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    George Trundle Masters NZ 2008 and 2009

    This IM tournament starts in Auckland on Saturday. The 10 players in seed order are 1. Daniel Baider 2. Michael Steadman 3. Tim Reilly 4. Stephen Solomon 5. Stephen Lukey 6. Andras Toth 7. Bruce Watson 8. Darryl Johansen 9. Bob Smith 10. Nicolas Croad.

    After that most of the players will play in the South Island Championship at Kaikoura.
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    George Trundle is good bloke and was long a regular at tournaments I played in the old country. He was a POW during WW2, and chess was one of the things that kept him sane, as I remember in a newspaper interview in the 1980s, and as he explains in this recording and transcript. His best result was runner up in the 1967 NZ Champs, behind Sarapu and equal with Bruce Anderson and P. Harraway. This was one of the few open champs in those days, with GM Averbakh and some Australian IMs coming over, so it was a fine result in such strength.

    Is this online anywhere?
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    The games are not live anywhere sorry. First round results were:
    Baider - Croad 0-1
    Steadman - Smith 0-1
    Reilly - Johansen 0-1
    Solomon - Watson 1-0
    Lukey - Toth 0-1

    A qualifying tournament of ten players is on too.
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    and round 2 please solo
    The Solo's have it !!

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    Smile

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    and round 2 please solo
    The Solo's have it !!

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    Results and games are on the newzealandchess.co.nz website. Today's results were:
    Baider - Steadman 0-1
    Smith - Reilly 0-1
    Johansen - Solomon draw
    Croad - Toth 1-0
    Watson - Lukey 1-0

    The latter two were very interesting; a wild tactical game and Bruce Watson played a great endgame.
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    Solomon,S (2478) - Watson,B (2280) [B47]
    2008 George Trundle NZ Masters R1
    27.09.2008

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    Lukey,S (2288) - Toth,A (2401) [E97]
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    Round 2 upset
    Croad,N (2290) - Toth,A (2401) [E81]
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    And here is that endgame:


    Watson,B (2280) - Lukey,S (2288) [A10]
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    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 30-09-2008 at 12:44 AM.
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    R3 results:

    Mike Steadman 1-0 Nic Croad
    Tim Reilly ½-½ Daniel Baider
    Stephen Solomon 1-0 Bob Smith
    Stephen Lukey 1-0 Darryl Johansen
    Andras Toth 1-0 Bruce Watson

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    Toth,A (2401) - Watson,B (2280) [B49]
    2008 George Trundle NZ Masters (3.5), 29.09.2008

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    Round upset, which looks like a deserved win:
    Lukey,S (2288) - Johansen,D (2452) [E12]
    2008 George Trundle NZ Masters (3.4), 29.09.2008

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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 29-09-2008 at 04:35 PM.
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    Looking at the results, Solomon is in the clear lead on 2.5/3, with Toth, Croad and Steadman half a point behind on 2/3.

    What is the score required for a player to achieve an IM norm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Round upset, which looks like a deserved win:
    Lukey,S (2288) - Johansen,D (2452) [E12]
    Indeed it does. According to the databases 9...a6 is pretty uncommon, but it's not as if its record is bad. Just looks like a really strong game by white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Just looks like a really strong game by white.
    Indeed . Its a long time since I saw Darryl being crushed like this. Nor i have every seen Luckey play so well. Well-done!
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    Upsets continue .... Baider 1 - Solo 0 ... looked very convincing ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanchuk_Fan
    Looking at the results, Solomon is in the clear lead on 2.5/3, with Toth, Croad and Steadman half a point behind on 2/3.

    What is the score required for a player to achieve an IM norm?
    Daniel Baider 2091
    Michael Steadman 2226
    Tim Reilly 2271
    Stephen Solomon 2478
    Stephen Lukey 2288
    Andras Toth 2401
    Bruce Watson 2280
    Darryl Johansen 2452
    Bob Smith 2316
    Nicolas Croad 2290

    FIDE Field Average is 2309 so its 6½ out of 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by flukey
    Upsets continue .... Baider 1 - Solo 0 ... looked very convincing ...
    Baider,D (2091) - Solomon,S (2478) [D49]
    2008 George Trundle NZ Masters (4.4), 30.09.2008
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    Baider is very young (b. 1994), NZ's answer to Nakauchi. Solo used his common tactic of heading to an endgame where his skills are legendary. But outside passers grow in strength with fewer piece, while they are not as good as central passers in the middlegame. White's Ps and the BvN looked good anyway, but Black made it worse by allowing his pawns to be disrupted by 25... f5? 26. f4!

    What happened to you after your well-deserved triumph yesterday over the GM?
    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 30-09-2008 at 07:36 PM.
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