World Teams 2019

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Leonard Barden
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Leonard Barden » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:47 pm

Up and down match,but got there in the end. Adams 0, McShane 0.5, Howell 1, Jones 1.
Not often that Adams loses in the 3 Nd2 French.

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:26 pm

Round 1 report from Peter Doggers. Adams loss is one of the featured games. Azerbaijan next for England.

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Thomas Rendle » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:24 pm

Round 2 very much in the balance. England currently 0.5-1.5 down but chances to win both Whites (McShane & Jones). Possibly the fact that games start fairly early is hurting interest?

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Simon Brown » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:54 pm

More likely lack of awareness. Nothing on the ECF website and until Leonard's post yesterday I had no idea of the dates. Watching now though.

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:00 pm

It looks like we are going to do it. The form of the Olympiad continues!

The only concern will likely be that the last time Adams lost two consecutive games (Dresden 2008) he preferred to rest the next game instead of playing Russia. Presumably he would be White in the next game though, and to my eye he has not been playing all that badly - though admittedly the errors and excuses that I would allow myself do not necessarily cut it at this level!

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:12 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:00 pm
The only concern will likely be that the last time Adams lost two consecutive games (Dresden 2008) he preferred to rest the next game instead of playing Russia.
Next round is USA, admittedly USA 2 given the absence of their top players.

If Eygpt and Sweden can be regarded as the tournament "bunnies", they aren't faced until rounds 7 and 9.

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:17 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:00 pm
It looks like we are going to do it. The form of the Olympiad continues!

The only concern will likely be that the last time Adams lost two consecutive games (Dresden 2008) he preferred to rest the next game instead of playing Russia. Presumably he would be White in the next game though, and to my eye he has not been playing all that badly - though admittedly the errors and excuses that I would allow myself do not necessarily cut it at this level!
You are forgetting the 2009 European Team when I was captain :oops: He rested in round 1 (Luke losing to Monaco!) and then lost to Radjabov and Topalov before a run of draws (starting with white v Bacrot) and a last round win.

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:22 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:00 pm
The only concern will likely be that the last time Adams lost two consecutive games (Dresden 2008) he preferred to rest the next game instead of playing Russia.
Next round is USA, admittedly USA 2 given the absence of their top players
USA might well beat China this round
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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:41 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:00 pm
It looks like we are going to do it. The form of the Olympiad continues!

The only concern will likely be that the last time Adams lost two consecutive games (Dresden 2008) he preferred to rest the next game instead of playing Russia. Presumably he would be White in the next game though, and to my eye he has not been playing all that badly - though admittedly the errors and excuses that I would allow myself do not necessarily cut it at this level!
You are forgetting the 2009 European Team when I was captain :oops: He rested in round 1 (Luke losing to Monaco!) and then lost to Radjabov and Topalov before a run of draws (starting with white v Bacrot) and a last round win.
Ah yes. it may matter that he has White next, I guess. I remember the Topalov game - that was when Luke beat Cheparinov in 20 moves and Delchev tried to conceal the fact that his phone went off, right?

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:06 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:41 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:00 pm
It looks like we are going to do it. The form of the Olympiad continues!

The only concern will likely be that the last time Adams lost two consecutive games (Dresden 2008) he preferred to rest the next game instead of playing Russia. Presumably he would be White in the next game though, and to my eye he has not been playing all that badly - though admittedly the errors and excuses that I would allow myself do not necessarily cut it at this level!
You are forgetting the 2009 European Team when I was captain :oops: He rested in round 1 (Luke losing to Monaco!) and then lost to Radjabov and Topalov before a run of draws (starting with white v Bacrot) and a last round win.
Ah yes. it may matter that he has White next, I guess. I remember the Topalov game - that was when Luke beat Cheparinov in 20 moves and Delchev tried to conceal the fact that his phone went off, right?
That's the one :oops:

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Roger Lancaster » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:23 pm

2.5-1.5 with wins from McShane and Jones. (And yes, USA beat China).

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:41 pm

England in the bronze medal position after two rounds.

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:39 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:41 pm

Ah yes. it may matter that he has White next, I guess. I remember the Topalov game - that was when Luke beat Cheparinov in 20 moves and Delchev tried to conceal the fact that his phone went off, right?
I don't remember that, what was all that about?

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:47 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:41 pm

Ah yes. it may matter that he has White next, I guess. I remember the Topalov game - that was when Luke beat Cheparinov in 20 moves and Delchev tried to conceal the fact that his phone went off, right?
I don't remember that, what was all that about?
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1197&start=60.

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Re: World Teams 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:52 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:41 pm

Ah yes. it may matter that he has White next, I guess. I remember the Topalov game - that was when Luke beat Cheparinov in 20 moves and Delchev tried to conceal the fact that his phone went off, right?
I don't remember that, what was all that about?

I played Delchev once with my hands covered in Tippex.
Moments into the round a mobile was heard. It wasn't immediately obvious where it came from, it rang a second and maybe even a third time by which an army of arbiters had appeared and the search was narrowed down to the Bulgarian boards three and four. From memory they searched the board four's coat first and then Delchev's, at which point they found the phone. On being satisfied that it had made the offending noise he was defaulted.

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