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    Melbourne Chess Club Under 2000 and Under 1600, 2007

    Hello, everyone,

    Here are the details for the next event to be run at Melbourne on Monday nights. These tournaments provide a great chance for people to play competitive games throughout an event. I welcome anyone to come and play and have fun.


    Melbourne Chess Club
    Under 2000 & Under 1600
    Each run as a 7 round swiss



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    Starting on Monday  2nd  July and running over 7 consecutive 
    Mondays.
    Players will be seeded according to the June 2007 ACF Rating list
    Where: Melbourne Chess Club: 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy 3065 
    (just off Brunswick Street; catch 112 West Preston Tram
     from Collins Street). 
    Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/
    Melways Reference: Map 2C, A5
    
    Dates: 			Mondays
    	2/7			Entries Close:           6.00 pm
    				Round 1:		 7.00 pm
    	9/7			Round 2:		 7.00 pm
    	16/7			Round 3:		 7.00 pm
    	23/7			Round 4: 	         7.00 pm
    	30/7			Round 5:		 7.00 pm
    	6/8			Round 6:		 7.00 pm
    	13/8			Round 7:		 7.00 pm
    
    Time limit: 90 minutes + 30 seconds a move
    
    Prize Fund: 80% of entry fees, after costs.
    
    Entry Fees:	            Working: 		        	$50
    			    Concession 				$40
    			    MCC member discount:		$10
    			
    Enquiries: Malcolm Pyke: (03) 9789 9727 or 0408 150196
    or email:  familypyke@optusnet.com.au
    or the clubrooms on (03) 9416 3149
    Take care and God Bless, Macavity
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    Results Round 1

    Hello everyone,

    Well the event is not dissimilar to previous years with the number of entries in the Under 2000, outnumbering the number in the under 1600 by about 2 : 1.

    Whether this is due to more players playing up a group ( there are several this year ) or some other factor as well I am unsure.

    In any case, we had some quite exciting games tonight.

    The first game finished was a miniature really

    Nawzad Elias - Tom Kalisch

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    White sheds a piece and gets nothing for it, and so resigns

    In the under 1600, Sarah Anton, playing her third (!) game for the day, having already played rounds 1 and 2 of the Victorian Junior played a nice combination to finish her game.


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    1. Re7+ Kf8 2. Rxe8+ Kxe8 3. Qd7+ Kf8 4. Qd8+ Kg7 5. Rd7+ Kh6 6. Qxh8# 1-0


    Sarah assured me she had a light day on Tuesday, only(!) three games in the Victorian Junior, plus a fourth(!) game from the Noble Park club championships on the night of the same day....well at least they are all to be played at the one venue!

    Her week also remains light as she only has to finish the Victorian Junior on Thursday and then jet out to Sydney for the Australian Girl's Masters. A bit drab and ho hum really, quite a slack schedule....lol not. I wish her the best of luck with it all.


    anyway here are the results from tonight that I know ( had to get my train home!!) and the complete remaining pairings for the under 1600, which is being run as a round robin.


    Results Round 1 under 2000

    Code:
     1 Dean Hogg       1935 [0]      1:0    Adel Ghobrial   1630 [0]  
     2 Nawzad Elias    1613 [0]      0:1    Thomas Kalisch  1793 [0]  
     3 Richard McCart  1787 [0]      1:0    Alex Kaplan     1594 [0]  
     4 John Beckman    1591 [0]       :     Marcus W Ogden  1769 [0]  
     5 Jim Papadinis   1758 [0]      1:0    Damien Arkins   1498 [0]  
     6 Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [0]      0:1    Rad Chmiel      1703 [0]  
     7 John Davenport  1681 [0]      1:0    Robert Brooking 1356 [0]  
     8 Francisco Chung      [0]      1:0    Paul Kovacevic  1679 [0]  
     9 Nikola Ivanov   1538 [0]      0:0    BYE

    as you can all see, there is an odd number in the Under 2000, if anyone is interested in playing as a late entry, can they please contact me as soon as possible on (03) 9789 9727 or 0408 150196.

    Results Round 1 Under 1600


    Code:
     9 Sarah Anton     1228 [0]      1:0    Peter Theodosiou  1087 [0]  
    10 Andrew Louis         [0]      0:1    Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [0]  
    11 Klate McFarlane      [0]      P:P    Brendan Podbury   1079 [0]  
    12 Judd Niemann    1203 [0]      0:1    Jusuf Omeragic    1485 [0]
    and the pairings for the remaining rounds

    Code:
    Pairings Round 2 Under 1600
    
     9 Peter Theodosiou  1087 [0]       :     Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]  
    10 Brendan Podbury   1079 [0]       :     Judd Niemann    1203 [0]  
    11 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]       :     Klate McFarlane      [0]  
    12 Sarah Anton       1228 [1]       :     Andrew Louis         [0]  
    
    Pairings Round 3 Under 1600
    
     9 Andrew Louis         [0]       :     Peter Theodosiou  1087 [0]  
    10 Klate McFarlane      [0]       :     Sarah Anton       1228 [1]  
    11 Judd Niemann    1203 [0]       :     Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]  
    12 Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]       :     Brendan Podbury   1079 [0]  
    
    Pairings Round 4 Under 1600
    
     9 Peter Theodosiou  1087 [0]       :     Brendan Podbury 1079 [0]  
    10 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]       :     Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]  
    11 Sarah Anton       1228 [1]       :     Judd Niemann    1203 [0]  
    12 Andrew Louis           [0]       :     Klate McFarlane      [0]  
    
    Pairings Round 5 Under 1600
    
     9 Klate McFarlane      [0]       :     Peter Theodosiou  1087 [0]  
    10 Judd Niemann    1203 [0]       :     Andrew Louis           [0]  
    11 Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]       :     Sarah Anton       1228 [1]  
    12 Brendan Podbury 1079 [0]       :     Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]  
    
    Pairings Round 6 Under 1600
    
     9 Peter Theodosiou 1087 [0]       :     Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]  
    10 Sarah Anton      1228 [1]       :     Brendan Podbury   1079 [0]  
    11 Andrew Louis          [0]       :     Jusuf Omeragic    1485 [1]  
    12 Klate McFarlane       [0]       :     Judd Niemann      1203 [0]  
    
    Pairings Round 7 Under 1600
    
     9 Judd Niemann      1203 [0]       :     Peter Theodosiou 1087 [0]  
    10 Jusuf Omeragic    1485 [1]       :     Klate McFarlane       [0]  
    11 Brendan Podbury   1079 [0]       :     Andrew Louis          [0]  
    12 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]       :     Sarah Anton      1228 [1]

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    Pairings round 2 Under 2000 and resprise of round 2 pairings in the under 1600

    Hello everyone,

    As I have failed to locate an additional player for the Under 2000, the event will remain with a bye within it.

