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Kevin Bonham
07-05-2021, 02:30 PM
Details at https://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/tournaments-enter/2021-tasmanian-open

thendrey
11-05-2021, 12:54 PM
I'm excited for this as I think it will be the first tournament I've played in over 10 years.

I'm curious with the large increment what happens if a game is still going at the scheduled beginning of the next round? The game would have to go over 60 moves with both players using most of their time so it would be pretty rare but certainly seems not out of the question that it could happen.

Kevin Bonham
11-05-2021, 01:34 PM
I'm curious with the large increment what happens if a game is still going at the scheduled beginning of the next round? The game would have to go over 60 moves with both players using most of their time so it would be pretty rare but certainly seems not out of the question that it could happen.

Hi Thomas, welcome back! We can delay the start times for rounds either for specific boards or in rare cases for all players in the cases of long games. Players are given a guaranteed amount of break time between games if they need it (c. 45 minutes) so it's quite common for a few boards each round to be allowed to start late.

thendrey
11-05-2021, 11:53 PM
Thanks Kevin, I'm glad to hear there's not even a small prospect of having to play from 10 straight through to 10! Will you be playing? If so I look forward to seeing you there!

Zach Lim
19-05-2021, 10:31 AM
Hi could we have an indication of how many have signed up so far for this event? Just curious :uhoh:

Kevin Bonham
19-05-2021, 01:11 PM
Hi could we have an indication of how many have signed up so far for this event? Just curious :uhoh:

To my knowledge so far six formal entries have been received:

Thomas Hendrey
Miles Paterson
Zacharias Lim
Ian Rout
Kevin Bonham
Chris Shepherd

...and an entry is also expected from Derek Roebuck.

There will be more.

Ian Rout
28-05-2021, 02:37 PM
Probably anybody who needs to know already does, but mentioning it just in case - be aware that Victorians have been declared Undesirables by the Tasmanian government with effect from 27 May:

https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania/travel-alert

MichaelBaron
28-05-2021, 04:27 PM
Probably anybody who needs to know already does, but mentioning it just in case - be aware that Victorians have been declared Undesirables by the Tasmanian government with effect from 27 May:

https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/travellers-and-visitors/coming-to-tasmania/travel-alert

Last time I saw Zacharias Lim..was in Victoria last Saturday :(.

Kevin Bonham
28-05-2021, 05:47 PM
Last time I saw Zacharias Lim..was in Victoria last Saturday :(.

He was at Hobart club on Monday night so he was back in Tas before Tas raised the drawbridge.

thendrey
29-05-2021, 10:07 AM
I'm on the other side of the drawbridge so a good chance I'll have to withdraw. I'm holding out some hope that we'll be out of lockdown in a week and Tas will lower the drawbridge in time for the tournament but don't know if that's just wishful thinking on my part.

Kevin Bonham
29-05-2021, 11:08 AM
Added entries since above posts:

Oscar Breslin
Aidan Cottuli
Thomas Powell-Davies

Thomas P-D
29-05-2021, 04:04 PM
When I click the "Register your entry" button I get told that the site can't find the page I was looking for, not sure how to fill in the entry form now :/

EDIT: Not sure what was happening before but the entry form is now appearing as part of the page, so it's all fine now :)

Zach Lim
30-05-2021, 10:57 PM
Last time I saw Zacharias Lim..was in Victoria last Saturday :(.

:D i have taken a COVID test since and it's returned NEG. Good to go! :D

Kevin Bonham
01-06-2021, 12:41 AM
Current entries in June ratings (or seeding estimate) order:

Kevin Bonham 2058
Ian Rout 1962
Miles Patterson 1886
Zacharias Lim 1818 #
Thomas Hendrey 1762 (Withdrawn)
Oscar Breslin 1604 #
Kam Lee 1578
Chris Shepherd 1450
Thomas Powell-Davies 1431
Aidan Cottuli UNR*

# estimated off quick ratings. The current conversion factor is 250 points.
* may be seeded if information on playing strength becomes available.

thendrey
02-06-2021, 06:20 PM
OK There's now approximately 0 chance that I can make it due to the Victorian COVID outbreak so sadly I'll be withdrawing. Is there a formal process for this? I couldn't find anything on the TCA website.

Also are there any other weekend or single day tournaments coming up this year? It would be nice to pair up a visit to the family I have down there with a chance to play some chess.

Kevin Bonham
02-06-2021, 08:32 PM
OK There's now approximately 0 chance that I can make it due to the Victorian COVID outbreak so sadly I'll be withdrawing. Is there a formal process for this? I couldn't find anything on the TCA website.

