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Max Illingworth
28-06-2011, 12:36 AM
Two Australian chess players, FM Moulthun Ly and FM Junta Ikeda, are currently playing in the strong Philadelphia International Open, which started on the 24th of June and concludes on the 28th of June.

Here are the links to the results: Standings (http://chesstournamentservices.com/cca/2011/06/philadelphia-international-2011-standings/)

In the next round Moulthun plays Robert Perez, and Junta plays Paul Obiamiwe.

ER
28-06-2011, 02:57 AM
Two Australian chess players, FM Moulthun Ly and FM Junta Ikeda, are currently playing in the strong Philadelphia International Open, which started on the 24th of June and concludes on the 28th of June.

Here are the links to the results: Standings (http://chesstournamentservices.com/cca/2011/06/philadelphia-international-2011-standings/)

In the next round Moulthun plays Robert Perez, and Junta plays Paul Obiamiwe.

Looking at the prize money they offer, (easily offsetting the higher entree fees) makes you realise why Australian Chess has no chance to be nothing but the poor relative of its US counterpart.
I strongly encourage James, Max, Bobby and other strong juniors or even older strong players to follow Ly and Ikeda's steps and discover America!

Kevin Bonham
28-06-2011, 03:19 AM
Looking at the prize money they offer, (easily offsetting the higher entree fees) makes you realise why Australian Chess has no chance to be nothing but the poor relative of its US counterpart.

The Philadelphia Open is not that different to the biggest Aus tournaments in terms of prize money and entry fee.

The World Open has enormous prizes but it also has enormous fields. It seems like about 75% of entry money gets returned as prizes which is reasonable. I am not a big fan of that event because the huge prizes for ratings divisions encourage sandbagging and other corruptions of the rating system.

ER
28-06-2011, 03:47 AM
The Philadelphia Open is not that different to the biggest Aus tournaments in terms of prize money and entry fee.

Exactly! you are comparing just a state open (Philly open) to the biggest Aus tournaments.
Don't make the mistake to compare Aus biggest tournaments with the biggest US chess tournaments, you will be surprised by the difference!


I am not a big fan of that event because the huge prizes for ratings divisions encourage sandbagging and other corruptions of the rating system.

Not really! If we can catch them in Australia, (re German dad and daughter in the MCC) imagine what the will do in the US. Guantanamo Bay for hard rock with the other headbangers! :P :lol:

Kevin Bonham
28-06-2011, 03:56 AM
Exactly! you are comparing just a state open (Philly open) to the biggest Aus tournaments.
Don't make the mistake to compare Aus biggest tournaments with the biggest US chess tournaments, you will be surprised by the difference!

No great surprise there given the population difference. The state Philly is in has over half Australia's population.


Not really! If we can catch them in Australia, (re German dad and daughter in the MCC) imagine what the will do in the US. Guantanamo Bay for hard rock with the other headbangers! :P :lol:

Naaaah, in the US they just give them their $12,000 and say "don't try winning this one again, go sandbag some higher division next time".

Vlad
28-06-2011, 11:03 AM
I find interesting about this event the following

GMs, foreign IMs, foreign WGMs: Free.

and

Minimum prize if completing all games with no byes: $500 to foreign GMs, $250 to US GMs, foreign IMs & foreign WGMs.

Note that local IMs are not free and that foreighn GMs get twice as much appearance fee compared to local GMs. The organizers are professional, they are maximizing chances of norms. Now compare this with one of the local events, Queenstown 2012.

Free entry for all GM and WGM.
Free entry for all Australian/New Zealand IM and WIM.

Max Illingworth
28-06-2011, 05:09 PM
Moulthun is in equal third place on 4.5 and plays the current tournament leader. Junta is half a point behind on 4 and plays someone around his own rating.

that Caesar guy
28-06-2011, 05:38 PM
I strongly encourage James, Max, Bobby and other strong juniors or even older strong players to follow Ly and Ikeda's steps and discover America!
I'd love to, but money is slightly problematic...

ER
28-06-2011, 05:40 PM
No great surprise there given the population difference. The state Philly is in has over half Australia's population.


That's why I said Victoria and not ... Tasmania! :P :lol:

Max Illingworth
29-06-2011, 12:59 AM
Good news for the Aussies:

Moulthun drew with IM Leonid Gerzhoy, who has dominated the event.

Junta beat FM Miles Ardaman to join Moulthun on 5/8.

