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Chess Dad
18-06-2004, 02:49 PM
World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad- Calicut, India July 2004

I thought I would start a thread on the WYU16CO which is starting on the 1st of July in Calicut India. (the west coast in Southern India)

The Australian Team consists of Vincent Suttor (NSW), Dusan Stojic (Vic), James Cronan (NSW) and Ruperto lugo (Vic) and will be coached by Manuel Weeks.

The tournament is a 10 round teams event and details of the tournament can be found on the All India Chess Federation (AICF) web site at http://www.chessindia.org/ . If a specific website becomes available for the tournament I will let you know but I expect the AICF web site will carry news and updates.

We hope to bring you regular updates from the boys in the form of a tournament diary and even some games if I learn how to post them before we go.

Of course this will depend on the availability of an internet connection.

jenni
19-06-2004, 10:50 AM
Good luck to everyone John. I am sure the kids will have a great time.

Looking forward to the reports - I know if anyone can establish an internet connection it will be you :)

Hope no-one gets sick - when we went to the Ukraine in 1999. we had a reserve and still ended up forfeiting games due to sickness. :wall:

skip to my lou
19-06-2004, 11:13 AM
Make sure that you only drink bottled mineral water, never tap water. Make sure the seal is properly in place and isn't tampered with. Don't eat cold food like ice cream either.

skip to my lou
19-06-2004, 12:54 PM
Looking forward to the reports - I know if anyone can establish an internet connection it will be you :)

I have never been to that specific place, but usually in city areas there are several internet cafes.

Chess Dad
01-07-2004, 05:15 PM
James & I have been in Chennai for almost a week and arrived in Calicut Last night.

The venue looks very good as we are staying in the Taj residency in Calicut which is part of one of the best hotel chains in India (tajhotels.com)

The rest of the team arrive later today and the tournament starts tomorrow

There is a tournament website at

http://www.chessindia.org/wyco/default.php

and some games will be broadcast live.

Internet access is going to be a problem as there is only one computer in the business centre and it does not appear that we can have in room access.

News of the tournament has been appearing prominently in the Sport section of the National newspapers for the last couple of days.

There are 11 countries and approximately 20 teams in the tournament.

My time on the computer is up but hopefully daily reports will follow including comments from the boys.

Bill Gletsos
01-07-2004, 06:26 PM
James & I have been in Chennai for almost a week and arrived in Calicut Last night.

The venue looks very good as we are staying in the Taj residency in Calicut which is part of one of the best hotel chains in India (tajhotels.com)

The rest of the team arrive later today and the tournament starts tomorrow

There is a tournament website at

http://www.chessindia.org/wyco/default.php

and some games will be broadcast live.

Internet access is going to be a problem as there is only one computer in the business centre and it does not appear that we can have in room access.

News of the tournament has been appearing prominently in the Sport section of the National newspapers for the last couple of days.

There are 11 countries and approximately 20 teams in the tournament.

My time on the computer is up but hopefully daily reports will follow including comments from the boys.
I'm sure we are all looking forward to the reports.

Chess Dad
02-07-2004, 05:02 AM
Good news.

We now have internet access in our room and should be able to post regular updates.

All team members have now arrived and the opening ceremony completed. The draw has just been posted and we play the second seed China, average rating 2361, in the first round tomorrow.

We may even have a broadcast game.

Australia had a staring role in the opening ceremony entertainment when Vince Suttor’s grandmother performed as the bride in some traditional Indian dancing. Parts of this were apparently broadcast on all the major Indian TV networks, including CNN, in their news about the tournament.


The boys have agreed to share the duties in writing a tournament diary and Manuel & I hope to post some of the games.


Manuel has just started preparation for the first round tomorrow despite a long flight and looking very tired. Luckily the World cup semi final has just started to keep us both awake.

More reports tomorrow.

arosar
02-07-2004, 12:56 PM
Keep an eye on Indian newspapers. Maybe Jeo can recommend some good papers.

http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Hindu/400x60/0

AR

Chess Dad
03-07-2004, 03:13 AM
The result of our match against China today was 1 - 3 with Dusan Stojic and Ruperto Lugo both having draws.

All boards were competive and had good chances against China which was a very positive result. The boys are very positive after a good showing against the second seed. :D

We play Sri Lanka D in round 2 tomorrow and are hopefull of a good result. we also have round 3 tomorrow afternoon so tomorrow will be a busy day.

Manuel will post both Dusan's and Ruperto's games later but at present preparation and sleep are a priority.

