Olympiad

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:20 pm

John Moore wrote:Mick - probably the answer is to stop looking at engines too much and try to analyse as though you were playing it yourself
John, you are right, I've switched to TWIC live games so no engine assessments - trouble is I don't trust my chess judgement anymore :oops:

I would be happy with white on both boards, but more than capable of losing both :roll:

EDIT the welcome clattering of wickets at OT isn't helping my concentration :D
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Re: Olympiad

Post by Paul Dargan » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:37 pm

David seems to have survived the worst and the machines show a kind of fortress, where the two knights combine to prevent the White King getting in ... but he also seems to only have the increment to play on for the rest of the game ... I suspect allowing a perpetual a few hours ago would have been an easier way to make a half.

Great performances by Jones and Sadler though, given the circumstances around them.

Paul

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Re: Olympiad

Post by John Moore » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:53 pm

Hilarious - Howell now winning and 3-1 England. 3-1 or even 3.5-0.5 Canada was perfectly possible earlier. Experience tells in the end.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Paul Dargan » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:53 pm

I take it all back - taking the perpetual would have cost David half-a-point, it seems he is now winning.

Paul

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Re: Olympiad

Post by John Moore » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:55 pm

But Paul - he was lost through most of the first time scramble!

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Paul Dargan » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:58 pm

Only evaluation that matters is the one at the end of the game John ! ... not good for the nerves of the spectators though. I strongly suspect that some of Matthew's decisions were taken in the expectation that David would lose, hence we'd need a win on 4 to win the match.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:10 pm

Paul Dargan wrote:Only evaluation that matters is the one at the end of the game John ! ... not good for the nerves of the spectators though. I strongly suspect that some of Matthew's decisions were taken in the expectation that David would lose, hence we'd need a win on 4 to win the match.

Paul
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Re: Olympiad

Post by Andy Stoker » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:21 pm

Flip me ... we were looking like we'd lose convincingly to Canada. India were 1 wicket down. I went out and dug the garden ... 7 wickets fell (Oh, 8 now) and some very odd things happened in the chess.

Virtue triumphs again.

Now just watching young Liam Broady in the tennis in USA.

Normal service resumed with Stockport County losing at home in the the first match of the season.
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Re: Olympiad

Post by John Moore » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:23 pm

Outcome excellent - performance very average. What do you do tomorrow. I suspect that Nigel will replace Matthew and he will no doubt do something that will stop us all writing him off.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by benedgell » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:24 pm

So could potentially be Russia or Netherlands next up.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by benedgell » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:26 pm

Big win in the Women's section for Russia. The star signing Lagno beginning to pay off her big money transfer fee.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by John Moore » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:27 pm

You must understand the pairings better than me, Ben

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Mark Howitt » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:42 pm

I would keep the same team tomorrow assuming Sadler still wants to play as he has been so far.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:08 pm

Round 8 on 2014/08/10 at 14:00

13 10 ENG England 18½ 10 : 10 17½ Serbia SRB 29

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:11 pm

Board prizes make good reading from the top now

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