Reports | March 29, 2008 16:39

[lang_nl]Veel Australische video's[/lang_nl][lang_en]Lots of Australian chess videos[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Een van de sterkste toernooien op het Australische continent, de Doeberl Cup, is vorige week gewonnen door GM Varuzhan Akobian, voor Zhang Zong en Surya Ganguly. Ook deze toernooiorganisatoren zijn into schaken 2.0 en maakten veel leuke video's.[/lang_nl][lang_en]One of the strongest tournaments of Australia, the Doeberl Cup, was won by GM Varuzhan Akobian, before Zhang Zong and Surya Ganguly. These tournament organizers are also into chess 2.0 because they made lots of nice videos as well.[/lang_en]

Introduction to the O2C 46th Doeberl Cup

Drawing colours for round 1 of the Premier

Premier Round 1 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers

Premier Round 2 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers


Premier Round 3 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers

Premier Round 4 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers


Premier Round 5 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers

Premier Round 6 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers


Premier Round 6 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers

IM Igor Bitansky, Israel


(Premier Round 8 - IM Igor Bitansky V IM Andras Toth)

Premier Round 8 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers

Premier Round 9 Commentary by GM Ian Rogers

Player Interviews
GM Varuzhan Akobian, IM David Smerdon, Amiel Rosario (aka The Closet Grandmaster)



[lang_nl]Tournament website
Games in PGN[/lang_nl][lang_en]Tournament website
Games in PGN[/lang_en]


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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


Chris's picture

My goodness, if I knew GM Rogers was giving commentary I would have sponsored him a proper board....what a pitty!

Dimitar Panayotov's picture

anyway there is something strange with this page it takes too many cpu and memory
and the right mouse button is not working on the links at least for me

Leo's picture

My congratulations to Armenian-American champion of Doeberl Cup. And i guess very nice beginning of the year for Armenians from all over the world - Levon Aronian and Sergei Movsesian winners of Corus A, B, Aronian again in Amber, Nice, and Varuzhan here in Australia.

Dimitar Panayotov's picture

i was experimenting with some browser safari:))) and it was crashing all the time
when opening this page but mozilla is the best:))) thanks for the videos there are
so many:))) i will try to look all of them:))) but if i try to see also the games this will
take all the weekend so at least i have what to do:)))

Blitzer's picture

While I appreciate the effort GM Rogers' annotations are wasted due to the poor resolving demo board, videos unwatchable. The other videos are good though.

Vladja's picture

Actually, I think the board is not all that bad compared to the wooden pieces they dropped all the time at Corus.
If I see room for improvement it is that next time the cameraperson can zoom in more, so we can discriminate between pawns and bishops better.
Apart from that I think IGM Rogers is handy with the pieces and gives solid and entertaining commentary.
All in all, I liked it a lot!

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