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pax
31-07-2007, 12:07 AM
This event begins on August 5th in Singapore, and team lists are now up.
http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/

The Aussie teams are ranked 4, 17, 21 and 25 respectively of 36 teams, and coached (I understand) by Ian Rogers.

The top ten teams:


RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
1 UKR 9769 1 Vovk, Andrey IM 14114470 2504
2 Onischuk, Vladimir IM 14114038 2506
3 Zherebukh, Yaroslav IM 14116804 2418
4 Nyzhnyk, Illya FM 14118084 2341
5

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
2 HUN 9748 1 Fodor, Tamas Jr FM 723762 2436
2 Pap, Gyula 723323 2424
3 Mihok, Oliver FM 728012 2402
4 Prohaszka, Peter IM 726265 2486
5 Balog, Imre FM 728446 2376

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
3 IND 9392 1 Ashwait, R 5201049 2348
2 Adhiban, B 5018471 2406
3 Niti, S FM 5018277 2313
4 Swayams, Mishra 5028183 2186
5 Shyam, Nikhil P. 5024218 2325

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
4 AUS 1 8845 1 Ly, Moulthun 3204405 2295
2 Likeda, Junta 3204731 2194
3 Lin, Zhigen Wilson 3205592 2174
4 Song, Raymond 3203824 2182
5 Illingworth, Max 3205207 2137

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
5 UZB 8774 1 Mustafaev, Jamshid 14201445 2270
2 Mustafaev, Khurshed 14201135 2268
3 Pak, Evgeniy 14201712 2203
4 Tillyaev, Ulugbek 14202441 2033
5

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
6 SUI 8681 1 Dupont, Nicholas 1314424 2112
2 Lehmann, Marco 1309862 2279
3 Nuri, Kambez 1311433 2142
4 Rosenthal, Jonathan 1315684 2148
5

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
7 SIN 1 8559 1 Chan, Wei-Xuan Timothy 5802032 2245
2 Lo, Kin Mun Dominic FM 5801095 2153
3 Chan, Yi-Ren Daniel CM 5801583 2109
4 Chua Zheng Yuan Terry FM 5801150 2052
5 Tan, Weiliang 5801974 1961

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
8 IRI 8541 1 Khademi, Mohammad Miran 12503550 2253
2 Darini, Pouria 12502200 2183
3 Salehian, Sina 12506320 1989
4 Azemati, Amir 12505943 2116
5 Maleki, Amir 12502413

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
9 TUR 8481 1 Yilmaz, Mustafa 6302718 2204
2 Kanmazalp, Ogulcan 6304990 2093
3 Yilmazyerli, Mert 6305962 2071
4 Firat, Burak 6305881 2113
5 Aydogdu, Ataman 6303056 1964

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
10 ENG 8295 1 Khandelal, Ankush 430470 2119
2 Kilpatrick, Callum 414425 2120
3 Sen, Subin 414433 2045
4 Parmar, Amisha 413879 2011
5 Thilaganathan, Jessica 414565 1917

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
17 AUS 2 6687 1 Song, Angela WFM 3203832 2015
2 Guo, Emma 3200795 1747
3 Kinder, Jessica 3207994 1725
4 Oliver, Tamzin L 3207056
5

RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
21 AUS 3 6293 1 Brown, Andrew 3206513 1953
2 Zulfic, Fedja 3208427 1940
3 Chibnall, Alana
4 Kanagarajah, Abbie


RK FED TEAM RTG BOARD PLAYER TITLE FIDE ID FIDE RTG
25 AUS 4 5596 1 Yu, Derek 3206203 1996
2 Lau, Joshua 3200248
3 Ng, Isaac 3208400
4 Chitturi, Satya


A pretty tough field, especially the top four, but the Aussies should give it a decent shake.

Denis_Jessop
31-07-2007, 04:25 PM
I agree that it's a tough field. Though I'd like to see the Australia1 team do well they are going to have a hard time of it on paper. I see that our team rating is almost 550 points below India, ranked 3. If you go 550 points below AUS 1 you reach England ranked 10 so the mid-field is going to be a real contest.

The original idea was to put in a strong team but so many kids applied that we are able to field an all-girls team, ranked 17, and two other teams. As you can see the two other teams have been composed so as to give the stronger-rated players a go on a high board rather than have team 3 heaps stronger than team 4.

Ian Rogers is coach and Jenni Oliver, whose idea it was to assemble our best possible team, is Team Manager.

Best of success to all of them!

DJ

pax
31-07-2007, 04:33 PM
I agree that it's a tough field. Though I'd like to see the Australia1 team do well they are going to have a hard time of it on paper. I see that our team rating is almost 550 points below India, ranked 3. If you go 550 points below AUS 1 you reach England ranked 10 so the mid-field is going to be a real contest.

