Half way through the National Interschool Champinoships and going very well. We’ll have some photo’s up shortly… for progress scores and games

Primary Scores
Mt View Primary 16
Wooranna Park 12
Mitcham Primary 11.5
Waverley Christian College 11.5
Balwyn Nth Primary 11.5
…24 schools

Middle Years Scores
Brighton Grammar 14
Mazenod College 10.5
Alfred Deakin High 10
Somerville Intermediate 9.5
…7 schools

Open Secondary Scores
…17 schools

An exciting game from round 4 – with top seed Michael Chan winning, then a great attack from Karl getting to a winning position; just to miss the opportunity to win Michael’s queen…

[pgn]
[Event “National Interschool Chess Championships”]
[Site “Monash University”]
[Date “2009.11.30”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Karl Zelesco”]
[Black “Michael Chan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “76”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Ne2 b6 8. Ng3
Bb7 9. Be3 Qc7 10. c3 cxd4 11. Bxd4 Nxd4 12. Nxd4 a6 13. a4 Rc8 14. Rc1 Nc5 15.
b4 Nd7 16. Nge2 h6 17. g3 g5 18. Qb3 Be7 19. Rg1 Rg8 20. Bg2 gxf4 21. gxf4 Bh4+
22. Kd2 Bf2 23. Ng3 Bxg1 24. Rxg1 Qc4 25. Qb2 Nf8 26. f5 exf5 27. Ngxf5 Rg6 28.
Nd6+ Rxd6 29. exd6 Ne6 30. Bh3 Kd7 31. Bxe6+ fxe6 32. Rg7+ Kxd6 33. Rxb7 Rf8
34. Rxb6+ Kd7 35. Ke3 e5 36. Ne6 Qe4+ 37. Kd2 Rf2+ 38. Kd1 Qh1# 0-1
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Top seed in the Primary, Michael Chan from round 3….

[pgn]
[Event “National Interschool Championships”]
[Site “Monash University”]
[Date “2009.11.30”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Michael Chan”]
[Black “Johnson Putai”]
[Result “1-0”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. f4 e6 7. Nf3 e5 8. O-O Bg4
9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 exf4 11. Qxf4 Qf6 12. Qg4 Qe6 13. Qxe6+ fxe6 14. Nb5 O-O-O
15. Bf4 e5 16. Bg5 Rd7 17. h4 h6 18. Bd2 Nge7 19. Bh3 a6 20. Nxd6+ Kc7 21. Nf7
Rf8 22. Bxd7 Kxd7 23. Nxh6 Rxf1+ 24. Rxf1 b5 25. Rf7 Bxh6 26. Bxh6 Nd8 27. Rh7
b4 28. Bg5 Ndc6 29. c3 a5 30. a3 Kd6 31. Bxe7+ Nxe7 32. axb4 axb4 33. cxb4 cxb4
34. Rxe7 Kxe7 35. Kf2 Kd6 36. Ke3 Kc5 37. g4 Kd6 38. d4 exd4+ 39. Kxd4 Ke6 40.
b3 1-0
[/pgn]

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