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Garvinator
23-04-2006, 02:53 PM
I see Dusan Stojic is listed as a participant in this tournament.

Are we going to follow his progress?

Garvinator
23-04-2006, 06:53 PM
Pairings for round one are out:

33 33 IM Sareen Vishal 0 0 Stojic Dusan 102

http://www.dubaichess.com/

Garvinator
23-04-2006, 10:06 PM
Pairings for round one are out:

33 33 IM Sareen Vishal 0 0 Stojic Dusan 102

http://www.dubaichess.com/
By my calculations, play starts at 1130pm est each night our time. games can be viewed at www.dubaichess.com

Bill Gletsos
23-04-2006, 10:43 PM
I see Dusan Stojic is listed as a participant in this tournament.Nur Yachou from Victoria is also playing in it.

ursogr8
23-04-2006, 11:11 PM
Nur Yachou from Victoria is also playing in it.

Thanks for the pick-up Bill.
Both Dusan and Nur are Box Hill members.

starter


Box Hill Publicity

Garvinator
23-04-2006, 11:29 PM
This tournament could also provide an interesting comparison between swiss manager, swiss master 5 and swissperfect.

Dubai is being paired by swiss manager according to the website. Just wish I knew the specifics ie barred pairings, federation rules etc

brett
24-04-2006, 08:36 AM
Erik Teichmann is playing too.

He is from Melbourne too right?

four four two
24-04-2006, 10:04 AM
Teichmann is from England,he lived in Australia for awhile.
Dont know whether he is still based here.;)

bobby1972
24-04-2006, 10:40 AM
That Looks Like A Fantastic Turny Imagine All Those Good Players One Could Beat Pure Gravy.

auriga
24-04-2006, 11:07 AM
interesting there are no chinese (or many filipino) players playing
(didn't hao win last year). any reason why?!
good to see some aussies playing!

arosar
24-04-2006, 11:14 AM
Yes, Hao won.

Paragua and Mariano were initially listed. But it seems that they'd pulled out. 12-year old sensation Wesley So is playing. He's part of RP's 6-man team for Torino.

AR

four four two
26-04-2006, 09:59 AM
Nur Yachou is paired against a WFM next round,who according to the site doesnt have an international rating...is that possible or have they just forgotten her rating?:hmm:

antichrist
26-04-2006, 10:19 AM
Nur Yachou is paired against a WFM next round,who according to the site doesnt have an international rating...is that possible or have they just forgotten her rating?:hmm:

Some would query whether she was the token female but Arabs don't believe in such tokenism. They are not hypocrites.

Bill Gletsos
26-04-2006, 12:11 PM
Nur Yachou is paired against a WFM next round,who according to the site doesnt have an international rating...is that possible or have they just forgotten her rating?:hmm:It is possible.
What probably happened is that she was awarded the WFM title ages ago but then her rating dropped below the FIDE limit of 2000 which was applicable at that time. She then became inactive.
Thus she is titled but unrated.

WhiteElephant
26-04-2006, 12:23 PM
Is Mahmuda Chowdhury the same guy who beat me at Box Hill in 2004?

four four two
28-04-2006, 09:48 AM
Both Dusan and Nur won their games last night.:clap:
Dusan's on 3/5 and Nur is on 2/5.
Dusan will be playing a ukranian GM next round[around 2570] who is on 2.5.;)

bobby1972
28-04-2006, 10:23 AM
go dusan go.

rolly16
30-04-2006, 07:35 PM
Yes, Hao won.

Paragua and Mariano were initially listed. But it seems that they'd pulled out. 12-year old sensation Wesley So is playing. He's part of RP's 6-man team for Torino.

AR

This 12-year old wonder boy played a 20-board simul match with meralco employees and dependents last march on the occassion of our company's 103 anniversary. the score: 19.5 to 0.5 for wesley!

the 12 year old was up againsts an aggregate age of over 700 years!

the lucky one that got a draw was danny degollado who used the pirc. some were able to give wesley so a check or 2; egay parada, rolly sol cruz, jon macabulos, joseph bersamina and our own version of wonder boy 8-year old paulo bersamina.

rolly sol cruz employed the popular sicilian defence najdorf variation where the young wesley so responded with his pet 6 f4 line; not a new move as it was actually played by mikhail tal in the 1960's. it is difficult to play such a great talent and very quick in his moves. i just can't execute lasker's advice on search for the combination because after you know it, wesley so has made the rounds again and is in front of me, waiting for my move.

but it was a great experience playing philippines' next grandmaster. to borrow from val kilmer in tombstone film, remember i said that!

Garvinator
02-05-2006, 09:07 AM
From the report of the final round of the Dubai Open:


There were quick draws on all the top 5 boards that left to share the second place with 13 players (my bolding).

So once again the gm draw curse has struck again. And ppl wonder why there is such discussion to get rid of the gm draw from major tournaments.
In no other sport that I can think of can players just agree a draw cause it is convenient for them. Imagine what would happen in say, football, if the players just decided five minutes into the game, a draw suits both us, so they shake hands and walk off.

I am sure that most people just want to see a contest. Ridiculous.

BearDrinkingBeer
02-05-2006, 08:04 PM
Is Mahmuda Chowdhury the same guy who beat me at Box Hill in 2004?

Mahmud Chowdhury has no 'a', also, he's been inactive for some time.