Monday, 2 August 2021

Fischer Random 2021 and Set Position 2021

Eventually I will get this all up to date!

Here are the results of the Fischer Random and Set Position tournaments that finished in April.

The Set Position once again proved the bigger draw - thanks to Philip Rossiter for organising this, and for choosing the positions. I'm not sure now what positions he chose, but they were sure to be weird. I remember one of them was an off-beat variation of the King's Gambit

Time control for both tournaments was 25 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, 2 games per night,


Congratulations to Anthony Ker for winning the Fischer Random with 5½/6

Congratulations to the joint winners of the Set Position, Brent Perrin and Michael Ashe. Both scored 5/6

Here are the cross tables


Fischer Random 2021

No Name                  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Ker, Anthony          2372 5.5   13:1  5:1  2:1  3:½  6:1  4:1
2  Croad, Nic            2328 5     10:1  4:1  1:0  7:1  3:1  6:1
3  Dive, Russell         2378 4.5    9:1 16:1  6:1  1:½  2:0  8:1
4  Van der Hoorn, Thomas 1789 4     18:1  2:0 12:1  5:1 14:1  1:0
5  Pomeroy, Arthur       1973 4     15:1  1:0  9:1  4:0 11:1 12:1
6  Sellen, Ian           1988 3     19:1 14:1  3:0 11:1  1:0  2:0
7  Chen, Wei Kai         1739 3      0:½  0:½ 10:1  2:0  8:0 17:1
8  Carlyle, Mathieson    1500 3      0:0  0:0 17:1 18:1  7:1  3:0
9  Brockway, Andrew      1727 3      3:0 17:1  5:0 12:½ 10:½ 19:1
10 Scott, Callum         1500 3      2:0 19:1  7:0 15:1  9:½ 13:½
11 Wevers, Alexis        1534 2.5    0:½  0:½ 16:1  6:0  5:0 14:½
12 Pendharkar, Ajit      1500 2.5   14:0 13:1  4:0  9:½ 19:1  5:0
13 Hall, Nathan          1687 2.5    1:0 12:0  0:½  0:½ 15:1 10:½
14 Jackson, Ross         1869 2.5   12:1  6:0 15:1 16:0  4:0 11:½
15 Jelley, Arch          1500 2      5:0 18:1 14:0 10:0 13:0  0:1
16 Stone, Andrew         1925 2     17:1  3:0 11:0 14:1  0:0  0:0
17 Lynch, Oscar          1500 1     16:0  9:0  8:0 19:0  0:1  7:0
18 Cooke, Xandi          1357 1      4:0 15:0 19:1  8:0  0:0  0:0
19 Hooper, John          1500 1      6:0 10:0 18:0 17:1 12:0  9:0


Set Position 2021

No Name                 Loc Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Perrin, Brent            5     10:0 11:1 21:1 20:1  6:1  3:1
2  Ashe, Michael            5     29:1 26:1  3:½  9:1 10:1  4:½
3  Winter, Ryan             4.5   15:1  5:1  2:½  8:1  4:1  1:0
4  Benitez, Edgar           4.5   11:1 28:1 10:1  6:1  3:0  2:½
5  Darr, Samuel             4.5   17:1  3:0 20:½ 19:1 24:1  9:1
6  Winsley, Nick            4     23:1 21:1  9:1  4:0  1:0 19:1
7  Lavender, Ariel          4      0:½  0:½ 12:0 30:1 18:1 14:1
8  Farrington, Lawrence     4      9:0 29:1 26:1  3:0 20:1 13:1
9  Archer, Ollie            3      8:1 13:1  6:0  2:0 16:1  5:0
10 Zaslow, Henry            3      1:1 22:1  4:0 14:1  0:0  0:0
11 Jones, Christopher       3      4:0  1:0 17:1 15:1 13:0 23:1
12 Forster, Bill            3      0:½  0:½  7:1 25:1  0:0  0:0
13 Langford, Josh           3     25:1  9:0  0:½  0:½ 11:1  8:0
14 Hupert, Leo              3      0:½  0:½ 24:1 10:0 25:1  7:0
15 Wang, Max                3      3:0  0:1 25:0 11:0 27:1 26:1
16 Webster, Jamie           3     20:½ 24:½  0:½  0:½  9:0 25:1
17 Vachon, Mia              3      5:0 18:½ 11:0 24:1 23:½ 20:1
18 Mason, James             2.5   22:0 17:½  0:½  0:½  7:0 29:1
19 Rudykh, Richard          2.5   24:½ 20:0 27:+  5:0 30:1  6:0
20 Lambourn, Petra          2     16:½ 19:1  5:½  1:0  8:0 17:0
21 Asare, Raoul             2     27:1  6:0  1:0 26:1  0:   0:0
22 Dixon, Hamish            2     18:1 10:0  0:½  0:½  0:0  0:0
23 Qu, Lucas                2      6:0 27:½  0:½  0:½ 17:½ 11:0
24 Rudykh, Dmitry           2     19:½ 16:½ 14:0 17:0  5:0  0:1
25 Miller, Jackson          2     13:0 30:1 15:1 12:0 14:0 16:0
26 Osborne, Geoff           2     30:1  2:0  8:0 21:0 29:1 15:0
27 Dunlop, Rafe             1.5   21:0 23:½ 19:-  0:0 15:0 30:1
28 Ross, Matt               1      0:1  4:0  0:0  0:0  0:0  0:0
29 Turner, Giles            1      2:0  8:0 30:0  0:1 26:0 18:0
30 Asher, Bruce             1     26:0 25:0 29:1  7:0 19:0 27:0


Friday, 7 May 2021

Summer cup 2021 Final Cross Table

Sorry it's been a while, but here are the final results for the Summer Cup which finished in April.

