British Chess Championships 2010

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Daniel Young » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:03 pm

Is anyone else being denied the ability to view the Andrew Martin commentary because "the maximum number of viewers for this channel has been reached"? I would have hoped it would be able to cater for more than 53 viewers.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Rob Thompson » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:16 pm

It tells me that there are 62 viewers, of which i am one
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Daniel Young » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:19 pm

Yes, I'd noticed that the quoted viewer number had gone up, but it's rather persistent in refusing to let me watch - and the same now applies to the webcam.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by benedgell » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:49 pm

I had the same problem.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:54 pm

why did Jack resign? Was he zugzwangled? I was getting ready to congratulate him for lasting longer than Summerscale.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:06 pm

He said that the only moves he had without compromising his position were Ra7, Ra8 etc. So he couldn't actually do anything, and didn't want to sit there and find out. Edit: He also just said that Bh8, Bg7 were also similarly uncompromising, but didn't do anything.
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Phil Neatherway » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:07 pm

What has Conquest got for his pawn?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:16 pm

He has made Hawkins think, that is why he is only an hour down on the clock :D

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:21 pm

How is Jack down as losing 1-0, phone???
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Rob Thompson » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:23 pm

resignation. There is simply no move in his position, apart from (his suggestion) Ra7 or maybe Bh8
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:42 pm

Hawkins might fancy Rxb6 and Nd5 looks pretty dangerous to me

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:13 pm

23. Bd3! from Adam Hunt - even if it doesn't work I bet it gave Peter Wells a shock!

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:59 pm

I think Adam has full value for the piece, 32 Rh8 33 Rh7 34 R(g)g7 will leave Wells struggling with time

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:02 pm

Amusing end to Hawkins-Conquest. Alas not quite reaching the 15fold repetition we got in the Dutch Championship a little while ago.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:04 pm

Oh yes, that might be quite strong too! (Hunt-Wells)

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