Hastings13-14

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:50 pm

I have just looked at the Gormally game and that is indeed a tragedy. I feel very sorry for him, though at the same time am hoping that he will not feel the urge to write at length about the experience in CHESS.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Moore » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:22 pm

Nice win by the Jamaican player Duane Rowe.

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Post by John Moore » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:34 pm

Incidentally, whilst I remember, can I say thank you very much for the excellent live coverage this year.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:41 pm

Damn it, I had just ordered a T-shirt "Radovanovic - Hastings Champion 2014"

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Angus French » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:43 pm

John Moore wrote:Nice win by the Jamaican player Duane Rowe.
It looks like Rowe's opponent was better but blundered with 19... Kh8, allowing 20 e6 to open the a1-h8 diagonal.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Moore » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:44 pm

Say thank you for the live coverage, Jon

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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:08 pm

Thank you for the live coverage, Jon

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:09 pm

(But of course, we do thank Carl for his efforts. Hopefully he doesn't have to pay to host the games, as he does with this site!)

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:26 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:(But of course, we do thank Carl for his efforts. Hopefully he doesn't have to pay to host the games, as he does with this site!)
Yes there is a cost of course nothing is free :?

But your heroes are Dave and Matthew as my mother could setup a server and watch from a distance.
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:42 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:...my mother could setup a server and watch from a distance.
:lol:

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by benedgell » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:08 pm

Really can't understand why Khenkin had a quick draw today.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by AustinElliott » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:08 pm

benedgell wrote:Really can't understand why Khenkin had a quick draw today.
It does seem an odd decision, since on paper he had much the easiest draw of all the players on 6/8, and he had white.

Of course, there may be a good reason we're not aware of, like his not being well.

The sad thing was that the other players on 6/8 seemed to take their cue from the Khenkin-Radovanovic result, and we got very, very cagey games. I was hoping pre-round that that the probabilty of Khenkin winning would mean the others going all-out too, but it was not to be. Of all seven games involving players on 6/8 or 5.5/8, the indefatigable Mark Hebden was the only person to fashion a win, thereby earning himself a share of the 1st place tie. Great recovery by him after that loss to Sarkar.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Mike W. Richardt » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:52 pm

benedgell wrote:Really can't understand why Khenkin had a quick draw today.
In Germany Khenkin has a reputation of having quick draws in tournaments even against lower rated players.
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by benedgell » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:14 pm

My memories very fuzzy on this, but was Khenkin the guy who took a quick draw for Germany (against Russia, I think?) when they needed to win 4-0 in the last round of one of the team events?

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Martin Crichton » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Pretty obvious to me that Radonovic did his homework...seen that this Kenkin guy accepted several quick draws and offered a draw on move 11. Radonovic to be admired.
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