The major problem we have faced so far is that the first day of every month is a dry day in Calicut. :(

Luckily we both survived and were able to have a beer tonight after the round was completed. :)

Chess Dad
03-07-2004, 03:29 AM
First round Aust V China

Chess Dad
03-07-2004, 03:33 AM
Manuel at the opening ceremony of the World Youth Chess Olympiad

Chess Dad
03-07-2004, 03:38 AM
Mae Lamb participating in the opening ceremony entertainment

jeffrei
03-07-2004, 08:04 PM
Well, 3 million Indians will get to read about Zhou Jianchao’s draw against ‘Stojic Dusau’: http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/007200407030330.htm. I’d be more than a bit interested in seeing Ruperto’s draw against China’s board 4 - in a past life Mr Lugo was notorious for accepting peaceful solutions in superior positions! :P

3-1 is certainly a creditable result against China (I think everyone in that team was 2300+), but unfortunately in the next round Australia had an upset of the same magnitude occur to them as they dropped a point against Sri Lanka ‘D’. Our guys are playing Sri Lanka ‘B’ right now in the third round and I think they have good chances for a clean sweep.

PS: Is everyone’s health holding up?

Chess Dad
04-07-2004, 02:18 AM
[Event "Teams Olympiad"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2004.07.02"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stojic, Dusan"]
[Black "Jianchao, Zhou"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B99"]
[Annotator "Weeks,Manuel"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "2002.11.25"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3
h6 9. Bh4 Qc7 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. Bd3 b5 12. Rhe1 (12. e5 Bb7 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14.
Bg6+ Kd8 15. exf6 Bxf3 16. fxe7+ Kc8 17. gxf3) 12... Bb7 13. Qg3 g5 14. fxg5
Rg8 15. g6 Rxg6 16. Nxe6 Qxc3 17. Qxg6 Qxe1 18. Ng7+ Kd8 19. Qxf7 (19. Qxh6 $1
Qa5 20. e5 dxe5 21. Bf5 $18 Kc7 22. Bxd7 Nxd7 23. Bxe7) 19... Qe3+ 20. Kb1 Ne5
21. Qxe7+ Kxe7 22. Nf5+ Ke6 23. Nxe3 Nxe4 24. Bxe4 (24. g4 Rf8 25. h3 Rf3 (
25... Nf3) 26. Nf5 Rxh3) (24. Be2) 24... Bxe4 25. Rf1 Nd7 26. g4 Rc8 27. Rf2 h5
28. gxh5 Rh8 29. Rf4 d5 30. Bg3 Ne5 31. Kc1 (31. h6 Nf7 (31... Rxh6) 32. Ng4
Bf5) 31... b4 32. Kd2 (32. h6 Ng6 (32... Rxh6) 33. Rf2) 32... Rxh5 33. Rf8 Nf3+
34. Ke2 Nxh2 35. Ra8 Nf3 36. Rxa6+ Kf7 37. Ra7+ Ke6 38. Ra6+ Kf7 39. Rb6 Nd4+
40. Kd2 1/2-1/2

Chess Dad
04-07-2004, 02:25 AM
Event: Teams Olympiad
Site: ?
Date: 2004.07.02
Round: ?
White: Stojic, Dusan
Black: Jianchao, Zhou
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: B99
Annotator: Weeks,Manuel
PlyCount: 79
EventDate: 2002.11.25

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3
h6 9. Bh4 Qc7 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. Bd3 b5 12. Rhe1 (12. e5 Bb7 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14.
Bg6+ Kd8 15. exf6 Bxf3 16. fxe7+ Kc8 17. gxf3) 12... Bb7 13. Qg3 g5 14. fxg5
Rg8 15. g6 Rxg6 16. Nxe6 Qxc3 17. Qxg6 Qxe1 18. Ng7+ Kd8 19. Qxf7 (19. Qxh6 $1
Qa5 20. e5 dxe5 21. Bf5 $18 Kc7 22. Bxd7 Nxd7 23. Bxe7) 19... Qe3+ 20. Kb1 Ne5
21. Qxe7+ Kxe7 22. Nf5+ Ke6 23. Nxe3 Nxe4 24. Bxe4 (24. g4 Rf8 25. h3 Rf3 (
25... Nf3) 26. Nf5 Rxh3) (24. Be2) 24... Bxe4 25. Rf1 Nd7 26. g4 Rc8 27. Rf2 h5
28. gxh5 Rh8 29. Rf4 d5 30. Bg3 Ne5 31. Kc1 (31. h6 Nf7 (31... Rxh6) 32. Ng4
Bf5) 31... b4 32. Kd2 (32. h6 Ng6 (32... Rxh6) 33. Rf2) 32... Rxh5 33. Rf8 Nf3+
34. Ke2 Nxh2 35. Ra8 Nf3 36. Rxa6+ Kf7 37. Ra7+ Ke6 38. Ra6+ Kf7 39. Rb6 Nd4+
40. Kd2 1/2-1/2

