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  1. #1
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    2017 MCC Hjorth Open Weekender (Fri 3rd – Tue Nov 7th)

    2017 MCC Greg Hjorth Open Weekender

    http://www.melbournechessclub.org/ev...open-weekender
    CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE

    Friday November 3rd – Tuesday November 7th

    Numbers are limited to 90, so avoid tears and enter early. Enter through the website.

    ACF Grand Prix Class 5

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

    Format: 9 round Swiss

    Time Control: 90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move. Forfeit time is 30 minutes after game begins.

    Entry Fee:

    $90 Full Member, $80 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members)
    Club Member IMs & FMs free. IMs not resident in Victoria free.
    $5 early bird discount if paid before Wednesday 1st November.

    Prizes: $6000+ Prize pool guaranteed

    1st: $2000
    2nd: $1200
    3rd: $700
    4th: $400
    5th: $200
    6th: $100

    Rating 1, 1st: $200
    Rating 1, 2nd: $100
    Rating 2, 1st: $200
    Rating 2, 2nd: $100
    Rating 3, 1st: $200
    Rating 3, 2nd: $100
    Rating 4, 1st: $200
    Rating 4, 2nd: $100
    Rating 5, 1st: $200
    Rating 5, 2nd: $100

    Unrated: Free entry to another MCC tournament.
    Hjorth Junior: $150 (biggest upset before last round)
    Brilliancy Prize: $40 book voucher prize for library plus chance to win in overall Hjorth Brilliancy for the year.

    Byes: Players may take 2 half point byes in rounds 1-7.

    Timetable:

    Round 1: Fri 3rd Nov, 7pm
    Round 2: Sat 4th Nov, 10.30am
    Round 3: Sat 4th Nov, 3.30pm
    Round 4: Sun 5th Nov, 10.30am
    Round 5: Sun 5th Nov, 3.30pm
    Round 6: Mon 6th Nov, 10.30am
    Round 7: Mon 6th Nov, 3.30pm
    Round 8: Tue 7th Nov, 10.30am
    Round 9: Tue 7th Nov, 3.30pm

    Rating: The event will be FIDE and ACF rated.

    Further Questions: Contact melbchessclub@gmail.com or

    Organiser: Simon Dale (0407 834 027, scd@thecrag.com), or

    Arbiter: Thai Ly (0421 912 296, melbchessclub@gmail.com)

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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    Current Entries - strong field already being assembled - GM Illingworth top seed

    With around 1.5 months to go before the start of the Hjorth Open, a strong field is already starting to be assembled. GM Max Illingworth will be back to defend his title and is currently the top seed.

    Entries
    Max Illingworth GM
    James Morris IM
    Trevor Tao IM
    Stephen Solomon IM
    Paul Spencer
    John Wildes
    Brad Ashlock
    Tom EC Webb
    Anthony Mann
    Jim K Wiseman
    Stephen Myers
    Terence Mills
    Albert Winkelman
    Roland Brockman
    Dennis Mendigorin
    Oliver Li
    Hartley Shawcross

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    Change of Chief Arbiter - will now be Alexej Khamatgaleev

    Please note that I will not be the Chief Arbiter for the event.

    Instead, that role will be handled by Alexej Khamatgaleev.

    Please direct any contact to Alexej to the MCC email address which is melbchessclub@gmail.com.

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    Current Entries

    With one month till the start of the Greg Hjorth Open, here is a list of current entries:

    Entries
    Max Illingworth GM
    James Morris IM
    Trevor Tao IM
    Stephen Solomon IM
    Albert Winkelman
    Gyula Plaganyi
    Ethan Goh
    Chris Kolak
    Isaac Zhao
    Daniel Gusain
    Tom Kalisch
    Scott Stewart
    Oliver Li
    Roland Brockman
    Brad Ashlock
    Nick Petersen (R1 bye)
    Satya Prakash
    Paul Spencer
    Chris Barlow (R1 bye)
    Sean Christian Goh
    Julien Goh
    Stephen Myers
    Danilo Basobas
    Terence Mills
    Nathan Dsouza
    Dennis Mendigorin
    Hartley Shawcross
    John Wildes
    Elizabeth Warren
    Tom EC Webb
    Anthony Mann
    Rivindu Nawarathna
    Jim K Wiseman

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    49 Current Entries - 2 Weeks left on Early Bird

    Just a reminder to everyone looking to play in this year's Hjorth Open that you have until 1 November 2017 (2 weeks from today) to pay your entry fee.

    We have 49 entries to dates and more are anticipated to come, so enter now to avoid missing out!

