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Kings of chess
15-04-2009, 08:08 PM
Dear Chess Players,

Kings of chess club on the Gold Coast would like to inform you that Surfers Paradise Open Chess Tournament will be held this Year on 26 and 27 September 2009. We apologise for previous advertising as 5 Days FIDE tournament on Grand Prix events but we have reason for that:

Our special guest at Surfers Paradise Open 2009 will be Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov.

More information will come soon!

Kings of chess club
www.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.kingsofchess.biz)

Kai
15-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Wow......Will Shirov actually be playing in the tournament?

Amir K.
15-04-2009, 10:38 PM
Wow......Will Shirov actually be playing in the tournament?

Dear Elmo,
More info will come soon.
We are happy to announce that GM Alexei Shirov is coming to support and promote chess in Australia and our Kings of chess club.
We would like again to show our appreciation and great generosity to one of the greatest players of all time.
Kings of chess club

Kings of chess
21-04-2009, 11:07 PM
Dear Chess Players,

Kings of chess club on the Gold Coast would like to inform you that Surfers Paradise Open Chess Tournament will be held this Year on 26 and 27 September 2009. We apologise for previous advertising as 5 Days FIDE tournament on Grand Prix events but we have reason for that:

Our special guest at Surfers Paradise Open 2009 will be Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov.

More information will come soon!

Kings of chess club
www.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.kingsofchess.biz)


We would like to announce that Surfers Paradise Open 2009 on 26/27 September will be held at Broadbeach, therefore if anyone wishes to come and play, please look for accommodation around Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach Waters. This is a unique oportunity to see on of the top world player as GM Alexei Shirov in Australia and in action. Grandmaster Alexei Shirov is coming, mostly to support chess in Australia.

More info coming soon!

Tony Dowden
22-04-2009, 08:23 PM
Dear Chess Players,

Kings of chess club on the Gold Coast would like to inform you that Surfers Paradise Open Chess Tournament will be held this Year on 26 and 27 September 2009. We apologise for previous advertising as 5 Days FIDE tournament on Grand Prix events but we have reason for that:

Our special guest at Surfers Paradise Open 2009 will be Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov.

More information will come soon!

Kings of chess club
www.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.kingsofchess.biz)

April 1 was three weeks ago ... so this must be on the level. But will he play?

CameronD
22-04-2009, 11:08 PM
April 1 was three weeks ago ... so this must be on the level. But will he play?

I would guess a simul on one of the nights

WhiteElephant
22-04-2009, 11:48 PM
Why not just tell us what Shirov's involvement will be, why all the secrecy?

If it's yet to be negotiated then tell us that. Or tell us what you are trying to negotiate. If you want to get publicity from the fact that Shirov will be coming then you should be more specific. Just my opinion.

Kevin Bonham
23-04-2009, 01:35 AM
I'm enjoying the suspense ... and I think the presence of Alexei Shirov in any capacity so long as he isn't just dropping in to say hello is a great asset for an Australian tournament.

WhiteElephant
23-04-2009, 10:47 AM
I think the presence of Alexei Shirov in any capacity so long as he isn't just dropping in to say hello is a great asset for an Australian tournament.

For sure, not denying that! Great work to get him to Australia :clap:

MichaelBaron
23-04-2009, 04:30 PM
May be Shirov will be there...to swim in the ocean and will just attend the chess event once to say hi ;)

Garrett
23-04-2009, 04:40 PM
May be Shirov will be there...to swim in the ocean and will just attend the chess event once to say hi ;)

I would certainly be delighted to say hello to Alexsi Shirov. I have one of his ChessBase videos and quite like it.

But I'm easy pleased, I'd like to meet you one day too Michael :) .

Cheers
Garrett.

Kings of chess
25-04-2009, 08:48 AM
Why not just tell us what Shirov's involvement will be, why all the secrecy?

If it's yet to be negotiated then tell us that. Or tell us what you are trying to negotiate. If you want to get publicity from the fact that Shirov will be coming then you should be more specific. Just my opinion.

Grandmaster Shirov is going to perform Simultaneous Exhibition at Broadbeach on 26 or 27 September 2009.

Watto
25-04-2009, 10:43 AM
Grandmaster Shirov is going to perform Simultaneous Exhibition at Broadbeach on 26 or 27 September 2009.
That is exciting. Congratulations on organising that!

Alexrules01
25-04-2009, 12:46 PM
It would be great to attend, i have never met a super-GM. :)

But I don't see me going to Surfer's Paradise :(

Tony Dowden
25-04-2009, 02:31 PM
Grandmaster Shirov is going to perform Simultaneous Exhibition at Broadbeach on 26 or 27 September 2009.

Congratulations for organising this :clap: :clap:

Metro
25-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Congratulations for organising this :clap: :clap:
Is he going to southern states? I know he has contacts in Victoria.

Kings of chess
26-04-2009, 12:11 PM
Is he going to southern states? I know he has contacts in Victoria.

Alexei is coming direct to Gold Coast and his visit is going to be realy short, according him.

Kings of chess
09-05-2009, 11:03 PM
Dear Chess Players,

Kings of chess club on the Gold Coast would like to inform you that Surfers Paradise Open Chess Tournament will be held this Year on 26 and 27 September 2009. We apologise for previous advertising as 5 Days FIDE tournament on Grand Prix events but we have reason for that:

Our special guest at Surfers Paradise Open 2009 will be Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov.

More information will come soon!

Kings of chess club
www.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.kingsofchess.biz)

2009 Surfers Paradise Open will be held at:
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Next to Jupiters Casino
2684 Gold Coast Hwy
Broadbeach, QLD 4218

This is most prestigous Venue on the Gold Coast. Coffee and fresh water will be available on both days. Entry form with schedule and prizes for Simultaneous game and Surfers Paradise open should be ready by middle of May 2009.

Kings of chess
24-05-2009, 01:51 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Open will be held at:
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Next to Jupiters Casino
2684 Gold Coast Hwy
Broadbeach, QLD 4218

This is most prestigous Venue on the Gold Coast. Coffee and fresh water will be available on both days. Entry form with schedule and prizes for Simultaneous game and Surfers Paradise open should be ready by middle of May 2009.

GM Alexei Shirov who will be our guest at 2009 Surfers Paradise Open on the Gold Coast won Mtel Tournament in Bulgaria.
After latest win at Olympics over GM Topalov who is No.1 in the world, Mr Shirov is obviously in top form and well prepared. Could be the Mr Shirov world Champion in the near future?
This was very strong tournament in which participated: GM Topalov, GM Carlsen, GM Ivanchuk, GM Wang and GM Dominguez, all of the rated over 2700 FIDE. Here is the his last game against GM Magnus Carlsen, so far voted as game of the Year 2009:

Event: ?
Site: ?
Date: 2009.05.23
Round: ?
White: GM_Shirov
Black: GM_Carlsen
Result: 1-0
WhiteElo: 2745
BlackElo: 2770
Opening: Sicilian: Pelikan, Chelyabinsk variation
ECO: B33
NIC: SI.37
Time: 07:46:16
TimeControl: 5400+0

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 Bg7 11. Bd3 Ne7 12. Nxe7 Qxe7 13. c4 f5 14. O-O
O-O 15. Qh5 Rb8 16. exf5 e4 17. Rae1 Bb7 18. Qg4 Rfe8 19. cxb5 d5 20. bxa6
Bc6 21. b3 Kh8 22. Nc2 Be5 23. Be2 d4 24. Bc4 Rg8 25. Qh3 Rg7 26. g3 Rbg8
27. Qh6 Qc7 28. Nb4 Ba8 29. Nd5 Qd8 30. Rxe4 {White wins} 1-0

MichaelBaron
24-05-2009, 02:46 PM
Who voted Shirov-Carlsen to be the game of the year? The game was only played a day ago!

Bill Gletsos
24-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Here is the his last game against GM Magnus Carlsen, so far voted as game of the Year 2009:Can you please provide a source to back this claim up.

Bill Gletsos
24-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Who voted Shirov-Carlsen to be the game of the year? The game was only played a day ago!Yes it was played less than 18 hours ago.

MichaelBaron
24-05-2009, 03:09 PM
I just showed King of Chess's posting to a couple of my GM friends on facebook....one GM who prefers to remain anonymous told me that he nearly wet himself laughing after discovering that someone can seriously think it is the game of the year.

The opening did not go according to the plan for Magnus. Then he simply blundered the e4 pawn on top of it and resigned on the spot.

Kevin Bonham
24-05-2009, 03:18 PM
The opening did not go according to the plan for Magnus. Then he simply blundered the e4 pawn on top of it and resigned on the spot.

But if the opening did not go "according to the plan" for Magnus, what is the plan and at what point did he lose the plot of it? I ask because all the way down that line to the first new move (which is move 22) black has scored well in the past, but it looks like black really doesn't have anything.

I agree that calling it "game of the year" is just hype. All that said, Shirov's status as an M-Tel winner ahead of Topalov and Carlsen, and now pressing to be top-5 in the world must greatly increase interest in his visit to Australia.

MichaelBaron
24-05-2009, 04:22 PM
But if the opening did not go "according to the plan" for Magnus, what is the plan and at what point did he lose the plot of it? I ask because all the way down that line to the first new move (which is move 22) black has scored well in the past, but it looks like black really doesn't have anything.

I agree that calling it "game of the year" is just hype. All that said, Shirov's status as an M-Tel winner ahead of Topalov and Carlsen, and now pressing to be top-5 in the world must greatly increase interest in his visit to Australia.
Well, Magnus got outbooked! Shirov was better prepared for the opening thats all, but how does it make it a good game?

Capablanca-Fan
24-05-2009, 04:49 PM
"Game of the year" could be only its competitive importance in such a strong tournament, comeback tournament win against the young genius, and even that is doubtful. But it's hardly because it was such an outstanding game.

Kevin Bonham
24-05-2009, 05:19 PM
Well, Magnus got outbooked!

Evidently so, but at what point?

I do think preparation is often a large part of a "good game" at top level nowadays but I wouldn't consider a game great or a contender for game of the year where one player was basically lost without playing any new moves.

Kings of chess
25-05-2009, 08:08 AM
But if the opening did not go "according to the plan" for Magnus, what is the plan and at what point did he lose the plot of it? I ask because all the way down that line to the first new move (which is move 22) black has scored well in the past, but it looks like black really doesn't have anything.

I agree that calling it "game of the year" is just hype. All that said, Shirov's status as an M-Tel winner ahead of Topalov and Carlsen, and now pressing to be top-5 in the world must greatly increase interest in his visit to Australia.

:idea:
At least smart comment.

Garrett
25-05-2009, 08:16 AM
Nice game, but probably more correct to say Novosibirsk Variation of Sveshnikov/Pelikan.

michaelrichards
25-05-2009, 02:13 PM
im gonna ask him why he kept losin to kasparov

ER
25-05-2009, 04:44 PM
(...) more correct to say Novosibirsk Variation (...)
Careful Garrett, you are in Ax territory here!! :P :lol:

Kings of chess
26-05-2009, 11:45 PM
GM Alexei Shirov who will be our guest at 2009 Surfers Paradise Open on the Gold Coast won Mtel Tournament in Bulgaria.
After latest win at Olympics over GM Topalov who is No.1 in the world, Mr Shirov is obviously in top form and well prepared. Could be the Mr Shirov world Champion in the near future?
This was very strong tournament in which participated: GM Topalov, GM Carlsen, GM Ivanchuk, GM Wang and GM Dominguez, all of the rated over 2700 FIDE. Here is the his last game against GM Magnus Carlsen, so far voted as game of the Year 2009:

Event: ?
Site: ?
Date: 2009.05.23
Round: ?
White: GM_Shirov
Black: GM_Carlsen
Result: 1-0
WhiteElo: 2745
BlackElo: 2770
Opening: Sicilian: Pelikan, Chelyabinsk variation
ECO: B33
NIC: SI.37
Time: 07:46:16
TimeControl: 5400+0

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 Bg7 11. Bd3 Ne7 12. Nxe7 Qxe7 13. c4 f5 14. O-O
O-O 15. Qh5 Rb8 16. exf5 e4 17. Rae1 Bb7 18. Qg4 Rfe8 19. cxb5 d5 20. bxa6
Bc6 21. b3 Kh8 22. Nc2 Be5 23. Be2 d4 24. Bc4 Rg8 25. Qh3 Rg7 26. g3 Rbg8
27. Qh6 Qc7 28. Nb4 Ba8 29. Nd5 Qd8 30. Rxe4 {White wins} 1-0

SURFERS PARADISE OPEN
2009 CHESS TOURNAMENT
Surf the chess board!

Featuring a lesson and a simultaneous exhibition by Super Grandmaster ALEXEI SHIROV, one of the best players in the world.
20 first registered players will take a part from 4 PM-8PM, on Sunday 27 September 2009. LIVE GAMES from a Simul with MONROI!
From 8-9 PM On Saturday, Grandmaster Shirov will warm up contestants with a lesson “How to become a Super Grandmaster”.
Entry fees: Simul and Lesson $150 for simul players. $30 for spectators.
Simul, Lesson and Surfers Paradise Open combined $250.
Simul limit: 20 players and 2000 rating (ACF or FIDE).
Free photos signed by GM Shirov will be presented to registered simul players.

1. VENUE: at Gold Coast Convention Centre, next to Jupiters Casino,
2. 2684 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach 4218

Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix 5th class

PARADISE SECTION (ACF Rated- Open to everyone)
Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September 2009
SESSION TIMES:
Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00 PM, RD3 2.30 PM,
RD4 5.00 PM (Request a bye possible)
Sunday: Rd 5 9.00AM, Rd 7 11.30 AM
Presentation 2.30 PM
ENTRY FEE: $ 120 ( Free entry for GMs, WGMs, IMs,WIMs )
FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500, 4th $200, 5th $100
Extra: Brilliancy Prize $200
Under 2000 rating: Prizes 1st $600 2nd 400 3rd $200

SURFING SECTION ( Under 1600 ACF rating- 6 Rounds Swiss)
Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September 2009
SESSION TIMES:
Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00PM, Rd 3 2.30 PM,
RD 4 5.00PM
Sunday: Rd 5 9.30AM, Rd 6 12.00PM,
Presentation 3.00PM ENTRY FEE: $ 100
TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $250, 4th $150 5th $100
Under 1000 and unrated: 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100

FUN SECTION ( 1 day)
For beginners and parents. Restricted to unrated players.
No clock, no recording of moves 5 Rounds
Sunday, 27 September from 9.30-2.00 PM
ENTRY FEE: $ 30
PRIZES: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, + medals
Players can request a bye in any round except the last round.

Please note: Tournament details are subject to change. Prizes may increase with additional sponsorhip injections.

ENTRY FORM
PLEASE NOTE: Venue’s rules and dress code apply (shoes are compulsory).
Name: ___________________________________
Address:__________________________________
_________________________________________
Phone: _____________ D.O.B.:____________
Status: _____________ Rating:____________
(Adult / Junior)
Email:____________________________________
Section entering: Simul / Paradise / Surfing / Fun
(Please circle) (with GM Shirov) (Open) (U1600) (Unrated)
Entries and payments closing on Thursday, 24 September 2009. Venue capacity limited to 120 players. Late entry fees $20 extra charge for Open and Under 1600 sections.
Players who fail to register in person 8:30am - 9:15am on the day will be given a half point bye for round one.
Note: Entrants must be current CAQ members;
non-members or lapsed members may join with this entry.
Entry fee payable: $ _______________________________
(including CAQ membership fee of $10, if applicable)
Signature:________________________________________
Post with fee to: Kings of Chess, PO Box 5253,
Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Q 4218, Australia
Direct bank deposit to: Kings of chess, Bendigo Bank,
SWIFT code: BENDAU3B, BSB: 633-000,
Acc. Number: 134763028. Quote player’s name as reference.
For credit card payments ring us or please fax details to:
Fax. (0061) 07 5578 6171
Enquiries: (0061) 07 5578 5872 Mob (0061) 0414 673 228
Email: doors113@bigpond.com Web: www.kingsofchess.biz

Bill Gletsos
27-05-2009, 12:01 AM
Kings of chess,

When you make a post you always quote your previous post for no apparent reason.

Why do you continually do this?

CameronD
27-05-2009, 12:04 AM
Kings of chess,

When you make a post you always quote your previous post for no apparent reason.

Why do you continually do this?

IZts because he uses the quote button instead of post reply at the bottom. He probably just doesnt know about it.

Bill Gletsos
27-05-2009, 12:37 AM
IZts because he uses the quote button instead of post reply at the bottom. He probably just doesnt know about it.Surely he reads what he posts. :hmm: :hmm:

He must see that he continually quotes his previous posts. :doh:

Kings of chess
27-05-2009, 08:49 PM
Kings of chess,

When you make a post you always quote your previous post for no apparent reason.

Why do you continually do this?

Reason: Connecting 2 similar posts (thinking as organiser and not as chess player).
Obviously, it is boring for you as you are every day on the chat, but I think that many people just search very quickly last posts and do not go through every post. Therefore as organiser's Kings of chess updates important topics for members who are time limited.

Furthermore, with this style, we do not ignore any posts by other members on our treads, we just promoting our tourneys in such way.
If I would post something privately, it would look different.

Bill Gletsos
28-05-2009, 12:53 AM
Reason: Connecting 2 similar posts (thinking as organiser and not as chess player).
Obviously, it is boring for you as you are every day on the chat, but I think that many people just search very quickly last posts and do not go through every post. Therefore as organiser's Kings of chess updates important topics for members who are time limited.No other organiser here is doing this.
In fact it makes no sense as you are only connecting your latest post with your previous post.

Therefore people still need to check the whole thread to see what you said prior to your last two posts.

Please refrain from doing this in future.

Tyson
28-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Hi Amir,

Just a couple of questions. Is it enough to register to get into the simul with Alexi Shirov or do you have to pay too?

Also, where it says simul limt: 20 players and 2000 rated. Is that 20 players only and those 20 players must be rated over 2000, or is it the first 20 players to register and players rated over 2000 (im assuming its the first but am hoping its the second)

Lastly, i think there's a typo in the information. It says Round 5 9am Round 7 11:30am (should be round 6?)

Tyson

Kevin Bonham
28-05-2009, 04:07 PM
I reckon 2000 would be the maximum rating allowed not the minimum - Kasparov has a similar rule.

Capablanca-Fan
28-05-2009, 08:25 PM
I reckon 2000 would be the maximum rating allowed not the minimum - Kasparov has a similar rule.
Really? He played simuls against GMs, at least if K had a chance to know in advance.

Bill Gletsos
28-05-2009, 08:31 PM
Really? He played simuls against GMs, at least if K had a chance to know in advance.Kasparov's general rule for regular 20 player simuls is that the player's FIDE or national rating is below 2000.

Kings of chess
28-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Hi Amir,

Just a couple of questions. Is it enough to register to get into the simul with Alexi Shirov or do you have to pay too?

Also, where it says simul limt: 20 players and 2000 rated. Is that 20 players only and those 20 players must be rated over 2000, or is it the first 20 players to register and players rated over 2000 (im assuming its the first but am hoping its the second)

Lastly, i think there's a typo in the information. It says Round 5 9am Round 7 11:30am (should be round 6?)

Tyson

Thanks / info corrected as can be seen bellow/ Unfortunately we have to receive payment with registration as we have only 9 spots left for a Simul.


SURFERS PARADISE OPEN
2009 CHESS TOURNAMENT
Surf the chess board!