Chess Dad
04-07-2004, 02:27 AM
Event: World Youth Chess Olympiad
Site: ?
Date: 2004.07.02
Round: 1.4
White: Lugo, Ruperto
Black: Chao, Li
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A45
BlackElo: 2335
Annotator: Lugo, Ruperto
PlyCount: 92

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bf4 d5 4. e3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O Nd7 8. c4
c6 9. Nc3 Ndf6 10. Rc1 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Qd7 14. Kh2 Rae8
15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. Bg3 e5 17. Qb3 Kh8 18. e4 Nb6 19. d5 f5 20. exf5 gxf5 21. c4
c5 22. f4 Qc7 23. fxe5 f4 24. Bh4 Rxe5 (24... f3 25. Bg3 Bxe5) 25. Rg1 Rh5 26.
Rg4 f3+ 27. Bg3 Be5 (27... Qd7 28. Rh4 Rxh4 29. Bxh4 Be5+ 30. Bg3 Bxg3+ 31.
fxg3) 28. Rg1 (28. Qc3 $146) (28. Qc3) 28... Nd7 29. Re4 Nf6 30. Bxe5 Rxe5 31.
Rxe5 Qxe5+ 32. Kh1 Rg8 33. Rxg8+ Kxg8 34. Qd1 Qf4 35. Qg1+ Kf8 36. Qg3 Qxg3 37.
fxg3 b5 38. cxb5 Nxd5 39. Bxh7 Nc3 40. Kg1 Nxb5 41. Kf2 Nd4 42. Bd3 Ke7 43. Ke3
Ke6 44. Be4 Ke5 45. Bxf3 Nf5+ 46. Kf2 c4 {And after a brilliant game by White,
the position resulting was exceedingly complicated and White agreed to a draw.
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeee} 1/2-1/2

Chess Dad
04-07-2004, 02:48 AM
Well, 3 million Indians will get to read about Zhou Jianchao’s draw against ‘Stojic Dusau’: http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/007200407030330.htm. I’d be more than a bit interested in seeing Ruperto’s draw against China’s board 4 - in a past life Mr Lugo was notorious for accepting peaceful solutions in superior positions! :P

3-1 is certainly a creditable result against China (I think everyone in that team was 2300+), but unfortunately in the next round Australia had an upset of the same magnitude occur to them as they dropped a point against Sri Lanka ‘D’. Our guys are playing Sri Lanka ‘B’ right now in the third round and I think they have good chances for a clean sweep.

PS: Is everyone’s health holding up?


Hi Jeffrei,
every ones health is still holding out, only a couple of rumblings at present but nothing serious.

The result in our match against Sri lanka D was 3 - 1 with wins to Suttor, Cronan & Lugo. :) :( :) :)

Unfortunately the clean sweep did not arrive against Sri lanka B as we drew the match 2 - 2 with wins to Stojic & Cronan. :( :) :) :(

As penance we play the third seed, India A, tomorrow morning. This will again be a very tough match as their average rating is around 2260. :confused:

I have posted the 2 drawn games against China and we will get some of the other games up later. :P

Manuel will comment on the games later as he is currently preparing the team for our match in the morning.

jenni
04-07-2004, 10:19 AM
Hi John,

Pass on our congrats to everyone - really good effort.

Even in the wilds of Northern Queensland, we are managing to follow!

Jenni

jeffrei
04-07-2004, 12:14 PM
Apologies for the crudity of this analysis! I'm sure Mr Weeks will post something better later on, and I'd be more inclined to trust his conclusions than mine. However, I suspect he'll have the same opinion on the final position...

Event: World Youth Olympiad
Site: ?
Date: 2004.07.02
Round: 1.2
White: Lugo, Ruperto
Black: Chao, Li
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A45
BlackElo: 2335
Annotator: jef
PlyCount: 92
EventDate: 2004.??.??

