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UrBANE
03-06-2015, 10:04 AM
MCC BLITZ TOURNAMENT

Every Tuesday 7:15pm
$5 members; $10 non-members; GMs free
Format depends on numbers.
95% of entries paid out in prizes

"Be quick or be dead!!"

MichaelBaron
03-06-2015, 12:24 PM
According to the MCC Facebook page, yesterday's tournament had 9 players participating with Kolak and Partsi finishing 1st equal

fletch
03-06-2015, 05:47 PM
yes they finished a half point in front of me.

Partsi lost to Kolak but won all other games.

Kolak got to draws.

MichaelBaron
04-06-2015, 10:49 AM
yes they finished a half point in front of me.

Partsi lost to Kolak but won all other games.

Kolak got to draws.

Whom did Kolak draw with? sounds like it was a fairly strong event

fletch
04-06-2015, 01:31 PM
Kolak drew with me and Jordan

I had K+Q against K+B against Kolak but only had 4 sec. left and couldn"t convert.

Jordan was put off by alot of noise during tournement people talking and mobiles going off and lost to Partsi and me.

MichaelBaron
04-06-2015, 11:39 PM
sounds like a strong field...hopefully more participants next time around.

fletch
07-06-2015, 01:40 PM
Blitz is on again this Tuesday night 7:15 at MCC.

The first 2 weeks of Tuesday night blitz have been great with the winner of the first week drawing with a GM the following night in a tournament game.

Paul Cavezza
09-06-2015, 09:43 PM
CONTROVERSY!

http://checkmateendsthegame.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/tuesday-night-blitz-mcc-controversy.html

Paul Cavezza
09-06-2015, 11:09 PM
So we're all on the same page for next week:

1. We'll use the official FIDE rules, so Andrew's pawn and knight VS Bill's many pieces and no time will be a win for Andrew.

2. Illegal moves can't be claimed long after they've happened. If an illegal moves is made (e.g. Tom V Michael), the clock is stopped, the arbiter (me or whoever else is chosen before we start) is called, if they're playing their game they pause the clock, a ruling is made and the ruling is accepted.

3. Zlatko's wife's attempt to call him 17 times in one game will result in a loss for Zlatko, but not for Zlatko's wife who will get to speak to her husband.

Agreed?

MichaelBaron
09-06-2015, 11:55 PM
So we're all on the same page for next week:

1. We'll use the official FIDE rules, so Andrew's pawn and knight VS Bill's many pieces and no time will be a win for Andrew.

2. Illegal moves can't be claimed long after they've happened. If an illegal moves is made (e.g. Tom V Michael), the clock is stopped, the arbiter (me or whoever else is chosen before we start) is called, if they're playing their game they pause the clock, a ruling is made and the ruling is accepted.

3. Zlatko's wife's attempt to call him 17 times in one game will result in a loss for Zlatko, but not for Zlatko's wife who will get to speak to her husband.

Agreed?

Re 2: There was no illegal move played on the board - there was a perfectly legal move played....then Tom has taken his hand off the piece...but claimed there were no witnesses.

MichaelBaron
09-06-2015, 11:58 PM
This is not a controversy but disgraceful behaviour by the long-standing MCC member. Hand goes off the piece...then he puts the piece on another square...where is the controversy?

Paul Cavezza
10-06-2015, 10:31 AM
This is not a controversy but disgraceful behaviour by the long-standing MCC member. Hand goes off the piece...then he puts the piece on another square...where is the controversy?

Right but you would be claiming a win based on an illegal action, which needsnto be done right afterwards. I'm happy to pause my game and arbit when necessary.

Adamski
10-06-2015, 12:05 PM
So we're all on the same page for next week:

1. We'll use the official FIDE rules, so Andrew's pawn and knight VS Bill's many pieces and no time will be a win for Andrew.

2. Illegal moves can't be claimed long after they've happened. If an illegal moves is made (e.g. Tom V Michael), the clock is stopped, the arbiter (me or whoever else is chosen before we start) is called, if they're playing their game they pause the clock, a ruling is made and the ruling is accepted.

3. Zlatko's wife's attempt to call him 17 times in one game will result in a loss for Zlatko, but not for Zlatko's wife who will get to speak to her husband.

Agreed?

I love Rule 3!

Paul Cavezza
10-06-2015, 03:28 PM
Differing views on the Facebook chat thread! Maybe a vote before next week is in order.

fletch
10-06-2015, 03:49 PM
By the way the results were 1st Jack Puccini
2nd Micheal Baron
3rd Leo Nguyen

It was great to see the interest in are blitz after just 3 weeks and it was interesting even before tournament starting with a very strong field entering including 3 masters. then we argued about how many rounds and decided on ten. then there was trouble running the computer.

During the tournament there was some misunderstandings with touch move rule, players should know to stop the clock to call arbiter to make ruling and explain the rules. Player said he was clearly winning even if touch move was forced.

Then i claim win on time with King and Knight against many pieces but arbiters make wrong ruling and call game draw i am the one that should be upset.

Also some people saying it is unfair to give rating prize to people in lower half of draw because ratings often don't mean much in blitz.

Still i enjoyed every minute of it and i can't wait until next Tuesday.

MichaelBaron
10-06-2015, 05:33 PM
Right but you would be claiming a win based on an illegal action, which needsnto be done right afterwards. I'm happy to pause my game and arbit when necessary.

How to claim..if he says there were no witnesses? without basic honesty and decency on his behalf, such a claim is pointless~

Paul Cavezza
16-06-2015, 10:15 PM
More hard fought blitz at the club tonight! An ultra strong 10 player round robin where I was 2nd bottom seed. First prize shared by FM Baron, Partsi & Schmidt on 7.5/9. Seeya next Tuesday!

Paul Cavezza
17-06-2015, 10:27 AM
More hard fought blitz at the club tonight! An ultra strong 10 player round robin where I was 2nd bottom seed. First prize shared by FM Baron, Partsi & Schmidt on 7.5/9. Seeya next Tuesday!

My bad! Michael outright first on 7.5, Simon Schmidt half a point behind, Dimitry Partsi half a point behind him.

No controversy this week, but some good laughs as Kolak "Kolaks" Baron, getting an illegal move out of him in the dying seconds of a lost game with a big crowd watching. I tried to mate Simon in the last seconds of our game, missing he moved into check at least once and continuing on my merry way... Some fun blitz finishes!

fletch
17-06-2015, 12:00 PM
3rd was 3 way tie Partsi, Kolak and Puccini

a little controversy with Kolak v Puccini when Kolak saw Puccini had made an illegal move as he hit his button to complete his move and then stopped the clock after he hit his button. Puccini said he claimed illegal move after he hit his button and maybe he was right plus Kolak button was down when clock was stopped. they decide to call the game a draw as position was fairly even and Kolak was happy to draw with Puccini.

MichaelBaron
17-06-2015, 12:38 PM
[QUOTE=Paul Cavezza;396734]My bad! Michael outright first on 7.5, Simon Schmidt half a point behind, Dimitry Partsi half a point behind him.

No controversy this week,[/QUOTE}
Of course last week's so-called ''controversy'' lived on with Kalish getting no handshake before or after the game from me

MichaelBaron
17-06-2015, 06:03 PM
The tournament is on every tuesday at MCC starting 7.15 very sharp so be there by 7 pm. I will not be playing in it from July onwards (as my tuesday night uni teaching will resume) so in the meantime, trying to promote the event the best I can!

Paul Cavezza
23-06-2015, 03:08 PM
Blitz starts at 7.15 tonight! Hope to see a few new faces:)

Paul Cavezza
23-06-2015, 09:15 PM
# Name Score Tie. New Rating
1 Michael Baron 9 60 2254 2
2 Chris Kolak 9 57 2089 46
3 Dimitry Partsi 8 60 2074 13
4 Sylvester Urban 7 53 2071 14
5 David Lacey 5 58 1824 10
6 Zheng Sun 5 55 1749 29
7 Andrew Fletcher 5 50 1767 4
8 Paul Cavezza 5 47 1711 2
9 Anandaram Jothibabu 5 46 1601 19
10 Jose Arjona 5 45 1667 0%
11 Thomas Kalisch 4 53 1770 14
12 Harish Kumar 4 38 1514 0%
13 Zlatko Varga 3 43 1427 45%
14 Mohan Jothibabu 2 40 1367 18
15 Richard Snow 1 41 1058 7

MichaelBaron
24-06-2015, 03:29 AM
No disputes at all this time...unusual...but good :)

Redmond Barry
24-06-2015, 04:08 AM
No disputes at all this time...unusual...but good :)

The hand of trepidation yields no sown field for the mischevious.

fletch
24-06-2015, 04:16 PM
trying to cause dispute in arbiters corner

Paul Cavezza
29-06-2015, 06:42 PM
Blitz tomorrow starts @ 7.15! Come on down...

that Caesar guy
30-06-2015, 12:07 AM
I might be coming down to give this one a try, now that I have a bye this week for dodgeball :)

MichaelBaron
30-06-2015, 12:10 AM
I might be coming down to give this one a try, now that I have a bye this week for dodgeball :)

Good on you, James!

