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arosar
20-04-2004, 01:26 PM
Just so we're all clear OK.

Where: Auburn-Lidcombe RSL Youth Club
Wyatt Park, Church St, Lidcombe
(5 minutes from Lidcombe station)
When: Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th / Monday 26th April

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees: Adult: $50.00 Junior [u/18]: $35.00 Junior [u/14]: $30.00
Entries will be accepted on the day. Register by Friday 23rd for $10 discount (phone or email Ralph, details below.)


For more: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nswca/04AnzacDayWEAd.htm

AR

Lucena
20-04-2004, 03:23 PM
Just so we're all clear OK.

Where: Auburn-Lidcombe RSL Youth Club
Wyatt Park, Church St, Lidcombe
(5 minutes from Lidcombe station)
When: Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th / Monday 26th April

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees: Adult: $50.00 Junior [u/18]: $35.00 Junior [u/14]: $30.00
Entries will be accepted on the day. Register by Friday 23rd for $10 discount (phone or email Ralph, details below.)


For more: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nswca/04AnzacDayWEAd.htm

AR

thanks amiel do we have any idea who's playing so far? I vaguely remember hearing Ian Rogers was going to play

RalphSeberry
20-04-2004, 04:15 PM
thanks amiel do we have any idea who's playing so far? I vaguely remember hearing Ian Rogers was going to play

Ian is in town until May 4, but has given no undertaking about this event. What you remember is merely speculation based on his availability.

chesslover
20-04-2004, 11:24 PM
Just so we're all clear OK.

Where: Auburn-Lidcombe RSL Youth Club
Wyatt Park, Church St, Lidcombe
(5 minutes from Lidcombe station)
When: Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th / Monday 26th April

Time Control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees: Adult: $50.00 Junior [u/18]: $35.00 Junior [u/14]: $30.00
Entries will be accepted on the day. Register by Friday 23rd for $10 discount (phone or email Ralph, details below.)


For more: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nswca/04AnzacDayWEAd.htm

AR

thanks Amiel

see you there mate

Rincewind
26-04-2004, 12:54 PM
Who's playing, what's happening?

chesslover
26-04-2004, 05:39 PM
Ask and you shall receive
(but better still)
seek and yea shall find
:lol:

Rincewind
26-04-2004, 10:07 PM
Ask and you shall receive
(but better still)
seek and yea shall find
:lol:

Well don't keep your light under a bushel, where should I be looking?

I tried the NSWCA website but it was as informative as a creation science newsletter. ;)

arosar
27-04-2004, 09:04 AM
Bolens won this event. Vanessa Reid came outright second after board 2, Fell v Nicholson, managed only a draw. Third prize of $80 was split four ways that included myself.

See games in Games Section.

AR

Rincewind
27-04-2004, 09:53 AM
Bolens won this event. Vanessa Reid came outright second after board 2, Fell v Nicholson, managed only a draw. Third prize of $80 was split four ways that included myself.

See games in Games Section.

AR

Do you mean Vaness Reid?

arosar
27-04-2004, 09:58 AM
Yeah...I guess. Didn't notice that there's no 'a' there.

AR

Rincewind
05-05-2004, 12:25 AM
Yeah...I guess. Didn't notice that there's no 'a' there.

That's right, get those names right, especially for Illawarra people. ;)

Nicholson can be a tricky customer and I've lost my share of games to him too. Also Lloyd's powers have waned in recent years. Still, great result for Vaness! Especially considering the field included Jason Chan, Harp (both of whom she drew with) and Peters.

arosar
05-05-2004, 08:49 AM
That's right, get those names right, especially for Illawarra people. ;)

Nicholson can be a tricky customer and I've lost my share of games to him too. Also Lloyd's powers have waned in recent years. Still, great result for Vaness! Especially considering the field included Jason Chan, Harp (both of whom she drew with) and Peters.

You should see her game against alexmdc. Flawed but practical under the circumstances. Problem for alex is that he thinks too much.

Alex - can you post this game?

AR

Rincewind
05-05-2004, 09:58 AM
You should see her game against alexmdc. Flawed but practical under the circumstances. Problem for alex is that he thinks too much.

Alex - can you post this game?

Yes please, Alex or Vaness, if either of you are reading this.

alexmdc
06-05-2004, 05:18 PM
Sigh... here, so now both my losses from this tournament are on this board!


