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MichaelBaron
27-01-2021, 09:13 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board

The Tuesday Night blitz is back from the coming Tuesday onwards!

Michael. I
27-01-2021, 09:17 PM
Shouldn't it say how many rounds/finishes at 9pm etc.?

MichaelBaron
28-01-2021, 10:29 AM
Shouldn't it say how many rounds/finishes at 9pm etc.?

If you click on the link and chess the tourney registration info...it has answers to all your questions :).

Michael. I
28-01-2021, 02:30 PM
If you click on the link and chess the tourney registration info...it has answers to all your questions :).
Not the round number, but I guess I was referring to that info being posted here :-)

MichaelBaron
02-02-2021, 10:26 PM
The very first of the Tuesday night blitz events (to be played every today)
has taken place at mcc today!
Results below:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board/pairings

Michael. I
03-02-2021, 03:56 PM
And you won with a perfect score. Well done Michael Baron! :-)

antichrist
03-02-2021, 05:23 PM
And you won with a perfect score. Well done Michael Baron! :-)

It was to be expected with that field

Michael. I
04-02-2021, 05:52 AM
Of course.

Thai Ly
04-02-2021, 04:59 PM
Repost from MCC Announcements Thread.


Change in Victorian Mask Policy

Please note that due to a change in Victoria's mask policy, until further notice, masks are now mandatory at MCC.

As MCC is an indoor public place, masks must be worn, apart from when eating or drinking.

For more information, please see the link below.
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/important-alert-about-new-hotel-quarantine-case-covid-19 (https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/important-alert-about-new-hotel-quarantine-case-covid-19)

MCC Committee
4 Feb 2021

MichaelBaron
06-02-2021, 08:02 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--1
Link for entering the upcoming tuesday night blitz!

MichaelBaron
08-02-2021, 11:37 AM
Guys, a reminder to enter in advance (online)

MichaelBaron
09-02-2021, 10:17 PM
Tonight's Blitz results: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--1/pairings
Amin Fazel had a great tournament performing well above his rating!
A reminder that the tournament is a weekly event with That starts on Tuesdays 6.30pm sharp!

MichaelBaron
22-02-2021, 09:22 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--2/lobby
Tomorrow's blitz is now open for entries!@

MichaelBaron
24-02-2021, 10:50 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--2/lobby
Blitz results.
Very close competition with several players contesting for the crown!

hanngo
27-02-2021, 09:43 AM
Update (27/2/2021): Due to the Victorian Government COVID-19 new mask rules, face masks are not mandatory when at the club.

MichaelBaron
27-02-2021, 09:25 PM
The Next Tuesday's blitz is now open for entries:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--3/lobby

MichaelBaron
02-03-2021, 12:52 PM
A reminder that the starting time is 6.30pm sharp!

HAHAHAHA
02-03-2021, 02:39 PM
A reminder that the starting time is 6.30pm sharp!

Was wondering why Blitz is 6:30 instead of 7 sharp.?
In either case latecomers should text/phone ahead one of the "regulars"/chris to confirm they are definitely playing.

A friendly, small, competitive regular playing field is the highlight for me.

MichaelBaron
02-03-2021, 11:27 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--3/divisions/default/standings
Today's blitz results.
Lots of closely contested games and friendly atmosphere as usual!

MichaelBaron
07-03-2021, 10:19 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--4/summary
Next Tuesday's blitz is now open for entries!

MichaelBaron
09-03-2021, 10:05 AM
Reminder that the blitz is on at 6.30 tonight!

MichaelBaron
09-03-2021, 11:06 PM
Tonight's blitz results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--4/divisions/default/standings
I made a shocking piece blunder against Amin so a 3 way tie was about to happen....when Chris blundered rook against Anthony Harris to trail me and Amin by a point!