    Here are the Round 2 Under 2000 pairings



    Code:
     1 Rad Chmiel      1703 [1]       :     Dean Hogg       1935 [1]  
     2 Thomas Kalisch  1793 [1]       :     Jim Papadinis   1758 [1]  
     3 Nikola Ivanov   1538 [1]       :     Richard McCart  1787 [1]  
     4 Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1]       :     John Davenport  1681 [1]  
     5 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [0]       :     Francisco Chung      [1]  
     6 Paul Kovacevic  1679 [0]       :     John Beckman    1591 [0]  
     7 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]       :     Nawzad Elias    1613 [0]  
     8 Alex Kaplan     1594 [0]       :     Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [0]  
     9 Robert Brooking 1356 [0]      1:0    BYE
    And a reprise of the Under 1600 Round 2 pairings, which can all be found in the above post as the event is a round robin.

    Round 2 pairings Under 1600

    Code:
     9 Peter Theodosiou  1087 [0]       :     Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]  
    10 Brendan Podbury   1079 [0]       :     Judd Niemann    1203 [0]  
    11 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]       :     Klate McFarlane      [0]  
    12 Sarah Anton       1228 [1]       :     Andrew Louis         [0]

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    Stan says hello!

    By the way, and this is for the old timers (and the newbies to learn a few things) of the Melbourne Chess Club, Stan is well, looks good and is looking after Adelaide Chess Centre.
    He says hello to all his mates from the old days, and in particular Elie Beranzia, Ascaro Pecori and of course Greg Gatto!
    Please pass this message to all concerned!
    Cheers and good luck!
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    Results Round 2 and pairings Round 3

    Hello everyone,

    Once again another exciting night of Chess at Melbourne Chess Club. Many of the games tonight appeared to be in one players hands and this was generally just before the other player won!!

    Will post a much larger report tomorrow evening, as I have a large day in the garden planned tomorrow, and I hope that you can be content with the
    Round 2 results


    Code:
     1 Rad Chmiel      1703 [1]     .5:.5   Dean Hogg       1935 [1]  
     2 Thomas Kalisch  1793 [1]      1:0    Jim Papadinis   1758 [1]  
     3 Nikola Ivanov   1538 [1]      0:1    Richard McCart  1787 [1]  
     4 Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1]     .5:.5   John Davenport  1681 [1]  
     5 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [0]     .5:.5   Francisco Chung      [1]  
     6 Paul Kovacevic  1679 [0]      0:1    John Beckman    1591 [0]  
     7 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]      0:1    Nawzad Elias    1613 [0]  
     8 Alex Kaplan     1594 [0]      1:0    Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [0]  
     9 Robert Brooking 1356 [0]      1:0    BYE
    And the Round 3 Pairings


    Code:
     1 Richard McCart  1787 [2]       :     Thomas Kalisch 1793 [2]  
     2 Dean Hogg       1935 [1.5]     :     Marcus W Ogden 1769 [1.5]
     3 Francisco Chung      [1.5]     :     Rad Chmiel     1703 [1.5]
     4 John Davenport  1681 [1.5]     :     Jim Papadinis  1758 [1]  
     5 Nawzad Elias    1613 [1]       :     Nikola Ivanov  1538 [1]  
     6 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]     P : P   Alex Kaplan    1594 [1]  
     7 John Beckman    1591 [1]       :     Adel Ghobrial  1630 [.5] 
     8 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]       :     Paul Kovacevic 1679 [0]  
     9 Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [0]      1:0    BYE

    As I do not have much left in the tank aside from them

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    Results Round 3, Under 2000, and the results of Round 3 ( ish!!) of the Under 1600

    Hello everyone,

    Well the tournament has continued and in the under 2000, Richard McCart has emerged as the leader on 3/3. He is followed by Dean Hogg on 2.5/3 and a group on 2/3; Thomas Kalisch, Francisco Chung, Rad Chmiel, John Davenport, and Nawzad Elias. Alex Kaplan or Robert Brooking can also reach 2 points if they win their postponed game, due to be played Thursday evening.

    On board one tonight, Tom sacrificed a piece as early as move 4, after 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bc5 4.Na4 Bxf2+......from there the game actually got messier, but in the end, Richard managed to stave off the dangers to his king, and his extra material counted.

    On board two, Dean Hogg and Marcus Ogden played a 4.a3 Queen's Indian, and the game seemed a tense one, but then a flurry of exchanges left Dean with an extra pawn in a queen ending, and shortly thereafter, the game ended in Dean's favour.

    Board three was a tussle between Francisco Chung and Rad Chmiel. The game was an irregular Queen's Gambit of the Chigorin kind, ie ...Nc6 before ...c5/6. after much adventures the game simplified to a queen and two knights ending with Rad winning a pawn in the transition to a two knights v two knights ending, but the lack of pawns soon brought the game to conclude as a draw.

    Jim Papadinis is having an unfortunate run this tournament, after winning round one, he managed to lose the seemingly completely won game last week against Tom Kalisch, and made a couple of hasty moves in a pawn ending allowing a clever transition to a drawn endgame.

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    After 1.g3-g4 there was nothing to be done but split the point


    Nawzad Elias managed to end up with the better pawn structure in this game and rapidly won a pawn on c6, and then used his own passed c-pawn to good advantage to win his game against Nikola Ivanov.

    Board 6 is postponed until Thursday evening, and what adventures are learned from that game can be commented upon then.

    The game between John Beckman and Adel Ghobrial started out as a quite sharp tactical game, but then reached an opposite coloured bishops and two rooks position and then an opposite coloured bishop ending proper. It was still well and truly in progress and also well and truly onto the second score sheet when I left, when the position looked like this, to all extents and purposes:

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    John had already offered a draw and was shuffling his king and bishop around to hold the balance, whilst Adel continued to shuffle his king between, c6,d7 and c8. I'm pretty sure that this should be drawn, and it will be, by the fifty move rule if nothing else.

    The first forfeit of these events happened in the game between Paul Kovacevic and Damien Arkins. Damien was unable to play, and chose to give Paul the forfeit.

    Results Round 3, under 2000, so far


    Code:
     1 Richard McCart  1787 [2]      1:0    Thomas Kalisch 1793 [2]  
     2 Dean Hogg       1935 [1.5]    1:0    Marcus W Ogden 1769 [1.5]
     3 Francisco Chung      [1.5]   .5:.5   Rad Chmiel     1703 [1.5]
     4 John Davenport  1681 [1.5]   .5:.5   Jim Papadinis  1758 [1]  
     5 Nawzad Elias    1613 [1]      1:0    Nikola Ivanov  1538 [1]  
     6 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]       :     Alex Kaplan    1594 [1]  
     7 John Beckman    1591 [1]       :     Adel Ghobrial  1630 [.5] 
     8 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]      -:+    Paul Kovacevic 1679 [0]  
     9 Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [0]      1:0    BYE

    Report on Under 1600, Round 3 ish


    I have had it brought to my attention that I had failed to comment on the games in the Under 1600 in Round 2, for which there is quite an easy solution, there were no games played in Round 2, or at least there haven't been yet, and will not be until tomorrow night.

