Report – 10 February 2017

 

Lightning Tournament

 

The first night of tournament play at the club this year drew a field of 11 players.

 

The results would indicate a definite hierarchy had formed with no players below the top two sharing the same points tally.

However a lot of the games were much closer, and with the unpredictable nature of blitz chess could easily have ended with a different result.

 

Martin shone tonight, only conceding points in a single game, and must be a strong contender if he can replicate this form next Friday.

The other two players at the top of the table are Andrew and Joshua. They played out a tense draw, agreed with an even game and both players under 45 seconds.

 

Tony Morris failed to replicate last year’s performance in this tournament when he came third, but he was labouring under a handicap, playing one-handed due to a recent medical procedure.

 

Max Crocker came for his first night at the club. He has played a lot of online chess, but rarely over the board.

His results tonight did not reflect his play, and in games against two of the leaders (Andrew and Joshua) he miss opportunities to win their queens (through a discovered check) and gain a match-winning advantage.

 

Lightning 2017: Current standings

All players to play 20 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

9.0

10

2

Martin Laizans

9.0

10

3

Joshua Morris

8.5

10

4

Cameron De Vere

7.0

10

5

Tony Howes

6.0

10

6

Tony Morris

5.0

10

7

Adam Morris

4.5

10

8

Rex Scarf

3.0

10

9

John Ryland

2.0

10

10

Brian Willcock

1.0

10

11

Max Crocker

0.0

10

Lightning Tournament 2017 results in detail

 

 

Week One results

No.   Player            Rating      1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10      11    Total

1     Andrew Robinson   1621!       X     1     1     1     ˝     ˝     1     1     1     1      1     9.0  

2     Tony Howes        1625!       0     X     1     0     0     1     0     1     1     1      1     6.0  

3     Rex Scarf         unrated     0     0     X     0     0     0     0     1     1     0      1     3.0  

4     Martin Laizans    1337!       0     1     1     X     1     1     1     1     1     1      1     9.0  

5     Joshua Morris     1435        ˝     1     1     0     X     1     1     1     1     1      1     8.5  

6     Adam Morris       666         ˝     0     1     0     0     X     0     1     1     0      1     4.5  

7     Cameron De Vere   1540        0     1     1     0     0     1     X     1     1     1      1     7.0  

8     Brian Willcock    1236!       0     0     0     0     0     0     0     X     0     0      1     1.0  

9     John Ryland       789         0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     X     0      1     2.0  

10    Tony Morris       1477!       0     0     1     0     0     1     0     1     1     X      1     5.0  

11    Max Crocker       unrated     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0      X     0.0  

 

Week One pairings

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Rd 6

Rd 7

Rd 8

Rd 9

Rd 10

Rd 11

1 - 11

4 - 1

6 - 1

1 - 8

10 - 1

12 - 1

9 - 1

1 - 7

1 - 5

1 - 3

2 - 1

3 - 2

2 - 11

4 - 2

2 - 6

8 - 2

2 - 10

12 - 2

2 - 9

7 - 2

2 - 5

4 - 3

5 - 4

6 - 3

8 - 3

3 - 10

12 - 3

3 - 9

3 - 7

3 - 5

11 - 3

4 - 7

5 - 6

7 - 6

8 - 5

10 - 5

11 - 4

6 - 4

4 - 8

10 - 4

4 - 12

9 - 4

6 - 9

7 - 8

9 - 8

10 - 7

12 - 7

5 - 12

5 - 9

5 - 7

11 - 5

6 - 10

12 - 6

12 - 8

9 - 10

12 - 10

12 - 9

9 - 11

7 - 9

7 - 11

11 - 6

8 - 6

8 - 11

10 - 8

10 - 11

11 - 12

 

 

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