Report – 13 November 2015

 

Allegro Tournament

 

Results:

Andrew Robinson 1 Nathan Key 1

Shane MatherJoe Curtain ˝

Martin Laizans 2 Nick Petrie 0

Shane Mather 2 Joshua Morris 0

Brian Willcock 1 Tony Morris 1

Andrew Mather 2 Nick Petrie 0

Martin Laizans 1 Nathan Key 1

Andrew Robinson 2 Joe Curtain 0

Joe Curtain 2 Brian Willcock 0

 

A good attendance tonight resulted in many games played to progress the tournament towards its conclusion.

 

Joe Curtain completed three sets of matches with mixed results. He claimed a draw from the in-form Shane Mather, and won twice against Brian Willcock who is an unpredictable opponent.

Andrew Robinson checked Joe’s king in their second game, but in doing so left his queen en pris. Joe moved his king rather than capturing Andrew’s queen with his own queen. Then Andrew captured a knight instead of taking Joe’s queen which was now en pris (the third consecutive move that was a gross blunder). Joe ended the farce by resigning.

 

Two even game between Andrew Robinson and Nathan Key resulted in a win each with white.

In the first game, Andrew carelessly game away a central pawn early on, failing to see a fianchettoed bishop, after which the game was a slow grind to the end with few chances for genuine couterplay.

In the second game, Andrew had to finally sacrifice a pawn, but this allowed momentum to mount an overwhelming attack on Nathan’s uncastled king.

 

Tony Morris borrowed Brian’s Willcock’s signature variation, with an unintended queen sacrifice gifting the first game.

 

In a game that has decided second place, Shane surprised by winning both game against Joshua who missed a few of his opportunities, and the result should have been much closer.

 

Andrew Mather maintained his perfect record with a two win from two performance against Nick, the game viewed by many spectators.

 

Allegro Tournament 2015: Current standings

All players to play 26 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Mather

24.0

24

2

Shane Mather

20.5

24

3

Andrew Robinson

18.0

24

4

Nathan Key

16.0

22

5

Joshua Morris

15.0

22

6

Martin Laizans

13.5

24

7

Tony Morris

12.5

22

8

Adam Morris

8.0

24

9

Joe Curtain

7.5

18

10

Brian Willcock

6.5

20

11

Nick Petrie

4.5

20

12

John Ryland

2.0

20

13

James Hiller

2.0

20

14

Jim Petrie

0.0

16

Allegro Tournament 2015 results in detail

 

Metin Ozaslan withdrew 30 October 2015 (his score was 6.5 from 12 games).

All games involving him and his opponents removed from the final standings.

 

 

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