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LawrenceCooper
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British Knockout Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:48 pm

http://live.londonchessclassic.com/

Quarter Finals Game 1 - 11.00
Nigel Short ½-½ Daniel Fernandez
Gawain Jones 1-0 Jonathan Rowson
Nicholas Pert ½-½ David Howell
Jonathan Hawkins ½-½ Luke McShane

Quarter Finals Game 2 - 16.00
Daniel Fernandez - Nigel Short
Jonathan Rowson - Gawain Jones
David Howell - Nicholas Pert
Luke McShane - Jonathan Hawkins

Paul Cooksey
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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:50 pm

It is looking likely their will be playoffs in Short - Fernandez and McShane-Hawkins

Is it wrong that I'm quite looking forward to Short moaning about the schedule?

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:19 pm

Well the schedule is truly harsh even without play offs added in!

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:57 pm

seeds both winning R+P endings in first playoff, I was surprised how Hawkins tried to defend.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:32 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:seeds both winning R+P endings in first playoff, I was surprised how Hawkins tried to defend.
3-1 wins for both McShane and Short albeit in the Hawkins-McShane second game the result doesn't tell the whole story.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:53 am

Paul Cooksey wrote:It is looking likely their will be playoffs in Short - Fernandez and McShane-Hawkins

Is it wrong that I'm quite looking forward to Short moaning about the schedule?
"Permission from FIDE for any dead games to be FIDE rated will be sought." http://www.londonchessclassic.com/bko/b ... ations.htm

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:43 am

Any predictions for the semis?

It is Short versus McShane and Jones versus Howell.

David Howell is the defending champion from last year.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by MartinCarpenter » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:59 am

Goodness knows over 2 games! The final is a worthwhile match, the rest is inherently very random.

Unless any of the players are adverse to early mornings.....

Does anyone have any idea why the schedule for the semi's is like it is? Spread over two days is positive but scheduling it as 16:30 to 20:30 today then 10:30 to 14:30 (+ potential play offs) on Saturday does seem a bit odd, not to mention cruel.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:13 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:Goodness knows over 2 games! The final is a worthwhile match, the rest is inherently very random.

Unless any of the players are adverse to early mornings.....

Does anyone have any idea why the schedule for the semi's is like it is? Spread over two days is positive but scheduling it as 16:30 to 20:30 today then 10:30 to 14:30 (+ potential play offs) on Saturday does seem a bit odd, not to mention cruel.
It matches the schedule for the open.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by John Moore » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:52 pm

Anybody know what's happened with the live games from the Knockout. Seem to have frozen in both games around moves 4-5. And are there going to be live games from the FIDE Open. At the moment, that option is greyed out on the official site.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:56 pm

"Anybody know what's happened with the live games from the Knockout."

I got suspicious when Nigel seemed to have taken more than a minute after 0-0, now it's 17 minutes, I assume there's a problem with the broadcast, unless the fire alarm has sounded...

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:58 pm

ches24live is covering the Knockout, Open and Classic
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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by John Moore » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:02 pm

Thanks Mick. Would be nice if you could access this from the official site.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:08 pm

John Moore wrote:Thanks Mick. Would be nice if you could access this from the official site.
I have messaged Matthew Carr & Alex Holowczak about the faulty link on the official website taking us to the Grand Tour games but I suspect that the first day brings it's fair share of challenges so some teething problems are to be expected.

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by John Moore » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:10 pm

Thanks Loz. I agree but hopefully it will be sorted soon.

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