Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

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Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:10 am

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David Howell, top seed for the 1750 Euros first prize and aiming to repeat his Leiden 2012 victory.

Yang-Fan Zhou going for his second GM norm

Sabrina Chevannes going for her second WIM norm (draw in round 1 with 2374-rated IM)

Roger de Coverly of this parish

Round 2 live games (top 8 boards only) start 12.00
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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:21 am

Yang-Fan beat Roger in round 1 - pity they were drawn to play each other
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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:34 am

Mick Norris wrote:Yang-Fan beat Roger in round 1 - pity they were drawn to play each other


My sixth move was a finger slip whilst thinking ahead to the positions that arise after the normal 6 .. Qe7. After that I'm always a bit worse and the middle game consists mostly of Black having to spot and prevent various mates in 3 or 4. At the end, I had finally missed one. 25. .. Ng4 looks possible, but there's a hidden mate after that as well.

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Andrew Bak » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:31 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Yang-Fan beat Roger in round 1 - pity they were drawn to play each other


My sixth move was a finger slip whilst thinking ahead to the positions that arise after the normal 6 .. Qe7. After that I'm always a bit worse and the middle game consists mostly of Black having to spot and prevent various mates in 3 or 4. At the end, I had finally missed one. 25. .. Ng4 looks possible, but there's a hidden mate after that as well.
I've done precisely the same finger slip in an evening league game before!

I've given up playing this variation since then though...

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:58 pm

Yang-Fan Zhou lost to a 2100 in round 2, and today David Howell lost in a superior position, presumably on time, at move 35.

The star is Sabrina Chevannes who followed up her draw with an IM in round 1 by today drawing with GM Erik van der Doel, rating 2582. She has an unbeaten 2/3 so is already well placed for her second WIM norm.

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:32 pm

Yang Fan v David on the live boards today

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:29 pm

The star is Sabrina Chevannes who followed up her draw with an IM in round 1 by today drawing with GM Erik van der Doel, rating 2582. She has an unbeaten 2/3 so is already well placed for her second WIM norm.[/quote]


2.5/4
Go girl....

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Carol Williams » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:37 pm

Sabrina - you really are playing well -good luck for tomorrow

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:41 pm

David Grobler wrote:The star is Sabrina Chevannes who followed up her draw with an IM in round 1 by today drawing with GM Erik van der Doel, rating 2582. She has an unbeaten 2/3 so is already well placed for her second WIM norm.

2.5/4
Go girl....[/quote]

3.5/5 :D

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Carol Williams » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:42 pm

LIKE

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:32 am

Shes playing an IM on board 8 in round 6...so...she will be on the live boards this afternoon I think ? Better than watching the tv anyway.....

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Ray Sayers » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:22 pm

Rest Day today, if I read the site correctly...

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Simon Brown » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:31 pm

Can any of you clever people tell me how many Sabrina will need for her norm, given performance to date and the likelihood of some high ratings in the next few rounds even if she loses. And I see she has played a GM and two IMs - is an IM norm possible?

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:41 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Can any of you clever people tell me how many Sabrina will need for her norm, given performance to date and the likelihood of some high ratings in the next few rounds even if she loses. And I see she has played a GM and two IMs - is an IM norm possible?
I don't fit into the clever category but at the moment she has a performance of 2452 against an average of just under 2313. The various rating performances needed are WIM norm = 2250, WGM 2400, IM 2450, GM 2600. It's a bit early to quote a required score as her average could still change drastically.

Other relevant points are that she needs to play at least 5 titled players, no more than 66% (6 out of 9) from any one country and at least 2 nationalities other than her own. She seems well placed with this, she will have played 4 titled players (Wantalo is an FM) after round six and so one more will suffice, hopefully she will play at least three players (needs one more) who aren't Dutch.

There's a long way to go but it's fair to say she is well placed.

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:14 pm

sigh...Id been looking forward to watching Sabrina on the live boards all day...and Ive also just spotted its a bloomin' rest day :-(

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