Featuring a lesson and a simultaneous exhibition by Super Grandmaster ALEXEI SHIROV, one of the best players in the world.
20 first registered players will take a part from 4 PM-8PM, on Sunday 27 September 2009. LIVE GAMES from a Simul with MONROI!
From 8-9 PM On Saturday, Grandmaster Shirov will warm up contestants with a lesson “How to become a Super Grandmaster”.
Entry fees: Simul and Lesson $150 for simul players. $30 for spectators.
Simul, Lesson and Surfers Paradise Open combined $250.
Simul limit: 20 players and Maximum 2000 current rating (ACF or FIDE).
Free photos signed by GM Shirov will be presented to registered simul players.

1. VENUE: at Gold Coast Convention Centre, next to Jupiters Casino,
2. 2684 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach 4218

Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix 5th class

PARADISE SECTION (ACF Rated- Open to everyone)
Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September 2009
SESSION TIMES:
Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00 PM, RD3 2.30 PM,
RD4 5.00 PM (Request a bye possible)
Sunday: Rd 5 9.00AM, Rd 6 11.30 AM
Presentation 2.30 PM
ENTRY FEE: $ 120 ( Free entry for GMs, WGMs, IMs,WIMs )
FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500, 4th $200, 5th $100
Extra: Brilliancy Prize $200
Under 2000 rating: Prizes 1st $600 2nd 400 3rd $200

SURFING SECTION ( Under 1600 ACF rating- 6 Rounds Swiss)
Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September 2009
SESSION TIMES:
Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00PM, Rd 3 2.30 PM,
RD 4 5.00PM
Sunday: Rd 5 9.30AM, Rd 6 12.00PM,
Presentation 3.00PM ENTRY FEE: $ 100
TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $250, 4th $150 5th $100
Under 1000 and unrated: 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100

FUN SECTION ( 1 day)
For beginners and parents. Restricted to unrated players.
No clock, no recording of moves 5 Rounds
Sunday, 27 September from 9.30-2.00 PM
ENTRY FEE: $ 30
PRIZES: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, + medals
Players can request a bye in any round except the last round.

Please note: Tournament details are subject to change. Prizes may increase with additional sponsorhip injections.

ENTRY FORM
PLEASE NOTE: Venue’s rules and dress code apply (shoes are compulsory).
Name: ___________________________________
Address:__________________________________
_________________________________________
Phone: _____________ D.O.B.:____________
Status: _____________ Rating:____________
(Adult / Junior)
Email:____________________________________
Section entering: Simul / Paradise / Surfing / Fun
(Please circle) (with GM Shirov) (Open) (U1600) (Unrated)
Entries and payments closing on Thursday, 24 September 2009. Venue capacity limited to 120 players. Late entry fees $20 extra charge for Open and Under 1600 sections.
Players who fail to register in person 8:30am - 9:15am on the day will be given a half point bye for round one.
Note: Entrants must be current CAQ members;
non-members or lapsed members may join with this entry.
Entry fee payable: $ _______________________________
(including CAQ membership fee of $10, if applicable)
Signature:________________________________________
Post with fee to: Kings of Chess, PO Box 5253,
Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Q 4218, Australia
Direct bank deposit to: Kings of chess, Bendigo Bank,
SWIFT code: BENDAU3B, BSB: 633-000,
Acc. Number: 134763028. Quote player’s name as reference.
For credit card payments ring us or please fax details to:
Fax. (0061) 07 5578 6171
Enquiries: (0061) 07 5578 5872 Mob (0061) 0414 673 228
Email: doors113@bigpond.com Web: www.kingsofchess.biz

Kevin Bonham
28-05-2009, 08:37 PM
Really? He played simuls against GMs, at least if K had a chance to know in advance.

Yes, Kasparov often played simuls against small numbers of GMs at a time (five or six for instance). But these days 2000 rating max is a common condition.

Here's a thread (http://www.chesscircle.net/forums/games-analysis/974-kasparov-refuses-to-continue-simul-game-in-chicago.html) from another forum discussing an instance in which Kasparov discovered his opponent had a 2000+ rating. Kasparov actually responded generously under the circumstances (offering to restart the game and play again). In that case the conditions of the simul ruled out anyone who had ever had a 2000+ rating (which, for instance would rule me out - currently 1880 but having been over 2000 twice briefly in the past). (NOTE: In reading the thread scroll well down as the initial post is out of context and the original quoted post is elsewhere on the thread.)

Kings of chess
28-05-2009, 08:42 PM
Yes, Kasparov often played simuls against small numbers of GMs at a time (five or six for instance). But these days 2000 rating max is a common condition.

Here's a thread (http://www.chesscircle.net/forums/games-analysis/974-kasparov-refuses-to-continue-simul-game-in-chicago.html) from another forum discussing an instance in which Kasparov discovered his opponent had a 2000+ rating. Kasparov actually responded generously under the circumstances (offering to restart the game and play again). In that case the conditions of the simul ruled out anyone who had ever had a 2000+ rating (which, for instance would rule me out - currently 1880 but having been over 2000 twice briefly in the past).

I just added maximum 2000 current rating (ACF or FIDE) to previous reply to Tyson.

Miranda
28-05-2009, 09:26 PM
I wish I could attend, it sounds like an awesome event - specially the chance to play against Alexi Shirov!

Capablanca-Fan
28-05-2009, 10:51 PM
Yes, Kasparov often played simuls against small numbers of GMs at a time (five or six for instance). But these days 2000 rating max is a common condition.
Seems a bit wimpy though; it's rather like Solo putting a 1600 cap or me a 1400 ceiling.

ER
28-05-2009, 11:39 PM
Seems a bit wimpy though; it's rather like Solo putting a 1600 cap or me a 1400 ceiling.
Dr Sarfati, when you are giving blindfold simuls do you apply rating restrictions?

Capablanca-Fan
29-05-2009, 12:24 AM
Dr Sarfati, when you are giving blindfold simuls do you apply rating restrictions?
JaK, as per this thread (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=8372&highlight=blindfold), I asked for <1800, which would be like Shirov asking for <2400.

MIRKO
01-06-2009, 09:07 PM
No other organiser here is doing this.
In fact it makes no sense as you are only connecting your latest post with your previous post.

Therefore people still need to check the whole thread to see what you said prior to your last two posts.

Please refrain from doing this in future.
leave the man alone he is promoting CHESS isn't that what this site is about !!!!why do we have to be same as everybody else!!! Chess needs innitative new ideas encourage this please dont refrain people .Who else could bring a top ten player in the world here this man should be applauded and supported for his work lets work together not drag each other down.We need to support those who are in the same cause!!!what damage does it do because he quotes his previous thread??? none. I like it it saves me going back and checking all other posts .

Bill Gletsos
01-06-2009, 09:20 PM
leave the man alone he is promoting CHESS isn't that what this site is about !!!!why do we have to be same as everybody else!!! Chess needs innitative new ideas encourage this please dont refrain people .Who else could bring a top ten player in the world here this man should be applauded and supported for his work lets work together not drag each other down.We need to support those who are in the same cause!!!what damage does it do because he quotes his previous thread??? none. I like it it saves me going back and checking all other posts .He can promote his event without having to quote his own posts.

His quoting only his previous post saves nothing as those new to the thread still need to read from the front and those not knew to the thread have already read it.

Basil
01-06-2009, 09:58 PM
leave the man alone he is promoting CHESS isn't that what this site is about !!!!why do we have to be same as everybody else!!! Chess needs innitative new ideas encourage this please dont refrain people .Who else could bring a top ten player in the world here this man should be applauded and supported for his work lets work together not drag each other down.We need to support those who are in the same cause!!!what damage does it do because he quotes his previous thread??? none. I like it it saves me going back and checking all other posts .
Mirko, dude, chill.

I have time for Amir - and I found his quoting style a pest. It's no harm asking him to stop.

Asking him to stop is NOT "dragging each other down". Don't make a mountain out of a mole-hill.

Bill's job is to moderate. Let him do that. Your job as a newbie is to be a newbie and get the flavour of the place (unless you were dragged in screaming by a pair of clowns like I was!)

Chill Winston.

Goughfather
01-06-2009, 10:27 PM
Can there be a dispensation for me to play Shirov? Less than 24 hours ago I was rated under 2000 and my actual playing strength is somewhere around 1600 anyway.

Bill Gletsos
01-06-2009, 10:32 PM
Can there be a dispensation for me to play Shirov? Less than 24 hours ago I was rated under 2000 and my actual playing strength is somewhere around 1600 anyway.Ha ha, nice try.
Your ACF rating has been over 2000 in numerous rating periods in the past.

Kings of chess
02-06-2009, 06:06 AM
Mirko, dude, chill.

I have time for Amir - and I found his quoting style a pest. It's no harm asking him to stop.

Asking him to stop is NOT "dragging each other down". Don't make a mountain out of a mole-hill.

Bill's job is to moderate. Let him do that. Your job as a newbie is to be a newbie and get the flavour of the place (unless you were dragged in screaming by a pair of clowns like I was!)

Chill Winston.

This website should not have a name: " Chesschat Australia", it should be called Bill and Duggan Chesschat. I am not going to change my style.


:hand:

Basil
02-06-2009, 06:28 AM
This website should not have a name: " Chesschat Australia", it should be called Bill and Duggan Chesschat. I am not going to change my style.
It's a matter of nettiquette. The matter has been bought to your attention nicely by both a mod and a colleague. If you elect to ignore it, there's nothing more I can bring (as a colleague) - and we're simply left with your class or lack thereof, both as to how you respond to requests and garish posting.

Metro
02-06-2009, 11:04 PM
This website should not have a name: " Chesschat Australia", it should be called Bill and Duggan Chesschat. I am not going to change my style.


:hand:
Don't forget KB;)

Bill Gletsos
02-06-2009, 11:39 PM
This website should not have a name: " Chesschat Australia", it should be called Bill and Duggan Chesschat. I am not going to change my style.


:hand: Then expect to have you posts moderated.

Kings of chess
02-06-2009, 11:49 PM
Then expect to have you posts moderated.

Naughty starwars dictator!

Bill Gletsos
02-06-2009, 11:51 PM
Naughty starwars dictator!No if that was the case I would just delete it. ;)

Kings of chess
02-06-2009, 11:53 PM
No if that was the case I would just delete it. ;)

It is time to land on earth, starwars man and Duggan should go back at time of Greek aristocrats and philosophs.

Bill Gletsos
02-06-2009, 11:59 PM
It is time to land on earth, starwars man and Duggan should go back at time of Greek aristocrats and philosophs.Consider yourself the Persian at the Battle of Plataea facing the Greek. :owned:

Kings of chess
03-06-2009, 12:06 AM
:whistle:
Consider yourself the Persian at the Battle of Plataea facing the Greek. :owned:

Ok. I will deal with you in new episode of starwars after Broadbeach Cup on 08 June 2009.
Stop pushing Surfers Paradise Open thread in the front of Broadbeach Cup.

Bill Gletsos
03-06-2009, 12:11 AM
:whistle:

Ok. I will deal with you in new episode of starwars after Broadbeach Cup on 08 June 2009.:lol: :lol: :lol:

Stop pushing Surfers Paradise Open thread in the front of Broadbeach Cup.I have fixed that for you so it wont happen again.

Kings of chess
03-06-2009, 12:13 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I have fixed that for you so it wont happen again.

Thanks it looks great.
Good Night Bill. Tomorow I will have Duggan on my neck. That means I have to deal with ancient Greece.

Kings of chess
11-06-2009, 07:25 PM
All updated information about 2009 Surfers Paradise Open will be available at following website:
www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz)

However, same website can be reached trough:

www.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.kingsofchess.biz)

MichaelBaron
11-06-2009, 07:41 PM
Btw, Shirov is on 1/7 in one of the tournaments now ;)

Kings of chess
11-06-2009, 08:32 PM
Btw, Shirov is on 1/7 in one of the tournaments now ;)

Well, dear Misha Baronovich, Shirov has decided to spent some more time with his Family after winning one of the strongest tournaments in world.

ER
11-06-2009, 11:24 PM
(...) Shirov has decided to spent some more time with his Family after winning one of the strongest tournaments in world.
I agree with Amir, and he is at present considered one of the strongest players in the world.
For a very interesting interview with GM Alexei Shirov please check here
http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/alexei-shirov-somewhere-deep-inside-i-felt-that-i-could-win-the-tournament/comment-page-1/

black
14-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Considering adding this to my calendar.

Is it only ACF rated, and not FIDE?

Kings of chess
18-06-2009, 01:29 AM
Considering adding this to my calendar.

Is it only ACF rated, and not FIDE?

2009 Surfers Paradise Open is ACF rated tournament ( Sorry, no FIDE this Year).

Kings of chess
02-07-2009, 06:54 PM
I wish I could attend, it sounds like an awesome event - specially the chance to play against Alexi Shirov!

Just giving some updates:

Parking space:
*Undeground car park at Gold Coast convention centre available for $5 for all day or at Casino Jupiters for free, if space available.

Other info:

*Mermaid Beach hotels and motels will be the places to try to get cheap accommodation (Mermaid Beach is only a 5 minute walking distance from Jupiters Casino)

*only 5 spots available for the Simul against GM Shirov

* we would be appreciated if all titled players as GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs would register for a free entry before 31 July 2009.
Free entry to titled players is given in exchange for their name advertised on our website.

All updated information can be seen at website: 2009 Surfers Paradise Chess Festival (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz)

Kings of chess
04-07-2009, 10:23 AM
All updated information about 2009 Surfers Paradise Open will be available at following website:
www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz)

However, same website can be reached trough:

www.kingsofchess.biz (http://www.kingsofchess.biz)

Only 3 spots left for the Simul with GM Shirov.
Latest Entry, but this not a joke, GG paid his entry:
No.17 Graeme Gardiner ACF 1551

Kings of chess
10-07-2009, 06:39 PM
GM Alexei Shirov has confirmed dates of arrival and departure and is very happy about his trip to Australia (Gold Coast).
2 spots are still available for a Simul.

antichrist
10-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Congrats, most unfortunately I can't attend. Best of luck with it.

Kings of chess
11-07-2009, 08:19 PM
Congrats, most unfortunately I can't attend. Best of luck with it.

Thanks, we will try to do our best.

Here the same cheap motels in Mermaid Beach area for interstate players, which can be found at www.Wotif.com:


1.Ocean Blue Motel (http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W47597&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26)
http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W47597&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26

2.Comfort inn (http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W20724&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26)
http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W20724&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26


3. Classic motel (http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W45369&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26)
http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W45369&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26


4. A Montego Mermaid Beach hotel (http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W13774&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26)
http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W13774&page=11&viewType=all&startDay=2009-09-26

Capablanca-Fan
12-07-2009, 02:57 AM
Well, dear Misha Baronovich,
What, is the name of MB's father "Baron Baron"?

Kings of chess
12-07-2009, 01:33 PM
What, is the name of MB's father "Baron Baron"?

Well, Jono this is a chess chat and not the birth registration office.

But here are the some meanings of word: "Baron"

Baron is a title of nobility. The word baron comes from Old French baron, itself from Old High German and Latin (liber) baro meaning "(free) man, (free) warrior"; it merged with cognate Old English beorn meaning "nobleman."[c

In my country word "Baron" has been used in older times to identify Person who owned certain territory and supervised farmers and their land who worked on his territory.

Well, hopefully we are going to see Michael Baron at Surfers Paradise Open 2009.

Kings of chess
13-07-2009, 01:09 AM
GM Alexei Shirov has confirmed dates of arrival and departure and is very happy about his trip to Australia (Gold Coast).
2 spots are still available for a Simul.

Most likely we are going to have first entry by titled player, GM Vladimir Georgiev from Macedonia (FIDE 2530).

Capablanca-Fan
13-07-2009, 03:32 PM
Well, Jono this is a chess chat and not the birth registration office.

But here are the some meanings of word: "Baron"
I know what it means. I was pointing out that Baronovich in Russian would be a patronym, denoting that the father's first name is Baron. At least you realise that Misha is a male (diminutive) name, unlike a certain female chesschatter ;)


Well, hopefully we are going to see Michael Baron at Surfers Paradise Open 2009.
All the best with that.

Amir K.
13-07-2009, 07:22 PM
This time I have the answer before comes Sherlock Holmes from Scotland Yard to investigate arbiter "question mark"?
Chief arbiter: IA Charles Zworestine
Second arbiters: IA Sultan Al Tahir (UAE) and Local arbiter Amir Karibasic

I am still going to play!!!!( couple of blitz games against Shirov:owned: )

From: ggrayggray
CC Grandmaster



Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 10,279
Btw, who is the arbiter for the event?

Kings of chess
17-07-2009, 07:17 PM
It is a big Question about Bendigo bank sponsorship for 2009 Surfers Paradise Open??? Mostlikely, no sponsorship :( .

However, Grandmaster Alexei Shirov visit to Australia is not connected with Bendigo Bank sponsorship, as confirmed earlier, GM Shirov has revealed flight arrival and departure:lol: .

Also, 2009 Surfers Paradise Open is going to proceed and is no Question about cancellation ( we have received some emails with ? about 2009 SPO, so this is the answer) .

And again, we would be appreciated if titled players, GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs to register before 31 July 2009 to claim free entry .

Kings of chess
19-07-2009, 05:52 AM
Again this Year, Free ICC, www.chessclub.com memberships will be given away, from 3 months to 1 year
Thanks again to ICC:
http://www.kingsofchess.biz/ICC.jpg

Kings of chess
20-07-2009, 05:32 PM
Again this Year, Free ICC, www.chessclub.com memberships will be given away, from 3 months to 1 year
Thanks again to ICC:
http://www.kingsofchess.biz/ICC.jpg

And Bendigo Bank has responded positive as a sponsor:lol:

Kings of chess
22-07-2009, 11:27 AM
Kings of chess has implemented following additional prizes for a Simul against GM Shirov:

Winner in a Simul against GM Alexei Shirov will receive 1 Year of ICC Membership.
Player who draws against GM Shirov will receive 6 months of ICC membership.

Kings of chess
24-07-2009, 06:38 PM
We would like to inform all chess players that two strong tournaments will be played on the Gold Coast within last two weekends in September:

1. Nell Van De Graaf, 3 Class Grand prix with great prizes on 19/20 September 2009 organised by Gardiner Chess
and
2. Surfers Paradise Open, also with great prizes on 26/27 September 2009.

Also it's good to book a nice Holiday for 10 days on Gold Coast.

Kings of chess
25-07-2009, 08:39 AM
We would like to inform all chess players that two strong tournaments will be played on the Gold Coast within last two weekends in September:

1. Nell Van De Graaf, 3 Class Grand prix with great prizes on 19/20 September 2009 organised by Gardiner Chess, find info at www.gardinerchess.com
and
2. Surfers Paradise Open, also with great prizes on 26/27 September 2009, find info at: 2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz)

Also it's good to book a nice Holiday for 10 days on Gold Coast.
Please Note:
Only swim between the flags!

Kings of chess
26-07-2009, 11:37 AM
We would like to inform all chess players that two strong tournaments will be played on the Gold Coast within last two weekends in September:

1. Nell Van De Graaf, 3 Class Grand prix with great prizes on 19/20 September 2009 organised by Gardiner Chess
and
2. Surfers Paradise Open, also with great prizes on 26/27 September 2009.

Also it's good to book a nice Holiday for 10 days on Gold Coast.


Another great and cheap accommodation at Surfers Paradise:
Only 15 minutes walk from Broadbeach
http://www.surfersparadisebackpackers.com.au/

CameronD
26-07-2009, 12:24 PM
Could a mod please put the current entry and format as the first post as I'm tiring of searching for it.

ER
26-07-2009, 12:36 PM
Amir throw him a leek he 'll shut up! :P

Kings of chess
26-07-2009, 05:46 PM
Could a mod please put the current entry and format as the first post as I'm tiring of searching for it.

