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by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5158

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Worth quoting from the chess24.com report, on the 5.5/9 achieved by Sheyras Royal in the Major Open, which includes a tweet from John Saunders, the letter jointly signed by two MPs and a tweet from John Cleese: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/mickey-adams-wins-6th-british-chess-championship What wa...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

Was the O65 title shared among the three on 5.5/7 (Bowmer, James, Jackson)? The O50 title was won by Andrew Lewis. Rapidplay was won by Matthew Sadler with 9/9 (against a very weak field; only 2 players rated above 2200; second placed Andrew Ledger, IM, performed at 2279; Sadler 'performed' at 2734 ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 93
Views: 7592

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Lovely finish, with the exchange sacrifice on move 38 calculated to end with 44.Nb8 to force the pawn promotion.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 93
Views: 7592

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:49 am
I think its these games Leonard's referring to, but the Abrahams game doesn't have the ending he refers to but I can't find any other game with these two players on my database:
Maybe look up the other games on the database that are from that match, and see if any have that ending?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 93
Views: 7592

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

A nice tidbit from Leonard Barden here: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/03/michael-adams-battle-stay-england-no1-chess Meanwhile, the London venue for their 12-game title series starting on 9 November has finally been revealed. It is The College in Southampton Row, WC1, a short walk from ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

An addendum to the second tiebreak game where I said Mickey "blundered with 51...Qxd4" - I may have been unfair there as it is maybe not easy (especially at that time control) to see that 52.Nd6 Rxb4 is presumably met by 53.Qa2, hitting the pawn on f7 which can't be defended. And more to the point, ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

The win by Luke McShane over David Howell in round nine was selected as the game of the tournament: [Event "2018 British Chess Championships"] [Site "Hull"] [Date "2018.08.085"] [Round "9"] [White "Howell, David"] [Black "McShane, Luke"] [Result "0-1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Michael John Haygarth
Replies: 12
Views: 2381

Re: Michael John Haygarth

A belated obituary for Michael John Haygarth appeared on the ECF website a few days ago:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/michael ... garth-rip/
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

For those who were not watching live (i.e. me), the above might be confusing. Mickey drew in round nine (against Gormally) and Luke won in round nine (against Howell). That left Adams and McShane tied on 7/9 and they played a tiebreak. The fIrst two 20+10 games were both won by White, Adams and then...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

So Eggleston needs to gain about 80 rating points for the GM title? McShane and Howell both heading for severe time trouble. Could be entertaining. Jones and Adams not making much progress in their games. Howell could still win outright, or Adams may be end up in a playoff against one of McShane or ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

Other notable results were the losses by Emms and Ward in round 8. Emms was winning, but failed to find the correct continuations. Ward appears to have made an unsound sacrifice.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

Howell squeezing something out of this position... (still most likely drawn). OK, maybe not! Howell draws level with Adams, and as both will get relatively easy pairings tomorrow, it may well be a playoff if they get the same result. You are entitled to your opinion of course but playing Luke McSha...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Howell squeezing something out of this position... (still most likely drawn).
OK, maybe not! Howell draws level with Adams, and as both will get relatively easy pairings tomorrow, it may well be a playoff if they get the same result.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

I can't understand why nobody is talking about RdC v Sugden with the two ancient Cambridge graduates trying to knock lumps off each other. At the moment it looks like a case of "he who queens last, queens best" as the computer favours the Sage of Bourne End. That is a bit of a complicated game! :sh...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19406

Re: British Championship 2018

Howell squeezing something out of this position... (still most likely drawn).