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Koshnitsky Cup Round 2

Round 2 saw a number of close games. Mark and George finished last, with Mark trying to convert a Q+P vs Q ending, without success.

Round 2 results

  1 = Richards,Derek       ( 1.0) - Beaumont,David       ( 1.0) =  10 -   1 = 0 - 1
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  2 = Gusain,Daniel        ( 1.0) - McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.0) =   2 -  11 = 1 - 0
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  3 = Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 1.0) - Mullen,Chris         ( 1.0) =   4 -  13 = 1 - 0
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  4 = Ramos,Antonio        ( 1.0) - Enano,Ronald         ( 1.0) =  12 -   5 = ½ - ½
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  5 = Dogaris,George       ( 1.0) - Salanowski,Mark      ( 1.0) =  15 -   7 = ½ - ½
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  6 = Hogan,Steven         ( 1.0) - Minichelli,Felice    ( 1.0) =   8 -  14 = 1 - 0
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  7 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 1.0) - Maunders,Myiesha     ( 1.0) =  18 -   9 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Saric,Sergey         ( 0.0) - Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) =  16 -  21 = 1 - 0
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  9 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) - Davis,Tony J         ( 0.0) =  25 -   3 = 0 - 1
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 10 = Humphreys,Scott      ( 0.0) - Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) =   6 -  26 = 1 - 0
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 11 = Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 0.0) =  27 -  17 = 0 - 1
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 12 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 0.0) =  29 -  19 = 0F-1F
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 13 = Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.0) - Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) =  20 -  28 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) =  23 -  30 = 1F-0F
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 15 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) - Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) =  31 -  24 = 0 - 1
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 16 = Liu,William          ( 0.0) - Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) =  33 -  34 = 1 - 0
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 17 = Jing,Lang            ( 0.5) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  22 -   0 = ½    
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 18 = Hogg,Dean            ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  32 -   0 = ½

Round 3 pairing (provisional)

  1 = Beaumont,David       ( 2.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 2.0) =   1 -   4 =  ... 
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  2 = Hogan,Steven         ( 2.0) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 2.0) =   8 -   2 =  ... 
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  3 = Enano,Ronald         ( 1.5) - Dogaris,George       ( 1.5) =   5 -  15 =  ... 
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  4 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 1.5) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 1.5) =   7 -  12 =  ... 
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  5 = Davis,Tony J         ( 1.0) - Whitford,Matthew     ( 1.0) =   3 -  17 =  ... 
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  6 = Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 1.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 1.0) =  23 -   6 =  ... 
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  7 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 1.0) - Johns,Brent          ( 1.0) =   9 -  19 =  ... 
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  8 = Clerk,Max            ( 1.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 1.0) =  21 -  10 =  ... 
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  9 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 1.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 1.0) =  11 -  20 =  ... 
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 10 = Mullen,Chris         ( 1.0) - Jing,Lang            ( 1.0) =  13 -  22 =  ... 
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 11 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 1.0) - Liu,William          ( 1.0) =  14 -  33 =  ... 
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 12 = Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 1.0) =  24 -  16 =  ... 
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 13 = Hogg,Dean            ( 0.5) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) =  32 -  25 =  ... 
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 14 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) - Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) =  26 -  30 =  ... 
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 15 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) =  34 -  27 =  ... 
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 16 = Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) =  29 -  31 =  ... 
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 17 = Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =  28 -   0 = 1    
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 18 = McIntyre,Julian      ( 2.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  18 -   0 = ½
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Koshnitsky Cup Round 1

Our next long time frame event has kicked off, with a few juniors playing so well to score the full point against their senior opponents (aint it the way?!).

Round 1 Results

  1 = Beaumont,David       ( 0.0) - Saric,Sergey         ( 0.0) =   1 -  16 = 1 - 0
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  2 = Whitford,Matthew     ( 0.0) - Gusain,Daniel        ( 0.0) =  17 -   2 = 0 - 1
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  3 = Davis,Tony J         ( 0.0) - McIntyre,Julian      ( 0.0) =   3 -  18 = 0 - 1
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  4 = Johns,Brent          ( 0.0) - Szuveges,Narelle S   ( 0.0) =  19 -   4 = 0 - 1
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  5 = Enano,Ronald         ( 0.0) - Kostakakis,Angelo    ( 0.0) =   5 -  20 = 1 - 0
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  6 = Clerk,Max            ( 0.0) - Humphreys,Scott      ( 0.0) =  21 -   6 = 1 - 0
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  7 = Salanowski,Mark      ( 0.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 0.0) =   7 -  23 = 1 - 0
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  8 = Clerk,Felix          ( 0.0) - Hogan,Steven         ( 0.0) =  24 -   8 = 0 - 1
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  9 = Maunders,Myiesha     ( 0.0) - Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 0.0) =   9 -  25 = 1 - 0
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 10 = Kamineni,Takshil     ( 0.0) - Richards,Derek       ( 0.0) =  26 -  10 = 0 - 1
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 11 = McIntyre,Charlie     ( 0.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 0.0) =  11 -  27 = 1 - 0
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 12 = Minic,Branislav      ( 0.0) - Ramos,Antonio        ( 0.0) =  28 -  12 = 0 - 1
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 13 = Mullen,Chris         ( 0.0) - Nawar,Mena           ( 0.0) =  13 -  29 = 1 - 0
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 14 = Tizzani,Alex         ( 0.0) - Dogaris,George       ( 0.0) =  30 -  15 = 0 - 1
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 15 = Minichelli,Felice    ( 0.0) - Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.0) =  14 -  31 = 1 - 0
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 16 = Jing,Lang            ( 0.0) - ( half point bye )   ( 0.0) =  22 -   0 = ½

