry 1842 [2.5]
23 Mijatovic, Bosko 1706 [2.5] : Davies, Stephen P 1576 [2.5]
24 Forster, Tim 1500 [2.5] : Potter, Matthew 1675 [2.5]
25 Beckman, John 1488 [2.5] : Flude, David A 1648 [2.5]
26 Lenne, Patrick 1647 [2.5] : Addamo, Michael 810 [2.5]
27 Meydan, Arie 1757 [2] : Dalton, Laurie 1318 [2]
28 Lakshman, Vinay 1236 [2] : Cooper, Nigel 1699 [2]
29 Lawson, Shane 1637 [2] : Hamilton, Ian R 1312 [2]
30 Lai, Gene 1599 [2] : Gibson, Kyle 1222 [2]
31 Liu, Nicholas 1583 [2] : Stojic, Milan 1215 [2]
32 Wallmueller, Peter 1201 [2] : Potter, Christopher 1533 [2]
33 Feng, Thomas 1524 [2] : Loh, Zachary 1068 [2]
34 Xue, Ollie 600 [2] : Sannidhanam, Anurag 1516 [2]
35 Tanner, Michael 1033 [2] : Humphreys, Scott 1417 [2]
36 Ng, Joshua 1321 [1.5] : Lemmel, Oliver 1051 [1.5]
37 Hayman, Adam 1078 [1.5] : Watson, Jean 1311 [1.5]
38 Fan, Enoch 898 [1.5] : Lyons, Linden 1202 [1.5]
39 D'Onofrio, Rodolfo 1200 [1.5] : Brennan, James 727 [1.5]
40 Renzies, Elliott 1355 [1] : Solomon, Anthony 1058 [1]
41 Yuan, Daniel 954 [1] : Eldridge, James 1301 [1]
42 McKenzie, Mark 1216 [1] : Hamilton, Liam 728 [1]
43 Tuncer, Deniz 1185 [1] : Yuan, David 535 [1]
44 Van Dijk, Marieke 557 [0] : Mills, Terence 422 [0]
45 Gu, Stephanie 303 [0] 1:0 BYE

gbekker
08-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 5.1
White: Cheng, Bobby
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: E71
WhiteElo: 2130
BlackElo: 2223

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e4 Bg7 5. h3 O-O 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Bd3 c6 8. Qd2
Qb6 9. Nf3 e5 10. d5 Nc5 11. O-O cxd5 12. cxd5 Nxd3 1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 5.2
White: Jones, Brian
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 0-1
ECO: E59
WhiteElo: 2020
BlackElo: 2379

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. a3
Bxc3 9. bxc3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Qc7 11. Qc2 e5 12. Bd3 Re8 13. e4 c4 14. Bxc4 exd4
15. cxd4 Na5 16. Bd3 Qxc2 17. Bxc2 Nxe4 18. Ba4 Rd8 19. Be3 Nc3 20. Bc2 Nc4 21.
Rfe1 b5 22. Ng5 h6 23. Ne4 Nxe3 24. fxe3 Nxe4 25. Bxe4 Rb8 26. Bc6 Be6 27. Rab1
Bc4 28. Rec1 Rb6 29. Bf3 Re6 30. Kf2 a6 31. a4 f5 32. axb5 axb5 33. g3 g5 34.
Ra1 Kg7 35. Ra7+ Kg6 36. Rc7 g4 37. Bg2 Ra6 38. Rc6+ Rxc6 39. Bxc6 Kg5 40. d5
Kf6 41. e4 fxe4 42. Ke3 Ke5 43. d6 Rxd6 44. Bxe4 Ra6 45. Rc3 Ra2 46. Bd3 Kd5
47. Bg6 Rxh2 48. Kf4 Kd4 49. Rc1 Rf2+ 50. Kxg4 Be6+ 51. Kh5 Rh2# 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 5.3
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A15
WhiteElo: 2296
BlackElo: 2166

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. g3 Nbd7 4. Bg2 e5 5. O-O g6 6. b4 a5 7. b5 Bg7 8. Bb2
O-O 9. Nc3 Re8 10. d3 Nc5 11. Nd2 Ne6 12. Nf3 Nc5 13. Rc1 e4 14. Ne1 exd3 15.
Nxd3 Nfe4 16. Nxc5 Nxc5 17. Qd2 Be6 18. Nd5 Bxb2 19. Qxb2 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 Re5 21.
Rfd1 Qe7 22. e3 Re8 23. b6 Na4 24. Qb3 Nxb6 25. Bxb7 Rc5 26. Bg2 Rb8 27. Rd4
1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 5.4
White: Stojic, Svetozar
Black: Jones, Gawain
Result: 0-1
ECO: C68
WhiteElo: 1908
BlackElo: 2560

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Bg4 7. Qxd8+ Rxd8
8. Nbd2 g6 9. h3 Be6 10. O-O Bg7 11. Ng5 Bc8 12. Nb3 h6 13. Nf3 g5 14. c3 Nf6
15. h4 g4 16. Nfd4 O-O 17. Re1 Rfe8 18. f3 Nh5 19. Be3 Rd6 20. fxg4 Bxg4 21.
Nf5 Rg6 22. Nxg7 Nxg7 23. Kh2 Rxe4 24. Bf2 Bf5 25. Rxe4 Bxe4 26. g3 b6 27. Re1
Bd5 28. Re7 Ne6 29. Re8+ Kh7 30. Nd4 Rf6 31. Be3 Rf1 32. g4 Ng7 33. Rc8 h5 34.
Nf5 hxg4 35. Nxg7 Kxg7 36. Bd4+ f6 37. Rxc7+ Kg6 38. c4 Be4 39. Bxb6 Rf3 40.
Re7 Kf5 41. Bd4 Rd3 42. Bxf6 g3+ 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.07
Round: 5.5
White: Goldenberg, Igor
Black: Kildisas, Victor
Result: 1-0
ECO: A17
WhiteElo: 2384
BlackElo: 1886

