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    ACF President Gary Wastell visited the club tonight.

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    My game from last night against Neil.

    Considering our ratings difference I thought I held out pretty well. I started with d4, as when I played e4 aginst him at the Tas Champs I was outplayed in about 10 moves based on my theory and tactical knowledge.

    Overall I managed to avoid all but one tactical trick in the opening to middle game and headed into an endgame only 1 pawn down in an unclear position.

    I got my knight to a strong central square and complicated for as long as possible, but time was against me. After some bad "time pressure" choices I resigned with 12 seconds to Neils 2:32.

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    ADDIT: I should have added that I didn't resign at this point, I just stopped notating. I had 2 minutes left on my clock and stopped writing down the moves, the game continued for another 10-15 moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phyrexianrook
    I got my knight to a strong central square and complicated for as long as possible, but time was against me. After some bad "time pressure" choices I resigned with 12 seconds to Neil's 2:32.
    What was the time control? If it were incremental, there should be not too much problem. *But regardless, White could make Black work for it with the following, and there was nothing to lose by trying. I have no idea why the moves won't play; the PGN can be so fiddly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    What was the time control? If it were incremental, there should be not too much problem.
    the time control was 25 minutes + 5 seconds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    But regardless, White could make Black work for it with the following, and there was nothing to lose by trying.
    in hind sight I should have taken the rook on e5. I thought I'd have better chances with both rooks on. At that stage it was 5 minutes to 2 minutes, so decisions were coming hastily. It's making good analysing on Fritz, while black is a clear pawn up, there is no additional compensation (according to the computer).

    Sorry, I should have added that the game went on for another 10-15 moves after my notation stopped, I stopped writing down the moves when my clock got to 2 minutes.
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    Open Rapid is over for this year! Thanks to everyone who played, it was a fun and well supported tournament.

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    No Name             Total  Result   Name             Total
    
     1 Ivkovic, Milutin [4.5]    0:1    Bonham, Kevin    [7]  
     2 Knight, Peter    [6.5]   .5:.5   Macfarlan, Rod   [4.5]
     3 Kim, Davis       [5]     .5:.5   Little, Ian      [4.5]
     4 Nagy, Alex       [4]      1:0    Perera, Yuvini   [4]  
     5 Rolph, David J   [4]      0:1    Cohen, Scott     [4]  
     6 Kim, James       [3.5]    1:0    Perrin, Joshua   [3]  
     7 Mousavi, Amir    [3.5]    1:0    Pridmore, Oliver [2]  
     8 Wood, Daniel     [3.5]    1:0    Singh, Sahib     [1]  
     9 Rutledge, Adam   [3]      0:1    Vince, Bradley   [3]  
    10 Markovitz, Neil  [7]     .5:.5   BYE                   
    11 Midson, Michael  [3]      0:0    BYE
    Final standings

    A bit of a default win for me as Neil missed two rounds. As in the Tas Champs, Davis Kim was the best of the rest after the big three.

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    No Name             Rtg Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9  
    
