British Chess Championships 2010

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:28 pm

The Makepeace blog will be interesting, he beat Felix.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:37 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:The Makepeace blog will be interesting, he beat Felix.
He may have caught him in an opening trick. Certainly there was a Makepeace queen on c1 early on and a Felix king on e2. For much of the game, Phil had an extra piece and more time against two pawns and chaos.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:39 pm

Roger is right, Felix blundered a piece on move 8. In a brief post-game interview while I was waiting for Mr. Maciol (who blundered horribly again today, and has now lost his phone charger to boot...), Phil said that he was a bit disappointed at needing 5 hours to finish him off.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:50 pm

Alex M >I am afraid I still think that a human with a computer checking is the best solution at the current time.<

All good pairings controlleres agree tht it is the human is finally responsible for the pairings, not the computer.

Somebody asked why the 5 minute delay before transmission. That is entirely deliberate. It is to make it less likely a player can sneak away afetr his opponent's move and gain information. I am not sure this is done elsewhere than the UK and Gibraltar - but it should be. It is only 5 minutes because the live commentator would have people coming in announcing the move played.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Peter Smith » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:01 pm

Can one still enter a later section?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Wilf Arnold » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:04 pm

Somebody asked why the 5 minute delay before transmission. That is entirely deliberate. It is to make it less likely a player can sneak away afetr his opponent's move and gain information. I am not sure this is done elsewhere than the UK and Gibraltar - but it should be. It is only 5 minutes because the live commentator would have people coming in announcing the move played.
My earlier note on this was to ask if anyone else was getting the first moves through before 2:20? My first updates came in at 2:17 (3:17 my time).

Maybe it's because I'm an hour ahead of the UK? :?:

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:07 pm

Peter Smith wrote:Can one still enter a later section?
Yes, but it's subject to late fee. The weekenders will probably fill up on Friday.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:12 pm

Peter Smith wrote:Can one still enter a later section?
Of course you may, Peter!

http://www.britishchess2010.com/

Which section were you interested in?
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:14 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
My result on board 12 is incorrect as I WON - but they got it right for today's pairings. In all the others the seeded player drew or won.
They've also been spelling your name incorrectly. :oops:

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by benedgell » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:27 pm

Pairings for rd. 3 now up. Shame I'm going to be out for the day, as Rudd- Williams should be great to watch. Predicting Adams, Williams, short draw, Gordon, Conquest, draw, draw, Hawkins, Slavin, draw, as the results for the top 10 boards tomorrow.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:34 pm

Keith Arkell has 0.5/2, so I guess he won't really be looking forward to playing a junior rated 2135 who has 1.5.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by E Michael White » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:43 pm

Is this a drawback of accelerated pairings ? The theory assumes that all games go with seeding (grading) and occasionally they dont.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:50 pm

A new idea to stop short draws: The players who agree must spend an hour keying in games in the U11 section. Their features are:

1) Ambiguous rook moves
2) Not resigning until it's a mate-in-one, even though they're multiple pieces down
3) Missing entire moves out
4) Writing down the wrong destination square of the piece (presumably this is black, not white)

It's a bit hard to motivate yourself to key in a 70-move game that often has all of these features.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by harrylamb » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:09 pm

E Michael White wrote:Is this a drawback of accelerated pairings ? The theory assumes that all games go with seeding (grading) and occasionally they dont.
I find this is a real problem. You are pairing strong players who are off form against weaker players who are on form. I find for this reason the rabbit bashers fail regularly to bash the rabbits.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:39 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:A new idea to stop short draws: The players who agree must spend an hour keying in games in the U11 section. Their features are:

1) Ambiguous rook moves
2) Not resigning until it's a mate-in-one, even though they're multiple pieces down
3) Missing entire moves out
4) Writing down the wrong destination square of the piece (presumably this is black, not white)

It's a bit hard to motivate yourself to key in a 70-move game that often has all of these features.
I'm surprised that illegal moves actually played doesn't appear in your list. Maybe that's a bonus because it prevents you entering the rest of the game. :)

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