Paul Cavezza
30-06-2015, 03:13 PM
I might be coming down to give this one a try, now that I have a bye this week for dodgeball :)

HAIL CAESAR! Seeya 7.15

Paul Cavezza
01-07-2015, 12:38 AM
Scores, photos & a shaky video! http://checkmateendsthegame.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/tuesday-night-blitz-30-6-15.html

MichaelBaron
01-07-2015, 01:07 PM
Scores, photos & a shaky video! http://checkmateendsthegame.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/tuesday-night-blitz-30-6-15.html

More photos on from the blitz tourneys available on the MCC Facebook page

MichaelBaron
06-07-2015, 11:41 PM
MCC blitz is on tomorrow! Come and join us! my 2nd last blitz before my tuesday night lecturing job resumes.

Paul Cavezza
08-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Couple of quick photos and results from last night. Great performance from the Baron:
http://checkmateendsthegame.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/tuesday-night-blitz-7715.html

MichaelBaron
08-07-2015, 01:03 PM
Once again, Dimitry's photo is priceless :)

MichaelBaron
14-07-2015, 01:52 PM
Blitz at MCC tonight - my very last blitz till I ''retire'' from Tuesday night chess due to work commitments. See you there!

antichrist
14-07-2015, 10:59 PM
Once again, Dimitry's photo is priceless :)

Isn't the aircon turned on? They are still wearing jackets

MichaelBaron
15-07-2015, 12:47 AM
It was cold there tonight...I am going to miss the blitz tournament in the coming weeks...got to love it and now won't be able to play

https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--4

MichaelBaron
21-07-2015, 12:23 AM
Another Tuesday, another blitz. I may be able to make it yet another time (do not ask me how as I am supposed to be at work till late)...hoping for yet another great and friendly tournament!

Paul Cavezza
21-07-2015, 09:37 PM
Tuesday night blitz:

# Name Score New Rating
1 Michael Baron 9 2336 7
2 Jack Puccini 8 2157 6
3 Dimitry Partsi 8 2106 6
4 Helen Minh 8 1987 61
5 Leo Nguyen 7 2008 9
6 Eamonn O'Molloy 6 1897 20
7 Chris Kolak 5 2025 24
8 Andrew Fletcher 5 1791 32
9 Simon Schmidt 3 1918 35
10 Paul Cavezza 3 1715 1
11 David Lacey 2 1783 23

fletch
28-07-2015, 08:32 AM
Blitz is on again tonight 7:15 start. $5 for members or $10 for non members . GM's free.

MichaelBaron
28-07-2015, 08:08 PM
Blitz is on again tonight 7:15 start. $5 for members or $10 for non members . GM's free.

Hope everyone is having fun. Looking forward to seeing the results. Sad to be missing it...but...:(

Paul Cavezza
28-07-2015, 11:17 PM
Partsi & Schmidt take the spoils! (http://checkmateendsthegame.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/when-cat-is-away.html)

MichaelBaron
29-07-2015, 12:11 AM
Not bad, Paul!
Holding-off Partsi was a great effort!

fletch
03-08-2015, 08:03 PM
Blitz tournament on again at Melbourne Chess Club tomorrow Tuesday the 4th at 7:15 pm .
Entry $10 non-members and $5 members and free for GM's

MichaelBaron
05-08-2015, 10:40 AM
Yesterday tournament's result from Tornelo: https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--8

Nam dominated the event winning by a 2-point margin.
Btw, whoever was running the tournament at MCC forgot to press ''Submit'' to get it rated so it is still showing as ''in progress''

fletch
06-08-2015, 11:54 AM
Yes Nam played well except he lost his queen for a bishop against me but still won.

Interesting that 2 players rated about 2200 couldn't finish top 3 and we did not have any arguments or need any arbiter decisions.

Computer crashed and i couldn't submit and last round was done by hand with a small argument about colors.

deanhogg must been checking our results and has managed a whole 85 post in 10 years. i hope he remembers our blitz session from about 10 years ago.

fletch
11-08-2015, 06:46 PM
Blitz tournament stating soon at MCC rush on now 7:20 pm start

MichaelBaron
11-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Blitz tournament stating soon at MCC rush on now 7:20 pm start

https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--9
Today's results!
Congrats to Nam and Kolak who finished 1st equal
I assume it was fun as always!

Kevin Bonham
11-08-2015, 11:50 PM
deanhogg must been checking our results and has managed a whole 85 post in 10 years.

Actually that was someone else, who is banned from here, using Dean's account. I've deleted that post.

MichaelBaron
12-08-2015, 10:50 AM
As I met Dean several times at chess events, hard to imagine he would be naive enough to transfer his accounting to someone with such a dubious reputation. May be it was a case of hacking

Redmond Barry
12-08-2015, 09:27 PM
As I met Dean several times at chess events, hard to imagine he would be naive enough to transfer his accounting to someone with such a dubious reputation. May be it was a case of hacking

He and Axiom were very good friends over at the other place for a very long time. It would not surprise me in the slightest if he was letting Axiom use his account. I highly doubt Axiom needed to "hack" the account. ;)

MichaelBaron
21-08-2015, 12:22 PM
Tuesday's blitz was a 3-horse race: https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--10

MichaelBaron
28-08-2015, 12:58 AM
Some amazing results! https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--11

MichaelBaron
28-08-2015, 11:09 AM
Some amazing results! https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--11

Very strong tournament with players performing +- 50 points above/below their ratings. Great opportunity for players of all levels to join the fun! The tournament is on every tuesday at 7.15 pm! Be there by 7pm to register!

MichaelBaron
01-09-2015, 10:38 AM
Blitz at MCC tonight - 7.15pm!

fletch
02-09-2015, 02:12 PM
Michael Baron won last night scoring 11 and half out of 12 in the game he drew he got upset with his opponent for offering a draw 5 times but finally offered a draw himself with opposite color bishops and 5 pawns each.

MichaelBaron
03-09-2015, 10:39 AM
Michael Baron won last night scoring 11 and half out of 12 in the game he drew he got upset with his opponent for offering a draw 5 times but finally offered a draw himself with opposite color bishops and 5 pawns each.

I was entertained rather than upset :)

fletch
07-09-2015, 02:01 PM
Blitz on again tomorrow Tuesday night at 7:15. at MCC.

Expecting a small field with a average rating of about 2000 but hope to get some lower rated players who might let me beat them.

MichaelBaron
08-09-2015, 03:33 AM
Blitz on again tomorrow Tuesday night at 7:15. at MCC.

Expecting a small field with a average rating of about 2000 but hope to get some lower rated players who might let me beat them.

Hopefully it won't be that small...good luck to all the players..and I am hoping to be back in another 5 weeks or so :)

fletch
09-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Last night Andrew Fletcher won the blitz with 10 and half out 12 form Eamonn O'Molloy on 9.

It will be on again next Tuesday night at MCC in Fitzroy at 7:15 entry is $5 for members and $10 for non members.

Scott Crowley
09-09-2015, 02:09 PM
Blitz on again tomorrow Tuesday night at 7:15. at MCC.

Expecting a small field with a average rating of about 2000 but hope to get some lower rated players who might let me beat them.

Did you get your wish Fletch ?

Well done :)

MichaelBaron
09-09-2015, 06:30 PM
Last night Andrew Fletcher won the blitz with 10 and half out 12 form Eamonn O'Molloy on 9.

It will be on again next Tuesday night at MCC in Fitzroy at 7:15 entry is $5 for members and $10 for non members.

Wow, must have been amazing field! :clap::lol:

fletch
14-09-2015, 02:00 PM
Blitz tournament an again tomorrow night hopefully Michael Baron will turn up to stop last weeks winner winning.

