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PHAT
06-12-2004, 10:52 PM
I thought since no one has put this up, I would.

I know that it isn't a NSWCA event but shouldn't the NSWCA promote it for the good of chess

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nswca/04fairfield_rsl_summer_cupAd.htm

Bill Gletsos
06-12-2004, 11:04 PM
The NSWCA is promoting it you moron on its Official Web site.

skip to my lou
06-12-2004, 11:05 PM
That has to be the worst combination of colours. To save your eyes:


Fairfield RSL Summer Cup Category 3 Grand Prix tournament
Saturday 11th December & Sunday 12th December
1st $650+Trophy, 2nd $400, 3rd 300
Plus 4 Divisions based on entries, 1st $120, 2nd $80, 3rd $60
Best junior $50 and Best Fairfield Chess Club member, $60
17 prizes awarded. Total prize money $2500 guaranteed

7 round Swiss 1hour +10 seconds per move
Registration 9.15am-9.45am, Sat $10, late fee after this time.
Entry fees: Adult $50 Student/Pensioner $40, Juniors $35.
14 Anzac Avenue, Fairfield, in the Oakdene Room
1st floor behind the restaurant.
For further information contact Shane Burgess,
Ph (02) 9681 2206 or email shaneburgess32@yahoo.com.au

PHAT
06-12-2004, 11:13 PM
The NSWCA is promoting it you moron on its Official Web site.

But wasn't here.......

Bill Gletsos
06-12-2004, 11:16 PM
But wasn't here.......
Here is not an official NSWCA or ACF place.

In fact given the amount of crap you spew out here, we wouldnt want it to be.

skip to my lou
06-12-2004, 11:21 PM
hardly anyone looks at the NSWCA page. It hurts my eyes.

Alan Shore
07-12-2004, 12:41 AM
I thought since no one has put this up, I would.

I know that it isn't a NSWCA event but shouldn't the NSWCA promote it for the good of chess

What benefits do you get for joining the NSWCA anyway?

JGB
07-12-2004, 12:55 AM
What benefits do you get for joining the NSWCA anyway?

here we go again... :rolleyes:

PHAT
07-12-2004, 01:06 AM
What benefits do you get for joining the NSWCA anyway?

For $20 a year you are allowed to pay an entry fee and play in the half dozen tourniments run by the NSWCA. There are about another 35 tourniments here that are not run by the NSWCA. You can play in any of those for between $0 and $50 and your games will still be rated free.

It looks like you will be receiving 4 newsletters too this year.

And for your annual levy you also get to know that NSWCA has $80k in the bank doing absaphknlutely nothing.

Alan Shore
07-12-2004, 01:06 AM
here we go again... :rolleyes:

Perfectly innocent question... !

Alan Shore
07-12-2004, 01:07 AM
For $20 a year you are allowed to pay an entry fee and play in the half dozen tourniments run by the NSWCA. There are about another 35 tourniments here that are not run by the NSWCA. You can play in any of those for between $0 and $50 and your games will still be rated free.

It looks like you will be receiving 4 newsletters too this year.

And for your annual levy you also get to know that NSWCA has $80k in the bank doing absaphknlutely nothing.

Err.. fun?

Looks like I won't be joining any time soon then :confused:

Bill Gletsos
07-12-2004, 09:51 AM
For $20 a year you are allowed to pay an entry fee and play in the half dozen tourniments run by the NSWCA. There are about another 35 tourniments here that are not run by the NSWCA.
As usual thats a totally misleading statement from you.
The NSWCA ran 11 different events last year not including rapids and lightnings.
Many of the non NSWCA events are not 'Open" events but are club events restricted to club members only.
The number of "Open" non NSWCA events is around 15.

PHAT
07-12-2004, 06:21 PM
As usual thats a totally misleading statement from you.
The NSWCA ran 11 different events last year not including rapids and lightnings.
Many of the non NSWCA events are not 'Open" events but are club events restricted to club members only.
The number of "Open" non NSWCA events is around 15.

FO. Your numbers are stuffed as mine. I just did a count on the NSWCA calender and for events that I can enter there were 14 NSWCA (including rapids/blitz) and 28 non-NSWCA.

