Page 6 of 11 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 76 to 90 of 160
  1. #76
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Kogarah, Sydney
    Posts
    71
    It was a funny start & at one point could have transposed to a c3 sicilian line by an admittedly very rare move order (if instead of d5 - c5 c3 Nc6 Nf3) I used to play c3 sicilian on occasion Looking forward to seeing more of his games especially in this kind of form.
    Last edited by Kate1978girl; 26-02-2013 at 05:47 AM.

  2. #77
    CC Grandmaster Elliott Renzies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    11,069
    Quote Originally Posted by Kate1978girl
    It was a funny start & at one point could have transposed to a c3 sicilian line by an admittedly very rare move order (if instead of d5 - c5 c3 Nf3 Nc6) I used to play c3 sicilian on occasion Looking forward to seeing more of his games especially in this kind of form.
    You 'll find a couple of his classics in an interview with Guy circa 2009 here (from my An Interview thread)

    http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=239081#post239081

    That was arguably one of my best (if not the best) interviews with various chess personalities for quite a long period of time.

    Here is the full list of the interviews as indexed by Dr Kevin Bonham.

    http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?...ight=interview

    The series begun in 2006 and ended around 2010 when I stopped due to boredom , being very busy travelling around Australia and the world!

    I am sure Guy would post a few more of his gems for us (in particular a beautiful checkmate involving a dance of two knights - which he had exhibited to MCC members at the old premises (Peel Street - North Melbourne some years ago)!
    Zero trollerance!


    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

  3. #78
    CC International Master Kerry Stead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,982
    Round 4 results:

    Code:
     1 West, Guy             2331 2346 [3]      1:0    Dale, Ari               2225 2132 [3]  
     2 Michaille, Laurent    2093 2149 [2.5]    ˝:˝    Dragicevic, Domagoj     2204 2291 [2.5]
     3 Urban, Sylvester      2108 2104 [2.5]    0:1    Drew, Phillip           1897 1733 [2.5]
     4 Hacche, David J       2071 2086 [2]      ˝:˝    Tan, Justin             2269 2301 [2]  
     5 Wallis, Christopher   2261 2309 [2]      1:0    Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 2017 1966 [2]  
     6 Ly, Thai              1980 1925 [2]      ˝:˝    Rujevic, Mirko          2253 2277 [2]  
     7 Penrose, Justin       1995 1945 [2]      0:1    Stojic, Dusan           2228 2288 [2]  
     8 Lacey, David          1962 1909 [2]      0:1    Beaumont, David         2095 2057 [2]  
     9 Beckman, John         1697 1617 [1.5]    0:1    Pyke, Malcolm L         2111 2123 [1.5]
    10 Kovacevic, Paul       1856 1770 [1.5]    1:0    Skinner, Adam                     [1.5]
    11 Voon, Richard         1924 1859 [1]      1:0    Anton, Sarah            1747 1654 [1]  
    12 Chew, Jason           1741 1683 [1]      1:0    Papadinis, Jim          1867 1801 [1]  
    13 Puccini, Jack         1863 1812 [1]      1:0    Cavezza, Paul           1698 1477 [1]  
    14 Kaplan, Alex          1694 1608 [1]      0:1    Hain, Anthony           1847 1732 [1]  
    15 Bekker, Gary D        1815 1639 [1]      1:0    Dobos, Daniel           1310 1310 [1]  
    16 Wyss, Felix           1813 1707 [1]      1:0    Jago, Stephen           1650 1561 [1]  
    17 McCart, Richard       1848 1806 [.5]     1:0    Cameron, James          1721 1766 [.5] 
    18 Swartz, Hannibal      776  776  [.5]     0:1    Dale, Finley            1755 1569 [.5] 
    19 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh 1635 1430 [0]      P:P    Kolak, Tanya            1451 1217 [0]

  4. #79
    CC International Master Carl Gorka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,668
    I've never been so broke that I couldn't leave town

    I'm trying out a new blog site...
    http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/

    Victorian Team Championships

  5. #80
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    34,697
    Carl's advice on preparation from that post:

    There are a lot of different ideas about preparing for games, but in my opinion it is better to play to your own strengths than to play against your opponent's weaknesses.

