European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:17 pm

Probably agreed draws, yes. England match still going at 1-1, with Stebbings trying to get something from 2B vs BN with 3P on queenside - not sure much progress is possible - and Quinn is a pawn down on board 2.

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:39 pm

Stebbings may have trapped the Knight now !

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:41 pm

I was just thinking that. Lots of tantalising possibilities...
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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:42 pm

No, I think the Knight gets away.

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:43 pm

Well, he has won the a7 pawn at least now (but does White's bishop get trapped?). Might we see the famous 2B vs N ending??

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:48 pm

Very tricky ending !

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:52 pm

I think it is winning now (after 51.Bxa7). I was seeing phantoms. Need to check the tablebases! Ack. Drawn, apparently. :( (And I really should know that without having to look it up!)

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:55 pm

Yes. Stebbings looks to be winning now.

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:57 pm

Bizarrely, in the final position, 55...Bf1 draws for Black, but Black chose to resign instead!! (If you believe the result transmitted).


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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:01 pm

Result is often put up wrong, so we'll have to wait.

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:06 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Result is often put up wrong, so we'll have to wait.
Agreed. It would be bizarre for someone rated 2178 to not know how to draw that, though stranger things have happened...

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:25 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Result is often put up wrong, so we'll have to wait.
Chess-results confirm the result: http://chess-results.com/tnr121610.aspx ... YES&wi=984

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:35 pm

That's good news. England 1 finish 8th, above their seeding of 14th. That looks to be one of the best performances by an England team for some time. The icing on the cake would be confirmation of that IM norm. (If they award board medals, Stebbings may also have a medal of some sort).

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by John Moore » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:38 pm

How can you have a bronze of some sort!

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Re: European Seniors Team Championship-Sibenik, Croatia

Post by John Moore » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:39 pm

Missed the edit before posting!

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