British 2016 Round by Round

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:44 pm

Mark Hannon wrote:Where is Hawkins? He appears to have played no games since before Christmas according to the Grading Database ?
Plenty of games here: https://ratings.fide.com/hist.phtml?event=412686 and here: https://ratings.fide.com/hist.phtml?event=412686

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Simon Brown » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:12 pm

Slightly unfortunate finish in Waddington-Harvey....

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Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:41 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Slightly unfortunate finish in Waddington-Harvey....
Oh dear!
Also Starley-Crocker, last game to finish, came down to Q v R (pawnless) at move 74.

Fifty moves later, a draw. Every endgame player's nightmare?
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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Andrew Bak » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:46 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Slightly unfortunate finish in Waddington-Harvey....
Ouch - that calls for a few stiff drinks

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:49 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Slightly unfortunate finish in Waddington-Harvey....
Quite interesting in its way though, the backwards-diagonal move being reputedly the hardest kind to spot. Plus the king having previously covered the move - horribly easy to imagine making the same mistake.
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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:53 pm

Tim Harding wrote: Also Starley-Crocker, last game to finish, came down to Q v R (pawnless) at move 74.

Fifty moves later, a draw. Every endgame player's nightmare?
Oldie but goldie
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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:33 am

Felt sorry for Oskar Hackner yesterday, looked like he was close to winning against Peter Wells. Then he tried to "clarify" the situation to make it easier to play and lost. If I had a pound for every time I've done that.....
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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by John Higgs » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:41 am

"I'm not the one who got it wrong. I'm the only one who got it right". Carrie Mathison.

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:44 am

Rd3 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 Sorry to be boring :D

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:58 am

Wrong thread possibly
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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:38 am

Chris Rice wrote:Felt sorry for Oskar Hackner yesterday, looked like he was close to winning against Peter Wells. Then he tried to "clarify" the situation to make it easier to play and lost. If I had a pound for every time I've done that.....
Oh dear. Just looked at the game. Do you mean 48.Ree7 and the combination leading up to taking the knight on g3? The position should have been drawn and the real blunder seems to be 54.g4. Had to look at the game on Chessbomb. Is there no replay facility for earlier rounds on the official website (I understand the need to get the basics right first!)?

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:12 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: Is there no replay facility for earlier rounds on the official website (I understand the need to get the basics right first!)?
You can use chess-results.com

http://chess-results.com/partieSuche.as ... 31040&rd=2
and scroll down to the game of interest.

The chessbomb stockfish engine will red ink dodgy moves, which has some interest when it's your own game.

Live coverage of the lower boards of the British was sacrificed in the interests of recording the Under-9s. Nevertheless, they've got my game from yesterday.
Not terribly exciting unless you like Zugswang themed endings.

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:28 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:Live coverage of the lower boards of the British was sacrificed in the interests of recording the Under-9s.
Fiddlesticks and flapdoodle. There are only 32 live boards here, and the British and the Under-9s have had no clashing rounds.

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:37 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote: Is there no replay facility for earlier rounds on the official website (I understand the need to get the basics right first!)?
You can use chess-results.com

http://chess-results.com/partieSuche.as ... 31040&rd=2
and scroll down to the game of interest.
Thanks. Never realised that facility was available on chess-results.com. Is that new or have I just managed to never find it? :oops:

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Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:44 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: Is that new or have I just managed to never find it? :oops:
Last year, you could use chess-results for the pgn download. I suspect the feature allowing individual play through might be newish.

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