Hi Thomas, sorry this ended up being the case. Just letting me know is fine and if you've already paid Ian Little will process your refund in due course.

Re event dates above, I am not sure about the Tas Rapid and Lightning and whether they are still in Burnie and on those dates.

Another matter: I am aware of some entrants including me being slightly overcharged when paying online. This too will be sorted out via refunds later.

Kevin Bonham
07-06-2021, 11:32 PM
Kevin Bonham 2058
Ian Rout 1962
Alastair Dyer 1941
Miles Patterson 1886
Zacharias Lim 1818 #
Will Rumley 1670
John Patrick 1608
Oscar Breslin 1604 #
Kam Lee 1578
Chris Shepherd 1450
Thomas Powell-Davies 1431
Addison Djatschenko 1248
Aidan Cottuli UNR*
Matthew Soriano UNR*
Ryan Puccetti UNR*
Yung-Shin Wells UNR*

# estimated off quick ratings. The current conversion factor is 250 points.
* may be seeded if information on playing strength becomes available.

Kevin Bonham
12-06-2021, 04:07 PM
Underway with one extra. Round 1 in progress:


Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 0.0) = 1 - 9 = ...
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2 = Lee,Kam ( 0.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) = 10 - 2 = ...
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3 = Dyer,Alastair ( 0.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 3 - 11 = ...
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4 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 0.0) = 12 - 4 = ...
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5 = Lim,Zacharias ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 5 - 13 = ...
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6 = Cottuli,Aidan ( 0.0) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 14 - 6 = ...
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7 = Amos,Eddy ( 0.0) - Soriano,Matthew ( 0.0) = 7 - 15 = ...
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8 = Puccetti,Ryan ( 0.0) - Patrick,John ( 0.0) = 16 - 8 = ...
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9 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 17 - 0 = 1
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Kevin Bonham
12-06-2021, 06:28 PM
Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 0.0) = 1 - 9 = 1 - 0
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2 = Lee,Kam ( 0.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) = 10 - 2 = -
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3 = Dyer,Alastair ( 0.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 3 - 11 = 1 - 0
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4 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 0.0) = 12 - 4 = 0 - 1
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5 = Lim,Zacharias ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 5 - 13 = 1 - 0
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6 = Cottuli,Aidan ( 0.0) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 14 - 6 = 1 - 0
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7 = Amos,Eddy ( 0.0) - Soriano,Matthew ( 0.0) = 7 - 15 = 1 - 0
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8 = Puccetti,Ryan ( 0.0) - Patrick,John ( 0.0) = 16 - 8 = 0 - 1
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9 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 17 - 0 = 1
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Hayden Shaw has entered from round 2.


Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Amos,Eddy ( 1.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) = 7 - 1 = ...
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2 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Dyer,Alastair ( 1.0) = 8 - 3 = ...
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3 = Patterson,Miles ( 1.0) - Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.0) = 4 - 14 = ...
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4 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) - Lim,Zacharias ( 1.0) = 18 - 5 = ...
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5 = Rout,Ian C ( 0.5) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 2 - 6 = ...
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6 = Breslin,Oscar ( 0.0) - Lee,Kam ( 0.5) = 9 - 10 = ...
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7 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - Puccetti,Ryan ( 0.0) = 11 - 16 = ...
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8 = Soriano,Matthew ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 15 - 12 = ...
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9 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Shaw,Hayden ( 0.0) = 13 - 17 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
12-06-2021, 08:45 PM
Bonham - Breslin.

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 f5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.d3 Bc5 6.Nf3 0-0 7.0-0 d6 8.Na4 Bb6 9.a3 Qe8 10.e3 f4?! Appears to be a not terribly sound pawn sacrifice. 11.Nxb6 [just 11.exf4 is probably best] 11...axb6 12.exf4 Qh5 13.Ng5 Bg4 14.f3 Bd7 15.fxe5 Nxe5 16.f4 Bg4 17.Qb3 [17.Qd2 is easier.] 17...Nc6 18.Qc3 h6 19.Ne4 Bh3 20.Nxf6+ Rxf6 21.Bd2?! [21.Bf3!] 21...Bxg2 22.Kxg2 Re6 23.Rae1 Rae8 24.Rxe6 Rxe6 25.Rf2 [25.Re1] 25...Ne7 [25...Re2= for example 26.Rxe2 Qxe2+ 27.Kg1 Kf7 28.Be1 Nd4] 26.d4 d5 27.b3 Qg6 28.Qf3 Re4 [28...Nf5=] 29.f5 Qg4 30.Qxg4 Rxg4 31.Bc3 [31.Bf4 better 31...Nxf5 32.cxd5] 31...dxc4 32.bxc4 c5 33.f6 Ng6 34.Kf3 h5 35.h3 Rg5 36.fxg7 Rf5+ 37.Ke3 cxd4+ 38.Bxd4 Ra5 39.Ra2 [39.Rf6 Rxa3+ 40.Ke4 Rxg3 41.Rxb6 etc wins easily] 39...b5 40.cxb5 Rxb5 41.Rc2 Ne7 42.Ke4 Nc6 43.Bf6 Ra5 44.Bb2 Ra8 45.Rc5 h4 46.Rh5 Ra4+ 47.Kf3 Nd4+ 48.Ke3 Kf7 49.Bxd4 Rxa3+ 50.Ke4 Rxg3 51.Rf5+ Kg8 52.Rf8+ Kh7 53.Rh8+ 1-0

