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
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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.

Blumenfeld Counter Gambit Allegro results

This event was the 5th round of the Allegro events we hold each year, each with a different opening start position. Results are below. Congrats to Bruce (again!). The images are from Erwin Blumenfeld (1897 – 1969) was a famous American photographer of German origin (nothing to do with chess, as far as I know).

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

  1   Williams, Bruce      QLD       2128 5         9.5  16.5   15.0
  2   Salanowski, Mark     VIC       1663 4         7.0  14.0   12.0
  3   Hogg, Dean           VIC       2038 3.5       7.0  13.5   10.5
 4-8  Hogan, Steven        VIC       1591 3         9.0  14.5   10.0
      Edwards, Regina      QLD       1364 3         7.0  11.5    8.0
      Jing, Lang           VIC            3         6.5  10.0    8.0
      Davis, Tony J        VIC       1869 3         6.0  12.5   10.0
      Deraniyagala, Kevin  VIC       903  3         5.5  12.0    6.0
9-12  Whitford, Matthew    VIC       775  2         9.5  15.0    7.0
      Richards, Derek      VIC       1446 2         9.5  14.5    9.0
      Mullen, Chris        VIC       1370 2         7.5  13.0    7.0
      Kostakakis, Angelo   VIC       1044 2         7.0  10.5    5.0
13-14 Hu, Timothy Tianmeng VIC       870  1.5       9.0  14.5    6.5
      Castles, Tommy                      1.5       5.0   8.5    2.0
 15   Liu, William         VIC       311  1         5.5   9.0    3.0
 16   Liu, Jim             VIC       461  0.5       6.5  10.5    1.0

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Allegro results – round 5

Well done to Tony on winning this one night event. Next week is the start of the club championship and reserves.

Place Name               Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Davis, Tony                  1889 4.5       9.0  15.0   13.5
 2-4  Cheema, Mohammad             1764 4         9.0  15.0   12.0
      Wang, Kayson                 1698 4         8.5  15.0   14.0
      Russo, Guy                   1364 4         6.0  11.0   10.0
  5   Bhat, Vishal                 2019 3.5       8.0  14.0   10.5
 6-8  Salanowski, Mark             1609 3         7.5  11.5    8.0
      Minichelli, Felice           1400 3         6.5  12.5    8.0
      Buzdar, Rashid               1551 3         6.5  10.0    8.0
9-10  Hogan, Steven                1615 2.5      10.5  17.0   10.5
      McIntyre, Charlie            1452 2.5       8.0  13.0    7.5
11-16 Ilic, Milan                  1601 2        11.0  16.5    7.0
      Richards, Derek              1504 2        10.0  16.0    8.0
      Kostakakis, Angelo           1165 2         8.5  13.5    7.0
      Saric, Sergey                726  2         6.5  10.5    5.0
      Doust, Aidan                      2         6.0   9.0    5.0
      Wootten, Rory                1254 2         5.5   9.5    4.0
 17   Gadiyar, Lekha                    1.5       8.0  12.5    4.5
18-19 Bejjanki, Pranav                  1         6.5  10.5    3.0
      Bhat, Anika                  301  1         6.0   8.0    2.0
 20   O'Leary, Mike                432  0         5.0   9.0    0.0

Grunfeld Allegro results

Below are the results for the Grunfeld themed allegro night. Well done to Dean, closely followed by Nathan and Julio. There also seem to be some new names I have not seen before, so welcome to Julio, Alvin and Peter.

This Tuesday is the start of the Koshnitsky cup, which will decide qualification for the club championship, which is very tight after 3 tournaments.

Place Name                  Feder Rtg Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Hogg, Dean                      2036 4.5       7.5  13.0   13.0
 2-3  Hibberd, Nathan                 1812 4        10.0  16.0   14.0
      Labrin, Julio                   1600 4         8.5  14.0   11.0
 4-5  Kissoon, Alvin                  1700 3.5       7.0  13.0   11.0
      Saric, Sergey                   550  3.5       6.5  10.5    8.0
 6-8  Ravichandren, Niruthi           1443 3         8.5  14.0   10.0
      Richards, Derek                 1512 3         8.0  13.5   12.0
      Wolf, Peter                     1850 3         6.5  11.5    7.0
9-11  Wang, Kayson                    1705 2.5       9.0  15.0    8.5
      Russo, Guy                      1450 2.5       8.0  14.0    7.5
      Gusain, Daniel                       2.5       7.5  13.0    6.0
 12   Bejjanki, Pranav                     2         5.5   9.0    5.0
13-18 Salanowski, Mark                1574 1.5      10.0  15.0    7.0
      Kostakakis, Angelo              1157 1.5       9.5  14.0    4.5
      Hogan, Steven                   1610 1.5       8.0  14.5    7.0
      O'Leary, Mike                   449  1.5       7.5  12.5    2.0
      Liu, Jim                             1.5       7.0  12.0    4.5
      Liu, William                         1.5       6.5  10.0    3.0
 19   Liu, Tina                            0.5       5.0   9.0    1.5

Allegro 1 – results

The first allegro event for 2016 was well attended (26 players). Congratulations to Dean Hogg for winning it in fine style. The score table is below. Our next event will be the 7-round (7 week) Hobsons Bay Cup.

Place Name Rating Score TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Hogg, Dean 2018 5 10.5 16.5 15
2-May Buzdar, Rashid 1464 4 8.5 15.5 12
Hibberd, Nathan 1769 4 8 14.5 13
Cheema, Mohammad 1780 4 8 12.5 13
Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1150 4 7 12 10
6 Saric, Sergey 551 3.5 8.5 15 12
7-Dec Wang, Kayson 1730 3 10.5 16.5 10
Gusain, Daniel 3 9 15 10
Salanowski, Mark 1624 3 9 14 11
Ilic, Milan 1622 3 8 14.5 10
Bennett, Calvin 1526 3 7 12 8
Mullen, Chris 1382 3 5 8.5 6
13 Hogan, Steven 1641 2.5 8.5 13.5 8
14-20 Humphreys, Scott 1801 2 9 14 7
Richards, Derek 1523 2 9 13.5 8
Potulic, Vic 1445 2 8 15 6
Russo, Guy 2 8 13 4
Simon, Endre 1469 2 7 11.5 8
Downs, Andrew 2 5.5 10 3
Bejjanki, Pranav Sai 2 5.5 9 5
21 Kostakakis, Angelo 1233 1.5 7 11.5 4.5
22-23 Wootten, Rory 1236 1 7.5 12 4
Doust, Jordan 1 7 10.5 3
24-25 Liu, Jim 0.5 6.5 11 0.5
Liu, William 0.5 5 8.5 1
26 Saric, Zivko 0 5.5 5.5 0