Hobsons Bay Cup – round 4

Quite a few interesting games, Narelle and Bruce was interesting, Bruce’s Q and pawn winning over Narelle’s R and N. Daniel’s win over Dean, and Sergey drawing with Steven will certainly improve their rating next time they are updated. My game against Tommy was lost by me from about move 25, but I kept moving stuff around and avoided exchanges. Even on his last move of the game, I would have lost if Tommy had played any other move than the one he made, and I checkmated him – the only way I was going to win! Chess can be cruel sometimes!

It was unfortunate that there were 2 no-shows on Tuesday! Please let Steven know if you cannot play on game night, preferably the day before or earlier, so your opponent does not have a wasted trip.

Round 4 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Williams, Bruce    2060 [3]      1:0    Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [3]  
 2 Gusain, Daniel     1562 [2.5]    1:0    Hogg, Dean        1999 [2.5]
 3 Wootten, Rory      1255 [2]      0:1    Davis, Tony       1892 [2.5]
 4 Dogaris, George    1004 [2]      -:+    Russo, Guy        1370 [2]  
 5 McIntyre, Charlie  1444 [1.5]   .5:.5   Enano, Ronald     1741 [1.5]
 6 Saric, Sergey      875  [1.5]   .5:.5   Hogan, Steven     1532 [1.5]
 7 Hu, Timothy        870  [1.5]    0:1    Ramos, Antonio    1496 [1]  
 8 Castles, Tommy          [1]      0:1    Humphreys, Scott  1724 [1]  
 9 Mullen, Chris      1390 [1]      0:1    Richards, Derek   1483 [1]  
10 Nowak, Ruben       1476 [1]     .5:.5   Whitford, Matthew 708  [1]  
11 Doust, Aidan       503  [.5]     0:1    Edwards, Regina   1363 [.5] 
12 O'Leary, Mike      271  [.5]     0:1    Maunders, Myiesha 964  [.5] 
13 Liu, Jim           528  [0]     .5:.5   Liu, William      257  [.5] 
14 Kostakakis, Angelo 1016 [0]      +:-    Bejjanki, Pranav  409  [0]  
15 Trofimovs, Joel         [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
16 Hibberd, Nathan    1977 [2]     .5:0    BYE                         
17 Salanowski, Mark   1668 [2]     .5:0    BYE

Round 5 draw – Provisional

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc
 1 Davis, Tony        1892 [3.5]     :     Williams, Bruce   2060 [4]
 2 Szuveges, Narelle  1724 [3]       :     Gusain, Daniel    1562 [3.5]
 3 Salanowski, Mark   1668 [2.5]     :     Russo, Guy        1370 [3]
 4 Hogg, Dean         1999 [2.5]     :     Enano, Ronald     1741 [2]
 5 Humphreys, Scott   1724 [2]       :     Richards, Derek   1483 [2]
 6 Hogan, Steven      1532 [2]       :     Wootten, Rory     1255 [2]
 7 Ramos, Antonio     1496 [2]       :     McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [2]
 8 Dogaris, George    1004 [2]       :     Nowak, Ruben      1476 [1.5]
 9 Edwards, Regina    1363 [1.5]     :     Hu, Timothy       870  [1.5]
10 Maunders, Myiesha  964  [1.5]     :     Whitford, Matthew 708  [1.5]
11 Liu, William       257  [1]       :     Mullen, Chris     1390 [1]
12 Kostakakis, Angelo 1016 [1]       :     Castles, Tommy         [1]
13 Trofimovs, Joel         [.5]      :     Doust, Aidan      503  [.5]
14 Bejjanki, Pranav   409  [0]       :     Liu, Jim          528  [.5]
15 O'Leary, Mike      271  [.5]    .5:0    BYE
16 Hibberd, Nathan    1977 [2.5]   .5:0    BYE  /pre>

Hobsons Bay Cup – Round 3

Quite a few interesting games, but I did not get to watch many. Bruce and Narelle are undefeated, and they meet in round 4. Ten people on 2 or more points. Please let Steven know if you cannot play on game night, preferably the day before game time.