Amos - Bonham. Blunder in a level position.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.h3 0-0 7.0-0 c6 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9.Nbd2 Qc7 10.Re1 b6 11.c4 Bb7 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.Ne5 c5 14.Rc1 Qb8 15.Nef3 Re8 16.Qc2 Rxe1+ 17.Rxe1 Qc7 18.dxc5 Bxc5 19.cxd5 Bxd5 20.Ne4 Nxe4 21.Bxe4 Bxe4 22.Qxe4 Rf8 23.b4 Bd6 24.a4 h6 25.b5 Rc8 26.g4 Qc5 27.Nd4 Qg5 28.Nf5 Qf4?? 29.Ne7+ 1-0

Kevin Bonham
12-06-2021, 10:40 PM
Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Amos,Eddy ( 1.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) = 7 - 1 = 1 - 0
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2 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Dyer,Alastair ( 1.0) = 8 - 3 = 0 - 1
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3 = Patterson,Miles ( 1.0) - Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.0) = 4 - 14 = 1 - 0
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4 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) - Lim,Zacharias ( 1.0) = 18 - 5 = 0 - 1
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5 = Rout,Ian C ( 0.5) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 2 - 6 = 0 - 1
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6 = Breslin,Oscar ( 0.0) - Lee,Kam ( 0.5) = 9 - 10 = 1 - 0
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7 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - Puccetti,Ryan ( 0.0) = 11 - 16 = 0 - 1
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8 = Soriano,Matthew ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 15 - 12 = -
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9 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Shaw,Hayden ( 0.0) = 13 - 17 = 1 - 0
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Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Dyer,Alastair ( 2.0) - Amos,Eddy ( 2.0) = 3 - 7 = ...
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2 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 2.0) = 5 - 4 = ...
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3 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) - Patrick,John ( 1.0) = 1 - 8 = ...
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4 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) = 6 - 18 = ...
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5 = Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) = 16 - 9 = ...
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6 = Lee,Kam ( 0.5) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) = 10 - 13 = ...
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 0.5) = 12 - 2 = ...
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8 = Shaw,Hayden ( 0.0) - Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) = 17 - 15 = ...
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9 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 11 - 0 = 1
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10 = Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.0) - ( half point bye ) ( 0.0) = 14 - 0 =
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Kevin Bonham
13-06-2021, 01:33 PM
Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Dyer,Alastair ( 2.0) - Amos,Eddy ( 2.0) = 3 - 7 = -
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2 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 2.0) = 5 - 4 = -
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3 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) - Patrick,John ( 1.0) = 1 - 8 = 1 - 0
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4 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) = 6 - 18 = 1 - 0
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5 = Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) = 16 - 9 = 0 - 1
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6 = Lee,Kam ( 0.5) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) = 10 - 13 = 1 - 0
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 0.5) = 12 - 2 = 1 - 0
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8 = Shaw,Hayden ( 0.0) - Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) = 17 - 15 = 1 - 0
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9 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 11 - 0 = 1
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10 = Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.0) - ( half point bye ) ( 0.0) = 14 - 0 =
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Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.5) - Dyer,Alastair ( 2.5) = 5 - 3 = ...
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2 = Patterson,Miles ( 2.5) - Amos,Eddy ( 2.5) = 4 - 7 = ...
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3 = Rumley,William ( 2.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 2.0) = 6 - 1 = ...
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4 = Breslin,Oscar ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.5) = 9 - 12 = ...
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5 = Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.5) - Lee,Kam ( 1.5) = 14 - 10 = ...
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6 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Shaw,Hayden ( 1.0) = 8 - 17 = ...
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7 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 1.0) = 18 - 11 = ...
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8 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.0) = 13 - 16 = ...
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9 = Rout,Ian C ( 0.5) - Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) = 2 - 15 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
13-06-2021, 07:32 PM
Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.5) - Dyer,Alastair ( 2.5) = 5 - 3 = 0 - 1
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2 = Patterson,Miles ( 2.5) - Amos,Eddy ( 2.5) = 4 - 7 = -
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3 = Rumley,William ( 2.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 2.0) = 6 - 1 = -
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4 = Breslin,Oscar ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.5) = 9 - 12 = 1 - 0
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5 = Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.5) - Lee,Kam ( 1.5) = 14 - 10 = 0 - 1
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6 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Shaw,Hayden ( 1.0) = 8 - 17 = 1 - 0
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7 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 1.0) = 18 - 11 = 0 - 1
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8 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.0) = 13 - 16 = -
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9 = Rout,Ian C ( 0.5) - Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) = 2 - 15 = 1 - 0
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Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 5