Furthermore, Moulthun is one of only three players in the event to be undefeated thus far. :clap:

@JaK

Europe is also very good for playing strong chess tournaments. I'd even say it is better if you are chasing GM norms as it is much easier to find GM round robin tournaments, where one only has to think about achieving a certain score/performance rating rather than enough titled players, federations and average rating of opponents in addition to the 2600+ performance rating (as is the case in an open tournament).

ER
29-06-2011, 06:40 AM
I'd love to, but money is slightly problematic...

That's a serious issue for discussion!
An organised effort by ACF, State Authories, Chess related companies and individuals should at least produce a plan to sponsor our top juniors so they can participate in international tournaments overseas.
It's easy, to post here congratulating the Morrises, Illingworths, Chengs etc after their successes in local tournaments.
The hard part is to put money where mouths are and assist those talented young boys and girls to produce the good for Australia.
I, for one, am willing to financially participate in any serious and well organised effort to sponsor our juniors in their overseas ventures!


...
@JaK

Europe is also very good for playing strong chess tournaments. I'd even say it is better if you are chasing GM norms as it is much easier to find GM round robin tournaments, where one only has to think about achieving a certain score/performance rating rather than enough titled players, federations and average rating of opponents in addition to the 2600+ performance rating (as is the case in an open tournament).

I wholeheartedly agree Viewed!
I used Europe's example myself in a previous public discussion re access / entree fees / results in another thread! My friend Nicola Ivanov was telling me about his experience in a relatively recent open tournament in Skopje, Makedonija.
He was amazed by the great no. of GM, IM etc participants, the low entree fees and the big number of prizes.
Also look at Amir's experience from his Bosnian and other international tournaments overseas!
There are hundreds of tournaments like these in Europe and our youngsters should be practically encouraged to participate!

Oepty
29-06-2011, 09:15 AM
Junta and Moulthun unfortunately had to play in the last round and drew their game. They both finished on 5.5/9 tied for equal fourth. Moulthun was unbeaten drawing with winner and runner up.
Scott

Brian_Jones
29-06-2011, 09:40 AM
I'd love to, but money is slightly problematic...

What about a new thread on raising money to send our juniors to adult overseas tournaments?

I am currently holding 2010 Yulgilbar-Think Big Grand Prix prize monies ($1250) for each of the following to play the 2011 Malaysian Open.

Bobby Cheng, Emma Guo, James Morris (maybe).

I have also applied for a grant for the other players (including Junta Ikeda, Chris Wallis, Fedja Zulfic, Justin Tan, Karl Zelesco). I should know the answer on the grant late next week!

Oepty
29-06-2011, 09:51 AM
There is also the Ramunas Arlauskas Medal that was won by Bobby Cheng this year which comes with a sum of money.
Scott

Max Illingworth
29-06-2011, 11:38 AM
After this tournament, Moulthun's live FIDE rating is 2380, and Junta's live FIDE rating is 2349.

Denis_Jessop
29-06-2011, 09:28 PM
What about a new thread on raising money to send our juniors to adult overseas tournaments?

I am currently holding 2010 Yulgilbar-Think Big Grand Prix prize monies ($1250) for each of the following to play the 2011 Malaysian Open.

Bobby Cheng, Emma Guo, James Morris (maybe).

I have also applied for a grant for the other players (including Junta Ikeda, Chris Wallis, Fedja Zulfic, Justin Tan, Karl Zelesco). I should know the answer on the grant late next week!

As the money for juniors to go to overseas events generally comes from their parents, it follows that it is just as important to give financial support to talented adults, especially the young ones, to assist their title aspirations and increase their experience. The ACF should have a role in this but ....

DJ

Vlad
29-06-2011, 09:54 PM
After this tournament, Moulthun's live FIDE rating is 2380, and Junta's live FIDE rating is 2349.

After this tournament, Moulthun's live FIDE rating is 2381, and Junta's live FIDE rating is 2345.

Max Illingworth
29-06-2011, 10:11 PM
After this tournament, Moulthun's live FIDE rating is 2381, and Junta's live FIDE rating is 2345.

I'm not sure how the discrepancy between our calculations occurred since I used the FIDE rating calculator for each game and a calculator to add up the rating gain/loss for each game. :confused:

Vlad
29-06-2011, 10:19 PM
The July rating of Molton is rounded to 2369. In the current tournament, which I presume will be rated in the September rating period, Molton gets 11.55. Add them up and round them up to get 2381.

The July rating of Junta is rounded to 2349. In the current tournament Junta lost 4.05 rating points. All in all, that gives 2345.

