Hastings13-14

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David Clayton
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by David Clayton » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:21 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:Live games looking good to go, shame I am at work as usual.
Carl, isn't that when most people watch live chess?

Hope you fnish early enought to watch Chris on the commentary.

Thanks for hosting the live games.

David

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:19 pm

Is anyone else having trouble getting results for the Christmas and New Year tournaments ? Maybe it is my computer playing up.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Alex McFarlane » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:44 pm

They're showing on mine without any problem - and it was one of those having difficulties with the Master's at the start!!!

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Moore » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:46 pm

I hate to point out Macrea-Spanton. Sorry Tim.

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Moore » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:22 pm

The other one I can't understand is Bob Eames' game. Still in well known theory and if the clocks are right his opponent is down to 5 minutes plus increments

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Alex McFarlane » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:09 pm

The clock is down to under 2 mins

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Moore » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:10 pm

Thx Alex

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:10 pm

John Moore wrote:The other one I can't understand is Bob Eames' game. Still in well known theory and if the clocks are right his opponent is down to 5 minutes plus increments
Looking at his past games, Vakhidov has preferred the calmer positions of Exchange variations. Perhaps he just didn't know the crazy positions of that Main Line as well as he thought. So he's got to survive on the increment and Eames' time to move 40. The novelty appears to have been 15. Nc3, the only previous game featured 15. Kf1
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:14 pm

The server hosting the games is struggling a little at 4Mbps so I have increased the connection tracking limit which should resolve the issue for now.
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by John Moore » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:16 pm

Thx Carl - that's just what I would have done

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:18 pm

John Moore wrote:Thx Carl - that's just what I would have done
Good :shock: it's my fault anyway as the default limit is a little low.
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by abi&timadams » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:35 pm

Super fighting end-game by Jonathan Hawkins today, from a slightly worse middle-game (maybe).

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Greg Breed » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:12 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:Untitled players can take up to three half-point byes between Rounds 1-8 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.
Stewart Reuben wrote:That doesn't state that titled players cannot.
Sorry Stewart, but that is just a stupid thing to say and seems rather strange considering I like your common sense approach to some of the things occurring in the "Laws of Chess" thread! It is not necessary to say that "titled players cannot"... take byes", as it is implied. If you are not an untitled player you must therefore be a titled player. There are only two options available. :roll: tut tut tut
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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Alan Walton » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:16 pm

As much as I hate being pedantic, I would have to say that any rules have to be explicit

If you put "only" infront of the rule then I it would be ok, otherwise legally I would say it would be challenged

For one under the rule quoted, me being a CM (rated below 2100), would I be eligible for byes as theoretically I am titled in FIDE eyes, the rule doesn't clarify that

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Re: Hastings13-14

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:09 pm

Not to put a jinx on it, but if Hawkins does well in the final three rounds, does he have a chance at that final GM norm?

http://www.hastingschess.com/2014/SMWSite/index.html

He needs one more GM after round 7 (where he is playing his second GM), which shouldn't be too difficult (providing he wins or draws). The requirement for federations of his opponents (2 non-ENG, maximum 5 ENG, maximum 6 from one federation) look to be easily met. Achieving a 2600 TPR might be more difficult. Current TPR is 2540.

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