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rob
04-09-2005, 09:05 AM
The Metro club Respini tournament began on Thursday - there are 49 players grouped into 5 divisions 'A'-'E' with the 'A' being FIDE rated.

Cross-tables, predictions and Round 1 games (all divisions) are available from http://wachess.org.au/

Juniors Ganesh Viswanath (1745) & Yita Choong (1754) had an interesting game.

pax
04-09-2005, 04:48 PM
Win or lose, Yita's games are always interesting..

rob
07-09-2005, 02:54 PM
Games from all five divisions of the Respini can be played through online http://www.geocities.com/metrochessclub/

rob
12-09-2005, 02:42 PM
Round 2 results and games are now available. A late addition (well done Paul Taylor) now means that we have 10 players in each of the 5 divisions.

Careth
12-09-2005, 06:07 PM
Interesting- so I am playing Shyam I take it?

rob
12-09-2005, 07:37 PM
Interesting- so I am playing Shyam I take it?

This week (round 3) you are due to be black against Thomas Doherty.
Round 1 you were due for black against Shyam, round 2 white against Ben Motu. The first catch-up week is after round 4.

Careth
12-09-2005, 08:54 PM
Fun fun fun... time to start studying his openings with my English teacher and Jay:)

Careth
16-09-2005, 01:13 AM
So rob, how did you go on Thursday night? and any upsets?

I got a win, and if you could at some point go through it, here it is. I am black against a 1100 (or something) rated player. Almost all tactics, no strategy except play queenside sweep, then trade off his Bishop and queen.



1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 g6 4.d3 Bg7 5.Bd2 d6 6.Be2 Nf6 7.Rb1 O-O 8.O-O a6 9.a3 b5 10.Be3 Rb8 11.Nd5 Re8 12.Bd2 Be6 13.c4 bxc4 14.Nxf6+ Bxf6 15.dxc4 Rxb2 16.Rxb2 Bxb2 17.Be3 Qa5 18.Ng5 Qxa3 19.Nxe6 fxe6 20.Bg4 Nd8 21.Bxe6+ Nxe6 22.Qd5 Kf7 23.Bd2 Bc3 24.Bh6 Bd4 25.Bf4 Qc3 26.h4 Kf6 27.Bg3 Be5 28.Bh2 Bxh2+ 29.Kxh2 Qe5+ 30.g3 Qxd5 31.exd5 Nd4 32.Kg2 e6 33.dxe6 Rxe6 34.g4 Re4 35.f3 Re2+ 36.Kg3 Rc2 37.g5+ Kf5 38.Rd1 Rxc4 39.Ra1 Rc3 40.Rxa6 Rxf3+ 41.Kg2 Ke4 42.Rxd6 Rg3+ 43.Kf2 Rg4 44.Rd7 Rxh4 45.Re7+ Kf4 46.Rc7 Rh2+ 47.Ke1 Ke3 48.Rxc5 Rh1+

I went through it and there are no mistakes. Happy planning:)

pax
16-09-2005, 09:09 AM
I got a win, and if you could at some point go through it, here it is. I am black against a 1100 (or something) rated player. Almost all tactics, no strategy except play queenside sweep, then trade off his Bishop and queen.

Looks like you played well, and your opponent played very poorly.

You already had the initiative on move four (4.d3 is terrible), and by the time he gave you a free pawn you were well on top. He could have made things a bit more interesting by getting active on the K-side when your Q was stuck on the other side, with (say) 19.h4, but instead he gave you a free piece.

rob
16-09-2005, 02:35 PM
So rob, how did you go on Thursday night? and any upsets?
I drew, my play was disappointing again (missed stuff) but I did find the game quite different and thus interesting. The stand out upset in the 'A' division was David Ellis losing to Richard Lilly - with 5 divisions there are plenty of 'minor' upsets.


I got a win, and if you could at some point go through it, here it is.
Well done :)
Will go over it when I get some time (probably Saturday morning after I've enterred the 'A' & 'B division games). My comments probably won't be too different to those of Pax.

Careth
18-09-2005, 07:00 PM
So rob, who are you and I playing next week, and does the round schedule still apply? (I dled the schedule of before I entered, although will my presence have changed it?)

rob
19-09-2005, 12:32 AM
So rob, who are you and I playing next week, and does the round schedule still apply? (I dled the schedule of before I entered, although will my presence have changed it?)

I am black against John Fedec (he is very confident). You are black against Tony Lofthouse - the schedule is unchanged ppl vs number 7 have the priviledge of playing you rather than getting a bye :)

There have been slight changes to 'B' & 'C' divisions as Petar Rados withdrew from 'B' so Sophie Payne was moved from 'C' to 'B'. Then Dave O'Shaughnessy was added to 'C'. It's still 5 divisions of 10 ppl in each - the 'C' is now very much more interesting as Sophie was widely expected to come clear 1st.