    Entries
    Max Illingworth (GM)
    James Morris (IM)
    Trevor Tao (IM)
    Stephen Solomon (IM)
    Albert Winkelman
    Chris Kolak
    Daniel Gusain
    Jack Shanks
    Isaac Zhao
    Brendan Zou
    Gyula Plaganyi
    Scott Stewart
    Eddy Seah
    Tom Kalisch
    Lillian Lu
    Satya Prakash
    Paul Spencer
    Chris Barlow (R1 bye)
    Oliver Li
    Brad Ashlock
    Hartley Shawcross
    Elizabeth Warren
    Tom EC Webb
    Sean Christian Goh
    Jim K Wiseman
    Julien Goh
    Ethan Goh
    Terence Mills
    Nick Petersen (R1 bye)
    Manuka Wathugederage
    Matthew Arthur
    James Arthur
    Marcel Neo
    Meng Boon Marcus Chen
    Yi Jing Alvin Chen
    Anthony Mann
    Rivindu Nawarathna
    Aidan Cox
    Anthony Tigas
    Stephen Myers
    Danilo Basobas
    Shawn Zillmann
    Marco Sun
    Roland Brockman
    Nathan Dsouza
    Mischa Neo
    Dennis Mendigorin
    Charles Bibby

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    1 week till end of early bird entry - 66 current entries

    Just a reminder to all that early bird entry end next Wednesday. Please ensure you've paid by then if you wish to take advantage.

    We have 66 current entries, the latest including WGM Julia Ryjanova and FM Greg Canfell - please register if you wish to avoid disappointment.

    Entries
    Max Illingworth (GM)
    James Morris (IM)
    Trevor Tao (IM)
    Stephen Solomon (IM)
    Julia Ryjanova (WGM)
    Greg Canfell (FM)
    Joshua Specht (R6 bye)
    Giang Nguyen
    Sean Christian Goh
    Colin Savige
    Albert Winkelman
    Omar Khaled (R2 bye)
    Sally Yu
    Dylan Fitzmaurice
    Eddy Seah
    Mehmedalija Dizdarevic
    Chris Kolak
    Ethan Goh
    Brendan Zou
    Scott Stewart
    Isaac Zhao
    Meng Boon Marcus Chen (R1 bye)
    Tom Kalisch
    Rad Chmiel
    Dennis Mendigorin
    Chris Barlow (R1 bye)
    Daniel Gusain
    Jack Shanks
    Gyula Plaganyi
    Stephen Myers
    Lillian Lu
    Roland Brockman
    Yi Jing Alvin Chen (R1 bye)
    Brad Ashlock
    Oliver Li
    John Wildes
    David Lopez Sanz
    Daniel Poberezovsky
    Aidan Cox
    Niruruthi Ravichandren
    Danilo Basobas (R1 bye)
    John Beckman
    Julien Goh
    Shawn Zillmann
    Misha Khamatgaleev
    Hartley Shawcross
    Sulia Van Sebille
    Anthony Tigas
    Elizabeth Warren
    Matthew Arthur
    Richard Snow
    James Arthur
    Manuka Wathugederage
    Nick Petersen (R1 bye)
    Jim K Wiseman
    Marco Sun
    Satya Prakash
    Terence Mills
    Rivindu Nawarathna (R1 bye)
    Anthony Mann
    Nathan Dsouza
    Paul Spencer
    Mischa Neo
    Charles Bibby
    Tom EC Webb
    Marcel Neo

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    There are now 76 entries and we have a limit of 90 players. There is usually a rush of people in the last week, so it is likely that the tournament will be full.

    If you want to play I strongly advise that you register today.

    Also if you want the early bird you must pay by Wednesday 1st. Please use online payment form

    https://mcc.enter.services/miscellaneous-club-payments/

    Or come into the club to see Max Illingworth's lecture on Wednesday and pay then.

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    Lecture by GM Max Illingworth
    Topic: Dismantling the Sicilian
    When: Wednesday 1st Nov, 7.30pm
    Where: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St Fitzroy
    Cost: MCC Members free, $5 non-Members

    GM Max Illingworth reveals secrets from his new book on Updating 'Dismantling the Sicilian'. The book has not yet been launched so this is a sneak preview. He will be showing an unpublished tournament game where he uses analysis from the book to comfortably defeat a titled player. He will also share what he learned from writing the book.

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    In case you have not noticed the tournament arbiter has been changed. Before the tournament starts please call me, Simon Dale, the organiser as first point of call. But once the tournament starts call Alex, the arbiter as first point of call.

    Organiser: Simon Dale (0407 834 027, scd@thecrag.com)

    Arbiter: Alexej Khamatgaleev (0426731726, melbchessclub@gmail.com)

    Please let me know by email if your name is missing, byes are missing or it does not say you have paid when you have on the following page:

    https://mcc.enter.services/2017-tour...ender-entries/

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    As number of players reached 90, I trust there will be no allegro on Saturday.
    Interested in Chess Lessons?
    Email webbaron!@gmail.com for more Info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scd View Post
    Lecture by GM Max Illingworth
    Topic: Dismantling the Sicilian
    When: Wednesday 1st Nov, 7.30pm
    Where: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St Fitzroy
    Cost: MCC Members free, $5 non-Members

    GM Max Illingworth reveals secrets from his new book on Updating 'Dismantling the Sicilian'. The book has not yet been launched so this is a sneak preview. He will be showing an unpublished tournament game where he uses analysis from the book to comfortably defeat a titled player. He will also share what he learned from writing the book.
    Hey guys, just a reminder that this is on tonight at MCC. Please join us, it's going to be a fun evening, with some trade secrets shared!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    As number of players reached 90, I trust there will be no allegro on Saturday.
    That is correct.

