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Purdy Cup – round 4

Tony and Dean remain undefeated, and they will decide the winner of the Purdy Cup next week.

Round 4 results

 1=Beaumont,David  (3.0)-Hogg,Dean          (3.0)= 1- 2=0-1
 2=Davis,Tony J    (3.0)-Hogan,Steven       (2.5)= 4- 7=1-0
 3=Salanowski,Mark (2.5)-Enano,Ronald       (2.0)= 8- 5=0-1
 4=Nowak,Ruben     (2.0)-Humphreys,Scott    (2.0)=11- 6=0-1
 5=Whitford,Matthew(2.0)-Paul,Cijo          (2.0)= 9-15=1-0
 6=Saric,Sergey    (2.0)-Kirk,Ian           (2.0)=14-10=1-0
 7=Beaumont,Archer (1.5)-Maure,Eric         (2.0)=22-31=0F-1F
 8=McIntyre,Cameron(1.5)-McIntyre,Julian    (1.5)=20-12=1-0
 9=Cox,Tyler       (1.5)-Clerk,Max          (1.0)=28-21=1-0
10=Mullen,Chris    (1.0)-Maure,Evangelino   (1.0)=13-32=1-0
11=Matijas,Dejan   (1.0)-Koci,Adem          (1.0)=17-29=0F-1F
12=Condick,Peter   (1.0)-Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(0.5)=26-23=1-0
13=Cox,Aiden       (0.5)-Clerk,Felix        (0.0)=27-19=0-1
14=Watson,Nicolas  (0.0)-D'Souza,Nathan     (1.0)=24-18=0-1
15=Gusain,Daniel   (0.5)-(not paired )      (0.0)= 3- 0=0    
16=Lim,Neiss       (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=16- 0=0    
17=Abraham,Robin   (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=25- 0=0    
18=Mathew,Shashi   (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=30- 0=0    
19=Kurian,Maksym   (1.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=33- 0=0    
20=Gupta,Varun     (0.0)-(not paired )      (0.0)=34- 0=0    

Round 5 pairing (provisional)

 1=Hogg,Dean          (4.0)- Davis,Tony J     (4.0)= 2- 4
 2=Whitford,Matthew   (3.0)- Beaumont,David   (3.0)= 9- 1
 3=Enano,Ronald       (3.0)- Saric,Sergey     (3.0)= 5-14
 4=Humphreys,Scott    (3.0)- Maure,Eric       (3.0)= 6-31
 5=Hogan,Steven       (2.5)- Salanowski,Mark  (2.5)= 7- 8
 6=Cox,Tyler          (2.5)- McIntyre,Cameron (2.5)=28-20
 7=Kirk,Ian           (2.0)- Koci,Adem        (2.0)=10-29
 8=D'Souza,Nathan     (2.0)- Nowak,Ruben      (2.0)=18-11
 9=Paul,Cijo          (2.0)- Condick,Peter    (2.0)=15-26
10=Beaumont,Archer    (1.5)- Mullen,Chris     (2.0)=22-13
11=Matijas,Dejan      (1.0)- McIntyre,Julian  (1.5)=17-12
12=Clerk,Max          (1.0)- Clerk,Felix      (1.0)=21-19
13=Maure,Evangelino   (1.0)- Cox,Aiden        (0.5)=32-27
14=Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(0.5)- Watson,Nicolas   (0.0)=23-24
15=Kurian,Maksym      (1.0)- ( not paired )   (0.0)=33- 0 = 0    
16=Gusain,Daniel      (0.5)- ( not paired )   (0.0)= 3- 0 = 0    
17=Lim,Neiss          (0.0)- ( not paired )   (0.0)=16- 0 = 0    
18=Abraham,Robin      (0.0)- ( not paired )   (0.0)=25- 0 = 0    
19=Mathew,Shashi      (0.0)- ( not paired )   (0.0)=30- 0 = 0    
20=Gupta,Varun        (0.0)- ( not paired )   (0.0)=34- 0 = 0     

