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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:10 am 
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My live games are working fine, I think Peter is comfortably level.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:38 am 
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Probably just me or my laptop then. They're back now, and at move 28 I'd say that Peter is "clearly slightly better" as Ljubo would have said.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:18 pm 
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Oh Dear, not clearly slightly better any more, maybe even lost?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Quite gone now. Bit of a rush to the head with ...e5 and ...g5.

The norm is still in reach, if he composes himself for this afternoon's game.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:06 pm 
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... and happily he did! He beat his second IM of the event, and by my reckoning he might have his second norm even if he loses tomorrow (against a 2466).


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:13 pm 
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Yes, agreed, a norm is in the bag - quite a performance


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:44 pm 
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... and happily he did! He beat his second IM of the event, and by my reckoning he might have his second norm even if he loses tomorrow (against a 2466).


Yes, the norm is safe. His average over the 9 rounds is 2460 and I don't need to consult the handbook to know that 4.5/9 is sufficient against that average. Of course it'll be nice to get a result tomorrow especially as being half or more over can come in useful with future title claims as well as imrpvoing his rating to get him nearer to 2400.

A great result for Peter and a big thank you to Alex Holowczak for awakening university chess in England and getting us involved in the event.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:36 am 
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LozCooper wrote:
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a big thank you to Alex Holowczak for awakening university chess in England and getting us involved in the event.



Yes, quite


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:40 am 
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Agreed, I think it is important that the UK is represented at this event and Alex and has done a great job.
It looks to me like Peter P is doing well again too.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:52 am 
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I think he has just ruined it with 30...f3? Now 31.g4 causes trouble (31...Rf8 32.Bxh6!).


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Jonathan Rogers wrote:
LozCooper wrote:
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a big thank you to Alex Holowczak for awakening university chess in England and getting us involved in the event.



Yes, quite

Someone may desire to pick up a copy of today's Financial Times.
From page 18 of today's Life and Arts:
Leonard Barden wrote:
UK participation owed much to Alex Holowczak, a productive organiser who has revived the annual British universities event.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:44 pm 
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So Leonard got there first again :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:15 pm 
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This is the first time my name has ever been mentioned in a newspaper, and despite visiting various supermarkets and newsagents where I am at the moment (Hounslow), I can't get a copy. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:23 am 
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Alex Holowczak wrote:
This is the first time my name has ever been mentioned in a newspaper, and despite visiting various supermarkets and newsagents where I am at the moment (Hounslow), I can't get a copy. :(

The weekend edition is on sale on Sundays, too. Try a newsagent in or near a larger station. Failing which, pm a postal address before this Friday.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:40 am 
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Is Royal Mail, Sasha Golubczuk, more reliable than pigeon post? The toy was posted at about 7:30 am on Tuesday and should now be in darkest Worcester.

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