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1 = Dyer,Alastair ( 3.5) - Patterson,Miles ( 3.0) = 3 - 4 = ...
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2 = Amos,Eddy ( 3.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) = 7 - 9 = ...
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3 = Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) - Lim,Zacharias ( 2.5) = 1 - 5 = ...
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4 = Lee,Kam ( 2.5) - Rumley,William ( 2.5) = 10 - 6 = ...
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5 = Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) - Patrick,John ( 2.0) = 11 - 8 = ...
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6 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.5) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.5) = 12 - 13 = ...
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7 = Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.5) - Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.5) = 16 - 14 = ...
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8 = Shaw,Hayden ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.5) = 17 - 2 = ...
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9 = Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) - Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) = 15 - 18 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
13-06-2021, 08:14 PM
Bonham - Patrick

1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0-0 Nge7 5.c3 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bc2 d5 8.exd5?! [8.e5 d4 9.Be4;
8.a4 b4 9.d4 cxd4 10.cxd4 dxe4 11.Bxe4] 8...Nxd5 9.d4 cxd4 10.Nxd4 Bb7 11.Re1 Be7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Be4 0-0 14.Nd2 Qc7 15.Nf3 Rad8 16.Qe2 Bd6 17.c4 Nf4 This actually helps white a bit because it's not such a good minor exchange to win. Nonetheless this should be a draw. 18.Bxf4 Bxf4 19.Bxc6 Qxc6 20.g3 Bc7 21.cxb5 Qxb5 22.Qxb5 axb5 23.Rac1 Bd6 24.Rc6 Be7 25.Rb6 Rb8 26.Rxb8 Rxb8 27.Rc1 Bf6 28.Rc2 Kf8 29.Nd2 Rb7 30.Ne4 Bd4 31.Rd2 e5 32.Nd6 Rb8 33.Nf5 Rd8? [33...Bb6 34.Rd5 g6=] 34.Nxd4 exd4 35.Kg2 f5 36.Kf3 Ke7 37.Ke2 Ke6 38.Kd3 Kd5 39.Re2 g5 40.Re7 [40.f4 appears better eg 40...gxf4 41.gxf4 b4 42.Re5+ Kc6 43.Rxf5 Ra8 44.Kxd4 Rxa2 45.Rc5+ Kd7 46.Rc2 white should win.] 40...Kc5? [40...Ra8 41.Rf7 Ke6 42.Rb7 Rxa2 43.Rb6+ Kd7 44.Rxb5 Ke6 45.Kxd4 black may be able to survive.] 41.Re5+ Rd5 42.Rxd5+ Kxd5 43.a3 h6 44.b3 h5 45.a4 b4 46.a5 Kc5 47.a6 Kb6 48.Kxd4 Kxa6 49.Ke5 Kb5 50.Kxf5 Kc5 51.Kxg5 1-0