Careth
19-09-2005, 07:23 PM
Interesting. John does seem to get a bit over confident. Last Thursday, he says, "Lock me up Ray, I am about to win." Then if I recall, he lost. :hmm:

Either way, thanks for the info- Lofthouse, I think I saw him play an e4 game in some round, and he played last year. Some info to go by:) Seem to recall him playing a Bishops opening...

rob
20-09-2005, 02:33 PM
Interesting. John does seem to get a bit over confident. Last Thursday, he says, "Lock me up Ray, I am about to win." Then if I recall, he lost. :hmm:
:lol: :lol: That's my mate John - he is often over confident before a move has been played! Its all well and good to expect a lot from yourself but most ppl are a bit more modest before they play.

Last week against Leon, John was clearly better off for most of the game before stuffing up.

rob
27-09-2005, 02:31 PM
Round 4 games are now available for downloading and playing through. Well worth looking at is Sophie Payne's round 4 win over Rob Baumgartner.

This Thursday is a much needed (by some) catch-up week.

Careth
30-09-2005, 12:59 AM
Well, my opponent dropped a pawn at move 19 or something, then the Knight at move 20. If this hadnt happened, I was expecting a draw. How did your round go rob?

rob
02-10-2005, 06:26 AM
Well, my opponent dropped a pawn at move 19 or something, then the Knight at move 20. If this hadnt happened, I was expecting a draw. How did your round go rob?
I came 2nd in my game with Yita - yep that is 0/3 against him (all black) in rated games over the last 6 months :(
I gradually got the better of him and won a pawn, then I pushed my Q-side pawn majority at the expense of exposing my king and was punished.

Rincewind
02-10-2005, 07:25 AM
I came 2nd in my game with Yita - yep that is 0/3 against him (all black) in rated games over the last 6 months :(

Yay! Go Yita!

(Sorry, Rob. Hassling AC. You understand. ;) )

rob
02-10-2005, 07:56 AM
Competitors in all divisions have now played between 2 & 5 games.
'A': Top ACF rated Adam Haasse is on 1/2 having just lost to junior Ganesh Viswanath. 2nd ACF rated David Ellis is only on 0.5/3. Top FIDE rated Peter Roza is 3/4, however, Ganesh (the lowest rated player) has had the best start with 3/3.
'B': Sophie Payne & Natalie Maris are the lowest rated but are both +2 along with Wally Lubtschenko. Unrated Michael Severin and Robin Shaw are +1, although Michael (unbeaten on 2.5/4) could easily have been higher.
'C': Only 3 players are + Mel Lintern 3/3, Dave O'Shaughnessy 2/2, Tom Bell 2.5/3. Mel dropped 74 points in the September ratings and is well on the way to getting some of the points back. Dave only got into this division as a late entry but has beaten two of the top rated players (both 200 points above him).
'D': Rob Leeson, Adam Keshwar, and Dieter Benkon dominated this division in the club ch and are clearly top rated. However, Rob & Adam are both just 1.5/4, whilst Dieter is 2.5/4. Leading the way are Gerard Sainsbury 3/3 and junior George Wong 2.5/3.
'E': Andrew Clapin, Jon Prunty, and junior Paul Taylor are all 3/3 - the September ratings of Paul & Andrew would put them in 'D'.

Careth
02-10-2005, 02:36 PM
Hey rob, what are your predictions now? Anything changed?

Careth
02-10-2005, 03:05 PM
Just went through a couple of games and found this-



1.e4 e5 2.d4 Nf6 3.dxe5 Nxe4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.Bxf7+ Kf8 6.Qf3 Bxf2+ 7.Kf1 Bxg1 8.Bh5+ Nf6 9.exf6 Qxf6 10.Qxf6+ gxf6 11.Rxg1 Kg7 12.Bf4 d6 13.Nc3 Bf5 14.Re1 Nc6 15.g4 Bg6 16.Nd5 Bxh5 17.gxh5+ Kf7 18.Nxc7 Rhg8 19.Rxg8 Rxg8 20.Bxd6 Nd4 21.Re7+ Kf8 22.Rd7+


E division game. I feel quite sorry for black after seeing this.

rob
03-10-2005, 03:19 PM
Hey rob, what are your predictions now? Anything changed?
I've been watching the old Star Trek's lately (for the 1st time) and I think many of my predictions were based on Spock's logic - which doesn't really apply to our players. My only predictions that look good are Tom Bell & George Wong doing well in 'B' and 'C' depite being lower rated than most of their opponents.

