PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:20 pm

Hope Nigel managed to avoid the flying Black Queen that seems to have ended up on g1 ;)

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by JustinHadi » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:53 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
JustinHadi wrote:Richard, of course, whether Howell has raised his level closer to a Grischuk is what a Black win would have shown.
Given that Grischuk has just beaten Caruana with black that's quite a tough act to follow.
I picked Grischuk because he's the only 2700+ who seems to get into time trouble as much as Howell.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:59 pm

Nice finish by Gawain Jones. Knight promotion giving checkmate.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by David Grobler » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:18 pm

Well played Alan !

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Post by Bobjones » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:49 pm

Read about Alan Merry's superb performance (2624) and a first GM norm to go with his final IM norm at http://www.suffolkchess.org.uk/2014/10/ ... f-man.html.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by AustinElliott » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:20 pm

Merry's rd 7 game, which can be played through on Bob Jones' blog, is quite something.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by Mike Truran » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:55 pm

Any chance of the link? It's late and I'm tired.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by PeterFarr » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:17 am

Mike Truran wrote:Any chance of the link? It's late and I'm tired.
It's in the Suffolk chess bit given by Bob Jones in the immediately preceding post. Very impressive it is too.


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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:37 am

PeterFarr wrote:
Mike Truran wrote:Any chance of the link? It's late and I'm tired.
It's in the Suffolk chess bit given by Bob Jones in the immediately preceding post. Very impressive it is too.
It's an incredible game. Deserves to be reprinted widely.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:16 am

Wider circulation, as requested. All the games in the masters are available on the IOM site. As others have said, it is not an easy thing to use but the route is 2014 Tournament -> Masters. Look for the drop down box saying pgn. Select the file containing a number referring to the desired round. This is a multi-game pgn file from which you can cut and paste the required game. Simples.


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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:32 am

Thanks Michael, extraordinary world class performance(s) from Alan. At a Golders Green FIDE-rated event in August I was very pleased to come second equal to him. However, this was primarily because I was lucky not to get paired with him! Watching his games from neighbouring boards was awesome, he wasn't so much beating opponents as seemingly teaching them how to play chess. He's utter class.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by JustinHadi » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:04 am

He's come on a lot since I played him at Golders Green!

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:19 am

Didn't realise that was an IM getting brutalised like that. Yikes.

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Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Post by Peter D Williams » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:09 pm

Wonder why Alan will not be playing in the europeans in Batumi, Georgia, October 18th – 29th and he did not play in the worlds .I do hope it was not because of the cost of these events.
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