Congratulations to our joint winners this year, Scott Wastney, Nic Croad and Anthony Ker


Cross Table

No Name                  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8  

1  Wastney, Scott        2434 6.5   40:1 23:1 31:1  8:1  2:0  6:1  4:1  3:½
2  Croad, Nic            2455 6.5   46:1 30:1 15:1  4:1  1:1  7:0  8:1  5:½
3  Ker, Anthony          2440 6.5   28:0 70:1 29:1 19:1 14:1 18:1  7:1  1:½
4  Wojnar, Maciej        2101 6     27:1 22:1 19:1  2:0 48:1 12:1  1:0 13:1
5  Russell, M K Athula   2261 6     38:1  0:½ 21:1 12:1  7:0 22:1 18:1  2:½
6  Winter, Ryan          2165 6     41:1 11:0 32:1 28:1 31:1  1:0 30:1  7:1
7  Wojnar, Jacek         2057 5.5   20:1 35:1 11:½ 36:1  5:1  2:1  3:0  6:0
8  Dive, Russell         2407 5.5   29:1 16:1  0:½  1:0 26:1 11:1  2:0 23:1
9  Zaslow, Henry         1500 5.5    0:½ 32:0 70:1 35:1 16:½ 25:1 10:½ 19:1
10 Stone, Andrew         2037 5.5   70:½  0:0  0:½ 52:1 33:1 29:1  9:½ 24:1
11 Hall, Nathan          1867 5     67:1  6:1  7:½ 18:0 36:1  8:0 40:1 14:½
12 Tanoi, T Edward       1934 5     66:1  0:½ 37:1  5:0 24:1  4:0 20:1 15:½
13 Pomeroy, Arthur       2039 5     33:1 28:½  0:½ 24:½ 25:1 14:½ 16:1  4:0
14 Sellen, Ian           2044 5      0:½ 63:1 28:½ 33:1  3:0 13:½ 27:1 11:½
15 Forster, William      2038 5     24:1 39:1  2:0 57:1 18:0 21:½ 35:1 12:½
16 Chen, Wei Kai         1929 5     68:1  8:0  0:½ 38:1  9:½ 48:1 13:0 28:1
17 Benitez, Edgar        2033 5     45:1 48:0 20:½ 37:1 22:0 41:1 21:½ 29:1
18 Cilia Vincenti, David 2276 4.5   52:½ 65:1  0:½ 11:1 15:1  3:0  5:0 26:½
19 Jackson, Ross         2006 4.5   42:1 44:1  4:0  3:0 43:1 40:½ 22:1  9:0
20 Loke, Kayden          1608 4.5    7:0 50:1 17:½ 23:1 30:½ 31:½ 12:0 37:1
21 Brockway, Andrew      1817 4.5    0:½ 56:1  5:0 64:½ 34:1 15:½ 17:½ 31:½
22 Robinson, Max         1805 4.5   61:1  4:0  0:½ 44:1 17:1  5:0 19:0 42:1
23 Sole, Michael         1986 4.5   43:1  1:0 27:½ 20:0 45:1 36:1 37:1  8:0
24 Van der Hoorn, Thomas 1599 4.5   15:0 53:1 59:1 13:½ 12:0 39:1 31:1 10:0
25 Wevers, Alexis        1831 4.5   50:1  0:½ 36:0 27:1 13:0  9:0 45:1 59:1
26 Rossiter, Philip      1861 4.5   57:0  0:½ 63:1 51:1  8:0  0:½ 33:1 18:½
27 Farrington, Lawrence  1611 4.5    4:0 67:1 23:½ 25:0 44:1 46:1 14:0 35:1
28 Langford, Josh        1680 4      3:1 13:½ 14:½  6:0 32:0 43:1 49:1 16:0
29 Shyamsundar, Tejas    1647 4      8:0 43:1  3:0 65:1 64:1 10:0 48:1 17:0
30 Dunn, Paul            2000 4     64:1  2:0 38:½ 41:1 20:½ 32:1  6:0  0:0
31 Symon, Christopher    2022 4     62:1 57:1  1:0 49:1  6:0 20:½ 24:0 21:½
32 De Silva, Shashika    1500 4      0:½  9:1  6:0  0:½ 28:1 30:0  0:0 48:1
33 Pendharkar, Ajit      1605 4     13:0 61:1 47:1 14:0 10:0 53:1 26:0 41:1
34 Croad, Simon          1500 4      0:½  0:½  0:0 39:1 21:0 60:1  0:0 49:1
35 Aldridge, Alan        1826 3.5   53:1  7:0 64:½  9:0 55:1 38:1 15:0 27:0
36 Rudykh, Dmitry        1489 3.5    0:½ 52:1 25:1  7:0 11:0 23:0 38:0 60:1
37 Webster, Jamie        1720 3.5   55:1  0:½ 12:0 17:0 63:1 42:1 23:0 20:0
38 Marney, John          1638 3.5    5:0 68:1 30:½ 16:0 62:1 35:0 36:1  0:0
39 Dixon, Hamish         1724 3.5   49:1 15:0 57:0 34:0 61:1 24:0 58:1 43:½
40 Ackroyd, William      1670 3.5    1:0 64:0 66:1 61:1 49:1 19:½ 11:0  0:0
41 Darr, Samuel          1632 3.5    6:0 66:½ 56:1 30:0 51:1 17:0 44:1 33:0
42 Jones, Christopher    1253 3.5   19:0 46:0 53:1  0:½ 47:1 37:0 52:1 22:0
43 Malcolm, Aidan        1500 3.5   23:0 29:0 50:1 60:1 19:0 28:0 59:1 39:½
44 Wang, Cheng Qi (Max)  1034 3.5   54:1 19:0  0:½ 22:0 27:0 66:+ 41:0 52:1
45 Carlyle, Mathieson    1500 3.5   17:0  0:0 68:1 47:½ 23:0 50:1 25:0 56:1
46 Carroll, Lewis        1684 3.5    2:0 42:1 49:0 69:+  0:½ 27:0 55:1  0: 
47 Jelley, Archie        1910 3.5   48:0 62:1 33:0 45:½ 42:0 49:0 66:1 55:1
48 Uzbekov, Igor         1500 3     47:1 17:1  0:½  0:½  4:0 16:0 29:0 32:0
49 Osborne, Geoff        1252 3     39:0 51:1 46:1 31:0 40:0 47:1 28:0 34:0
50 Cooke, Xandi          1475 3     25:0 20:0 43:0  0:½ 70:1 45:0  0:½ 62:1
51 Moreno, Cristian      1500 3      0:½ 49:0 54:1 26:0 41:0  0:½  0:0 61:1
52 Kibblewhite, Daniel   1639 2.5   18:½ 36:0  0:½ 10:0 59:1  0:½ 42:0 44:0
53 Bennett, Ezra         1399 2.5   35:0 24:0 42:0 67:1 56:1 33:0  0:½  0:0
54 Winsley, Nicholas     1690 2.5   44:0  0:½ 51:0  0:   0:   0:  60:1 67:1
55 Asher, Bruce          1193 2.5   37:0  0:½ 65:0 70:1 35:0 62:1 46:0 47:0
56 Rudykh, Richard       1218 2.5    0:½ 21:0 41:0 68:0 53:0 70:+ 67:1 45:0
57 Winsley, Daniel       1500 2.5   26:1 31:0 39:1 15:0  0:½  0:   0:   0: 
58 Lavender, Ariel       1500 2      0:½  0:½  0:   0:   0:  68:1 39:0  0:0
59 Ashe, Michael         1816 2      0:½  0:½ 24:0  0:0 52:0 61:1 43:0 25:0
60 Stracy, Don           1686 2      0:½  0:½  0:0 43:0 68:1 34:0 54:0 36:0
61 Dunlop, Rafe          1376 2     22:0 33:0  0:1 40:0 39:0 59:0 68:1 51:0
62 Chaturvedi, Vivaan    1500 2     31:0 47:0 67:1  0:½ 38:0 55:0  0:½ 50:0
63 Milne, Josef          1500 2      0:½ 14:0 26:0 66:1 37:0  0:½  0:0  0: 
64 Keay, Matt            1732 2     30:0 40:1 35:½ 21:½ 29:0  0:   0:   0: 
65 Eccles, Dannin        1500 2      0:½ 18:0 55:1 29:0  0:½  0:   0:   0: 
66 Miller, Jackson       1500 1.5   12:0 41:½ 40:0 63:0  0:1 44:- 47:0  0:0
67 Vachon, Mia           1500 1     11:0 27:0 62:0 53:0  0:½  0:½ 56:0 54:0
68 Qu, Lucas             1500 1     16:0 38:0 45:0 56:1 60:0 58:0 61:0  0:0
69 Williams, Glen        1500 1      0:½  0:½  0:0 46:-  0:   0:   0:   0: 
70 Bielski, Nik          1515 .5    10:½  3:0  9:0 55:0 50:0 56:-  0:   0: 

