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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:00 pm

I think he does, as long as he gets someone of 2287 or above in the next round and elects to drop his first round result. Or at least thats what it said on the website.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:01 pm

Anyway, has he not got a way in for the king? I think he might have.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:03 pm

Maybe there is some sort of zugzwang to try and win the g pawn - that would be the only possibility of a win
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:19 pm

I think Black is in here.

If he does go on to win, then by my count we still have thirteen players who could potentially win the title (i.e. they're within two points of the leader). However, my guess is that Williams won't try to beat Adams tomorrow if Mickey is amenable to the draw. Simon's a fine attacking player, but he's also a professional.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by David Shepherd » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:19 pm

Keiths opponent had a win on move 62, the plan should have been to move the second a pawn down the board sac the first a pawn, attack the bishop with the king and get the king to b1, something like c4 Bc3 a5 Bd4 a4 Be5 a2 Bh8 a3 Bd4 a1Q bxa1 Ka2 Bd4 Kb1

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:30 pm

I think he's winning right now.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by David Shepherd » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:33 pm

Won I think

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Anthony Higgs » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:34 pm

JustinHorton wrote:I think he's winning right now.
Agreed. 74...Bc2 was a nice mini-zugzwang after which there's probably no defence.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:35 pm

If keith can round up the c pawn then he can hide the king on a1 and sacrifice his bishop.
Come on you lot - stop rooting for the polish and show a bit of national pride!
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:36 pm

How do you propose he approaches the c-pawn?
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Anthony Higgs » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:43 pm

0-1 confirmed, norm for Tymrakiewicz!
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:43 pm

And that's your lot.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:45 pm

It was your fault - your anti patriotic vibes must have put Keith off and spoiled what should have been a well deserved draw!
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:42 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:I still think there is some sort of underhanded pairing system here. Seven out of nine of Jacks opponents have been titled and, while he did really well at the start, it has been a war of attrition and the scoreline is low now. On the other hand, if you take somebody like Richard Bates, he has only had to play two titled opponents but is now sitting up near the top of the table.

Some might say it is luck, but I have watched people do pairings for tournaments and I am sure there can be fiddling.
But Jack is doing the pairings!

Just a consequence of the Swiss pairing system, I'm afraid :D Anyway when i beat Nick Pert, followed by Michael Adams, I might even be gaining a healthy chunk of rating points.

BTW, off-topic but I hope that the suggestion in the player survey that a future time control might be FIDE quickplay was a joke, or at least not applicable to the Championship.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Gavin Strachan » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:07 pm

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Hate it when you get some guy playing not wearing whites. Then again Merv Hughes played down at Woodford once and wore a caterpillar tracksuit.

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