MichaelBaron
15-09-2015, 04:26 PM
Blitz tournament an again tomorrow night hopefully Michael Baron will turn up to stop last weeks winner winning.

I won't be there (sadly) but hopefully other 2000+ players will turn up to stop that winner :)

fletch
06-10-2015, 08:11 PM
tonights blitz was won by Chris Kolak form Andrew Fletcher in 2nd.

MichaelBaron
07-10-2015, 10:45 PM
tonights blitz was won by Chris Kolak form Andrew Fletcher in 2nd.

Congrats to u both. Hope that the player numbers are still going strongly. I will hopefully be able to play again in a couple of weeks.

fletch
20-10-2015, 02:07 PM
MCC Blitz tournament on again tonight at 7:20 pm entry is $10 non-members and 5$ for members.

Last weeks winners was FM Bill Jordan.

3 players rated over 2200 said they might play this week. Low rated players just as welcome.

Will have a double round robin if small number of entries.

MichaelBaron
20-10-2015, 11:57 PM
MCC Blitz tournament on again tonight at 7:20 pm entry is $10 non-members and 5$ for members.

Last weeks winners was FM Bill Jordan.

3 players rated over 2200 said they might play this week. Low rated players just as welcome.

Will have a double round robin if small number of entries.

Thank you, Andrew. I was happy to play today after weeks of absence. The tournament was fun as always

MichaelBaron
27-10-2015, 03:50 PM
Thank you, Andrew. I was happy to play today after weeks of absence. The tournament was fun as always

Reminder that the blitz is on tonight! Chance to warm up for those who are playing in Hjorth Memorial!

fletch
28-10-2015, 02:34 PM
The winner of the blitz last night was FM Michael Baron and 2nd FM Bill Jordan

We had a small field with the lowest rated player about 1800.

Melbourne Cup night it will be on again at 7:15pm after prize giving for the last round of the weekender.

Maybe some of the IM's will hang around to teach Micheal Baron a lesson or 2.

MichaelBaron
28-10-2015, 06:30 PM
The winner of the blitz last night was FM Michael Baron and 2nd FM Bill Jordan

We had a small field with the lowest rated player about 1800.

Melbourne Cup night it will be on again at 7:15pm after prize giving for the last round of the weekender.

Maybe some of the IM's will hang around to teach Micheal Baron a lesson or 2.

Sadly, on the coming Tuesday, I am unlikely to be able to make it so the lesson may have to wait for another week.

fletch
04-11-2015, 11:27 AM
Last night blitz saw the future of chess with 2 teenage masters and i was out played by a 9 year old.

1st was IM James Morris from IM Ari Dale in 2nd.

Some debate over when a player can claim draw when player with K+p v K showed good sportsmanship gave opponent who only had 1 sec. left a draw.

And another game K+R v K+R and 17 sec. left arbiter ruled draw because he didn't want to see clocks bashed while trying to make 50 moves in 17 seconds.

MichaelBaron
04-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Last night blitz saw the future of chess with 2 teenage masters and i was out played by a 9 year old.

1st was IM James Morris from IM Ari Dale in 2nd.

Some debate over when a player can claim draw when player with K+p v K showed good sportsmanship gave opponent who only had 1 sec. left a draw.

And another game K+R v K+R and 17 sec. left arbiter ruled draw because he didn't want to see clocks bashed while trying to make 50 moves in 17 seconds.

Am I safe to guess that the player who offered a draw with opponent having 1 sec left was not you? :)

MichaelBaron
10-11-2015, 04:07 PM
I believe there is going to be a blitz at MCC tonight. Still not 100% sure I can make it but will try - so hopefully see you there.

fletch
11-11-2015, 12:23 PM
Last nights blitz we had just 7 players after last weeks 25.

1st was FM Michael Baron, equal 2nd was FM Bill Jordan and Chris Kolak and 4th was Andrew Fletcher

Andy009
17-11-2015, 03:23 PM
Blitz at MCC tonight!

MichaelBaron
17-11-2015, 11:23 PM
Thx for your assistance with marketing - 11 players today!

MichaelBaron
24-11-2015, 11:09 PM
Bill Jordan played his best tournament of recent winning convincingly ahead of a strong field~ Well done to Bill!~ I was 2nd. Also Nam, Shmidt, Soo and some other good bliz players were participating.

fletch
26-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Blitz will be starting a bit early at 7pm for now on this is so we can finish by 9pm which might encourage some juniors to play.

See you there next Tuesday and be there before 7 to get your entries in.

MichaelBaron
01-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Hope the blitz went well. Sadly I am out of it once again as Tuesday night lecturing resumed.

Andy009
02-12-2015, 01:29 PM
We missed you at the Blitz yesterday Michael.Bill Jordan and Kai Ji Soo tied for first place and Chris Kolak finished third among 12 players.

MichaelBaron
02-12-2015, 03:24 PM
12 players! Well done!@

MichaelBaron
08-12-2015, 05:46 PM
12 players! Well done!@

Blitz starts at 7 pm today! Good luck to all the players!

MichaelBaron
17-12-2015, 10:08 AM
Waiting for results from last tuesday! As the blitz is starting to go from strength to strength - lets keep the publicity coming!

ER
17-12-2015, 02:07 PM
... As the blitz is starting to go from strength to strength - lets keep the publicity coming!

absolutely!

fletch
18-12-2015, 03:58 PM
FM Jack Puccini won with American David second and Andrew Fletcher 3rd

MichaelBaron
18-12-2015, 06:22 PM
FM Jack Puccini won with American David second and Andrew Fletcher 3rd

Thx, Andrew. Btw, the ''American David'' is probably (I am guessing) the same visiting American CM that I played in the GM allegro at MCC last Saturday.

MichaelBaron
22-12-2015, 01:51 PM
Thx, Andrew. Btw, the ''American David'' is probably (I am guessing) the same visiting American CM that I played in the GM allegro at MCC last Saturday.

Blitz is on tonight! Be there, guys (once again I have to give it a miss due to work commitments)!

fletch
23-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Last nights blitz was won by IM Kanan Izzat, 2nd Chris Kolak and 3rd FM Jack Puccinni.

Afterwards Kanan won Chris's prize money in a 1 min. to 3 min. game.

MichaelBaron
23-12-2015, 09:32 PM
Last nights blitz was won by IM Kanan Izzat, 2nd Chris Kolak and 3rd FM Jack Puccinni.

Afterwards Kanan won Chris's prize money in a 1 min. to 3 min. game.

Thx, Fletch. I guess on Sat - Chris will try to win his prize money back..from you :)

Kevin Bonham
23-12-2015, 09:59 PM
Afterwards Kanan won Chris's prize money in a 1 min. to 3 min. game.

That's time odds for you; they're not as effective as a lot of people think!

MichaelBaron
24-12-2015, 09:14 AM
That's time odds for you; they're not as effective as a lot of people think!

That depends on the players. For instance, I am not capable of playing decently against players like Kolak with 1 min. I usually play 2 to 5 or 3 to 5 depending on the players level. I can recall playing a match with Chris Kolak 1 min each (no handicap but those who know Chris will agree he is very fast) and winning with great difficulty. However, some young guns such as Morris & Izzat are amazingly fast!

ER
24-12-2015, 02:16 PM
(...) but those who know Chris will agree he is very fast ...

Chris Kolak versus Vasily Ivanchuk, speed chess Melbourne mid 80s. Chris lost the match but won one or two games.
I can't recall if the final score was 3-2 or 2-1 in favour of the visiting GM. I've never seen something like that ever since!
I 'd love to see some officially organised speed challenge matches at the MCC!
Something like the "fight club" idea organised by the ex Prez Paul Cavezza sometime ago!

FM_Bill
27-12-2015, 08:43 AM
I have read that in double the time is equal to about a 200 point difference.
Also in handicap games the weaker player often moves too fast making it worse.

MichaelBaron
27-12-2015, 11:15 AM
I have read that in double the time is equal to about a 200 point difference.
Also in handicap games the weaker player often moves too fast making it worse.

With big rating difference, the key factor is often - how much time the stronger player has rather than the actual handicap. For instance, I am struggling against 2000 rated players when playing them 1 to 2 but 2 to 5 - not a problem usually.

Kevin Bonham
27-12-2015, 12:08 PM
I have read that in double the time is equal to about a 200 point difference.