But we also know that all five of the Aussies are capable of beating players rated 2300-2400 (or in Moulthun's case even 2500). If they have a good day at the right time, almost anything is possible. There is another X factor in that Moulthun and Raymond haven't played many tournaments recently (although Raymond may be training hard in China), so their form is an unknown.

pax
05-08-2007, 10:58 PM
Australia 1 beat Hong Kong 4-0. 2,3 and 4 lost (3,4 and 4 respectively).

Ukraine seems to have withdrawn, leaving Hungary as the overwhelming favourites (and Wesley So of Philippines as the top player by a margin).

Two rounds tomorrow..

Phil Bourke
06-08-2007, 01:25 AM
Well done to the Nr 1 team. Better days ahead for the other teams.
Go the Aussie Young Guns :clap:

Watto
06-08-2007, 10:53 AM
Bo. 8 Turkey Australia 1
2.1 Yilmaz Mustafa 2204 - Ly Moulthun 2295
2.2 Kanmazalp Ogulcan 2093 - Lin Zhigen Wilson 2174
2.3 Yilmazyerli Mert 2071 - Song Raymond 2182
2.4 Firat Burak 2113 - Illingworth Max 2137

Bo. 28 Chinese Taipei Australia 2
12.1 Liao Chun Che 0 - WFM Song Angela 2015
12.2 Liu Yung Hung 0 - Guo Emma 1747
12.3 Lin Chung Yu Lee 0 - Kinder Jessica 1725
12.4 Lin Chieh-Sheng Jason 0 - Oliver Tamzin L 0

Bo. 30 Macau Rtg Australia 3
15.1 Mak Tong Kuan 0 - Brown Andrew 1953
15.2 Calangi Chio Joviniano 0 - Zulfic Fedja 1940
15.3 Celis Chang Joel 0 - Chibnall Alana 0
15.4 Chang Ieng 0 - Kanagarajah Abbie 0

Bo. 32 United Arab Emirates Australia 4
17.1 Ahbabi Saeed 0 - Yu Derek 1996
17.2 Al Amery Haitham 0 - Lau Joshua 0
17.3 Al Zarooni Eisa 0 - Ng Isaac 0
17.4 Al Amery Saleh 0 - Chitturi Satya 0

Basil
06-08-2007, 10:59 AM
There's a fine lookin' bunch of boys! Go team!!!

Watto
06-08-2007, 11:12 AM
Ukraine seems to have withdrawn, leaving Hungary as the overwhelming favourites (and Wesley So of Philippines as the top player by a margin).

Two rounds tomorrow..
Interestingly (and encouragingly ;)), Hungary didn't have it all their way in Round 1 :
Bo. 1 Hungary vs Malaysia 2½:1½
1.1 Pap Gyula 2424 - FM Anas Nazreen Bakri 2230 ½ - ½
1.2 FM Mihok Oliver 2402 - Muhammad Izz Saifuddin 0 0 - 1
1.3 FM Prohaszka Peter 2486 - Sumant Subramaniam 1964 1 - 0
1.4 Balog Imre 2376 - Justin Ong-Way 0 1 - 0

pax
06-08-2007, 11:31 AM
Interestingly (and encouragingly ;)), Hungary didn't have it all their way in Round 1 :
Bo. 1 Hungary vs Malaysia 2:1
1.1 Pap Gyula 2424 - FM Anas Nazreen Bakri 2230 -
1.2 FM Mihok Oliver 2402 - Muhammad Izz Saifuddin 0 0 - 1
1.3 FM Prohaszka Peter 2486 - Sumant Subramaniam 1964 1 - 0
1.4 Balog Imre 2376 - Justin Ong-Way 0 1 - 0

Yes indeed - quite a surprise, that. I suspect board 1 won't get another rest for a while..

Turkey should be an interesting test for Australia 1 - 8th seed, and one of a number of teams around that 2000-2200 rating level. On paper, Australia should win comfortably, but as round 1 showed, FIDE ratings are not always an accurate predictor for the under 16s.

pax
06-08-2007, 07:42 PM
Only round 2, and already things are interesting. Australia 1 was pipped by Turkey 2.5-1.5, but India was only able to manage 2-2 vs Indonesia, and Hungary dropped another point vs Singapore 2. Uzbekistan skipped to the top with a 3-1 win over Sri Lanka.

Congrats to Aussie 3 and 4 for blanking Macau and UAE. Aussie 2 drew with Chinese Taipei.

