Hastings Congress

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Harry Duff
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Harry Duff » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:27 pm

Maybe Merriman and Keetman will get drawn against each other in the next round?

ThomasThorpe
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by ThomasThorpe » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:00 am

Good to see we have a Graham - Thorpe pairing today. I'm hoping not to get a duck today...

Harry Duff
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Harry Duff » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:42 am

This is worth a new thread - how about Moore - Payne?

Edit: Hmm - must have picked up the wrong entrants file, can't see them in the pairings for today. :roll:

Alex McFarlane
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:31 pm

There is a rather Kardasianesque potential pairing between a female player from Oz and a 1694 rated player.

I'll leave it to those interested to work out!!

Brian Towers
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:28 pm

OK, I'll bite.

Khoo-Thwe v Butt, although Khoo-Thwe's federation is Norway rather than Oz.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:19 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:28 pm
OK, I'll bite.

Khoo-Thwe v Butt, although Khoo-Thwe's federation is Norway rather than Oz.
Half right. The first player should be Drastik.

Brian Towers
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:20 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:28 pm
OK, I'll bite.

Khoo-Thwe v Butt, although Khoo-Thwe's federation is Norway rather than Oz.
Half right. The first player should be Drastik.
I'm too old. I'm the Koo Stark generation.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:29 pm

Interesting game from Richard Bates, nice finish from Mark Lyell, and also artistic finish from Marc Bryant (who has done immense work for the tournament over the years)

Good stuff not limited to the above!

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:56 pm

Round 3 Petrov vs Petrov, White vs Fryer (I'm sure you're all aware that Whitefriars are an Order of Carmelites)

Ray Kearsley vs Tim Spanton is a much-awaited clash. They frequently visit the same tournaments. Will Tim offer a draw to his much-revered senior fellow-traveller? (No - ed.)

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:13 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:29 pm
… also artistic finish from Marc Bryant (who has done immense work for the tournament over the years)
But never more so than for this one.

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:16 pm

I was trying to give up that style of chess, but that style of chess seems to have other ideas.

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:59 pm

Nice finish for Richard Bates against Mark Hebden.

Ray Kearsley is probably frightening Tim Spanton on move 50.

Nick Burrows
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:46 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:16 pm
I was trying to give up that style of chess, but that style of chess seems to have other ideas.
Pretty outrageous game Jack! i didnt know you were allowed to play like that, i might give it a try.

Nick Grey
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:15 pm

Nice game Richard Bates. A bit wild Jack much like my own games. Nick nice finish with major pieces on the 7th.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:18 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Nick nice finish with major pieces on the 7th.
There were quicker wins but couldnt resist plonking the last one there :-)

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