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Keong Ang
19-10-2012, 12:52 PM
Merv Morrison Memorial 2012

Open tournament (FIDE & NZCF rated) & under1800 (NZCF rated) tournament

at Auckland Chess Centre.
Friday 19th October 2012 to Monday 22nd October 2012

6 Rounds

Round1 6.30pm 19th October
Round2 9.00am 20th October
Round3 3.00pm
Round4 9.00am 21st October
Round5 3.00pm
Round6 9.00am 22nd October

All times NZDT (+1300 GMT)

Rate of play:
90minutes with 60seconds increment per move starting from first move.

FA Keong Ang
Chief Arbiter

Keong Ang
19-10-2012, 04:26 PM
Live tournament games available on:
http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/livescores/tfd.htm

Only top 5 boards available.

Keong Ang
19-10-2012, 04:28 PM
Open tournament player list:


Merv Morrison Memorial Open : Registered Players

1 Hague, Ben ENG FM 405647 2293F 8070AM 2436N
2 Pinic, Noel NZL -- 15800016 2092F 7311AM 2251N
3 Thornton, Gino A NZL -- 4300963 2142F 5620AM 2211N
4 Gao, Hans NZL -- 4302460 2032F 7004JM 2189N
5 Koop Thorben GER -- 24661619 2165F 0 0N
6 Dordevic, Ivan NZL -- 4303601 2096F 5142AM 2149N
7 Goodhue, Nathan NZL -- 4300947 1990F 3665AM 2118N
8 Bennett, Hilton P NZL -- 4300734 1959F 3089AM 2117N
9 Yang, Scott NZL -- 4303814 1980F 7338JM 2103N
10 Milligan, Helen NZL WFM 2401312 1969F 6468SF 2099N
11 Gibbons, Robert E NZL -- 4300700 1974F 3037SM 2086N
12 Lim, Benji NZL -- 4300971 2057F 4124AM 2056N
13 Molina Barrera, Gustavo MEX -- 5104874 2049F 0 0N
14 Jashari, Xhuedet NZL -- 4303555 1920F 5826UM 1945N
15 Power, P Wayne NZL -- 4301366 1965F 3027SM 1945N
16 Taylor, Richard NZL -- 4301927 1916F 3339SM 1941N
17 Li, William (Xiang Wei) NZL -- 4303300 1787F 6203JM 1901N
18 Seabrook, Roy NZL -- 4302354 1850F 6449AM 1885N
19 Lyall, Simon NZL -- 4303148 1777F 7189AM 1880N
20 Zhang, William Jeiwen NZL -- 4303830 1852F 7221JM 1864N
21 Crombie, William R NZL -- 4303210 0F 3276AM 1847N
22 Ang, Alphaeus WeiErn NZL -- 4303636 1860F 8002JM 1814N
23 Zhang, Leo NZL -- 4303903 0F 7931JM 1771N
24 Kolev, Hristo NZL -- 4303970 1843F 7263JM 1733N

Keong Ang
19-10-2012, 04:30 PM
under1800 player list:


MervMorrisonU1800 : Registered Players

1 Lam, Byron NZL -- 0 0F 8083JM 1783N
2 Mukkattu Phillip NZL -- 4302737 1770F 6743AM 1788N
3 Michael, Andrew NZL -- 4302567 0F 6776AM 1746N
4 Holdo, Karl NZL -- 0 0F 4202AM 1724N
5 Fan, Allen NZL -- 0 0F 7853JM 1429N
6 Lim, Arvin NZL -- 0 0F 7827JM 1223N
7 Yan, Sarah NZL -- 0 0F 8217JF 1075N
8 Yan, Caroline NZL -- 0 0F 8219JF 1056N
9 Qin, Nicole Shu Yu NZL -- 0 0F 8220JF 1013N
10 Li, Rodney (Xiang Rei) NZL -- 0 0F 7328JM 934N
11 Jacobs, Hilton NZL -- 4304020 0F 5333AM 1748N
12 Qin, Joy Shu Yan NZL -- 4303997 0F 8024JF 1485N
13 Credo, James NZL -- 0 0F 0 1401N

