Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

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Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:47 am

The 20th Hoogeveen tournament starts in the Netherlands on Saturday and this year features a six game match between Hou Yifan and Nigel Short which should prove interesting. http://hoogeveenchess.nl/en/20th-hoogev ... ament-2016

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Mark Jordan » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:07 pm

My money is on Short for that one. No English players at all in the Open so far which is surprising. Indian GMs make up the top 3 seeds.

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:16 pm

Quite a few of the Indians playing there were also playing in Douglas last week.

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:33 am

ChessBase preview of the Hoogeveen tournament with photos of Nigel Short and Hou Yifan and Nigel's tweet to Hou Yifan:

"#AskYifan @ChessBase Are you going to beat that useless old English git?"

With the response:

"What is a "git"?"

http://en.chessbase.com/post/hoogeveen- ... in-hamburg

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:20 pm

Nigel Short - Hou Yifan live game link, Nigel pressing at the moment 35 moves in http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016-hou ... -Hou_Yifan

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:37 pm

Draw. Interesting article here on the opening ceremony and how they saved this tournament from extinction, plus the Corps 32 idea which may become a template for saving future tournaments, Van Wely playing a simul at the refugee centre and Nigel Short clarified that he had written in New In Chess that ‘men on average play better than women. Hou Yifan is not average. I can also say that younger players are better on average than older players. I am the only player above 50 in the top-100. In any case – no doubt there will be jubilation if I lose this match, but I’ll do my best.’

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:38 am

Analysis of the Short-Yifan first game and an epic battle in the KID between Ivan Sokolov-Van Foreest http://hoogeveenchess.nl/en/sokolov-booming http://hoogeveenchess.nl/en/sokolov-booming

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:16 am

Game 2 also drawn with even less action than the Man U v Liverpool match but here it is anyway http://www.hoogeveenchess.nl/en/live/matches

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:24 pm

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:38 am

Analysis of the game 3 game that Nigel won. It's not a complete game score and Nigel said on social media that the final comment is misplaced as it refers to a later ...Rc2. If you want to see the rest of the moves then use Tim's link above. Also have a look at the Ivan-Sokolov-Van Foreest game 3 in what is turning out to be a sensational match.

http://hoogeveenchess.nl/en/sokolov-thr ... reaks-away

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Nigel Short » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:01 pm

I think the article has been edited now, after my complaint :)

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:00 pm

Short wins the last game with Black for a 3-1 triumph overall.

A genuinely impressive achievement, it does seem to confirm Hou has hit a bit of a "wall" recently however.
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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Nigel Short » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:14 pm

It is a 6 game match.

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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:08 am

Ah, I see :oops:

Still a bit of work to do then!
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Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:31 am

Analysis of Nigel's win in the fourth game in a lively and complex French. http://www.hoogeveenchess.nl/en/beastly-and-razor-sharp

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