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Re: Hastings

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:52 pm

Exellent last round game Jack.

I see you were posting miserable the other day.
You will have to learn how to win ugly when the creative juices don't flow.

Ugly = the boring technical way.

A great result for Mark H-Bomb.
The quick last round win clinching draw was just reward for the effort he
put in throughout the whole tournament.

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Re: Hastings

Post by John Saunders » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:07 pm

The more I look at Jack's last round game, the more I like it.

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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:24 pm

what the game Link John?

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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:26 pm

ah ok Jack put it back up in futher back on the thread the game.

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Re: Hastings

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:36 pm

Hawkins is now two pawns up against Talsma in a queen ending. I'd be astonished if he failed to wrap the norm up from here.

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Re: Hastings

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:39 pm

Talsma 0-1 Hawkins

Norm achieved!

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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:44 pm

well done Jonathan Hawkins in this event he shown he can live with the Gms I dont think it be long before the Gm title follows myself.Just fuding the events to play in for Jonathan i think.
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Re: Hastings

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:48 pm

Zdebskaya 1-0 Eames. Norm not achieved.

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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:52 pm

Gormally drawn 6.5/9and Unbeaten a good event for Danny Gormally.

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Re: Hastings

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:54 pm

looks Like Ansell being outplayed here so my tip at the start of event to win look like he might take 1st Equal. :)
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Re: Hastings

Post by Alex McFarlane » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:54 pm

Third norm and we believe he made the 2400 mark during the event.

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Re: Hastings

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:13 pm

Mitchell lost. If today's calculations are correct, he just missed out on a norm.

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Re: Hastings

Post by William Metcalfe » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:14 pm

Congrats Johny hopefully the gm title will soon follow.You are right Ian he now somehow has to get the funding to play more events in europe to give himself a shot at achieving the GM title
I am speaking here for myself and not the NCCU which i am now president of

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Re: Hastings

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:17 pm

I believe Howell is winning too

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Re: Hastings

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:23 pm

I'm a bit disappointed for Martin Mitchell, I hope he wasn't told he had got a norm after 8 rounds and went out to celebrate. He played well for a long time today before he rather bizarrely collapsed. After 34..... Be4 he loses a pawn but surely it must be an easy draw and to lose only 7 moves later is a bit of a heartbreaker.

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