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by Keith Arkell
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 4400

Re: Shortest game

Keith: you used to play e4, and sac pawns for fun? I look forward to seeing examples of any punts you have had with the Morra gambit (a way to win quickly with White, or lose slowly)! I found one, Nick! [Event "Spectrum Open"] [Site "?"] [Date "2001.03.24"] [Round "2"] [White "Arkell, Keith"] [Blac...
by Keith Arkell
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 58
Views: 6982

Re: New National Blitz event

The British Blitz Championship is going from strength to strength. Last year 3 GMs and 5 IMs made it to the final 16. This year 4 GMs and 7 IMs qualified, and the overall level was significantly higher. I think this is partly because some of us successfully argued for multiple qualifying dates. Cong...
by Keith Arkell
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 4400

Re: Shortest game

My shortest win was mate in 8, in 1979: [Event "Berks and Bucks Junior Invitation"] [Site "?"] [Date "1979.08.25"] [Round "2"] [White "Arkell, K.."] [Black "Barrett, S.."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C44"] [WhiteElo "177"] [BlackElo "153"] [PlyCount "15"] [EventDate "1979.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ...
by Keith Arkell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Proposal to reduce draw offers
Replies: 17
Views: 1744

Re: Proposal to reduce draw offers

Not easy, as even were you to win his Rook it's still a draw.
by Keith Arkell
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 68
Views: 7145

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

I think they made an extra one. I have no problem with that. Yichen was also led to believe that he had won. I have now been promised that for historical records the final leaderboard will be tinkered with to show a tie. I'm not sure how that will be done, but hope that it includes my Paignton result.
by Keith Arkell
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 68
Views: 7145

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

Well, I've got my winners trophy from the ECF, but the leaderboard still has me as coming second, and we're 4 months into the following year's competition ( from which I've self-excluded). Now what do I do? I feel like I've pestered Adrian Elwin too much over this already. And as far as I'm aware th...
by Keith Arkell
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Cyprus International
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Cyprus International

I've finished up on 7/9 in the first Cyprus International Open. A result I'm very happy with as I had just one day's break after the crazy strong IOM event. Now the wait to see where I finished on tie-break. Anything from 1st to 5th is possible! In the end Kotronius and Sumets scored 7.5, the forme...
by Keith Arkell
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10276

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Oops! Oh well, so was I back then!
by Keith Arkell
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10276

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

If England drew their match, then Armenia would have been ahead of England 221-215.5. I predicted that England drawing and Armenia winning would be close, but England would be more likely to win it; especially if the Czechs beat the French. The Czechs drew with the French; had France won, we would ...
by Keith Arkell
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Cyprus International
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Cyprus International

Hi guys, I wasn't going to post but I just saw that there is aleady a thread ( thanks Colin!) , so I'll copy and paste what I've just written on my facebook page: I've finished up on 7/9 in the first Cyprus International Open. A result I'm very happy with as I had just one day's break after the craz...
by Keith Arkell
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10276

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

David draws and so England win!
by Keith Arkell
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 298
Views: 14887

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Haha thanks Alex. The easiest way to find out whether you have a record is to just randomly claim it. Doing so seems to have been successful (so far!) re winning the same Open event 25 times.

And that is hilarious about safarli! :lol:
by Keith Arkell
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 68
Views: 7145

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

Thanks guys. I hope it wasn't too petty of me to fight for justice with this.

I don't exactly see myself as a superstar, so it is nice to be recognised as the 2018/19 Champion English tournament player.
by Keith Arkell
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 68
Views: 7145

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

I returned from the Isle of Man to find this nice shiny trophy awaiting me.

Thank you ECF!
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