British Championships 2012 - Games

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:39 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Remember he offered the exchange of Qs. Probably thought it was a trivial draw. Which it was!
Except it wasn't. At the point the queens came off, it was won for White.
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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Simon Brown » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:41 pm

OK, fair point! Drawn a bit later though

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Paul Cooksey » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:42 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Remember he offered the exchange of Qs. Probably thought it was a trivial draw. Which it was!
Except it wasn't. At the point the queens came off, it was won for White.
Curse Justin for beating me to that!

Pawns on f2 and g3, but still winning. I was surprised by the first tablebase assessment. I've upgraded to shocked. I really did not understand this ending.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:47 pm

Round 5 Report

I would certainly recommend trying to solve the puzzle at the top of the page before looking at the solution, I personally found the solution to be very elegant and not that obvious!

At least everyone finished in time for the Opening Ceremony!

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:50 pm

I make the leaderboard as being:

Gawain Jones 4.5
Holland, Harvey, Howell, Matt T, Keith, Stephen G

But since White scored 6/7 at the top today, they are all the opposite colour to Gawain (!) and so presumably two players will have two consecutive Whites.

I think that Howell has upfloated already, does that mean that someone else - actually, it would have to be Harvey or Matt - plays Gawain tomorrow? The matter of who gets White in the game between Howell and Jones is of no small importance, one suspects.

Last year apparently most of the top players had an extra White over the tournament. I am not sure what the reason was, but it looks like happening again.

Incidentally, just how tough have Gawain's opponents been? Answer - well, none of them has lost to anyone else. Keith and Stephen have 4/4 against the rest, James Holland and Terry Chapman have 3.5/4 in their other games, and Peter Poobalasingam has 3/4. (That again is the sort of thing the other Jonathan normally points out!!)

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:57 pm

Stephen Gordon is due white even though he had it last round!!

I predict the top pairings to be
Jones v Turner
Holland v Howell
Gordon v Harvey
with Arkell downfloating .... but I could be wrong :D :D

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:10 pm

Round 5 results:

Table White Flags Score Fed. Rating Black Flags Score Fed. Rating Result
1 Holland, James P 3.5 ENG 2200 GM Jones, Gawain C 4.0 ENG 2655 ½-½
2 GM Howell, David W 3.0 ENG 2620 IM Hanley, Craig A 3.0 ENG 2419 1-0
3 GM Gordon, Stephen 3.0 ENG 2539 Osborne, Marcus 3.0 ENG 2245 1-0
4 GM Turner, Matthew 3.0 SCO 2508 Hanley, James L 3.0 ENG 2244 1-0
5 Harvey, Marcus R 3.0 ENG 2134 GM Gormally, Daniel 3.0 ENG 2505 1-0
6 Jackson, James P 3.0 ENG 2126 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 3.0 ENG 2499 ½-½
7 GM Arkell, Keith C 3.0 ENG 2441 Foo, William J 3.0 ENG 2009 1-0
8 GM Conquest, Stuart 2.5 ENG 2501 Adair, James R 2.5 ENG 2262 1-0
9 Roe, Simon J 2.5 ENG 2275 IM Houska, Jovanka 2.5 ENG 2406 0-1
10 Mackle, Dominic 2.5 ENG 2130 FM Eggleston, David 2.5 ENG 2323 1-0
11 Chapman, Terry P 2.5 ENG 2290 Walker, Nicholas 2.5 ENG 2179 1-0
12 Batchelor, Peter 2.5 ENG 2103 FM Walker, David J 2.5 ENG 2276 ½-½
13 IM Kolbus, Dietmar 2.0 GER 2321 Shaw, Peter 2.0 ENG 2168 ½-½
14 Murphy, Hugh W 2.0 ENG 2180 IM Rudd, Jack 2.0 ENG 2295 0-1
15 FM Poobalasingam, Peter 2.0 ENG 2263 Coathup, Roger H 2.0 ENG 2136 1-0
16 Townsend, M Paul 2.0 ENG 2252 Waters, Clive L 2.0 ENG 2106 0-1
17 Jaunooby, Ali R 2.0 ENG 2165 FM Storey, Charles 2.0 ENG 2247 0-1
18 Weller, Jean-Luc 2.0 ENG 2115 Mason, Donald J 2.0 ENG 2244 1-0
19 Hall, David E 2.0 ENG 2103 FM Shaw, Robert 2.0 ENG 2220 0-1
20 IM Palliser, Richard 1.5 ENG 2482 Varnam, Liam D 1.5 ENG 2070 1-0
21 FM Wall, Tim P 1.5 ENG 2347 Ledger, Stephen 1.5 ENG 2089 ½-½
22 FM Ledger, Dave J 1.5 ENG 2246 Whitfield, Craig 1.5 ENG 2020 1-0
23 Brown, Martin 1.5 ENG 2224 Grattage, Matthew 1.5 ENG 1986 0-1
24 Burnett, Jim 1.5 ENG 2174 Elwin, Adrian G 1.5 ENG 1985 1-0
25 Jain, Radha 1.5 ENG 1868 Sugden, John N 1.5 ENG 2142 ½-½
26 Surtees, Mike J 1.5 ENG 2113 Lenier, Jude A 1.5 ENG 2016 1-0
27 WFM Bhatia, Kanwal K 1.5 ENG 2103 Dodds, Edward 1.5 ENG 1861 * 1-0
28 Fabri, Henrik 1.0 ENG 2004 * Combie, Alex B 1.0 ENG 2039 0-1
29 Tambini, Jasper 1.0 ENG 1958 Foster, James M 1.0 ENG 2037 0-1
30 Wadsworth, Matthew 1.0 ENG 2037 McDonald, Ian 1.0 SCO 1876 1-0
31 Oswald, Graeme E 0.5 ENG 2178 WIM Maroroa, Sue 1.0 NZE 2035 ½-½
32 Hoare, Amy B 0.0 ENG 1958 Burke, Mitchell 0.0 ENG 1917 ½-½

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:Stephen Gordon is due white even though he had it last round!!
why, his colours seem to have been normal so far?

