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Fedge
20-07-2011, 08:16 PM
Andrew, Moulthun and Junta are currently playing in the Dutch Open.

Andrew drew his first round game against GM Vladimir Georgiev (2559). Moulthun and Junta both won their first round games and play Jan Timman and Andrey Vovk in the second round and they should be on the live boards. http://onk.schaakbond.nl/live/livegames

They'll also be doing daily posts on http://figjamchess.blogspot.com/.

Basil
21-07-2011, 03:32 AM
Moulthun draws (with black) w/ Jan Timman :clap: and Junta wins. Carry on!

Vlad
21-07-2011, 12:27 PM
Molton's rating is 2387, Junta's rating is 2368.

Garrett
21-07-2011, 04:49 PM
Moulthun draws (with black) w/ Jan Timman :clap: and Junta wins. Carry on!

yes that is fantastic !

Kevin Bonham
22-07-2011, 01:01 AM
Round 3 not so fortunate. Junta was beaten by Georgiev who played what looked to me like a very strong game. Moulthun had a closer game against Yuri Vovk and looked pretty good for a while but eventually it went downhill.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2
Qc7 7. a4 Nf6 8. O-O Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Bd6 10. Kh1 Be5 11. Qd3 b6 12. f4 Bxc3 13.
bxc3 Bb7 14. Bf3 d5 15. exd5 Nxd5 16. c4 Ne7 17. Bxb7 Qxb7 18. f5 Rd8 19. Qe2
Nxf5 20. Bg5 Ne7 21. Rab1 Qc7 22. Bxe7 Qxe7 23. Rxb6 O-O 24. Rxa6 Qc5 25. h3
Rd4 26. Qf3 Rxc4 27. Ra8 f5 28. Rxf8+ Kxf8 29. Rd1 Rxa4 30. Qb3 Qc6 31. Qb8+
Kf7 32. Rd8 Ra1+ 33. Kh2 Qc5 34. Rd7+ Kg6 35. Qg3+ (35. Qe8+ Kg5 36. Rxg7+ Kf4
37. Qb8+ e5 38. g3+ Kf3 39. Qb3+ Kf2 40. Rd7 Ke1! and it appears white loses. ) ({
Best try is} 35. Rxg7+ Kxg7 36. Qb2+ Kg6 37. Qxa1 {with drawing chances - Vlad.
}) 35... Kh5 36. Qf3+ Kh6 37. Qf4+ g5 38. Qd4 Qxd4 39. Rxd4 Kg6 40. Kg3 Ra3+
41. Kf2 Rc3 42. Rd2 f4 43. Re2 0-1

Kevin Bonham
24-07-2011, 02:38 PM
Moulthun comfortably drew with GM Marijan Petrov (2534) last night. Moulthun is on 3/5 and plays FM Reiner Odendahl (2375) with black.

Junta defeated Nico Zwirs (2175). Junta is on 3/5 and plays white against GM Daan Brandenburg (2538).

Andrew defeated Timo Koffeman (2101). Andrew is on 3/5 and plays black against GM Andrey Vovk (2551) who was earlier beaten by Junta.

Junta and Andrew should both be on live boards tonight I think.

Kevin Bonham
26-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Moulthun drew last night while the other two were defeated. All are playing sub-2200 opponents tonight and are off the live boards.

Kevin Bonham
27-07-2011, 09:04 PM
Everybody won last night so tonight Moulthun (4.5) is black against GM Deepan Chakkravarthy on the live board while Junta and Andrew (4 apiece) are playing each other. (Junta white)

Kevin Bonham
28-07-2011, 01:36 AM
Moulthun wins!

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.c4 Nc6 7.Nc3 a6 8.h3 Bd7 9.e4 e5 10.Be3 exd4 11.Nxd4 Re8 12.Qc2 Qc8 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.Kh2 Rb8 15.Rae1 Re5 16.g4 h5 17.g5 Nh7 18.f4 Re8 19.b3 c5 20.Bc1 a5 21.Nd5 a4 22.Bb2 axb3 23.axb3 Bxb2 24.Qxb2 Be6 25.Ne3 Bd7 26.Nd5 Be6 27.e5 c6 28.Nc3 Bxc4 29.Ne4 Bxf1 30.Nxd6 Qe6 31.Bxf1 Rxb3 32.Qg2 Rb4 33.Nxe8 Qxe8 34.Re4 Nf8 35.Bc4 Ne6 36.Qd2 Qb8 37.Kg3 Nd4 38.Qa2 Rb2 39.Bxf7+ Kg7 40.Qc4 h4+! and white has the luxury of deciding which black piece he wants to be mated by 0-1

27.e5? was a complete miscalculation losing a pawn. The last few moves are a complete capitulation by black so I assume he was in time trouble.

Kevin Bonham
28-07-2011, 01:49 AM
I believe that Moulthun has crossed 2400 live rating with that win as I have him at 2401.7. If that is correct he has reached the rating requirement for an IM title having already achieved his three norms. Can anyone confirm or deny?

Garrett
28-07-2011, 08:23 AM
well played Moulthun ! :clap:

Vlad
28-07-2011, 09:29 AM
If ratings of his opponents on the following page are correct

http://onk.schaakbond.nl/toernooien/deelnemers/open-nk

then yes, you are correct.

2369+11.85+1.39*15=2401.7

Max Illingworth
28-07-2011, 12:06 PM
Congratulations Moulthun on your IM title! :clap:

Kevin Bonham
28-07-2011, 04:48 PM
If ratings of his opponents on the following page are correct

I have checked them all against the FIDE list just in case any were only local ratings. They are all FIDE ratings.

Going into the last round Moulthun plays white on board two against GM Maxim Turov (2630) who is still in contention for equal first.

Andrew defeated Junta and is white on board seven against GM Friso Nijboer (2546).

Junta is black against Otto Wilgenhof (2210).

This is the final round.

littlesprout85
29-07-2011, 01:49 AM
Looking good here,

Really like to thank KB's & other chesschat crew for giving the play by play feedback on the Dutch Open ;)

Keep up the good work m8's -sprouty really enjoys hearing about epic current chess battles here at chesschats :clap:

-Sprout85 =)

Vlad
29-07-2011, 09:27 AM
Molton finished on 2369+11.85+1.21*15=2399.

Junta finished on 2349+4.95+0.27*15=2358.

Andrew finished on 2202+0.66*15=2212

Kevin Bonham
31-07-2011, 06:19 PM
Figjam (URL in #1) notes that Moulthun was announced at the closing ceremony as having completed the requirements for the IM title.

Kevin Bonham
23-08-2011, 01:28 AM
Moulthun Ly's IM title attained at this event has been awarded in time for the September FIDE list thanks to Shirty's efforts following some delays at the other end.

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=3204405