    The usual Saturday activities (the junior coaching and Allegro) are not on this weekend due to the Hjorth Open.

    Things will be back to normal next weekend.

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    Field of players - 96 players

    Hi all

    Below is the currently registered field for the Hjorth Open.

    Due to overwhelming demand and after an assessment of the MCC's layout and capacity, the organisers have decided to expand the field to 96 players.

    Entries
    Max Illingworth (GM)
    James Morris (IM) (R3 bye)
    Trevor Tao (IM)
    Stephen Solomon (IM)
    Julia Ryjanova (WGM)
    Gregory Canfell (FM)
    Giang Nguyen
    Joshua Specht
    Sean Christian Goh
    Colin Savige
    Thai Ly
    Kai Jie Soo
    Omar Khaled (R2 bye)
    Eddy Seah
    Sally Yu (R2 bye)
    Marcus Raine
    Tony Davis (CM) (R1 bye)
    Mehmedalija Dizdarevic
    Kayson Wang
    Chris Kolak
    Ethan Goh
    Brendan Zou
    Scott Stewart
    Isaac Zhao
    Meng Boon Marcus Chen (R1 bye)
    Tom Kalisch
    Dennis Mendigorin
    Radoslav Chmiel
    Daniel Gusain
    Jack Shanks (R1 bye)
    Regan Crowley
    Richard Voon
    Gyula Plaganyi
    Stephen Myers
    Lillian Lu (R1 bye)
    Behrang Mohammadi
    Roland Brockman
    Yi Jing Alvin Chen (R1 bye)
    Brad Ashlock
    Oliver Li
    John Wildes
    David Lopez Sanz
    Daniel Poberezovsky
    Aidan Cox
    Niruruthi Ravichandren
    Brandon Soetanto (R2 bye)
    Krishna Ragavendran
    Danilo Basobas (R1 bye)
    John Beckman (R1 bye)
    Gavyn Sanusi-Goh
    Simon Dale
    Chris Barlow (R1 bye)
    Tanya Kolak
    Julien Goh
    Reiner Ng
    Nikolaos Verginis
    Dylan Fitzmaurice (R6, R7 byes)
    Shawn Zillmann
    Emily Lin
    Myiesha Maunders
    Lachlan Lee
    Misha Khamatgaleev
    Paula Chen
    Hartley Shawcross
    Sophie Chang
    Sulia Van Sebille (R1 bye)
    Daniel Danning Gao (R1 bye)
    Anthony Tigas
    James Lequan Gao (R1 bye)
    Elizabeth Warren
    Matthew Arthur (R2 bye)
    Sean Hawkins
    Edward Spiteri-Stevens
    Richard Snow
    James Arthur
    Emma Chang
    Reyen Ng
    Arica Mane
    Manuka Wathugederage
    Charles Bibby
    Gabriel Das
    Marcel Neo
    Julia Hawkins (R6,R7 byes)
    Nick Petersen (R1 bye)
    Chris D'Agostin (R1 bye)
    Tom EC Webb Paid
    Marco Sun (R1,R2 bye)
    Satya Prakash
    Paul Spencer
    Jim K Wiseman
    Rivindu Nawarathna (R1 bye)
    Izzy Abuleela
    Nathan Dsouza
    Valentina Das
    Anthony Mann
    Mischa Neo
    Last edited by Thai Ly; 03-11-2017 at 12:06 PM.

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    Currently registered byes

    Below is a list of the currently registered byes.

    If you require a bye, particularly for round 1, please contact ASAP organiser Simon Dale or arbiter Alexej Khamatgaleev when you are aware of your need for a bye. This will help to settle the pairings as soon as possible.

    Round 1
    Tony Davis
    Meng Boon Marcus Chen
    Jack Shanks
    Lillian Lu
    Yi Jing Alvin Chen
    Danilo Basobas
    John Beckman
    Chris Barlow
    Sulia Van Sebille
    Daniel Danning Gao
    James Lequan Gao
    Nick Petersen
    Chris D'Agostin
    Marco Sun
    Rivindu Nawarathna

    Round 2
    Omar Khaled
    Sally Yu
    Brandon Soetanto
    Matthew Arthur
    Marco Sun

    Round 3
    James Morris

    Round 6
    Joshua Specht
    Dylan Fitzmaurice
    Julia Hawkins

    Round 7
    Dylan Fitzmaurice
    Julia Hawkins
    Last edited by Thai Ly; 03-11-2017 at 12:06 PM.

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    is there going to be live games on the net this tournament

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