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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:58 pm

Angus French wrote:It looks like Marcus was lucky and White could have won with 40 Ke4.
Yes, 37...Kc4 was a blunder though I'd need a lot of time to analyse 37...f6. Perhaps Black can draw.
38 h4 was strong but 40 Kd2 was a terrible blunder. Of course move 40 is often fatal.

As you say, after 40 Ke4 Black is lost. The position is WK e4, Pawns b2, g2. h4 versus Kc4, pawns a6, e6, h7.

I don't see how Black can improve on the main line 40...Kb3 (if 40...Kc5 41 Ke5 or maybe just g4 works) 41 g4 Kb2 42 g5 a5 43 h5 a4 44 g6 hxg6 45 h6! a3 47 h2 a2 48 h8Q+ and the tablebase says White mates in 12.
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Peter D Williams » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:20 pm

Paul Dargan wrote:@ Peter - it was just casual interest rather than casting any aspersions at the players ... heaven knows what people would find if they followed some of my games from previous events. I remember at least one comedy of errors with an unsound piece sac from Sheffield, 'fortunately' I think I was too far down to be on a live board ....

I do like to find 1 or 2 games that grab my interest from lower down the field to have a proper look at myself, rather than following Andrew's commentary ... and I like K+P endings - there's normally far more to them than you would expect from a casual glance ...

Paul
I was never good enough to play in the British so like you heaven knows what people would make of my games. I am sure i should have been given a wild card entry for the British.I like Marcus idea so far in his game. i suspect he had this idea planed for a while.
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by John McKenna » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:24 pm

In that case, I will be watch my never-say-die local expert take on the co-champion, today -

Bd. 3 Marcus Osborne (2190) - GM Jonathan Hawkins (2554)

To see if his luck holds.
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Peter D Williams » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:32 pm

John McKenna wrote:In that case, I will be watch my never-say-die local expert take on the co-champion, today -

Bd. 3 Marcus Osborne (2190) - GM Jonathan Hawkins (2554)

To see if his luck holds.
:D

On my board its not Marcus move but his clock is still going maybe he won all ready!
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:40 pm

Issues with live boards today
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:46 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Are we really going to have 11 different threads, one for each round. Isn't it more normal to have one thread for all the Championship games, particularly as discussion may overlap between rounds? Carl did suggest one thread for each day in his comment here:

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php ... 15#p159806

The thread last year was here:

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6728

It ran to 47 pages. Not sure what other threads existed last year.
I was not sure how to do it but 47 pages was a hard read too.
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:07 pm

Some great fun in Gormally - Shaw. Especially the computer lines contemplating black getting in all of h3,g4 and f3....
(Maybe not what black wants to do, but cute :))

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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:23 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Anyone wanting to watch Rudd-Golding is advised to log in on time :lol:
After 80 minutes play, Rudd is totally busted. Is that what you meant?

MEANWHILE IN BIEL... Mickey's Marshall went wrong and he lost to MVL.
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:01 pm

Tim Harding wrote: After 80 minutes play, Rudd is totally busted.
Bizarre. Did Jack maybe miss that his queen was being taken with check? 23.Nxd4 seems to be winning (as an alternative to 23.Qxd4).

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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:04 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tim Harding wrote: After 80 minutes play, Rudd is totally busted.
Bizarre. Did Jack maybe miss that his queen was being taken with check? 23.Nxd4 seems to be winning (as an alternative to 23.Qxd4).
That seems to be what happened. Chess 24's online engine has 24 Nxd4 as winning, and also 24 f4 or 24 Kh1 +2.
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:10 pm

although, even after the bizarre blunder, converting the extra material never looked completely straightforward, and now (after 42 b4) I would not be confident in calling the result.

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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:28 pm

Edge and Asenov both having a disappointing day after yesterday's GM draws

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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:32 pm

I am actually rather more impressed with Hawkins today than I was yesterday (ie today his opponent played plausibly, at least)

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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by John McKenna » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:34 pm

Looks like Don Mason may be leading the Championship with 1.5/2!?
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Re: British 2015 Round 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:36 pm

pretty clear by now that Jack is playing for the win

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