Hastings Congress

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Brian Towers
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:45 pm

A.Kluckova wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:43 pm
Do we have any alcohol tolerance in Chess? Need to be.
The only tournament I know of that tests players for alcohol levels is the Crypt Blitz which penalizes players for being sober.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:12 pm

...and then there was one. Richard Bates now the only live norm chance.

J T Melsom
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by J T Melsom » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:18 pm

Roger must be wishing Open tournaments were only 8 rounds :lol: Unfortunately I expect he will bounce back in his club match tomorrow :(

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:44 pm

Congratulations to GM Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, a worthy winner of the Masters.

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:37 pm

Hard luck Richard.

Roger had the distinction of having no draws, so I applaud his fighting spirit (although I imagine he wasn't happy with the losses!)

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:56 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:31 pm
The answer is that yes, he was, because it's the arbiter's duty to seek medical attention if the player turns out to be seriously ill.
There was a case in India ten years ago.

https://en.chessbase.com/post/should-on ... he-player-
https://en.chessbase.com/post/kolkata-o ... feits-game

According to witnesses, the sleeping player was emotional as well as tired.

Alistair Campbell
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Alistair Campbell » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:24 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:06 am
David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:18 pm
John Upham wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Anyone know what happened on board 45, Zheng - Patrick ?

Black's position is a bit nasty but that is to be expected after 4...Lc5 I suppose.
Something went wrong with the transmission. White won, but in considerably more than 8 moves.
That's not what happened. Patrick's mobile went off [snip]. Alex McF then approached the table to tell Patrick he had lost. Patrick who is Swedish
I assume this is Chaski (who lived on Mull about 20 odd years ago)?

Reg Clucas
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Reg Clucas » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:50 pm

A.Kluckova wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:43 pm

Do we have any alcohol tolerance in Chess? Need to be.
Being 'drunk' is a subjective description. It is the behaviour of the player which is the issue, and this is already covered in the laws.

As alcohol has a negative effect on performance, I am usually quite happy if my opponent is drinking (though not to the extent of offering to top up their glass!)

Nick Burrows
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:00 pm

Was the best game prize announced?

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:49 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Was the best game prize announced?
It was won by Masters winner Magesh Chandran Panchanathan for his game in Round 8 against Deep Sengupta.

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1990047

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:56 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:49 pm
Nick Burrows wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Was the best game prize announced?
It was won by Masters winner Magesh Chandran Panchanathan for his game in Round 8 against Deep Sengupta.

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1990047
Thanks - a worthy winner. He played the tournament of his life. He was way ahead on time and in complete control every time i looked at his games.

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