Rumley - Bonham. I missed the strong way to win the pawn, declined the weaker way and thought I still had an advantage. Nope. All roads lead to draw.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.0-0 Be7 7.Re1 0-0 8.h3 Bh5 9.Bf4 Re8 10.Nbd2 Nc6 11.c3 Bg6 12.Bxg6 hxg6 13.Qc2 Bd6 14.Rxe8+ Nxe8 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Re1 Nf6 17.Ne5 Re8 18.Ndf3 Ne4 19.Nxc6 Qxc6 20.Ne5 Qa6 21.b3 Qa5 22.Re3 c5 23.Nf3 Rc8 24.c4 cxd4 25.Nxd4 Nd6 26.Rc3 Qc5 [26...b5! 27.c5 b4 winning the pawn] 27.Qd3 dxc4 28.bxc4 b5 [28...Nxc4 is OK here although white will have some play for it. I overestimated what I did instead.] 29.Nb3 Qe5 30.c5 Qe1+ 31.Kh2 Ne4 32.Qd7 Qxc3 [32...Nxc3 33.Qxc8+ Kh7 34.Qg4 Qxf2 35.Qg3=] 33.Qxc8+ Kh7 34.Qg4 Qe5+ 35.f4 Qe7 36.c6 f5 37.Qd1 Qc7 38.Qc1 b4 [38...g5 39.Nd4 gxf4 40.Ne6 Qe5 41.Nf8+ Kh6 42.c7 Nd6 43.Nd7 Qe7 44.c8Q Nxc8 45.Qxc8 f3=] 39.Nd4 Nc3 40.Qe3 Ne4 [40...Nd5 41.Ne6 Qxc6 42.Ng5+ Kh8 43.Qxa7 white is better] 41.Qc1 Nc3 42.Qe3 Ne4 1/2-1/2

Bonham - Lim.

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c5 3.c4 cxd4 4.Nxd4?! [4.cxd5 Qxd5 (4...Nf6 5.Qxd4 Qxd5 6.Nc3 Qxd4 7.Nxd4 a6) 5.Nc3 Qa5 6.Nxd4 etc] 4...e5 5.Nf3 d4 6.e3 Nc6 7.a3 Bg4 8.Be2 dxe3 9.Qxd8+ Rxd8 10.Bxe3 Nf6 11.Nc3 Bd6 12.0-0? [12.0-0-0] 12...0-0 [12...e4! with the point 13.Nd2 (13.c5 Bb8 14.Nh4 Bxe2 15.Nxe2 Ng4 black is much better) 13...Bxe2 14.Nxe2 Bxh2+! 15.Kxh2 Ng4+ 16.Kg1 Nxe3 17.fxe3 Rxd2] 13.h3 Bh5 14.g4 Bg6 15.b4 Bb8 16.Rad1 Bc2 17.Rc1 Bb3 18.Rb1 [missing 18.Nd2 Nd4 19.Bxd4 exd4 20.Nxb3 winning a pawn] 18...Bc2 19.Rb2 Bd3 20.Rd1 Bxe2 21.Rxe2 Rxd1+ 22.Nxd1 Rd8 23.Rd2 Rxd2 24.Nxd2 Nd4? I was kicking myself for allowing this thinking I will lose a pawn, then I noticed that I win one. 25.Bxd4 exd4 26.Nf3 Ne4 27.Nxd4 Nd2 28.c5 Be5 29.c6 Nc4 30.cxb7 Nxa3 31.Nc6 Bc7 32.b8R+ Bxb8 33.Nxb8 Kf8 34.Nc3 Ke8 35.b5 1-0

Zach Lim
13-06-2021, 08:26 PM
And the big oof moment goes to me

Kevin Bonham
13-06-2021, 09:21 PM
Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 5

