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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    Friday 21 January 2005


    Fischer_Random Rounds 1 and 2

    Board position for the first night >
    Knight, Rook, Queen, Knight, King, Rook, Bishop, Bishop.

    New pairings were made after the first round

    20 players

    Also, some players playing lightning between main rounds...and playing from the Fischer_Random position...now there is a test.

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    The Fischer_Random continues on Tuesday 25 January. Two rounds that night. A new starting position will be announcedd on the night.
    Only $10 entry fee for members......the experience of a life-time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    The Fischer_Random continues on Tuesday 25 January. Two rounds that night. A new starting position will be announcedd on the night.
    Only $10 entry fee for members......the experience of a life-time?

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    Only 5 players undefeated afer 2 rounds; they are Keith Jenkins, Nur Yachou, David Flude, Anthony Miller, John Butler.

    Actually, Keith Jenkins won with a 'picket fence' on the previous occasion this tourney was played. Noting this here, is this enough to hex him?

    David Flude was the inaugural winner.



    Full details can be viewed here

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    The second evening of the Fischer_Random tournament had two games , both at time controls 30mpg + 10spm.
    The starting position for the two games was (left to right for White)
    Rook, King, Bishop, Knight, Queen, Knight, Rook, Bishop.

    Before play starts there is an enjoyable social interaction as little groups of players try to explore the basic strategies required of the revealed position.
    Questions to the Arbiter before play commences inevitably are the single "How does castling work in F_R".
    The answer is always the same
    > K-side; K to g1, R to e1
    >> Q-side; K to c1, R to d1.

    However, tonight, a couple of new questions emerged which sparked some novelty to blase arbiters.
    1 Which is the K-side for black.
    2 If white moves the K from its (tonight) starting position (on b1) to c1; then how does Black know if White has a) completed a King move, or b) is half-way through castling.

    I will not spoil your fun by revealing the arbiters advice immediately.

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    Experience Fischer_Random.

    The third evening of the Fischer_Random tournament has two games , both at time controls 30mpg + 10spm.
    The starting position for the two games is (left to right for White)
    Knight, Queen, Bishop, Rook, King, Rook, Knight, Bishop.

    New players are able to join this un-rated competition tonight. (Many of the Club are still returning from school leave or other holidays).


    Progress scores can be accessed through our viewing portal.

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    Nur Yachou is the leader after 6 rounds; he has 5 points.

    Full results to date can be viewed through the link.

    The Club welcomed back a few members last night; in particular Bill Collins. Bill was thrilled to hear that Croydon Chess Club was just about to launch. (See Frosty's bulletin messages elsewhere on this BB).
    Bill started a Club in other premises in Croydon a few years back. It eventually merged with Box Hill.
    We wish Steve (aka FROSTY) every success.

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    2005 Box Hill Autumn Cup

    Round 1 of the Autumn Cup starts next Friday (4 February 2005).
    Entries via our web page

    46 entries to date, with the famed David Hacche currently the top seed.



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    A little of the history and previous winners follows >

    The Box Hill Chess Club AUTUMN CUP gained prominence in 1993 as the Club copied a good naming idea from the Dandenong Chess Club, and we elevated a small Club event into the full focus of recording winners on a trophy. The first winner was David Flude and to commemorate the occasion he donated the materials for a handsome trophy which Life member Gordon Wilby turned from wood.
    Although we copied the naming idea from the DCC we still have a bit to learn because we play our tournament mainly in summer, with the finish just in autumn.
    1993 David Flude
    1994 Rolf Exner
    1995 David Flude
    1996 Bill Collins
    1997 Tuan Le
    1998 Michael Woodhams
    1999 Bill Collins
    2000 Michael Gluzman
    2001 Michael Gluzman
    2002 Michael Gluzman
    2003 Sam Chow
    2004 Geoff Saw


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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    The Club welcomed back a few members last night; in particular Bill Collins. Bill was thrilled to hear that Croydon Chess Club was just about to launch. (See Frosty's bulletin messages elsewhere on this BB).
    Bill started a Club in other premises in Croydon a few years back. It eventually merged with Box Hill. We wish Steve (aka FROSTY) every success.
    Thanks starter, appreciate the good wishes. Those interested in Croydon Chess can visit our website ... we've only just started the marketing process and we don't start meeting until 10th February, but we've already secured about 10 members to kick things off so that's good news.
    “As you perhaps know, I haven't always been a Christian. I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.” -- C.S.Lewis

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    The final two rounds of the Fischer Random at BHCC

    The fourth evening of the Fischer_Random tournament has two games , both at time controls 30mpg + 10spm.
    The starting position for the two games is (left to right for White)
    Bishop, Queen, Knight, Bishop, Knight, Rook, King, Rook.

