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Oepty
24-08-2006, 06:43 PM
The world seniors will be played in Italy from the 11-22 of September.
In addition to the names listed in the ACF bulletin from last week, Bob Krstic, Phil Viner, Glen Gibbs and Frank Hutchings, Australia's top senior Srbo Zaric is playing.

Scott

Denis_Jessop
24-08-2006, 07:57 PM
The world seniors will be played in Italy from the 11-22 of September.
In addition to the names listed in the ACF bulletin from last week, Bob Krstic, Phil Viner, Glen Gibbs and Frank Hutchings, Australia's top senior Srbo Zaric is playing.

Scott

Thanks, Scott. I wasn't sure if Zaric was intending to play or not. He graciously conceded top spot, so to speak, to Bob Krstic as reigning Australian Senior Champion.

DJ

Oepty
28-08-2006, 07:01 PM
Thanks, Scott. I wasn't sure if Zaric was intending to play or not. He graciously conceded top spot, so to speak, to Bob Krstic as reigning Australian Senior Champion.

DJ

I was wondering what happened seeing Zaric is clearly the stronger player. Well done Srbo.
Scott

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2006, 01:28 AM
There was a lot of confusion because it turned out that Australia is not automatically entitled to a representative but only Oceania zone gets one. (This had actually been the case the previous time as well but I had gone ahead and done selections on behalf of the ACF unaware of this - luckily our selected player was then endorsed.) As such there hadn't been an ACF selection done for the spot - since the FIDE zone president appoints the rep it seems to be FIDE's job unless FIDE asks us to do it. Luckily the seniors were all agreeable that Krstic as reigning Australian Senior Champion should get the spot. I agree it was very gracious especially by Zaric who had been selected ahead of Krstic the previous time around.

Oepty
12-09-2006, 09:27 PM
The tournament has started with Zaric and Viner winning and Hutchings, Gibbs and Krstic losing in round 1
Scott

Oepty
13-09-2006, 05:58 PM
After the second round Phil Viner and Srbo Zaric are on 2/2. Viner the 57th seed beat the 23rd seed IM Evgenij Piankov rated 2324, while Zaric beat Nikola Hocevar rated 2090. Krstic and Hutchings drew to be 0.5/2 while Gibbs lost.
IN the third round Zaric plays the 10th seed IM Bukal while Viner plays IM Donchenko.
The website is http://www.scacchivda.com/ and it seems to have some live games altohugh I have no idea as to the time.
Scott

MichaelBaron
13-09-2006, 07:21 PM
Well done by Viner.:clap:

Piankov used to be a very strong master. I saw him play in 1990 or so and he was 2400+ strength at the time.

Basil
14-09-2006, 12:47 AM
Viner the 57th seed beat the 23rd seed IM Evgenij Piankov rated 2324
:eek: :clap:

ratinahat
14-09-2006, 09:12 AM
The Old boys are off to a flying start! Both Viner and Zaric managed draws with IMs rated over 2400 last night. Viner drew with Anatoly Donchenko (Ger) (rated 2405) and Zaric drew with IM Vladimir Bukal (CRO) (rated 2414). This leaves both Viner and Zaric on 2.5/3. They have both drawn to play very well known Russian IMs in the next round. Zaric plays IM Vladimir Karasev (2379) who has draws to Karpov and Korchnoi to his credit and Viner plays Alexander Zakharov (2395) who has a win against Korchnoi to his credit! Do you think they will be enjoying themselves?

MichaelBaron
14-09-2006, 12:58 PM
Thats indeed very good.:clap:
We need more players going overseas and bringing rating points home:owned:

Oepty
15-09-2006, 10:44 AM
Unfortuanately both Zaric and Viner lost their fourth round games, but it was not all bad news. Kristic won to be alongside Zaric and Viner on 2.5/4. Gibbs also won, his first win, to be with Hutchings, who drew, on 1.5/4
Scott

Oepty
16-09-2006, 12:04 PM
Very quickly, in the fifth round Zaric won, Viner drew with a higher rated FM, Krstic lost, Hutchings won and Gibbs lost.
Scott

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2006, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the updates Scott.

MichaelBaron
16-09-2006, 10:37 PM
Next year, with Naum Kagan and Rujevic becoming eligible to participate, the Australian contingent at the World seniors will be even bigger and stronger :owned:

Oepty
18-09-2006, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the updates Scott.

Kevin, it is a pleasure especially when Zaric wins. Hopefully your Tassie player Gibbs wins a few games.
Scott

Oepty
18-09-2006, 01:53 PM
Round 6 was a bit of a shocker for the Australian's with only Hutching managing to get anything on the score board, with his draw.
Zaric lost to IM Arkhangelsky, and Viner, Krstic and Gibbs lost to higher rated players. Hopefully a few wins in round 7. It should be a better round with Zaric, Viner and Krstic all playing lower rated opponents. Overall Korchnoi has now become the first outright leader of the tournament with 5.5/6.
Scott

EGOR
18-09-2006, 01:59 PM
Overall Korchnoi has now become the first outright leader of the tournament with 5.5/6.
Scott
Is there anyone with a real chance of beating Korchnoi for the title?

MichaelBaron
18-09-2006, 05:26 PM
Is there anyone with a real chance of beating Korchnoi for the title?

At the Euro seniors a month or so ago, Korchnoi failed to finish in the top 3 after losing 2 games - to Jansa (who also happens to be playing in the world seniors) and Mark Tseitlin.

EGOR
18-09-2006, 08:48 PM
At the Euro seniors a month or so ago, Korchnoi failed to finish in the top 3 after losing 2 games - to Jansa (who also happens to be playing in the world seniors) and Mark Tseitlin.
Ok.:)

MichaelBaron
19-09-2006, 12:24 PM
Zaric lost in Round 7 to a lower-rated Norweigian player:(

Oepty
19-09-2006, 04:56 PM
At the Euro seniors a month or so ago, Korchnoi failed to finish in the top 3 after losing 2 games - to Jansa (who also happens to be playing in the world seniors) and Mark Tseitlin.

I am sure I read somewhere that Korchnoi lost his games by trying to win drawn positions. I haven't seen the games though.
Scott

Oepty
19-09-2006, 05:05 PM
A pitty to see that Zaric is playing Krstic in round 8. Viner is the leading Australian after winning in the 7th round.

As far as overall standings go, the board 2 result went the right way to keep things interesting at least for one more round. If Korchnoi wins tonight I doubt anyone can catch him, but even a draw would keep things interesting.
Scott

Oepty
20-09-2006, 05:41 PM
In round 8 Viner lost, Zaric won the all Australian battle beating Krstic, Hutchings lost and Gibbs won.
Korchnoi pulled a complete point ahead by winning.
Scott

Bill Gletsos
23-09-2006, 07:26 PM
Viktor Korchnoi won the World Senior Championship with 9/11.

44th Viner - 6
45th Zaric - 6
65th Krstic - 5.5
83rd Hutchings - 5
100th Gibbs - 4.5

Kevin Bonham
23-09-2006, 08:46 PM
Is this event FIDE rated?

Bill Gletsos
23-09-2006, 09:35 PM
I would expect the World Senior Championship to be FIDE rated.

Kevin Bonham
23-09-2006, 10:10 PM
Hopefully Gibbs will get a FIDE rating or make some progress towards one from this event. If he gets one that will make a whole three Tasmanians with FIDE ratings!

Davidflude
24-09-2006, 01:34 PM
i am sorely tempted to get a round the world airline ticket next year.

Ski Argentina and Chile and then the World Seniors,