World Senior Chess Championship S50

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:05 pm

Am not sure I fully understand the calculations. Do you drop the worst performer from the tie-break? If so, can it not be the same opponent dropped for both (someone they both played), and hence the calculations above might be wrong?

EDIT: My mistake. I see those Roger dropped from his calculations were already the worst performers.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:09 pm

Hmm. The computer lines in Bruno-Kalegin look a bit repetitive.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by John Moore » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:13 pm

Mark Hebden's opponent has played a series of horrible moves from about move 43 onwards.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by John Moore » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:14 pm

Sorry maybe 43 was Ok but 44 certainly wasn't

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by John Moore » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:16 pm

White's move 63 looks rather difficult!

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Keith Arkell » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:16 pm

HI guys, sorry about that. In back to back tourneys, at the IOM and here, I've played 13 scary GMs and there was just no more petrol left in the tank after giving everything v Sveshnikov last night.

Today I declined a draw on move 19, but by the end it was all getting blurry, which is a shame because I love those positions!

A few moments ago me and Sturua just shook hands and agreed that however our opponents from rounds one or two happen to perform today, we are morally joint champions. Time for a few vodkas! Thanks for all the support :)

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by John Moore » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:22 pm

Congratulations Keith whatever the outcome of the tiebreaks

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Simon Brown » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:24 pm

Great effort Keith, well played.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by benedgell » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:25 pm

Ditto the above.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:27 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:HI guys, sorry about that. In back to back tourneys, at the IOM and here, I've played 13 scary GMs and there was just no more petrol left in the tank after giving everything v Sveshnikov last night.

Today I declined a draw on move 19, but by the end it was all getting blurry, which is a shame because I love those positions!

A few moments ago me and Sturua just shook hands and agreed that however our opponents from rounds one or two happen to perform today, we are morally joint champions. Time for a few vodkas! Thanks for all the support :)
Have a drink for me too, you've done brilliantly regardless of the tiebreaks :D
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:34 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Hmm. The computer lines in Bruno-Kalegin look a bit repetitive.
If it was drawn, then Keith would be champion I think if John Nunn resigned in a won position, which probably demonstrates that the tiebreak isn't great

On the other hand, Keith gets silver and John gets bronze, which is a pretty good combined result
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by AustinElliott » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:46 pm

Well done Keith. Joint champ (whatever tiebreaks) and a TPR near 2600, a wondeful effort. A free drink (or drinks) in any chess club in Britain with a bar, I'm thinking.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by John Moore » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:47 pm

Let's not forget Craig Pritchett - contributor to this Forum - in the over 65s. He has just beaten Vasiukov to finish with 7.5 out of 11 which so far as I can see is just half a point behind the winners.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:49 pm

Keith, if you're still around, congratulations and well played from me too.

Congratulations also to Zurab Sturua, who has played extremely well.
Mick Norris wrote:If it was drawn, then Keith would be champion I think if John Nunn resigned in a won position, which probably demonstrates that the tiebreak isn't great.
I think that John would only need to agree a draw in a completely won position. However, that too shows up the tie break.

Fortunately (in my opinion), it doesn't look as though the scenario is going to arise.
Mick Norris wrote:On the other hand, Keith gets silver and John gets bronze, which is a pretty good combined result
Hear, hear.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by benedgell » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:56 pm

Think Bruno- Kalegin is heading towards a draw now.

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