Purdy Cup – round 3

Round 3 results

  1=Humphreys,Scott  (2.0)-Beaumont,David   (2.0)=  6- 1=0- 1
  2=Hogg,Dean        (2.0)-Whitford,Matthew (2.0)=  2- 9=1- 0
  3=Paul,Cijo        (2.0)-Davis,Tony J     (2.0)= 15- 4=0- 1
  4=Hogan,Steven     (1.5)-McIntyre,Cameron (1.5)=  7-20=1- 0
  5=Salanowski,Mark  (1.5)-Beaumont,Archer  (1.5)=  8-22=1- 0
  6=Enano,Ronald     (1.0)-Matijas,Dejan    (1.0)=  5-17=1- 0
  7=Kirk,Ian         (1.0)-Condick,Peter    (1.0)= 10-26=1- 0
  8=Koci,Adem        (1.0)-Nowak,Ruben      (1.0)= 29-11=0- 1
  9=Maure,Eric       (1.0)-Mullen,Chris     (1.0)= 31-13=1- 0
 10=Maure,Evangelino (1.0)-Saric,Sergey     (1.0)= 32-14=0- 1
 11=McIntyre,Julian  (0.5)-Cox,Aiden        (0.5)= 12-27=1- 0
 12=Bejjanki,Pranav  (0.5)-Cox,Tyler        (0.5)= 23-28=0- 1
 13=D'Souza,Nathan   (0.0)-Gupta,Varun      (0.0)= 18-34=1- 0
 14=Watson,Nicolas   (0.0)-Kurian,Maksym    (0.0)= 24-33=0- 1
 15=Clerk,Max        (0.0)-Clerk,Felix      (0.0)= 21-19=1F-0F
 16=Gusain,Daniel    (0.5)-( not paired )   (0.0)=  3- 0=0    
 17=Lim,Neiss        (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 16- 0=0    
 18=Abraham,Robin    (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 25- 0=0    
 19=Mathew,Shashi    (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0)= 30- 0=0    

Allegro #1 – Fischer Random

Congratulations to Daniel winning all his games! The Nakhmanson Gambit (1: e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Nxe4 6. Nc3) and English Opening (1. c4) we’re voted equal 2nd, and will be the two themes for later in the year.

Crosstable

  N NAME                 Rtg  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5  
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  1 Gusain,Daniel        1936 5.0 | +B7   +W9   +B4   +W8   +B5   
  2 Hogan,Steven         1518 3.0 | +W8   -B5   -W10  +B12  +W3   
  3 Salanowski,Mark      1466 2.0 | -B9   +W6   -B7   +W13  -B2   
  4 Whitford,Matthew     1446 3.0 | +W10  +B13  -W1   -B5   +B7   
  5 Kirk,Ian             1410 3.0 | +B11  +W2   -B8   +W4   -W1   
  6 Mullen,Chris         1359 1.5 | =W12  -B3   +BYE  -W9   -B14  
  7 Saric,Sergey         1355 2.5 | -W1   +B12  +W3   =B10  -W4   
  8 Paul,Cijo            1295 2.0 | -B2   +W11  +W5   -B1   -W12  
  9 Matijas,Dejan        1011 3.5 | +W3   -B1   +W13  +B6   =W10  
 10 Kurian,Maksym         792 3.0 | -B4   +W14  +B2   =W7   =B9   
 11 Abraham,Robin    (W)    0 0.0 | -W5   -B8    --    --    --   
 12 Mathew,Shashi           0 2.5 | =B6   -W7   +B14  -W2   +B8   
 13 Maure,Eric              0 2.0 | +W14  -W4   -B9   -B3   +BYE  
 14 Minichelli,Felice    1326 2.0 | -B13  -B10  -W12  +BYE  +W6     

Purdy Cup – round 2

Round 2 results

  1= Beaumont,David   (1.0)-Kirk,Ian         (1.0) =  1-10 = 1 - 0
  2= Mullen,Chris     (1.0)-Hogg,Dean        (1.0) = 13- 2 = 0 - 1
  3= Davis,Tony J     (1.0)-Saric,Sergey     (1.0) =  4-14 = 1 - 0
  4= Paul,Cijo        (1.0)-Enano,Ronald     (1.0) = 15- 5 = 1 - 0
  5= Humphreys,Scott  (1.0)-Condick,Peter    (1.0) =  6-26 = 1 - 0
  6= Whitford,Matthew (1.0)-Maure,Evangelino (1.0) =  9-32 = 1 - 0
  7= Cox,Aiden        (0.5)-Hogan,Steven     (0.5) = 27- 7 = 0 - 1
  8= Cox,Tyler        (0.5)-Salanowski,Mark  (0.5) = 28- 8 = 0 - 1
  9= Beaumont,Archer  (0.5)-McIntyre,Julian  (0.5) = 22-12 = 1 - 0
 10= McIntyre,Cameron (0.5)-D'Souza,Nathan   (0.0) = 20-18 = 1 - 0
 11= Nowak,Ruben      (0.0)-Clerk,Max        (0.0) = 11-21 = 1 - 0
 12= Abraham,Robin    (0.0)-Maure,Eric       (0.0) = 25-31 = 0 - 1
 13= Matijas,Dejan    (0.0)-Watson,Nicolas   (0.0) = 17-24 = 1 - 0
 14= Clerk,Felix      (0.0)-Koci,Adem        (0.0) = 19-29 = 0 - 1
 15= Gusain,Daniel    (0.5)-( not paired )   (0.0) =  3- 0 = 0    
 16= Lim,Neiss        (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0) = 16- 0 = 0    
 17= Bejjanki,Pranav S(0.5)-( not paired )   (0.0) = 23- 0 = 0    
 18= Mathew,Shashi    (0.0)-( not paired )   (0.0) = 30- 0 = 0    