 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Halfway through the Summer Cup

 It's been a fantastic start to the season so far - rocketing numbers of players, upsets, and exciting chess. Halfway through the Summer Cup tournament we still have two players on 100% - New Zealand champion Nic Croad and former New Zealand Champion Scott Wastney. They will play each other on Thursday in round 5


Summer Cup

Cross table after 4 rounds

No Name                  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4  

1  Croad, Nic            2455 4     32:1 20:1  6:1  5:1
2  Wastney, Scott        2434 4     40:1 42:1  7:1 14:1
3  Wojnar, Jacek         2057 3.5   19:1 43:1 13:½ 15:1
4  Russell, M K Athula   2261 3.5   41:1  0:½ 33:1 21:1
5  Wojnar, Maciej        2101 3     50:1 23:1 30:1  1:0
6  Forster, William      2038 3     18:1 57:1  1:0 28:1
7  Symon, Christopher    2022 3     52:1 28:1  2:0 37:1
8  Uzbekov, Igor         1500 3     47:1 16:1  0:½  0:½
9  Winter, Ryan          2165 3     54:1 13:0 29:1 27:1
10 Sellen, Ian           2044 3      0:½ 45:1 27:½ 35:1
11 Ker, Anthony          2440 3     27:0 64:1 31:1 30:1
12 Cilia Vincenti, David 2276 3     56:½ 46:1  0:½ 13:1
13 Hall, Nathan          1867 2.5   69:1  9:1  3:½ 12:0
14 Dive, Russell         2407 2.5   31:1 22:1  0:½  2:0
15 Rudykh, Dmitry        1500 2.5    0:½ 56:1 25:1  3:0
16 Benitez, Edgar        2033 2.5   51:1  8:0 19:½ 44:1
17 Pomeroy, Arthur       2039 2.5   35:1 27:½  0:½ 18:½
18 Van der Hoorn, Thomas 1599 2.5    6:0 63:1 58:1 17:½
19 Loke, Kayden          1608 2.5    3:0 65:1 16:½ 42:1
20 Dunn, Paul            2000 2.5   34:1  1:0 41:½ 54:1
21 Tanoi, T Edward       1934 2.5   66:1  0:½ 44:1  4:0
22 Chen, Wei Kai         1929 2.5   62:1 14:0  0:½ 41:1
23 Robinson, Max         1805 2.5   59:1  5:0  0:½ 48:1
24 Rossiter, Philip      1861 2.5   28:0  0:½ 45:1 49:1
25 Wevers, Alexis        1831 2.5   65:1  0:½ 15:0 50:1
26 Zaslow, Henry         1500 2.5    0:½ 29:0 64:1 43:1
27 Langford, Josh        1680 2     11:1 17:½ 10:½  9:0
28 Winsley, Daniel       1500 2     24:1  7:0 57:1  6:0
29 De Silva, Shashika    1500 2      0:½ 26:1  9:0  0:½
30 Jackson, Ross         2006 2     53:1 48:1  5:0 11:0
31 Shyamsundar, Tejas    1647 2     14:0 39:1 11:0 46:1
32 Carroll, Lewis        1684 2      1:0 53:1 37:0 61:+
33 Brockway, Andrew      1817 2      0:½ 68:1  4:0 34:½
34 Keay, Matt            1500 2     20:0 40:1 43:½ 33:½
35 Pendharkar, Ajit      1605 2     17:0 59:1 47:1 10:0
36 Croad, Simon          1500 2      0:½  0:½  0:0 57:1
37 Osborne, Geoff        1252 2     57:0 49:1 32:1  7:0
38 Stone, Andrew         2037 2     64:½  0:0  0:½ 56:1
39 Malcolm, Aidan        1500 2     42:0 31:0 65:1 60:1
40 Ackroyd, William      1670 2      2:0 34:0 66:1 59:1
41 Marney, John          1638 1.5    4:0 62:1 20:½ 22:0
42 Sole, Michael         1986 1.5   39:1  2:0 50:½ 19:0
43 Aldridge, Alan        1826 1.5   63:1  3:0 34:½ 26:0
44 Webster, Jamie        1720 1.5   55:1  0:½ 21:0 16:0
45 Milne, Josef          1500 1.5    0:½ 10:0 24:0 66:1
46 Eccles, Dannin        1500 1.5    0:½ 12:0 55:1 31:0
47 Jelley, Archie        1910 1.5    8:0 52:1 35:0 51:½
48 Wang, Cheng Qi (Max)  1034 1.5   67:1 30:0  0:½ 23:0
49 Moreno, Cristian      1500 1.5    0:½ 37:0 67:1 24:0
50 Farrington, Lawrence  1611 1.5    5:0 69:1 42:½ 25:0
51 Carlyle, Mathieson    1500 1.5   16:0  0:0 62:1 47:½
52 Chaturvedi, Vivaan    1500 1.5    7:0 47:0 69:1  0:½
53 Jones, Christopher    1500 1.5   30:0 32:0 63:1  0:½
54 Darr, Samuel          1632 1.5    9:0 66:½ 68:1 20:0
55 Asher, Bruce          1193 1.5   44:0  0:½ 46:0 64:1
56 Kibblewhite, Daniel   1639 1     12:½ 15:0  0:½ 38:0
57 Dixon, Hamish         1724 1     37:1  6:0 28:0 36:0
58 Ashe, Michael         1816 1      0:½  0:½ 18:0  0:0
59 Dunlop, Rafe          1376 1     23:0 35:0  0:1 40:0
60 Stracy, Don           1686 1      0:½  0:½  0:0 39:0
61 Williams, Glen        1500 1      0:½  0:½  0:0 32:-
