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4th Batavia Chess Tournament

Achim Illner7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Sipke Ernst6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Keith Arkell5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Robin van Kampen5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Mark Hebden5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Thibaut Vandenbussche4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Hugo ten Hertog4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
David Klein3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Manuel Bosboom3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Richard Vedder2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Klein vs M Bosboom 1-05220124th Batavia Chess TournamentB10 Caro-Kann
2. Ten Hertog vs S Ernst ½-½3620124th Batavia Chess TournamentC58 Two Knights
3. T Vandenbussche vs A Illner 0-16120124th Batavia Chess TournamentB30 Sicilian
4. Arkell vs Van Kampen  ½-½10320124th Batavia Chess TournamentD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Hebden vs R Vedder 1-06220124th Batavia Chess TournamentD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Van Kampen vs T Vandenbussche  ½-½2920124th Batavia Chess TournamentC41 Philidor Defense
7. Ten Hertog vs D Klein ½-½2520124th Batavia Chess TournamentC45 Scotch Game
8. M Bosboom vs Hebden  0-14220124th Batavia Chess TournamentA15 English
9. R Vedder vs Arkell  ½-½7920124th Batavia Chess TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. S Ernst vs A Illner  1-08120124th Batavia Chess TournamentD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Arkell vs M Bosboom  ½-½3120124th Batavia Chess TournamentA06 Reti Opening
12. Hebden vs Ten Hertog  ½-½6320124th Batavia Chess TournamentD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. T Vandenbussche vs R Vedder  ½-½6420124th Batavia Chess TournamentC48 Four Knights
14. D Klein vs S Ernst  0-13620124th Batavia Chess TournamentC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. M Bosboom vs T Vandenbussche  0-14420124th Batavia Chess TournamentA04 Reti Opening
16. D Klein vs Hebden  ½-½7920124th Batavia Chess TournamentC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. R Vedder vs A Illner 0-14020124th Batavia Chess TournamentC00 French Defense
18. Ten Hertog vs Arkell 1-03820124th Batavia Chess TournamentB06 Robatsch
19. S Ernst vs Van Kampen  ½-½6620124th Batavia Chess TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Arkell vs D Klein  1-07220124th Batavia Chess TournamentA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. T Vandenbussche vs Ten Hertog  0-13720124th Batavia Chess TournamentB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. Van Kampen vs R Vedder  1-02420124th Batavia Chess TournamentC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. A Illner vs M Bosboom 1-03320124th Batavia Chess TournamentE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. Hebden vs S Ernst 1-04420124th Batavia Chess TournamentA44 Old Benoni Defense
25. A Illner vs Van Kampen  ½-½1220124th Batavia Chess TournamentE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-04-12  twinlark: Not sure why this is here, but the winner is an FM who finished ahead of 4 GMs and an IM as well as the other FMs, so well done, Dr Illner! This result should be good for an IM norm.
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  Penguincw: Wow! What a surprised. Just these two games where he couldn't win:

S Ernst vs A Illner, 2012

A Illner vs R Van Kampen, 2012

This is a classical event, so if I'm correct, he has gained about 73 rating points (I used the and set the K Val to 30).

Mar-04-12  harish22: something funny going on. tourney has 4 gms. winner did not play two of them. Hebden and Arkell. he play the remaing two Ernst and Kampen and scores 0.5 of 2. also against kampen it is a 12 move draw. the games also do not look high quality.
Mar-04-12  HSOL: harish22: Final two rounds was played this weekend. Illner defeated Hebden in the 8th round and drew Arkell in the 9th round.
Mar-04-12  twinlark: Penguincw: You need to set the K value at 15 for under 2400s. The K=30 value is for new ratings.
Mar-04-12  twinlark: <harish22> The information on the results ladder above is incomplete. It was a 9-round round robin with Illner winning by a clear point with 7/10.

Final results from the official site is here:

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  Penguincw: < twinlark: Penguincw: You need to set the K value at 15 for under 2400s. The K=30 value is for new ratings. >

Oh. I thought you had to set it to 30, for at least Dr. Achim Illner. as he has yet to reach 2400 nor play 30 gms. In that case, he would case 36 rating points, to reach 2411, two more gms and it's K Val 10.

Mar-04-12  twinlark: <Penguincw>

<Oh. I thought you had to set it to 30, for at least Dr. Achim Illner. as he has yet to reach 2400 nor play 30 gms.>

I checked Dr Illner's rating history for the last 12 years hereat the official FIDE database here:

And you can see he's a summer time player! However, he does have considerably more than 30 games to his name; if you click on the links within his FIDE history you'll see, and there will be plenty of games pre-2000 as well.

But he does seem remarkably strong for a part-time player, especially one his age! So he must be a very smart cookie indeed.

Illner reminds me a little of our (Australian) homegrown genius, the untitled Trevor Tao whose brother is a Fields Medallist in mathematics, and who has only played a handful of games in the last ten or fifteen years but can test the very best he encounters, including seasoned GMs. He played in the Queenstown Classic a few weeks ago, his first tournament in 6 years, and immediately gained his 3rd IM norm!

Makes you wonder sometimes how many talented people out there have had to quit the non-lucrative chess for a profession, any of which will pay more than just about any chess player can make from prize money.

<In that case, he would case 36 rating points, to reach 2411, two more gms and it's K Val 10.>

Not quite. He already has the games up for the K=15, as you can see, but the K=10 only kicks in when a player's published FIDE rating exceeds 2400, not his live rating.

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  Penguincw: Someone else can calculate the ratings. :)
Mar-04-12  twinlark: Don't worry, your recalculation was right. FIDE publishes its next rating list on 1 May.
Mar-04-12  harish22: looks like my earlier comment was wrong.Not a strong tournament though.
Mar-05-12  goldenbear: <harish22> I think your earlier comment was correct. At a coffee-house in Amsterdam, it's likely that there was something funny going on.
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  whiteshark: Here is the tournament-related report with some nice pictures:

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