    1  Bonham, Kevin        2191 8     12:W  5:W  7:W 10:W  3:W  2:L  4:W 13:W  9:W
    2  Markovitz, Neil      2232 7.5    8:W  9:W  3:D  0:D  4:W  1:W  6:W  5:W  0:D
    3  Knight, Peter        1945 7     14:W  4:W  2:D  7:W  1:L  5:W 13:W  6:W  8:D
    4  Kim, Davis           1487 5.5   20:W  3:L 14:W  9:W  2:L  7:W  1:L 10:W  5:D
    5  Little, Ian          1314 5      6:W  1:L 12:D 15:W 10:W  3:L 11:W  2:L  4:D
    6  Nagy, Alex           1900 5      5:L 14:L 18:W 16:W 11:W  9:W  2:L  3:L 15:W
    7  Cohen, Scott         1858 5     19:W 16:W  1:L  3:L 14:W  4:L 17:W  9:L 13:W
    8  Macfarlan, Rod       1482 5      2:L 20:W 16:W  0:D  0:D 13:-  9:D 11:W  3:D
    9  Ivkovic, Milutin     1691 4.5   18:W  2:L 11:W  4:L 12:W  6:L  8:D  7:W  1:L
    10 Mousavi, Amir             4.5   11:  15:W 13:+  1:L  5:L 14:L 12:W  4:L 19:W
    11 Wood, Daniel              4.5   10:D 17:W  9:L 12:W  6:L 15:W  5:L  8:L 20:W
    12 Kim, James           1372 4.5    1:L 18:W  5:D 11:L  9:L 19:W 10:L 14:W 16:W
    13 Rolph, David J       1727 4     16:L 19:W 10:-  0:W 17:W  8:+  3:L  1:L  7:L
    14 Vince, Bradley       1371 4      3:L  6:W  4:L 19:W  7:L 10:W 15:L 12:L 18:W
    15 Perera, Yuvini       1051 4      0:D 10:L 19:W  5:L 16:W 11:L 14:W  0:D  6:L
    16 Perrin, Joshua            3     13:W  7:L  8:L  6:L 15:L  0:W 18:L 19:W 12:L
    17 Midson, Michael      1480 3      0:D 11:L  0:D 20:W 13:L 18:W  7:L  0:L  0:L
    18 Rutledge, Adam            3      9:L 12:L  6:L  0:W 19:L 17:L 16:W 20:W 14:L
    19 Pridmore, Oliver     503  2      7:L 13:L 15:L 14:L 18:W 12:L 20:W 16:L 10:L
    20 Singh, Sahib              1      4:L  8:L  0:W 17:L  0:L  0:  19:L 18:L 11:L
    Ivkovic - Bonham.

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    Knight - Macfarlan

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    Hobart Chess Club – Club Championships!

    Round robin (all play all) tournaments in two divisions:

    Top division: 90 minutes plus 10 seconds/move. ACF Rated.
    Faster division: 60 minutes plus 3 seconds/move. ACF Rated.

    Both divisions are open to both adults and juniors but most juniors will find faster division more suitable. Players rated above 1500 ACF cannot enter faster division.

    Recording moves: Required in both events until your time falls below 5 minutes.

    Start time: Mondays 6:30 for both divisions. All players expected to be present strictly on time or else contact us. Games start as soon after 6:30 as we can.

    Finish Time Info For Parents: Young juniors who tend to play quickly will generally finish their games by 7:30. Games involving stronger juniors who play slowly and carefully may in cases go until 8:00 or (rarely) around 8:30. (NB This applies to Faster Division players only. Players playing in Top Division may have games go til about 10 pm).

    The Most Important Rule: If you cannot attend on a given night, or are running more than 15 mins late, you must, must, must let Kevin know in advance. Email k_bonham@tassie.net.au, ideally well in advance or at least by 6 pm on the day, or call/text 0421 428 775 by 6:30.

    Dates: Both events start June 17. Entries taken on the night. Players should expect to be playing through June-September and perhaps until November. Players will not always get a game each night but we will try to pair as many as possible and share the byes around. School holiday nights are "free nights" for Faster Division - players are not required to attend but those who do may play.

    Late entry: Entries open until July 8 for both divisions. (Later entries at our discretion). Players who enter late will have weeks they miss counted as absences.

    Format: If a division has up to 8 entries it will be a double round robin. A division with 9 or more entries will be a single round robin unless decided otherwise.

    Absences:
    Provided they tell us in advance they will be absent, a player can miss four playing weeks for a round robin or six for a double round robin, without forfeiting any games. (Longer absences by negotiation.) Absences can be cancelled out by playing games out of hours or a second game on one night (if opponent willing).

    Pairings: Pairings will be made on the night from those present or expected to arrive. If players who have been paired fail to arrive by 6:45 without notice, then their game may be re-paired which may result in not getting a game. Players who have frequently missed games by arriving late will be counted as absent.

    Absent without telling us: Players who don't show up without notice will be suspended from the tournament and not paired again until we have heard from them. Any player who does this three times will be disqualified.

