British Championship 2018

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by David Robertson » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm

Zapolskis - Young Well done to Daniel Young (again!). But what absolute dreck from Zapolskis :shock:

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Alexander Hardwick » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:48 pm

Meanwhile, on sub-2050-watch, Daniel Young has just tenderised another IM to move onto 4.5/8.

EDIT: impressive levels of cross-posting there

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by David Robertson » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:07 pm

Heh, Daniel's Elo had crossed 2000 before that win. He's currently +41.6 on 1962, with another wedge to come. If he's not very careful, he'll qualify for a rating prize by the end of rd.9 :D. Indeed, another win, and he might win a place prize!

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Martin Benjamin » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:00 pm

Thomas Villers v Eu Wen Aron The in the Major Open is worth a look.
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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:00 pm

I'm backing the big guys to make 4/4.

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Thomas Rendle » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:16 pm

Big moment for the title right now if Nick Pert can find 44...Bxe5!

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:18 pm

Indeed. Though that would only seem to draw, it does seem that Adams missed this and his advantage will have gone. (Black's attack actually looks very scary.)

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:26 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:00 pm
I'm backing the big guys to make 4/4.
Jones and McShane have won, but Adams and Howell may only draw. That will still leave Adams a half point ahead of a group of three on six points, and still favourite for the title.

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:29 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:00 pm
I'm backing the big guys to make 4/4.
Oops, that idea didn't last long. Unusually careless by Mickey, and since he obviously missed the tactic he's slightly lucky that it didn't win.

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Thomas Rendle » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm

Still room to go wrong on board 1. 0.00 is too early to chalk up the draw, especially this late on in a tiring event...

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Thomas Rendle » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm

...although I suspect White has just offered a draw. Otherwise we'd have seen ...Qxe5 by now.

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:33 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm
...although I suspect White has just offered a draw. Otherwise we'd have seen ...Qxe5 by now.
Draw!

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Prescient. I was wondering about the delay. Draw agreed.

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by David Robertson » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm
...although I suspect White has just offered a draw. Otherwise we'd have seen ...Qxe5 by now
Good call!

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Re: British Championship 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:40 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Zapolskis - Young Well done to Daniel Young (again!). But what absolute dreck from Zapolskis :shock:
Was trying to find reasons for the poor moves, but yeah, not great play at all. Amazing that Daniel Young has reached 50% and with 2.5/3 against IMs. Maybe he will get a pairing against a GM in the final round? :)

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