Games worth a look - weekend 2

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David Robertson
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Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by David Robertson » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Most Improbable Save

Ghasi - Gordon

Most Amusing Finish

Sadler - Alsina Leal

Best Game when you can't be ars*d developing your KB

Edouard - Wells

Best 'Missing the Bleedin' Obvious' Sunday Morning C*ck-Up

A Hunt - S Williams

Overall Best Game

Liverpool - Man City

other options are available, but these caught my eye
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Nick Burrows
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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 pm

Check out Moloney vs Healey for a ridiculous save. Will post when pgn comes online

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:42 pm

Toma's win in our match today had quite an amusing finish.

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:52 am

Well, perhaps we are looking in the wrong division. More players over 2600 in action in the temporary insanity zone that is the second division this last weekend.

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:42 am

Goodness :) Manx stepping it up rather and Celtic Tigers refusing to take it lying down.... Nearly worked.

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by David Robertson » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:14 am

Celtic Tigers fielded an 8-Nation Army too - every board a different nationality

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:23 pm

From seeing the position at move 10 I wrote this top board game off as a guaranteed loss. Every time i checked it was equally lost, then they shook hands with a draw :D


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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 pm

A lot of black players would have got so madly frustrated they'd have found a way to lose that :)

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 pm

well, was white ever about to win that easily, really? Doesn't strike me as that outlandish a save.

Ghasi v Gordon was one for the ages, though. I can see why, by move 70, White may have lost the confidence to play 71 gxf6, given as trivially winning by SF which sees no reason to elaborate, but the human would need to be unusually calm to see the win quickly.

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by Alan Walton » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:59 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 pm
well, was white ever about to win that easily, really? Doesn't strike me as that outlandish a save.

Ghasi v Gordon was one for the ages, though. I can see why, by move 70, White may have lost the confidence to play 71 gxf6, given as trivially winning by SF which sees no reason to elaborate, but the human would need to be unusually calm to see the win quickly.
Especially since both players were more or less playing on the increment around the final ten moves or so

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by David Robertson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Player of the Weekend

Dan Bisby

I watched Bisby's Saturday game, 'live', and thought his energetic take-down of Jack Rudd was exemplary. Enough to earn himself a night on the team

Bisby - Rudd 1-0

But only now do I see that his Sunday demolition of Jon Speelman was even better! Startling stuff. If Leonard Barden hasn't already noted the game, it's a candidate for his column

Speelman - Bisby 0-1

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Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:48 pm

"Dan Bisby

I watched Bisby's Saturday game, 'live', and thought his energetic take-down of Jack Rudd was exemplary. Enough to earn himself a night on the team

Bisby - Rudd 1-0

But only now do I see that his Sunday demolition of Jon Speelman was even better! Startling stuff. If Leonard Barden hasn't already noted the game, it's a candidate for his column

Speelman - Bisby 0-1"

Good choice. As an old club colleague of Dan's, I'm obviously delighted! He has always played some good stuff, but this is impressive even by his standards.

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:37 pm

[Event "4NCL 3 South pool A"]
[Site "Reading, ENG"]
[Date "2018.01.13"]
[Round "3.21"]
[White "Hall, John"]
[Black "Waterfield, John W"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B96"]
[WhiteElo "2252"]
[BlackElo "1925"]
[PlyCount "37"]
[EventDate "2018.01.13"]


Move 15 being the sting in the tail that has been played at least once before and refutes black's thirteenth move.

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:16 pm

All games from all four divisions from the January weekend are now on the 4NCL website.

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Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:07 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:58 pm
But only now do I see that his Sunday demolition of Jon Speelman was even better! Startling stuff. If Leonard Barden hasn't already noted the game, it's a candidate for his column

Speelman - Bisby 0-1
Speelman has annotated this game - poor opening play by White in his opinion, and Bisby's piece sacrifice should have ended in a draw by repetition with best play by both sides.

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