Round 3 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Hibberd, Nathan   1977 [2]      0:1    Williams, Bruce    2060 [2]  
 2 Hogg, Dean        1999 [2]     .5:.5   Davis, Tony        1892 [2]  
 3 Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [2]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo 1016 [0]  
 4 Humphreys, Scott  1724 [1]      0:1    Gusain, Daniel     1562 [1.5]
 5 Mullen, Chris     1390 [1]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark   1668 [1]  
 6 Hogan, Steven     1532 [1]     .5:.5   McIntyre, Charlie  1444 [1]  
 7 Ramos, Antonio    1496 [1]      0:1    Wootten, Rory      1255 [1]  
 8 Richards, Derek   1483 [1]      0:1    Dogaris, George    1004 [1]  
 9 Russo, Guy        1370 [1]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben       1476 [1]  
10 Edwards, Regina   1363 [.5]     0:1    Saric, Sergey      875  [.5] 
11 Maunders, Myiesha 964  [.5]     0:1    Hu, Timothy        870  [.5] 
12 Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim           528  [0]  
13 Liu, William      257  [0]     .5:.5   O'Leary, Mike      271  [0]  
14 Trofimovs, Joel        [0]      0:1    Castles, Tommy          [0]  
15 Enano, Ronald     1741 [1.5]    -:-    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 2

More games have so far gone with rating, sigh from me at least (Scott). Mark threw the boots and all at Dean, to no avail in the end, but quite an interesting game to watch while I was losing.

Round 2 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Williams, Bruce   2060 [1]      1:0    Humphreys, Scott  1724 [1]  
 2 Salanowski, Mark  1668 [1]      0:1    Hogg, Dean        1999 [1]  
 3 Hibberd, Nathan   1977 [1]      1:0    Hogan, Steven     1532 [1]  
 4 Ramos, Antonio    1496 [1]      -:+    Davis, Tony       1892 [1]  
 5 Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [1]      1:0    Richards, Derek   1483 [1]  
 6 Enano, Ronald     1741 [.5]     1:0    Maunders, Myiesha 964  [.5] 
 7 Gusain, Daniel    1562 [.5]     1:0    Hu, Timothy       870  [.5] 
 8 Saric, Sergey     875  [.5]     0:1    Nowak, Ruben      1476 [0]  
 9 McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [0]      1:0    Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]  
10 O'Leary, Mike     271  [0]      0:1    Mullen, Chris     1390 [0]  
11 Castles, Tommy         [0]      0:1    Wootten, Rory     1255 [0]  
12 Dogaris, George   1004 [0]      1:0    Trofimovs, Joel        [0]  
13 Liu, Jim          528  [0]      0:1    Russo, Guy        1370 [0]  
14 Lubberink, Olly        [0]      1:0    Liu, William      257  [0]  
15 Edwards, Regina   1363 [0]     .5:0    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup – round 1

So we have started the 7 round Hobsons Bay cup, with 25 entrants, and games have so far gone with rating, but we have had a few people taking a bye due to other (chess?) commitments on Anzac Day.

Round 1 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc    Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  
 1 Nowak, Ruben      1476 [0]      0:1    Williams, Bruce   2060 [0]  
 2 Hogg, Dean        1999 [0]      1:0    McIntyre, Charlie 1444 [0]  
 3 Mullen, Chris     1390 [0]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan   1977 [0]  
 4 Davis, Tony       1892 [0]      1:0    Edwards, Regina   1363 [0]  
 5 Wootten, Rory     1255 [0]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle 1724 [0]  
 6 Humphreys, Scott  1724 [0]      1:0    Dogaris, George   1004 [0]  
 7 Whitford, Matthew 708  [0]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark  1668 [0]  
 8 Hogan, Steven     1532 [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike     271  [0]  
 9 Trofimovs, Joel        [0]      0:1    Ramos, Antonio    1496 [0]  
10 Richards, Derek   1483 [0]      1:0    Castles, Tommy         [0]  
11 Enano, Ronald     1741 [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
12 Gusain, Daniel    1562 [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
13 BYE                             0:0    BYE                         
14 Maunders, Myiesha 964  [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
15 BYE                             0:0    BYE                         
16 Hu, Timothy       870  [0]     .5:0    BYE                         
17 Doust, Aidan      503  [0]     .5:0    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup – final round

Congratulations to Dean Hogg on winning this event undefeated. The final standings are below. Our next event will be a lightning night. I have also updated the current progress scores.