Keong Ang
19-10-2012, 04:33 PM
Round 1 pairings
Open


Merv Morrison Memorial Open: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Molina Barrera, Gust ( 0.0) - Hague, Ben ( 0.0) = 13 - 1 = ...
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2 = Pinic, Noel ( 0.0) - Jashari, Xhuedet ( 0.0) = 2 - 14 = ...
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3 = Power, P Wayne ( 0.0) - Thornton, Gino A ( 0.0) = 15 - 3 = ...
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4 = Gao, Hans ( 0.0) - Taylor, Richard ( 0.0) = 4 - 16 = ...
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5 = Li, William (Xiang W ( 0.0) - Koop Thorben ( 0.0) = 17 - 5 = ...
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6 = Dordevic, Ivan ( 0.0) - Seabrook, Roy ( 0.0) = 6 - 18 = ...
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7 = Lyall, Simon ( 0.0) - Goodhue, Nathan ( 0.0) = 19 - 7 = ...
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8 = Bennett, Hilton P ( 0.0) - Zhang, William Jeiwe ( 0.0) = 8 - 20 = ...
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9 = Ang, Alphaeus WeiErn ( 0.0) - Yang, Scott ( 0.0) = 22 - 9 = ...
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10 = Lim, Benji ( 0.0) - Zhang, Leo ( 0.0) = 12 - 23 = ...
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11 = Kolev, Hristo ( 0.0) - BYE ( 0.0) = 24 - 0 = 1F-0F
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The following player(s) got a BYE:
10 - Milligan, Helen
11 - Gibbons, Robert E
21 - Crombie, William R

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under1800


MervMorrisonU1800: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Lam, Byron ( 0.0) - Qin, Nicole Shu Yu ( 0.0) = 1 - 9 = ...
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2 = Li, Rodney (Xiang Re ( 0.0) - Mukkattu Phillip ( 0.0) = 10 - 2 = ...
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3 = Fan, Allen ( 0.0) - Jacobs, Hilton ( 0.0) = 5 - 11 = ...
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4 = Qin, Joy Shu Yan ( 0.0) - Lim, Arvin ( 0.0) = 12 - 6 = ...
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5 = Credo, James ( 0.0) - BYE ( 0.0) = 13 - 0 = 1F-0F
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The following player(s) got a BYE:
3 - Michael, Andrew
4 - Holdo, Karl
7 - Yan, Sarah
8 - Yan, Caroline

Generated by Vega - www.vegachess.com

Keong Ang
19-10-2012, 05:09 PM
Vega generated tournament info available for the duration of the tournament on the following links.

Open:
http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/livescores/wwwMervMorrisonOpen/index.html

under1800:
http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/livescores/wwwMervMorrisonU1800/index.html

Better to browse there than for me to keep posting info here.

Keong Ang
20-10-2012, 07:55 AM
Sometimes bad weather would be ideal for chess tournaments.
On a long weekend with fine weather, the mobile DJ truck neighbours have now set up a bouncy castle with loud kiddie music.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Keong Ang
20-10-2012, 11:12 AM
PGN files for the top 5 boards are available for download from:
http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/livescores/MervMorrison/

Mr Buss
20-10-2012, 05:27 PM
Hard Luck to Ivan Dordevic , I assume he must have lost on time to Ben Hague as in the final position Ben was only getting away with a draw.
Ivan seemed to panic a bit when he got a winning position , can happen against a stronger opponent

ChrisBurns
21-10-2012, 04:27 AM
Hard Luck to Ivan Dordevic , I assume he must have lost on time to Ben Hague as in the final position Ben was only getting away with a draw.
Ivan seemed to panic a bit when he got a winning position , can happen against a stronger opponent
I was also wondering why result was 1-0 scratching my head to see the winning line after ... Kxg7. Any way it looks like in his next game he had to forfeit to Scott Yang. Hope Ivan does not miss today's games.

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 06:30 AM
Another potential default on a broadcast board. :(
And despite bad weather, a neighbour has decided to mow the lawn.
I could use a few less distractions!!

