2015 Brilliancy Prizes

Melbourne Chess Club Championships

As judged by the previous club champion, Ari Dale, this years club champs brilliancy winner is David Lacey
Lacey-Penrose round 7

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2015 Victorian Open

Awarded to IM Kanan Izzat, with honourable mentions to the runners up Sylvester Urban & Jack Puccini (see games below). Kannan wins a $40 voucher to the MCC bookshop, or reimbursement up to $40 for a book purchased online. 8 games were nominated for the brilliancy prize, which were passed on to our judge without names or ratings. Thank you to my good friend Frank Lekkas for judging the games and his annotations below.

City of Melbourne Open

Judged by Thai Ly the winner is Jack Puccini for his win over Justin Penrose in round 5.

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Edwin Malitis Memorial

Judged by Thai Ly the winner is David Lacey for his win over Kyle Gibson in round 2.

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MCC Open

Judged by Thai Ly the winner is Justin Penrose for his win over Tom Kalisch in round 9.

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Bob Brooking Round Robins

Judged by Thai Ly the winner was Kerry Stead for his round 4 win over Malcolm Pyke.

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2015 Brilliancy Prizes - Part 2

Administrative Notes

Judging and publishing brilliancy prizes:
  • Player submits their game for brilliancy prize
  • Arbiter collects and decides on short list of candidate brilliancy prizes from submitted entries and enters them into a chessbase database
  • Organiser selects a judge for the brilliancy prize (may be aribiter, or another player not in shortlist).
  • (optional) Arbiter sends the database to judge who annotates the winning game
  • Organiser creates a PGN (annotated by judge if possible) and prepares for publishing
  • Webmaster publishers PGN on this page

Publishing PGN

  • Open annotated game in Chessbase and select 'Copy game' button (this creates the PGN in the Windows clipboard).
  • Paste the PGN into Chess Chat as a backup in case the pgn viewer we have selected disappears along with our games.
  • Go to http://pgn4web-board.casaschi.net/board-generator.html
  • Paste the PGN in the provided input box (Note that you may need to edit the annotations to reduce the number of characters as there is a limit. The website will show an error when you generate the publishing link if there are too many characters).
  • Select the 'Brown small horizontal template' to align with the other templates on this page.
  • Click 'Generate HTML code and update preview'
  • Above that button then click the 'click here to create a short url for sharing the chessboard' link Google Sites does not like the raw link.
  • Edit this page in Google sites, insert the iframe gadge using the url from the previous step iframe height of 374 (or other if different size template) and width set to 100%
  • Note that you will only see the published board using the standard melbourne chess club url (not the site edit url).