|New Zealand Championship (2014)|
Played in Auckland, New Zealand 4-12 January 2014. Crosstable (from http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/re... ):
Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Wang, Pu Chen 2440 IM NZL 7.5 | +W18 +W11 =B4 -B2 +W13 +W5 +B3 +B6 +W7
2 Dive, Russell J 2441 IM NZL 7.0 | =B7 +W12 +B22 +W1 =B3 -W4 +W10 +B8 +W6
3 Ker, Anthony F 2423 IM NZL 6.0 | +B19 +W6 =B5 +W4 =W2 +B14 -W1 -W7 +B13
4 Hague, Ben 2387 FM NZL 5.5 | +W29 +B26 =W1 -B3 +W7 +B2 -W6 =B5 =W9
5 Garbett, Paul A 2339 IM NZL 5.5 | +W16 +B13 =W3 =B8 =W10 -B1 +W9 =W4 =B11
6 Steadman, Michael V 2291 FM NZL 5.5 | +W23 -B3 +W29 =B10 +W8 +B13 +B4 -W1 -B2
7 Li, William (Xiang W 2116 -- NZL 5.5 | =W2 =B17 +W16 =B26 -B4 +W22 +W14 +B3 -B1
8 Smith, Robert W 2348 FM NZL 5.5 | -B12 +W28 +B27 =W5 -B6 +W11 +B26 -W2 +W16
9 Duneas, John 2185 -- NZL 5.5 | -W22 +B24 -W13 +B21 +B20 +W27 -B5 +W10 =B4
10 Thornton, Giovanni A 2202 -- NZL 5.0 | =B15 =W20 +B18 =W6 =B5 +W12 -B2 -B9 +W21
11 Morrell, Gord 2159 -- CAN 5.0 | +W24 -B1 =W14 =B17 +W16 -B8 +W15 =B13 =W5
12 Lam, Daniel King-wai 2100 -- HKG 5.0 | +W8 -B2 +W23 -B13 +W15 -B10 =W17 +W22 =B14
13 McLaren, Leonard J 2326 NM NZL 4.5 | +B25 -W5 +B9 +W12 -B1 -W6 +B27 =W11 -W3
14 Yang, Scott 2150 -- NZL 4.5 | =B20 =W15 =B11 +W22 +B26 -W3 -B7 =W17 =W12
15 Kumar, Vinod 2021 -- IND 4.5 | =W10 =B14 =W17 =B29 -B12 +W19 -B11 =B23 +W26
16 Rains, Edward 2086 -- NZL 4.5 | -B5 +W25 -B7 +W28 -B11 =B18 +W20 +W27 -B8
17 Stuart, Peter W 2118 NM NZL 4.5 | =B28 =W7 =B15 =W11 =B22 =W26 =B12 =B14 =W18
18 Lim, Benjamin U 2109 -- NZL 4.5 | -B1 +W21 -W10 +B30 -B27 =W16 =B19 +W26 =B17
19 Huang, Alex 2103 -- NZL 4.5 | -W3 -B23 +W30 =B25 =W29 -B15 =W18 +W24 +B22
20 Rains, Timothy 1998 -- NZL 4.0 | =W14 =B10 -W26 +B23 -W9 +BYE -B16 -B21 +W30
21 Jia, Hao 1995 -- NZL 4.0 | -B27 -B18 +W25 -W9 +B28 =W23 =B24 +W20 -B10
22 Martin-Buss, Barry 2009 -- NZL 3.5 | +B9 +W27 -W2 -B14 =W17 -B7 +W30 -B12 -W19
23 Milligan, Helen 2062 WFM NZL 3.5 | -B6 +W19 -B12 -W20 =W24 =B21 =B25 =W15 =W28
24 Gong, Daniel Hanwen 2000 -- NZL 3.5 | -B11 -W9 +B28 -W27 =B23 =W25 =W21 -B19 +BYE
25 Meyer, Marany 2062 WIM NZL 3.5 | -W13 -B16 -B21 =W19 =W30 =B24 =W23 =B28 +B27
26 Goodhue, Nathan 2165 -- NZL 3.0 | +B30 -W4 +B20 =W7 -W14 =B17 -W8 -B18 -B15
27 Bennett, Hilton P 2137 CM NZL 3.0 | +W21 -B22 -W8 +B24 +W18 -B9 -W13 -B16 -W25
28 Nicholls, Leighton 1985 -- NZL 3.0 | =W17 -B8 -W24 -B16 -W21 =B30 +BYE =W25 =B23
29 Krstev, Antonio (W) 2103 -- NZL 2.0 | -B4 +W30 -B6 =W15 =B19 -BYE -- -- --
30 Zhang, William Jiewe 2007 -- NZL 2.0 | -W26 -B29 -B19 -W18 =B25 =W28 -B22 +BYE -B20
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131
|1. B Hague vs A Krstev
||1-0||21||2014||New Zealand Championship||C02 French, Advance|
|2. W Li vs R J Dive
|| ||½-½||45||2014||New Zealand Championship||C42 Petrov Defense|
|3. P Wang vs B Lim
|| ||1-0||72||2014||New Zealand Championship||E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line|
|4. A Huang vs A F Ker
|| ||0-1||49||2014||New Zealand Championship||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|5. D Lam vs R W Smith
|| ||1-0||53||2014||New Zealand Championship||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|6. P Garbett vs E Rains
|| ||1-0||45||2014||New Zealand Championship||B32 Sicilian|
|7. M Meyer vs L McLaren
|| ||0-1||59||2014||New Zealand Championship||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|8. M Steadman vs H Milligan
|| ||1-0||87||2014||New Zealand Championship||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|9. V Kumar vs G Thornton
|| ||½-½||81||2014||New Zealand Championship||E15 Queen's Indian|
|10. J Duneas vs B Martin-Buss
|| ||0-1||46||2014||New Zealand Championship||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|11. W Zhang vs N Goodhue
|| ||0-1||33||2014||New Zealand Championship||B01 Scandinavian|
|12. G Morrell vs D Gong
||1-0||47||2014||New Zealand Championship||A15 English|
|13. T Rains vs S Yang
|| ||½-½||53||2014||New Zealand Championship||E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5|
|14. H Bennett vs Hao Jia
||1-0||25||2014||New Zealand Championship||B25 Sicilian, Closed|
|15. L Nicholls vs P W Stuart
|| ||½-½||18||2014||New Zealand Championship||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|16. P Wang vs G Morrell
|| ||1-0||52||2014||New Zealand Championship||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. A F Ker vs M Steadman
||1-0||45||2014||New Zealand Championship||C56 Two Knights|
|18. N Goodhue vs B Hague
|| ||0-1||39||2014||New Zealand Championship||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|19. L McLaren vs P Garbett