...plus there is 1 informed withdrawal and potentially 1 "default" withdrawal.

A 9am start time is horrible. A significant number of players tend to be late and pushing the 30 minute default time.

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 07:15 AM
Argh! Arbiter dilemma...
Thorben Koop should have lost his game by default. He was more than 30 minutes late. Apparently his hotel did not make his 7.30am wake up call.

Scott Yang had already claimed the game as was his right under NZCF constitutional 30minute default time for all games in NZ. But it was really a less than 5 minute call. In the end, Scott generously allowed the game to proceed.

I made the call that all the time Thorben lost stays lost. We're not restarting the game here.
There is still the potential for the result to be appealed because the game was already lost (and cannot be rated).

Quite a "the rules are the rules" versus "what are we doing this for" situation.
:hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

[Edit: 10.28am]
Thorben could have appealed his default loss (IMHO that would fail), but now Scott could possibly appeal to have the default reinstated!

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 07:18 AM
And now I'm starting to regret resuming the game.. :wall: :wall:
Looks like I have to nurse the live broadcast along for the duration of the game.

Next time, unless the game can resume easily, a default stays a default on a live board.

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 07:53 AM
Hard Luck to Ivan Dordevic , I assume he must have lost on time to Ben Hague as in the final position Ben was only getting away with a draw.
Ivan seemed to panic a bit when he got a winning position , can happen against a stronger opponent
He had something like 7 minutes left versus Ben's 15.

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 08:01 AM
I was also wondering why result was 1-0 scratching my head to see the winning line after ... Kxg7. Any way it looks like in his next game he had to forfeit to Scott Yang. Hope Ivan does not miss today's games.
Ivan has defaulted again today.
2 defaults in a row (rounds 3&4) with no explanation to me can only result in automatic withdrawal Ivan Dordevic from the tournament. :(

Gustavo Molina Barrera has also phoned in this morning to withdraw from the rest of the tournament. Unfortunately this is after the pairings were published last night.

Mr Buss
21-10-2012, 08:40 AM
He had something like 7 minutes left versus Ben's 15.

Oh dear. Maybe he saw that after 42.. Kxg7 43.Bh6+ Kg8 44.Qg6+ and its mate next move . When of course if black just plays 43..Kh7 white has no better than a draw by perpetual check.

9am is a horrible time to start the round. I probably would have played this tournament if it weren't for this

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 09:05 AM
Argh! Arbiter dilemma...
Thorben Koop should have lost his game by default. He was more than 30 minutes late. Apparently his hotel did not make his 7.30am wake up call.

Scott Yang had already claimed the game as was his right under NZCF constitutional 30minute default time for all games in NZ. But it was really a less than 5 minute call. In the end, Scott generously allowed the game to proceed.

I made the call that all the time Thorben lost stays lost. We're not restarting the game here.
There is still the potential for the result to be appealed because the game was already lost (and cannot be rated).

Quite a "the rules are the rules" versus "what are we doing this for" situation.
:hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

[Edit: 10.28am]
Thorben could have appealed his default loss (IMHO that would fail), but now Scott could possibly appeal to have the default reinstated!
They have agreed a draw.

Not before further drama in the last 15 minutes before the game ended. Scott developed a nosebleed that would not stop.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Hope it clots soon!

I hope there are no more dramas for the rest of the tournament.
:pray: :pray:

Mr Buss
21-10-2012, 09:38 AM
Never a dull moment!
At least it keeps you on your toes Keong :lol:

Kevin Bonham
21-10-2012, 10:13 AM
Ivan has defaulted again today.
2 defaults in a row (rounds 3&4) with no explanation to me can only result in automatic withdrawal Ivan Dordevic from the tournament. :(

A player who defaults even one game without contacting the arbiter or organisers before the round ends should ideally be removed from the draw for the next round. No point keeping them in and hoping they show up after all.

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 12:10 PM
Never a dull moment!
At least it keeps you on your toes Keong :lol:
Round 4 Open results makes it look very dull, draws all over the place. Only 2 wins over the board!!
Sometimes results do not reflect all the drama that happened. ;)

Kevin Bonham
21-10-2012, 12:44 PM
There is still the potential for the result to be appealed because the game was already lost (and cannot be rated).

