Batumi Olympiad

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:05 pm

Oh, 26...Bb1! (possibility in Howell's game). Threatening ...Rxf3 as well as promotion. Quelle computeresque.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:10 pm

No round-ups from me until Friday, I'm afraid as I'm on a smartphone until then
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:26 pm

Draw for Gawain; David as usual very short of time
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:27 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Draw for Gawain
I'll be impressed if Mickey gets one, my prediction on that board having been well out
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:31 pm

Every time I look David's advantage seems smaller than it did before. Now looks a little like Eljanov's game yesterday.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:47 pm

Still, there are chances left and Adams looks safe enough.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:48 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Every time I look David's advantage seems smaller than it did before.
At the time control Adams seems to have exchanged pieces to near equality. Possibilities seem limited in the McShane game and as suggested David's advantage has for the time being perhaps evaporated. So 2-2 is on the cards.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Matt Fletcher » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:59 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Oh, 26...Bb1! (possibility in Howell's game). Threatening ...Rxf3 as well as promotion. Quelle computeresque.
26...Rxe6 27.Rxe6 Qxe6 was also possible and perhaps more human (28.Qxe6 Rae8 followed by Re1)

EDIT: added position and variations

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:43 pm

Adams might be lost now, so Howell only drawing might be critical. 2-2 sliding towards a loss now.

[EDIT: No, that was just me failing to understand what was going on on the board... :oops: ]

Also, Caruana winning against Mamedyarov. How many rating points will he gain there?!

[EDIT: And now McShane winning!! :D ]
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by David Robertson » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:56 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:43 pm
Adams might be lost now
Nah! Gelfand wins the remaining black pawns. But as long as Adams retains his B, White will struggle to convert. Not impossible, but very hard with just a pawn left

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:59 pm

Luke has certainly been value for money in this event!

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Simon Brown » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:06 pm

Mickey is drawn now as the g pawn isn't far enough ahead, but Luke seems to be winning suddenly. Not quite sure how.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Brian Towers » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm

Rodshtein decided to try and win a completely drawn game and so declined to play either of the drawing moves.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Luke has certainly been value for money in this event!
As have your predictions :wink:

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:11 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Draw for Gawain
I'll be impressed if Mickey gets one, my prediction on that board having been well out
I'm impressed too, assume Boris didn't play the best moves?

Luke has won to win the match :D
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