Friday, 27 November 2009

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club Presentation and Annual Dinner

Message from the President, Les Mikolajczyk (lmikolaj@bigpond.net.au):
Fellow chess players,

You are invited to our presentation night and our Christmas dinner, the cost for the dinner will be;

For members
Children’s menu $5
Christmas set menu $15

For non members
Children’s menu $10
Christmas set menu $30

The price includes – soft drinks, standard beers & house wines
The menus are attached.

Our presentation night will be held on the 16th December in our chess room starting at 7.30 followed by the Christmas dinner in the Hawks Nest Restaurant.

Non member numbers will be restricted to the following;
1 non member child per member child
2 parents per member child
1 partner per member

If you would like to attend the Christmas dinner you must let me know ASAP but no later than the 9th December. Payments can be made to Tom starting next Wednesday.
Please contact Les if you require the menu.

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club Classic 2009_Round 5 Results and Final Standings

The last competition for the year has finished and Lou Damaschino has emerged the winner with 4.5/5 with Vince Chiara and Alan Marton joint second with 4/5. Congrats.























No Name Rating Round 5 Points
1 ROB WATSON 1801 7:w: ½
2 SHANE BURGESS 1531 11:w:1
3 LES MIKOLAJCZYK 1462 17:w:1F 3,0
4 MATO MLINARIC 1433 8:w:0 3,0
5 KARL KIRILLOV 1418 15:b:1 1,0
6 VINCENT CHIARA 1411 9: b:1 4,0
7 LOU DAMASCHINO 1386 1:b: ½
8 ALAN MARTON 1380 4:b: 1 4,0
9 JAMES HICKEY 1357 6:w:0 3,0
10 TOM POWERS 1316 ½:bye 3,0
11 EGON CARDENAS 1246 2:b:0 2,0
12 DYLAN SIOW-LEE 1245 18:b:1 3,0
13 GREIG EDWARDS 1241 22:w:1F 2,0
14 UNO MERE 1241 20:b:1
15 BERNARD REICH 1149 5:w:0 0
16 MANUEL VALENZUELA 1144 21:w:0 2
17 MARK ASPIN 1133 3:b:0 2,0
18 HAROON HOWARI 1108 12:w:0 2
19 DOUGLAS EYRES 1032 23:b:1 3,0
20 WILLIAM GONG 918 14:w:0 ½
21 JASPER HONG 897 16:b:1 3,0
22 CALVIN WANG 724 13:b:0F 1,0
23 NOAH GONG 706 19:w:0 2,0
24 HIN ZEE Unrated bye: ½

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club Classic 2009_Round 4 Results


























No Name Rating Round 4 Points
1 ROB WATSON 1801 11:b:1 3,0
2 SHANE BURGESS 1531 6:b:0
3 LES MIKOLAJCZYK 1462 22:w:1F 2,0
4 MATO MLINARIC 1433 7:b:0 3,0
5 KARL KIRILLOV 1418 23:w:0 0
6 VINCENT CHIARA 1411 2: w:1 3,0
7 LOU DAMASCHINO 1386 4:w:1 4,0
8 ALAN MARTON 1380 21:w:1 3,0
9 JAMES HICKEY 1357 17:b:1 3,0
10 TOM POWERS 1316 12:b:1
11 EGON CARDENAS 1246 1:w:0 2,0
12 DYLAN SIOW-LEE 1245 10:w:0 2,0
13 GREIG EDWARDS 1241 18:b:0 1,0
14 UNO MERE 1241 bye: ½ 2,0
15 BERNARD REICH 1149 19:b:0 0
16 MANUEL VALENZUELA 1144 24:w:1 2
17 MARK ASPIN 1133 9:w:0 2,0
18 HAROON HOWARI 1108 13:w:1 2
19 DOUGLAS EYRES 1032 15:w:1 2,0
20 WILLIAM GONG 918 bye: ½ ½
21 JASPER HONG 897 8:b:0 2,0
22 CALVIN WANG 724 3:b:0F 1,0
23 NOAH GONG 706 5:b:1 2,0
24 HIN ZEE Unrated 16:b:0 1,0

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club Classic 2009_Round 3 Results

























