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NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
19-06-2005, 09:20 PM
Spectators are welcome at the following tournament in which some of Australia's top players will be playing.

The 2005 Hallsteen Pty Ltd Australian Masters Chess Championship

Dates: 27 June to 8 July 2005

Venue: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy

Format: Round Robin Tournament of 11 players (NB could change to 10 or 12 when the field is finalised)

Rate of Play: 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move increment

Entries: By invitation only

Session Times: 3 pm start (all rounds)
Rest day on Monday 4 July.

Chief Organiser: Chris Depasquale

Rhubarb
28-06-2005, 08:51 PM
Hi everybody! (Hi Malcolm Pyke!)

Anyone got any news from the Oz? Round 2 today?

Garvinator
28-06-2005, 09:48 PM
Would I be right in saying there was no internet coverage or anything ie dgt boards?

eclectic
29-06-2005, 01:56 AM
... NOT!!!

but then again who looks at calendar.fide.com (http://calendar.fide.com) anyway?

and who would get the urge to rush on over here to australia due to the above link?

wonder how many rounds will be gone before actual on location cross tables appear?

or, god forbid, online results, or, perish the thought, online transmissions?

pay per view bulletins in hand with a commercially confidential information embargo perhaps?

perhaps some of kegless's sardonic cynicism has rubbed off on me ...

i'm probably trying too hard to post at around 2 in the morning

eclectic

Lucena
29-06-2005, 02:39 AM
Does anyone know who is playing?

bobby1972
29-06-2005, 09:37 AM
players are Depasquale,Jordan,Sales,Pecori,Froehlich,Gorka,Ruj evic,Levi,West,Lee
starts 3pm today

auriga
29-06-2005, 11:14 AM
where are Sales and Gorka from?
recognise the rest.

Garvinator
29-06-2005, 11:16 AM
players are Depasquale,Jordan,Sales,Pecori,Froehlich,Gorka,Ruj evic,Levi,West,Lee
starts 3pm today
Doesnt seem to be a very Australian Masters at all. Arent all these players living in Victoria? I know they are from different federations, but there are no players who are living in NSW, QLD or SA. How many invitations were really sent out to players in other states? Or is it really a joke with Depaq running it. Last year this tournament at least had a player from another state.

auriga
29-06-2005, 11:24 AM
Doesnt seem to be a very Australian Masters at all. Arent all these players living in Victoria? I know they are from different federations, but there are no players who are living in NSW, QLD or SA. How many invitations were really sent out to players in other states? Or is it really a joke with Depaq running it. Last year this tournament at least had a player from another state.

yep, it is predominantly victorians.
but i think it was organised very late in the piece.
guess better to run than to cancel.

Bill Gletsos
29-06-2005, 11:53 AM
where are Sales and Gorka from?
recognise the rest.The only Gorka on the FIDE list is Carl Gorka from England. He is also on the ACF list.
The most likely candidate for Sales I would think is Jesse Sales from the Phillipines.

P.S. Lee I accidently hit the edit button on your post above as opposed to the quote button, that is why it says I edited it.

auriga
29-06-2005, 12:01 PM
no worries.
yep, sales from philippines looks likely.
hmm. he might be good chance to win.

Mischa
29-06-2005, 12:06 PM
It is Jesse Sales from the Phillipines...He was going to stay with us.

Garvinator
29-06-2005, 12:41 PM
yep, it is predominantly victorians.
but i think it was organised very late in the piece.
guess better to run than to cancel.
i was thinking that maybe it was the Victorian Masters and not the aussie masters.

I was speaking to fg7 a while ago and he was saying the aussie masters is held in september and from my understanding the vic masters is normally held in june/july.

arosar
29-06-2005, 01:07 PM
It is Jesse Sales from the Phillipines...He was going to stay with us.

You are very cultured. If he stays with you, you must cook him some dried fish OK.

Have you had dried fish?

AR

Mischa
29-06-2005, 02:02 PM
I think I have once...
I won't have to anyway as I am now having the New Zealand boy to stay instead.
I often put people up for chess things.
It's interesting for me and my kids and a way to help.

Thunderspirit
29-06-2005, 02:24 PM
Doesnt seem to be a very Australian Masters at all. Arent all these players living in Victoria? I know they are from different federations, but there are no players who are living in NSW, QLD or SA. How many invitations were really sent out to players in other states? Or is it really a joke with Depaq running it. Last year this tournament at least had a player from another state.

Yes Gilligan... Chris organising it. At least he'll do it right...

eclectic
29-06-2005, 02:28 PM
I think I have once...
I won't have to anyway as I am now having the New Zealand boy to stay instead.
I often put people up for chess things.
It's interesting for me and my kids and a way to help.

so mischa,

have you negotiated a "reciprocal agreement" with your guest for queenstown 2006?

[forward planning ... just in case ... ]

;)

eclectic

antichrist
29-06-2005, 02:34 PM
You are very cultured. If he stays with you, you must cook him some dried fish OK.

Have you had dried fish?

AR

And keep an eye out for your uso

Mischa
29-06-2005, 02:41 PM
Hey tic,
Not the reason I'm doing it.....
(thinks to self)...I could also ask Puchen!

bobby1972
29-06-2005, 09:23 PM
Lee Wang-Sheng .5-.5 A.Pecori
Sales-E.Levi POSTPONED
G.West 1-0 B.Jordan
M.Rujevic 1-0 C.Gorka
C.Depasquale .5-.5 P.Froehlich

Sales is running a bit late so his first 2 games will be postponed.monday rest day

eclectic
29-06-2005, 09:33 PM
dear kegless,

wish you were here

(to help make this event into an AUSTRALIAN masters)

well,

sydney next year?

(perhaps)

(yeah, right)

eclectic

jase
29-06-2005, 10:51 PM
dear kegless,

wish you were here

(to help make this event into an AUSTRALIAN masters)

well,

sydney next year?

(perhaps)

(yeah, right)

eclectic

This is an interesting post, eclectic. What constraints dictate that the Australian Masters must be staged in Melbourne every year? The title of the event connotes ratification by the ACF, although I am not sure this is the case.

The title of the tournament has been brought into question on this thread because of the predominance of competitors based in Victoria. I'm not familiar with the invitational process this year, however I see no problem with a largely local tournament, provided others were given equal opportunity, and there was objectivity in any selection criteria for participants.

Traditionally one of the primary purposes of the Australian Masters event has been the opportunity for IM norms. This has been facilitated by competent organisers and the generosity of Eddie Levi, who sponsors the event and thus makes the provision for appearance fees for IMs. In the last few years corporate sponsors have been sourced, in no small part I believe through the efforts of Guy West.

In my estimation, very few Australian Masters events in recent years have provided norm opportunities. Coverage of the event is also largely absent. As I recall last year the coverage wasn't fabulous, however we did feed on Greg's excellent daily reports. Perhaps some new energies are needed.

Garvinator
30-06-2005, 12:15 AM
This is an interesting post, eclectic. What constraints dictate that the Australian Masters must be staged in Melbourne every year? The title of the event connotes ratification by the ACF, although I am not sure this is the case. My understanding is that the Australian Masters is a privately run event, previously run by the Melbourne Chess Club. I believe that it was open to a tendering process this year, with Depaq and associates winning the tender to hold it at MCC.


The title of the tournament has been brought into question on this thread because of the predominance of competitors based in Victoria. I'm not familiar with the invitational process this year, however I see no problem with a largely local tournament, provided others were given equal opportunity, and there was objectivity in any selection criteria for participants.
A largely local field is to be expected, no surprise there, but last year there was Canfell, Xie etc. I am finding it difficult to believe that there wasnt one high rated player from another state that would have played, even at short notice.



In my estimation, very few Australian Masters events in recent years have provided norm opportunities. Coverage of the event is also largely absent. As I recall last year the coverage wasn't fabulous, however we did feed on Greg's excellent daily reports. Perhaps some new energies are needed. Last year the Australian Masters had dgt board coverage, internet access and comments on here and other places. This year it appears that there is none of this. A step backwards.

Mischa
30-06-2005, 12:28 AM
What I am wondering...if the tournament was held in NSW...on holy ground so to speak...would we be having this discussion? Honestly?

Garvinator
30-06-2005, 01:01 AM
What I am wondering...if the tournament was held in NSW...on holy ground so to speak...would we be having this discussion? Honestly?
yes, well i would be anyways ;)

jase
30-06-2005, 01:05 AM
What I am wondering...if the tournament was held in NSW...on holy ground so to speak...would we be having this discussion? Honestly?
Mischa, if you have an inferiority complex relating to the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry that's a matter for you to address. I'm not aware of any informed contributors within the local chess scene here in Sydney who regard the scene as satisfactory. Therefore to suggest that Sydney/NSW is regarded as some kind of "holy gound" is very wide of the mark.

I have no problem with the event being hosted in Melbourne every year. Actually I consider the home of the event to be Melbourne. It is a significant concern, however, if the invitation process for the event contains local bias. I have a small amount of knowledge about the manner in which the event is constructed: interstate players were invited, however the details provided for the event were so scant that it would have been an expensive gamble for players not residing in Melbourne to commit to the event. This is an annual occurance for the Australian Masters; it is surprising that lessons are not learnt.

