Bunratty Masters

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LawrenceCooper
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Bunratty Masters

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:12 pm

Not very iPhone and non flash! Best able to handle their alcohol wins I assume.
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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by John Moore » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:14 am

And as I said last year why would you only have three live games from the Masters when you have seven live boards available.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Richard Bates » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:43 pm

John Moore wrote:And as I said last year why would you only have three live games from the Masters when you have seven live boards available.
Live boards are often more of an attraction for the players than the spectators. Juniors especially get quite excited about the opportunity of playing on them. It was the same with demo boards in the old days.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:24 pm

John Moore wrote:
Why would only have three live games from the Masters when you have seven live boards available.

They are now also showing two from the Challengers, one from the Major and one from the Minor.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Mike Truran » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:24 pm

Hebden-Bates transmission packs up at move 37. Even with just three games they seem unable to cope.

Perhaps there's some sort of inverse correlation between competence and popularity. Maybe Trump could pick up a few tips.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:10 pm

Richard Bates of this parish, who in his Forum posts sometimes portrays himself as a weak IM, has beaten GMs Baburin and Hebden and shares the lead on 4/4 with Nigel Short and IM Alex Lopez. The round 5 pairings are Short v Baburin and Bates v Lopez, which gives our man in Bunratty an interesting chance.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:31 am

Mike Truran wrote:Hebden-Bates transmission packs up at move 37. Even with just three games they seem unable to cope.

Perhaps there's some sort of inverse correlation between competence and popularity. Maybe Trump could pick up a few tips.
After that much Guinness, we should applaud even the finding of the ON switch :lol:

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Re: Bunratty Masters

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:38 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Richard Bates of this parish, who in his Forum posts sometimes portrays himself as a weak IM, has beaten GMs Baburin and Hebden and shares the lead on 4/4 with Nigel Short and IM Alex Lopez. The round 5 pairings are Short v Baburin and Bates v Lopez, which gives our man in Bunratty an interesting chance.
Nearly worked out - but didn't. I'd guess that Richard noticed the possibility of 27...Rf3 just a second too late, about as soon as he played 27 Rxe5.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:04 pm

1 IM Lopez, Alex 5.0 2417 GM Short, Nigel 5.0 2675
2 GM Lalic, Bodgan 4.0 2449 IM Hunt, Adam 4.0 2424
3 GM Speelman, Jonathan 3.5 2522 IM Bates, Richard 4.0 2347
4 GM Wells, Peter 3.5 2428 FM Pogan, Nikolas 3.5 2283
5 WGM L'Ami, Alina 3.5 2324 Wallace, Paul A. 3.5 2204
6 Prilleltensky, Matan 3.0 2195 GM Hebden, Mark 3.0 2486
7 GM Baburin, Alexander 3.0 2481 O'Gorman, Tom 3.0 2100
8 IM Pein, Malcolm 3.0 2345 Pein, Jonathan 3.0 2223
9 Murray, David B. 3.0 2098 FM Walton, Alan 3.0 2211

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:29 pm

Nigel finishes with 6/6
Richard is joint second on 5 with Alex
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LawrenceCooper
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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:44 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Nigel finishes with 6/6
Richard is joint second on 5 with Alex
Also noteworthy was Bogdan starting with five decisive results before finishing with a 17 move draw to share third.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:16 am

@ Lawrence - as any facebook user will know by now - Bogdan took a quick final round draw to share FOURTH and receive no prize money at all.

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Re: Bunratty Masters

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:41 am

Paul Dargan wrote:@ Lawrence - as any facebook user will know by now - Bogdan took a quick final round draw to share FOURTH and receive no prize money at all.

Paul
Ah yes, that helps explain his draw offer :oops:

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