british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

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british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Ian Lamb » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:44 pm

when was the last time the British champion lost in the first round?
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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Sebastian Stone » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:48 pm

Apparently English Champion Keith Arkell has also resigned.

However considering we're on the same move that apparently also caused his opponent to resign I think we should take this with a pinch of salt. :mrgreen:

Especially when we consider the position (after 21. Rc1), not that I claim to be an expert.
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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Ian Lamb » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:50 pm

its offical conquest lost but no news on arkell as yet
http://www.britishchess09.com/events/british.htm

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Jaimie Wilson » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:52 pm

Thomas Rendle won in 4 moves today. I wonder if that was the Vodafone gambit in action.

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:53 pm

Ian Lamb wrote:its offical conquest lost but no news on arkell as yet
http://www.britishchess09.com/events/british.htm
Ok, I give in and agree - boards 6-10 are clearly a bit of a mess :oops:

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:54 pm

Jaimie Wilson wrote:Thomas Rendle won in 4 moves today. I wonder if that was the Vodafone gambit in action.
The Internet Attack is also under suspicion.

I'm quite surprised Charlie Storey lost as he's apparently graded 3379.

Still, if it's a bit of a mess, better have a mess in the first round than the last.
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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Sebastian Stone » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:56 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Ian Lamb wrote:its offical conquest lost but no news on arkell as yet
http://www.britishchess09.com/events/british.htm
Ok, I give in and agree - boards 6-10 are clearly a bit of a mess :oops:

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:58 pm

I am at home now watching the Apache log file grow past the 200 megabyte size, oh well at least its busy
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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:04 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:I am at home now watching the Apache log file grow past the 200 megabyte size, oh well at least its busy
Do you know how many have tuned in to today's games yet?

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:13 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:I am at home now watching the Apache log file grow past the 200 megabyte size, oh well at least its busy
Do you know how many have tuned in to today's games yet?
No Alex it takes a while to download and analyze a log file of that size, so I will do it in the morning before i go to work!

Around 2,300 visitors would be considered a "good" figure but the number could be anything to be honest
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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:21 pm

Sebastian Stone wrote:Apparently English Champion Keith Arkell has also resigned.

However considering we're on the same move that apparently also caused his opponent to resign I think we should take this with a pinch of salt. :mrgreen:

Especially when we consider the position (after 21. Rc1), not that I claim to be an expert.
The full game is up on the championship site now ... looks like Keith got trapped in a mating net.

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Sebastian Stone » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:32 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Sebastian Stone wrote:Apparently English Champion Keith Arkell has also resigned.

However considering we're on the same move that apparently also caused his opponent to resign I think we should take this with a pinch of salt. :mrgreen:

Especially when we consider the position (after 21. Rc1), not that I claim to be an expert.
The full game is up on the championship site now ... looks like Keith got trapped in a mating net.
Really? After 40...Kxg4 41. Nh6+ Kg5 I don't know what white can do.

Maybe 41...Kxf4 is better.

What am I missing?
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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:34 pm

Sebastian Stone wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Sebastian Stone wrote:Apparently English Champion Keith Arkell has also resigned.

However considering we're on the same move that apparently also caused his opponent to resign I think we should take this with a pinch of salt. :mrgreen:

Especially when we consider the position (after 21. Rc1), not that I claim to be an expert.
The full game is up on the championship site now ... looks like Keith got trapped in a mating net.
Really? After 40...Kxg4 41. Nh6+ Kg5 I don't know what white can do.

Maybe 41...Kxf4 is better.

What am I missing?
Nh6 is checkmate

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:35 pm

Sebastian Stone wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Sebastian Stone wrote:Apparently English Champion Keith Arkell has also resigned.

However considering we're on the same move that apparently also caused his opponent to resign I think we should take this with a pinch of salt. :mrgreen:

Especially when we consider the position (after 21. Rc1), not that I claim to be an expert.
The full game is up on the championship site now ... looks like Keith got trapped in a mating net.
Really? After 40...Kxg4 41. Nh6+ Kg5 I don't know what white can do.

Maybe 41...Kxf4 is better.

What am I missing?
40...Kxg4 41. Nh6#

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Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:35 pm

Sebastian Stone wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Sebastian Stone wrote:Apparently English Champion Keith Arkell has also resigned.

However considering we're on the same move that apparently also caused his opponent to resign I think we should take this with a pinch of salt. :mrgreen:

Especially when we consider the position (after 21. Rc1), not that I claim to be an expert.
The full game is up on the championship site now ... looks like Keith got trapped in a mating net.
Really? After 40...Kxg4 41. Nh6+ Kg5 I don't know what white can do.

Maybe 41...Kxf4 is better.

What am I missing?
Hard to go Kg5 with the pawn on f4 really....
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