I am not sure if anybody noticed that Max has crossed the 2400 mark. His current interim rating is 2411.

Max Illingworth
29-06-2011, 10:30 PM
The July rating of Molton is rounded to 2369. In the current tournament, which I presume will be rated in the September rating period, Molton gets 11.55. Add them up and round them up to get 2381.

The July rating of Junta is rounded to 2349. In the current tournament Junta lost 4.05 rating points. All in all, that gives 2345.

I am not sure if anybody noticed that Max has crossed the 2400 mark. His current interim rating is 2411.

I stand corrected then; thanks for the explanation. :)

Vlad
29-06-2011, 10:38 PM
In the current tournament Junta lost 4.05 rating points.


Actually that number is 3.6 (I forgot to apply the 400 rule for one of the wins). That does not change the result though, Junta is still rounded to 2345.:)

Adamski
29-06-2011, 10:58 PM
Europe is also very good for playing strong chess tournaments. I'd even say it is better if you are chasing GM norms as it is much easier to find GM round robin tournaments, where one only has to think about achieving a certain score/performance rating rather than enough titled players, federations and average rating of opponents in addition to the 2600+ performance rating (as is the case in an open tournament).
I agree with this. Max Illingworth e.g. is going to Hungary to play some tournaments soon and chase norms.

Well done Moulthon and Junta. Great stuff lads!:clap:

Adamski
29-06-2011, 11:02 PM
I am not sure if anybody noticed that Max has crossed the 2400 mark. His current interim rating is 2411.
Great stuff, Max!

Max Illingworth
30-06-2011, 10:46 AM
Standings (http://www.worldopen.com/) are now available for the World Open. Moulthun and Junta are playing in the 7-day schedule.

In the first round the Aussies had a slightly rough start with Moulthun being held to a draw by Henry Liam and Junta losing to GM Kidambi Sundararajan.

Oepty
01-07-2011, 12:08 AM
Junta and Moulthun both won their second round games.
Scott

Max Illingworth
01-07-2011, 12:14 AM
Junta and Moulthun both won their second round games.
Scott

On an unrelated note, IM Gerzhoy, who won the Philadelphia International Open, won against GM Golod in Round 2 and looks on track to become Canada's next Grandmaster.

Oepty
01-07-2011, 05:32 PM
The 5 day schedule has started. NZ IM Puchen Wang is playing. There is live game coverage although you have to register to see the games. According to the live games Wang drew his first game against Eric Most rated 2129.
Scott

Oepty
01-07-2011, 05:35 PM
Gata Kamsky and Michael Adams are the top two seeds and both won their first round games
Scott

Max Illingworth
01-07-2011, 09:56 PM
Unfortunately Moulthun and Junta both lost, to GM Mikhalevski and FM Kojima respectively.

Oepty
02-07-2011, 12:41 PM
A good result for NZ IM Puchen Wang

[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.01"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Wang, Puchen"]
[Black "Gareyev, Timur"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteELO "2437"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackELO "2613"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d5 6.cxd5 Bc5 7.e3 O-O 8.N5c3 Bf5 9.Be2 Re8 10.a3 Bg6 11.b4 Bf8 12.Bb2 a5 13.O-O axb4 14.axb4 Rxa1 15.Bxa1 Bxb4 16.Qb3 Qa5 17.Nd2 Bxc3 18.Nc4 Qxd5 19.Qxc3 Nc6 20.Rd1 Qe6 21.f3 Qe7 22.Bb2 Qc5 23.Nd6 Qxc3 24.Bxc3 Re7 25.Bb5 h5 26.Nxb7 Nd4 27.exd4 1/2-1/2

Adamski
02-07-2011, 01:26 PM
Great to see Puchen doing well. I played friendly chess against him when he was 9 years old!

