World Cup Knockout 2019

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:12 pm

So was Gawain's, but it ain't no more.
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:16 pm

The line given by SF as -2 for Black in Luke's game still seems to end in a book draw, so don't despair

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:17 pm

Some pretty average technique there, as they say on the cricket commentary
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:05 pm

They have both drummed up some play, at least

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:08 pm

And SF likes their positions the more it has time to assess them

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:26 pm

next few moves critical for Gawain... (at move 40)

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:50 pm

Shame for Gawain - he played a really nice game for quite a while. Knight promotion in Luke's game, knight promotion fans.
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:59 pm

you know, I hadn't seen that trick before in Luke's game (1...Rc1+ with the point 2 Rxc1 b2+ 3 Kb1 Kb3) and it looks to be worth remembering.

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:02 pm

Luke is Black in the next as well, is this deliberate, to nullify the "always having advantage of White first" ?

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:48 pm

So what would WE play against the Caro-Kann is a must-win world cup speed eliminator?

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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:56 pm

Oh, do people still play 1 e4 ?
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:06 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:59 pm
you know, I hadn't seen that trick before in Luke's game (1...Rc1+ with the point 2 Rxc1 b2+ 3 Kb1 Kb3) and it looks to be worth remembering.
For some reason Chessbomb is now showing the score for Yuffa v McShane round five when you try and look at Yuffa v McShane game four!
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:09 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Oh, do people still play 1 e4 ?
I do, all the time :)
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:11 pm

Awesome blunder from Luke to lose game seven
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Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:14 pm

He made three oversights/blunders - I don't suppose he meant to lose the pawn on d4, he was even better before he later lost the pawn on h5, to a one move check; and that was before his whole queen got trapped.

So he seems tired, and that perhaps is the most worrying sign - of course he can cope with being a game down by itself.

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