  6. #81
    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Penrith, NSW
    Posts
    8,215
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Carl's advice on preparation from that post:

    There are a lot of different ideas about preparing for games, but in my opinion it is better to play to your own strengths than to play against your opponent's weaknesses.
    GM V Tukmakov agrees, in Modern Chess Preparation, an excellent book.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly playing at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Club Liaison Officer for NSWCA. See www.nswca.org.au for the latest NSWCA news.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

  7. #82
    CC International Master Kerry Stead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,982
    Cross Table after round 4:

    Code:
    No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4  
    
    1  West, Guy               2331 2346 4     23:W  5:W  4:W  3:W
    2  Drew, Phillip           1897 1733 3.5    0:D 33:W  9:W 14:W
    3  Dale, Ari               2225 2132 3     20:W 18:W  6:W  1:L
    4  Stojic, Dusan           2228 2288 3     24:W 15:W  1:L 16:W
    5  Beaumont, David         2095 2057 3     26:W  1:L 19:W 21:W
    6  Wallis, Christopher     2261 2309 3     27:W 12:W  3:L 17:W
    7  Michaille, Laurent      2093 2149 3     32:D 31:W 10:W  8:D
    8  Dragicevic, Domagoj     2204 2291 3     28:D 36:W 16:W  7:D
    9  Kovacevic, Paul         1856 1770 2.5   11:W 10:D  2:L 25:W
    10 Pyke, Malcolm L         2111 2123 2.5   22:W  9:D  7:L 26:W
    11 Tan, Justin             2269 2301 2.5    9:L 22:W 18:W 12:D
    12 Hacche, David J         2071 2086 2.5   29:W  6:L 20:W 11:D
    13 Rujevic, Mirko          2253 2277 2.5   19:W 16:L 27:W 15:D
    14 Urban, Sylvester        2108 2104 2.5   36:D 28:W 25:W  2:L
    15 Ly, Thai                1980 1925 2.5   37:W  4:L 29:W 13:D
    16 Penrose, Justin         1995 1945 2     34:W 13:W  8:L  4:L
    17 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 2017 1966 2      0:  32:W 24:+  6:L
    18 Voon, Richard           1924 1859 2     30:W  3:L 11:L 33:W
    19 Hain, Anthony           1847 1732 2     13:L 34:W  5:L 32:W
    20 Wyss, Felix             1813 1707 2      3:L 30:W 12:L 29:W
    21 Lacey, David            1962 1909 2      0:  38:W 31:W  5:L
    22 Chew, Jason             1741 1683 2     10:L 11:L 34:W 35:W
    23 Puccini, Jack           1863 1812 2      1:L 29:L 36:W 31:W
    24 Bekker, Gary D          1815 1639 2      4:L 37:W 17:- 30:W
    25 Skinner, Adam                     1.5   35:W  0:D 14:L  9:L
    26 Beckman, John           1697 1617 1.5    5:L 35:D 28:W 10:L
    27 McCart, Richard         1848 1806 1.5    6:L  0:D 13:L 36:W
    28 Dale, Finley            1755 1569 1.5    8:D 14:L 26:L 37:W
    29 Jago, Stephen           1650 1561 1     12:L 23:W 15:L 20:L
    30 Dobos, Daniel           1310 1310 1     18:L 20:L  0:W 24:L
    31 Cavezza, Paul           1698 1477 1     33:W  7:L 21:L 23:L
    32 Kaplan, Alex            1694 1608 1      7:D 17:L 35:D 19:L
    33 Anton, Sarah            1747 1654 1     31:L  2:L 38:W 18:L
    34 Kolak, Tanya            1451 1217 1     16:L 19:L 22:L 38:+
    35 Papadinis, Jim          1867 1801 1     25:L 26:D 32:D 22:L
    36 Cameron, James          1721 1766 .5    14:D  8:L 23:L 27:L
    37 Swartz, Hannibal        776  776  .5    15:L 24:L  0:D 28:L
    38 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh   1635 1430 0      0:  21:L 33:L 34:-

  8. #83
    CC International Master Kerry Stead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,982
    Round 5 pairings:

    Code:
     1 Drew, Phillip           1897 1733 [3.5]     :     West, Guy             2331 2346 [4]  
     2 Dragicevic, Domagoj     2204 2291 [3]       :     Wallis, Christopher   2261 2309 [3]  
     3 Beaumont, David         2095 2057 [3]       :     Stojic, Dusan         2228 2288 [3]  
     4 Dale, Ari               2225 2132 [3]       :     Michaille, Laurent    2093 2149 [3]  
     5 Tan, Justin             2269 2301 [2.5]     :     Urban, Sylvester      2108 2104 [2.5]
     6 Rujevic, Mirko          2253 2277 [2.5]     :     Hacche, David J       2071 2086 [2.5]
     7 Pyke, Malcolm L         2111 2123 [2.5]     :     Ly, Thai              1980 1925 [2.5]
     8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 2017 1966 [2]       :     Kovacevic, Paul       1856 1770 [2.5]
     9 Hain, Anthony           1847 1732 [2]       :     Penrose, Justin       1995 1945 [2]  
    10 Bekker, Gary D          1815 1639 [2]       :     Lacey, David          1962 1909 [2]  
    11 Wyss, Felix             1813 1707 [2]       :     Voon, Richard         1924 1859 [2]  
    12 Puccini, Jack           1863 1812 [2]       :     Chew, Jason           1741 1683 [2]  
    13 Dale, Finley            1755 1569 [1.5]     :     McCart, Richard       1848 1806 [1.5]
    14 Skinner, Adam                     [1.5]     :     Beckman, John         1697 1617 [1.5]
    15 Papadinis, Jim          1867 1801 [1]       :     Kolak, Tanya          1451 1217 [1]  
    16 Anton, Sarah            1747 1654 [1]       :     Kaplan, Alex          1694 1608 [1]  
    17 Dobos, Daniel           1310 1310 [1]       :     Cavezza, Paul         1698 1477 [1]  
    18 Jago, Stephen           1650 1561 [1]       :     Swartz, Hannibal      776  776  [.5] 
    19 Cameron, James          1721 1766 [.5]      :     Krishnamurthy, Mukesh 1635 1430 [0]

  9. #84
    CC International Master Paul Cavezza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,160
    Phillip Drew - IM Guy West on board one of the club champs tonight! Starts 7.15pm
    http://ozmium.com.au/tfd.htm

  10. #85
    CC International Master Kerry Stead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,982
    Round 5 results:

    Code:
     1 Drew, Phillip           1897 1733 [3.5]    0:1    West, Guy             2331 2346 [4]  
     2 Dragicevic, Domagoj     2204 2291 [3]      ˝:˝    Wallis, Christopher   2261 2309 [3]  
     3 Beaumont, David         2095 2057 [3]      0:1    Stojic, Dusan         2228 2288 [3]  
     4 Dale, Ari               2225 2132 [3]      1:0    Michaille, Laurent    2093 2149 [3]  
     5 Tan, Justin             2269 2301 [2.5]    1:0    Urban, Sylvester      2108 2104 [2.5]
     6 Rujevic, Mirko          2253 2277 [2.5]    0:1    Hacche, David J       2071 2086 [2.5]
     7 Pyke, Malcolm L         2111 2123 [2.5]    1:0    Ly, Thai              1980 1925 [2.5]
     8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 2017 1966 [2]      ˝:˝    Kovacevic, Paul       1856 1770 [2.5]
     9 Hain, Anthony           1847 1732 [2]      0:1    Penrose, Justin       1995 1945 [2]  
    10 Bekker, Gary D          1815 1639 [2]      0:1    Lacey, David          1962 1909 [2]  
    11 Wyss, Felix             1813 1707 [2]      1:0    Voon, Richard         1924 1859 [2]  
    12 Puccini, Jack           1863 1812 [2]      1:0    Chew, Jason           1741 1683 [2]  
    13 Dale, Finley            1755 1569 [1.5]    1:0    McCart, Richard       1848 1806 [1.5]
    14 Skinner, Adam                     [1.5]    0:1    Beckman, John         1697 1617 [1.5]
    15 Papadinis, Jim          1867 1801 [1]      0:1    Kolak, Tanya          1451 1217 [1]  
    16 Anton, Sarah            1747 1654 [1]      1:0    Kaplan, Alex          1694 1608 [1]  
    17 Dobos, Daniel           1310 1310 [1]      0:1    Cavezza, Paul         1698 1477 [1]  
    18 Jago, Stephen           1650 1561 [1]      ˝:˝    Swartz, Hannibal      776  776  [.5] 
    19 Cameron, James          1721 1766 [.5]     1:0    Krishnamurthy, Mukesh 1635 1430 [0]

