22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:57 pm

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Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:10 pm
(two games already drawn).
Lucky that Blohberger didn't find 37... Nf6 when my computer is giving him an advantage of about +15.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:08 pm

England look likely to lose anyway, as Gawain Jones is lost if the coverage is accurate (and Richard Pert may have missed a chance to win on move 54, but these rook endings are tricky).

EDIT: Though Pert has chances again now!

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:14 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:08 pm
England look likely to lose anyway, as Gawain Jones is lost if the coverage is accurate (and Richard Pert may have missed a chance to win on move 54, but these rook endings are tricky).

EDIT: Though Pert has chances again now!
I'm fairly sure that it's Nick :)

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:30 pm

Rook endings are especially tricky when you are short of time, but looks like Nick is going to prevail
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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:33 pm

Austria dropped their one IOM participant for this match, but we had to play two of ours - and both could have lost.

So i wonder whether we will see more of Nick in these early rounds than we might otherwise have expected; perhaps the first three rounds at least so that ecah of Luke, Gawain, and David can take a day's rest. Today's result may suggest that this would be best.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:34 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:33 pm
Austria dropped their one IOM participant for this match, but we had to play two of ours - and both could have lost.

So i wonder whether we will see more of Nick in these early rounds than we might otherwise have expected; perhaps the first three rounds at least so that ecah of Luke, Gawain, and David can take a day's rest. Today's result may suggest that this would be best.
That's the second time we've agreed today :shock:

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:37 pm

Sorry, I meant Nick, not Richard, not sure why I said that!

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by David Robertson » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:38 pm

Nigel Short (Twitter) wrote:The European Team Chess Ch. begins in Batumi, Georgia! I don't actually recall being asked if I was available to play for England (and, more to the point, nor does my inbox), but I am sure Nick Pert (Elo 2557) will make an excellent replacement.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:43 pm

Interesting TN in the Russia-Denmark game. Black's 8th to which Dubov commented later: "It’s not team preparation – it’s my preparation. I think my team captain was surprised. They actually sort of asked me to calm down and not play some ridiculous lines... If [8…d5!] works then it’s a groundbreaking discovery"

Bjerre, Jonas - Dubov, Daniil 0-1

European Team Championship 2019 round 01

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:46 pm

Nice game. Apparently 14.d4 giving the pawn back was needed.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:51 pm

I see Alekseenko & Matlakov lost as Russia drew; maybe we'll get Denmark next
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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Andy Stoker » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:58 pm

I agree that Nigel Short should have been asked - am I missing something obvious?! But he can't half be a wasp. Odd he hadn't noticed before (?)

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:55 pm

round 2 pairings

England v Denmark, Austria v Russia

Women

England v Belgium
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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:17 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Nice game. Apparently 14.d4 giving the pawn back was needed.
I'm unconvinced that engines give reliable verdicts in positions where Black gives up a pawn for initiative and structure, when asked for a quick verdict anyway. They usually mark down the main Marshall lines for example. But I'm getting the 14. d4 line recommended with a verdict of a small plus for White.

Keep an eye out for other future games in this line. It has a certain appeal to play the Marshall .. d5 against a move 8. a4 designed as an Anti Marshall.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:20 pm

I'm sure there was a similar pseudo-Marshall innovation in the Lopez a few years ago but I can't quite remember what it was, let alone what happened to it
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