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

  1   Hogg, Dean              VIC   2001 2018 7        23.0  31.0   28.0
 2-4  Ravichandren, Niruruthi VIC   1484 1150 5        22.0  28.5   17.0
      Hibberd, Nathan         VIC   1806 1769 5        21.0  31.5   21.0
      Cheema, Mohammad        VIC   1733 1780 5        20.0  29.5   21.0
 5-7  Davis, Tony J           VIC   1949 1873 4.5      21.0  30.0   19.5
      Salanowski, Mark        VIC   1491 1624 4.5      19.0  28.5   20.0
      Szuveges, Narelle S     VIC   1761 1675 4.5      16.0  24.5   15.5
8-12  Wang, Kayson            VIC   1702 1730 4        18.5  28.5   19.0
      Richards, Derek         VIC   1420 1523 4        17.0  23.0   17.0
      Ramos, Antonio          VIC   1531 1459 4        17.0  23.0   15.5
      Ilic, Milan             VIC   1647 1622 4        16.0  22.5   15.5
      Hogan, Steven           VIC   1623 1641 4        15.5  21.5   15.0
13-15 McIntyre, Charlie       VIC   1306 1437 3.5      19.5  27.0   18.0
      Humphreys, Scott        VIC   1728 1801 3.5      19.5  26.5   17.5
      Russo, Guy              VIC   1524      3.5      16.5  23.5   13.5
16-19 Nowak, Ruben            VIC   1556 1320 3        18.5  27.0   11.5
      Saric, Sergey           VIC        551  3        16.5  24.0   12.0
      Papac, Luka             VIC   1794      3        13.5  19.0   12.0
      Liu, Jim                                3        12.5  17.5    8.0
20-22 Mullen, Chris           VIC   1613 1382 2.5      20.0  28.0   13.5
      Wootten, Rory           VIC   1448 1236 2.5      18.5  26.0   12.0
      Liu, William                            2.5      11.0  17.5    5.5
23-26 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai    VIC             2        16.0  22.5    7.0
      O'Leary, Mike           VIC             2        14.0  19.0    7.0
      Doust, Jordan                           2        11.0  17.5    4.0
      Hibberd, Aaron          VIC        666  2         5.5  12.0    5.5
27-28 Gusain, Daniel          VIC             1.5      16.5  22.5    5.5
      Doust, Aidan                            1.5      14.0  19.0    5.0
29-30 Kostakakis, Angelo      VIC   1249 1233 1        17.0  22.5    6.0
      Downs, Andrew                           1         9.0  15.5    4.0
 31   Harris, Anthony         VIC   1762 1591 0.5       0.5   0.5    0.5
 32   Sheen, Daniel                           0         4.0   4.0    0.0

Hobsons Bay Cup Round 7 – final round

The draw for next week’s final round is below.