    New players are able to join this un-rated competition tonight. (Many of the Club are still returning from school leave or other holidays).


    Progress scores can be accessed through our viewing portal.

    I wonder if the ACF, or CV, is interested in awarding a title.

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    The winner of Australia's richest Fischer_random tournament is >

    The winners of the 2005 Box Hill Fischer_Random tournament were

    1st Tuan Le
    2nd Nur Yachou

    Best in the bottom half of the table
    1st Rob McCulloch.

    The event looked to be Nur Yachou's coming into the 8th round as he was paired with a player in the bottom half (Recherche). However the 4th dimension came into play and an upset occurred.

    This is the third time this event has been held. Feedback was more supportive on this occasion as quite a few players said they enjoyed the half-hour before games started where social discussion on what strategy to adopt for the randomised back-rank was a topic of great interest.

    Progress scores can be accessed through our viewing portal.

    I wonder if the ACF, or CV, is interested in awarding a title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    Best in the bottom half of the table
    1st Rob McCulloch.
    H'd better watch out, lest he be promoted to the bottom of the top half
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Bill has declined to countenance rating the F_R even though it is played with the same pieces and very close to the same rules.
    So, our bandit will remain as a bottom half feeder until later in the year. Actually it suits his finances.

    It was the largest prize ever in an Aus F_R tournament for a bottom half player.

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    ps...disclaimer..........all the above is marketing puff. (Bill....no resonse reqd...OK)

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    Quote Originally Posted by starter
    Bill has declined to countenance rating the F_R even though it is played with the same pieces and very close to the same rules.
    So, our bandit will remain as a bottom half feeder until later in the year. Actually it suits his finances.
    I was also referring (perhaps obtusely) to another recent success in an ACF rated event.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    I was also referring (perhaps obtusely) to another recent success in an ACF rated event.
    Ahh...now I understand.
    Yes, you are correct.

    What you might call non-obvious obtuse; in contrast with an obvious obtuse.

    Btw, glad you are reading our Box Hill thread.

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    Box Hill Autumn Cup 2005

    Six players over 2000 ACF rating have been attracted to the 2005 Box Hill Autumn Cup with a first prize of $500.
    In total, the field size is 88 for this first major tournament of the year.
    The event is scheduled for 7 rounds, held on Friday evenings at 7.45pm. One evening corresponds with the Begonia week-ender, and players will be able to postpone from that Friday so that they can attend the week-ender.

    The headline entrant withdrew before start of play, but plenty of existing entrants fancied their chances anyway.
    We avoided the bye by roping in an adult parent as a casual.

    The organisers arrived early to set up the Hall; just in time to find that half the power had been lost to the Melbourne storms on Wednesday night. Also, some rooms were awash with water seeping from who knows where. Just the challenge we needed with the field due to arrive at their customary last minute entry fee.

    The players were introduced to the new assistant D.O.P. (KLyall; a poster on this bb). Obviously Mt Buller attendance whetted this parent's appetite for chess administration. And what is special is that this asst DOP is a lady. Although the L-plates were on tonight we found entries put into SP progressively, and all score-sheets neatly sorted and checked.

    The first big upset of the night was Recherche's win over Nur Yachou (rated 1785); this shows the Mt Buller Minor win was no fluke for our intrepid bb poster.

    Two past presidents of the Club showed a welcome return to playing...Rolf Exner and Arie Meydan. As luck would have it Rolf got paired with the current president (on this BB with an avatar that was a gift from Barry Cox).


    The senior D.O.P. explained the tournament conditions to start the field. Rengan Vijayakumar's win in the Australian U12 Championship was warmly applauded.

    Eight ladies and girls in a field size of 88 is not the 50-50 we would all like to see but each one of them is valuable to the Club.


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    Round 1 results, with a few significant upsets can be seen at this convenient link.
    None better than board 29.

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