If the arbiter has reversed the decision to declare the game lost and the other player has agreed to play the game then (i) it is now a normal game that can be rated as normal (ii) surely the other player has waived any right to return to the original default on appeal by agreeing to play the game.

Of course if the other player stood by their decision to claim the time forfeit then it would have been a time forfeit and that would be the end of it.

and:


Next time, unless the game can resume easily, a default stays a default on a live board.

I hope you are just saying there that the broadcast wouldn't be resumed in such a case. It wouldn't be good to make whether or not the game could be conveniently broadcast a factor affecting the result of the game.

Keong Ang
21-10-2012, 01:45 PM
If the arbiter has reversed the decision to declare the game lost and the other player has agreed to play the game then (i) it is now a normal game that can be rated as normal (ii) surely the other player has waived any right to return to the original default on appeal by agreeing to play the game.

Of course if the other player stood by their decision to claim the time forfeit then it would have been a time forfeit and that would be the end of it.
In the event,
(i) it is a normal game and will be rated as normal.
(ii) the other player had decided not to appeal whatever the eventual result.

There is potential for the resumed game's result to be appealed since it could be claimed that the player was pressured to agree to play the game.


I hope you are just saying there that the broadcast wouldn't be resumed in such a case. It wouldn't be good to make whether or not the game could be conveniently broadcast a factor affecting the result of the game.
It was a flippant remark made upon realising that I had to manually update every move for the game to continue broadcasting.
The pieces on the board were moved to show a 2 move mate after default was claimed. Something was mucked up between resetting and keeping elapsed clock time right. Causing the automatic broadcast to be disabled.

What's your opinion on the interpretation of article6.6a & b?


6.6.a
Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the game. Thus the default time is 0 minutes. The rules of a competition may specify otherwise.

6.6.b
If the rules of a competition specify a different default time, the following shall apply. If neither player is present initially, the player who has the white pieces shall lose all the time that elapses until he arrives, unless the rules of the competition specify or the arbiter decides otherwise.

It seems that a player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time must lose the game.

6.6.a makes it compulsory for a player to lose the game for arriving after the start of the session. I guess the only thing "the rules of a competition may specify otherwise" could mean is a different default time.
In this case, NZCF has constitutionally adopted a 30 minute default time for all tournaments in NZ. So the default "default time" of this tournament (where nothing has been specified) is 30 minutes.

6.6.b defines how to allow for elapsed time when the default time is not zero. In this situation I have allowed the game to proceed by stretching the interpretation of "...or the arbiter decides otherwise."
The arbiter has no discretion to allow a game to proceed if a player was not at the chessboard by the default time.

I think I made the wrong call in this case. :uhoh: :uhoh:
The result must be loss by default, even if the player who would win by default wants the game to be played.
Can there be a different interpretation of the rules?

Kevin Bonham
21-10-2012, 04:57 PM
There is potential for the resumed game's result to be appealed since it could be claimed that the player was pressured to agree to play the game.

That would be a rather silly appeal and if I was hearing it I would dismiss it as soon as I had read it.


What's your opinion on the interpretation of article6.6a & b?

It seems that a player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time must lose the game.

Actually a player who arrives late shall lose the game and I have found that the RTRG are rather big on applying a shall/must distinction whether they do it in a way that is correct English or not.

There are cases where discretion can reasonably be used. For instance a player is seeking a norm and their opponent arrives fractionally late. If a forfeit is applied no norm is possible so it is better to allow the game to be played if this is the wish of both players.

Player fractionally late and opponent offers to play anyway - I don't see a problem. But no-one should be asking the opponent to agree to play the game as he is within his rights to just claim the forfeit and keep it.

This will be the 2013 version:


6.7 a. Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the
game unless the arbiter decides to postpone the start of a game due to unforeseen
circumstances. Thus the default time is 0 minutes. The rules of a competition may
specify a different default time.

b. If the rules of a competition specify in advance a different default time, the following
shall apply. If neither player is present initially, the player who has the white pieces
shall lose all the time that elapses until he arrives, unless the rules of the competition
specify or the arbiter decides otherwise.

