2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

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2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm

James Adair progressing towards the 2500 rating that would give him the GM title (if I have understood correctly)

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by David Robertson » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm
James Adair progressing towards the 2500 rating
Not as smoothly as we'd like: he's just played a shocker in rd 6 :(

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:24 pm

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by David Robertson » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 pm

James Adair got back on his feet in rd 7 - but only by squeezing past a 1900, presumably a grossly-underrated Greek junior. He lies 3rd overall, but is Elo-level for the tournament to date. He has it all to do today though - White against top-seed, GM Delchev

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:53 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 pm
presumably a grossly-underrated Greek junior
Why would anyone make this absurd "presumption"? The opponent is 18 ( for chess purposes ) and has played 85 rated games in the past two years. There is no reason why his rating should be inaccurate.

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:39 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:53 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 pm
presumably a grossly-underrated Greek junior
Why would anyone make this absurd "presumption"? The opponent is 18 ( for chess purposes ) and has played 85 rated games in the past two years. There is no reason why his rating should be inaccurate.
Not only that, his rating appears to be on a downward spiral. https://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?event=4264681

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:34 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 pm
James Adair got back on his feet in rd 7 - He has it all to do today though - White against top-seed, GM Delchev
He seems to be doing ok at move 40

A draw is a rating gain so a good pairing I would have thought
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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by Colin Patterson » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 pm

A complex game, but Adair now has a winning advantage if he can keep a clear head.

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:42 pm

Colin Patterson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 pm
A complex game, but Adair now has a winning advantage if he can keep a clear head.
Adair has won. How does this leave him fixed for the last round?
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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:02 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Colin Patterson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 pm
A complex game, but Adair now has a winning advantage if he can keep a clear head.
Adair has won. How does this leave him fixed for the last round?
On rating +6 for the tournament.

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by David Robertson » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:56 pm

Very impressive performance today from Adair. In control all the way, and calmly batted away efforts by Delchev to complicate at #40. Makes up for losing the plot in rd 6. Final round, he faces a presumably underrated junior again - and should, on the evidence to hand, win

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:34 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Final round, he faces a presumably underrated junior again
Indeed. This one has played only 126 rated games in the past two years, so the English can safely assume that his FIDE rating is meaningless.

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:15 pm

A last round win for James means he finishes 1st= on 7.5/9.

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Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:03 pm

That's good Puts his rating over 2490 I assume

Wonder where he will play next
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