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Capablanca-Fan
09-01-2019, 07:54 AM
George Trundle Masters 2019 crosstable by score (https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/tournaments/ch/2019/wwwGeorgeTrundleMasters2019/sortedcrosstable.html)

Games (https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/tournaments/ch/2019/wwwGeorgeTrundleMasters2019/games.html#) (I can't get the viewer to work, but the downloads are fine).

To get the ball rolling on the tournament games:

[Date "2019.01.07"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Izzat, Kanan"]
[Black "Johansen, Darryl K"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "2495"]
[BlackELO "2345"]

Devastating attack by the veteran GM:

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Qe2 e5 8. Nb3 Be7
9. O-O-O O-O 10. f3 a5 11. a4 Nb4 12. g4 Bd7 13. h4 Rc8 14. Qf2 b5 15. Bb6 Qe8 16. axb5 a4
17. Na5 a3 18. Bc4? axb2+ 19. Kxb2 Be6 20. Kb3? d5! 21. exd5 Nfxd5 22. Nxd5 Nxd5 23. Nc6 Rxc6 24. Bxd5 Rd6
25. c4 Bxd5 26. Bc5 Qxb5+ 0-1

[White "Papin, Vasily"]
[Black "Smith, Robert W"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2491"]
[BlackELO "2233"]
[WhiteFideId "4143183"]
[BlackFideId "4300190"]
[PlyCount "0"]
A quick win by visiting GM:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 Ne4 7. Qc2 f5 8. g4 Bb7
9. gxf5 O-O? 10. fxe6 dxe6 11. Be3 Nd7 12. Bh3 Qf6 13. O-O-O Rad8 14. Rhg1 Qe7 15. Ng5 Nxg5 16. Rxg5 Rxf2
17. Bxe6+ Kh8 18. Rdg1 Rxh2 19. d5 Rg8 20. Bd4 Rh1 21. Rxh1 Qxg5+ 22. Kb1 1-0

MichaelBaron
09-01-2019, 10:10 AM
George Trundle Masters 2019 crosstable by score (https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/tournaments/ch/2019/wwwGeorgeTrundleMasters2019/sortedcrosstable.html)

Games (https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/tournaments/ch/2019/wwwGeorgeTrundleMasters2019/games.html#) (I can't get the viewer to work, but the downloads are fine).

To get the ball rolling on the tournament games:

[Date "2019.01.07"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Izzat, Kanan"]
[Black "Johansen, Darryl K"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "2495"]
[BlackELO "2345"]

Devastating attack by the veteran GM:

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Qe2 e5 8. Nb3 Be7
9. O-O-O O-O 10. f3 a5 11. a4 Nb4 12. g4 Bd7 13. h4 Rc8 14. Qf2 b5 15. Bb6 Qe8 16. axb5 a4
17. Na5 a3 18. Bc4? axb2+ 19. Kxb2 Be6 20. Kb3? d5! 21. exd5 Nfxd5 22. Nxd5 Nxd5 23. Nc6 Rxc6 24. Bxd5 Rd6
25. c4 Bxd5 26. Bc5 Qxb5+ 0-1

[White "Papin, Vasily"]
[Black "Smith, Robert W"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2491"]
[BlackELO "2233"]
[WhiteFideId "4143183"]
[BlackFideId "4300190"]
[PlyCount "0"]
A quick win by visiting GM:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 Ne4 7. Qc2 f5 8. g4 Bb7
9. gxf5 O-O? 10. fxe6 dxe6 11. Be3 Nd7 12. Bh3 Qf6 13. O-O-O Rad8 14. Rhg1 Qe7 15. Ng5 Nxg5 16. Rxg5 Rxf2
17. Bxe6+ Kh8 18. Rdg1 Rxh2 19. d5 Rg8 20. Bd4 Rh1 21. Rxh1 Qxg5+ 22. Kb1 1-0

having a quick look at the Izzat - Johansen -16.Bxa5 looks solid for white.

Metro
09-01-2019, 11:11 AM
What is the IM norm requirement for Brandon (who is now on 4/5)?

