Club Champs 2018 – Round 9

The 2018 Auckland Chess Centre Club Champs is across 9 rounds in June though August. The A and B grades are 10 player round robins while the C grade is a Swiss ( with just over 60 players). All Grades are NZCF rated while the A and B grades are FIDE rated.

Final results will be published in a separate post.

Vega Links: A Grade, B Grade, C Grade

ACC Club Champs 2018 Rnd9 PGN by Ewan Green

A Grade

Alphaeus Ang vs John Duneas – The players swapped down to an endgame with White a pawn up but he was unable to make progress and a draw was agreed. Draw

Paul Garbett vs Bruce Watson – Steady swaps also resulted in a draw.

Daniel Gong vs Michael Steadman – White temporarily game up two pawns to give himself open lines to attack Black’s Castled King. He then attacked and it was quickly over. 1-0

Allen Fan vs Alexei Kulashko – White picked up a Bishop but gave up 4 pawns. Black later checked the King around on the open board until he picked up White’s Queen. 0-1

Gordon Morrell vs Ben Hague – White got a better position and Black accepted and early draw.

B Grade

Don Eade vs Simon Lyall – Whute blunder a piece in the opening. 0-1

Roy Seabrook vs Caroline Yan – After being ahead for most of the game Black made one bad move and her position fell apart. 1-0

Joy Qin vs Alex Nagorski – White missed a tactic and lost material, she attempted to recover it but allowed another. 0-1

Tim Ha vs Nathan Goodhue – White had a better start but once the game was in a closed position that Black enjoys Black was able to catchup and win (on time I believe). 0-1

Nicole Qin vs Paul Macdonald – Black got a better position after White’s theory ran out. But he made a mistake and gave up a piece. However White was unable to win the difficult endgame. Draw

C Grade

Euan McDougall vs Sarah Yan – Black gave up a piece. 1-0

Jordan Lewis vs Felix Xie – White got in a strong attack and eventually Black slipped up. 1-0

Joe Wang vs Stephan Peak – After a fairly even game Black swapped into a won endgame. 0-1

Upsets in Round 9

Longbin Bi beat Vincent Cai
Mike Steiner beat Xinyang Liu
Brian Zhao drew with Saasha Ghadiali
Ying Wang drew with David Ansell