    The reason for this was that all the boards were postponed. Here is each pairing and the reasons for the postponements.

    Round 2, Under 1600

    9 Peter Theodosiou 1087 [0] : Jusuf Omeragic 1485 [1]

    This was the one game that I expected to be played in this round, but Peter's car broke down at some distance from the city, and his opponent, Jusuf, was kind enough to agree to reschedule the game.
    The other pairings stories are more convoluted...follow me?

    10 Brendan Podbury 1079 [0] : Judd Niemann 1203 [0]

    I had three postponements to arrange on the night of Round 1, and this was the one where I forgot to tell the opponent that he did not have a game on the night of Round 2, sorry Judd, my fault. Brendan was unable to play in Round 1, and in Round 2, which made me glad in a way that the event turned out to be a round robin.

    During Round 1, Brendan was competing in the Victorian Junior, in which he did reasonably ( 5/9 ) well done Brendan, and then in the second week of the holidays, he was going to visit relatives interstate, which he had told me, and I thought I had told Judd....anyway when Judd turned up on the night of Round 2, he agreed to play at some other time, which is actually to be Tuesday next week. This is quite good of him, as he has recently had his number of daughters increase from 1 to 2, and with 2 children under 3, he is a very busy man.


    11 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1] : Klate McFarlane [0]

    When it became apparent on the first night that the event had become a round robin, I asked Jean-Luc would he mind playing his game another time rather than on the scheduled night for Round 2; he was amenable to the idea, for which I thank him. I believe this is also scheduled to be played on Tuesday next week.

    This was Klate's second postponement, also needing to catch up his round 1 game with Brendan.

    12 Sarah Anton 1228 [1] : Andrew Louis [0]


    After several voice messages left for Andrew, and some confusion on his behalf, he has agreed to the rescheduling of his game with Sarah.
    Andrew has only recently joined the club, and this is his first tournament, so I was very impressed by his understanding in rescheduling his second tournament game ever!!

    This will be arranged between the two players for some later time.

    Now with all of that left behind detail from last week supplied, let us move on to Round 3-ish, or Round 2-ish, or the games of play on the 16/07/07 or anything to that effect.

    A Black night in Round 3...

    Well the list of scores tells its own tale, but here is the extended version.

    In the game between Peter Theodosiou and Andrew Louis, both seemed to have passed, or potentially passed pawns each quite soon, though Peter had acquired an extra pawn at some point, I didn't see the conclusion, but figure that one of Peter's pawns on c3 and b4 must have got through, or he simply won Andrew's passed pawn on d7, which was very hard to defend in the long run. This game was the first finished for the night.

    Klate was playing his first game for the tournament, and Sarah was playing her first game in a couple of days and the game was a non theoretical sort of open sicilian, from what appeared to be some sort of Bb5+ line, as the white square bishops were missing when I first looked. Sarah mistimed the advance ...b5(...Rac8 was better) allowing Klate to play Nd4-c6 and exchange the Be7. Sarah managed to open both the c-and b-files via pressure down the c-file and a temporary piece sacrifice, but Klate returned the material, and managed to exchange most of Sarah's pieces on the queenside, and turn his attentions to the kingside where Sarah's king was living. A position like this arose.

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    Sarah managed after: 1... Nxg7 2. hxg7 Kxg7 3. Qh6+ Kf6 4. f4 Rh8 5. g5+ Ke7 6. Qg7 Qf8 7. Qd4 Qb8 to stave off immediate checkmate.

    Shortly thereafter, the following position arose:

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    And after Klate had swapped queens, an equal looking endgame appeared, but certainly I think that Klate could get his queenside pawns moving quicker that Sarah her kingside pawns, which were seriously hindered by the g5 and e4 pawns. Klate is also still new to the club, and unfortunately learned another tough lesson about not all Rook endings being drawn, as he allowed Sarah to win two pawns by not advancing his queenside together. It also seems important to me that Klate retain the rook on h1 to stop Sarah being able to activate the kingside. Alas, Klate moved his rook away, Sarah played ...h7-h6, exchanged on g5, and then finally they reached this position:

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    Where Sarah played ...e5-e4

    and shortly thereafter the position was even grimmer:

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    and was accompanied by a resignation. A lucky escape for Sarah, but it did show a never say die attitude especially when the position was quite grim. Sarah told me after the game that she had spent about 50+ minutes on 3 moves at one point in the game when her king was in very bad trouble.

    Jean Luc and Judd played a game of the theme London vs Fianchetto kingside. The game was played vigorously for a number of moves, and then an endgame was reached, where Jean-Luc used his bishop pair to good effect and won a pawn on a3, and also kept Judd tied up in knots. The later play saw Jean-Luc either win another pawn, or exchange in to a won king and pawn endgame.

    On Board 4, Brendan Podbury showed that he is improving, and after a bizarre and erratic opening for both sides, Brendan managed to win a pawn and the exchange. He then exchanged off all the pieces, including eventually returning the exchange, but not before he collected almost all of Jusuf's pawns, and was forcing the win of the last one on d4, whilst keeping three pawns when Jusuf resigned.

    So a full tale told, here are the pairings for the Under 1600 for Round 4, and I will post the pairings for the Under 2000, when the last postponed game is played on Thursday


    Reuslts Round 3 under 1600
    Code:
     9 Andrew Louis         [0]      0:1    Peter Theodosiou  1087 [0]  
    10 Klate McFarlane      [0]      0:1    Sarah Anton       1228 [1]  
    11 Judd Niemann    1203 [0]      0:1    Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [1]  
    12 Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]      0:1    Brendan Podbury   1079 [0]
    Pairings Round 4 Under 1600, 2007

    Code:
     9 Peter Theodosiou  1087 [1]       :     Brendan Podbury 1079 [1]  
    10 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [2]       :     Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]  
    11 Sarah Anton       1228 [2]       :     Judd Niemann    1203 [0]  
    12 Andrew Louis           [0]       :     Klate McFarlane      [0]

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

    BTW in the last few weeks, Sarah Anton has managed to play a lot of chess. She has played the Vic open, Vic Junior, Gold coast open, Lidums Open, and the Australian Girl's masters, for a grand total of 7+9+7+7+10 games = 40 games!! when combined with her two current weekly events, the Noble Park club championships, and this one, Sarah is well on track to be the busiest player in Victoria this list......I hear she is planning to play Geelong too...

