Number 11/11A      .....      8 November 2011





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General News

Junior Chess


Coming Events

Overseas Tournaments and News


Australian Chess Sites




Note: Links in light blue are to sections within the newsletter, those in grey are external and orange links are to the archive of previous issues.


Newsletter contact

Next issues


Tuesday 22 November (deadline Friday 18 November)


Tuesday 13 December (deadline Friday 21 October)


Publication in December 2011 and January 2012 will then be on an ad hoc basis.

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FIDE Arbiters Seminar 16-20 January 2012, Queenstown, NZ



FIDE Arbiters Seminar

Venue: Millennium Hotel, Ballroom, Queenstown

Dates: Jan 16th – 20th 9.30am – 12.30pm

Fees: $150 Cheques made payable to NZCF

Conducted By: IA Bob Gibbons, IA Shaun Press

Seminar Outline:


1. Overview of Being an Arbiter and Tournament Organiser

Objectives & skills for arbiters and organisers, tournament structures and prizes, event management, available resources.


2. The Laws of Chess and Tournament Regulations

Laws of Chess, Tournament Regulations, penalties, appeals, selected incidents, chess clocks, recent changes.


3. Round Robin and Swiss Pairing Systems

Round Robin Berger Tables, Swiss Pairing System, Byes, Forfeits, Withdrawals, Tie-breaks.


4. Tournament Software

Swiss Pairings & Internet broadcast software, Swiss Perfect, Swiss Manager, DGT electronic chess boards, TOMA broadcast software.


5. Ratings System

ELO & FIDE rating system regulations, calculations, reporting procedures, contacts.


6. International Tournaments and Titles

FIDE requirements, title regulations and reports.


7. Examination

FIDE Arbiter Examination required for FIDE Arbiter title


New Zealand Chess Federation Inc.

Member of F.I.D.E

Affiliated to NZ Olympic Committee

P.O. Box 216 Shortland St Auckland New Zealand

President: Paul Spiller

Secretary: Helen Milligan



2012 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix


The 2012 Australian Grand Prix will be named the 2012 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix. 


It will have a total prize fund of $8,000, following a recent $5,000 support commitment from Mr Baillieu Myer and Dato’ Tan Chin Nam.


Details of the 2012 Myer Tan Australian Grand Prix are attached.


Tournament registrations are now invited (before 1 December 2011). 


Best wishes

Brian Jones, ACF Grand Prix Director


(See link for more information or link for tournament registration.)



ACF Medals and Awards 2011-2012 – Nominations Invited


Nominations are invited for potential winners of the following ACF medals and awards, to be presented during the forthcoming Australian Championships in Geelong, Victoria.


Steiner Medal – Australian Player of the Year 2011


This medal is to be awarded to the Australian player who has made the greatest impact, not necessarily the highest-rated – it is for the most notable achievement of the year and may be awarded to the same person more than once.


Arlauskas Medal & Award – Australian Under-16 Player of the Year 2011

The Arlauskas Medal is awarded annually on the same basis as the Steiner Medal, but limited to nominees who at one time or another during the year of the award satisfied the ACF’s age-limit criteria for eligibility to participate in the Australian Under-16 Championship in the year concerned.


The winner of the Arlauskas Medal in each year is to be the recipient of a single grant by the ACF to assist the winner to meet costs related to his or her participation in a significant international or Australian chess event scheduled or likely to begin within two years of the announcement of the name of the winner of the award.


The Arlauskas Medal and Romanas Arlauskas Award may not be won by the same person more than twice.


Koshnitsky Medal

This is awarded for an outstanding contribution to Australian chess administration at a national or a state level. This is a lifetime achievement award, not limited to accomplishments or services during a particular period. It may not be won more than once by the same person.


Whyatt Medal

This medal is now awarded every four years for outstanding success as a chess problem composer, taking into account the composer's published chess problems.


The following guidelines were noted when the Whyatt medal was introduced in 2003.


