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2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:47 am

Taking place 10-23 April. Round three today. Leaders on 2/2 include Jovanka Houska (seeded 23) and Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (43) who survived an extremely iffy position yesterday. None of the top eighteen (1) seeds have won their first two games.

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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:02 pm

Arkell Ending alert
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:33 am

Controversy:
If you wonder why the broadcast of Gevorgyan - Cornette stopped after 23 moves: After playing 14. Rb1&16. Ra1 Gevorgyan played 24. 0-0-0!!! Apparently both players forgot that the rook has moved!
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:34 am

If arbiters spot an illegal move being played, or are alerted by the failure of the live transmission, aren't they supposed to intervene?

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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:20 am

Seems not to have happened though. It would be interesting to hear from the arbiters.

There are various other* examples of this kind of thing happening.

22-way tie at the top after round three.

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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:10 pm

Houska stays in the leading group with a long win, a touch on the swindly side.
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:10 pm

That's good; I see the top 14 qualify for the next World Cup (2020), which is the target I assume
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by Alan Walton » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:05 pm

My 4NCL team mate is doing quite well on 4.5

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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:56 pm

Jovanka again loses after having had a sizeable advantage. Ketevan draws with Paetz, a French Defence that went down this line, though not as far as 9 dxc5 Qa5.
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:22 pm

Brunello getting horribly mashed up by Khotenashvili in one of those 1 Nf3 2 g3 jobs
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:18 pm

Gaponenko has caught Kashlinskaya at the top and they play tomorrow. I believe the 2140-rated Sila Çağlar, who survived a lost position and an Arkell Ending in her 134 moves today, has therefore guaranteed herself an IM norm.
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:33 pm

I notice sixth seed Deimante Cornette jacked it in after seven rounds. Possibly she never recovered from this first round disaster.
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:07 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Gaponenko has caught Kashlinskaya at the top and they play tomorrow.
No obvious sign of ambition in that game, where we've got the Tarrasch French queens-off variation
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:23 pm

Absolutely horrid blunder at the end, and Gaponenko now leads the championship! (My pessmism about the likely amount of life in that game proved very unfounded.)
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