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bf4 d5 4. e3 4... g6 {I don't think this is very good.}
5. Nf3 $6 {?! Neither is this!} (5. Bd3 {is better, aiming to double the black
pawns with Bd3xe4 (a common plan in this line of the Tromp). The game might go
something like this:} 5... Bg7 6. Bxe4 dxe4 7. Nc3 f5 8. f3 exf3 9. Nxf3 {
. Black's position sucks.}) 5... Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O Nd7 8. c4 c6 9. Nc3 Ndf6
10. Rc1 (10. Qc2 $14 {might be a good idea, to head off this ...Bc8-g4
nonsense. I think White has an edge here.}) 10... Bg4 $1 {!} 11. h3 $6 {
?! Maybe it is best for us to accept doubled pawns on f2 and f3, but I don't
see any reason to have another thing sticking out on h3. If White wants to
steer towards these positions he should 'provoke' Black into capturing by
unpinning with Qd1-c2 or something like that.} 11... Bxf3 $1 {!} 12. gxf3 Nxc3
13. bxc3 13... Qd7 {Around about here I'm starting to dislike White's position,
but Ruperto keeps things afloat pretty well for the next few moves.} 14. Kh2
Rae8 15. cxd5 Nxd5 16. Bg3 e5 17. Qb3 Kh8 18. e4 $6 {
?! This is too ambitious, and now White starts getting into trouble again.} (
18. c4 Nb6 19. dxe5 Bxe5 20. Rfd1 {seems pretty solid, although if} 20... Bxg3+
{we might have to take back with the king since} 21. fxg3 Rxe3 22. Qb2+ Kg8 23.
Bxg6 Qe6 24. Bd3 24... Rxf3 {is unpleasant.}) 18... Nb6 19. d5 19... f5 $1 {!}
20. exf5 ({White's problem is that the move he wants to play -} 20. c4 {
- is extremely bad due to} 20... f4 $1 21. Bh4 21... h6 $1 {.}) 20... gxf5 21.
c4 21... c5 $6 {?!} ({If} 21... cxd5 {Black was presumably worried about} 22.
c5 {, but} 22... Nc4 $1 {secures a big advantage after} 23. Bxc4 dxc4 24. Rxc4
24... Qc6 {. White's pawn structure is terrible.}) 22. f4 $6 {?!} (22. Qc2 $5 {
!?}) 22... Qc7 $6 {?!} (22... e4 $1 {! is definitely stronger and also pretty
obvious. Just ask the two dark-squared bishops which move is better. 22...Qc7
or 22...e4.}) 23. fxe5 $1 {! Now White is doing fine.} 23... f4 24. Bh4 Rxe5
25. Rg1 $1 {! A nice mov e, seizing the g-file and introducing the possibility
of Rg1-g4 and Rc1-g4.} 25... Rh5 26. Rg4 f3+ 27. Bg3 27... Be5 $6 {?!} (27...
Qd7 {
is better, introducing the subtle threat of ...Qd7xg4 and forcing White to go}
28. Rh4 {, when} 28... Rxh4 29. Bxh4 Be5+ 30. Bg3 Bxg3+ 31. fxg3 31... Qg7 {
looks equalish. I'd still take White though.}) 28. Rg1 $6 {?!} (28. Be4 $1 {
! and I'm not sure what Black is supposed to do about the threat Be4xf3.})
28... Nd7 $1 {! This move is Black's get out of jail free card.} 29. Re4 $1 {
! The only decent way of dealing with the threat ...Nd7-f6.} 29... Nf6 30. Bxe5
Rxe5 31. Rxe5 Qxe5+ 32. Kh1 Rg8 33. Rxg8+ 33... Kxg8 $2 {
? I'm not sure what the thought processes behind this move were but it's weak!}
(33... Nxg8 $1 {! is much better. Now White can't win a pawn with} 34. Bf1 {
since Black has a forced draw with} 34... Qa1 35. Kg1 35... Qg7+ {.}) 34. Qd1
$6 {?! White has to work hard for the win now.} (34. Qxb7 $4 {??} 34... Qe1+
35. Kh2 Qxf2+ 36. Kh1 Qg2#) (34. Bf1 $1 {! sets up some very solid defences on
the kingside. I think Black's just dropping a pawn here, with a position that
is most probably lost.}) 34... Qf4 35. Qg1+ Kf8 36. Qg3 $1 {!} 36... Qxg3 (
36... Nh5 $6 {?! doesn't help, since White can then insist on a queen swap
under even more favourable circumstances with} 37. Qg4 $1) 37. fxg3 37... b5 $6
{?!} ({
It might have been a good idea to move the h-pawn out of the firing line with}
37... h6 {before going all insane on the queenside.}) 38. cxb5 Nxd5 39. Bxh7
Nc3 40. Kg1 40... Nxb5 $2 {?} (40... c4 $1 {!} 41. a4 $1 {!} (41. Kf2 $2 {?}
41... Kg7 $1 {! is annoying for White since after} 42. Bc2 42... Nxb5 {
the f3-pawn has 'indirect protection'.}) 41... Nxa4 42. Kf2 Nc3 43. Kxf3 43...
Nxb5 $11 {= looks drawn to me, although White's the one with any winning
chances that are going.}) (40... Nxa2 {is probably OK although maybe 41 Bd3
still gives White something to play for. On the other hand the natural} 41. Kf2
{just transposes into the drawn line we have already considered:} 41... c4 42.
Kxf3 42... Nc3 $11 {=}) 41. Kf2 Nd4 42. Bd3 $1 {!} 42... Ke7 43. Ke3 Ke6 44.
Be4 {Probably a simple win was at hand with 44 g4 or 44 h4, but I have some
suspicions that this move also wins.} 44... Ke5 45. Bxf3 Nf5+ 46. Kf2 c4 (46...
c4 47. Bg4 Nd6 48. Ke3 {I'm not going to subject this ending to a detailed
analysis but suffice it to say that White's the one with winning chances here!}
) 1/2-1/2