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 c5 8. e4
d6 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qc8 11. Be3 Nc6 12. Ndb5 Rd8 13. Rc1 Ne5 14. Na3 Neg4
15. Bd4 e5 16. Be3 Nxe3 17. Rxe3 Ng4 18. Rd3 h5 19. h3 Nf6 20. Nd5 Bxd5 21.
cxd5 Qb7 22. Rdc3 Rdc8 23. Rc6 a6 24. b4 b5 25. Nb1 Rxc6 26. dxc6 Qb6 27. Nc3
Rc8 28. Nd5 Nxd5 29. Qxd5 Rc7 30. h4 Qd4 31. Qxd4 exd4 32. a3 Bf6 33. Bf1 g6
34. Rc2 Kf8 35. Bd3 Ke8 36. Kf1 Bg7 37. Ke2 Be5 38. a4 bxa4 39. Bxa6 a3 40. b5
d3+ 41. Kxd3 Bb2 42. Rxb2 axb2 43. Kc2 f5 44. exf5 gxf5 45. Bb7 Kd8 46. b6 1-0

Publicist
08-06-2009, 01:16 PM
1 Rujevic, Mirko 2223 [4.5] : Solomon, Stephen J 2379 [4.5]
2 Levi, Eddy L 2168 [4.5] : Cheng, Bobby 2130 [4.5]
3 Jones, Gawain 2560 [4] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1938 [4]
4 Dragicevic, Dom 2166 [4] : Goldenberg, Igor 2384 [4]
5 Davis, Tony J 1848 [4] : Teichmann, Erik 2296 [4]
6 West, Guy 2292 [3.5] : Dilla, Edsil 1895 [4]
7 Hamilton, Doug 2112 [3.5] : Dalton, Samuel 1923 [3.5]
8 Morris, James 2089 [3.5] : Tang, Jason 1838 [3.5]
9 Rashid, A 1828 [3.5] : Jones, Brian A 2020 [3.5]
10 Tionko, Efrain 1784 [3.5] : Matheson, Laurence 1989 [3.5]
11 Schon, Eugene 2136 [3] : Maroroa, Sue 1731 [3]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1732 [3] : Rikalo, Milenko 1793 [3]
13 Carron, Damion 1950 [3] : Stewart, Scott 1704 [3]
14 Yu, Sally 1715 [3] : Kempen, Leon 1917 [3]
15 Wallmueller, J 1683 [3] : Stojic, Svetozar 1908 [3]
16 Kildisas, Vic 1886 [3] : Power, Paul 1635 [3]
17 Ng, Isaac 1669 [3] : Voon, Richard 1861 [3]
18 Chan, Michael 1778 [3] : Tuglaci, Serif 1644 [3]
19 Podvorac, Z 1584 [3] : Bearup, Paul 1753 [3]
20 Mijatovic, B 1706 [2.5] : Cook, Geoff L 1520 [3]
21 Ghayoori, P 1549 [2.5] : Ding, Yilun 1900 [2.5]
22 Brockman, R 1521 [2.5] : Lycett, Garry 1842 [2.5]
23 Forster, Tim 1500 [2.5] : Potter, Matthew 1675 [2.5]
24 Beckman, John 1488 [2.5] : Flude, David A 1648 [2.5]
25 Lenne, Patrick 1647 [2.5] : Davies, Stephen P 1576 [2.5]
26 Meydan, Arie 1757 [2] : Addamo, Michael 810 [2.5]
27 Dalton, Laurie 1318 [2] : Cooper, Nigel 1699 [2]
28 Lawson, Shane 1637 [2] : Gibson, Kyle 1222 [2]
29 Lai, Gene 1599 [2] : Lakshman, Vinay 1236 [2]
30 Liu, Nicholas 1583 [2] : Stojic, Milan 1215 [2]
31 Wallmueller, P 1201 [2] : Potter, Christopher 1533 [2]
32 Feng, Thomas 1524 [2] : Loh, Zachary 1068 [2]
33 Xue, Ollie 600 [2] : Sannidhanam, Anurag 1516 [2]
34 Tanner, Michael 1033 [2] : Humphreys, Scott 1417 [2]
35 Ng, Joshua 1321 [1.5] : Lemmel, Oliver 1051 [1.5]
36 Hayman, Adam 1078 [1.5] : Watson, Jean 1311 [1.5]
37 Fan, Enoch 898 [1.5] : Lyons, Linden 1202 [1.5]
38 D'Onofrio, R 1200 [1.5] : Brennan, James 727 [1.5]
39 Renzies, E 1355 [1] : Solomon, Anthony 1058 [1]
40 Yuan, Daniel 954 [1] : Eldridge, James 1301 [1]
41 McKenzie, Mark 1216 [1] : Hamilton, Liam 728 [1]
42 Ng, Ben 901 [1] : Yuan, David 535 [1]
43 Van Dijk, M 557 [0] : Mills, Terence 422 [0]
44 Gu, Stephanie 303 [0] : Sannidhanam, Ramarou [0]


Two withdrawals were notified to the Arbiter.
One of the messages was incorrect and an initial pairing list had to be corrected.

