e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun May 29, 2016 6:21 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Ach, I now find that the Mongolian girl wonder is actually playing in the current Zalakaros Open in Hungary, and lost in the very first round to our own Brian Tarhon! Eat your heart out, Jack. The 52 move game, which seems \at a glance a calm and methodical crush by Brian Tarhon, can be found on chess2700.com if you go to the women's top 50. I am not expert enough to bring it here, but maybe somebody else can.
This result is mentioned in this thread, and I've put the game in question over there (I've not tidied up the moves or added details to the PGN).

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by NickFaulks » Sun May 29, 2016 6:41 pm

Kecskemet does seem to have become the destination of choice for young players desirous of triple figure rating gains.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun May 29, 2016 7:20 pm

Can't see any results from Gatwick yet. Though the advert space at the website did try to persuade me to vote 'Leave' in the European referendum. Bit depressing, like the old lady on the bus who whispered to me in a loud voice that she was voting leave because she didn't want more migrants coming into the country (from Turkey, specifically). She then said all the old people would vote to stay in because of some scare story about pensions. Are there any specifically chess-orientated European referendum arguments? How would chess be affected by a Brexit? (No, I'm not going to ask this in the off-topic thread, because it is not off topic!).

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun May 29, 2016 8:00 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:How would chess be affected by a Brexit?
It would probably become a bit more difficult to stage international tournaments here; freedom of movement between here and the rest of the EU gives a huge pool of foreign titled players who can easily play here.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun May 29, 2016 8:01 pm

Ah, results are up now. I see my Richmond teammate Mike Healey has downed the girl wonder. Great result for him, but a shock to Akshaya's live rating. Mike joins Richard Bates, Mark Hebden and Pete Wells in the joint lead on 4/5.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by NickFaulks » Sun May 29, 2016 8:18 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:How would chess be affected by a Brexit?
It would probably become a bit more difficult to stage international tournaments here; freedom of movement between here and the rest of the EU gives a huge pool of foreign titled players who can easily play here.
Are you saying that there are now major difficulties in getting players from Norway or Switzerland into this country?

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun May 29, 2016 8:22 pm

Quick, back to the other thread. I regret raising the subject here... :!:

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun May 29, 2016 8:31 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Ah, results are up now. I see my Richmond teammate Mike Healey has downed the girl wonder. Great result for him, but a shock to Akshaya's live rating. Mike joins Richard Bates, Mark Hebden and Pete Wells in the joint lead on 4/5.
Despite the difference in FIDE ratings, in ECF grading terms a 201 lost to a 200. Not that that helps her rating wise :(

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by NickFaulks » Sun May 29, 2016 8:46 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Quick, back to the other thread. I regret raising the subject here... :!:
You have, however, raised an important point which requires an answer and obviously isn't going to get it.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Brian Towers » Sun May 29, 2016 9:41 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:How would chess be affected by a Brexit?
It would probably become a bit more difficult to stage international tournaments here; freedom of movement between here and the rest of the EU gives a huge pool of foreign titled players who can easily play here.
Well done, Jack!
You've joined "project fear".
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sun May 29, 2016 10:34 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Can't see any results from Gatwick yet. Though the advert space at the website did try to persuade me to vote 'Leave' in the European referendum.
Nothing to do with me! Google Ads tailors it's adverts according to the users browsing history.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon May 30, 2016 9:08 am

NickFaulks wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:How would chess be affected by a Brexit?
It would probably become a bit more difficult to stage international tournaments here; freedom of movement between here and the rest of the EU gives a huge pool of foreign titled players who can easily play here.
Are you saying that there are now major difficulties in getting players from Norway or Switzerland into this country?
No. That's because Norway and Switzerland, while not members of the EU, are bound by the same treaties as EU members in this respect. It can, on the other hand, be difficult to get players from Russia or China into this country.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon May 30, 2016 9:48 am

That's something of an abstract argument though isn't it? We should vote Leave, so that it will be easier to sign agreement with countries like China and Russia and therefore get players for tournaments. Where is your evidence for that :D

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon May 30, 2016 2:50 pm

Draws on the top two boards and a six-way tie for the lead going into the final round (which starts in about 10 minutes).

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick Congress - 27-30 May 2016

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon May 30, 2016 7:44 pm

So, did Martin Burrows pull off the result of his life, or not?!

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