Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:45 pm

Surtees won a good game despite the unusual opening variation.

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:25 am

Sadler drew with Korneev, they both finished on 4.5/5
Hebden, Tate & McPhillips finished on 4
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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:54 pm

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:57 pm

Mick Norris wrote:prize list
Lots of grading prizes, but only two main prizes for each section. In Opens run in parallel with lots of lower sections, isn't it better to just have more prizes for "the runners up"? So reward players who scored 4 points to a greater extent than those who scored 3.5.

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Michael Farthing » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:37 am

Clearly Simon doesn't agree with you. And he's had a bit of experience in these things.

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:14 pm

Only one women's prize handed out in the whole event?
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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:05 pm

From a quick skim through the entry list, it looks like there were only about a dozen women playing in the congress.

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