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Re: Hastings

Post by John Upham » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:40 pm

John Upham wrote:Simon Williams is trying another interesting a3 idea; this time in the QGD, Blackburne Variation.

My spidey sense says this game could end amusingly but not for Black...

The response times for the lives games feed seems poor and there is no coverage from PlayChess : perhaps the string is drying out?
It would appear that Brett Addison wishes to play draughts : fingers crossed he will play h5 at some point.
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Re: Hastings

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:15 pm

Ian Lamb wrote:there a link direct to site which is the one iam using bit slow but its working.http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/gamevie ... efault.htm
Try here:

http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/live.htm

A second server is up now...
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Re: Hastings

Post by John Upham » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:18 pm

John Upham wrote:There is interesting weirdness on board 8 (Arkell - Talsma) featuring the Bogoljubov Variation of the Dutch where Black plays the thematic but rarely tried 3..Sh6

10..Sd7 was a novelty

I like White and have put 5p on White to win.
I need a strong player to explain Blacks 15th move please?
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Re: Hastings

Post by Paul Runnacles » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:25 pm

I lobbied playchess hard and they are going to broadcast the games now

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Re: Hastings

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:46 pm

I "think" both of the live feeds should be working a little better now
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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:46 pm

williams is a queen for 2 pieces up now! yes they seem better now Carl was it you who did something?

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Re: Hastings

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:57 pm

Ian Lamb wrote:williams is a queen for 2 pieces up now! yes they seem better now Carl was it you who did something?
Yes (and no...) since I had forgot it was me hosting this one - some of the settings left over from the London classic weren't really appropriate for the DGT software
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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:13 pm

thats what made it slow then Carl? Si williams first with a win already vs Brett Addison.Keith Arkell Looks like he grinding a nice win here i think the exchange sack buy black look very Risky in Arkell game.Hebden looks worse looks like the carlsen line paid off for Don mason but mason is in timetrouble.Jack Rudd lost for a time I think he had a decent Position.

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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:25 pm

looks like hebden done Don Mason in timetrouble he now better.Keith won now nice game from Keith.

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Re: Hastings

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:31 pm

Talsma's exchange sac against Arkell was risky, but arguably the right choice against Keith - if he'd allowed a swap of dark-squared bishops, he'd have given Keith a lovely positional advantage and had no counterplay.

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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:36 pm

Is Marusenko really down to 50 seconds for 7 moves v David Howell?

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Re: Hastings

Post by James Coleman » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:38 pm

Quite possibly - they get 30 secs added per move though....

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Re: Hastings

Post by Anthony Higgs » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:42 pm

Mason is definitely lost now after 42.Qe1?
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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:45 pm

I think Mason was better before what you think Anthony?but big timetrouble cost Don Mason.David Howell far from having it all his own way as well.Howell won Marusenko must have lost on time?
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Re: Hastings

Post by Anthony Higgs » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:52 pm

Ian Lamb wrote:i think mason was better before what you think Anthony?
I'm not sure, Hebden always had plenty of dark square play for his two pawns and of course the time situation was in his favour.
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