Hi Cameron,
Every post which you can see from Kings of chess has a signature on the bottom with the name: "Gold Coast Chess Festival' , if you click on the link it will bring you directly to " 2009 Surfers Paradise Open".

However, I am going to copy the tournament and simul info again on the next post.
I will ask if Bill Glestos could bring it to the start of the thread.

Hopefully, it was helpfull for you.
Regards,
Amir

Kings of chess
26-07-2009, 06:24 PM
2009 GOLD COAST CHESS FESTIVAL

Surfers Paradise Open chess tournament

Surf the chess board!

at Gold Coast Convention Centre, next to Jupiters Casino, 2684 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach 4218


Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix 5th class



LIMIT : 100 Players + 20 Fun Group Players


*the organiser has a right to change or adjust information
about Gold Coast Chess Festival.


Featuring Simultaneous exhibition
at Gold Coast Convention
and exhibition Centre with:
Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov, one of the most famous
and best chess players
in the world for a decades.

20 first registered players will take a part from 4 PM-8PM,
on Sunday 27 September 2009.
LIVE GAMES with MONROI from a Simul will be transmitted!

From 8-10.30 PM, on Saturday follows lecture and Interview
with Grandmaster Shirov.
Entry fee for a Simul and Lecture $150

The Parents who kids are involved in a Simul are entitled for free entry.

Rating limit for a Simul: >>>>Maximum 2000 ACF or FIDE

Observation and Lecture Entry fee for a registered
tournament players: $20 per person.

Entry fee for a public , not involved
in Surfers Paradise Chess Tournament or a Simul >>>$30.




Sections to enter:
( each section >>free group photo with GM Shirov):




PARADISE SECTION ACF Rated- Internationaly open to
everyone
/ entry free for GMs,WGMs,IMs,WIMs if registered by 31 July 2009.


ENTRY FEE $100

Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September 2009
SESSION TIMES:
Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00 PM, RD3 2.30 PM,
RD4 5.00 PM (Request a bye possible)
at 8pm - GM Shirov Lecture for registered players

Sunday: Rd 5 9.00AM, Rd 6 11.30 AM
Presentation 2.30 PM
at 4pm Simul with GM Shirov for registered players
FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500
4th $200 5th $100
Brilliancy prize $200
Under 2000 rating: Prizes 1st $600 2nd 400 3rd $200



SURFING SECTION
( Under 1600 ACF rating- 6 Rounds Swiss):
ENTRY FEE $80

Schedule: Same as Open / Paradise section

PRIZES: 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $250,
4th $150 5th $100

2 rating groups: 1st 100 2nd $50





FUN SECTION ( 1 day )
for all Australians up to 1000 ACF rating:

For beginners and parents. Restricted to players with
old /high ratings. Junior rated event!
No clock, no recording of moves 5 Rounds. Limit per round 40 minutes.
Sunday only, 27 September from 9.30-2.00 PM
ENTRY FEE: $ 30
PRIZES: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, + Tropheys +
All group photo with GM Alexei Shirov

Kings of chess
27-07-2009, 08:05 PM
2009 GOLD COAST CHESS FESTIVAL

Surfers Paradise Open chess tournament

Surf the chess board!

at Gold Coast Convention Centre, next to Jupiters Casino, 2684 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach 4218


Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix 5th class



LIMIT : 100 Players + 20 Fun Group Players


*the organiser has a right to change or adjust information
about Gold Coast Chess Festival.


Featuring Simultaneous exhibition
at Gold Coast Convention
and exhibition Centre with:
Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov, one of the most famous
and best chess players
in the world for a decades.

20 first registered players will take a part from 4 PM-8PM,
on Sunday 27 September 2009.
LIVE GAMES with MONROI from a Simul will be transmitted!

From 8-10.30 PM, on Saturday follows lecture and Interview
with Grandmaster Shirov.
Entry fee for a Simul and Lecture $150

The Parents who kids are involved in a Simul are entitled for free entry.

Rating limit for a Simul: >>>>Maximum 2000 ACF or FIDE

Observation and Lecture Entry fee for a registered
tournament players: $20 per person.

Entry fee for a public , not involved
in Surfers Paradise Chess Tournament or a Simul >>>$30.




Sections to enter:
( each section >>free group photo with GM Shirov):




PARADISE SECTION ACF Rated- Internationaly open to
everyone
/ entry free for GMs,WGMs,IMs,WIMs if registered by 31 July 2009.


ENTRY FEE $100

Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September 2009
SESSION TIMES:
Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00 PM, RD3 2.30 PM,
RD4 5.00 PM (Request a bye possible)
at 8pm - GM Shirov Lecture for registered players

Sunday: Rd 5 9.00AM, Rd 6 11.30 AM
Presentation 2.30 PM
at 4pm Simul with GM Shirov for registered players
FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500
4th $200 5th $100
Brilliancy prize $200
Under 2000 rating: Prizes 1st $600 2nd 400 3rd $200



SURFING SECTION
( Under 1600 ACF rating- 6 Rounds Swiss):
ENTRY FEE $80

Schedule: Same as Open / Paradise section

PRIZES: 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $250,
4th $150 5th $100

2 rating groups: 1st 100 2nd $50





FUN SECTION ( 1 day )
for all Australians up to 1000 ACF rating:

For beginners and parents. Restricted to players with
old /high ratings. Junior rated event!
No clock, no recording of moves 5 Rounds. Limit per round 40 minutes.
Sunday only, 27 September from 9.30-2.00 PM
ENTRY FEE: $ 30
PRIZES: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, + Tropheys +
All group photo with GM Alexei Shirov


We had a Lucky Sunday with 3 strong entries in open division:

1. International Master Leonid Sandler VIC 2228
2. Ryan Stevens QLD 1710
3. Jorg Hackenschmidt-Uecker QLD 1556

Kings of chess
30-07-2009, 07:37 PM
Can there be a dispensation for me to play Shirov? Less than 24 hours ago I was rated under 2000 and my actual playing strength is somewhere around 1600 anyway.

As we have received at least 10 enquires from players rated between 2000 and 2250 to participate in the Simul against Shirov, we may ask Shirov for special permission to let at least 2 players with higher rating than 2000 ACF. If OK we will post it first on the chesschat.

Interest for the 2009 Surfers Paradise Open is increasing constantly.

Kings of chess
10-08-2009, 07:53 PM
2009 GOLD COAST CHESS FESTIVAL

Surfers Paradise Open chess tournament

Surf the chess board!

at Gold Coast Convention Centre, next to Jupiters Casino, 2684 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach 4218


Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix 5th class



LIMIT : 100 Players + 20 Fun Group Players


*the organiser has a right to change or adjust information
about Gold Coast Chess Festival.


Featuring Simultaneous exhibition
at Gold Coast Convention
and exhibition Centre with:
Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov, one of the most famous
and best chess players
in the world for a decades.

20 first registered players will take a part from 4 PM-8PM,
on Sunday 27 September 2009.
LIVE GAMES with MONROI from a Simul will be transmitted!

From 8-10.30 PM, on Saturday follows lecture and Interview
with Grandmaster Shirov.
Entry fee for a Simul and Lecture $150

The Parents who kids are involved in a Simul are entitled for free entry.

Rating limit for a Simul: >>>>Maximum 2000 ACF or FIDE

Observation and Lecture Entry fee for a registered
tournament players: $20 per person.

Entry fee for a public , not involved
in Surfers Paradise Chess Tournament or a Simul >>>$30.




Sections to enter:
( each section >>free group photo with GM Shirov):




PARADISE SECTION ACF Rated- Internationaly open to
everyone
/ entry free for GMs,WGMs,IMs,WIMs if registered by 31 July 2009.


ENTRY FEE $100

Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 September 2009
SESSION TIMES:
Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00 PM, RD3 2.30 PM,
RD4 5.00 PM (Request a bye possible)
at 8pm - GM Shirov Lecture for registered players

Sunday: Rd 5 9.00AM, Rd 6 11.30 AM
Presentation 2.30 PM
at 4pm Simul with GM Shirov for registered players
FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
PRIZES: 1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd $500
4th $200 5th $100
Brilliancy prize $200
Under 2000 rating: Prizes 1st $600 2nd 400 3rd $200



SURFING SECTION
( Under 1600 ACF rating- 6 Rounds Swiss):
ENTRY FEE $80

Schedule: Same as Open / Paradise section

PRIZES: 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $250,
4th $150 5th $100

2 rating groups: 1st 100 2nd $50





FUN SECTION ( 1 day )
for all Australians up to 1000 ACF rating:

For beginners and parents. Restricted to players with
old /high ratings. Junior rated event!
No clock, no recording of moves 5 Rounds. Limit per round 40 minutes.
Sunday only, 27 September from 9.30-2.00 PM
ENTRY FEE: $ 30
PRIZES: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, + Tropheys +
All group photo with GM Alexei Shirov

Additional prizes for FUN group:
Best Junior $50 Best Female player $50

CameronD
10-08-2009, 11:11 PM
I just want to add that people should enter the event as Amir has worked hard and taken a risk in organizing this at such a good venue and with Shirov appearing.

Kings of chess
12-08-2009, 08:39 PM
Here are the important links for Surfers Paradise Open Registration:

Click to: Register on line for a Simul or 2009 Surfers Paradise Open (http://www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html)

Download: General entry form (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/SPOpen.pdf)

Download: Fun section entry form (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/SPFun.pdf)

Kings of chess
13-08-2009, 05:57 PM
First Grandmaster entry : GM David Smerdon.
Thanks to David for great support again this Year.

MIRKO
20-08-2009, 09:21 PM
I just want to add that people should enter the event as Amir has worked hard and taken a risk in organizing this at such a good venue and with Shirov appearing.
All above is true i agree 100%!!!But this is a opportunity of a lifetime to play with Shirov and meet the Man!!! so come along share in History and have a great time at the Gold Coast!!U wont regret it!!You might even win some MONEY!!!!And it will improve your chess!!!!

Kings of chess
25-08-2009, 07:06 AM
Every participant in the Simul will have the right to keep the chess board on which they played, also the chess boards will be signed by GM Shirov.

Muzzy
25-08-2009, 11:24 AM
Every participant in the Simul will have the right to keep the chess board on which they played, also the chess boards will be signed by GM Shirov.

Wow! That's awesome, thanks Amir! :)

Few other questions:

1. Will Shirov be White on all boards like it usually is with simuls?
2. What kind of time limit will there be? Will we get like a number of times we can miss our turn or something?

Thanks.

Kings of chess
26-08-2009, 07:25 AM
Wow! That's awesome, thanks Amir! :)

Few other questions:

1. Will Shirov be White on all boards like it usually is with simuls?

2. What kind of time limit will there be? Will we get like a number of times we can miss our turn or something?

Thanks.

Hi Muzzy,
It's nice to see that you are excited about the big day.
Shirov will start as white in all games.
You may pass your move only once.
However, all details will be discussed with Shirov the day before the Simul starts.

Muzzy
26-08-2009, 02:24 PM
Hi Muzzy,
It's nice to see that you are excited about the big day.
Shirov will start as white in all games.
You may pass your move only once.
However, all details will be discussed with Shirov the day before the Simul starts.

Great. Thanks for confirming.

At least now I can try to prepare with Black so I don't lose in less than 20 moves (miniature) :lol:

Kings of chess
30-08-2009, 09:14 AM
Now we have 20 players registered for the Simul.

Lecture and Simul : "I Play against Shirov" entries:

Players:

1. Justin Tan

2. Nenad Chelebichanin

3. Harry Hughes

4. Zeljko Kanostrevac

5. Ryan Stevens

6. Brent Winston

7. Amin Fazel

8. Amir Karibasic

9. Robbie Peck
10. Dr Peter Haron

11. Mustafa Erkan

12. Sabin Karibasic

13. Melanie Karibasic

14. Daniel Lapitan

15. Douglas Williams

16. Michael Van Pelt

17. Graeme Gardiner

18. Joerg Hackenschmidt-U.

19. Osman Zumi

20. Ryan Louie [/B]

Some executive Kings of chess club members may drop out to achieve couple more spots, including Amir??:(

Kings of chess
30-08-2009, 09:56 AM
Originally Posted by CameronD:
I just want to add that people should enter the event as Amir has worked hard and taken a risk in organizing this at such a good venue and with Shirov appearing.

Posted by MIRKO:

All above is true i agree 100%!!!But this is a opportunity of a lifetime to play with Shirov and meet the Man!!! so come along share in History and have a great time at the Gold Coast!!U wont regret it!!You might even win some MONEY!!!!And it will improve your chess!!!!

C'Mon guys meet the Man who is exclusively coming to support chess in Australia

Meet Mr. Shirov
The man who played the most amazing move in history of chess.

CameronD
30-08-2009, 11:04 AM
I'm waiting for my leave to be approved.




Originally Posted by CameronD:
I just want to add that people should enter the event as Amir has worked hard and taken a risk in organizing this at such a good venue and with Shirov appearing.

Posted by MIRKO:

All above is true i agree 100%!!!But this is a opportunity of a lifetime to play with Shirov and meet the Man!!! so come along share in History and have a great time at the Gold Coast!!U wont regret it!!You might even win some MONEY!!!!And it will improve your chess!!!!

C'Mon guys meet the Man who is exclusively coming to support chess in Australia

Meet Mr. Shirov
The man who played the most amazing move in history of chess.

Vlad
30-08-2009, 06:17 PM
C'Mon guys meet the Man who is exclusively coming to support chess in Australia



We will be coming to play in both Qld events. We will enter in Graeme's centre. You can count both of us in...

Kings of chess
30-08-2009, 06:57 PM
We will be coming to play in both Qld events. We will enter in Graeme's centre. You can count both of us in...
Thanks Drug.
Could you please email me your names ( I do not know your name behind chesschat curtains):
at: doors113@bigpond.com
regards,
Amir

Vlad
30-08-2009, 09:48 PM
I have noticed 2 Vladimirs entered the tournament...:D

Kings of chess
30-08-2009, 10:41 PM
I have noticed 2 Vladimirs entered the tournament...:D

Sorry, mistake is fixed.
I should put at least Vladimnir Junior:D .
As you have very high ACF rating over 2300 and entering also another Family member, we are going to give you a free entry.
I am not sure if my mind will be OK to play to play chess at Gardiners tournament but for sure I am going to deliver personaly some entry forms, so we will meet us there.

Adamski
30-08-2009, 10:46 PM
I have noticed 2 Vladimirs entered the tournament...:D
Good luck to the 2 Smirnov's from norths in QLD!

Ian Rout
02-09-2009, 10:25 AM
Hi Ian you the winner for SPO 2009 free entry, if you can not make it, sponsor someone else with free entry.
Hi Amir

Just to confirm that I will be coming up for the tournament.

Vlad
02-09-2009, 12:00 PM
As you have very high ACF rating over 2300 and entering also another Family member, we are going to give you a free entry.


Thanks Amir,

I have just paid for a 10-day accomodation, so we will be definitely coming.

See you soon.

Kings of chess
02-09-2009, 06:10 PM
Hi Amir

Just to confirm that I will be coming up for the tournament.

Hi Ian,
Thanks.
I wanted to contact you anyway.
I think you have won a free entry last Year.
Regards,
Amir

Adamski
03-09-2009, 07:37 AM
So the same player won the free entry 2 years running, even if he could not take up the first one. A little suspicious or random chance?? Good luck, Ian, too.

Kings of chess
03-09-2009, 09:48 AM
So the same player won the free entry 2 years running, even if he could not take up the first one. A little suspicious or random chance?? Good luck, Ian, too.

Hi Adamski,
Ian Route won free entry after 2008 Surfers Paradise open for 2009 Surfers Paradise Open as he had a correct guess about Brilliancy prize winner.
Ian won only once free entry.
Amir

Bill Gletsos
03-09-2009, 10:23 AM
Amir,

The open prize fund does not meet the GP requirements for a class 5 event.

You will either need to increase the open prizes to a minimum of $4,000 or reduce the GP class to a class 3.

Kings of chess
03-09-2009, 06:13 PM
Amir,

The open prize fund does not meet the GP requirements for a class 5 event.

You will either need to increase the open prizes to a minimum of $4,000 or reduce the GP class to a class 3.

We did think that under 2000 prizes are calculated as prizes and not rating prizes.
Give us the time to think what to do,
however middle solution exists GP Class 4.

Bill Gletsos
03-09-2009, 10:05 PM
We did think that under 2000 prizes are calculated as prizes and not rating prizes.
Give us the time to think what to do,
however middle solution exists GP Class 4.Class 4 would require the open prize fund to be at least $3,000.

Kings of chess
04-09-2009, 02:06 AM
Class 4 would require the open prize fund to be at least $3,000.

Done! Grand Prix Class 4!
We may convert to Grandprix Class 5 if achieved more than 40 entries in the open division in next 2 weeks, what also means increase of prizes for additional $1000.

Prizes in open division are:
1st $1000 2nd $800 3rd $500 4th $300 5th $250 6th $150

Under 2000 rating : 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $200

Under 1600:
1st $600 2nd$400 3rd $250 4th $150 5th $100
2 rating prizes; $100 and $50

Fun Group:
1st $100 2nd $50 3rd $25 Best junior $50 Best Female $50
Fun group is open to players up to 1000 ACF rating / parents /juniors/ beginners with no rating
5 rounds / no chesclock use and only 1 day competition - Sunday

Kings of chess
07-09-2009, 07:00 AM
Dear chess players, here is the option for players over 2000 rating FIDE:


Original message by Shirov:
"Of course, you can increase the number to 25 and I could even play some players with rating 2200-2300. The important thing is that everybody has fun. "

Some players means 2-3 over 2000 FIDE rating.
Please register at:
www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html

Kings of chess
10-09-2009, 06:49 AM
Dear chess players, here is the option for players over 2000 rating FIDE:


Original message by Shirov:
"Of course, you can increase the number to 25 and I could even play some players with rating 2200-2300. The important thing is that everybody has fun. "

Some players means 2-3 over 2000 FIDE rating.
Please register at:
www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html


Cheap accommodation / 10 minutes walk from the Venue:
$72 per night
at www.surfersparadisebackpackers.com.au
Phone 1800 282 800

Kings of chess
11-09-2009, 06:24 PM
Dear chess players, here is the option for players over 2000 rating FIDE:


Original message by Shirov:
"Of course, you can increase the number to 25 and I could even play some players with rating 2200-2300. The important thing is that everybody has fun. "

Some players means 2-3 over 2000 FIDE rating.
Please register at:
www.club.kingsofchess.biz/Registration.html

1 spot left and we will have 25 players list completed for the Simul.
Simul games will be live transmitted from 4 pm on Sunday, 27 /09 / 2009

Amir K.
13-09-2009, 03:51 AM
Entries to date:

2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section
List of Players
No Name Feder Intl Id Rtg Loc Club

1. David C Smerdon ACT 3202305 2535
2. Leonid Sandler VIC 3201805 2240
3. Vladimir Smirnov NSW 4126505 2335
4. Benjamin Lazarus QLD 3205630 2087 The Gap A
5. Vinod Kumar OS 25007408 2005 India
6. Justin Tan VIC 3206882 1990
7. Kimberly Jane Cunanan OS 5202329 1978 Philippines
8. Andrew Fitzpatrick VIC 3206734 1925 Box Hill
9. Sam Grigg QLD 3206360 1900 Worongary
10. Amin Fazel OS 1887 Iran
11. Ian C Rout ACT 3204200 1880
12. George E Lester QLD 3200639 1857
13. Yi (1997) Liu QLD 3210588 1835
14. Sanmogam Goundar OS 11400110 1802 Fiji
15. Tony Weller QLD 3208389 1754
16. Alexander Stahnke QLD 3207064 1730
17. Ryan Stevens QLD 3210642 1708 South Africa
18. Mustafa Erkan NSW 3211940 1693
19. Nenad Chelebichanin QLD 1683
20. Anton Smirnov NSW 3208923 1668
21. Mike Duffin QLD 1621
22. Cameron De Vere QLD 3210570 1508
23. Ric Ambatali QLD 3208508 1494
24. Daniel Lapitan QLD 3212319 1475
25. Matthew Watson QLD 1234
26. Brent Winston QLD 1168
27. Ravi Singh FIJI

by Swiss Perfect (TM) www.swissperfect.com

SURFING SECTION / UNDER 1600


2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600
List of Players
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556
2. Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540
3. Zumi, Osmin QLD 1505
4. Peck, Robbie QLD 1462
5. Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418
6. Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412
7. Louie, Ryan QLD 1175
8. Sands, Gary A QLD 1148
9. Foster, Allan QLD 1075
10. Bell, David VIC 1041
11. Haron, Peter QLD 998
12. Soul, David S NSW 875
13. Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837
14. Hughes, Harry QLD 806
15. Karibasic, Melanie QLD 694
16. Louie, Jared QLD 660

FUN GROUP UP TO 1000 ACF


2009 Surfers Paradise Fun group
List of Players
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Vieira, Chris QLD
2. Xing, Michael QLD
3. Xing, Shelley QLD
4. Wilson, Jack QLD
5. Krupanski, Claudia QLD

SIMUL ENTRIES: AUSTRALIA vs SHIROV:


2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival :

Lecture and Simul : "I Play against Shirov" entries:

Players:
1. Justin Tan

2. Alex Stahnke

3. Harry Hughes

4. Zeljko Kanostrevac

5. Ryan Stevens

6. Brent Winston

7. Amin Fazel

8. Amir Karibasic

9. Robbie Peck

10. Dr Peter Haron

11. Mustafa Erkan

12. Sabin Karibasic

13. Melanie Karibasic

14. Daniel Lapitan

15. Ivan Zelich

16. Michael Van Pelt

17. Graeme Gardiner
18. Joerg Hackenschmidt-Uecker

19. Garry Sands

20. Ryan Louie

21. Mathew Cervenjak

22. Andrew Fitzpatrick

23. Sam Grigg

24. Cameron De Vere

25.