With a small amount of funding (eg. Eddie plus a corporate sponsor) it ought to be feasible to make the event a Category tournament (ie. one in which IM norms are possible). This provides a strong incentive for interstate players, a condition that greatly adds to the interest, appeal, and substance of the event.


Last year the Australian Masters had dgt board coverage, internet access and comments on here and other places. This year it appears that there is none of this. A step backwards.
Agreed. Some of this might be attributed to the absence of Gary Bekker from the event. Depas is probably providing a bulletin for subscribers, which is always excellent, however the dearth of publicity or information is disappointing.

Libby
30-06-2005, 08:47 AM
What I am wondering...if the tournament was held in NSW...on holy ground so to speak...would we be having this discussion? Honestly?

I think we happily dished a sledge out to NSW for the lack of coverage/anecdotes/games/info on the NSW Open when we compared it to the VIC Open being run at the same time.

I always think it is a big shame - when chess seems, almost naturally, to be a very technically (in the IT sense) able sport - it fails in this obvious way to broadly promote interest in the events.

I am not one of those "technically able" people but a lot of them seem to be around the game.

arosar
30-06-2005, 11:53 AM
Nah, see up here, we just put it in the 'too hard basket'. Take my situation. Playing is too hard - so I take them pics instead.

AR

arosar
30-06-2005, 12:12 PM
Oh, speaking of tourn coverage - I wonder who will be the first to do podcasting for chess events.

AR

arosar
30-06-2005, 08:49 PM
Jesse Sales in controversy.

http://news.inq7.net/sports/index.php?index=1&story_id=41417

AR

bobby1972
30-06-2005, 09:31 PM
Levi-west 1-0
Jordan-rujevic 0-1
Pecori-froehlich 0-1
Gorka-depasquale 1-0
Lee-sales Postponed
I AM ENTERING THE GAMES HOPE TO POST THEM SOON

Alan Shore
30-06-2005, 09:46 PM
Levi-west 1-0
Jordan-rujevic 0-1
Pecori-froehlich 1-0
Gorka-depasquale 1-0
Lee-sales Postponed
I AM ENTERING THE GAMES HOPE TO POST THEM SOON

4/4 upsets? Wow. Good win Bobby.

bobby1972
30-06-2005, 09:53 PM
i just entered it wrongly sorry, man i got crushed or as my friend put it i wastn there

redhob
01-07-2005, 01:12 AM
Appears that Sales is involved in another event in Phillipines now and that explains why he hasnt arrived yet?

Rhubarb
01-07-2005, 01:26 AM
Ascaro, thanks for the results and good luck for the rest of the tournament. Any games you put up here will be most welcome. Is the IM norm available? Eddy's off to an excellent start, for example. I haven't calculated anything but 6.5/9 seems about right as a guess.

Rhubarb
01-07-2005, 01:48 AM
Coverage of the event is also largely absent. As I recall last year the coverage wasn't fabulous, however we did feed on Greg's excellent daily reports.Um, Jase, you're probably referring to the Victorian Masters of April 2004. The Australian Masters of August featured live coverage on all six boards.

It's important to note that many organisers come in at late notice to run these events, often at their own expense, and it's a testimony to the resilience and tradition of the Melbourne chess community that these Masters events get organised at all some years. I feel that any criticism of the organisers of these events can sometimes be misplaced, in that it is far, far better that such aspirational tournaments are organised than not at all.

bobby1972
01-07-2005, 08:49 AM
[Event "ozm"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.06.29"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Rujevic"]
[Black "Gorka"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B42"]
[PlyCount "99"]
[TimeControl "120"]

{96MB, Fritz8.ctg
} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3
Be7 7. Nc3 d6 8. f4 Nd7 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. Be3 b5 11. Bd4 $146 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Bb7
13. g4 b4 14. Ne2 Nc5 15. Ng3 Nxd3+ 16. Rxd3 Rc8 17. Rd2 d5 18. e5 Nd7 19. Nh5
Rg8 20. Rf1 a5 21. Kb1 a4 22. Nc1 Ba6 23. Re1 Bc5 24. Qe3 Bxd4 25. Qxd4 Qc4 26.
f5 Qxd4 27. Rxd4 Rc4 28. c3 bxc3 29. bxc3 Ke7 30. Rxc4 Bxc4 31. Kc2 g6 32. f6+
Kd8 33. Nf4 h5 34. g5 Kc7 35. Nfd3 Kb6 36. a3 Rc8 37. Kd2 Nc5 38. Nxc5 Kxc5 39.
Kc2 d4 40. Re4 dxc3 (40... Kd5 41. Rxd4+ Kxe5 42. Rd7 Kf5 43. Rxf7 Kxg5 $15)
41. Kxc3 Bb3 42. Rd4 (42. Nxb3+ Kd5+ 43. Nc5 Rxc5+ 44. Kd3 Rc3+ 45. Kxc3 Kxe4
46. Kb4 Kxe5 47. Kxa4 Kf4 48. Kb3 e5 49. Kc2 Kf3 50. Kd2 Kf2 51. Kd3 Kf3 52.
Kd2 $11) 42... Bd5 43. Nd3+ Kb5+ 44. Kb2 Rc4 $4 45. Rxc4 Kxc4 46. Nf4 Kd4 (
46... Be4 47. Nxe6 Kd5 48. Nd8) 47. Nxg6 Be4 48. Nh8 Kxe5 49. Nxf7+ Kd5 50. Ne5
1-0

