Koshnitsky cup – final round results

Congrats to Bruce in winning this event, scoring 6.5/7, followed by Nathan (6) and Tony(5).

For the Next Few Weeks – Schedule is as follows
Tues 26 September – Lightning
Tues 3 October – Allegro (Kings Gambit Accepted)
Tues 10 October – Commencement of Club Championships and reserves.

Round 7 (Final Round) Results

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 Williams, Bruce       2128 [5.5]    1:0    Humphreys, Scott     1771 [4]  
 2 Davis, Tony J         1869 [5]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan      2033 [5]  
 3 Edwards, Regina       1364 [4]      0:1    Watson, James        1839 [3.5]
 4 Gusain, Daniel        1654 [3.5]    1:0    Salanowski, Mark     1663 [3.5]
 5 Richards, Derek       1446 [3.5]    1:0    Whitford, Matthew    775  [3]  
 6 Minichelli, Felice    1264 [3]      -:+    Szuveges, Narelle S  1767 [3]  
 7 McIntyre, Charlie     1421 [3]      1:0    Hu, Timothy Tianmeng 870  [3]  
 8 Dogaris, George       1033 [3]     .5:.5   Hogan, Steven        1591 [2.5]
 9 Maunders, Myiesha     1137 [2.5]    1:0    Ramos, Antonio       1496 [2.5]
10 Mullen, Chris         1370 [2]      1:0    Deraniyagala, Kevin  903  [2]  
11 Dharmakeerthi, Dasula      [1]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo   1044 [2]  
12 Jing, Lang                 [1]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike        395  [0] 
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Koshnitsky cup round 6

Congrats to Matthew for his good result against his higher rated opponent in round 6. Bruce continues to lead from the front.

Round 6 Results

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 Hibberd, Nathan      2033 [5]      0:1    Williams, Bruce       2128 [4.5]
 2 Watson, James        1839 [3.5]    0:1    Davis, Tony J         1869 [4]  
 3 Humphreys, Scott     1771 [3]      1:0    Gusain, Daniel        1654 [3.5]
 4 Dogaris, George      1033 [3]      -:-    Szuveges, Narelle S   1767 [3]  
 5 Ramos, Antonio       1496 [2]     .5:.5   Richards, Derek       1446 [3]  
 6 Maunders, Myiesha    1137 [2.5]    0:1    Edwards, Regina       1364 [3]  
 7 Hogan, Steven        1591 [2.5]    -:+    Salanowski, Mark      1663 [2.5]
 8 Kostakakis, Angelo   1044 [2]      -:-    McIntyre, Charlie     1421 [3]  
 9 Whitford, Matthew    775  [2]      1:0    Mullen, Chris         1370 [2]  
10 BYE                                -:-    BYE                             
11 Hu, Timothy Tianmeng 870  [2]      1:0    Dharmakeerthi, Dasula      [1]  
12 Jing, Lang                [1]      0:1    Minichelli, Felice    1264 [2]  

Koshnitsky cup round 5

Congrats to Timothy and Myiesha for their good results against higher rated opponents in round 5.

Round 5 Results

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 Gusain, Daniel      1654 [3.5]    0:1    Hibberd, Nathan       2033 [4]  
 2 Szuveges, Narelle S 1767 [3]      0:1    Williams, Bruce       2128 [3.5]
 3 Davis, Tony J       1869 [3]      1:0    Dogaris, George       1033 [3]  
 4 Hogan, Steven       1591 [2.5]    0:1    Watson, James         1839 [2.5]
 5 Hogg, Dean          2038 [2]      -:+    Edwards, Regina       1364 [2]  
 6 Mullen, Chris       1370 [2]      0:1    Humphreys, Scott      1771 [2]  
 7 Salanowski, Mark    1663 [2]     .5:.5   Maunders, Myiesha     1137 [2]  
 8 Kostakakis, Angelo  1044 [2]      0:1    Richards, Derek       1446 [2]  
 9 Deraniyagala, Kevin 903  [2]      0:1    McIntyre, Charlie     1421 [2]  
10 Minichelli, Felice  1264 [1.5]   .5:.5   Hu, Timothy Tianmeng  870  [1.5]
11 Ramos, Antonio      1496 [1]      1:0    Dharmakeerthi, Dasula      [1]  
12 Jing, Lang               [1]      0:1    Whitford, Matthew     775  [1]  
13 Liu, Jim            461  [1]      -:+    Castles, Tommy             [1]  
14 O'Leary, Mike       395  [0]      -:-    Liu, William          311  [0]  

Koshnitsky cup – round 4

Congrats to Daniel, George and Myiesha for their good results against higher rated opponents in round 4. On a personal note, I have never had 4 draws in a row before!