No Name                Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Salanowski, Mark    1491 1624 [4.5]     :     Hogg, Dean              2001 2018 [6]  
 2 Hibberd, Nathan     1806 1769 [4.5]     :     Cheema, Mohammad        1733 1780 [4.5]
 3 Wang, Kayson        1702 1730 [4]       :     Davis, Tony J           1949 1873 [3.5]
 4 McIntyre, Charlie   1306 1437 [3.5]     :     Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [4]  
 5 Szuveges, Narelle S 1761 1675 [3.5]     :     Humphreys, Scott        1728 1801 [3.5]
 6 Hogan, Steven       1623 1641 [3]       :     Nowak, Ruben            1556 1320 [3]  
 7 Papac, Luka         1794      [3]       :     Richards, Derek         1420 1523 [3]  
 8 Ramos, Antonio      1531 1459 [3]       :     Saric, Sergey                551  [3]  
 9 Ilic, Milan         1647 1622 [3]       :     Mullen, Chris           1613 1382 [2.5]
10 Wootten, Rory       1448 1236 [2.5]     :     Russo, Guy              1524      [2.5]
11 Liu, Jim                      [2]       :     Doust, Aidan                      [1.5]
12 Liu, William                  [2]       :     O'Leary, Mike                     [1.5]
13 Kostakakis, Angelo  1249 1233 [1]       :     Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [1]  
14 Gusain, Daniel                [1]     .5:0    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup Round 6

Dean is streaking ahead – who can catch him? The round 6 results are below. The battle is for the minor places now.

No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Wang, Kayson            1702 1730 [4]      0:1    Hogg, Dean          2001 2018 [5]  
 2 Davis, Tony J           1949 1873 [3.5]    0:1    Hibberd, Nathan     1806 1769 [3.5]
 3 Cheema, Mohammad        1733 1780 [3.5]    1:0    McIntyre, Charlie   1306 1437 [3.5]
 4 Richards, Derek         1420 1523 [3]      0:1    Salanowski, Mark    1491 1624 [3.5]
 5 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [3]      1:0    Hogan, Steven       1623 1641 [3]  
 6 Humphreys, Scott        1728 1801 [2.5]    1:0    Wootten, Rory       1448 1236 [2.5]
 7 Mullen, Chris           1613 1382 [2.5]    0:1    Szuveges, Narelle S 1761 1675 [2.5]
 8 Nowak, Ruben            1556 1320 [2.5]   .5:.5   Ilic, Milan         1647 1622 [2.5]
 9 Russo, Guy              1524      [2.5]    0:1    Ramos, Antonio      1531 1459 [2]  
10 Saric, Sergey                551  [2]      1:0    Liu, Jim                      [2]  
11 Gusain, Daniel                    [1]      0:1    Papac, Luka         1794      [2]  
12 Liu, William                      [1]      +:-    O'Leary, Mike                 [1.5]
13 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [1]      0:1    Doust, Aidan                  [.5] 
14 Kostakakis, Angelo      1249 1233 [1]      0:0    BYE

Hobsons Bay Cup round 5

It is interesting as we move through the rounds, as to who is located on the various board positions. The results from round 5 are below.

No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean              2001 2018 [4]      1:0    Cheema, Mohammad 1733 1780 [3.5]
 2 Richards, Derek         1420 1523 [3]      0:1    Wang, Kayson     1702 1730 [3]  
 3 Ilic, Milan             1647 1622 [2.5]    0:1    Davis, Tony J    1949 1873 [2.5]
 4 McIntyre, Charlie       1306 1437 [2.5]    1:0    Humphreys, Scott 1728 1801 [2.5]
 5 Salanowski, Mark        1491 1624 [2.5]    1:0    Mullen, Chris    1613 1382 [2.5]
 6 Wootten, Rory           1448 1236 [2.5]    0:1    Hogan, Steven    1623 1641 [2]  
 7 Szuveges, Narelle S     1761 1675 [2]     .5:.5   Nowak, Ruben     1556 1320 [2]  
 8 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [2]      +:-    Ramos, Antonio   1531 1459 [2]  
 9 Papac, Luka             1794      [1.5]   .5:.5   Saric, Sergey         551  [1.5]
10 O'Leary, Mike                     [1.5]    0:1    Russo, Guy       1524      [1.5]
11 Kostakakis, Angelo      1249 1233 [1]      -:-    Downs, Andrew              [1]  
12 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [1]      0:1    Liu, Jim                   [1]  
13 Gusain, Daniel                    [1]      0:1    Doust, Jordan              [1]  
14 Doust, Aiden                      [.5]     0:1    Liu, William               [0]  
15 Hibberd, Nathan         1806 1769 [3]     .5:0    BYE 

Hobsons Bay Cup round 4

A few interesting games results for round 4. Dean maintained his winning run, and Rory scored a few rating points with his win over Luka.