Kings of chess
14-09-2009, 02:42 PM
Entries to date:

2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section
List of Players
No Name Feder Intl Id Rtg Loc Club

1. David C Smerdon ACT 3202305 2535
2. Leonid Sandler VIC 3201805 2240
3. Vladimir Smirnov NSW 4126505 2335
4. Benjamin Lazarus QLD 3205630 2087 The Gap A
5. Vinod Kumar OS 25007408 2005 India
6. Justin Tan VIC 3206882 1990
7. Kimberly Jane Cunanan OS 5202329 1978 Philippines
8. Andrew Fitzpatrick VIC 3206734 1925 Box Hill
9. Sam Grigg QLD 3206360 1900 Worongary
10. Amin Fazel OS 1887 Iran
11. Ian C Rout ACT 3204200 1880
12. George E Lester QLD 3200639 1857
13. Yi (1997) Liu QLD 3210588 1835
14. Sanmogam Goundar OS 11400110 1802 Fiji
15. Tony Weller QLD 3208389 1754
16. Alexander Stahnke QLD 3207064 1730
17. Ryan Stevens QLD 3210642 1708 South Africa
18. Mustafa Erkan NSW 3211940 1693
19. Nenad Chelebichanin QLD 1683
20. Anton Smirnov NSW 3208923 1668
21. Mike Duffin QLD 1621
22. Cameron De Vere QLD 3210570 1508
23. Ric Ambatali QLD 3208508 1494
24. Daniel Lapitan QLD 3212319 1475
25. Matthew Watson QLD 1234
26. Brent Winston QLD 1168
27. Ravi Singh FIJI

by Swiss Perfect (TM) www.swissperfect.com

SURFING SECTION / UNDER 1600


2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600
List of Players
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556
2. Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540
3. Zumi, Osmin QLD 1505
4. Peck, Robbie QLD 1462
5. Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418
6. Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412
7. Louie, Ryan QLD 1175
8. Sands, Gary A QLD 1148
9. Foster, Allan QLD 1075
10. Bell, David VIC 1041
11. Haron, Peter QLD 998
12. Soul, David S NSW 875
13. Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837
14. Hughes, Harry QLD 806
15. Karibasic, Melanie QLD 694
16. Louie, Jared QLD 660

FUN GROUP UP TO 1000 ACF


2009 Surfers Paradise Fun group
List of Players
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Vieira, Chris QLD
2. Xing, Michael QLD
3. Xing, Shelley QLD
4. Wilson, Jack QLD
5. Krupanski, Claudia QLD

SIMUL ENTRIES: AUSTRALIA vs SHIROV:


2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival :

Lecture and Simul : "I Play against Shirov" entries:

Players:
1. Justin Tan

2. Alex Stahnke

3. Harry Hughes

4. Zeljko Kanostrevac

5. Ryan Stevens

6. Brent Winston

7. Amin Fazel

8. Amir Karibasic

9. Robbie Peck

10. Dr Peter Haron

11. Mustafa Erkan

12. Sabin Karibasic

13. Melanie Karibasic

14. Daniel Lapitan

15. Ivan Zelich

16. Michael Van Pelt

17. Graeme Gardiner
18. Joerg Hackenschmidt-Uecker

19. Garry Sands

20. Ryan Louie

21. Mathew Cervenjak

22. Andrew Fitzpatrick

23. Sam Grigg

24. Cameron De Vere

25.


Simul additional entry: Steven Stewart VIC Box Hill

Surfers Paradise Open additional entries:
Bruce Edward Williams 1884, Leteisha Simmonds 1364, Steven Stewart 1400

Kings of chess
14-09-2009, 09:25 PM
2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival updates:


1. Ben Lazarus FIDE 2172 booted Amir Karibasic out of Simul participation.
Congratulation to Ben Lazarus as last registered player for the Simul.

2. 2009 Gold Coast chess Festival Polo shirts will be soon ready and available in new modern design and colours. You can be proud to go out for the party in our shirts.
At this stage shirts will be available just to Gold Coast Chess Festival team.
Order possible at the tournament $20, even before but we recommend to see it first. Sample coming soon!

Kings of chess
16-09-2009, 07:29 AM
We would like to give a special "thank you'
to all registered players at the Gold Coast Chess Festival,
especially Simul players ( without you guys, this event would not happen), Grandmaster David Smerdon and International master Leonid Sandler who supported the 2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival from the start.
:clap:

Kings of chess
16-09-2009, 08:40 PM
We would like to give a special "thank you'
to all registered players at the Gold Coast Chess Festival,
especially Simul players ( without you guys, this event would not happen), Grandmaster David Smerdon and International master Leonid Sandler who supported the 2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival from the start.
:clap:

ADDITIONAL INFO:
We woulds like to inform all players that the Event is held at Broadbeach one of the peaceful and most relaxing places on the Gold Coast, of course with lots of entertainment, too many international food cousines, close to the beach and do not forget to visit Jupiter Casino super buffet " Food Fantasy". The casino is 50m away from the venue. Broadbeach Kurrawa surf club is very close to the beach and has a good kitchen. It's Simple to walk around and you will feel great after the nice breeze of air.On a Saturday night, Broadbeach is full of special outdoor shows. If you see GM Alexei Shirov don't be shy to ask him to sign your book.:D
Carparking space for all day is $5. Do not forget to take a drive with the Monorail and also ask for Cascade Gardens - botanic Garden which is next to the venue, do not forget to buy some sausages and have Barbeque in the Broadbeach Park.
If you are over 18 Years of age we recommend you to visit "Melba" restaurant and night club which is OK for all ages at Surfers Paradise. However Jupiters Casino offers enough entertainment with their dance club, restaurants and shows.
Do not forget to visit Q1 one of the tallest residental buildings with a very special view of the Gold Coast and the beaches.

I am sure this will be an unforgetable weekend for everyone, as much more suprises are coming from Kings of chess club.

Entries are increasing constantly!!!Thanks Australia!!!

All other players won't forgive them self, to not participate in this great Festival and great tourist experience including Queenslanders.
We have taken a great risk to entertain Australian chess, if you would like to see much more then support our club in this event, we need you more than ever.One man, one Super Grandmaster is going to fly nearly over 40 000 km to support chess in Australia, we think we should give him a great welcome.
We have arranged this super venue to show All Other Great Sports in Australia that chess is not just for geeks but for all people, all ages, all religions and nationalitys, male and female. Gold Coast citizens are stunned that this chess event is happening right at most superb venue in Australia and can't believe that chess is so important but this our way to touch the Australian Government and sponsors and let them know that chess is just swimming out of byrocratic waters.

Kings of chess
19-09-2009, 04:44 AM
2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival :

Lecture and Simul : "I Play against Shirov" entries:

Players:

1. Justin Tan ACF 1990 FIDE 2026

2. Alex Stahnke ACF 1730 FIDE 1819

3. Harry Hughes ACF 806 FIDE 1523

4. Zeljko Kanostrevac ACF 1823

5. Ryan Stevens ACF 1708

6. Brent Winston ACF 1168

7. Amin Fazel ACF 1887

8. Ben Lazarus ACF 2087 FIDE 2172

9. Robbie Peck ACF 1462

10. Dr Peter Haron ACF 998

11. Mustafa Erkan ACF 1693

12. Sabin Karibasic ACF 1010

13. Melanie Karibasic ACF 694

14. Daniel Lapitan ACF 1475

15. Ivan Zelich QJR 630

16. Michael Van Pelt ACF 1639

17. Graeme Gardiner ACF 1551

18. Joerg Hackenschmidt-U ACF 1556

19. Garry Sands ACF 1148

20. Ryan Louie ACF 1175

21. Mathew Cervenjak ACF 837

22. Andrew Fitzpatrick ACF 1925 FIDE 2018

23. Sam Grigg ACF 1900 FIDE 1940

24. Cameron De Vere ACF 1508 FIDE 1875

25. Steven Stewart ACF 1400

Kings of chess
19-09-2009, 05:32 AM
2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival :

Lecture and Simul : "I Play against Shirov" entries:

Players:

1. Justin Tan ACF 1990 FIDE 2026

2. Alex Stahnke ACF 1730 FIDE 1819

3. Harry Hughes ACF 806 FIDE 1523

4. Zeljko Kanostrevac ACF 1823

5. Ryan Stevens ACF 1708

6. Brent Winston ACF 1168

7. Amin Fazel ACF 1887

8. Ben Lazarus ACF 2087 FIDE 2172

9. Robbie Peck ACF 1462

10. Dr Peter Haron ACF 998

11. Mustafa Erkan ACF 1693

12. Sabin Karibasic ACF 1010

13. Melanie Karibasic ACF 694

14. Daniel Lapitan ACF 1475

15. Ivan Zelich QJR 630

16. Michael Van Pelt ACF 1639

17. Graeme Gardiner ACF 1551

18. Joerg Hackenschmidt-U ACF 1556

19. Garry Sands ACF 1148

20. Ryan Louie ACF 1175

21. Mathew Cervenjak ACF 837

22. Andrew Fitzpatrick ACF 1925 FIDE 2018

23. Sam Grigg ACF 1900 FIDE 1940

24. Cameron De Vere ACF 1508 FIDE 1875

25. Steven Stewart ACF 1400


2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section
List of Players:
No Name Feder Intl Id Rtg Loc Club

1. David C Smerdon ACT 3202305 2535
2. Leonid Sandler VIC 3201805 2240
3. Vladimir Smirnov NSW 4126505 2335
4. Gene Nakauchi QLD 3200698 2034 Tallebudgera - Rynne
5. Benjamin Lazarus QLD 3205630 2087 The Gap A
6. Vinod Kumar OS 25007408 2005 India
7. Rajko Mastilovic QLD 4300564 1996
8. Justin Tan VIC 3206882 1990
9. Kimberly Jane Cunanan OS 5202329 1978 Philippines
10. Andrew Fitzpatrick VIC 3206734 1925 Box Hill
11. Sam Grigg QLD 3206360 1900 Worongary
12. Jonas Muller QLD 1900
13. Amin Fazel OS 1887 Iran
14. Bruce Williams QLD 3210693 1884
15. Ian C Rout ACT 3204200 1880
16. George E Lester QLD 3200639 1857
17. Yi (1997) Liu QLD 3210588 1835
18. Sanmogam Goundar OS 11400110 1802 Fiji
19. Emma Guo ACT 3200795 1800
20. Tony Weller QLD 3208389 1754
21. Alexander Stahnke QLD 3207064 1730
22. Ryan Stevens QLD 3210642 1708 South Africa
23. Mustafa Erkan NSW 3211940 1693
24. Nenad Chelebichanin QLD 1683
25. Anton Smirnov NSW 3208923 1668
26. Mike Duffin QLD 1621
27. Nicholas Deen-Cowell NSW 1564
28. Cameron De Vere QLD 3210570 1508
29. Ric Ambatali QLD 3208508 1494
30. Daniel Lapitan QLD 3212319 1475
31. Robbie Peck QLD 3209598 1462
32. Leteisha Simmonds QLD 3208699 1366
33. Matthew Watson QLD 1234
34. Brent Winston QLD 1168




2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600 Tournament
List of Players:
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556
2. Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540
3. Williams, Douglas NSW 1533
4. Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418
5. Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412
6. Delmastro, Joe QLD 1196
7. Louie, Ryan QLD 1175
8. Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1158
9. Sands, Gary A QLD 1148
10. Foster, Allan QLD 1075
11. Bell, David VIC 1041
12. Haron, Peter QLD 998
13. Soul, David S NSW 875
14. Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837
15. Hughes, Harry QLD 806
16. Karibasic, Melanie QLD 694
17. Louie, Jared QLD 660
18. De Guzman, Anthony PHI
19. Narciso, Alex PHI
20. Stewart, Steven VIC

FUN TOURNAMENT UP TO 1000 ACF
List of Players:
No Name Feder Rtg Loc

1. Vieira, Chris QLD
2. Xing, Michael QLD
3. Xing, Shelley QLD
4. Wilson, Jack QLD
5. Nakauchi, Ray QLD
6. Peck, Andrew QLD
7. Peck, Ruaraidh QLD
8. Butcher, Thomas QLD
9. Butcher, Jacob QLD
10. Brkan, Ante QLD
11. Dadhe, Ronak QLD
12. Lee, Byron QLD


by Swiss Perfect (TM) www.swissperfect.com

Kings of chess
21-09-2009, 07:57 PM
We would appreciate if all registered players pay their entry fees by 24/09/2009. It will enable us to start on time.
All late entries will be charged a $20 fee.
All late fees will be contributed to the Junior prizes.

Watch: Live games with Monroi SPO 2009 on Saturday from 9.30am (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/live games.html)

Watch: Simul live games with Monroi from 4pm on Sunday, 27/09/2009 (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/live games 2.html)

We have 10 Panels (PCMs) available for live games. Now registration to use Monroi panels is officialy open. Please email us: doors113@bigpond.com, if you wish that your game against GM Shirov will be seen troughout the world. live.

Amir K.
23-09-2009, 08:08 PM
Chess Force One is in the Air, on the way to Australia!

Kings of chess
23-09-2009, 08:54 PM
Chess Force One is in the Air, on the way to Australia!

LATEST STRONG ENTRY:

Big comeback for:

WIM Anastasia Sorokina (2172)

Garrett
24-09-2009, 12:37 PM
Hi Amir

I have sent you a PM regarding payment. I am unable to make a phone call.

Please let me know if you did not receive it.

Cheers
Garrett.

Kings of chess
24-09-2009, 01:15 PM
Hi Amir

I have sent you a PM regarding payment. I am unable to make a phone call.

Please let me know if you did not receive it.

Cheers
Garrett.
Thanks Garrett.
Please see you private email box.

Kings of chess
24-09-2009, 01:17 PM
LATEST STRONG ENTRY:

Big comeback for:

WIM Anastasia Sorokina (2172)


Good news for Australian women chess:
Another strong entry:
WIM Alex Jule (1819)

Kings of chess
25-09-2009, 02:02 PM
GM Alexei Shirov has safely arrived on the Gold Coast and he is preparing this afternoon lecture for Saturday night.

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 01:23 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section - Round 2
Results
No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 [1] : Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 [1]
2 Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 [1] : Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 [1]
3 Spuler, David QLD 1888 [1] : Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 [1]
4 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 [1] : Fazel, Amin OS 1887 [1]
5 Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 [1] : Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 [1]
6 Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 [1] : Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 [1]
7 Lester, George E QLD 1857 [1] : Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 [1]
8 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 [1] : Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 [1]
9 Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 [1] : Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 [1]
10 Tan, Justin VIC 1990 [1] : McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 [1]
11 Guo, Emma ACT 1800 [1] : Cigelj, David QLD 1170 [.5]
12 Weller, Tony QLD 1754 [0] : Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 [0]
13 De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 [0] : Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 [0]
14 Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 [0] : Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 [0]
15 Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 [0] : Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 [0]
16 Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 [0] : Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 [0]
17 Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 [0] : Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 [0]
18 Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 [0] : Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 [0]
19 Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 [0] : Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 [0]
20 Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 [0] : Winston, Brent QLD 1168 [0]
21 Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 [0] : Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 [0]

Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-21 Spuler, David QLD 1888 1 2.0 2.0 2.0
Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Tan, Justin VIC 1990 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Fazel, Amin OS 1887 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Lester, George E QLD 1857 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 1 0.5 0.5 2.0
Guo, Emma ACT 1800 1 0.5 0.5 2.0
22 Cigelj, David QLD 1170 0.5 2.0 2.0 1.0
23-42 Weller, Tony QLD 1754 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Winston, Brent QLD 1168 0 1.0 1.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2

1. Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 1 22:W 12:
2. Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 1 23:W 11:
3. Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 1 24:W 13:
4. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 1 25:W 14:
5. Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 1 26:W 15:
6. Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 1 27:W 16:
7. Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 1 28:W 17:
8. Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 1 29:W 18:
9. Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 1 30:W 19:
10. Tan, Justin VIC 1990 1 31:W 20:
11. Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 1 32:W 2:
12. Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 1 33:W 1:
13. Spuler, David QLD 1888 1 :W 3:
14. Fazel, Amin OS 1887 1 34:W 4:
15. Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 1 35:W 5:
16. Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 1 36:W 6:
17. Lester, George E QLD 1857 1 37:W 7:
18. Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 1 38:W 8:
19. Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 39:W 9:
20. McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 1 40:W 10:
21. Guo, Emma ACT 1800 1 42:W 41:
22. Weller, Tony QLD 1754 0 1:L 33:
23. Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 0 2:L 32:
24. Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 0 3:L 35:
25. Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 0 4:L 34:
26. Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 0 5:L 37:
27. Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 0 6:L 36:
28. Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 0 7:L 39:
29. Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 0 8:L 38:
30. Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 0 9:L 42:
31. Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 0 10:L 40:
32. De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 0 11:L 23:
33. Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 0 12:L 22:
34. Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 14:L 25:
35. Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 0 15:L 24:
36. Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 0 16:L 27:
37. Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 0 17:L 26:
38. Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 0 18:L 29:
39. Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 0 19:L 28:
40. Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 0 20:L 31:
41. Cigelj, David QLD 1170 .5 :D 21:
42. Winston, Brent QLD 1168 0 21:L 30:

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 01:27 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section - Round 2
Results
No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 [1] : Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 [1]
2 Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 [1] : Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 [1]
3 Spuler, David QLD 1888 [1] : Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 [1]
4 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 [1] : Fazel, Amin OS 1887 [1]
5 Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 [1] : Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 [1]
6 Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 [1] : Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 [1]
7 Lester, George E QLD 1857 [1] : Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 [1]
8 Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 [1] : Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 [1]
9 Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 [1] : Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 [1]
10 Tan, Justin VIC 1990 [1] : McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 [1]
11 Guo, Emma ACT 1800 [1] : Cigelj, David QLD 1170 [.5]
12 Weller, Tony QLD 1754 [0] : Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 [0]
13 De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 [0] : Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 [0]
14 Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 [0] : Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 [0]
15 Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 [0] : Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 [0]
16 Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 [0] : Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 [0]
17 Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 [0] : Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 [0]
18 Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 [0] : Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 [0]
19 Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 [0] : Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 [0]
20 Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 [0] : Winston, Brent QLD 1168 [0]
21 Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 [0] : Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 [0]

Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-21 Spuler, David QLD 1888 1 2.0 2.0 2.0
Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Tan, Justin VIC 1990 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Fazel, Amin OS 1887 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Lester, George E QLD 1857 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 1 1.0 1.0 2.0
Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 1 0.5 0.5 2.0
Guo, Emma ACT 1800 1 0.5 0.5 2.0
22 Cigelj, David QLD 1170 0.5 2.0 2.0 1.0
23-42 Weller, Tony QLD 1754 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Winston, Brent QLD 1168 0 1.0 1.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2

1. Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 1 22:W 12:
2. Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 1 23:W 11:
3. Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 1 24:W 13:
4. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 1 25:W 14:
5. Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 1 26:W 15:
6. Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 1 27:W 16:
7. Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 1 28:W 17:
8. Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 1 29:W 18:
9. Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 1 30:W 19:
10. Tan, Justin VIC 1990 1 31:W 20:
11. Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 1 32:W 2:
12. Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 1 33:W 1:
13. Spuler, David QLD 1888 1 :W 3:
14. Fazel, Amin OS 1887 1 34:W 4:
15. Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 1 35:W 5:
16. Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 1 36:W 6:
17. Lester, George E QLD 1857 1 37:W 7:
18. Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 1 38:W 8:
19. Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 39:W 9:
20. McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 1 40:W 10:
21. Guo, Emma ACT 1800 1 42:W 41:
22. Weller, Tony QLD 1754 0 1:L 33:
23. Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 0 2:L 32:
24. Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 0 3:L 35:
25. Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 0 4:L 34:
26. Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 0 5:L 37:
27. Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 0 6:L 36:
28. Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 0 7:L 39:
29. Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 0 8:L 38:
30. Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 0 9:L 42:
31. Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 0 10:L 40:
32. De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 0 11:L 23:
33. Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 0 12:L 22:
34. Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 14:L 25:
35. Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 0 15:L 24:
36. Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 0 16:L 27:
37. Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 0 17:L 26:
38. Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 0 18:L 29:
39. Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 0 19:L 28:
40. Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 0 20:L 31:
41. Cigelj, David QLD 1170 .5 :D 21:
42. Winston, Brent QLD 1168 0 21:L 30:




2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600 - Round 1
Results
No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1158 [0] 0:1 Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556 [0]
2 Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540 [0] 1:0 Sands, Gary A QLD 1148 [0]
3 Foster, Allan QLD 1075 [0] 0:1 Williams, Douglas NSW 1533 [0]
4 Tan, Kai VIC 1526 [0] 1:0 Bell, David VIC 1041 [0]
5 Soul, David S NSW 875 [0] 0:1 O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 1503 [0]
6 Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418 [0] 0:1 Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 838 [0]
7 Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837 [0] 0:1 Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412 [0]
8 Bay, William QLD 1338 [0] 1:0 Pyper, Matthew QLD 837 [0]
9 Hughes, Harry QLD 806 [0] 1:0 Kingston, Joe QLD 1325 [0]
10 Jack, Martin QLD 1292 [0] 1:0 Louie, Jared QLD 660 [0]
11 Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 573 [0] 0:1 Guo, Charlie QLD 1261 [0]
12 Haron, Peter QLD 998 [0] .5:.5 BYE
13 Edwards, Regina QLD 1214 [0] 0:1 Delmastro, Joe QLD 1196 [0]
14 Laky, Jim QLD 1193 [0] 1:0 Stewart, Steven VIC [0]

Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-13 Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Williams, Douglas NSW 1533 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Tan, Kai VIC 1526 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 1503 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Bay, William QLD 1338 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Jack, Martin QLD 1292 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Guo, Charlie QLD 1261 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Delmastro, Joe QLD 1196 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Laky, Jim QLD 1193 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 838 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Hughes, Harry QLD 806 1 0.0 0.0 1.0
14 Haron, Peter QLD 998 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
15-27 Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Kingston, Joe QLD 1325 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Edwards, Regina QLD 1214 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1158 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Sands, Gary A QLD 1148 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Foster, Allan QLD 1075 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Bell, David VIC 1041 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Soul, David S NSW 875 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Pyper, Matthew QLD 837 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Louie, Jared QLD 660 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 573 0 1.0 1.0 0.0
Stewart, Steven VIC 0 1.0 1.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg 1

1 Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 18:W
2 Stewart, Craig A QLD 19:W
3 Williams, Douglas NSW 20:W
4 Tan, Kai VIC 21:W
5 O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 22:W
6 Cervenjak, Mark QLD 23:W
7 Bay, William QLD 24:W
8 Jack, Martin QLD 25:W
9 Guo, Charlie QLD 26:W
10 Delmastro, Joe QLD 17:W
11 Laky, Jim QLD 27:W
12 Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 15:W
13 Hughes, Harry QLD 16:W
14 Haron, Peter QLD 0:D
15 Stahnke, Axel QLD 12:L
16 Kingston, Joe QLD 13:L
17 Edwards, Regina QLD 10:L
18 Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1:L
19 Sands, Gary A QLD 2:L
20 Foster, Allan QLD 3:L
21 Bell, David VIC 4:L
22 Soul, David S NSW 5:L
23 Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 6:L
24 Pyper, Matthew QLD 7:L
25 Louie, Jared QLD 8:L
26 Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 9:L
27 Stewart, Steven VIC 11:L

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Live games could not be launched because of late arrival by many chess players.

antichrist
26-09-2009, 02:07 PM
When that Aronian(?) guy was at the Gold Coast you would have thought that he would have at least thrown a simul on?

Garvinator
26-09-2009, 02:27 PM
Are the current pairings currently displayed on the KOC website? I do not seem to be able to find this information.

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 03:47 PM
Live games are coming back alive!

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 04:05 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section - Round 3
Results
No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 [2] : Tan, Justin VIC 1990 [2]
2 Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 [2] : Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 [2]
3 Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 [2] : Guo, Emma ACT 1800 [2]
4 Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 [2] : Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 [2]
5 Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 [2] : Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 [1]
6 Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 [1] : Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 [1]
7 Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 [1] : Weller, Tony QLD 1754 [1]
8 Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 [1] : Spuler, David QLD 1888 [1]
9 Fazel, Amin OS 1887 [1] : Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 [1]
10 Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 [1] : Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 [1]
11 Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 [1] : Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 [1]
12 Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 [1] : Lester, George E QLD 1857 [1]
13 Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 [1] : Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 [1]
14 McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 [1] : Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 [1]
15 Cigelj, David QLD 1170 [.5] : Winston, Brent QLD 1168 [1]
16 Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 [0] : Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 [0]
17 Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 [0] : Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 [0]
18 Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 [0] : Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 [0]
19 Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 [0] : De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 [0]
20 Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 [0] : Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 [0]
21 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 [2] .5:0 BYE
22 Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 [2] .5:0 BYE

Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-2 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 2.5 1.0 3.5 5.5
Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 2.5 1.0 3.5 5.5
3-11 Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 2 1.0 4.0 5.0
Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 2 1.0 4.0 5.0
Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 2 1.0 4.0 5.0
Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 2 1.0 3.5 5.0
Guo, Emma ACT 1800 2 1.0 3.5 5.0
Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 2 1.0 3.0 5.0
Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 2 1.0 3.0 5.0
Tan, Justin VIC 1990 2 1.0 3.0 5.0
Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 2 1.0 2.0 5.0
12-31 Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 1 2.0 4.0 3.0
Spuler, David QLD 1888 1 1.5 4.5 3.0
Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 1 1.0 4.0 3.0
Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 1.0 4.0 3.0
McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 1 1.0 4.0 3.0
Fazel, Amin OS 1887 1 1.0 3.5 3.0
Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 1 1.0 3.5 3.0
Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 1 1.0 3.5 2.0
Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 1 1.0 3.0 3.0
Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 1 1.0 3.0 3.0
Lester, George E QLD 1857 1 1.0 3.0 3.0
Weller, Tony QLD 1754 1 1.0 3.0 2.0
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 1 1.0 3.0 2.0
Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 1 1.0 3.0 2.0
Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 1 1.0 3.0 2.0
Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 1 1.0 2.0 2.0
Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 1 1.0 2.0 2.0
Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 1 1.0 2.0 2.0
Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 1 0.5 3.0 2.0
Winston, Brent QLD 1168 1 0.5 2.5 2.0
32 Cigelj, David QLD 1170 0.5 1.5 4.5 1.5
33-42 Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 0 1.0 3.0 0.0
Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 0 1.0 3.0 0.0
Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 0 1.0 3.0 0.0
Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 0 1.0 3.0 0.0
De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 0 1.0 2.0 0.0
Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 0 1.0 2.0 0.0
Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 1.0 2.0 0.0
Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 0 1.0 2.0 0.0
Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 0 1.0 2.0 0.0
Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 0 1.0 2.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3

1. Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 2 22:W 12:W 10:
2. Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 2 23:W 11:W 7:
3. Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 2 24:W 13:W 21:
4. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 2.5 25:W 14:W :D
5. Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 2.5 26:W 15:W :D
6. Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 2 27:W 16:W 9:
7. Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 2 28:W 17:W 2:
8. Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 1 29:W 18:L 23:
9. Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 2 30:W 19:W 6:
10. Tan, Justin VIC 1990 2 31:W 20:W 1:
11. Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 1 32:W 2:L 22:
12. Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 1 33:W 1:L 18:
13. Spuler, David QLD 1888 1 :W 3:L 25:
14. Fazel, Amin OS 1887 1 34:W 4:L 24:
15. Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 1 35:W 5:L 27:
16. Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 1 36:W 6:L 40:
17. Lester, George E QLD 1857 1 37:W 7:L 39:
18. Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 2 38:W 8:W 12:
19. Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 39:W 9:L 29:
20. McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 1 40:W 10:L 26:
21. Guo, Emma ACT 1800 2 42:W 41:W 3:
22. Weller, Tony QLD 1754 1 1:L 33:W 11:
23. Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 1 2:L 32:W 8:
24. Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 1 3:L 35:W 14:
25. Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 1 4:L 34:W 13:
26. Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 1 5:L 37:W 20:
27. Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 1 6:L 36:W 15:
28. Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 0 7:L 39:L 34:
29. Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 1 8:L 38:W 19:
30. Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 0 9:L 42:L 35:
31. Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 0 10:L 40:L 36:
32. De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 0 11:L 23:L 37:
33. Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 0 12:L 22:L 38:
34. Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 14:L 25:L 28:
35. Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 0 15:L 24:L 30:
36. Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 0 16:L 27:L 31:
37. Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 0 17:L 26:L 32:
38. Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 0 18:L 29:L 33:
39. Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 1 19:L 28:W 17:
40. Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 1 20:L 31:W 16:
41. Cigelj, David QLD 1170 .5 :D 21:L 42:
42. Winston, Brent QLD 1168 1 21:L 30:W 41:

Ratings (Local)
No Name Feder Loc Id Loc Score Exp. Chg*K Rav Rprfm

1. Smerdon, David C ACT 4152022 2535 2.0/2 1.98 0 1827 2826
2. Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 1280924 2335 2.0/2 1.92 1 1830 2829
3. Ly, Moulthun QLD 4202360 2308 2.0/2 1.92 1 1798 2797
4. Sandler, Leonid VIC 3001890 2240 2.0/2 1.88 1 1794 2793
5. Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 4204854 2172 2.0/2 1.82 2 1789 2788
6. Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 4163344 2087 2.0/2 1.72 3 1774 2773
7. Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 4160986 2055 2.0/2 1.72 3 1746 2745
8. Nakauchi, Gene QLD 4532144 2034 1.0/2 1.72 -7 1728 1728
9. Kumar, Vinod OS 4557646 2005 2.0/2 1.68 3 1716 2715
10. Tan, Justin VIC 3127114 1990 2.0/2 1.70 3 1692 2691
11. Muller, Jonas QLD 4208870 1929 1.0/2 1.02 0 1922 1922
12. Grigg, Sam QLD 4171935 1900 1.0/2 0.68 3 2015 2015
13. Spuler, David QLD 4141610 1888 0.0/1 0.07 -1 2308 1309
14. Fazel, Amin OS 4556994 1887 1.0/2 1.08 -1 1858 1858
15. Williams, Bruce QLD 4554780 1884 1.0/2 1.18 -2 1817 1817
16. Rout, Ian C ACT 1272020 1880 1.0/2 1.40 -4 1733 1733
17. Lester, George E QLD 4135741 1857 1.0/2 1.40 -4 1711 1711
18. Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 3121186 1835 2.0/2 1.52 5 1634 2633
19. Jule, Alexandra QLD 4167043 1819 1.0/2 1.56 -6 1602 1602
20. McClymont, Brodie QLD 4554802 1819 1.0/2 1.60 -6 1583 1583
21. Guo, Emma ACT 2070736 1800 2.0/2 1.98 0 1169 2168
22. Weller, Tony QLD 4139355 1754 1.0/2 0.36 6 2015 2015
23. Stahnke, Alexander QLD 4532590 1730 1.0/2 0.50 5 1922 1922
24. Stevens, Ryan QLD 4556316 1708 1.0/2 0.54 5 1885 1885
25. Jule, Sebastian QLD 4171563 1700 1.0/2 0.58 4 1858 1858
26. Erkan, Mustafa NSW 2064543 1693 1.0/2 0.80 2 1769 1769
27. Smirnov, Anton NSW 2412784 1668 1.0/2 0.82 2 1733 1733
28. Ford, Daniel QLD 4181466 1634 0.0/2 1.02 -10 1627 628
29. Duffin, Mike QLD 4181525 1621 1.0/2 0.96 0 1634 1634
30. Stokes, Mark C QLD 4139300 1613 0.0/2 1.08 -11 1587 588
31. Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 2415541 1564 0.0/2 0.94 -9 1583 584
32. De Vere, Cameron QLD 4539936 1508 0.0/2 0.26 -3 1830 831
33. Ambatali, Ric QLD 4159346 1494 0.0/2 0.24 -2 1827 828
34. Lapitan, Daniel QLD 4545982 1475 0.0/2 0.26 -3 1794 795
35. Peck, Robbie QLD 4540124 1462 0.0/2 0.24 -2 1796 797
36. Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 4165864 1379 0.0/2 0.16 -2 1774 775
37. Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 4535574 1366 0.0/2 0.16 -2 1775 776
38. Watson, Matthew QLD 4158845 1234 0.0/2 0.08 -1 1728 729
39. Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 4525660 1198 1.0/2 0.06 9 1727 1727
40. Louie, Ryan QLD 4537232 1175 1.0/2 0.08 9 1692 1692
41. Cigelj, David QLD 4160194 1170 0.0/1 0.01 0 1800 801
42. Winston, Brent QLD 4537011 1168 1.0/2 0.06 9 1707 1707

List of Players

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 04:07 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600 - Round 3
Results
No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 838 [2] : Williams, Douglas NSW 1533 [2]
2 Hughes, Harry QLD 806 [2] : O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 1503 [2]
3 Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540 [1.5] : Delmastro, Joe QLD 1196 [2]
4 Bay, William QLD 1338 [1.5] : Guo, Charlie QLD 1261 [1.5]
5 Tan, Kai VIC 1526 [1] : Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556 [1.5]
6 Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418 [1] : Pyper, Matthew QLD 837 [1]
7 Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1158 [1] : Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412 [1]
8 Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837 [1] : Kingston, Joe QLD 1325 [1]
9 Jack, Martin QLD 1292 [1] : Stewart, Steven VIC [1]
10 Laky, Jim QLD 1193 [1] : Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 573 [1]
11 Haron, Peter QLD 998 [.5] : Edwards, Regina QLD 1214 [0]
12 Soul, David S NSW 875 [0] : Sands, Gary A QLD 1148 [0]
13 Foster, Allan QLD 1075 [0] : Bell, David VIC 1041 [0]
14 Louie, Jared QLD 660 [0] 1:0 BYE

Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-5 Hughes, Harry QLD 806 2 1.0 4.0 5.0
Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 838 2 1.0 3.5 5.0
Williams, Douglas NSW 1533 2 1.0 3.0 5.0
O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 1503 2 1.0 3.0 5.0
Delmastro, Joe QLD 1196 2 1.0 2.5 5.0
6-9 Bay, William QLD 1338 1.5 1.5 4.0 4.0
Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540 1.5 1.5 3.5 4.0
Guo, Charlie QLD 1261 1.5 1.5 3.5 4.0
Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556 1.5 1.0 3.5 4.0
10-21 Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 573 1 1.5 4.0 2.0
Tan, Kai VIC 1526 1 1.5 3.5 3.0
Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412 1 1.0 4.0 3.0
Jack, Martin QLD 1292 1 1.0 3.5 3.0
Laky, Jim QLD 1193 1 1.0 3.5 3.0
Louie, Jared QLD 660 1 1.0 3.5 1.0
Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418 1 1.0 3.0 2.0
Kingston, Joe QLD 1325 1 1.0 3.0 2.0
Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1158 1 1.0 3.0 2.0
Pyper, Matthew QLD 837 1 1.0 2.5 2.0
Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837 1 1.0 2.0 2.0
Stewart, Steven VIC 1 1.0 2.0 2.0
22 Haron, Peter QLD 998 0.5 1.5 3.5 1.5
23-27 Edwards, Regina QLD 1214 0 1.0 3.5 0.0
Foster, Allan QLD 1075 0 1.0 3.0 0.0
Soul, David S NSW 875 0 1.0 3.0 0.0
Sands, Gary A QLD 1148 0 1.0 2.5 0.0
Bell, David VIC 1041 0 1.0 2.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3

1. Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 15:W 8:D 4:
2. Stewart, Craig A QLD 16:W 11:D 13:
3. Williams, Douglas NSW 17:W 10:W 21:
4. Tan, Kai VIC 18:W 13:L 1:
5. O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 20:W 14:W 24:
6. Stahnke, Axel QLD 21:L 18:W 23:
7. Cervenjak, Mark QLD 22:W 24:L 15:
8. Bay, William QLD 23:W 1:D 11:
9. Kingston, Joe QLD 24:L 20:W 22:
10. Jack, Martin QLD 25:W 3:L 27:
11. Guo, Charlie QLD 26:W 2:D 8:
12. Edwards, Regina QLD 13:L 23:L 19:
13. Delmastro, Joe QLD 12:W 4:W 2:
14. Laky, Jim QLD 27:W 5:L 26:
15. Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1:L 25:W 7:
16. Sands, Gary A QLD 2:L 22:L 20:
17. Foster, Allan QLD 3:L 27:L 18:
18. Bell, David VIC 4:L 6:L 17:
19. Haron, Peter QLD :D 21:L 12:
20. Soul, David S NSW 5:L 9:L 16:
21. Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 6:W 19:W 3:
22. Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 7:L 16:W 9:
23. Pyper, Matthew QLD 8:L 12:W 6:
24. Hughes, Harry QLD 9:W 7:W 5:
25. Louie, Jared QLD 10:L 15:L :W
26. Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 11:L :W 14:
27. Stewart, Steven VIC 14:L 17:W 10:

Garvinator
26-09-2009, 04:22 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section - Round 3


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Tot

1 Smerdon, David C 2535 [2] : Tan, Justin 1990 [2]
2 Wongwichit, Phachara 2055 [2] : Smirnov, Vladimir 2335 [2]
3 Ly, Moulthun 2308 [2] : Guo, Emma 1800 [2]
4 Kumar, Vinod 2005 [2] : Lazarus, Benjamin 2087 [2]
5 Liu, Yi (1997) 1835 [2] : Grigg, Sam 1900 [1]
6 Stahnke, Alexander 1730 [1] : Nakauchi, Gene 2034 [1]
7 Muller, Jonas 1929 [1] : Weller, Tony 1754 [1]
8 Jule, Sebastian 1700 [1] : Spuler, David 1888 [1]
9 Fazel, Amin 1887 [1] : Stevens, Ryan 1708 [1]
10 Smirnov, Anton 1668 [1] : Williams, Bruce 1884 [1]
11 Rout, Ian C 1880 [1] : Louie, Ryan 1175 [1]
12 Kanagarajah, Abbie 1198 [1] : Lester, George E 1857 [1]
13 Duffin, Mike 1621 [1] : Jule, Alexandra 1819 [1]
14 McClymont, Brodie 1819 [1] : Erkan, Mustafa 1693 [1]
15 Cigelj, David 1170 [.5] : Winston, Brent 1168 [1]
16 Lapitan, Daniel 1475 [0] : Ford, Daniel 1634 [0]
17 Peck, Robbie 1462 [0] : Stokes, Mark C 1613 [0]
18 Deen-Cowell, Nicholas 1564 [0] : Cristuta, Roy 1379 [0]
19 Simmonds, Leteisha 1366 [0] : De Vere, Cameron 1508 [0]
20 Ambatali, Ric 1494 [0] : Watson, Matthew 1234 [0]
21 Sandler, Leonid 2240 [2] .5:0 BYE
22 Sorokina, Anastasia 2172 [2] .5:0 BYE

Garvinator
26-09-2009, 04:25 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600 - Round 3

2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600 - Round 3

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Huband-Lint, Kees 838 [2] : Williams, Douglas 1533 [2]
2 Hughes, Harry 806 [2] : O'Flynn, Alexander 1503 [2]
3 Stewart, Craig A 1540 [1.5] : Delmastro, Joe 1196 [2]
4 Bay, William 1338 [1.5] : Guo, Charlie 1261 [1.5]
5 Tan, Kai 1526 [1] : Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg 1556 [1.5]
6 Stahnke, Axel 1418 [1] : Pyper, Matthew 837 [1]
7 Nakauchi, Kenji 1158 [1] : Cervenjak, Mark 1412 [1]
8 Cervenjak, Matthew 837 [1] : Kingston, Joe 1325 [1]
9 Jack, Martin 1292 [1] : Stewart, Steven [1]
10 Laky, Jim 1193 [1] : Cristuta, Joaquin 573 [1]
11 Haron, Peter 998 [.5] : Edwards, Regina 1214 [0]
12 Soul, David S 875 [0] : Sands, Gary A 1148 [0]
13 Foster, Allan 1075 [0] : Bell, David 1041 [0]
14 Louie, Jared 660 [0] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
26-09-2009, 08:15 PM
I hope someone gets the opportunity to interview GM Shirov while he is in Australia.