62 Qu, Lucas             1500 1     22:0 41:0 51:0 68:1
63 Bennett, Ezra         1399 1     43:0 18:0 53:0 69:1
64 Bielski, Nik          1515 .5    38:½ 11:0 26:0 55:0
65 Cooke, Xandi          1475 .5    25:0 19:0 39:0  0:½
66 Miller, Jackson       1500 .5    21:0 54:½ 40:0 45:0
67 Winsley, Nicholas     1690 .5    48:0  0:½ 49:0  0: 
68 Rudykh, Richard       1500 .5     0:½ 33:0 54:0 62:0
69 Vachon, Mia           1500 0     13:0 50:0 52:0 63:0



Sunday, 31 January 2021

2021 season begins

 Record entries to the 2021 Summer Cup mean that we are bursting at the seams somewhat. Great to see a revival of interest in the game though.

Big result of the first round was NZ Junior Champion Josh Langford beating NZ Lightning Champion Anthony Ker, but there were some other interesting results too




Summer Cup Round 1

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Croad, Nic            2455 [0]      1:0    Carroll, Lewis        1684 [0]  
 2 Langford, Josh        1680 [0]      1:0    Ker, Anthony          2440 [0]  
 3 Wastney, Scott        2434 [0]      1:0    Ackroyd, William      1670 [0]  
 4 Shyamsundar, Tejas    1647 [0]      0:1    Dive, Russell         2407 [0]  
 5 Cilia Vincenti, David 2276 [0]      ½:½    Kibblewhite, Daniel   1639 [0]  
 6 Marney, John          1638 [0]      0:1    Russell, M K Athula   2261 [0]  
 7 Winter, Ryan          2165 [0]      1:0    Darr, Samuel          1632 [0]  
 8 Farrington, Lawrence  1611 [0]      0:1    Wojnar, Maciej        2101 [0]  
 9 Wojnar, Jacek         2057 [0]      1:0    Loke, Kayden          1608 [0]  
10 Pendharkar, Ajit      1605 [0]      0:1    Pomeroy, Arthur       2039 [0]  
11 Forster, William      2038 [0]      1:0    Van der Hoorn, Thomas 1599 [0]  
12 Bielski, Nik          1515 [0]      ½:½    Stone, Andrew         2037 [0]  
13 Benitez, Edgar        2033 [0]      1:0    Carlyle, Mathieson    1500 [0]  
14 Chaturvedi, Vivaan    1500 [0]      0:1    Symon, Christopher    2022 [0]  
15 Jackson, Ross         2006 [0]      1:0    Jones, Christopher    1500 [0]  
16 Keay, Matt            1500 [0]      0:1    Dunn, Paul            2000 [0]  
17 Sole, Michael         1986 [0]      1:0    Malcolm, Aidan        1500 [0]  
18 Miller, Jackson       1500 [0]      0:1    Tanoi, T Edward       1934 [0]  
19 Chen, Wei Kai         1929 [0]      1:0    Qu, Lucas             1500 [0]  
20 Uzbekov, Igor         1500 [0]      1:0    Jelley, Archie        1910 [0]  
21 Hall, Nathan          1867 [0]      1:0    Vachon, Mia           1500 [0]  
22 Winsley, Daniel       1500 [0]      1:0    Rossiter, Philip      1861 [0]  
23 Wevers, Alexis        1831 [0]      1:0    Cooke, Xandi          1475 [0]  
24 Bennett, Ezra         1399 [0]      0:1    Aldridge, Alan        1826 [0]  
25 Robinson, Max         1805 [0]      1:0    Dunlop, Rafe          1376 [0]  
26 Osborne, Geoff        1252 [0]      0:1    Dixon, Hamish         1724 [0]  
27 Webster, Jamie        1720 [0]      1:0    Asher, Bruce          1193 [0]  
28 Wang, Cheng Qi (Max)  1034 [0]      1:0    Winsley, Nicholas     1690 [0]  
29 Sellen, Ian           2044 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
30 Brockway, Andrew      1817 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
31 Ashe, Michael         1816 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
32 Croad, Simon          1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
33 Eccles, Dannin        1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
34 Milne, Josef          1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
35 Rudykh, Dmitry        1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
36 Rudykh, Richard       1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
37 Moreno, Cristian      1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
38 De Silva, Shashika    1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             
39 Zaslow, Henry         1500 [0]      ½:½    BYE                             