Publicist
08-06-2009, 02:37 PM
1 Rujevic, Mirko 2223 [4.5] 1:0 Solomon, Stephen J 2379 [4.5]
2 Levi, Eddy L 2168 [4.5] .5:.5 Cheng, Bobby 2130 [4.5]
3 Jones, Gawain 2560 [4] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1938 [4]
4 Dragicevic, Dom 2166 [4] .5:.5 Goldenberg, Igor 2384 [4]
5 Davis, Tony J 1848 [4] 0:1 Teichmann, Erik 2296 [4]
6 West, Guy 2292 [3.5] 1:0 Dilla, Edsil 1895 [4]
7 Hamilton, Doug 2112 [3.5] 0:1 Dalton, Samuel 1923 [3.5]
8 Morris, James 2089 [3.5] 0:1 Tang, Jason 1838 [3.5]
9 Rashid, Abdul 1828 [3.5] 1:0 Jones, Brian A 2020 [3.5]
10 Tionko, Efrain 1784 [3.5] 0:1 Matheson, Laurence 1989 [3.5]
11 Schon, Eugene 2136 [3] 1:0 Maroroa, Sue 1731 [3]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1732 [3] 1:0 Rikalo, Milenko 1793 [3]
13 Carron, Damion 1950 [3] .5:.5 Stewart, Scott 1704 [3]
14 Yu, Sally 1715 [3] 1:0 Kempen, Leon 1917 [3]
15 Wallmueller, J 1683 [3] 0:1 Stojic, Svetozar 1908 [3]
16 Kildisas, Vic 1886 [3] 1:0 Power, Paul 1635 [3]
17 Ng, Isaac 1669 [3] 0:1 Voon, Richard 1861 [3]
18 Chan, Michael 1778 [3] 1:0 Tuglaci, Serif 1644 [3]
19 Podvorac, Z 1584 [3] 0:1 Bearup, Paul 1753 [3]
20 Mijatovic, B 1706 [2.5] 1:0 Cook, Geoff L 1520 [3]
21 Ghayoori, P 1549 [2.5] 0:1 Ding, Yilun 1900 [2.5]
22 Brockman, R 1521 [2.5] .5:.5 Lycett, Garry 1842 [2.5]
23 Forster, Tim 1500 [2.5] 0:1 Potter, Matthew 1675 [2.5]
24 Beckman, John 1488 [2.5] 0:1 Flude, David A 1648 [2.5]
25 Lenne, Patrick 1647 [2.5] 0:1 Davies, Stephen P 1576 [2.5]
26 Meydan, Arie 1757 [2] 1:0 Addamo, Michael 810 [2.5]
27 Dalton, Laurie 1318 [2] .5:.5 Cooper, Nigel 1699 [2]
28 Lawson, Shane 1637 [2] 1:0 Gibson, Kyle 1222 [2]
29 Lai, Gene 1599 [2] 1:0 Lakshman, Vinay 1236 [2]
30 Liu, Nicholas 1583 [2] 1:0 Stojic, Milan 1215 [2]
31 Wallmueller, P 1201 [2] .5:.5 Potter, Christopher 1533 [2]
32 Feng, Thomas 1524 [2] 0:1 Loh, Zachary 1068 [2]
33 Xue, Ollie 600 [2] 0:1 Sannidhanam, Anurag 1516 [2]
34 Tanner, Michael 1033 [2] 0:1 Humphreys, Scott 1417 [2]
35 Ng, Joshua 1321 [1.5] 1:0 Lemmel, Oliver 1051 [1.5]
36 Hayman, Adam 1078 [1.5] 1:0 Watson, Jean 1311 [1.5]
37 Fan, Enoch 898 [1.5] 1:0 Lyons, Linden 1202 [1.5]
38 D'Onofrio, R 1200 [1.5] 1:0 Brennan, James 727 [1.5]
39 Renzies, E 1355 [1] 0:1 Solomon, Anthony 1058 [1]
40 Yuan, Daniel 954 [1] 1:0 Eldridge, James 1301 [1]
41 McKenzie, Mark 1216 [1] 1:0 Hamilton, Liam 728 [1]
42 Ng, Ben 901 [1] 1:0 Yuan, David 535 [1]
43 Van Dijk, M 557 [0] 1:0 Mills, Terence 422 [0]
44 Gu, Stephanie 303 [0] 0:1 Sannidhanam, Ramarou [0]

