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    Some quick first round splatters:

    S. Lukey – R. Smith
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    M. Steadman – T. Reilly
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    GM G. Jones – GM D. Johanson
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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 27-09-2009 at 06:57 PM.
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    Better late than never!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    There is an article on the 1967 Championship written by Alfred (Fred) Flatow in the February 1967 issue of Chess in Australia. In the list of scores at the end of the article it lists J Harraway not P Harraway.
    Well I just noticed Bill's post - just a little late. It does seem that I was right and it was Otago University Maths and Stats lecturer John Harraway who had that good performance. That ties up with the fact that he told me he had played in NZ Champs. I wonder where Ortvin Sarapu got the P from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Interesting that Steadman is top seed. His rating must have shot up to be above Jones. But of course he did beat him so I guess it is justified.
    Most likely the number in the round robin draw.
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    Ah!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Most likely the number in the round robin draw.
    Ah, yes! Of course. Thanks Jono.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Interesting that Steadman is top seed. His rating must have shot up to be above Jones. But of course he did beat him so I guess it is justified.

    Good luck to Darryl and flukey too. Going well so far.
    I think Solo's use of the word 'seedings' meant the numbers they drew, not their actual seed order based on their FIDE ratings (Jones is 300 ELo points ahead of Steadman - not that it helped in their eno****er!)

    I liked Lukey's win aganst Smith but was a bit shocked by the fact that in Round 1 2200+ players were tossing material to failry basic tactics (both Smith and Riley)

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    Some Round 2 games

    Here's Steadman's upset against Jones; Jones had a very comfortable game while White looked loose, but then Black started shedding pawns for some reason. An exchange sac quashed any Black counterplay:

    White "Steadman, Mike"]
    [Black "Jones, Gawain"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "E70"]
    [WhiteElo "2252"]
    [BlackElo "2553"]
    [PlyCount "133"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Johanson beat Croad as expected; Black had more P islands, but didn't to leave lots of hanging pieces:
    [White "Johansen, Darryl"]
    [Black "Croad, Nic"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D34"]
    [WhiteElo "2477"]
    [BlackElo "2285"]
    [PlyCount "55"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Solo beat Hart quickly; White's opening was dubious, but Black was far too reckless in trying to exploit it.

    [White "Solomon, Stephen"]
    [Black "Hart, Ralph"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D30"]
    [WhiteElo "2424"]
    [BlackElo "2256"]
    [PlyCount "41"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 28-09-2009 at 02:05 PM.
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    See www.newzealandchess.co.nz for results and games. Scores after 3 rounds: Solomon 3; Jones, Johansen, Steadman 2; Watson, Lukey 1.5; Reilly, Croad 1; Smith, Hart .5.
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    According to the website, there are IM norms up for grabs. 6/9 required score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Well I just noticed Bill's post - just a little late. It does seem that I was right and it was Otago University Maths and Stats lecturer John Harraway who had that good performance. That ties up with the fact that he told me he had played in NZ Champs. I wonder where Ortvin Sarapu got the P from?
    Jonathan,

    There was also a strong 'P Harraway' in NZ chess circles back in the 1960's - so two Harraways involved here!

    Cheers, Tony

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    Request to Bill or AN Other

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    Jonathan,

    There was also a strong 'P Harraway' in NZ chess circles back in the 1960's - so two Harraways involved here!

    Cheers, Tony
    It would be good to clear this up once and for all. So I wonder if Bill G or some other Sydney chess chatter has regular contact with Fred Flatow and could ask him if he recalls the Christian name of the Harraway who played in the NZ Champs of 1967? (Perhaps show him that magazine article he wrote on it.)
    Just for curiosity's sake - ok I know it killed the cat...
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    Round 3 games:

    Not often that Lukey loses so fast with White esp.

    [White "Lukey, Stephen"]
    [Black "Solomon, Stephen"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "D13"]
    [WhiteElo "2233"]
    [BlackElo "2424"]
    [PlyCount "38"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Good grief, some GM-fright here:

    [White "Hart, Ralph"]
    [Black "Johansen, Darryl"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B53"]
    [WhiteElo "2256"]
    [BlackElo "2477"]
    [PlyCount "28"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    White cut through the complications to win quickly:

    [White "Jones, Gawain"]
    [Black "Reilly, Tim"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B09"]
    [WhiteElo "2553"]
    [BlackElo "2288"]
    [PlyCount "45"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Croad plays a nice maneuvring game with good tactics to beat the new FM Steadman:

    [Event "George Trundle NZ Masters 2009"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2009.09.28"]
    [Round "3.2"]
    [White "Croad, Nic"]
    [Black "Steadman, Mike"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "A56"]
    [WhiteElo "2285"]
    [BlackElo "2252"]
    [PlyCount "85"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Scores after 4 rounds: Solomon 3.5; Johansen, Steadman 3; Jones 2.5; Watson 2; Reilly, Croad, Lukey 1.5; Smith 1; Hart .5.
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    Round 4,5

    Johanson gets his revenge:

    [White "Johansen, Darryl"]
    [Black "Lukey, Stephen"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "A65"]
    [WhiteElo "2477"]
    [BlackElo "2233"]
    [PlyCount "73"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Steadman continues to score well, despite organizing this event on top of playing:

    [White "Steadman, Mike"]
    [Black "Hart, Ralph"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "C02"]
    [WhiteElo "2252"]
    [BlackElo "2256"]
    [PlyCount "55"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    [White "Hart, Ralph"]
    [Black "Jones, Gawain"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B51"]
    [WhiteElo "2256"]
    [BlackElo "2553"]
    [PlyCount "74"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    A qualifier game from R3:

    [Round "3.5"]
    [White "Wheeler, Bruce"]
    [Black "Tanoi, Edward"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C47"]
    [WhiteElo "2077"]
    [BlackElo "1967"]
    [PlyCount "12"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 01-10-2009 at 03:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    A qualifier game from R3:

    [Round "3.5"]
    [White "Wheeler, Bruce"]
    [Black "Tanoi, Edward"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C47"]
    [WhiteElo "2077"]
    [BlackElo "1967"]
    [PlyCount "12"]
    [EventDate "2009.09.26"]
    [SourceDate "2009.09.26"]

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    Oh dear; that's truly tragic. I will remember that one as I often show juniors the Nxe5 type trick and point out that it is not enough to know the principle, you must also understand that there are concrete circumstances in which it won't apply. (Ditto for many other cases where players err because they are playing by analogy with some line they think is the same but isn't - mentioned this with Spanish/4 Knights ...a6 in another thread recently.)

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    Scores after 6 rounds: Solomon 5; Jones, Steadman 4.5; Johansen 4; Watson 3; Reilly, Croad, Lukey 2; Smith, Hart 1.5
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