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heligan
16-11-2011, 11:10 AM
The New Zealand Chess Federation is calling for 'Expressions of Interest' from players and captains for both the Open and Women's teams for the Chess Olympiad which is scheduled to take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 27th August to 10th September 2012. An Expression of Interest is not an application for selection, but will ensure that those who are interested in selection will be informed directly about news and developments related to the Olympiad. For the Open team, players applying should be NZCF-rated 2150+. For the Women's team, female players over 1400.
For more information and contact details see our Olympiad Page, http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html.

heligan
19-02-2012, 08:09 AM
NZCF is now calling for formal applications for the Open and Women's Olympiad teams. Applicants must fill in the application form and return it with a signed copy of the Player Agreement and Code of Conduct by 31st March. Full details and links to download forms can be found on our Olympiad page:
http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html

heligan
20-02-2012, 08:04 AM
The New Zealand Chess Federation is also calling for applications for the roles of Open Team Captain and Women’s Team Captain for the Istanbul Olympiad. For full details of the application procedure and a link to the application form see our Olympiad Page:
http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html

heligan
14-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Potential players and captains are reminded that the closing date for applications is March 31st. Unfortunately FIDE and the Turkish Chess Federation still have not seen fit to confirm this event or officially invite us to it, so I can't supply any absolute assurance of dates or venue. If your participation is dependent on exact dates, please tell NZCF when you apply. Updates to the situation will be given at http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html.

heligan
25-03-2012, 08:44 AM
Only one week left for applications for the New Zealand Olympiad teams. See links above for application forms and the Player Agreement (applications without a signed Player Agreement will not be considered).

ElevatorEscapee
25-03-2012, 05:11 PM
Hi Helen, does the NZCF have an "Olympiad Appeal" where parties can donate to assist in paying for travel costs of participants? :)

heligan
25-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Indeed we do! See the top of the Olympiad page, http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html

But it's not so easy to pay from abroad (you can't pay into our account online from an Australian one, and we don't have Paypal). I'll be at the SIO, and there will be other kiwis at Doeberl, if anyone wants to give us Australian cash...

heligan
01-04-2012, 07:33 AM
Applications are now closed. NZCF does not make the names public. If you think you have applied but have not received confirmation, then please get in touch (with me, Hilton Bennett, or Paul Spiller) immediately.

CivicChessMan
03-04-2012, 08:37 AM
Just wondering why NZCF doesn't publish the list of applicants whereas the Australia CF does?

heligan
03-04-2012, 12:47 PM
Historically NZCF has not published a full list of applicants for Olympiad
selection, but has released a list of selected players and reserves at the
end of the selection procedure. There is no particular reason for this apart
from it being the way the process is run currently. However, after
consideration it has been decided that those parties involved will be
consulted, and if there are no valid objections a full list of applicants
will be posted on the NZCF Olympiad webpage later in the week.

heligan
04-04-2012, 03:57 PM
The Turkish Chess Federation has just sent round information about their website: see
http://istanbul2012.tsf.org.tr/en/

Seems to be a work in progress, but at least it confirms the dates, location, and existence of the Olympiad. There's not much about hotels but if you examine the regulations you'll see that only double rooms are on offer, unless a team has an odd number of players+captain.

heligan
06-04-2012, 01:04 PM
In alphabetical order:
Captains:
Hilton Bennett, Peter Hulshof
Open team:
FM Nic Croad, IM Russell Dive, IM Paul Garbett, Daniel Han, Antonio Krstev, Luke Li, FM Stephen Lukey, Noel Pinic, FM Bob Smith, FM Mike Steadman (automatic place as outright NZ Champion), IM Puchen Wang.
Women's team:
wfm Natasha Fairley, Judy Gao, Sacha Gilmore, wim Sue Maroroa, wim Marany Meyer, wfm Helen Milligan, Joy Shu Yan Qin, wfm Nicole Tsoi.

CivicChessMan
07-04-2012, 06:08 PM
An impressive list of candidates for the Olympiad. No doubt Istanbul is seen as a much preferred location than Khanty-Mansiysk in 2010. Good to see Puchen Wang is available. It'll be a difficult job to select the players for each team. Nice to have that luxury.

heligan
20-04-2012, 04:37 PM
The selection process has been delayed by about a week due to travel commitments of the selection committee members. Applicants have been informed.

Applicants are required by their Player Agreement conditions not to comment publicly on selections or the selection process (e.g. online via Facebook or ChessChat). It is appropriate that the same conditions also extend to NZCF Councillors and officers. Normally NZCF does not publish lists of applicants but on this occasion after some requests it was agreed to do so. However, online speculation about selections is not particularly useful and may result in applicants' names being kept secret in future.

heligan
30-04-2012, 07:02 AM
The teams are:
Open team (in board order):
IM Puchen Wang, FM Nic Croad, IM Russell Dive, FM Mike Steadman, Luke Li
Captain and team manager: Hilton Bennett

Women's team (in board order):
wim Sue Maroroa, wfm Helen Milligan, Judy Gao, wfm Nicole Tsoi, wfm Natasha Fairley
Captain: Peter Hulshof

Updates: see
http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html

CivicChessMan
30-04-2012, 09:38 AM
Congratulations to those selected for the Olympiad team.

Adamski
01-05-2012, 12:06 AM
Congratulations to those selected for the Olympiad team.
Ditto from me! Go NZ!

heligan
04-05-2012, 07:40 AM
We have received the official invitation to the Olympiad, which gives information on venue and hotels. You can download the letter at the NZ Olympiad page. The venue is the Istanbul World Trade Centre (halls 9, 10 and 11). The hotels listed are WOW Hotels (presumably the WOW Istanbul, 5 star, and the WOW Airport, 4 star), Radisson Blu Airport (5 star), Holiday Inn Airport Hotel (5 star), Green Park Merter Hotel (5 star), Courtyard Marriott Hotel (4 star), Ataköy Marina Hotel (4 star), Adela Hotel (4 star), Titanic Airport Hotel (5 star), and Polat Renaissance Hotel (5 star). More details are promised for the official website http://istanbul2012.tsf.org.tr/en/ on May 8th.
NZ Olympiad page:
http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html

heligan
09-05-2012, 07:29 AM
The details of hotels and costs are now available on the official website: download the pdf file from there or from the NZ Olympiad page (see URL above). Details to note are the restriction to three double rooms per team (regardless of the gender of the players/captain) and the imposition of a fee per person of 100 euros (for accreditation, transportation, etc etc) in addition to the entry fee per team of 270 euros. The cost to split a double room into two singles is 100 euros per person per night.

CivicChessMan
09-05-2012, 08:22 AM
From the Olympiad website

- All teams for each section will be given 3 double rooms.
- Additionally chief of delegation will be given a single room.
- FIDE delegate will be given a single room.

If one of the team captains doubles up as either the chief of delegation or FIDE delegate that might solve any room sharing issues. 100 euros per night, even though it is reduced from the normal hotel room rate, is still pretty steep.

Here are the normal rates (ouch!):
5*: Single Room 250,00 € per person per night; Double Room 150,00 € per person per night
4*: Single Room 240,00 € per person per night; Double Room 140,00 € per person per night

heligan
09-05-2012, 09:15 AM
The free room for the Head of Delegation might be something we can use! Depends whether the organisers would then try to charge a single upgrade for the remaining player. We can't double up FIDE delegate and team captain - both have far too much to do. (We hope to send a FIDE delegate because of the large number of issues that might seriously affect chess in NZ). We might have a bit of flexibility - Maroroa will, by then, be married to Gawain Jones and presumably will want to stay with him (fairly safe to assume he will be included in the English team, I think!).

heligan
15-05-2012, 07:05 AM
The official website has just published the following details about double/single rooms...

Question:

Is it possible to change one of the 3 double rooms into 2 single rooms as it was common in previous Olympiads?

Answer:

As this question especially concerns women teams with male captains the following solutions can be provided:
1. The male captain could share a room with a captain from another federation
2. The remaining 5th woman player could share a room with a woman from another federation
3. Upgrade one double into 2 singles under the given conditions
4. If one person in a double room upgraded to a single room, remaining person in double room will be given by organisers a room mate from another federation.

Question:

How much is the fee to upgrade a double room into 2 single rooms?

Answer:

The fee is 100 € p.p./p.n.

Question:

If only one of the 2 sharing persons wants to upgrade to a single room, do we only need to pay 100 € for that particular person while the other person will remain in the official double room by himself?

Answer:

The remaining person would then need to share the room with someone else.

CivicChessMan
15-05-2012, 03:13 PM
1. The male captain could share a room with a captain from another federation
2. The remaining 5th woman player could share a room with a woman from another federation
3. Upgrade one double into 2 singles under the given conditions
4. If one person in a double room upgraded to a single room, remaining person in double room will be given by organisers a room mate from another federation.

Sounds like a variation of "musical chairs"!

heligan
15-05-2012, 03:54 PM
According to the FAQ, there is also a dress code - according to FIDE regulations. Can any FIDE experts enlighten us on that?! The ECU dress code, which has been so much in the news recently (keeping cleavage well hidden and making sure skirts are long enough) does NOT apply to non-ECU events and I am not aware of any other official rules on the matter! Banning our guys from wearing shorts in the summer in Istanbul is going to be a bit of a challenge!

BenHague
15-05-2012, 05:42 PM
According to the FAQ, there is also a dress code - according to FIDE regulations. Can any FIDE experts enlighten us on that?! The ECU dress code, which has been so much in the news recently (keeping cleavage well hidden and making sure skirts are long enough) does NOT apply to non-ECU events and I am not aware of any other official rules on the matter! Banning our guys from wearing shorts in the summer in Istanbul is going to be a bit of a challenge!
There is one mentioned here http://www.fide.com/component/handbook/?view=article&id=9, 2.2.8, but it doesn't go into specifics. Possibly up to the organising committee for each event?

Incidentally, is the rule about keeping cleavage well hidden unisex, or just for men?

heligan
15-05-2012, 06:49 PM
There are pretty strict rules in Europe about equal treatment of male and female so I guess all forms of cleavage have to be covered up...and men's skirts also must be a reasonable length. Not that I've ever seen a Scotsman in a mini-kilt...

Tony Dowden
16-05-2012, 07:19 AM
...and men's skirts also must be a reasonable length. Not that I've ever seen a Scotsman in a mini-kilt...

Logically Scotsmen in mini kilts must exist (hopefully somewhere well beyond the second deviation of short kilt lengths) - but the outcome is probably so hideous that anyone seeing one goes insane and is unable to report back ;)

Rincewind
16-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Logically Scotsmen in mini kilts must exist (hopefully somewhere well beyond the second deviation of short kilt lengths) - but the outcome is probably so hideous that anyone seeing one goes insane and is unable to report back ;)

A Google image search of "scotsman mini kilt" with Safe Search on Moderate turned up http://www.skortman.com/kiltpage1.htm Enter at your own risk. Although after a quick check I can report there was not a sgian-dubh in sight.

heligan
28-05-2012, 07:11 AM
NZCF has announced that it has received notice of the withdrawal of IM Puchen Wang from the Olympiad Open team for Istanbul. Puchen has been accepted for a job at the completion of his university studies in the U.S. which will unfortunately prevent him from taking his place on board one in the NZ team. An announcement will be made as soon as possible regarding his replacement.

ChrisBurns
28-05-2012, 04:29 PM
That is a shame, is the replacement to be chosen from the original list of applicants?Or is there going to be a new call for expression of interests.

CivicChessMan
28-05-2012, 04:46 PM
That is a shame, is the replacement to be chosen from the original list of applicants?Or is there going to be a new call for expression of interests.
I would think that the selectors would have a list of reserves already in case of withdrawals. Shame that Puchen is no longer available. On the positive side, there are still strong candidates available.

Capablanca-Fan
29-05-2012, 08:17 AM
Ker didn't apply this time, it seems. Would probably have been selected.

heligan
29-05-2012, 09:35 AM
NZCF has confirmed that the Open Team replacement for IM Puchen Wang will be IM Paul Garbett of Auckland. Paul will bring significant previous Olympiad and international experience to the team. The final board order for the revised team will be announced after NZCF has received advice from selectors and it has been confirmed by NZCF council.

Tony Dowden
01-06-2012, 09:50 PM
NZCF has confirmed that the Open Team replacement for IM Puchen Wang will be IM Paul Garbett of Auckland. Paul will bring significant previous Olympiad and international experience to the team. The final board order for the revised team will be announced after NZCF has received advice from selectors and it has been confirmed by NZCF council.


:hmm: With a few more withdrawals Sue Mararoa might make the Open Team ...

heligan
07-06-2012, 09:16 AM
Some of the problems facing NZ and other federations have been highlighted in an Open Letter from Silvio Danailov, European Chess Union president. I have put a link to the pdf up on the NZ Olympiad page:
http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html

heligan
13-06-2012, 08:21 AM
Danailov's letter and the issues raised in it have finally made the international chess press:
http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/strong-criticism-danailov-towards-olympiad-organizers

Meanwhile trouble continues in the form of a ban on arbiters. See the NZCF Olympiad page for links to relevant sites:
http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2012/olympiad2012.html

heligan
15-06-2012, 10:38 AM
The Russian Chess Federation has issued a strongly worded statement objecting to the banning of arbiters from certain countries. See the text and story here: http://www.whychess.org/en/node/2030

I am continuing to add links to the Olympiad stories on the NZCF Olympiad page.

ER
15-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Heligan, are you allowing some time for your chess related preparation for the Olympiad?
I mean it's OK to be updated with the politics, but we want formidable performances and points in Istanbul!!!
GO the Kiwis! :clap:

heligan
15-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Thanks JaK - I did put in a bit of practice over the last couple of weeks!

ER
15-06-2012, 12:01 PM
Thanks JaK - I did put in a bit of practice over the last couple of weeks!

Excellent, keep up the good work! :)

heligan
06-07-2012, 07:37 AM
Following the withdrawal of IM Puchen Wang (board 1) from the NZ Open Team for the Istanbul Olympiad and his replacement by IM Paul Garbett, NZCF has announced a revised board order for the team. This will be:
1. IM Russell Dive
2. FM Nic Croad
3. FM Mike Steadman
4. IM Paul Garbett
5. Luke Li

heligan
22-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Sue Maroroa has withdrawn from the Women's team (due to passport/visa problems). NZCF is grateful to Marany Meyer for agreeing to take up the place at extremely short notice. The team is now:
1. wfm Helen Milligan
2. Judy Gao
3. wfm Nicole Tsoi
4. wfm Natasha Fairley
5. wim Marany Meyer

Tony Dowden
22-08-2012, 07:39 PM
Sue Maroroa has withdrawn from the Women's team (due to passport/visa problems). NZCF is grateful to Marany Meyer for agreeing to take up the place at extremely short notice. The team is now:
1. wfm Helen Milligan
2. Judy Gao
3. wfm Nicole Tsoi
4. wfm Natasha Fairley
5. wim Marany Meyer

But this isn't the board order, surely?

heligan
23-08-2012, 01:48 AM
Yes Tony, that is the board order. NZ does not have an activity rule, but the selectors reserve the right to take lack of activity into consideration. Hopefully this will be the start of a major come-back by Marany!

Adamski
23-08-2012, 11:14 AM
Heligan, are you allowing some time for your chess related preparation for the Olympiad?
I mean it's OK to be updated with the politics, but we want formidable performances and points in Istanbul!!!
GO the Kiwis! :clap:
Indeed!

CivicChessMan
29-08-2012, 02:24 AM
The Open team is seeded 91st of 158 teams and will meet 14th seed Germany in the first round today. Team selected is Dive, Croad, Steadman and Garbett. Germany has 4 GMs so it will be tough going.

The Women's team is seeded 67th of 128 teams and will meet 5th seed USA. Team selected is Milligan, Tsoi, Fairley and Meyer. USA has 1 WGM and three IMs so again it will be tough going.

