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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:47 pm 
The Sunningdale Congress will again take place over the weekend of Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2011.

The event will again take place at De Veres Sunningdale Hotel, Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0QE which is easily accessible by train from London and the South East as well as from both the M25 and M3 motorways.

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We again have three sections which cater for all standards of player. The Open is FIDE rated (and ECF graded) as is the Major (open to players rated below 2000 or unrated players graded below 170) and the Minor (U140) will be ECF graded.

Bedrooms are rapidly selling so if you want to play and stay we suggest that you enter sooner rather than later.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Who's going?

Easy points available (from me) in the nether regions of the Open.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:05 pm 
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Who's going?

I am :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Sean Hewitt wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Who's going?

I am :lol:


Looks like it'll just be me and you!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:02 pm 
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Looks like it'll just be me and you!

I shall be able to put my feet up then!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:01 pm 
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Another great event Sean. Cheers.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Another great event Sean. Cheers.


Yeah, and you didn't do too badly in the Open, Jonathan. Were you happy with the end result?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:03 am 
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Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Another great event Sean. Cheers.


Yeah, and you didn't do too badly in the Open, Jonathan. Were you happy with the end result?


Happy enough. I certainly enjoyed the tournament as a whole, but I'm not sure you can be totally happy after the sort of epic knobbery that was my play in round 2.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:06 am 
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Another great event Sean. Cheers.


Yeah, and you didn't do too badly in the Open, Jonathan. Were you happy with the end result?


Happy enough. I certainly enjoyed the tournament as a whole, but I'm not sure you can be totally happy after the sort of epic knobbery that was my play in round 2.

Well, it was your birthday!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:31 am 
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
I certainly enjoyed the tournament as a whole, but I'm not sure you can be totally happy after the sort of epic knobbery that was my play in round 2.
Oh dear...

[Event "e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open"]
[Site "Sunningdale Park, Ascot, Engla"]
[Date "2011.09.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Orishko, Yaroslav"]
[Black "Bryant, Jon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2106"]
[BlackElo "2049"]
[PlyCount "86"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. b3 Ne4 8. Bb2
Nd7 9. Nbd2 Ndf6 10. Ne1 c6 11. Nd3 d5 12. Nf3 Bd7 13. Nfe5 Be8 14. h3 Bh5 15.
Kh2 Nd7 16. Qe1 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Nf6 18. c5 Nd7 19. Nd3 Bf6 20. f3 Qe7 21. f4 g5
22. e3 Qg7 23. Rc1 Bd8 24. b4 Nf6 25. a4 Ne4 26. b5 Bc7 27. Bf3 Bxf3 28. Rxf3
Kh8 29. Rf1 Rf6 30. Rg1 Rg6 31. h4 gxh4 32. gxh4 Rg8 33. Rxg6 Qxg6 34. Rc2 Qg4
35. b6 axb6 36. cxb6 Bb8 37. Ba3 Rg7 38. Bf8 Rg6 39. a5 Kg8 40. Be7 Kf7 41. Bd8
Ke8 42. Bc7 Bxc7 43. bxc7 Kd7 1-0


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Im a bit of a plonker but does Rh6 instead of xc7 not win?!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:33 pm 
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Just played in my first e2e4 congress, thoroughly enjoyed myself – met some great people and played five interesting games in the major.
Of course it wouldn’t be a weekend congress without mistakes (not for me anyway) I managed to blunder in round four, turning a completely won game into a loss, then scored a victory in the final round from a losing position. Oh well, swings and roundabouts! :)

Congratulations to the organizers, it was extremely well run, and thanks to my opponents. I have plenty to look at and improve upon.
Hope to see you at an e2e4 event soon

Cheers
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:41 pm 
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Ben Purton wrote:
Im a bit of a plonker but does Rh6 instead of xc7 not win?!


43 Rg2!?

EDIT: 43.......Rxh4+ 44 Kg1 Qh5 should, indeed, win. But 45 Qxh4 Rxh4 46 Bxb8 might still give White swindling chances......

At any rate, it's better than what Jon played :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:30 pm 
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One of the games I enjoyed watching the final few moves of at Sunningdale was this effort from Nick Pert in round 3. Quite a tactical slugfest:

[Event "e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open"]
[Site "Sunningdale Park, Ascot, Engla"]
[Date "2011.09.17"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Jones, William E G"]
[Black "Pert, Nicholas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2109"]
[BlackElo "2557"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Ne2 Nbc6 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 dxc3 13. Rb1 d4 14. Rg1
O-O-O 15. g4 Be8 16. Rg3 Nd5 17. Qh7 Rg6 18. h4 Qa5 19. h5 d3 20. Rxd3 Rxg4 21.
Bh3 Rh4 22. Bxe6+ Kb8 23. Bxd5 Rxd5 24. Qg8 Rxd3 25. Qxe8+ Qd8 26. Qxc6 Rh1+
27. Ng1 Rxg1+ 28. Kf2 Qd4+ 29. Ke2 Rd2+ 30. Bxd2 Qxd2+ 0-1


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:59 pm 
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great tournament again sean, thanks alot ;)


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