Denis_Jessop
07-08-2007, 12:10 PM
Australia 1 beat Malaysia 3 - 1 in round 3 with Junta and Max winning and Moulthun and Zhigen drawing. They play Iran in round 4. I see that the management (presumably Ian Rogers) is rotating the players so that they all get plenty of action. Aus 1 is now 7th - Iran is 5th. Aus 3, 4 and 2 are placed 17th, 25th and 29th respectively.

DJ

Watto
07-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Round 4 results
Australia 1 vs Iran: 3 : 1
3.1 Ly Moulthun 2295 - Khademi Mohammad Miran 2253 ½ - ½
3.2 Ikeda Junta 2194 - Darini Pouria 2183 1 - 0
3.3 Song Raymond 2182 - Salehian Sina 1989 1 - 0
3.4 Illingworth Max 2137 - Azemati Amir 2116 ½ - ½

UAE lost to Aust. 2 0-4

Aust. 3 drew with Singapore 3

USA 2 beat Aust. 4 3:1

After four rounds Aust 1 is ranked 4th on 11.5 after Hungary, India and Uzbekistan on 12. Philippines ranked 5th with 11. Australia 3 is in 18th spot, Australia 2 is 23rd and Aust. 4 is coming 27th (out of 34 teams)

India drew with Uzbekistan and the Philippines lost to Hungary 1.5 to 2.5
Wesley So keeps his perfect score:
Philippines vs Hungary 1½:2½
2.1 IM So Wesley 2516 - FM Fodor Tamas Jr 2436 1 - 0
2.2 Ochoa Karl Victor 0 - Pap Gyula 2424 0 - 1
2.3 Pascua Haridas 0 - FM Prohaszka Peter 2486 ½ - ½
2.4 Grafil Franz Robert 0 - Balog Imre 2376 0 - 1

Australia 1 meets Uzbekistan in the 5th round.

pax
07-08-2007, 11:47 PM
Australia 1 go 2-2 with Uzbekistan. A good result given the form they were in.

Aussies face the top ranked Hungarian team next (who were humiliated 3.5-0.5 by India). India now have a 1.5 point buffer, and will be hard to catch (having played Uzbekistan and Hungary already). It looks already as though the places will be fought between the current top 6 teams: India (15.5), Turkey (14), Uzbekistan (14), Philippines (13.5), Australia 1 (13.5) and Hungary (12.5). Switzerland are also on 12.5, but I don't think they will figure.

Watto
08-08-2007, 03:46 PM
Results for the 6th round are up. Australia 1 drew with Hungary. :clap: :)
3.1 Ly Moulthun 2295 - FM Fodor Tamas Jr 2436 1 - 0
3.2 Lin Zhigen Wilson 2174 - Pap Gyula 2424 0 - 1
3.3 Song Raymond 2182 - FM Prohaszka Peter 2486 ½ - ½
3.4 Illingworth Max 2137 - Balog Imre 2376 ½ - ½

Australia 2 drew with Australia 3 and Australia 4 beat Zambia.

India is way ahead on 19 points having crushed Turkey. They now play the Philippines who are in 2nd place, on 16.

Australia 1 (on 15.5) plays Switzerland in the 7th round.

Basil
08-08-2007, 04:45 PM
Australia 1 drew with Hungary. :clap: :)
^ Wot she said

Spiny Norman
08-08-2007, 04:51 PM
Which team has deployed the winged keel? Where's Bondy?

pax
08-08-2007, 10:17 PM
Big win for Moulthun! Does anyone get the feeling he plays better against 2400 players than 2100?

pax
08-08-2007, 10:21 PM
Incidentally, the chess-results.com performance ratings are rubbish because they include unrated players with a rating of zero:rolleyes:

pax
08-08-2007, 11:00 PM
A big round for Australia: Team 1 beat Switzerland 2.5-1.5 (Molton and Junta win), Team 2 draw with Japan, 3 beat Chinese Taipei 2.5-1.5, and 4 blank Korea..

Also, Philippines brought India back to earth with a thud (3-1) - these guys are on fire. Wesley So is now on 7/7 and it's hard to see anyone stopping him now, except maybe Moulthun. Looks like Philippines boards 2 and 3 will earn 2300+ ratings after this event.

Hungary are now languishing in 9th after drawing with Turkey. Looks like Australia will play India next, with Philippines-Vietnam and Uzbekistan-Singapore.

Igor_Goldenberg
09-08-2007, 07:02 AM
India-Australia 1
Singapore 1 - Phillipines
Vietnam - Uzbekistan
Hungary - Switzereland

I wonder who is the swiss coach?

