International Round Up 1/11/11

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International Round Up 1/11/11

Post by LozCooper » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:02 pm

International Round-up 1/11/11

Corsica Masters 22-28 October 2011
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Resultat.aspx ... &Action=Ga
http://echecs.asso.fr/Toma.aspx?Tournoi ... %20Circuit

Gawain Jones finished second with a 2692 performance on 7/9, half a point behind Indian grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran, whilst Glenn Flear scored 6. Gawain also qualified for the sixteen player knockout which included Anand and Mamedyarov as well as the top fourteen placed players from the Masters.

Corsica Knockout 28-31 October 2011
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Actus/5619/CO ... rsion2.pdf
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Toma.aspx?Tou ... %20Circuit
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Visualiser.as ... %20Circuit

Gawain beat Pavel Tregubov 3-2 in the first round (last sixteen) before losing to world number fourteen Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 1.5-0.5 in the quarter final. World champion Viswanathan Anand won the final 2-0 against Mamedyarov.

e2e4 London Gatwick Premier 26th - 30th October 2011
http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/oct2011/premier.htm
http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/oct2011/major.htm
http://www.e2e4.org.uk/gatwick/oct2011/seniors.htm

Congratulations to Mark Hebden who won the FIDE rated Premier with 7/9, half a point ahead of Bogdan Lalic, Jack Rudd, Alexei Slavin and Hans Tikkanen.

Stephen Prior won the FIDE rated major with a core of 7.5/9, a point clear of Peter Tart and Ostap Orishko who shared second on 6.5.

Four players shared the English Seniors on 4/5; Oliver Jackson, Ken Norman, Michael Yeo and George Dixon whilst top seed Stephen Berry finished on 3.5.

World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad, Turkey 24-31 October 2011
http://wyco2011.tsf.org.tr/en/component ... iew&kid=78
http://adamhuntchess.blogspot.com/

The England team consisted of James Holland, Craig Whitfield, Henrik Stepanyan and Peter Batchelor and was coached by Adam Hunt.

The team won five, drew one and lost four matches finishing on 21.5 game points in equal seventh place (9th on tie-break). James scored 5.5/10, Craig 6.5, Henrik 4.5 and Peter 5.

The Scottish team of Andrew McClement, Shivan Murdochy, Ali Roy and Sam Gregory finished on 21 points in equal eleventh place.

Titles approved at the 82nd FIDE Congress in Krakow, Poland 15-22 October 2011
http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... oland.html

Both Lawrence Cooper and Alex McFarlane were awarded the title of International Organiser (IO) whilst Alan Tate has the IM title subject to reaching 2400.

Future events:

European Team Chess Championship 2011 Heraklion, Greece 2-12 Nov-2011
http://www.euroteams2011.com/
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr57856.a ... ES&flag=30
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr57855.a ... ES&flag=30

England will be represented by: Michael Adams, Nigel Short, David Howell, Gawain Jones and Nick Pert in the open and Jovanka Houska, Dagne Ciuksyte, Maria Yurenok, Kanwal Bhatia and Sarah Hegarty in the womens event.

First Saturday Budapest Hungary, November 5-15 2011
http://firstsaturday.hu/firstsat_progra ... 1_2012.htm

Adam Hunt plays in the GM section and I am expecting Mark Lyell to play in an IM event and Diana Mihajlova in an FM event.

4NCL Rounds 1 and 2 12-13 November 2011
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/index.htm
http://www.4ncl.livechess.co.uk/reg/4NC ... 2.html#wro
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/live_games_rd1.htm
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/live_games_rd2.htm

In addition to the individual websites the latest international chess news can be found at
the following link: http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic886.html

I encourage players to send me details of events they or others are playing in abroad and I will do my best to include them in my round-up. There is a list of international tournaments at home and abroad listed here: http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=2372

Lawrence Cooper,
Director of International Chess 1/11/11

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Re: International Round Up 1/11/11

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:40 am

LozCooper wrote:
Corsica Knockout 28-31 October 2011
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Actus/5619/CO ... rsion2.pdf
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Toma.aspx?Tou ... %20Circuit
http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Visualiser.as ... %20Circuit

Gawain beat Pavel Tregubov 3-2 in the first round (last sixteen) before losing to world number fourteen Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 1.5-0.5 in the quarter final. World champion Viswanathan Anand won the final 2-0 against Mamedyarov.
I was reading the report on this from Chessbase, and I noticed that the flag they used for Gawain Jones appears to be the New Zealand one:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7641

But everywhere else, the results say ENG. Is that NZ flag just Chessbase getting it wrong, or it is something to do with having lived there for a period of time?

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Re: International Round Up 1/11/11

Post by Sebastian Stone » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:29 pm

Recently active GM Matthew Sadler will be taking part in next years Wijk aan zee tournament, where he will be playing in group C.

Judging by recent form this could get pretty scary for his opponents as his grading would seem to put him in Group B at the very least.

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7632
http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

Apologies if this has already been mentioned.
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That's Mr Stone to you, f**kface.

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Re: International Round Up 1/11/11

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:47 pm

Some news on the World Youth Championships
http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... outh-.html

It seems they have reduced the number of rounds so that the organisers have the opportunity to arrange an expensive outing.

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Re: International Round Up 1/11/11

Post by andrew martin » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:33 pm

The tournament has been expensive enough for the parents who have stumped up. Was there any consultation with the ECF about the shortening of the event?

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Re: International Round Up 1/11/11

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:13 pm

andrew martin wrote:Was there any consultation with the ECF about the shortening of the event?
Nothing has been sent to the ECF Board mailing list. Whether or not the new Junior Director was kept up to date independently of the Board, I don't know.

FIDE changing the format of their competitions at the last minute would hardly be without precedent. :(

Edit: Just found this page, which says: "The Chief Arbiter after consultations with FIDE and the Organizers may make changes on the tournament schedule. Such a change will be announced in due time." It includes the changed schedule.

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