At the old Sandy Bay club we used to play 30 mins vs 30 mins with one minute taken off the stronger player and added to the weaker player for every 20 points rating difference up to a maximum of 27 minutes. Thus for a 200-point gap it would be 20 vs 40 and for 540+ it would be 3 vs 57. We found this handicap made for exciting games but made hardly any difference to the eventual results. Now and then it would cause me to lose to a lower-rated player, but not much more often than I'd do so anyway.

Maybe at the fastest time controls the handicap is more effective. ChessGuru has a party trick where he plays juniors at 20 seconds vs 5 minutes. Quite impressive how often he can beat them.

MichaelBaron
28-12-2015, 02:59 PM
Hopefully, I will be able to make a comeback to the Blitz this Tuesday night as I do not have to work. Will try to avoid taking on other jobs and make it to MCC

fletch
31-12-2015, 01:13 PM
Michael did make it to MCC on Tuesday night but in a double 9 player round robin lost both games to 16 year old Kia who only lost one game for the tournament hence winning the Tournament.

Thebes
31-12-2015, 01:47 PM
Why the special 16 rounds? Is there not a set amount of rounds or is it made up on the day?

MichaelBaron
31-12-2015, 01:49 PM
Well Done to Kie winning the tournament convinsingly!
As I am not Adamski, I won't limit my post to a ''well-done'' and take this opportunity to point out that the Blitz tournament started this year only! It is also going to run during the Aus champs so the championship players are welcome to pop into MCC on Tuesday nights to play even more chess!

fletch
05-01-2016, 09:38 AM
Blitz on tonight at 7pm

MichaelBaron
05-01-2016, 10:32 PM
How was the blitz? My sources are telling me it was interesting and eventful... :)

Paul Cavezza
06-01-2016, 10:08 AM
How was the blitz? My sources are telling me it was interesting and eventful... :)

Good blitz! Too noisy though. My thought process went something like:

Internal: "Ok, so exd5, Nxd5, c4..."
Background: "Ед дикунт видишчы хёз!!!"
Internal: "Man, that is really distracting. Ok. So cxd5, exd5, e4 then"
Background: "Вяш но эррэм рыпрэхэндунт!!!"
Internal: "Screw it. Qg4."
*Nxg4*
Background: "интыллыгам эю, факилиз зальютатуж консэквюат векж йн!"

# Name Score Tie. New Rating
1 Anton Smirnov 8 50 2200 37
2 David Smerdon 7 49 2242 0%
3 Dimitry Partsi 7 50 2133 19
4 Nicholas Kordahi 5 47 1936 0%
5 Jack Puccini 5 47 2173 12
6 Eamonn O'Molloy 5 48 1862 5
7 Chris Kolak 5 44 1974 21
8 Kanan Izzat 5 43 2363 42
9 Nicholas Johnson 5 40 1932 0%
10 Andrew Fletcher 5 36 1770 15
11 Tony Tosevski 5 33 1747 8
12 George Carolin-Unkovich 4 45 1747 40
13 Paul Cavezza 4 42 1750 10
14 Mark Stokes 4 32 1622 0%
15 Paul Broekuyse 4 45 1833 0%
16 Marcus Raine 4 32 1862 41
17 Niruruthi Ravichandren 4 31 1519 11
18 Dylan Pleiter 4 29 1442 11
19 Andrew Davies 3 27 1331 0%
20 Nick Verginis 2 35 1346 8
21 Andrew Worsnop 31 1289 20

https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--14

Seeya next Tuesday.

MichaelBaron
06-01-2016, 10:25 AM
Good blitz! Too noisy though. My thought process went something like:

Internal: "Ok, so exd5, Nxd5, c4..."
Background: "Ед дикунт видишчы хёз!!!"
Internal: "Man, that is really distracting. Ok. So cxd5, exd5, e4 then"
Background: "Вяш но эррэм рыпрэхэндунт!!!"
Internal: "Screw it. Qg4."
*Nxg4*
Background: "интыллыгам эю, факилиз зальютатуж консэквюат векж йн!"

# Name Score Tie. New Rating
1 Anton Smirnov 8 50 2200 37
2 David Smerdon 7 49 2242 0%
3 Dimitry Partsi 7 50 2133 19
4 Nicholas Kordahi 5 47 1936 0%
5 Jack Puccini 5 47 2173 12
6 Eamonn O'Molloy 5 48 1862 5
7 Chris Kolak 5 44 1974 21
8 Kanan Izzat 5 43 2363 42
9 Nicholas Johnson 5 40 1932 0%
10 Andrew Fletcher 5 36 1770 15
11 Tony Tosevski 5 33 1747 8
12 George Carolin-Unkovich 4 45 1747 40
13 Paul Cavezza 4 42 1750 10
14 Mark Stokes 4 32 1622 0%
15 Paul Broekuyse 4 45 1833 0%
16 Marcus Raine 4 32 1862 41
17 Niruruthi Ravichandren 4 31 1519 11
18 Dylan Pleiter 4 29 1442 11
19 Andrew Davies 3 27 1331 0%
20 Nick Verginis 2 35 1346 8
21 Andrew Worsnop 31 1289 20

https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--14

Seeya next Tuesday.

What a lovely event! Wish such strong and big Tuesday blitz events would take place during uni holidays but its just a dream :(. Congrats to Anton.

MichaelBaron
06-01-2016, 10:28 AM
Video from the event: https://www.facebook.com/george.unkovich/videos/848360965276584/?theater :D

Thebes
12-01-2016, 08:59 PM
Tonight was a very disorganised blitz, 7 rounds took 3 hours, but
Kanan won with 6.5/7,
Ari came 2nd on 6/7
Jack Puccini came 3rd with 5/7
James Morris and I came 4th with 4.5/7

Altecman
13-01-2016, 09:10 PM
Tonight was a very disorganised blitz, 7 rounds took 3 hours, but
Kanan won with 6.5/7,
Ari came 2nd on 6/7
Jack Puccini came 3rd with 5/7
James Morris and I came 4th with 4.5/7

The tournament was a shambles, 3 hours for 7 rounds, no pairing system other than a googled one that barely work and took a long time to configure. Its disappointing because MCC lost an opportunity, as many IMs were in attendance. I understand that the majority of MCC were rightly cleaning up the Town Hall, but its confusing that the blitz tournament would be promoted during the day, but have no one ready to run the event, as everyone was busy at the Aus Champs.

On a side note, Marcus Raine did a great job of single handingly cleaning the rooms during the blitz tournament, and likely throughout the past 2 weeks and deserves praise for his great volunteering work for MCC!

MichaelBaron
13-01-2016, 10:07 PM
The tournament was a shambles, 3 hours for 7 rounds, no pairing system other than a googled one that barely work and took a long time to configure. Its disappointing because MCC lost an opportunity, as many IMs were in attendance. I understand that the majority of MCC were rightly cleaning up the Town Hall, but its confusing that the blitz tournament would be promoted during the day, but have no one ready to run the event, as everyone was busy at the Aus Champs.

On a side note, Marcus Raine did a great job of single handingly cleaning the rooms during the blitz tournament, and likely throughout the past 2 weeks and deserves praise for his great volunteering work for MCC!

When swiss pairings are required, Tornelo is usually used...and it works just fine! Was Andrew Fletcher there? I think Jack and others also know we can use Tornelo. Was there no internet connection (happens at MCC)?

Thebes
13-01-2016, 10:41 PM
Andrew fletcher didn't show up, and no-one else knew the password.

ER
14-01-2016, 09:02 AM
On a side note, Marcus Raine did a great job of single handingly cleaning the rooms during the blitz tournament, and likely throughout the past 2 weeks and deserves praise for his great volunteering work for MCC!

Glad to see Marcus being involved energetically with the club again. Since his junior years he has been an indispensable part of MCC as a player, administrator and supporter!

MichaelBaron
26-01-2016, 11:24 PM
Today's blitz results: https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/tuesday-blitz
They forgot to submit it for rating though..its still in the tourhaments in progress section

MichaelBaron
16-02-2016, 10:19 PM
I managed to find some time to play blitz tonight! It was fun as always. Make sure that you are there next week! It starts 7pm sharp!

shmit
27-06-2016, 05:56 PM
MCC Blitz is still on. With uni and school holiday its a good time to come try it out. I'll be playing this week, hopefully will see some familiar faces there.

MichaelBaron
28-06-2016, 02:05 PM
MCC Blitz is still on. With uni and school holiday its a good time to come try it out. I'll be playing this week, hopefully will see some familiar faces there.

