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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Who is Dylan Piwari? A new name to me. What club or O/S player? Tim Reilly is a good scalp.
    The internet would suggest he is ex the East Coast (Gisborne) - "The Dark Horse" movie era.
    Spent some time at Melbourne Uni?
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    Some R7 games

    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.20"]
    [Round "7.1"]
    [White "Fernandez, Daniel Howard"]
    [Black "Polishchuk, Kirill"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "A25"]
    [WhiteElo "2451"]
    [BlackElo "2151"]
    [PlyCount "89"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.20"]
    [Round "7.2"]
    [White "Johansen, Darryl K"]
    [Black "Papin, Vasily"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "A13"]
    [WhiteElo "2371"]
    [BlackElo "2481"]
    [PlyCount "19"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.20"]
    [Round "7.3"]
    [White "Dive, Russell J"]
    [Black "Clarke, Brandon G I"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "A26"]
    [WhiteElo "2283"]
    [BlackElo "2438"]
    [PlyCount "55"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.20"]
    [Round "7.4"]
    [White "Hague, Ben"]
    [Black "Gong, Daniel Hanwen"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B27"]
    [WhiteElo "2399"]
    [BlackElo "2276"]
    [PlyCount "97"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.20"]
    [Round "7.5"]
    [White "Ker, Anthony F"]
    [Black "Piwari, Dylan Tama"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B08"]
    [WhiteElo "2302"]
    [PlyCount "103"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    Round 8

    Round 8 did not provide any clarity on who will be the New Zealand champion. It just became a lot more crowded in the contenders group. Kirill Polishchuk and Anthony Ker drew against their GM opponents, Papin and Johansen to move to 5.5 points. On 5 points are Ben Hague who lost to tournament leader, GM Daniel Fernandez and Russell Dive who drew with IM Sandler. They are joined by Paul Garbett, Nunilon Fulo and Noel Pinic who all won to give themselves a chance at the title. Even Daniel Gong and Hilton Bennett on 4.5 points have an outside chance if results go their way.
    Last edited by CivicChessMan; 21-01-2020 at 04:41 PM.
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    Round 9 Pairings

    GM Fernandez vs Anthony Ker, Kirill Polishchuk vs IM Sandler, Nunilon Fulo vs Ben Hague, Noel Pinic vs Paul Garbett, Russell Dive vs Daniel Gong and Hilton Bennett vs Tim Reilly.

    If 6.5 points is the magic number then 2 players can achieve that score. Should 6 points be enough then there could be 5 names engraved on the Silver Rook and finally, 8 players in the unlikely event of 5.5 points winning the title.
    Last edited by CivicChessMan; 21-01-2020 at 04:54 PM.
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    In his game with Ker, Dylan P. made a 'mistake" on move 1. He played the Pirc against someone who has played the Pirc for many years. It did not work.
    Last edited by Adamski; 21-01-2020 at 06:32 PM.
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    Some R8 games

    Hague, Ben (2399) -- Fernandez, Daniel Howard (2451)
    New Zealand Open Championship (8.1) Auckland NZL
    2020.01.21 0-1 B06

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    Papin, Vasily (2481) -- Polishchuk, Kirill (2151)
    New Zealand Open Championship (8.2) Auckland NZL
    2020.01.21 1/2-1/2 D30

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    Clarke, Brandon G I (2438) -- Smith, Robert W (2160)
    New Zealand Open Championship (8.5) Auckland NZL
    2020.01.21 1-0 B12

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    Garbett, Paul A (2185) -- Dowden, R Anthony (2056)
    New Zealand Open Championship (8.8) Auckland NZL
    2020.01.21 1-0 C04

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    Round 9

    Congratulations to the NZ Champions for 2020: Kirill Polishchuk (1st win), Ben Hague (2nd win), Paul Garbett and Russell Dive (7th win). The magic number is 6 points. Kirill drew with IM Sandler. That allowed Ben, Paui and Russell with wins over Nunilon Fulo, Noel Pinic and Daniel Gong respectively to join him. Defending champion Anthony Ker had the uneviable task of playing tournament winner, GM Daniel Fernandez in the last round and finished on 5.5 points in clear fifth place. GM Fernandez wins the New Zealand Open with 8 points, 1.5 points clear of GM Vasily Papin in 2nd place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CivicChessMan View Post
    Congratulations to the NZ Champions for 2020: Kirill Polishchuk (1st win), Ben Hague (2nd win), Paul Garbett and Russell Dive (7th win). The magic number is 6 points. Kirill drew with IM Sandler. That allowed Ben, Paui and Russell with wins over Nunilon Fulo, Noel Pinic and Daniel Gong respectively to join him. Defending champion Anthony Ker had the uneviable task of playing tournament winner, GM Daniel Fernandez in the last round and finished on 5.5 points in clear fifth place. GM Fernandez wins the New Zealand Open with 8 points, 1.5 points clear of GM Vasily Papin in 2nd place.
    Paul first won in 1973/74, the 80th Championship. Pretty impressive to still be winning in the 127th. Russell first won in 1986/87.
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    Longevity

