XXXV. Zalakaros Chess Festival HUN Open Ch. 2016

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XXXV. Zalakaros Chess Festival HUN Open Ch. 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri May 27, 2016 8:02 pm

IM Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel 2448 0 - 1 FM Tarhon Brian 2285

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr207899. ... 984&snr=92

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun May 29, 2016 6:24 pm

Nomin Erdene, Davaademberel 2448 vs Tarhon, Brian 2285
B48 - Sicilian, Taimanov
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Post by AustinElliott » Sun May 29, 2016 8:48 pm

Any other ageing patzers out there wondering if 24. f5 ?! might have been worth a punt, rather than the slightly uninspiring 24. Qe3? Perhaps someone with an engine can advise the best way for black to refute it.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon May 30, 2016 9:57 am

AustinElliott wrote:Any other ageing patzers out there wondering if 24. f5 ?! might have been worth a punt, rather than the slightly uninspiring 24. Qe3? Perhaps someone with an engine can advise the best way for black to refute it.
It was worth a try, I agree.

1.5/3 so far and a fourth IM in round 4 http://www.chess-results.com/tnr207899. ... 984&snr=92

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon May 30, 2016 10:30 am

LawrenceCooper wrote: 1.5/3 so far and a fourth IM in round 4 http://www.chess-results.com/tnr207899. ... 984&snr=92
Other British players are Bogdan Lalic and Alan Tate of Scotland with Jovica Radovanovic in the B Section alongside several IMs.

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Post by John McKenna » Mon May 30, 2016 1:11 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
AustinElliott wrote:Any other ageing patzers out there wondering if 24. f5 ?! might have been worth a punt, rather than the slightly uninspiring 24. Qe3? Perhaps someone with an engine can advise the best way for black to refute it.
It was worth a try, I agree.

1.5/3 so far and a fourth IM in round 4 http://www.chess-results.com/tnr207899. ... 984&snr=92
I don't think there'd be much diff between the outcomes of the moves 24.Qe3 and 24.f5 because W already stands worse due to the loss of the G-pawn.

24.Qe3 may be "slightly uninspiring", however, it could have been a thematic attempt to hang on by keeping control of the white squares, but... Rd8 25.Bc2 gave too many up! 25.Be2, instead, would have kept fighting for the white squares, though B would still stand better, winning probably.

24.f5 "a punt" that would've attempted to wrest control of the game by active K-side play, but lack of control of the square e4 tells... exf5 25.Nxf5 Be4+ 26.Bc2 Bf8 27.Nd6 Bxc2 28.Kxc2 Bxd6 29.exd6 Qe4+ 30.Kb3 Rd8... should be winning for B, too.
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Re: XXXV. Zalakaros Chess Festival HUN Open Ch. 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:53 am

Brian is currently on 2/5 but fairly well placed for a norm chance having already played enough titled players http://www.chess-results.com/tnr207899. ... 984&snr=92

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Post by Leonard Barden » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:17 pm

Now Brian Tarhon is on 3.5/7 with a 2439 performance, having played two GMs and four IMs. He probably needs 1.5/2 in the final two rounds for an IM norm,.

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:24 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Now Brian Tarhon is on 3.5/7 with a 2439 performance, having played two GMs and four IMs. He probably needs 1.5/2 in the final two rounds for an IM norm,.
He might be able to do it with 1/2 with a kind last-round pairing; my mental arithmetic puts the required last-round opponent for that to work at 2549.

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Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:30 am

It would have to be a VERY kind pairing. The only player who fits the bill ratingwise and who could be on 4/8 is GM Viktor Erdos, and he, like Tarhon, would be due for Black in round nine.

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:45 am

Leonard Barden wrote:It would have to be a VERY kind pairing. The only player who fits the bill ratingwise and who could be on 4/8 is GM Viktor Erdos, and he, like Tarhon, would be due for Black in round nine.
There are four more players who fit the bill and could be on 4½/8, though. So if Brian wins his round 8 game, he could get one of them and only need to turn up.

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Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:18 am

You are right, I miscalculated. The situation is that 1, 0.5 or 0.5, 1 will secure the norm, 1, 0 could do it but 0.5, 0.5 would need Erdos in the final round and 0,1 would fail.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:04 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Now Brian Tarhon is on 3.5/7 with a 2439 performance, having played two GMs and four IMs. He probably needs 1.5/2 in the final two rounds for an IM norm,.
Sadly he lost in round 8 so whilst still a very impressive performance it won't be enough for a norm. It does look a great event to play in though for norm seekers and even a quick glance at the results identifies at least a couple of successful norm seekers.

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