50th Doeberl Cup Concluded

The 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

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