  11. #86
    CC International Master Paul Cavezza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,160
    My game with Dan Dobos is up hopefully with some more to follow once I get the scoresheets.

    https://sites.google.com/site/melbou...pionship?pli=1

  12. #87
    CC International Master Carl Gorka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,668
    Studying endgames never hurts. I feel for Phillip Drew who played an excellent game against Guy last night, but threw it all away with a basic endgame mistake.
    I've never been so broke that I couldn't leave town

    I'm trying out a new blog site...
    http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/

    Victorian Team Championships

  13. #88
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    240
    Phillip Drew was very unlucky to lose to me. He is NOT an 1800 strength player!

    He showed me that the Benko Gambit loses a pawn, which came as an unpleasant surprise. I felt like I was playing a GM for quite while, getting slowly squashed and with my prawn eaten as well.

    Even after he let me back into the game, once I mistakenly swapped everything into a rook ending it was only a draw until right near the end. Phillip thought I'd blundered into a lost King and pawn ending and made a quick move, falling into a trap. The correct move drew easily, as he realised a moment later.

    Considering Phillip took 5 years away from chess but seems to be playing at over 2000 strength, it's clear he must have a lot of talent. Definitely a player to watch.

  14. #89
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    848
    Quote Originally Posted by Gattaca
    Phillip Drew was very unlucky to lose to me. He is NOT an 1800 strength player!

    He showed me that the Benko Gambit loses a pawn, which came as an unpleasant surprise. I felt like I was playing a GM for quite while, getting slowly squashed and with my prawn eaten as well.

    Even after he let me back into the game, once I mistakenly swapped everything into a rook ending it was only a draw until right near the end. Phillip thought I'd blundered into a lost King and pawn ending and made a quick move, falling into a trap. The correct move drew easily, as he realised a moment later.

    Considering Phillip took 5 years away from chess but seems to be playing at over 2000 strength, it's clear he must have a lot of talent. Definitely a player to watch.
    Thanks for the kind words Guy, I'm of course dissapointed about the endgame mistake, just came from a careless move, mis-evaluating the position, but I'll learn from it . It was a great experience to play on B1 in a strong tourney outside the first couple of rounds, and I look forward to getting my next opportunity.

    I agree with what Carl has posted in his blog, endgames are so easily disregarded these days, a situation that Jacob Aagaard discusses in his book "Excelling at Chess". Aagaard mentions a discussion he had with his student, who stated "I don't bother with studying the endgame because only one of 20 of my games actually get there" Aagaard further explained that as you start playing stronger players that don't lose in the opening or early middlegame that endgame knowledge is what seperates the players. I think it is about time that I dust off my Dvorestsky's Endgame Manual, and read it cover to cover.

  15. #90
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Kogarah, Sydney
    Posts
    71
    Phillip played a great game but id not go so far as to say the Benko gambit just loses a pawn. 11. Qa5 rather than Nb6 is imho a more promising try for black & is the more often played move. 18. c4 rather than Qb7 (after which i agree white is fine) was also an interesting alternative. Ive been preparing the Benko as an occasional surprise weapon & it makes for interesting reading/play. Shame he didnt get the draw he so deserved.. hopefully atleast takes alot of self belief away from it. There is always next time
    Katherine Jarek

    =2nd 2012 St George Swiss
    2013 Womens Masters winner
    =3rd 2013 Zonal & WIM title winner

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. ACF June 2011 Ratings
    By Bill Gletsos in forum Ratings Arena
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 02-07-2011, 12:36 PM
  2. Queensland Team Championships - what a mess
    By Sheroff in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 04-04-2011, 09:55 AM
  3. From the Box Hill Chess Club Archives.
    By ursogr8 in forum General Chess Chat
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 08-07-2006, 04:32 PM
  4. ACF December 2005 Ratings
    By Bill Gletsos in forum Ratings Arena
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 07-12-2005, 10:04 PM
  5. Vic Junior games
    By LEARNER in forum Games and Analysis
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 22-08-2005, 01:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •