World Senior Championships, November 2016

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John Moore
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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby John Moore » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:07 pm

"Fingers crossed for Keith - I think he can win from that position."

Mm - dunno, the extra time will be helpful certainly but I don't see a winning R and 3 v R and 2 and, if not, it's going to be very long term. I am slightly worried about commenting on Keith's endgames for obvious reasons 'cos he might come on here and point out something simple but there we are.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Ian Thompson » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:27 pm

John Moore wrote:That game, with Vlassov White started 1 e4 g6 2 Nc3 Bg7 3 h4 c5 4 h5 Nc6 and finished when Henrik failed to find the obvious 10 ... Bh5 (this is a joke by the way!) and after 10 ..g5 11 Qg5 was so disgusted with his position, that he resigned.

The most plausible explanation for that would be that some irregularity occurred. Perhaps Danielsen adjusted the pawn on g6 without saying "j'adoube" first and was forced to move it.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby LawrenceCooper » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:00 pm

Round 6 pairings:

1 7 GM Arkell Keith C 2450 4½ 5 IM Vlassov Nikolai 2415 14
2 2 GM Matamoros Franco Carlos S. 2495 4 5 IM Reprintsev Alexander 2321 24

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Barry Sandercock » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:40 pm

Keith`s game looks like a draw (move 39 ) although Keith wins many Rook and Pawn endings which look drawn.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:12 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Keith`s game looks like a draw (move 39 ) although Keith wins many Rook and Pawn endings which look drawn.


Yes indeed, drawn for normal players, but Keith isn't normal :lol: so who knows?

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Tim Harding » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:15 pm

Unfortunately Tony Stebbings lost to ex-senior champion GM Vaisser after almost 90 moves and over five hours, making a blunder trying to valiantly defend B+3 v N+4.
However he has still had a great first week and his 4.5/6 is easily the best British performance of week one in the 65+.

In the 50+ Keith Arkell is on 5/6 (two draws) and Terry Chapman has 4.5, both very well placed.

Day off tomorrow fortunately.
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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:44 am

50+, the 2 leaders meet, Keith is half a point behind with 2 others, who play each other round 7 pairings

Terry Chapman plays his third GM; Peter Gayson still doing well too

65+ round 7 pairings

Rest day in the main event, but blitz and rapid events

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:42 pm

Keith Arkell playing the Centre Counter today.(Round 7 )

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:55 pm

Keith has won already.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Leonard Barden » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:00 pm

Arkell 6/7, Vlassov and Reprintsev 5.5/6 and playing each other in a drawn position, will likely share the lwad in the 50+ world championship with four rounds left. Terry Chapman on 4.5/6 stands level with the No3 seed from Ecuador, Matamoros, though plenty of play remains in that game.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:52 pm

C'mon Keith
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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:25 pm

Reprintsev-Arkell. White playing an unusual line in the Sicilian today.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:12 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Reprintsev-Arkell. White playing an unusual line in the Sicilian today.


I assume Keith is happy; he's played his favourite move ..g5 :D
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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2016

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:00 pm

I don't think Keith can get more than a draw from this game (move 44)


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