Archive for October, 2014

Spring Cup Underway

Posted: 29/10/2014 by Ian in Club News

The Spring Cup got underway last night. Despite the rain we had a good turnout with 20 players. Matt was especially pleased with his win against Ian. Graham Richard and Stefan are in the lead with 3 points each. Three more rounds next week, then 2 on the final night. Games kick off at 7:30 so don’t be late.

1 Graham Nolan 3.0 +W7 +B6 +W4
2 Richard Dare 3.0 +W13 +B11 +W5
3 Stefan Wagner 3.0 +W18 +B10 +W12
4 Hilton Bennett 2.0 +B8 +W14 -B1
5 William Lynn 2.0 +B15 +W9 -B2
6 Richard Jackson 2.0 +B20 -W1 +B15
7 Sean Clark 2.0 -B1 +W19 +B14
8 Matt Crombie 2.0 -W4 +B16 +W11
9 Fuatai Fuatai 2.0 +W12 -B5 +W13
10 Dhusar Chatterjee 2.0 +B19 -W3 +B18
11 Ian Kennedy 1.0 +W16 -W2 -B8
12 Gary Judkins 1.0 -B9 +W18 -B3
13 Joel Crombie 1.0 -B2 +W20 -B9
14 Murray Tuatini 1.0 +W17 -B4 -W7
15 Elijah DeWit 1.0 -W5 +B17 -W6
16 Jarvis Xiang 1.0 -B11 -W8 +B19
17 Suriya Srinivasan 1.0 -B14 -W15 +B20
18 Nithin Perumal 0.0 -B3 -B12 -W10
19 Thys Joubert 0.0 -W10 -B7 -W16
20 Jeff Xiang 0.0 -W6 -B13 -W17
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Spring Cup Next Three Weeks

Posted: 21/10/2014 by Ian in Club News

We will have the Spring Cup for the next three weks. Format will be 3 games at 15 + 0 in each of weeks one and two, with two games at 25 + 0 to finish in week three, so eight rounds in all. Games start 7:20 so dont be late!. Non-members welcome.

The Rise And Rise Of Richard

Posted: 21/10/2014 by Ian in Club News

Richard managed 7 out of 7 for the club rapid, and looks unstoppable. Second and third place (on tiebreak scores) went to Graham an David on 4 points each. Daniel Richard and Sivoram also shared 4 points. The crosstable, and statistics have been updated

Club Rapid Champ 2014 Announced

Posted: 14/10/2014 by Ian in Club News

With one round to go Richard sits on six points, 2 pioints clear of his nearest rivals, so has been awarded the title of Club Rapid champion 2014. Graham and Dave share 4 points each and are vying for the the silver medal. Joel scored a nice win against Ian and picks up club rating points in the process. Don’t miss the final round next week. The full crosstable is here, and club ratings have been updated

Gary-FabianoPolgar-GaryGary has sent us some photos from his recent trip to Tromso Norway to watch the chess olympiad. He was there from the 11th to the 14th of August leaving on the last day of play. On the left is a selfie of Gary and Fabiano Carauna. For those of you that havent caught up Fabiano has had a recent meteoric rise and is now the No. 2 ranked player in the world. This month he achieved an Elo rating of 2844, becoming the third highest rated player in history. During August – September he won the 2014 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis, Missouri, one of the strongest tournaments ever held, featuring six of the world’s top ten players, including the world champion Magnus Carlsen. With 7 wins, 3 draws and 0 losses, Caruana achieved a 3100 plus performance rating, possibly the best tournament result in history. As much as we like Magnus, Gary might very well be standing next to a future worlds champion. The next photo is of Gary with Judit Polgar and two members of the Hungarian team. The fourth member had arrived late and Gary offered to sub in on the team if they were short, but in the end his services werent needed. Further photos from the trip can be found here in the library (About > Library > Contributions)

Club Rapid Round 6 Next Week

Posted: 08/10/2014 by Ian in Club News

We have two rounds to go on the club rapid which resumes next week. For those of you that have forgotten your current standings in the tournament the crosstable to date can be found here. Games kick off 7:30 so dont be late.

Nithin scores impressive win.

Posted: 08/10/2014 by Ian in Club News

Well done to Nithin for managing a back rank mate on Ian in the final round of last nights blitz tournament. After leaving his queen exposed in the middle of the game Ian was always going to be in trouble, with Nithin eventually managing to trap Ians king in the corner and picking up some valuable club rating points.