Vlad
09-01-2019, 11:34 AM
6/9

Capablanca-Fan
11-01-2019, 06:20 AM
Interesting P endgame:

[Event "George Trundle Masters 2019"]
[Site "Auckland NZL"]
[Date "2019.01.09"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Izzat, Kanan"]

[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2495"]
[BlackElo "2233"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Nb3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8.
c4 d6 9. Nc3 Be6 10. Nd5 Rc8 11. Bg5 Nd7 12. Qd2 Re8 13. Rac1 b6 14. Nf4 Nf8
15. Bxc6 Rxc6 16. Nd4 Rc8 17. Nfxe6 Nxe6 18. Nxe6 fxe6 19. Rfd1 Qd7 20. b3 Rf8
21. Kg2 Qb7+ 22. f3 Rf5 23. e4 Rf7 24. b4 Qa6 25. Qc2 h6 26. Be3 Kh7 27. Rd3
Rff8 28. a4 Rc7 29. Qa2 Rfc8 30. Rd2 Qb7 31. Rdc2 d5 32. cxd5 Rxc2+ 33. Rxc2
Rxc2+ 34. Qxc2 exd5 35. exd5 Qxd5 36. b5 Be5 37. Qd2 Qxd2+ 38. Bxd2 Kg7 39. Kf2
h5 40. Ke3 Kf7 41. Ke4 Ke6 42. Bf4 Bxf4 43. Kxf4 Kf6 44. h4 Ke6? [44...e5+! 45.Ke4 Ke6 46.g4? g5!] 45. Kg5 Kf7 46.
g4 hxg4 {Now this is forced, allowing White a decisive outsided passed P. Black has no breakthrough tricks unlike in the note.} 47. fxg4 1-0

[B]Good win by the leader, who increased his lead to a full point, and needs only 0.5/2 for an IM norm:

[Event "George Trundle Masters 2019"]
[Site "Auckland NZL"]
[Date "2019.01.09"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Clarke, Brandon G I"]

[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2400"]
[BlackElo "2160"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Nd5 8.
Ne4 Qc7 9. f4 Qb6 10. c4 Bb4+ 11. Ke2 f5 12. exf6 Nxf6 13. Be3 Qd8 14. Nd6+
Bxd6 15. Qxd6 Bb7 16. Rd1 Rc8 17. g4 c5 18. Rg1 Rc6 19. Qe5 O-O 20. g5 Nh5 21.
Bh3 Qc7 22. g6 Qxe5 23. fxe5 Rb6 24. Rxd7 Rxb2+ 25. Kd3 Bc8 26. Bxe6+ Kh8 27.
Rf1 Re8 28. Bf7 Rf8 29. Bd5 Nf6 30. Rxf6 1-0

[B]Black was in trouble right after the opening, especially with the unforced error of 14... g6:

[Event "George Trundle Masters 2019"]
[Site "Auckland NZL"]
[Date "2019.01.09"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Johansen, Darryl K"]
[Black "Watson, Bruce R"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2345"]
[BlackElo "2278"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Ne2 c6 8. O-O
Nbd7 9. f3 c5 10. a3 Ba5 11. Bc2 cxd4 12. exd4 Re8 13. Bg5 Nf8 14. Qd3 g6 15.
Qd2 Be6 16. Rad1 Bc7 17. Ba4 h6 18. Bxh6 Re7 19. Nf4 a6 20. Nd3 Nh5 21. g4 Nf6
22. Bg5 N8h7 23. Bh4 b5 24. Bc2 Re8 25. Bg3 Bxg3 26. hxg3 Nd7 27. Kg2 Qg5 28.
Qxg5 Nxg5 29. f4 Bxg4 30. fxg5 Bxd1 31. Bxd1 Nb6 32. Bf3 Nc4 33. Kf2 Nd2 34.
Nxd5 Nxf1 35. Nf6+ Kf8 36. Bxa8 Rxa8 37. Kxf1 Rd8 38. d5 Ke7 39. Ne5 Rc8 40.
Nc6+ Kd6 41. b4 Rh8 42. Kg2 Ra8 43. Na5 Ra7 44. Kf2 Ra8 45. Ke3 Rh8 46. Kd4 Rh1
47. Ne4+ Kc7 48. d6+ Kd7 49. Ke5 Re1 50. Nb3 Re3 51. Nd4 Kd8 52. Kd5 Rd3 53.
Nc5 Rd1 54. Ke5 1-0

MichaelBaron
11-01-2019, 02:57 PM
6/9

And looks like Dushan is heading towards and IM norm as well.

