Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

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Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:27 pm

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Keith has won his first 2 games, and is playing Lucas Van Foreest chess24 in round 3
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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:19 pm

Federico Rocco turned the tables on a IM today to move into 4th equal after 5 rounds. Grabbing a CM title out of this tournament seems achievable. Tim's also got 4/5 in the B event.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:37 pm

Young Tim is doing very well. He is on form.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:49 pm

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:19 pm
Federico Rocco turned the tables on a IM today to move into 4th equal after 5 rounds. Grabbing a CM title out of this tournament seems achievable. Tim's also got 4/5 in the B event.
Federico's got a reasonable chance of an IM norm there - he needs two titled players in the last three rounds and to keep his TPR around where it is (he'll get to bump it up by 33 points by uprating his round 3 opponent).

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 pm

Rocco was born 2003, so 16 or 17 and thus a rare sight these days, an English junior travelling far in search of opportunities and rewarded by success. He already showed promise in the 2019 British Championship where he defeated Wadsworth and Fernandez in the first two rounds before dropping back to 4/9. He stood worse for the first part of today's game in Pardubice but took his chance when the IM erred. He lost in round one to No3 seed van Foreest but has won the next four.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Alan Walton » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:53 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Rocco was born 2003, so 16 or 17 and thus a rare sight these days, an English junior travelling far in search of opportunities and rewarded by success. He already showed promise in the 2019 British Championship where he defeated Wadsworth and Fernandez in the first two rounds before dropping back to 4/9. He stood worse for the first part of today's game in Pardubice but took his chance when the IM erred.
Actually you find Daniel Abbas was playing tournaments abroad instead of the British and he still only 20; the thing he thought the British junior chess is poor

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:56 pm

I like this lad Rocco's play even more on further investigation.

His win against GM Fernandez at Torquay 2019 was well-earned https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1968073

and in the same British championship he won a 15-mover with a nice tactic.
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1970268

Seems his school is Queen Elizabeths Barnet.

Round 4 from Pardubice was also pretty good: http://chess-results.com/partieSuche.as ... 30505&rd=4

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:00 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:56 pm
I like this lad Rocco's play even more on further investigation.

His win against GM Fernandez at Torquay 2019 was well-earned https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1968073

and in the same British championship he won a 15-mover with a nice tactic.
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1970268

Seems his school is Queen Elizabeths Barnet.

Round 4 from Pardubice was also pretty good: http://chess-results.com/partieSuche.as ... 30505&rd=4
and his club is Hendon!
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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:07 pm

I think Danny Gormally mentioned Rocco's 6 hour plus spartan training days in his British Championship commentary. The works obviously paying off now.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:14 am

Double round day in Pardubice.

Sadly after 20 moves this one is looking a bridge too far:

https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020-cz ... o_Federico

Update after 22 moves: Ugh.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:38 am

Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Rocco was born 2003, so 16 or 17 ...
He is now 17. It wouldn't be proper for me to divulge his exact date of birth.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:43 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:38 am
Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Rocco was born 2003, so 16 or 17 ...
He is now 17. It wouldn't be proper for me to divulge his exact date of birth.
18 and born in 2002 according to Adam Raoof. Apparently his Fide rating card has the wrong year.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:50 am

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:43 am
David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:38 am
Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Rocco was born 2003, so 16 or 17 ...
He is now 17. It wouldn't be proper for me to divulge his exact date of birth.
18 and born in 2002 according to Adam Raoof. Apparently his Fide rating card has the wrong year.
Thanks. I couldn't find him in the U18 list in the ECF Rating / Grading database. That explains why.

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Tim Spanton » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:22 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:50 am
Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:43 am
David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:38 am


He is now 17. It wouldn't be proper for me to divulge his exact date of birth.
18 and born in 2002 according to Adam Raoof. Apparently his Fide rating card has the wrong year.
Thanks. I couldn't find him in the U18 list in the ECF Rating / Grading database. That explains why.
His K factor is 40, according to the tournament site (http://chess-results.com/tnr530505.aspx ... =30&snr=64), which is giving his live rating a boost

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Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:32 am

A rather childish post from MJMcCready and not the first one was removed.
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