The British itself!

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: The British itself!

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:41 pm

Maybe, John. Black can push h-pawn to h4 and cause problems?

Anyway, on board one, the defending champion looks to just be a pawn down.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Ray Sayers » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:43 pm

Possibly. It's hard to see how Black stops that a pawn after Qb6 or such. Still, maybe there was a perpetual lurking.

I was just attracted to the backwards queen moves - I try to look for those first, ever since someone told me as a kid they were the hardest to spot :D

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Re: The British itself!

Post by John Moore » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:51 pm

Chris, White just plays Qb6 and if h5, he goes a6 and if h4 he goes Qc7 - which covers any perpetual check and preserves the pawn ready to promote. It is really tough to defend against Ray's line.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by John Moore » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:57 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Maybe, John. Black can push h-pawn to h4 and cause problems?

Anyway, on board one, the defending champion looks to just be a pawn down.
Where does Richard put his rook - 2 bishops count for something.

Clive Blackburn

Re: The British itself!

Post by Clive Blackburn » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Says draw on the live boards which I assume is wrong?
For Ward-Hebden? I assume the draw result showing on the live boards display is wrong. Black is forced to play Qc5+ and Qf8 to avoid being mated, but Ne4 (with Ng5+ and Nh6+ unstoppable) looks a crushing follow-up. (EDIT: The rankings here shows that Ward won: http://www.britishchesschampionships.co ... nking.html, and live boards now corrected as well)
So they still haven't fixed the spoof results :shock:

Yes, it has now been corrected to a win for Chris Ward

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Clive Blackburn » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:03 pm

Yang-Fang Zhou versus Justin Tan on board 5 is a real battle, not sure who will win that one

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:06 pm

John Moore wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Maybe, John. Black can push h-pawn to h4 and cause problems?

Anyway, on board one, the defending champion looks to just be a pawn down.
Where does Richard put his rook - 2 bishops count for something.
Yeah, I think David will get the pawn back. And you were right about the Nick Pert game, missed opportunity there.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by John Moore » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:11 pm

David seems to have declined the repetition - for what reason I know not.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:38 pm

No idea what is going on now.... (40.Bxf4). Do they get extra time now at move 40?

Found the time control details: "100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first move"

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:44 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: Do they get extra time now at move 40?
I think they've switched to the method where they don't add the time until someone runs out. But they are still running the increment version of the seven hour time control.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:46 pm

They got the extra time, but David Howell's position looks resignable (OK, I'm exaggerating slightly). That rook on b2 is not doing very much... Will be an excellent win for Richard Pert if he can finish things off here.

EDIT: A bonus point if someone can work out the significance of the date 04/08/2011 in relation to this game being played today on board 1 (hint, it involves the player who won today on board 4).

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Peter Shaw » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:58 pm

Last time Howell lost in the British?

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Re: The British itself!

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Hawkins in round 10 of Sheffield 2011, perhaps.

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Ah, %*^! I made the question too easy. :D

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Re: The British itself!

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:28 pm

Unexpected results today include Robert Willmoth drawing with GM John Emms. Lee Davis beat Charles Storey. And Richard Pert has a good position against David Howell and Justin Tan has a good position against Yang-Fan Zhou (I'd say both Pert and Tan are winning, but don't want to tempt fate too much).

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