Reid,V - Mendes da Costa,A [A01]
Anzac Day Weekender Sydney (2.8), 24.04.2004

1.b3 d5 2.f4 c5 3.Bb2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e3 Bg4 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Rc8 8.d3 Be7 9.Nbd2 Qc7 10.Kh1 Rd8 11.Ne5 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 Nxe5 13.fxe5 Ng8 14.Qg4 Bf8 15.Rf2 Rd7 16.Raf1 Nh6 17.Qe2 Kd8 18.a4 g6 19.c4 Bg7 20.Rc1 d4 21.exd4 cxd4 22.Re1 Nf5 23.Nf1 h5 24.b4 h4 25.c5 Rd5 26.Qg4 Bxe5 27.Rfe2 Rh5 28.Bc1 Bf6 29.Rxe6 fxe6 30.Qxg6 Ne7 31.Qxf6 Rde5 32.Bf4 Rxe1 33.Bxc7+ Kd7 34.Bd6 Nd5 35.Qf7+ Kd8 36.g4 1-0

I spent way too much time working out what to do in the opening, although I ended up with a decent position once I regrouped my kingside. I had 6 minutes left (to 44) after move 20, and <1 minute when 29. Rxe6 came. Of course, the real blunder was 31.. Rde5. I lost on time after 36. g4 which just wins for white anyway.

arosar
06-05-2004, 05:37 PM
Did you examine the suggestion of 30...Ng3+ at home?

AR

Rincewind
06-05-2004, 06:28 PM
If we're talking about suggestions the main ones would be 13...Nd7 and avoid undeveloping you whole k-side (this may really have cost you the game - see next para). 20...Bxe5 is playable. 25...Ng3 is a good tactical shot to get an attack happening down the h file. 27...(and 28...) h3 again to generate counter chances and as you say 31...Rde5 was the decisive mistake of the game. After something better (Rhf5 e.g.) you are holding your own at least I'd say.

Thanks for posting the game. It was a good recovery after a shaky start. But the time differential probably caused the miscalculation later. So Perhaps 13...Ng8 may really have been the cause of the loss as that probably caused more than anything you to chew up time throughout the next 8-10 moves.

Vaness played pretty well too but there were some inaccuracies in her play too which let you back in the game and almost could have won it for you (especially had you seen something like 25...Ng3).

alexmdc
06-05-2004, 06:49 PM
29... Ng3+ doesnt work because after 30. Nxg3 I can't recapture due to mate threats starting with Qg8+!

Also I disagree with Barry's comments... I felt after 13. fxe5 my position was much safer, although ..Ng8 and ..Bf8 looked retarded there is little white can do as I can easily defend f7. I ended up with a much nicer game on the Kside.

I also kept looking at ..Ng3+ but I never really saw it leading to anything... I haven't fritzed the game yet but I'm sure it'll find something.

Bill Gletsos
06-05-2004, 07:20 PM
I think 13. Nd7 is better than Ng8.
Also white can safely win a pawn with 15. Qa4+.
17.. d4 is better for black than allowing white to get in c4.
After blacks 17. Kd8 white should play 18. c4 straight away rather than a4 and 18... g6 looks crook.
After 19. c4 white is winning especially after 19..Bg7 if followed up by 20. cd.
23. b4 is better than Nf1 since 23...Nd3 is no threat at all.
25. c5 by white is a mistake. white should play Kg1.
Black misses a opportunity with 25. Ng3+ 26. Nxg3 hg 27. Rf4 Rh2+
Finally instead of 30. Ne7 you could have tried Qe7 or Qg7 or even Ke7 since 31. Qxh5 allows 31.. Ng3+ 32. Nxg3 Rxh5 33. Nxh5 Qf7 which is fine for black.

Rincewind
06-05-2004, 08:07 PM
26... Ng3+ doesnt work because after 27. Nxg3 I can't recapture due to mate threats starting with Qg8+!

I said 25...Ng3 which is when the Q was still on e2 ant going to g8 in a hurry. Not sure what is wrong with 26...Ng3+ 27.Nxg3 hxg3. The problem is white doesn't HAVE to play 27.Nxg3.


Also I disagree with Barry's comments... I felt after 13. fxe5 my position was much safer, although ..Ng8 and ..Bf8 looked retarded there is little white can do as I can easily defend f7. I ended up with a much nicer game on the Kside.

I disagree. White's inaccurate play let you back in the game. Objectively 13...Ng8 is weaker than 13...Nd7. 15.Qa4 for example wins the a-pawn immediately - although that sort of thing is not thematic. Better perhaps would be to try for an immediate breaking of the centre exposing your king in the centre. This plan would have given you a tougher game, I think. There are a couple moves like 15.e4 or c4 which need more analysis but look promising for white.