ER
26-09-2009, 08:16 PM
I tried, I was turned down, life goes on! :P

lost
26-09-2009, 09:08 PM
Where are the games from the monroi? Is there going to be a PGN file of the event?

lost

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 10:26 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section - Round 5
Results
No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 [4] : Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 [4]
2 Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 [3.5] : Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 [3]
3 Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 [3] : Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 [3]
4 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 [3] : Tan, Justin VIC 1990 [3]
5 Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 [3] : Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 [3]
6 Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 [3] : Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 [3]
7 Lester, George E QLD 1857 [2.5] : Fazel, Amin OS 1887 [2.5]
8 Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 [2] : Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 [2.5]
9 Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 [2] : Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 [2]
10 McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 [2] : Winston, Brent QLD 1168 [2]
11 Guo, Emma ACT 1800 [2] : Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 [2]
12 Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 [2] : Weller, Tony QLD 1754 [2]
13 Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 [2] : Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 [2]
14 Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 [1.5] : Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 [2]
15 Spuler, David QLD 1888 [1.5] : Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 [1.5]
16 Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 [1] : Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 [1]
17 Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 [1] : Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 [1]
18 Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 [1] : Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 [1]
19 Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 [1] : Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 [1]
20 De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 [.5] : Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 [0]

Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-2 Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 4 7.5 13.5 14.0
Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 4 7.0 12.0 14.0
3 Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 3.5 7.5 11.0 12.5
4-12 Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 3 8.5 14.5 12.0
Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 3 8.5 14.0 11.5
Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 3 8.0 13.5 12.0
Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 3 8.0 13.0 11.5
Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 3 7.0 12.0 11.0
Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 3 7.0 11.5 10.0
Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 3 7.0 11.5 10.0
Tan, Justin VIC 1990 3 7.0 11.0 11.0
Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 3 6.0 9.5 10.0
13-15 Fazel, Amin OS 1887 2.5 7.0 10.0 9.0
Lester, George E QLD 1857 2.5 6.0 11.0 9.0
Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 2.5 6.0 10.5 8.5
16-27 Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 2 8.5 13.5 9.0
Guo, Emma ACT 1800 2 7.0 12.0 9.0
McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 2 7.0 11.0 8.0
Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 2 7.0 10.5 7.0
Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 2 6.5 10.5 8.0
Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 2 6.0 11.0 6.0
Weller, Tony QLD 1754 2 6.0 10.0 6.0
Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 2 6.0 10.0 6.0
Winston, Brent QLD 1168 2 5.5 9.5 7.0
Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 2 5.5 8.5 6.5
Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 2 5.0 9.0 6.0
Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 2 3.5 7.5 5.0
28-30 Spuler, David QLD 1888 1.5 7.0 12.5 6.5
Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 1.5 5.5 9.5 3.5
Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 1.5 4.5 8.5 3.5
31-39 Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 1 6.0 9.5 4.0
Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 1 5.5 10.0 2.0
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 1 5.0 8.5 4.0
Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 1 5.0 8.0 4.0
Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 1 5.0 8.0 3.0
Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 1 5.0 8.0 3.0
Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 1 4.5 7.5 3.0
Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 1 2.5 5.5 2.0
Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 2.0 6.0 3.0
40-41 De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 0.5 4.5 7.5 1.0
Cigelj, David QLD 1170 0.5 4.0 7.5 2.0
42 Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 5.0 8.0 0.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1. Smerdon, David C ACT 2535 3 22:W 12:W 10:W 7:L 9:
2. Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 2335 2 23:W 11:W 7:L 18:L 25:
3. Ly, Moulthun QLD 2308 4 24:W 13:W 21:W 9:W 7:
4. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2240 3 25:W 14:W :D 5:D 10:
5. Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 2172 3 26:W 15:W :D 4:D 18:
6. Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 2087 3 27:W 16:W 9:L 20:W 11:
7. Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 2055 4 28:W 17:W 2:W 1:W 3:
8. Nakauchi, Gene QLD 2034 3 29:W 18:L 23:W 16:W 15:
9. Kumar, Vinod OS 2005 3 30:W 19:W 6:W 3:L 1:
10. Tan, Justin VIC 1990 3 31:W 20:W 1:L 21:W 4:
11. Muller, Jonas QLD 1929 3 32:W 2:L 22:W 42:W 6:
12. Grigg, Sam QLD 1900 2.5 33:W 1:L 18:D 13:W 16:
13. Spuler, David QLD 1888 1.5 :W 3:L 25:D 12:L 30:
14. Fazel, Amin OS 1887 2.5 34:W 4:L 24:W :D 17:
15. Williams, Bruce QLD 1884 3 35:W 5:L 27:W 29:W 8:
16. Rout, Ian C ACT 1880 2 36:W 6:L 40:W 8:L 12:
17. Lester, George E QLD 1857 2.5 37:W 7:L 39:W :D 14:
18. Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 1835 3.5 38:W 8:W 12:D 2:W 5:
19. Jule, Alexandra QLD 1819 1 39:W 9:L 29:L : :
20. McClymont, Brodie QLD 1819 2 40:W 10:L 26:W 6:L 42:
21. Guo, Emma ACT 1800 2 42:W 41:W 3:L 10:L 26:
22. Weller, Tony QLD 1754 2 1:L 33:W 11:L 37:W 27:
23. Stahnke, Alexander QLD 1730 1 2:L 32:W 8:L 28:L 37:
24. Stevens, Ryan QLD 1708 2 3:L 35:W 14:L 33:W 29:
25. Jule, Sebastian QLD 1700 2 4:L 34:W 13:D :D 2:
26. Erkan, Mustafa NSW 1693 2 5:L 37:W 20:L 39:W 21:
27. Smirnov, Anton NSW 1668 2 6:L 36:W 15:L 40:W 22:
28. Ford, Daniel QLD 1634 2 7:L 39:L 34:W 23:W 35:
29. Duffin, Mike QLD 1621 2 8:L 38:W 19:W 15:L 24:
30. Stokes, Mark C QLD 1613 1.5 9:L 42:L 35:D 41:W 13:
31. Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 1564 1 10:L 40:L 36:L 34:W 38:
32. De Vere, Cameron QLD 1508 .5 11:L 23:L 37:L :D 34:
33. Ambatali, Ric QLD 1494 1 12:L 22:L 38:W 24:L 40:
34. Lapitan, Daniel QLD 1475 0 14:L 25:L 28:L 31:L 32:
35. Peck, Robbie QLD 1462 1.5 15:L 24:L 30:D 36:W 28:
36. Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 1379 1 16:L 27:L 31:W 35:L 39:
37. Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 1366 1 17:L 26:L 32:W 22:L 23:
38. Watson, Matthew QLD 1234 1 18:L 29:L 33:L :W 31:
39. Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 1198 1 19:L 28:W 17:L 26:L 36:
40. Louie, Ryan QLD 1175 1 20:L 31:W 16:L 27:L 33:
41. Cigelj, David QLD 1170 .5 :D 21:L 42:L 30:L :
42. Winston, Brent QLD 1168 2 21:L 30:W 41:W 11:L 20:

Ratings (Local)
No Name Feder Loc Id Loc Score Exp. Chg*K Rav Rprfm

1. Smerdon, David C ACT 4152022 2535 3.0/4 3.92 -9 1925 2118
2. Smirnov, Vladimir NSW 1280924 2335 2.0/4 3.76 -18 1887 1887
3. Ly, Moulthun QLD 4202360 2308 4.0/4 3.80 2 1850 2849
4. Sandler, Leonid VIC 3001890 2240 2.5/3 2.61 -1 1920 2193
5. Sorokina, Anastasia VIC 4204854 2172 2.5/3 2.37 1 1939 2212
6. Lazarus, Benjamin QLD 4163344 2087 3.0/4 3.20 -2 1843 2036
7. Wongwichit, Phachara QLD 4160986 2055 4.0/4 1.80 22 2090 3089
8. Nakauchi, Gene QLD 4532144 2034 3.0/4 3.28 -3 1767 1960
9. Kumar, Vinod OS 4557646 2005 3.0/4 2.28 7 1957 2150
10. Tan, Justin VIC 3127114 1990 3.0/4 2.32 7 1930 2123
11. Muller, Jonas QLD 4208870 1929 3.0/4 3.20 -2 1691 1884
12. Grigg, Sam QLD 4171935 1900 2.5/4 1.80 7 1938 2033
13. Spuler, David QLD 4141610 1888 0.5/3 1.17 -7 1969 1696
14. Fazel, Amin OS 4556994 1887 2.0/3 1.83 2 1808 1933
15. Williams, Bruce QLD 4554780 1884 3.0/4 2.80 2 1731 1924
16. Rout, Ian C ACT 1272020 1880 2.0/4 3.08 -11 1669 1669
17. Lester, George E QLD 4135741 1857 2.0/3 2.61 -6 1540 1665
18. Liu, Yi (1997) QLD 3121186 1835 3.5/4 1.76 17 1876 2212
19. Jule, Alexandra QLD 4167043 1819 1.0/3 2.31 -13 1608 1483
20. McClymont, Brodie QLD 4554802 1819 2.0/4 2.44 -4 1736 1736
21. Guo, Emma ACT 2070736 1800 2.0/4 2.76 -8 1659 1659
22. Weller, Tony QLD 4139355 1754 2.0/4 1.56 4 1831 1831
23. Stahnke, Alexander QLD 4532590 1730 1.0/4 1.20 -2 1878 1685
24. Stevens, Ryan QLD 4556316 1708 2.0/4 1.56 4 1788 1788
25. Jule, Sebastian QLD 4171563 1700 1.5/3 0.84 7 1868 1868
26. Erkan, Mustafa NSW 2064543 1693 2.0/4 2.32 -3 1639 1639
27. Smirnov, Anton NSW 2412784 1668 2.0/4 2.20 -2 1631 1631
28. Ford, Daniel QLD 4181466 1634 2.0/4 2.12 -1 1615 1615
29. Duffin, Mike QLD 4181525 1621 2.0/4 1.32 7 1743 1743
30. Stokes, Mark C QLD 4139300 1613 1.5/4 2.84 -13 1451 1364
31. Deen-Cowell, Nicholas NSW 2415541 1564 1.0/4 2.32 -13 1505 1312
32. De Vere, Cameron QLD 4539936 1508 0.0/3 0.84 -8 1675 676
33. Ambatali, Ric QLD 4159346 1494 1.0/4 1.16 -2 1649 1456
34. Lapitan, Daniel QLD 4545982 1475 0.0/4 0.88 -9 1696 697
35. Peck, Robbie QLD 4540124 1462 1.5/4 1.04 5 1646 1559
36. Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) QLD 4165864 1379 1.0/4 0.72 3 1644 1451
37. Simmonds, Leteisha QLD 4535574 1366 1.0/4 0.48 5 1703 1510
38. Watson, Matthew QLD 4158845 1234 0.0/3 0.21 -2 1650 651
39. Kanagarajah, Abbie QLD 4525660 1198 1.0/4 0.12 9 1751 1558
40. Louie, Ryan QLD 4537232 1175 1.0/4 0.12 9 1733 1540
41. Cigelj, David QLD 4160194 1170 0.0/3 0.33 -3 1527 528
42. Winston, Brent QLD 4537011 1168 2.0/4 0.20 18 1628 1628

Kings of chess
26-09-2009, 10:28 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600 - Round 5
Results
No Name Feder Loc Total Result Name Feder Loc Total

1 Delmastro, Joe QLD 1196 [4] : Williams, Douglas NSW 1533 [4]
2 Hughes, Harry QLD 806 [3] : Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556 [3.5]
3 Kingston, Joe QLD 1325 [3] : O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 1503 [3]
4 Haron, Peter QLD 998 [2.5] : Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412 [3]
5 Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540 [2.5] : Bay, William QLD 1338 [2.5]
6 Louie, Jared QLD 660 [2] : Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418 [2]
7 Jack, Martin QLD 1292 [2] : Pyper, Matthew QLD 837 [2]
8 Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 838 [2] : Stewart, Steven VIC [2]
9 Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 573 [1.5] : Tan, Kai VIC 1526 [1.5]
10 Laky, Jim QLD 1193 [1.5] : Guo, Charlie QLD 1261 [1.5]
11 Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837 [1] : Edwards, Regina QLD 1214 [1]
12 Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1158 [1] : Bell, David VIC 1041 [1]
13 Foster, Allan QLD 1075 [1] : Sands, Gary A QLD 1148 [1]
14 Soul, David S NSW 875 [0] 1:0 BYE

Standings
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1-2 Delmastro, Joe QLD 1196 4 7.0 12.0 14.0
Williams, Douglas NSW 1533 4 6.5 11.5 14.0
3 Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 1556 3.5 6.0 10.0 12.0
4-7 Hughes, Harry QLD 806 3 9.5 16.5 12.0
O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 1503 3 6.5 10.0 11.0
Cervenjak, Mark QLD 1412 3 5.5 9.5 10.0
Kingston, Joe QLD 1325 3 5.5 9.0 9.0
8-10 Bay, William QLD 1338 2.5 8.0 13.5 10.0
Haron, Peter QLD 998 2.5 6.0 10.0 7.5
Stewart, Craig A QLD 1540 2.5 5.0 10.0 9.0
11-16 Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 838 2 7.5 13.5 9.0
Jack, Martin QLD 1292 2 7.0 12.5 8.0
Stahnke, Axel QLD 1418 2 5.5 10.0 7.0
Pyper, Matthew QLD 837 2 5.0 8.5 6.0
Louie, Jared QLD 660 2 5.0 8.5 5.0
Stewart, Steven VIC 2 4.5 7.5 6.0
17-20 Tan, Kai VIC 1526 1.5 7.0 12.0 6.0
Laky, Jim QLD 1193 1.5 6.5 10.5 6.5
Guo, Charlie QLD 1261 1.5 6.5 10.0 7.0
Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 573 1.5 5.5 9.5 5.5
21-27 Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 1158 1 6.5 11.0 4.0
Soul, David S NSW 875 1 6.5 10.5 1.0
Edwards, Regina QLD 1214 1 5.5 10.0 2.0
Foster, Allan QLD 1075 1 5.0 10.0 3.0
Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 837 1 5.0 9.0 4.0
Sands, Gary A QLD 1148 1 3.5 6.5 3.0
Bell, David VIC 1041 1 3.5 6.5 2.0

Cross Table
No Name Feder Rtg 1 2 3 4 5

1 Delmastro, Joe QLD 23:W 17:W 10:W 4:W 2:
2 Williams, Douglas NSW 24:W 12:W 11:W 8:W 1:
3 Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg QLD 21:W 8:D 17:W 13:W 4:
4 Hughes, Harry QLD 7:W 6:W 5:W 1:L 3:
5 O'Flynn, Alexander QLD 22:W 18:W 4:L 12:W 7:
6 Cervenjak, Mark QLD 25:W 4:L 21:W 11:W 9:
7 Kingston, Joe QLD 4:L 22:W 25:W 18:W 5:
8 Bay, William QLD 14:W 3:D 19:W 2:L 10:
9 Haron, Peter QLD 0:D 11:L 23:W 19:W 6:
10 Stewart, Craig A QLD 26:W 19:D 1:L 20:W 8:
11 Huband-Lint, Kees QLD 13:W 9:W 2:L 6:L 16:
12 Jack, Martin QLD 15:W 2:L 16:W 5:L 14:
13 Stahnke, Axel QLD 11:L 27:W 14:W 3:L 15:
14 Pyper, Matthew QLD 8:L 23:W 13:L 24:W 12:
15 Louie, Jared QLD 12:L 21:L 0:W 26:W 13:
16 Stewart, Steven VIC 18:L 24:W 12:L 21:W 11:
17 Tan, Kai VIC 27:W 1:L 3:L 0:D 20:
18 Laky, Jim QLD 16:W 5:L 20:D 7:L 19:
19 Guo, Charlie QLD 20:W 10:D 8:L 9:L 18:
20 Cristuta, Joaquin QLD 19:L 0:W 18:D 10:L 17:
21 Nakauchi, Kenji QLD 3:L 15:W 6:L 16:L 27:
22 Soul, David S NSW 5:L 7:L 26:L 23:L 0:W
23 Edwards, Regina QLD 1:L 14:L 9:L 22:W 25:
24 Foster, Allan QLD 2:L 16:L 27:W 14:L 26:
25 Cervenjak, Matthew QLD 6:L 26:W 7:L 27:L 23:
26 Sands, Gary A QLD 10:L 25:L 22:W 15:L 24:
27 Bell, David VIC 17:L 13:L 24:L 25:W 21:

Garvinator
26-09-2009, 11:55 PM
2009 Surfers Paradise Open Paradise Section - Round 5

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Ly, Moulthun 2308 [4] : Wongwichit, Phachara 2055 [4]
2 Liu, Yi (1997) 1835 [3.5] : Sorokina, Anastasia 2172 [3]
3 Smerdon, David C 2535 [3] : Kumar, Vinod 2005 [3]
4 Sandler, Leonid 2240 [3] : Tan, Justin 1990 [3]
5 Muller, Jonas 1929 [3] : Lazarus, Benjamin 2087 [3]
6 Williams, Bruce 1884 [3] : Nakauchi, Gene 2034 [3]
7 Lester, George E 1857 [2.5] : Fazel, Amin 1887 [2.5]
8 Rout, Ian C 1880 [2] : Grigg, Sam 1900 [2.5]
9 Smirnov, Vladimir 2335 [2] : Jule, Sebastian 1700 [2]
10 McClymont, Brodie 1819 [2] : Winston, Brent 1168 [2]
11 Guo, Emma 1800 [2] : Erkan, Mustafa 1693 [2]
12 Smirnov, Anton 1668 [2] : Weller, Tony 1754 [2]
13 Duffin, Mike 1621 [2] : Stevens, Ryan 1708 [2]
14 Peck, Robbie 1462 [1.5] : Ford, Daniel 1634 [2]
15 Spuler, David 1888 [1.5] : Stokes, Mark C 1613 [1.5]
16 Stahnke, Alex 1730 [1] : Simmonds, Leteisha 1366 [1]
17 Watson, Matthew 1234 [1] : Deen-Cowell, Nicholas 1564 [1]
18 Ambatali, Ric 1494 [1] : Louie, Ryan 1175 [1]
19 Kanagarajah, Abbie 1198 [1] : Cristuta, Roy (Snr.) 1379 [1]
20 De Vere, Cameron 1508 [.5] : Lapitan, Daniel 1475 [0]
2009 Surfers Paradise Under 1600 - Round 5

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Delmastro, Joe 1196 [4] : Williams, Douglas 1533 [4]
2 Hughes, Harry 806 [3] : Hackenschmidt-Uecker, Joerg 1556 [3.5]
3 Kingston, Joe 1325 [3] : O'Flynn, Alexander 1503 [3]
4 Haron, Peter 998 [2.5] : Cervenjak, Mark 1412 [3]
5 Stewart, Craig A 1540 [2.5] : Bay, William 1338 [2.5]
6 Louie, Jared 660 [2] : Stahnke, Axel 1418 [2]
7 Jack, Martin 1292 [2] : Pyper, Matthew 837 [2]
8 Huband-Lint, Kees 838 [2] : Stewart, Steven [2]
9 Cristuta, Joaquin 573 [1.5] : Tan, Kai 1526 [1.5]
10 Laky, Jim 1193 [1.5] : Guo, Charlie 1261 [1.5]
11 Cervenjak, Matt 837 [1] : Edwards, Regina 1214 [1]
12 Nakauchi, Kenji 1158 [1] : Bell, David 1041 [1]
13 Foster, Allan 1075 [1] : Sands, Gary A 1148 [1]
14 Soul, David S 875 [0] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
27-09-2009, 12:10 AM
drug, what has gone wrong?