Musio Gambit results

Below are the results for the Musio Gambit allegro. Well done to Daniel for taking out the night with a perfect 5/5. A number of juniors also relished the aggressive and tactical opening and performed well, namely George, Sergey and Kevin.

Next week (7 Aug) is the start of the 7 round Koshnitsky Cup. Its the final club championship qualification tournament, with a number of players in the running.

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1    BucT  
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  1  5.0   1     Gusain,Daniel             | 1938 1916 VIC |    12.0 
  2  3.5   7     Mullen,Chris              | 1328 1515 VIC |    14.0 
  3  3.5   3     Humphreys,Scott           | 1699 1371 VIC |    13.5 
  4  3.5   9     Dogaris,George            | 1296 1041 VIC |    13.0 
  5  3.5   2     Jothibabu,Anandaram       | 1751 1284 VIC |    12.5 
  6  3.5  10     Saric,Sergey              | 1208  979 VIC |    10.5 
  7  3.0  13     Deraniyagala,Kevin        |  505 1190 VIC |    13.0 
  8  3.0   4     Salanowski,Mark           | 1560 1072 AUS |    11.5 
  9  3.0   8     Thandhi,Mohan             | 1318  918 VIC |     9.0 
 10  2.5  12     Clerk,Max                 |  680 1115 VIC |    13.5 
 11  2.5  16     Liu,William               |  280  991 VIC |    11.0 
 12  2.5  14     Clerk,Felix               |  461  697 VIC |     9.0 
 13  2.0   6     Richards,Derek            | 1440 1103 VIC |    14.0 
 14  2.0  11     McIntyre,Julian           | 1009  752 VIC |    12.0 
 15  2.0   5     Hogan,Steven              | 1493  665 VIC |    10.5 
 16  1.0  15     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  410  765 VIC |    11.0    12.5 
 17  1.0  18     Kurian,Max                |    0  735 VIC |    11.0    11.0 
 18  1.0  20     Watson,Nicolas        (W) |    0    0 VIC |     9.0 
 19  0.0  17     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 AUS |    10.5 
 20  0.0  19     Nawar,Mena            (W) |    0    0 VIC |     9.5

Upcoming events – Musio followed by Koshnitsky

Tonight we will be playing allegro, using the same starting opening position for each game. Tonight it is the Musio Counter Gambit. The starting moves are 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4. Its real aggressive and sharp, a fun and challenging night awaits.

The following week will be the start of the Koshnitsky Cup, our next rated event, over 7 weeks, one game per night.

Western Series – conclusion

The four Western Series have concluded wit the following results:

Winners:

Western Masters - Daniel Gusain
Western Major - Ruben Nowak and Guy Russo
Western Minor - Matthew Whitford
Western Swiss - Kevin Deraniyagala

The standings for the swiss are below.

Kevin - 4 points
Pranav - 3
Alex - 3
William - 2.5
Max Clerk - 2
Max Kurian - 2
Mena - 2
Nicolas - 1.5
Felix - 1
Branko - 1
Tina - 1

Western Masters – one round to go!

Below are the updated standings on the western masters round robins, with one week left. Next week is the completion of the Western Masters series.

Masters

Who Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Mark 1560 X 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel 1938 1 X 0 1 0 2
Ronald 1757 1 X 0 0 0 1
Isaac 1493 0 0 0 X 0 0 0
Narelle 1774 1 0 1 0 X 0 2
Dean 2070 0 0 0 0 0 X 0

Major

Who Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Steve 1493 X 0 0 0.5 1 1.5
Tony R 1393 1 X 0 1 0 2
Guy 1421 1 1 X 0 1 3
Ruben 1474 0.5 1 X 1 1 3.5
Charlie 1419 0 0 0 X 0 0
Derek 1440 0 1 0 1 X 2

Minor

Who Loc 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Phil M 1318 X 1 1 0 0.5 2.5
Matthew 1030 0 X 1 1 1 3
Chris 1328 0 0 X 0 1 1
Sergey 1208 1 1 X 0 1 3
Brent 1004 0 0 1 X 1 2
Julian 1009 0.5 0 0 0 X 0.5

Losing Point Lightning results

Well done to all that came for the battle of attrition last Tuesday night. The losing points lightning was hotly contested over no less than 15 rounds, the placings were as follows:

1st – Steve (Go Mr President!!)

2nd – Julian

3rd – Sergey

Next week is the completion of the Western Masters series.