As expected, NZ lost to Germany ½-3½. Nic Croad drew with GM Igor Khenkin with a perpetual check. The Women's team have lost to USA 4-0.

CivicChessMan
29-08-2012, 08:28 AM
The Open team play 123rd ranked Nepal in round 2 and should win that encounter. The Women's team play 112th ranked Netherlands Antilles and should win that too. Surprised to see that there is a team from the Netherlands Antilles as that country was dissolved in 2010. See http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/10/10/us-caribbean-islands-idUSTRE69913J20101010

Croad is rested today so Luke Li makes his Olympiad debut on board 4. For the Women, Gao replaces Tsoi on board 2.

CivicChessMan
30-08-2012, 02:33 AM
Steadman won quickly on board 2, Dive is 2B + 2P vs 2B on board 1 so should prevail, Garbett is losing on board 3 while Li appears to have snatched a draw from the jaws of victory on board 4. He missed a mate in four on move 39.

38. Qxc6?? gxh3 39. Kxh3. Here Li played h4 but should have played 39... Qh1+ 40. Kg3 h4+ 41. Kg4 Qg2+ 42. Kf4 Qe4++

The Women have beaten the Netherlands Antilles 3.5 - 0.5 :clap:

Confirming victory over Nepal 2.5-1.5. A narrow win but 2 points is 2 points.

CivicChessMan
30-08-2012, 05:19 AM
New Zealand play Paraguay (2 GMs) in round 3 of the Open and Estonia in the Women's.

Tony Dowden
30-08-2012, 08:01 AM
Yes Tony, that is the board order. NZ does not have an activity rule, but the selectors reserve the right to take lack of activity into consideration. Hopefully this will be the start of a major come-back by Marany!

Thanks for the clarification Helen. Best wishes to both teams :)

Tony Dowden
30-08-2012, 08:04 AM
Steadman won quickly on board 2, Dive is 2B + 2P vs 2B on board 1 so should prevail, Garbett is losing on board 3 while Li appears to have snatched a draw from the jaws of victory on board 4. He missed a mate in four on move 39.

38. Qxc6?? gxh3 39. Kxh3. Here Li played h4 but should have played 39... Qh1+ 40. Kg3 h4+ 41. Kg4 Qg2+ 42. Kf4 Qe4++

The Women have beaten the Netherlands Antilles 3.5 - 0.5 :clap:

Confirming victory over Nepal 2.5-1.5. A narrow win but 2 points is 2 points.

Is there a game to go with this analysis CCM? (Are the games available from somewhere?)

I suppose Luke may have had some first-game-at-an-Olympiad nerves

CivicChessMan
30-08-2012, 09:25 AM
Best I could find.

1. e4 0.12 e6 0.28
2. d4 0.15 d5 0.15
3. Nc3 0.14 Nc6 0.32
4. Nf3 0.28 Nf6 0.35
5. exd5 0.10 exd5 0.16
6. Bd3 0.07 Nb4 0.25
7. O-O 0.25 Nxd3 0.22
8. Qxd3 0.27 Be7 0.26
9. h3 0.18 O-O 0.23
10. Bf4 0.18 c6 0.16
11. a3 0.04 h6 0.16
12. Rfe1 0.13 Be6 0.15
13. b4 -0.04 b5 0.10
14. Ne5 0.03 Qc8 0.11
15. Qe2 -0.24 Re8 -0.17
16. Qf3 -0.33 a5 -0.34
17. Nd3 -0.59 Bf5 -0.50
18. Rab1 -0.84 axb4 -0.78
19. axb4 -0.81 Ra3 -0.82
20. Rb3 -0.82 Rxb3 -0.72
21. cxb3 -0.76 Bxd3 -0.75
22. Qxd3 -0.72 Bxb4 -0.71
23. Rxe8+ -0.82 Qxe8 -0.78
24. Be3 -0.96 Ne4 -0.88
25. Nxe4 -0.95 Qxe4 -0.98
26. Qd1 -0.92 Bc3 -1.02
27. Kh2 -1.13 b4 -1.00
28. g3 -1.09 g5 -1.09
29. Kg1 -1.16 Kg7 -1.07
30. g4 -1.91 f5 -0.69
31. gxf5 -0.70 Qxf5 -0.81
32. Kh2 -1.31 Qe4 -0.83
33. Kg1 -0.74 Kg6 -0.71
34. Kh2 -1.23 h5 -1.07
35. Qg1 -1.07 g4 -0.99
36. Qg3 -1.80 Bxd4 -1.60
37. Qd6+ -1.70 Bf6 -1.35
38. Qxc6 -10.95 gxh3 -6.42
39. Kxh3 #-4 h4 -1.58
40. Kh2 -1.53 Qf5 -1.91
41. Kg2 -2.96 h3+ -1.20
42. Kg3 -0.85 Kh5 0.00
43. Qe8+ 0.00 Qg6+ 0.00
44. Qxg6+ 0.00 Kxg6 -0.02
45. Kxh3 0.00 Bc3 0.00
46. Kg2 0.00 d4 0.00
47. Bf4 0.00 Kf5 0.00
48. Kf3 0.00 d3 0.00
49. Be3 0.00 Ke5 0.00
50. Bf4+ 0.00 Kd4 0.00
51. Be3+ 0.00 Kd5 0.00
52. Bf4 0.00 Bd4 0.00
53. Bd2 0.00 Bc5 0.00
54. Be3 0.00 Be7 0.00
55. Ba7 0.00 Bg5 0.00
56. Bb6 0.00 Bd2 0.00
57. Ba7 0.00 Bc1 0.00
58. Be3 0.00 Bb2 0.00
59. Bd2 0.00 Kd4 0.00
60. Bxb4 0.00 Bc1 0.00
61. Ba5 0.00 Bg5 0.00
62. Bb4 0.00 Bc1 0.00
63. Ba5 0.00 Bg5 0.00
64. Bb4 0.00

GinoTHEstud
30-08-2012, 01:56 PM
are the parings done by match points right?

but the people on 2 points are seeded by group points?

so the people who got 2 points in round 1 with 4-0 will be first right. Like armenia who have an average rating higher than others on 2 points after round 1 were seeded lower.

CivicChessMan
30-08-2012, 10:26 PM
NZ Open team for round 3 is Dive, Croad, Steadman and Li while Gao, Tsoi, Fairley and Meyer play for the Women's team.

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 02:28 AM
The Open team have lost 4-0 vs Paraguay.

On board 1, Dive was doing ok until move 33 when he played a losing Be5 and was undone by Rc2. The moves following these don't seem to be correct but here is the game as shown in the live game feed. Croad was doing ok until he played 22... Bg7, game over quickly. Steadman was also doing ok until, strangely enough, move 22 Rh4. Game was lost quickly after 23. hxg6. According to Houdini, Li was doing ok until move 27. After that his opponent gradually turned the screws.

Not sure if rounds 1 and 2 PGN files are available anywhere so I'll try to grab the game scores from the live feed and convert to PGN files.

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 02:47 AM
Dive vs Bachman
1. Nf3 g6
2. c4 Bg7
3. g3 c5
4. Nc3 Nc6
5. Bg2 e5
6. O-O Nge7
7. Ne1 d6
8. Nc2 Be6
9. Ne3 O-O
10. a3 a6
11. b4 Rb8
12. Rb1 cxb4
13. axb4 b5
14. cxb5 axb5
15. Ned5 Qd7
16. d3 f5
17. f4 Nxd5
18. Nxd5 Qf7
19. Ne3 Rbc8
20. Kh1 d5
21. fxe5 d4
22. Ng4 Bd5
23. Nh6+ Bxh6
24. Bxh6 Rfe8
25. Rc1 Nxe5
26. Qd2 Ng4
27. Bf4 Qe6
28. Rxc8 Rxc8
29. h3 Nf6
30. e3 Bxg2+
31. Kxg2 Rc3
32. exd4 Nd5
33. Be5 Rc2
34. Bf4 Rc3
35. Kh2 Qc6
36. Qe1 0-1
A04 Reti, Zukertort

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 03:00 AM
Cubas vs Croad
1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 Nc6
6. Be2 g6
7. O-O Bg7
8. Nb3 O-O
9. Bg5 Be6
10. Kh1 Rc8
11. f4 Na5
12. e5 Nxb3
13. axb3 dxe5
14. fxe5 Nd5
15. Nxd5 Bxd5
16. Bg4 Ra8
17. Rf2 Bc6
18. Qxd8 Rfxd8
19. Raf1 Bxe5
20. Rxf7 Bxb2
21. Be6 Kh8
22. h4 Bg7
23. Rxg7 Kxg7
24. Rf7+ Kh8
25. Bxe7 h5
26. Bf6+ Kg8
27. Re7+ Kf8
28. Rh7 1-0
B58 Classical Sicilian

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 03:09 AM
Steadman vs Latorre
1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 g6
3. Nc3 Bg7
4. e4 d6
5. Be2 O-O
6. Be3 e5
7. d5 c6
8. g4 cxd5
9. cxd5 a5
10. h4 Na6
11. g5 Nd7
12. h5 Ndc5
13. Nf3 Bd7
14. Nd2 Qb8
15. a4 Nb4
16. Nc4 Qc7
17. f4 Rfe8
18. fxe5 Bxe5
19. Nxe5 Rxe5
20. Bf4 Rae8
21. Bxe5 Rxe5
22. Rh4 Qd8
23. hxg6 Qxg5
24. gxf7+ Kf8
25. Rh5 Qe3 0-1
E73 Semi-Averbakh System, KID

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Vazquez vs Li
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Nf6
4. d3 Be7
5. O-O O-O
6. Re1 d6
7. a4 Na5
8. Ba2 c5
9. Nc3 Nc6
10. Nd5 Be6
11. c3 a6
12. Rb1 b5
13. Ng5 Bxd5
14. exd5 Nb8
15. b4 Nbd7
16. a5 Rc8
17. Nf3 Ne8
18. Bd2 cxb4
19. cxb4 Nc7
20. d4 Nf6
21. dxe5 Nfxd5
22. Qb3 dxe5
23. Nxe5 Bd6
24. Qf3 Qf6
25. Bxd5 Bxe5
26. Be4 g6
27. Be3 Qg7
28. Bb7 Rb8
29. Ba7 Rbd8
30. Bb6 Rd7
31. g3 Rfd8
32. Rbc1 f6
33. Qc6 Qh6
34. Rxe5 fxe5
35. Bxc7 Qxc1+
36. Qxc1 Rd1+
37. Kg2 Rxc1
38. Bxd8 Kf7
39. Bxa6 Rb1
40. Bxb5 Rxb4
41. Bc6 Rb8
42. a6 1-0
C55 Modern Bishop's Opening

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 03:35 AM
The Women's team have lost 0.5 - 3.5 to Estonia with Natasha Fairley drawing on board 3. Fairley actually missed a win when she played the equalising 43. Rxf7. Winning was either 43. c3 or Rh6 or Rf1 or even Qh6+. It all went downhill for Judy Gao after move 16, Nicole Tsoi after move 29 and Marany Meyer after move 23.

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 07:43 AM
Gao vs Tsiganova 0-1
1. c4 Nf6
2. Nc3 e5
3. g3 d5
4. cxd5 Nxd5
5. Bg2 Nb6
6. Nf3 Nc6
7. O-O Be7
8. d3 O-O
9. a3 a5
10. Be3 Be6
11. Rc1 f6
12. Bxb6 cxb6
13. Nd2 Rc8
14. Qa4 Nd4
15. Kh1 b5
16. Qd1 b4
17. axb4 axb4
18. Ncb1 Rxc1
19. Qxc1 Nxe2
20. Qc2 Nd4
21. Qd1 Qd7
22. f4 Bg4
23. Bf3 Nxf3
24. Nxf3 e4
25. Nbd2 Qxd3
26. Ne5 Bxd1
27. Nxd3 Be2
A16 English Opening

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 07:44 AM
Fomina vs Tsoi 1-0
1. e4 e6
2. Nf3 d5
3. Nc3 d4
4. Ne2 Nf6
5. d3 c5
6. g3 Nc6
7. Bg2 Be7
8. O-O O-O
9. Bg5 e5
10. Nd2 Nd7
11. Bxe7 Qxe7
12. f4 f6
13. a4 a5
14. Nc4 Rb8
15. b3 b6
16. Qd2 Ba6
17. Rf2 Rbd8
18. Nb2 Ndb8
19. Bh3 Nb4
20. Raf1 Bc8
21. Bxc8 Rxc8
22. f5 N8c6
23. g4 Rb8
24. h4 h6
25. Rg2 Rb7
26. g5 fxg5
27. hxg5 hxg5
28. Ng3 Qf6
29. Nc4 Kf7
30. Nh5 Qd8
31. Rxg5 Rg8
32. Qg2 Kf8
33. f6 g6
34. Rxg6 Rxg6
35. Qxg6 Nxc2
36. f7 Rb8
37. Qg7+ Ke7
38. f8=Q+
C00 Two Knights Variation, French

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 07:46 AM
Fairley vs Narva 1/2 - 1/2

1. e4 d5
2. exd5 Qxd5
3. Nc3 Qd6
4. d4 Nf6
5. Nge2 c6
6. Bf4 Qd8
7. g3 Nd5
8. Bg2 Nxf4
9. Nxf4 g5
10. Nfe2 Bg7
11. Qd2 h6
12. O-O-O Na6
13. d5 Nb4
14. a3 Nxd5
15. Nxd5 cxd5
16. Bxd5 Qb6
17. Nc3 Bf5
18. Bb3 O-O
19. Nd5 Qd6
20. Qe2 e5
21. Ne3 Qf6
22. Nd5 Qd8
23. Ne3 Qc8
24. Nxf5 Qxf5
25. Rd6 Rac8
26. Rhd1 Rc7
27. Rd8 Bf6
28. Rxf8+ Kxf8
29. Qd2 Kg7
30. Kb1 Re7
31. Qe3 b6
32. f3 g4
33. fxg4 Qxg4
34. Rf1 Qg5
35. Qe4 Qg6
36. Rf5 Bg5
37. h4 Bd2
38. g4 Qd6
39. g5 hxg5
40. hxg5 Qd4
41. Qh1 Kg6
42. Rf6+ Kxg5
43. Rxf7 Rxf7
44. Bxf7 a5
B01 Gubinsky-Melts D., Center Counter

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 07:48 AM
Vahtra vs Meyer 1-0

1. d4 e6
2. c4 d5
3. cxd5 exd5
4. Nc3 c6
5. Qc2 Bd6
6. Nf3 Ne7
7. Bg5 f6
8. Bh4 Bf5
9. Qd2 Na6
10. e3 Nb4
11. Rc1 Na6
12. Bxa6 bxa6
13. Na4 O-O
14. Bg3 Rb8
15. Nc5 Rb6
16. b3 Bc8
17. O-O Bxc5
18. dxc5 Rb7
19. Nd4 Qe8
20. Bd6 Rf7
21. Qa5 Nf5
22. Nxc6 Nxd6
23. cxd6 Rb5
24. Qd8 Bd7
25. Qxe8+ Bxe8
26. Ne7+ Kf8
27. Rc8 Rxe7
28. dxe7+ Kxe7
29. Rfc1 Bd7
30. R8c7 Rb6
31. Rxa7 Rd6
32. f3 h6
33. Kf2 f5
34. Ke2 d4
35. Rd1 dxe3
36. Rxd6 Kxd6
37. Rxa6+ Kc5
38. Kxe3 Kd5
A40 Horwitz Defense

CivicChessMan
31-08-2012, 07:54 AM
The Open team play 154th seed Kuwait in round 4 and on paper, this should be two points for NZ. The Women's team have a more difficult but evenly poised task against 72nd seed Luxembourg.

Qbert
31-08-2012, 10:30 AM
Best I could find.