Oepty
02-07-2011, 02:24 PM
[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.01"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Van Wely, Loek"]
[Black "Amanov, Mesgen"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2683"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackELO "2517"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 O-O 8.O-O dxc4 9.Bxc4 a6 10.Rd1 b5 11.Bd3 Qc7 12.Bd2 c5 13.Ne4 c4 14.Nxd6 Qxd6 15.Be2 Bb7 16.b3 Rfc8 17.Qb2 Rab8 18.Rdc1 Bd5 19.Ba5 Ne4 20.Ne1 f5 21.f3 Nef6 22.Nc2 g5 23.Be1 Rb6 24.bxc4 Bxc4 25.Na3 Nd5 26.e4 fxe4 27.fxe4 Nf4 28.Bf1 Rbc6 29.Bb4 Qb8 30.Nxc4 bxc4 31.Qa3 Qa7 32.Qg3 Qxd4 33.Kh1 Qxe4 34.Qxg5 Ng6 35.Bc3 Qf5 36.Qh6 e5 37.Rab1 Nf4 38.Qh4 Nf6 39.Rb7 Ng6 40.Qh6 Nd7 41.g4 Qxg4 42.Bh3 Qf3 43.Bg2 Qd3 44.Bxc6 Rxc6 45.Qg5 Nc5 46.Rb8 Kf7 47.Kg1 Ne6 48.Qg2 Rc7 49.Rf1 Nef4 50.Qg3 Qf5 51.Kh1 Rd7 52.Qf3 Kg7 53.Re8 Qd3 54.Rxe5 Kg8 55.Re8 Kf7 56.Re3 Qd5 57.Qxd5 Rxd5 58.Re4 Rf5 59.Bd2 c3 60.Bxf4 c2 61.Kg1 Nxf4 62.Rexf4 1-0

Not looked at it much but should be interesting. Amanov was in huge time trouble at the end.
Scott

Max Illingworth
03-07-2011, 08:12 PM
Moulthun and Junta both won in Round 4 to reach 2.5/4 and 2/4. Moulthun plays GM Nick de Firmian and Junta faces John Veech in Round 5.

Oepty
03-07-2011, 10:41 PM
Moulthun lost is on 2.5/5, Junta won 3/5. Puchen Wang is also on 3/5 with 4 draws and a win.

[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Ly, Mouthun"]
[Black "De Firmian, Nick"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "2375"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackELO "2526"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Bc4 Be7 5.d3 Nf6 6.Nd2 a6 7.a4 d6 8.Nf1 Bg4 9.f3 Be6 10.Ne3 Nb4 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.Ne2 d5 13.b3 O-O 14.O-O Nc6 15.exd5 exd5 16.Nf5 Qd7 17.Nxe7 Qxe7 18.Ng3 b6 19.Be3 a5 20.Qe2 Rae8 21.Rae1 Qf7 22.Nf5 Qd7 23.Ng3 Rf7 24.Qd2 h6 25.Qd1 Ref8 26.Bc1 Ne8 27.Bb2 Re7 28.Qd2 Nd6 29.f4 Rxf4 30.Rxf4 exf4 31.Nh5 Nf5 32.Bxg7 Rxe1 33.Qxe1 Qf7 34.Bb2 Qxh5 35.Qe6 Kh7 36.Kf2 Nce7 37.Bf6 Qg6 38.Qxb6 Ne3 0-1

[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Wang, Puchen"]
[Black "Kojima, Shinya"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteELO "2437"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackELO "2328"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5 Nc6 5.Bb5 e6 6.Be3 Nge7 7.Nf3 Nf5 8.Bd4 Nfxd4 9.Qxd4 Qa5 10.Nc3 Qxb5 11.Nxb5 Nxd4 12.Nfxd4 Bxc5 13.Nb3 Bb6 14.Nd6 Ke7 15.Kd2 Rb8 16.Nxc8 Rbxc8 17.f3 Rc4 18.g3 h5 19.Kd3 h4 20.c3 Ra4 21.g4 Rf4 22.Rhf1 Rc8 23.Rae1 g5 24.h3 f6 25.exf6 Kxf6 26.Nd2 e5 27.b3 Re8 28.Rd1 Rc8 1/2-1/2

Junta's game not available that I could see.
Scott

Max Illingworth
04-07-2011, 01:56 AM
Junta is White against Puchen. I don't know Moulthun's pairing, but he is probably playing someone in the 2200-2250 rating range.

Kings of chess
04-07-2011, 08:04 AM
LIVE games with MONROI at 39th World Open - 8.00am AUS time; http://monroi.com/watch/?tnm_id=1521

Oepty
04-07-2011, 08:52 AM
Puchen beat Junta.