I mis estimated the fist time because the first est. I wrongly attributed some events to clubs when they were actually NSWCA. I said 6+35=41
You say 11+15=36. The actual is 14+28=42

I do not intend getting into a clasification fight with you. I will just leave others to check the facts on http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nswca/TournamentsinNSW2004.htm

So, :hand:

Bill Gletsos
07-12-2004, 07:15 PM
FO. Your numbers are stuffed as mine.
Although mine are also wrong they are much closer to the truth than yours.


I just did a count on the NSWCA calender and for events that I can enter there were 14 NSWCA (including rapids/blitz) and 28 non-NSWCA.
You still cannot count.
Events run in another State dont count. The ACT events of the Doeberl Cup, the ANU Open and the Vikings weekender dont count.

Also club events like club championships which are only open to club members dont count. After all no one is going to be a member of every Sydney metropolitan club.

I explicitly discounted rapids and lightnings as comparing them weekenders/etc was unreasonable.
This gives 12 NSWCA events (16 if blitz and rapid included):
Now the 12 NSWCA events are:

Australia Day weekender
City of Sydney
NSW Teams
Anzac Day Weekender
CJS Purdy Memorial/NSW Masters
May Weekender
Grade Matches
NSW Open including NSW Womens
August weekender
State Championship
Ryde-Eastwood Open
November Weekender (Ralph Seberry Memorial)

The non NSWCA events that are not just club events (and therefore restricted to club members only) are the following 18 events (21 if you count blitz and rapid):
Newcastle Open
Toukley U2000.
Western Suburns Premiership
Laurieton May Open
Mingara May Major
Mid North Coast Open
Common Man
Fairfield Winter
Coal City Open
Rooty Hill Open
Interleagues
Ford Memorial
Fishers Ghost
Laurieton Open
Gosford Open
Coff's Harbour Open
St George Summer Open
Fairfield Summer

Two events the NSW Teams and the NSW Country Championship(this year Dubbo) are authorised NSW events given to particular clubs to run.

Therefore that is a total of 32 events.



I mis estimated the fist time because the first est. I wrongly attributed some events to clubs when they were actually NSWCA. I said 6+35=41
You say 11+15=36. The actual is 14+28=42
Firtsly 11+15 =26 not 36 you fool.
However I'm not going to be so weak as to say I misestimated anything. I just counted them wrong.
Even so I said 11 NSWCA events, there are 12. I said 15 non NSWCA events there are 18.


I do not intend getting into a clasification fight with you. I will just leave others to check the facts on http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nswca/TournamentsinNSW2004.htm
Yes and they will see my numbers are much more accurate than yours.

Lucena
08-12-2004, 11:20 PM
anyone know round times?

Trent Parker
08-12-2004, 11:41 PM
anyone know round times?

Don't know. I dont even know how many rounds it'll be.

Might ring tomorrow and phone in my entry......
will ask these questions.....

Trent Parker
10-12-2004, 08:04 PM
Reply from Shane Burgess:
7 rounds
4 Sat
3 Sun

Start at 10.00am on sat start at 9.30 am on sun.

No other round times were supplied.

Garvinator
10-12-2004, 08:14 PM
Don't know. I dont even know how many rounds it'll be.

Might ring tomorrow and phone in my entry......
will ask these questions.....
i would have thought that the start of this thread might be some guide :whistle:

Trent Parker
10-12-2004, 08:29 PM
OK smart**** i missed the 7 rounds bit. But i did provide some additional info did i not? :lol: :lol:

Lucena
10-12-2004, 10:18 PM
Cityrail is running trackwork on some train lines to fairfield so buses will replace trains in certain parts-allow 30 min extra time :doh: if you use the cumberland line from Blacktown to Campbelltown you're ok.

Garvinator
10-12-2004, 10:23 PM
Cityrail is running trackwork on the train lines to fairfield so buses will replace trains in certain parts-allow 30 min extra time :doh:
i had the same problem to ryde eastwood for the nsw open, i would allow alot more time than 30 minutes. Buses going to west ryde station were quite regularly taking more than the 30 minutes late.

