World Senior Chess Championship S50

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Chris Rice
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World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:08 am

John Nunn playing! Nailed on favourite for world champion. Guess he'll be a bit rusty though.

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr142118. ... =30&wi=984

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:21 am

Chris Rice wrote:John Nunn playing! Nailed on favourite for world champion. Guess he'll be a bit rusty though.
That event seems to have popped up from nowhere without any publicity.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:07 pm

I thought John was born in 1955.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:12 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:I thought John was born in 1955.
It's over 50 now.

Looks like a very nice event, and was announced in March. I hope they get a lot more entries.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Simon Brown » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:30 pm

Mark and Keith are playing too.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:30 pm

"It's over 50 now."

so it is - Don't know how I forgot that as the change annoyed me...

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Lewis Martin » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:35 pm

Simon Brown wrote:Mark and Keith are playing too.
Assuming you mean Mark Hebden, I can't see his name on the list of entrants. I'm sure you know more than me!

But.. wow! Nunn back playing again. No doubt he'd be the overwhelming favourite if it was the same John Nunn at the time of retiring. John Nunn of now.. well, we'll have to wait and see!

Would Kasparov fancy coming out of retirement... :lol:

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Phil Neatherway » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:30 pm

chess results says Nunn's rating is 2602. Where does that come from? Surely he is unrated after all those inactive years.

Great to see him back, anyway. An inspiration to all those born in 1955.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:44 pm

Not unrated, just marked as inactive in the FIDE rating database.

John Nunn's FIDE rating record:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=400017
http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?event=400017

Last change in rating was for the October 2006 list.

Garry Kasparov's FIDE rating record:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=4100018
http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?event=4100018

Last change in rating was for the April 2005 list.

(Though I see GK became a FIDE Senior Trainer in 2009).

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:59 pm

Has the top 4 from the European that Keith won in Porto in March, where Craig Pritchett also played
http://www.fpx.pt/escc2014/index.php/co ... open50plus

Starting rank
No. Name FideID FED RtgI sex
1 GM Nunn John D M 400017 ENG 2602
2 GM Sturua Zurab 13600095 GEO 2523
3 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny 4100638 LAT 2502
4 GM Movsziszian Karen 13301152 ARM 2487
5 IM Kalegin Evgenij 4103416 RUS 2474
6 GM Arkell Keith C 400270 ENG 2440
7 IM Bruno Fabio 801038 ITA 2436
8 GM Kristiansen Jens 1400061 DEN 2405
9 IM Stepovoj Vladimir 4120159 RUS 2323
10 GM Bouaziz Slim 5500010 TUN 2321
11 IM Pritchett Craig W 2400065 SCO 2315
12 FM Chapman Terry P D 413399 ENG 2304
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Nick Burrows » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:43 pm

Chris Rice wrote:John Nunn playing! Nailed on favourite for world champion.
Nailed on favourite to come 2nd - Keith ARKELL is playing..

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:45 pm

Mick Norris wrote: 10 GM Bouaziz Slim 5500010 TUN 2321
Some names from the past there. Bouaziz played in the 1967 Sousse Interzonal, the one that Fischer walked out of. Looking up his history, I see he was still young enough to play the 1969 World Juniors, the one where Karpov first became known to Western players.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:08 pm

Obviously there are some very impressive names of active players who could be in the field. Krasenkow, Beliavsky, Rozentalis, Timman, Nikolic...

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:38 pm

Chris Rice wrote:John Nunn playing! Nailed on favourite for world champion. Guess he'll be a bit rusty though.
I wonder what his opening repertoire will be. English Attack / Najdorf /Modern Benoni?

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:09 pm

He did play in the Delancey Blitz at Richmond a couple of months back but no games seem to be available. However, given the distance between him and the rest of the field he seems in fine form!

http://results.tournamentdirector.co.uk ... B5530E04CB

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