Purdy Cup – round 1

The round 1 results are below, with a total of 32 players competing, with a message from Steven:

Next week will be round 2, however with Easter the following week we will play a short time control event on the following week (6 April) to allow people who may be going away over Easter to not have to miss a round of the rated event.
This short time control event is 5 rounds played under a time control of 10 minutes + 10 secs per move (called an Allegro event). The club runs 3 of these per year, and traditionally has a specific opening theme for each one, meaning that all games are played starting from a position in the same opening. These themes are selected via vote.
Up until next week, players can submit opening themes you would like to play, and from next Tuesday we’ll conduct the vote via email. When submitting an opening, please include the starting moves that lead to the position games will be played from (i.e. If submitting the Advance French, the moves 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 might be the position you’d like to submit as a theme.
Feel free to submit more than 1 opening you’d like to try, as there are 3 allegro evenings, players will be able tom vote for 3 of the theme’s that I’ll advise next week. These can be standard openings, however aggressive gambits have also been played as themes in previous years.

Round 1 results

 1 = Lim,Neiss            - Beaumont,David    =  16- 1 = 0 - 1
 2 = Hogg,Dean            - Matijas,Dejan     =   2-17 = 1 - 0
 3 = D'Souza,Nathan       - Davis,Tony J      =  18- 4 = 0 - 1
 4 = Enano,Ronald         - Clerk,Felix       =   5-19 = 1 - 0
 5 = Clerk,Max            - Humphreys,Scott   =  21- 6 = 0 - 1
 6 = Hogan,Steven         - Beaumont,Archer   =   7-22 = ½ - ½
 7 = Watson,Nicolas       - Whitford,Matthew  =  24- 9 = 0 - 1
 8 = Kirk,Ian             - Abraham,Robin     =  10-25 = 1 - 0
 9 = Condick,Peter        - Nowak,Ruben       =  26-11 = 1 - 0
10 = McIntyre,Julian      - Cox,Tyler         =  12-28 = ½ - ½
11 = Koci,Adem            - Mullen,Chris      =  29-13 = 0 - 1
12 = Saric,Sergey         - Mathew,Shashi     =  14-30 = 1 - 0
13 = Maure,Eric           - Paul,Cijo         =  31-15 = 0 - 1
14 = Maure,Evangelino     - ( bye )           =  32- 0 = 1    

Lightning results

We had a crowd of 33 players for this. The final standings are below, with a message from Steven:

Well done to David for taking out the event with 6.5 / 7.
Next week we will start the 5 round Purdy Cup, returning to the long time format.

