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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Ian Lamb » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:43 pm

no were still playing and willams looks to be winning now with 2 pieces for rook Bxd6 looked suspect for pallister to me what you think? Keith arkell won g5 look like a shocker from Khandwel? .

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by E Michael White » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:44 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote: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...
First new move in Hebden v Howell was Hebden's 27 Nd2 -- thats a lot of theory they churned out. Is Hebden's move better ?

Krush,I (2452) - Becerra Rivero,J (2609) [D44]
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25.f3 Qe5 26.Qc2 Qb5 27.b3 c3 28.Bxa7 Rh5 29.Be3 Qa6 30.Bg5 Ne5 31.h4 Rh8 32.Kg2 Bh6 33.Bxh6 Rxh6 34.Rd1 Rh8 35.Nd6+ Kb8 36.Qe4 Nc6 37.Nxf7 Rf8 38.Ne5 Nxe5 39.Qxe5+ Ka8 40.Rd6 Qa7 1-0

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:42 pm

Early wackiness in Griffiths-Conquest
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:44 pm

Hope this works (touch wood...) as I didn't have much time for sleep yesterday
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:45 pm

Summerscale and Wells also reaching for the wide pawns. Disappointing that Surtees-Rudd not being shown - didn't realise it was as long as board 30!
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:43 pm

A bit quiet in here, is it working well for everyone?
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:44 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:A bit quiet in here, is it working well for everyone?
Like a dream. :)

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Ian Lamb » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:59 pm

yes it working Carl apart from greet v khandelwel got no moves on there at all what it like with you alex?

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Alex McFarlane » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:03 pm

Fire alarm set of in building caused delay in start today. Also automatically opened vents causing torrents of rain in playing hall (hence delay). Drips continued on Greet board so it had to be moved. Sorry!!!

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:18 pm

That reminds me how the Hastings Town Hall sprung a leak in 1953, and the rain came on the British Championship board where Gerald Abrahams was, as usual, smoking his cigars and loudly eating his oranges...

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:19 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:Fire alarm set of in building caused delay in start today. Also automatically opened vents causing torrents of rain in playing hall (hence delay). Drips continued on Greet board so it had to be moved. Sorry!!!
I do hope that was caught on camera. :lol:

On the other hand, I bet the room was evacuated swiftly. :)

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Ian Lamb » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:42 pm

is howell worse in his game v gordon?! looks like gordon messed it up now and howell winning
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:53 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:That reminds me how the Hastings Town Hall sprung a leak in 1953, and the rain came on the British Championship board where Gerald Abrahams was, as usual, smoking his cigars and loudly eating his oranges...
Evidently games of chess are won not by good positions but by good roofs.
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:54 pm

Howell wins material by Qxf7 Ne5 Qf5

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:55 pm

Ian Lamb wrote:is howell worse in his game v gordon?!
Well, he's got 7 minutes to make 18 moves, so he'd better get a move on. (Get it? Chess, move? Never mind...)

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