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by John Moore
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to the number of move(s) that will be played on board four in the Championship in round 7 ? There are previous Richard vs Nick games in the db and total number of moves is 8 + 9 + 1 = 18 Could we break the Miles - Reuben record ? Pert-Pert sounds like a teleph...
by John Moore
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Lorin admitted in his post that he made a mistake but it seems that his major concern is about his opponent's approach. However, perhaps I'd better say no more in view of Matt Bridgeman's post on the previous page of this thread.
by John Moore
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 pm
What joy awaits us
Indeed!
by John Moore
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Lorin, I am sorry to hear what happened. You, of course, made a mistake but, from what you say, your opponent acted in a way that is totally reprehensible. I fully understand why you don't wish to comment further.

Charlie Storey is a member of this Forum and no doubt he will reply at some point.
by John Moore
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Apologies, Justin, try Torquay 1982.
by John Moore
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Ah, of course it's on MegaBase - Torquay 1992 and starts 1 Nf3 h6 2 d4 g5. Now why didn't I remember that.
by John Moore
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

There's an annotated game Small-Basman from a British Championship in one of the old B H Wood Chess mags. Can't remember exactly when and I can't get to them at the moment but I do remember thinking at the time who is Simon Small. I seem to recall it's one of the 1 e4 g5 rubbish but I might be wrong.
by John Moore
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Katarzyna Toma vs Keith Arkell could be considered an all-Worcestershire game, since both players have recently represented that county. I can't remember the last time that happened in the British Championships proper. I'm thinking it was probably when Simon Small was an active professional (more t...
by John Moore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I haven't seen the blazer in question - got a pic, Carl.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Hegarty-Stoyanov very sad for the player of the White pieces. I was going to criticise her opponent for playing far too quickly as Black in a difficult position but what do I know.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Haria-Adams agreed drawn.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Top board interesting as Ravi has played one of those systems against Mickey's 1 e4 e5 - in this instance the Scotch Four Knights - in which Black can equalise happily enough, but can't really get much play without straying onto iffy territory. That's nevertheless the way he's gone, and after White...
by John Moore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Howell-Smith. Black has now produced the remarkable idea of 19 ..Qh8 and 20 ..Kg8. May not be all that good but it's certainly a novel way of activating the Queen.

Michael - I am sure that no apology is necessary. Your bear is well worth preserving.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Presumably, Alex thinks that this is a clever way of pointing out that IMs get free entry - provided, of course, that they entered early enough.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40643

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Nice win for U13 Jacob Yoon against CM Thomas Villiers, who was last years Major Open winner possibly.
I wonder what he had planned after 10...Bb4.
Looks like 11 Kd3 is forced. The whole game looked a bit random and played very quickly, particularly by Tom Villiers.