Will try to make to tonight, even though given the amount of work I have to deal with today - may not happen :(

shmit
29-06-2016, 10:39 PM
A convincing performance again by Michael, winning every game.


1 Baron, Michael 12
2 Schmidt, Simon 9
3-4 Tosevsky, Tony 4.5
O'Molloy, Eamonn 4.5
5 Verginis, Nick 0


1 Baron, Michael * 3 3 3 3
2 Schmidt, Simon 0 * 3 3 3
3 Tosevsky, Tony 0 0 * 1= 3
4 O'Molloy, Eamonn 0 0 1= * 3
5 Verginis, Nick 0 0 0 0 *

shmit
04-07-2016, 06:09 PM
Blitz is on tomorrow night 7:00pm. See you there!

shmit
05-07-2016, 11:14 PM
1 Baron, Michael 11
2 Schmidt, Simon 8.5
3 Ly, Thai 8
4 O'Molloy, Eamonn 7
5 Hoe, Kah 4.5
6 Tosevsky, Tony 3
7 Verginis, Nick 0


1 Baron, Michael * 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
2 Schmidt, Simon 0.0 * 1.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 2.0
3 Ly, Thai 1.0 1.0 * 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
4 O'Molloy, Eamonn 0.0 0.0 1.0 * 2.0 2.0 2.0
5 Hoe, Kah 0.0 .5 1.0 0.0 * 1.0 2.0
6 Tosevsky, Tony 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 * 2.0
7 Verginis, Nick 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 *

MichaelBaron
06-07-2016, 12:11 PM
1 Baron, Michael 11
2 Schmidt, Simon 8.5
3 Ly, Thai 8
4 O'Molloy, Eamonn 7
5 Hoe, Kah 4.5
6 Tosevsky, Tony 3
7 Verginis, Nick 0


1 Baron, Michael * 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
2 Schmidt, Simon 0.0 * 1.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 2.0
3 Ly, Thai 1.0 1.0 * 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
4 O'Molloy, Eamonn 0.0 0.0 1.0 * 2.0 2.0 2.0
5 Hoe, Kah 0.0 .5 1.0 0.0 * 1.0 2.0
6 Tosevsky, Tony 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 * 2.0
7 Verginis, Nick 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 *

Happy ending to my tournament after blundering several rooks. Kah Hoe made his debute at MCC and was truly impressive. He is a very talented kid so looks like we are getting more strong juniors!

HAHAHAHA
07-07-2016, 09:29 PM
Kah Hoe made his debute at MCC and was truly impressive. He is a very talented kid so looks like we are getting more strong juniors!

Yes, Kah Hoe Cheah is from Malaysia and is only 12. But has a FIDE of 1700. Another junior who is stronger beyond his years.

HAHAHAHA
07-07-2016, 09:32 PM
Happy ending to my tournament after blundering several rooks.

The Baron wins the blitz outright for the second? week in a row. I would have thought Blundering and Outright 1st to be mutually exclusive. What's your secret ;) ;)

MichaelBaron
09-07-2016, 12:00 AM
The Baron wins the blitz outright for the second? week in a row. I would have thought Blundering and Outright 1st to be mutually exclusive. What's your secret ;) ;)

The secret is trivial - I got lucky.

shmit
19-07-2016, 02:18 PM
Blitz is on tonight 7pm!

MichaelBaron
20-07-2016, 12:04 AM
9 players in action today including a visiting 2300 (inactive for 20 or so years though). I won't be there from next week onwards as my Tuesday night lectures are commencing but great to see larger and stronger field particpating!

shmit
25-07-2016, 02:07 PM
Blitz is on again tomorrow night, it was an exciting tournament last week with only half a point separating first and second.

1 Baron, Michael 7.5 25.00 7
2 Puccini, Jack 7 23.50 6
3 Schmidt, Simon 5 13.00 5
4 Daniilidis, Aris 4.5 11.00 4
5 O'Molloy, Eamonn 3.5 11.00 3
6-7 Ly, Thai 3 7.00 3
Tosevsky, Tony 3 6.00 3
8 Klukowski, Jacek 2 5.50 1
9 Verginis, Nick 0.5 1.00 0


1 Baron, Michael * D W W W W W W W
2 Puccini, Jack D * W W D W W W W
3 Schmidt, Simon L L * W L W W W W
4 Daniilidis, Aris L L L * W W W D W
5 O'Molloy, Eamonn L D W L * L L W W
6 Ly, Thai L L L L W * W L W
7 Tosevsky, Tony L L L L W L * W W

MichaelBaron
27-07-2016, 04:02 AM
Blitz is on again tomorrow night, it was an exciting tournament last week with only half a point separating first and second.

1 Baron, Michael 7.5 25.00 7
2 Puccini, Jack 7 23.50 6
3 Schmidt, Simon 5 13.00 5
4 Daniilidis, Aris 4.5 11.00 4
5 O'Molloy, Eamonn 3.5 11.00 3
6-7 Ly, Thai 3 7.00 3
Tosevsky, Tony 3 6.00 3
8 Klukowski, Jacek 2 5.50 1
9 Verginis, Nick 0.5 1.00 0


1 Baron, Michael * D W W W W W W W
2 Puccini, Jack D * W W D W W W W
3 Schmidt, Simon L L * W L W W W W
4 Daniilidis, Aris L L L * W W W D W
5 O'Molloy, Eamonn L D W L * L L W W
6 Ly, Thai L L L L W * W L W
7 Tosevsky, Tony L L L L W L * W W

2300+ rated player finished on 4.5/8 - that is a great indication of how exciting the tournament was and how close all the games were!

shmit
27-07-2016, 01:37 PM
1 Schmidt, Simon 11.5
2 Oswald, David 11
3 O'Molloy, Eamonn 9.5
4 Tosevsky, Tony 8
5 Verginis, Nick 5
6 Landauer, David 0

1 Schmidt, Simon * 2.0 2.5 1.0 3.0 3.0
2 Oswald, David 1.0 * 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0
3 O'Molloy, Eamonn .5 1.0 * 3.0 2.0 3.0
4 Tosevsky, Tony 2.0 0.0 0.0 * 3.0 3.0
5 Verginis, Nick 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 * 3.0
6 Landauer, David 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 *

Igor_Goldenberg
05-08-2016, 02:30 PM
Is there a free entry for IM?

MichaelBaron
05-08-2016, 03:04 PM
Is there a free entry for IM?

Not in blitz, we all pay :). However, for Allegro IMs and FMs who are MCC members get in free! Join us tomorrow!

Kaitlin
05-08-2016, 06:53 PM
9 players in action today including a visiting 2300 (inactive for 20 or so years though).

Their RD would have been through the roof :eek:

MichaelBaron
31-08-2016, 11:17 AM
Blitz is going strongly again! Last night, I managed to finish work early to get to MCC in time for the blitz. There were 9 players from 4 countries participating including an IM and an FM :)

MichaelBaron
18-10-2016, 11:16 PM
Tonight, after several weeks away from blitz I was back! Great event as always. Even some non-MCC players (Losanica, Ilic, Milojevic) turned up!

Nikolaos
31-10-2016, 08:45 PM
Hey sylvester can i ask if you think that players from the Hjorth open will stay to play blitz? I havent played on tuesday night in the blitz tournament for a a long time just because of having to wake up very early but mostly cause no one was turning up for blitz.Do you reckon it will be a few people there?

UrBANE
01-11-2016, 06:56 AM
Hey sylvester can i ask if you think that players from the Hjorth open will stay to play blitz? I havent played on tuesday night in the blitz tournament for a a long time just because of having to wake up very early but mostly cause no one was turning up for blitz.Do you reckon it will be a few people there?

Thanks for your enquiry, Nick. I have gotten in touch with the organisers of the blitz and will get back to you. Thank you for choosing MCC ;)

UrBANE
01-11-2016, 07:31 AM
Hey sylvester can i ask if you think that players from the Hjorth open will stay to play blitz? I havent played on tuesday night in the blitz tournament for a a long time just because of having to wake up very early but mostly cause no one was turning up for blitz.Do you reckon it will be a few people there?

The Blitz will be on tonight! It's hard to tell whether there will be a large number of people. There were a lot of people at the Blitz the week before last. Given that the Hjorth Open closing ceremony will be tonight, I would think there will be plenty of players wanting to play a few blitz games. I might consider it myself...

