British Championship 2008

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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:11 pm

I think Board One is the Grunfeld and Board Four the Bogo, but it's hard to be sure with the names bouncing about.
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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:25 pm

Draw on Board 4 - still not sure who the players are though.

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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:35 pm

It's fair spoiling my enjoyment to be honest.
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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:52 pm

JustinHorton wrote:It's fair spoiling my enjoyment to be honest.
The names have to be typed in against the boards etc. so sorry about that - I do suspect that the board 4 draw was the Conquest game however?

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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:01 pm

This often happens following games online. Another favourite is the way in which you watch a game from the start and then it all crashes ten minutes before the time control when everybody else piles in.

But it has spoiled things. There's no excitement when I don't know who's playing, just frustration.
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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:09 pm

Looks like Arkell is winning so a playoff is still possible
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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:50 pm

The results page is now showing Williams-Conquest as a draw, so we can safely assume that Conquest and Arkell will play off tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Hawkins-Gormally is a thrilling R+B vs. R endgame :wink:

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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:31 am

The British now has 25,868,055 hits and 5,502,023 KB of bandwidth to analyze

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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:23 pm

Keith lost the playoff, but he flies off to Boston tomorrow as English Champion (no idea whether this is because Stuart won the British, or because he lives in Spain)

http://www.britishchess08.com/

It is about time the selectors put Keith in the England team (althoough I'm biased as he used to play for us at Bury and now lives locally)

Well done to Stuart, Jovanka and Keith
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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:00 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Keith lost the playoff, but he flies off to Boston tomorrow as English Champion (no idea whether this is because Stuart won the British, or because he lives in Spain)
I wondered about that. I thought Stuart would get both titles. No doubt someone wiser that us will explain Mick!

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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:41 pm

Stuart and Keith share the English Championship title and the money for that.
It is only the British Championship where there is a playoff.
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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Sean Hewitt » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:42 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:Stuart and Keith share the English Championship title and the money for that.
It is only the British Championship where there is a playoff.
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Thanks for clearing that up Stewart. Readers were confused because the official website has a photo on the formnt page with the caption

l to r: GM Keith Arkell English Champion 2008, IM Jovanka Houska British Ladies Champion 2008 and GM Stuart Conquest British Champion 2008.

And we couldnt understand why Keith was champion over Stuart!

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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:02 am

If you look, you will find that Stephen Connor corrected this very quickly after it had been drawn to my attention. He is an enormously valuable asset, as is David Clayton.
Jovanka holds two titles: British Ladies' and English Ladies' Championships.
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Re: British Championship 2008

Post by Sean Hewitt » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:58 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:If you look, you will find that Stephen Connor corrected this very quickly after it had been drawn to my attention. He is an enormously valuable asset, as is David Clayton.
Jovanka holds two titles: British Ladies' and English Ladies' Championships.
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It wasn't a criticism Stewart, I was just explaining why the question was being asked. The caption that I copied and pasted earlier is still the one showing on the front page of the tournament website (at least, it is on my machine). But its no big deal - you've answered the question!

Thanks again for that.

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