World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

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World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Chris Rice » Tue May 06, 2014 6:34 am

The web site for this is now up. http://vilnius2014.com/

Stewart said he intended to send a strong team and I had a little look on the FIDE list of English active players 50+ (ie not Hodgson, Mestel, Nunn, Keene, Stean etc) and got the following "best" team which normally consists of 4 players and a reserve:

1. Mark Hebden 2550
2. Jon Speelman 2495
3. Jim Plaskett 2495
4. Glen Flear 2488
5. Keith Arkell 2460

Given that our board 5 is the current European Seniors Champion its not a bad line up if available.

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Roger de Coverly » Tue May 06, 2014 7:59 am

Chris Rice wrote:Given that our board 5 is the current European Seniors Champion its not a bad line up if available.


According to material posted at Hinckley, #3 and #5 are in the team.

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue May 06, 2014 3:36 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Chris Rice wrote:Given that our board 5 is the current European Seniors Champion its not a bad line up if available.


According to material posted at Hinckley, #3 and #5 are in the team.


According to Brett Lund's Facebook page he was asked on Sunday morning whilst at breakfast.

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Paul Habershon » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:46 pm

http://vilnius2014.com/participants

Good luck to all the England teams starting this team tournament. The new 50+ definition has brought some refreshingly strong English players into the reckoning.


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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:53 pm

It looks like a two horse race between Lithuania and England, who each won their first round 4-0; which is nice as far as our medal chances go, but since the winner is decided on matchpoints it probably means that only one day of the nine is important and one wonders whether everyone in the top two teams will get a bit fed up beating 2150s.

Even so, it would be nice to win it! Keith Arkell plays on board one as the European seniors champion, even though Plaskett is higher rated.

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:52 pm

England 3 in the Over 50s has become England 2 in the Over 65s.

It's an all play all of 10 teams
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr140157. ... t=1&wi=821

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby John Moore » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:20 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:It looks like a two horse race between Lithuania and England, who each won their first round 4-0; which is nice as far as our medal chances go, but since the winner is decided on matchpoints it probably means that only one day of the nine is important and one wonders whether everyone in the top two teams will get a bit fed up beating 2150s.

Even so, it would be nice to win it! Keith Arkell plays on board one as the European seniors champion, even though Plaskett is higher rated.


Always got to watch out for the Georgian women. I just switched on to find John Cox a rook down for next to nothing - now 0-1.

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:46 pm

They got away with that one :) :shock:

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:48 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:They got away with that one :) :shock:


Don't want to peak too soon :wink:
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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Keith Arkell » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:59 pm

Those Georgian women are stupidly underrated, but we got there in the end. I was playing Nona Gaprindashvili, Women's World Champ 1962 - 1978, and the first ever woman to be awarded the GM title.
Very frustrating to have not completed the job on move 39 because of time trouble, but always a pleasure to play these chess legends:
[Event "World Senior tTeam Ch"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "GM Arkell "]
[Black "GM Gaprindashvili"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[PlyCount "102"]

1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bb5+ Nd7 6. a4 Nh6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nc3
O-O 9. Re1 f6 10. Bd3 Nf7 11. Nd2 Bh6 12. Nc4 Bxc1 13. Qxc1 Nb6 14. Ne3 Bd7 15.
a5 Nc8 16. Qb1 $1 Ne7 17. b4 Rc8 18. Nc4 Qc7 19. bxc5 Qxc5 20. Qxb7 Rc7 21. Qb3
f5 22. Na4 Bxa4 23. Rxa4 fxe4 24. Bxe4 Ng5 25. Ne3 Nxe4 26. Rxe4 Qxa5 27. Rd1
Kg7 28. Ra4 Qc5 29. Rda1 Rfc8 30. Qa2 Nf5 31. Nxf5+ gxf5 32. Rxa7 Rxa7 33.
Qxa7+ Rc7 34. Qb8 Qxc2 35. h4 Rd7 36. Qe8 Qc7 37. Qh5 Qc2 38. Qg5+ Kf7 39. Ra8
$4 {Rc1 and Qh6 both win quickly} Qd1+ 40. Kh2 Qg4 41. Qxg4 fxg4 42. h5 Kf6 43.
Rg8 Kf5 44. h6 Rf7 45. Rg7 Rf6 46. Rxh7 Kg6 47. Rd7 Kxh6 48. Kg3 Kg5 49. Rg7+
Kh5 50. Rg8 Rf4 51. Rd8 Rf6 1/2-1/2

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Roger de Coverly » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:48 pm

Keith Arkell wrote: [Event "World Senior tTeam Ch"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "GM Arkell "]
[Black "GM Gaprindashvili"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[PlyCount "102"]

1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bb5+ Nd7 6. a4 Nh6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nc3
O-O 9. Re1 f6 10. Bd3 Nf7 11. Nd2 Bh6 12. Nc4 Bxc1 13. Qxc1 Nb6 14. Ne3 Bd7 15.
a5 Nc8 16. Qb1 $1 Ne7 17. b4 Rc8 18. Nc4 Qc7 19. bxc5 Qxc5 20. Qxb7 Rc7 21. Qb3
f5 22. Na4 Bxa4 23. Rxa4 fxe4 24. Bxe4 Ng5 25. Ne3 Nxe4 26. Rxe4 Qxa5 27. Rd1
Kg7 28. Ra4 Qc5 29. Rda1 Rfc8 30. Qa2 Nf5 31. Nxf5+ gxf5 32. Rxa7 Rxa7 33.
Qxa7+ Rc7 34. Qb8 Qxc2 35. h4 Rd7 36. Qe8 Qc7 37. Qh5 Qc2 38. Qg5+ Kf7 39. Ra8
$4 {Rc1 and Qh6 both win quickly} Qd1+ 40. Kh2 Qg4 41. Qxg4 fxg4 42. h5 Kf6 43.
Rg8 Kf5 44. h6 Rf7 45. Rg7 Rf6 46. Rxh7 Kg6 47. Rd7 Kxh6 48. Kg3 Kg5 49. Rg7+
Kh5 50. Rg8 Rf4 51. Rd8 Rf6 1/2-1/2

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Mick Norris » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:44 am

Keith Arkell wrote:Those Georgian women are stupidly underrated, but we got there in the end. I was playing Nona Gaprindashvili, Women's World Champ 1962 - 1978, and the first ever woman to be awarded the GM title.
Very frustrating to have not completed the job on move 39 because of time trouble, but always a pleasure to play these chess legends


Keith

Hope you are enjoying the event, and indeed Vilnius itself

As long as the team wins, that's fine, you are all bound to have games that don't go to plan and some matches will be tough I expect

Good luck :)
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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:50 pm

I can hardly believe it but apparently Nona Gaprindashvili has tweeted in Georgian (sorry, don't have the link)

"I actually got to play Keith Arkell today - and I forgot to ask him to sign my copy of his autobiography!!"

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Re: World Seniors Championship - Vilnius, Lithuania

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:21 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:I can hardly believe it but apparently Nona Gaprindashvili has tweeted in Georgian (sorry, don't have the link)

"I actually got to play Keith Arkell today - and I forgot to ask him to sign my copy of his autobiography!!"


She was probably so relieved at not having to play out a rook ending against the maestro :lol:


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