The British itself!

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Lewis Martin » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:36 pm

Lewis Martin wrote: At one point, Hawkins had the opportunity to win a pawn on a7. Why he didn't do this, I don't know. Anyone care to explain, was there a trap I didn't see?
Whoops. Just noticed that Black can reply with ...c5 with ...Ra6 to follow, and that after Bb8, Black can simply move his rook back to c8 and wins the bishop.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:22 am

There a player in the Weekend tournaments making critical comments.

Read it now before it's deleted for being negative.
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/Forum/vi ... f=25&t=106

The largest tournament (Seniors) starts Saturday. The British and Major Open have the day off for Saturday, but I don't know what will happen Sunday as I don't think there are enough boards to cram in the British, Major Open, the Seniors and the weekender. It's probably going to be a problem for the first three days of next week as well. There's space elsewhere on the campus and the air-conditioning is a boon, but by past standards, the room isn't big enough

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Re: The British itself!

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:24 am

I think the Major Open is being moved to another building from Sunday.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:00 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:I think the Major Open is being moved to another building from Sunday.
The toilet block would be appropriate.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Adam Raoof » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:50 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
IM Jack Rudd wrote:I think the Major Open is being moved to another building from Sunday.
The toilet block would be appropriate.
Stop it!

The Major Open is not dead, but really - it needs a rethink. If you offered an organiser the opportunity to run a norm swiss alongside the British and with no venue costs, they would jump at the chance.

The problem is the impact it has on the British. Therefore I do lean towards making the British a truly Open event, OR a prestigious closed event with a truly Major open alongside, with a qualifying place on offer.

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Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:51 am

The latter was also a suggestion I made a number of years ago. I think it's worth considering.
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Re: The British itself!

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:07 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:... OR a prestigious closed event with a truly Major open alongside, with a qualifying place on offer.

This would be my preference. I recently stumbled across a thread elsewhere when somebody criticised me for making this suggestion. That was 2008.

I’m assuming it’s not economically feasible though and/or would be unpopular amongst those who currently play in the British.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:38 pm

Very exciting games this year in the main championship event!

Does anyone know what is happening in the Junior Championship events - the website is not being updated. Can anyone give us some regular updates on winners etc?

Many thanks in advance,

K

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:44 pm

Can now see the results of the U16s, U13s and U8s. Something very strange happened in the second to last round of the U8s?

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:58 pm

What happened ?

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:05 pm

Krishna Shiatis wrote:Something very strange happened in the second to last round of the U8s?
Barry Sandercock wrote:What happened ?
After 4 rounds there were only two players on 4/4. After five rounds one of them had 5/5 (with a + (bye) shown as the result in Round 5) and the other had 4.5/5 (with an = (draw by default) shown as the result in Round 5).

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks Ian, I didn't notice that.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Peter D Williams » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:40 pm

Very pleased to see Yang-Fan draw with Hawkins and he had black.I remember playing Yang- Fan when he was 8 and it was clear to me that he was going to be very good at chess.I have a number of pictures of him and Peter winning all sorts of chess events :D
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Re: The British itself!

Post by Mike Truran » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:51 pm

What's for dinner?

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Lewis Martin » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:48 pm

The draw is up.

Howell-Hawkins hopefully will be a good game. Howell will want to win it.
Pert-Pert might be a 'gentlemanly/brotherly' draw.

And... I am for one, looking forward to Rudd-Williams!

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