1. e4 0.12 e6 0.28
2. d4 0.15 d5 0.15
3. Nc3 0.14 Nc6 0.32

64. Bb4 0.00
See if this works...

1.e4 e6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 Nc6
4.Nf3 Nf6
5.exd5 exd5
6.Bd3 Nb4
7.O-O Nxd3
8.Qxd3 Be7
9.h3 O-O
10.Bf4 c6
11.a3 h6
12.Rfe1 Be6
13.b4 b5
14.Ne5 Qc8
15.Qe2 Re8
16.Qf3 a5
17.Nd3 Bf5
18.Rab1 axb4
19.axb4 Ra3
20.Rb3 Rxb3
21.cxb3 Bxd3
22.Qxd3 Bxb4
23.Rxe8+ Qxe8
24.Be3 Ne4
25.Nxe4 Qxe4
26.Qd1 Bc3
27.Kh2 b4
28.g3 g5
29.Kg1 Kg7
30.g4 f5
31.gxf5 Qxf5
32.Kh2 Qe4
33.Kg1 Kg6
34.Kh2 h5
35.Qg1 g4
36.Qg3 Bxd4
37.Qd6+ Bf6
38.Qxc6 gxh3
39.Kxh3 h4? [39... Qh1+ 40.Kg3 h4+ 41.Kg4 Qg2+ 42.Kf4 Qe4#]
40.Kh2 Qf5
41.Kg2 h3+
42.Kg3 Kh5
43.Qe8+ Qg6+
44.Qxg6+ Kxg6
45.Kxh3 Bc3
46.Kg2 d4
47.Bf4 Kf5
48.Kf3 d3
49.Be3 Ke5
50.Bf4+ Kd4
51.Be3+ Kd5
52.Bf4 Bd4
53.Bd2 Bc5
54.Be3 Be7
55.Ba7 Bg5
56.Bb6 Bd2
57.Ba7 Bc1
58.Be3 Bb2
59.Bd2 Kd4
60.Bxb4 Bc1
61.Ba5 Bg5
62.Bb4 Bc1
63.Ba5 Bg5
64.Bb4
1/2-1/2

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:20 AM
The Open team of Croad, Steadman, Garbett and Li whitewashed Kuwait 4-0 while the Women's team of Milligan, Gao, Tsoi and Meyer drew 2-2 with Luxembourg. Both good results. After 4 rounds, the Open team have 4 points and the Women 3 points.

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:24 AM
Hashem 0-1 Croad
1. c4 Nf6
2. Nf3 e6
3. g3 b6
4. Bg2 Bb7
5. O-O c5
6. Nc3 Be7
7. d4 cxd4
8. Nb5 a6
9. Nbxd4 O-O
10. Be3 d6
11. Bh3 Nbd7
12. b4 Re8
13. b5 Bf8
14. Nc6 Qc7
15. Bg2 Ng4
16. Bd4 e5
17. h3 Ngf6
18. Be3 axb5
19. cxb5 Bxc6
20. bxc6 Nc5
21. Qc2 h6
22. Qf5 g6
23. Qc2 d5
24. Rfd1 Qxc6
25. Nd2 Qa4
26. Nb3 Nxb3
27. axb3 Qxa1
28. Rxa1 Rxa1+
29. Kh2 Raa8
30. Qc6 Bg7
31. Bxb6 Rac8
32. Qb5 Rb8
33. Qc6 Re6
34. Qc7 Rexb6
35. Kg1 Rxb3
36. Qxe5 Rb1+
37. Bf1 Re8
38. Qc7 Rxe2
39. Kg2 Rd2
40. Qd8+ Kh7
41. Qe7 Ne4
42. Qxf7 Rxf2+
43. Qxf2 Nxf2
44. Kxf2 Be5
45. g4 Kg7
A15 King's Knight Variation, English

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:32 AM
Steadman 1-0 Al Maqseed
1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 g6
3. Nc3 Bg7
4. e4 d6
5. Be2 O-O
6. Be3 e5
7. d5 c6
8. g4 cxd5
9. cxd5 Qa5
10. Bf3 Na6
11. a3 b5
12. b4 Nxb4
13. axb4 Qxb4
14. Bd2 Bxg4
15. Rb1 Qd4
16. Qc2 Rac8
17. Rxb5 Qc4
18. Ra5 Bxf3
19. Nxf3 Ng4
20. h3 Nh6
21. Ra4 Qc7
22. Qa2 f5
23. Ng5 fxe4
24. Rxa7 Qb6
25. Ncxe4 Nf5
26. O-O h6
27. Ne6 Rf7
28. Rxf7 Kxf7
29. Rb1 Ra8
30. Rxb6 Rxa2
31. Rb7+ Kg8
32. Nxg7 Nxg7
33. Nf6+ Kf8
34. Be3
E73 Semi-Averbakh System, KID

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:35 AM
Nasser 0-1 Garbett

1. d4 d5
2. c4 dxc4
3. Nf3 Nf6
4. e3 Bg4
5. Bxc4 e6
6. Nc3 Nbd7
7. h3 Bh5
8. Qb3 Bxf3
9. gxf3 Bd6
10. e4 Nh5
11. e5 Be7
12. Qxb7 c6
13. Qxc6 Rc8
14. Qa4 O-O
15. Bd3 Nxe5
16. Bxh7+ Kxh7
17. dxe5 Qc7
18. Qe4+ g6
19. Bd2 Rb8
20. Qe3 Rfd8
21. Rg1 Rxd2
22. Qxd2 Qxe5+
23. Qe3 Qa5
24. Rg4 Rxb2
25. Kf1 Bc5
26. Rg5 Qa6+
27. Nb5 Bxe3
D25 Larsen, Janowski Variation, QGA

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:38 AM
Li 1-0 Al Awadhi
1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 Bb4
4. a3 Bxc3+
5. bxc3 b6
6. f3 Nc6
7. e4 Ba6
8. e5 Ng8
9. Nh3 Na5
10. Qa4 Qc8
11. Bd3 Ne7
12. Bg5 Nd5
13. Nf2 h6
14. cxd5 Bxd3
15. Nxd3 hxg5
16. dxe6 fxe6
17. Qc2 Qb7
18. O-O O-O-O
19. c4 g4
20. Nf4 gxf3
21. Rxf3 g5
22. Ng6 Nc6
23. Qe4 Rh7
24. Raf1 Ne7
25. d5 d6
26. exd6 Nxg6
27. Qxe6+ Kb8
28. Qxg6 cxd6
29. Rf8 Rd7
30. Rxd8+ Rxd8
31. Qxg5 Qc7
32. Rc1 Qc5+
33. Kh1 Kc7
34. Qg3 Re8
35. h3 b5
36. Qf4 Kb6
37. cxb5 Qxd5
38. Rc6+ Kxb5
39. Rxd6 Qc5
40. a4+ Ka5
41. Qd2+
E24 Acc. Saemisch Var., Nimzo-Indian

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:44 AM
Steil-Antoni 1-0 Milligan
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Nf6
4. Ng5 d5
5. exd5 Na5
6. Bb5+ c6
7. dxc6 bxc6
8. Bd3 h6
9. Ne4 Nd5
10. O-O Be7
11. Re1 O-O
12. Nbc3 Nf4
13. Bf1 Qc7
14. d3 f5
15. Ng3 Nb7
16. d4 Bd6
17. dxe5 Bxe5
18. Qf3 Ng6
19. Bc4+ Kh7
20. Bd2 Nd6
21. Bd3 Rb8
22. Rab1 Bd7
23. b3 Rbe8
24. Nf1 Rf6
25. Na4 Ne4
26. g3 c5
27. Be3 Bxa4
28. bxa4 Bc3
29. Bb5 Rd8
30. Red1 Ne5
31. Qg2 Bd4
32. Re1 Nc3
33. Rb3 Ng4
34. Bxd4 cxd4
35. Bd3 Ne5
36. Rb7 Qc5
37. Nd2 Nxd3
38. cxd3 Rb6
39. Ree7 Rg8
40. Qf3 Ra6
41. Rbc7 Qa5
42. Nc4 Qxa4
43. Qxf5+ Kh8
44. Ne5
C58 Polerio Defense, Two Knights

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:47 AM
Gao 1/2 Boyard
1. c4 Nf6
2. Nc3 d6
3. g3 e5
4. Bg2 Be7
5. d3 Nbd7
6. Rb1 a5
7. a3 O-O
8. Nf3 Ne8
9. O-O c6
10. b4 axb4
11. axb4 f5
12. e3 g5
13. b5 Qc7
14. Re1 Ng7
15. Bb2 g4
16. Nd2 Nc5
17. Qe2 Bf6
18. bxc6 bxc6
19. Ba1 Re8
20. Nb3 Nce6
21. Qd2 Bg5
22. Qd1 h5
23. d4 f4
24. dxe5 dxe5
25. Nb5 cxb5
26. Bxa8 bxc4
27. exf4 exf4
28. Nd4 fxg3
29. hxg3 Rd8
30. Nxe6 Bxe6
31. Qa4 c3
32. Rb7 Qc5
33. Rb5 Qf8
34. Rxg5 Rxa8
35. Qd4 Qe7
36. Rg6 Qf7
37. Rg5 Qe7
38. Rg6 Qf7
39. Rg5
A16 English Opening

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:52 AM
Boyarchenko ½ Tsoi
1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. Nc3 Bb4
4. exd5 exd5
5. Bd3 Nf6
6. Ne2 Nc6
7. a3 Bxc3+
8. bxc3 O-O
9. O-O Ne4
10. f3 Nd6
11. Nf4 Ne7
12. Qe1 c6
13. Qf2 Bf5
14. Re1 Re8
15. Bd2 Qd7
16. Re2 Ng6
17. Rae1 Rxe2
18. Rxe2 Nc4
19. Bxc4 dxc4
20. Nxg6 Bxg6
21. Bc1 Re8
22. Kf1 h6
23. Bb2 Rxe2
24. Qxe2 Qf5
25. Kf2 Qxc2
26. Qxc2 Bxc2
27. Ke3 g5
28. f4 f6
29. Kf3 Bf5
30. g4 Bc2
31. fxg5 hxg5
32. Kg3 Kf7
33. h4 gxh4+
34. Kxh4 Kg6
35. Bc1 Kf7
36. Kh5 Ke6
37. Kh6 Bd1
38. g5 fxg5
39. Kxg5 Kd5
40. Kf4 Kd6
41. Be3 Kc7
42. Bc1 Kb6
43. Ke3 Bc2
44. Ke2 Kb5
45. Bf4 Ka4
46. Bd6
C15 Delayed Exchange Var., French

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 03:55 AM
Kremer 0-1 Meyer
1. e4 c5
2. Nc3 e6
3. f4 a6
4. Nf3 Nc6
5. a3 d5
6. e5 Be7
7. Ne2 Nh6
8. d4 Qb6
9. c3 f6
10. g3 Bd7
11. Bh3 Rc8
12. O-O Na5
13. Kh1 Nb3
14. Rb1 a5
15. Be3 c4
16. g4 Nf7
17. Ng3 fxe5
18. Nxe5 Nxe5
19. fxe5 g6
20. Bh6 Kd8
21. Ne2 Kc7
22. Rf7 Bf8
23. Bg5 h6
24. Bf6 Rg8
25. Qc2 Kb8
26. Rxd7 Qc6
27. Rh7 g5
28. Ng3 Qe8
29. Rf1 Ka8
30. Nh5 Kb8
31. Bg2 Ka8
32. Bf3 b5
33. Bd1 a4
34. Bg7 Be7
35. Bxh6 Na5
36. Rff7 Nc6
37. Qf2 Rh8
38. Rxh8 Qxh8
39. Bg7 Qd8
40. Bc2 Kb8
41. Bf6
B23 Closed, Chigorin Variation, Sic.

ChrisBurns
01-09-2012, 07:37 AM
Can't understand why Gao drew her game, she was clearly winning at the end and was winning for the last 6 or so moves.Maybe mistake in PGN?

BenHague
01-09-2012, 07:57 AM
Perhaps a time issue? Either getting short of time and playing safe, or trying to repeat a couple of times to gain a bit of time on the clock and making one repetition too many.

CivicChessMan
01-09-2012, 08:09 AM
The Open team will play 87th seed IBCA (Braille Chess Association) in round 5. This won't be an easy match. In round 1, IBCA narrowly lost to 10th seed Bulgaria who had 4 GMs in their lineup, 1.5 - 2.5. The Women's team will play 92nd ranked Sri Lanka and should have a good chance of winning that match.

Team lineups: Dive, Croad, Steadman and Garbett; Milligan, Gao, Tsoi and Fairley.

ChrisBurns
01-09-2012, 09:41 AM
Perhaps a time issue? Either getting short of time and playing safe, or trying to repeat a couple of times to gain a bit of time on the clock and making one repetition too many.
Repetition seems the cause, maybe trying to make it to move 40 to get the extra 30 minutes.

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 04:06 AM
Round 5 proved to be a disappointing round for the New Zealand teams as both lost their matches. The Open team lost 3-1 to IBCA. Dive and Croad drew their games but Steadman and Garbett lost. The Women's team lost to Sri Lanka 1.5 - 2.5. Fairley won on board 4, Milligan drew on board 1 while Gao and Tsoi lost.

Here are the individual stats for the NZ players after 5 rounds: Dive 4-1-1-2, Croad 4-1-2-1, Steadman 5-2-0-3, Garbett 4-1-0-3, Li 3-1-1-1, Milligan 4-0-2-2, Gao 4-1-1-2, Tsoi 4-0-1-3, Fairley 4-2-1-1, Meyer 4-2-0-2. Only Fairley has a plus score so far.

The Open team is currently in 106th place and the Women's team is in 98th place.

Tomorrow is a rest day.

In round 6, the Open team plays 74th seed Faroe Islands, a tough proposition. The Women's team plays 98th seed Yemen.

