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by Keith Arkell
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 5391

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: 85
Views: 5391

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: 85
Views: 5391

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: 85
Views: 5391

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: 85
Views: 5391

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: 3538

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: 3538

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: 3538

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: 3538

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: 3538

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: 3792

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: 3538

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...
by Keith Arkell
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2481

Re: English Seniors 2019

Laurence Tarbuck over 50. Bloody Hell!
by Keith Arkell
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Jeff and Nancy Cox (1935 to 2019 and 1932-2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

Re: Jeff and Nancy Cox (1935 to 2019 and 1932-2019)

I was delighted to meet up with Jeff and Nancy at the Shropshire Congress again just last year, about 38 years after they kindly housed me at their farmhouse for some of the events mentioned by John. Jeff and Nancy were lovely people who played a very signficant role in chess activities following th...
by Keith Arkell
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14065

Re: World Teams 2019

And, by the way, I am quite excited about England's prospects in this thing. I think they will benefit a lot by having Jonathan Speelman in the team. Team spirit counts for a helluva a lot, and I can vouch for the fact that not only is he an amazing player but he is psychologically the ideal kind of...