No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                 Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Davis, Tony J           1949 1873 [2.5]    0:1    Hogg, Dean           2001 2018 [3]  
 2 Cheema, Mohammad        1733 1780 [2.5]    1:0    Salanowski, Mark     1491 1624 [2.5]
 3 Hibberd, Nathan         1806 1769 [2]      1:0    Humphreys, Scott     1728 1801 [2.5]
 4 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [2]      0:1    Wang, Kayson         1702 1730 [2]  
 5 Richards, Derek         1420 1523 [2]      +:-    Hibberd, Aaron            666  [2]  
 6 Saric, Sergey                551  [1.5]    0:1    Ilic, Milan          1647 1622 [1.5]
 7 Russo, Guy              1524      [1.5]    0:1    Mullen, Chris        1613 1382 [1.5]
 8 Papac, Luka             1794      [1.5]    0:1    Wootten, Rory        1448 1236 [1.5]
 9 Doust, Jordan                     [1]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle S  1761 1675 [1]  
10 Hogan, Steven           1623 1641 [1]      1:0    Bejjanki, Pranav Sai           [1]  
11 Nowak, Ruben            1556 1320 [1]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel                 [1]  
12 Kostakakis, Angelo      1249 1233 [1]      -:-    Downs, Andrew                  [1]  
13 O'Leary, Mike                     [.5]     1:0    Doust, Aiden                   [.5] 
14 Liu, Jim                          [0]      1:0    Liu, William                   [0]  
15 Ramos, Antonio          1531 1459 [2]      0:0    BYE                                 
16 McIntyre, Charlie       1306 1437 [2]     .5:0    BYE                                 

Hobsons Bay Cup round 3

After 2 rounds, only 5 players have a perfect score, and 4 of them they played each other this week. The results are below. Nathan’s position against Dean looked like swiss cheese after only a few moves, and it went downhill after that. My game against Tony did see-saw a bit, but I was a piece ahead but then carelessly lost my pawns under time pressure, and it was then R+B vs R and 2Ps and so a draw was a fitting result.

No Name                    Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name                Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean              2001 2018 [2]      1:0    Hibberd, Nathan     1806 1769 [2]  
 2 Humphreys, Scott        1728 1801 [2]     .5:.5   Davis, Tony J       1949 1873 [2]  
 3 Salanowski, Mark        1491 1624 [1.5]    1:0    McIntyre, Charlie   1306 1437 [2]  
 4 Russo, Guy              1524      [1.5]    0:1    Cheema, Mohammad    1733 1780 [1.5]
 5 Wang, Kayson            1702 1730 [1]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo  1249 1233 [1]  
 6 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1484 1150 [1]      +:-    Szuveges, Narelle S 1761 1675 [1]  
 7 Hogan, Steven           1623 1641 [1]      -:+    Hibberd, Aaron           666  [1]  
 8 Ilic, Milan             1647 1622 [1]     .5:.5   Papac, Luka         1794      [1]  
 9 Bejjanki, Pranav Sai              [1]      0:1    Richards, Derek     1420 1523 [1]  
10 Mullen, Chris           1613 1382 [1]     .5:.5   Saric, Sergey            551  [1]  
11 Downs, Andrew                     [1]      -:+    Wootten, Rory       1448 1236 [.5] 
12 Doust, Aiden                      [.5]     0:1    Nowak, Ruben        1556 1320 [0]  
13 Liu, Jim                          [0]      0:1    Doust, Jordan                 [0]  
14 Liu, William                      [0]      0:1    Gusain, Daniel                [0]  
15 O'Leary, Mike                     [0]     .5:0    BYE                                
16 Ramos, Antonio          1531 1459 [1.5]   .5:0    BYE