Finals day 2 July

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby MartinCarpenter » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:06 pm

Peter isn't that aggressive with black, although he can grind for ever if the mood takes him. Presume he was content with the match situation.

Coles - Burnett has an amusing homage to 1980's chess computers at the end of it :)

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby IanCalvert » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:07 pm

Steve Coles died like a Tiger. Middlesex Tigers may soon become an endangered species given the match score.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:20 pm

Richard Bates has a good win with black on top board, but surely not enough for Middlesex
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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Andrew Bak » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:21 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:Peter isn't that aggressive with black, although he can grind for ever if the mood takes him. Presume he was content with the match situation.

Coles - Burnett has an amusing homage to 1980's chess computers at the end of it :)


It was actually close to being stalemate - he only had one legal move at the end!

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby IanCalvert » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:34 pm

Tremendous win for Richard Bates against a Ledger: maybe Middlesex will do better than 2014.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby MartinCarpenter » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:35 pm

Presume Dave winning on 10 formally wraps it up.
(8 - 3 but board count seems like it should be safe, not that it'll be needed.).

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:37 pm

Yorkshire wins for Webb, Gantner, Nelson, Adams, Walton, Burnett with only 5 games in play, and they aren't going to lose them all

Well done to Yorkshire, they are just better than the rest at the moment
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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:39 pm

An interesting pawn race in a rook ending on board 9.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby MartinCarpenter » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:01 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Well done to Yorkshire, they are just better than the rest at the moment


Well, that does have to be qualified slightly - yes, we're fielding much stronger teams for the finals than anyone else. Not quite sure why.

The 1/4's and 1/2's? Those teams were fairly vunerable and the match results were close. Same vs Lancashire actually, not that it counted for anything formal!

Fantastic result(s) though. We'd somehow not even won two in a row before this run so three is very good going :) Seems to have happened 5 times before historically, Lancashire did 4 times in a row in the 60's so that's something to aim at!

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby David Sedgwick » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:13 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:A fantastic rook sacrifice from Jim Burnett gives Yorkshire a 3.5-0.5 lead

Andrew Bak wrote:It was actually close to being stalemate - [Steven Coles] only had one legal move at the end!

Steven Coles is of course not a cheat.

If he were, he might have tried not playing Qe8-h8+ immediately, but instead dropping the Queen over f7. Then, while correctly replacing the dislodged pieces in his own time, he could have "restored" the Black pawn on f7 to h5. That done, play Qh8+ and press the clock quickly, and there we are.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby David Sedgwick » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:37 pm

Neil Graham wrote:Last year there were 4 SCCU winners, 2 NCCU and 1 MCCU. This year there are two SCCU only clashes and 1 MCCU only meeting so the SCCU will do well to equal or exceed their 2015 totals.

This year: SCCU 3; MCCU 2: NCCU 1; EACU 1

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Neil Graham » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:00 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Neil Graham wrote:Last year there were 4 SCCU winners, 2 NCCU and 1 MCCU. This year there are two SCCU only clashes and 1 MCCU only meeting so the SCCU will do well to equal or exceed their 2015 totals.

This year: SCCU 3; MCCU 2: NCCU 1; EACU 1


Open :- Yorkshire 11 Middlesex 5
Minor:- Lincolnshire 7 Norfolk 9
U180:- Lancashire 7 Essex 9
U160:- Middlesex 8.5 Essex 7.5
U140:- Surrey 6 Worcestershire 10
U120:- Nottinghamshire 8 Warwickshire 4
U100:- Kent 3.5 Essex 8.5

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Alex Holowczak » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:34 pm

Neil Graham wrote:U140:- Surrey 6 Worcestershire 10


It was Worcestershire's first win in any ECF competition ever. I played in this team for many years but was ineligible for the last year or two due to my grade being too high. It appears I was merely holding them back all those years from their true potential. :lol:

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Andrew Zigmond » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:09 pm

That was the ECF County Championships that was (or will be when I sort out the grading files next week). Well done to all winners and indeed to all of the many players who took part.
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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Neil Graham » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:48 pm

The amended total titles over the last five years is now SCCU 18; MCCU 8; NCCU 6; EACU 2; WECU 1


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