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by Keith Arkell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

According to my calculations 6th seeded England have taken Silver in the 65+, one match point behind Russia. Congratulations, boys!
by Keith Arkell
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Hi Mick, The opening didn't go very well, but eventually I got a small endgame edge after which it was never easy for him in practice. We knew before the match that our Greek opponents were vastly under-rated just by looking at their games. Someone gave the typical explanation that there are lots of...
by Keith Arkell
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes.
by Keith Arkell
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

It probably didn't help that on two separate occasions Vaganian knocked over his glass of water.
by Keith Arkell
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

I meant that for such a prominent player I was surprised that our paths had never crossed, Jonathan. Judging by his FIDE card and Wiki entry, he became relatively inactive between about 1998 and 2016. Then, following his return to full activity, he became Icelandic Champion in 2016, Nordic Champion ...
by Keith Arkell
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Keith wins again as does John Emms who is 4/4 Team in bronze position and play Canada tomorrow Thanks Mick - yes, we (4th seeds) duffed up Iceland ( 2nd seeds) today in a very important match, and, curiously, I learned off a bystander that although my victim ( a chap called Hjartarson, whom I've ne...
by Keith Arkell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Hi Mick, and thanks! I think we need Jim to pull off a swindle of some sort. He's certainly capable of doing so...
by Keith Arkell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2924

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Yesterday the results posted Chris Ward as having lost, but the game they gave was in fact the game which John Emms won with Black! Meanwhile Chris won a R+P ending with White, so in case there is still any confusion we won the match 3.5:0.5 Today we face the top seeded USA team and by resting Chris...
by Keith Arkell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Thanks Jack and yes that's what I calculated. I think Terry performed at 2382 in the other 8 games. Chess-Results.com simply throw the win v the 1085 rated player into the mix to produce an unfair TPR of 2280.
by Keith Arkell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Thanks for the updates and explanations. Were there any norms (is it possible to look that up anywhere rather than try and calculate it)? I haven't heard it mentioned that there were any. Certainly Terry was in with a good shout for an IM norm for much of the event. Am I right in thinking he would ...
by Keith Arkell
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

P.S. Terry Chapman ( 5.5/9) got the 7th prize because of a deservedly good tiebreak. In the 65+ Tony Stebbings( 6/9) got the 6th prize. I had to settle for 5th ( beaten to 4th by Danielsen's better tiebreak).

The Champions were Sturua (50+) and Kristiansen ( 65+).
by Keith Arkell
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Keith, I was looking at your game against Sturua. The online computer engine I am using suggested 12.d6, though the assessment stops at the point where that pawn appears to be lost. Is the computer talking rubbish? Was 22.g4 the turning point in your game? Hi Christopher, 12 d6 is one of the option...
by Keith Arkell
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

I guess my criticism went a little OTT, for which apologies to Andrew whom I've just emailed at the ECF Office.

Access to the GP Leaderboard seems not as hard now, and it's been updated to include the last 3 or 4 months of results.
by Keith Arkell
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3030

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Wonderful post. Thanks Chris!
by Keith Arkell
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

The ECF site is awful these days. Hard to find anything anywhere. Eg, not that it means anything, but I challenge anyone to find the latest Grand Prix leaderboards in less than 15 minutes. And yes I lost today - my first loss in anything since losing in round 7 to the eventual winner of the London C...