2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by PeterTurland » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:04 pm

A suggestion, have a local competition to qualify for the Brit championship, instead of county championship, or even horror of horrors, only county first and seconds qualify.

So sorry I forgot self interest rules.

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:05 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:
Thomas Rendle wrote:And all over if David finds Nf5+ and Ne7.
48...f6 is a brilliant GM touch!
Isn't it. I wouldn't expect any further moves.
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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:07 pm

...though I would expect wrong.

Futile, though.
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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:10 pm

And congratulations to David Howell.
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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:12 pm

JustinHorton wrote:And congratulations to David Howell.
Yes a round to spare is impressive
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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:23 pm

PeterTurland wrote:A suggestion, have a local competition to qualify for the Brit championship, instead of county championship, or even horror of horrors, only county first and seconds qualify.
OK, I think this takes the prize for the worst suggestion for the qualification rules so far. Congratulations.

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by PeterTurland » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:27 pm

Wow thanks Jack


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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:56 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:And congratulations to David Howell.
Yes a round to spare is impressive
Howell needs to win tomorrow to equal the Championship record of 10/11.

Moreover, whatever one thinks of the strength of the event overall, no-one can say that he hasn't played a demanding field.

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Simon Ansell » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:01 pm

Indeed, a very impressive performance. No-one else in the field has looked remotely close to challenging David. His TPR after round 10 is over 200 points higher than the next best. Congratulations!

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:24 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:Moreover, whatever one thinks of the strength of the event overall, no-one can say that he hasn't played a demanding field.
A performance beyond 2800 is definitely an impressive result, more than 150 points above his own rating.
If anything, I would not have expected 4 players still unbeaten after 10 rounds. There should be a special trophy for Gormally for not a single draw, hopefully he wont ruin the score on the last round.

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Rob Thompson » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:29 pm

It's worth noting that Rudd, Tavares and Fernandez are also drawless.
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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:46 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:... no-one can say that he hasn't played a demanding field.

Indeed so. Even tougher than 2009?

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:04 pm

Andrew Zigmond has sent us an interesting report from the Soanes Weekend Tournament and his experiences in Torquay:

Andrew Zigmond’s Impressions from Torquay

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Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:00 pm

I enjoyed your game today Jack - well played!

...b6 looked very mysterious until ..a6 and ..Ra7 were played. Was this the idea when played?

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