In the case of a nomination for the Whyatt medal, the setting out of achievements should include a listing of published problems and of any awards received in competitions, giving full publication details and a reproduction from the publication itself. Published commentary on the problems may be attached, including the comments of competition judges and, if desired, also of editors and solvers. No limit is placed on the number of problems that may be listed.


Selectors are not asked to undertake the difficult, time-consuming and error-prone task of judging particular problems as if they were freshly submitted to them, but instead to rely on the work already done by competition judges, perhaps taking into account also the comments of editors and solvers.


The setting out of achievements should include a listing of published problems and of any awards received in competitions, giving full publication details and a reproduction from the publication itself. Published commentary on the problems may be attached, including the comments of competition judges and, if desired, also of editors and solvers. No limit is placed on the number of problems that may be listed.


The winner will be asked to prepare a short note dealing with at least one of the problems that resulted in the award. This note should be aimed at explaining to the general chess-playing public in simple language (defining technical terms when needed) some of the ideas involved in the problem(s).


Attention may be drawn to intellectual, artistic and other features. A way should be indicated by which readers can follow up any further interest they might then have in problems as a result of their having read this note.


Links to Additional Information


Previous medal winners

Related ACF by-laws: Medals Procedures




Nominations need not be from among a State's own members or residents.


A separate document or message containing the following should be provided in respect of each nominee:


 - name in full (correctly spelt);

 - contact details (phone, email, postal address);

 - a citation describing relevant achievements, suitable for reading when the medal is presented and/or publication thereafter;

 - anything else relevant to the nomination.


A person submitting a nomination must retain a complete copy of every document submitted as part of the nomination and must phone 0409 525 963 or (03) 9787 7974 to confirm that it has been received if delivery has not been acknowledged 24 hours after expected delivery time.


Deadlines for Printed Nominations


If a nomination comprises or is supplemented by printed documents, it must be addressed to:


ACF Medals, 22 Bruarong Crescent, Frankston South 3199,


and mailed to be received in the normal course of post on or before Thursday 1 December 2011.


Deadlines for Email Nominations


Nominations comprising email messages and/or attachments must be emailed to so as to be received on or before the following dates:


Koshnitsky medal & Whyatt medal: Thursday 8 December 2011

Steiner medal & Arlauskas medal: Monday 2 January 2012


Recipients of this notice are invited to distribute copies of it to affiliated clubs, members and others to maximise the possibility of nominations in respect of the most suitable nominees.


Gary Wastell

ACF Medals Selections Coordinator

Phone (03) 9787 7974 or 0409 525 963


email cc



2013 Australian Open


The ACF invites expressions of interest from affiliated associations and others for authority to conduct the 2013 Australian Open Championship and associated events on behalf of the ACF.


These events would normally commence in late December 2012 or early January 2013 and end in the first or second week of January 2013.


Links to ACF by-laws governing procedures for allocating and presenting ACF Tournaments may be seen on the ACF website at


Please address inquiries by email to ACF Secretary, Tom Accola, at with cc to



2012 Australian Championship


The Championship will be held at the Sphinx Entertainment Centre, North Geelong, Vic from 27 December 2011 to 8 January 2012 (eleven rounds with rest days on 1 and 5 January).


The organisers are especially encouraging those planning to stay in Geelong to book accommodation asap, as the event spans a peak demand accommodation period.


See here for the entry form and other details.

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John Purdy SMH Obituary


The Sydney Morning Herald has published an obituary of John Purdy, former Australian Chess Champion, who died earlier this year. See link to read the obituary.



Bobby Fischer in Australia


The documentary Bobby Fischer Against the World was shown recently at the Canberra International Film Festival. See link and link for some comments by Shaun Press at chessexpress.





Victoria: The Notice of Meeting, Agenda & Proposed fees and charges for 2012 were sent to clubs by email on 7 November. The meeting is to be held at 4:30pm on Sunday December 4 at Melbourne Chess Club. Full details should be on the Chess Victoria website shortly.


