The British itself!

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Hypothetically, do people agree that if Howell abided by a rule that he could think for no more than say 8 minutes for any one move his rating would increase significantly?

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:06 pm

Yes

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:17 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Analysis of Hawkins - N Pert from round 9 here

http://www.viewchess.com/cbreader/2014/ ... 33281.html

Thanks - that helps a bit. Didn't understand anything about that game, it just seemed like random bonkers early on.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:26 pm

Chances of Hebden holding?

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Re: The British itself!

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:26 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:Hypothetically, do people agree that if Howell abided by a rule that he could think for no more than say 8 minutes for any one move his rating would increase significantly?
Mu. I don't think he's any more capable of abiding by this rule than I am of abiding by the equal and opposite one.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:29 pm

That analysis (Hawkins - Pert) strikes me as pretty ropey. As the game transpires Qe5+ looks like it was slightly inaccurate. Instead Bxf6 Qxf6 Qe3+ looks like an advantage for White.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:31 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:Chances of Hebden holding?
Difficult to see how he's going to hold that. His king's cut off, White has the outside passed pawn and is of course a pawn up as well.
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Re: The British itself!

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:32 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:Chances of Hebden holding?
Seems like he's on to a loser to me. Pawn down, same coloured bishops, pawns on both sides of the board, passed pawns already, his rook in front rather than behind the opposing passed pawn, facing a nicely centralised king able to dart to the queenside to support his passed pawn and hold up the opposing passed pawn. Only thing going for him really is that the queening square of the passed White pawn is of the opposite colour to the bishops.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:33 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:That analysis (Hawkins - Pert) strikes me as pretty ropey. As the game transpires Qe5+ looks like it was slightly inaccurate. Instead Bxf6 Qxf6 Qe3+ looks like an advantage for White.
I did say "a bit" - it didn't help greatly. I would like someone to explain the relevant points of that game, I really understood "Bahnhof".

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Andy Stoker » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:34 pm

In Hawkins-Pert, was there any mileage in Bc4 after ....c6 -presumably not because I've not seen it mentioned ... but it looked good down at my coffee house

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:36 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:Hypothetically, do people agree that if Howell abided by a rule that he could think for no more than say 8 minutes for any one move his rating would increase significantly?
Mu. I don't think he's any more capable of abiding by this rule than I am of abiding by the equal and opposite one.
Well he can do it - as shown when he is short of time!

I reckon you and David paired would be killers at tandom chess!

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:40 pm

At the time control David thouhgt for over half an hour over Bxe4 but I don't really understand Mark's response. I had assumed David was worried about Rd8. I assume Mark is just lost now.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:49 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:At the time control David thouhgt for over half an hour over Bxe4 but I don't really understand Mark's response. I had assumed David was worried about Rd8. I assume Mark is just lost now.
Yes that one looks over.
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Re: The British itself!

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:06 pm

What the hell is Howell doing letting his clock run down like this? It's entirely unnecessary.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Paul Dargan » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:08 pm

Charlie Storey (aka Sniper Chief) for most combative player award again? Has again managed to go through 11 rounds without a draw...

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