Nikolaos
01-11-2016, 09:13 AM
Ok thanks a lot for your reply i really want to play as i missed the Hjorth open as well. I will see if i can come and play i know its gonna go to late but will see.

shmit
14-11-2016, 06:39 PM
Mcc Blitz tournament is wrapping up for the year.
Tomorrow, November the 15th will be the last tournament.

See you there!

MichaelBaron
14-11-2016, 11:21 PM
Hopefully next year, it will be back!

Nikolaos
27-12-2016, 02:45 PM
so there is no blitz tonight?anybody here?

MichaelBaron
27-12-2016, 03:23 PM
Unfortunately I think there will be no blitz..otherwise I would come and play

MichaelBaron
06-01-2017, 05:10 PM
Unfortunately I think there will be no blitz..otherwise I would come and play

Is the blitz going to be back this year? I am still working on Tuesday nights but would love to see the tournament continuing!

Eamonn O'Molloy
09-01-2017, 10:13 AM
Anyone know whether this is happening tomorrow night? I might show up if it is.

UrBANE
09-01-2017, 03:00 PM
Thanks for your enquiry, guys. The program is not currently running. We will keep you updated if it comes back online.

Nikolaos
07-03-2017, 04:08 PM
Is it worth coming down tonight? Is tuesday blitz back on?

MichaelBaron
07-03-2017, 04:20 PM
Is it worth coming down tonight? Is tuesday blitz back on?

While I can not play in blitz these days due to work commitments, I was told there are plenty of players last week, so there will be a turney!

Nikolaos
07-03-2017, 04:25 PM
Ok cheers michael

MichaelBaron
10-03-2017, 10:53 PM
Whoever played in the blitz - please keep us updated with the results :).

UrBANE
20-03-2017, 06:31 PM
I will probably come down for the blitz :)

UrBANE
21-03-2017, 07:31 AM
To give you an idea of numbers, TNB has been happening with roughly about 8 people. Elizabeth, Tony, Eamonn, Majid, William, Colin, Anthony. Last week an NZ IM rocked up and played couple games, won easily. MB comes if not lecturing.

UrBANE
21-03-2017, 04:55 PM
Simon Schmidt and Jack Puccini are in for tonight!

MichaelBaron
21-03-2017, 06:13 PM
Simon Schmidt and Jack Puccini are in for tonight!

Looks like a great tournament to come - hopefully someone will post the results afterwards.

UrBANE
21-03-2017, 08:57 PM
RESULTS

1st Puccini 15
2nd Urban 11
Schmidt 9
Tosevski 6
Aziz 3
Will 1

UrBANE
11-04-2017, 08:06 AM
RESULTS

1st Puccini 15
2nd Urban 11
Schmidt 9
Tosevski 6
Aziz 3
Will 1

Reminder no Blitz tonight (11 April). See you all next week

UrBANE
11-04-2017, 08:07 AM
Reminder no Blitz tonight (11 April). See you all next week

Results last week: 1st Hoai Nam Nguyen 2nd Simon Schmidt

Nikolaos
08-05-2017, 06:07 PM
Is blitz still on tomorrow?

MichaelBaron
08-05-2017, 07:47 PM
Is blitz still on tomorrow?

Hopefully the blitz stays alive. I am planning a ''guest visit'' 4 weeks or so from now.

HAHAHAHA
09-05-2017, 11:57 AM
Hi Nick,
Yes Blitz is on tonight 7pm
Hope to see you there

Nikolaos
09-05-2017, 07:01 PM
I am outside the club Abbot's closed ! Anyone has some contact number I can call?o8

MichaelBaron
09-05-2017, 11:15 PM
I am outside the club Abbot's closed ! Anyone has some contact number I can call?o8

So what was the outcome? Did it take place? How many players/results?

Nikolaos
10-05-2017, 11:48 AM
LOL huge crowd attended me and Tony Tosevsky only! It didnt take place

MichaelBaron
10-05-2017, 12:41 PM
LOL huge crowd attended me and Tony Tosevsky only! It didnt take place

Pity...I have great recollections of some of these events. Hopefully the blitz will be revived.

Kaitlin
11-05-2017, 06:41 AM
LOL huge crowd attended me and Tony Tosevsky only! It didnt take place

Equal winners ☺,
with extra credit for effort ..

HAHAHAHA
16-05-2017, 02:21 PM
Just letting everyone know that MCC Blitz is on tonight 7pm
See you there

Anthony

Kaitlin
16-05-2017, 04:04 PM
Just letting everyone know that MCC Blitz is on tonight 7pm
See you there

Anthony

Is it bring your own hot chips ☺

Nikolaos
16-05-2017, 05:08 PM
Anthony i will come down but if its me and tony again we want to get paid for the fuel! LOL

MichaelBaron
17-05-2017, 11:20 AM
Anthony i will come down but if its me and tony again we want to get paid for the fuel! LOL

So what was the ''outcome''? Blitz is back?

HAHAHAHA
17-05-2017, 04:11 PM
There was a blitz tourney last night,albeit small.
So blitz is back....(so long as people come to participate)

HAHAHAHA
17-05-2017, 04:16 PM
Blitz May 16th was a 5 player double round robin won by Tony Tosevski as reward for his regular attendance.

Final Scores /10

Tony 8
Colin 7
Anthony 7
Nick 3
Elizabeth 1

Hopefully will be bigger next week.

HAHAHAHA
17-05-2017, 04:19 PM
There is talk of having the blitz on Saturday night as well?/instead of Tuesday. Rationale being more people can/will play.=better blitz

Apparently its been tried and tested in the past... so we'll see how it goes.

MichaelBaron
18-05-2017, 11:01 PM
There is talk of having the blitz on Saturday night as well?/instead of Tuesday. Rationale being more people can/will play.=better blitz

Apparently its been tried and tested in the past... so we'll see how it goes.

Great result by Tony!
Yep, if its Saturday - I usually can play.

MichaelBaron
02-06-2017, 03:06 PM
A reminder that MCC blitz is back and its one every Tuesday night at 7 pm~

MichaelBaron
21-06-2017, 12:00 AM
Tonight at the MCC the blitz was on! Was great to see players turning up again. It was a 9 round tournament that was keenly contested by players of all levels (we even had some interstate participants!) I managed to win on 9/9 with WGM Ryanova finishing 2nd on 8. Elizabeth Warren won the group prize and collected some serious scalps on the way!

MichaelBaron
27-06-2017, 02:11 PM
A reminder that blitz is on tonight~. Starting time 7pm.

MichaelBaron
28-06-2017, 01:05 AM
Blitz is becoming a regular feature at MCC on Tuesdays. Was good to see a couple of newcomers today~!

MichaelBaron
05-07-2017, 01:10 PM
We had another great blitz night, last night. Participants included a 2050- rated visitor from Germany who finished 3d.

MichaelBaron
12-07-2017, 08:54 PM
Another lovely blitz tournament last night. Participants included a new player from India.
I managed to win with 11/12...but the highlight of the tournament was the exciting battle that I lost to Isaac Zhao rook up. Exciting battle for 2nd between Zhao and O'Molloy in the last round was also amazing to follow.
so..a reminder that the blitz is on at mcc every Tuesday 7pm!

MichaelBaron
05-08-2017, 01:20 AM
A reminder that blitz is on every Tuesday at MCC at 7 pm! While it does clash with my work so I am not participating any more - Chris Kolak, Elizabeth Warren and Tony Toshevsky are doing a great job running it!

HAHAHAHA
15-08-2017, 11:18 PM
Blitz tonight was an 8 player double round robin of 3+2 with Colin Savige taking top place. A friendly but competitive event with good mix of experience and lower rated players even taking a few upset scalps. (well at least against me anyway)

Scores

Colin Savige 11/14
Eamonn O'Molloy 10.5
Thai Ly 10
Daniel Holland 10
Anthony Harris 6 (will do better next time ;) )
Hemanth 4
Natalie Bartnik 2.5
Gul 2

So reminding everyone that MCC Blitz is on 7pm Tuesdays.

MichaelBaron
16-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Blitz tonight was an 8 player double round robin of 3+2 with Colin Savige taking top place. A friendly but competitive event with good mix of experience and lower rated players even taking a few upset scalps. (well at least against me anyway)

Scores

Colin Savige 11/14
Eamonn O'Molloy 10.5
Thai Ly 10
Daniel Holland 10
Anthony Harris 6 (will do better next time ;) )
Hemanth 4
Natalie Bartnik 2.5
Gul 2

So reminding everyone that MCC Blitz is on 7pm Tuesdays.