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 04:18 AM
Dukaczewski ½-½ Dive
1. e4 Nf6
2. e5 Nd5
3. d4 d6
4. c4 Nb6
5. exd6 exd6
6. Nc3 Be7
7. Nf3 Bg4
8. Be2 O-O
9. O-O Nc6
10. b3 a5
11. Be3 Re8
12. h3 Bh5
13. g4 Bg6
14. d5 Bf6
15. Qd2 Nb4
16. Rac1 Nd7
17. g5 Bxc3
18. Rxc3 Nc5
19. Bxc5 dxc5
20. a3 Na6
21. Re3 Rxe3
22. Qxe3 Qe8
23. Ne5 a4
24. Bd1 axb3
25. Bxb3 Nb8
26. a4 b6
27. Re1 Nd7
28. f4 Bf5
29. Qc3 Qf8
30. Kh2 Qd6
31. Qg3 Re8
32. Re3 f6
33. Nc6 Rxe3
34. Qxe3 Kf8
35. h4 fxg5
36. hxg5 h6
37. Kg2 hxg5
38. fxg5 Kf7
39. Bd1 g6
40. Bf3 Qf8
41. Be4 Qe8
42. Kf3 Ne5+
43. Nxe5+ Qxe5
44. Bxf5 Qxe3+
45. Kxe3 gxf5
46. Kf3
B03 Alekhines defense

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 04:20 AM
Croad, N. ½-½ Grigorchuk
1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e6
3. Nf3 b6
4. g3 Ba6
5. Nbd2 Bb7
6. Bg2 Be7
7. O-O O-O
8. Qc2 d5
9. cxd5 exd5
10. Nb3 Nbd7
11. Rd1 c5
12. dxc5 bxc5
13. Bg5 Rc8
14. Nbd2 h6
15. Bxf6 Nxf6
16. Nh4 Qb6
17. Nf5 Rfe8
18. Nxe7+ Rxe7
19. e3 Bc6
20. b3 a5
21. Rac1 Bd7
22. e4 dxe4
23. Nxe4 Nxe4
24. Bxe4 Be6
25. Bh7+ Kh8
26. Bf5 Qc6
27. Bxe6 Rxe6
28. Re1 Rxe1+
29. Rxe1 a4
30. Qf5 axb3
31. axb3 c4
32. bxc4
E15 Nimzovich Variation, QID

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 04:24 AM
Mueller 1-0 Steadman
1. d4 e6
2. c4 f5
3. Nf3 Nf6
4. Nc3 Bb4
5. Qb3 Qe7
6. Bg5 a5
7. a3 Bxc3+
8. Qxc3 b6
9. g3 Bb7
10. Bg2 O-O
11. O-O a4
12. Rac1 c5
13. Rfd1 d6
14. b4 axb3
15. Qxb3 Ra6
16. Bxf6 gxf6
17. d5 exd5
18. cxd5 Bc8
19. Nh4 f4
20. gxf4 Qxe2
21. Bf1 Qg4+
22. Ng2 b5
23. Bxb5 Ra7
24. Rd3 Rg7
25. Rg3 Qh5
26. Re1 Qf7
27. Bd3 Bd7
28. Qc2 Kh8
29. Ne3 Bc8
30. Bf5 Na6
31. Bxc8 Rxc8
32. Nf5 Rxg3+
33. hxg3 Rd8
34. Re7 Qg6
35. Qe4 c4
36. Qxc4 Qxf5
37. Qxa6 Qxd5
38. Qe2 Rb8
39. Qc2 Qh5
40. Kg2 Qd5+
41. Kg1 Qh5
42. Rc7 Re8
43. Rc8 Qf7
44. a4 Qe6
45. Rxe8+ Qxe8
46. Qf5 Kg7
47. a5 Qc6
48. Qd3 d5
49. a6 Qa4
50. Qe2 d4
51. Qe7+ Kg6
52. a7 d3
53. f5+ Kxf5
54. Qxh7+ Ke5
55. Qc7+ Kd5
A40 Horwitz Defense

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 04:26 AM
Garbett 0-1 Ross
1. c4 e5
2. Nc3 Nc6
3. g3 g6
4. Bg2 Bg7
5. e3 d6
6. Nge2 Be6
7. d3 Nge7
8. Nd5 O-O
9. O-O Qd7
10. Rb1 Rae8
11. Qa4 Nd4
12. Qd1 Nxe2+
13. Qxe2 Nc8
14. b4 c6
15. Nc3 f5
16. b5 Nb6
17. bxc6 bxc6
18. Qc2 e4
19. dxe4 Nxc4
20. exf5 Bxf5
21. e4 Be6
22. Bf4 Na3
23. Qd2 Nxb1
24. Rxb1 Rd8
25. Rd1 Qf7
26. Be3 Rd7
27. h3 Rb8
28. f4 Rdb7
29. Bd4 Rb2
30. Qe3 Rc2
31. Rd2 Rbb2
32. Rxc2 Rxc2
33. Bf1 Qc7
34. Bd3 Rxc3
A25 Bremen-Hort Variation, English

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 05:18 AM
Wijesundara ½-½ Milligan
1. c4 Nf6
2. d4 g6
3. Nc3 Bg7
4. e4 d6
5. f4 O-O
6. Nf3 c5
7. d5 e6
8. Be2 exd5
9. cxd5 Re8
10. O-O Nxe4
11. Nxe4 Rxe4
12. Bd3 Re8
13. f5 Nd7
14. Ng5 Ne5
15. Nxf7 Nxf7
16. fxg6 Ne5
17. Qh5 h6
18. Bxh6 Bg4
19. Rf7 Bxh5
20. Rxg7+ Kh8
21. Rh7+ Kg8
22. Rg7+ Kh8
23. Rh7+ Kg8
24. Rg7+ Kh8
25. Rh7+ Kg8
26. Rg7+
A15 Anglo System, English

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 05:20 AM
Gao 0-1 Bodage

1. c4 e5
2. Nc3 Nf6
3. g3 g6
4. Bg2 Bg7
5. d3 Nc6
6. Rb1 a5
7. a3 O-O
8. e3 Ne7
9. Nf3 d6
10. b4 c6
11. O-O Qc7
12. Bb2 d5
13. Nxe5 Bf5
14. f4 axb4
15. axb4 dxc4
16. Nxc4 Rfd8
17. e4 Be6
18. Qe2 Bxc4
19. dxc4 Qb6+
20. Kh1 Qxb4
21. Ba1 Qa3
22. e5 Ne8
23. Rxb7 Nf5
24. Ne4 Ne3
25. Rfb1 Qxa1
26. Qxe3 Rd1+
27. Rxd1 Qxd1+
28. Qg1 Ra1
29. Qxd1 Rxd1+
30. Bf1 Rxf1+
31. Kg2 Re1
32. Kf3 Bf8
33. Rb8 Nc7
34. Nf6+ Kg7
35. Kf2 Rc1
36. Rc8 Ne6
37. Rxc6 Rc2+
38. Ke3 Rxh2
39. Rc8 Rh1
40. Kf2 h5
41. Ne4 Rc1
42. Nf6 Nd4
43. Ne4 Rc2+
44. Ke3 Nf5+
45. Kf3 Ra2
46. c5 Ra3+
47. Kf2 Ra4
48. Nd6 Ra2+
49. Kf3 Ra3+
50. Kf2 Ra2+
51. Kf3 Ra3+
52. Kf2 Nxg3
53. c6 Bxd6
54. exd6 Ne4+
55. Kg2 Nxd6
56. Rd8 Rd3
57. c7 Rc3
58. Rxd6 Rxc7
59. Kg3 Rc3+
60. Kh4 Kh6
61. Rf6 Kg7
62. Rd6 Rf3
63. Rd4 Kh6
A24 Fianchetto L., 2 Knights Var., Eng.

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 05:22 AM
Chandrasiri 1-0 Tsoi
1. d4 e6
2. c4 f5
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. g3 Be7
5. Bg2 O-O
6. Nf3 d6
7. O-O a5
8. Rb1 Qe8
9. Qb3 Kh8
10. Ng5 c6
11. d5 e5
12. Na4 Bd8
13. Nb6 Bxb6
14. Qxb6 e4
15. Rd1 cxd5
16. cxd5 Qe7
17. Bf4 Ra6
18. Qb3 h6
19. Ne6 Re8
20. Bh3 Nxd5
21. Qxd5 Bxe6
22. Qd4 d5
23. Rbc1 Nc6
24. Qa4 d4
25. Bd2 Rd8
26. Bg2 g5
27. g4 fxg4
28. Bxe4 Bd5
29. Bxd5 Rxd5
30. Qc4 Qe4
31. e3 Ra8
32. exd4 Kh7
33. Qb3 Rd7
34. Be3 Rad8
35. Rc5 Nxd4
36. Bxd4 Rxd4
37. Qf7+ Kh8
38. Qf6+ Kg8
39. Rxd4 Qxd4
40. Qe6+ Kf8
41. Rf5+ Kg7
42. Rf7+ Kg8
43. Re7+ Kh8
44. Qxh6+
A40 Horwitz Defense

CivicChessMan
02-09-2012, 05:23 AM
Fairley 1-0 Uluwitike

1. e4 c6
2. d4 d5
3. Nc3 dxe4
4. Nxe4 Bf5
5. Ng3 Bg6
6. Nf3 e6
7. Bf4 Nf6
8. c3 Nd5
9. Bd2 Bd6
10. Ne5 Qc7
11. Nxg6 hxg6
12. Qf3 Nd7
13. Bc4 N7f6
14. O-O-O O-O-O
15. Kb1 Bf4
16. Bxd5 Nxd5
17. c4 Bxd2
18. cxd5 Bh6
19. dxe6 fxe6
20. Qg4 Qf7
21. Ne4 Qf5
22. Qe2 Kb8
23. f3 Bf4
24. h3 Bc7
25. Qc4 Bb6
26. Rd3 Rd5
27. Rhd1 Rhd8
28. a3 R5d7
29. Kc2 Qd5
30. Qxd5 Rxd5
31. Kc3 g5
32. b4 a5
33. Kc4 axb4
34. axb4 Bc7
35. Nc5 Re8
36. Re1 e5
37. dxe5 Rxd3
38. Nxd3 Kc8
39. Re4 b6
40. Kd4 Kd7
41. Rg4 Bd8
42. f4 Ke6
43. fxg5 Kf5
44. Rf4+ Kxg5
45. Rg4+ Kh6
46. Ke4 g6
47. g3 Bc7
48. Rf4 Kg7
49. h4 Bd8
50. Rg4 Be7
51. Nf4 Bxb4
52. Rxg6+ Kh7
53. Rxc6 Bc5
54. Nd5 Rb8
55. e6 Kg7
56. g4 Kf8
57. Kf5 Bf2
58. h5 b5
59. e7+ Ke8
60. Ke4
B18 Classical Variation, Caro

Adamski
02-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Many thanks to my mate CCM for posting all the games! GO NZ! Guys, you can beat the Faroe Islands!

Walden
03-09-2012, 09:12 AM
ok looks like another bad day for the New Zealand Mens Team losing to the Blind Team

I bet they did not SEE that coming

GinoTHEstud
03-09-2012, 07:20 PM
the blind players who won, clearly SAW more during there games.

CivicChessMan
03-09-2012, 09:01 PM
Open team lineup vs Faroe Islands is Dive, Croad, Garbett and Li. Women's team vs Yemen is Gao, Tsoi, Fairley and Meyer.

The Open team won their vital match against the Faroe Islands 2.5 - 1.5. Croad continued his good form with a win over IM Nilssen, Li won with a nice combo on board 4 and Dive sealed the victory with a draw against IM Ziska. Garbett appeared to blunder in time trouble and lost. The Women's team had a much-needed win, trouncing Yemen 4-0.

Open team has 6 points (10.5) and the Women's team 5pts (11.5).

Individual scores: Dive 5-1-2-2, Croad 5-2-2-1, Steadman 5-2-0-3, Garbett 5-1-0-4, Li 4-2-1-1; Milligan 4-0-2-2, Gao 5-2-1-2, Tsoi 5-1-1-3, Fairley 5-3-1-1 and Meyer 5-3-0-2.

CivicChessMan
04-09-2012, 01:04 PM
82 in round 7. This is the ranking of both the NZ teams' opponents, Jordan for the Open and Zambia for the Women.

Adamski
04-09-2012, 11:08 PM
Many thanks to my mate CCM for posting all the games! GO NZ! Guys, you can beat the Faroe Islands!Pleased to see that NZ did beat the Faroes 2.5/1.5. Good stuff!

Rincewind
04-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Pleased to see that NZ did beat the Faroes 2.5/1.5. Good stuff!

Well done.

You do realise they have a total population of around 50,000 making them by population around one eighty-eighth the size of New Zealand. :)

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 05:06 AM
Open team drew 2-2 with Jordan. Dive and Croad both drew, Steadman lost and Li won. On paper, a reasonable result as Jordan are ranked slightly higher than New Zealand. However, it could have easily been a victory for NZ. Dive was clearly superior for much of his game (moves 23-55) and Steadman blundered on move 46 and lost 3 moves later. In round 8, NZ will play 76th seed United Arab Emirates.

The Women's team continued their climb up the rankings, with an decisive 3.5 - 0.5 win over Zambia. Milligan drew, although clearly better for much of the game, while Gao, Fairley and Meyer all won. In round 8, NZ will play 74th seed Syria.

The Open team has 7 points (12.5) and is in 89th place. The Women's team also has 7 points and is 65th place.

Individually, Dive 6-1-3-2, Croad 6-2-3-1, Steadman 6-2-0-4, Garbett 5-1-0-4, Li 5-3-1-1, Milligan 5-0-4-1, Gao 6-3-1-2, Tsoi 5-1-1-3, Fairley 6-4-1-1 and Meyer 6-4-0-2.

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 07:06 AM
Dive 1/2 Ziska
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. b4 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 e5 7. d3 a5
8. a3 e4 9. dxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. Qd4+ Qf6 12. Nbd2 Re8 13. b5
Nc5 14. e3 Nbd7 15. O-O h6 16. Rfe1 Nb6 17. h4 Be6 18. Bf1 a4 19.
Qxf6+ Kxf6 20. Nd4 g5 21. hxg5+ hxg5 22. Rac1 g4 23. Be2 Nbd7 24. Kg2
Ne5 25. Rh1 Rh8 26. Rxh8 Rxh8 27. Rh1 Rxh1 28. Kxh1 d5 29. cxd5 Bxd5+
30. Kg1 Nb3 31. Nb1 Na5 32. Kf1 Bb3 33. Ke1 c5 34. bxc6 bxc6 35. Kd2
c5 36. Nxb3 axb3 37. Kc3 Ke6 38. Nd2 c4 39. Kb4 Nec6+ 40. Kc3 Ne5 41.
Kb4 Nec6+ 42. Kc3 Ne5 43. Kb4 Nec6+

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 07:07 AM
Nilssen 0-1 Croad
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d6 7. Bg5
Nbd7 8. e3 b6 9. Ne2 Ba6 10. Qb3 c5 11. Rd1 Rc8 12. Qa4 Bb7 13. Nc3
Bc6 14. Qc2 cxd4 15. Rxd4 Qc7 16. Qd1 Qb7 17. f3 d5 18. cxd5 Nxd5 19.
Nxd5 Bxd5 20. e4 Bc6 21. b4 b5 22. Be2 Nb6 23. e5 Nd5 24. Qd2 Qc7 25.
f4 Bb7 26. O-O a6 27. Bd3 Qc3 28. Qf2 h6 29. Bxh6 gxh6 30. f5 exf5 31.
Qg3+ Kh8 32. Qh4 Rc6 33. Bxf5 Qe3+ 34. Kh1 Rc1 35. Rdd1 Rxd1 36. Rxd1
Qg5

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 07:53 AM
Garbett 0-1 Andreasen

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Bd3 c5 5. dxc5 Nf6 6. exd5 Qxd5 7.
Ngf3 Nc6 8. Nb3 O-O 9. O-O e5 10. Bb5 Qxd1 11. Rxd1 Bg4 12. Bxc6 bxc6
13. Re1 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Nd7 15. Bd2 f6 16. Re4 Rfd8 17. Ba5 Rdc8 18. Rc4
Kf7 19. Rd1 Ke6 20. Bb4 g5 21. Rc3 Rab8 22. a3 Nf8 23. Ba5 Rb7 24.
Rcd3 Ng6 25. Bd2 h6 26. Bc1 Nh4 27. Na5 Rbc7 28. b4 Nf5 29. c3 Rg8 30.
Kf1 h5 31. Nc4 g4 32. f4 Nh4 33. Nd6 Rd7 34. fxe5 fxe5 35. Ne4 Rxd3
36. Rxd3 Nf3 37. h3 gxh3 38. Rxf3 h2 39. Rh3 Rg1+ 40. Ke2 h1Q 41. Rxh1
Rxh1 42. Be3 h4 43. Kf3 Rg1

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 07:55 AM
Nielsen 0-1 Li

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e5 Ne4 7. Bxe7
Qxe7 8. a3 Nxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Bd3 Na5 11. h4 f5 12. exf6 Rxf6 13.
h5 Bd7 14. Ne5 Nc6 15. Ng4 Rf7 16. h6 g6 17. O-O e5 18. Ne3 Be6 19.
Bb5 Qg5 20. Bxc6 bxc6 21. dxe5 Rf4 22. g3 Raf8 23. Ng2 Rc4 24. Qc1
Qxe5 25. Re1 Qf6 26. Qe3 Bh3 27. Nf4 Re4 28. Qd3 Bf5 29. Rxe4 Bxe4 30.
Qe3 Qg5 31. Ng2 Qg4 32. f4 Qh3 33. Qd2 Qxg3 34. Re1 Bxg2 35. Re3 Bf3+
36. Kf1 Qxf4 37. Qf2 Bg2+