Publicist
08-06-2009, 02:39 PM
1 Jones, Gawain 2560 [5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2223 [5.5]
2 Levi, Eddy L 2168 [5] : Teichmann, Erik 2296 [5]
3 Cheng, Bobby 2130 [5] : Goldenberg, Igor 2384 [4.5]
4 Solomon, S 2379 [4.5] : Rashid, Abdulwahab 1828 [4.5]
5 Matheson, L 1989 [4.5] : West, Guy 2292 [4.5]
6 Dalton, Samuel 1923 [4.5] : Dragicevic, Domagoj 2166 [4.5]
7 Tang, Jason 1838 [4.5] : Schon, Eugene 2136 [4]
8 Dizdarevic, M 1938 [4] : Davis, Tony J 1848 [4]
9 Stojic, S 1908 [4] : Chan, Michael 1778 [4]
10 Dilla, Edsil 1895 [4] : Chmiel, Rad 1732 [4]
11 Bearup, Paul 1753 [4] : Kildisas, Victor E 1886 [4]
12 Voon, Richard 1861 [4] : Yu, Sally 1715 [4]
13 Stewart, Scott 1704 [3.5] : Morris, James 2089 [3.5]
14 Jones, Brian A 2020 [3.5] : Mijatovic, Bosko 1706 [3.5]
15 Flude, David A 1648 [3.5] : Carron, Damion 1950 [3.5]
16 Ding, Yilun 1900 [3.5] : Potter, Matthew 1675 [3.5]
17 Davies, S 1576 [3.5] : Tionko, Efrain 1784 [3.5]
18 Power, Paul 1635 [3] : Kempen, Leon 1917 [3]
19 Lycett, Garry 1842 [3] : Lai, Gene 1599 [3]
20 Rikalo, Milenko 1793 [3] : Podvorac, Zeljko 1584 [3]
21 Cook, Geoff L 1520 [3] : Meydan, Arie 1757 [3]
22 Maroroa, Sue 1731 [3] : Liu, Nicholas 1583 [3]
23 Humphreys, S 1417 [3] : Wallmueller, Joerg 1683 [3]
24 Sannidhanam, A 1516 [3] : Ng, Isaac 1669 [3]
25 Tuglaci, Serif 1644 [3] : Brockman, Roland 1521 [3]
26 Loh, Zachary 1068 [3] : Lawson, Shane 1637 [3]
27 Cooper, Nigel 1699 [2.5] : Wallmueller, Peter 1201 [2.5]
28 Dalton, Laurie 1318 [2.5] : Lenne, Patrick 1647 [2.5]
29 D'Onofrio, R 1200 [2.5] : Ghayoori, Pezhman 1549 [2.5]
30 Potter, Chris 1533 [2.5] : Ng, Joshua 1321 [2.5]
31 Hayman, Adam 1078 [2.5] : Forster, Tim 1500 [2.5]
32 Addamo, Michael 810 [2.5] : Beckman, John 1488 [2.5]
33 Feng, Thomas 1524 [2] : Fan, Enoch 898 [2.5]
34 Lakshman, Vinay 1236 [2] : Tanner, Michael 1033 [2]
35 Gibson, Kyle 1222 [2] : Xue, Ollie 600 [2]
36 Solomon, A 1058 [2] : McKenzie, Mark 1216 [2]
37 Stojic, Milan 1215 [2] : Yuan, Daniel 954 [2]
38 Watson, Jean 1311 [1.5] : Lemmel, Oliver 1051 [1.5]
39 Lyons, Linden 1202 [1.5] : Brennan, James 727 [1.5]
40 Yuan, David 535 [1] : Renzies, Elliott 1355 [1]
41 Eldridge, James 1301 [1] : Gu, Stephanie 303 [0]
42 Hamilton, Liam 728 [1] : Van Dijk, Marieke 557 [1]
43 Mills, Terence 422 [0] : Ng, Ben 901 [2]
44 Hamilton, Doug 2112 [3.5] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
08-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 6.1
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 1-0
ECO: A04
WhiteElo: 2223
BlackElo: 2379

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Nf3 e6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Be3
Nd4 9. Qd2 Nec6 10. Ne1 O-O 11. Bh6 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 f5 13. exf5 gxf5 14. f4 Qf6
15. Qxf6 Rxf6 16. Nd1 Bd7 17. c3 Nb5 18. Ne3 Rd8 19. a4 Nc7 20. Nc4 Be8 21. Nf3
b6 22. Rfe1 Ne7 23. d4 Bc6 24. dxc5 bxc5 25. b4 Bd5 26. Ne3 Bxf3 27. Bxf3 d5
28. Rad1 cxb4 29. cxb4 Na6 30. Nc2 Rc8 31. Rd2 Rc3 32. Be2 Nc7 33. b5 Rf8 34.
Bf1 Kf7 35. Nd4 Rd8 36. a5 Rd6 37. Rb2 Nc8 38. Nc6 Rdxc6 39. bxc6 Rxc6 40. Rb7
Ke7 41. g4 Nd6 42. Rxa7 fxg4 43. Bd3 Kf6 44. Rb1 h5 45. Kf2 Rc3 46. Ke2 h4 47.
Kd2 d4 48. Rg1 g3 49. hxg3 Nd5 50. Rd7 Nb4 51. Rxd6 Rxd3+ 52. Ke2 Ke7 53. Rb6
Re3+ 54. Kd2 Rb3 55. Rxb4 Rxb4 56. gxh4 Ra4 57. Rg5 Ra3 58. h5 Kd6 59. h6 Rh3
60. a6 Rxh6 61. Ra5 Rh8 62. a7 Ra8 63. Kd3 Kc6 64. Kxd4 1-0

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 6.2
White: Levi, Eddy
Black: Cheng, Bobby
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: B43
WhiteElo: 2168
BlackElo: 2130