[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.03"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Ikeda, Junta"]
[Black "Wang, Puchen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "2315"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackELO "2437"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.d3 Nc6 8.a3 e5 9.Nbd2 h6 10.e3 Kh7 11.Qc2 f5 12.Rb1 a5 13.e4 Nb6 14.exf5 Bxf5 15.Ne1 Nd4 16.Qd1 Qd7 17.Bxb7 Rab8 18.Bg2 Na4 19.Nc4 Nc5 20.Kh1 e4 21.Ne3 exd3 22.g4 Be4 23.f3 Bc6 24.b4 Ba4 25.Qd2 Ndb3 26.Qf2 d2 27.Bb2 dxe1=Q 0-1

Moulthun's game not available.
Scott

Oepty
04-07-2011, 10:46 AM
[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.03"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Ly, Mouthun"]
[Black "Korley, Kassa"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2375"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackELO "2292"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7 6.O-O Nd7 7.Nh4 Bg6 8.c3 c5 9.Nxg6 hxg6 10.Nd2 Nc6 11.Nf3 Be7 12.a3 a6 13.Be3 c4 14.Nd2 b5 15.f4 Qb6 16.b3 cxb3 17.Nxb3 Rb8 18.g4 g5 19.Kg2 gxf4 20.Bxf4 Qb7 21.Bd3 Nb6 22.Qf3 Na4 23.Bd2 Bd8 24.Bc2 Rc8 25.g5 g6 26.Rf2 Rh7 27.Bxg6 fxg6 28.Qf8 1-0

Oepty
04-07-2011, 11:42 AM
[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.03"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Wang, Puchen"]
[Black "Yudasin, Leonid"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteELO "2437"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackELO "2526"]
[BlackTitle "ISR"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.dxc5 bxc5 8.O-O Be7 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Rd1 Qb6 11.b3 Rd8 12.Bb2 d6 13.Ng5 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Nbd7 15.Kg1 Nf8 16.Rd2 d5 17.cxd5 exd5 18.Na4 Qc6 19.Rad1 Rac8 20.e4 d4 21.Qc4 Qe8 22.Re2 N6d7 23.Nf3 Rb8 24.Qc2 Ne6 25.Bc1 Nb6 26.Nb2 Qb5 27.Qd3 Qxd3 28.Rxd3 f6 29.Nd2 Kf7 30.Ndc4 Rbc8 31.f4 Bf8 32.Kg2 1/2-1/2

Oepty
04-07-2011, 12:03 PM
[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.03"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Most, Eric"]
[Black "Ikeda, Junta"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "2129"]
[WhiteTitle ""]
[BlackELO "2315"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.Nbd2 Nf6 6.Bg2 g6 7.O-O Bg7 8.exd5 Nxd5 9.Nc4 O-O 10.c3 b6 11.Qe2 Bb7 12.Re1 Re8 13.h4 Qc7 14.h5 Rad8 15.h6 Bf8 16.Nfe5 f6 17.Ng4 Qf7 18.Nce3 f5 19.Nxd5 exd5 20.Bxd5 Qxd5 21.Nf6 Kf7 22.Nxd5 Rxe2 23.Rxe2 Rxd5 24.Bf4 Rxd3 25.Ree1 Be7 26.Rad1 Ba6 27.Rxd3 Bxd3 28.Rd1 c4 29.b3 b5 30.bxc4 bxc4 31.Rd2 g5 32.Be3 Ba3 33.Bxg5 Ne5 34.Kg2 Bc1 35.Rxd3 Nxd3 0-1

Oepty
05-07-2011, 09:32 AM
[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.04"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Kudrin, Sergey"]
[Black "Ly, Mouthun"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteELO "2543"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackELO "2375"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 e5 7.Nf3 Qc7 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9.Nd2 h6 10.Be3 b6 11.Bc4 Bb7 12.Qf3 Be7 13.g4 Nc5 14.Bxc5 Qxc5 15.h4 d5 16.exd5 Rd8 17.O-O-O Nxd5 18.g5 hxg5 19.Nce4 Qb4 20.hxg5 Rxh1 21.Rxh1 Nf4 22.c3 Qxa4 23.Nf6 gxf6 24.Qxb7 Qd7 25.Rh8 Bf8 26.Qxd7 Kxd7 27.gxf6 b5 28.Bb3 Nd3 29.Kc2 Nxf2 30.Bxf7 e4 31.Bh5 Ke6 32.f7 Kf6 33.Rg8 a5 34.Nf1 b4 35.cxb4 axb4 36.Ne3 Ke5 37.Ng4 Nxg4 38.Bxg4 Kf6 39.Bh5 e3 40.Kb3 e2 41.Rg1 Rd1 1/2-1/2

