British Championship Congress 2019

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Matt Bridgeman
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:19 pm

4.5/5. He's consistently the best U13 in an age group that has excellent depth for both male and female players.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:27 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 am
Dark horse to win: Gordon
Fell at the first. Brought down by a sniper
Should be enough to count as a tournament win on Charlie's website
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Re: British chess championship

Post by Joey Stewart » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:37 pm

Oh, well if it is hidden away in the dead zones of the forums then at least we now have a discussion page in the active area.

I thought I would start with this- anybody know if there is live games being put online this year, I've had a look around and not seen anything yet (unfortunately the past British championships tend to be top of the Google searches)
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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Re: British chess championship

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:43 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:37 pm
Oh, well if it is hidden away in the dead zones of the forums then at least we now have a discussion page in the active area.
If you click on "active topics" in the top left it shows that the dead zone is the most active :P

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Re: British chess championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:49 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:37 pm
I thought I would start with this- anybody know if there is live games being put online this year
try chessbomb

https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2019-br ... mpionships

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:55 pm

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:19 pm
4.5/5. He's consistently the best U13 in an age group that has excellent depth for both male and female players.
Thanks for pointing that out. Two names had been transposed on the live boards output sent to me when I was arbiting.

(We had a few cases of that for some reason, but I hope I caught all the others.)

I have fixed it in the file for next week's TWIC now.

The player he drew with (from France) also scored 4.5.
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Re: British chess championship

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:00 am

This page https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2019/1/1/1 has the live commentary from Danny Gormally and Adam Hunt

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:06 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:27 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 am
Dark horse to win: Gordon
Fell at the first. Brought down by a sniper
Should be enough to count as a tournament win on Charlie's website
... and an increase in the current bargain rates he charges for coaching.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Joey Stewart » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:13 am

Martin Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:38 pm


Great result for Tom Villiers - Tom has an uncanny ability to induce blunders from strong opponents and it happened again today with Daniel Fernandez's 52...Kc5 ??
You are not kidding there, I played 4ncl in the same team as Tom one season and he managed to win 6 games from worse positions when his opponents made massive unforced blunders - the force is strong with him!
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Re: British chess championship

Post by Joey Stewart » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:14 am

Cheers for the links guys, I'll have to check out the next few days games
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:46 am

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:06 am

... and an increase in the current bargain rates he charges for coaching.
What's FT there?
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:46 am


What's FT there?
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:51 pm

Topics merged.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:17 pm

Adams - Pigott. After 10.Bf4 I'm thinking "I've got three pieces out, he's got no pieces out, why am I not winning?" What don't I understand about chess?

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:13 pm

Is the answer "yes, but you got no centre pawns"?

(I've had the same experience playing the French, or even just looking at the theory. You have to have a lot of faith in those white-squared pawns.)
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