European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

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Chris Rice
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:41 pm

Probably tiring a bit after his magnificent achievements earlier. Not sure we ever have had a European chess champion before?

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:37 pm

Keith plays in the European Blitz starting tomorrow.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by PeterFarr » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:07 pm

Chris Rice wrote:Probably tiring a bit after his magnificent achievements earlier. Not sure we ever have had a European chess champion before?
Andrew Whiteley, John Nunn and Shaun Taulbut were all European junior champions; Jovanka Houska was European girls champion.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:24 pm

A lot of impressive junior players on that list of winners Peter including Karpov and Aronian! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_J ... ampionship

While I was searching I stumbled upon the tournament claiming to be the first European Individual Championship and got a bit of a shock.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_I ... ampionship

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by PeterFarr » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:38 pm

Chris Rice wrote:A lot of impressive junior players on that list of winners Peter including Karpov and Aronian! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_J ... ampionship

While I was searching I stumbled upon the tournament claiming to be the first European Individual Championship and got a bit of a shock.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_I ... ampionship
Extraordinary.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Oh dear. You have all forgotten the major European Championship we won:
The European Team Championship in 1997.
We have had several European and World Gold Medallists for their board in team competitions.
We also have several European and World Gold Medallists both individual and team in solving competitions.
European Union Championship Nigel Short 2006.

The complete list of international honours can be found in the YearBook and, presumably, somewhere on the ECF website.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by PeterFarr » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:09 pm

I was thinking only of individual European events, but yes of course you are right.

And the biggest omission of all - Tony Miles, World Junior Champion in 1974

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:51 pm

Soz folks, that was abominable today. Truly awful. Can't explain it. I've never claimed to be that great at rapidplay, but I don't think I played a single good move all day.

I promise I will do far better in the blitz...

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by PeterFarr » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:15 pm

On the other hand, hardly a single bad move played in the main event. :D

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:27 pm

Keith

You won the big one, be greedy to win the lot :lol:

Hope you win the blitz

Really enjoyed Porto when Andrea and I were there 10 years ago, hope you are getting to see some of it -they should be celebrating knocking Napoli out tonight

Cheers
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Keith Arkell
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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:55 pm

I didn't notice the soccer result Mick, but I did, a few moments ago, pick up on a good vibe in the air, so now know why!

Very poignant about you and Andrea being here. So many memories of the 3 of us having a good laugh together.

Really wan to try and go out in a bit of style tomorrow...

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:58 pm

O, and yes I must admit to having seen a bit of Porto, having met up with my good friend, GM Luis Galego, who is a local resident :)

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:43 am

Is the Blitz shown live ? I don't think it is.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by Simon Brown » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:11 am

It doesn't start until 2.30 local time, but the site suggests it will be shown.

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Re: European Individual Seniors (50+) Championship

Post by John McKenna » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:36 pm

Well, it's already started with Igor Glek top seed ahead of Sturua, Keith & Kalegin...

It's Tatiana (Bogumil) v. Keith on 3rd bd...

English debut and no easy game for Keith - these Eastern ladies are full of promising chess...

Keith's getting there - round the back - but he is weak on black sqs. around his king...

He's won it!
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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