European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Leonard Barden » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:17 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Paul Cooksey wrote: I'm trying hard to sympathise, but can't help laughing. :D
Don't forget it's running under FIDE's anti-chess rule of zero time forfeits.
Seems the Georgians misunderstood the instructions and put their clocks BACK an hour, so a gentler rule than zero tolerance would not have saved them.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Paul Cooksey » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:10 pm

According to the Chessvibes report, Georgia does not have daylight saving in the summer. I do now have some sympathy. :(

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Richard Bates » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:30 am

Leonard Barden wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Paul Cooksey wrote: I'm trying hard to sympathise, but can't help laughing. :D
Don't forget it's running under FIDE's anti-chess rule of zero time forfeits.
Seems the Georgians misunderstood the instructions and put their clocks BACK an hour, so a gentler rule than zero tolerance would not have saved them.
Depends how far they were staying from the venue. As many who have played in the 4ncl will confirm, a great advantage of the old standard 1hr default time (as opposed to the needless reduction to 30 minutes in many English events) is that it gives time for fellow players to notice that something is wrong, and get into contact with the missing players before it's too late.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:02 pm

A comfortable hold in 33 moves for Gawain today with black against Inarkiev

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:41 pm

Looks like Azarov will get the only win from the leaders and take the outright and sole lead with four rounds left.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:16 pm

Results of the last round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
7 2 18 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2695 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 60
7 61 82 GM Howell David W L 2614 3½ ½ - ½ 3½ GM Marin Mihail 2539 150
7 71 105 GM Zhigalko Andrey 2590 3½ 1 - 0 3½ IM Hunt Adam C 2454 198
7 128 219 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 2½ 1 - 0 2½ Gaehwiler Gabriel 2260 298

Pairings of the next round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
8 7 1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2767 5 5½ GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 60
8 58 147 GM Neverov Valeriy 2544 4 4 GM Howell David W L 2614 82
8 85 198 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 3½ 3½ GM Kempinski Robert 2610 86
8 90 117 GM Ernst Sipke 2578 3½ 3½ IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 219

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:39 pm

Gawain has drawn with black against Caruana, the top seed, after 40 moves in a King's Indian.

Elsewhere, Mamedyarov was defaulted for not being sat down at the start of play. He was allegedly eight seconds late arriving.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:00 pm

That's just ridiculous in my humble opinion.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:19 pm

Mike Truran wrote:That's just ridiculous in my humble opinion.
Ironically, the winner of the game was one of the Georgians who had lost by default in round 6.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:10 pm

Mike Truran wrote:That's just ridiculous in my humble opinion.
That is putting it mildly. Why do we allow the dickheads at FIDE to get away with this garbage?? :evil: :twisted:
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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:11 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote: Elsewhere, Mamedyarov was defaulted for not being sat down at the start of play. He was allegedly eight seconds late arriving.
Cue angry letter to ChessBase in 5...4...3...

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Quite rightly in this instance, too :wink:
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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:30 pm

Results of the last round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
8 7 1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2767 5 ½ - ½ 5½ GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 60
8 58 147 GM Neverov Valeriy 2544 4 1 - 0 4 GM Howell David W L 2614 82
8 85 198 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 3½ ½ - ½ 3½ GM Kempinski Robert 2610 86
8 90 117 GM Ernst Sipke 2578 3½ 1 - 0 3½ IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 219

Pairings of the next round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
9 6 60 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 6 6 GM Volokitin Andrei 2695 19
9 85 82 GM Howell David W L 2614 4 4 IM Pancevski Filip 2470 193
9 88 198 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 4 4 GM Kotronias Vasilios 2597 99
9 125 219 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 3½ 3½ Kourousis Epaminondas 2284 290

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:49 pm

Good to see Adam Hunt draw. I'm guessing there are still chances for something there. Looking at Howell's result, didn't he play Neverov at Hastings (EDIT: I see he beat Neverov with White at Hastings 2010/11, but lost with Black today)? And an excellent result again from Jones. He is still undefeated and a really good TPR so far.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:05 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Good to see Adam Hunt draw. I'm guessing there are still chances for something there. Looking at Howell's result, didn't he play Neverov at Hastings? What were the colours and result there? And an excellent result again from Jones. He is still undefeated and a really good TPR so far.
Adam would need 2/2 if he plays someone around 2640 in round 10 or otherwise I suspect 2.5 or 3/3 depending on who he plays.

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