Queensland: The AGM of the CAQ will be held in Brisbane on 3 December 2011 commencing at 12.30 pm. Watch the CAQ website for more information.



Queensland Regional Events


A One Day Chess Tournament will be held in Maryborough on Saturday 19 November.


The Bundaberg Chess Club is endeavouring to have a children's chess tournament in Gladstone in December.

On Monday 31 Oct 2011, five players from Hervey Bay travelled to Maryborough to take on five players from Maryborough. Hervey Bay was victorious and it was great to see an inter club game between relatively new clubs

Details of these events available on the CAQ website or by contacting Allan Menham at

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AusJCL Calendar (National and International)


See or the AusJCL page for calendars, selection details, etc. Note that events are often changed so it is advisable to check frequently for updates.



2012 JETS Camp, Melbourne


Please note that the 2012 JETS Camp has been scheduled to be held at Melbourne Chess Club from July 2-7, 2012.


This is the only week of the year when almost all States have school holidays simultaneously, so the JETS organisers request that you avoid scheduling State Junior Championships against these dates if possible.


Application forms will be available at the various national championships in January.



Ian Rogers



2012 Australian Junior Championships


This event will be run at Spensley Street Primary School in the inner Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill between Saturday 14th January and Sunday 22nd January, organised by the Melbourne Chess Club.


See link for information and updates.


Win a $135 value prize in the tournament Facebook giveaway!!!

Players, parents & spectators eligible.

If you say you are 'attending' the
2012 Australian Junior Chess Championships of Facebook you will be eligible to win a $135 hand crafted Dungeons & Dragons Chess Set plus board from Leah's Den.

Event facebook page:

For more details of this giveaway see:

Simon Dale, event committee member.

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Recent GP weekend results


2011 MCC Melbourne Cup Weekender October 28-November 1, Melbourne, Vic. IM George Xie won with 8.5/9 from FM Bobby Cheng 7.5 and IM James Morris, IM Stephen Solomon, IM Andrew Brown, IM Mirko Rujevic David Garner and Justin Tan 6 (43 players).

2011 Brisbane Open October 29-30, Brisbane, Qld. GM Roland Schmaltz won with 5.5/6 from Yi Liu and Brodie McClymont 5 (45 players).

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Grand Prix events


November 19-20 Vikings Weekender [2], Tuggeranong, ACT  link

November 26-21 Caloundra Open [1], Caloundra, Qld  link

December 3-4 Christmas Open [1], Perth, WA  link

December 3-4 Mildura Open [1], Mildura, Vic  link

December 9-12 Canterbury Day-Nighter [1], Melbourne, Vic  link

December 17-18 MCC Christmas Swiss [2], Melbourne, Vic  link


2011 GP calendar link


2011 Vikings Weekender (November 19 – 20)


ACF Grand Prix Event Class 2. First prize $1,000. (Other places and rating groups subject to entries).

VENUE: Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and Amateur Sports Club, Ricardo St, Wanniassa, A.C.T

FORMAT: 7 round Swiss. 60 min + 10 sec from move 1.

ARBITER: IA Shaun Press

ENTRY FEES: $60 standard, $40 concessions/juniors. Payable 21 Nov from 9am to Jim Flood at McDonalds (opposite Vikings).

SCHEDULE: Saturday - 10.30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 7:00 pm Sunday - 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3.45pm

MAJOR SPONSOR: The Vikings Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and Amateur Sports Club



2011 Canterbury Day Nighter (December  9 - 12)


VENUE: Box Hill Chess Club, 3 Rochester Road, Canterbury

PRIZES: $2,000 prize pool. 1st $600; 2nd $400; 3rd $250; 5 Rating prizes each totalling $150.

FORMAT: 6 round Swiss. FIDE rated; ACF rated; Grand Prix rated

TIME: 90 min + 30 sec from move 1. FIDE rules apply.

ARBITER: Roger Croft


PAIRINGS: Swiss Perfect

ENTRY FEES: Early bird entry:  $50 if paid by Tuesday 6 December. Full Fee: $60. Discount: $10 for BHCC and CJCC members.

