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GM Darryl K Johansen claims the Queenstown Chess Classic 2012

The New Zealand Chess Federation organized the 2012 Queenstown Chess Classic on 15th-23rd January 2012, at the ballroom of the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown.

The tournament was a nine round Swiss event, staged over nine days. The $50,000 sponsorship was provided by New Zealand Chess Grandmaster Murray Chandler.

Australian Grandmaster Darryl K Johansen defeated the Commonwealth champion Gawain Jones in the final round to catch China’s duo Li Chao BZhao Jun on the shared first place. Johansen is declared winner on best tie-break score.

Seeded only 14th at the beginning of the tournament, Johansen continues the string of fantastic results as he already won the 2012 Australian Chess Championship two weeks ago. He improved his elo by 40 points from these two events.

Sponsor Murray Chandler presents the prizes

Sponsor Murray Chandler presents the prizes to first-equal finishers Zhao Jun, Darryl Johansen, and Li Chao

The 119th New Zealand National Championship was also incorporated within the Queenstown Chess Classic. This event has a famous history, being the oldest continuously staged national championship in the world.

FM Michael Steadman from Auckland wins the national title by collecting 6.5 points, half a point better than nearest followers. Full standings bellow.

Previous Queenstown events have also attracted numerous international players, including Grandmasters and Masters. For further information visit the tournament website.

Final standings:

