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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:31 am
by Mick Norris
Another tough match today v Italy

2.1 GM Godena, Michele 2459 - GM Speelman, Jon S 2509
2.2 GM Garcia, Palermo Carlos 2407 - GM Arkell, Keith C 2467
2.3 IM Bellia, Fabrizio 2447 - GM Emms, John M 2474
2.4 IM Bruno, Fabio 2433 - GM Ward, Chris G 2425

Israel - USA and Iceland - Armenia

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm
by Mike Truran
Probably no medal this year. 😢😢😢

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm
by Keith Arkell
We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes.

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:46 pm
by LawrenceCooper
Keith Arkell wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm
We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes.
A 3-1 win today (wins for Jon and Keith). Last round pairings:

Round 9 on 2019/04/24 at 09:30
No. Team Team
1 Argentina (9) USA (15)
2 Italy (13) Armenia (11)
3 Israel (10) Iceland 1 (12)
4 Germany (10) England (11)

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 pm
by Mick Norris
65+ is very interesting with England currently just in bronze

Sweden (10) v Russia (13)
France (11) v Germany (12)
Finland (11) v Israel (11)
England (11) v St Petersburg (10)

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:14 pm
by Mick Norris
Keith Arkell wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm
We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes.
I looked at your game a little between moves 35 and 55, thought it was generally level, and thought you'd find a way to win as usual :D

Good luck tomorrow, I recollect you've played Tischbierek before

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 pm
by Keith Arkell
Hi Mick, The opening didn't go very well, but eventually I got a small endgame edge after which it was never easy for him in practice.

We knew before the match that our Greek opponents were vastly under-rated just by looking at their games. Someone gave the typical explanation that there are lots of ludicrously under-rated kids in Athens stealing all their points!

My opponent, for example, was performing at 340 points above his relatively low Elo. In addition I knew that even were I to win, doing so would slice 14 points off my performance ( relevant for board medals) - so a tough day at the office!

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 pm
by Keith Arkell
According to my calculations 6th seeded England have taken Silver in the 65+, one match point behind Russia. Congratulations, boys!

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:48 pm
by David Sedgwick
Mike Truran wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Probably no medal this year. 😢😢😢
Keith Arkell wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 pm
According to my calculations 6th seeded England have taken Silver in the 65+, one match point behind Russia. Congratulations, boys!
It looks to me as though we ended up with one team Silver (as mentioned by Keith) and four individual medals, two of them Gold.

England Seniors 5 - ECF Chief Executive 0 :lol:

Congratulations to all concerned.

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
by Mick Norris
That's an amazing result for the 65+ team

Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:58 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
That's amazing. Great result by the 65+ team.

Would the 50+ team have got bronze if they had won in the final round? And the result hinged on the game by John Emms (as there were quick draws on the top two boards and Chris Ward was level) and Emms was losing (on move 24) then winning (on move 29) and then blundered into a perpetual on move 31? Sounds exciting! :D

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 am
by Brian Valentine
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
That's an amazing result for the 65+ team

Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape
And bronze for Brian Hewson

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 am
by Mick Norris
Didn't spot that, sorry, and I've met Brian too; well done Brian

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:58 am
by Kevin Thurlow
Great results! Well done all.

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:03 am
by David Sedgwick
Brian Valentine wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
That's an amazing result for the 65+ team

Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape
And bronze for Brian Hewson
Brian V, what is your source please?

Brian H does not appear in the list at http://chess-results.com/tnr426179.aspx ... 81&flag=30. That is because he only played 6 games whereas, according to Chess-Results, the minimum was 7.