Max Illingworth
11-01-2019, 03:04 PM
Congratulations Brandon on achieving the IM Norm with a round to spare and, with that result, becoming an IM-elect! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Capablanca-Fan
12-01-2019, 03:52 AM
Well done to Brandon for the IM result, and maybe we will see Dusan draw or win against him in the last round to get his norm too. Meanwhile:

Black was doing OK, but then concentrated too hard on trying to roll White's position on the long diagonal that he forgot his own K- safety, so collapsed quickly.

[Event "George Trundle Masters 2019"]
[Site "Auckland NZL"]
[Date "2019.01.10"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Garbett, Paul Anthony"]
[Black "Watson, Bruce R"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2160"]
[BlackElo "2278"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. f4 a6 7. Nb3 b5 8. Be3
Nf6 9. e5 b4 10. Nb5 axb5 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Bxb5 Rg8 13. O-O Bb7 14. Rf2 Na5?! [14...Ne7] {coordinates better with Black's other pieces towards the K side, e.g. via d5 or f5}
15. Qd3 Bd5 16. Nxa5 Rxa5 17. a4 Bc5?! 18. c4! bxc3 19. Qxc3 Bxe3 20. Qxe3 Qb7 21.
g3 {would of course be a problem if Black could switch his Q and B, but he just hasn't any time for this} 21... h5? 22. Qc3 Qa8 23. Rc1 Ra7 24. Qxf6 Qb8 {loses quickly but Black is already in a bad way} 25. Rfc2 {if Black stops 26. Rc8+ with either 25... Bb7 or Ra8, White wins with 26. Bxd7+!} 1-0

Here is the historic game where Clarke both keeps his tournament lead and wins his IM title, and I say good on him for a well-timed short draw:

[Event "George Trundle Masters 2019"]
[Site "Auckland NZL"]
[Date "2019.01.10"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Clarke, Brandon G I"]
[Black "Papin, Vasily"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2400"]
[BlackElo "2491"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qd3 O-O 8. Be2 d6 9. Nc2 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 1/2-1/2

After a trappy win yesterday against IM Wohl, Stojić wins again to move up to second place, with a good chance for a norm. In this game, he coolly grabs pawns, challenging his opponent to prove he has something before Black's Q-side passers queen.

[Event "George Trundle Masters 2019"]
[Site "Auckland NZL"]
[Date "2019.01.10"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Hague, Ben"]
[Black "Stojic, Dusan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2411"]
[BlackElo "2275"]

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Nf3 e6 6. cxd4 b6 7. Nc3 Nxc3 8.
bxc3 Qc7 9. Be2 Qxc3+ 10. Bd2 Qa3 11. O-O Ba6 12. Rc1 Nc6 13. Rc3 Bxe2 14. Qxe2
Qxa2 15. Qe4 Qd5 16. Qg4 b5 17. Be3 b4 18. Rd3 a5 19. Ng5 h6 20. Ne4 Nxe5! 21.
dxe5 Qxd3 22. Nd6+ Bxd6 23. Qxg7 Qh7 24. Qf6 Be7 25. Qf3 O-O 26. Rd1 Qf5 0-1

Desmond
12-01-2019, 08:48 AM
Thanks for posting the games and comments, CF!

mishahu
12-01-2019, 07:53 PM
Congratulations Brandon on the win and title. Effort rewarded!

Kevin Bonham
12-01-2019, 08:05 PM
And congrats to Dusan Stojic on the norm. Unsurprisingly Stojic-Clarke was an eight-move draw.