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1 = Dyer,Alastair ( 3.5) - Patterson,Miles ( 3.0) = 3 - 4 = -
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2 = Amos,Eddy ( 3.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) = 7 - 9 = 0 - 1
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3 = Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) - Lim,Zacharias ( 2.5) = 1 - 5 = 1 - 0
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4 = Lee,Kam ( 2.5) - Rumley,William ( 2.5) = 10 - 6 = 0 - 1
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5 = Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) - Patrick,John ( 2.0) = 11 - 8 = 0 - 1
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6 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.5) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.5) = 12 - 13 = 0 - 1
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7 = Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.5) - Cottuli,Aidan ( 1.5) = 16 - 14 = 0 - 1
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8 = Shaw,Hayden ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.5) = 17 - 2 = 0 - 1
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9 = Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) - Wells,Yung-Shin ( 1.0) = 15 - 18 = 0 - 1
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Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Breslin,Oscar ( 4.0) - Dyer,Alastair ( 4.0) = 9 - 3 = ...
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2 = Patterson,Miles ( 3.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) = 4 - 1 = ...
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3 = Rumley,William ( 3.5) - Amos,Eddy ( 3.0) = 6 - 7 = ...
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4 = Patrick,John ( 3.0) - Lee,Kam ( 2.5) = 8 - 10 = ...
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5 = Rout,Ian C ( 2.5) - Cottuli,Aidan ( 2.5) = 2 - 14 = ...
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6 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.5) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 13 - 11 = ...
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7 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 2.0) - Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.5) = 18 - 16 = ...
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8 = Shaw,Hayden ( 1.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.5) = 17 - 12 = ...
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9 = Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 15 - 0 = 1
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10 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.5) - ( not paired ) ( 0.0) = 5 - 0 = 0
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14-06-2021, 02:08 PM
Tasmanian Open 2021: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Breslin,Oscar ( 4.0) - Dyer,Alastair ( 4.0) = 9 - 3 = 1 - 0
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2 = Patterson,Miles ( 3.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) = 4 - 1 = -
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3 = Rumley,William ( 3.5) - Amos,Eddy ( 3.0) = 6 - 7 = -
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4 = Patrick,John ( 3.0) - Lee,Kam ( 2.5) = 8 - 10 = -
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5 = Rout,Ian C ( 2.5) - Cottuli,Aidan ( 2.5) = 2 - 14 = 1 - 0
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6 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.5) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 13 - 11 = 0 - 1
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7 = Wells,Yung-Shin ( 2.0) - Puccetti,Ryan ( 1.5) = 18 - 16 = 0 - 1
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8 = Shaw,Hayden ( 1.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.5) = 17 - 12 = -
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9 = Soriano,Matthew ( 0.5) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 15 - 0 = 1
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10 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.5) - ( not paired ) ( 0.0) = 5 - 0 = 0
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Tasmanian Open 2021
Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 | Buc1 BucT
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1 Breslin,Oscar 1604 TAS 5.0 | -B2 +W9 +B13 +W15 +B6 +W3 | 17.0 19.0
2 Bonham,Kevin 2058 TAS 4.0 | +W1 -B6 +W7 =B5 +W11 =B4 | 20.0 23.0
3 Dyer,Alastair 1941 TAS 4.0 | +W10 +B7 =W6 +B11 =W4 -B1 | 19.0 21.5
4 Patterson,Miles 1887 ACT 4.0 | +B15 +W12 =B11 =W6 =B3 =W2 | 17.0 19.0
5 Rumley,William 1670 TAS 4.0 | -B12 +B8 +W16 =W2 +B9 =W6 | 16.5 18.0
6 Amos,Eddy 1633 TAS 3.5 | +W18 +W2 =B3 =B4 -W1 =B5 | 21.0 22.0
7 Patrick,John 1608 TAS 3.5 | +B13 -W3 -B2 +W17 +B10 =W9 | 16.0 18.0
8 Rout,Ian C 1962 TAS 3.5 | =B9 -W5 -B15 +W18 +B17 +W12 | 13.5 14.5
9 Lee,Kam 1578 TAS 3.0 | =W8 -B1 +W14 +B12 -W5 =B7 | 18.5 21.0
10 Shepherd,Chris 1451 TAS 3.0 | -B3 -W13 +BYE +B16 -W7 +B14 | 14.0 15.5
11 Lim,Zacharias (W) 1818 TAS 2.5 | +W14 +B16 =W4 -W3 -B2 -- | 18.0 19.5
12 Cottuli,Aidan 1220 TAS 2.5 | +W5 -B4 =BYE -W9 +B13 -B8 | 17.5 20.0
13 Puccetti,Ryan 1100 TAS 2.5 | -W7 +B10 -W1 =B14 -W12 +B16 | 16.0 17.5
14 Djatschenko,Addison 1248 TAS 2.5 | -B11 +W17 -B9 =W13 +B15 -W10 | 13.0 15.0
15 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1431 TAS 2.0 | -W4 =B18 +W8 -B1 -W14 =B17 | 17.0 18.0
16 Wells,Yung-Shin 900 TAS 2.0 | +BYE -W11 -B5 -W10 +B18 -W13 | 14.5 15.5
17 Shaw,Hayden 1060 TAS 1.5 | -- -B14 +W18 -B7 -W8 =W15 | 15.0 16.0
18 Soriano,Matthew 1200 TAS 1.5 | -B6 =W15 -B17 -B8 -W16 +BYE | 12.5 13.0

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Ratings for Breslin, Lim, Shaw, Soriano, Wells, Cottulli, Puccetti are seed ratings for pairings purposes only.

1st Oscar Breslin
2nd= Kevin Bonham, Alastair Dyer, Miles Patterson, Will Rumley (Will Rumley also best junior as Oscar won the tournament)
U1650 John Patrick, Eddy Amos
U1500 Chris Shepherd

An amazing achievement by Oscar Breslin winning the Tasmanian Open by a point against a strong field at his first attempt!

idledim
14-06-2021, 03:38 PM
An amazing achievement by Oscar Breslin winning the Tasmanian Open by a point against a strong field at his first attempt!