I also kept looking at ..Ng3+ but I never really saw it leading to anything... I haven't fritzed the game yet but I'm sure it'll find something.

At move 25 it gives you a nice attack without costing material. It may well be winning as there are mate threats on h1 if you can clear your second rank in a hurry

Bill Gletsos
06-05-2004, 08:22 PM
I said 25...Ng3 which is when the Q was still on e2 ant going to g8 in a hurry. Not sure what is wrong with 26...Ng3+ 27.Nxg3 hxg3. The problem is white doesn't HAVE to play 27.Nxg3.
I actually thought Alex mistyped his 26 and meant 30 and that his 26. Ng3+ response was in reply to AR.
As you point out there is nothing wrong with 25. Ng3+ however on 26.. Ng3+ white can just reply 27. Kh1 as 27. Nxg3 is no longer forced.

Rincewind
06-05-2004, 08:44 PM
I actually thought Alex mistyped his 26 and meant 30 and that his 26. Ng3+ response was in reply to AR.
As you point out there is nothing wrong with 25. Ng3+ however on 26.. Ng3+ white can just reply 27. Kh1 as 27. Nxg3 is no longer forced.

Yep, you're probably right. And as you point out 25...Ng3+ works so nicely exactly because it must be captured immediately. It can't be captured with the pawn because then hxg3 drops the rook so 26.Nxg3 is forced then 26...hxg3 27.Rf4 (say) Rxh2+ 28.Kg1 and now black wants to play f5 and Bxe5 (or somewhere) ASAP to make Rdh7 playable.

alexmdc
06-05-2004, 09:47 PM
Yes I originally meant 30.. Ng3+ insead of 26.. Ng3+ as Amiel suggested (which doesn't work).

I'm pretty sure I looked at 25.. Ng3+ but wanted to leave it incase it got better, since after 26. Nxg3 hxg3 27. Rf3 I thought white could pick off g3 before I can get to the h-file. Although now I guess it would have been a much better chance.

I get very confused with a lot of free centre pawns, I think I didn't want to play 17.. d4 as it gives c4 to white, but I guess I have ..b5 before white plays a4. 17.. Kd8 was a definately a waste of time at that stage.

Also I suppose 13.. Ng8 sucks because of 14. Qg4 Bg7 and 15. Qa4+, I never even saw that!

Rincewind
07-05-2004, 12:21 AM
Also I suppose 13.. Ng8 sucks because of 14. Qg4 Bg7 and 15. Qa4+, I never even saw that!

Yeah, moves like Qa4+ are hard to see because you don't expect the queen to have such range over the board in the open/early middle game. Things are normally more blocked up. It seems to win a pawn cold but I'm not convinced it is white's best bet. I like the idea of opening the centre quickly if possible. If successful the a7 pawn would be irrelevant.

Candy-Cane
07-05-2004, 03:33 PM
Quite interesting enough fritz actually suggests 29 . Rxe6!! I played it actually coz time was short for Alex and I thought it would make him think a lot more which worked as I won on time. And besides it seemed interesting enough for a bit of play at the time.

Fritz said move 30...Ne7 now made it equal for me. It suggested other things which said it was better for black. 30...Qg7! I now have to take. However, as time was short it was a bit impossible to see. However, quite a good game even though of mistakes!

25. c5 :wall:

Vaness Reid.

Garvinator
07-05-2004, 03:45 PM
hello vaness and welcome to our bb. hope you have fun posting with us :D

Candy-Cane
07-05-2004, 06:59 PM
Hey and thx.


Yeah looking at fritz again 30...Qg7 seems quite good. Qxh5 loses as of Ng3+. I must take and the position is simplified which will give Alex time to build up more time coz of the 30 sec incarment.
Vaness Reid.

arosar
25-06-2004, 10:44 AM
I'm feeling a bit guilty that I had put up photos for them Mexicans but not for me home gringo tourn. Anyways, below are a few shots. Cheers boys.

First one is a shot of the old man of Sydney chess - LLoyd Fell. Did you know that back in the day, he was also a Draughts Champion?

AR

arosar
25-06-2004, 10:45 AM
The notorious Johnny Bolens. In view is NSWCA and ACF treasurer, Norm Greenwood.

AR

arosar
25-06-2004, 10:47 AM
Oh no! Disaster . . .

The up and coming talent, Max Illingworth. Here, he is playing against Bolens.

AR

arosar
25-06-2004, 10:50 AM
Max seems to attract the crowds. I recall at the Doeberl this year, his last round game against Chernih had people biting their nails. He will be a force in years to come.

AR