Kevin Bonham
04-07-2004, 02:26 PM
I've been looking at that ending trying ideas out on the computer for about 15 mins and I'm almost certain it's a forced win for White. Even if it's not a forced win then White has excellent practical chances and very little to be afraid of.

Rincewind
04-07-2004, 02:40 PM
I've been looking at that ending trying ideas out on the computer for about 15 mins and I'm almost certain it's a forced win for White. Even if it's not a forced win then White has excellent practical chances and very little to be afraid of.

It certains looks in White's best interest to continue. 1 extra pawn, pawns on both sides with B v N. Still the time situation may have been unfavourable.

Alan Shore
04-07-2004, 02:44 PM
Hi John,

Pass on our congrats to everyone - really good effort.

Even in the wilds of Northern Queensland, we are managing to follow!

Jenni

Where abouts? Luxurious Cairns or the true wilds of Cape York?

Chess Dad
04-07-2004, 07:26 PM
Hi everyone. This is Ruperto. I'd just like to say that I thought that my draw was perfectly justifiable :cool: . I know I probably had more winning chances than he did but I was worried about c3 and Nd4 because there was no simple way to stop it. :D

Bye

RUPERTO

Chess Dad
04-07-2004, 07:35 PM
We had a bad start this morning losing 4 - 0 to India A. The boys fought hard with 3 of our games vitually the last to finish. :( :( :( :(

we play Sri Lanka C this afternoon and hope to start heading back up the table.

Preparation is currently underway but is not easy as there are no bulletins and we have no games on Sri lanka.

jeffrei
04-07-2004, 07:50 PM
It's unfortunate there are no bulletins! We'd definitely all like to see some more (annotated) games here. Perhaps someone besides Ruperto needs to be grilled... :D

Chess Dad
05-07-2004, 03:31 AM
James Cronan v Sri Lanka D
Event: World Youth Olympiad
Site: ?
Date: 2004.07.03
Round: 2
White: Cronan, James
Black: Jinadhasa, R.
Result: 1-0
ECO: E67
PlyCount: 79

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 d6 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. e3
Ne8 9. b4 f5 10. Qb3 Kh8 11. Rd1 c6 12. h4 h6 13. Bb2 Qc7 14. d5 a6 15. Rac1 c5
16. a3 Nef6 17. Ne1 Qd8 18. Nd3 b6 19. Ne2 Kh7 20. Bc3 Qe7 21. Rb1 Rb8 22. Qc2
Bb7 23. Nec1 b5 24. cxb5 c4 25. bxa6 cxd3 26. Qxd3 e4 27. Qb5 Bxd5 28. Qa5 Qd8
29. b5 Qxa5 30. Bxa5 Bc4 31. a4 Nc5 32. Rb4 d5 33. Bf1 Bxf1 34. Kxf1 Nfd7 35.
a7 Rb7 36. b6 Nf6 37. Ne2 Nd3 38. Rb5 Nd7 39. Rdb1 N7c5 40. Bb4 1-0

Chess Dad
05-07-2004, 03:39 AM
James Cronan V Sri lanka BEvent: World Youth Olympiad 2004
Site: ?
Date: 2004.07.03
Round: ?
White: Jayawardena, M.
Black: Cronan, James
Result: 0-1
PlyCount: 52
EventDate: 2004.??.??