Sunday, 5 July 2020

Julian Mazur Memorial 2020 round 3

Sorry it's been a while.
Here is the state of play after 3 weeks of the first post-covid OTB tournament


Round 3 results

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total

 1 Croad, Nicholas       2440 [2]      1:0    Winter, Ryan          2166 [2]  
 2 Russell, M K Athula   2250 [2]      ½:½    Ker, Anthony          2437 [2]  
 3 Dive, Russell         2414 [2]      ½:½    Stone, Andrew         2043 [2]  
 4 Cilia-Vincenti, David 2264 [2]      1:0    Jackson, Ross         2030 [2]  
 5 Langford, Josh        1413 [2]      0:1    Wastney, Scott        2438 [1.5]
 6 Marney, John          1660 [1.5]    ½:½    Wojnar, Maciej        2120 [1.5]
 7 Cooke, Xandi          1444 [1.5]    0:1    Pomeroy, Arthur       2021 [1.5]
 8 Wojnar, Jacek         2052 [1]      1:0    Laking, Robert        1944 [1.5]
 9 Darr, Samuel          1652 [1]      0:1    Sole, Michael         2000 [1]  
10 He, Paul              1911 [1]      ½:½    Hurndell, Robert      1623 [1]  
11 Farrington, Lawrence  1639 [1]      0:1    Aldridge, Alan        1870 [1]  
12 Stannard, Lars        1552 [1]      0:1    He, Caleb             1862 [1]  
13 Jelley, Archie        1500 [1]      0:1    Brockway, Andrew      1803 [1]  
14 Stoeveken, Peter      1803 [1]      0:1    Winsley, Nicholas     1566 [1]  
15 Stracy, Don           1696 [1]      1:0    Shepherd, Blake       1456 [1]  
16 Malyavin, Ilya        1500 [1]      1:0    Rabina, Romeo         1683 [1]  
17 Symon, Chris          1500 [1]      1:0    Dixon, Hamish         1679 [1]  
18 Wevers, Alexis        1830 [.5]     1:0    Ackroyd, William      1439 [1]  
19 Ashe, Michael         1748 [.5]     1:0    Stannard, Bobby       1504 [.5] 
20 Webster, Jamie        1747 [.5]     0:1    Coppenolle, Florian   1500 [.5] 
21 Chin-Shong, David     1500 [.5]     +:-    Loke, Kayden          1603 [.5] 
22 Asher, Bruce          1187 [.5]     0:1    Ross, Matt            1889 [0]  
23 Wang, Max             1500 [0]      0:1    Kibblewhite, Daniel   1640 [0]  
24 Dunlop, Rafe          1397 [0]      0:1    Van der Hoorn, Thomas 1522 [0]  
25 Bielski, Nik          1500 [0]      1:0    Mukherjee, Raash      1500 [0]  
26 Osborne, Geoff        1287 [0]      +:-    Hitchiner, James      1500 [0]  
27 Forster, Bill         2019 [1.5]    ½:½    BYE                             
28 Tanoi, T Edward       1947 [2]      ½:½    BYE                             
29 Rossiter, Philip      1885 [1]      ½:½    BYE                             
30 Carroll, Lewis        1681 [.5]     ½:½    BYE                             
31 Shyamsundar, Tejas    1500 [1]      ½:½    BYE                             
32 Yu, Johnson           1193 [1.5]    ½:½    BYE                             