Losing Points Lightning

Next week (17th July) we will play a skittles or knock out lightning (5 minute time, no increment) event. It is a very enjoyable and unique challenge where each player will commence with a certain number of points based on their rating. It is each player’s job to protect their points, as losses lose 1 point and draws lose 1/2 a point, with players eliminated when reaching zero, resulting in the last player left standing being declared the winner.

The points each player starts with, depending on their current ACF rating is:

ACF Rating     Starting Points
 > 2050        1.5 points
1901 - 2050    2 points
1751 - 1900    2.5 points
1601 - 1750    3 points
1451 - 1600    3.5 points
1301 - 1400    4 points
1151 - 1300    4.5 points
1001 - 1150    5 points 
1000 or less   5.5 points

Western Series Update

With only 1 round to go (on 24th July), things are coming to a conclusion for this 5 round event, split over 3 round robin and one swiss tournament. I apologise for not posting for a while, but I was moving house. Some withdrawals from the round robins have affected the results, requiring some multiple byes. A catch-up for games missed is possible upstairs next week, if required. So the updates are as follows:

Western Masters

Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Mark 1560 x 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel 1938 1 x 0 1 0 2
Ronald 1757 1 x 0 0 0 1
Isaac 1493 0 0 0 x 0 0 0
Narelle 1774 1 0 1 0 x 0 2
Dean 2070 0 0 0 0 0 x 0

Western Major

Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Steve 1493 x 0 0 0.5 1 1.5
Tony R 1393 1 x 0 0 1
Guy 1421 1 1 x 1 3
Ruben 1474 0.5 x 1 1 2.5
Charlie 1419 0 0 x 0 0
Derek 1440 0 1 0 1 x 2

Western Minor

Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Phil M 1318 x 1 1 0 0.5 2.5
Matthew 1030 0 x 1 1 2
Chris 1328 0 0 x 1 1
Sergey 1208 1 x 1
Brent 1004 0 0 x 1 1
Julian 1009 0.5 0 x 0.5

Western Swiss – pairing for round 5

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  1 = Clerk,Max            ( 2.0) - Deraniyagala,Kevin   ( 3.0) =   1 -   3 =  ... 
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  2 = Bejjanki,Pranav Sai  ( 2.0) - Kurian,Max           ( 2.0) =   5 -   8 =  ... 
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  3 = Nawar,Mena           ( 2.0) - Tizzani, Alex        ( 2.0) =  10 -  11 =  ... 
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  4 = Clerk,Felix          ( 1.0) - Liu,William          ( 1.5) =   4 -   6 =  ... 
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  5 = Watson,Nicolas       ( 0.5) - Minic,Branislav      ( 1.0) =  13 -   9 =  ... 
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  6 = Deng,Tina            ( 0.0) - ( bye )              ( 0.0) =   7 -   0 = 1    
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  7 = Jing,Lang            ( 3.5) - ( not paired )       ( 0.0) =   2 -   0 = 0    

Lightning #2 results

Well done to David and Dean for taking out the event, and also to Pranav and Max who both scored 4/7 and played well above their rating.

Standing at round 7 (last round)

Pos  Pts  ID  NAME                         | Rtg  PRtg Fed |   Buc1 
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  1  5.5   2     Beaumont,David            | 1996 1699 VIC |    28.5 
  2  5.5   1     Hogg,Dean                 | 2034 1601 VIC |    26.0 
  3  5.0   6     Nowak,Ruben               | 1439 1413 VIC |    27.0 
  4  5.0   3     Ilic,Milan                | 1581 1622 VIC |    26.0 
  5  5.0   5     Russo,Guy                 | 1464  987 VIC |    23.0 
  6  5.0   9     Mullen,Chris              | 1351 1186 VIC |    22.0 
  7  4.0  11     Saric,Sergey              | 1129  686 VIC |    24.5 
  8  4.0  18     Kurian,Max                |    0 1324 VIC |    23.5 
  9  4.0  15     Bejjanki,Pranav Sai       |  352 1074 VIC |    19.5 
 10  3.5   4     Hogan,Steven              | 1467 1186 VIC |    29.0 
 11  3.5   7     Richards,Derek            | 1430  767 VIC |    26.5 
 12  3.5  19     Nawar,Mena                |    0  967 VIC |    19.5 
 13  3.0   8     Ramos,Antonio             | 1356  835 VIC |    25.0 
 14  3.0  13     Clerk,Max                 |  631  710 VIC |    24.5 
 15  3.0  10     Minichelli,Felice         | 1251  622 VIC |    23.0 
 16  3.0  14     Clerk,Felix               |  436  874 VIC |    16.5 
 17  2.0  16     Liu,William               |  280  512 VIC |    20.0 
 18  2.0  20     Watson,Nicolas        (W) |    0  831 VIC |    18.5 
 19  1.5  12     Johns,Brent               |  985  346 VIC |    21.5 
 20  1.0  21     Chettri,Vidish        (W) |    0  608 VIC |    21.5 
 21  1.0  17     Deng,Tina                 |    0    0 VIC |    15.5 

Tie Break legend:
  Buc1   :  Buchholz Cut 1