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    The conclusion of the November rapid saw Aaron Guthrie in 1st (5.5/6), Mato Jelic 2nd (5/6) and Alex Sykes in 3rd (4.5/6).

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    Congratulations Aaron, on winning the 2007 state championship by proxy. Alex might be a bit miffed, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel
    Congratulations Aaron, on winning the 2007 state championship by proxy. Alex might be a bit miffed, though.
    I think should go to the next meeting and recommend they update the board, and to help I could even bring along a printout of the website for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    I could even bring along a printout of the website for them.
    If it's on The Internet it must be true!
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    Hi All,

    Thanks for pointing out the error on the website. the Honour boards which have been updated in the last week reflect the true picture.

    I will get our hardworking SACA Webmaster who does an excellent job to correct the mistake.

    Regards to ALL
    frog

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    hi All,

    SACA Website has been updated and shows Alex Sykes as the 2007 SA Champion.

    Aaron won the City Of Adelaide competition which is also a very important tourney in SA but after many years of trying Alex Sykes definitely did win the SA Championship.

    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Interesting, thanks!

    Don't let Aaron or Jono see your fianchettod bishop behind a stationary and blocked e5 pawn They'll have fits and you'll never hear the end of it!
    That would depend. True, most of my games where I fianchetto I leave the diag open, since it is a key attacking piece in the Benkő Gambit. But in the KID, it provides a useful function by encouraging White to play d5 so Black can attack the fixed pawn chain with f5. And the g6 pawn plays an important role in that, otherwise White can often play exf5, and when Black has to recapture with a piece not a P, White sinks a N on e4 and dominates the game. To a lesser extent, the B discourages White from f4 which would open up the diag.
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    The Queen's Bithrday tournament was held over the long weekend. Unfortunately, despite the novel start times, the turnout was rather low (about 15 entries).

    Final standings:
    1st Srboljub Zaric 5.0/6
    2nd Bill Kerr 4.5
    =3rd Edgar Mdinaradze, Mato Jelic 4.0

    My best game was probably against junior Alistair Cameron in round 5. Alistair sacrificed the exchange in the opening for an interesting initiative which led to a tense middlegame including three draw offers (me, him, me). He then walked into a knight fork losing the other exchange, but still managed to tenaciously hold his position together. Then after a mutual time scramble we reached a position like this:

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    Clearly White wants to entrench himself, but I dug him out with:
    1... Rxf5! 2.gxf5 Bc5 3.Kf7 Kh7 4.Ke6 Kg8 5.Kd5 Ba3 6.Ke6 Bb4 7.Kd5 Kf7 8.Kc6 Ke7 9.Kc7 g5!
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    Hi Miguel,

    Looks like the 3 day format didnt work but Bill wanted to give it a try. Next year back to a two day event - we sometimes tweak things to see if we can improve - sometimes it works sometimes not.

    Kindest regards

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    George. Can you get the SP files emailed to me for GP scoring please!


    Thanks Bill (Anderson-Smith)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel
    The Queen's Bithrday tournament was held over the long weekend. Unfortunately, despite the novel start times, the turnout was rather low (about 15 entries).

    Final standings:
    1st Srboljub Zaric 5.0/6
    2nd Bill Kerr 4.5
    =3rd Edgar Mdinaradze, Mato Jelic 4.0

    My best game was probably against junior Alistair Cameron in round 5. Alistair sacrificed the exchange in the opening for an interesting initiative which led to a tense middlegame including three draw offers (me, him, me). He then walked into a knight fork losing the other exchange, but still managed to tenaciously hold his position together. Then after a mutual time scramble we reached a position like this:

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    Clearly White wants to entrench himself, but I dug him out with:
    1... Rxf5! 2.gxf5 Bc5 3.Kf7 Kh7 4.Ke6 Kg8 5.Kd5 Ba3 6.Ke6 Bb4 7.Kd5 Kf7 8.Kc6 Ke7 9.Kc7 g5!
    there are many better solutions as well
    for example black can place rook on e5 at some point after bringing king to g8 and see what white is going to do or bring king all the way to f4...or....
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    Quote Originally Posted by george
    Looks like the 3 day format didnt work but Bill wanted to give it a try. Next year back to a two day event - we sometimes tweak things to see if we can improve - sometimes it works sometimes not.
    It was worth a try but, with a time control of 3600+10, the games are quick enough to be comfortably held over two days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
    there are many better solutions as well
    for example black can place rook on e5 at some point after bringing king to g8 and see what white is going to do or bring king all the way to f4...or....
    Yeah, those plans work too (but ...Rxf5 is the only one I saw)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel
    It was worth a try but, with a time control of 3600+10, the games are quick enough to be comfortably held over two days.
    It would have been interesting to have 90 30 over the three days as it would have been a good experience for the juniors that played. I don't know why SACA completely locks the lower to moderately rated players out of that time control.

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    Hi Sleepless,

    Ask Bill next time you see him - he is SACA Tournament Director.

    kindest regards

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