[Event "ozm"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.06.29"]
[Round "1"]
[White "West"]
[Black "Jordan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B35"]
[PlyCount "69"]
[TimeControl "120"]

{96MB, Fritz8.ctg
} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nge2 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6.
Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 Qa5 8. O-O O-O 9. h3 Rd8 10. Bb3 b5 11. Ndxb5 Nxe4 12. Bxf7+
Kxf7 13. Qd5+ e6 14. Qxe4 d5 15. Qf4+ Kg8 16. Nd4 Ne5 17. Rad1 Rf8 18. Qh4 Nc4
19. Nc6 Qc7 20. Ne7+ Kf7 21. Nxc8 (21. Nexd5 $1) 21... Raxc8 22. Nb5 Qa5 23.
Nxa7 Ra8 24. Nc6 Qc7 25. Nd4 Nxb2 26. Rb1 Rxa2 27. Qxh7 Qe5 28. Nf3 Qh5 29.
Ng5+ Qxg5 30. Bxg5 Rh8 31. Qxh8 Bxh8 32. Ra1 Ra4 33. Rfb1 Rc4 34. Ra7+ Kg8 35.
Ra8+ 1-0
[Event "ozm"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.06.29"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Lee, wang-sheng"]
[Black "Pecori, A."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E61"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[TimeControl "60"]

{256MB, Fritz8.ctg
} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4
g5 7. Bg3 Bf5 8. e3 Nh5 9. Nd2 Nxg3 10. hxg3 c5 11. d5 Nd7 (11... Qb6 12. Qc1
Nd7) (11... Qa5 12. Qb3) 12. Be2 Qa5 13. Qb3 Rb8 14. O-O Qb4 15. Rfd1 a6 (15...
Qxb3 16. axb3 a6 $17) 16. Nf1 h5 17. f4 gxf4 18. gxf4 h4 19. g4 hxg3 20. Nxg3
Bg6 21. Kf2 Rh2+ 22. Kg1 Rh8 23. Kg2 Nb6 24. Rh1 Qxb3 25. axb3 Rxh1 26. Rxh1
Bc2 27. Bd1 Bxd1 28. Rxd1 Kd7 29. Nge4 Rh8 30. Ng5 Ke8 31. Rd2 Nd7 32. Nce4 Nf6
1/2-1/2

[Event "ozm"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2005.06.29"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Depasquale"]
[Black "Froehlich"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B11"]
[PlyCount "34"]
[TimeControl "120"]

{96MB, Fritz8.ctg
} 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. gxf3 e6 6. Rg1
Nd7 7. d4 Ngf6 8. e5 Nh5 9. f4 g6 10. Ne2 Qh4 11. f5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Bc5 13. Ng3
exf5 14. Qf3 Ng7 15. Bd2 Ne6 16. O-O-O Qa4 17. c3 (17. Kb1 Qxc2+) 17... Qxa2
1/2-1/2

jase
01-07-2005, 01:12 PM
Um, Jase, you're probably referring to the Victorian Masters of April 2004. The Australian Masters of August featured live coverage on all six boards.
Ah ha! (point taken)



It's important to note that many organisers come in at late notice to run these events, often at their own expense, and it's a testimony to the resilience and tradition of the Melbourne chess community that these Masters events get organised at all some years. I feel that any criticism of the organisers of these events can sometimes be misplaced, in that it is far, far better that such aspirational tournaments are organised than not at all.
Why are organisers brought in so late in the piece? The same people have been at the core of the Australian Master for at least a decade. eddie has been providing financial support, with Depas or Bekker putting the event together. More recently West has had a had in sourcing corporate support.

A few years ago I gave Gary a bit of help with the event, and my impression was that a lot of complacency had crept in. An 'it'll be all right on the night' mentality appeared to be present.