Round 4 Results

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 Williams, Bruce      2128 [3]     .5:.5   Gusain, Daniel        1654 [3]  
 2 Hibberd, Nathan      2033 [3]      1:0    Hogg, Dean            2038 [2]  
 3 Richards, Derek      1446 [2]      0:1    Davis, Tony J         1869 [2]  
 4 McIntyre, Charlie    1421 [2]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle S   1767 [2]  
 5 Dogaris, George      1033 [2]      1:0    Salanowski, Mark      1663 [2]  
 6 Watson, James        1839 [1.5]    1:0    Minichelli, Felice    1264 [1.5]
 7 Maunders, Myiesha    1137 [1.5]   .5:.5   Humphreys, Scott      1771 [1.5]
 8 Hu, Timothy Tianmeng 870  [1.5]    0:1    Hogan, Steven         1591 [1.5]
 9 Deraniyagala, Kevin  903  [1]      +:-    Ramos, Antonio        1496 [1]  
10 Mullen, Chris        1370 [1]      +:-    Whitford, Matthew     775  [1]  
11 Edwards, Regina      1364 [1]      1:0    Jing, Lang                 [1]  
12 Castles, Tommy            [1]      0:1    Kostakakis, Angelo    1044 [1]  
13 Liu, Jim             461  [1]      -:-    Liu, William          311  [0]  
14 O'Leary, Mike        395  [0]      -:+    Dharmakeerthi, Dasula      [0]  

Koshnitsky cup – round 3 results

Congrats to George for his win over Antonio in round 3, a higher rated opponent. But Steven gets the big OOPS for the round, with a stalemate pawn move (K+2P vs K).

Round 3 Results

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 Davis, Tony J         1869 [2]      0:1    Williams, Bruce      2128 [2]  
 2 Szuveges, Narelle S   1767 [2]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan      2033 [2]  
 3 Watson, James         1839 [1.5]    -:+    Gusain, Daniel       1654 [2]  
 4 Hogg, Dean            2038 [1]      1:0    Mullen, Chris        1370 [1]  
 5 Humphreys, Scott      1771 [1]     .5:.5   Minichelli, Felice   1264 [1]  
 6 Salanowski, Mark      1663 [1]      1:0    Edwards, Regina      1364 [1]  
 7 Hogan, Steven         1591 [1]     .5:.5   Maunders, Myiesha    1137 [1]  
 8 Dogaris, George       1033 [1]      1:0    Ramos, Antonio       1496 [1]  
 9 Richards, Derek       1446 [1]      1:0    Deraniyagala, Kevin  903  [1]  
10 Whitford, Matthew     775  [1]      0:1    McIntyre, Charlie    1421 [1]  
11 Jing, Lang                 [1]      0:1    Hu, Timothy Tianmeng 870  [.5] 
12 Liu, William          311  [0]      0:1    Kostakakis, Angelo   1044 [0]  
13 Dharmakeerthi, Dasula      [0]      0:1    Liu, Jim             461  [0]  
14 O'Leary, Mike         395  [0]      0:1    Castles, Tommy            [0]  

Koshnitsky cup – round 2

Congrats to Daniel for his win over Dean in round 2, and to Regina and George for their draws against higher rated opponents.

Round 2 Results

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 Williams, Bruce      2128 [1]      1:0    Salanowski, Mark    1663 [1]  
 2 Gusain, Daniel       1654 [1]      1:0    Hogg, Dean          2038 [1]  
 3 Hibberd, Nathan      2033 [1]      1:0    Hogan, Steven       1591 [1]  
 4 Ramos, Antonio       1496 [1]      0:1    Davis, Tony J       1869 [1]  
 5 Szuveges, Narelle S  1767 [1]      1:0    Richards, Derek     1446 [1]  
 6 Edwards, Regina      1364 [.5]    .5:.5   Humphreys, Scott    1771 [.5] 
 7 McIntyre, Charlie    1421 [.5]    .5:.5   Dogaris, George     1033 [.5] 
 8 Hu, Timothy Tianmeng 870  [.5]     0:1    Mullen, Chris       1370 [0]  
 9 Minichelli, Felice   1264 [0]      1:0    O'Leary, Mike       395  [0]  
10 Liu, Jim             461  [0]      0:1    Maunders, Myiesha   1137 [0]  
11 Kostakakis, Angelo   1044 [0]      0:1    Jing, Lang               [0]  
12 Liu, William         311  [0]      0:1    Deraniyagala, Kevin 903  [0]  
13 Castles, Tommy            [0]      0:1    Whitford, Matthew   775  [0]  
14 Watson, James        1839 [1]     .5:0    BYE    

Koshnitsky Cup started

The Koshnitsky Cup started (the 1st of 7 rounds), with games mostly going with rating. Looks like a large field overall (29), but a number of players took a first round bye. I had a few puzzled faces over the name of the event, so please see below for some info.

