Devonport Speed Chess 2015

The second annual Devonport Speed Chess Competition was held on the evening of Saturday the 25th of July 2015 after day 1 of the Tasmanian Rapid championship.  With only 9 entrants the tournament was a 9 round round-robin with each player playing 8 games and having 1 bye.

As there was no official board 1, a game was selected from each round to be recorded.  Those games can be viewed below and can be found on the TCA YouTube Channel.

List of players

Final Standings


BONHAM, Kevin (1998) - ROLPH, Charlie (1547) [C48]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (1), 25.07.2015

 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 a6 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.Nxe5 Qd4 7.Nf3 Nxe4 8.Nxd4 Nxc3 9.dxc3 Bc5 10.0–0 0–0 11.Bf4 Bd6 12.Bxd6 cxd6 13.Qf3 d5 14.Rfe1 Bd7 15.Qg3 c5 16.Nb3 Rac8 17.Qd6 Be6 18.f4 Rfd8 19.Qb6 Rd7 20.Rad1 Rc6 21.Qa5 c4 22.Nd4 Rcd6 23.Nxe6 fxe6 24.Qc5 Rc6 25.Qd4 Kf7 26.Re5 Re7 27.Rde1 b5 28.f5 g6 29.fxe6+ Rexe6 1–0




McMAHON, Denis (1869) - HUGHES, David (1673) [B10]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (2), 25.07.2015

1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nd7 4.Ngf3 e6 5.g3 Be7 6.d4 dxe4 7.Nxe4 Ngf6 8.Bd3 0–0 9.Be3 Nd5 10.Bd2 N7f6 11.c4 Nb6 12.Qc2 Nbd7 13.0–0–0 Rb8 14.h4 b5 15.c5 Nd5 16.Neg5 g6 17.h5 Nb4 18.Bxb4 Bxg5+ 19.Nxg5 Qxg5+ 20.Bd2 Qf6 21.Be3 e5 22.hxg6 fxg6 23.Qd2 exd4 24.Bh6 Rf7 25.Bc2 Nf8 26.Bb3 Be6 27.Bxe6 Nxe6 28.Rhe1 Nxc5 29.f4 Nd7 30.Qe2 c5 31.g4 Nf8 32.g5 Qxf4+ 33.Kb1 Qf5+ 34.Ka1 Rd8 35.Rf1 Qd7 36.Rxf7 Qxf7 37.Rf1 Qe6 38.Rxf8+ Rxf8 39.Qxe6+ With 39. ... Rf1# and a win claimed on illegal move. 0–1


BONHAM, Kevin (1998) - PEIRCE, James (1696) [C13]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (3), 25.07.2015

 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 0–0 8.c3 b6 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.Qe2 Nd7 11.0–0 Rc8 12.a4 c5 13.dxc5 Nxc5 14.Nxc5 Rxc5 15.Rfd1 Qc7 16.Be4 Bxe4 17.Qxe4 Rd8 18.Rxd8+ Qxd8 19.Qb7 Qc7 20.Qa8+ Qd8 21.Qxa7 Ra5 22.Qb7 h6 23.h3 Rd5 24.Qa6 Rd1+ 25.Rxd1 Qxd1+ 26.Kh2 Qd6+ 27.g3 Qc5 28.Kg2 Kh7 29.Qd3+ Kh8 30.Qe3 Qa5 31.Qe4 b5 32.axb5 Qxb5 33.Qa8+ Kh7 34.b4 Bxc3 35.Qa7 f6 36.Qe3 e5 37.Qxc3 Qb7 38.Qc5 e4 39.Nh4 e3+ 40.f3 Qa8 41.Qf5+ Kg8 42.Qe6+ Kh7 43.Qxe3 Qa2+ 44.Qf2 Qc4 45.b5 Qxb5 46.Qc2+ Kh8 47.Ng6+ Kh7 48.Ne7+ Kh8 49.Qc8+ Kh7 50.Qg8# 1–0


McMAHON, Denis (1869) - BONHAM, Kevin (1998) [C02]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (4), 25.07.2015

 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.b4 Be7 8.Bd3 Qc7 9.Bf4 Nh6 10.Qd2 Rc8 11.Bxh6 gxh6 12.Qxh6 Nxe5 13.Qg7 Nxd3+ 14.Ke2 Nf4+ 15.Kd2 Ng6 16.h4 Qf4+ 17.Kc2 Bf6 0–1






BONHAM, Kevin (1998) - HUGHES, David (1673) [D02]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (5), 25.07.2015

