Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Post by Peter Shaw » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:38 pm

20 52 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2552 0 0 GM Hou Yifan 2670 22

I hope we don't see a repeat of Gibraltar

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:41 pm

Peter Shaw wrote:20 52 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2552 0 0 GM Hou Yifan 2670 22

I hope we don't see a repeat of Gibraltar
I don't think Kosteniuk plays the Grob.

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Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:29 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:Board 2 looks unlikely?
With a random draw it's no more unlikely than any other pairing but certainly the one that catches the eye.
I imagine So will be watching with interest
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Post by Matthew Peat » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:48 pm

I thought most tiebreaks are affected by having a good start to an event.

Presumably they have anticipated this in choosing to adopt this 1st round pairing system. I guess the only fair tiebreak now would be rating performance.

Judging from his games at the World Cup, Caruana probably had hoped for a couple of easier to start with in order to play himself into a bit of form.......

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:17 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:Board 2 looks unlikely?
With a random draw it's no more unlikely than any other pairing but certainly the one that catches the eye.
That would explain it then thanks.
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:36 am

LawrenceCooper wrote: With a random draw it's no more unlikely than any other pairing but certainly the one that catches the eye.
From round 2, it reverts to usual Swiss pairing. It remains to be seen when the rating disparities in the second and third rounds are greater than would normally be seen in a Swiss, particularly round 1. Also how top seeded players will react to playing one another in the first round. Will they fight for the full point, or agree a mutual half point bye?

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:45 am

Another pairing that caught the eye is
34 100 IM Kavutskiy Konstantin 2390 0 0 GM Bindrich Falko 2598 37
That's in view of this story.
http://en.chessbase.com/post/cheating-s ... -phone-use

He got off eventually on a technicality, that the German Chess Federation and Bundesliga are not the same organisation.
https://www.chess.com/news/view/bindric ... 68000-3357

On current rules, at the very least he would have been guilty of having a phone in his possession whilst in play.

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:01 am

Matthew Peat wrote:I guess the only fair tiebreak now would be rating performance.
As far as I'm aware it's running under British conventions, so there wouldn't be any tie break for the major prizes. Rating prizes are based on performance anyway.

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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:36 pm

Prizes:
1st £50,000; 2nd £25,000; 3rd £12,500; 4th £6,250; 5th £4,000; 6th £3,500; 7th £3,000; 8th £2,500;
9th £2,000; 10th £1,500
Best relative rating achievement:
2500 – 2599 £1,250
2400 – 2499 £1,000
2300 – 2399 £750
2200 – 2299 £500
1900 – 2199 £500
Ladies’ Awards
1st £6,000; 2nd £3,000; 3rd £1,500; 4th £1,250; 5th £1,000; 6th £500

Prizes (including the first prize) shall be shared where players have the same score.
No player can win more than one complete prize.
A player forfeits the right to a rating prize if they are absent for the last round.

Tie-break (for deciding who receives the award of a trophy):
In the event of two players tying for first place in the open (i.e. not applicable to the ladies’ awards),
the winner of the tournament (plus an extra £500 prize money) will be decided by a play-off on the
evening of 1 October, after the completion of all round-9 games. The play-off will consist of two
rapid games with a rate of play of 15 minutes plus 10 seconds a move, with colours to be
determined by the toss of a coin. If the rapid match finishes equal then the winner will be
determined by Armageddon with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, Black having draw
odds. A toss of a coin will determine colours.

In the event of three or more players tying for first place, the top two will be determined by tiebreak,
in the following order of priority, and will enter the play-off described above:
 The results between the players involved in the tie
 Sum of progressive score
 Sum of opponents’ scores (Buchholz)
 Sonneborn-Berger
 Number of won games

British Championship Qualifier:
The highest placed eligible player not already qualified shall qualify for the right to play in the 2017
British Championship, subject to ECF regulations.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:50 pm

Chris Rice wrote:I don't think Kosteniuk plays the Grob.
She did play 6.g4.
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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:27 pm

First game to finish:

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:40 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:First game to finish
Whilst there are many positions in the Nimzo where offering to sacrifice a pawn on c3 is the normal move, it would appear that this isn't one of them. So it's sensible to defend the c3 pawn with Bb2, Bd2 or Qc2.

White was a 2340 rated FM, Black a 2568 GM from India.

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:05 pm

Feel that black-square control.


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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:39 pm

A nice win from Gaponenko:


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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:56 pm

A middlegame zugzwang:


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