Lucena
10-12-2004, 10:28 PM
i had the same problem to ryde eastwood for the nsw open, i would allow alot more time than 30 minutes. Buses going to west ryde station were quite regularly taking more than the 30 minutes late.

I was thinking of mentioning that their "30 minutes" may well be rather conservative :eek:

Trent Parker
10-12-2004, 10:53 PM
Cityrail is running trackwork on some train lines to fairfield so buses will replace trains in certain parts-allow 30 min extra time :doh: if you use the cumberland line from Blacktown to Campbelltown you're ok.

Whats unusual????
:wall: :wall:

BTW the Cumberland line is now only a weekday peak hour service :wall: :wall: :wall:

Oh well My train would have gotten there at about 9.05 anyhow. plenty of time.....

Trent Parker
10-12-2004, 11:00 PM
Ahhhh cool. my train isn't affected!! :D



Buses will replace trains in both directions between Bankstown and Cabramatta and also between Sydenham and Lidcombe via Bankstown.
Buses will also operate in both directions between Lidcombe and Cabramatta via Regents Park.
Trains that normally start and terminate at Glenfield will not operate.
Some trains from City Circle stations to the South Line will operate to an amended timetable and depart from different platforms.

Garvinator
10-12-2004, 11:00 PM
I was thinking of mentioning that their "30 minutes" may well be rather conservative :eek:
where are you coming from Gareth and I would hazard a guess that you might get a free rail trip out of it.

Trent Parker
10-12-2004, 11:06 PM
Ahhhh cool. my train isn't affected!! :D

Fairfield is on the south line whereas the trackwork is being done on the inner west and bankstown lines.

arosar
11-12-2004, 08:42 PM
Sensation! Agulto, a piece up against Descallar, hears his mobile phone ring and the DOP has no choice but to enforce the rule. In the mean time, Matthew Sweeney gets a lesson in junior chess. His NSW chess centre fails to impress.

AR

Trent Parker
11-12-2004, 08:54 PM
Tell ya what tho those announcements are very offputting :(

PHAT
11-12-2004, 10:36 PM
Sensation! Agulto, a piece up against Descallar, hears his mobile phone ring and the DOP has no choice but to enforce the rule. In the mean time, Matthew Sweeney gets a lesson in junior chess. His NSW chess centre fails to impress.

AR

The SCC is for those juniors who progress to senior levels. The NSWJCL is running junior chess just fine. The trick is to ease the juniors into a larger more vibrant senior chess community.

BTW, This tourni is smaller than last year. Any ideas why?