    Queries: Kevin Bonham k_bonham@tassie.net.au ph 0421 428 775

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    Kim vs. Little

    My game against Davis last night. Both Davis and I missed some opportunities to take the initiative very early in the game, and settling into the late opening/early middle game I won a pawn and ended up with an advantage. Unfortunately I squandered it and what could have been a nice end game for black turned into a reasonably dead position that was just equal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
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    If White is going to be kind enough to play a reversed Stonewall voluntarily, then there is no need to bury the B on g7. Instead, ... c5, Bf5, e6, Bd6, and the extra tempo White has on the Dutch Stonewall is to his disadvantage. With the normal Dutch Stonewall, White's Bg2 can sometimes be no better than the archetypical bad Stonewall B.
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    OK the club champs is underway in two divisions. Both are single round robins because of the large number of entries. Currently there are 12 in top division and 11 in faster division. Tonight the last of the faster division games finished around 7:30 so as expected they are tending not to go the distance.

    A position from Markovitz - Megirian tonight:

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    White to play found something interesting and sound. What is it? (I got this wrong; my choice here loses.)

    At this early stage I will be trying to post provisional draws but be aware that if someone is absent that will often cause me to switch the draw to a completely different round, and this may happen at short notice. Players shown as having byes or postponements should therefore still attend.

    Top Division Results Round 1

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     1 Chris Edwards (1)     0:1    Rod Macfarlan (12)
     2 David J Rolph (2)     1:0    Alex Nagy (11)    
     3 Amir Mousavi (3)      0:1    Ian Little (10)   
     4 Neil Markovitz (4)    1:0    Rene Megirian (9) 
     5 Michael Midson (5)    0:1    Joshua Loh (8)    
     6 Kevin Bonham (6)       :     Scott Cohen (7)   - postponed
    The following is the provisional draw for round 2:

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     1 Rod Macfarlan (12)     :     Scott Cohen (7)
     2 Joshua Loh (8)         :     Kevin Bonham (6)  
     3 Rene Megirian (9)      :     Michael Midson (5)
     4 Ian Little (10)        :     Neil Markovitz (4)
     5 Alex Nagy (11)         :     Amir Mousavi (3)  
     6 Chris Edwards (1)      :     David J Rolph (2)
    If this draw goes ahead I expect Macfarlan - Cohen to be postponed as Scott is starting in week 3.

    Faster Division Round 1 results:

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     1 Sophia Macdonald (2)    0:1    Sahib Singh (11)   
     2 Daniel Wood (3)         1:0    Joshua Perrin (10) 
     3 Bradley Vince (4)       1:0    Oliver Pridmore (9)
     4 Adam Rutledge (5)       0:1    Les Hay (8)        
     5 Milutin Ivkovic (6)     0:1    James Kim (7)      
     6 Davis Kim (1)            :     BYE
    Faster Division Round 2 Provisional Draw:

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    No Name                 Result   Name                
    
     1 Les Hay (8)             :     Milutin Ivkovic (6) 
     2 Oliver Pridmore (9)     :     Adam Rutledge (5)   
     3 Joshua Perrin (10)      :     Bradley Vince (4)   
     4 Sahib Singh (11)        :     Daniel Wood (3)     
     5 Davis Kim (1)           :     Sophia Macdonald (2)
     6 James Kim (7)           :     BYE

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    Mousavi vs Little

    My Game from last night.

    As with the last game Amir and I played it was an Advanced French.

    I gained an advantage after the opening but then lost it and settled in for a more drawn out positional battle. After trading some inaccuracies with each other I finally won a pawn, then another for a short time and traded 2 active knights for a rook. After this the game ends in a neat mate before it had a chance to head into a murky endgame.

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    after 43... Kf5 is there anything wrong with 44. g4?! check
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    Not really

    Quote Originally Posted by James Peirce
    after 43... Kf5 is there anything wrong with 44. g4?! check
    Not as far as I could tell in the game, after 44. g4+, hxg4+ 45. Kg3 there is no easy mate. I still think black is better and can probably make threats with 45. ... Rh6 threatening 46. ... Rh3#, but that is easily avoidable with either Nd6+ or Nf2. So black might simply try 45. ... Rxa2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phyrexianrook
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    Why not win a P with 8... Nxd4 (?)
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    Next time Gadget

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Why not win a P with 8... Nxd4 (?)
    It's one of those lines where I look at it and wonder if that pawn is really worth it. I might be overinflating whites position, but it seems that black gets 1 or 2 misplaced pieces for the pawn and the "pressure" is off white for a bit.

    I should do more research on this line and what happens if black does take the pawn.
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