Denis_Jessop
09-08-2007, 03:04 PM
India-Australia 1
Singapore 1 - Phillipines
Vietnam - Uzbekistan
Hungary - Switzereland

I wonder who is the swiss coach?

It's not Korchnoi because he is playing in Hungary.

DJ

pax
09-08-2007, 09:55 PM
Here is the match from round 6:

Ly Moulthun - FM Fodor Tamas Jr 2436 [C33]
World Youth U16 Olympiad 2007 (6), 08.08.2007

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.d4 d5 6.exd5 cxd5 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.Bxf4 Be7 9.Nge2 00 10.Ba4 Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.g4 Bg6 13.Bb3 Re8 14.a3 Rc8 15.00 Qd7 16.Kh2 Bd8 17.Ng3 Bb6 18.g5 Ne4 19.Nxd5 Nxd4 20.Nxb6 axb6 21.c3 Nxg3 22.Bxg3 Re2+ 23.Rf2 Nf3+ 24.Kg2 Rxf2+ 25.Kxf2 Nd2 26.Bf4 Ne4+ 27.Kg2 Qb5 28.a4 Qf5 29.Qg4 Qc5 30.Be3 Qc6 31.Bd5 Qe8 32.Bxb6 Nd6 33.Bf2 Nf5 34.Qf4 Rd8 35.Bxb7 Qe2 36.Re1 Qxb2 37.Be4 Nd6 38.Bf3 Nf5 39.h4 h5 40.gxh6 Nxh6 41.Qb4 Qc2 42.Re2 Qd3 43.a5 Rc8 44.Re3 Qd7 45.a6 Nf5 46.Re5 Qd2 47.Re2 Qd8 48.a7 Kh8 49.Qf4 Qa5 50.Qb8 10

Pap Gyula 2424 - Lin Zhigen Wilson [A22]
World Youth U16 Olympiad 2007 (6), 08.08.2007

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bb4 4.Bg2 00 5.e4 Bxc3 6.bxc3 c6 7.Qb3 Re8 8.Ne2 Na6 9.Ba3 b6 10.00 Bb7 11.c5 Nxc5 12.Bxc5 Ba6 13.Bxb6 Qxb6 14.Rfe1 Rab8 15.Nc1 Ng4 16.d4 Qa5 17.Qd1 Qxc3 18.Nb3 Nf6 19.Rc1 Qb4 20.Nc5 Qa5 21.dxe5 Rxe5 22.Qd6 Ree8 23.e5 Ng4 24.Re4 Qa3 25.Rce1 Nxf2 26.Nxa6 Qxa6 27.Kxf2 Qxa2+ 28.R1e2 Qa5 29.Qxd7 Qc5+ 30.Qd4 Qc1 31.Qc4 Qd1 32.Rd4 Qa1 33.Rd7 Rf8 34.Bxc6 Rb1 35.Bg2 a5 36.Qa2 Qxa2 37.Rxa2 Rb5 38.Rd5 10

Balog Imre 2376 - Illingworth Max [E67]
World Youth U16 Olympiad 2007 (6), 08.08.2007

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 00 5.00 d6 6.c4 Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Nd2 Re8 12.Qc2 Bf8 13.Nde4 Qd8 14.Rad1 f5 15.Nd2 e4 16.f3 e3 17.Nb3 c6 18.Rd3 Qc7 19.Na4 Ne5 20.Rxe3 Be6 21.a3 Bf7 22.Rc3 Rad8 23.h3 Nxc4 24.Rxc4 Qxg3 25.Nac5 Bd6 26.f4 Bd5 27.e4 Bxf4

Song Raymond - Prohaszka Peter 2486 [B17]
World Youth U16 Olympiad 2007 (6), 08.08.2007

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Ne5 Be6 8.Be2 g6 9.00 Bg7 10.c4 00 11.Be3 Ne4 12.f4 Nd6 13.b3 Qc7 14.Qc1 Nf5 15.g4 Nxe3 16.Qxe3 Rad8 17.Rad1 Qb6 18.Kg2 Bc8 19.h3 Qc7 20.c5 Be6 21.Kg1 Bd5 22.Bc4 b6 23.cxb6 axb6 24.Rc1 Bxe5 25.dxe5 Bxc4 26.Rxc4 Rd5 27.Rfc1 c5 28.b4 Rfd8 29.bxc5 bxc5 30.Rxc5 Qb6 31.R5c3 Qb2 32.R1c2 Qb1+ 33.Kg2 Rd3 34.Qf2 Qb7+ 35.Kh2 Rd1 36.Qg2 Qb6 37.Rc4 Qb8 38.a4 Kg7 39.Rb2 Qa7 40.f5 Qa5 41.Re2 R8d2 42.Rce4 Rd3 43.Qf2 Qc3 44.Kg2 h6 45.Rc2 Qxc2 46.Qxc2 R3d2+ 47.Qxd2 Rxd2+ 48.Kf3 Ra2 49.h4 Ra3+ 50.Kg2 Ra2+