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Nbd2 e6 8.
O-O Bd6 9. Re1 O-O 10. Nf1 Qc7 11. h3 Bh5 12. Bg5 Nd7 13. g4 Bg6 14. h4 Bxd3
15. Qxd3 e5 16. Qb5 h6 17. Be3 e4 18. N3d2 Nb6 19. g5 f5 20. gxf6 Rxf6 21. c4
Qd7 22. Ng3 Qg4 23. Kg2 Rf3 24. Ndf1 Raf8 25. Re2 Bxg3 26. Nxg3 Rxg3+ 0-1

Chess Dad
05-07-2004, 03:44 AM
Stojic v sri Lanka D

Event: World Youth Olympiad
Site: Calicut, India
Date: 2004.07.03
Round: 3.6
White: Stojic, Dusan
Black: Fernando, M.
Result: 1-0
ECO: B40
WhiteElo: 2038
PlyCount: 31
EventDate: 2004.07.02

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. e5 Ne4 7. Bd2 $2 (7.
Qg4 $1 Nxc3 8. Qxg7 Rf8 9. a3 Nb5+ 10. axb4 Nxd4 11. Bg5 Nxc2+ 12. Kd1 Qxg5 13.
Qxg5 Nxa1 14. Qc1) 7... Bxc3 8. bxc3 Qc7 9. f4 Nxc3 10. Qf3 Nd5 11. Nb5 Qb6 12.
Nd6+ Ke7 13. Qa3 Qc6 14. Nxc8+ (14. Bb5 Qc7 15. c4) 14... Kd8 15. Nd6 Kc7 16.
Bb5 1-0

Chess Dad
05-07-2004, 03:53 AM
This afternoons round 5 was much better than this morning against India A.

We won 3 - 1 against Sri lanka C with james Cronan the only one dropping his game. :) :) :( :)

The boys are in better spirits but disappointed in not acheiving 4 - 0 which would have got us back to 50%

Tomorrow is a rest day and we hope to get out of the hotel for a while.

On tuesday we play India C with a chance to keep heading in the right direction

jenni
06-07-2004, 11:32 AM
Where abouts? Luxurious Cairns or the true wilds of Cape York?

I am afraid I am a city gal, so Dunk Island is about as wild as I like it. Tamzin and I did have an encounter with a snake yesterday. (Di go to Weipa once for a job interview and worked in Mt Isa, so did a lot of bush bashing then)

skip to my lou
06-07-2004, 11:56 AM
Chess Dad, if you have all games in one PGN, then just upload the one file, no need to split them into different posts.

Chess Dad
07-07-2004, 03:16 AM
We had a mixed day today in round 6 & 7.

In round 6 against India C we only acheived a 91 move draw on board 3. :( :( :) :(

Round 7 however saw a much better result with wins on all 4 boards :) :) :) :) against India F.

Tomorrow there is only 1 round against India D which will mean we have played India A C D & F as well as Sri Lanka B C & D and China

India D are rated very closely to Australia so we expect a hard match tomorrow but the boys are determined to finish well after a couple of dissapointing rounds.

The draw is becoming difficult due to the large number of Indian & Sri Lankan teams and the final round will also be hard to schedule to ensure that Indian teams still in contention do not play each other.

The cross table at the end of round 7 can be found at the following address

http://www.chessindia.org/wyco/youth/chess_news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1088928912&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&

We currently sit in 12th position just above Malaysia & Turkey and which is currently in line with our team's ranking.

All the boys are well except for James Cronan who has been suffering today but appears to recovering OK.

Chess Dad
07-07-2004, 03:28 AM
China appear to be in the box seat for the tournament and are begining to run out of serious competition in the final two rounds. They play India E tomorrow.

The round 8 draw can be found at

http://www.chessindia.org/wyco/youth/chess_news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1088840124&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&


Round 8
No. SNo. Team Pts. Res. - Res. Pts. Team SNo.
1 2 CHINA 21 - 15½ INDIA E 13
2 5 INDIA B 17½ - 19½ HUNGARY 1
3 4 UZBEKISTAN 17½ - 17½ INDIA A 3
4 16 SRI LANKA A 14½ - 16½ IRAN 7
5 8 INDIA C 15½ - 16 KAZAKHSTAN 6
6 12 AUSTRALIA 13½ - 14 INDIA D 10
7 15 SOUTH AFRICA 11½ - 12½ MALAYSIA 11
8 9 TURKEY 12½ - 8½ INDIA F 14
9 20 SRI LANKA E 5½ - 11½ SRI LANKA B 17
10 18 SRI LANKA C 10½ - 9 SRI LANKA D 19

Chess Dad
08-07-2004, 02:16 AM
We won our match today against India D 2.5 - 1.5 with a draw on board 1 and wins on boards 3 & 4. :) :( :) :) .

In the final round tomorrow we play Sri Lanka E so we are expecting a good result to finish off the tournament.

We are currently in 10th position on 16 points with the posibility of improving our position slightly.

China, who play India C, have a 2 point lead over Hungary, who play India A, and look to have the tournament sown up.