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    great report

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    an old classic man what a game

    [Event "Vienna"]
    [Site "Vienna"]
    [Date "1872.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [White "Carl Hamppe"]
    [Black "Philipp Meitner"]
    [ECO "C25"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "36"]
    1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bc5 3. Na4 Bxf2+ 4. Kxf2 Qh4+ 5. Ke3 Qf4+ 6. Kd3 d5 7. Kc3 Qxe4 8. Kb3 Na6 9. a3 Qxa4+ 10. Kxa4 Nc5+ 11. Kb4 a5+ 12. Kxc5 Ne7 13. Bb5+ Kd8 14. Bc6 b6+ 15. Kb5 Nxc6 16. Kxc6 Bb7+ 17. Kb5 Ba6+ 18. Kc6 Bb7+ 1/2-1/2

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    final result Round 3, and pairings Round 4

    Hello everyone,

    Here is a reprise of the Round 3 results in total and the Round 4 pairings for the under 2000.


    Results Round 3 Under 2000


    Code:
     1 Richard McCart  1787 [2]      1:0    Thomas Kalisch 1793 [2]  
     2 Dean Hogg       1935 [1.5]    1:0    Marcus W Ogden 1769 [1.5]
     3 Francisco Chung      [1.5]   .5:.5   Rad Chmiel     1703 [1.5]
     4 John Davenport  1681 [1.5]   .5:.5   Jim Papadinis  1758 [1]  
     5 Nawzad Elias    1613 [1]      1:0    Nikola Ivanov  1538 [1]  
     6 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]      -:+    Alex Kaplan    1594 [1]  
     7 John Beckman    1591 [1]     .5:.5   Adel Ghobrial  1630 [.5] 
     8 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]      -:+    Paul Kovacevic 1679 [0]  
     9 Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [0]      1:0    BYE

    Pairings Round 4 Under 2000


    Code:
     1 Dean Hogg       1935 [2.5]     :     Richard McCart 1787 [3]  
     2 Thomas Kalisch  1793 [2]       :     Alex Kaplan    1594 [2]  
     3 Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]       :     Nawzad Elias   1613 [2]  
     4 Francisco Chung      [2]       :     John Davenport 1681 [2]  
     5 Jim Papadinis   1758 [1.5]     :     John Beckman   1591 [1.5]
     6 Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1.5]     :     Paul Kovacevic 1679 [1]  
     7 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [1]       :     Jake Kostrzewa 1437 [1]  
     8 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]       :     Nikola Ivanov  1538 [1]  
     9 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]      1:0    BYE

    and the pairings for Round 4 of the Under 1600 again:
    Code:
     9 Peter Theodosiou  1087 [1]       :     Brendan Podbury 1079 [1]  
    10 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [2]       :     Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [1]  
    11 Sarah Anton       1228 [2]       :     Judd Niemann    1203 [0]  
    12 Andrew Louis           [0]       :     Klate McFarlane      [0]
    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    a report will be produced I promise!!

    Hello everyone,

    Here are the results of play on Monday and the next rounds pairings; and I will provide a report on Friday most likely


    Results Round 4 Under 2000

    Code:
     1 Dean Hogg       1935 [2.5]    0:1    Richard McCart 1787 [3]  
     2 Thomas Kalisch  1793 [2]     .5:.5   Alex Kaplan    1594 [2]  
     3 Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]      0:1    Nawzad Elias   1613 [2]  
     4 Francisco Chung      [2]      1:0    John Davenport 1681 [2]  
     5 Jim Papadinis   1758 [1.5]    1:0    John Beckman   1591 [1.5]
     6 Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1.5]    0:1    Paul Kovacevic 1679 [1]  
     7 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [1]      1:0    Jake Kostrzewa 1437 [1]  
     8 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]      0:1    Nikola Ivanov  1538 [1]  
     9 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]      1:0    BYE

    Pairings Round 5 Under 2000

    Code:
     1 Richard McCart 1787 [4]       :     Francisco Chung      [3]  
     2 Nawzad Elias   1613 [3]       :     Jim Papadinis   1758 [2.5]
     3 Alex Kaplan    1594 [2.5]     :     Dean Hogg       1935 [2.5]
     4 John Davenport 1681 [2]       :     Thomas Kalisch  1793 [2.5]
     5 Nikola Ivanov  1538 [2]       :     Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]  
     6 Paul Kovacevic 1679 [2]       :     Adel Ghobrial   1630 [2]  
     7 Damien Arkins  1498 [1]       :     Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1.5]
     8 Jake Kostrzewa 1437 [1]       :     Robert Brooking 1356 [1]  
     9 John Beckman   1591 [1.5]    1:0    BYE

    Results Round 4 Under 1600

    Code:
     9 Peter Theodosiou  1087 [1]      0:1    Brendan Podbury 1079 [1]  
    10 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [2]      1:0    Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [2]  
    11 Sarah Anton       1228 [2]      1:0    Judd Niemann    1203 [0]  
    12 Andrew Louis           [0]      1:0    Klate McFarlane      [0]

    Pairings Round 5 Under 1600

    Code:
     9 Klate McFarlane      [0]       :     Peter Theodosiou  1087 [1]  
    10 Judd Niemann    1203 [0]       :     Andrew Louis           [1]  
    11 Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [2]       :     Sarah Anton       1228 [3]  
    12 Brendan Podbury 1079 [2]       :     Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [3]

    Current crosstable under 1600
    Code:
    No Name               Feder Loc  Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    
    1. Anton, Sarah       VIC   1228 3     #   W W       W
    2. Louis, Andrew                 1       # W       L L
    3. McFarlane, Klate              0     L L #          
    4. Niemann, Judd      VIC   1203 0     L     # L   L  
    5. Omeragic, Jusuf    VIC   1485 2           W # L L W
    6. Podbury, Brendan   VIC   1079 2             W #   W
    7. Tambasco, Jean-Luc VIC   1516 3       W   W W   #  
    8. Theodosiou, Peter  VIC   1087 1     L W     L L   #

    And current standings in the Under 2000

    Code:
      1   McCart, Richard  VIC   1787 4    
     2-3  Chung, Francisco            3    
          Elias, Nawzad    VIC   1613 3    
     4-7  Kalisch, Thomas  VIC   1793 2.5  
          Hogg, Dean       VIC   1935 2.5  
          Kaplan, Alex     VIC   1594 2.5  
          Papadinis, Jim   VIC   1758 2.5  
    8-12  Chmiel, Rad      VIC   1703 2    
          Ivanov, Nikola   VIC   1538 2    
          Davenport, John  VIC   1681 2    
          Ghobrial, Adel   VIC   1630 2    
          Kovacevic, Paul  VIC   1679 2    
    13-14 Ogden, Marcus W  VIC   1769 1.5  
          Beckman, John    VIC   1591 1.5  
    15-17 Arkins, Damien   NSW   1498 1    
          Kostrzewa, Jake  VIC   1437 1    
          Brooking, Robert VIC   1356 1
    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    the promised report