Lightning #1 results

Pos   N     NAME                      | Rtg  PRtg Pts  
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  1   3     Beaumont,David            | 1927 1595 6.5 
  2   2     Gusain,Daniel             | 1936 1129 5.5 
  3   4  CM Davis,Tony J              | 1780 1156 5.0 
  4   1     Hogg,Dean                 | 1974 1548 5.0 
  5  24     Galia,Aaryan              |    0 1615 5.0 
  6   8     Whitford,Matthew          | 1446 1016 5.0 
  7   7     Hogan,Steven              | 1518  752 5.0
  8   5     Enano,Ronald              | 1602 1185 5.0
  9  32     Wee,Nicholas              |    0 1122 4.0
 10  14     Davis,Sophie              | 1147  997 4.0
 11  13     Paul,Cijo                 | 1295  880 4.0
 12  33     Nowak,Ruben               | 1408 1024 4.0
 13  11     Mullen,Chris              | 1359  817 4.0
 14   9     Kirk,Ian                  | 1410  358 4.0 
 15  12     Saric,Sergey              | 1355  415 4.0 
 16   6     Humphreys,Scott           | 1584  705 3.5 
 17  23     Cox,Tyler                 |    0 1115 3.5
 18  17     Beaumont,Archer           |  553  777 3.5
 19  10     McIntyre,Julian           | 1384  229 3.5
 20  28     Rempis,Rron               |    0 1022 3.0
 21  21     Belfall,Mitchell          |    0  782 3.0
 22  16     Clerk,Max                 |  695  512 3.0
 23  26     Koci,Adem                 |    0 1076 3.0
 24  31     Ve,Nan                    |    0  550 3.0
 25  15     Clerk,Felix               |  853  431 3.0
 26  27     Maure,Eric                |    0  595 2.5
 27  29     Rivero,Adam               |    0  609 2.5
 28  25     Jennings,Jude             |    0  613 2.5
 29  22     Cox,Aiden                 |    0  391 2.5
 30  19     Watson,Nicolas        (W) |  222  520 2.0
 31  20     Abraham,Robin             |    0    0 1.0
 32  30     Setiawan,William          |    0    0 1.0
 33  18     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai   (W) |  533   66 0.5

A good night to visit the club…

Tomorrow night (16th March), 730pm, would be a good time to visit for those of you looking for some speed chess and also a chance to se what we do. We will play a stand-alone evening of lightning chess. Each player will play 7 games, with a 5 second plus 3 second increment time control. The following week (23rd March) we will commence our next rated event, the 5 round Purdy Cup.

Honourable Bob – final standings

The final round results are below, with a message from Steven:

Well done to Nathan for taking out the tournament with the score of 4.5 / 5, and in doing so becoming the 2nd player to automatically qualify for this year’s club championship alongside Tony as the winner of the only completed event from last year.
Next week we will play a stand-alone evening of lightning chess. Each player will play 7 games, with a 5 second plus 3 second increment time control. The following week we will commence our next rated event, the 5 round Purdy Cup.

Round 5 results

 1 = Hogg,Dean          (4.0)- Hibberd,Nathan    (3.5) =  2- 1=0-1
 2 = Whitford,Matthew   (3.5)- Beaumont,David    (3.0) =  8- 3=0-1
 3 = Kirk,Ian           (3.0)- Mullen,Chris      (3.0) = 24-11=0-1
 4 = Matijas,Dejan      (3.0)- Humphreys,Scott   (2.5) = 13- 5=0F-1F
 5 = Davis,Tony J       (2.0)- Saric,Sergey      (2.0) =  4-12=1-0
 6 = Hogan,Steven       (2.0)- Hibberd,Aaron     (2.0) =  6-14=1-0
 7 = Koci,Adem          (2.0)- Salanowski,Mark   (2.0) = 19- 7=1-0
 8 = Maure,Eric         (2.0)- Nowak,Ruben       (2.0) = 25- 9=1-0
 9 = Park,Jun           (2.0)- McIntyre,Julian   (2.0) = 27-10=0-1
10 = Galia,Aaryan       (1.5)- Paul,Cijo         (1.5) = 32-29=0F-1F
11 = Clerk,Felix        (1.5)- Clerk,Max         (1.0) = 15-16=0F-1F
12 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(1.0)- Jovanovic,Stephan (1.0) = 17-23=½-½
13 = Dellmann,Thomas    (1.0)- Belfall, Mitchell (1.0) = 22-18=0-1
14 = Cox,Tyler          (1.0)- Ve,Nan            (0.0) = 21-33=0-1
15 = Cox,Aiden          (0.0)- (not paired )     (0.0) = 20- 0=0   
16 = McFarlane,Hasini   (1.0)- (not paired )     (0.0) = 26- 0=0   
17 = Watson,Tyson       (0.0)- (not paired )     (0.0) = 28- 0=0   
18 = Abraham,Robin      (1.0)- (not paired )     (0.0) = 30- 0=0   
19 = Hubble,Jarod       (1.0)- (not paired )     (0.0) = 31- 0=0    

