England Olympiad pairings

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:22 pm

Is no news good news, or is a new thread on the actual games needed?

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:03 pm

Chris - I have been looking for the games thread without success. Suffice it to say that Gawain has drawn with Black against Andorra's only decent player and Nigel's opponent should have tried 38 ..Be2 39 Ke2 Ke6 which looks rather embarassing for White.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:08 pm

First shock of the Olympiad - some bloke from Bolivia (alright, he's a 2471 GM) has beaten Movsesian.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:23 pm

I was looking for the results of the ICSC team (International Committee of Silent Chess) and was going round in circles until I realised that match 75 on the live boards is listed as: Burundi 0-4 Czech Republic, when it should be the ICSC, not the Czech Republic. Tsk! :evil: There are lots of missing names from the team lists. Not sure what is causing that. Are they relying on the captains to put this information up themselves? And are the three teams not paired (Angola, Cameroon, Afghanistan) not there or just late?

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:30 pm

John Moore wrote:Chris - I have been looking for the games thread without success.
Why not create one :?:

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:36 pm

Last time I tried to create a thread, I found Paul Cooksey had the same idea and we had 2 threads and all sorts of confusion. I sort of assumed that Chris K was on the job.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by benedgell » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:44 pm

Think the results on the live games page of the official site are wrong. Pakistan 4-0 Moldova down to Thailand 3-0 Turkey and Belarus 0-3 Panama. Either that or there've been a lot of upsets.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by Andrew Bak » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:46 pm

John Moore wrote:Last time I tried to create a thread, I found Paul Cooksey had the same idea and we had 2 threads and all sorts of confusion. I sort of assumed that Chris K was on the job.
There is a 2012 Olympiad thread on the "General Page" - but it might be easier to stick with this one now people have started commenting on the games?
benedgell wrote:Think the results on the live games page of the official site are wrong. Pakistan 4-0 Moldova down to Thailand 3-0 Turkey and Belarus 0-3 Panama. Either that or there've been a lot of upsets.
The live boards are all messed up with people representing the opposite country and with the wrong colours and stuff, so this may be an explanation for the wrong results.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:47 pm

All the wrong way round, I think. England are now 2.5-0.5 against Andorra and David Howell's opponent has finally played a bad move so hopefully 3.5-0.5 which is par, you would say.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:56 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:
John Moore wrote:Last time I tried to create a thread, I found Paul Cooksey had the same idea and we had 2 threads and all sorts of confusion. I sort of assumed that Chris K was on the job.
There is a 2012 Olympiad thread on the "General Page" - but it might be easier to stick with this one now people have started commenting on the games?
Eh, but pairings is such a narrow topic... New topic created, but put under General Chat.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by PeterTurland » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:12 pm

Howell a definite win, watched it on Susan Polgar's website, hopefully the coverage will settle down, why it is not peered with something like bittorrent baffles me, I prefer to watch big tournaments on FICS but as far as I could see, they had no coverage of the Olympiad at all. Lots and lots of people will be hitting the main site in Istanbul and as far as I could see their servers were struggling with the load. There are enough big servers out there to peer the load.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by Andrew Camp » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:08 pm

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:59 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:The organisers are presumably in the process of defaulting themselves; the games should have started 18 minutes ago... :oops:
According to http://chess-news.ru/en/node/9161, the problem was the queues to get through security.

This has arisen at previous Olympiads and those like Kirsan who consider zero time defaults a good idea really should have a reality check. The arbiters in charge took the pragmatic decision to delay the start until everyone was present which is what would happen in most or many other sports or competitions.

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:23 am

Round 1 results:

Round 1 on 2012/08/28 at 15:00
Bo. 88 Andorra Rtg - 11 England Rtg ½ :3½
10.1 GM De La Riva Aguado, Oscar 2540 - GM Jones, Gawain 2653 ½ - ½
10.2 FM Simonet, Marc 2291 - GM Short, Nigel 2698 0 - 1
10.3 FM Garcia, Raul 2193 - GM Howell, David 2635 0 - 1
10.4 Jose Queralto, Daniel 2133 - GM Pert, Nicholas 2555 0 - 1

Bo. 44 England Rtg - 107 Suriname Rtg 4 : 0
42.1 WGM Corke, Anya 2254 - Dos Ramos, Rosangela 1707 1 - 0
42.2 WFM Hegarty, Sarah 2120 - WCM Naipal, Ekaterina 1756 1 - 0
42.3 WFM Chevannes, Sabrina 2090 - WCM Ooft, Tesora 1716 1 - 0
42.4 WFM Bhatia, Kanwal 2103 - Dos Ramos, Sabrina 0 1 - 0

Round 2 on 2012/08/29 at 15:00

Bo. 11 England Rtg - 24 Brazil Rtg 0 : 0
10.1 GM Adams, Michael 2722 - GM Leitao, Rafael 2623
10.2 GM Jones, Gawain 2653 - GM Vescovi, Giovanni 2617
10.3 GM Short, Nigel 2698 - GM Fier, Alexandr 2582
10.4 GM Howell, David 2635 - GM Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag 2511

Bo. 21 Mongolia Rtg - 44 England Rtg 0 : 0
30.1 IM Munguntuul, Batkhuyag 2434 - WGM Corke, Anya 2254
30.2 WIM Yanjindulam, Dulamsuren 2232 - WFM Yurenok, Maria 2058
30.3 WIM Ankhchimeg, Bayanmunkh 2167 - WFM Chevannes, Sabrina 2090
30.4 WFM Otgonjargal, Sengeravdan 2146 - WFM Bhatia, Kanwal 2103

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Re: England Olympiad pairings

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:26 pm

Round 2 on 2012/08/29 at 15:00

Bo. 11 England Rtg - 24 Brazil Rtg 2.5 : 1.5
10.1 GM Adams, Michael 2722 - GM Leitao, Rafael 2623 ½ - ½
10.2 GM Jones, Gawain 2653 - GM Vescovi, Giovanni 2617 ½ - ½
10.3 GM Short, Nigel 2698 - GM Fier, Alexandr 2582 1-0
10.4 GM Howell, David 2635 - GM Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag 2511 ½ - ½

Bo. 21 Mongolia Rtg - 44 England Rtg 4 : 0

30.1 IM Munguntuul, Batkhuyag 2434 - WGM Corke, Anya 2254 1-0
30.2 WIM Yanjindulam, Dulamsuren 2232 - WFM Yurenok, Maria 2058 1-0
30.3 WIM Ankhchimeg, Bayanmunkh 2167 - WFM Chevannes, Sabrina 2090 1-0
30.4 WFM Otgonjargal, Sengeravdan 2146 - WFM Bhatia, Kanwal 2103 1-0

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