The following teams are all fighting out third position on 19.5 points.
Iran
Uzebekistan
India A
The draw for round 9 is as follows:

Round 9
No. SNo. Team Pts. Res. - Res. Pts. Team SNo.
1 2 CHINA 24½ - 17½ INDIA C 8
2 3 INDIA A 19½ - 22½ HUNGARY 1
3 7 IRAN 19½ - 18½ INDIA B 5
4 6 KAZAKHSTAN 18 - 19½ UZBEKISTAN 4
5 9 TURKEY 16½ - 13 SOUTH AFRICA 15
6 13 INDIA E 16 - 12 SRI LANKA C 18
7 20 SRI LANKA E 6½ - 16 AUSTRALIA 12
8 19 SRI LANKA D 11½ - 15½ INDIA D 10
9 14 INDIA F 8½ - 15½ SRI LANKA A 16
10 17 SRI LANKA B 14½ - 15 MALAYSIA 11

Chess Dad
09-07-2004, 02:12 AM
We won our match against Sri Lanka E 4 - 0 today which meant we finished on 20 Points. :) :) :) :)

This was enough to put us into 8th position on tie break.

The tournament was won by China with Hungry second and Uzbekistan Third.

The final results for the top ten was as follows:

Points Match points tie break

China 27 17
Hungary 24 13
Uzbekistan 22 12
India A 22 11
India B 22 11
Iran 21 11
Turkey 20.5 10
Australia 20 11
India E 20 9
Kazakhstan 19.5 9

a full table can be found at:

http://www.chessindia.org/wyco/youth/chess_news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1088928912&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&

Board prizes were won by:
Board 1 Wang Hao China
Board 2 Zhou Jianchao, China
Board 3 Issabayev D, Kazakhstan
Board 4 Li Chao, China
Board 5 Nur Shazwani Zullkafli, Malaysia

Wang Hao was the star of the tournament with 7 wins and 2 draws from 9 games and was admired by all of the boys. (see photo below of the Australian & chinese teams at the presentation.

Garvinator
09-07-2004, 02:14 AM
chess dad, can i ask, what did the team have to go through to get from here in australia to the venue and home again?

Kevin Bonham
09-07-2004, 02:27 AM
Looking at the ratings and so on on the site, that looks like Australia has acheived a rather good result. Well done to all.

jeffrei
09-07-2004, 02:38 AM
Yeh well done boys! :clap:

Chess Dad
09-07-2004, 02:38 AM
World Youth Olympiad Presentation

Chess Dad
09-07-2004, 02:42 AM
This is as close as we got to getting our hands on the trophy

Chess Dad
09-07-2004, 02:51 AM
chess dad, can i ask, what did the team have to go through to get from here in australia to the venue and home again?


James and I flew to Singapore then Chennai and then an internal flight to Calicut. we spent a few days in Chennai first as I visited a supplier there. We return home the same way on Saturday. we have to stay an extra day due to connections between chennai and calicut.

Manuel, ruperto and Dusan flew to Mumbai had a night there then flew to calicut the next day. manuel fles back to euorpe via Mumbai tomorrow (friday) and Ruperto, Dusan & Vincent fly to Cochin tomorrow then Singapore and home.

Vincent flew into Cochin and caught a train to calicut so that he could see some of the country side. (Not exactly my choice of transport)

There long stays in the airports for all of us in Mumbai, Chennai and Cochin on the way home as connections are not great

Brian_Jones
10-07-2004, 03:32 PM
John - please could you give me a call some time after your return to Sydney.
No hurry - just want some info for next Australian Chess magazine. Phone number is 02-9838-1529

Chess Dad
11-07-2004, 05:35 PM
chess dad, can i ask, what did the team have to go through to get from here in australia to the venue and home again?


Hi GG,

I have finally got home but still dont know what time of day it is.

James & I were supposed to have a lesiurely 8.00 am flight to Chennai landing at 9.00 am for our 1.30 pm flight to Singapore.

We were up at 4.00 am to get to airport and go through all the bureaucratic procedures to get on a plane in India.

At Calicut there are no announcements, the flight indicator boards are often not updated and there are people every where. :confused:

I was origonally told that my flight was on time but on checking later at another flights check-in counter I see on a small white board that my flight was delayed till 5.00 pm :confused: :confused: :(

We eventually found the customer service manager and told him of of our connection in Chennai. He asks ask to sit down and he will fix.

We are not filled with confidence as we watch him run from one end of the terminal to the other with people every where following him with their own problems. :hmm:

But true to his word he puts us on a flight to Cochin then on another airline to Chennai and we will make our connection in time. :)

But upon arrival in Cochin there is confusion with some diverted passengers going to Mumbai and others going to Chennai which results in our flight to Chennai being delayed. Our anticipated landing time in Chennai has now become 1.20 pm :eek:

A lot of the domestic flights go through the International Terminal and it is impossible to get through all the procedures in anything under 1 hour. (you are supposed to be at the airport 2 hours before hand for a domestic flight).