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 b5 6. Bd3 Qb6 7. Nb3 Qc7 8. O-O
Bb7 9. Qe2 Nc6 10. f4 d6 11. f5 Nf6 12. Bg5 Be7 13. Qe1 h6 14. Qh4 O-O-O 15.
Bd2 e5 16. Qf2 Nd4 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. exd5 Nxb3 19. axb3 Qc5 20. Be3 Qxd5 21.
Rxa6 Ng4 22. Qe2 Nxe3 23. Qxe3 Bg5 24. Qe2 Qc5+ 25. Kh1 Kd7 26. Bxb5+ Ke7 27.
Rfa1 Kf6 28. Rc6 Qe3 29. Qd1 Qd4 30. Qf1 Qf4 31. Qd3 Qd4 32. Raa6 Qxd3 33. Bxd3
e4 34. Bxe4 Rhe8 35. Ra4 Bc1 36. g4 Bxb2 37. Kg2 h5 38. h3 hxg4 39. hxg4 Kg5
40. Rc7 Rh8 41. c3 Rc8 42. Rac4 Rxc7 43. Rxc7 Kxg4 44. b4 Rh3 45. f6 Rxc3 46.
fxg7 Rg3+ 47. Kh2 Rh3+ 48. Kg2 Rg3+ 49. Kh2 Rh3+ 50. Kg2 Rg3+ 51. Kh2 1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 6.3
White: Jones, Gawain
Black: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Result: 1-0
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 2560
BlackElo: 1938

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Bb5+ Nbd7 5. c4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. Ne5 Bf5
8. O-O g6 9. d4 Bg7 10. Nc3 O-O 11. a4 Qd6 12. b3 c6 13. Ba3 Qc7 14. dxc6 bxc6
15. Qf3 Rfc8 16. Bc5 a5 17. Rfe1 Bf8 18. Na2 h5 19. h3 Nd7 20. Nxd7 Qxd7 21. b4
Be6 22. Qc3 axb4 23. Nxb4 Bg7 24. Nd3 Qb7 25. Nf4 Qd7 26. Nxe6 fxe6 27. Qg3 Kf7
28. a5 Ra6 29. Qf4+ Bf6 30. Ra3 Rca8 31. g4 g5 32. Qe4 Rh8 33. Ree3 hxg4 34.
hxg4 Rh4 35. Rh3 Rxh3 36. Rxh3 Rxa5 37. Qh7+ Kf8 38. Rf3 Rxc5 39. Rxf6+ 1-0

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 6.4
White: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Black: Goldenberg, Igor
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D00
WhiteElo: 2166
BlackElo: 2384

1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Bf5 3. e4 dxe4 4. f3 e3 5. Bxe3 Nf6 6. Bd3 Bg6 7. Nge2 e6 8.
Ng3 c6 9. O-O Nbd7 10. f4 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 g6 12. Rae1 Be7 13. f5 gxf5 14. Bf4 Nf8
15. Be5 Ng6 16. Nxf5 Nxe5 17. Ng7+ Kf8 18. Nxe6+ fxe6 19. dxe5 Qxd3 20. cxd3
Kg7 21. exf6+ Bxf6 22. Rxe6 Rhf8 23. Rd6 Rae8 24. Ne4 Bxb2 25. Rb1 Be5 26.
Rxb7+ Rf7 27. Rxf7+ Kxf7 28. Ng5+ Kg7 29. Rxc6 Rb8 30. Nf3 Bf4 31. Rc2 Be3+ 32.
Kf1 Rb1+ 33. Ke2 Bb6 34. d4 Kf6 35. Kd3 Kf5 36. d5 Rd1+ 37. Kc4 Kf6 38. Re2
Rc1+ 39. Kb3 Rb1+ 40. Kc2 Rb5 41. Rd2 Ke7 42. Re2+ Kd7 43. Ne5+ Kd6 44. Nf7+
Kxd5 45. Re5+ Kc6 46. Rxb5 Kxb5 47. g4 Kc4 48. Ng5 h6 49. Nf7 Be3 50. h4 Kd5
51. Kd3 Bc1 52. a4 a6 53. g5 hxg5 54. Nxg5 Kc5 55. Kc3 Be3 56. Nf7 Bd4+ 57. Kb3
Kd5 58. Kb4 Ke6 59. Ng5+ Kf5 60. Ka5 Bf2 61. Nf3 Kf4 62. Ng5 Bxh4 63. Ne6+ Ke5
1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 6.5
White: Davis, Tony
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: A40
WhiteElo: 1848
BlackElo: 2296

1. d4 Nc6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 Nf6 6. Nd2 Nh5 7. Ngf3 Nxf4
8. exf4 e6 9. c3 Bd6 10. g3 f6 11. O-O Qd7 12. Rfe1 O-O 13. Re3 Rae8 14. Rae1
Re7 15. a3 Nd8 16. c4 c6 17. b4 Rfe8 18. Qb3 Nf7 19. a4 Bc7 20. Qc2 Nd6 21. c5
Nf5 22. Rb3 e5 23. fxe5 fxe5 24. dxe5 Bxe5 25. Nxe5 Rxe5 26. Rxe5 Rxe5 27. Nf3
Re4 28. Qd3 Qe7 29. Kg2 g6 30. Nd2 Rd4 31. Qc3 Qe2 32. Nf3 Rd1 33. Kh3 h5 0-1

Publicist
08-06-2009, 10:42 PM
Final Cross table and Round 7 results are now on the web site http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/09_vic_open_results.htm
After some internet problems, updates of earlier rounds will follow

Metro
09-06-2009, 12:51 AM
Congratulations to Mirko :clap: :clap: and Erik:clap:

Special mention to Mirko because he is 60 + years of age.