Cross Table


No Name                  Loc  Total  1    2    3  

1  Croad, Nicholas       2440 3     48:1 14:1 11:1
2  Cilia-Vincenti, David 2264 3     51:1 29:1 12:1
3  Dive, Russell         2414 2.5   33:1 23:1  5:½
4  Russell, M K Athula   2250 2.5   25:1 39:1  6:½
5  Stone, Andrew         2043 2.5   52:1 13:1  3:½
6  Ker, Anthony          2437 2.5   37:1 28:1  4:½
7  Wastney, Scott        2438 2.5    0:½ 27:1 10:1
8  Pomeroy, Arthur       2021 2.5    0:½ 42:1 26:1
9  Tanoi, T Edward       1947 2.5   56:+ 55:1  0:½
10 Langford, Josh        1413 2     22:1 15:1  7:0
11 Winter, Ryan          2166 2     38:1 21:1  1:0
12 Jackson, Ross         2030 2     50:+ 47:1  2:0
13 Symon, Chris          1500 2     24:1  5:0 39:1
14 Aldridge, Alan        1870 2     31:1  1:0 37:1
15 Wojnar, Jacek         2052 2     41:1 10:0 32:1
16 Marney, John          1660 2     40:1  0:½ 18:½
17 Yu, Johnson           1193 2     36:+  0:½  0:½
18 Wojnar, Maciej        2120 2      0:½ 53:1 16:½
19 Forster, Bill         2019 2      0:½ 30:1  0:½
20 Sole, Michael         2000 2     34:½  0:½ 36:1
21 Malyavin, Ilya        1500 2     49:1 11:0 43:1
22 Stracy, Don           1696 2     10:0 41:1 45:1
23 Brockway, Andrew      1803 2     57:1  3:0 44:1
24 He, Caleb             1862 2     13:0 40:1 38:1
25 Winsley, Nicholas     1566 2      4:0 58:1 46:1
26 Cooke, Xandi          1444 1.5   46:1  0:½  8:0
27 Wevers, Alexis        1830 1.5    0:½  7:0 47:1
28 He, Paul              1911 1.5   59:1  6:0 33:½
29 Rossiter, Philip      1885 1.5   55:1  2:0  0:½
30 Chin-Shong, David     1500 1.5    0:½ 19:0 51:+
31 Shyamsundar, Tejas    1500 1.5   14:0 48:1  0:½
32 Laking, Robert        1944 1.5    0:½ 54:1 15:0
33 Hurndell, Robert      1623 1.5    3:0 57:1 28:½
34 Coppenolle, Florian   1500 1.5   20:½ 46:0 53:1
35 Ashe, Michael         1748 1.5   47:0  0:½ 52:1
36 Darr, Samuel          1652 1     17:- 50:+ 20:0
37 Farrington, Lawrence  1639 1      6:0 59:1 14:0
38 Stannard, Lars        1552 1     11:0 49:1 24:0
39 Dixon, Hamish         1679 1     58:1  4:0 13:0
40 Osborne, Geoff        1287 1     16:0 24:0 59:+
41 Van der Hoorn, Thomas 1522 1     15:0 22:0 58:1
42 Carroll, Lewis        1681 1      0:½  8:0  0:½
43 Rabina, Romeo         1683 1      0:½  0:½ 21:0
44 Jelley, Archie        1500 1      0:½  0:½ 23:0
45 Shepherd, Blake       1456 1      0:½  0:½ 22:0
46 Stoeveken, Peter      1803 1     26:0 34:1 25:0
47 Ackroyd, William      1439 1     35:1 12:0 27:0
48 Kibblewhite, Daniel   1640 1      1:0 31:0 57:1
49 Ross, Matt            1889 1     21:0 38:0 54:1
50 Bielski, Nik          1500 1     12:- 36:- 55:1
51 Loke, Kayden          1603 .5     2:0  0:½ 30:-
52 Stannard, Bobby       1504 .5     5:0  0:½ 35:0
53 Webster, Jamie        1747 .5     0:½ 18:0 34:0
54 Asher, Bruce          1187 .5     0:½ 32:0 49:0
55 Mukherjee, Raash      1500 0     29:0  9:0 50:0
56 Goodwillie, Craig     1500 0      9:-  0:   0: 
57 Wang, Max             1500 0     23:0 33:0 48:0
58 Dunlop, Rafe          1397 0     39:0 25:0 41:0
59 Hitchiner, James      1500 0     28:0 37:0 40:-





Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Julian Mazur R7 - Dive Catchable?


Not for the first time it was left to Brian Nijman to show the Wellington chess world that Russell Dive is not totally invincible (just nearly so). We all know the extraordinary way Brian plays, saving game after game with his incredibly tricksy endgame play, usually when he is playing on increment.
Russell seemed to have a lot of pressure early on, but Brian turned it around and when Russell allowed his king to come out of hiding, he was forced to take a draw by perpetual check.

Notes by Brian Nijman




Michael Nyburg won a long game against Nic Croad, after he looked in trouble earlier on. So in the last round Michael will play Russell Dive, knowing that if he can win the game he and Russell will take equal first - otherwise, Russell wins by himself



Round 7

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name               Loc  Total

 1 Dive, Russell         2410 [6]      ½:½    Nijman, Brian      2212 [4.5]
 2 Nyberg, Michael       2104 [4.5]    1:0    Croad, Nicholas    2442 [4.5]
 3 Rossiter, Philip      1886 [4]      0:1    Ker, Anthony       2451 [4]  
 4 Benitez, Edgar        2040 [4]      1:0    Sole, Michael      2008 [4]  
 5 Nicholls, Al          1844 [4]      0:1    Forster, Bill      2017 [4]  
 6 Lyall, Gordon         1945 [3.5]    1:0    Stone, Andrew      2074 [3.5]
 7 He, Caleb             1922 [3.5]    0:1    Sellen, Ian        2024 [3.5]
 8 Tanoi, TE             2016 [3.5]    1:0    Winfield, Alan     1906 [3.5]
 9 He, Paul              1885 [3.5]    1:0    Chen, Wei Kai      1965 [3.5]
10 Jackson, Ross         1964 [3.5]    ½:½    Brockway, Andrew   1836 [3.5]
11 Stöveken, Peter       1827 [3.5]    0:1    Ross, Matt         1867 [3]  
12 Stannard, Lars        1417 [3]      0:1    Mullan, Brett      1825 [3]  
13 Van Der Hoorn, Thomas 1807 [3]      0:1    Dixon, Hamish      1681 [3]  
14 Webster, Jamie        1701 [3]      1:0    Hurndell, Robert   1545 [3]  
15 Aldridge, Alan        1922 [2.5]    1:0    Ashe, Michael      1662 [2.5]
16 Shepherd, Blake       1000 [2.5]    0:1    Wevers, Alexis     1798 [2.5]
17 Singh, Amrit          1000 [2.5]    0:1    Quayle, Jamie      1683 [2.5]
18 Ackroyd, William      1277 [2.5]    ½:½    Rabina, Romeo      1647 [2.5]
19 Farrington, Lawrence  1706 [2]      ½:½    Carroll, Lewis     1422 [2.5]
20 Kibblewhite, Daniel   1537 [2]      1:0    Stannard, Bobby    1485 [2]  
21 Darr, Samuel          1567 [2]      ½:½    Osborne, Geoff     1287 [2]  
22 Asher, Bruce          1178 [1.5]    0:1    Cooke, Xandi       1512 [1.5]
23 Theodosiou, Andreas   1336 [1]      ½:0    Sripathy, Boopathy 1200 [1]  
24 Winter, Ryan          2087 [5]      ½:½    BYE                          
25 Pomeroy, Arthur       2074 [4]      ½:½    BYE                          
26 Laking, Robert        1968 [3]      ½:½    BYE                          
27 Stracy, Don           1606 [2]      0:0    BYE                          
28 Dunlop, Rafe          1246 [1.5]    ½:½    BYE                          
29 Mulheron, Oscar       1000 [0]      ½:½    BYE                          

