Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:51 pm

Kevin Williamson wrote:Board 104 today is an interesting pairing:

104 131 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 2339 0 0 Cramling Bellon Anna 1954 227
Not, however, the most interesting of games:


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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:31 pm

I don't know if i sound like an idiot but how come there aren't enough digital boards?

Ivanchuks game isnt being broadcast today, in the name of goodness.
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:39 pm

Do you know how expensive digital boards are? 125 of the things would stretch most budgets.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:47 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:Do you know how expensive digital boards are? 125 of the things would stretch most budgets.
Yes, actually i do, I work in eCommerce so know the price of most things. Even if i didn't know the price I would find a tournament where a many times Candidate's game isn't broadcast live to be absurd. Surely they could be hired at a minimal cost?

If they gave the manufacturers sponsorship they may even get the boards for free?
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:40 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Kevin Williamson wrote:Board 104 today is an interesting pairing:

104 131 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 2339 0 0 Cramling Bellon Anna 1954 227
Not, however, the most interesting of games:

I assume Anna offered the draw?
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:26 pm

Surely there aren't games still continuing? At approaching 11:30pm GMT shouldn't the pairings for round 4 be out?

Perhaps there's a power cut, or did someone drop the pairing cards?

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:17 am

9 players on 3/3, including Adams. Nakamura drew.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:10 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:Surely there aren't games still continuing? At approaching 11:30pm GMT shouldn't the pairings for round 4 be out?

Perhaps there's a power cut, or did someone drop the pairing cards?
It seems really amateurish.
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Alan Walton » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:37 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:Surely there aren't games still continuing? At approaching 11:30pm GMT shouldn't the pairings for round 4 be out?

Perhaps there's a power cut, or did someone drop the pairing cards?
It might have something to do with the Team Blitz going on, most of the arbiters play in this or organise and as this normally finished around midnight they upload to the website is normally late (3am according to chess results), the pairings at the hotel are normally up on the notice board around 11pm to midnight anyway

I think for one night you can go to bed not knowing the pairings, unless you are so excited you can't get to sleep without knowing them

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:47 am

Round 4 pairings

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 21 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2652 3 3 GM Adams Michael 2751 5
2 28 GM Sutovsky Emil 2628 3 3 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2724 9
3 34 GM Lagarde Maxime 2594 3 3 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2679 15
4 38 GM Ju Wenjun 2583 3 3 GM Shankland Samuel L 2674 17
5 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2796 2½ 3 GM Piorun Kacper 2651 23
6 32 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2606 2½ 2½ GM Caruana Fabiano 2827 1
7 36 GM Gledura Benjamin 2589 2½ 2½ GM Nakamura Hikaru 2785 3
8 8 GM Yu Yangyi 2738 2½ 2½ GM Maze Sebastien 2613 31
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by John Saunders » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:57 am

My report on round 3 of the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters is here.

The hotel needed to effect an emergency repair to their wifi system starting at 10pm last night (Thursday 26th), which probably explains why the arbiters were unable to post pairings and results online.
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:31 am

Challengers Round 5 Amateur "A" G. Bishop-N Dennis. Result given as win for Black. Looking at the final position, it looks drawn to me. Mobile phone going off ?

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:38 am

Barry Sandercock wrote:Challengers Round 5 Amateur "A" G. Bishop-N Dennis. Result given as win for Black. Looking at the final position, it looks drawn to me. Mobile phone going off ?
Looks winning for black to me.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:52 am

Thanks Jack. Somehow I had a different position on the website, with just Rooks, Knights and Pawns.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Steve Rooney » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:01 pm

Delighted to see Shropshire player Athar Ansari equal first with 4.5/5 in the Amateur A.

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