Keep it going! I will be back in 7-8 weeks hopefully for a ''guest visit'' :).

MichaelBaron
12-09-2017, 11:48 AM
A reminder for all of the blitz lovers that MCC holds blitz tournaments every tuesday at 7 pm! Great opportunity to play some blitz during the week~! I have not been able to play in recent weeks due to work commitments but my sources are telling me that blitz gurus Chris Kolak and Colin Savige are among the regular participants.

Eamonn O'Molloy
20-09-2017, 12:13 PM
Just a note to say that this fun, competitive tournament is still going strong every week, in case anyone was unsure.

MichaelBaron
20-09-2017, 12:35 PM
Just a note to say that this fun, competitive tournament is still going strong every week, in case anyone was unsure.

Good luck to all the players, hoping to be able to visit the event in 3 weeks or so. In the meantime - my sources are telling me that the event is highly competitive. Top seed is usually Chris Kolak but he almost every week - there is a new winner!

MichaelBaron
17-10-2017, 11:35 AM
A reminder that blitz is on every tuesday night 7 pm - including tonight~!

MichaelBaron
23-10-2017, 05:16 PM
A reminder that the MCC blitz is on tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7 pm~! Great way to play some relaxing chess on a week night!

MichaelBaron
11-11-2017, 10:20 PM
Do not forget about the blitz on Tusdays 7 pm! On coming Tuesday - there is an over 50% chance of me playing so hopefully - see you there!

MichaelBaron
21-11-2017, 03:56 PM
Reminder that blitz is on tonight! Expected participants include Lekkas, Kolak, Molloy and other strong blitz affectionados.!

Nam Hoai Nguyen
21-11-2017, 04:33 PM
Im in tonight !

MichaelBaron
21-11-2017, 11:06 PM
Im in tonight !

Fantastic performance by Nam today winning the tournament by 2 point margin~ Frank Lekkas was 2nd equal with me. Great event as always!

MichaelBaron
28-11-2017, 11:36 PM
Another close race tonight. I managed to win half point ahead of Frank Lekkas. One of the great highlights of playing at MCC on such a hot day - it was nice and cool inside the tournament hall!

Desmond
29-11-2017, 01:23 PM
Another close race tonight. I managed to win half point ahead of Frank Lekkas. One of the great highlights of playing at MCC on such a hot day - it was nice and cool inside the tournament hall!Congratulations to yourself, Frank, and all other participants and air cooling devices.

Nikolaos
12-12-2017, 04:08 PM
Is blitz still on tonight?

SharathGM
12-12-2017, 05:05 PM
Is blitz still on tonight?

Highly unlikly as GM/IM tournaments going on. I suggest to give a call to MCC president and check :)

MichaelBaron
12-12-2017, 05:15 PM
Is blitz still on tonight?

As blitz can be played in the small room in the back, it's not clashing with masters. It will be on!

MichaelBaron
16-12-2017, 11:08 PM
A reminder that blitz is to take place on coming Tuesday night! Will be bigger than this week - since masters is getting over!

MichaelBaron
20-12-2017, 01:40 PM
It was a fantastic even yesterday! Lots of upsets by little kids. Also, outstanding performance by Niruthi scoring 8.5/11 to finish 2nd equal with a French visitor rated 2067 Fide!

MichaelBaron
26-12-2017, 11:43 PM
Another successful event took place tonight. Was great to see Chris Kolak, Tom Kalish and Isaac Zhao return to blitz after a bit of a break.

MichaelBaron
31-12-2017, 10:38 PM
Blitz on January 2nd - is going to be the very first Victorian chess event of the year! Join in!

MichaelBaron
03-01-2018, 10:51 AM
And the chess year at MCC started last night. The surprise packet of the event was Tanya Kolak who managed to beat Tom Kalish as well as to hold her much higher rated brother Chris Kolak to a draw!

MichaelBaron
23-01-2018, 11:28 AM
A reminder that blitz is on tonight 7pm at MCC!

MichaelBaron
23-01-2018, 02:33 PM
Tonight, 2 FMs confirmed their participation already!

MichaelBaron
30-01-2018, 10:56 AM
Blitz tonight at MCC! Once again, a field comprising of players of all levels is expected.

Nikolaos
30-01-2018, 04:04 PM
Yeah we expecting a number as high as 234 people GMs,FMs,IMs AMs and PMs......or maybe Michael is tricking us which one of the 2 is gonna happen? :)

MichaelBaron
30-01-2018, 11:03 PM
We had 13 people! Not bad for a little blitz tournament!

MichaelBaron
06-02-2018, 11:17 PM
Another blitz tourney has taken place today.
I managed to win with 9/9, Jack Puccini was 2nd on 8 points and Eamonn O'Molloy 3d on 6.

MichaelBaron
12-02-2018, 02:40 PM
Another blitz tourney has taken place today.
I managed to win with 9/9, Jack Puccini was 2nd on 8 points and Eamonn O'Molloy 3d on 6.

Coming Tuesday is likely to be the last blitz of mine in a while...as my Tuesday night lecturers are commencing week after...So..last chance for me to be part of this great event! See you there!

MichaelBaron
14-02-2018, 10:47 PM
Yesterday was yet another great blitz event Baron won on 9.5/10 Followed by Puccini on 8.5.

While I am not able to play from next week onwards - hopefully the event will continue to grow!

MichaelBaron
20-02-2018, 10:25 AM
A reminder that blitz is on tonight!

MichaelBaron
03-03-2018, 10:03 PM
Got to see cross-table for the last Tuesdays's tournament today. Great to see so many new players coming to play blitz. The event was won by Tony Tosevsky. Next blitz...on the coming tuesday of course!

MichaelBaron
05-03-2018, 11:31 PM
A reminder that blitz is on tomorrow night! Let's see if there will be a new winner or Tony will defend his title successfully!

Lekko
07-03-2018, 06:32 PM
A reminder that blitz is on tomorrow night! Let's see if there will be a new winner or Tony will defend his title successfully!

From my memory, the scores are as follows. My apologies if I got someone's score wrong.

1. Lekkas - 8.5
2. C. Kolak - 7.5
3. T. Tosevski - 5
4. Tsagarkis - 5
5. Nick - 4
6. Colin - 0

MichaelBaron
08-03-2018, 10:27 AM
From my memory, the scores are as follows. My apologies if I got someone's score wrong.

1. Lekkas - 8.5
2. C. Kolak - 7.5
3. T. Tosevski - 5
4. Tsagarkis - 5
5. Nick - 4
6. Colin - 0

Congrats, Frank.
Small but strong field!

MichaelBaron
13-03-2018, 10:05 AM
Blitz is on tonight! For those who were not at MCC last Saturday - also a chance to check out new carpet in the playing area! The club is looking great!

MichaelBaron
19-03-2018, 11:02 PM
Yet another successful blitz tournament last week.
Eamonn O'Molloy won with 8.5/10 with 2nd place going to Lothar (a visitor from Germany). Tom Kalish finished 3d.
Tomorrow night - blitz is on again!

MichaelBaron
20-03-2018, 10:44 PM
Today's blitz results: Isaac Zhao 1st 2 points ahead of Daniel Holland!

Eamonn O'Molloy
21-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Here's the full results from last night, good competitive tournament with seven largely evenly matched players; even those that didn't score so well had plenty of winning positions. Blitz is now well established every Tuesday night, come on down!
1st Isaac Zhao (9.5 out of 12)
2nd Daniel Holland 7.5
3rd Eamonn O'Molloy 7
4th David Lacey 6.5
5th Tony Tosevski 5.5
6th Simon Karumbi 5
7th Tom Kalisch 1

MichaelBaron
21-03-2018, 02:18 PM
Here's the full results from last night, good competitive tournament with seven largely evenly matched players; even those that didn't score so well had plenty of winning positions. Blitz is now well established every Tuesday night, come on down!
1st Isaac Zhao (9.5 out of 12)
2nd Daniel Holland 7.5
3rd Eamonn O'Molloy 7
4th David Lacey 6.5
5th Tony Tosevski 5.5
6th Simon Karumbi 5
7th Tom Kalisch 1

Fantastic event indeed. Hopefully around 4 weeks from now - I will be able to play in one of those!

that Caesar guy
22-03-2018, 09:41 AM
Here's the full results from last night, good competitive tournament with seven largely evenly matched players; even those that didn't score so well had plenty of winning positions. Blitz is now well established every Tuesday night, come on down!
1st Isaac Zhao (9.5 out of 12)
2nd Daniel Holland 7.5
3rd Eamonn O'Molloy 7
4th David Lacey 6.5
5th Tony Tosevski 5.5
6th Simon Karumbi 5
7th Tom Kalisch 1

Simon Karumbi...that's a name I haven't seen in a long time!