Gregory (Gary) Koshnitsky (6 October 1907, Kishinev – 17 September 1999, Australia) was an Australian chess master. Born in Kishinev, Bessarabia (then Russia, now Moldova), he emigrated in his youth to Australia.

He was Australian Champion in 1933 and 1939 (with Lajos Steiner), and won three Queensland titles, seven New South Wales titles, and one South Australian title (1966). His last win was something of an anniversary, as he won his first tournament in Australia, the Queensland championship in 1926.

Koshnitsky was awarded the IMC title (International Master of Correspondence Chess) in 1972. He was appointed Honorary Member of FIDE in 1993.

He was the author of the book Chess Made Easy (with Cecil Purdy).

Round 1 Results

No Name              Loc Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total

 1 Mullen, Chris       1370 [0]      0:1    Williams, Bruce      2128 [0]  
 2 Hogg, Dean          2038 [0]      1:0    Minichelli, Felice   1264 [0]  
 3 Maunders, Myiesha   1137 [0]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan      2033 [0]  
 4 Davis, Tony J       1869 [0]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo   1044 [0]  
 5 Deraniyagala, Kevin 903  [0]      0:1    Watson, James        1839 [0]  
 6 Humphreys, Scott    1771 [0]     .5:.5   Hu, Timothy Tianmeng 870  [0]  
 7 Whitford, Matthew   775  [0]      0:1    Szuveges, Narelle S  1767 [0]  
 8 Salanowski, Mark    1663 [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim             461  [0]  
 9 O'Leary, Mike       395  [0]      0:1    Gusain, Daniel       1654 [0]  
10 Hogan, Steven       1591 [0]      1:0    Liu, William         311  [0]  
11 Jing, Lang               [0]      0:1    Ramos, Antonio       1496 [0]  
12 Richards, Derek     1446 [0]      1:0    Castles, Tommy            [0]  
13 Cajes, Conrado           [0]     .5:0    BYE                            
14 Nowak, Ruben        1512 [0]     .5:0    BYE                            
15 McIntyre, Charlie   1421 [0]     .5:0    BYE                            
16 Edwards, Regina     1364 [0]     .5:0    BYE                            
17 Dogaris, George     1033 [0]     .5:0    BYE 

Koshnitsky Cup Round 7

Nathan and Dean were our joint winners of this event. Congratulations! Final standings and last round results are below.
Final Standings:

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

 1-2  Hibberd, Nathan          1838 1812 6        22.5  32.0   23.0
      Hogg, Dean               2000 2036 6        22.5  30.5   26.0
  3   Davis, Tony              1910 1930 5.5      24.0  33.5   23.5
 4-5  Szuveges, Narelle        1765 1654 5        19.5  26.5   22.0
      Salanowski, Mark         1531 1574 5        19.0  27.0   19.0
 6-7  Ramos, Antonio           1531 1487 4.5      18.0  25.0   17.0
      Richards, Derek          1426 1512 4.5      16.0  22.5   17.0
 8-9  Wang, Kayson             1677 1705 4        21.0  29.0   19.5
      Cheema, Mohammad         1749 1728 4        19.5  28.5   17.0
10-14 Gusain, Daniel                     3.5      21.5  30.0   18.0
      Minichelli, Felice            1408 3.5      20.0  27.5   16.0
      Nowak, Ruben             1556 1435 3.5      18.5  26.5   17.0
      Dogaris, George          1319 793  3.5      17.0  24.0   14.5
      Hogan, Steven            1614 1610 3.5      16.5  22.0   14.0
15-20 Hibberd, Aaron                832  3        17.5  26.0   12.0
      O'Leary, Mike                 449  3        16.0  22.0   10.0
      Saric, Sergey                 550  3        14.5  20.5   12.0
      McIntyre, Charlie        1352 1399 3        13.5  20.5   10.0
      Schoenfisch, Mark                  3        13.5  18.0   10.0
      Shelev, Petar                      3        12.0  16.5    9.0
21-24 Kostakakis, Angelo       1243 1157 2        16.0  24.0    9.0
      Bejjanki, Pranav                   2        14.0  19.0    9.0
      Doust, Aidan                       2        12.0  18.0    5.0
      Liu, Jim                           2        11.5  16.0    6.0
25-28 Withers, Jeremy                    1        17.5  25.0    6.0
      Liu, Tina                          1        16.5  22.0    2.5
      Batra, Vedant                      1        13.5  19.5    2.0
      Liu, William                       1        13.5  19.0    3.0