ER
27-09-2009, 12:15 AM
Who is this guy? Wongwichit, Phachara? He seems to be doing quite well!
C'mon Victorians!!!!
Go Leteisha!!! :) :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kevin Bonham
27-09-2009, 03:05 AM
Who is this guy? Wongwichit, Phachara? He seems to be doing quite well!

I remember he was the bane of our ski lodge at Mt Buller. I think three of the four of us, including FM Jordan, lost to him! Strong player.

Basil
27-09-2009, 03:26 AM
Who is this guy? Wongwichit, Phachara?
Here's me letting him off the hook seven years ago

[Event "Gold Coast Open"]

[Date "2002.06.22"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Howard Duggan"]
[Black "Pachara Wongwichit"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A40"]

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bg5 Be7 4. h4 Bd7 5. c3 Nf6 6. e3 Nc6 7. Nbd2 h6 8. Bf4 O-O 9. Bd3 b6 10. Qe2 Na5 11. g4 c5 12. Ne5 c4 13. Bc2 Nc6 14. g5 Ne8 15. gxh6 g6 16. O-O-O Nxe5 17. dxe5 b5 18. Rdg1 b4 19. Qg4 { Bxg6 wins. } bxc3 20. bxc3 Rb8 21. Nf3 Qa5 22. Kd2 Rb2 23. Rb1 Rxc2+ 24. Kxc2 Qxa2+
Unfortunately I don't have the final score but his bishops combined nicely with his Queen after I missed my chance to rip open his kingside by fiddling for one move.

Garrett
27-09-2009, 06:05 AM
Here's my game against Phachara in round 2. DOH !!

PS - Could somebody tell me what mistake I keep making with the PGN ?

White Garrett
Black Phachara Wongwichit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qxd4 7. Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8. Be2 Nd7 9. Nf3 c5 10. Bc3 Ngf6 11. Qd6 b6 12. Nd2 Qb7 13. Bf3 Qb8 14. Qc6 Nd5 15. cxd5 Bb7 16. Qa4 exd5 17. Bg4 (17. O-O-O d4 18. Rhe1+ Kd8 19. Bxd4 cxd4 20. Qxd4 {+5 according to Fritz.}) 17... Qc7 18.Bxd7+ Qxd7 19. Qxd7+ Kxd7 20. Nf3 {it's actually pretty even now.} 20...d4 21. O-O-O Rae8 22. Rhe1 f6 23. Bd2 Bd5 24. Kb1 Be4+ 25. Ka1 g5
26. Bc1 Kc6 27. Re2 Bxf3 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. gxf3 Re2 30.Rd2 Re1 31. Kb1 Rh1 32. Re2 d3 33. Rd2 c4 34. b3 b5 35. a4 a6

0-1

Kings of chess
27-09-2009, 09:34 AM
Phachara is late.

Watch: live games (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Live games.html)

Adamski
27-09-2009, 09:44 AM
Here's my game against Phachara in round 2. DOH !!

PS - Could somebody tell me what mistake I keep making with the PGN ?

White Garrett
Black Phachara Wongwichit


1. d4 d5
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 c6
4. e4 dxe4
5. Nxe4 Bb4+
6. Bd2 Qxd4
7. Bxb4 Qxe4+
8. Be2 Nd7
9. Nf3 c5
10. Bc3 Ngf6
11. Qd6 b6
12. Nd2 Qb7
13. Bf3 Qb8
14. Qc6 Nd5
15. cxd5 Bb7
16. Qa4 exd5
17. Bg4 (17. O-O-O d4 18. Rhe1+ Kd8 19. Bxd4 cxd4 20. Qxd4 {+5 according to Fritz.})
17... Qc7
18. Bxd7+ Qxd7
19. Qxd7+ Kxd7
20. Nf3 {it's actually pretty even now.} d4
21. O-O-O Rae8
22. Rhe1 f6
23. Bd2 Bd5
24. Kb1 Be4+
25. Ka1 g5
26. Bc1 Kc6
27. Re2 Bxf3
28. Rxe8 Rxe8
29. gxf3 Re2
30.Rd2 Re1
31. Kb1 Rh1
32. Re2 d3
33. Rd2 c4
34. b3 b5
35. a4 a6


0-1No moves are visible so it looks like the mistake you made was resigning on move 1 as White!!! But I do see on editing for this note that you have the wrong sort of bracket after move 17 - may be the explanation?

Sheroff
27-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Phachara was a strong and tactically capable Junior in Queensland for years, and is now a dangerous adult player. I've been playing him off and on for over a decade now- still can't spell or pronounce his name, but have always respected his chess ability!
Victorians, you've entered the lion's den now. You're in Queensland. You may have to lift your game(s)...

Go Smerfman....

Kevin Casey

Oepty
27-09-2009, 09:45 AM
The game needs to be in a paragraph, not the moves listed on seperate lines down the page.
Scott


Here's my game against Phachara in round 2. DOH !!

PS - Could somebody tell me what mistake I keep making with the PGN ?

White Garrett
Black Phachara Wongwichit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qxd4 7. Bxb4 Qxe4+8. Be2 Nd7 9. Nf3 c5 10. Bc3 Ngf6 11. Qd6 b6 12. Nd2 Qb7 13. Bf3 Qb8 14. Qc6 Nd5 15. cxd5 Bb7 16. Qa4 exd5 17. Bg4 (17. O-O-O d4 18. Rhe1+ Kd8 19. Bxd4 cxd4 20. Qxd4 {+5 according to Fritz.}) 17... Qc7 18. Bxd7+ Qxd7 19. Qxd7+ Kxd7 20. Nf3 {it's actually pretty even now.} d4 21. O-O-O Rae8 22. Rhe1 f6 23. Bd2 Bd524. Kb1 Be4+ 25. Ka1 g5 26. Bc1 Kc6 27. Re2 Bxf3 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. gxf3 Re2 30.Rd2 Re1 31. Kb1 Rh1 32. Re2 d3 33. Rd2 c4 34. b3 b5 35. a4 a6

0-1

Basil
27-09-2009, 09:51 AM
White Garrett
Black Phachara Wongwichit


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qxd4 7. Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8. Be2 Nd7 9. Nf3 c5 10. Bc3 Ngf6 11. Qd6 b6 12. Nd2 Qb7 13. Bf3 Qb8 14. Qc6 Nd5 15. cxd5 Bb7 16. Qa4 exd5 17. Bg4 (17. O-O-O d4 18. Rhe1+ Kd8 19. Bxd4 cxd4 20. Qxd4 {+5 according to Fritz.}) 17... Qc7
18. Bxd7+ Qxd7 19. Qxd7+ Kxd7 20. Nf3 {it's actually pretty even now.} d4
21. O-O-O Rae8 22. Rhe1 f6 23. Bd2 Bd5 24. Kb1 Be4+ 25. Ka1 g5 26. Bc1 Kc6 27. Re2 Bxf3 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. gxf3 Re2 30.Rd2 Re1 31. Kb1 Rh1 32. Re2 d3 33. Rd2 c4 34. b3 b5 35. a4 a6

0-1

Kings of chess
27-09-2009, 10:06 AM
Phachara was late,

Watch: Live Games (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Live games.html)

Capablanca-Fan
27-09-2009, 11:52 AM
drug, what has gone wrong?
Wongwitchit got him with a series of nice tactics:
Phachara Wongwitchit – Vladimir Nikolaevich Smirnov
1.e4 Nc6
2.Nc3 e6
3.Nf3 d5
4.d4 Nf6
5.e5 Ne4
6.Bd3 Bb4
7.Bd2 Bxc3
8.bxc3 Nxd2
9.Nxd2 Na5
10.Qg4 g6
11.O-O c5
12.c4 h5
13.Qf4 g5
14.Qe3 dxc4
15.Nxc4 cxd4
16.Qe4 Nc6
17.Nd6+ Ke7
18.f4 f5
19.fxg5! Qa5
20.Qh4 Qxe5
21.Nxf5+! Kd7
22.Rae1 Qc5
23.Ng7 Kc7
24.Rf7+ Kb8
25.Nxe6! Qd6
26.Qf4 Qxf4
27.Nxf4 Nd8
28.Rf6 Nc6
29.g6 Kc7
30.Nd5+ Kd8
31.g7 1-0

But then he got the Smurf:

Phachara Wongwitchit – David Smerdon
1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 Nf6
4.e5 Nfd7
5.Nf3 c5
6.dxc5 Nc6
7.Bf4 Nxc5
8.a3 a6
9.Be2 b5
10.O-O Be7
11.Re1 d4
12.Na2 g5
13.Bg3 g4
14.Nd2 h5
15.b4 Na4
16.Ne4 Bb7
17.c4 dxc3
18.Naxc3 Nxc3
19.Nxc3 Nd4
20.Bd3 Rc8
21.Be4 Rxc3
22.Bxb7 Qb6
23.Be4 Bg5
24.Ra2 h4
25.Qxg4 hxg3
26.Qxg5 Rxa3
27.Rxa3 gxf2+
28.Kxf2 Nc2+
29.Rae3 Nxe1
30.Kxe1 Qd4
31.h3 Kf8
32.Kf1 Qd2
33.Rg3 Qd1+
34.Kf2 Qd4+
35.Re3 Rg8
36.Qf6 Qd2+
37.Re2 Qxb4
38.g4 Qd4+
39.Kg3 b4
40.Rc2 Qd7
41.Rc6 1-0

Not so fortunate against Ly, when pawn-grabbing didn't pay:

Moulthun Ly – Phachara Wongwitchit
1.e4 c5
2.Nf3 d6
3.Bb5 Bd7
4.Bxd7 Qxd7
5.c4 Nc6
6.d4 Qg4
7.d5 Qxe4
8.Be3 Nd4
9.Qa4 Kd8
10.Nbd2 Nxf3
11.Nxf3 Nf6
12.O-O h6
13.Rfe1 Qg4
14.h3 Qd7
15.Qa3 g5
16.Bxc5 dxc5
17.Ne5 Qe8
18.d6 exd6
19.Ng4 Ne4
20.Qf3 Qd7
21.Nf6 Nxf6
22.Qxf6 Kc7
23.Qxh8 Rd8
24.Qf6 Re8
25.Rxe8 Qxe8
26.Kf1 Qe6
27.Qxe6 fxe6
28.Rd1 Bg7
29.b3 Bd4
30.Ke2 Kc6
1-0

Kings of chess
27-09-2009, 01:02 PM
Hi Kevin
Shirov said is OK
You can get many books as you have, he will sign them.

Kings of chess
27-09-2009, 01:10 PM
All results available at:

www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz


GM Shirov has a rule to play half of the Simul players with the black pieces and half with the white pieces.
TV and Gold Coast bulletinn news paper are going to visit Simul live.
Yesterday, Shirov did not waste his time and has spent over 2.5 hours with lecture and answering questions to participants.
Every player was more than happy to be a part of Saturday event.
Great pics coming soon. Sorry, to not giving you more info but I am extremely busy.

ER
27-09-2009, 01:30 PM
Forget Shirov, when is Wongwichit Phachara giving a simule? :D :clap:

Adamski
27-09-2009, 02:48 PM
Wongwitchit got him with a series of nice tactics:
Phachara Wongwitchit – Vladimir Nikolaevich Smirnov
1.e4 Nc6
2.Nc3 e6
3.Nf3 d5
4.d4 Nf6
5.e5 Ne4
6.Bd3 Bb4
7.Bd2 Bxc3
8.bxc3 Nxd2
9.Nxd2 Na5
10.Qg4 g6
11.O-O c5
12.c4 h5
13.Qf4 g5
14.Qe3 dxc4
15.Nxc4 cxd4
16.Qe4 Nc6
17.Nd6+ Ke7
18.f4 f5
19.fxg5! Qa5
20.Qh4 Qxe5
21.Nxf5+! Kd7
22.Rae1 Qc5
23.Ng7 Kc7
24.Rf7+ Kb8
25.Nxe6! Qd6
26.Qf4 Qxf4
27.Nxf4 Nd8
28.Rf6 Nc6
29.g6 Kc7
30.Nd5+ Kd8
31.g7 1-0

But then he got the Smurf:

Phachara Wongwitchit – David Smerdon
1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 Nf6
4.e5 Nfd7
5.Nf3 c5
6.dxc5 Nc6
7.Bf4 Nxc5
8.a3 a6
9.Be2 b5
10.O-O Be7
11.Re1 d4
12.Na2 g5
13.Bg3 g4
14.Nd2 h5
15.b4 Na4
16.Ne4 Bb7
17.c4 dxc3
18.Naxc3 Nxc3
19.Nxc3 Nd4
20.Bd3 Rc8
21.Be4 Rxc3
22.Bxb7 Qb6
23.Be4 Bg5
24.Ra2 h4
25.Qxg4 hxg3
26.Qxg5 Rxa3
27.Rxa3 gxf2+
28.Kxf2 Nc2+
29.Rae3 Nxe1
30.Kxe1 Qd4
31.h3 Kf8
32.Kf1 Qd2
33.Rg3 Qd1+
34.Kf2 Qd4+
35.Re3 Rg8
36.Qf6 Qd2+
37.Re2 Qxb4
38.g4 Qd4+
39.Kg3 b4
40.Rc2 Qd7
41.Rc6 1-0Ta, Jono. Looks like Phachara's rating will go up.

Adamski
27-09-2009, 02:50 PM
All results available at:

www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz


GM Shirov has a rule to play half of the Simul players with the black pieces and half with the white pieces.
TV and Gold Coast bulletinn news paper are going to visit Simul live.
Yesterday, Shirov did not waste his time and has spent over 2.5 hours with lecture and answering questions to participants.
Every player was more than happy to be a part of Saturday event.
Great pics coming soon. Sorry, to not giving you more info but I am extremely busy.You are giving great service, thanks King.

Adamski
27-09-2009, 03:07 PM
drug, I thought you would have learnt from our lightning game the other week (where of course you escaped to win but should not have) not to let the white N get on d6!! That game against Wongwitchit was horrible from the Black perspective....

Capablanca-Fan
27-09-2009, 05:02 PM
Some R6 games

Gene Nakauchi – Brodie McClymont
Black scores with a devastating K-side attack while White's Q-side play gets nowhere:

1.d4 Nf6
2.c4 c5
3.d5 Ne4
4.Qc2 Qa5
5.Nd2 Nd6
6.e4 g6
7.Bd3 Na6
8.a3 Bg7
9.Ngf3 e5
10.O-O O-O
11.Rb1 f5
12.Re1 f4
13.b4 Qd8
14.Nb3 b6
15.bxc5 bxc5
16.Qc3 Nf7
17.Qa5 Qe7
18.Qa4 Rb8
19.Bd2 g5
20.Bc3 g4
21.Nfd2 h5
22.Na5 Rb6
23.Rxb6 axb6
24.Nab3 Ng5
25.Nc1 h4
26.Qd1 f3
27.Nb1 g3
28.hxg3 hxg3
29.Bd2 Nh3
30.Kf1 Nxf2
31.Qc2 Qh4
32.gxf3 Qh1
33.Ke2 Qxf3
34.Kf1 Nh3
0-1

David Smerdon – Moulthun Ly
A new version of the ancient Bxh7 sac; Black must give up Q, for formally enough material but which is too unco-ordinated.

1.e4 c5
2.c3 Nf6
3.e5 Nd5
4.d4 cxd4
5.Nf3 e6
6.cxd4 b6
7.Nc3 Bb7
8.Bd3 Be7
9.O-O O-O
10.a3 Nxc3
11.bxc3 d6
12.Bf4 Nc6
13.exd6 Bxd6
14.Bxh7 Kxh7
15.Ng5 Kg6
16.Qd3 f5
17.Nxe6 Bxf4
18.Nxd8 Raxd8
19.Rfe1 Ne5
20.Qb5 Ng4
21.h3 Nf6
22.Re7 Bd5
23.Rxa7 Ne4
24.c4 Bg8
25.d5 Be5
26.Rd1 Rd6
27.Rd7 Rff6
28.Re7 Rfe6
29.Qe8 Kh6
30.Rxe6 Bxe6
31.Rf1 1-0

ER
27-09-2009, 05:10 PM
Ta, Jono. Looks like Phachara's rating will go up.

lol who needs a rating when he can play like that? Give Phachara 1st board in the Aussie Olympiad team mate, he 'll have the opposition running for cover! :P

mikesguns
27-09-2009, 05:40 PM
GO JUSTIN TAN
Hes a pawn up

Garrett
27-09-2009, 06:58 PM
thanks for the help with the PGN.

Thanks to Karisbasic family and friends for organising another excellent SPO !

cheers
Garrett.

Garvinator
27-09-2009, 08:25 PM
Garrett,

Are you able to update any further as to winners, prizes etc?

