Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:16 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
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.
Thanks for this Loz...perfectly explained !

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:48 pm

anyone watching the live Sabrina game? She looks to be doing fine to me (assuming she is happy with a draw !)...we are on move 17.

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:55 pm

David Grobler wrote:anyone watching the live Sabrina game? She looks to be doing fine to me (assuming she is happy with a draw !)...we are on move 17.
I think she's going to have to grovel to get her half-point. White is much more active, Sabrina has a weak d-pawn and her king also might cause her a slight problem.

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:59 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:
David Grobler wrote:anyone watching the live Sabrina game? She looks to be doing fine to me (assuming she is happy with a draw !)...we are on move 17.
I think she's going to have to grovel to get her half-point. White is much more active, Sabrina has a weak d-pawn and her king also might cause her a slight problem.
hmm...interesting...you may well be right...possibly because I think she may prefer the wild attacking type of game (rather than a positional GM grind that she may well face ) ...Good call...but I REALLY hope you are wrong !

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:22 pm

20...g5 !?...perhaps she is playing for a win !

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:02 pm

David Grobler wrote:anyone watching the live Sabrina game? She looks to be doing fine to me (assuming she is happy with a draw !)...we are on move 17.
I think her position has been a bit uncomfortable from the opening, she's not made any obvious mistakes but, as often happens, the higher rated player's position is a bit easier to play and the opponent is under pressure to keep the disadvantage manageable. She's a fighter though so fingers crossed.

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:04 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
David Grobler wrote:anyone watching the live Sabrina game? She looks to be doing fine to me (assuming she is happy with a draw !)...we are on move 17.
I think her position has been a bit uncomfortable from the opening, she's not made any obvious mistakes but, as often happens, the higher rated player's position is a bit easier to play and the opponent is under pressure to keep the disadvantage manageable. She's a fighter though so fingers crossed.
hopefully something might come from the impending time scramble?...these top players..always play so slowly :-)

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:00 pm

Ive just had a hour break whilst Ive eaten...and...well...she is certainly a fighter !!...A Boudicca of the Chessboard....GO GIRL !!...that draw is still possible....

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:34 pm

I hope this isnt going to go wrong with the clock playing a part...:-(
Im sure this is drawn...(move 49)

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:52 pm

move 58???...is she winning ????

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:57 pm

David Grobler wrote:move 58???...is she winning ????
No, but I think she can draw provided she doesn't allow b5-b6-b7 etc I think she has to start checking after 62 Ka6

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:01 pm

aww...no...heart-break...:-(

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by Ray Sayers » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:02 pm

Ack Rf6+ probably drew, now gone :( .

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Grobler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:06 pm

that is just simply not fair......

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Re: Leiden Open 2013 with English interest

Post by David Shepherd » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:09 pm

Yes Rf6+ drew, but Kc6 earlier won for her opponent rather than a7, kg3 was the mistake I think. It just shows how hard rook and pawn endings are :(, particularly when you have no time :(

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