European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:13 pm

Kalegin's looking hemmed in.
Are congratulations to Keith premature?
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:21 pm

If Kalegin loses, Keith wins outright.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:22 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Keith has drawn.
Why? The final position looks quite a bit better for Black?
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:24 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:If Kalegin loses, Keith wins outright.
No, if Kalegin draws, Keith wins outright

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Kalegin must not win!!
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:26 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:If Kalegin loses, Keith wins outright.
Keith wins outright if Kalegin draws or loses. If Kalegin wins, then Kalegin will win the title on tie-break. If that game is still going on (this is not clear - I suspect a breakdown in move transmission) then I'm not sure why Keith allowed a repetition instead of playing on. Logically, he would have agreed that repetition only after board two was drawn, or definitely losing for Kalegin, or impossible for Soylu to lose. We will have to wait until that result is known for sure. Does anyone else have anything beyond move 39 on that board two game?

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Keith has drawn.
Why? The final position looks quite a bit better for Black?
I suspect he knows a draw is good enough to win outright. It's a shame the live feed on board 2 has gone.

In order to play on Keith would have to exchange Ns in the final position, which would straighten out the pawns. Then he needs a little time to deal with the slightly awkward K and R positions. Slightly better at best I'd say - anyone have an engine to hand?

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:29 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:So surely the tie-breaks can be worked out for various scenarios?

i) Win for Arkell and he takes the title (single winner: Arkell)
ii) Draw for Arkell and Kalegin and Sturua both draw (single winner: Arkell)
iii) Draw for Arkell and only Kalegin wins (two-way tie between Arkell and Kalegin)
iv) Draw for Arkell and only Sturua wins (two-way tie between Arkell and Sturua)
v) Draw for Arkell and both Kalegin and Sturua win (three-way tie between Arkell, Kalegin and Sturua)
vi) Loss for Arkell and Soylu wins and Sturua loses (three-way tie between Arkell, Barle and Soylu)
vii) Loss for Arkell and Soylu wins and Sturua draws (four-way tie between Arkell, Barle, Soylu and Sturua)
viii) Loss for Arkell and Kalegin draws and Sturua loses (three-way tie between Arkell, Barle and Kalegin)
ix) Loss for Arkell and Kalegin draws and Sturua draws (four-way tie between Arkell, Barle, Sturua and Kalegin)
x) Loss for Arkell and Kalegin and Sturua both win (two-way tie between Kalegin and Sturua)
xi) Loss for Arkell and only Kalegin wins (single winner: Kalegin)
xii) Loss for Arkell and only Sturua wins (single winner: Sturua)

I think permutations 3-10 are all the tiebreak possibilities. Paul, what tie-break do Barle and Soylu have?
Well worth repeating but options are reduced to ii & iii - hopefully not the latter.
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Site now says draw on board 2. Well played Keith!

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Board 2 now showing as drawn. Champagne time!! Congratulations Keith!!!

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:31 pm

:D
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by John McKenna » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:32 pm

Kalegin draws and we have a Euro Champion - GM Keith Arkell!!!!

So it's porter and a glass o' port for me, later, to celebrate Keith's magnificent victory.

That win in R8 was classic, vintage Keith at his best.
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:56 pm

From here:

http://www.fpx.pt/escc2014/index.php/co ... open50plus

Final standings confirmed.

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 3 GM Arkell Keith C ENG 2448 7.0 2354 46.5 50.5
2 2 IM Kalegin Evgenij RUS 2453 6.5 2383 46.5 50.5
3 1 GM Sturua Zurab GEO 2524 6.5 2359 46.0 50.0

On the front page:

http://www.fpx.pt/escc2014/

Picture of the medals and trophies.

Pictures of Keith here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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"The awards ceremony takes place at 18:00 and will have the presence of the famous chess player, Garry Kasparov for the closure of this great tournament in Portugal, unless something unforeseen will appear."

Hopefully more photos to come.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:32 pm

Good to see it is already on the ECF website
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/

I've asked the MCF webmaster to get it on the MCF site as soon as he can
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