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 07:58 AM
Gao 1-0 Zewar

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4
Nbd7 8. a3 c5 9. O-O b6 10. d5 exd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 Rb8 13. e4
Qc7 14. g3 Bd6 15. Ng5 h6 16. Nxf7 Rxf7 17. Qb3 Nf6 18. Bxf7+ Qxf7 19.
Qxf7+ Kxf7 20. Re1 Be5 21. Bf4 Bxf4 22. gxf4 Bb7 23. f3 Rd8 24. Rad1
Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Ke7 26. Kf2 Ne8 27. Ke3 Nd6 28. Rc1 Nb5 29. b4 cxb4 30.
axb4 Kf7 31. f5 Kf6 32. Kf4 Ke7 33. Ke5 Kf7 34. f4 Ke7 35. h4 Kf7 36.
h5 Ke7 37. Rg1 Kf7 38. Rg3 Ba8 39. Rd3 Ke7 40. Rg3 Kf7 41. Rg6 Nc3 42.
f6 gxf6+ 43. Rxf6+ Kg7 44. Rg6+ Kh7 45. Re6 Bxe4 46. Kd4 Bf5 47. Re7+
Kg8 48. Kxc3

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 08:00 AM
Abdullah 0-1 Tsoi

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Ne2 O-O 7. Bg5
Nc6 8. O-O Bxc3 9. Nxc3 Nb4 10. Re1 h6 11. Bh4 c6 12. a3 Nxd3 13. Qxd3
Qd6 14. Re5 Ng4 15. Be7 Nxe5 16. Bxf8 Nxd3 17. Bxd6 Nxb2 18. Re1 Bf5
19. Bg3 Nc4 20. Re7 b6 21. Rc7 Na5 22. Bd6 Bxc2 23. Bb4 Nb3 24. Rxc6
Nxd4 25. Rc7 Ne6 26. Rd7 d4 27. Ne2 d3 28. Nc1 a5 29. Be7 Re8 30. Bh4
Nc5

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 08:01 AM
Fairley 1-0 Al-Sharif

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. c3
Ngf6 8. Nh4 e6 9. Nxg6 hxg6 10. Qf3 Nd5 11. Bc4 N7f6 12. Bg5 Qc7 13.
O-O-O Bd6 14. Kb1 Bf4 15. Bxf4 Nxf4 16. h3 O-O-O 17. Rhe1 Rhe8 18. Ne4
N4d5 19. Nxf6 Nxf6 20. Bb3 Rd7 21. c4 Red8 22. Qe3 Kb8 23. g4 a6 24.
Rd3 c5 25. Red1 cxd4 26. Rxd4 Rxd4 27. Rxd4 Rxd4 28. Qxd4 Qd7 29. Qf4+
Kc8 30. Qe3 Qc6 31. f3 Kc7 32. Qf4+ Qd6 33. Qe3 Qc6 34. g5 Nh5 35. c5
Kd7 36. Qd4+ Ke7 37. Ba4 Qc7 38. Qb4 Kd8 39. c6 Kc8 40. Qf8+ Qd8 41.
cxb7+

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 08:06 AM
Salah 0-1 Meyer

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. Ne2 Bd6 6. Nbc3 Nge7 7.
Nb5 Bg4 8. Nxd6+ Qxd6 9. f3 Bh5 10. Bf4 Qd7 11. Qd2 f6 12. O-O-O O-O-O
13. Rhe1 Bf7 14. Bb5 Rde8 15. Nc3 Nf5 16. Bxc6 Qxc6 17. Qd3 Nd6 18.
Bxd6 Qxd6 19. Rxe8+ Bxe8 20. Qf5+ Bd7 21. Qxd5 Qxh2 22. Re1 Qxg2 23.
Re7 Rd8 24. Rxd7 Rxd7 25. Qg8+ Rd8 26. Qe6+ Kb8 27. Qe7 Qg1+

GinoTHEstud
05-09-2012, 05:00 PM
I hope Garbett can find some form and quickly. He is having a real shocker.

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 09:09 PM
The Open team is unchanged for the match with UAE while Fairley makes way for Tsoi on board 3 for the Women's match with Syria.

Adamski
05-09-2012, 10:07 PM
Well done.

You do realise they have a total population of around 50,000 making them by population around one eighty-eighth the size of New Zealand. :)
True but their team (the Faroe Islands) has some quite highly rated players.

Desmond
05-09-2012, 10:16 PM
Well done.

You do realise they have a total population of around 50,000 making them by population around one eighty-eighth the size of New Zealand. :)
About the size of Redcliffe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Redcliffe).

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 11:50 PM
Khader 1/2 Dive

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 e6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bf4
Bd6 8. Bxd6 Qxd6 9. Nb5 Qe7 10. Qc2 c6 11. Nc3 Nbd7 12. e3 O-O 13. Bd3
Rfe8 14. O-O Ne4 15. Nd2 f5 16. Rae1 Qf6 17. Ndb1 Nf8 18. Ne2 Ne6 19.
f3 Nd6 20. Kh1 Kh8 21. e4 Nxd4 22. Nxd4 Qxd4 23. exf5 c5 24. f6 Qxf6
25. Rxe8+ Rxe8 26. Bxh7 Ba6 27. Bd3 c4 28. Bg6 Re6 29. Bh5 Qh4 30. Bg6
Re1 31. g3 Rxf1+ 32. Kg2 Qf6 33. Kxf1 Qxf3+ 34. Kg1 d4 35. Qf2 Qf6 36.
Qxf6 gxf6 37. Kf2 f5 38. a4 Kg7 39. Bh5 Ne4+ 40. Ke1 Nc5 41. Be2 Nxa4
42. b3 Nb2 43. bxc4 Bxc4 44. Bf3 Nd3+ 45. Kd2 Ne5 46. Bd1 Ba6 47. Kc1
Ng4 48. h4 Ne3 49. Nd2 Nf1 50. Nb3 d3 51. g4 fxg4 52. Bxg4 Ne3 53. Bh3
Kh6 54. Kd2 Nd5 55. Nd4 Kh5 56. Nc6 Kxh4 57. Bf5 Nf4 58. Nxa7 Kg5 59.
Bh7 Kf6 60. Ke3 Nd5+ 61. Kd2 Nb4 62. Kc3 Nd5+ 63. Kd2 Nf4 64. Ke3 Ng6
65. Bxg6 Kxg6 66. Nc6 Kf5 67. Nb4 Bc4 68. Nxd3 Bxd3 Capablanca Var., Indian Game

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 11:53 PM
Croad 1/2 Samhouri
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3 e6 6. e4 exd5 7. e5 Qe7
8. Qe2 Ng8 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. Nh3 c4 11. Nf4 Qc5 12. Nfxd5 Bxd5 13. Be3
Qb4 14. a3 Qa5 15. Bd2 Be6 16. Nd5 Qd8 17. Qxc4 Ra7 18. Rc1 Bxd5 19.
Qxd5 axb5 20. Bxb5 Ne7 21. Qe4 Nec6 22. a4 Be7 23. O-O O-O 24. f4 Re8
25. Be3 Rb7 26. Rfd1 Qa5 27. Qd5 Bb4 28. Kh1 Rc7 29. Qe4 Rb7 30. Rd5
Qa8 31. f5 Bf8 32. Bc4 Qxa4 33. Rxd7 Rxd7 34. Bxf7+ Rxf7 35. Qxa4 Rxe5
36. Bf4 Rexf5 37. g3 R5f6 38. b4 Rxf4 39. gxf4 Nxb4 40. Rc8 N4c6 41.
Qc4 g6 42. Qb3 Kg7 43. Rxb8 Nxb8 44. Qxb8 Rf6 45. Qc7+ Kh6 46. Kg2 Rf5
47. h3 Bc5 48. Qd7 Be3 49. Qe7 Bxf4 50. Qh4+ Kg7 51. Qe7+ Rf7 52. Qd8
h5 53. Qd4+ Kh7 54. Qc4 Rf5 55. Qe6 Kh6 56. Qe7 Be5 57. Qd8 Bf6 58.
Qf8+ Kg5 59. Qd6 Be5 60. Qd8+ Kh6 61. Qe7 Rg5+ 62. Kh1 h4 63. Qf8+ Kh5
64. Qf3+ Kh6 65. Qf8+ Kh7 66. Qe7+ Kh6 67. Qf8+ Bg7 68. Qf4 Kh5 69.
Qf3+ Kh6 Dlugy Variation, Benko Gambit

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 11:54 PM
Mansour 1-0 Steadman
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. c4 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Qc2 c5
8. dxc5 bxc5 9. e3 h6 10. Bh4 Qb6 11. Bd3 d6 12. O-O Nbd7 13. Rab1
Rac8 14. Qe2 Qc6 15. e4 Rfe8 16. Bc2 Nb6 17. Rfd1 Rcd8 18. a4 a5 19.
b3 Nbd7 20. Nd2 Nf8 21. Nf1 d5 22. Bxf6 Bxf6 23. e5 Bg5 24. Ng3 Ng6
25. Bxg6 fxg6 26. f3 h5 27. Nb5 h4 28. Nf1 Rf8 29. h3 Bf4 30. Nh2 g5
31. Ng4 Bc8 32. Qc2 Rf5 33. Nd6 Rxd6 34. exd6 Qxd6 35. cxd5 exd5 36.
Re1 Rf8 37. Rbd1 Bf5 38. Qc3 d4 39. Qc4+ Kh7 40. Nf2 Rc8 41. Ne4 Qb6
42. Qd5 Kg6 43. Nd2 Rd8 44. Qc4 Be3+ 45. Kh1 Qc7 46. Ne4 Rc8 47. Rxe3
dxe3 48. Rd6+ Kh5 49. g4+ King's Indian Attack, Reti, Zukertort

CivicChessMan
05-09-2012, 11:56 PM
Li 1-0 Aboudi
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 c5 7. dxc5
Bxc5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Bd3 Bb4+ 11. Nd2 Nc6 12. O-O d4 13.
e4 Bd6 14. Bxd6 Qxd6 15. Nc4 Qf4 16. Qc1 Qxc1 17. Raxc1 Rd8 18. f4 f6
19. a3 Be6 20. b4 Rac8 21. h3 Kf8 22. e5 Bxc4 23. Rxc4 fxe5 24. Bxh7
exf4 25. Bf5 Rb8 26. Rxf4 Ke7 27. b5 d3 28. bxc6 d2 29. Rce4+ Kd6 30.
Rd4+ Kc5 31. Rxd2 Rxd2 32. c7 Rf8 33. c8R+ Kd5 Petrosian Var., QGD

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 12:00 AM
Tembo 1/2 Milligan
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Ne2 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. exd5
cxd5 8. Bb3 Nc6 9. c3 h6 10. Bc1 Bf5 11. Ng3 Bg6 12. Bc2 Qd7 13. Nd2
Rad8 14. f4 exf4 15. Rxf4 Bd6 16. Rf3 Ne5 17. Rf1 Nxd3 18. Nb3 Nxc1
19. Bxg6 Nxb3 20. Bf5 Qb5 21. axb3 Qb6+ 22. Kh1 Bxg3 23. hxg3 Ne4 24.
Bxe4 dxe4 25. Qe2 Rfe8 26. Rf4 Qxb3 27. Raf1 Re7 28. Rh4 Qd5 29. Qe3
Qd3 30. Re1 Qxe3 31. Rxe3 Rd2 32. b4 f5 33. Rf4 Re5 34. g4 fxg4 35.
Rxg4 Rd3 36. Rxd3 exd3 37. Rd4 Re3 38. c4 Kh7 39. Kg1 Kg6 40. Kf2 Re2+
41. Kf3 Rb2 42. b5 Rc2 43. g3 Kf6 44. Ke3 d2 45. Ke2 Ke5 46. Rd7 Rxc4
47. Rxg7 Rd4 48. Kd1 a6 49. Rxb7 axb5 50. Rxb5+ Kf6 51. g4 Rxg4 52.
Kxd2 Re4 53. Rb1 h5 54. Re1 Rf4 55. Ke3 Rf5 56. Rg1 h4 57. Rg4 Rh5 58.
Kf2 h3 59. Kg1 Kf5 60. Ra4 Ke5 Berlin Defense, Bishop

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 12:01 AM
Gao 1-0 Mtine
1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. e3 Nb4 6. d3 Nf6 7. a3 Nc6
8. Nge2 Qc7 9. O-O O-O 10. Rb1 d6 11. b4 cxb4 12. axb4 Bd7 13. Bd2 Qc8
14. Nf4 e5 15. Nfd5 Bg4 16. Qc2 Bh3 17. b5 Nxd5 18. Nxd5 Bxg2 19. Kxg2
Re8 20. bxc6 Qxc6 21. e4 h5 22. h4 Kh7 23. Qb3 b6 24. Ra1 Rf8 25. Rfc1
Qd7 26. Qb5 Qc8 27. Bb4 f5 28. Bxd6 Rf7 29. f3 Qd8 30. Bb4 f4 31. Be1
g5 32. Bd2 gxh4 33. gxf4 Bh6 34. Rg1 Rg7+ 35. Kh2 Qg8 36. Nf6+ Great Snake, English

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 12:02 AM
Mbatha 0-1 Fairley
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Be2 Nf6 4. d3 h6 5. Nc3 d6 6. h3 Be6 7. Be3 Ne7
8. Qd2 c6 9. d4 Qc7 10. a3 a6 11. b4 Ng6 12. O-O Be7 13. Nh2 Rc8 14.
Bd3 Nh5 15. d5 Bd7 16. Ne2 Nf6 17. c4 c5 18. Rfc1 b6 19. f3 Nh7 20. f4
exf4 21. Nxf4 Ne5 22. Be2 Nf6 23. Qc2 O-O 24. Nf3 Nh7 25. Nxe5 dxe5
26. Nd3 Bg5 27. Bxg5 Nxg5 28. Nf2 f5 29. Bd3 f4 30. Rf1 f3 31. Ng4
Bxg4 32. hxg4 Qd7 33. gxf3 Nxf3+ 34. Rxf3 Rxf3 35. Bf1 Qxg4+ 36. Bg2
Rcf8 37. Re1 Qg3 38. Qd1 Rf2 Taylor Opening

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 12:04 AM
Meyer 1-0 Mwango
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 g6 4. d3 Bg7 5. Ng5 Nh6 6. O-O O-O 7. c3 Nc6
8. Bb3 Kh8 9. f4 f6 10. Ne6 Bxe6 11. Bxe6 Qe7 12. f5 Nd8 13. Bb3 gxf5
14. exf5 d5 15. Kh1 c6 16. Bc2 Rg8 17. Qf3 Ndf7 18. g4 Bf8 19. h3 Qd7
20. Be3 b6 21. Nd2 Re8 22. Rf2 Bd6 23. Rg1 Qd8 24. c4 Bc5 25. cxd5
Qxd5 26. Bxc5 Qxc5 27. Ne4 Qe7 28. h4 Rg7 29. g5 Reg8 30. Rfg2 Qb4 31.
gxh6 Rxg2 32. Rxg2 Qe1+ 33. Kh2 Qxh4+ 34. Qh3 Qf4+ 35. Rg3 Nxh6 36.
Kg2 Rxg3+ 37. Qxg3 Nxf5 38. Qxf4 exf4 39. Bb3 Kg7 40. Kf3 Nd4+ 41.
Kxf4 Nxb3 42. axb3 Kg6 43. Nd6 a6 44. Nc8 b5 45. Ne7+ Kf7 46. Nxc6 Ke6
47. Nb4 a5 48. Nc2 b4 49. Ne3 h5 50. d4 Kd6 51. Ke4 Ke6 52. Nf5 Kd7
53. Kd5 Kd8 54. Ke6 Ke8 55. d5 h4 56. Nxh4 f5 57. Nxf5 Kd8 58. d6 Ke8
59. Nd4 Philidor Defense

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:14 AM
The NZ Women's team made it three wins in a row with a victory over Syria by 3-1. Milligan picked up her first win of the tournament, Gao drew, Tsoi fought back to win her game and Meyer drew. The Women now have 9 points and climb 15 places to 50th. A tough opponent awaits in round 9, 24th ranked Latvia who boast 4 WGMs and 1 WIM.

