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by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Jim Wadsworth wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Looks like it's all going to come down to Peter's game against Daniel! No pressure....
All over, real shame and bad luck Peter. Congrats to Oxford, and well done Cambridge for a strong performance in the context of a big rating difference.
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Delighted to see Peter Finn playing and performing creditably. Hopefully he can maintain his level of performance when turning out in the Bucks League later this month.
Looks like it's all going to come down to Peter's game against Daniel! No pressure....
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Now had to leave the venue. When i left, all square with 4 games still going....all three match results possible.

(Amusingly after the first result came in, a certain GM seated in the commentary room audience was forecasting an oxford whitewash*).

*should that be bluewash?
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Draw on board 1. I am biased (both family and uni allegiances) but well done matthew! V proud dad!
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

First blood to oxford on board 8...
by Jim Wadsworth
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1633

Re: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018

Matthew lost on time at the 40th move....
by Jim Wadsworth
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Matthew was very happy to finish his very last match as a Reading pupil with the team becoming champions for the 3rd time in 5 years 😀

Thanks to all the organisers for their excellent and hard work.
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Can anyone on the ground in Jersey advise what's going on - has Matthew's round 9 opponent showed up? (Live board suggests not...)
Update via email from Adam Raoof - Matthew's opponent is on the way (sounds like confusion over earlier start time for the final round). Something of a relief....
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Does Matthew Wadsworth get an IM norm with a win?
Well spotted, yes, it looks like 6/9 will do it.
Can anyone on the ground in Jersey advise what's going on - has Matthew's round 9 opponent showed up? (Live board suggests not...)
by Jim Wadsworth
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6820

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Now safely back home and signing off...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6820

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Now out of the closing ceremony and starting to pack. 7.30am bus pick up tomorrow morning. First the facts: - Ukraine won the girls tournament (where we were not represented), Poland's A and B teams winning the silver and bronze medals - Israel won the open event, with Hungary second and Ukraine 3rd...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6820

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Matthew lost. He tried to push for a win having not had one all week. Haven't spoken to him yet, he is too upset. Assume he missed the Bxe3+ tactic for black on move 45 :(
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6820

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Jim Wadsworth wrote:Not sure if he will get the gold medal for board 4 players
regrettably don't think he will - there is one player with an even better performance than 4.5/7. Congrats again to him regardless of that. Akito has had a week of which to be proud.
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6820

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

It was very imminent as it turns out. Well done Akito - great performance from him all week. Not sure if he will get the gold medal for board 4 players but we will see at the closing ceremony later on.
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6820

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

All being well Akito's draw, and thus the match, should be imminent.

However, I really don't understand why Matthew is once again putting himself under unnecessary time pressure, and thus me under unnecessary stress.....regardless of the outcome of the game we will be having a chat...