Final Standings

Pos   N     NAME                    Rtg  PRtg   Pts    Buc1  BucT  
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  1   1     Hibberd,Nathan          2078 1795   4.5    12.5 
  2   2     Hogg,Dean               1974 1675   4.0    14.0 
  3   3     Beaumont,David          1927 1573   4.0    13.5 
  4  11     Mullen,Chris            1359  625   4.0    12.0 
  5   8     Whitford,Matthew        1446 1243   3.5    13.5 
  6   5     Humphreys,Scott         1584  754   3.5     9.5 
  7  24     Kirk,Ian                   0 1213   3.0    13.5 
  8  13     Matijas,Dejan           1011 1033   3.0    13.0 
  9   6     Hogan,Steven            1518  671   3.0    11.0 
 10   4  CM Davis,Tony J            1780 1194   3.0    10.5  12.5 
 11  25     Maure,Eric                 0  764   3.0    10.5  12.0 
 12  10     McIntyre,Julian         1384  533   3.0    10.5  11.5 
 13  19     Koci,Adem                  0  763   3.0    10.0 
 14  29     Paul,Cijo               1295  621   2.5     9.0 
 15  12     Saric,Sergey            1355 1402   2.0    15.0 
 16  27     Park,Jun                   0  785   2.0    13.5 
 17   9     Nowak,Ruben             1408  593   2.0    12.5  14.5 
 18   7     Salanowski,Mark         1466  795   2.0    12.5  13.5 
 19  18     Belfall, Mitchell          0  284   2.0    10.0 
 20  14     Hibberd,Aaron            917  746   2.0     9.0  10.0 
 21  16     Clerk,Max                695  301   2.0     9.0  10.0 
 22  15     Clerk,Felix              853  756   1.5    12.0 
 23  17     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai      533  553   1.5    11.0 
 24  23     Jovanovic,Stephan          0  651   1.5    10.5 
 25  32     Galia,Aaryan               0  620   1.5    10.0 
 26  22     Dellmann,Thomas            0  795   1.0    12.5 
 27  21     Cox,Tyler                  0  652   1.0    10.5  12.0 
 28  31     Hubble,Jarod          (W)  0  800   1.0    10.5  12.0 
 29  30     Abraham,Robin         (W)  0    0   1.0    10.0 
 30  33     Ve,Nan                     0  800   1.0     9.0 
 31  26     McFarlane,Hasini      (W)  0  144   1.0     8.0 
 32  20     Cox,Aiden             (W)  0  138   0.0    10.5 
 33  28     Watson,Tyson          (W)  0    0   0.0     8.5 

Honourable Bob – round 4

The round 4 results are below, with a message from Steven:

Following the completion of the Honourable Bob next week, we will have our first lightning evening of the year on the 16th. That involves playing 7 matches over the evening, with a 5 minute + 3 seconds per move time control.

Round 4 results

 1 = Beaumont,David   (3.0)-Hogg,Dean          (3.0) =  3- 2 = 0 - 1
 2 = Hibberd,Nathan   (2.5)-Saric,Sergey       (2.0) =  1-12 = 1 - 0
 3 = Salanowski,Mark  (2.0)-Whitford,Matthew   (2.5) =  7- 8 = 0 - 1
 4 = Matijas,Dejan    (2.0)-McIntyre,Julian    (2.0) = 13-10 = 1 - 0
 5 = Mullen,Chris     (2.0)-Park,Jun           (2.0) = 11-27 = 1 - 0
 6 = Kirk,Ian         (2.0)-Koci,Adem          (2.0) = 24-19 = 1 - 0
 7 = Nowak,Ruben      (1.5)-Davis,Tony J       (1.5) =  9- 4 = ½ - ½
 8 = Abraham,Robin    (0.0)-( bye )            (0.0) = 30- 0 = 1    
 9 = Dellmann,Thomas  (1.0)-Hogan,Steven       (1.0) = 22- 6 = 0 - 1
10 = Hibberd,Aaron    (1.0)-Cox,Tyler          (1.0) = 14-21 = 1 - 0
11 = Humphreys,Scott  (1.5)-Bejjanki,Pranav Sai(1.0) =  5-17 = 1 - 0
12 = Galia,Aaryan     (1.0)-Clerk,Felix        (1.0) = 32-15 = ½ - ½
13 = Belfall, Mitchell(1.0)-Maure,Eric         (1.0) = 18-25 = 0 - 1
14 = Paul,Cijo        (0.5)-Cox,Aiden          (0.0) = 29-20 = 1 - 0
15 = Clerk,Max        (0.0)-Watson,Tyson       (0.0) = 16-28 = 1 - 0
16 = Jovanovic,Stephan(1.0)-( not paired )     (0.0) = 23- 0 = 0    
17 = McFarlane,Hasini (1.0)-( not paired )     (0.0) = 26- 0 = 0    
18 = Hubble,Jarod     (1.0)-( not paired )     (0.0) = 31- 0 = 0