Bill Gletsos
12-12-2004, 10:27 PM
1 Ayvazyan, Armen NSW 2152 6.5 19:W 18:W 13:W 2:D 12:W 8:W 4:W
2 Bjelobrk, Igor VIC 2392 6.5 40:W 44:W 11:W 1:D 27:W 4:W 7:W
3 Wei, Michael ACT 2043 5.5 55:L 14:D 45:W 19:W 21:W 27:W 11:W
4 Grcic, Milan ACT 1841 5 48:W 24:W 12:W 33:W 6:W 2:L 1:L
5 Scott, Ronald NSW 2264 5 21:W 9:W 16:W 6:L 20:W 7:L 18:W
6 Cabilin, Jeff NSW 1930 5 30:W 22:W 38:W 5:W 4:L 11:D 12:D
7 Cronan, James NSW 1856 5 25:W 33:D 15:D 39:W 9:W 5:W 2:L
8 Agulto, Edgardo NSW 2126 5 17:W 35:W 27:- 22:W 15:W 1:L 23:W
9 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1741 5 43:W 5:L 37:W 17:W 7:L 34:W 21:W
10 Har, James NSW 1579 5 41:W 13:L 36:W 16:L 44:W 20:W 15:W
11 Mendes da Costa, Alex NSW 1877 4.5 26:W 20:W 2:L 24:W 16:W 6:D 3:L
12 Rej, Tomek NSW 2225 4.5 37:W 56:W 4:L 35:W 1:L 22:W 6:D
13 Bajrami, Samir NSW 1768 4.5 29:W 10:W 1:L 0:D 34:D 14:D 28:W
14 Villanueva, Anthony NSW 1599 4.5 53:D 3:D 29:W 15:L 38:W 13:D 27:W
15 Huynh, Arthur NSW 1791 4 23:W 34:D 7:D 14:W 8:L 24:W 10:L
16 Illingworth, Max NSW 1839 4 36:W 39:W 5:L 10:W 11:L 23:D 17:D
17 Hoole, Jeyaranjan ACT 1524 4 8:L 42:W 18:W 9:L 28:D 33:W 16:D
18 Ali, Mosaddeque ACT 1734 4 32:W 1:L 17:L 29:W 40:W 39:W 5:L
19 Boyce, Jamie NSW 1547 4 1:L 32:W 56:D 3:L 57:+ 25:D 35:W
20 Reid, Vaness NSW 1671 4 47:W 11:L 30:W 38:W 5:L 10:L 37:W
21 Evans, David A NSW 1564 4 5:L 43:W 41:W 44:W 3:L 35:W 9:L
22 Harris, Rebecca NSW 1612 4 49:W 6:L 26:W 8:L 51:W 12:L 43:W
23 Parravicini, Matthew NSW 1469 4 15:L 28:W 40:D 56:W 33:W 16:D 8:L
24 Escribano, Jose NSW 1611 4 52:W 4:L 25:W 11:L 42:W 15:L 36:W
25 Tubic, Luka NSW 1505 4 7:L 54:W 24:L 31:D 46:W 19:D 34:W
26 Sewell, Rob NSW 1511 4 11:L 52:W 22:L 41:W 35:L 42:W 39:W
27 Descallar, Levi NSW 1757 3.5 45:W 55:W 8:+ 0:D 2:L 3:L 14:L
28 Pickering, Anthony NSW 1657 3.5 38:L 23:L 47:W 32:W 17:D 30:W 13:L
29 Lam, David NSW 1442 3.5 13:L 46:W 14:L 18:L 50:W 45:D 44:W
30 Greenwood, Norman NSW 1518 3.5 6:L 49:W 20:L 36:D 31:W 28:L 45:W
31 Radisav, Ivanovic NSW 1413 3.5 44:L 37:L 50:W 25:D 30:L 47:W 46:W
32 Baba, John NSW 1386 3.5 18:L 19:L 54:W 28:L 48:W 51:W 33:D
33 Keuning, Anthony V NSW 1600 3 54:W 7:D 57:W 4:L 23:L 17:L 32:D
34 Harris, Benjamin NSW 1588 3 58:W 15:D 44:L 57:W 13:D 9:L 25:L
35 Rachmadi, Herman NSW 1665 3 51:W 8:L 55:W 12:L 26:W 21:L 19:L
36 Kresinger, Frank NSW 1489 3 16:L 50:+ 10:L 30:D 56:+ 44:D 24:L
37 Smit, George NSW 1555 3 12:L 31:W 9:L 51:D 45:D 49:W 20:L
38 Nguyen, Andrew NSW 1239 3 28:W 53:W 6:L 20:L 14:L 46:L 50:W
39 Katnic, Eddy NSW 1591 3 50:W 16:L 48:W 7:L 49:W 18:L 26:L
40 Olesen, Esper NSW 1569 3 2:L 45:D 23:D 48:W 18:L 43:L 49:W
41 Wong, Yan NSW 3 10:L 0:W 21:L 26:L 52:L 48:W 51:W
42 Parker, Trent NSW 1367 3 56:L 17:L 58:+ 55:W 24:L 26:L 52:W
43 Baldwin, A(Tony) C NSW 1413 3 9:L 21:L 49:L 54:W 55:W 40:W 22:L
44 Savelieff, Geoffrey NSW 1737 2.5 31:W 2:L 34:W 21:L 10:L 36:D 29:L
45 Deacon, Graeme NSW 1434 2.5 27:L 40:D 3:L 52:W 37:D 29:D 30:L
46 Trzin, Gojko NSW 1616 2.5 57:L 29:L 52:D 53:W 25:L 38:W 31:L
47 Sweeney, Matthew NSW 1324 2.5 20:L 51:D 28:L 49:L 53:W 31:L 55:W
48 Burgess, Shane NSW 1494 2 4:L 58:W 39:L 40:L 32:L 41:L 0:W
49 Talisayan, Samuel NSW 1179 2 22:L 30:L 43:W 47:W 39:L 37:L 40:L
50 Palackovic, Slobodan NSW 2 39:L 36:- 31:L 0:W 29:L 54:W 38:L
51 Art, Carl NSW 1521 2 35:L 47:D 53:W 37:D 22:L 32:L 41:L
52 Frerer, Samantha NSW 941 2 24:L 26:L 46:D 45:L 41:W 55:D 42:L
53 Lu, Johnson NSW 2 14:D 38:L 51:L 46:L 47:L 0:W 54:D
54 Gray, Daniel NSW 326 1.5 33:L 25:L 32:L 43:L 0:W 50:L 53:D
55 Losh, Gary NSW 1524 1.5 3:W 27:L 35:L 42:L 43:L 52:D 47:L
56 Urdanegui, Bruce NSW 1725 1.5 42:W 12:L 19:D 23:L 36:- 0: 0:
57 Soth, Socheat NSW 1189 1.5 46:W 0:D 33:L 34:L 19:- 0: 0:
58 Shah, Vihang NSW 0 34:L 48:L 42:- 0: 0: 0: 0:

Trent Parker
12-12-2004, 11:05 PM
Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!

in the 6th round i had the following position against Bob Sewell

I was black

White:
King on g4
Rook on a3
Pawn on f5

Black:
King on h6
Rook on h1
Pawns on h3, g7 and f6

What do i do??????????????????????
A blunder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

h2???????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????
Rh3 mate.

I should have played g5

What makes it even worse is that i had about 18min on the clock and he had 2.

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :wall: :wall: :doh: :doh: :doh:

PHAT
12-12-2004, 11:32 PM
I hada great time today !!!! at fairfeild summr 20004 OPEn!!!!

Well run
Nice people
fabulous 20 minute up dtaes on the clubs enterain mentr evry 20 minutesw on the PA and a faulty fire alam.abain and a gain and again YIPEEEEE..


but serriously. it was well dcone.

wqhat tha phk was i responding to?

OH YES,, TP. as I said today, it will never happen to yu agian

Bill Gletsos
12-12-2004, 11:36 PM
Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!

in the 6th round i had the following position against Bob Sewell

I was black

White:
King on g4
Rook on a3
Pawn on f5

Black:
King on h7
Rook on h1
Pawns on h3, g7 and f6

What do i do??????????????????????
A blunder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

h2???????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????
Rh3 mate.

I should have played g5

What makes it even worse is that i had about 18min on the clock and he had 2.

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :wall: :wall: :doh: :doh: :doh:
Thats not mate unless your King was on h6 not h7.

PHAT
12-12-2004, 11:45 PM
OHHHHH YES now I remember what I I wanted to sayu.

A bloke who wa s at the AGm siad to me" we [nsw]] are stauck in the 1950's."

Kil;l the NSWCA with a chianswa.

PHAT
12-12-2004, 11:48 PM
and another thing. The winner - egor someboby - said that nsw events were better organised than vIC evnts.

:owned: :owned: :owned:

Trent Parker
13-12-2004, 12:04 AM
Thats not mate unless your King was on h6 not h7. My error

Trent Parker
13-12-2004, 12:06 AM
and another thing. The winner - egor someboby - said that nsw events were better organised than vIC evnts.

:owned: :owned: :owned:

Igor Bjelobrk

Trent Parker
13-12-2004, 12:11 AM
little tipsy tonight are we?

Bill Gletsos
13-12-2004, 12:15 AM
OHHHHH YES now I remember what I I wanted to sayu.

A bloke who wa s at the AGm siad to me" we [nsw]] are stauck in the 1950's."

Kil;l the NSWCA with a chianswa.
You are obviously posting drunk again.

