European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by David Robertson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:17 pm

Interesting point on engine evaluations arising here. In the position Roger gives above, Svidler-Carlsen continued: 40...Nxd5; 41 Kxd5 h5; 42 c6

SF8 required 42...a5 for equality; all else, far worse. But Carlsen played 42...a6 which SF8 red-lined at [+13.5] on 29-ply :shock: BUT SF9, Sesse and others gave [0.00]. And that's the right call

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:20 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Interesting point on engine evaluations arising here. In the position Roger gives above, Svidler-Carlsen continued: 40...Nxd5; 41 Kxd5 h5; 42 c6

SF8 required 42...a5 for equality; all else, far worse. But Carlsen played 42...a6 which SF8 red-lined at [+13.5] on 29-ply :shock: BUT SF9, Sesse and others gave [0.00]. And that's the right call
Yeah. A clear horizon effect. Once one more half move had been played (43.a4), SF8 came up with a correct evaluation of 0.00.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 pm

Despite having a pretty bad time himself, it's Svidler's team that wins the ECC Open. British successes were Wood Green seeded 29th who finished 21st and Grantham Sharks seeded 42nd finishing 33rd, the others finishing pretty much in line with their seeding. In the women's second seeds Monte Carlo won. Don't think we saw Carlsen at his best during this tournament and afterwards he was clearly very relieved that he held on to the number 1 spot before the big match.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:50 pm

Speelman 9th on board 1 and Howell 4th on board 2, plus Ben Purton 10th on board 7
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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Despite having a pretty bad time himself, it's Svidler's team that wins the ECC Open. British successes were Wood Green seeded 29th who finished 21st and Grantham Sharks seeded 42nd finishing 33rd, the others finishing pretty much in line with their seeding. In the women's second seeds Monte Carlo won. Don't think we saw Carlsen at his best during this tournament and afterwards he was clearly very relieved that he held on to the number 1 spot before the big match.
A shame that Wood Green weren't able to convert their positions today, 8th place would have been quite amazing.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:50 pm

Carlsen played Donchenko (Ger) 2610 in Round 4. This was Carlsen's scoresheet:

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:33 am

That is acceptable. I would be quite happy to invite Carlsen to a tournament in which I was the game-inputter.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Alex McFarlane » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:50 am

Jack,
Read the names of the two players.
You might need a new pgn file to enter the moves. :)

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