22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:33 pm

"The most tragic father/son occurrence was in Tromso 2014. Peter Meier was on board 1 for Seychelles, and his father Kurt was on board 2. It was Kurt who died with a heart attack during the final round."

Thanks Alex - How could I forget that...

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:17 pm

Ukraine and Russia now lead, the latter through a win by Dubov as Black in the Leningrad Dutch, no less.

A pity about England today. I am not so sure where David went wrong. But anyway, still much to play for. (Was much of Gawain's game in theory? Somehow it seemed largely familiar).

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:23 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:17 pm
(Was much of Gawain's game in theory? Somehow it seemed largely familiar).
It may well have been familiar to Gawain, as he was nearly an hour ahead on the clock at one stage. The stockfish engine at chessbomb seemed confident that despite sacrificing two pawns, Gawain was always at least equal.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:26 pm

One of the computer lines seemed to suggest that David's big chance to draw was after 33.Rff7, when it might seem obvious that playing 33...Rb1+ and 34...d4+ would gain a tempo in these critical lines and White is forced to take the perpetual on the seventh rank, but David played an immediate 33...d4. If David had more time for these moves, he might have seen that. I would say he should have seen that, even in time trouble. Let's hope that this is a blip and England get back into contention in this tournament in the later rounds.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by John Moore » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:32 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:33 pm
"The most tragic father/son occurrence was in Tromso 2014. Peter Meier was on board 1 for Seychelles, and his father Kurt was on board 2. It was Kurt who died with a heart attack during the final round."

Thanks Alex - How could I forget that...
Not quite the same thing but Milan Vidmar Senior and Junior played in at least two tournaments together. There will no doubt be hundreds of such examples but the Vidmars did both play in the 1947 Jugoslav championships (Senior won in 33 moves). Not exactly the Little Wibbling Village Tournament!

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:37 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:17 pm
(Was much of Gawain's game in theory? Somehow it seemed largely familiar).
My database says it followed McShane-Dominguez Perez, Netanya 2019 until Black varied at move 24.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Andy Howie » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:53 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:33 pm
"The most tragic father/son occurrence was in Tromso 2014. Peter Meier was on board 1 for Seychelles, and his father Kurt was on board 2. It was Kurt who died with a heart attack during the final round."

Thanks Alex - How could I forget that...
It is a day few of us in Tromso will forget, especially with a second player dying that evening :(

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:19 pm

England v Croatia next with the Women playing Sweden
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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:34 pm

Poland v Spain on table 9 is a harsh pairing.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:24 am

Bo. 22 Sweden Rtg - 24 England Rtg 0 : 0
12.1 GM Cramling, Pia 2462 - IM Houska, Jovanka 2430
12.2 WIM Frisk, Ellinor 2227 - WGM Toma, Katarzyna 2272
12.3 WFM Cramling Bellon, Anna 2164 - WFM Longson, Sarah N 2073
12.4 Bengtsson, Siv 2086 - WFM Bhatia, Kanwal K 2038


Bo. 2 England Rtg - 15 Croatia Rtg 0 : 0
4.1 GM Adams, Michael 2694 - GM Saric, Ivan 2667
4.2 GM Mcshane, Luke J 2682 - GM Bosiocic, Marin 2619
4.3 GM Howell, David W L 2694 - GM Brkic, Ante 2600
4.4 GM Jones, Gawain C B 2688 - GM Martinovic, Sasa 2539

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:36 pm

Wins for both teams today. The women won 2.5-1.5 & the open team won 3-1 :D

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:45 pm

Interesting twists at the end of Luke and Gawain's wins (in Luke's game, the win could have slipped away). The two knights beating the two bishops in Gawain's game is a nice one.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:21 pm

Luke's opponent defended the final phase of the RvB endgame well until the blunder 107 f6?? when 107 Bd6 or Bb8 could still hold according to the tablebase. Presumably White was very short of time; nobody would like to have to defend that one.

The turnaround in Gawain's game was impressive because he was probably losing around moves 20-26. Knightmares for White in the final phase indeed.

Rd 7 tomorrow: Germany (10 MP) v Russia (11); Armenia (9) v England (9); Czech Republic (8) v Ukraine (9)

The women beat Sweden and play the Dutch tomorrow. (Jovanka lost to Pia Cramling; Pia's daughter drew with Sarah Longson, but England won the White games on boards 2 and 4. Ingrid rested.)
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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by John Moore » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:26 pm

Armenia next and with three rounds to go, some sort of positive result (win or draw) tomorrow seems necessary to stay in the hunt for a medal. Win or draw would, I assume, get us Russia in Round 8 but we will see.

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Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 pm

Fingers crossed for the team. Probably minimum of two wins and a draw needed. Final round is the same day as the Rugby World Cup final and starts four hours earlier, so I think there is a clash there for those watching both?

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