British Championships 2012 - Games

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:43 pm

I'm getting zero clock times in Houska-Arkell
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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:45 pm

I'm getting a boring game in Jones-Turner
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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Simon Williams » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:49 pm

Oh dear, I have just been writing about the Gordon-Harvey line...

'I did not think that this held any independent value over 9 Qc2 but there is one major difference. White now has the possibility to play Qd5+ in some variations which puts Black in all sorts of problems, for example,
9…Nxc3
I will discuss Black’s other interesting option 9…Nc6 a bit later on in this chapter.
10 bxc3!
White is now ready to play the e4 advance. Black’s standard way of meeting this.
10…Nc6
Runs into 11 e4!'

For example...

When Black has a pretty horrible decision to make, he can either try …e5 or capture on e4. Both moves are better for White, for example,
a) 11…e5
This move would be fine if White still had the queen placed on c2 but in this position White can win a pawn by playing…
12 dxe5 dxe5 13 Qd5+!

Gordon actually showed me this line 5 years ago or so, hence why I gave up 7...a5 in favour of 7...Ne4. Should have kept up to date on www.gingergm.com :twisted:

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:05 pm

Simon Williams wrote:Oh dear, I have just been writing about the Gordon-Harvey line...

...
When Black has a pretty horrible decision to make, he can either try …e5 or capture on e4. Both moves are better for White, for example,
a) 11…e5
This move would be fine if White still had the queen placed on c2 but in this position White can win a pawn by playing…
12 dxe5 dxe5 13 Qd5+!

Lawks. I won a game (as White) in the London League a few months ago when I played up to 12 dxe5 pretty quickly and Black chose not to recapture.

Surprised to see it crop up in the British Championship at all, let alone round 6, board 3.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by John Moore » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:57 pm

Nice to see Mike Surtees get all his pawns moved by move 12 - according to his rules, that's almost winning. Also, I am so glad that I am not Robert Shaw in that position against Jack.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Matthew Carr » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:03 pm

JustinHorton wrote:I'm getting zero clock times in Houska-Arkell
I am aware of this and I think the connection between my system and the clock has come loose. If I can fix it before the game ends I will.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:05 pm

Matthew Carr wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:I'm getting zero clock times in Houska-Arkell
I am aware of this and I think the connection between my system and the clock has come loose. If I can fix it before the game ends I will.
You've probably got plenty of time. Does the winner of Houska-Arkell get a special prize as top grinder?

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:07 pm

Simon Williams wrote:Gordon actually showed me this line 5 years ago or so, hence why I gave up 7...a5 in favour of 7...Ne4. Should have kept up to date on http://www.gingergm.com :twisted:
Jonathan Rogers' absence as our Dutch expert less of an issue today :) .

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by John Moore » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:10 pm

Gordon-Harvey is a bit unfortunate.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:11 pm

Is there a site where you can go and play over games from previous rounds? I could download the pgns, but before I do that, I wanted to check I'm not missing something on the official site. I know some events and sites do provide online playback facilities so that casual browsers can play through games from previous rounds without having to download a pgn for each round.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:14 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Is there a site where you can go and play over games from previous rounds? I could download the pgns, but before I do that, I wanted to check I'm not missing something on the official site. I know some events and sites do provide online playback facilities so that casual browsers can play through games from previous rounds without having to download a pgn for each round.
Not that I know of, the pgns from round 2 onwards didn't have any moves when I tried them this morning but I believe they are a work in progress.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Simon Brown » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:14 pm

Gordon-Harvey sounds like my choice for pre-dinner drinks tonight. Looks like G&T is going to prevail over vodka, galliano and orange juice.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by John Moore » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:17 pm

Very good.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:17 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Simon Williams wrote:Gordon actually showed me this line 5 years ago or so, hence why I gave up 7...a5 in favour of 7...Ne4. Should have kept up to date on http://www.gingergm.com :twisted:
Jonathan Rogers' absence as our Dutch expert less of an issue today :) .
ON the lower boards, I see John Sugden is playing the sort of anti-Dutch junk that would have me mated in a dozen moves or fewer.

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Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:22 pm

Jack's done for the day.
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