    Hello everyone, here is the belated report, as promised


    Report Round 4 MCC under 2000


    Code:
    1 Dean Hogg       1935 [2.5]    0:1    Richard McCart 1787 [3]
    Dean started with an English opening, and it soon became some sort of Maroczy bind, as did the mirror game on board three, with both games being remarkably similar for some way. Eventually, Richard managed to make inroads into Dean’s position, and his activity won him a piece, which quickly decided the game.
    Code:
     2 Thomas Kalisch  1793 [2]     .5:.5   Alex Kaplan    1594 [2]
    Tom started with his customary 1.e4, and from a Modern defence, the game quickly took on distinctly Pirc/ King’s Indian characteristics, with the d file open and outpost squares for each side on the file potentially. Eventually an endgame with Black having two bishops and a rook v White’s rook, knight, and dark square bishop arose, and a subsequent exchange of Black’s dark square bishop for the white knight doubled the white e-pawns on e3 and e4 but the opposite colour bishop and rook ending was drawn soon thereafter, at about the stage when the rooks were about to leave the board.
    Code:
     3 Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]      0:1    Nawzad Elias   1613 [2]
    As previously noted, a mirror game to board 1 for some time, though the games varied early in the middlegame. After various adventures, Nawzad won a pawn, and then a piece. The position still had some life in it though as Nawzad had to be quite careful of too many pawns leaving the board. Nawzad eventually found a clever way to exchange the rooks, and keep his passed a- pawn, and his dark square bishop, with an easy win.

    Code:
     4 Francisco Chung      [2]      1:0    John Davenport 1681 [2]
    This game started as some sort of Q-pawn game, a London-esque position on the white side and something akin to a Queen’s Indian at Black’s side. Black had to retreat early in the opening with Nf6-d7 owing to an awkward Bb5+, and then shortly got castled.
    Meanwhile, Francisco was making fairly concrete measures to harass John’s king, whilst as yet uncastled himself. John decided for reasons best known to himself to advance his kingside pawns and drive away the pieces threatening his king. Francisco decided to donate a piece to open the g-file, which rapidly led at a very uncomfortable position for John.
    Changes in the balance in material saw John donate an exchange back in order to relieve some of the pressure, but to no avail. Eventually, and I am not quite sure how, John had three minor pieces for a queen, but Francisco had extra pawns, and his attack kept going, and he won shortly thereafter.

    Code:
    5 Jim Papadinis   1758 [1.5]    1:0    John Beckman   1591 [1.5]
    This game started as a Stonewall attack, with Jim rapidly posting a knight up on e5, and generally advancing across most of the board. John has of late taken to delaying castling, and this game continued the trend with John castling 0-0-0, quite late in the piece. Soon however, Jim’s ever larger time advantage began to play an important part in the game, and he acquired a few extra pawns and managed to infiltrate John’s position along the now open f-file with good effect and won.

    Code:
     6 Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1.5]    0:1    Paul Kovacevic 1679 [1]
    This game started as a Nimzo Indian, and after exchanges on the d and c-files, Paul emerged as the owner of hanging pawns on c5 and d5. Marcus had retained both bishops and a knight, whilst Paul had two knights and a light square bishop, which after further adventures ended up being Paul with his bishop and queen and Marcus with his knight and queen. Knight and queen are thought to be a useful pair to work with, but the fly in the ointment was the passed a –pawn that Paul had kept and this eventually decided the game.
    Code:
     
     7 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [1]      1:0    Jake Kostrzewa 1437 [1]
    This game began as an unorthodox Scheveningen/ Najdorf Sicilian with White choosing to play Be2-f3 prior to playing f2-f4. Black achieved ….d5 early in the game, and seemed to have a very good position. However, the game became a battle of Queen and knight v Queen and bishop after mass exchanges. Jake’s bishop was a strong piece, but eventually the knight proved too annoying and Adel eventually triumphed.
    Code:
     8 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]      0:1    Nikola Ivanov  1538 [1]
    This game began as a Colle opening, and seemed quite equal for a long while, but Nikola managed to activate his pieces in the centre, and got his knight to f4 which led to some awkwardness for Robert. I did not see what happened from there, but the game was finished shortly thereafter, with Nikola emerging victorious.

    Code:
    9 Damien Arkins   1498 [0]      1:0    BYE

    Under 1600 Round 4 report

    Code:
    9 Peter Theodosiou  1087 [1]      0:1    Brendan Podbury 1079 [2]
    This game was a symmetrical type of king side fianchetto position , where each side played to a centre such as c3 d4 v c6 d5, and posted knight’s on e4 and e5 as time permitted. All the knights left the board and a position something like this arose.

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    After a self destruct mechanism was activated by Peter, he lost quickly by mate, or by massive material loss.
    1... f6 2. Bd2 e5 3. dxe5 fxe5 4. e4 Be6 5. Qc2 Qf7 6. Rf1 dxe4 7. Qxe4 Bc4 8. Rfe1 Qxf2+ 9. Kh1 Bd5 0-1





    Code:
    10 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [2]      1:0    Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [2]
    This game was a centre counter and Jean-Luc allowed his c pawns to be doubled early, and also achieved a very significant development lead from the opening. Jusuf, whilst still uncastled proceeded to advance his kingside pawns towards Jean-Luc’s king. This was perhaps not the wisest thing to do as his Bc8 and Ra8 were as yet to join the game, and he soon was forced to run with his king from the centre to d8 and then c7. The later trip of Jusuf’s king to b6 and then a5 was more to Jean-Luc’s liking, and he checkmated the king in the open shortly after that.

    Code:
    11 Sarah Anton       1228 [2]      1:0    Judd Niemann    1203 [0]
    This game I have tried to reproduce through ChessBase, and was a game with many adventures. The game was an opposite side castling Classical Sicilian, something like a Richter Rauzer, it may even directly transpose.

    I’ll put the notes to this game within the game score, which will help to make them more easily followed.






    Event: MCC under 1600
    Site: ?
    Date: 2007.07.23
    Round: 4
    White: Anton, Sarah
    Black: Niemann, Judd
    Result: 1-0
    ECO: B45
    WhiteElo: 1228
    BlackElo: 1203
    Annotator: Macavity
    PlyCount: 83
    SourceDate: 2007.01.03

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    A very eventful game!!

    Code:
    12 Andrew Louis           [0]      1:0    Klate McFarlane      [0]
    Both of these players are relatively new to the club and they are welcome additions. This game was a hard fought one, which started as some sort of Closed Sicilian, and then after various advances and exchanges on the central squares, ended up looking like a symmetrical English, with pawns clogging the whole centre. Andrew started a general advance of his kingside pawns, and this factor may have been the one which was decisive, as there was a distinct threat to entomb Klate’s Bg7, and leave it on h8 for a long time. I did miss the end of this game, so I am unclear as to how it was exactly concluded.

    Well better belated than never for the report, so until next week,

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    Results Round 5 and pairings Round 6

    Hello, everyone,

    Here are the results of last night's play, and the pairings for the next round.

