British Championship 2018

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Re: British Championship

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:21 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:08 pm
So it's probably the same with other federations.
Some are better than others.

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Re: British Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:25 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:08 pm

So it's probably the same with other federations. Especially when there are players with very similar names there is always some doubt until it is verified.
The BCF started collecting dates of birth for use in grading in the early 1990s. Part of the plan was to use them as identifiers, but it didn't work terribly well. Assigning a unique code and getting organisers to quote it worked rather better.

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Re: British Championship

Post by David Robertson » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:42 pm

It's not very hard to distinguish between John G Coopers when one of them (165) is a member of your 4NCL squad; when another (219) is WLS & IM, and plays for a rival squad; and when the third (195) is from Hull from where he rarely ventures far, chesswise (to my knowledge)

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Re: British Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:42 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
There were no forfeits today in the Championship itself, apart from Sue Maroroa's zero-point bye.
What happened in Jackson-Eggleston?
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Re: British Championship

Post by Gavin Hughes » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:42 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
There were no forfeits today in the Championship itself, apart from Sue Maroroa's zero-point bye.
What happened in Jackson-Eggleston?
Eggy won.
Im surprised that Sue Marora didnt get a whole point for not being paired due to odd numbers.

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Re: British Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:05 am

Gavin Hughes wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 am
Im surprised that Sue Marora didnt get a whole point for not being paired due to odd numbers.
That's not what happened. There was an even number of players, 64 to be precise. At some time on Friday, she appears to have declared an inability to play in the first round. David Anderton, who is playing in the Seniors starting today was drafted in as a filler. Had they not done so, the lowest rated player would have got the bye. But it's not the practice to have an odd number of players, someone would have been promoted from the Major Open had such a vacancy arisen.

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Re: British Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:14 am

Gavin Hughes wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:42 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
There were no forfeits today in the Championship itself, apart from Sue Maroroa's zero-point bye.
What happened in Jackson-Eggleston?
Eggy won.
That's curious because the online game services have Jackson winning the point but with no moves displayed.
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Re: British Championship

Post by Gavin Hughes » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:05 am
Gavin Hughes wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 am
Im surprised that Sue Marora didnt get a whole point for not being paired due to odd numbers.
That's not what happened. There was an even number of players, 64 to be precise. At some time on Friday, she appears to have declared an inability to play in the first round. David Anderton, who is playing in the Seniors starting today was drafted in as a filler. Had they not done so, the lowest rated player would have got the bye. But it's not the practice to have an odd number of players, someone would have been promoted from the Major Open had such a vacancy arisen.
That explains it chrs!

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Re: British Championship

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:46 am

There was a fault on the DGT board in Jackson-Eggleston. http://chess-results.com/tnr367973.aspx ... =1&flag=30 has the correct results.

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Re: British Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 am

Another oddity is that Gwilym Price's victory over Jovanka Houska, presumably the result of the day, currently appears as a draw on Chessbomb.
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Re: British Championship

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:01 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 am
Another oddity is that Gwilym Price's victory over Jovanka Houska, presumably the result of the day, currently appears as a draw on Chessbomb.
It showed all his winning moves on chess24.

He seems to have appeared from nowhere, and has improved RAPIDLY. Clearly a player to watch.

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Re: British Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:19 am

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:01 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 am
Another oddity is that Gwilym Price's victory over Jovanka Houska, presumably the result of the day, currently appears as a draw on Chessbomb.
It showed all his winning moves on chess24.
Yeah I saw that, so I'm well confused.
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Re: British Championship

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:23 am

Chessbomb is wrong, as he is in the 2nd round draw on 1 point.

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Re: British Championship

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:25 am

Lots of great matchups today. Expecting several upsets. Don't blink watching Rudd - Hebden :-)

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Re: British Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:42 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:19 am
Yeah I saw that, so I'm well confused.
You have to regard the result recorded on chess-results.com as the definitive version. With all the boards in the British being DGTs, players are instructed to leave the final position without resetting the pieces along with the signed scoresheets.

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