London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:26 pm

No idea. Would be fun if they did!

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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:53 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Can the threads be merged, please?
Where is the other one?
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Re: British Knockout Championship

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:56 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Can the threads be merged, please?
Where is the other one?
Found it both now in General chat.
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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by IanCalvert » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:24 pm

Is Nigel's 13 Kf1 a cunning plan to prepare 14 h4 ?

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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:21 pm

Well I guess given the response I guess it has to count as cunning :)
(Was there really need for black to ditch a clean pawn like that?).

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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:17 pm

So Nigel takes the lead. No slip-ups in the rook ending this time. Two games to go.
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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:32 pm

looks like Howell has a decent chance to draw level today

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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:51 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:looks like Howell has a decent chance to draw level today
For the record I wrote that before Short blundered his queen!

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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:27 pm

Given the way the last two games have been decided, it does look like they really did need that semi break in game 2. Or more of one....

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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by Paul Cooksey » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:14 pm

Howell has tripled isolated e-pawns in game 6; I'd have bet on quick draw today and lost.

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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by Paul Cooksey » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:17 pm

Short winning, deserved on balance on play imo

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Re: London Chess Classic British Knock-Out

Post by Phil Morgan » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:52 pm

Congratulations to Nigel Short on his hard-fought victory. I'd like to withdraw my criticism in this forum of the short draw in Game 2. No one can deny the final was hard-fought. There were 5 very tough games. I can see that in any sport or contest players may opt to take a breather, before preparing for the next phase, as indeed Magnus Carlsen did in the last classical game of the World Championship.
Nigel showed he remains a very tough competitor and David can only benefit from this kind of matchplay experience. I hope the British Knock-Out event becomes a regular, established event within the London Chess Classic. Phil Morgan

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