Every doorway you go through, every counter you pass, someone looks at your ticket, or your boarding pass, or your luggage tag to check it and stamp it and if you dont have all the stamps you must go back. Even at the steps of the plane on the tarmac some people were sent back.

I have filled in the same declaration three times as to all the computer equipment, camera, mobile phone etc I was carrying and how much money I had and I am sure the declaration never left the counter where I completed it. As long as the form was completed and my boarding pass stamped I was OK. Each form was different because the man at the counter wanted different items noted.

Anyway, after making some more noise whilst on the flight to Chennai, I was met at the gate to help me get through customs so that I could catch my flight to Singapore. However as they would not issue me with a boarding pass or check our baggage through to Singapore in Calicut we had to find our luggage, go through customs and security as a domestic passenger and then start the whole procedure all over again for the third time today. Anyway they held up the plane for us and we finally left Chennai at about 2.20 pm with enough time to make our connection in Singapore.

Once I was on the plane home I suppose it was more amusing than frustrating, it certainly had James amused. This was my 4th trip to India and things have steadily improved over the last 15 years and I have learn't that despite things sometimes appearing to be in utter confusion somehow things get done.

We all had a very enjoyable, and successful, time and I am sure all the boys would be happy to go back again. They have all learn't that the Indian people are very warm & friendly and will go out of their way to help. :D :lol:

When I have collected my thoughts and and caught up with things I will post some more tournament results and games.

Garvinator
11-07-2004, 05:44 PM
A lot of the domestic flights go through the International Terminal and it is impossible to get through all the procedures in anything under 1 hour. (you are supposed to be at the airport 2 hours before hand for a domestic flight).
and we whinge here about having to be at the domestic terminal 30 mins before hand if you are flying with scamstar :eek:

Trent Parker
12-07-2004, 10:18 AM
geez and i thought sydney trains were disorganised! :lol:

Garvinator
12-07-2004, 10:43 AM
geez and i thought sydney trains were disorganised! :lol:
they are, dont be mistaken :lol: its just this is worse than that :P

Chess Dad
12-07-2004, 04:06 PM
Can some one give me some help? how do you insert a table so as to keep its formatting

Chess Dad
13-07-2004, 01:57 PM
The final result (8th) achieved by our team at the World Youth Olympiad was very good. The team was very happy, got on well together and enjoyed themselves very much. Their only disappointment was that we played 4 Indian and 4 Sri Lankan teams; they would have loved the opportunity to play some of the European Teams.

Our goal was to get back to the top end of the table so that we could play Hungary, but unfortunately we did not get to do that. We were also keen to play Malaysia as we were virtually side by side the whole tournament and were of similar ranking.

Each of the boys lost at least 1 game to a Sri Lankan team which they know they should not have. This would have made a big difference to our draw and particularly the round 3 2-2 draw against Sri Lanka B was disappointing after such a promising start against China.

The Indian teams A to D were very strong and provided some hard fought games. The number of very strong Indian girls was also very noticeable.

Each of the boys had their own pleasing games such as, Stojic & Lugo’s draws against China, Cronan’s draw against an Indian Version of Raymond Song (Priyadarshan) in the India C Team, (many people know James hates playing small kids the size of Raymond).

The tournament was very well run and the hotel very good. The only disappointments were the lack of bulletins and information on the website, that the food was not very good early on until we complained and that Manuel could not get a decent cup of coffee to keep him awake.

Some will find it very surprising to hear that Manuel could not make it past midnight until the second last night of the tournament.

The hospitality was excellent and as usual we staked our position in the coffee shop for analysis, coffee and Kingfishers.

I would recommend this particular tournament to many of the good juniors and we were asked many times why Australia doesn’t hold Junior Asian Tournaments, they would all come.

In closing Manuel has just about completed an Australian games database and we hope to bring some of those games to you shortly.

Chess Dad
13-07-2004, 02:17 PM
Aust Score Card



Suttor Stojic Cronan Lugo Score

1 China 0 0.5 0 0.5 1

2 Sri lanka D 1 0 1 1 3

3 Sri lanka B 0 1 1 0 2

4 India A 0 0 0 0 0

5 Sri lanka C 1 1 0 1 3

6 India C 0 0 0.5 0 0.5

7 India F 1 1 1 1 4

8 India D 0.5 0 1 1 2.5

9 Sri Lanka E 1 1 1 1 4

4.5 4.5 5.5 5.5 20