I do agree with you that it's terrific that Eddie/Depas/Bekker/West etc get these tournaments up every year. I'm just suprised they're not more of a well oiled machine by now.

jase
01-07-2005, 01:53 PM
Ascaro, thanks for the results and good luck for the rest of the tournament. Any games you put up here will be most welcome. Is the IM norm available? Eddy's off to an excellent start, for example. I haven't calculated anything but 6.5/9 seems about right as a guess.

The field average rating is 2271. All players ratings are the same as the previous period. The overseas players were inactive, and there were no Australian tournaments rated on the new FIDE list.

There are 4 overseas players (Froehlich, Sales, Lee, and Gorka), meeting the 40% requirement for a title tournament.
There are 3 IMs (Froehlich, West, Rujevic).
Therefore the organisers have done very well to create a tournament with norm opportunities.

7/9 will be required to earn an IM norm, unless the opponent's average rises to at least 2285, which it does for Pecori (just!) and Gorka. These two need to score 6.5/9 for an IM norm.

All assuming Jesse Sales turns up ... :pray:

Lucena
01-07-2005, 06:05 PM
there were no Australian tournaments rated on the new FIDE list


This sounds scandalous. Am starting a thread on this on the ratings section.

Mischa
01-07-2005, 08:22 PM
Were any said to be?

jase
01-07-2005, 09:49 PM
Were any said to be?
Of course. I am sure you are familiar with the Doeberl Cup. Plus perhaps another half dozen events.

NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
02-07-2005, 07:21 PM
Following are games from the Round 1 of the Australian Masters 2005. These were gathered from bulletins prepared privately by Chris Depasquale. No doubt he will annotate one or two of these games for his column in the Saturday edition of 'The Age' newspaper.

Games from rounds 2 and 3 to follow.

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.29
Round: ?
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Gorka, Carl
Result: 1-0
ECO: B42
PlyCount: 99

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. Nc3 d6 8. f4
Nd7 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. Be3 b5 11. Bd4 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Bb7 13. g4 b4 14. Ne2 Nc5 15.
Ng3 Nxd3+ 16. Rxd3 Rc8 17. Rd2 d5 18. e5 Nd7 19. Nh5 Rg8 20. Rf1 a5 21. Kb1 a4
22. Nc1 Ba6 23. Re1 Bc5 24. Qe3 Bxd4 25. Qxd4 Qc5 26. f5 Qxd4 27. Rxd4 Rc4 28.
c3 bxc3 29. bxc3 Ke7 30. Rxc4 Bxc4 31. Kc2 g6 32. f6+ Kd8 33. Nf4 h5 34. g5 Kc7
35. Nfd3 Kb6 36. a3 Rc8 37. Kd2 Nc5 38. Nxc5 Kxc5 39. Kc2 d4 40. Re4 dxc3 41.
Kxc3 Bb3 42. Rd4 Bd5 43. Nd3+ Kb5+ 44. Kb2 Rc4 45. Rxc4 Kxc4 46. Nf4 Kd4 47.
Nxg6 Be4 48. Nh8 Kxe5 49. Nxf7+ Kd5 50. Ne5 1-0

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.29
Round: ?
White: West, Guy
Black: Jordan, Bill
Result: 1-0
ECO: B35
PlyCount: 69

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nge2 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 Qa5 8.
O-O O-O 9. h3 Rd8 10. Bb3 b5 11. Ndxb5 Nxe4 12. Bxf7+ Kxf7 13. Qd5+ e6 14. Qxe4
d5 15. Qf4+ Kg8 16. Nd4 Ne5 17. Rad1 Rf8 18. Qh4 Nc4 19. Nc6 Qc7 20. Ne7+ Kf7
21. Nxc8 Raxc8 22. Nb5 Qa5 23. Nxa7 Ra8 24. Nc6 Qc7 25. Nd4 Nxb2 26. Rb1 Rxa2
27. Qxh7 Qe5 28. Nf3 Qh5 29. Ng5+ Qxg5 30. Bxg5 Rh8 31. Qxh8 Bxh8 32. Ra1 Ra4
33. Rfb1 Rc4 34. Ra7+ Kg8 35. Ra8+ 1-0

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.29
Round: ?
White: Lee, Wang Sheng
Black: Pecori, Ascaro
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: E61
PlyCount: 64

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Bf5 8. e3
Nh5 9. Nd2 Nxg3 10. hxg3 c5 11. d5 Nd7 12. Be2 Qa5 13. Qb3 Rb8 14. O-O Qb4 15.
Rfd1 a6 16. Nf1 h5 17. f4 gxf4 18. gxf4 h4 19. g4 hxg3 20. Nxg3 Bg6 21. Kf2
Rh2+ 22. Kg1 Rh8 23. Kg2 Nb6 24. Rh1 Qxb3 25. axb3 Rxh1 26. Rxh1 Bc2 27. Bd1
Bxd1 28. Rxd1 Kd7 29. Nge4 Rh8 30. Ng5 Ke8 31. Rd2 Nd7 32. Nce4 Nf6 1/2-1/2

