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by ThomasThorpe
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Games
Replies: 746
Views: 45719

Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

In the British U16, can someone explain the seeding process having Adam C Taylor 10th getting the bye and me 9th despite Adam having a much higher rating? I'm not complaining as I've come here to play chess not to pick up a free point! I also find it funny that just two weeks ago in South Wales a pa...
by ThomasThorpe
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Andrew Camp wrote:Wales win the Robinson Cup!!!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
And second in the glorney!!! Wales clearly stronger this year in Glorney (probs because I wasn't in the team :lol: !!!)

Well done on england winning glorney, Gilbert and stokes
by ThomasThorpe
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Some clarification may be required on the result on the Scotland - Ireland board 3 game. The 'final' position has Ireland an exchange up but the result is a win for Scotland. I think your screen must've frozen. There was a huge time scramble where white went from being 2 pawns up to allowing black ...
by ThomasThorpe
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

England 3.5 - 1.5 Wales
Scotland 3.5 - 1.5 Ireland

Glorney scored going into final round:

1st England 18.5
2nd Scotland 11
3rd Wales 10.5
4th Ireland 10

England win the Glorney, very close battle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Any news on the Robinson and Stokes?
by ThomasThorpe
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

It's a shame there are no updates on the other tournaments during the rounds on the official website.
Only people at the venue know what is really going on, which is a shame as it's a prestigious tournament followed by many.
by ThomasThorpe
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Excellent result for Wales! 3.5-1.5 against Scotland!
by ThomasThorpe
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Live boards between Wales and Scotland have been fixed
by ThomasThorpe
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

On the official website, it says Wales England was 1.5-2.5, when it was 2-3, which makes Scotland and England on the same, and Ireland and Wales on the same

http://www.glorneycupchess.org/glorney.htm
by ThomasThorpe
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Such a shame Luke blundered that piece near the end; he'd done so well to recover from that lost position. Live feed has frozen on Bullen's game, but I think he sacced his knight for a pawn into what should be a drawn ending, but I don't know the outcome of that!

What is the time control?
by ThomasThorpe
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 10535

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Cheers Andrew. I'm surprised they're not updating the website as results come in, but there are live boards for the Glorney, so we mustn't complain!
by ThomasThorpe
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: South Wales International 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3425

Re: International round-up 3/7/12

It should be noted in my round 2 game vs FM Peter Poobalasingam, the game basically went that his king and dark squared bishop collected my two kingside pawns, and under time pressure, I moved my king over to the queenside, allowing him to queen in time. Oops! I'm still very pleased with how I played.
by ThomasThorpe
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic - games only
Replies: 240
Views: 16981

Re: London Chess Classic - games only

Incredible in Anand-Nakamura. Nakamura missed the beautiful Nxb6!! followed by Rc1!! on move 37, which then gave Anand the winning edge. Then on move 40 Anand blunders with Rxa5?? when Rd3 should have left white with the edge. Naka now given a lifeline. Extraordinary game!
by ThomasThorpe
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic - games only
Replies: 240
Views: 16981

Re: London Chess Classic - games only

Wow! Anand is losing his form. 29.Nc4... what a terrible move. 29.Bh3 surely would be close to winning. Naka now with good chances of winning the game!
by ThomasThorpe
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic - games only
Replies: 240
Views: 16981

Re: London Chess Classic - games only

f3 from McShane gives black loads of drawing chances. Let's hope Luke has something we're missing, or he may of missed his chance at a consecutive win against Carlsen
by ThomasThorpe
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth
Replies: 91
Views: 13220

Re: World Youth

Angus McDonald wrote:
Dare I suggest, me thinks, that FIDE messed up the booking in the first place?

That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest (yes we did just go there)