    The report will have to wait a bit longer again, sorry

    Results Round 5, Under 2000


    Code:
     1 Richard McCart 1787 [4]      0:1    Francisco Chung      [3]  
     2 Nawzad Elias   1613 [3]      1:0    Jim Papadinis   1758 [2.5]
     3 Alex Kaplan    1594 [2.5]    0:1    Dean Hogg       1935 [2.5]
     4 John Davenport 1681 [2]      0:1    Thomas Kalisch  1793 [2.5]
     5 Nikola Ivanov  1538 [2]      +:-    Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]  
     6 Paul Kovacevic 1679 [2]      1:0    Adel Ghobrial   1630 [2]  
     7 Damien Arkins  1498 [1]      -:+    Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1.5]
     8 Jake Kostrzewa 1437 [1]      1:0    Robert Brooking 1356 [1]  
     9 John Beckman   1591 [1.5]    1:0    BYE

    Pairings Round 6, Under 2000

    Code:
     1 Nawzad Elias    1613 [4]       :     Richard McCart  1787 [4]  
     2 Thomas Kalisch  1793 [3.5]     :     Francisco Chung      [4]  
     3 Nikola Ivanov   1538 [3]       :     Dean Hogg       1935 [3.5]
     4 Jim Papadinis   1758 [2.5]     :     Paul Kovacevic  1679 [3]  
     5 John Beckman    1591 [2.5]     :     Alex Kaplan     1594 [2.5]
     6 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [2]       :     Marcus W Ogden  1769 [2.5]
     7 Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [2]       :     John Davenport  1681 [2]  
     8 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]       :     Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]
    Results Round 5 Under 1600


    Code:
     9 Klate McFarlane      [0]      1:0    Peter Theodosiou  1087 [1]  
    10 Judd Niemann    1203 [0]      1:0    Andrew Louis           [1]  
    11 Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [2]      1:0    Sarah Anton       1228 [3]  
    12 Brendan Podbury 1079 [3]      0:1    Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [3]

    Pairings Round 6



    Code:
     9 Peter Theodosiou 1087 [1]       :     Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [4]  
    10 Sarah Anton      1228 [3]       :     Brendan Podbury   1079 [3]  
    11 Andrew Louis          [1]       :     Jusuf Omeragic    1485 [3]  
    12 Klate McFarlane       [1]       :     Judd Niemann      1203 [1]

    Standings Under 2000
    Code:
    Place Name             Feder Loc  Score
    
     1-3  McCart, Richard  VIC   1787 4    
          Chung, Francisco            4    
          Elias, Nawzad    VIC   1613 4    
     4-5  Kalisch, Thomas  VIC   1793 3.5  
          Hogg, Dean       VIC   1935 3.5  
     6-7  Ivanov, Nikola   VIC   1538 3    
          Kovacevic, Paul  VIC   1679 3    
    8-11  Kaplan, Alex     VIC   1594 2.5  
          Papadinis, Jim   VIC   1758 2.5  
          Beckman, John    VIC   1591 2.5  
          Ogden, Marcus W  VIC   1769 2.5  
    12-15 Chmiel, Rad      VIC   1703 2    
          Ghobrial, Adel   VIC   1630 2    
          Davenport, John  VIC   1681 2    
          Kostrzewa, Jake  VIC   1437 2    
    16-17 Brooking, Robert VIC   1356 1    
          Arkins, Damien   NSW   1498 1

    Standings Under 1600
    Code:
    Place Name               Loc  Score
    
      1   Tambasco, Jean-Luc 1516 4/4    
     2-4  Omeragic, Jusuf    1485 3/5    
          Podbury, Brendan   1079 3/4    
          Anton, Sarah       1228 3/4    
     5-8  Louis, Andrew           1/4    
          McFarlane, Klate        1/3    
          Niemann, Judd      1203 1/5    
          Theodosiou, Peter  1087 1/5



    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    Hello everyone

    Well it seems that these reports keep getting later and later, for which I apologize, but I have been very busy painting the bathroom this weekend, which has not left much time for much else, until now.
    Code:
     1 Richard McCart 1787 [4]      0:1    Francisco Chung      [3]  
     2 Nawzad Elias   1613 [3]      1:0    Jim Papadinis   1758 [2.5]
     3 Alex Kaplan    1594 [2.5]    0:1    Dean Hogg       1935 [2.5]
     4 John Davenport 1681 [2]      0:1    Thomas Kalisch  1793 [2.5]
     5 Nikola Ivanov  1538 [2]      +:-    Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]  
     6 Paul Kovacevic 1679 [2]      1:0    Adel Ghobrial   1630 [2]  
     7 Damien Arkins  1498 [1]      -:+    Marcus W Ogden  1769 [1.5]
     8 Jake Kostrzewa 1437 [1]      1:0    Robert Brooking 1356 [1]  
     9 John Beckman   1591 [1.5]    1:0    BYE



    Report Under 2000


    When we last left this event, there was a sole leader in Richard McCart on 4/4. After his first loss he has been joined by two others; Francisco Chung, who beat Richard ( see Game below) , and Nawzad Elias who after losing in Round 1, has now won four straight, this week winning with the King’s Gambit against Jim Papadinis. Nawzad very quickly landing a knight on e6, defended by a pawn on d5, and almost completely fixed in place. After acquiring two extra pawns going into a simplified position, Nawzad gave both back but won an exchange, and he eventually ended being a whole rook up and had an unstoppable h-pawn when Jim called it a day.. Francisco is undefeated having had two draws so far, and looks to be getting better game by game. Top seed Dean Hogg remains in touch sitting on 3.5, after winning a pawn in the opening against Alex Kaplan ( see Game below), and converting it in the endgame, where he found a few friends to sit beside it at the edge of the board, namely a few more pawns.

    The game between John Davenport and Tom Kalisch was a Albin Countergambit declined, which took a fairly unique path straight away, with John managing to win a pawn and the exchange, but his queen got trapped on h8, and he eventually had to exchange it for Tom’s other rook, leaving Tom with a queen and a piece vs two rooks, and it was still a close fought affair, but Tom came up with a checkmating theme on the white kingside which was clever as it involved Tom playing a long king march to help it to happen. Tom’s king was certainly at least as far forward as h5, and had really good hopes of reaching f3 and aiding to checkmate in many lines. The game ended shortly thereafter with Tom victorious.

    Rad Chmiel was unfortunately sick and was unable to play this round, and his opponent Nikola was unavailable on the suggested other days to play.

    The other forfeit this round was by Damien Arkins against Marcus Ogden. Damien has now withdrawn from this event.


    Paul Kovacevic and Adel Ghobrial had an interesting game in some sort of Scotch opening, and it seemed that Paul acquired an extra pawn at some point, though I am not quite sure how. He later launched a successful attack against Adel’s king forcing checkmate or massive material gain.

