2018 Varsity Match

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:27 pm

It looks as though the match result may depend on whether the Cambridge board 6 can defend an ugly ending with BN v BB. Even if he can't, a good performance by an outgunned team.

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:40 pm

Not a bad effort but Oxford's winning score looks to be 5-3 at least.

And expecting an even stronger woman player next year! Perhaps they will field two women, which surely hasn't happened too often in Varsity matches?

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:43 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:40 pm
but Oxford's winning score looks to be 5-3 at least.
Don't think so.

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:46 pm

Who are they expecting next year?

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:47 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Who are they expecting next year?
Just Hou Yifan.

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:51 pm

Oh shiit!

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:52 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:40 pm
but Oxford's winning score looks to be 5-3 at least.
Don't think so.
Can't see why you doubt it!

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:55 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:52 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:40 pm
but Oxford's winning score looks to be 5-3 at least.
Don't think so.
Can't see why you doubt it!
Isn't it likely to be 4-3 plus Lisa Schut's ending?

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:05 pm

It is, my bad. When I last posted, the board five game - by far the most topsy turvy of the match - hadn't refreshed (at least, not on my screen) to show Black (Cambridge) was now winning.

Still, Oxford's four wins were quite comprehensive, so it wouldn't be the closest of Varsity matches, despite the score. It is curious though that the match scores seem invariably close, no matter what the disparity between the teams.

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by John Saunders » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:15 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:40 pm
Not a bad effort but Oxford's winning score looks to be 5-3 at least.

And expecting an even stronger woman player next year! Perhaps they will field two women, which surely hasn't happened too often in Varsity matches?
It has happened before. Melanie Buckley and Heather Lang played for Oxford in 2001.
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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:32 pm

Is Board 5 right?

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:34 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Is Board 5 right?
Knowing the match was already lost makes it slightly more plausible.

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:39 pm

I was thinking the other way, White would accept that his pointless efforts to swindle a draw were merely holding up the proceedings.

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Re: 2018 Varsity Match

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:07 pm

Where was this held Cowley?

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