Jersey Polar Capital 2018

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Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by Matt Best » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:37 pm

Haven't seen any discussion of this yet - Alan Merry on 5.5/6 having beaten Hebden today for a third consecutive GM victory (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2018/6/1/1) and surely one hand on the trophy already. He must be in with a very good chance of a GM norm now (would it be his first?) - happy to leave it to more qualified people to confirm but I believe his average opponents' rating, with the adjustment, is 2386 and he will have met all the requirements from opposition titled players after the next round. My calculations have his current TPR close to 2800 so it is well-placed to be over 2600 by tournament's end. If memory serves me correctly, this was the tournament Jack had a spectacular run in last year and Daniel Abbas picked up a norm too - doing a good job of churning them out, if so.

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:41 pm

It is indeed the tournament Alan Merry and I were joint winners of last year. I'm not doing so well this year.

Daniel Abbas was half a point short of a norm last year.

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Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by Matt Best » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Ah, so my memory doesn't quite serve me correctly! Thanks.

Jon Speelman beat Merry today, which means that first place is still very much up for grabs: Merry is on 5.5/7 with Speelman (and potentially a few others) on 5.

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Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:45 pm

Thanks for alerting me to this, Matt.

Alan made his first GM norm at the Isle of Man a few years ago. A dangerous and original player!

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:50 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Thanks for alerting me to this, Matt.

Alan made his first GM norm at the Isle of Man a few years ago. A dangerous and original player!
Agreed. 1.5/2 his likely requirement for a GM norm this week.

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Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by Paul Dargan » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 pm

website seems to have been hacked by random online pharmacy ...

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Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:05 am

Paul Dargan wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 pm
website seems to have been hacked by random online pharmacy ...
It appears that if you search Google for Jersey chess and click on the link you get an unexpected website. However if you go to Jersey chess club.com directly there is no problem and there is no problem if you go to chess results.com

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Post by Mick Norris » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:03 am

website and standings

Yet another installment of Hebden v Arkell yesterday; Keith won and is white against Merry today (Alan's pairings against GMs in the last 6 rounds now bbwwbb)
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Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:03 am

Yet another installment of Hebden v Arkell yesterday
Their first encounter since they played in the blitz the night before :)

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Post by Matt Best » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:07 pm

Merry drew with Arkell, Tiger won so joint lead on 6/8 on the final day - both are white, Merry against L'Ami (where a win should secure the norm). Should have a good chance but she's yet to lose at the tournament, so far from a foregone conclusion by any means.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:13 pm

Matt Best wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Merry drew with Arkell, Tiger won so joint lead on 6/8 on the final day - both are white, Merry against L'Ami (where a win should secure the norm). Should have a good chance but she's yet to lose at the tournament, so far from a foregone conclusion by any means.
She also secured her second IM norm today.

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Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by Paul Cooksey » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:15 pm

Does Matthew Wadsworth get an IM norm with a win?

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Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:18 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Does Matthew Wadsworth get an IM norm with a win?
Well spotted, yes, it looks like 6/9 will do it.

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Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:11 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Matt Best wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Merry drew with Arkell, Tiger won so joint lead on 6/8 on the final day - both are white, Merry against L'Ami (where a win should secure the norm). Should have a good chance but she's yet to lose at the tournament, so far from a foregone conclusion by any means.
She also secured her second IM norm today.
I think she is already an IM

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Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:16 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:11 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Matt Best wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Merry drew with Arkell, Tiger won so joint lead on 6/8 on the final day - both are white, Merry against L'Ami (where a win should secure the norm). Should have a good chance but she's yet to lose at the tournament, so far from a foregone conclusion by any means.
She also secured her second IM norm today.
I think she is already an IM
:oops: Good point. The FIDE rating site shows her with one norm but the IM on her profile should have been a subtle hint that she has the title :)

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