World Senior teams June-July 2016

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby NickFaulks » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:32 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:I don't think anyone would believe that Ozil had scored a penalty :lol:

True, he really did look worse than Geoff Boycott's auntie with her hiking boots on the wrong feet.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Tim Harding » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:47 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:...
The line played today is one that I had a very good record with when I played 1 e4. I actually distantly remember Tim Harding annotating one of his own wins with it in CHESS back in the 1980s. I always followed up 9 Ne2 with Bc3, and I guess that Vaganian expected that - and so 10 Ng3 perhaps came as a surprise. Well, evidently it was a surprise, since the horrible 11...Bxb2+ can hardly have been preparation. Thus Jim had a won position in twelve moves.
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[Event "World Senior Team Ch 50+"]
[Site "Radebeul"]
[Date "2016.07.03"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Plaskett, Jim"]
[Black "Vaganian, Rafael A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B02"]
[Annotator "Harding,T"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventDate "2016.06.26"]
[EventType "team-tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e5 d4 4. exf6 dxc3 5. fxg7 cxd2+ 6. Qxd2 Qxd2+ 7. Bxd2
Bxg7 8. O-O-O Bf5 $6 (8... Nc6 9. Bb5 Bd7 $11 {said BCO} 10. Ne2 $5
(10. Nf3 O-O-O (10... a6 11. Ba4 O-O-O {Hort}) 11. Rhe1 {+= Hort}) 10... O-O-O
(10... a6 11. Ba4 O-O-O 12. Bc3 Bxc3 (12... Rhg8 $145 $1 {maybe?}) 13. Nxc3 $14
{Hort & Alburt}) 11. Bc3 Bxc3 $2 (11... Rhg8 $1) 12. Nxc3 Rhg8 $2 (12... e6) (
12... a6 13. Bd3 $5 {S.Colic-J. Pribyl, Sarajevo 1974.} (13. Be2)) 13. Nd5 $1
$14 Rde8 (13... Rxg2 $2 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Nxe7+ Kb8 16. Rd2 $1 {threat Rhd1}) (
13... Rge8) 14. Rhe1 $1 Rxg2 $2 15. Nxe7+ $1 Rxe7 16. Rxe7 Nxe7 17. Bxd7+ Kb8
18. Re1 $1 {1-0 Harding,T-Stull,N/Paris (EC Capitals) 1983}) 9. Ne2 $1 O-O (
9... Nd7 10. Ng3 $14 Bg6 11. h4 h5 12. f4 e6 13. f5 $1 $16 {Hort, ages ago,
don't remember where. Can anyone supply that old CHESS reference?}) 10. Ng3 Be6
11. Nh5 Bxb2+ $2 12. Kxb2 Bg4 13. Re1 Bxh5 14. g4 Bg6 15. h4 f6 16. h5 Bf7 17.
g5 $5 Rd8 18. Bd3 fxg5 19. Bxg5 Nc6 20. Bxe7 Nxe7 21. Rxe7 Rac8 22. Bf5 Kf8 23.
Re3 Rb8 24. Bxh7 Kg7 25. Bd3 Kh6 26. Re7 Rf8 27. Rxc7 Bg8 28. Rg1 Rxf2 29. Rcg7
1-0
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Paul Dargan » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:48 am

? Tim - I assume the references from Hort are all from his book on the alekhine (with sections on owne's defence and the Nimzo (e4 Nc6) stuck in the back. Green cover - published in the early eighteees I guess.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby LawrenceCooper » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:59 am

England 1 are 3-0 up so guaranteed a team medal and quite probably individual ones too.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby LawrenceCooper » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:08 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:England 1 are 3-0 up so guaranteed a team medal and quite probably multiple individual ones on boards 1-4 too.


Now confirmed as 4-0 :D

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:17 pm

Transmission failure on the crucial board 1 game in the Armenia match?
If Artur Yusupov wins that, Armenia draw and England get silver, I think.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:30 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote:England 1 are 3-0 up so guaranteed a team medal and quite probably multiple individual ones on boards 1-4 too.


Now confirmed as 4-0 :D

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby LawrenceCooper » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:36 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Transmission failure on the crucial board 1 game in the Armenia match?
If Artur Yusupov wins that, Armenia draw and England get silver, I think.


Armenia won 2.5-1.5 meaning that England will have to settle for bronze whilst Germany take gold by half a game point unless there's some other tie-break that I'm not aware of. Once the rankings are updated we'll know for sure what individual medals England 1 top 4 and Jim Plaskett have won.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:42 pm

Presumably we have come 4th in the 65+
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Stewart Reuben » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:54 pm

The ECF gained a total haul of 10 medals.
Scotland gained the best improvement in ranking prize in the 50+, up 21 places. This despite only drawing with England 3 and losing to the top seed, Iceland, in the last round.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:32 pm

Good result for the 65+ first team 9th seed finishing 4th or 3rd equal to put a better spin on it
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:37 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Transmission failure on the crucial board 1 game in the Armenia match?
If Artur Yusupov wins that, Armenia draw and England get silver, I think.


Armenia won 2.5-1.5 meaning that England will have to settle for bronze whilst Germany take gold by half a game point unless there's some other tie-break that I'm not aware of. Once the rankings are updated we'll know for sure what individual medals England 1 top 4 and Jim Plaskett have won.


Jim is 1 of 4 board 1s with a 7.5 -1.5 record so has done well whatever the tiebreak may be

Keith is 6-1 but the German he was rested against is 7-1 so that decision cost a chance of board and team gold
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:18 am

England 1 individual medals (from Keith Arkell Facebook post)

John Nunn scored 6.5/8 ( silver)
Jonh Speelman scored 6/8 (bronze)
Mark Hebden Scored 6.5/8 ( gold!)
I scored 6/7 ( silver)
and Glenn Flear got 2.5/5 but still managed silver!)
The board medals were awarded by rating performance.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Postby Tim Harding » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:05 am

NickFaulks wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote:I don't think anyone would believe that Ozil had scored a penalty :lol:

True, he really did look worse than Geoff Boycott's auntie with her hiking boots on the wrong feet.


As an Arsenal supporter I have to protest.
Ozil was rather unlucky because he sent Buffon the wrong way and hit the far post. A few inches to the left and he would have scored.

All the other failed penalties in the shootout were truly awful (high, wide or limply struck) but Ozil's was only a marginal error.
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