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Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

Post by Sean Hewitt » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:06 pm

Sabrina Chevannes wrote:I think there is an error on the Challengers link to the females as I think a lot of those players aren't females! It's a really useful link to us to see how our girls are getting on, but not so interested in some of the others that are on the list at the moment :)
I've been through and manually amended. If I've got any wrong, let me know!

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Post by Sabrina Chevannes » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:12 pm

Quick work! They all look like women to me :)

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Post by Colin Patterson » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:59 am

It's alays don to the omen!

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Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:06 pm

All boards are safely transmitting this morning at http://www.e2e4.org.uk/live after some further player proofing!

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Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:01 pm

painful endgame lesson for Yang-Fan then - Jack will be delighted though. Some interesting games in this round.

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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:24 pm

And now a no-nonsense win from David Eggleston. No nonsense from DE, that is, but this event seems to have featured some Scandinavian (1 e4 d5) nightmares.

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:47 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:painful endgame lesson for Yang-Fan then - Jack will be delighted though. Some interesting games in this round.
Parallels to Game 5 in Baguio 1978. You might think with all those extra pawns for white as well, that (edit) Karpov's (/edit) active King drawing method was available.
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Post by Angus French » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:51 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:painful endgame lesson for Yang-Fan then - Jack will be delighted though. Some interesting games in this round.
Presumably Yang-Fan blundered with 49 Be2 and missed 49... c2. Was the ending lost after that? [edit]As Roger indicates, probably not as if White's king stays close (but not too close!) to a1 then I would think the b4 pawn can't be taken.[/edit]
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:00 pm

Angus French wrote: Presumably Yang-Fan blundered with 49 Be2 and missed 49... c2. Was the ending lost after that?
Bishop and wrong colour rook pawn. Normally a draw of course, but if Black can achieve a zugswang, he can force White to play b5, turning the a pawn into a b pawn.

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Post by Richard Bates » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:04 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:painful endgame lesson for Yang-Fan then - Jack will be delighted though. Some interesting games in this round.
Parallels to Game 5 in Baguio 1978. You might think with all those extra pawns for white as well, that Korchnoi's active King drawing method was available.
Karpov's active King drawing method. Actually the position in the two games was identical (with colours reversed). Yang-fan's mistake was immediately running his King to the corner allowing it to be stalemated. As Karpov showed, because the white King has to take both pawns he can afford to wait before running the King to the corner.

EDIT: actually 52. b5 probably draws easily (51.b5 even more accurate to prevent Black going 51...Bb5 rather than Kf7) without even having to suffer a la Karpov.

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Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

Post by E Michael White » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:49 pm

Richard Bates wrote:EDIT: actually 52. b5 probably draws easily
You beat me to it on 51.b5

But going back a bit Jack's 49. ... c2 is probably a mistake; he needs to play 49. ... Bg6 to prevent Bh5. The wining idea for black is then to play his king to d4.

There are some amusing side lines such as 49. ... Bg6 50. Bf3 Kf7 51.b5 axb5 52. a6 b4 53.a7 b3 54. a8=Q Bc2 !

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Post by John Upham » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:12 pm

The first tranche of images from this excellent event is now on-line at

http://johnupham.smugmug.com/ which SG was so kind to recently promote.

Enjoy! :D
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Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:49 pm

John,
Thanks for shooting the front, rather than the back, of my head! I particularly liked the shot of the restaurant. Photo number 52 is not John Kelly - it's Vladimirs Bovtramovics. Photo 72 is Conor O'Donnell (I think).

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Post by John Upham » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:John,
Thanks for shooting the front, rather than the back, of my head! I particularly liked the shot of the restaurant. Photo number 52 is not John Kelly - it's Vladimirs Bovtramovics. Photo 72 is Conor O'Donnell (I think).

Thanks Brendan. My best side is neither front nor back! Conor is 12 years old so # 72 is unlikely. # 69 is Conor I believe.

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Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:16 pm

I've checked my photos. It's Anthony Fox from Ireland (who was playing Conor in my photo of him).

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