Apart from the live coverage of the top 4 boards, the organisers are providing the rest of the games in a replayable format from the tournament website, www.doeberlcup.com.au The data entry is being carried out by the blindingly fast Ron Scott, and at close of business last night (around midnight), the games from the first 3 rounds of the Premier, as well as the first rounds of the Major and Minor were available. Just go to the tournament web page and click on the DGT Chess Theatre link.
While you can now make your own selections for the best played games, I thought it is worth highlighting this game from the first round of the Doeberl Cup. It sums up the tournament on a couple of levels, both with a visiting titled playing (IM Guy West) being upset in the first round by their lower ranked opponent, and that the winning player was a Canberra local (Ian Rout). For while the Doeberl Cup is Australia's number one event, it has always played a significant role in the local chess scene as well.
Rout,I - West,G [A57]
O2C Doeberl Cup Premier Canberra (1.22), 09.04.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nd2 Qa5 5.e4 bxc4 6.Qc2 Ba6 7.Bxc4 Bxc4 8.Qxc4 d6 9.Ngf3 Nbd7 10.0-0 g6 11.b3 Bg7 12.Bb2 0-0 13.Qd3 Qc7 14.Nc4 Nb6 15.Rac1 Rad8 16.Rc2 Nxc4 17.Qxc4 Qb7 18.h3 e5 19.dxe6 Nxe4 20.exf7+ Rxf7 21.Bxg7 Kxg7 22.Nd2 Nf6 23.Rd1 Nd5 24.Ne4 Nf4 25.g3 d5(D)
26.Qxc5 Ne6 27.Qc3+ d4 28.Qc6 Qe7 29.a3 h5 30.h4 Kh6 31.Re2 d3 32.Re3 Nd4 33.Qc1 Qc7 34.Qxc7 Rxc7 35.Rexd3 Nf3+ 36.Kf1 Rf8 37.Rd7 Rc2 38.Rxa7 Ne5 39.Rd2 Rxd2 40.Nxd2 g5 41.Ra6+ Ng6 42.hxg5+ Kxg5 43.Kg2 Kh6 44.b4 Rc8 45.b5 Rc2 46.Nf3 Kg7 47.b6 Rb2 48.a4 Ne7 49.a5 Nf5 50.Ne5 Nd6 51.Ra7+ Kf6 52.Nd3 Rb5 53.Nf4 h4 54.gxh4 Kf5 55.Ne2 Rb2 56.Ng3+ Kg4 57.Rd7 Nf5 58.Nxf5 1-0