Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 2015

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by benedgell » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:29 pm

I'm going to guess board 4 might not be the longest game today.

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:46 pm

Pleased to see Adam Hunt in the, er, hunt, for that final GM norm. He has White today, so hope he can get the win that would make things easier in the last round.

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:46 pm

benedgell wrote:I'm going to guess board 4 might not be the longest game today.
Correct! Just 12 moves were played.

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by John Moore » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:47 pm

Vakhidov clearly not a fan of Fred Reinfeld - only playing with the king side pieces. Looks like Zhao moves to 7.5. But now, no doubt, someone running a Komodo (is that really an engine) on Deep Whatever will tell me Black is OK.

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by JustinHadi » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:20 pm

Nc3-b5-a3-c4-e5xf7. Love it.

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by JustinHadi » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:47 pm

41. Bc5!! lovely move by James Jackson

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:17 pm

Richard Britton made up for yesterdays unfortunate loss with a nice checkmate today.

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Anthony Higgs » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:50 pm

JustinHadi wrote:41. Bc5!! lovely move by James Jackson
Amazing save by White in that game.
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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Ray Sayers » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:41 pm

Hmm I just logged on and see Hackner - Eames still going.

I seems to recall from an endgame book I read recently that the winning method is counter intuitive - stick the Q on g3 and bring the King down next to it. Or is that nonsense?

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:47 pm

Now on move 125! :shock:

10 moves until the 50-move draw rule applies.

Hang on. Has Black resigned? It looks lost now? No clock time showing for Black. :oops:

EDIT: Yeah, Hackner won. That will teach me to assume the live boards are updated when the last game finishes. I thought that game was still going...

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Martin Benjamin » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:01 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Now on move 125! :shock:
I had assumed it was drawn under the 50 move rule with the position left as it was, but the results page gives 1-0, so it looks like Bob either ran out of time or assumed that Oskar had eventually found the right winning plan. The ending had for a long time been a theoretical win, but it's hard to convert these things after hours of concentration. As Black, I would certainly have played on a little longer with something like 125...Ka7 and made White demonstrate he had found the right way to win, particularly as Oskar had been shuffling for a long time prior to getting that final position.

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:56 pm

Martin Benjamin wrote: I had assumed it was drawn under the 50 move rule with the position left as it was, but the results page gives 1-0, so it looks like Bob either ran out of time or assumed that Oskar had eventually found the right winning plan.
If you check the chessbomb site, the engine there will demonstrate the winning plan. It involves a promotion and thus a pawn move with three moves to spare. The engine has a sense of humour and under-promotes to a Bishop in the critical position (white to move).


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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:10 am

So we go into the final round with a Brazilian the only person between Jun Zhao and an outright Chinese victory. Will Jun Zhao be afraid? Will Fier get the better of him? (Sorry, couldn't resist):

1 GM Fier, Alexandr 6.5 BRA 2592 GM Zhao, Jun 7.5 CHN 2585
2 GM Mista, Aleksander 6.0 POL 2614 GM Edouard, Romain 6.0 FRA 2659
3 GM Lagarde, Maxime 6.0 FRA 2576 GM Arkell, Keith C 6.0 ENG 2489
4 GM Hebden, Mark L 5.5 ENG 2523 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 6.0 ISL 2451
5 GM Rodshtein, Maxim 5.5 ISR 2676 GM Gormally, Daniel W 5.5 ENG 2499
6 GM Bogner, Sebastian 5.5 SUI 2586 GM Flear, Glenn C 5.5 ENG 2460
7 GM Sengupta, Deep 5.5 IND 2566 IM Gledura, Benjamin 5.5 HUN 2450
8 GM Hawkins, Jonathan 5.5 ENG 2552 IM Galyas, Miklos 5.5 HUN 2428
9 GM Vakhidov, Jahongir 5.5 UZB 2502 FM Kirk, Ezra 5.0 ENG 2308

Live games http://www.hastingschess.com/live-games-1415-ix/

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Alan Walton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:06 am

I think you'll find that it is now the 75 move rule and not 50

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Re: Hastings International Chess 29 Dec 2014 - 6 January 201

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:51 am

Alan Walton wrote:I think you'll find that it is now the 75 move rule and not 50
No, the new 75 moves draw rule is in addition to the long-standing 50 moves draw rule, not instead of it.

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