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.29
Round: ?
White: Depasquale, Chris
Black: Froehlich, Peter
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: B11
PlyCount: 34

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. gxf3 e6 6. Rg1 Nd7 7. d4 Ngf6 8. e5
Nh5 9. f4 g6 10. Ne2 Qh4 11. f5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Bc5 13. Ng3 exf5 14. Qf3 Ng7 15.
Bd2 Ne6 16. O-O-O Qa4 17. c3 Qxa2 1/2-1/2

The game Sales - Levi has been postponed until the rest day on Monday 4 July.

NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
02-07-2005, 07:27 PM
Games from round 2. The game Lee - Sales has been postponed until the rest day on Monday 4 July.

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.30
Round: ?
White: Pecori, Ascaro
Black: Froehlich, Peter
Result: 0-1
ECO: B28
PlyCount: 60

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Nb3 Bb4 7. Bd3 O-O 8.
O-O d6 9. Bd2 Be6 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Bxc3 Nbd7 12. Nd2 Qc7 13. Nf3 Nc5 14. Nd2 Na4
15. Nb1 Rac8 16. h3 Rfd8 17. Qc1 d5 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Bd2 Nc5 20. Be2 Ne4 21.
Bd3 Nxd2 22. Nxd2 Nf4 23. Qe1 Nxd3 24. cxd3 Rxd3 25. Nf3 f6 26. Qe4 Qd7 27.
Rfe1 Qd5 28. Qh4 Rc4 29. Qh5 Bf7 30. Qf5 Bg6 0-1

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.30
Round: ?
White: Jordan, Bill
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 0-1
ECO: C02
PlyCount: 86

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Qxd4 Nc6 6. Qf4 Qc7 7. Nc3 a6 8. h4
f6 9. exf6 Qxf4 10. Bxf4 Nxf6 11. O-O-O Bc5 12. Be3 Bxe3+ 13. fxe3 Ng4 14. Re1
O-O 15. Na4 b5 16. Nb6 Rb8 17. Nxc8 Rbxc8 18. a4 Nb4 19. c3 Nf2 20. Rg1 Nbd3+
21. Kd2 Nxe1 22. Kxe1 Ne4 23. axb5 axb5 24. Bxb5 Ra8 25. Bd7 Rf6 26. c4 dxc4
27. Bc6 Ra1+ 28. Ke2 Rxg1 29. Nxg1 Rf2+ 30. Ke1 Rxg2 31. Ne2 Rg4 32. Nf4 Nc5
33. h5 e5 34. Bd5+ Kf8 35. Ne6+ Nxe6 36. Bxe6 Rg2 37. Bxc4 Rxb2 38. Bd3 h6 39.
Be2 Ke7 40. Kf2 Kf6 41. Kf3 Kf5 42. Bd1 Rb4 43. Kg3 Ke4 0-1

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.30
Round: ?
White: Levi, Eddy
Black: West, Guy
Result: 1-0
ECO: C28
PlyCount: 75

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 d6 7. Nd5 g5 8. Bg3
Nxd5 9. Bxd5 Ne7 10. Bb3 Ng6 11. c3 Qf6 12. Qd2 Bd7 13. O-O-O O-O-O 14. f3 h5
15. Bf2 h4 16. d4 Bb6 17. Be3 Nf4 18. Ne2 Bb5 19. Nxf4 gxf4 20. Bf2 Rdg8 21. c4
Bxc4 22. Bxc4 Rxg2 23. Bf1 Rgg8 24. dxe5 dxe5 25. Bh3+ Kb8 26. Rhg1 a6 27.
Rxg8+ Rxg8 28. Kb1 Bxf2 29. Qxf2 Rd8 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Kc2 Qd6 32. a3 Qc6+ 33.
Kb1 Qf6 34. Qc5 c6 35. Ka2 Kc7 36. a4 b6 37. Qf8 a5 38. Kb3 1-0

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.06.30
Round: ?
White: Gorka, Carl
Black: Depasquale, Chris
Result: 1-0
ECO: C18
PlyCount: 73

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3
c4 9. Bxh7+ Kxh7 10. Qh5+ Kg8 11. Nf3 f6 12. exf6 Rxf6 13. Ng5 Rg6 14. h4 e5
15. dxe5 Qa5 16. Bd2 Nbc6 17. f4 Bf5 18. g4 Bxc2 19. f5 d4 20. cxd4 Qd5 21.
Qh7+ Kf8 22. Rf1 Rxg5 23. hxg5 Qxd4 24. Qh8+ Ng8 25. f6 Qxe5+ 26. Kf2 gxf6 27.
gxf6 Kf7 28. Qg7+ Ke6 29. Rfe1 Nxf6 30. Rxe5+ Nxe5 31. Re1 Be4 32. g5 Nfg4+ 33.
Kg3 Rd8 34. Rxe4 Rxd2 35. Rxe5+ Nxe5 36. Qf6+ Kd5 37. Qd8+ 1-0

NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
02-07-2005, 07:31 PM
Games from round 3.