BearDrinkingBeer
27-09-2009, 09:53 PM
Not so fortunate against Ly, when pawn-grabbing didn't pay:

Moulthun Ly – Phachara Wongwichit
1.e4 c5
2.Nf3 d6
3.Bb5 Bd7
4.Bxd7 Qxd7
5.c4 Nc6
6.d4 Qg4
7.d5 Qxe4
8.Be3 Nd4
9.Qa4 Kd8
10.Nbd2 Nxf3
11.Nxf3 Nf6
12.O-O h6
13.Rfe1 Qg4
14.h3 Qd7
15.Qa3 g5
16.Bxc5 dxc5
17.Ne5 Qe8
18.d6 exd6
19.Ng4 Ne4
20.Qf3 Qd7
21.Nf6 Nxf6
22.Qxf6 Kc7
23.Qxh8 Rd8
24.Qf6 Re8
25.Rxe8 Qxe8
26.Kf1 Qe6
27.Qxe6 fxe6
28.Rd1 Bg7
29.b3 Bd4
30.Ke2 Kc6
1-0
Yeah, I've seen that line before, White gets quite an initiative.

Garrett
28-09-2009, 03:16 AM
Garrett,

Are you able to update any further as to winners, prizes etc?

Molthun Ly, Phachara Wongwhichit, David Smerdon 5/6.
Jonas Muller, Leonid Sandler, George Lester 4.5/6
Many on 4/6.

Can't remember the details of the u/1600 or fun section.

Cheers
Garrett

Adamski
28-09-2009, 06:35 AM
Molthun Ly, Phachara Wongwhichit, David Smerdon 5/6.
Jonas Muller, Leonid Sandler, George Lester 4.5/6
Many on 4/6.

Can't remember the details of the u/1600 or fun section.

Cheers
GarrettCongratulations to the winners and to our own Garrett. That is a terrific performance for Garrett.
BTW did Shirov win all his simul games?

Garrett
28-09-2009, 06:42 AM
Hi Adamski

I was at home following it on the net but I saw that the Lapitan game was showing as a draw.

Amir (or someone who was there) might be able to update with more info later.

cheers
Garrett.

lost
28-09-2009, 07:39 AM
Will there be a PGN file of the games against Alexei Shirov?

lost

Muzzy
28-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Thanks to Amir and all involved for a fantastic and well organised event! :clap:
Hope to see better things to come for Australian chess in the coming years.

Can't wait to see those photo's with Alexei :owned:

Kevin Bonham
28-09-2009, 06:40 PM
I was at home following it on the net but I saw that the Lapitan game was showing as a draw.

Yes. If that draw result was correct and the Monroi position was correct then I think there was a degree of generosity on Shirov's part. Lapitan had played very well but Shirov was a pawn up and rather than the opponent having unequivocal compensation, it was more just positionally messy.

Final results of the Open are now up here (http://surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/2009%20Surfers%20Paradise%20Open.htm). Would be good to hear about the final results of the simul.

It is a great effort by Amir and his club to have successfully pulled off a major tournament and a super-GM visit on one weekend. Super-GM visits are now and then talked about but not so often delivered upon and it must have been a great experience for many who were there.

Basil
28-09-2009, 07:18 PM
It is a great effort by Amir and his club to have successfully pulled off a major tournament and a super-GM visit on one weekend. Super-GM visits are now and then talked about but not so often delivered upon and it must have been a great experience for many who were there.
Aye!

MIRKO
28-09-2009, 07:33 PM
Yes. If that draw result was correct and the Monroi position was correct then I think there was a degree of generosity on Shirov's part. Lapitan had played very well but Shirov was a pawn up and rather than the opponent having unequivocal compensation, it was more just positionally messy.

Final results of the Open are now up here (http://surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/2009%20Surfers%20Paradise%20Open.htm). Would be good to hear about the final results of the simul.

It is a great effort by Amir and his club to have successfully pulled off a major tournament and a super-GM visit on one weekend. Super-GM visits are now and then talked about but not so often delivered upon and it must have been a great experience for many who were there.
I was there watching the simul the man is a machine, he won all games with ease except the generous draw !!! it shows that he is human:P He made Daniel a very happy kid,who will remember this for the rest of his life...It was amazing watching him play!!!By move 12 most the games were decided,then they started dropping like flys.Great night .Amir did a fantastic job!! Congratulations!!!

Kings of chess
29-09-2009, 12:28 AM
Thanks to all of you from 1st to last post.
All Simul games will be uploaded soon.
Short review by Nenad:

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LECTURE: LEARN FROM ...
Shirov first presented his game as Black in the complicated Dragon variation, to demonstrate how the top players prepare for the game, trying to find a favourable transpositions to improve on the standard positions arising from the opening.
Then he showed something completely different; how he thought at the board in a game where his position was not good, and managed to win the game.
Answering the questions, he revealed how he came up with his "most amazing move" Bh3 and his g4 invention in the well known opening variation.
In short; learn from your losses, the Rybka and your intuition.

SIMUL: FIRE ON MANY BOARDS
Out of 25 games, Shirov won 24 and drew 1.
Shirov tried to create unclear positions whenever possible, often using the exchange sacrifice of the rook for the bishop.
The black kings, who did not castle early, soon found themselves under fire.
Talented Gold Coast junior Daniel Lapitan earned the only draw by calmly defending well in a position where many other club players would panic.
After the game with Amin Fazel, Shirov said, 'I thought about offering a draw'.
Amin played for a win but lost in the end, as Shirov better handled the pinning tactics.
Ivan Zelich's game, which was the last to finish, was the most attractive and interesting one for the spectators.
Shirov sacrificed his queen for the mating attack, Zelich defended well, but later found out that the lone black Queen was not a match for a team of white pieces.
Against the player rated more than 2100 points higher, Zelich played much better than his 607 Queensland Junior rating would suggest.
Besides Zelich, Ryan Stevens and Alex Stahnke were last to finish their games.
In a game against Michael Van Pelt, Shirov sacrificed the exchange for the positional compensation on the queen side and then converted it into a win, but assessed that Michael had 'a very good position' in the middle game.
Some players tried to use Shirov's own weapons against him.
Greame Gardiner sacrificed the exchange, but his attempt of storming the white King was too slow.
Cameron De Vere managed to attack the white King, Shirov defended well, then counterattacked and better handled the complications.
Shirov commended players like Justin Tan and Anton Smirnov, who finished early, for knowing when to resign.
Eight games were transmitted by Monroi and can be seen on the Monroi and Kings of Chess Internet sites under Live Games - Replay Games.
The most interesting among other games will be put on the Internet soon.
All players received the board signed by Shirov and were photographed with him.
Fazel, Stevens and Lapitan as chosen by Shirov, received the signed books.
A very memorable day for all involved.

Kings of chess
29-09-2009, 01:16 AM
Some of the picks are ready: Photos part 1 (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz)

Adamski
29-09-2009, 01:44 PM
Thanks again, King, for a great summary of the Shirov day. :clap: s all round!

Muzzy
29-09-2009, 02:18 PM
Pics look great! :)

Kings of chess
29-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Thanks again, King, for a great summary of the Shirov day. :clap: s all round!

Thanks.
Another report is coming from IA Charles Zworestine, who did amazing job again :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap.

Also, we should not forget great job by Sabin Karibasic, who managed Monroi live games for the tournament in connection with projector and screen on the wall and prepared and executed Monroi live games for the Simul. Hopefully he will be proud one day to be great assistant to IA Charles Zworestine. Even GM Shirov congratulated him several times for his amazing work in one of the biggest tournaments in Australia.
(91 Players participated). :clap: .

Kings of chess
30-09-2009, 07:35 AM
Daniel Lapitan allready earned 6 months ICC memebrship.

Another 7 people will be choosen for 6 months ICC membership.

Also 6 Familys from Gold Coast or Brisbane area will be awarded with :
Free Flight Simulator tickets ( each worth $118.00).

Kings of chess
30-09-2009, 07:48 AM
Mr Shirov is very happy with his visit and time spent in Australia.

Of course this will open the door for other players to come and visit Australia and especially Gold Coast.

His next trip is the European league and later on he must prepare him self for Wijk aan Zee Tournament.

Ivan
30-09-2009, 09:51 AM
Amin and others, thank you for the wonderful day on Sunday. This is my best school holidays EVER!!!

I learned a lot from my defeat when I played against Mr Shirov, but I can't wait for Mr Shirov to come again. Could you please ask him to come next year?

Best of luck to Mr Shirov and all players I met on Sunday.

Ivan Zelich

ER
30-09-2009, 12:04 PM
Amin and others, thank you for the wonderful day on Sunday. This is my best school holidays EVER!!!

I learned a lot from my defeat when I played against Mr Shirov, but I can't wait for Mr Shirov to come again. Could you please ask him to come next year?

Best of luck to Mr Shirov and all players I met on Sunday.

Ivan Zelich

Can we include this in a possible junior contribution of the year Award?

Adamski
30-09-2009, 12:37 PM
Can we include this in a possible junior contribution of the year Award?That could be one of Gunner's HADBBA awards (or similar) around next May - June.

Basil
30-09-2009, 12:55 PM
That could be one of Gunner's HADBBA awards (or similar) around next May - June.
HADBBAs are for on-board activity only. The 2009 HADBBAs haven't been released yet! And yes, they were due in MAY/ JUNE.

Ivan
30-09-2009, 01:55 PM
Ivan Zelich's game, which was the last to finish, was the most attractive and interesting one for the spectators.
Shirov sacrificed his queen for the mating attack, Zelich defended well, but later found out that the lone black Queen was not a match for a team of white pieces.
Against the player rated more than 2100 points higher, Zelich played much better than his 607 Queensland Junior rating would suggest.

Actually, around 5 PM I nearly got check-mated by Mr Shirov as he had a rook, a bishop and a knight just around my king. To avoid embarassment by getting of the room first with the lowest rating anyway, I immediately got into a couter-attack with my two knights, moved them all the way across the board and the only way for Mr Shirov to avoid check-mate by my rook was to put his queen on the way. That is how Mr Shirov lost his queen. Later, I got so tired that I moved the wrong pawn and got check-mated at 7:59 PM. Had ice-cream, though, so it was good.

Mr Shirov let me keep the queen I captured. He is a really, really nice person.

Mr Byrom wroter to my dad and said:

"Ivan must have played a very good game against Shirov to win his queen. I look forward to seeing it when he has his next lesson with me. He is definitely stronger than his Qld Junior rating of 607, so I expect Ivan's rating to increase rapidly in the near future. Please pass on my congratulations to Ivan."

So, I don't think Mr Shirov made a positional sacrifice. May be he did, I don't know. But, I am no longer what I used to be. I now see chess in a totally different way. I can not believe how silly was my understanding of chess before Sunday.

All that thanks to Amir who organised all. Amir, you are the best!!!!!

Ivan Zelich

ER
30-09-2009, 03:52 PM
That could be one of Gunner's HADBBA awards (or similar) around next May - June.

I wouldn't waste any space in my CV to include my HADBBAs. I think their impression to "whom it may concern" would be of a detrimental value! :P

Garrett
30-09-2009, 05:24 PM
Well done Ivan

Thanks for the report on your game. I too am glad that Mr Shirov made the trip to Australia.

I too would like to see your game, perhaps you could type the moves into a post here in this thread so we could all have a look.

It is good that your chess is improving.

Cheers
Garrett.

Amir K.
30-09-2009, 05:24 PM
"Ivan Zelich's game, which was the last to finish, was the most attractive and interesting one for the spectators.
Shirov sacrificed his queen for the mating attack, Zelich defended well, but later found out that the lone black Queen was not a match for a team of white pieces.
Against the player rated more than 2100 points higher, Zelich played much better than his 607 Queensland Junior rating would suggest."

Actually, around 5 PM I nearly got check-mated by Mr Shirov as he had a rook, a bishop and a knight just around my king. To avoid embarassment by getting of the room first with the lowest rating anyway, I immediately got into a couter-attack with my two knights, moved them all the way across the board and the only way for Mr Shirov to avoid check-mate by my queen was to put his queen on the way. That is how Mr Shirov lost his queen. Later, I got so tired that I moved the wrong pawn and got check-mated at 7:59 PM. Had ice-cream, though, so it was good.

Mr Shirov let me keep the queen I captured. He is a really, really nice person.

Mr Byrom wroter to my dad and said:

"Ivan must have played a very good game against Shirov to win his queen. I look forward to seeing it when he has his next lesson with me. He is definitely stronger than his Qld Junior rating of 607, so I expect Ivan's rating to increase rapidly in the near future. Please pass on my congratulations to Ivan."

So, I don't think Mr Shirov made a positional sacrifice. May be he did, I don't know. But, I am no longer what I used to be. I now see chess in a totally different way. I can not believe how silly was my understanding of chess before Sunday.

All that thanks to Amir who organised all. Amir, you are the best!!!!!

Ivan Zelich

Alexei, asked me what I like in his games?
I said Queen sacrifice, then he said: Done, at the Simul I am going to give a Queen away.
Mostlikely, he choosed Ivan even not knowing his rating.

Amir K.
30-09-2009, 05:54 PM
Well,
I spent almost 5 Days with Alexei and I can say that he is most wonderfull person I have ever met in chess.
Somehow, we became great friends and agreed to meet somewhere at one of the big tournaments in the world.

Kings of chess
30-09-2009, 06:43 PM
See: TV edition about Simul by GM Alexei Shirov (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz)

Kings of chess
01-10-2009, 07:33 AM
See: TV edition about Simul by GM Alexei Shirov (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz)

We would be appreciated your patience about paying the prizes, additional games upload from the Simul and photos until this weekend as we are extremely busy.
Thank you for understanding.

COMING SOON: OVER 300 Great Pics

antichrist
01-10-2009, 03:29 PM
I hope the champ is not reading this but much was entry to the simul? I heard it was pretty hefty whereas Benjamin Joel was $20 in Sydney about 10 years ago.

Kevin Bonham
01-10-2009, 03:42 PM
I hope the champ is not reading this but much was entry to the simul? I heard it was pretty hefty whereas Benjamin Joel was $20 in Sydney about 10 years ago.

It was $150 for the simul and lecture. I would have gladly paid that had I been in the area.

$20 to play Joel Benjamin is very cheap but still there is no comparison. Benjamin is a GM but has rarely been above 2600; Shirov is a super-GM and a legend of our time.

antichrist
01-10-2009, 03:54 PM
It was $150 for the simul and lecture. I would have gladly paid that had I been in the area.

$20 to play Joel Benjamin is very cheap but still there is no comparison. Benjamin is a GM but has rarely been above 2600; Shirov is a super-GM and a legend of our time.

I could have went up and I would have went up and paid it just to support champs coming out and the organisers. But I was buggered from working virtually all night.

Ivan
01-10-2009, 07:05 PM
It was $150 for the simul and lecture. I would have gladly paid that had I been in the area.

$20 to play Joel Benjamin is very cheap but still there is no comparison. Benjamin is a GM but has rarely been above 2600; Shirov is a super-GM and a legend of our time.

Guys, it was worth it. If he comes again, I will go again, no matter how much is it. Look, one Nintendo game costs me $70. It was two games. Why would I buy two games, when I had Mr Shirov's game to remember.

You should all go next time. It was great!

Ivan

Kings of chess
01-10-2009, 07:54 PM
See: International Arbiter Charles Zworestine special report. (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/2009%20Surfers%20Report.pdf)

Capablanca-Fan
01-10-2009, 09:22 PM
Seems like a very fair price to play a chess pro who is one of the top in the world. Seems like Benjamin was very generous considering his own high standard.

Kings of chess
01-10-2009, 10:33 PM
See: International Arbiter Charles Zworestine special report. (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/2009%20Surfers%20Report.pdf)

I am not sure how we did forget to say"Thank you" to Nenad Chelebichanin for taking a part in Charles report and great work he did during the tournament and creating name of "2009 Gold Coast Chess Festival" as future trademark of Gold Coast Chess and Kings of chess club.

Kings of chess
02-10-2009, 05:22 AM
See also chessdom news report:
http://www.chessdom.com/news-2009/alexei-shirov-australia

Kings of chess
03-10-2009, 01:35 PM
See also Local news paper edition about Daniel Lapitan who achieved draw against GM Shirov as Gold Coast hero:


[B]Gold Coast Bulettin report![/ (http://www.beginners.kingsofchess.biz/bulettin.html)B]

Kings of chess
03-10-2009, 07:35 PM
Prizes have been paid out today, to all player who did emailed us account number details!

Kings of chess
03-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Prizes have been paid out today, to all player who did emailed us account number details!

ICC 6 MONTHS membership have received following players:
Daniel Lapitan for a draw against Shirov,
Sam Grigg, Emma Guo, Gene Nakauchi, Robbie Peck, Cameron de Vere, Garry Sands, Ryan Louie.
Please email us your user name or new registration of ICC account on:
doors113@bigpond.com
within 7 days, otherwise membership offer will transferred to another player.
You can register your account on ICC at: www.chessclub.com (http://www.chessclub.com) and email us your user name.

Flight Simulator tickets are going to:
Kenji Nakauchi, Curtis Jack, satoshi Nishitani,Sam Grigg, Jake Pyper, Mathew Cervenjak

Amir K.
03-10-2009, 10:21 PM
I have now uploaded most of the live games with monroi, see:

Simul GM Shirov vs Australia under 2100 FIDE (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Live games 2.html)

Ivan
04-10-2009, 03:04 PM
Alexei, asked me what I like in his games?
I said Queen sacrifice, then he said: Done, at the Simul I am going to give a Queen away.
Mostlikely, he choosed Ivan even not knowing his rating.

Amir
when my dad signed me in to play with Mr SHirov I though I woudl play a genuine game. I did not know that you and Mr Shirov would cheat on us and decide with mr Shirov to just give me the queen. I did check-mate Mr Shirov and the only way for him to avoid is to take my rook with his queen amd i then took his queen.

When I come next time i dont want you to cheat on me again, Amir.
That is unfair, because I paid with my poket money and dont have much money left. You never said that it would be decided in advance what mr shirov woudl do.

Ivan

Amir K.
04-10-2009, 05:36 PM
Amir
when my dad signed me in to play with Mr SHirov I though I woudl play a genuine game. I did not know that you and Mr Shirov would cheat on us and decide with mr Shirov to just give me the queen. I did check-mate Mr Shirov and the only way for him to avoid is to take my rook with his queen amd i then took his queen.

When I come next time i dont want you to cheat on me again, Amir.
That is unfair, because I paid with my poket money and dont have much money left. You never said that it would be decided in advance what mr shirov woudl do.

Ivan

Oops! I think I wrote it the wrong way,I should not say just "giving away",perhaps "giving away for 2 pieces" or "sacrifice" Queen ( for 2 pieces or rook and light piece etc., however previously I did not see your game ( it was not easy to read, if you could email me the proper ending, that would be great), and I think Mr Shirov just made a mistake in your game, as he said in his interview, he may make mistakes.
I wish that he would sacrifice queen against me, I would be very proud to play such game.
However no one did cheat on you. Even Mr Shirov presented you extra chess board for your efforts in the game which has been proudly sponsored towards Junior Prize by Steven Stewart from Victoria ( one of the participants in Simul and tournament)

Muzzy
14-10-2009, 12:27 PM
Hi Amir,

Will there be, or is there a PGN file with all the games from the tournament?

Thanks.

Kings of chess
17-10-2009, 03:39 AM
Hi Amir,

Will there be, or is there a PGN file with all the games from the tournament?

Thanks.

Hi Muzzy,
Unfortunately, only PGN from live games is available. Download: PGN SPO 2009 (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/2009 Surfers Paradise.pgn)

Kings of chess
17-10-2009, 03:45 AM
We have uploaded rest of the Simul games:
Shirov vs Anton Smirnov
Shirov vs Dr Peter Haron
Shirov vs Amir Karibasic


To see all Simul games use this link:

Simul GM Shirov vs Australia under 2100 FIDE (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Live games 2.html)

See: Tournament games transmitted by (http://www.surfersparadiseopen.kingsofchess.biz/Live games.html)MONROI