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heligan
30-09-2017, 07:37 AM
All the links for the George Trundle Masters (and concurrent Qualifiers and Reserves) can be found at www.newzealandchess.co.nz
All games will (hopefully) be live - links for the Flash interface and the pgn4web interface are provided. Games can be downloaded from the Vega links.

Capablanca-Fan
30-09-2017, 02:04 PM
Smith, Robert W–Johansen, Darryl K

White was never in this short game after going wrong in the opening. 5.Nbd2—Even against the Slav, this move can be met well by ...c6-c5, even though it costs a tempo. Then he lost castling, so his IQP was goiung to be more of a weakness than a strength.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. Nbd2? Nc6 6. Be2? cxd4 7. exd4 dxc4 8. Nxc4 Bb4! 9. Kf1 O-O 10. a3 Be7 11. Bd3 b6 12. Kg1 Bb7 13. Bc2 Rc8 14. Qd3 Nxd4! 15. Nxd4 Be4 16. Qc3 Bxc2 17. Nxc2 b5 18. b3 bxc4 19. Bb2? cxb3 20. Qxb3 Qd2 21. Nb4 Ne4 22. Nd3 Rfd8 0-1

Kevin Bonham
30-09-2017, 02:26 PM
White did not need to move the king. There was nothing wrong with 9.Bd2.

slyall
30-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Photos from Day 1 of the Trundle (https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonlyall/albums/72157686491786571)

MichaelBaron
30-09-2017, 11:10 PM
Smith, Robert W–Johansen, Darryl K

White was never in this short game after going wrong in the opening. 5.Nbd2—Even against the Slav, this move can be met well by ...c6-c5, even though it costs a tempo. Then he lost castling, so his IQP was goiung to be more of a weakness than a strength.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. Nbd2? Nc6 6. Be2? cxd4 7. exd4 dxc4 8. Nxc4 Bb4! 9. Kf1 O-O 10. a3 Be7 11. Bd3 b6 12. Kg1 Bb7 13. Bc2 Rc8 14. Qd3 Nxd4! 15. Nxd4 Be4 16. Qc3 Bxc2 17. Nxc2 b5 18. b3 bxc4 19. Bb2? cxb3 20. Qxb3 Qd2 21. Nb4 Ne4 22. Nd3 Rfd8 0-1
lol...clear edge for black after move 9 already :)

Capablanca-Fan
01-10-2017, 01:04 AM
White did not need to move the king. There was nothing wrong with 9.Bd2.
Losing castling was probably the losing move.

MichaelBaron
01-10-2017, 11:09 AM
Losing castling was probably the losing move.

I guess one of the explanations is that Darryl's opponent belongs to the generation that he has been dominating for 35 years.

slyall
01-10-2017, 05:39 PM
I've uploaded my Photos from Day 2 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonlyall/albums/72157687398790043). Just the ones taken from my phone. I took a bunch with Helen's camera and I'll upload those when I get them off her (although a bunch are probably bad due to the florescent lights and I didn't know how to compensate for that).

heligan
02-10-2017, 02:39 PM
The Masters is now available live on chess24!
See
https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/george-trundle-masters-2017#live

heligan
03-10-2017, 04:03 PM
Now also on FollowChess! Check the app or go to http://live.followchess.com/#!trundle-masters-2017

Capablanca-Fan
04-10-2017, 05:35 AM
The Masters is now available live on chess24!
See
https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/george-trundle-masters-2017#live

Much obliged. Well done in getting Chess24 to post the games.

Ben Giles
05-10-2017, 05:49 PM
Thanks to whoever got this on Chess24. Great to be able to follow live from overseas.

Does anyone know what score is needed for an IM norm?

Max Illingworth
05-10-2017, 06:13 PM
7/9, so only the current tournament leader on 4.5/6, FM Ben Hague, can attain an IM Norm from this tournament. He has yet to play Johansen, PK and Ang (haven't looked up the order).

Desmond
07-10-2017, 04:43 PM
7/9, so only the current tournament leader on 4.5/6, FM Ben Hague, can attain an IM Norm from this tournament. He has yet to play Johansen, PK and Ang (haven't looked up the order).

6/8 with Ang to play now

Capablanca-Fan
08-10-2017, 02:20 AM
Reilly v. Riemsdijk is shown as a draw agreed with White in a winning position after 34. Bf2. However, Stephen Lukey informed us that White actually played 34. Qxf6 allowing the forced perpetual with 34... Qf3+ (35.Rg3 Qf1+, 36. Rg1 Qf3+). The winning move was demonstrated and somehow transmitted life. Van Riemsdijk's 31... Rxe3 was probably a miscalculation, overlooking that 33.Qh6 attacked the B on f6 and tied it to the N on g7.