Adamski
21-10-2012, 11:19 PM
And now I'm starting to regret resuming the game.. :wall: :wall:
Looks like I have to nurse the live broadcast along for the duration of the game.

Next time, unless the game can resume easily, a default stays a default on a live board.
My sympathies, Keong. Sometimes an arbiter's lot is not a happy one. I agree with your not awarding the default when it is only 5 minutes over the stipulated time and the lack of wake-up call is a reasonable excuse for young Thorben's late arrival.

Keong Ang
22-10-2012, 07:35 AM
My sympathies, Keong. Sometimes an arbiter's lot is not a happy one. I agree with your not awarding the default when it is only 5 minutes over the stipulated time and the lack of wake-up call is a reasonable excuse for young Thorben's late arrival.
Thanks for the support.
I believe it was the correct decision to make given the circumstances.
What's troubling is that the rules do not seem to allow for such discretion.
If hauled over the coals over this I'll probably just claim that no rules were broken because time was suspended for that board!! :lol: :lol:

Keong Ang
22-10-2012, 08:10 AM
Actually a player who arrives late shall lose the game and I have found that the RTRG are rather big on applying a shall/must distinction whether they do it in a way that is correct English or not.

There are cases where discretion can reasonably be used. For instance a player is seeking a norm and their opponent arrives fractionally late. If a forfeit is applied no norm is possible so it is better to allow the game to be played if this is the wish of both players.

Player fractionally late and opponent offers to play anyway - I don't see a problem. But no-one should be asking the opponent to agree to play the game as he is within his rights to just claim the forfeit and keep it.
We should be on the same page here.
Sure, the rules make it compulsory for the players to lose when arriving late with no exceptions.
But surely some leniency is permitted. Of course, the issue is how much leniency and the precedent the arbiter sets in terms of player relations and expectations.

I think the opponent would somehow need to be asked (without pressure) to play the game. How else can a game be resumed? Especially if the arbiter is making a decision.
Even when the arbiter is not involved, doesn't the late player at least need the opponent to agree to let the game resume?
Of course, nobody else should be asking the opponent to agree to play the game.

This will be the 2013 version:


6.7 a. Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the
game unless the arbiter decides to postpone the start of a game due to unforeseen
circumstances. Thus the default time is 0 minutes. The rules of a competition may
specify a different default time.

b. If the rules of a competition specify in advance a different default time, the following
shall apply. If neither player is present initially, the player who has the white pieces
shall lose all the time that elapses until he arrives, unless the rules of the competition
specify or the arbiter decides otherwise.
Allowing the arbiter to postpone the start of a game provides some welcome flexibility. Especially when this flexibility can apply to any one game in a round.
We would still need to adjust the clock's elapsed time to ensure no more than the default time has passed. It is just the start of the game that was postponed after all. :hmm:

CivicChessMan
22-10-2012, 08:33 AM
Despite whatever the rules may say, almost all players would prefer to play a game and risk a loss, rather than win by default. As Midnight Oil say "it's better to die on your feet than live on your knees".

Rincewind
22-10-2012, 09:56 AM
Despite whatever the rules may say, almost all players would prefer to play a game and risk a loss, rather than win by default. As Midnight Oil say "it's better to die on your feet than live on your knees".

I believe they were in turn quoting Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata.

Keong Ang
22-10-2012, 11:20 AM
Merv Morrison Memorial Prize Winners



Open
1st Ben Hague
2nd= Scott Yang
2nd= Hans Gao
4th Thorben Koop

under2000
1st= Wayne Power
1st= William Li

under1800 (3 joint winners of Merv Morrison trophy)
1st= Hilton Jacobs
1st= Karl Holdo
1st= Byron Lam

under1400
1st= Arvin Lim
1st= Sarah Yan
1st= Caroline Yan


Congratulations to all the winners!!
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Keong Ang
22-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Merv Morrison Memorial Crosstables