                    Free: GM, IM, (FM-BHCC/CJCC member).

SCHEDULE: FRI, 9 Dec: Round 1, 7 pm. SAT, 10 Dec: Round 2, 10 am. Round 3, 3 pm.

                  SUN, 11 Dec: Round 4, 10 am. Round 5, 3 pm. MON, 12 Dec: Round 6, 7 pm.

CONTACT: Club Mobile 0409 259 490

MAILING ADDRESS: Box Hill Chess, 23 Chester St, Surrey Hills 3127



Please notify forthcoming tournaments to

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Championship and major events


World Seniors: 14 November 2011, Opatija, Croatia  link

Asian Amateur: 25 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  link

Queenstown Chess Classic: 15 January 2012, Queenstown, NZ [incorporates NZ and Oceania Championships]  link

Gibraltar Chess Festival: 24 January 2012  link

Asian Teams Championship  May 2012, Hainan, China

Olympiad: 27 August 2012, Istanbul, Turkey


(Date listed is date of commencement)



Tournament calendars


FIDE: link link



Oceania Chess Confederation – FIDE Congress


Highlights of 82nd fide congress, Executive board meeting, Krakow, Poland - October 2011:


* Guam admitted as Full Member of FIDE

* OCC admitted as Affiliate Member of FIDE

* FIDE Arbiter (FA) title awarded to Peter Tsai (AUS)

* International Organiser (IO) titles awarded to Hilton Bennett (NZL), Ross Jackson (NZL), Quentin Johnson (NZL), Robert Smith (NZL), Michael Steadman (NZL), Peter Stuart (NZL)

* OCC awarded 2012 Asian Seniors and 2012 Asian Amateur Championships - to be held in Parramatta Sydney Australia 1-10 June 2012.


Further details are available on the Oceania Chess Confederation website at



Oceania Chess Confederation - Queenstown


FIDE Arbiter Seminar


A FIDE Arbiter Seminar will take place 9.30am – 12.30pm 16-20 January 2012 at the Millennium Hotel Ballroom Queenstown New Zealand. Lecturers will be IA Bob Gibbons (NZL) and IA Shaun Press (PNG). Registration Fee $150 payable to the NZCF. Enquiries to Paul Spiller.


Fee includes FIDE Arbiters Examination on 20 January.


OCC ANNUAL General Meeting


The AGM of the Oceania Chess Confederation will take place at the Millennium Hotel Ballroom Queenstown New Zealand 9.30am – 12.30pm on Saturday 21 January 2012. An OCC Executive Board meeting will continue 9.30am – 12.30pm on Sunday 22 January 2012.


Oceania Titles


The 2012 Oceania Zone Championship titles (Open and Women’s) will be awarded to the highest placed eligible players in the 2012 Queenstown Chess Classic.


Further details are available on the Oceania Chess Confederation website at

President: Brian Jones

Deputy President: Paul Spiller



2011 World Senior Championship


This event will be held in Opatija, Croatia, from 14 to 27 November. Oceania’s official representative is IM Mirko Rujevic (Aus) and two other Australians, Lachlan Benson and Slobodan Krstic, are also participating. See link for information and updates.



2012 Asian Teams Championship


GM Ian Rogers advises that this event will be held in May 2012 in Hainan, China. This is the extent of information available at this stage so it is suggested that anyone interested in playing contact ACF.



2012 Olympiad


The dates for the Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey have been confirmed as 27 August to 12 September 2012.



Women’s World Championship


GMs Hou Yifan (Chn), the title holder, and Humpy Koneru (Ind) will play a ten-game match from 13 to 30 November in Tirana, Albania. See link for information and updates.

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MCC Melbourne Cup Weekender - Tournament Report by Chief Arbiter Kerry Stead


[Also see Games section.]