No Name Rating Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Points
1 ROB WATSON 1801 14:w:1 9:b:0 13:w:1 2,0
2 SHANE BURGESS 1531 bye:½ 10:b:1 17:w:1
3 LES MIKOLAJCZYK 1462 15:b:1 11:w:0 14:b:0 1,0
4 MATO MLINARIC 1433 16:w:1 12:b:1 9:w:1 3,0
5 KARL KIRILLOV 1418 17:b:0 19:w:0 21:b:0 0
6 VINCENT CHIARA 1411 bye: ½ 21:w: ½ 22:b:1 2,0
7 LOU DAMASCHINO 1386 18:w:1 13:b:1 11:w:1 3,0
8 ALAN MARTON 1380 19:b:1 17:w:0 23:b:1 2,0
9 JAMES HICKEY 1357 20:w:1 1:w:1 4:b:0 2,0
10 TOM POWERS 1316 21:b:½ 2:w:0 15:b:1
11 EGON CARDENAS 1246 22:w:1 3:b:1 7:b:0 2,0
12 DYLAN SIOW-LEE 1245 23:b:1 4:w:0 24:b:1 2,0
13 GREIG EDWARDS 1241 24:w:1 7:w:0 1:b:0 1,0
14 UNO MERE 1241 1:b:0 20:w:1 3:w:1 2,0
15 BERNARD REICH 1149 3:w:0 22:b:0 10:w:0 0
16 MANUEL VALENZUELA 1144 4:b:0 23:w:0 19:b:1 1
17 MARK ASPIN 1133 5:w:1 8:b:1 2:b:0 2,0
18 HAROON HOWARI 1108 7:b:0 24:w:0F 20:b:1 1
19 DOUGLAS EYRES 1032 8:w:0 5:b:1 16:w:0 1,0
20 WILLIAM GONG 918 9:b:0 14:b:0 18:w:0 0
21 JASPER HONG 897 10:w: ½ 6:w: ½ 5:w:1 2,0
22 CALVIN WANG 724 11:b:0 15:w:1 6:w:0 1,0
23 NOAH GONG 706 12:w:0 16:b:1 8:w:0 1,0
24 HIN ZEE Unrated 13:b:0 18:b:1F 12:w:0 1,0

Monday, 9 November 2009

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club Classic 2009

These are the results to date after Round 2.
No Name Rating Round 1 Round 2 Points
1 ROB WATSON 1801 14:w:1 9:b:0 1,0
2 SHANE BURGESS 1531 bye:½ 10:b:1
3 LES MIKOLAJCZYK 1462 15:b:1 11:w:0 1,0
4 MATO MLINARIC 1433 16:w:1 12:b:1 2,0
5 KARL KIRILLOV 1418 17:b:0 19:w:0 0
6 VINCENT CHIARA 1411 bye: ½ 21:w: ½ 1,0
7 LOU DAMASCHINO 1386 18:w:1 13:b:1 2,0
8 ALAN MARTON 1380 19:b:1 17:w:0 1,0
9 JAMES HICKEY 1357 20:w:1 1:w:1 2,0
10 TOM POWERS 1316 21:b:½ 2:w:0 ½
11 EGON CARDENAS 1246 22:w:1 3:b:1 2,0
12 DYLAN SIOW-LEE 1245 23:b:1 4:w:0 1,0
13 GREIG EDWARDS 1241 24:w:1 7:w:0 1,0
14 UNO MERE 1241 1:b:0 20:w:1 1,0
15 BERNARD REICH 1149 3:w:0 22:b:0 0
16 MANUEL VALENZUELA 1144 4:b:0 23:w:0 0
17 MARK ASPIN 1133 5:w:1 8:b:1 2,0
18 HAROON HOWARI 1108 7:b:0 24:w:0F 0
19 DOUGLAS EYRES 1032 8:w:0 5:b:1 1,0
20 WILLIAM GONG 918 9:b:0 14:b:0 0
21 JASPER HONG 897 10:w: ½ 6:w: ½ 1,0
22 CALVIN WANG 724 11:b:0 15:w:1 1,0
23 NOAH GONG 706 12:w:0 16:b:1 1,0
24 HIN ZEE Unrated 13:b:0 18:b:1F 1,0

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Chess Challenge: Play Against Garry Kasparov

How would like to play against Garry Kasparov in a simulatneous exhibition match and be the last to stand fighting? Well such an event happened recently and has been videoed. here is Chessbase's write on the event:

On October 13th 2009 Your Next Move organized a chess event in Antwerp, Belgium, for business executives, politicians and children. It was held for the third time, and for the third time it centered aound Garry Kasparov, former World Chess Champion (1985-2000). Kasparov played a simultaneous exhibition against 26 opponents – business executives nominated by the different companies partnering with and sponsoring the exclusive business event. The organisers invited chess clubs and primary school to take part in a pre-tournament held in various locations on October 4th. In the weekend prior to the chess event a further selection is made during a simultaneous game against English GM Nigel Short. The winners got seats in the simultaneous exhibition of Garry Kasparov, along with the business personalities.

The event was filmed by EXQI TV in Belgium – in extraordinary quality.


The index for the entire video footage with commentary by GM Nigel Short is here. If you have the time the videos are quite intersting.

But after watching the highlights, I would like to focus on the last game to finish, played by Chris Lanckriet (BNP Paribas Fortis IS Development Officer). Here is the position after White's move Bxd1 going into a same-coloured bishops and pawns endgame.



GM Nigel Short said, "objectively it is a draw". How do you play to draw against Kasparov? Try it yourself by copying the position onto a Chess player or use a chess board. Then listen to GM Short's commentary to find out how it should have been done. Begin with the video Part 17 at around 1:45 mark.

here is the game: