Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:59 am

Have you got the moves on that?
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:14 am

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:44 am
In the U2100 section yesterday the clear leader Sunil Weeramantry lost in just 5 moves! With his knight en prise he picked up his king, then offered his 15 year old opponent a draw! "A draw?!?! - no i don't"
Are the moves available?


I’m a bit behind on this thread so have only just seen the ... Qh4 in the Vienna chat. I fell into the ... Nxg3 trap myself in the last round of one of the Barbican tournaments. I’m guessing it would have been December 1991? I remember giving myself a talking to after the game. I felt a player of my strength - then 130s ECF I would think - really shouldn’t be blundering in the opening like that. I was astonished to see the Hon-van dear Sterren game published in a chess magazine not too long afterwards.

I had no idea until this thread that the trap had such a long and honourable tradition

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:29 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:14 am
Nick Burrows wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:44 am
In the U2100 section yesterday the clear leader Sunil Weeramantry lost in just 5 moves! With his knight en prise he picked up his king, then offered his 15 year old opponent a draw! "A draw?!?! - no i don't"
Are the moves available?
See https://iominternationalchess.com/pairi ... major.html. The game appears to have lasted 7 moves rather than 5.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:29 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:59 am
Have you got the moves on that?
I was told 5, it was 7 moves:

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.Bd3 d6 7.Nxd4 cxd4

Here Sunil picked up his King, but didnt complete a move

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 am

Oops. That’s unfortunate.

So he was playing on auto pilot intending to castle but had mixed up the move order?

The draw offer was a bit optimistic unless there was some other circumstance not yet mentioned.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:17 am

Ah, a touch-move issue. I was thinking it might be a mobile 'phone thing.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Thomas Rendle » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 am

Arguably the resignation is still the bigger mistake. Solid pawn for the piece and vague attacking chances in a key game?

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:10 am

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 am
Arguably the resignation is still the bigger mistake.
Arguably, then abandoning the last round when still having a real chance of winning the tournament was also not optimal. Sometimes you're just totally fed up.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:37 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:10 am
Thomas Rendle wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 am
Arguably the resignation is still the bigger mistake.
Arguably, then abandoning the last round when still having a real chance of winning the tournament was also not optimal. Sometimes you're just totally fed up.
He had mentioned earlier in the tournament that there was a chance he may have to miss the last round anyway (!) as he had a plane to catch. I guess that made up his mind.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:27 pm

In Adams - Adhiban, what is 4.Rg1?

edit : sorry, obvious transmission error.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:40 pm

Top game draw.

Gawain also draws.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:12 pm

Grischuk just beat MVL so three ahead of Gawain now. Wang Hao still trying to beat Vishy, but doesn't look like succeeding.

CORRECTION: Grischuk was half a point behind so is level with Gawain and Xiong - and Kramnik, and probably a few others not finished yet.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:43 pm

Final rankings: http://chess-results.com/tnr385685.aspx ... US&flag=30

Rank after Round 9

Rk. SNo Name sex FED Rtg TB1
1 10 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2727 7,0
13 GM Naiditsch Arkadij AZE 2721 7,0

3 4 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2779 6,5
7 GM Grischuk Alexander RUS 2769 6,5
8 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2763 6,5
12 GM Wang Hao CHN 2722 6,5
24 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2677 6,5
26 GM Adhiban B. IND 2668 6,5
29 GM Xiong Jeffery USA 2656 6,5

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:02 pm

Still no start to the play-off at 8pm.
Alexandra Kosteniuk needs to win her game to be the second highest placed woman after Kashlinskaya and she is nearly there.

AT 8.05 Sundararajan finally resigned, which he could have done a few minutes ago.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:54 pm

Mr and Mrs Wojtaszek win the top prizes.
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