2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

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2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:36 pm

Starting a general thread here for the 100th British Chess Championships in Torquay (28 July to 10 August 2013). There might be separate threads on the live games and other things, but here are some links to start people off:

http://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/
http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/results-and-pairings/
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/BCC/2013 ... p/SMWSite/

Round 1 pairings in the main event at the third link above.

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:40 pm

One result is in already:

http://www.tournamentdirector.co.uk/res ... 53D3E56948

Danny Gormally won the Week 1 rapidplay with 6/6.

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Post by Joey Stewart » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:45 pm

I bet gormally could not believe his luck, after mark hebden lost to that random guy early on he never got a chance to compete for the top spot again.
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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Post by Andrew Bak » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:01 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:I bet gormally could not believe his luck, after mark hebden lost to that random guy early on he never got a chance to compete for the top spot again.
Phil Olbison won the 2013 British Rapidplay Major title last year, he's no random guy!

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Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:04 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:
Joey Stewart wrote:I bet gormally could not believe his luck, after mark hebden lost to that random guy early on he never got a chance to compete for the top spot again.
Phil Olbison won the 2013 British Rapidplay Major title last year, he's no random guy!
He's assistant to the MCF President now, too, so no wonder he's improved :lol:
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Post by Mike W. Richardt » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:09 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:I bet gormally could not believe his luck, after mark hebden lost to that random guy early on he never got a chance to compete for the top spot again.
In round 3 Hebden should have lost again but somehow managed to win a lost position!!!
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Post by David Gilbert » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:48 pm

Tonight's All-play-all simul was won by the talented Mr Rudd. Jack moved around so quickly it took Brendan O'Gorman fully 20 minutes to get a photo of him standing still at a board. Jack scored 7/8, his only blemish a loss to Philip Olbison! Philip finished off the day with wins against the top three seeds. Not a bad day then. Great fun had by all. Lots of friendly banter with a little trip here and a disguised block there!

Full result:

Jack Rudd 7/8
Ravi Hari 6/8
Mitchell Burke 4.5/8
Robert Thompson 4.5/8
Jude Lenier 4/8
John Garnett 3.5/8
Philip Olbison 3/8
Jonathan Wells 2/8
Tom Thorpe 1.5/8

Great day, and it hasn't really started yet!

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Post by ThomasThorpe » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:54 pm

Thanks for running the incredibly fun tournament that was the all-play-all simul.

I'll treasure my wooden spoon award forever - great fun, even though I wasn't any good at it!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:48 pm

Some less than perfect photos of the all play all simul here: http://tinyurl.com/British2013

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Post by Dan O'Dowd » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:44 am

Where are the pairings for the U180? They don't appear to be up yet, and it's 3am :S

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Post by David Gilbert » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:37 am

Dan O'Dowd wrote:Where are the pairings for the U180? They don't appear to be up yet, and it's 3am :S
It's been reported there's been an attack on the website. The draw is on display in the entrance at the Riviera Centre. If you can pop along. That! All I can tell you.

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Post by Dan O'Dowd » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:52 am

Yes but that doesn't make sense though - in context, all the other correct draws are posted quite clearly, which seems to negate the idea that this is the result of any specific hacking. Whatever, I also have a bye this afternoon in the PM Open so I can watch the British commentary.

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Post by PaulTalbot » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:38 am

Can anyone tell me who won the bullet chess and what was the score? Cheers.

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Post by Mike W. Richardt » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:27 am

PaulTalbot wrote:Can anyone tell me who won the bullet chess and what was the score? Cheers.
I read somewhere that Keith won 22 - 15!!! It was quite equal til 14-14 and then Keith had a winning streak of 8-1!!!

Sorry can't find where I read it!!!! I saw some of the game yesterday when I finished my second round game at the rapid!!!
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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:31 am

Mike W. Richardt wrote:
PaulTalbot wrote:Can anyone tell me who won the bullet chess and what was the score? Cheers.
I read somewhere that Keith won 22 - 15!!! It was quite equal til 14-14 and then Keith had a winning streak of 8-1!!!

Sorry can't find where I read it!!!! I saw some of the game yesterday when I finished my second round game at the rapid!!!
Via facebook I found out that it was 22-15 to Keith.

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