Congratulations Oscar - a fantastic result.

James Peirce
14-06-2021, 04:11 PM
Congratulations to Oscar! I noticed Miles Patterson had 4 draws in a row, last time I can remember that happening was Dylan Kuzmic in the 2015 Burnie Shines! :)

Kevin Bonham
14-06-2021, 04:40 PM
Patterson - Bonham

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 b6 [6...c5] 7.a3 Bb7 8.Nbd2 Nbd7 9.Qc2 a5 10.b3 Re8 11.Bb2 c6?! think I had some exaggerated concern about some lines where white got play on a half-open c-file. 12.e4 b5 13.h3 dxe4 14.dxe4 Nc5 15.e5 Nfd7 16.Rad1 Qc7 17.Rfe1 Red8 18.Nd4 b4 [18...Nxe5 19.Rxe5! Qxe5 20.Nxc6 Qd6 21.Nxd8 Rxd8 white is a pawn up.] 19.axb4 axb4 20.f4 Nf8 21.Ne4 [21.N2f3][ 21.Kh1] 21...Rd7 22.Kf1 Rad8 23.Nxc5 Bxc5 24.Nf3 Qb6 25.Rxd7 Rxd7 26.Rd1 Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Bf2 28.Bd4 Bxd4 29.Qxd4 c5 30.Qd3 Qa7 31.Nd2 Qa1+ 32.Nb1 Bxg2+ 33.Kxg2 Qb2+ [computer likes 33...h5 , I am not sure if there is ultimately anything there or not.] 34.Kf3 Qh2 35.h4 h5 36.Nd2 Qh1+ 37.Kf2 Qh2+ 38.Kf3 Qh1+ 39.Kf2 1/2-1/2

Metro
14-06-2021, 04:45 PM
An amazing achievement by Oscar Breslin winning the Tasmanian Open by a point against a strong field at his first attempt!:clap: Terrific! I take it Oscar is an improving junior?

Kevin Bonham
14-06-2021, 04:58 PM
Oscar is the youngest ever outright winner of the Open.

The decider. On move 24 Alastair appears to be winning, but within a few moves it is losing or lost. I believe time trouble was a factor.

Breslin - Dyer

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.0-0-0 Bb7 10.g4 Nb6 11.Bd3 Rc8 12.Kb1 Nfd7 13.f4 Be7 14.h4 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.Rhe1 b4 17.Qd3 Qc7 18.Na4 e5 19.b3 exd4 20.Bxd4 Rxd4 21.Qxd4 0-0 22.e5 Rc8 23.Rd2 d5 24.g5 Nc5 25.Nxc5 Bxc5 26.Qd3 g6 27.h5 Bf8 28.f5 Qc3 29.hxg6 Qxd3 30.gxf7+ Kxf7 31.e6+ Ke8 32.Rxd3 Bd6 33.Rh3 Bf4 34.Rxh7 1-0

Kevin Bonham
14-06-2021, 05:06 PM
An amazing achievement by Oscar Breslin winning the Tasmanian Open by a point against a strong field at his first attempt!:clap: Terrific! I take it Oscar is an improving junior?

Yes. He is soon to turn 17 and has been playing in adult tournaments only since late last year. He's state junior co-champion from 2020 (tie with John Patrick).

James Peirce
14-06-2021, 05:52 PM
Oscar is the youngest ever outright winner of the Open.

The decider. On move 24 Alastair appears to be winning, but within a few moves it is losing or lost. I believe time trouble was a factor.

Breslin - Dyer

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.0-0-0 Bb7 10.g4 Nb6 11.Bd3 Rc8 12.Kb1 Nfd7 13.f4 Be7 14.h4 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.Rhe1 b4 17.Qd3 Qc7 18.Na4 e5 19.b3 exd4 20.Bxd4 Rxd4 21.Qxd4 0-0 22.e5 Rc8 23.Rd2 d5 24.g5 Nc5 25.Nxc5 Bxc5 26.Qd3 g6 27.h5 Bf8 28.f5 Qc3 29.hxg6 Qxd3 30.gxf7+ Kxf7 31.e6+ Ke8 32.Rxd3 Bd6 33.Rh3 Bf4 34.Rxh7 1-0

One interesting alternative for Black is 17.. bxc3 18.Qxc4 cxb2 19. Kxb2 d5 20.Q moves dxe4

Also 20.. Rc6 21.Bxg7 Rg8 22. B moves Rxg4 and Black is up a piece for a pawn

Kevin Bonham
14-06-2021, 06:25 PM
Also 20.. Rc6 21.Bxg7 Rg8 22. B moves Rxg4 and Black is up a piece for a pawn

Though the B doesn't have to move. White has 22.e5 Rxg7 23.exd6. This most likely leads to another position with two pieces for rook and pawn but a lot of stuff goes off the board which must greatly favour black (at least, he will not lose) so this may have been safer than what was played.