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.07.01
Round: ?
White: Froehlich, Peter
Black: Gorka, Carl
Result: 1-0
ECO: E02
PlyCount: 109

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Nbd7 6. Qxc4 c5 7. Bg2 Nb6 8.
Qd3 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. Qxd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 Rd8 13. Nc3 Nfd5 14.
Nxd5 Nxd5 15. Bd2 Bd7 16. Rac1 Rac8 17. Rxc8 Rxc8 18. e4 Nb6 19. b3 Be8 20. Be3
Rd8 21. e5 Nd5 22. Nf5 exf5 23. Rxd5 Rxd5 24. Bxd5 b6 25. f4 Bd7 26. Kf2 Kf8
27. Ke2 Bb5+ 28. Kd2 Bb4+ 29. Kc2 h5 30. Kb2 Ke7 31. a3 Be1 32. Kc2 Be2 33. Bd2
Bxd2 34. Kxd2 Ba6 35. Kc3 Bc8 36. b4 f6 37. Kd4 Bd7 38. Bf3 g6 39. exf6+ Kxf6
40. Kd5 Ke7 41. Be2 Be8 42. Ba6 Bd7 43. Bb7 Be8 44. Ke5 Bd7 45. Bd5 Be8 46. Bc4
Bd7 47. b5 Be8 48. a4 Bd7 49. Bb3 Bc8 50. Bd5 Bd7 51. Bb3 Bc8 52. Bd5 Bd7 53.
h4 Bc8 54. Bc6 a6 55. a5 1-0

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.07.01
Round: ?
White: Sales, Jesse
Black: Pecori, Ascaro
Result: 1-0
ECO: E91
PlyCount: 89

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. d4 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 O-O 6. Be2 a6 7. O-O c6 8. a4 a5
9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 Na6 11. Qd2 Bg4 12. Rfe1 Qc7 13. Rad1 Nb4 14. h3 Bxf3 15.
Bxf3 e5 16. d5 g5 17. Bg3 c5 18. Ra1 Qe7 19. Nd1 Rfd8 20. Ne3 Nh7 21. Nf5 Qf6
22. Re3 Nf8 23. h4 Ng6 24. hxg5 hxg5 25. Bg4 Nf4 26. Rf3 Ra6 27. Bh2 Kf8 28. g3
Ng6 29. Bh5 Nh8 30. Raa3 Rd7 31. Bg4 Rc7 32. Rab3 b6 33. Nd4 exd4 34. Rxf6 Bxf6
35. f4 d3 36. e5 dxe5 37. fxg5 Bg7 38. d6 Rca7 39. d7 Ra8 40. Rxd3 Nxd3 41.
Qxd3 Rd8 42. Qd6+ Kg8 43. Qc7 Raa8 44. Bf3 Rab8 45. g4 1-0

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.07.01
Round: ?
White: Depasquale, Chris
Black: Jordan, Bill
Result: 1-0
ECO: B15
PlyCount: 77

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 g6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Be3 Nf6 6. e5 Ng4 7. Bf4 h5 8. h3 Nh6
9. Qd2 Qa5 10. Be2 Nf5 11. O-O-O h4 12. Kb1 b5 13. a3 Qb6 14. Ng5 a5 15. Na2
Na6 16. Nc1 Bd7 17. g4 hxg3 18. fxg3 f6 19. Nf3 g5 20. exf6 exf6 21. g4 gxf4
22. gxf5 O-O-O 23. Bd3 b4 24. a4 c5 25. Bxa6+ Qxa6 26. dxc5 Bxf5 27. Qxf4 Be4
28. Nd4 f5 29. Nb5 Rd7 30. Rhg1 Qc6 31. Nb3 Rxh3 32. Rxg7 Rxg7 33. Nd6+ Kd7 34.
Nxe4 fxe4 35. Qf5+ Qe6 36. Rxd5+ Ke7 37. Re5 Rh1+ 38. Ka2 Qxe5 39. Qxe5+ 1-0

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.07.01
Round: ?
White: West, Guy
Black: Lee, Wang Sheng
Result: 1-0
ECO: B18
PlyCount: 81