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:31 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Alex McFarlane wrote:Stephen Gordon is due white even though he had it last round!!
why, his colours seem to have been normal so far?
He's gone BWBBW (he and Jones were the only players on 3/3, and had both gone BWB, so he got the double black as the lower-ranked player).

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:54 pm

There seem to be website difficulties so meantime

Pairing of round 6 of British Championship

Table White - Black Results

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- round 6

1 Jones, Gawain C ( 4.5) - Turner, Matthew ( 4 ) 1- 4

2 Holland, James P ( 4 ) - Howell, David W ( 4 ) 29- 2

3 Gordon, Stephen ( 4 ) - Harvey, Marcus R ( 4 ) 3- 38

4 Houska, Jovanka ( 3.5) - Arkell, Keith C ( 4 ) 11- 9

5 Jackson, James P ( 3.5) - Conquest, Stuart ( 3.5) 40- 6

6 Hawkins, Jonathan ( 3.5) - Mackle, Dominic ( 3.5) 7- 39

7 Osborne, Marcus ( 3 ) - Chapman, Terry P ( 3.5) 24- 16

8 Hanley, James L ( 3 ) - Gormally, Daniel ( 3 ) 25- 5

9 Hanley, Craig A ( 3 ) - Batchelor, Peter ( 3 ) 10- 45

10 Rudd, Jack ( 3 ) - Shaw, Robert ( 3 ) 15- 28

11 Walker, David J ( 3 ) - Weller, Jean-Luc ( 3 ) 17- 41

12 Waters, Clive L ( 3 ) - Poobalasingam, Peter ( 3 ) 43- 19

13 Storey, Charles ( 3 ) - Foo, William J ( 3 ) 22- 55

14 Shaw, Peter ( 2.5) - Palliser, Richard ( 2.5) 34- 8

15 Eggleston, David ( 2.5) - Burnett, Jim ( 2.5) 13- 33

16 Walker, Nicholas ( 2.5) - Kolbus, Dietmar ( 2.5) 31- 14

17 Surtees, Mike J ( 2.5) - Roe, Simon J ( 2.5) 42- 18

18 Adair, James R ( 2.5) - Bhatia, Kanwal K ( 2.5) 20- 44

19 Grattage, Matthew ( 2.5) - Ledger, Dave J ( 2.5) 57- 23

20 Coathup, Roger H ( 2 ) - Wall, Tim P ( 2 ) 37- 12

21 Ledger, Stephen ( 2 ) - Townsend, M Paul ( 2 ) 47- 21

22 Mason, Donald J ( 2 ) - Jain, Radha ( 2 ) 26- 63

23 Combie, Alex B ( 2 ) - Murphy, Hugh W ( 2 ) 49- 30

24 Foster, James M ( 2 ) - Jaunooby, Ali R ( 2 ) 50- 35

25 Sugden, John N ( 2 ) - Wadsworth, Matthew ( 2 ) 36- 51

26 Whitfield, Craig ( 1.5) - Hall, David E ( 2 ) 53- 46

27 Elwin, Adrian G ( 1.5) - Brown, Martin ( 1.5) 58- 27

28 Varnam, Liam D ( 1.5) - Lenier, Jude A ( 1.5) 48- 54

29 Maroroa, Sue ( 1.5) - Dodds, Edward ( 1.5) 52- 64

30 Fabri, Henrik ( 1 ) - Tambini, Jasper ( 1 ) 56- 60

31 Burke, Mitchell ( 0.5) - Oswald, Graeme E ( 1 ) 61- 32

32 McDonald, Ian ( 1 ) - Hoare, Amy B ( 0.5) 62- 59

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:29 pm

The whole internet seems to be a bit knacked this evening.
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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Matthew Webb » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:43 pm

COMPETITION RESULTS!

Hey guys, please see link below for individual results for Round 5 and prediction listings for Round 6

Click Here

We are looking into offering more prizes, i.e highest cumulative score for the second week (rounds 7-11) - Keep your eye on the 'Prizes' drop down for this.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Matthew Carr » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:06 am

Good Morning

Hope you all had a good week and are ready for the weekend.

This morning we have the top players in the U13 and U16 for you.

For the top boards in the U13 & U16's click here:

http://rs8.blueapricot.com/british/2012 ... p6/tfd.htm

And for the remaining boards of the U16:

http://rs8.blueapricot.com/british/2012 ... p4/tfd.htm

Have a good day and enjoy the chess.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Matthew Carr » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:26 pm

Hi Everyone

Round 6 games are about to begin.

http://britishchesschampionships.co.uk/live-games/

The main hall webcam is active:

http://www.livestream.com/leylandchess

And Andrew Martin's Commentary is:

http://www.livestream.com/ecfwebcam

Have a nice day

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