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    We conclude our interview with GM David Smerdon with one of his favourite games, annotated by himself
    It is his first positive result vs GM Ian Rogers, enjoy it!


    White: Rogers,Ian (2562)
    Black: Smerdon,David (2257)
    Opening: [A01]
    Event: Doeberl Cup 38th Canberra
    Round: 4
    Date: 22.04.2000

    I played this when I was 15. This was quite an important game for my
    confidence against grandmasters. Before this game, I had 0% against Ian.
    Afterwards, he never again beat me with white. DS


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    i dont think 26...Qd5 by black is correct.. . exd5!
    in the final position, i dont see how black can draw (especially against rogers)...
    i played through it again quickly, spotted another few things that dont make sense..

    EDIT: I didnt read "The rest of the game will be published after some clarifications by GM Smerdon!" posted by justaknight so please disregard my comments.
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    Cedric, as I stated above I am going to ask GM Smerdon for clarification!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justaknight
    Cedric, as I stated above I am going to ask GM Smerdon for clarification! Now if you wish, edit your posting accordingly so we can all make sense!
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    Interview with the official U18 Australian Boys Champion

    An Interview with Aus u18 Boys Champion Cedric Antolis will be published in this thread later this evening!
    I had e-mailed Cedric requesting an interview right after the end of the Championships at the beginning of the year, however due to overloaded study schedule Antolis wasn't able to respond.
    To his credit, when he found some free time he responded to the questions gladly revealing interesting parts of his personality as well as a rare (for his age) objectivity and down to earth approach!
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    The Cedric Antolis Interview PART I

    The following is Part ONE of Australian U18 Official Boy's Champion Cedric Antolis


    Cedric, welcome and thanks for accepting to do this interview! Last time I asked you for an interview you were very busy with your school work, how are things now?

    Still quite busy, but a little bit more relaxed as it is now the school holidays

    What is it like being a student in a very selective school as University High (and thanks for the correction Cedric ! Is academic excellence part of your personal goals?


    It is not really my "goal", but i still want to learn stuff and do well in school !

    Is your school performance a factor in deciding how much time you spend on chess, sports and other hobbies?

    No! it is how much time i need to spend on my school subjects which determines how much time i spend on other things. e.g I have a few essays and a test/SAC due in one week - this means i will probably have less time on non-school related stuff.



    How difficult do you find it to combine Chess playing at a high level with studying at school?

    Very hard.


    Who was your first Chess mentor?

    Strictly speaking, I didnt really have a first chess mentor as i got to about 1500 strength just by reading books and playing the old men in the state library but then i started going to nick speck's (chess-ed) saturday lessons at MCC(which was quite helpful as Nick is a great chess teacher). but yes, you could call Nick my first chess mentor


    Did you grow up in Chess playing surroundings?

    No!


    How much support did you have by your family for your Chess playing ?

    Not too much... but my mum was kind enough to take me to any tournament I wished to go to(well nearly) !
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    Yeah go Cedric...

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    Cedric Antolis: Part Two Later This Evening

    Aus Junior Champion Cedric Antolis: His thoughts about James Morris, about his victory in the U18 Junior Championships, about his present rating and other topics. Read all about here in PART TWO of his interview when I return from the MCC Allegro later this evening!
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    PART TWO (Final Part) of Cedric Antolis Interview

    You are the current U18 champion! What does this title mean to you?

    it doesnt really mean much to me anymore, but it meant a little more at the time.

    What were your first thoughts when you won it?

    wow, i'm a real cheap ass (after playing to win on time in one of the play-off games with yi- in a completely drawn position )

    Did you feel emotional?

    no.

    At which stage of the tournament you felt that you had a chance to win the title?

    at the start. (no joke- i told people at the start of the tournament that i was going to win it-ask zach searle)

    You are a very tenacious player and all your opponents regardless of strength expect the unexpected from you. Are you as aggressive and unpredictable in real life?

    no, i dont think im like that in real life.

    I remember you once getting grounded when instead of somewhere else you were at the MCC playing chess! Were there many cases like this in your chess career?

    nope.

    How serious are you about your future Chess career? Would you at some stage think of going overseas to improve your ability?

    not really serious about it, but may go overseas sometime to play chess and holiday!

    In the recent Vic Junior Championships yourself along with other top juniors weren't there. Do you think that this situation diminishes the value of the event?

    yep, ofcourse. you are no champion if you can't beat the all the other top juniors in the same age group as you during the tournament period (but in this case, jason had a good chance of winning whether many other strong juniors came or not).


    Which is your favourite Chess book?

    my 60 memorable games - bobby fischer

    Your favourite Chess player ever, the one whose style you try to adopt?

    my favorite chess player is bobby fischer, but i tend to (try) and also adopt mikhail tals style. a hybrid between tal and fischer could really be menacing ...


    Who, according to your opinion is Australia’s most promising young player? (yourself not included here

    hmm.. James morris. I've seen him improve amazingly over the years and he has even gotten an IM title! hell probably get a GM title if he ditches school and concentrates on chess (not that i am recommending it). - or may even get it while doing well in school...

    What’s the future of chess in Victoria in terms of participation and strength? How do you compare it with the rest of the country?

    i am not a fortune teller and cannot predict the future, but I'll tell you what is certain: Victoria will(and has already got) the strongest chess strength in australia. Any chessplayer who isnt from victoria should have the word "PATZER" carved on their forehead.

    Would you also be kind enough to share with us your favourite game? The one you really enjoyed playing from the beginning to the end?

    i dont really have a favourite game or a game which ive enjoyed playing from beginning to the end (as i ALWAYS blunder somewhere along the way), but i quite like this game i liked my game against doug hamilton, but unfortunately ive thrown out/lost most of my scoresheets so ill just put up a game i can find on the net)

    white: Cedric
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    Is your present rating representative of your real strength?

    2094 is DEFINITELY NOT representative of my current strength, i have not played/studied chess for too many months now... Maybe it was representative of my strength 8 months ago, but i doubt it as i can get very lucky at times.


    How important was (and still is) your involvement with Chess Clubs in the development of your chess career?

    MCC was quite important. I went there every week to chess class... and the people there were friendly and supportive even though there was not always someone to play chess with on a saturday afternoon.

    Favourite writer(s)

    dont really have one.

    Favourite sport

    swimming, although table tennis is also fun.

    Favourite film

    there are many good movies.. but probably my favorite is pulp fiction.

    favourite tv show

    i dont watch tv much, but i liked mythbusters on sbs.

    Cedric Antolis, thanks for your time!

    no problem.
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    And once again many thanks to Kevin Bonham for indexing this interview in the Interview Contents List to be found in Page One of this Project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interview
    How important was (and still is) your involvement with Chess Clubs in the development of your chess career?
    MCC was quite important. I went there every week to chess class... and the people there were friendly and supportive even though there was not always someone to play chess with on a saturday afternoon!
    Try MCC on Saturdays now Cedric! You will be surprised! Not unusual to see 30-35 people playing in the Allegro. I suggest you come and give Michael Baron a run for his (well deserved) prize money!
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    Great interviews, Jak!

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    Is there a list of interviews to come????
    waiting on one from Jean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue
    Great interviews, Jak!
    Thanks Jenny, I could do it forever just for having your signature decorating the place!
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    JAK...you never answer me...

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