    The game between Jake Kostrzewa and Robert Brooking demonstrated something about how cruel chess can be. After a mix up of move order by Jake at the start, Robert took his chance and won a pawn which was fine. The second proved much harder to swallow. ( see game below ) This was the first game finished barring the forfeits.

    So the tournament is still far from decided at the start of Round 6, more details to follow next week.

    Current Standings ( in a crosstable in score order)

    Code:
    No Name             Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6 
    
    1  McCart, Richard  1787 4      8:W  6:W  4:W  5:W  2:L  3:
    2  Chung, Francisco      4      7:W 13:D 12:D 14:W  1:W  4:
    3  Elias, Nawzad    1613 4      4:L 17:W  6:W 12:W  9:W  1:
    4  Kalisch, Thomas  1793 3.5    3:W  9:W  1:L  8:D 14:W  2:
    5  Hogg, Dean       1935 3.5   13:W 12:D 11:W  1:L  8:W  6:
    6  Ivanov, Nikola   1538 3      0:W  1:L  3:L 16:W 12:+  5:
    7  Kovacevic, Paul  1679 3      2:L 10:L 17:+ 11:W 13:W  9:
    8  Kaplan, Alex     1594 2.5    1:L 15:W 16:+  4:D  5:L 10:
    9  Papadinis, Jim   1758 2.5   17:W  4:L 14:D 10:W  3:L  7:
    10 Beckman, John    1591 2.5   11:L  7:W 13:D  9:L  0:W  8:
    11 Ogden, Marcus W  1769 2.5   10:W 14:D  5:L  7:L 17:+ 13:
    12 Chmiel, Rad      1703 2     15:W  5:D  2:D  3:L  6:- 16:
    13 Ghobrial, Adel   1630 2      5:L  2:D 10:D 15:W  7:L 11:
    14 Davenport, John  1681 2     16:W 11:D  9:D  2:L  4:L 15:
    15 Kostrzewa, Jake  1437 2     12:L  8:L  0:W 13:L 16:W 14:
    16 Brooking, Robert 1356 1     14:L  0:W  8:-  6:L 15:L 12:
    17 Arkins, Damien   1498 1      9:L  3:L  7:-  0:W 11:-  0:
    Report Under 1600

    Code:
     9 Klate McFarlane      [0]      1:0    Peter Theodosiou  1087 [1]  
    10 Judd Niemann    1203 [0]      1:0    Andrew Louis           [1]  
    11 Jusuf Omeragic  1485 [2]      1:0    Sarah Anton       1228 [3]  
    12 Brendan Podbury 1079 [3]      0:1    Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [4]
    Klate McFarlane and Peter Theodosiou played a sort of Pirc/ Hippopotamus thing at the start. Klate chose to castle long, as he told me, if I lose pawns on the kingside then that may help my attack. Klate did indeed get the attack he hoped for, and was able to win Peter’s queen and the game soon thereafter.

    Judd Niemann and Andrew Louis had a Queen’s gambit type opening, and at some point Judd managed to win a pawn on the queenside, and there was still quite a bit of material on the board, though I think the queen’s were gone. After some heavy piece exchanges down the open b-file, the position remained with still one pawn up for Judd and only a knight each. These too left the board and a position pretty close to this occurred.

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    Judd then wandered his king to g3 and exchanged the h-pawns, meanwhile Andrew’s king had advanced a fair way too, and seemed to be preventing Judd returning with his king to the centre. But return it did, with some help, and Judd eventually triumphed.

    Jusuf Omeragic is a wily player, and he showed this in his game with Sarah Anton. The game was an irregular Sicilian, with Jusuf playing c4, b3 and Bb2 early, and also Ng1-e2-g3 also. He soon advanced f2-f4, and shifted his knight back to e2 from c3, strongly threatening to play d4 with a pretty good looking Maroczy bind. Sarah responded correctly with …e6-e5 and the centre became quite congested. After some to-ing and fro-ing, Jusuf launched an attack on the kingside in Sarah’s ever worsening time trouble, and won an exchange, and after returning the exchange picked up several pawns and then won Sarah’s queen for a rook and a minor piece, which were not able to co-ordinate well enough to stave off Jusuf’s queen and avalanche of pawns. Sarah’s ability to hold on in a position that was deteriorating rapidly whilst having no time speaks well of her fighting qualities, and she is still very well placed in this event, as she has a postponed game yet to play.

    Brendan Podbury and Jean-Luc Tambasco played a King’s Indian 4 pawn’s attack which quickly looked like a Benoni as Jean-Luc advanced …c7-c5 and Brendan closed the centre with d4-d5. Brendan held up play on the queenside and then attempted to break through in the centre, and it should have worked; the following position arose.

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    When after 1….Nxe6, Brendan played 2.Rxe6 and after 2…Qxa5 still fought very hard and came very close in a number of ways to braking through against Jean-Luc’s king even though he was an exchange down. What Brendan missed was that after 1…Nxe6 he could have played 2.Qd5! as pointed out by Bill Jordan, when it seems likely that the resulting position with 2 bishops against Jean-Luc’s rook, after 2…Qxa5 3.Qxe6+ Kh8 4.Qxd7 Qxc3 5.Rd1 was messy but probably better for Brendan who has wonderful chances to launch some sort of attack against Jean Luc’s king

    During the week Jean-Luc also managed to play his one postponed game against Klate McFarlane and has clearly moved to the top of the leaders board being now on 5/5. He still must play Peter Theodosiou and Sarah Anton in the next two rounds, so it is by no means decided that the event is his.

    Current Crosstable
    Code:
    No Name               Feder Loc  Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    
    1. Anton, Sarah       VIC   1228 3     #   W W L     W
    2. Louis, Andrew                 1       # W L     L L
    3. McFarlane, Klate              1     L L #       L W
    4. Niemann, Judd      VIC   1203 1     L W   # L L L  
    5. Omeragic, Jusuf    VIC   1485 3     W     W # L L W
    6. Podbury, Brendan   VIC   1079 3           W W # L W
    7. Tambasco, Jean-Luc VIC   1516 5       W W W W W #  
    8. Theodosiou, Peter  VIC   1087 1     L W L   L L   #

    Current scores
    Code:
    Place Name               Loc  Score
    
      1   Tambasco, Jean-Luc 1516 5/5    
     2-4  Omeragic, Jusuf    1485 3/5    
          Podbury, Brendan   1079 3/4    
          Anton, Sarah       1228 3/4    
     5-8  Louis, Andrew           1/4    
          McFarlane, Klate        1/4    
          Niemann, Judd      1203 1/5    
          Theodosiou, Peter  1087 1/5

    The prizes for these events have also been finally determined, my fault alone for the delay, sorry everyone, and they now stand as