Open


Merv Morrison Memorial Open
Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6
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1 Hague, Ben 2436 FM ENG 5.0 | +B24 +W23 +B5 =W3 =B2 +W7
2 Yang, Scott 2103 -- NZL 4.5 | +B14 =W3 +BYE =B4 =W1 +W5
3 Gao, Hans 2189 -- NZL 4.5 | +W21 =B2 +W16 =B1 +W6 =B4
4 Koop Thorben 2165 -- GER 4.0 | +B11 +W12 =B7 =W2 =B10 =W3
5 Thornton, Gino A 2211 -- NZL 3.5 | +B9 +W8 -W1 =B6 +W12 -B2
6 Goodhue, Nathan 2118 -- NZL 3.5 | +B18 =W7 +B13 =W5 -B3 =W8
7 Pinic, Noel 2251 -- NZL 3.5 | +W19 =B6 =W4 =B12 +W16 -B1
8 Bennett, Hilton P 2117 -- NZL 3.5 | +W15 -B5 =W9 =B11 +W14 =B6
9 Power, P Wayne 1945 -- NZL 3.5 | -W5 +B15 =B8 =W13 +B19 =W10
10 Milligan, Helen 2099 WFM NZL 3.5 | =BYE =W13 =B18 +B17 =W4 =B9
11 Li, William (Xiang W 1901 -- NZL 3.5 | -W4 =B17 +B14 =W8 =B13 +BYE
12 Kolev, Hristo 1733 -- NZL 3.0 | +BYE -B4 +W24 =W7 -B5 =W13
13 Lim, Benji 2056 -- NZL 3.0 | +W17 =B10 -W6 =B9 =W11 =B12
14 Ang, Alphaeus WeiErn 1814 -- NZL 3.0 | -W2 +B21 -W11 +BYE -B8 +B17
15 Zhang, William Jiewe 1864 -- NZL 3.0 | -B8 -W9 =W21 =B22 +B20 +W18
16 Gibbons, Robert E 2086 -- NZL 2.5 | =BYE +W22 -B3 =W18 -B7 =W21
17 Zhang, Leo 1771 -- NZL 2.5 | -B13 =W11 +B22 -W10 +B18 -W14
18 Lyall, Simon 1880 -- NZL 2.0 | -W6 +B19 =W10 =B16 -W17 -B15
19 Jashari, Xhuedet 1945 -- NZL 2.0 | -B7 -W18 +B20 +BYE -W9 -BYE
20 Seabrook, Roy 1885 -- NZL 2.0 | -B23 -W24 -W19 +B21 -W15 +B22
21 Taylor, Richard 1941 -- NZL 1.5 | -B3 -W14 =B15 -W20 =W22 =B16
22 Crombie, William R 1847 -- NZL 1.5 | =BYE -B16 -W17 =W15 =B21 -W20
23 Dordevic, Ivan (W) 2149 -- NZL 1.0 | +W20 -B1 -BYE -BYE -- --
24 Molina Barrera, G(W) 2049 -- MEX 1.0 | -W1 +B20 -B12 -BYE -- --

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under1800


MervMorrisonU1800
Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6
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1 Jacobs, Hilton 1748 -- NZL 4.5 | -B4 +W9 +B11 +W5 +B3 =W2
2 Holdo, Karl 1724 -- NZL 4.5 | =BYE +W8 +B5 =W3 +B4 =B1
3 Lam, Byron 1783 -- NZL 4.5 | +W11 +B10 +W4 =B2 -W1 +W6
4 Fan, Allen 1429 -- NZL 4.0 | +W1 +BYE -B3 +W6 -W2 +B8
5 Qin, Joy Shu Yan 1485 -- NZL 3.5 | +W7 +B6 -W2 -B1 =B9 +W12
6 Mukkattu Phillip 1788 -- NZL 3.0 | +B12 -W5 +W10 -B4 +W7 -B3
7 Lim, Arvin 1223 -- NZL 3.0 | -B5 =W12 +B9 =W8 -B6 +W11
8 Yan, Sarah 1075 -- NZL 3.0 | =BYE -B2 +W12 =B7 +W10 -W4
9 Yan, Caroline 1056 -- NZL 3.0 | =BYE -B1 -W7 +B12 =W5 +BYE
10 Credo, James 1401 -- NZL 2.0 | +BYE -W3 -B6 +W11 -B8 -BYE
11 Qin, Nicole Shu Yu 1013 -- NZL 1.5 | -B3 +BYE -W1 -B10 =W12 -B7
12 Li, Rodney (Xiang Re 934 -- NZL 1.0 | -W6 =B7 -B8 -W9 =B11 -B5
13 Michael, Andrew (W) 1746 -- NZL 0.5 | =BYE -BYE -- -- -- --