MichaelBaron
13-03-2021, 10:40 PM
And the upcoming Tuesday blitz is open for entries now!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--5/summary

MichaelBaron
16-03-2021, 10:41 AM
The MCC Legend Chris Kolak is the first person to enter tonight's blitz! More legends are expected to enter! Not an event to be missed!

MichaelBaron
16-03-2021, 09:45 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--5/divisions/default/standings
Today's blitz results.
Big victory for Leo Kalina!

Michael. I
16-03-2021, 09:49 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--5/divisions/default/standings
Today's blitz results.
Big victory for Leo Kalina!

Including an upset against you :-)

MichaelBaron
17-03-2021, 12:19 AM
Including an upset against you :-)

Thx I tried. :). Once I blunder...It is hard to stop me from losing no matter how hard my opponents are trying to :).

machomortensen
17-03-2021, 12:54 AM
You are very soon back on the horse again, Michael B.

MichaelBaron
22-03-2021, 10:51 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--6/summary
Details of the upcoming blitz

MichaelBaron
23-03-2021, 10:35 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--6/divisions/default/standings
Tonight's blitz results.

MichaelBaron
29-03-2021, 09:38 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--7/summary
Tomorrow's blitz details. Note that it will start 6.3o pm sharp!

MichaelBaron
30-03-2021, 09:47 PM
Tonights' blitz results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--7/divisions/default/standings

MichaelBaron
05-04-2021, 08:58 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--8/summary
Blitz tomorrow night at 6.30pm!
A chance for those who enjoyed today's Kaplan Memorial blitz event to continue blitzing on Tuesday!

Michael. I
05-04-2021, 09:16 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--8/summary
Blitz tomorrow night at 6.30pm!
A chance for those who enjoyed today's Kaplan Memorial blitz event to continue blitzing on Tuesday!

I'm tired, though, after today's event (maybe because I didn't eat during the tournament, or for 60-90 minutes at either chronological end, so to speak :))

MichaelBaron
06-04-2021, 11:20 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--8/divisions/default/standings
Tonight's blitz results.

MichaelBaron
11-04-2021, 11:09 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--9/summary
Next Tuesday's blitz is now open for entries!

MichaelBaron
12-04-2021, 10:41 PM
A reminder for the players: blitz will start 6.30 pm sharp!

MichaelBaron
13-04-2021, 11:03 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--9/divisions/default/standings
Tonight's blitz results:
The event was much closer than the final results suggest. I blundered entire piece in the opening against Kalina and ended up with rook against 3 pieces with some pawns on both sides ( i think i had less pawns as well) and was extremely lucky to swindle my way out.

Michael. I
14-04-2021, 06:55 AM
I agree - I was following online :), with the pleasant surprise that I didn't need to refresh.

MichaelBaron
19-04-2021, 12:02 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--10/summary
Link to Enter the Tuesday Blitz Event!

MichaelBaron
21-04-2021, 12:26 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--10/divisions/default/standings
Tonight's blitz results.

MichaelBaron
26-04-2021, 09:27 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--11/summary
Link to enter tomorrow's blitz!

MichaelBaron
27-04-2021, 11:17 PM
Tonight's blitz results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--11/divisions/default/standings

MichaelBaron
03-05-2021, 04:19 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--12/summary
Link for entering tomorrow's blitz!
Note that the tournament will start 6.30pm sharp!~

Michael. I
04-05-2021, 08:24 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--12/summary
Link for entering tomorrow's blitz!
Note that the tournament will start 6.30pm sharp!~

Coincidence that Chris Kolak came 2nd place in this tournament with 6/7 :clap: just like he did in the Allegro 2 days ago? :)

MichaelBaron
04-05-2021, 11:16 PM
Coincidence that Chris Kolak came 2nd place in this tournament with 6/7 :clap: just like he did in the Allegro 2 days ago? :)

And congratulations to Eamonn on scoring picket fence in the blitz

MichaelBaron
04-05-2021, 11:19 PM
Tonights' blitz results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--12/divisions/default/standings

MichaelBaron
10-05-2021, 12:57 PM
Link for entering Tuesday blitz!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--13/summary

MichaelBaron
11-05-2021, 01:38 PM
A reminder that the blitz will start tonight 6.30pm sharp!

