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heligan
21-08-2010, 07:03 PM
FM Steadman is currently playing in the BDO event in Amsterdam. Live games tonight at
http://www.hwphaarlem.nl/bdo-live

Oepty
22-08-2010, 12:07 AM
Tomek Rej is also playing in this tournament
Scott

CivicChessMan
22-08-2010, 02:07 AM
Mike lost in 39 moves to IM Manuel Bosboom (2455) in round 1.

CivicChessMan
23-08-2010, 02:46 AM
Mike lost to FM Stefan Kuipers (2354) in 56 moves.

Qbert
23-08-2010, 05:49 AM
Not an auspicious start, but maybe jet-lag is a factor. Lets hope Mike turns it around soon.

[Event "BDO Toernooi"]
[Site "Haarlem"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "1.6"]
[White "Kuipers, Stefan"]
[Black "Admiraal, Miguoel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "123"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Qd2 Nf6
8. O-O-O Bb4 9. f3 Ne5 10. Nb3 b5 11. Qe1 Rb8 12. Qg3 Nh5 13. Qf2 O-O 14.
Bc5 Bxc5 15. Qxc5 Qxc5 16. Nxc5 Rb6 17. a4 d6 18. Nb3 b4 19. a5 Rb8 20. Na4
Rd8 21. Nac5 Ra8 22. g3 Nf6 23. Bg2 Nc4 24. Bf1 Ne5 25. Bg2 Nc4 26. Rd4 Ne3
27. Bf1 e5 28. Rd3 Nc4 29. Rd1 Ne3 30. Rd2 Bg4 31. fxg4 dxc5 32. Nxc5 Rxd2
33. Kxd2 Nxc2 34. Kxc2 Rc8 35. Kb3 Rxc5 36. Kxb4 Rc6 37. g5 Ne8 38. Bc4 Nd6
39. b3 Kf8 40. h4 Ke7 41. Rf1 Ke8 42. Rf3 Ke7 43. Rf2 Rc8 44. Bxa6 Rb8+ 45.
Ka4 Nxe4 46. Rc2 Kd6 47. b4 Nxg3 48. Bc8 e4 49. a6 e3 50. Bb7 e2 51. Rc6+
Ke5 52. Rc1 Rd8 53. Bf3 Kf4 54. Bxe2 Nxe2 55. Rc7 Nd4 56. a7 Ke5 57. b5 Kd6
58. b6 Ne6 59. Rc1 Ra8 60. Kb5 Nd4+ 61. Ka6 Nc6 62. Rxc6+
1-0

[Event "BDO toernooi"]
[Site "Haarlem"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "2.10"]
[White "Kuipers, Stefan"]
[Black "Steadman, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "111"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 Bc5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O a6 11. Qf2 Qe7 12. Kb1 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 b5 14.
Bd3 Bxd4 15. Qxd4 b4 16. Na4 Bb7 17. f5 exf5 18. Bxf5 Nxe5 19. Rhe1 f6 20.
Nc5 Rfd8 21. Nd3 Re8 22. Nxb4 Rad8 23. c3 Qc7 24. Bc2 a5 25. Nd3 Ng6 26.
Nc5 Rxe1 27. Rxe1 Bc8 28. g3 Ne5 29. Rf1 Nc6 30. Qd3 f5 31. Bb3 Qd6 32. Qe3
Kh8 33. Re1 h6 34. Nd3 Kh7 35. Qf4 Qxf4 36. Nxf4 d4 37. Ba4 Nb8 38. Rd1 g5
39. Ne2 d3 40. Nd4 Bb7 41. Bb5 Be4 42. Bxd3 Bxd3+ 43. Rxd3 Nc6 44. Kc2
Nxd4+ 45. Rxd4 Rf8 46. Kd2 Kg6 47. a4 f4 48. gxf4 gxf4 49. Ke2 Rb8 50. b4
Re8+ 51. Kf3 Re3+ 52. Kxf4 Rxc3 53. b5 Rb3 54. Ke5 Rh3 55. b6 Rxh2 56. Rd5
1-0

CivicChessMan
24-08-2010, 04:50 AM
Mike draws with Miguoel Admiraal (2221). He needs 5.5 from the last 6 rounds - a big ask.

Qbert
25-08-2010, 05:50 AM
Mike gets his first point on the board with a good win vs Van Ruitenburg. He employed the same opening variation that had IM Guy West in trouble in the George Trundle a few months ago. Now he's off the bottom of the table and ahead of fellow antipodean Tomek Rej, who is also struggling.


[Event "BDO Toernooi"]
[Site "Haarlem"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "4.10"]
[White "Steadman, Michael"]
[Black "Van Ruitenburg, Joost"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "69"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5
8. e3 O-O 9. Bd3 b6 10. Ne2 Ba6 11. O-O Re8 12. Ng3 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 Nc6 14.
Bb2 h5 15. Rae1 g6 16. e4 h4 17. Nh1 Nh5 18. g3 cxd4 19. cxd4 Qd7 20. e5
hxg3 21. hxg3 Qh3 22. f4 Kg7 23. Qf3 Rh8 24. Re2 Kg8 25. Rh2 Qe6 26. g4 Ng7
27. Rxh8+ Kxh8 28. f5 gxf5 29. gxf5 Qh6 30. Ng3 Rc8 31. Rf2 Qg5 32. Rg2
Nxd4 {Black is busted due to the threat of 33 f6 etc} 33. Bxd4 Nxf5 34. Qxf5 Rc1+ 35. Kh2
1-0

Capablanca-Fan
25-08-2010, 06:43 AM
Mike gets his first point on the board with a good win vs Van Ruitenburg. He employed the same opening variation that had IM Guy West in trouble in the George Trundle a few months ago. Now he's off the bottom of the table and ahead of fellow antipodean Tomek Rej, who is also struggling.