Cross Table

No Name                  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Dive, Russell         2410 6.5   45:1 25:1  9:1  2:1  8:1  5:1  6:½
2  Winter, Ryan          2087 5.5   21:1 18:1 32:1  1:0 16:1  7:1  0:½
3  Nyberg, Michael       2104 5.5    0:½ 40:1 27:0 26:1 30:+ 14:1  8:1
4  Benitez, Edgar        2040 5      0:½ 24:1 16:½ 19:0 21:1 22:1 15:1
5  Ker, Anthony          2451 5     24:½ 31:1 28:1 15:½ 19:1  1:0 18:1
6  Nijman, Brian         2212 5     20:0  0:½ 34:1 24:1 15:1 17:1  1:½
7  Forster, Bill         2017 5     38:1 14:½ 26:1 17:1  0:½  2:0 19:1
8  Croad, Nicholas       2442 4.5   35:1 30:1 17:½ 27:1  1:0 23:1  3:0
9  He, Paul              1885 4.5   52:1 23:1  1:0 29:½ 11:1 15:0 28:1
10 Pomeroy, Arthur       2074 4.5   42:½  0:½ 20:1 14:½ 25:½ 16:1  0:½
11 Sellen, Ian           2024 4.5    0:½ 37:1 14:0 31:1  9:0 35:1 25:1
12 Lyall, Gordon         1945 4.5   49:1 32:0  0:½ 36:1 18:0 24:1 23:1
13 Tanoi, TE             2016 4.5   39:0 41:1 46:1 16:0 33:½ 32:1 27:1
14 Brockway, Andrew      1836 4     54:1  7:½ 11:1 10:½  0:½  3:0 17:½
15 Sole, Michael         2008 4     44:1 22:½ 39:1  5:½  6:0  9:1  4:0
16 Ross, Matt            1867 4     50:1  0:½  4:½ 13:1  2:0 10:0 26:1
17 Jackson, Ross         1964 4     33:1 20:1  8:½  7:0 32:1  6:0 14:½
18 Rossiter, Philip      1886 4     51:1  2:0 40:1 23:½ 12:1  0:½  5:0
19 Nicholls, Al          1844 4     40:0 49:1 38:1  4:1  5:0 29:1  7:0
20 Webster, Jamie        1701 4      6:1 17:0 10:0 49:1 28:0 41:1 34:1
21 Dixon, Hamish         1681 4      2:0 51:1 23:0 40:1  4:0 39:1 35:1
22 Mullan, Brett         1825 4     43:1 15:½ 25:0  0:½ 39:1  4:0 33:1
23 Stone, Andrew         2074 3.5   46:1  9:0 21:1 18:½ 27:1  8:0 12:0
24 Wevers, Alexis        1798 3.5    5:½  4:0 42:1  6:0 31:1 12:0 40:1
25 He, Caleb             1922 3.5   36:1  1:0 22:1  0:½ 10:½ 28:½ 11:0
26 Stöveken, Peter       1827 3.5    0:½ 48:1  7:0  3:0 47:1 30:1 16:0
27 Winfield, Alan        1906 3.5   48:½ 47:1  3:1  8:0 23:0 36:1 13:0
28 Chen, Wei Kai         1965 3.5   47:½ 34:1  5:0 39:½ 20:1 25:½  9:0
29 Laking, Robert        1968 3.5   32:0 42:1 35:1  9:½  0:½ 19:0  0:½
30 Aldridge, Alan        1922 3.5   41:1  8:0 33:1 32:½  3:- 26:0 42:1
31 Quayle, Jamie         1683 3.5    0:½  5:0 44:1 11:0 24:0 49:1 43:1
32 Carroll, Lewis        1422 3     29:1 12:1  2:0 30:½ 17:0 13:0 45:½
33 Stannard, Lars        1417 3     17:0 43:1 30:0 45:1 13:½  0:½ 22:0
34 Hurndell, Robert      1545 3      0:½ 28:0  6:0  0:½ 44:1 45:1 20:0
35 Van Der Hoorn, Thomas 1807 3      8:0 52:1 29:0 47:1 41:1 11:0 21:0
36 Ackroyd, William      1277 3     25:0 45:1  0:½ 12:0 42:1 27:0 37:½
37 Rabina, Romeo         1647 3      0:½ 11:0 47:0 43:1  0:½ 40:½ 36:½
38 Kibblewhite, Daniel   1537 3      7:0 54:1 19:0 41:0 43:½  0:½ 47:1
39 Darr, Samuel          1567 2.5   13:1  0:½ 15:0 28:½ 22:0 21:0 41:½
40 Shepherd, Blake       1000 2.5   19:1  3:0 18:0 21:0 48:1 37:½ 24:0
41 Osborne, Geoff        1287 2.5   30:0 13:0 50:1 38:1 35:0 20:0 39:½
42 Ashe, Michael         1662 2.5   10:½ 29:0 24:0 48:1 36:0 50:1 30:0
43 Singh, Amrit          1000 2.5   22:0 33:0 52:+ 37:0 38:½ 44:1 31:0
44 Cooke, Xandi          1512 2.5   15:0  0:½ 31:0 51:+ 34:0 43:0 50:1
45 Farrington, Lawrence  1706 2.5    1:0 36:0 48:1 33:0 49:1 34:0 32:½
46 Stracy, Don           1606 2     23:0 50:1 13:0  0:½  0:½  0:0  0:0
47 Stannard, Bobby       1485 2     28:½ 27:0 37:1 35:0 26:0  0:½ 38:0
48 Dunlop, Rafe          1246 2     27:½ 26:0 45:0 42:0 40:0 54:1  0:½
49 Theodosiou, Andreas   1336 1.5   12:0 19:0 54:1 20:0 45:0 31:0 52:½
50 Asher, Bruce          1178 1.5   16:0 46:0 41:0 54:1  0:½ 42:0 44:0
51 Ebarle, Joshua        1200 1.5   18:0 21:0  0:½ 44:- 52:1  0:   0: 
52 Sripathy, Boopathy    1200 1      9:0 35:0 43:-  0:½ 51:0  0:½ 49:0
53 Cameron, Will         1292 1      0:   0:   0:   0:  54:1  0:   0: 
54 Mulheron, Oscar       1000 .5    14:0 38:0 49:0 50:0 53:0 48:0  0:½





Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Wellington Open Rapid Revived!

