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    Marcus Porter Memorial

    In remembrance of Marcus, a CAQ approved chess tournament will be held on Friday 4th and 11th December 2015.

    The tournament will be 8 rounds with 4 rounds played on each night.

    Time Control: 10 minutes each plus 2 seconds a move.
    Venue: Room B6, The Gap SHS, Waterworks Road, The Gap
    Registration by 7:30 pm on both nights.

    Special Grob Prize! Awarded to the player with the highest score playing the Grob as White.

    Entry fee: $10 seniors; $5 juniors – to be paid on the first night

    All are welcome.
    To assist with planning please confirm attendance to Shane via text on 0437 737 537.

    http://www.caq.org.au/htm/2015/2015_...r_Memorial.pdf

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    Now I am going to have to look at the Grob (1. g4), with black, of course! Happily, there is enough time between now and 4 December to do that. But as to playing it myself, I'm not so sure. I think I'll let the good players attempt it as white.

    I remember Marcus sitting on a table outside a tournament hall at the Gold Coast, wearing his old green and gold beanie, surrounded by excited chess players, while he extolled the virtues of employing the Grob in tournament practice and how he had never lost a game doing so. In fact, he said he had great results with this crazy opening.

    So, I'm looking forward to this tournament. Eight rounds over two Friday nights is an interesting format which should see a lot of good chess played.

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    I have a book on THE KILLER GROB by Michael Basman so I can now hardly wait for Friday night December 4 and Friday night December 11 for The Marcus Porter Memorial. See you at THE GAP STATE HIGH SCHOOL on Waterworks Road The Gap for two fun Friday nights of chess. 10 minutes each plus 2 seconds a move will suit THE GROB perfectly! Full entry details can be seen under Coming Events on The Chess Association of Qld Website now: www.caq.org.au

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    I still think the classic book is "The Tactical Grob" by Claude F Bloodgood, a player with a very shady past, google him if you don't know the story

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Bloodgood

    Take care and God bless, Bereaved
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    Marcus's old School, Marist College Ashgrove, has kindly offered to host the tournament this year. The new venue is:

    The Draney Theatre, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove.

    Registration time has been brought forward by 30 minutes so that registration is by 7.00pm.

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    It has been a month since I learned of this memorial tournament for Marcus and since I submitted my original post. It has taken me the whole month to "get it", but now I have come around to the shocking realisation that I am indeed going to play the Grob with white.

    It hurts just to type the words, "I am going to play the Grob", as 1. g4 goes against my entire chess philosophy of playing solidly with white, maintaining a small edge and nursing it along.

    Still, this entirely appropriate prospect is somehow strangely enticing. Hurrah for the reinvigorating 1. g4!

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    With just over 1 month before the first of the 2 Friday nights, the confirmed entries are:

    Moulthun Ly 2486
    Andrew Mather 1801
    Mark Stokes 1545
    Tyson Barker 1449
    Joshua Morris 1435
    Justin Turner 1433
    Martin Laizans 1397
    Tony Morris 1393
    Jasper Moss 775
    Adam Morris 554
    Liam Dale Unr

    We know there many others keen to play, just let me know via text (0437 737 537) or email shane_mather@sunsuper.com.au

    Don't forget to study the grob!

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    Unsure if I can make it as I'm flying back to Brissie from Perth on the first Friday. I can see myself playing the Mini-Grob though: 1. g2-g4-j'adobe-g3
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    Remember the new starting time is 7pm for the Marcus Porter Memorial and the new venue is The Draney Theatre, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road Ashgrove! See you there on Friday December 4 and Friday December 11! Hope you can then also find the time to play in the CAQ Fun Teams of 6 Chess Day on Sunday December 13 at Bracken Ridge! The Marcus Porter Memorial will be a great warm-up for The fun Teams of 6 Chess Day!

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    Less than 3 weeks to go. Confirmed entries are:

    Moulthun Ly 2486
    Tom Maguire 1968
    Michael D'Arcy 1889
    Andrew Mather 1801
    Mark Stokes 1545
    Tyson Barker 1449
    Joshua Morris 1435
    Justin Turner 1433
    Martin Laizans 1397
    Tony Morris 1393
    Brian Willcock 1194
    Joseph Curtain 1132
    Phil Young 969
    Jasper Moss 775
    Adam Morris 554
    Liam Dale Unr
    Matthew Lake Unr
    Cameron Lake Unr
    David Lake Unr
    Tavish Healy Unr
    Harry Condon Unr

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    Confirmed entries:

    Moulthun Ly 2486
    Tom Maguire 1968
    Michael D'Arcy 1889
    Andrew Mather 1801
    Tyson Walker 1714
    Cameron De Vere 1693
    Michael Ostapenko 1640
    Mark Stokes 1545
    Tyson Barker 1449
    Joshua Morris 1435
    Justin Turner 1433
    Martin Laizans 1397
    Tony Morris 1393
    Brian Willcock 1194
    Joseph Curtain 1132
    Phil Young 969
    Jasper Moss 775
    Adam Morris 554
    Nathan Key Unr
    Cameron Lake Unr
    David Lake Unr
    Harry Condon Unr
    Liam Dale Unr
    Matthew Lake Unr
    Tavish Healy Unr

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    Just a reminder to everyone that this event is days away, so time to get your participation organised if you haven't already. For people wanting to play but without means to get to Ashgrove, I am sure a number of us will be able to help with transport. I know the players involved with the national school teams will be in Melbourne this weekend, but that group aside it would be great to have a large playing group. See you all on Friday. MD.

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    Could someone please clarify the venue and start time? This thread is saying that they have changed, but CAQ site is still saying that it's going in the Gap SHS.
    Not all people reading this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StokesyRedcliff View Post
    Remember the new starting time is 7pm for the Marcus Porter Memorial and the new venue is The Draney Theatre, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road Ashgrove! See you there on Friday December 4 and Friday December 11! ....
    Definitely Draney Theatre at Marist College Ashgrove.

    CAQ website having some issues....I'll see if I can get hold of the webmaster today.

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    The tournament this Friday at The Draney Theatre, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove with registration by 7 pm. You can also see the details at the Gap Chess website. Confirmed entries with updated ratings are:

    Moulthun Ly 2488
    Tom Maguire 2045
    Andrew Fitzpatrick 1976
    Andrew Mather 1812
    Michael D'Arcy 1811
    Tyson Walker 1733
    Cameron De vere 1693
    Michael Ostapenko 1662
    Mark Stokes 1535
    Joshua Morris 1509
    Jason Wang 1451
    Tyson Barker 1436
    Justin Turner 1433
    Martin Laizans 1397
    Tony Morris 1392
    Joseph Curtain 1278
    Brian Willcock 1193
    Phil Young 969
    Jasper Moss 815
    Adam Morris 571
    Nathan Key Unr
    Cameron Lake Unr
    David Lake Unr
    Harry Condon Unr
    Liam Dale Unr
    Matthew Lake Unr
    Tavish Healy Unr

    If you intend playing, just let me know via text (0437 737 537) or email shane_mather@sunsuper.com.au.

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