1 GM Johansen Darryl K AUS 2403 – 7.5
2 GM Li Chao B CHN 2693 – 7.5
3 GM Zhao Jun CHN 2569 – 7.5
4 IM Akshat Khamparia IND 2414 – 7
5 GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2592 – 7
6 Tao Trevor AUS 2422 – 7
7 GM Hansen Sune Berg DEN 2572 – 7
8 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2639 – 7
9 GM Bojkov Dejan BUL 2553 – 6.5
10 FM Ikeda Junta AUS 2349 – 6.5
11 Bird Andrew AUS 2216 – 6.5
12 FM Steadman Michael NZL 2258 – 6.5
13 WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2325 – 6.5
14 Dragicevic Domagoj AUS 2277 – 6.5
15 FM Illingworth Max AUS 2388 – 6.5
16 FM Cheng Bobby AUS 2375 – 6
17 FM Smith Robert W NZL 2273 – 6
18 Zelesco Karl AUS 1990 – 6
19 FM Stojic Dusan AUS 2294 – 6
20 GM Bischoff Klaus GER 2537 – 6
21 IM Dive Russell John NZL 2345 – 6
22 IM Morris James AUS 2354 – 6
23 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2551 – 6
24 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2653 – 6
25 IM Solomon Stephen J AUS 2375 – 6
26 IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2376 – 6
27 IM West Guy AUS 2323 – 6
28 IM Garbett Paul Anthony NZL 2290 – 5.5
29 IM Van Riemsdijk Herman C BRA 2401 – 5.5
30 WGM Nadig Kruttika IND 2234 – 5.5
31 GM Haznedaroglu Kivanc TUR 2455 – 5.5
32 Pyke Malcolm AUS 2132 – 5.5
33 FM Hartvig Ove Weiss DEN 2210 – 5.5
34 Tang Jason AUS 2030 – 5.5
35 FM Wallis Christopher AUS 2259 – 5.5
36 IM Xie George Wendi AUS 2459 – 5.5
37 WGM Gu Xiaobing CHN 2244 – 5.5
38 Drummond Matthew AUS 2227 – 5.5
39 Schon Eugene AUS 2188 – 5.5
40 Matheson Laurence AUS 2167 – 5.5
41 Li Zuhao Luke NZL 2165 – 5.5
42 Dordevic Ivan NZL 2060 – 5
43 FM Lukey Stephen G NZL 2261 – 5
44 Bennett Hilton NZL 1965 – 5
45 Chen Pengyu AUS 2056 – 5
46 Pinic Noel NZL 2066 – 5
47 Dale Ari AUS 1994 – 5
48 Liu Yi AUS 2072 – 5
49 Shen Daniel NZL 2182 – 5
50 IM Brown Andrew AUS 2215 – 5
51 Repplinger Marc GER 2241 – 5
52 WIM Lauterbach Ingrid ENG 2053 – 5
53 Kempen Leon AUS 1999 – 5
54 Burns Christopher John NZL 2022 – 5
55 Koerber Matthias GER 1916 – 5
56 Goodhue Nathan NZL 1945 – 5
57 FM Jones Brian AUS 2092 – 5
58 Setiabudi Allen AUS 1966 – 5
59 Ansell Alan NZL 2079 – 5
60 FM Reilly Tim AUS 2266 – 5
61 Armstrong Malcolm J ENG 2016 – 5
62 WFM Milligan Helen NZL 1979 – 4.5
63 WIM Guo Emma AUS 2010 – 4.5
64 King Mathew NZL 1961 – 4.5
65 Fuatai Fuatai NZL 2031 – 4.5
66 Lovejoy David AUS 1939 – 4.5
67 Mitchell Robert NZL 1672 – 4.5
68 Safarian Alek AUS 2036 – 4.5
69 Machdoem Andhika NZL 2129 – 4.5
70 Fairbairn Stephen CAN 2052 – 4.5
71 IM Ker Anthony F NZL 2359 – 4.5
72 Johnson Quentin J F NZL 2127 – 4.5
73 Lester George E AUS 2008 – 4.5
74 Benson Christopher NZL 1924 – 4.5
75 Li William Xiang Wei NZL 1672 – 4.5
76 WIM Maroroa Sue NZL 2020 – 4.5
77 Selnes Hamish AUS 1904 – 4.5
78 Cekulis Maris AUS 1640 – 4.5
79 Duneas John NZL 2087 – 4.5
80 WGM Smokina Karolina MDA 2167 – 4.5
81 Stuart Peter NZL 1991 – 4.5
82 Holland Dennis AUS 1958 – 4.5
83 Simmonds Leteisha AUS 1643 – 4.5
84 Louie Ryan AUS 1677 – 4.5
85 Ilic Ilija AUS 2010 – 4.5
86 Gao Hans NZL 1924 – 4.5
87 Mcdonald John NZL 2068 – 4
88 Tsagarakis Angelo AUS 1883 – 4
89 Seabrook Roy NZL 1873 – 4
90 Voon Richard AUS 1933 – 4
91 Zhang William Jie Wen NZL 1849 – 4
92 Watharow Sean AUS 1929 – 4
93 Rains Edward NZL 1872 – 4
94 Zhang Leo NZL 1587 – 4
95 Hughes Jack AUS 1351 – 4
96 WFM Tsoi Nicole NZL 1715 – 4
97 Guo Jamie-Lee AUS 1379 – 4
98 Davies Geoff NZL 1943 – 4
99 Vuglar Shanon AUS 1581 – 4
100 Brown Kevin M AUS 1728 – 4
101 Flitney Adrian AUS 1959 – 4
102 WIM Andersson Christin SWE 2123 – 4
103 Holt Kenneth AUS 1914 – 4
104 Forster William NZL 1910 – 4
105 WFM Setiabudi Megan AUS 1755 – 4
106 Jackson L Ross NZL 1947 – 3.5
107 Clarkson Robert NZL 1529 – 3.5
108 Ayaz Hacer TUR 1846 – 3.5
109 Nijman Arie J NZL 1834 – 3.5
110 Tionko Efrain AUS 1865 – 3.5
111 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1922 – 3.5
112 Press Harry AUS 1884 – 3.5
113 Yao Winston Yow-Jen NZL 1807 – 3.5
114 Judkins Gary NZL 1619 – 3.5
115 WFM Smith Vivian J NZL 1752 – 3.5
116 Rains Timothy NZL 1737 – 3.5
117 Gold Hamish NZL 1830 – 3.5
118 Booth Anthony NZL 1834 – 3.5
119 Holdaway Stewart NZL 1746 – 3.5
120 Ang Alphaeus Wei Ern NZL 1643 – 3.5
121 Liu Brian NZL 1825 – 3.5
122 Aldridge Alan L NZL 1945 – 3.5
123 Millikan Erlend USA 1760 – 3.5
124 WFM Fairley Natasha NZL 1798 – 3.5
125 Davis Justin NZL 1985 – 3
126 Renzies Elliott AUS 1668 – 3
127 Cooper Nigel NZL 1802 – 3
128 Shierlaw Hamish NZL 1495 – 3
129 Kay Bruce NZL 1823 – 3
130 Nicholls Leighton NZL 1618 – 3
131 Pieri Enzo ITA 1771 – 3
132 Watson Jean AUS 1571 – 3
133 Stromer Kurt NZL 1640 – 2.5
134 Brockway Andrew NZL 1848 – 2.5
135 Janisz Andrew NZL 1989 – 2.5
136 Gloistein Bruce H NZL 1787 – 2.5
137 Beckman John AUS 1719 – 2.5
138 Dong Olivia NZL 1114 – 2.5
139 Yeten Huseyin CYP 1781 – 2.5
140 Brockman Roland AUS 1703 – 2.5
141 Roura Federico NZL 1850 – 2.5
142 Louie Jared AUS 1230 – 2.5
143 Frater Dylan NZL 0 – 2
144 Her Seong-June NZL 1385 – 2
145 Clayton Ben NZL 0 – 2
146 Marks Joe AUS 1221 – 1.5
147 Capper David NZL 1802 – 1.5
148 van Rooyen Carlssen NZL 1003 – 0.5

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