DoroPhil
13-12-2004, 08:24 AM
Igor Bjelobrk

And how's our Igor doing? Did he represent Victoria well?

arosar
13-12-2004, 08:36 AM
He's a very quiet bloke that fella. Quite friendly actually. Must certainly be one of the better migrants from Mexico. Anyways, he had a bit of a tough game, we all thought, against Cronan in the final round. The kid sacked a piece for some activity - quite exciting.

Then Igor went into a blitz play-off for the Cup against some other bloke with a funny name. Your Igor won on time. Good game. I have the scoresheet for that blitz game. Might post it tomorrow.

AR

Rincewind
13-12-2004, 08:48 AM
And how's our Igor doing? Did he represent Victoria well?

...and an even better job of representing New Zealand. ;)

arosar
13-12-2004, 08:57 AM
Speaking of NZ, Murray Chandler's a kiwi, right?

I was just thinking of him in same context as that business about Browne discussion.

AR

arosar
13-12-2004, 08:58 AM
and another thing. The winner - egor someboby - said that nsw events were better organised than vIC evnts.

:owned: :owned: :owned:

In what sense?

I was at the Vic Open this year and I never did see anything like that set-up in NSW events. What was he yappin' on about?

AR

DoroPhil
13-12-2004, 09:09 AM
In what sense?

I was at the Vic Open this year and I never did see anything like that set-up in NSW events. What was he yappin' on about?

AR

Yeah, how did his victory speech go?

I remember him speaking after winning some Victorian event way back when. Poor bloke. I don't think public speaking is his thing. :)

Alan Shore
13-12-2004, 09:11 AM
He's a very quiet bloke that fella. Quite friendly actually. Must certainly be one of the better migrants from Mexico. Anyways, he had a bit of a tough game, we all thought, against Cronan in the final round. The kid sacked a piece for some activity - quite exciting.

Then Igor went into a blitz play-off for the Cup against some other bloke with a funny name. Your Igor won on time. Good game. I have the scoresheet for that blitz game. Might post it tomorrow.

AR

Igor's cool.. very talented player, nice guy and he's one of the best in the world at transfer chess!

arosar
13-12-2004, 09:15 AM
I remember him speaking after winning some Victorian event way back when. Poor bloke. I don't think public speaking is his thing. :)

Ehehehe . . . . :)

You're right about that. But everyone likes him.

AR

ursogr8
13-12-2004, 10:05 AM
In what sense?

I was at the Vic Open this year and I never did see anything like that set-up in NSW events. What was he yappin' on about?

AR

Good morning Amiel

I don't think Igor played in the 2004 VIC OPEN (http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/vicchess/04VicOpenres.htm) .....

But maybe I am misreading who was doing the yappin'.
Can you expand...so we can improve.

Who was saying what? PM me, if it is a bit private.

regards
starter

Garvinator
13-12-2004, 10:19 AM
Then Igor went into a blitz play-off for the Cup against some other bloke with a funny name. Your Igor won on time. Good game. I have the scoresheet for that blitz game. Might post it tomorrow.

AR
does anyone know if this blitz play off is supposed to count for results in the grand prix?

arosar
13-12-2004, 10:23 AM
I wouldn't think so mate. It was only a play-off for the Cup.

AR

Bill Gletsos
13-12-2004, 10:32 AM
I wouldn't think so mate. It was only a play-off for the Cup.

AR
It was my understanding from my discussion with Peter C, that the blitz was just for the Cup.
As far as I know they would split the prize money.

Chess Dad
13-12-2004, 11:10 AM
He's a very quiet bloke that fella. Quite friendly actually. Must certainly be one of the better migrants from Mexico. Anyways, he had a bit of a tough game, we all thought, against Cronan in the final round. The kid sacked a piece for some activity - quite exciting.


AR

AR, James asked me to put the game up for you. He enjoyed the game quite a bit.


