European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Apr

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Sean Hewitt » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:34 pm

LozCooper wrote: Do they announce five minutes to start time etc as seems be the case at most FIDE governed events?
Yes - and I've just put a giant digital clock onto the screens so that everyone can see the time ticking away to 3pm (local time).

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by LozCooper » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:46 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:
LozCooper wrote: Do they announce five minutes to start time etc as seems be the case at most FIDE governed events?
Yes - and I've just put a giant digital clock onto the screens so that everyone can see the time ticking away to 3pm (local time).
Just need the countdown 30 second music to complete the effect :shock:

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:53 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:
Sean Hewitt wrote:And happily no defaults. In fact, having seen zero defaults in action now, it's nowhere near as bad as I had feared it would be.
Would you consider it at an e2e4 event?
No, it's unnecessary for us.

But for a major event with sponsors present, players staying locally etc, I have seen that it can actually work. I was fearful beforehand, let me tell you!

I am sure that sponsors expect to see (and are pleased to actually see) two players at every board at the start of play!
I saw it in action at the Dresden Olympiad 2008 and in my opinion it didn't work there.

Teams staying nearby had an enormous advantage compared with those staying some distance away. As the latter group couldn't risk being even a minute late, they had to leave very early to allow for possible travel delays. This severely curtailed their preparation time.

The organisers insisted on blasting loud music into the hall until just before the start of play. If you got there fifteen minutes early, you had the choice between staying at your board and starting play with a headache, or going outside and running the risk of not getting back in time.

Edit: Lawrence, please not!

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by LozCooper » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:55 pm

Live coverage starts at 14:00 English time:

McShane- Sedlak http://euro1.echecs.asso.fr/TOMA/
Conquest-Tkachiaev http://euro4.echecs.asso.fr/TOMA/
Vuckovic-Flear http://euro5.echecs.asso.fr/TOMA/

As was the case yesterday, there are 50 games being shown live, with 10 on each link ie euro1 2,3,4 and 5. Joe Gallagher's game is also on the same link as Glenn Flear's.

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:58 pm

LozCooper wrote:
Sean Hewitt wrote:
LozCooper wrote: Do they announce five minutes to start time etc as seems be the case at most FIDE governed events?
Yes - and I've just put a giant digital clock onto the screens so that everyone can see the time ticking away to 3pm (local time).
Just need the countdown 30 second music to complete the effect :shock:
Then you risk playing it over the arbiter's announcements, and missing out on vital information.

Some might consider the countdown clock to be an improvement. :lol:

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Ben Purton » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:15 pm

Conquest should win, I think Re4 just wins?!
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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:24 pm

Ben Purton wrote:Conquest should win, I think Re4 just wins?!
What about Rf2+, rooks come off, then what? If d7, then can you escape the perpetual?

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:24 pm

Re4 Qc3+?

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Ben Purton » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:28 pm

Re3
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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:28 pm

Ben Purton wrote:Re3
Qc6+. Although Qd2 is probably OK as well.
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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Ben Purton » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:31 pm

Im looking for a K hiding on e5 job. Im too tired at work(been working since 6am), ill get icc interface up...one second.
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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Ben Purton » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:32 pm

After Qc3+ with R on e4 can you go Kg4 then.
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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Ben Purton wrote:After Qc3+ with R on e4 can you go Kg4 then.
Rxg2+?

All academic now anyway.

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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Ben Purton » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:34 pm

Its 1/2 now :(:(:(

Its still good result but yeah
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Re: European Individual Chess Championship Mar 21st - 3rd Ap

Post by Ben Purton » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:38 pm

Richard, We appeared to have qualified for the Eastman Cup final, when is it. I could not make yesterday :(
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