The final class 4 Grand Prix event for the year saw 43 players turn up for five days of intense, hard-fought chess in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. The field was stacked with strong players, with 5 International Masters and 2 FIDE Masters joining seven other players rated over 2000 FIDE to make for a very top-heavy entry list! Add into that mix some improving juniors and under-rated players and there was bound to be drama throughout!


The drama started at Melbourne Chess Club on Friday night in the first round, with Sam Gluzman defeating Ari Dale and John Wildes beating Justin Tan, while Savithri Narenthran, Max Chew Lee, Endre Simon and Alanna Chew Lee all held their higher rated opponents to draws.


Round two saw most results go according to rating, although Max Chew Lee again bucked this trend by beating Malaysian Zaidan Zulkipli, while David Chin held Jamie Kenmure to a draw. Damien Feaine almost joined the upset club in a four and a half hour marathon against John Beckman, but unfortunately missed a drawing opportunity just after the four hour mark ticked over and John did not give him another chance and went on to win the game.


Round three saw the titled players first play against each other, with George Xie and Bobby Cheng playing out a fighting draw, where Bobby missed a surprising winning move late in the game. The other clashes between titled players saw Solomon defeat Morris and Illingworth defeat Brown. There were more upsets on other boards, with Hamish Selnes, Zachary Loh, John Wildes and Cameron Yung all recording upset wins, while John Beckman and Finley Dale held their more fancied rivals to draws.


Round four saw Max Illingworth take the sole lead in the tournament by defeating Stephen Solomon after employing the Marshall Gambit. George Xie and Bobby Cheng remained in contention half a point behind by beating Mirko Rujevic and Hamish Selnes in their respective games. On the other boards, Zachary Loh was again another surprise winner, this time over Chris Kolac, while Max Chew Lee held Justin Penrose to a draw.


Round 5 saw a change in the lead, with Bobby Cheng defeating Max Illingworth after finding a stunning idea in the endgame, while George Xie joined Bobby in a share for the lead with a win over Stephen Solomon. Savithri Narenthran, John Wildes and Alanna Chew Lee all had upset wins, while Zachary Loh and Max Chew Lee again took half-points from their higher rated opponents, as did Enoch Fan.


Round 6 saw George Xie take the sole lead of the tournament after defeating Max Illingworth, while Bobby Cheng took a half-point bye to attend school. Andrew Brown beat James Morris in a battle of the young IMs, while Zachary Loh held Justin Penrose to a draw on board three. John Wildes and Max Chew Lee held Sylvester Urban and Chris Kolac to draws in their respective games.


Round 7 saw George extend his lead to a full point after defeating Andrew Brown, while Bobby Cheng was held to a draw by David Garner. Queen endings were the order of the day on the top boards, with Mirko Rujevic and James Morris both finishing with wins against Stephen Solomon and Zachary Loh. Justin Tan made a late charge for the top boards with a win over Max Illingworth, and Jack Puccini, Jamie Kenmure and Alanna Chew Lee were all able to hold their higher rated opponents to draws.


The final day of the tournament moved to the opulent surroundings of the Fitzroy Town Hall. The players responded with fighting chess, with all games in round 8 being decisive! George Xie guaranteed himself a share of first place by defeating James Morris, while Bobby Cheng continued his impressive tournament by defeating Mirko Rujevic. Andrew Brown won a tense game against Justin Penrose, which had chances for both sides, while the results on other boards went mostly according to rating.


The last round had plenty of interest, with minor placing and rating group prizes up for grabs. Although George Xie had secured at least equal first, he had rating points to play for, with the elusive 2500 FIDE rating being all that stands between him and the Grandmaster title. George finished off an impressive tournament in emphatic style by defeating Justin Tan in the final round to take the first prize of $1500. Bobby Cheng secured second place with a win over Andrew Brown, sacrificing pieces for a mass of kingside pawns which secured the win. Third place was a six-way tie between International Masters James Morris, Stephen Solomon, Mirko Rujevic and Andrew Brown, along with David Garner and Justin Tan, who all scored 6/9. Tony Davis came from nowhere to take 1st in rating group 1, while Max Chew Lee finished with another win over a higher rated opponent to take 1st in rating group 2, with both finishing on 5.5/9.




