European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:14 pm

Looks like avoiding all the one-movers (33...Qh5 would have been unfortunate) until Qh5 will relieve the pressure rather.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:18 pm

Has White just allowed Qh1 mate?

[Truly weird it showed Re3 as played, then it turned into g3 Rh7 (when Qh2+ and Qh1+ would take everything off into a N+P ending - maybe it really was Re3 and now they're shuffling the bits in a post-mortem?)

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:19 pm

Was just wondering that, but Keith has played Rh7 so presumably a move transmission error somewhere? Yeah, g3 was actually played first before Re3. Now going for the cheapo of Qb1+ and Qh1 mate? (Aww, Barle saw it).

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:24 pm

I think Qf5 wins now

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:25 pm

And now (move 38) surely Qh3 is 0-1?

[edit: maybe not ....] Come on Keith.

Bd.2 clearly only playing for 2 results now too though, so a draw would be enough if so inclined.
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:27 pm

38... Qe4!? looks worth a try.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:28 pm

After 38... Qh3, 39 Qd5 and the queens are off. Qe4 looks better but I think Keith just needs a draw now

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:33 pm

41.Ke2 and Keith has 40 mins. to about 30.
Should he now swap Qs by 41... Qd5 and grind out a win or coast to a draw?
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:35 pm

Presumably waiting to see what happens on board 2? (At least waiting until they reach move 40)

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:38 pm

Is Kalegin thinking he can hold that ending of N+2 v's R+2 on the same side? why has he allowd e6? (move 37)

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:57 pm

Frustratingly, the move transmission seems to have broken down on board 2 (Soylu-Kalegin). The clock times indicate that they have gone past move 40, but the move transmission is stuck on move 38. Keith has no worse than a draw (and can safely press for the win), but it would be good to know for sure what is happening in the other game.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:03 pm

Keith's halved-out, so I suspect there must already be a result on 2 that he's happy with?

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:04 pm

Can the champagne be broken out??

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:05 pm

They obviously reached move 40 on board 2, so hope so
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:07 pm

Keith has drawn.

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