Event: Fairfield Summer Cup
Site: ?
Date: 2004.12.12
Round: 7
White: Cronan, James
Black: Bjelobrk, Igor
Result: 0-1
ECO: E61
WhiteElo: 1856
BlackElo: 2392
Annotator: Cronan,J
PlyCount: 96

1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bf4 O-O 6. h3 Nc6 7. e3 Nd7 8. Be2
e5 9. Bh2 f5 10. O-O Kh8 11. Rc1 g5 12. d5 Ncb8 13. Ne1 f4 14. Ne4 Na6 15. Bg4
Nac5 16. Nxc5 Nxc5 17. Bxc8 Qxc8 18. Qh5 Qf5 19. b4 fxe3 20. Qe2 exf2+ 21. Rxf2
Qxf2+ 22. Qxf2 Rxf2 23. Kxf2 Ne4+ 24. Ke3 Nf6 25. Rc2 a5 26. b5 g4 27. Nd3 Bh6+
28. Kf2 b6 29. Re2 Rf8 30. Ke1 gxh3 31. gxh3 Nh5 32. Nxe5 dxe5 33. Bxe5+ Bg7
34. Bxc7 Bd4 35. Re6 Rf6 36. Re8+ (36. Rc6 $1) 36... Kg7 37. d6 Rf7 38. Rb8 Bc5
39. Rxb6 Bxb6 40. Bxb6 Kf6 41. Bc7 (41. c5) 41... Nf4 42. Kd2 Ne6 43. Bxa5 Ke5
44. Kc3 Kxd6 45. Kb4 Rf1 46. Bb6 Rb1+ 47. Ka5 Ra1 48. a4 Nc5 0-1

arosar
13-12-2004, 11:33 AM
Yeah, cheers mate. But that game score is incomplete I think. I coulda sworn there's more moves. On 32. Nxe5, Igor was stunned. He was thinking and thinking. This is the way chess should be played you know. A bit of excitement, courage and all that.

And how about alexmdc missing a simple back-rank tactic against Wei? I'm telling youse, these kids just memorise the friggin' books! Still, they played a fascinating game. Alex, show us your game mate!

AR

alexmdc
13-12-2004, 10:54 PM
Meh

[Event "Fairfield Summer Cup 2004"]
[Site "segzbox"]
[Date "2004.12.12"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Mendes da Costa, Alex"]
[Black "Wei, Michael"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5
8. exd5 Nb8 9. c4 a6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O f5 13. f4 Bf6 14. Qc2
Nd7 15. Kh1 exf4 16. Bxf4 Ne5 17. Rae1 Bd7 18. a4 Rc8 19. b3 g6 20. Bc1 Nf7
21. Bd3 Be5 22. Ne2 b5 23. axb5 axb5 24. Nf4 bxc4 25. Bxc4 Bxf4 26. Bxf4 g5
27. Bc1 Ne5 28. Ba3 Qf6 29. Qe2 Rce8 30. Qf2 Qh6 31. Qb6 Rf6 32. Be2 f4 33.
Bb5 Bxb5 34. Qxb5 Ra8 35. Bc5 Ng4 36. Bg1 Raf8 37. Re8 Ne5 38. Rxf8+ Rxf8
39. Bd4 Ng4 40. Bg1 Ne3 41. Re1 g4 42. Bxe3 fxe3 43. Qe2 Qf4 44. Qxe3 Qxe3
0-1

Quite a fishy ending, I knew I had ..Qf1+ covered but missed at ..Qxe3 :doh:

I think this whole variation sucks, I had the same opening against Max Illingworth in round 5 but he played 16.. Be5. It seems after both 16.. Ne5 or 16.. Be5 white's game is just sucky and black has heaps of play.

Garvinator
13-12-2004, 10:59 PM
Meh

[Event "Fairfield Summer Cup 2004"]
[Site "segzbox"]
[Date "2004.12.12"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Mendes da Costa, Alex"]
[Black "Wei, Michael"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5
8. exd5 Nb8 9. c4 a6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O f5 13. f4 Bf6 14. Qc2
Nd7 15. Kh1 exf4 16. Bxf4 Ne5 17. Rae1 Bd7 18. a4 Rc8 19. b3 g6 20. Bc1 Nf7
21. Bd3 Be5 22. Ne2 b5 23. axb5 axb5 24. Nf4 bxc4 25. Bxc4 Bxf4 26. Bxf4 g5
27. Bc1 Ne5 28. Ba3 Qf6 29. Qe2 Rce8 30. Qf2 Qh6 31. Qb6 Rf6 32. Be2 f4 33.
Bb5 Bxb5 34. Qxb5 Ra8 35. Bc5 Ng4 36. Bg1 Raf8 37. Re8 Ne5 38. Rxf8+ Rxf8
39. Bd4 Ng4 40. Bg1 Ne3 41. Re1 g4 42. Bxe3 fxe3 43. Qe2 Qf4 44. Qxe3 Qxe3
0-1