Although we did not quite get the numbers we were hoping for, the 2019 Wellington Open Rapid was an enjoyable little tournament, with lots of upsets, interest and quality chess.
There was even an international element, with Sydney player Bevan Clouston making it across the Tasman to meet up with his dad who lives in Paraparaumu, and who also played.
36 players started, and when Alan Winfield unfortunately had to withdraw for health reasons, Bill Forster kindly stepped in to make sure nobody had to take a bye.
Russell Dive and Nic Croad couldn't make it, but we did have Scott Wastney and Anthony Ker to keep the standards high. Scott played confident chess from start to finish, while Anthony faltered early on with a draw against Edgar Benitez, and later on was outplayed by Scott.

It was great to see young talent doing so well, and three juniors finished on the same score as Anthony - Caleb He, Paul He and Samuel Darr, all on 4½ points.

Final Cross Table

No Name                        Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Wastney, Scott              2363 6     21:1  8:1 17:1  6:1  2:1  7:1
2  Ker, Anthony                2357 4.5   26:1 13:½  3:1  7:1  1:0  6:1
3  He, Paul                    1691 4.5   27:1 12:1  2:0 10:1 11:½ 13:1
4  He, Caleb                   1584 4.5   18:1 11:0 28:1 14:½  9:1 12:1
5  Darr, Samuel                1421 4.5   17:0 35:1 19:1 12:½ 25:1 11:1
6  Pomeroy, Arthur             1969 4     16:1 19:1 11:1  1:0 13:1  2:0
7  Winter, Ryan                1891 4     36:1 20:1 15:1  2:0 17:1  1:0
8  Sole, Michael               1853 4     31:1  1:0 23:1  9:0 22:1 18:1
9  Rafiq Ahmad Ridzuan, Amirul      4     20:0 36:1 21:1  8:1  4:0 19:1
10 Carroll, Lewis              1301 4     37:1 24:0 30:1  3:0 20:1 17:1
11 Tanoi, TE                   1926 3.5   32:1  4:1  6:0 18:1  3:½  5:0
12 Stone, Andrew               1942 3.5   22:1  3:0 24:1  5:½ 14:1  4:0
13 Benitez, Edgar              1816 3.5   28:1  2:½ 25:1 15:1  6:0  3:0
14 Forster, Bill               1944 3.5    0:   0:  16:1  4:½ 12:0 25:1
15 Paul, David                 1962 3.5   23:1 30:1  7:0 13:0 16:½ 24:1
16 Gunawan, Geoffrey           1454 3.5    6:0 34:1 14:0 33:1 15:½ 29:1
17 Lyall, Gordon               1942 3      5:1 29:1  1:0 22:1  7:0 10:0
18 Odulio, Orlando                  3      4:0 32:1 20:1 11:0 21:1  8:0
19 Clouston, Bevan             1800 3     34:1  6:0  5:0 24:1 23:1  9:0
20 Farrington, Lawrence        1530 3      9:1  7:0 18:0 28:1 10:0 31:1
21 Ashe, Michael               1513 3      1:0 31:1  9:0 35:1 18:0 33:1
22 Guo, Benjamin               1313 3     12:0 27:1 29:1 17:0  8:0 30:1
23 List, Robert                1454 3     15:0 33:1  8:0 29:1 19:0 27:1
24 Burns, Guy                  1790 2.5   25:½ 10:1 12:0 19:0 27:1 15:0
25 Loke, Kayden                     2.5   24:½ 37:1 13:0 30:1  5:0 14:0
26 Van der Hoorn, Thomas       1500 2.5    2:0 28:0 34:1 27:0 33:½ 36:1
27 Mangera, Muhammad                2      3:0 22:0 32:1 26:1 24:0 23:0
28 Evans, Oliver               1149 2     13:0 26:1  4:0 20:0 29:0 34:1
29 Scott, David                1591 2     35:1 17:0 22:0 23:0 28:1 16:0
30 Webster, Jamie              1701 2     33:1 15:0 10:0 25:0 34:1 22:0
31 Li, Zac                     1175 2      8:0 21:0 33:0 36:1 35:1 20:0
32 Osborne, Geoff              1281 2     11:0 18:0 27:0 34:0 36:1 35:1
33 Mangera, Suhel                   1.5   30:0 23:0 31:1 16:0 26:½ 21:0
34 Clouston, Anthony           1088 1     19:0 16:0 26:0 32:1 30:0 28:0
35 Mangera, Aamena                  1     29:0  5:0 36:1 21:0 31:0 32:0
36 Kierstead, James            1179 0      7:0  9:0 35:0 31:0 32:0 26:0
37 Winfield, Alan              1937 0     10:0 25:0  0:   0:   0:   0: 


Now here is a remarkable thing. Andrew Stone finished his game early and was watching Anthony Ker lose to Scott Wastney, he memorised the game, and sent it to me, annotated!
I told Scott that Andrew had done this, and Scott sent me his own version, just in case Andrew had got it wrong (he hadn't)

SW - annotations by Scott Wastney
AS - annotations by Andrew Stone






Andrew also annotated his loss to Paul He. Needless to say, Andrew is my hero at the moment.







Ryan Winter

Wastney v Winter

Pomeroy v Ker

Benitez v Paul He

Ed Tanoi

Webster v Guo

Kapiti Derby Burns v Paul

Lyall v Carroll

Stone v Caleb He