MichaelBaron
11-05-2021, 11:26 PM
Tonight's blitz results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--13/divisions/default/standings

MichaelBaron
15-05-2021, 09:54 PM
Link for entering next Tuesday's blitz:

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--14/summary

MichaelBaron
18-05-2021, 10:25 PM
Tonight's blitz results:
Great performances by Tony and Nick!

MichaelBaron
23-05-2021, 02:31 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--15/summary
Link for joining blitz on the coming Tuesday!

Michael. I
25-05-2021, 08:36 PM
For some reason R8 in that link shows everyone having a 1 point bye

MichaelBaron
25-05-2021, 11:08 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--15/summary
Tonight's blitz results

HAHAHAHA
26-05-2021, 08:12 PM
For some reason R8 in that link shows everyone having a 1 point bye

We initially played a 7 round swiss, but with 9 players were each one opponent shy of a 8 round robin. But it was decided (I think) to keep it as the initial swiss.

Michael. I
26-05-2021, 08:42 PM
We initially played a 7 round swiss, but with 9 players were each one opponent shy of a 8 round robin. But it was decided (I think) to keep it as the initial swiss.

It doesn't change the standings of each player relative to one another :)

HAHAHAHA
14-06-2021, 03:52 PM
Blitz is back on the 22nd! Tomorrow week.
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--17/divisions/default/standings

MichaelBaron
14-06-2021, 09:42 PM
Blitz is back on the 22nd! Tomorrow week.
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--17/divisions/default/standings

That is right.
I am definitely out on 29th but 22nd will try to make it

MichaelBaron
21-06-2021, 11:51 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--17/summary
The blitz is back.
The tournament will be starting tomorrow, 6.30pm sharp!

HAHAHAHA
22-06-2021, 09:02 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--17/summary
The blitz is back.
The tournament will be starting tomorrow, 6.30pm sharp!

Congratulations to Jesse on an impressive blitz performance taking first outright.
Results and standings can be found at:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--17/divisions/default/standings

Hope to see everyone again same time and place next week.

DanielHolland
22-06-2021, 09:09 PM
Congrats Jesse!

MichaelBaron
22-06-2021, 10:08 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--17/summary
Today's blitz results - well done to Jesse~!

MichaelBaron
28-06-2021, 12:29 PM
Tomorrow night's blitz is open for entries now: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--18/summary

MichaelBaron
28-06-2021, 12:30 PM
Defending champion Jessie Zafirakos is expected to play. So is Chris Kolak - as always - going to be great competition!

Michael. I
28-06-2021, 03:14 PM
Defending champion Jessie Zafirakos is expected to play. So is Chris Kolak - as always - going to be great competition!

I might be playing, too :)

MichaelBaron
28-06-2021, 03:32 PM
I might be playing, too :)

I won't play this week as got too many work commitments.

Michael. I
28-06-2021, 04:07 PM
Thanks :): I wanted to know but I respect your privacy. I suppose it improves competition if you're not playing? :D

HAHAHAHA
29-06-2021, 02:15 AM
Thanks :): I wanted to know but I respect your privacy. I suppose it improves competition if you're not playing? :D

Well with the FM cat away, the U2000 mice, both sporadic and regular should play.

HAHAHAHA
29-06-2021, 02:19 AM
Defending champion Jessie Zafirakos is expected to play. So is Chris Kolak - as always - going to be great competition!