Igor_Goldenberg
09-06-2009, 09:41 AM
Rujevic played the strongest field (1.5/2 against Solomon and Jones), excellent result.
Eric well done as well.
Good result for Domagoj (with a bit of luck could've been even better, he had me and Solo in a grip!)

BearDrinkingBeer
09-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Rujevic played the strongest field (1.5/2 against Solomon and Jones), excellent result.
Very nice work holding the Exchange Spanish as Black against a GM. If anybody wants to see this game, it's still available on the live display (http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm).

gbekker
09-06-2009, 07:14 PM
Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 7.1
White: Jones, Gawain
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C68
WhiteElo: 2560
BlackElo: 2223

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 Nf6 8.
d3 Be7 9. Qg3 Qd6 10. Nd2 Nh5 11. Qg4 Qg6 12. Nf3 Qxg4 13. hxg4 Nf6 14. Nxe5
Bd6 15. Nc4 Nxg4 16. d4 Be7 17. c3 O-O-O 18. f3 Nf6 19. b4 Nd7 20. a4 b6 21. g4
f6 22. Ra2 h5 23. gxh5 Rxh5 24. Rg2 g5 25. Rh2 Rdh8 26. Rxh5 Rxh5 27. Kg2 Nf8
28. a5 b5 29. Nb2 Ng6 30. Nd3 Bd6 31. f4 gxf4 32. Bxf4 f5 33. Bxd6 cxd6 34. e5
Kd7 35. exd6 Kxd6 36. Nc5 Ne7 37. Re1 Rh6 38. Nxa6 Nd5 39. Rc1 Rg6+ 40. Kf2 Rh6
41. Nc5 Rh2+ 42. Kg3 Re2 43. a6 Ra2 44. Kh4 Nc7 45. Nb7+ Kd5 46. Rf1 Nxa6 47.
Rxf5+ Kc4 48. Rf3 Rc2 49. Na5+ Kd5 50. Kg5 Nc7 51. Re3 Kd6 52. Nb7+ Kd7 53.
Nc5+ Kd6 54. Kf5 Rf2+ 55. Kg4 Rc2 56. Nb7+ Kd7 57. Rh3 Nd5 58. Nc5+ Kc7 59. Ne4
Re2 60. Kf5 Ne7+ 61. Ke5 Ng6+ 62. Kf5 Ne7+ 63. Kf4 Nd5+ 64. Ke5 Kb6 65. Rf3 Re1
66. Kf5 Ne7+ 67. Kf4 Nd5+ 68. Ke5 Re2 69. Rh3 Re1 70. Rd3 Re2 71. Kf5 Re1 72.
Nc5 Rc1 73. Ne4 Re1 74. Nd6 Rc1 75. Rg3 Rxc3 76. Rg7 Nxb4 77. Nc8+ Ka5 78. Ra7+
Na6 79. Ke5 b4 80. Nd6 b3 81. Rb7 Ka4 82. Ra7 Ka5 83. Rb7 Nb4 84. Ra7+ Kb6 85.
Nc8+ Kb5 86. Nd6+ Kb6 87. Nc8+ 1/2-1/2

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 7.2
White: Levi, Eddy
Black: Teichman, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: B00
WhiteElo: 2168
BlackElo: 2296

1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. dxe5 Nxe5 4. Nf3 Bb4+ 5. c3 Nxf3+ 6. Qxf3 Bc5 7. Bc4 Qf6
8. Qg3 d6 9. Nd2 Ne7 10. Nf3 h6 11. h4 Be6 12. Bxe6 Qxe6 13. O-O O-O-O 14. b4
Bb6 15. a4 a6 16. a5 Ba7 17. Re1 g5 18. h5 Nc6 19. Be3 Bxe3 20. Rxe3 d5 21. Nd4
Nxd4 22. cxd4 dxe4 23. Rc3 Qd6 24. Qg4+ Kb8 25. Qxe4 Qxd4 26. Qc2 Rhe8 27. Rb1
Re7 28. Rc5 Rde8 29. g3 c6 30. Kg2 Re4 31. Qb3 Re2 32. Qf3 Rxf2+ 33. Qxf2 Qe4+
34. Kh2 Qxb1 35. Rf5 Qd1 36. Qf3 Qd2+ 37. Kh3 Qxb4 38. Rxf7 Qc4 39. Qf5 Qb5 40.
Qd7 Rc8 41. Qd6+ Ka7 42. Qxh6 Qd5 43. Qh7 c5 44. h6 c4 45. Qg6 c3 46. Rf2 Rh8
47. h7 Qd7+ 48. Kg2 Qxh7 49. Qxh7 Rxh7 50. Rc2 Rc7 51. Kf3 b5 52. axb6+ Kxb6
53. Ke4 Kb5 54. Kd4 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 7.3
White: Cheng, Bobby
Black: Goldenberg, Igor
Result: 0-1
ECO: D11
WhiteElo: 2130
BlackElo: 2384

