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50th Doeberl Cup Concluded

50th Doeberl Cup 2012The 2012 Doeberl Cup, 50th in a row, took place from 4th to 9th April at the Hellenic Club of Canberra in Australia. The Olympus Room provided the main playing hall for the event. An $17,850 prize money pool was on offer.

The event consisted of five tournaments:
- Premier Tournament to be played over 9 rounds of Swiss system on 4-9th April. Reserved for the titled and players rated above FIDE 1900 or ACF 1800. Maximum 90 participants, prize fund is $12,350 (first place – $4,000).
- Major & Minor Tournaments to be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system on 5-9th April. Maximum 80 participants in each.
- Mind Games U1200s Tournament to be played over 6 rounds on 6-7th April. Maximum 60 participants. The Under 1200′s requires an ACF rating below 1200 points. Time control 60mins+10secs for the whole game.
- Lightning Tournament on 7th April with time control 5mins+0secs for the whole game.

Four players shared the first place in the Premier Tournament with 7/9 points each: GM Adam Horvath (Hungary), GM Gergely Szabo, GM Levente Vajda (both Romania) and Rathnakaran K (India), who also earned the GM norm.

Michael Yu and Alana Chibnall shared the first place in Major Tournament with 6/7 points each.

Peter A Grinyer convincingly won the Minor Tournament with 6.5/7, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind.

Ruben Nowak won the U1200 Tournament with 5.5/6 points.

The Doeberl Cup is the longest running weekend chess event in Australia. Since 1963 it has been held every year in Canberra, Australia. Grandmaster Ian Rogers holds the record for the most number of wins (either outright or on tie-break) with 12.

Videos by Macauley Peterson and GM Ian Rogers

Official website

Premier Tournament final standings:

1 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2487 – 7
2 GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2553 – 7
3 GM Vajda Levente ROU 2597 – 7
4 IM Rathnakaran K IND 2410 – 7
5 IM Karthikeyan P IND 2414 – 6.5
6 GM Rodriguez Cepedes Amador ESP 2440 – 6
7 IM Solomon Stephen J AUS 2375 – 6
8 IM Yang Kaiqi CHN 2360 – 6
9 IM Lane Gary W AUS 2368 – 6
10 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2477 – 6
11 IM Zeng Chongsheng CHN 2435 – 6
12 IM Akshat Khamparia IND 2411 – 6
13 IM Morris James AUS 2354 – 6
14 IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2402 – 6
15 GM Sengupta Deep IND 2572 – 5.5
16 IM Xie George Wendi AUS 2456 – 5.5
17 FM Chan Yi Ren Daniel SIN 2342 – 5.5
18 GM Johansen Darryl K AUS 2444 – 5.5
19 Li Zuhao Luke NZL 2170 – 5.5
20 FM Illingworth Max AUS 2352 – 5.5
21 IM Sandler Leonid AUS 2284 – 5.5
22 FM Wallis Christopher AUS 2265 – 5.5
23 FM Cheng Bobby AUS 2344 – 5
24 FM Bjelobrk Igor AUS 2326 – 5
25 FM Ikeda Junta AUS 2373 – 5
26 Bird Andrew AUS 2201 – 5
27 IM Brown Andrew AUS 2221 – 5
28 Stevens Tristan AUS 2134 – 5
29 Wright Neil AUS 2183 – 5
30 FM Dragicevic Domagoj AUS 2328 – 5
31 WIM Caoili Arianne AUS 2269 – 5
32 Schon Eugene AUS 2197 – 5
33 Liu Yi AUS 2116 – 4.5
34 Bai Jinshi CHN 2231 – 4.5
35 Yu Sally AUS 1960 – 4.5
36 FM Stojic Dusan AUS 2296 – 4.5
37 Bliznyuk Andrey AUS 2205 – 4.5
38 Cameron Alistair AUS 1988 – 4.5
39 Broekhuyse Paul AUS 2068 – 4.5
40 Stojic Svetozar AUS 2011 – 4.5
41 Gorka Carl ENG 2149 – 4.5
42 Beaumont David AUS 2050 – 4.5
43 IM Praveen Kumar C IND 2343 – 4.5
44 Chen Pengyu AUS 2056 – 4.5
45 Suttor Vincent AUS 2245 – 4.5
46 Smirnov Anton AUS 2151 – 4.5
47 Mandla Blair AUS 2149 – 4.5
48 Tan Justin AUS 2179 – 4.5
49 Matheson Laurence AUS 2141 – 4
50 WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2349 – 4
51 Pan Andrew AUS 2032 – 4
52 Lester George E AUS 1990 – 4
53 Safarian Alek AUS 2036 – 4
54 Markovitz Neil AUS 2059 – 4
55 Hu Jason AUS 2132 – 4
56 Nemeth John AUS 2120 – 3.5
57 Webster David AUS 1944 – 3.5
58 Zelesco Karl AUS 2048 – 3.5
59 Dale Ari AUS 2020 – 3.5
60 WIM Guo Emma AUS 2019 – 3.5
61 Louie Ryan AUS 1759 – 3.5
62 CM Nava Baro Enrique ESP 2173 – 3.5
63 CM Goundar Sanmogam FIJ 1909 – 3.5
64 Rout Ian C AUS 1964 – 3.5
65 Champion Patrick AUS 1962 – 3.5
66 Wei Michael AUS 2130 – 3.5
67 Setiabudi Allen AUS 1959 – 3.5
68 Muller Jonas AUS 2090 – 3.5
69 Plew Jeffrey AUS 1956 – 3
70 Loh Zachary AUS 1833 – 3
71 Wyss Felix AUS 1858 – 2.5
72 Yu Derek AUS 2001 – 2.5
73 Holland Dennis AUS 1960 – 2.5
74 Yin Wenlin AUS 1952 – 2.5
75 Reading Jeremy AUS 1909 – 2.5
76 Selnes Hamish AUS 1912 – 2.5
77 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2556 – 2
78 WFM Setiabudi Megan AUS 1776 – 2
79 Dordevic Ivan NZL 2076 – 0

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