Gibraltar 2014

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:30 pm

More King's Indian hackery:


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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:55 am

Jack Rudd had a quick win in the Challengers this morning ! How did it happen ?

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:14 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Jack Rudd had a quick win in the Challengers this morning ! How did it happen ?
Instant resignation due to sheer force of will?
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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:10 pm

Getting your pieces off the back rank? You don't need to do that to win:


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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:22 am

Another quick win by Jack Rudd this morning. ( took a little longer than yesterday )

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by John Moore » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:27 pm

I am enjoying the live games although I would rather not have to endure the tweets on the right hand side of the page - particularly those posted by a chap called Brian!

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Reg Clucas » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:04 pm

John Moore wrote:I am enjoying the live games although I would rather not have to endure the tweets on the right hand side of the page - particularly those posted by a chap called Brian!
Me too. I have taken to resizing the window so the irritating Twitter feed doesn't appear.

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Simon Brown » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:55 pm

Entertaining game from Jack today. Not often you win as black in 46 moves without touching the a8 rook, with his other remaining piece joining the action on move 37, when his king was on c3.

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Phil Neatherway » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:13 pm

A stunning game between Kamsky and Ivanchuk today.

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Ihor Lewyk » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:36 pm

I like the pairing they've given to Sophie Milliet. Has she drawn it yet?

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:25 pm

Ihor Lewyk wrote:I like the pairing they've given to Sophie Milliet. Has she drawn it yet?
Drawn in 27 moves after a threefold claim. A marathon compared to board one :roll:

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:37 pm

Today's puzzle: why did black resign in the final position?


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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:50 pm

The threat of Qxd8+ looks ominous.

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:58 pm

Why can't Black play Qe3, with threats of Qxb3+?

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Re: Gibraltar 2014

Post by PeterFarr » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:04 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:Why can't Black play Qe3, with threats of Qxb3+?
Or other Q moves.

I'm guessing Black actually picked up the rook and d2 intending to take on c2, then noticed Qxd8 mate as Brendan said, and finally realized too late that any other move by that rook loses.

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