    Here is a list of players where longevity hasn't been a problem. The first year is the first time the player was NZ Champion, the second year is the last time.

    Code:
    Name                   First    Last    Years 
    Richard J Barnes	1890	1905	  15
    William E Mason		1900	1919	  19
    Arthur W O Davies	1908	1926	  18
    John Dunlop		1920	1939	  19
    Ortvin Sarapu		1951	1989	  38
    Paul Garbett      	1973	2020	  47
    Murray Chandler		1975	2006	  31
    Russell Dive		1986	2020	  34
    Anthony Ker		1988	2019	  31
    Robert Smith		1995	2015	  20
    Alexei Kulashko		1996	2016	  20
    Last edited by CivicChessMan; 23-01-2020 at 12:26 AM.
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    We must acknowledge a great performance by the winner to achieve a 1.5 points margin in a strong field. And yes, congrats to the co-NZ champs. I was there (playing Premier Reserves) when Paul G won his first title.
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    Some R9 games (last round)

    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.22"]
    [Round "9.1"]
    [White "Fernandez, Daniel Howard"]
    [Black "Ker, Anthony F"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B27"]
    [WhiteElo "2451"]
    [BlackElo "2302"]
    [PlyCount "169"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.22"]
    [Round "9.5"]
    [White "Fulo, Nunilon III"]
    [Black "Hague, Ben"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B32"]
    [WhiteElo "2017"]
    [BlackElo "2399"]
    [PlyCount "64"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.22"]
    [Round "9.6"]
    [White "Pinic, Noel"]
    [Black "Garbett, Paul A"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B23"]
    [WhiteElo "2054"]
    [BlackElo "2185"]
    [PlyCount "100"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.22"]
    [Round "9.7"]
    [White "Dive, Russell J"]
    [Black "Gong, Daniel Hanwen"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B41"]
    [WhiteElo "2283"]
    [BlackElo "2276"]
    [PlyCount "61"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    [Event "New Zealand Open Championship"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2020.01.22"]
    [Round "9.8"]
    [White "Bennett, Hilton P"]
    [Black "Reilly, Tim"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B09"]
    [WhiteElo "1913"]
    [BlackElo "2098"]
    [PlyCount "50"]
    [EventDate "2020.01.14"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by CivicChessMan View Post
    Here is a list of players where longevity hasn't been a problem. The first year is the first time the player was NZ Champion, the second year is the last time.

    Code:
    Name                   First    Last    Years 
    Richard J Barnes	1890	1905	  15
    William E Mason		1900	1919	  19
    Arthur W O Davies	1908	1926	  18
    John Dunlop		1920	1939	  19
    Ortvin Sarapu		1951	1989	  38
    Paul Garbett      	1973	2020	  47
    Murray Chandler		1975	2006	  31
    Russell Dive		1986	2020	  34
    Anthony Ker		1988	2019	  31
    Robert Smith		1995	2015	  20
    Alexei Kulashko		1996	2016	  20
    I think Ortvin last one was 1990?
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    Did Michael Freeman ever win the NZ Championship? I know he is a top corres GM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Did Michael Freeman ever win the NZ Championship?
    He won the correspondence chess champs twice, but OTB. He did represent NZ at OTB for one Olympiad and three Asian Teams.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    I know he is a top corres GM.
    He is a Corr Senior International Master (norm 2525), the first Kiwi to earn that. Mark Noble is the only Corr GM (norm 2600).
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    Quote Originally Posted by braindied View Post
    I think Ortvin last one was 1990?
    The Great Ort won the 1989/90 (the 97th edition) jointly with Ben Martin. I've only used the first year in the table above. If the championship was the 1990 one then the "1989" may as well be deleted.
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