1st IM George Xie

2nd FM Bobby Cheng

=3rd IM James Morris, IM Stephen Solomon, IM Andrew Brown, IM Mirko Rujevic, David Garner, Justin Tan                      

Rating Group 1 (1600-2000 ACF)

1st Tony Davis   =2nd Hamish Selnes, Zachary Loh, Enoch Fan, Justin Penrose, Ari Dale                 

Rating Group 2 (Under 1600 ACF)

1st  Max Chew Lee

2nd Jack Puccini

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Following is a list of useful sites, please notify additions or updates to the usual address.



Newspaper columns


Ian Rogers (Byron Bay Echo) 

Peter Parr (Sydney Morning Herald)

David Ellis (West Australian)



On-line media





Bulletin boards







The Closet Grandmaster (Amiel Rosario)

chessexpress (Shaun Press)

David Smerdon

Alex Wohl


Dozy’s Inferno

Coffee House Chess (Carl Gorka)

Smart Dolphins

Kerry Stead


Brendan Norman


Tristan Stevens

Australian Chess News

Gawain Jones [well almost Australian]



Mailing lists / Newsletters


ACT mailing list


Box Hill CC (Vic) - subscribe

Noble Park CC (Vic) - Issue 4

Gardiner Chess (Qld)



Australian Chess Federation


Australian Chess Federation

ACF ratings

Grand Prix calendar



Oceania Chess Confederation


Oceania Chess Confederation



State Associations


New South Wales



Western Australia

South Australia


Australian Capital Territory


Victorian Rural Chess League


(Also see state sites for information on clubs without their own web sites.)



Game collections





Correspondence chess


Correspondence Chess League of Australia



Chess compositions



Junior Chess Leagues/clubs and junior blogs






Canterbury Juniors (Vic)

Quirky Queens (ACT)

Searching for Magnus Carlsen (blog, includes AusJCL info)



NSW Clubs


Rooty Hill

St George Leagues Club

Norths Leagues Club

Harbord Diggers


Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club CC (blog)





Wollongong Collegians




Sydney Blitz



Victorian Clubs



Box Hill


Noble Park




Hobson's Bay







Queensland Clubs


Gold Coast / Gardiner Chess



Kings of Chess


Logan City


The Gap


Club Bullwinkle



WA Clubs







SA Clubs


SA Chess Centre


Adelaide Uni



Tasmanian Clubs


Burnie Chess Club (blog)





ACT Clubs





Belconnen / Uni of Canberra

Ian’s page (Results)

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Xie,George (2440) –

Cheng,Bobby (2346) [D45]

MCC Cup Weekender (3), 29.10.2011

1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.d4 Nbd7 6.Qc2 b6 7.Be2 Bb7 8.0–0 Be7 9.Rd1 0–0 10.e4 dxe4 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.Qxe4 Qc7 13.Bd3 Nf6 14.Qh4 c5 15.Bf4 Qc8 16.Ne5 cxd4 17.Bxh7+ Nxh7 18.Qxe7 f6 19.Rxd4 fxe5 20.Rd7 Qxd7 21.Qxd7 Rf7 22.Qxe6 exf4 23.f3 Nf8 24.Qd6 Re8 25.Qd2 Re3 26.Rd1 Rfe7 27.h4 Ng6 28.Qd6 R3e6 29.Qb8+ Kh7 30.h5 Ne5 31.Rd8 Nf7 32.Rd4 Bxf3 33.Qxf4 Bxh5 34.Qh4 g6 35.g4

35...Re4 [35...g5 36.Qxh5+ Rh6] 36.Qf6 Re1+ 37.Kg2 R7e2+ 38.Kh3 Re3+ 39.Kg2 R3e2+ 40.Kh3 Re3+ 41.Kg2 ½–½


