BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by LozCooper » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:27 pm

Charlie Linford wrote:"Hi. My name's David Howell. I'm one of the most talented chess players of my generation, and I knew since last night I would be black against Gawain Jones. I also have a penchant for time trouble. I just spent five minutes debating how to answer 1.e4."
He may have been late arriving.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:28 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: I think the last time they played at the British was Swansea in 1987, which Short won (with Black). Can anyone confirm all or part of this?
That was the last and until today, the only time.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:32 pm

Jovanka's move 8 d5 looks a bit strange to me (I think b3 is normal). Nick might just have a very comfortable position now.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:36 pm

Has Conquest made a mistake? Hawkins threatens 9 c5 looks wrong for Black

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:47 pm

LozCooper wrote:
Charlie Linford wrote:"Hi. My name's David Howell. I'm one of the most talented chess players of my generation, and I knew since last night I would be black against Gawain Jones. I also have a penchant for time trouble. I just spent five minutes debating how to answer 1.e4."
He may have been late arriving.
That would be my guess - Howell was often late at the Staunton Memorial as I recall. The point about time trouble still holds, of course. Peter Wells was (and still may be for all I know) another one who would regularly turn up late then end up very short of time.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:59 pm

Short v Adams so far seemingly similar to their less than memorable draw in 4NCL, rd 11 2001 (when admittedly the title was already decided).

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:01 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Short v Adams so far seemingly similar to their less than memorable draw in 4NCL, rd 11 2001 (when admittedly the title was already decided).
Certainly not very inspiring so far. As I was watching this one I found myself thinking of Jack Rudd's recent comments about how much chess has moved on since the 1970s.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:47 pm

Is Gawain picking his nose in the picture below the live games?

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:52 pm

Krishna Shiatis wrote:Is Gawain picking his nose in the picture below the live games?
No. I think he has just played a good move and is twirling an imaginary mustache in Dick Dastardly fashion.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by LozCooper » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:53 pm

Jon D'Souza-Eva wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:Short v Adams so far seemingly similar to their less than memorable draw in 4NCL, rd 11 2001 (when admittedly the title was already decided).
Certainly not very inspiring so far. As I was watching this one I found myself thinking of Jack Rudd's recent comments about how much chess has moved on since the 1970s.
I guess it's hard to unbalance the position against such a solid player as Adams without resorrting to the Evans or Kings Gambit. Mickey also sidestepped 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 0-0 Nf6 5 d4 as in Short-Fressinet by playing 5....d6.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:58 pm

Nigel seems to have a small, risk free, advantage, so I guess everything is going to plan.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by John Cox » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:58 pm

And more to the point as in Movsessian-Adams, no?

I think he played 4...d6, didn't he?

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:01 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:Nigel seems to have a small, risk free, advantage, so I guess everything is going to plan.
agreed

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by James Coleman » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:03 pm

Howell has to be somewhat careful in this position in my opinion. It's probably fine at the moment but White's kingside play can be quite automatic and Black can easily run into problems.

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Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:10 pm

I agree with James about David's position, I think he is somewhat worse and certainly has to be careful.

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