Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Information regarding live broadcasts using the ECF sensory boards.

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:34 am

An unlikely end to the David Howell round 1 game :shock:

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:05 pm

Come on everyone, predict the winner now.

(I'll say McShane)

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:21 pm

I'll go for a Howell-Jones final with Luke flagging due to jet-lagging.
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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:34 pm

Round 3 underway:

Howell-Ansell
Trent-Hawkins
McShane-Milliet
Mortazavi-Jones
Summerscale-Emms

I suspect they all have 2/2 but as the site isn't showing anything beyond round 1 pairings some guess work is required.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:46 pm

Wins in round 3 for Howell, Hawkins, McShane, Jones, Emms & presumably Eggleston.

Round 4:

Jones-Howell, Hawkins-Eggleston, Emms-McShane.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:47 pm

Wins for Jones, Hawkins & McShane who are all now on 4/4.

Round 5: McShane-Hawkins R Pert-Jones, Hebden-Gordon, Howell-Fodor, Ghasi-Trent.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:36 pm

Great to have the live games, with so many top players there.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:42 pm

McShane moving smoothly to 5/5, do danger so far.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:14 pm

NickFaulks wrote:McShane moving smoothly to 5/5, do danger so far.
I don't think an arbiter is needed to confirm Jones (5) v McShane (5) in the last round. Mark Hebden is the only player on 4.5. Hawkins & Howell amongst the chasing pack on 4.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:16 pm

Jones and McShane drew, Hebden lost to Hawkins in 21 moves.

There are apparently only two prizes, £1000 and £500, which presumably means that the classy players with 5/6 come away with nothing.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:37 pm

That would also explain Gawain's rather safe choice of opening as White in the last round.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:53 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:That would also explain Gawain's rather safe choice of opening as White in the last round.
Partly, although he also played it against David in round 4. I suspect he wanted a safe game with hopefully slight winning chances and little/no risk.

Final scores:

Jones & McShane 5.5/6

Eggleston, Ghasi, Hawkins, Howell (maybe some others...) 5.

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:21 am

3rd Kings Place Festival, 11 July 2015
The strongest one-day rapidplay in the UK
260 players over 5 sections, over £2200 in prizes, trophies and books
www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess

"probably the best chess venue in London" Grandmaster Aaron Summerscale
"We have had the opportunity to travel around the world in various Youth, Schools and Open tournaments...this tournament was one of the best organised tournaments we have experienced" S.L. (India)
4th and 5th editions are planned for Saturday 9th July 2016 and 8th July 2017

OPEN (Arbiter: Tim Dickinson)
Grandmasters Luke McShane and Gawain Jones 5.5/6 £750.00 each
Grading Under 210: Rob Eames, Chris Brisoe, Natasha Regan 4/6 £17.00 each
Grading Under 180: Chris Davison 4/6, £50.00

MAJOR Under 170 (Arbiter: Tim Dickinson)

1st Helge Hjort 5.5/6 £100
2nd Matthew Peat 5/6 £50.00
Grading Under 155 - Amardip Ahluwalia 4.5/6, £50.00

MINOR Under 145 (Arbiter: Geoff Gammon)
Erika Orsagova and David McNish 5/6 and £75 each
Grading Prize Under 130: Gantcho Ganev, Laurentiu Turcan, Gary Reynolds and Eric Fixmer £12.50 each

AMATEUR Under 120 (Arbiter: Geoff Gammon)
Siddanth Lohia 6/6 £100.00
Sebastian Taylor, Noah Shapiro and Rory McLean £17.00 each
Grading Prize Under 90: Eoghan Tucker £50.00, 4.5/6

MY FIRST TOURNAMENT Under 85 (Arbiter: Michael Flatt)
1st - Saidmurodov, Shahjahon 6/6 and a trophy
2nd - James Merriman 5/6 on tiebreak
3rd - Shreyas Royal 5/6 on tiebreak
4th - Steven Jardine 5/6 on tiebreak

Live Games: Dave Clayton
Commentary: GM Chris Ward, Nick Murphy

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Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 11th July

Post by benedgell » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:52 am

I was out yesterday, is there a way to play through the live games from earlier rounds then the last?

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