|| ||0-1||71||2014||New Zealand Championship||B40 Sicilian|
|20. B Martin-Buss vs H Bennett
|| ||1-0||41||2014||New Zealand Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|21. R J Dive vs D Lam
||1-0||30||2014||New Zealand Championship||A15 English|
|22. G Thornton vs T Rains
|| ||½-½||76||2014||New Zealand Championship||A13 English|
|23. S Yang vs V Kumar
|| ||½-½||19||2014||New Zealand Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. P W Stuart vs W Li
|| ||½-½||38||2014||New Zealand Championship||A12 English with b3|
|25. R W Smith vs L Nicholls
|| ||1-0||25||2014||New Zealand Championship||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131
|Jan-12-14|| ||HeMateMe: No Richard Taylor, this time around?|
|Jan-12-14|| ||Benzol: <HeMateMe> Richard played in the open section. See his forum where he mentions some of his games.|
|Jan-12-14|| ||Benzol: It was interesting to see Gordon Morrell playing in this tournament. It must be one of the stronger NZ Chp's of recent years.|
|Jan-13-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <Benzol> I blew my last game. I thought I was lost so I sacrificed a knight as a way of bailing out but in fact I had a fairly large advantage: it was as if I was hypnotized. I just suddenly lost heart and then I walked off (after a flurry of bad moves by me).|
I'll have to say I felt an enormous stress this year. It was almost unbearable. I lost so much confidence I was pleased to win against a 1200 player. But the standard of play was quite low over all in the Major Open compared to previous years.
That said the actual tournament conditions were excellent compared to some others I've been in.
In the Championships:
William Li won quite a nice game against IM Kerr. Leonard McClaren was "torn apart" in a tactical firestorm unleashed by Steadman.
I must have a look at more of the games. There is not much point looking at most of the games in the Major Open (but undoubtedly there are one or two "pearls", but many will be like mine either lost or won by blunders).
I think I'm getting too old for chess and I'll stick to playing over master games etc from now on. I seem to have lost the plot (if I ever had it). I'm in the "last stage of all, is second childishness" as the melancholy Jacques tells everyone in 'As You Like It'....
|Jan-13-14|| ||FSR: The games to which <Richard Taylor> alludes are A Ker vs W Li, 2014 and L McLaren vs M Steadman, 2014.|
|Jan-13-14|| ||Richard Taylor: Yes. I have beaten both those players by the way. My first game against William he played the black side of the English Attack (Najdorf). More recently I beat him by playing a more conservative Be2 or Opencensky and he said he "I bored him to death". I used that policy against Tionko (a kind of Maroczy without the exchange of my W B is similar to Carlsen or similar to a Karpov game I saw in Nunn's book 'Understanding Chess Move by Move' W.Li is a good player but a bit uneven. |
I'd just told William on FB "Good luck for your game and he won against the IM..." I 'apologized' to Kerr when they were analysing it, he said I could wish him good luck anytime. I think he means to help him win?
Ker's been NZ Champ several times.
|Jan-13-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Morrell told me he had been living in NZ for a bit but he pulled off some good games. |
Antonio on the bottom - poor old Antonio. He wasn't his usual self. He played unwisely in Rd 1. I think he has other things on his mind. He's a writer (Sci Fi I think) books are in Macedonian...
It might have been better to keep the 12 Round Robin although I suppose as it is it helps younger players to have a go.
Old Bruce Kay (who beat me in the 2008 Major Open or Reserve as they used to call it) was in the first NZ Champs I watched with my father when I was a boy. It was at the Auckland Bridge Club about 1960 or 61. My father and I had more or less just learned chess and it was exciting. Funny a boy of 12 or 13 could be excited by a chess tournament! My father learned chess when he was about 50 or so, so it was an adventure for him also...
But we soon learned how hard chess was to actually play! It was good in books etc and fascinating reading about the master etc in Edward Lasker's book...the pieces fascinated me.
A terrible but wonderful game!
|Jan-13-14|| ||Richard Taylor: <FSR> Thanks for your comment and confirmation of the games.|
|Jan-13-14|| ||Richard Taylor: T Rains vs W Zhang, 2014|
This is a nice finish by one of the Rains brothers (Timothy) his opponent could have drawn a move or so before the final blow fell!
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