Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:23 pm

A giant-killing from board 60:


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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:09 pm

Papp v Ivanchuk: is he making progress?

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2017/1/1/4
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by John Moore » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:25 pm

Tim Harding wrote:Papp v Ivanchuk: is he making progress?

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2017/1/1/4
Think so. White had an awfully difficult choice between 64 f4 and the move played 64 Kh4. In the first line 64 .. c5 is difficult to meet with ..c4 to follow. In the second line, White is going to struggle to hold the h pawn which was the reason for playing Kg5 in the first place.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by John Moore » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:30 pm

Well, Ivanchuk has selected a very slow way of getting the King to the Kingside!

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by John Moore » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:39 pm

Maybe White had to try 69 f4.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:37 pm

Short v Bellin in round 2; I doubt if either of them will be delighted with that pairing. Pleased to see that Alan Tate got his draw.
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:51 pm

Tim Harding wrote:Short v Bellin in round 2; I doubt if either of them will be delighted with that pairing.
I can find 4 previous games.

(Short v Bellin) British Championship 1979 round 11, 19 move draw. Didn't that draw give Bellin the British Championship in the absence that year of tie break matches?

(Bellin v Short) Hastings 1980 round 13, 11 move draw

(Short v Bellin) British Championship 1981 round 10, win for Black in 38 moves

(Bellin v Short) British Championship 1987 , win for Black in 43 moves.

For the first three, Bellin was the established player and Short the promising junior. By 1987, Short was a world class GM and Bellin "just" one of many British IMs.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:59 pm

does anyone know why anna Muzychuks game wasnt shown live?
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:08 am

Joshua Gibbs wrote:does anyone know why anna Muzychuks game wasnt shown live?
I expect it would be because they don't have enough DGT Boards to cover the entire tournament. Jack Rudd and others are inputting games as they finish and anything particularly interesting is being flagged.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:10 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Joshua Gibbs wrote:does anyone know why anna Muzychuks game wasnt shown live?
I expect it would be because they don't have enough DGT Boards to cover the entire tournament. Jack Rudd and others are inputting games as they finish and anything particularly interesting is being flagged.
thanks for replying :)
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:07 am

Tim Harding wrote:Robert Bellin has drawn with Gelfand!
I would have played on Bellin looked to have a serious advantage to me at the end?

This from ChessBase although not sure how we stand on just quoting it.
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:11 am

"Short v Bellin in round 2"

And Gelfand v Lombaers!

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:08 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"Short v Bellin in round 2"

And Gelfand v Lombaers!
Yes, quite a reward for both :lol:

round 2 pairings
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:07 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Kevin Thurlow wrote:"Short v Bellin in round 2"

And Gelfand v Lombaers!
Yes, quite a reward for both :lol:

round 2 pairings
Gelfand can count himself lucky he's not playing Carl....

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by John Saunders » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:20 pm

Poser for chess historians - Nigel Short thinks he first played Robert Bellin at the Charlton Open in about 1978 but is not sure about the date. Needless to say, I don't have my chess magazine library to hand in Gibraltar and was wondering if someone could find out. Robert thinks their game appeared in Nigel's book Nigel Short Teaches Chess, so that would be a good place to start looking. Thanks in advance.
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