Quite a fishy ending, I knew I had ..Qf1+ covered but missed at ..Qxe3 :doh:

I think this whole variation sucks, I had the same opening against Max Illingworth in round 5 but he played 16.. Be5. It seems after both 16.. Ne5 or 16.. Be5 white's game is just sucky and black has heaps of play.


Im sure Gareth can comment on this variation as he plays the sheshnikov as white. Anyways, 7. Bg5 is far superior as far as I know to Nd5. Black still gets play but is made to work much harder for it.

alexmdc
13-12-2004, 11:14 PM
Yeah but I don't know any theory and always lose with it in blitz, so I play fishy lines.

And arosar, if by "memorising the books" you were referring to the 16 odd moves of theory we were banging out at the start, I can assure you that is an all too rare occurence in my games! (just ask Igor :P)

Even against Jose I was busted out of the opening :(

Garvinator
13-12-2004, 11:18 PM
Yeah but I don't know any theory and always lose with it in blitz, so I play fishy lines.
i know you are far better otb player than me but maybe it is time to learn some Bg5 theory? Just an observation if you are saying you get busted in the Nd5 variation.

alexmdc
13-12-2004, 11:43 PM
Yeah maybe

Nah I agreed to not learn any openings until I reach 2000 otb... so maybe one day soon :P

Garvinator
13-12-2004, 11:46 PM
Yeah maybe

Nah I agreed to not learn any openings until I reach 2000 otb... so maybe one day soon :P
or maybe you could toss e4 openings all together for a while :P

Alan Shore
13-12-2004, 11:53 PM
or maybe you could toss e4 openings all together for a while :P

Pff.. 1. e4 is the best. Anything else is either unsound or leads to boring coma-inducing positional shuffling.

Garvinator
13-12-2004, 11:55 PM
Pff.. 1. e4 is the best. Anything else is either unsound or leads to boring coma-inducing positional shuffling.
ill have to remember that ;)

Alan Shore
14-12-2004, 12:11 AM
Fairfield Summer Open
by kegless 14-12-2004 12:07 AM

And yet that post mysteriously vanishes before my very eyes... spooky!

Trent Parker
14-12-2004, 09:18 AM
Pff.. 1. e4 is the best. Anything else is either unsound or leads to boring coma-inducing positional shuffling.

In standard Otb chess:
I never play 1.e4
I never play 1...e5 against 1...e4

I sometimes play 1..e5 in friendlies/blitz games but i seem to get carved up a huge majority of the time.

Therefore, for me, d4 is the best opening for me! :D

Rhubarb
14-12-2004, 09:37 AM
Fairfield Summer Open
by kegless 14-12-2004 12:07 AM

And yet that post mysteriously vanishes before my very eyes... spooky!
Oh right, I think I'd realised you'd successfully wound me up. :) (And I'm an e4 man myself.)

Trent Parker
14-12-2004, 10:43 AM
Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!

in the 6th round i had the following position against Bob Sewell

I was black

White:
King on g4
Rook on a3
Pawn on f5

Black:
King on h6
Rook on h1
Pawns on h3, g7 and f6

What do i do??????????????????????
A blunder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

h2???????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????
Rh3 mate.

I should have played g5

What makes it even worse is that i had about 18min on the clock and he had 2.

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :wall: :wall: :doh: :doh: :doh:

In the last round, I played young Emma storey.

Poor Emma

After i had been shattered in the previous round. I started playing shocking in my game against Emma. I was a Knight, Bishop and two pawns down. Then i managed to calm down and played threat after threat after threat.... until i was able to obtain her queen for my rook. But the way i worked it i was able to play check before taking the queen thus setting up the king for another check forking the bishop.

So.......for now on i'm taking Bob Sewell's advice......
never give up :D