MichaelBaron
12-01-2019, 08:38 PM
One of the players did not turn up to his last round game I believe and it rarely happens in round robin events of such caliber. Hope he is OK

Capablanca-Fan
13-01-2019, 08:06 AM
One of the players did not turn up to his last round game I believe and it rarely happens in round robin events of such caliber. Hope he is OK

Yes, he didn't turn up against Papin in R8, but was decent enough to turn up in R9 against Stojić so the latter would not be deprived of norm eligibility. He knows how important that is, having received a norm from the same tournament last year.

Desmond
13-01-2019, 08:33 AM
Yes, he didn't turn up against Papin in R8, but was decent enough to turn up in R9 against Stojić so the latter would not be deprived of norm eligibility. He knows how important that is, having received a norm from the same tournament last year.

Wasn't there some rule about round robins not being eligible for titles unless all games were played? I could be remembering wrong.

Kevin Bonham
13-01-2019, 09:21 AM
Wasn't there some rule about round robins not being eligible for titles unless all games were played? I could be remembering wrong.

The player getting the norm needs to score all their points over the board rather than by forfeit, and the number of games credited for the norm is only the number of games they play over the board. So 6/8 plus a forfeit would have been valid but only an 8-game norm. (In that case a player can claim the title based on 26 rather than 27 games.) 5/8 plus a forfeit is not a norm.

Forfeits in games not involving the norm-seeker are irrelevant. In this case Hague forfeited rounds 7 and 9 but played Stojic in round 8 and Clarke in round 6.

Forfeits affect the rating rules. A round robin with any forfeits is reported for rating as if a Swiss.

Mobile phone defaults once a game has started are treated as normal losses for both norm and rating purposes.

MichaelBaron
13-01-2019, 09:57 AM
The player getting the norm needs to score all their points over the board rather than by forfeit, and the number of games credited for the norm is only the number of games they play over the board. So 6/8 plus a forfeit would have been valid but only an 8-game norm. (In that case a player can claim the title based on 26 rather than 27 games.) 5/8 plus a forfeit is not a norm.

Forfeits in games not involving the norm-seeker are irrelevant. In this case Hague forfeited rounds 7 and 9 but played Stojic in round 8 and Clarke in round 6.

Forfeits affect the rating rules. A round robin with any forfeits is reported for rating as if a Swiss.

Mobile phone defaults once a game has started are treated as normal losses for both norm and rating purposes.

If the reason for the forfeits was purely ''lost of motivation'' (as suggested by Alex in his blog) then I wonder if NZ chess Federation has something to say about it.

Kevin Bonham
13-01-2019, 10:21 AM
Rather a lot of short draws in this tournament.

Vlad
13-01-2019, 11:50 AM
Rather a lot of short draws in this tournament.

Well, the average age in this tournament is 45. Just for comparison, in the Leonid's tournament it is 28.

Narelle
13-01-2019, 12:52 PM
Congratulations Dusan on your norm!

Metro
13-01-2019, 01:00 PM
Congratulations Dusan on your norm!

Yes to both Brandon and Dusan:clap::clap:

Metro
13-01-2019, 01:03 PM
And a word from Aleks:

This was indeed the strangest tournament I can think of right now. There are many things to think about, not only about the incident but how I let it affect me, but how tournaments should handle such situations in future.

I spoke to Izzat at length after our very short draw. It was a way to put this whole mess behind us, which affected both of us badly. One thing we agree on completely is that it is up to the governing bodies of chess to regulate in such a manner that ambiguity is eliminated.
http://doubleroo.blogspot.com/

Desmond
13-01-2019, 08:15 PM
The player getting the norm needs to score all their points over the board rather than by forfeit, ...Thanks

Capablanca-Fan
18-01-2019, 02:28 AM
If the reason for the forfeits was purely ''lost of motivation'' (as suggested by Alex in his blog) then I wonder if NZ chess Federation has something to say about it.

Presumably.

Does anyone know if there is a set penalty if he had failed to turn up against Stojić and thus destroyed norm eligibility, instead of doing the fight thing as he did? Does it ever happen that a player extorts a norm aspirant for money, threatening a no-show if not paid, and what sanctions are imposed on such a lowlife?