    Under 2000
    1st $250
    2nd $150
    3rd $100

    Under 1600
    1st $120
    2nd $80
    3rd $50

    And finally here are the games referred to above




    Event: MCC under 2000
    Site: ?
    Date: 2007.07.30
    Round: 5.3
    White: Kaplan, Alex
    Black: Hogg, Dean
    Result: 0-1
    ECO: A48
    WhiteElo: 1594
    BlackElo: 1935
    PlyCount: 128
    SourceDate: 2007.01.03

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    Event: MCC under 2000
    Site: ?
    Date: 2007.07.30
    Round: 5.1
    White: McCart, Richard
    Black: Chung, Francisco
    Result: 0-1
    ECO: E97
    WhiteElo: 1787
    PlyCount: 76
    SourceDate: 2007.01.03

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    Event: MCC under 2000
    Site: ?
    Date: 2007.07.30
    Round: 5.8
    White: Kostrzewa, Jake
    Black: Brooking, Robert
    Result: 1-0
    ECO: C02
    WhiteElo: 1437
    BlackElo: 1356
    PlyCount: 23
    SourceDate: 2007.01.03

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    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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    Photos

    Hello everyone,

    Here are some photo's taken during Round 4

    Persons featured in images

    Image 1; Left to right; Nawzad Elias, standing, Francisco Chung, sitting, Jean-Luc Tambasco, sitting, Rad Chmiel sitting, Jusuf Omeragic, standing, Alex Kaplan, sitting, Richard McCart, sitting, back to us, Nikola Ivanov playing Robert Brooking (both sitting), Damien Arkins, standing, Peter Theodosiou, standing, Jake Kostrewa v Adel Ghobrial ( both sitting ), Paul Kovacevic, sitting, John Davenport, club treasurer, standing, Andrew Louis v Klate McFarlane, both sitting playing, Judd Niemann v Sarah Anton, both sitting, mostly obscured

    Image 2; left to right; Francisco Chung sitting, Brendan Podbury sitting, Rad Chmiel sitting, Nikola Ivanov v Robert Brooking, both sitting, Tom Kalisch v Alex Kaplan, both sitting, Damien Arkins, standing, Dean Hogg, sitting, wearing scarf, Nawzad Elias, standing, watching, Jake Kostrzewa v Adel Ghobrial

    Image 3

    Nawzad Elias, Damien Arkins, and club president, FM Bill Jordan, all patrolling the room, we have mentioned everyone else so far, except for the purple jumper in the upper right hand corner which is Jim Papadinis

    Image 4: Sarah Anton playing Judd Niemann on the wall, in front of them Paul Kovacevic, who was playing Marcus Ogden, Klate McFarlane and Andrew Louis along the wall also, and Jusuf Omeragic standing, and the back of Adel Ghobrial's head

    Well hopefully when I click post this will all make sense, but we will see,

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity
    Last edited by Bereaved; 12-10-2010 at 09:18 PM.

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    Results round 6 and pairings round 7

    Hello everyone,

    Here are the results quickly, as I don't have time for the report at the moment, and the pairings for the final round

    Under 2000 Results Round 6
    Code:
     1 Nawzad Elias    1613 [4]      1:0    Richard McCart  1787 [4]  
     2 Thomas Kalisch  1793 [3.5]    0:1    Francisco Chung      [4]  
     3 Nikola Ivanov   1538 [3]      0:1    Dean Hogg       1935 [3.5]
     4 Jim Papadinis   1758 [2.5]    1:0    Paul Kovacevic  1679 [3]  
     5 John Beckman    1591 [2.5]    1:0    Alex Kaplan     1594 [2.5]
     6 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [2]     .5:.5   Marcus W Ogden  1769 [2.5]
     7 Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [2]      0:1    John Davenport  1681 [2]  
     8 Robert Brooking 1356 [1]      0:1    Rad Chmiel      1703 [2]

    Under 2000 Pairings Round 7

    Code:
     1 Francisco Chung      [5]       :     Nawzad Elias    1613 [5]  
     2 Dean Hogg       1935 [4.5]     :     Thomas Kalisch  1793 [3.5]
     3 Richard McCart  1787 [4]       :     Jim Papadinis   1758 [3.5]
     4 John Davenport  1681 [3]       :     John Beckman    1591 [3.5]
     5 Rad Chmiel      1703 [3]       :     Nikola Ivanov   1538 [3]  
     6 Paul Kovacevic  1679 [3]       :     Jake Kostrzewa  1437 [2]  
     7 Alex Kaplan     1594 [2.5]     :     Robert Brooking 1356 [1]  
     8 Adel Ghobrial   1630 [2.5]    1:0    BYE
    Under 1600 Results Round 6
    Code:
     9 Peter Theodosiou 1087 [1]      0:1    Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [5]  
    10 Sarah Anton      1228 [3]     P : P   Brendan Podbury   1079 [3]  
    11 Andrew Louis          [1]      0:1    Jusuf Omeragic    1485 [3]  
    12 Klate McFarlane       [1]     P : P   Judd Niemann      1203 [1]

    Under 1600 Results Round 7

    Code:
     9 Judd Niemann      1203 [1]       :     Peter Theodosiou 1087 [1]  
    10 Jusuf Omeragic    1485 [4]       :     Klate McFarlane       [1]  
    11 Brendan Podbury   1079 [3]       :     Andrew Louis          [1]  
    12 Jean-Luc Tambasco 1516 [6]       :     Sarah Anton      1228 [3]

    Under 2000 Standings


    Code:
     1-2  Chung, Francisco            5    
          Elias, Nawzad    VIC   1613 5    
      3   Hogg, Dean       VIC   1935 4.5  
      4   McCart, Richard  VIC   1787 4    
     5-8  Kalisch, Thomas  VIC   1793 3.5  
          Ghobrial, Adel   VIC   1630 3.5  
          Papadinis, Jim   VIC   1758 3.5  
          Beckman, John    VIC   1591 3.5  
    9-13  Ivanov, Nikola   VIC   1538 3    
          Kovacevic, Paul  VIC   1679 3    
          Chmiel, Rad      VIC   1703 3    
          Davenport, John  VIC   1681 3    
          Ogden, Marcus W  VIC   1769 3    
     14   Kaplan, Alex     VIC   1594 2.5  
     15   Kostrzewa, Jake  VIC   1437 2    
    16-17 Brooking, Robert VIC   1356 1    
          Arkins, Damien   NSW   1498 1

    Under 1600 standings
    Code:
      1   Tambasco, Jean-Luc 1516 6/6    
      2   Omeragic, Jusuf    1485 4/6    
     3-4  Podbury, Brendan   1079 3/4    
          Anton, Sarah       1228 3/4    
     5-8  Louis, Andrew           1/5    
          McFarlane, Klate        1/4    
          Niemann, Judd      1203 1/5    
          Theodosiou, Peter  1087 1/6

    Take care and God Bless, Macavity

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