Solomon,Stephen (2384) - Illingworth,Max (2357) [C89]

MCC Cup Weekender (4), 30.10.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d3 Bd6 13.Re1 Bf5 14.Qf3 Qf6 15.Bxd5 cxd5 16.Bf4 Bxf4 17.Qxf4 d4 18.cxd4 Rad8 19.Re5 Bxd3 20.Qe3 Qd6 21.Nc3 Qxd4 22.Qxd4 Rxd4 23.Rd1 Rfd8 24.f3 f6 25.Re7 b4 26.Na4 Bb5 27.Rxd4 Rxd4 28.Nc5

28...Rd1+ 29.Kf2 Rd2+ 30.Kg3 Bf1 31.Kf4 Rxg2 32.h4 Rxb2 33.Ne6 Rg2 34.Rc7 h5 35.Ke4 Bb5 36.f4 Re2+ 37.Kd5 Rd2+ 38.Ke4 Bd7 39.Nc5 Bg4 40.Nxa6 Rxa2 41.Nxb4 Re2+ 42.Kd5 Rh2 43.Kd6 Rxh4 44.Nd5 Rh1 45.Ne3 Re1 46.Rc3 Kf7 47.f5 Bf3 48.Nc4 Rd1+ 49.Kc7 Bg4 50.Nd6+ Kg8 51.Rc4 Kh7 52.Rf4 Rd3 53.Kd7 Rf3 54.Rb4 Bxf5+ 55.Ke7 Bg4 56.Rb7 Rd3 57.Ne8 Kg6 58.Kf8 Rd7 59.Rb1 h4 60.Rb4 Bh5 61.Rxh4 Kg5 62.Rh1 Rd8 63.Kxg7 Rxe8 64.Rg1+ Bg4 0–1

Illingworth,Max (2357) –

Cheng,Bobby (2354) [B19]

MCC Cup Weekender (5), 30.10.2011

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2 Ngf6 12.0–0–0 Be7 13.Qe2 0–0 14.Nf1 Kh8 15.Rg1 Nb6 16.Kb1 Qd5 17.g4 Nc4 18.Ne3 Nxe3 19.Bxe3 Nh7 20.c4 Qa5 21.Ne5 Bd6 22.f4 Bxe5 23.dxe5 Rad8 24.Bf2 Rxd1+ 25.Rxd1 Rd8 26.Bh4 Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Qc7 28.Bd8 Qc8 29.Qd6 Kg8 30.b4 Nf8 31.Be7 Nd7 32.Kb2 Nb6 33.Kb3 Qd7 34.a4 Qxd6 35.Bxd6 Nd7 36.c5 f5 37.gxf5 exf5 38.b5 Kf7 39.Kb4 g6 40.hxg6+ Kxg6 41.bxc6 bxc6 42.e6 Nf6 43.Be5 h5 44.Ka5 h4 45.Bd4 Ne4 46.Bg1 Kf6 47.Ka6 Kxe6 48.Kxa7 h3 49.Kb7 Kd5 50.a5 Nxc5+ 51.Kb6 Na4+ 52.Kb7 Nc3 53.a6 Nb5 54.Kb6 Kd6 55.Kb7 Nc7 56.a7

56...Na8 57.Bb6 Kd7 58.Bg1 c5 59.Kxa8 Kc8 0–1


Brown,Andrew (2216) –

Cheng,Bobby (2346) [A91]

