Saturday, August 21, 2010

3rd Gordon Hoskyn Memorial Rapid Tournament

21st August 2010 - 3rd Gordon Hoskyn Memorial Rapid, Palmerston North

1st Justin Davis
2nd= Mathew King IM Anthony Ker

1st Daniel Yuan
2nd= Micheal Yuan, David Bell, Jack James

Upset prizes
1.James Stewart (1754) - for win against IM Anthony Ker (2363)
2.Jack James (1384) - for win against David Capper (1642)
3.Cerdic Backhouse (1406) - for win against David Capper (1642)
4. Mathew King (1832) - for win against John McDonald (2042)
5. Justin Davis (1909) - for draw against IM Anthonuy Ker (2363)

Directors of Play :- Stewart Holdaway and Dennis Davey

Special thanks to Stewart Holdaway for the excellent job done as tournament director, general organising and sponsoring of this event.

A-GradeRound Robin
Name Rating Total

1 Davis,Justin 1909 4/5
2 King, Mathew 1832 3.5/5
3 IM Ker,Anthony 2363 3.5/5
4 Smith,Chris 1863 2/5
5 Stewart,James 1754 1/5
6 McDonald,John 2042 1/5

No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

Yuan, Daniel 1549 4.5
Yuan, Micheal 1528 3
Bell, David 1571 3
James, Jack 1384 3
Brockway, Andrew 1624 2.5
Capper, David 1642 2
Backhouse, Cedric 1406 2
Luo, Brian 953 0

Due to unforeseen circumstances this years tournament was a slight change from last year. The A-grade was a 5 round robin and the B grade a small 8 player swiss. . The tournament was a great success but next year will probably bring a return to the open format. Unfortunately due to the blog format I cannot bring a complete crosstable easily but in case your wondering IM Ker lost to James Stewart in the first round and drew with Davis in the second leaving the tournament wide open for an unlikey winner. Congratulations to all who managed to come away with a prize.
Complete results to be found here also

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wang Draws Kamsky

Former New Zealand champion has managed to take a half point off the current US champ and all around elite GM Gata Kamsky. Congratulations Puchen Wang.

IM Wang Puchen (2469) - GM Kamsky,G (2702)
[B42] 38th World Open King of Prussia USA (7), 04.07.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 g6 6.0-0 Bg7 7.Nb3 d6 8.N1d2 Nf6 9.Nc4 b5 10.Nca5 Bd7 11.c4 0-0 12.c5 dxc5 13.Nb7 Qe7 14.N7xc5 Rd8 15.Bg5 h6 16.Bh4 Nc6 17.Qe2 g5 18.Bg3 Nd4 19.Nxd4 Qxc5 20.Nb3 Qb6 21.Rac1 Rac8 22.h4 Be8 23.hxg5 hxg5 24.e5 Nd5 25.Rxc8 Rxc8 26.Qg4 Nf4 27.Bxf4 gxf4 28.Qxf4 Rd8 29.Rd1 Rd5 30.Be2 Rxe5 31.Bf3 a5 32.Nd2 Rf5 33.Qg4 Kf8 34.Ne4 Rd5 35.Rxd5 exd5 36.Ng3 Bxb2 37.Bxd5 Qc5 38.Qf5 Qc1+ 39.Kh2 Qc3 40.f4 Qh8+ 41.Nh5 Qh6 42.g4 Qg6 43.Qc8 Qd6 44.Qf5 a4 45.Ng3 Qg6 46.Kg2 b4 47.Qc8 Qb6 48.Ne4 Qb5 49.Qd8 Qe2+ 50.Kg3 Qe3+ 51.Kg2 Qxf4 52.Bc6 Qe5 53.Kf3 b3 54.Bxe8 Qxe8 55.Qd2 f5 56.gxf5 Qh5+ 57.Kg2 Qxf5 58.Qb4+ Kg7 59.Qxa4 bxa2 60.Qxa2 Qxe4+ 61.Kf2 Bd4+ 62.Kg3 Be5+ 63.Kf2 Qf4+ 64.Ke1 Bc3+ 65.Kd1 Qf1+ 66.Kc2 Qe2+ 67.Kb3 Qe6+ 68.Ka3 Qd6+ 69.Kb3 Qd5+ 70.Ka3 Qc5+ 71.Kb3