[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.04"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Yang, Darwin"]
[Black "Ikeda, Junta"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2434"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackELO "2315"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Nge2 O-O 6.a3 Be7 7.e4 d6 8.Ng3 Re8 9.Be2 Bf8 10.O-O Nbd7 11.Qc2 e5 12.d5 a5 13.Rb1 g6 14.b4 h5 15.Rd1 Nh7 16.Be3 Ndf6 17.c5 axb4 18.axb4 bxc5 19.bxc5 dxc5 20.Na4 h4 21.Nf1 h3 22.g3 Ng4 23.Bxc5 Bd7 24.Nb2 f5 25.d6 Ngf6 26.exf5 Bxf5 27.Bd3 e4 28.Bc4 Kg7 29.dxc7 Qxc7 30.Bxf8 Rxf8 31.Ne3 Qe5 32.Be2 Rac8 33.Nbc4 Qe6 34.Rb7 Rf7 35.Qb2 Rxb7 36.Qxb7 Kh6 37.Nd6 Rf8 38.Bc4 Qe5 39.Nf7 Rxf7 40.Qxf7 Ng5 41.Qf8 Kh5 42.Qh8 Ngh7 43.Bg8 Qb8 44.Nd5 Kg4 45.Nxf6 Nxf6 46.Qxf6 Qxg8 47.Qh4 Kf3 48.Qf4 Ke2 49.Rd2 Ke1 50.Qe3 1-0

[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.04"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Wang, Puchen"]
[Black "Sundararajan, Kidambi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2437"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackELO "2543"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 O-O 9.O-O b6 10.Bg5 Bb7 11.Qe2 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Nbd7 13.Bd3 Qc7 14.Rac1 Ng4 15.Be4 Rfe8 16.Rfe1 Bxe4 17.Qxe4 Ngf6 18.Qe2 Rac8 19.c4 h6 20.Bh4 Qf4 21.Qd3 Nh5 22.Qa3 Rc7 23.Be7 Rc6 24.h3 a5 25.d5 Rxc4 26.dxe6 fxe6 27.Bd6 e5 28.Qb3 b5 29.Rcd1 Qf7 30.Qxb5 Rc2 31.Bxe5 Nxe5 32.Rxe5 Rxe5 33.Qxe5 Rxa2 34.Rd8 Kh7 35.Qe4 g6 36.Qd4 Nf6 37.Ne5 Qe7 38.Ng4 Qe1 39.Kh2 Nxg4 40.hxg4 1-0

Oepty
05-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Puchen Wang moves to 6/9. A very good tournament where he was unbeaten and included beating 1 GM and drawing with 3 GMs. He also drew with a few lower rated players which would keep his overall performance rating down a bit.

[Event "39TH ANNUAL WORLD OPEN"]
[Site "Philadelphia, PA"]
[Date "2011.07.04"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Ehlvest, Jaan"]
[Black "Wang, Puchen"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteELO "2583"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackELO "2437"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Rb1 O-O 9.Be2 Nc6 10.d5 Ne5 11.Nxe5 Bxe5 12.Qd2 e6 13.f4 Bc7 14.O-O exd5 15.exd5 Re8 16.c4 Ba5 17.Qc2 Bf5 18.Bd3 Bxd3 19.Qxd3 Qe7 20.f5 Bc7 21.Bb2 Qe4 22.Qh3 Be5 23.Bxe5 Rxe5 24.fxg6 hxg6 25.Rxb7 Qd4 26.Kh1 Rf8 27.Qb3 Re3 28.Qb1 Rd3 29.Rb3 Rd2 30.Rbf3 Qxc4 31.Rxf7 Rxf7 32.Qxg6 Rg7 33.Qe8 Kh7 34.Qh5 1/2-1/2

Scott

Adamski
05-07-2011, 11:41 PM
Puchen's performance is terrific news. Well done, mate!:clap:

And thanks to Scott for posting some of the Anzacs' games.

Oepty
06-07-2011, 08:11 AM
Final standings are now on the website, www.worldopen.com
Junta Ikeda finish on 5/9 while Mouthun Ly finished on 4.5/9
The tournmanet win was shared by the two top seeds Gata Kamsky and Michael Adams.
Scott

Adamski
06-07-2011, 06:29 PM
Great to see anorher Michael Adams victory.
J Michael Adams

Vlad
06-07-2011, 09:31 PM
After this tournament, Moulthun's live FIDE rating is 2381, and Junta's live FIDE rating is 2345.

After this tournament, Moulthun's live FIDE rating is 2380 (lost 1 point), and Junta's live FIDE rating is 2355 (added 10 points).