Milligan 6-1-3-2, Gao 7-4-1-2, Tsoi 6-2-1-3, Fairley 6-4-1-1 and Meyer 7-4-1-2.

The Open team lost 2.5 - 1.5 to UAE. Dive lost to GM Salem, Croad continued his impressive form with a win, Steadman drew and Li lost. The Open team remain on 7 points and slip down 9 places to 98th. They meet 106th ranked Angola in round 9.

Dive 7-1-3-3, Croad 7-3-3-1, Steadman 7-2-1-4, Garbett 5-1-0-4 and Li 6-3-1-2.

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:32 PM
Dive 0-1 Salem
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. g3 Nb6 5. d3 g6 6. Be3 Nc6 7. Bg2
Nd4 8. Nf3 Nxf3+ 9. Bxf3 c6 10. O-O Bh3 11. Re1 Bg7 12. Qd2 h5 13.
Rab1 h4 14. b4 hxg3 15. hxg3 Nd7 16. d4 Nb6 17. d5 Nc4 18. Qc1 Ne5 19.
dxc6 bxc6 20. Bh1 Qc8 21. Ne4 Be6 22. Ng5 Rxh1+ 23. Kxh1 Bd5+ 24. Kg1
f6 25. Bd4 fxg5 26. Bxe5 Bxe5 27. Qxg5 Qf5 28. Qh4 Qe4 29. Qxe4 Bxe4
30. Rbc1 Rb8 31. Rc4 Bd5 32. Rg4 Bxa2 33. Rxg6 Kd7 34. Rc1 Bd5 35. Rg4
Bd6 36. Ra1 Rb7 37. Ra4 c5 38. b5 Bb3 39. Ra1 c4 40. Rd4 Rc7 41. e4
Ke6 42. Kg2 Ke5 43. Rd2 c3 Golombek Def., English

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:33 PM
Omar 0-1 Croad
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. e3
O-O 8. Rc1 c6 9. h4 g6 10. h5 g5 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Bd3 Re8 13. Qc2 Nd7
14. Bf5 Nb6 15. O-O Bxf5 16. Qxf5 Nc4 17. Nh2 Bg7 18. Qc2 Qd7 19. Na4
f5 20. Rfe1 Qf7 21. Nf1 Nd6 22. Qd1 g4 23. Nc5 Qxh5 24. Ng3 Qf7 25.
Ne2 Bf8 26. g3 Ne4 27. Nxe4 Rxe4 28. Kg2 Bd6 29. Rh1 Re6 30. Qc2 Kg7
31. Rh2 Rh8 32. Rch1 h5 33. Kf1 Reh6 34. Qb3 Kg6 35. Ke1 R8h7 36. Qd3
Kg7 37. Kd2 Kf8 38. Kc2 Ke8 39. a3 Kd8 40. Kb1 Kc8 41. Qc2 Kb8 42. Nc1
h4 43. Rxh4 Rxh4 44. gxh4 Be7 45. Nd3 Rxh4 46. Rxh4 Bxh4 47. Ne5 Qe6
48. b4 Be7 49. Kb2 Bd6 50. Nxc6+ bxc6 51. Qxc6 f4 52. a4 fxe3 53. fxe3
Qf6 54. a5 Be7 55. Qxd5 Qf2+ 56. Kb3 Qxe3+ 57. Ka4 Qg5 58. Qd7 a6 59.
d5 g3 60. Qe8+ Bd8 61. Qc6 g2 62. Qxa6 Qxd5 63. Qg6 Qd1+ 64. Kb5 g1=Q Anti-Nimzo-Indian

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:35 PM
Steadman 1/2 Faisal
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 b5 6. e4 O-O 7. Bd2 bxc4
8. Bxc4 Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. dxe6 dxe6 11. Nge2 c4 12. O-O Rb8 13. Kh1
Nc5 14. Be3 Qe7 15. Qc2 Rfc8 16. Rfd1 Nd3 17. Na4 Bd6 18. b3 Ne5 19.
Qd2 Rd8 20. Qc3 cxb3 21. axb3 Ng6 22. Rab1 Be5 23. Qa5 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1
Qc7 25. Qxa7 Qxa7 26. Bxa7 Rxb3 27. Kg1 h6 28. Bc5 Nf4 29. Nxf4 Bxf4
30. Bf2 Ra3 31. Nc5 Kmoch Variation, Nimzo-Indian

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:36 PM
Khoori 1-0 Li
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. O-O
O-O 8. a4 Bb7 9. Nc3 b4 10. Ne2 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Ng3 g6 13. Re1
Bf6 14. Ne4 Bg7 15. Bg5 f6 16. Nc5 Bc8 17. Nxe5 Nxe5 18. Rxe5 c6 19.
Rxd5 cxd5 20. Bd2 a5 21. Qf3 Kh8 22. Qxd5 Bf5 23. c3 bxc3 24. Bxc3 Qb6
25. d4 Rfe8 26. Re1 Rxe1+ 27. Bxe1 Re8 28. Bc3 Qc7 29. Qf7 Qc8 30. Bc4
Bc2 31. Ne6 Rg8 32. Nxg7 Rxg7 33. Qxf6 Qxc4 34. d5 Anderssen Variation, Ruy Lopez

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:37 PM
Milligan 1-0 Mir Mahmoud
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Be3 Qc7 7. Bd3
a6 8. O-O Ne5 9. h3 Bc5 10. Kh1 b5 11. f4 Ng6 12. Qf3 Bb7 13. a3 h5
14. Qf2 d6 15. Rae1 Rc8 16. e5 dxe5 17. Nxe6 fxe6 18. Bxg6+ Ke7 19.
Bxc5+ Qxc5 20. Qxc5+ Rxc5 21. fxe5 Nd7 22. Rf7+ Kd8 23. Rd1 Bc8 24.
Rxg7 Rxe5 25. Ne4 Rd5 26. Rxd5 exd5 27. Nd6 Ne5 28. Nxc8 Kxc8 29. Bf5+
Kd8 30. Ra7 Rh6 31. b3 h4 32. Rh7 Rxh7 33. Bxh7 Ke7 34. g3 hxg3 35.
Kg2 a5 36. Kxg3 Kf6 37. Kf4 Nc6 38. Bd3 Nd4 39. h4 a4 40. bxa4 bxa4
41. h5 Ne6+ 42. Kg4 d4 43. h6 Nc7 44. h7 Kg7 45. Kf4 Nd5+ 46. Ke5 Nc3
47. Kxd4 Nb1 48. c4 Taimanov, Paulsen Var., Sicilian

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:39 PM
Algildah 1/2 Gao
1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c3 e6 4. Bg5 d5 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. Bd3
b6 8. Qa4 Bb7 9. Ne5 O-O 10. f4 a6 11. Qc2 Qe8 12. O-O-O Ne4 13. Nxd7
Qxd7 14. Bh4 c5 15. Rdf1 b5 16. g4 Rfc8 17. gxf5 exf5 18. Bxe4 dxe4
19. Nb3 Bd5 20. Rhg1 Kh8 21. dxc5 Bxb3 22. axb3 Bxc5 23. Qd2 Qa7 24.
Rg3 Be7 25. Bxe7 Qxe7 26. Qd5 Qf6 27. Qd4 Qe7 28. Rfg1 Rg8 29. Qd5 g6
30. Qd4+ Qg7 31. h4 Rad8 32. Qb6 Rd3 33. h5 Rxc3+ 34. bxc3 Qxc3+ 35.
Kd1 Qxb3+ 36. Ke1 Qb1+ 37. Kf2 Qc2+ 38. Ke1 Qc1+ 39. Ke2 Qc2+ 40. Kf1
Qd1+ 41. Kf2 Qd2+ 42. Kf1 Qd1+ 43. Kf2 Qd2+ Barcza Variation, Dutch

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Tsoi 1-0 Farha
1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 e6 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nf6 5. Nd2 Qb6 6. Rb1 Nc6 7. h3 Bd7
8. Ngf3 Be7 9. Bd3 O-O 10. Ne5 Rfd8 11. g4 Ne8 12. g5 Nxe5 13. Bxe5
Bxg5 14. Qh5 h6 15. Rg1 Kf8 16. Nf3 Bf6 17. Kd2 Bb5 18. Bxb5 Qxb5 19.
Qg4 Ke7 20. Bxf6+ gxf6 21. Qh4 Nd6 22. Rge1 Ne4+ 23. Kc2 Rg8 24. Nd2
Nd6 25. Rbc1 Rac8 26. Nf3 Rg2 27. Nd2 Nf5 28. Qf4 cxd4 29. exd4 Qb6
30. Kb1 Rcg8 31. Qxf5 Qb5 32. Qf3 a5 33. c4 Qb4 34. Qe3 Sarratt Attack

CivicChessMan
06-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Stef 1/2 Meyer
1. d4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. Bf4 d6 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nbd2 Nd7 7. c3
Ngf6 8. Qc2 e6 9. h3 Qe7 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 d5 12. Bd3 e5 13. dxe5
Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Bxe5 15. Bxe5 Qxe5 16. O-O-O O-O-O 17. Qe2 Kb8 18. Ba6
Ba8 19. Rd2 Rd6 20. Rhd1 Rhd8 21. Qg4 Bb7 22. Bxb7 Kxb7 23. Qd4 Qe6
24. Qf4 f5 25. g4 R8d7 26. g5 Qe4 27. Rd4 Qxf4 28. Rxf4 c5 29. h4 Kc6
30. Kc2 Re6 31. Kd2 Rde7 Queen Pawn Fianchetto

Capablanca-Fan
07-09-2012, 12:43 AM
CCM, thanks for posting all the Kiwi games; much appreciated. Would be nice to see the Aussie games on this site too. Just for pawn promotion, the game viewer needs the equals sign to work (e.g. 42. h8=Q).

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:27 AM
An important win for the Open team 3-1 over Angola. Dive, Croad and Li all won but Garbett's dismal run continued with another loss. Both Dive and Li had marathon games, 82 moves and 89 moves respectively. Dive's opponent went astray on move 66, a mistake that Dive took full advantage of. Croad was lucky to survive according to Houdini which gave his opponent +8.75 after 41. Nxg7 Bxg7. His opponent missed the winning move of 42. Bc1 (and others), playing instead the equalising move of 42. Qxg6. Perhaps the realisation of this hit home at that point because in just 2 moves, Croad had +7.68 and won in 55 moves. Garbett didn't recover after his 23rd move. In a B+P vs 2P (Li) and a certain draw, Li's opponent somehow managed to play a shocker on move 86. The 3-1 scoreline could have easily been in favour of Angola.

NZ now have 9 points and move up to 86th place. Individual scores: Dive 8-2-3-3, Croad 8-4-3-1, Steadman 7-2-1-4, Garbett 6-1-0-5 and Li 7-4-1-2.

NZ meet Albania in the penultimate round.

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:39 AM
Latvia were too strong for the NZ Women's team as expected, winning 3.5 - 0.5. Meyer ensured it wasn't a whitewash with a draw on board 4, in game where Houdini gave her a strong plus score on several occasions. Milligan, Tsoi and Fairley all lost to WGMs.

NZ remains on 9 points and is in 64th place. Individual scores: Milligan 7-1-2-4, Gao 7-3-2-2, Tsoi 7-2-1-4, Fairley 7-4-1-2 and Meyer 8-4-2-2.

NZ play Bolivia in the penultimate round.

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:42 AM
Dive 1-0 Domingos
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 c6 7. Bb2 a5
8. d3 Nbd7 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. Qc2 Na6 11. a3 Bd7 12. e4 Be8 13. Rad1 Rc8
14. Bh3 Rb8 15. Ne5 Qb6 16. Kh1 Rd8 17. f4 Nc5 18. Bg2 dxe4 19. dxe4
Bd7 20. Bd4 Bc8 21. Bg1 Qc7 22. Rb1 Na6 23. Ra1 Nd7 24. Nef3 Ndc5 25.
Rfd1 b6 26. Nf1 Bb7 27. Ne3 Rxd1 28. Rxd1 Nd7 29. Ra1 c5 30. Re1 Rd8
31. Nd1 Nab8 32. Nc3 Nc6 33. Nb5 Qb8 34. Rd1 Na7 35. h3 Nxb5 36. cxb5
Qa8 37. Ne1 Nf6 38. Rxd8+ Qxd8 39. a4 Qd7 40. Kh2 Bd8 41. Qe2 Bc7 42.
Nd3 Qe8 43. Nb2 e5 44. f5 Qa8 45. Nc4 Bxe4 46. Bxe4 Qxe4 47. Qxe4 Nxe4
48. Kg2 Kf8 49. g4 Ke7 50. Be3 Nc3 51. Bg5+ f6 52. Bd2 Nd5 53. Kf3 Kd7
54. Ke4 Ne7 55. h4 g6 56. Bh6 Ke8 57. Ne3 Ng8 58. Bg7 Kf7 59. Bh8
gxf5+ 60. gxf5 h5 61. Nf1 Ne7 62. Ng3 Nc8 63. Nxh5 Nd6+ 64. Kd5 Nxf5
65. Bxf6 Nd4 66. Bxe5 Bxe5 67. Kxe5 Nxb3 68. Nf4 c4 69. Nd5 Kg6 70.
Nc3 Kh5 71. Kd5 Kxh4 72. Kxc4 Nc5 73. Kd5 Kg4 74. Kc6 Kf5 75. Kxb6 Nb3
76. Kc6 Nd4+ 77. Kc7 Ke5 78. b6 Ne6+ 79. Kc8 Nc5 80. b7 Nxb7 81. Kxb7
Kd4 82. Kb6 Neo-Catalan, Reti

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:47 AM
Simoes 0-1 Croad
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. Qc2 b6
8. Nbd2 Nbd7 9. e4 Bb7 10. e5 Ne8 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Re1 Rc8 13. Qd1
Nc7 14. Nf1 Na6 15. a3 Nab8 16. Bd2 Nc6 17. h4 Na5 18. Ng5 Nc4 19. Bc1
h6 20. Nh3 Qe8 21. Nf4 Nb8 22. Nh2 Nc6 23. Bf1 Kh8 24. b3 N4a5 25. Ng4
Rg8 26. Be3 Nb8 27. b4 Nc4 28. Bc1 a5 29. bxa5 bxa5 30. Bd3 Ba6 31.
Bb1 Nb6 32. Ra2 Na4 33. Rc2 Nc3 34. Rxc3 Rxc3 35. Qd2 Rc8 36. Nh5 Qb5
37. Bb2 Bf8 38. Kh2 Nd7 39. Qf4 g6 40. Qxf7 Rg7 41. Nxg7 Bxg7 42. Qxg6
Nf8 43. Qh5 Qxb2 44. Kg2 Qd2 45. Nxh6 Qxh6 46. Qd1 Bb5 47. f4 Be8 48.
Rf1 Bg6 49. g4 Bxb1 50. Qxb1 Ng6 51. h5 Nxf4+ 52. Kg3 Rc3+ 53. Kf2
Nh3+ 54. Kg2 Qd2+ 55. Kh1 Rc2 Knights Var., Indian Game