Now I predict (not with much confidence - like my play) is that in 'A' Adam Haasse & Peter Roza will be going for top spot with Ganesh dropping off the pace like he did in the 2nd half of the state ch. 'B' the 3 ppl on +2 (Wally, Sophie & Nat) may lack consistency, I now expect Michael Severin to come 1st with a 'low' score. 'C' is odd, none of the top 6 rated have scored above 50% - of the 3 players doing well I can't see lowest rated Dave carrying on, I feel that Tom plays more solidly than Mel but again a 'low' score should get 1st. 'D' of the clear 3 favourites only Dieter has not started badly (2.5/4) and I expect him to end above inexperienced junior George Wong (2.5/3) and surprise leader Gerard Sainsbury (3/3). 'E' as previously predicted 1st should be between Andrew Clapin & Paul Taylor - they are on 100% as is Jon Prunty, I expect big scores from all 3.

I've recently been watching 'One Foot in the Grave' and so I keep thinking "I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!".

Rincewind
03-10-2005, 08:32 PM
I've recently been watching 'One Foot in the Grave' and so I keep thinking "I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!".

Have you seen the episode of Father Ted where the guy from One Foot makes a guest appearance?

rob
03-10-2005, 10:01 PM
Have you seen the episode of Father Ted where the guy from One Foot makes a guest appearance?
No I haven't watched Father Ted, but I think I saw the bit you are referring to on the extra's with the best of One Foot in the Grave.

Bereaved
15-10-2005, 06:41 PM
Hello to those who have been posting the results,

Have we had any further games finished, and will the results be posted here??

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Careth
15-10-2005, 08:43 PM
hmmm, there is a link from the cawa to the results (takes you to another site). I think the site is http://wachess.org.au/

The results are there in the left hand column, as are a couple of other tournaments. Happy hunting Macavity :P

rob
17-10-2005, 02:29 PM
'A': Adam Haasse seems to be on his way to 1st having just dropped 1 point - although he has played less games (4) than the rest. Ganesh is the only player to have dropped 2 points (4/6), then comes Peter Roza & Leon Taylor both on 3.5/6. Rob Maris & David Ellis may have come 1st & 2nd in the club ch'ship but they are just 2.5/7 & 1.5/5 - if they draw their match this week then 9th & 10th are possible.
'B': The 2 lowest rated players plus the unrated Michael Severin are doing best. Sophie Payne 3/4, Natalie Maris 4.5/6, Michael 4/6.
'C': The only 2 players below 1400 are having vastly different results - Andrew Arnold 0.5/5, Dave O'Shaughnessy 3.5/4. Dave's rivals are Bob Pilgrim 2.5/4, Mel Lintern 3/5 & Mat Garcia 3.5/6.
'D': Junior George Wong defeated Gerard Sainsbury and both are on 4/5, they still have to play higher rated Dieter Benkon 4.5/6.
'E': Andrew Clapin & Paul Taylor drew so are on 3.5/4 & 4.5/5 respectively. Jon Prunty 4/5 & Shyam Balaji 2.5/4 are the only other players above 50%.

Careth
21-10-2005, 05:59 PM
Hey rob. How did your round go last night?

Careth
28-10-2005, 05:21 PM
Ello rob. How did your match go (plus any other remarkable upsets you can remember)?

rob
01-11-2005, 03:20 PM
‘A’ Adam (4/5) & Peter (5.5/8) are looking even more likely to take 1st & 2nd. Yita (2/8) may finish =9th with Rob (3/9) with everyone else in the middle. With Tristan Boyd (2240), Andrew Kuklinski & Albert Chin very likely to play in the Club Ch’hip the Metro ‘A’ continues to gain strength.
‘B’ Nat 5.5/7, Sophie 4/6, and Michael 4/7 are leading and the match between Sophie and Nat is likely to be crucial in determining 1st place. Last round Ray Johnstone moved off last place with a win over Sophie.
‘C’ Dave continues his amazing run and is now 5.5/6 with organising legend Bob Pilgrim 2nd on 4.5/6, and Tom Bell not yet out of the chase with 3.5/6. Apart from Andrew Arnold struggling the rest are very close.
‘D’ Dieter (6/8) and Gerard (5/7) drew their match last round but young George (4.5/7) only drew (luckily) with Adam Keshwar. I suspect that Dieter will beat Garry Taylor in his last round, whilst Gerard will not be able to defeat both Adam Keshwar and junior Matthew Arnold.
‘E’ Paul (6.5/7) is unlikely to be caught by Jon (6/7) as Paul should finish on 8.5/9 whilst Jon has tougher opponents (Shyam & Hugh de Vries). Andrew Clapin 3.5/6 and Shyam Balaji (3.5/5) are likely to battling for 3rd place.