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Bd3 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. b3 Bg4 8. Bb2
Ne4 9. Nc3 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 c5 12. Rc1 cxd4 13. Bxd4 Bxd4 14. exd4
dxc4 15. Bxc4 Nd7 16. f4 Nf6 17. Qf3 Qd7 18. Rfd1 Rac8 19. a4 b6 20. f5 Kg7 21.
d5 Rfd8 22. fxg6 hxg6 23. Qf4 Qd6 24. Qxd6 Rxd6 25. Rd3 Rc7 26. Rcd1 Kf8 27.
Kg2 Ne8 28. Bb5 Rc2 29. Bc6 Nf6 30. R1d2 Rxd2 31. Rxd2 e6 32. Rc2 Nxd5 33. Bxd5
Rxd5 34. Rc7 a5 35. Rb7 Rd6 36. f3 e5 37. Kf2 Kg7 38. Ke3 Kf6 39. Rc7 Ke6 40.
Ke2 f6 41. Ke3 Kf5 42. Rc4 Rd4 43. Rxd4 exd4+ 44. Kxd4 Kf4 45. Kc4 Kxf3 46. Kb5
f5 47. Kxb6 f4 48. Kxa5 Ke4 49. b4 f3 50. b5 f2 51. b6 f1=Q 52. b7 Qf4 53. Ka6
Qb8 0-1

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 7.4
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Rashid, Abdulwahab
Result: 1-0
ECO: E92
WhiteElo: 2379
BlackElo: 1828

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8.
Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 c6 12. O-O-O cxd5 13. Bb5 Bd7 14.
Rxd5 Bxb5 15. Rxb5 Na6 16. Kb1 b6 17. Rd5 Nc5 18. Nd2 f5 19. f3 Rac8 20. Rd1
Rc7 21. Rc1 Rec8 22. Be3 Ne6 23. Rxc7 Rxc7 24. b3 Re7 25. Kc2 Kf7 26. Nc4 Nc7
27. Rd8 Ne8 28. a4 fxe4 29. fxe4 Bf6 30. Bf2 Ng7 31. Rd5 Ne6 32. Be3 Nc7 33.
Rd2 Ne6 34. b4 Rc7 35. Kb3 Ke7 36. b5 Bg5 37. Bxg5+ Nxg5 38. Rd5 Ne6 39. Nxe5
Nc5+ 40. Kb4 Nxe4 41. Nc6+ Kf6 42. Rd8 Nc5 43. Ra8 a5+ 44. bxa6 Nxa6+ 45. Kb5
Nc5 46. Kxb6 Ne6 47. Ra7 1-0

Event: Victorian Open
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2009.06.08
Round: 7.5
White: Matheson, Laurence
Black: West, Guy
Result: 0-1
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 1989
BlackElo: 2292

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Be2 Bxe2 5. Nxe2 Qxd5 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 O-O-O
8. Nd2 Qh5 9. Nf3 e5 10. Ng3 Qg6 11. Nh4 Qg4 12. Qxg4+ Nxg4 13. h3 Nf6 14. dxe5
Nxe5 15. Bg5 Ned7 16. Rad1 h6 17. Bc1 g6 18. Nf3 Bg7 19. Be3 Rhe8 20. Bd4 Re6
21. Rfe1 Rde8 22. Rxe6 Rxe6 23. Be3 a6 24. Kf1 Ne8 25. Bd4 c5 26. Bxg7 Nxg7 27.
Re1 Kc7 28. Ne2 b5 29. c4 bxc4 30. Nd2 Ne5 31. Nf4 Re8 32. Rc1 g5 33. Nd5+ Kc6
34. Ne3 Nd3 35. Rxc4 Nxb2 36. Rc3 Rd8 37. Nf3 f6 38. Ke2 Ne6 39. g3 Nc7 40. Ng4
Nb5 41. Rc2 Na4 42. Nxf6 Rf8 43. Ng4 Nac3+ 44. Kf1 Kd5 45. Nge5 Ne4 46. Kg2 Rf5
47. Ng4 Rxf3 48. Ne3+ Rxe3 49. fxe3 c4 50. Kf3 c3 51. Rc1 Nbd6 52. Rd1+ Kc5 53.
Ke2 Nxg3+ 54. Kd3 Nge4 55. Rb1 Nf2+ 56. Kxc3 Nde4+ 57. Kc2 Nxh3 58. Rb8 g4 59.
Rc8+ Kd5 60. Rd8+ Ke5 61. Re8+ Kf5 62. Kd3 Nf6 63. Re7 g3 64. Rg7 Ng4 65. e4+
Kf6 66. Rxg4 Nf2+ 67. Ke3 Nxg4+ 68. Kf3 Nf2 69. Kxg3 Nxe4+ 0-1

AzureBlue
09-06-2009, 07:18 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done all :) :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

D Dragicevic
10-06-2009, 12:51 AM
Good result for Domagoj (with a bit of luck could've been even better, he had me and Solo in a grip!)

Thanks for that, Igor. Well, speaking of luck I was perhaps slightly fortunate in round 1 against Thomas Feng. He played well, and with bit more luck, he could have got something out of the game. So I guess it all evens out at the end.

