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    MCC January Blitz Marathon

    MELBOURNE CHESS CLUB

    January BLITZ MARATHON

    ‘An event for real chess fanatics!’

    When: Sunday January 30th, beginning at 10am

    Where: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy 3065

    Format: 10 player round robin (hopefully several, based on playing strength)
    Each player plays each opponent 6 times (54 games in total)

    Bonus Points: A bonus point will be awarded to a player who defeats an opponent 6-0 (in what is known as a “Fischer score”).

    Timetable: 9.30am, entries close
    10.00am, round 1
    11.00am, round 2
    12.00 noon, round 3
    1.00pm, lunch break
    2.00pm, round 4
    3.00pm, round 5
    4.00pm, round 6
    5.00pm, tea break
    6.00pm, round 7
    7.00pm, round 8
    8.00pm, round 9

    Time Controls: Blitz (5 minutes per player per game)

    Prizes: 90% of money collected in entry fees. With a field of 10 MCC members ($200), the prize pool would be as follows (in each group):
    1st $80, 2nd $50, 3rd $30, 4th $20

    Parking: Lots of free parking close to MCC on Sundays. For advice on parking, please contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or via email: grantszuveges@gmail.com

    Entry Fees: $20 MCC members, $30 non-members

    Relegation: If there are 2 or more groups, the top two players in a group will book their place in the higher group in the next marathon (early 2011). However, the bottom two players will be relegated to the lower group! In the case of a tie, all involved will move up or down for the next tournament.

    The relegation concept is so that everyone still has something to play for even if they know that they can not win a prize. This is particularly important in a marathon style event.

    Conduct: Players are expected to play EVERY game of the event. Withdrawals are not permitted due to the style of the event. Withdrawing from a tournament like this gives each of your unplayed opponents 7 points (not just 1) and thus ruins the whole event for all players involved. Anyone who does not play all games will NOT be permitted to play in this event again. This event isn’t for everyone. If you can not handle it, please do not enter.

    Advice: Get a good night sleep the night before.
    Prepare for your opponents.
    Arm yourself with chocolate and caffeine drinks.
    Eat a high carb dinner the night before (pasta etc).
    Eat a good breakfast (but not too much).
    Don’t play blitz between rounds.
    Don’t get disheartened if you start badly – there are 54 games!
    This is a marathon, not a sprint!
    This is not work, it’s a fun chess event – enjoy it!

    Enquiries: For any questions, please contact Grant Szuveges on 0401-925-075 or via email: grantszuveges@gmail.com
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    3 confirmed starters

    3 confirmed starters:

    LIST OF ENTRIES

    Paul CAVEZZA
    Frank LEKKAS
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
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    Baron confirmed

    FM Michael Baron has confirmed his entry into this event. We now have a big name player playing, so hopefully it will be a big event! Get your entries in asap!

    LIST OF ENTRIES:

    Michael BARON (FM)
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Frank LEKKAS
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Szuveges
    FM Michael Baron has confirmed his entry into this event. We now have a big name player playing, so hopefully it will be a big event! Get your entries in asap!

    LIST OF ENTRIES:

    Michael BARON (FM)
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Frank LEKKAS
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    I'll almost certainly be able to attend; though I would not yet like to be listed as a confirmed entry.

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    Urban is in!

    Sylvester Urban is now a confirmed entry. Great to have another strong player playing! Im looking forward to my match with him!

    LIST OF ENTRIES:

    Michael BARON (FM)
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Frank LEKKAS
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Sylvester URBAN
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    Me too plz!
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    From this day (13-11-20) onwards, I will only be posting, shouting and reading none other than chess related posts.

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    13 players so far...

    LIST OF ENTRIES: (13)

    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Jack HUGHES
    Goran ILIC
    Nicholas ILIC
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    Frank LEKKAS
    Elliot RENZIES
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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    latest list of entries

    LIST OF ENTRIES: (14)

    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Jack HUGHES
    Goran ILIC
    Nicholas ILIC
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    Frank LEKKAS
    Ruben NOWAK
    Elliot RENZIES
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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    15 players so far...

    LIST OF ENTRIES: (15)

    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Jack HUGHES
    Goran ILIC
    Nicholas ILIC
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    Frank LEKKAS
    Ruben NOWAK
    Elliot RENZIES
    Darren SEILER
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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    16 players so far...

    LIST OF ENTRIES: (16)

    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    John BECKMAN
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Jack HUGHES
    Goran ILIC
    Nicholas ILIC
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    Frank LEKKAS
    Ruben NOWAK
    Elliot RENZIES
    Darren SEILER
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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    Back to 14 players

    LIST OF ENTRIES: (14)

    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    John BECKMAN
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Jack HUGHES
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    Frank LEKKAS
    Ruben NOWAK
    Elliot RENZIES
    Darren SEILER
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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    Ari and Finley Dale are both in.

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    And back to 16 again...

    LIST OF ENTRIES: (16)

    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    John BECKMAN
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Ari DALE
    Finley DALE
    Jack HUGHES
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    Frank LEKKAS
    Ruben NOWAK
    Elliot RENZIES
    Darren SEILER
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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    17 players in

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    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    John BECKMAN
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Ari DALE
    Finley DALE
    Jack HUGHES
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    John LANGER
    Frank LEKKAS
    Ruben NOWAK
    Elliot RENZIES
    Darren SEILER
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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    20 players so far!

    20 players playing so far! Lets see if we can get another 10 to get 30 in our third blitz marathon! Get your entries in!

    LIST OF ENTRIES: (20)

    Michael ADDAMO
    Michael BARON (FM)
    John BECKMAN
    Paul CAVEZZA
    Ari DALE
    Finley DALE
    Jack HUGHES
    Chris KOLAK
    Tanya KOLAK
    John LANGER
    Frank LEKKAS
    Ruben NOWAK
    Jack PUCCINI
    Tristan RAYSON - HILL
    Elliot RENZIES
    Darren SEILER
    Kozo SIMUTANYI
    Grant SZUVEGES (FM)
    Tony TOSEVSKI
    Sylvester URBAN
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