MCC Cup Weekender (9), 01.11.2011

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 c6 5.Nh3 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.b3 d6 8.Bb2 Qc7 9.e3 e5 10.f4 e4 11.Nc3 d5 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.Rc1 Nc6 14.Nf2 Be6 15.Qe2 Qd7 16.Bh3 h6 17.Na4 b6 18.Kh1 g5 19.Rg1 g4 20.Bf1 h5 21.Qd2 Qb7 22.Bb5 Rac8 23.Rgd1 Kf7 24.Qe2 Nb8 25.Qf1 h4 26.Rxc8 Rxc8 27.Rc1 Rh8 28.Kg2 Bd6 29.Rc2 Qe7 30.Qc1 Nh5 31.Nc5 a6 32.Nxa6 Nxa6 33.Bxa6 hxg3 34.hxg3 Nxg3 35.Qg1 Qh4 36.Bc1 Nh5 37.Kf1 Nf6 38.Nd1 Qh3+ 39.Rg2 Ra8 40.Be2 Rxa2 41.Qh2 Ra1 42.Bb2 Rxd1+ 43.Bxd1 Qxe3 44.Qg3 Bxf4 45.Qxe3 Bxe3 46.Rg3 Bf4 47.Rc3 Bd7 48.Ba3 Bb8

49.Be2 f4 50.Ba6 f3 51.b4 g3 52.Bc1 g2+ 53.Kg1 Ng4 54.Rxf3+ exf3 55.Bf4 Bxf4 56.Bb5 Be3# 0–1

Brown,Andrew (2216) –

Penrose,Justin (2034) [E11]

MCC Cup Weekender (8), 01.11.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 b6 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Bxd2 Bb7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 d5 9.e3 0–0 10.Ne5 c5 11.Be2 Re8 12.Bh5 Rf8 13.0–0 dxc4 14.Bf3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Qd5 16.Bxf6 Qxf3 17.Nxf3 gxf6 18.dxc5 Rc8 19.Rfd1 b5 20.Rd6 Kf8 21.Nd4 Ke7 22.Rd1 Rxc5 23.Rd8 a5 24.Rh8 Rd5 25.e4 Rd6 26.Kf1 Rb6 27.Ke2 Raa6 28.f4 Nd7 29.Rc8 Rd6 30.g4 Rab6 31.h4 Rb8 32.Nc6+ Rxc6 33.Rxc6 Rb7 34.Ke3 Nb6 35.Rdd6 Na4 36.Rd2 Nb6 37.Rh2 Na4 38.h5 Nb6 39.g5 Kd7 40.Rxb6 Rxb6 41.gxf6 b4 42.axb4 axb4 43.Rc2 Rb5 44.e5 c3 45.bxc3 b3 46.Rb2 Kc6 47.c4 Rb7 48.Kd4 Rb4 49.Kd3 Kc5

50.f5 exf5 51.Rb1 b2 52.e6 fxe6 53.f7 Rb8 54.Rxb2 Rf8 55.Rb7 e5 56.Kc3 e4 57.Rb5+ Kd6 58.Rxf5 Ke6 59.Rf1 Ke5 60.Kb4 e3 61.Kc5 e2 62.Re1 Rc8+ 63.Kb6 Kf6 64.Rxe2 Kxf7 65.c5 Rd8 66.c6 Rd1 67.Rc2 Rb1+ 68.Ka7 Ra1+ 69.Kb8 Rb1+ 70.Kc8 Ke7 71.c7 Rd1 72.Kb7 Rd7 73.Kc6 Rd6+ 74.Kb5 Rd5+ 75.Kb4 Rd4+ 76.Kc3 1–0


Morris,James (2327) –

Xie,George (2440) [A22]

MCC Cup Weekender (8), 01.11.2011

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.g3 Bb4 4.Bg2 Bxc3 5.bxc3 d6 6.e4 0–0 7.Ne2 b6 8.0–0 Be6 9.d3 Qd7 10.f4 Bh3 11.c5 Bxg2 12.Kxg2 Qe7 13.cxd6 cxd6 14.Ba3 Nc6 15.Qd2 Rfe8 16.c4 a6 17.fxe5 Nxe5 18.Nc3 Qe6 19.Rab1 b5 20.cxb5

20...d5 21.b6 dxe4 22.Nxe4 Nxe4 23.dxe4 Nc4 24.Qc3 Qxe4+ 25.Kg1 Ne3 26.Qb2 Nxf1 27.Rxf1 Qe3+ 28.Kh1 Rab8 29.Rb1 Qf3+ 0–1


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