Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:49 pm

I am struggling to understand the Arkell v Horton ending, actually. Why not 55.Ke6 instead of 55 Kc6 ?

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby LawrenceCooper » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:07 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:I am struggling to understand the Arkell v Horton ending, actually. Why not 55.Ke6 instead of 55 Kc6 ?


Isn't that a repetition? I think the critical point is if white tried 58 Ke5 Kf3 59 Kf5. Unfortunately that seems to lose to 59 ...e3 (whereas Kxf2 loses) 60 fe3 Ke3 so white has to repeat with 59 Kd4. There appears no way to force a position with the white king on e5 and the black king on f3 with black to move.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:13 pm

Andy has done well there to hold a draw against Keith
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:18 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:I am struggling to understand the Arkell v Horton ending, actually. Why not 55.Ke6 instead of 55 Kc6 ?


Isn't that a repetition? I think the critical point is if white tried 58 Ke5 Kf3 59 Kf5. Unfortunately that seems to lose to 59 ...e3 (whereas Kxf2 loses) 60 fe3 Ke3 so white has to repeat with 59 Kd4. There appears no way to force a position with the white king on e5 and the black king on f3 with black to move.


That helps with my struggles :oops:

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby LawrenceCooper » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:24 pm

All to play for in the last round:

1 5 Cox, John J 2316 [3½] 3 Merry, Alan B 2375 [3½]
2 2 Arkell, Keith C 2438 [3] 4 Buckley, Graeme N 2341 [3½]
3 7 Horton, Andrew P 2291 [3] 12 Sygnowski, Tomasz 2121 [3]
4 10 Richardson, Alex 2129 [3] 6 Abbas, Daniel 2302 [2½]

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby John Moore » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:26 pm

Graeme missed an amazing forced draw against Keith with a double Rook sacrifice with 29 .. Rf2 followed by 30 .. Rf4. I saw the idea and couldn't believe it so had to stick Junior on. It does seem to work.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby Steve Rooney » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:57 pm

John Moore wrote:Graeme missed an amazing forced draw against Keith with a double Rook sacrifice with 29 .. Rf2 followed by 30 .. Rf4. I saw the idea and couldn't believe it so had to stick Junior on. It does seem to work.

Interesting line John, well spotted.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby Steve Rooney » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:59 pm

Alan Merry has won on board one putting him on 4.5.

Arkell has R+4 against R+2 so looks like Alan may be sole winner. But it's not over till the ...

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:11 pm

The double Rook sacrifice does not work according to Fritz 13. White takes both Rooks and after a few checks is able to interpose the Queen on g2 and then shortly wins.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:17 pm

Sorry , I think you are right, I set the position up wrong,


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