Vasily Papin wins Lidums Australian Young Masters 2018

by Irene Sukandar
12/21/2018 – The Lidums Australian Young Masters tournament in Adelaide gives Australian talents an opportunity to gain experience against strong international players. This year the tournament took place from December 8 to December 14 but the international players proved to be too strong. Russian GM Vasily Papin won the GM tournament and GM Arvola Benjamin Notkevich won the IM tournament. | Photo Vasily Papin | Photo: Sabrina Koetsier

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The Lidums Australian Young Masters

The Lidums Australian Young Masters has a long history and the current organisers have been growing the event since it moved to Adelaide in 2011. Sponsor of the tournament is the Lidums Chess Foundation. The Lidums family has a long and proud history of supporting chess in South Australia over many decades, and the Lidums Chess Foundation was established by Aivars Lidums in 1988 following the success of the Adsteam-Lidums International chess tournament.

2017 winners

Group photo of the winners in all sections of the 2017 edition with Aivars Lidums standing on the left | Photo: Irene Sukandar

GM group

GM Vasily Papin from Russia won the Lidums Australian Young Masters with 7/9, not losing a single game. Second place went to GM Andrey Kvon from Uzbekistan – he finished with 6/9 and also remained undefeated. Australian IM Bobby Cheng finished third – he had the same number of points as IM Junta Ikeda but the better tiebreak.

Top seed GM Frode Urkedal from Norway was off form and finished second to last.

Frode Urkedal | Photo: Sabrina Koetsier

GM Tournament - Final standings after 9 rounds

Rk.     Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.
1
 
GM Papin Vasily 2483 RUS * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7,0
2
 
GM Kvon Andrey 2509 UZB ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6,0
3
 
IM Cheng Bobby 2510 AUS ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5,5
4
 
IM Ikeda Junta 2421 AUS 0 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 5,5
5
 
IM Izzat Kanan 2496 AZE 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 0 1 0 1 5,0
6
 
IM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2393 INA ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 4,5
7
 
FM Gong Patrick 2328 AUS 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 * ½ 1 1 4,0
8
 
FM Wallis Christopher 2349 AUS 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 3,5
9
 
GM Urkedal Frode 2537 NOR ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 3,5
10
 
  Chan Kris 2191 AUS 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0,5

Games

 

Trophies | Photo: Sabrina Koetsier

IM group

In the IM tournament 7/9 was also enough to claim first place – it went to GM Benjamin Arvola Notkevich from Norway. English FM Brandon Clarke, who currently resides in Sydney, shared second and third place with Chinese IM Bao Qilin with 6/9 but had the better tiebreak and won silver.

IM Tournament – Final standings after 9 rounds

Rk. SNo     Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 7
 
GM Notkevich Benjamin Arvola NOR 2496 7,0
2 9
 
FM Clarke Brandon G I ENG 2386 6,0
3 8
 
IM Bao Qilin CHN 2420 6,0
4 6
 
FM Chan Luis AUS 2261 5,5
5 1
 
  Winkelman Albert AUS 2075 5,5
6 4
 
IM Rosen Eric USA 2342 5,0
7 10
 
CM Ang Alphaeus Wei Ern NZL 2118 4,5
8 5
 
  Zulfic Fedja AUS 2204 2,0
9 3
 
FM Lee Qing Aun SGP 2297 2,0
10 2
 
  Cameron Alistair AUS 2102 1,5

Games

 

Open

The Vietnamese WCM Nguyen Mai Chi Phan convincingly won the Open with 8.5/9 and will be promoted to the IM group next year.

Nguyen Mai Chi Phan | Photo: Sabrina Koetsier

Open - Top standings after 9 rounds

Rk. SNo   Name FED RtgI RtgN Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3  Rp
1 1 WCM Phan Nguyen Mai Chi VIE 2115 2166 8,5 0,0 8 4 2243
2 5   Lee Aaron James AUS 1900 2169 7,5 0,0 6 5 2115
3 3   Cannon David AUS 2052 2161 6,5 1,0 6 4 1917
4 2   Leaver Kyle AUS 2070 2157 6,5 0,0 6 4 2000
5 6   Yang Gordon AUS 1886 1906 6,0 0,0 5 4 1988
6 9   Lim Christopher AUS 1757 1725 5,0 0,5 4 5 1521
7 4   Kiripitige Punala AUS 1974 2030 5,0 0,5 4 4 1710
8 7 CM Fikh Anthony AUS 1860 1834 4,5 0,0 4 4 1756
  8   Searle Zachary AUS 1856 1979 4,5 0,0 4 4 1670
10 13   Karayiannis Riley AUS 1616 1486 4,5 0,0 3 5 1441
  17   Bartley George AUS 1449 1616 4,5 0,0 3 5 1491
12 10   Kotousov Matvei AUS 1710 1278 4,5 0,0 3 4 1377
13 20   Marriott Max AUS 1237 1237 4,5 0,0 2 4 1400
14 22   Boldyrev Nikita AUS 0 979 4,0 0,0 3 5 1765
15 15   Srinivasan Arjun B AUS 1521 1317 4,0 0,0 3 4 1547
16 18   Retnaraja Ethan AUS 1376 1271 4,0 0,0 2 4 1345
17 21   Retnaraja Athena-Malar AUS 1231 1073 3,5 0,0 3 5 1331
18 14   Lee Lachlan AUS 1561 1523 3,5 0,0 2 5 1343
19 12   Boyd-Norman James AUS 1659 1456 3,5 0,0 2 4 1215
  24   Zhang David AUS 0 454 3,5 0,0 2 4 1232

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Irene was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and became the country's first Woman Grandmaster and female International Master. Recently she graduated from Webster University, St. Louis, USA with a degree in Master of Arts in International Relations. In 2012 and 2014 she won the Asian Continental Championships which qualified her to play in the Women's World Championships in 2015 and 2017. With one Grandmaster norm in hand, she is currently pursuing her dream to complete the title in the near future.
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