Basil
09-08-2007, 11:36 PM
Moulthun's a bit young for that sort of hairy stuff! Apparently not :clap:

Javier Gil
10-08-2007, 03:41 PM
Australia went down to India 2.5 - 1.5 (currently sixth place in the standings) and now we're playing against the Philipines. A decent result and a good pairing tomorrow (Australia has already played against the strongest teams) could mean a reasonable chance for the medals... ;)

pax
10-08-2007, 03:42 PM
1.5 against India. A pretty good result on paper, but it puts Australia down to =5-9, and still playing Philippines in rd 9. Also a good result for Australia 2, beating Sri Lanka.

Hungary blanked the Swiss, so are (just) back in contention. Philippines only managed 2 vs Singapore, so dropped further behind India. Incidentally, it's a crime that Indonesia are ahead of Australia on tiebreak (match points), given the Australia have played all the top teams and Indonesia have played few..

pax
10-08-2007, 10:51 PM
3.1 Ly Moulthun 2295 - IM So Wesley 2516 ½ - ½
3.2 Ikeda Junta 2194 - Ochoa Karl Victor 0 1 - 0
3.3 Lin Zhigen Wilson 2174 - Pascua Haridas 0 0 - 1
3.4 Song Raymond 2182 - Grafil Franz Robert 0 ½ - ½

Big props to Moulthun for being the only person in the way of a Wesley whitewash :clap: :clap:

Australia have Vietnam in the last round, and will need a good result to take out 4th spot. Hungary blanked Uzbekistan(!) to sneak within half a point of India.

Garvinator
11-08-2007, 12:10 AM
Just making the results more readable.


3.1 Ly Moulthun 2295 - IM So Wesley 2516 ½ - ½
3.2 Ikeda Junta 2194 - Ochoa Karl Victor 0 1 - 0
3.3 Lin Zhigen Wilson 2174 - Pascua Haridas 0 0 - 1
3.4 Song Raymond 2182 - Grafil Franz Robert 0 ½ - ½

pax
13-08-2007, 09:26 AM
Anyway, congratulations to all the Australian teams:

Australia 1 5th on 24, Australia 2 21st on 19, Australia 4 23rd on 18.5, and Australia 3 26th on 18.

Australia 1 did the job by defeating Vietnam in round 10 2.5-1.5, with Junta Ikeda again the winner. Junta had a terriffic tournament with 6.5/8 (silver medal for board 2 I think). His performance rating was around 2380 (ignore the numbers on the site, as they include games against unrated players).

India hung on to win by half a point from Hungary, with Philippines 3rd and Uzbekistan sneaking ahead of Australia in 4th.

Other notables:
Moulthun solid on board 1, with around 2350 PR. Max undefeated on board 5 (PR around 2180). Jessica Kinder 6.5/10. Andrew Brown 7.5/10 (just missing a medal), and Fedja Zulfic 6.5/10. Derek Yu 6.5/10, with solid support from Joshua Lau 5/10 and Isaac Ng (only 9 years old) 4.5/10.

Basil
13-08-2007, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the reports, Jon. They were appreciated by all, I'm sure.

Davidflude
15-08-2007, 10:36 PM
Isaac worked hard to prepare for this toournament with several people helping him especially playing through his games with him.

My contribution was to arm him with weapons against rubbish such as the Grob.

I doubt that he had the chance to use any of them. I showed him a super sneaky line against Bird's opening. It nearly cost me a loss as white in correspondence. 1. f4 f5 it is better than it looks.

A nine year old who plays the English and plays it well. What is the world coming to.

Denis_Jessop
16-08-2007, 03:44 PM
Isaac worked hard to prepare for this toournament with several people helping him especially playing through his games with him.

My contribution was to arm him with weapons against rubbish such as the Grob.

I doubt that he had the chance to use any of them. I showed him a super sneaky line against Bird's opening. It nearly cost me a loss as white in correspondence. 1. f4 f5 it is better than it looks.

A nine year old who plays the English and plays it well. What is the world coming to.

If you want to beat the English you play an Indian system. It will get you at least one win and two draws. :D ;)

Seriously, it was terrific to see the response from players for this year's Olympiad - 4 teams instead of one last year - and it was great experience for all of them, I'm sure.

Congratulations to all teams for playing their hardest. :clap: :clap:

DJ