British Chess Championships 2010

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:07 pm

LozCooper wrote:Anyone have any news beyond move 38 on board 2 or move 32 on board 4? :?
I'm awaiting these two results for tomorrow's Guardian, and have missed the first edition deadline because of the silence. I guess other journalists might be similarly placed. These are games affecting the top prizes.

Rapid information would be really appreciated.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by BrianRobinson » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:18 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
LozCooper wrote:Anyone have any news beyond move 38 on board 2 or move 32 on board 4? :?
I'm awaiting these two results for tomorrow's Guardian, and have missed the first edition deadline because of the silence. I guess other journalists might be similarly placed. These are games affecting the top prizes.

Rapid information would be really appreciated.
Looking at the webcam Board 4 is still in progress

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:21 pm

Both games still in progress.Ivanka is losing and Nick is trying to win with B,N+ 3 v R+3 all on the k-side.Black has some problems but probably it should be a draw.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:22 pm

An email has been despatched, 16-20 has just finished so waiting on 1-6 now
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:28 pm

Bingo, thanks Dave
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:12 pm

Its quite a tight positional struggle on board 2 - for outright second place and around £2000 though - if I was nick pert I would be pushing that one for the rest of the night.
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:17 pm

me too

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:20 pm

If White wins, Adams won't equal the record for largest-ever winning margin, a point which may not be uppermost in Nick Pert's mind.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:23 pm

I note that according to Nalimov, Black's 65th was the best move but nevertheless loses in 51. I trust those 51 include a capture or a pawn move...
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:26 pm

There might have been a moment when Nick was near to winning,but Black should hold now.
Talking of random records,is it possible that I have broke the record for the most moves played over the 11 rounds? There was talk that the previos best was Tony Miles averaging 58. Mine was well into the 60s. Hardly compensation for having a **** tournament,but a curiosity nonetheless.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:27 pm

(Thinking about it, that's presumably got to involve pawn promotes and rook takes queen fairly early on, followed by a bishop and knight mate.)
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:29 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:Talking of random records,is it possible that I have broke the record for the most moves played over the 11 rounds? There was talk that the previos best was Tony Miles averaging 58. Mine was well into the 60s. Hardly compensation for having a **** tournament,but a curiosity nonetheless.
This is exactly the sort of statistic that would impress me.

I also recall speculating a couple of years ago as to who had the smallest "average moves played" figure among winners. (I believe Lalic, B was leading at the time.)
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:34 pm

Bogdan,no surely not!
Oops the position seems to have moved on quite a bit since I last looked.Surely it was holdable before,but now White is obviously winning.I wonder if Stevo will make Nick demonstrate the N+B mate?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:45 pm

Oh,. that's cunning. If White had played 78.Ke3, Black has a draw...
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:47 pm

Its worth making him play out - probably one of the most expensive N+B mates for anybody to have ever got wrong, so that should add a bit of tension to it. Although, having said that, the king is rather close to already being in the right corner for the mate, so it shouldnt take long.
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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