ER
11-06-2009, 10:53 PM
Chess Related
Lots of gossip! About everything and everyone! I acted as some sort of the Forum's representative since almost everyone that I hadn't seen for ages, came and asked me all the why, what, who, how, when and wheres you can imagine. I took Manuel's line of defence and of course I knew noooooooothing! :P
I heard so much gossip and rumours about the Melbourne Cup thingy, that I doubt it will ever see the light of publicity in the related thread!
I won't say much about it but think in lines of MIO, some potential sponsorship, some interstate voyages. I am not willing to disclose anything more or less of this stuff, after all there was no specific references made just roumorology! :P
A fantastic speech on behalf of Leonid Sandler during the presentation in the end of the tournament. He apologised on behalf of the CV President Katrin who was not able to make it, Despite his initial hesitation he was successful!
Eclectic was there and in great form: Apart from his being amongst the prize winners :clap: he found the time to explain to me his latest idea about a revolutionary time control system which the more I think about it the more attractive I find it! Again no revealing further information!
Friendly atmosphrere throughout the tournament. Winners and losers intermingled in analysis and joke sharing after the games. Jean wondered how many rating points were squandered during those (for some glorious, for some other traumatic) three days of Chess. No worries Watto, we' ll get them in the next one!
Five blitz games vs Kyle Gibson between rounds. The result? A non surprising 5-0 to Kyle! :clap: :clap: :clap: Hehe, I am preparing my revenge for the next one! :wall:
I was involved in a tense battle vs young Solo! After an eventful middlegame in which I thought I had the upper hand I blundered and I found myself in a losing position. Then, to my surprise, Anthony offered a draw which I rejected saying "no way mate, you have a winning position here, you better concentrate and find the win. The youngster found the winning line and I resigned on the spot. He is a great kid and with a great sense of humour like his dad! He is having a break from academic life having finished HS. I wish him all the best!
Non Chess related
Good to see Eclectic in great form in the non chess section as well. He joined. He is pleasant, sharp, hilarious, likeable! He can find the funny side of things in everything including the canteen door!
In the same category undoubtlly belong:
Shane Lawson, "knock shops" and "black pepper"
Igor Goldenberg "the consultant"
Leonid Sandler " the Trojan Horse"
(next to their names I have the titles of the jokes they told me)
lol they are dangerous characters: :lol: I had to run out of the playing hall to have a hearty laugh! Thank God we had Gary Bekker and not a Garvinator style hanging arbiter. I would have been cautioned and then thrown out for making noises.
I had a chance to go for a coffee with the legendary Fludey during a break between rounds. David after stating that women are only good in growing flowers and men vegitables, introduced me in great detail to the marvels of his garden and his impressive production! When I asked him how much time does he spend in his garden, he looked at me enigmatically and said "none"! :eh: :hmm: :rolleyes: then he revealed to me the secret!!! :) I am not giving it to you! :)
An excellent partnership between Vinay and Anurag in the running of the canteen. After they 'd finish their rounds the two talented juniors would run to the canteen and help with serving and looking after the place.:clap: Vinay, polite and welcoming undertook the CEO role of promotions and marketing. Anurag took control of the finance and made sure he kept the books in control in a very effective way. Well, they had some disagreements in public but then again, every successful business needs a bit of a kick start! :)
Gerry Hartland showed me his latest photography and drawing masterpieces. I am writing an article about him, as a supplement to the old one, and his latest creative outburst inspired me even further.
Trevor Stanning gave me another impressive sociological lecture about family generational behaviour on the field of finance. That was on Sunday. Three days later his analysis was proved right, accurate and correct to the letter!!! In fact Trevor predicted the latest news about the Packer family! The guy is sharp! Well, you cannot possibly be in a strategic leading position of one of the most successful international companies having dozens of people under your command if you are not sharp!
That's it for the time being!

Igor_Goldenberg
14-06-2009, 08:34 PM
CONGRATULATIONS IM IGOR GOLDENBERG!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
You (once again} have made us all proud!!!
I wish you could play more Chess in international tournaments and become a GM as well! Cheers and all the best for the future!!!

PS Greg thanks for the good news!!!! :)

Thanks JAK, but unfortunately it's a bit premature. I still have no information on the progress of IM title application (or even whether ACF made a submission to FIDE).

Watto
14-06-2009, 11:32 PM
Thanks JAK, but unfortunately it's a bit premature. I still have no information on the progress of IM title application (or even whether ACF made a submission to FIDE).
http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=242716#post242716

Igor, post number 69 by Greg Canfell provided news about this.

Fenguin
14-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Thanks for that, Igor. Well, speaking of luck I was perhaps slightly fortunate in round 1 against Thomas Feng. He played well, and with bit more luck, he could have got something out of the game. So I guess it all evens out at the end.

I guess I could've gotten a bit more out of the game, but I wasn't willing to take the risk, for example, trapping the rook, giving me material advantage, but giving you a lot of compensation. Also, being a pawn up for most of the game, I couldn't really use my advantage at any stage. But anyway, it was a good, tough game, and you deserved to win in the end.

Igor_Goldenberg
15-06-2009, 09:33 AM
http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=242716#post242716

Igor, post number 69 by Greg Canfell provided news about this.
That's what JAK was replying to to. But no, this post does not tell much.

Watto
15-06-2009, 10:02 AM
That's what JAK was replying to to. But no, this post does not tell much.
Ah, sorry. I hadn’t read the posts closely enough – was in a hurry - just saw yours late last night and remembered Greg’s post which I thought implied that he had sent off the paperwork (If I’d read JaK’s quote I would have noticed the part where JaK mentions Greg… !)

D Dragicevic
25-06-2009, 08:12 PM
Does anyone know in which list this tournament will be FIDE rated. I can see that on FIDE website they don't have it as one of the tournaments for the July list, and there is only few days to go. NSW open is there, and the tournament was played at the same time.

Bill Gletsos
25-06-2009, 08:16 PM
The FIDE website shows it as supposedly in the July list but also shows it as not yet submitted.

mikesguns
26-06-2009, 11:56 PM
It isnt actually there anymore

Rhubarb
27-06-2009, 01:09 AM
please, wait till i get back to Sydney

Rhubarb
30-06-2009, 10:44 PM
The Victorian Open has now been rated by FIDE here (http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_report.phtml?event16=42465).