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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Andy Burnett » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:45 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Howell is surely struggling after 26.b3. Greet doesn't look to be in all that much trouble to my eyes.
I think Jones has misplayed that position after Bc1.
In hebden-Howell I thought 26.b3 initially, but wondered if 26...Qb2 was good for black?

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:52 pm

I doubt he'd have enough for the pawn he'd give up, but any any rate Hebden seems to agree with you!
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:00 pm

Wonder what move in the Arkell-Khandelwal game someone will actually capture something.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by E Michael White » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:01 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Howell is surely struggling after 26.b3

In hebden-Howell I thought 26.b3 initially, but wondered if 26...Qb2 was good for black?
According to my database 26.Qc2 was played in Krush v Becerra Rivero when Krush won

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:01 pm

bit like the gordon v Rendle game as well alex!

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by benedgell » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:03 pm

Little dissapointed Si Williams didnt punt the dutch today. Given Pallister's wrote at least one book on white openings with d4 it would've been an interesting theoretical battle. Although maybe the Dutch isn't a particularly good opening to play against a well prepared opponent.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:06 pm

nah the dutch is suspect that why nobody at 2700 level will play it! Si Williams looks in trouble to me against Pallister.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:08 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:Wonder what move in the Arkell-Khandelwal game someone will actually capture something.
Some way to go yet for the record (mine is move 31 which quite impressed me until I looked it up)
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by benedgell » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:31 pm

Greet's made a mess of things in time trouble, and Gawain's close to winning now I think

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:33 pm

benedgell wrote:Greet's made a mess of things in time trouble, and Gawain's close to winning now I think
Yep, that one's gone west. Lucky escape for Jones.
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by benedgell » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:34 pm

Love the Qh7 move in Rendle's game.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:39 pm

jones as won already wow greet look to be winning before.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:47 pm

Ah, I have it back. Hebden is surely winning now.
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:52 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Ah, I have it back. Hebden is surely winning now.
Fritz gives Hebden a +1.59 score after that Qd5 move. If the theory ended at 25. f3, Howell seems to just not have known how to progress after that. He has spent more than an hour on the last half a dozen moves or so, and he's struggled. Very strange...

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:54 pm

What's just happened in Gordon-Rendle?
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