World Senior Chess Championship S50

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:43 am

John Nunn v. Mark Hebden today. Should be interesting.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:15 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:John Nunn v. Mark Hebden today. Should be interesting.
I was once given a scoresheet at a congress, one of the two part type with carbon in between, where the moves of a game Nunn-Hebden could clearly be seen on the re-used carbon. If I remember it was some sort of two-knights defence, and ended 0-1, but I doubt that game was ever published. No doubt they must have played many many times over the years.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:John Nunn v. Mark Hebden today. Should be interesting.
They don't seem to be taking too many risks.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:13 pm

AustinElliott wrote:Nunn (2.5) v Hebden (3) in rd 4.

Keith A has black against Zurab Sturua. Is that a repeat of a game from the European 50+ Seniors that Keith won?
Keith drew, John beat Mark

Good chance that 1 of them will win it I hope
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mike Truran » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:15 pm

John N. eventually sees off Mark H.

Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by AustinElliott » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:22 pm

Mike Truran wrote:John N. eventually sees off Mark H.

Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?
Well, a neat study-like finish to the ending of Nunn-Hebden, starting with 55. Rxg5. So perhaps the Doctor is rolling back the years. Or showing the value of writing those endgame books...

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Rob Thompson » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Nunn is clearly showing value for his rating, even after all these years.
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:43 pm

NickFaulks wrote:I was wondering about putting together a Bermuda team, but have checked the regulations and see that all games start at 9.30am. I don't even need to ask how they feel about that!
Stewart Reuben wrote:You will have to wait until 2017 and bid for it to be held in Bermuda. Dresden again have the rights in 2016.
Let's hope so. I'm with the Bermudians on the anti-social starting time.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:23 pm

Anti-social to you, Nick and me, but not necessarily the majority of the likely participants.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:18 pm

I've contacted the organisers, and apparently 9.30 is itself a compromise. German seniors like to start at 9!

edit : probably they've done a run around the park first.

edit again : we're just simple chess players - game, post-mortem, dinner, bar, bed, breakfast, preparation, lunch, repeat cycle. Does that make us bad people?

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:26 am

Rank after Round 4
Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5
1 1 GM Nunn John D M ENG 2602 3.5 0.0 8.0 9.5 2 3
2 10 GM Kristiansen Jens DEN 2405 3.5 0.0 7.0 8.5 1 3
3 8 GM Arkell Keith C ENG 2450 3.0 0.0 9.5 10.5 2 2
4 2 GM Hebden Mark L ENG 2540 3.0 0.0 9.0 10.5 2 3
5 7 IM Kalegin Evgenij RUS 2474 3.0 0.0 8.5 10.5 2 2
6 4 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT 2517 3.0 0.0 8.0 10.0 2 2
7 3 GM Sturua Zurab GEO 2523 3.0 0.0 7.5 9.5 2 2
8 9 IM Bruno Fabio ITA 2422 3.0 0.0 7.0 7.5 2 3
21 FM Madeira Wagner Martins BRA 2207 3.0 0.0 7.0 7.5 2 3
10 5 GM Bischoff Klaus GER 2504 3.0 0.0 6.0 8.0 2 2
11 17 GM Malinin Vasily B. RUS 2280 3.0 0.0 6.0 7.5 2 2
12 26 FM Furman Boris RUS 2152 2.5 0.0 8.5 10.5 2 1
13 6 GM Movsziszian Karen ARM 2487 2.5 0.0 8.0 10.0 2 2
14 11 IM Barle Janez SLO 2338 2.5 0.0 7.0 8.5 3 2
15 15 FM Heinig Wolfram Dr. GER 2296 2.5 0.0 7.0 8.5 2 2
16 13 GM Bouaziz Slim TUN 2321 2.5 0.0 6.5 8.0 2 2
17 14 FM Chapman Terry P D ENG 2304 2.5 0.0 6.5 7.5 2 2
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:26 am

Pairings/Results
Round 5 on 2014/10/28 at 16:00
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 GM Nunn John D M 2602 3½ 3½ GM Kristiansen Jens 2405 10
2 2 GM Hebden Mark L 2540 3 3 IM Kalegin Evgenij 2474 7
3 9 IM Bruno Fabio 2422 3 3 GM Sturua Zurab 2523 3
4 4 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny 2517 3 3 GM Malinin Vasily B. 2280 17
5 8 GM Arkell Keith C 2450 3 3 GM Bischoff Klaus 2504 5
6 6 GM Movsziszian Karen 2487 2½ 3 FM Madeira Wagner Martins 2207 21
7 11 IM Barle Janez 2338 2½ 2½ FM Heinig Wolfram Dr. 2296 15
8 14 FM Chapman Terry P D 2304 2½ 2½ GM Bouaziz Slim 2321 13
9 26 FM Furman Boris 2152 2½ 2 IM Shevelev Arkady 2295 16
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mike Truran » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:46 am

German seniors like to start at 9!
Chess themed beach towels? :lol:

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:03 pm

NickFaulks wrote:I've contacted the organisers, and apparently 9.30 is itself a compromise. German seniors like to start at 9!

edit : probably they've done a run around the park first.

edit again : we're just simple chess players - game, post-mortem, dinner, bar, bed, breakfast, preparation, lunch, repeat cycle. Does that make us bad people?
For the last three British Championship player questionnaires, we have had as many Seniors congratulating us on moving their session to the afternoon as we do complaining about how awful it is that we moved it to the afternoon, and that we should move it back.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by AustinElliott » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:05 pm

Interesting openings on the top two bds in rd 5, offering the prospect of some tactical fun. Nunn-Christiansen is a Scheveningen Sicilian where Nunn has already played g4 on move 6, while Hebden has the white side of one of his patented Barry Attack-type things against Kalegin.

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