Brilliancy Prize – Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid, Nov 27 2021
Round 2 GM David Smerdon Vs Rhys Rakauskas 1-0
The Brilliancy Prize – $100 has been awarded to GM David Smerdon for his game in Round 2 with Rhys Rakauskas.
Congratulations David on your beautiful creation, ideas and attack!
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bg5 Bg7 7.e5 dxe5 8.dxe5 Nfd7 9.e6 fxe6 10.Nf3 O-O 11.Bc4 Qb6 12.Qe2 Nf6 13.O-O Kh8 14.Rfe1 Nd5 15.Bxd5 exd5 16.Bxe7 Rxf3 17.Qxf3 Qxb2 18.Ba3 Qxa3 19.Re8+ Bf8 20.Rxf8+ Kg7 21.Qf6+ Kh6 22.Rf7 Bg4 23.Qf4+ Kh5 24.Rxh7# 1-0
GM Smerdon has provided a personal account of this game at the following web address for all to enjoy :
Posted by Gold Coast Chess Club on Monday, 29 November 2021
2021 Arianne Caoili Memorial FIDE Rapid_REPORT
The Purdy Medal for Journalism 2021 was presented to GM David Smerdon by former ACF and OCC President Graeme Gardiner during the afternoon break.
The 2021 Oceania Senior Chess Championship; incorporating the Australian Senior Chess Championship; will be played at Tewantin in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from 14th November 2021.
- 7 Rounds over 7 days
- Additional Rapid & Blitz Tournaments
- FIDE & ACF Rated
- Noosa Novice Tournament
- Venue is the Tewantin-Noosa RSL Club
- Extensive excursions, fine dining and accommodation options available.
The Gold Coast Open is Queensland’s biggest chess tournament with a record attendance of over 180 players, including 5 GM’s in 2018 . Then 2019 saw 176 participants! 2020 is set to be even bigger! 4 GM’s have entered to date. An event not to miss as JETS is also on the Gold Coast in 2020.
This is the event that saw Temur Kuybokarov earn his last GM Norm – and so with the current entry list we expect that more GM norms will be up for grabs this year!
Visit the website for more details.