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Adamski
22-10-2012, 11:55 PM
Particular congratulations to FM Ben Hague on a convincing victory.

CivicChessMan
23-10-2012, 07:41 AM
Particular congratulations to FM Ben Hague on a convincing victory.

Congratulations to Ben Hague. However, I'm not sure "convincing" is the right word to describe Ben's victory. After all, his rating was almost 200 points higher than the 2nd seeded Noel Pinic. He drew with Scott Yang (2103) and Hans Gao (2189) and for his wins, he defeated two 2200+ players, one 2100+ and one 2000+. 5/6 represents a solid but expected performance, a picket fence would have been convincing.

Mr Buss
23-10-2012, 08:57 AM
The win against Dordevic was a bit dodgy and dropped and dropped a couple of draws too. So there were a few speed bumps on the way for Ben but he got the business done in the end

ChrisBurns
23-10-2012, 02:48 PM
Scott Yang did well and had Ben Hague on the ropes, move 19 Bxe7! Was missed as the follow up 19..Rxe7 is followed by Nxd5! which wins material. Quite a tricky tactic to see as move played by Yang won a pawn instead.

[Event "Merv Morrison Memorial Open"]
[White "Yang"]
[Black "Hague"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

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 Bxc5 10. Bf4 a6 11. e3 h6 12. h4 Be6 13. Ne5 Ne7 14. Rc1 Rc8 15. Qe2 Qa5 16. Nd3 Ba7 17. Be5 Nd7 18. Bd6 Rfe8 19. Bb4 Qd8 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. Nxd5 Bxd5 22. Bxd5 Nc5 23. Nxc5 Bxc5 24. Qh5 b6 25. e4 Rc7 26. Kg2 Rec8 27. Qe2 a5 28. Rc2 Bd4 29. Rfc1 1/2-1/2

I am not sure how others get the games to show up with a board that you can play thru on this forum yet. If any one has instructions then I would be keen to do that.

Kevin Bonham
23-10-2012, 02:56 PM
I am not sure how others get the games to show up with a board that you can play thru on this forum yet. If any one has instructions then I would be keen to do that.

Instructions are here: http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=918

In this case it's as simple as putting the PGN tags in square brackets around the moves you've already posted (but take care to leave the headers out of the tags as they confuse it.)

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 Bxc5 10. Bf4 a6 11. e3 h6 12. h4 Be6 13. Ne5 Ne7 14. Rc1 Rc8 15. Qe2 Qa5 16. Nd3 Ba7 17. Be5 Nd7 18. Bd6 Rfe8 19. Bb4 Qd8 20. Bxe7 Qxe7 21. Nxd5 Bxd5 22. Bxd5 Nc5 23. Nxc5 Bxc5 24. Qh5 b6 25. e4 Rc7 26. Kg2 Rec8 27. Qe2 a5 28. Rc2 Bd4 29. Rfc1 1/2-1/2

ChrisBurns
24-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Thanks Kevin.

Adamski
24-10-2012, 11:16 PM
Congratulations to Ben Hague. However, I'm not sure "convincing" is the right word to describe Ben's victory. After all, his rating was almost 200 points higher than the 2nd seeded Noel Pinic. He drew with Scott Yang (2103) and Hans Gao (2189) and for his wins, he defeated two 2200+ players, one 2100+ and one 2000+. 5/6 represents a solid but expected performance, a picket fence would have been convincing.
A good point by RW number 2! Hope we meet again one day!