Towards the end of the actual game continuation I've had Stockfish looking at it for a while and it thinks 28...gxh4 followed in some lines by a long series of only moves is holding for black. Not sure that is the final word on that though. After 28...Qc3 29.hxg6 black must play 29...hxg6 but this appears to be losing to 30.f6.

Kevin Bonham
14-06-2021, 07:09 PM
Iterative true performance ratings with unrated player assumed ratings re-entered until they stabilise (note these are not quite the same as the Glicko-2 TPRs, they're just my favourite method for estimating performance when unrated players are in the field.)


Pos NAME Rtg Perf T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 | Buc1 BucT
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1 Breslin,Oscar 2065 TAS 5.0 | -B2 +W9 +B13 +W15 +B6 +W3 | 17.0 19.0
2 Bonham,Kevin 2058 1899 TAS 4.0 | +W1 -B6 +W7 =B5 +W11 =B4 | 20.0 23.0
3 Dyer,Alastair 1941 1875 TAS 4.0 | +W10 +B7 =W6 +B11 =W4 -B1 | 19.0 21.5
4 Patterson,Miles 1887 1885 ACT 4.0 | +B15 +W12 =B11 =W6 =B3 =W2 | 17.0 19.0
5 Rumley,William 1670 1856 TAS 4.0 | -B12 +B8 +W16 =W2 +B9 =W6 | 16.5 18.0
6 Amos,Eddy 1633 1930 TAS 3.5 | +W18 +W2 =B3 =B4 -W1 =B5 | 21.0 22.0
7 Patrick,John 1608 1680 TAS 3.5 | +B13 -W3 -B2 +W17 +B10 =W9 | 16.0 18.0
8 Rout,Ian C 1962 1509 TAS 3.5 | =B9 -W5 -B15 +W18 +B17 +W12 | 13.5 14.5
9 Lee,Kam 1578 1696 TAS 3.0 | =W8 -B1 +W14 +B12 -W5 =B7 | 18.5 21.0
10 Shepherd,Chris 1451 1323 TAS 3.0 | -B3 -W13 +BYE +B16 -W7 +B14 | 14.0 15.5
11 Lim,Zacharias (W) 1709 TAS 2.5 | +W14 +B16 =W4 -W3 -B2 -- | 18.0 19.5
12 Cottuli,Aidan 1607 TAS 2.5 | +W5 -B4 =BYE -W9 +B13 -B8 | 17.5 20.0
13 Puccetti,Ryan 1401 TAS 2.5 | -W7 +B10 -W1 =B14 -W12 +B16 | 16.0 17.5
14 Djatschenko,Addison 1248 1389 TAS 2.5 | -B11 +W17 -B9 =W13 +B15 -W10 | 13.0 15.0
15 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1431 1237 TAS 2.0 | -W4 =B18 +W8 -B1 -W14 =B17 | 17.0 18.0
16 Wells,Yung-Shin 1062 TAS 2.0 | +BYE -W11 -B5 -W10 +B18 -W13 | 14.5 15.5
17 Shaw,Hayden 1174 TAS 1.5 | -- -B14 +W18 -B7 -W8 =W15 | 15.0 16.0
18 Soriano,Matthew 894 TAS 1.5 | -B6 =W15 -B17 -B8 -W16 +BYE | 12.5 13.0

Eddy Amos played all five players who finished above him in a row! Sometimes score in a Swiss does not reward performance.

Kevin Bonham
15-06-2021, 05:31 PM
I noticed Miles Patterson had 4 draws in a row, last time I can remember that happening was Dylan Kuzmic in the 2015 Burnie Shines! :)

Also appears to be the only case in Open history where the sole undefeated player wasn't the (or a) tournament winner. This has however happened twice in the Championships - 1998 when I scored +4=3 but Mike Stubbs won with +6-1 and 2001 when Marcel Rothlisberger scored +3=5 but I won with +6=1-1.

Nigel Frame had four draws in a row in the 2012 Open. My first ever Champs in 1991 had the following scoreline: draw, draw, draw, draw, draw, win on forfeit.