Bunratty games live this weekend

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Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:31 pm

Bunratty started a few minutes ago and the top three boards in the Masters (NOT FIDE rated) are being shown live.

1. Nigel Short is Black in a Caro-Kann starting 1 e4 c6 2 Nc3 d5 3 Nf3 a6 (a Speelman idea, I believe) 4 d4 Bg4... against a young Romanian woman Ioana Gelip, rated over 2100, who is living in Ireland presently.
2. Gawain Jones is White in a QG Tarrasch against Irish player Jonathan O'Connor
3. Oleg Korneev (Spanish GM) is Black in a Cambridge Springs against Irish player Stephen Moran.

Four other GMs are also in the field: Mark Hebden, Simon Williams, Alex Baburin, and Peter Wells.
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Re: Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:42 pm

Ah yes, thanks. I forgot to include the link.

They are also showing the top board in each of the three lower sections, in case anyone is interested:
Linked from http://www.bunrattychess.com/livegames.php

Three rounds tomorrow, and two on Sunday.

Some forumites are also playing, e.g. Richard Bates who beat me last year in the first round. I'm watching from home this time.
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Re: Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:45 pm

Teething troubles with the DGT boards at Bunratty it seems.
Gawain won quickly and his board functioned ok. Nigel's game seems to be won but after White's 43rd move the board failed to show the end (she was two pawns down and playing on 15 second increments). Board 3 broke down after 12 moves.
Better luck tomorrow, I hope.
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Re: Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:34 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:Short-Jones in round 2 :wink: http://www.bunrattychess.com/results_masters.html
That's Philip Short, the current Irish co-champion, playing Gawain.

Nigel is playing FM Pierre Villegas (Monaco).

Bunratty, like most Irish tournaments, uses Swiss Master pairings.

In round 11 there were 11 winners and losers, one draw and two half-point byes (who now play each other).

If Nigel and Gawain continue to win they will probably meet tonight in round 4.
Last year, though, when the tournament was a bit larger and stronger, Nigel lost to Peter Wells with Black in round 3.
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Re: Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:23 am

Tim Harding wrote:
Ah yes, thanks. I forgot to include the link.

They are also showing the top board in each of the three lower sections, in case anyone is interested:
Linked from http://www.bunrattychess.com/livegames.php

Three rounds tomorrow, and two on Sunday.

Some forumites are also playing, e.g. Richard Bates who beat me last year in the first round. I'm watching from home this time.
Are you playing too Tim?

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Post by Tim Harding » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:28 pm

MJMcCready wrote: Are you playing too Tim?
No, as I said in an early post, I am watching from home. I am still digesting the hard lessons from Gibraltar. I may play the Challengers next year.

As of 12.25pm either my connection is in trouble or the live boards have broken down.
When I last looked:
Gawain seems to be in trouble (pawn down in ending) against Philip Short. Nigel has sac'd two pawns but has a big time plus v Villegas.
Korneev-Bates a very sharp SIcilian.

UPDATE a few minutes later: Connection working again. Gawain got a draw by perpetual check. Nigel has won.
I think the third DGT board has broken down, as it did in round one.

Next round starts 2pm and round 4 at 6.30pm.
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Re: Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:37 pm

Round 3 pairings:
1. GM Alex Baburin-GM Nigel Short
2. GM Peter Wells-GM Oleg Korneev
3. GM Mark Hebden-IM Malcolm Pein

Not on live boards:
4. IM Sam Collins v GM Simon WIlliams

Those eight are the only players on 2/2.
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Re: Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:11 am

In round 5 Mark Heidenfeld has moved his b1 knight five times in the first eleven moves with it now sitting on g1 :shock: https://www.bunrattychess.com/live_masters.html

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Re: Bunratty games live this weekend

Post by John Moore » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:16 pm

I am sure that everyone on site is trying their best, but the live games haven't worked very well. And if you only have six live boards, why would you only show three games from the top tournament. Really only family and friends want to watch the games from the lower events, assuming they have worked any better, that is!

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Post by Mick Norris » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:39 pm

Nigel wins

2nd are Korneev, Gawain and Richard Bates
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