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Colin Patterson
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Cyprus International

Post by Colin Patterson » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:31 pm

Keith Arkell playing in Cyprus and currently just a half point off the lead:

http://chess-results.com/tnr459286.aspx ... ES&flag=30

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Re: Cyprus International

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:36 pm

Colin Patterson wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Keith Arkell playing in Cyprus and currently just a half point off the lead:
Apart from Keith, no British players. Larnaca is a well known holiday resort, so attempting to attract "tourists" may have made sense.

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Re: Cyprus International

Post by Keith Arkell » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:48 am

Hi guys, I wasn't going to post but I just saw that there is aleady a thread ( thanks Colin!) , so I'll copy and paste what I've just written on my facebook page:

I've finished up on 7/9 in the first Cyprus International Open. A result I'm very happy with as I had just one day's break after the crazy strong IOM event. Now the wait to see where I finished on tie-break. Anything from 1st to 5th is possible!

I played some very strong players, such as GMs Vasilios Kotronius, Andrey Sumets and Mikhail Ulybin. My last round opponent, Viacheslav Tilicheev from Russia, played great chess and completed his GM title here.

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Re: Cyprus International

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:00 pm

Oh, I'm pleased about that.
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Re: Cyprus International

Post by Colin Patterson » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:00 pm

Terrific news Keith. Well done.

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Re: Cyprus International

Post by Keith Arkell » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:28 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:48 am

I've finished up on 7/9 in the first Cyprus International Open. A result I'm very happy with as I had just one day's break after the crazy strong IOM event. Now the wait to see where I finished on tie-break. Anything from 1st to 5th is possible!
In the end Kotronius and Sumets scored 7.5, the former being declared the winner on tiebreak. Tilicheev and myself finished 3-4th with 7. I was the 8th seed.
JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Oh, I'm pleased about that.
If re my performance then thanks, but if a touch of sarcasm re my mentioning that another Russian has become a GM
Keith Arkell wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:48 am
My last round opponent, Viacheslav Tilicheev from Russia, played great chess and completed his GM title here.
well I was positive about this on my facebook wall ( from which I copied and pasted my post) because I made friends with him out there, and he was very sporting when I wupped him to win the blitz :P
Colin Patterson wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Terrific news Keith. Well done.
Thanks very much Colin, and thanks again for the thread, as I wouldn't have bothered reporting the result otherwise.

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