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:49 AM
Garbett 0-1 Miguel
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f4 e6 7. Qf3
Qb6 8. Nb3 Qc7 9. g4 b5 10. a3 h6 11. g5 hxg5 12. fxg5 Nfd7 13. Bf4
Nc6 14. O-O-O Nce5 15. Qg3 Rb8 16. Nd4 b4 17. axb4 Rxb4 18. g6 Nf6 19.
Bxe5 dxe5 20. gxf7+ Kxf7 21. Nf3 Kg8 22. Qxe5 Qb6 23. Na2 Rxe4 24. Qc3
Bb7 25. Rd3 Rh5 26. Qd2 Ra5 27. Nc3 Ra1+ 28. Nb1 Bd5 29. Rxd5 Nxd5 30.
c3 Bc5 31. Bd3 Be3 32. Bxe4 Ra2 33. Kd1 Bxd2 34. Nfxd2 Rxb2 35. Re1
Qf2 36. Bxd5 exd5 Amsterdam Variation, Sicilian

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:50 AM
Cambando 0-1 Li
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e5 f6 5. exf6 Nxf6 6. Nf3 Bd6 7. Bd3
O-O 8. O-O e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Bxe5 11. Bg5 c6 12. Bh4 Qb6 13.
Rb1 Bg4 14. Qd2 Rae8 15. Bg3 Nd7 16. Na4 Qc7 17. b4 Bxg3 18. hxg3 Qe5
19. Nc5 Qh5 20. Nxd7 Bxd7 21. Rbe1 Qf7 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Re1 Rxe1+ 24.
Qxe1 Qe6 25. Qxe6+ Bxe6 26. f4 Kf7 27. Kf2 g6 28. Ke3 Ke7 29. a3 Kd6
30. Kf3 b6 31. g4 Bf7 32. g5 c5 33. c3 a5 34. bxa5 bxa5 35. Ke3 Be6
36. g3 Bf5 37. Be2 Bd7 38. Bd3 Ke6 39. Bf1 Kd6 40. Be2 Bf5 41. Bf3 Bc2
42. Be2 Kc6 43. Bf1 Bd1 44. Bd3 Bg4 45. Bf1 Be6 46. Be2 Kd7 47. Bd3
Ke7 48. Kf3 Bf5 49. Be2 Kf7 50. Ke3 Kg7 51. Bf3 Be6 52. g4 Kf7 53. f5
gxf5 54. gxf5 Bxf5 55. Bxd5+ Kg6 56. Kf4 Bd3 57. Bc6 Kh5 58. Bf3+ Kh4
59. Bg4 Bc2 60. Be6 Bd3 61. c4 Kh5 62. Bd5 Kh4 63. Be6 Kh5 64. Bd5 Kh4
65. Ke5 Kxg5 66. Kd6 h5 67. Kxc5 h4 68. Kd6 h3 69. c5 h2 70. c6 Kf6
71. c7 Bf5 72. a4 Bc8 73. Bc6 Bf5 74. Bh1 Bc8 75. Bc6 Bf5 76. Bb7 Bg4
77. Kc5 Bc8 78. Bh1 Ke7 79. Kc6 Ke6 80. Bg2 Ke7 81. Bd5 Bd7+ 82. Kb7
Kd6 83. Bf3 Kc5 84. c8Q+ Bxc8+ 85. Kxc8 Kb4 86. Kd7 Kxa4 87. Ke6 Kb4
88. Kd5 a4 89. Kd4 Normal Variation, French

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:51 AM
Reizniece-Ozola 1-0 Milligan
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d6 5. O-O O-O 6. Nc3 e5 7. d4
Nbd7 8. h3 Re8 9. e4 exd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. Re1 Rb8 12. a4 Nc5 13. b4
Ne6 14. Be3 a5 15. b5 Nc5 16. Qc2 Be6 17. Nxe6 Nxe6 18. Rad1 Nd7 19.
f4 b6 20. Nd5 Nec5 21. Kh2 Qc8 22. Bc1 Nf6 23. Re2 Nxd5 24. cxd5 f5
25. Rde1 Qd7 26. e5 Rbd8 27. Bb2 Re7 28. Bf3 Rf8 29. Bc1 Rfe8 30. Bb2
Rf8 31. Qd1 Qd8 32. Kg2 Ree8 33. Bd4 g5 34. e6 Qe7 35. Bh5 Ne4 36.
Bxe8 Rxe8 37. Rxe4 fxe4 38. Rxe4 Rf8 39. fxg5 Rf5 40. Bxg7 Kxg7 41. h4
Kg8 42. Qd4 Rf8 43. Rf4 King's Knight Variation, English

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Tsoi 0-1 Rogule
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. Bf4 Bb7 4. e3 g6 5. Be2 Bg7 6. h3 O-O 7. O-O d6
8. c4 Nbd7 9. Nc3 e6 10. Rc1 Qe7 11. Re1 Rfe8 12. Nb5 Rec8 13. b4 Ne4
14. Nd2 a6 15. Nc3 Nxc3 16. Rxc3 e5 17. dxe5 dxe5 18. Bg3 Qxb4 19. Rb3
Qe7 20. Qc2 Nc5 21. Rbb1 Rd8 22. Red1 Rd7 23. Bf3 Bxf3 24. Nxf3 Rad8
25. Rxd7 Rxd7 26. Rd1 Rxd1+ 27. Qxd1 Qd7 28. Qc2 Qd3 29. Qxd3 Nxd3 30.
Kf1 f6 31. Nd2 Kf7 32. Bh2 Bf8 33. f4 exf4 34. Bxf4 Bd6 35. g3 Ke6 36.
Kg2 Bxf4 37. exf4 f5 38. Kf3 Kd6 39. Ke3 Nb4 40. a4 Kc5 41. g4 Nc2+
42. Kd3 Nd4 43. gxf5 gxf5 44. Ke3 Ne6 45. h4 Kb4 Capablanca Var., Indian Game

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:57 AM
Fairley 0-1 Berzina
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3
d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1
Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bd2 c5 17. d5 c4 18. Be3 Qc7 19. Qd2 Kh7
20. Nh2 Bg7 21. Rf1 Nc5 22. Kh1 Bc8 23. f4 exf4 24. Rxf4 g5 25. e5+
Kg8 26. Rxf6 Rxe5 27. Rf3 Bh8 28. Ng4 Bxg4 29. hxg4 Rae8 30. Nf5 f6
31. Raf1 Ne4 32. Nxh6+ Kf8 33. Bxe4 Borisenko Variation, Ruy Lopez

CivicChessMan
07-09-2012, 05:58 AM
Meyer 1/2 Skinke
1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. f3 Nbd7 6. Qd2 b5 7. g4 Nb6
8. h4 h5 9. g5 Nfd7 10. f4 Bb7 11. Nf3 Bg7 12. Bd3 b4 13. Ne2 c5 14.
c3 bxc3 15. bxc3 Qc7 16. O-O c4 17. Bc2 e6 18. f5 exf5 19. exf5 gxf5
20. Ng3 O-O-O 21. Nxf5 Bf8 22. Bf4 Nd5 23. Bg3 Rg8 24. Rae1 N7b6 25.
Re2 Ne7 26. Kh2 Nbd5 27. Ng1 Ng6 28. Nh3 Qa5 29. Be4 Rd7 30. Rb1 Nb6
31. Bxb7+ Kxb7 32. Ne3 Qa4 33. Rb4 Qa6 34. Nxc4 d5 35. Nxb6 axb6 36.
Rb1 Bd6 37. Bxd6 Rxd6 38. Rf2 Kc6 39. Re1 Nxh4 40. Qf4 Ng6 41. Qf5 Ra8
42. Nf4 Nxf4 43. Qxf4 Ra7 Pirc defense

Craig_Hall
07-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Is Nic Croad still in with a chance of an IM norm?

TheOtherMSims
07-09-2012, 09:59 PM
I think so but he might have to lift his rating to get the title. Luke is a CM, FM if he can get 1.5 in the last 2 rounds.

Tony Dowden
08-09-2012, 01:05 PM
How does the FM deal work? I thought one had to get over 2300

(Not I. M. Sims then?)

Kevin Bonham
08-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Olympiads have special rules - see the full title rules here:

http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=58&view=article

A score of over two-thirds over 9 or more consecutive games from the first game a player plays in an Olympiad is a direct FM title.

Tony Dowden
08-09-2012, 07:31 PM
Olympiads have special rules - see the full title rules here:

http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=58&view=article

A score of over two-thirds over 9 or more consecutive games from the first game a player plays in an Olympiad is a direct FM title.

Thanks Kevin

(Makes mental note to play for Burundi in retirement)

heligan
10-09-2012, 12:30 AM
Judy Gao scored 6/9 and has earned the wfm title. Congratulations Judy!

CivicChessMan
10-09-2012, 05:58 AM
The Open team lost to Albania 1-3. Dive, Croad and Li all lost to higher rated opponents while Steadman won against his slightly lower rated opponent.

The Women's team narrowly lost to Bolivia 1.5 - 2.5. Gao won, Tsol drew while Milligan and Fairley both lost.

With just one round to play, the Open team has 9 points (4-1-5) and is in 99th place. The Women's team also has 9 points (4-1-5) and is in 74th place. Both teams are below their ranking but a win in the final round should ensure they finish above that. The Women's team have a reasonable chance of winning against Paraguay while the Open team will have a tricky Zimbabwe to overcome.

Individual scores: Dive 9-2-3-4, Croad 9-4-3-2, Steadman 8-3-1-4, Garbett 6-1-0-5 and Li 8-4-1-3; Milligan 9-1-3-5, Gao 8-4-2-2, Tsoi 8-2-2-4, Fairley 8-4-1-3 and Meyer 8-4-2-2.

CivicChessMan
10-09-2012, 06:21 AM
The Open team drew 2-2 with 91st ranked Zimbabwe in the 11th and final round today. Zimbabwe surprised in leaving out their board 1 IM while NZ brought back Garbett for Li. Dive lost, Croad and Garbett drew while Steadman won to give NZ a share of the points. The Open team finishes on 10 points (W4-D2-L5) for a final placing of 97th.

Individual scores: Dive 10-2-3-5, Croad 10-4-4-2, Steadman 9-4-1-4, Garbett 7-1-1-5 and Li 8-4-1-3.

The Women's team had a disappointing loss to 94th ranked Paraguay 1.5-2.5. Surprised to see Meyer not in the team for this round. Milligan drew, Gao won but both Tsoi and Fairley lost. The Women's team finishes on 9 points (W4-D1-L6) for a final placing of 87th.

Individual scores: Milligan 10-1-4-5, Gao 9-5-2-2, Tsoi 9-2-2-5, Fairley 9-4-1-4 and Meyer 8-4-2-2.

The bright note is that, with her win, Judy Gao has been awarded the WFM title.

heligan
11-09-2012, 03:58 AM
Marany had to return to work on the last free day (the day before the last round). I think we are extraordinarily fortunate that she was able to play at such short notice! We can now look forward to her playing a lot more (both in and for NZ) in future.

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 04:50 AM
That's a good reason for Marany Meyer's absence. She certainly showed that she will be an asset for the future. Her performance showed that perhaps she should have been selected from the outset. Despite the Women's team finishing below than their seeding, the future does look bright.

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:10 PM
Dervishi 1-0 Dive
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. c4 Nb6 6. e6 fxe6 7. Nc3 g6
8. h4 Bg7 9. Be3 O-O 10. h5 e5 11. hxg6 hxg6 12. d5 Nd4 13. Nxd4 exd4
14. Bxd4 Bxd4 15. Qxd4 e5 16. Qd3 Kg7 17. Qe3 Rh8 18. Rxh8 Qxh8 19. c5
Nd7 20. cxd6 cxd6 21. Ne4 Nf6 22. Nxd6 Qf8 23. Qxe5 Bg4 24. Bb5 Rd8
25. Ne4 Qb4+ 26. Nc3 Rxd5 27. Qc7+ Kh6 28. Kf1 Rxb5 29. Nxb5 Qxb5+ 30.
Kg1 Qxb2 31. Re1 Qb4 32. Re7 Nd5 33. Rh7+ Kg5 34. Qe5+ Bf5 35. Qxd5
Qe1+ 36. Kh2 Qxf2 37. Qd6 a5 38. Qd8+ Kg4 39. Qd1+ Kg5 40. Qc1+ Kg4
41. Qc4+ Kg5 42. Rxb7 Qe3 43. Rb5 Qd2 44. Rd5 Qb2 45. Kg3 Qb8+ 46. Kf3

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:11 PM
Croad 0-1 Mehmeti
1. d4 c5 2. d5 Nf6 3. c4 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3 g6 6. e4 Bg7 7. Nc3 O-O
8. Nh3 e6 9. Nf4 Bb7 10. bxa6 Nxa6 11. Bc4 exd5 12. exd5 Re8+ 13. Nfe2
Nh5 14. O-O Qh4 15. Ne4 Rxe4 16. fxe4 Re8 17. Bf4 Rxe4 18. Qd3 Nxf4
19. Rxf4 Rxf4 20. Nxf4 Qxf4 21. Bxa6 Bxa6 22. Qxa6 Bd4+ 23. Kh1 Be5
24. Kg1 Qxh2+ 25. Kf2 Bd4+ 26. Kf3 Qh5+ 27. Kg3 Qg5+ 28. Kh3 Bf2 29.
g4 Qh4+ 30. Kg2 Qg3+ 31. Kf1 Bd4 32. Qe2 Qg1#

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:12 PM
Pasku 0-1 Steadman
1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. a4 Bb4 7. Be2 Nf6
8. Qc2 Bb7 9. O-O Qb6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bh4 Nd7 13. e5 h5 14.
Bg5 a6 15. Ne4 Nh6 16. Bxh6 Rxh6 17. b3 cxb3 18. Qxb3 Be7 19. Rfc1 Rc8
20. Rab1 c5 21. dxc5 Nxc5 22. Nxc5 Bxc5 23. axb5 Bxf2+ 24. Kf1 Rxc1+
25. Rxc1 Rg6 26. Qd3 a5 27. Rc6 Bxc6 28. bxc6 Qxc6 29. Kxf2 Rg4 30.
Qd6 Qxd6 31. exd6 f6 32. Bb5+ Kd8 33. Ke3 e5 34. d7 Rb4 35. Bc6 a4 36.
Ne1 a3 37. Nd3 Rb3 38. Bd5 a2 39. Bxb3 a1Q 40. Be6 Qd4+

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:14 PM
Li 0-1 Seitaj
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6 7. Bg2
Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. dxc5 d4 10. Na4 Bf5 11. b4 Nxb4 12. Nxd4 Be4 13.
Bxe4 Nxe4 14. Ba3 Na6 15. Nf5 Bxc5 16. Nxc5 Nexc5 17. Rc1 b6 18. Bb2
Qxd1 19. Rfxd1 f6 20. h4 Rfe8 21. Kf1 Nb4 22. Ba3 Nba6 23. Nd6 Re5 24.
Bb2 Re7 25. h5 Rd8 26. Nf5 Red7 27. Rxd7 Rxd7 28. h6 g6 29. Ne3 Kf7
30. Ng4 Rd6 31. f3 Nb8 32. e4 Nbd7 33. Ke2 f5 34. Ne5+ Nxe5 35. Bxe5
Re6 36. Bd4 fxe4 37. Bxc5 exf3+ 38. Kxf3 bxc5 39. Rxc5 Ra6 40. Rc7+
Kf6 41. Rxh7 Kg5 42. Rc7 Ra3+ 43. Ke4 Kxh6 44. Rc2 Kg5 45. Kd5 Kg4 46.
Kc5 a5 47. Kd5 Rxg3 48. Ke6 Kh5 49. Rh2+ Kg5 50. Rf2 a4 51. Kf7 Rg4
52. Kg7 Kh4 53. Rh2+ Kg3 54. Rh6 g5 55. Rg6 Kf4 56. Ra6 Ke3 57. Kg6
Kd3 58. Kf5 Rb4 59. a3 Rc4 60. Kxg5 Kc2 61. Rb6 Rc3 62. Rb4 Rxa3 63.
Rf4 Ra1 64. Rf2+ Kd3 65. Rf3+ Ke2 66. Rh3 Rb1 67. Kf4 Rb3 68. Rh8 a3
69. Ke4 Rb4+ 70. Kd5 Ra4 71. Rh2+ Kd3 72. Rh3+ Kc2 73. Rh2+ Kc3 74.
Rh3+ Kb4 75. Rh4+ Kb5 76. Rh8 Ra6 77. Rh2 Ra8 78. Rg2 Rd8+ 79. Ke5 Kc4
80. Rh2 Re8+ 81. Kd6 Rb8 82. Kc6 Kb3 83. Rh3+ Kb2 84. Rh2+ Ka1 85. Kc5
a2 86. Kc4 Kb1 87. Rh1+ Kb2 88. Rh2+ Ka3 89. Rh5 a1=Q