Count me in, see you all there 6.30pm.
Please text/call Chris Kolak 0425 859 903 if you are running late but have entered/are playing. It means we don't have to guess will people show up or not.
https://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/tuesday-night-blitz

MichaelBaron
29-06-2021, 08:28 PM
Bltiz results
One of the biggest fields ever!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--18/divisions/default/standings

Michael. I
29-06-2021, 09:06 PM
Bltiz results
One of the biggest fields ever!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--18/divisions/default/standings

:clap: I participated for the 1st time, and I liked the atmosphere :)

DanielHolland
02-07-2021, 01:01 PM
Insane amounts of fun we had, literally about 13 players of the 20 entrants were good enough to win that night, never seen it so equal throughout the 11 rounds we played!

MichaelBaron
03-07-2021, 10:27 PM
The next glorious blitz event is now open for entries!

Michael. I
03-07-2021, 10:52 PM
The next glorious blitz even is now open for entries!

Event, not event :)

MichaelBaron
04-07-2021, 08:24 AM
Event, not event :)

orh no I made a typo, what a drama...

Michael. I
04-07-2021, 08:46 AM
orh no I made a typo, what a drama...

As much as I'm a good speller, it's not a drama :)
(never mind, we don't need a long discussion for typos here)

HAHAHAHA
05-07-2021, 12:30 AM
Well with the FM cat away, the U2000 mice, both sporadic and regular should play.

called it, with 20! players last week lets hope its not random error. ;)

MichaelBaron
05-07-2021, 12:58 PM
called it, with 20! players last week lets hope its not random error. ;)

The FM cat may be back this Tuesday if only can get away from work!...but not sure yet

MichaelBaron
06-07-2021, 12:09 PM
A reminder that the blitz is on tonight starting 6.30 pm Sharp!

Michael. I
06-07-2021, 01:08 PM
The FM cat may be back this Tuesday if only can get away from work!...but not sure yet

Did you get away from needing to do work tonight? :)

MichaelBaron
06-07-2021, 02:49 PM
Did you get away from needing to do work tonight? :)

Working on it...but outcome is still unknown

Michael. I
06-07-2021, 03:05 PM
Working on it...but outcome is still unknown

I wonder how many people will say "are you kitten me" if you, the FM cat :), can't play for a 2nd time :lol:

Michael. I
06-07-2021, 08:24 PM
Maybe it's because I'm not a very good player, but I would rather have lost, maybe, in round 2 over a bye :(
But there were some funny surprises :lol:

HAHAHAHA
06-07-2021, 09:24 PM
Did you get away from needing to do work tonight? :)

Not only did he get away from work (early), but came to blitz and conquered with 8.5/9. Congrats Michael

full standings and results at;
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--19/summary

HAHAHAHA
06-07-2021, 09:30 PM
One of the highlights of blitz is watching the time scrambles where anything can happen and the winner is who can play better chess in that given minute. always fun

MichaelBaron
06-07-2021, 11:23 PM
Maybe it's because I'm not a very good player, but I would rather have lost, maybe, in round 2 over a bye :(
But there were some funny surprises :lol:

any suggestion how to avoid a bye with uneven number of players? :)

MichaelBaron
06-07-2021, 11:32 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--19/divisions/default/standings
Today's blitz results.
We had a visiting 2100 fide rated player who registered on Tornelo as 1800...we only discovered his rating after the event.
Once again, it was a great fun tournament to play!

MichaelBaron
12-07-2021, 02:43 PM
Tomorrow night's blitz is open for entries now
Enter here: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--20/summary

MichaelBaron
12-07-2021, 02:57 PM
Note that the tournament will start 6.30pm sharp!

MichaelBaron
13-07-2021, 11:38 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--20/divisions/default/standings
Tonights' blitz results.

MichaelBaron
01-08-2021, 01:55 PM
And blitz is back as well!

MichaelBaron
03-08-2021, 10:24 AM
Tonight's blitz already has 2 international entries, including one from 2018 chess Olympiad participant.

MichaelBaron
04-08-2021, 12:28 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/melbourne-chess-club/events/mcc-tuesday-night-blitz-over-the-board--23/divisions/default/standings
Tonight's blitz results.
Note that there were players from 4 countries participating!