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Arrogant-One
11-07-2006, 03:28 PM
Dear Friends,

Grandmaster Theatre continues - in techni colour - for your enjoyment. Gather around and see how the Grandmaster himself spars with a fearless opponent!

The adventure begins!

Event: Gold Coast Open
Site:Cararra, Gold Coast
Date: June 2006
Round: X
White: [Alex]
Black: McGarity, Molly
Result: 0.5 - 0.05
NIC: Sicilian
ECO: Alapin Variation


1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. h3 Bf5 8. c4 Qd7 9. d5 exd5 10. cxd5 Nb4 11. Na3 Qxd5 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. Qe2 Be7 14. Bxd7 Qxd7 15. O-O Qd3 16. Qe5 Nf6 17. Be3 Nc6 18. Qc7 Qd7 19. Qf4 O-O 20. Rad1 Qc8 21. Qc4 b6 22. Nb5 Rd8 23. Ng5 Ne5 24. Qc3 Qb8 25. Bf4 Nfd7 26. Rxd7 Rxd7 27. Bxe5 Qf8 28. Nf3 a6 29. Na3 Bd6 30. Nc4 Bxe5 31. Ncxe5 Rd6 32. Ng5 Ra7 33. Ngxf7 Rxf7 34. Nxf7 Qxf7 35. Re1 Re6 36. Rd1 Qe7 37. Qc4 Kf8 38. Qf4 Qf6 39. Qc7 Re7 40. Qc8 Kf7 41. Qd8 Re2 *

And a draw was given to my opponent because I had less than 7 minutes left and she had about double that. An equitable result many would say, but I call this 'the day she almost caught Grandmaster Sparrow!'.

Arrrrrr !!!!

Garvinator
11-07-2006, 03:32 PM
Get this thread out of general chess chat is the first bit.

Secondly, a draw! with Molly McGarity is not something to put in any G Theatre.

Arrogant-One
11-07-2006, 03:35 PM
Get this thread out of general chess chat is the first bit.

Secondly, a draw! with Molly McGarity is not something to put in any G Theatre.
She's 20 times stronger than you matey! Arrrrr, a wager sounds in order.

Garvinator
11-07-2006, 03:38 PM
She's 20 times stronger than you matey! Arrrrr, a wager sounds in order.
I will not wager on more than one person, especially in a chess tournament. There are too many variables.

I am still willing to make a wager with you for the Nell Van Der Graff Classic or some other similar long time control tournament.

Kevin Bonham
11-07-2006, 05:10 PM
And a draw was given to my opponent because I had less than 7 minutes left and she had about double that. An equitable result many would say, but I call this 'the day she almost caught Grandmaster Sparrow!'.

If only she had pushed that rook one little square further, you would have been giving her rather more than half a point! (41...Re1+! wins queen for rook since 42.Kh2 Qf4+ and mates).

Who offered the draw?

EZBeet
11-07-2006, 05:42 PM
... I had less than 7 minutes left and she had about double that.

I think this is a common failing among the juniors. 14 minutes is plenty of time to see 41 ...Re1+. It is important, especially when there is an increment, to use all your time.
Why give the opponent time odds?

Garrett
11-07-2006, 06:06 PM
If only she had pushed that rook one little square further, you would have been giving her rather more than half a point! (41...Re1+! wins queen for rook since 42.Kh2 Qf4+ and mates).

Who offered the draw?

hahaha psml !! What do you say now master grasshopper !

Garvinator
11-07-2006, 07:03 PM
I am still willing to make a wager with you for the Nell Van Der Graff Classic or some other similar long time control tournament.
Well AO, come on, I am waiting. What is your proposal?

Arrogant-One
12-07-2006, 04:03 PM
I will not wager on more than one person, especially in a chess tournament. There are too many variables.

I am still willing to make a wager with you for the Nell Van Der Graff Classic or some other similar long time control tournament.
Don't you mean the Gold Coast Classic?

Who are you trying to fool with a new fancy name for a tournament which EVERYONE refers to as the Gold Coast Classic? :hmm:

In answer to your query, I no longer play TC longer than 60 mins with 10 second increments per move. Preferably 60 minutes guillotine is the best TC for me. So it seems we will need to find something else to wager upon.

Arrogant-One
12-07-2006, 04:06 PM
If only she had pushed that rook one little square further, you would have been giving her rather more than half a point! (41...Re1+! wins queen for rook since 42.Kh2 Qf4+ and mates).

Who offered the draw?

Your analysis appears to be correct.

In answer to your query she was begged me for a draw throughout the whole game, so I became generous and accepted. I'm too soft sometimes!

Garvinator
12-07-2006, 04:07 PM
Don't you mean the Gold Coast Classic?

Who are you trying to fool with the new fancy name for a tournament which EVERYONE refers to as the Gold Coast Classic? :hmm:
Because the name of the tournament since 2004 has been called the Nell Van Der Graff Classic.

Anyways, it doesnt matter to my challenge if it is the NVDG or Gold Coast Classic. The date is 24/25 September 2006.

So come on, name your terms and we will haggle.