Round 7 results:

No Name              Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Szuveges, Narelle 1765 1654 [4.5]   .5:.5   Davis, Tony        1910 1930 [5]  
 2 Wang, Kayson      1677 1705 [4]      0:1    Hibberd, Nathan    1838 1812 [5]  
 3 Hogg, Dean        2000 2036 [5]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben       1556 1435 [3.5]
 4 Salanowski, Mark  1531 1574 [4]      1:0    Minichelli, Felice      1408 [3.5]
 5 Richards, Derek   1426 1512 [3.5]    1:0    Dogaris, George    1319 793  [3.5]
 6 Ramos, Antonio    1531 1487 [3.5]    1:0    Gusain, Daniel               [3.5]
 7 Cheema, Mohammad  1749 1728 [3]      +:-    Hibberd, Aaron          832  [3]  
 8 Hogan, Steven     1614 1610 [2.5]    1:0    Schoenfisch, Mark            [3]  
 9 Saric, Sergey          550  [2]      1:0    Kostakakis, Angelo 1243 1157 [2]  
10 Bejjanki, Pranav            [2]      -:+    O'Leary, Mike           449  [2]  
11 Shelev, Petar               [2]      1:0    Withers, Jeremy              [1]  
12 Batra, Vedant               [1]      0:1    Doust, Aidan                 [1]  
13 Liu, Jim                    [1]      1:0    Liu, William                 [1]  
14 Liu, Tina                   [.5]    .5:0    BYE

Koshnitsky Cup Round 6

Well, round 6 saw Dean pulled back to the chasing field. Well done Nathan. 3 players now on 5 points, and 3 more within a point.
Round 6 results

No Name               Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name              Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hibberd, Nathan    1838 1812 [4]      1:0    Hogg, Dean        2000 2036 [5]  
 2 Davis, Tony        1910 1930 [4]      1:0    Wang, Kayson      1677 1705 [4]  
 3 Szuveges, Narelle  1765 1654 [3.5]    1:0    Cheema, Mohammad  1749 1728 [3]  
 4 Gusain, Daniel               [3.5]    0:1    Salanowski, Mark  1531 1574 [3]  
 5 Nowak, Ruben       1556 1435 [3]     .5:.5   Richards, Derek   1426 1512 [3]  
 6 Minichelli, Felice      1408 [3]     .5:.5   Ramos, Antonio    1531 1487 [3]  
 7 Dogaris, George    1319 793  [2.5]    1:0    Hogan, Steven     1614 1610 [2.5]
 8 Kostakakis, Angelo 1243 1157 [2]      0:1    McIntyre, Charlie 1352 1399 [2]  
 9 Hibberd, Aaron          832  [2]      1:0    Saric, Sergey          550  [2]  
10 O'Leary, Mike           449  [2]      0:1    Schoenfisch, Mark           [2]  
11 Liu, William                 [1]      0:1    Shelev, Petar               [1]  
12 Batra, Vedant                [0]      1:0    Liu, Jim                    [1]  
13 Liu, Tina                    [.5]     0:1    BYE

 

Koshnitsky Cup Round 5

Dean continues to extend his lead. But 12 players have now scored at least 3 points from 5 games.

Round 5 results

No Name              Rtg  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Rtg  Loc  Total

 1 Hogg, Dean        2000 2036 [4]      1:0    Szuveges, Narelle  1765 1654 [3.5]
 2 Richards, Derek   1426 1512 [3]      0:1    Davis, Tony        1910 1930 [3]  
 3 Hibberd, Nathan   1838 1812 [3]      1:0    Salanowski, Mark   1531 1574 [3]  
 4 Wang, Kayson      1677 1705 [3]      1:0    Nowak, Ruben       1556 1435 [3]  
 5 Dogaris, George   1319 793  [2.5]    0:1    Gusain, Daniel               [2.5]
 6 McIntyre, Charlie 1352 1399 [2]      0:1    Cheema, Mohammad   1749 1728 [2]  
 7 Hibberd, Aaron         832  [2]      0:1    Ramos, Antonio     1531 1487 [2]  
 8 Saric, Sergey          550  [2]      0:1    Minichelli, Felice      1408 [2]  
 9 Bejjanki, Pranav            [2]      -:+    O'Leary, Mike           449  [1]  
10 Hogan, Steven     1614 1610 [1.5]    1:0    Doust, Aidan                 [1]  
11 Liu, Jim                    [1]      0:1    Kostakakis, Angelo 1243 1157 [1]  
12 Schoenfisch, Mark           [1]      1:0    Liu, Tina                    [.5] 
13 Batra, Vedant               [0]      0:1    Liu, William                 [0]