British Chess Championships 2010

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:05 pm

Corrected already - well done (move 6 was originally given as Ne7)

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Wilf Arnold » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:21 pm

JustinHorton wrote:In Pert-Haydon, hasn't Black fallen into a well-known trap because White has 9.c5?
according to me they're still waiting for white's 9th move - but both clocks have lost time?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Rob Thompson » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:24 pm

I'm just trying to work out what's going on in Dorrington - Dorrington (board 15)

Also, Snape - Mackle had an ... unusual opening
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:24 pm

Stephen Gordon has come up with an interesting sacrifice, does Qe2 and c6 get the piece back?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:27 pm

Rob Thompson wrote:I'm just trying to work out what's going on in Dorrington - Dorrington (board 15)

Also, Snape - Mackle had an ... unusual opening
I pointed out Dorrington-Dorrington to Dave Clayton (it's Dorrington-Freeman really). While changing that, he made the discovery that five of the boards aren't responding...

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:32 pm

JustinHorton wrote:In Pert-Haydon, hasn't Black fallen into a well-known trap because White has 9.c5?
And then what?

There are loads of very interesting games this round. I can't see myself doing any work this afternoon.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Warren Kingston » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:34 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:Stephen Gordon has come up with an interesting sacrifice, does Qe2 and c6 get the piece back?
Massive passed pawns, one thinks.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:42 pm

Jon D'Souza-Eva wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:In Pert-Haydon, hasn't Black fallen into a well-known trap because White has 9.c5?
And then what?
Well, then nothing because Pert didn't play it, but my Sadler, The Semi-Slav (Chess Press, 1998) gives 9.c5! Bc7 10.e4 and Black is going to be able to play neither of his breaks.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:05 pm

I see what you mean Justin. Black's bishop on c8 is going to really struggle to find a way out in that line.

Great attack by Jack Rudd - even I can see the forced mate if Black plays 21. ... Kxh7

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:08 pm

I mean it's not a win-a-piece type trap, but you do end up with a horrid position. I found myself on the wrong end of it in a quickplay game against an IM a few years ago. Might have been the last quickplay I played, come to think of it.

Jack seems to have taken all of five minutes (plus increments) to get to there.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:10 pm

Go Jack.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:14 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:Go Jack.
Yikes - he missed the mate. It was all forced - 21. ... Kxh7 22. Qh5+ Qh6 23. Qxh6 Kxh6 24. Rf3 Rf5 25. Rh3+ Rh5 26. f5+ Kh7 27. Rxh5#

He still won a few moves later. Jack looks like a shoo-in for the Championship now.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:27 pm

Yes, a pretty crushing win, could even be a GM norm on the way if he keeps this performance up.

I just got home from work hoping I would get to settle in and watch some of the interesting games but once again Jack has beaten me to it.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:34 pm

I think Aaron might want to go for an early bath, or drink
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:37 pm

Yeah, it kind of fell apart surprisingly quickly for a grand master - I expected the game to have been dragged out for several hours yet.
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