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Nxf6+ gxf6 7. Nf3 e6 8.
O-O Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Na6 10. Bf4 Qd7 11. a3 h5 12. Rfd1 Nc7 13. c4 Bd6 14. Bg3 Bxg3
15. hxg3 O-O-O 16. b4 b5 17. a4 bxc4 18. Qxc4 Qd5 19. Rdc1 Kb7 20. Qf1 h4 21.
Rc5 Qe4 22. Re1 Qg4 23. Rec1 Rd6 24. Qc4 Qe4 25. gxh4 Rg8 26. Qb3 Ka8 27. b5
Rxd4 28. Qe3 Qg4 29. g3 Re4 30. Qd3 Nd5 31. Rxc6 Re3 32. Rc8+ Kb7 33. Qc2 Rxc8
34. Qxc8+ Kb6 35. Qb8+ Ka5 36. fxe3 Qxf3 37. Qxa7+ Kb4 38. Rb1+ Kc3 39. Qd4+
Kc2 40. Rb2+ Kc1 41. Qd2# 1-0

Event: Australian Masters 2005
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2005.07.01
Round: ?
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Levi, Eddy
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C64
PlyCount: 89

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O Nd4 5. Nxd4 Bxd4 6. c3 Bb6 7. d4 c6 8.
Ba4 d6 9. Qd3 Nf6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 Qe7 12. Nd2 g5 13. Bg3 Nh5 14. d5 Bd7 15.
Nc4 c5 16. Qd1 Nf4 17. Ne3 Bxa4 18. Qxa4+ Qd7 19. Qxd7+ Kxd7 20. Bxf4 gxf4 21.
Nc4 f5 22. exf5 Raf8 23. f3 Rxf5 24. Nd2 c4+ 25. Kh1 Rc8 26. g4 fxg3 27. hxg3
Rc5 28. Rad1 Rxd5 29. Nxc4 Rxd1 30. Rxd1 Kc6 31. Kg2 d5 32. g4 Rg5 33. Nxb6
axb6 34. Rh1 Rg6 35. Kf2 b5 36. Ke3 Rf6 37. Rh5 Kd6 38. b3 Ke6 39. g5 hxg5 40.
Rxg5 Kd6 41. Rg7 b6 42. Rb7 Kc5 43. b4+ Kc6 44. Re7 Kd6 45. Rb7 1/2-1/2

Leonid Sandler
05-07-2005, 09:12 PM
Standings after five rounds:
P.Froehlich 4 points,J.Sales ,M.Rujevic ,G.West 3,5 each,E.Levi ,C.Gorka
and W.Lee 2,5 each,C.Depasquale 2,A.Pecori 1,B.Jordan 0.
When I left one game in round six just finished Jessi Sales beat Chris Depasquale.Melbourne chess club tourist Leonid Sandler

Rhubarb
05-07-2005, 10:37 PM
Hi MCC News and Leonid, thanks for the news, keep it coming!

Leonid Sandler
07-07-2005, 12:09 AM
After 6 rounds:
Froehlich 5 points,J.Sales and G.West 4,5 each,M.Rujevic and C.Gorka 3,5 each,E.Levi and W.Lee 2,5 each,C.Depasquale 2,A.Pecori and B.Jordan 1 point each.Sorry guys ,I did not see results from round 7 which was played yesterday .
Melbourne chess club tourist Leonid Sandler

Ian_Rogers
07-07-2005, 12:38 AM
After 7 rounds:
Sales 5.5; Froehlich, West 5; Rujevic,Gorka 4,5; Levi, Lee, Depasquale 2,5; Jordan 2; Pecori 1

jase
07-07-2005, 01:10 AM
Thanks Leonid, thanks Ian.

Sales a terrific chance for an IM norm then.

Leonid Sandler
07-07-2005, 09:01 PM
In round 8 of Australian Masters I saw two games ended peacefully
A.Pecori-E.Levi after only a few moves.G.West had an advantage against P.Froehlich , but could not win .
Melbourne chess club tourist
Leonid Sandler

Garvinator
08-07-2005, 01:29 AM
I just wish to confirm something, is this event that has all the titled players in it, is it the Australian Masters or the Victorian Masters. I thought it was the Australian Masters, but seems to be called the Victorian Masters in the Vic Junior Masters Thread.

Mischa
08-07-2005, 06:30 PM
Hey how did my friend Jesse go?
He leaves for Adelaide tomorrow and I promised to congratulate him!!!

bobby1972
08-07-2005, 09:04 PM
sales 7
froehlich 6.5
west 6
rujevic,gorka 5.5
levi,depasquale 3.5
lee,jordan 3
pecori 1.5