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 0–0 6.0–0 c6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bd2 Nbd7 9.Re1 Nb6 10.Qc1 Kh7 11.b3 Bg4 12.h3 Bd7 13.Kh2 Qc7 14.a4 Rae8 15.a5 Nc8 16.Ra2 a6 17.Na4 Nd6 18.Nc5 Bc8 19.c4 Nd7 20.Nxd7 Qxd7 21.cxd5 cxd5 22.Ne5 Bxe5 23.dxe5 Nf5 24.Qc5 Qc6 25.Qxd5 Qxd5 26.Bxd5 e6 27.Be4 Nd4 28.Be3 Nxb3 29.Rb1 Nxa5 30.Rxa5 b5 31.Bc5 Rg8 32.Bd6 Rd8 33.Rc1 f5 34.Bf3 Rg7 35.Ra2 g5 36.Rac2 Bb7 37.Bxb7 Rxb7 38.Rc7+ Rxc7 39.Rxc7+ Kg6 40.Ra7 b4 41.Rxa6 f4 42.Rb6 fxg3+ 43.fxg3 Rc8 44.Rxb4 Rc2 45.Re4 Kf5 46.Re3 h5 47.Kg2 g4 48.hxg4+ hxg4 49.Kf2 Ra2 50.Rb3 Rc2 51.Rb7 Kg6 52.Re7 Kf5 53.Rf7+ Kg6 54.Rf6+ Kg5 55.Rxe6 Kf5 56.Rf6+ Ke4 57.Rf4+ Kd5 58.Bf8 Ke6 59.Bg7 Rc7 60.Rxg4 Rf7+ 61.Ke3 Rf5 62.Rg6+ Kf7 63.Rf6+ Rxf6 64.Bxf6 Ke6 65.Ke4 Kf7 With an unclaimed illegal move after White played g5 in this position due to setting up the pieces incorrectly on move 64. Bxf6.  The game continued 66.g5 Ke6 67.g6 Ke7+ with white claiming a win by illegal move with 2 seconds to spare. 1–0


LITTLE, Ian (1543) - BONHAM, Kevin (1998) [D53]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (6), 25.07.2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Be2 b4 9.Na4 Qa5 10.0–0 Nbd7 11.Qc2 Bb7 12.b3 Rc8 13.Nb2 c5 14.Nc4 Qd8 15.Rac1 0–0 16.Bf4 Nd5 17.Bg3 cxd4 18.Nxd4 Nc3 19.Bd3 Nf6 20.Ne2 Nxe2+ 21.Qxe2 Qd5 22.f3 An unfortunate camera error meant the rest of the game was not recorded.  Black eventually won on time, though the gap was not large.  Until time induced errors forced some less than average play by both sides, the game was equal. 0–1


ROLPH, Charlie (1547) - PEIRCE, James (1696) [C13]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (7), 25.07.2015

 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Nxf6+ Bxf6 7.Be3 0–0 8.Nf3 b6 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.Qd2 Nd7 11.0–0–0 Rc8 12.g4 c5 13.Qe2 cxd4 14.g5 dxe3 15.gxf6 g6 16.Qxe3 Nxf6 17.Bxg6 Qc7 18.Bd3 Qc5 19.Rhg1+ Kh8 20.Qh6 Ng4 21.Qxh7# 1–0





McMAHON, Denis (1869) - ROLPH, David (1712) [A05]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (8), 25.07.2015

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 Nc6 4.d3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.0–0 Nf6 7.Nbd2 Bd7 8.c3 0–0 9.Re1 Qc7 10.Nf1 b5 11.a3 a5 12.d4 Rfd8 13.d5 Ne5 14.Nxe5 dxe5 15.Be3 e6 16.Bg5 exd5 17.exd5 Be6 18.Ne3 e4 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Bxe4 Qe5 21.Qf3 Bd7 Due to another unfortunate camera malfunction the end of this game wasn't captured.  White eventually won by resignation shortly after this.  A reconstruction of the game goes as follows: 22.Rad1 b4 23.Nc4 Qc7 24.Qxf6 bxa3 25.d6 1–0


ROLPH, Charlie (1547) - LITTLE, Ian (1543) [B21]

Devonport Speed Chess Devonport Tasmania (9), 25.07.2015

1.e4 c5 2.f4 d6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 a6 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.0–0 g6 7.c3 Bg7 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 e6 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.Be3 0–0 12.Rc1 Bd7 13.Re1 Rb8 14.Qd2 f5 15.e5 dxe5 16.Nxe5 Nd5 17.Nxd5 cxd5 18.Rc3 Bb5 19.Rec1 Qa5 20.a3 Qb6 21.Rc7 Rb7 22.Rxb7 Qxb7 23.Qb4 Rc8 24.Rxc8+ Qxc8 25.Qc5 Qxc5 26.dxc5 Bf8 27.b4 Kg7 28.Bd4 Kh6 29.c6 Bd6 30.Nf7+ Kh5 31.Nxd6 Bxc6 32.a4 Bxa4 33.Kf2 h6 34.h3 g5 35.g3 gxf4 36.gxf4 Kh4 37.Kg2 Bc2 38.Nf7 Be4+ 39.Kh2 Kh5 40.Nd8 Bd3 41.Nxe6 Kg6 42.Nc7 Bc4 43.Kg3 h5 44.h4 Kf7 45.Kf3 Ke7 46.Na8 Bd3 47.Nb6 Be4+ 48.Ke3 Kd6 49.Na4 Kc6 50.Nc3 Bg2 51.Kf2 Bh3 52.Kg3 Bg4 53.Kf2 Bh3 54.Ke3 Bg4 55.Be5 Bh3 Blacks flag falls 56.Kd4 Bg4 57.Nxd5 Bf3 58.Ne7+ Kb5 59.Kc3 Be4 White claims a win on time. 1–0