Blackpool

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LawrenceCooper
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Blackpool

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:05 pm

http://api.livechesscloud.com/live/a465 ... 5d9bbae601

Board 6 has four queens on the board after 13 moves, albeit I think it's a theoretical line.

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Re: Blackpool

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:16 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote: albeit I think it's a theoretical line.
Around a dozen examples it seems, all won by Black. 13. .. Qa5+ (activating a queen with check) had always been preferred to 13. .. c5 (activating a bishop)

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Re: Blackpool

Post by Andrew Bak » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:52 pm

Sadly I had no idea this was theory or what the theory was (although I thought my opponent knew it as he was playing quite confidently).

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Re: Blackpool

Post by benedgell » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:31 am

Is there anyway to see the results/ games from previous rounds?

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Re: Blackpool

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:43 pm

benedgell wrote:Is there anyway to see the results/ games from previous rounds?
I don't think so, although I expect it will appear after the event is over.

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Re: Blackpool

Post by David Robertson » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:05 pm

The annihilation of David Walker by Matthew Webb was a nice way to win the tournament (jt with Keith Arkell). Walker absolutely must play 17...Bxg5 because 17...h6? 18 Nh7 (with action on f6 to come) is a known winning idea in such positions. Webb still had to retain his composure to find 23 c4!, keeping the Q-side closed, after which he turned out the lights (1-0, 25)

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Re: Blackpool

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:10 pm

He's been doing that sort of thing to some awfully strong players recently :)
(I did briefly wonder when Walker played on with Qb5 and Webb seemed to be thinking over Qh6.....).

Keith seems to have got to 4.5 too, and they drew vs each other in round 3 (iirc) so I guess they share it?

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Re: Blackpool

Post by Clive Blackburn » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:25 am

David Robertson wrote:The annihilation of David Walker by Matthew Webb was a nice way to win the tournament (jt with Keith Arkell). Walker absolutely must play 17...Bxg5 because 17...h6? 18 Nh7 (with action on f6 to come) is a known winning idea in such positions. Webb still had to retain his composure to find 23 c4!, keeping the Q-side closed, after which he turned out the lights (1-0, 25)
This is the game:-

"Tactics flow naturally from a superior strategical position".
Bobby Fischer

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Re: Blackpool

Post by Keith Arkell » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:53 pm

David Robertson wrote:The annihilation of David Walker by Matthew Webb was a nice way to win the tournament (jt with Keith Arkell).(1-0, 25)
Nobody would believe it was the real me there, tying 1st with Matty Webb, if they looked at my games: average length 29.6 moves! About 30 less than my normal average, but was too exhausted from Dresden to do it any other way.

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Re: Blackpool

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:00 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
David Robertson wrote:The annihilation of David Walker by Matthew Webb was a nice way to win the tournament (jt with Keith Arkell).(1-0, 25)
Nobody would believe it was the real me there, tying 1st with Matty Webb, if they looked at my games: average length 29.6 moves! About 30 less than my normal average, but was too exhausted from Dresden to do it any other way.
That may explain the live board operators giving you the alias "Keith Allen" in several of the games :wink:

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Re: Blackpool

Post by Keith Arkell » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:22 pm

Ah yes, continuing the policy they began at the Isle of Man.

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Re: Blackpool

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:20 am

The Guardian's comments on the Blackpool congress, published today:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/m ... ster-chess

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