22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

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J T Melsom
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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by J T Melsom » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:34 pm

I imagine there will be thousands of rugby and chess fans unsure what to do and then realising they can probably watch the rugby with a time delay.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:29 am

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:34 pm
I imagine there will be thousands of rugby and chess fans unsure what to do and then realising they can probably watch the rugby with a time delay.
Won't the rugby be over by the time the chess starts?

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:16 am

Bo. 14 Netherlands Rtg - 24 England Rtg 0 : 0
8.1 GM Peng, Zhaoqin 2364 - IM Houska, Jovanka 2430
8.2 WGM Haast, Anne 2288 - WGM Toma, Katarzyna 2272
8.3 WGM Paulet, Iozefina 2288 - WFM Longson, Sarah N 2073
8.4 WIM Ratsma, Rosa 2283 - WFM Bhatia, Kanwal K 2038

Bo. 5 Armenia Rtg - 2 England Rtg 0 : 0
2.1 GM Aronian, Levon 2758 - GM Adams, Michael 2694
2.2 GM Sargissian, Gabriel 2690 - GM Mcshane, Luke J 2682
2.3 GM Melkumyan, Hrant 2650 - GM Howell, David W L 2694
2.4 GM Martirosyan, Haik M. 2607 - GM Jones, Gawain C B 2688

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:13 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:29 am
J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:34 pm
I imagine there will be thousands of rugby and chess fans unsure what to do and then realising they can probably watch the rugby with a time delay.
Won't the rugby be over by the time the chess starts?
They start at the same time presumably. But yes it’s a real dilemma, stuck here with my brand new black and white tv, and the radio batteries run out.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:03 am

Ah, I see now. I was relying on Chessbomb's tournament information - really should know better by now - but it's actually one of those dreaded early starts.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:01 pm

I understand the reticence to comment until the fifth hour of play. But it is looking very good.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Thomas Rendle » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:08 pm

It really does. Very solid from Mickey, and Gawain seems to have spotted a trick, negating some of the technicalities of the endgame!

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:24 pm

This is where we were against Ukraine. Couldn't happen twice!

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:30 pm

Luke has drawn so 2-1 up with board three still in play.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:52 pm

David draws and so England win!

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Simon Brown » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:53 pm

I'd recommend a look at Dubov - Svane in the top match

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:59 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:52 pm
David draws and so England win!
Great result :D

I assume Russia - Germany will be drawn, so we'd have

Russia (12) v England (11)
Germany (11) v Ukraine (11)
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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:09 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:30 pm
Luke has drawn so 2-1 up with board three still in play.
Given the match position, was there no way for Sargissian to play on? The other way round, I bet that Luke would have done.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:17 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:09 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:30 pm
Luke has drawn so 2-1 up with board three still in play.
Given the match position, was there no way for Sargissian to play on? The other way round, I bet that Luke would have done.
I suspect that stronger players than me would say that the position is equal, but not drawn. I've certainly seen him grind out wins albeit possibly not against anyone as strong as Luke. Maybe he made the mistake of starting to try and work out what was going on in David's game and then had no energy left for his own game :)

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:22 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:59 pm
I assume Russia - Germany will be drawn
Germany will reckon they might have done better, what with this (very wacky and exciting) game
Simon Brown wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:53 pm
I'd recommend a look at Dubov - Svane in the top match
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