MichaelBaron
26-03-2018, 05:56 PM
Fantastic event indeed. Hopefully around 4 weeks from now - I will be able to play in one of those!

So coming Tuesday, blitz is on again...and its tomorrow! My sources are telling me that a bigger than usual field is expected!

DanielHolland
29-03-2018, 07:16 PM
Great fun as always, I managed to take it out with 8/10, the next best was Goran on 6.

Tony got his revenge on me though afterwards with 2 nice wins, well played��

MichaelBaron
08-04-2018, 12:41 AM
Another great event last Tuesday! The tournament was won by Chris Kolak in tight competition with Isaac Zhao!@ I saw the cross-table at MCC today...but forgot the exact scores by now :).
Next Tuesday, all the ''usual suspects'' are expected to be at MCC playing again so do feel free to join in! Regulars involve players of all levels!

MichaelBaron
11-04-2018, 12:31 PM
As my uni is on mid-semester break, I managed to make it to blitz last night. Was a great tournament as always. Some very promising results by upcoming juniors! I managed to win with Eamonn O'Malloy coming 2nd in a tight race with Tony Tosevsky and Erik Mensies (he finished only 0.5 ahead of them).

Eamonn O'Molloy
11-04-2018, 03:31 PM
As my uni is on mid-semester break, I managed to make it to blitz last night. Was a great tournament as always. Some very promising results by upcoming juniors! I managed to win with Eamonn O'Malloy coming 2nd in a tight race with Tony Tosevsky and Erik Mensies (he finished only 0.5 ahead of them).

Actually, Isaac Zhao was third by half a point! Tony and Eric were next, I think.

MichaelBaron
16-04-2018, 11:48 PM
Blitz tomorrow! Over 10 participants expected once again (not sure I can make it this time though despite my mid semester break continuing for another week).

MichaelBaron
17-04-2018, 11:48 PM
Another great event today.
John Nemeth dominated with a 10/10 picket fence!

MichaelBaron
01-05-2018, 05:11 PM
A reminder that blitz is on tonight!

Eamonn O'Molloy
02-05-2018, 10:49 AM
Eight players last night. Tony Tosevski was on fire and won with 11.5 out of 14, Chris Kolak and me were joint second on nine points.

MichaelBaron
07-05-2018, 02:39 PM
Blitz is on tomorrow (Tuesday night!) - will be a great tournament as always. I can not wait to make a comeback in 4 weeks or so!

DanielHolland
08-05-2018, 11:00 PM
A smallish field of 5 came tonight, but it ended up being a brutal 16 round tournament as we decided on playing each other 4 times!!

I took it out with a score of 12 with Eamonn finishing 2nd.

MichaelBaron
08-05-2018, 11:24 PM
A smallish field of 5 came tonight, but it ended up being a brutal 16 round tournament as we decided on playing each other 4 times!!

I took it out with a score of 12 with Eamonn finishing 2nd.

Congrats! Hopefully, next week - numbers will be back to normal!

MichaelBaron
14-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Blitz tomorrow night! 7pm start!

DanielHolland
15-05-2018, 11:34 PM
Tonight's blitz was super fun as always, Chris Kolak took it out scoring 9/10! I grabbed the 2nd spot with 8.

Hope to see you all again next week, cheers.

MichaelBaron
21-05-2018, 11:20 PM
Tomorrow is the blitz night! Will start 7pm as always!

DanielHolland
22-05-2018, 10:24 PM
Martin took out tonight's tournament with a score of 8/10, I grabbed the 2nd spot on 6.5.

Always a pleasure to play, hope to see you all again next week!

MichaelBaron
22-05-2018, 11:49 PM
Martin took out tonight's tournament with a score of 8/10, I grabbed the 2nd spot on 6.5.

Always a pleasure to play, hope to see you all again next week!

Thx, for the update!
A fantastic (and a very competitive) event as always!

MichaelBaron
29-05-2018, 05:15 PM
Thx, for the update!
A fantastic (and a very competitive) event as always!

Blitz is On tonight!
Be there 7 pm, good luck to all the players - once again - I am sure many exciting games will take place!

DanielHolland
29-05-2018, 09:41 PM
A fiercely contested 6 person blitz tournament saw Chris prevailing with a solid performance of 7.5/10, while Tanya and Magid shared 2nd on 6.

Hope to see you all again next week!!

MichaelBaron
29-05-2018, 11:36 PM
A fiercely contested 6 person blitz tournament saw Chris prevailing with a solid performance of 7.5/10, while Tanya and Magid shared 2nd on 6.

Hope to see you all again next week!!
Tanya 2nd equal!
Its her best result ever!

MichaelBaron
05-06-2018, 03:24 PM
Blitz is on tonight!
Some guest participants are expected to join in! Do not miss!

MichaelBaron
06-06-2018, 12:12 AM
Small but closely contested event today. Going into the last Round - with 3 rounds to go - I was 1 point behind Eamonn. Finally, managed to come from behind and win (not without difficulties though). On the way to the overall victory I lost 2 games - To Tony Tosevsky and to Daniel Holland.

DanielHolland
06-06-2018, 07:25 PM
Small but closely contested event today. Going into the last Round - with 3 rounds to go - I was 1 point behind Eamonn. Finally, managed to come from behind and win (not without difficulties though). On the way to the overall victory I lost 2 games - To Tony Tosevsky and to Daniel Holland.

Yep, was an exciting night of blitz as always, after being a piece up against Eamonn during the late stage of our 2nd game, I proceeded to lose that game, and the next one to him, which really hurt my chances of glory.

I thoroughly enjoyed the games I had with you Michael, but I can't help feeling a little disappointing with the 2-1 deficit scoreline:confused:

Bounced back though against Tony, winning 3 zip (Tony there is really no point in coming If you're running on 5 hours sleep!!!!) to come equal second with Eamonn.

Michael 7
Eamonn 5
Daniel 5
Tony 1

See you all next week! Hope to see more numbers!:)

MichaelBaron
12-06-2018, 03:45 AM
Tuesday Blitz!
Chance for Vic Open players to continue playing even after the long weekend ended! 7 pm start on Tuesday night!

DanielHolland
12-06-2018, 10:19 PM
I can't remember what Michael finished on, I think 10/12, but he won tonight's blitz event:D

Myself and Majid finished tied for second on 6.5/12, while Eamonn just missied out on the prizes with 6.

Tony had another less than desirable tournament by his standards, finishing on 1/12, there's always next week mate!

On that note, See you all next week!

MichaelBaron
12-06-2018, 11:45 PM
I can't remember what Michael finished on, I think 10/12, but he won tonight's blitz event:D

Myself and Majid finished tied for second on 6.5/12, while Eamonn just missied out on the prizes with 6.

Tony had another less than desirable tournament by his standards, finishing on 1/12, there's always next week mate!

On that note, See you all next week!

It was a fantastic event once again!

MichaelBaron
18-06-2018, 11:02 PM
Blitz is on Tomorrow night~!
3 2~...starting at 7 and usually finished not too late!

MichaelBaron
26-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Do not forget! Blitz is starting in 1.5 hours! The roomer is - MCC blitz Guru Chris Kolak is going to be among the participants!@

MichaelBaron
27-06-2018, 12:04 AM
Today's tournament was fantastic as always - 10 player round robin~!
I managed to win with a picket fence. Also, great performance by Isaac Zhao to finish ahead of Chris Kolak.
Another highlight was Razi Michael's sensational draw against Chris!

MichaelBaron
02-07-2018, 11:10 PM
Blitz tomorrow! Hopefully, we will be getting a solid field once again.

MichaelBaron
03-07-2018, 11:42 PM
https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/mcc-blitz--27
We had a great fun Tuesday night of blitz at MCC once again!

Eamonn O'Molloy
04-07-2018, 09:22 AM
Oh no, I didn't realise I still had a game to play when I left last night. I thought I'd played everyone and that the round where I had a bye was the last round.
Apologies to anyone affected, particularly Eric.

MichaelBaron
09-07-2018, 11:10 PM
Tuesday night blitz is on tomorrow night! 7pm start!