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:15 PM
Milligan 0-1 Cordero Loup
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Rb8
8. Qd2 Qa5 9. Be2 b5 10. dxc5 b4 11. Nd1 Ba6 12. O-O Bxe2 13. Qxe2
Bxc5 14. Bxc5 Qxc5+ 15. Nf2 O-O 16. Rfd1 Nb6 17. Kh1 Nc4 18. Nd3 Qb5
19. Qf2 a5 20. Nd4 Nxd4 21. Qxd4 Rfc8 22. Rac1 Nb6 23. b3 h6 24. h3
Rc6 25. Qb2 Rbc8 26. Rd2 Rc3 27. a3 Nd7 28. axb4 axb4 29. Ra1 Nc5 30.
Nf2 Qc6 31. Qa2 Ne4 32. Nxe4 dxe4 33. Qa7 Rxc2 34. Rxc2 Qxc2 35. Qd4
Qe2 36. Qxb4 Rc2 37. Rg1 e3 38. Qe4 Qd2 39. Kh2 e2 40. Ra1 Ra2 41.
Rxa2 Qxa2 42. Kg3 Qd2

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:15 PM
Borda Rivera 0-1 Gao
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bc4 c6 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Bd2
e6 8. Ne5 h6 9. g4 Bh7 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. Bf4 Qe7 12. O-O-O Nbd7 13. h4
Nd5 14. Bxd5 exd5 15. Qd2 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 O-O-O 17. Rde1 f6 18. Bb8 Qd7
19. Bxa7 Bd6 20. Na4 Bc7 21. Nb6+ Bxb6 22. Bxb6 Rde8 23. Qa5 Qd6 24.
Bc5 Qb8 25. Qb4 Qf4+ 26. Kb1 Qxf2 27. Rc1 Re2 28. Qa4 Rhe8 29. Qa8+
Kc7 30. Qa5+ Kd7 31. Qc3 R8e3 32. Qb4 Kc8 33. Bd6 Rxc2 34. Rxc2 Qxc2+
35. Ka1 Rd3 36. Qe1 Be4 37. Rf1 Rd2 38. Ba3 b5 39. Qc1 Rxd4 40. Qxc2
Bxc2 41. g5 Rxh4 42. gxf6 gxf6 43. Be7 Rd4 44. Bxf6 Rd1+ 45. Rxd1 Bxd1
46. b4 Kd7 47. Kb2 Ke6 48. Bg7 h5 49. Kc3 h4 50. Bd4 h3 51. Bg1 Ke5
52. Kd2 Bg4 53. Ke3 d4+ 54. Kf2 Ke4 55. Kg3 Kd3

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Tsoi 1/2 Estrada Blajos
1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 Nbd7 6. Nbd2 b6 7. h3 Bb7
8. Bd3 Be7 9. O-O Ne4 10. Ne5 O-O 11. Qc2 f5 12. f3 Nxd2 13. Qxd2 Nf6
14. g4 Nd7 15. Qg2 Nxe5 16. Bxe5 Bf6 17. Qh2 Qd7 18. Rae1 Rae8 19. Re2
Bc6 20. Rg2 Bb5 21. Bxb5 Qxb5 22. Qg3 Qd7 23. Kh1 Bxe5 24. Qxe5 Rf7
25. Rfg1 Qc7 26. gxf5 Qxe5 27. dxe5 exf5 28. f4 Kf8 29. Rd1 Rd7 30.
Rgd2 Red8 31. Kg2 Ke7 32. Kg3 Ke6 33. Kf3

CivicChessMan
11-09-2012, 03:17 PM
Mendoza Acuna 1-0 Fairley
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nge2 Bf5 6. d4 c6 7.
Bd2 e6 8. O-O Qc7 9. Bf4 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. f3 Nbd7 12. Bd3 Bg6 13.
Ne4 Nxe4 14. fxe4 O-O-O 15. c3 Rdf8 16. Qa4 Kb8 17. Rad1 Qc7 18. b4
Nb6 19. Qb3 e5 20. a4 f6 21. a5 Nd7 22. c4 Bf7 23. d5 c5 24. b5 Qxa5
25. Ra1 Qb6 26. Nc3 Kc7 27. Ra3 Rb8 28. Rfa1 Rhc8 29. Rxa7 Kd8 30.
R7a3 Qd6 31. Kh1 Nb6 32. Na4 Bh5 33. Nxb6 Qxb6 34. Bc2 Ke8 35. Qg3 Bg6
36. Bd3 Qd6 37. Qg4 Kf8 38. h4 Be8 39. Be2 g6 40. Qf3 Bd7 41. Bd3 h5
42. Rf1 Kg7 43. Ra2 Rf8 44. Qg3 Bg4 45. Re1 Ra8 46. Rxa8 Rxa8 47. Be2
Bxe2 48. Rxe2 Ra1+ 49. Kh2 Rd1 50. Qh3 Rd4 51. Qc8 Qe7 52. b6 Kf7 53.
Qc7 Kf8 54. Ra2 f5 55. Ra8+ Kf7 56. Rd8

Adamski
12-09-2012, 12:37 AM
Judy Gao scored 6/9 and has earned the wfm title. Congratulations Judy!
Yes indeed - congratulations Judy!

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Mandiza 1-0 Dive
1. Nc3 d5 2. e4 Nf6 3. exd5 Nxd5 4. Bc4 Nb6 5. Bb3 Nc6 6. Qf3 e6 7.
Nge2 Be7 8. d3 O-O 9. h4 a5 10. a4 e5 11. Ne4 Nd7 12. Bg5 Nd4 13. Nxd4
exd4 14. O-O-O Ne5 15. Qg3 Ng4 16. Rde1 Bf5 17. Qf4 Bc8 18. Bxe7 Qxe7
19. Ng5 Qf6 20. Qxc7 Bf5 21. Qf4 Rac8 22. Rh3 h6 23. Rf3 hxg5 24. Qxf5
Qxf5 25. Rxf5 gxh4 26. Re4 Nf6 27. Rxd4 b6 28. Rxh4 Rfe8 29. g4 Re7
30. g5 Nd7 31. g6 Ne5 32. Rxe5

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Croad 1/2 Makoto
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7.
Be3 c5 8. Qd2 Qa5 9. Rc1 O-O 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. d5 Rd8 12. Bd3 Bg4 13.
Be2 e6 14. O-O exd5 15. exd5 c4 16. d6 Be6 17. Rfd1 Ne5 18. Bf4 Rac8
19. Nxe5 Bxe5 20. Bxe5 Qxe5 21. Bf3 b6 22. Qd4 Rc5 23. g3 Bf5 24. Bd5
Qxd4 25. Rxd4 b5 26. a4 a6 27. axb5 axb5 28. Ra1 Kf8 29. Ra6 Kg7 30.
Rc6 Rc8 31. Rb6 Bd7 32. f4 Rd8 33. Kf2 Kf6 34. Ke3 Re8+ 35. Kd2 Rcc8
36. Rb7 Red8 37. Kc1 Rb8 38. Rc7 Rb6 39. Bf3 Ke6 40. Rc5 Kf6 41. Kb2
Be8 42. Re5 Ra6 43. g4 Bd7 44. g5+ Kg7 45. Re1 Bf5 46. Re5 Raxd6 47.
Red5 Rxd5 48. Rxd5 Rb8 49. Ka3 Be6 50. Rd6 h6 51. h4 hxg5 52. hxg5 Rh8
53. Kb4 Rh3 54. Bc6 Rh4 55. Rd4 f6 56. gxf6+ Kxf6 57. Bxb5 Kf5 58. Be8
Rh3 59. Ba4 Rf3 60. Bc2+ Kf6 61. Ba4 Rd3 62. Bb5 Rxd4 63. cxd4 c3 64.
Bd3 g5 65. fxg5+ Kxg5 66. Kxc3 Kf6 67. Kb4 Ke7 68. Kc5 Kd8 69. Kd6 Bf7
70. Bf5 Bb3 71. Be6 Bd1 72. d5

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:09 PM
Moyo 0-1 Steadman
1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 Bc5 5. g3 dxe4 6. Ng5 e3 7. fxe3
Bxe3 8. Ndf3 Bb6 9. Bf4 h6 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. dxe4 Qxd1+ 12. Rxd1 Nc6
13. Bb5 Bd7 14. c3 g5 15. Ne5 O-O-O 16. Nxf7 gxf4 17. Nxd8 Rxd8 18.
gxf4 Rf8 19. Rf1 Be3 20. f5 exf5 21. Bxc6 bxc6 22. exf5 Rxf5 23. Ke2
Re5 24. Rf8+ Kb7 25. Kf3 Be6 26. h4 Bc5 27. Rh8 h5 28. Rdd8 Bxa2 29.
Rde8 Rf5+ 30. Ke4 Bb1#

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Garbett 1/2 Masango
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Bg5 d5 4. e3 Nbd7 5. Bd3 h6 6. Bh4 c5 7. c3 Be7
8. O-O b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. f4
g5 14. Qe2 O-O-O 15. Ba6 f5 16. exf6 Nxf6 17. Nf3 Ne4 18. Ne5 Qc7
19. Bd3 Nd6 20. Qg4 Rhe8 21. Bg6 Re7 22. Rad1 Kb8 23. Qh3 Rg8 24. Rf2
g4 25. Qh4 Reg7 26. Qf6 Qe7 27. Qxe7 Rxe7 28. Rfd2 Reg7 29. Bc2 h5 30.
a3 Kc7 31. b4 cxb4 32. cxb4 Nf7 33. Nd3 Nd6 34. Ne5 Nf7 35. Nxf7 Rxf7
36. Bb3 Re7 37. Kf2 h4 38. Kg1 Rf8 39. Rd4 Kb8 40. Rc1 Rc7 41. Rxc7
Kxc7 42. g3 hxg3 43. hxg3 Kd6 44. Bd1 Rc8 45. a4 Rc1 46. Kf2 e5 47.
fxe5+ Kxe5 48. Bxg4 Bc6 49. b5 Rc2+ 50. Ke1 Be8 51. Bf3 Bf7 52. g4 Ra2
53. g5 Ra1+ 54. Kf2 Ra2+ 55. Kg3 Ra3 56. Rf4 Be6 57. Kf2 Ra2+ 58. Be2
Bf5 59. Rd4 Be4 60. Ke1 Ra1+ 61. Kf2 Ra2 62. Ke1 Ra1+ 63. Kf2

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:11 PM
Vargas 1/2 Milligan
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. d5 Qb6 5. Qc1 f5 6. g3 Bg7 7. c3
d6 8. Bg2 Na6 9. Nd2 Bd7 10. Nh3 h5 11. Nf4 O-O-O 12. h4 Kb8 13. a4
Rc8 14. Nc4 Qb3 15. Nd2 Qb6 16. Nc4 Qb3 17. Nd2

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:12 PM
Gao 1-0 Avalos
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O
Be7 8. a3 g5 9. d3 g4 10. Nd2 h5 11. b4 h4 12. Nc4 hxg3 13. hxg3 Bg5
14. Ne4 Bxc1 15. Rxc1 f5 16. Nc5 Qg5 17. Bxc6+ bxc6 18. Kg2 f4 19. Rh1
Rh3 20. Ne4 Qg7 21. Qc2 fxg3 22. Nxb6 Bb7 23. Nxa8 gxf2 24. Qc5 Kd8
25. Nxf2 Rh6 26. Rxh6 Qxh6 27. Rh1 Qg7 28. Rh5 Kc8 29. Nxc7 Kxc7 30.
Qxe5+

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Rojas 1-0 Tsoi
1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 f5 3. e3 Nf6 4. d4 Be7 5. b3 d6 6. Bb2 O-O 7. Qc2 Nc6
8. a3 e5 9. O-O-O Qe8 10. d5 Nb8 11. h3 a6 12. f3 Qh5 13. Bd3 Qh6 14.
Qd2 Nh5 15. g4 Ng3 16. Rh2 Bg5 17. Re1 f4 18. e4 Nd7 19. Nge2 Bh4 20.
Rg1 Nc5 21. Bc2 b6 22. b4 Nb7 23. Ba4 Qf6 24. Bc6 Rb8 25. a4 Qe7 26.
Kc2 Nd8 27. b5 axb5 28. cxb5 Nxc6 29. dxc6 Be6 30. Nd5 Qf7 31. Nec3
Ra8 32. Ra1 Kh8 33. Rg2 h6 34. Rgg1 Bg5 35. Ra3 Ra7 36. Rga1 Rfa8 37.
Qd3 Bd8 38. Kb3 Qe7 39. Qd2 Qh4 40. Qg2 Be7 41. Kb4 Rf8 42. Bc1 Bd8
43. Bd2 Qg5 44. a5 bxa5+ 45. Rxa5 Rxa5 46. Rxa5 Qg6 47. Ra8 Qf7 48.
Ra7 Qe8 49. Be1 Rf7 50. Ra8 Kh7 51. h4 Qf8 52. h5 Kh8 53. Bf2 Bxd5 54.
Nxd5 Kh7 55. b6 cxb6 56. Bxb6 Qe8 57. Qc2 Nxe4 58. Qxe4+

CivicChessMan
12-09-2012, 04:16 PM
Fairley 0-1 Perez
1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. d4 c5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Bf4
a6 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. a3 b5 10. O-O Bb7 11. Re1 h6 12. h3 Rc8 13. Qe2 Nd4
14. Nxd4 Bxd4 15. Nd1 Nc5 16. Rb1 Qb6 17. Qg4 Nxd3 18. cxd3 g5 19. Bg3
Bc5 20. Nc3 Be7 21. Rbc1 O-O 22. h4 Kh7 23. d4 Rg8 24. Qh5 Rg7 25. Ne2
Rcg8 26. hxg5 Bxg5 27. Rcd1 b4 28. Rd3 a5 29. Bf4 Ba6 30. Bxg5 Rxg5
31. Qxf7+ R8g7 32. Qf3 Rxg2+ 33. Kh1 Bxd3 34. Qxd3+ Kg8 35. Qe3 Qd8
36. Ng3 R2xg3 37. fxg3 Qg5 38. Kg2 h5 39. axb4 axb4 40. Qxg5 Rxg5 41.
Kf3 Rg4 42. Rd1 Re4 43. Rd3 Kf7 44. b3 Kg6 45. Kg2 Kg5 46. Kh3 Rg4 47.
Kh2 Kf5 48. Rf3+ Ke4 49. Rf6 Kxd4 50. Rxe6 Re4 51. Rb6 Kc5 52. Re6 d4
53. Kg2 Kd5 54. Rb6 Kc5 55. Re6 Re3 56. Kf2 Rxb3 57. Rh6 Re3 58. Rxh5
b3 59. g4 b2 60. e6+ Kc4

Tony Dowden
13-09-2012, 08:06 AM
Marany Meyer's ... performance showed that perhaps she should have been selected from the outset.

Or at least put on a higher board once selected.

This decision baffled me because at her age a 2000 or 2100 player doesn't suddenly become a 1600 or 1700 player - even if relatively inactive (I'm sure we can all think of examples of older NZ players who more or less hold their level of playing performance despite periods of inactivity).