[Event "BDO Toernooi"]
[Site "Haarlem"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "4.10"]
[White "Steadman, Michael"]
[Black "Van Ruitenburg, Joost"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "69"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5
8. e3 O-O 9. Bd3 b6 10. Ne2 Ba6 11. O-O Re8 12. Ng3 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 Nc6 14.
Bb2 h5 15. Rae1 g6 16. e4 h4 17. Nh1 Nh5 18. g3 cxd4 19. cxd4 Qd7 20. e5
hxg3 21. hxg3 Qh3 22. f4 Kg7 23. Qf3 Rh8 24. Re2 Kg8 25. Rh2 Qe6 26. g4 Ng7
27. Rxh8+ Kxh8 28. f5 gxf5 29. gxf5 Qh6 30. Ng3 Rc8 31. Rf2 Qg5 32. Rg2
Nxd4 {Black is busted due to the threat of 33 f6 etc} 33. Bxd4 Nxf5 34. Qxf5 Rc1+ 35. Kh2
1-0
Much better played than against West :clap:

Tony Dowden
25-08-2010, 08:45 AM
Mike draws with Miguoel Admiraal (2221). He needs 5.5 from the last 6 rounds - a big ask.

Yes, I think he will be after rating points rather than a norm this time

Tony Dowden
28-08-2010, 10:35 AM
After some more losses there's not much Mike can salvage from this event :(
And I see that Tomek Rej (who needed the point even more than Mike) won the Anzac battle overnight.

Not to worry though, Mike is irrepressibly optimistic and will believe he can bounce back in his very next event :cool:

heligan
05-09-2010, 03:39 PM
See http://firstsaturday.freeweb.hu/1009/imb.htm for a round-by-round report of Mike Steadman's progress in the current First Saturday IM event in Budapest (6 player round robin; the norm is 7.5/10).

CivicChessMan
07-09-2010, 08:27 AM
After 3 rounds, Mike has just half a point from round 2. He has to score a picket fence in the last 7 rounds to get an IM norm.

Qbert
14-09-2010, 08:58 AM
Well no IM norm, but a late run of victories means Mike has largely repaired the rating damage from a slow start with one round to go:


Ranking after round 9 of First Saturday IM-B Sep 2010

No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS rat. TPR W-We

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1. 5 Farago, Sandor 6.0 37.0 25.00 29.5 2272 2412 +1.66

2. 6 To, Nhat Minh 5.5 41.0 25.00 27.0 2426 2346 -0.88

1 Petran, Pal 5.5 39.0 18.25 26.5 2348 2337 -0.07

4. 2 Steadman, Michael 4.5 41.0 17.50 18.0 2309 2300 -0.12

5. 4 Battey, Alexander 3.5 40.5 15.00 21.5 2157 2270 +1.11

6. 3 Titz, Heimo 2.0 44.5 10.75 12.5 2225 2069 -1.70

Tony Dowden
14-09-2010, 04:05 PM
Good to see Mike finding some form again :clap: :clap:

Desmond
14-09-2010, 06:59 PM
2 for Titz, eh.

Tony Dowden
14-09-2010, 09:12 PM
2 for Titz, eh.
:confused:

Qbert
15-09-2010, 11:20 AM
Mike finished with a draw to Battey to end on 50%. Definitely on an improving trajectory, so lets hope he peaks for the Olympiad.

Final Ranking after 10 Rounds
Rk. Name sex FED RtgI Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 Rp n w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 HUN IM Petran Pal HUN 2348 6,5 27,50 0,0 5 2371 9 5,5 5,17 0,33 10 3,3
2 HUN IM To Nhat Minh HUN 2426 6,0 29,00 0,0 2 2334 10 6 7,14 -1,14 10 -11,4
3 HUN IM Farago Sandor HUN 2272 6,0 28,00 0,0 5 2365 10 6 4,74 1,26 10 12,6
4 NZL FM Steadman Michael NZL 2309 5,0 22,75 0,0 4 2286 10 5 5,32 -0,32 15 -4,8
5 USA Battey Alexander USA 2157 4,0 17,25 0,0 2 2269 9 4 2,69 1,31 25 32,8
6 AUT FM Titz Heimo AUT 2225 2,5 14,00 0,0 1 2109 10 2,5 3,94 -1,44 15 -21,6


Final Ranking crosstable after 10 Rounds
Rk. Name FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 HUN IM Petran Pal HUN *** 0 1 0 1 + 1 1 6,5 27,50 0,0 5
2 HUN IM To Nhat Minh HUN *** 1 1 6,0 29,00 0,0 2
3 HUN IM Farago Sandor HUN 1 0 *** 1 0 1 1 0 1 6,0 28,00 0,0 5
4 NZL FM Steadman Michael NZL 1 0 0 0 1 *** 0 1 1 5,0 22,75 0,0 4
5 USA Battey Alexander USA 0 - 0 0 1 *** 1 4,0 17,25 0,0 2
6 AUT FM Titz Heimo AUT 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 *** 2,5 14,00 0,0 1

Tony Dowden
16-09-2010, 09:09 AM
Mike finished with a draw to Battey to end on 50%. Definitely on an improving trajectory, so lets hope he peaks for the Olympiad.

Yes, I hope so too. It's not easy playing offshore until a few games/events are under one's belt but Mike showed plenty of promise in this second event - even if it was his trademark mixed-bag.