World Senior Chess Championship S50

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by AustinElliott » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:58 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:I think I see Nunn's drawing plan: he wants to play ...Re4, swap the rooks off, and stick his king on f3. That ties down the knight to the defence of the g-pawn and the king to the defence of the knight (because the black e-pawn is too far advanced), and he then sends his b-pawn down the board to overload white's pieces.
Sveshnikov has played his Knight to f2, presumably to thwart this ...simultaneously ruling out trading the last pawn w ...f4 due to Nh3+ ... and JDMN has played ...Kf6 after a long think.

Are there any other likely drawing schemes?

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:18 pm

The other likely drawing scheme is a fortress. Just sitting on the position and challenging white to make any progress.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:25 pm

Now does 52...Rc8+ and 53...Rc3 work?

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:49 pm

After Nunn's defeat suddenly our realistic hopes are probably only with Keith Arkell, who DID beat Hebden despite the earlier misinformation, is half a point behind Sturura and level with Sveshnikov with only a slightly inferior tiebreak, and has a round nine downfloat to the No27 seed from Turkey. Go for it, Keith!

GM Sturua Zurab 2523 6½ 5½ IM Barle Janez 2338 11
2 5 GM Bischoff Klaus 2504 5½ 6 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny 2517 4
3 27 Yasin Hur 2138 5½ 6 GM Arkell Keith C 2450 8
4 1 GM Nunn John D M 2602 5½ 5 IM Kalegin Evgenij 2474 7
5 2 GM Hebden Mark L 2540 5 5 GM Bouaziz Slim 2321 13
6 26 FM Furman Boris 2152 5 5 GM Kristiansen Jens 2405 10

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:59 pm

I assume Keith didn't get Sveshnikov as they both have had 5 whites and only 3 blacks, but presumably they will meet in round 10

C'mon Keith
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by AustinElliott » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:13 pm

Mick Norris wrote:I assume Keith didn't get Sveshnikov as they both have had 5 whites and only 3 blacks, but presumably they will meet in round 10

C'mon Keith
Yes, it would be great to see Keith repeat his European triumph here. I see he has played most of the other top contenders except Sveshnikov and Barle, so presumably he has a good chance of meeting Barle in the final round too.

Sveshnikov has been an impressive performer here - I see he was born in 1950, so is almost eligible for the 65+ section. Another demonstration, I suppose, of how much strength in depth was produced in the old Soviet chess system - as is Sturua, presumably.... and Kalegin.

[EDIT: PS - Looking up Kalegin I see he has three GM norms, all completed after he turned fifty (!), but is still listed as an IM - is that because his rating isn't above 2500...?]

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:05 pm

AustinElliott wrote:

[EDIT: PS - Looking up Kalegin I see he has three GM norms, all completed after he turned fifty (!), but is still listed as an IM - is that because his rating isn't above 2500...?]
No, he has been over 2500. However, he has only two valid norms, Evpatoria 2009 failed.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by AustinElliott » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:19 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
AustinElliott wrote:
[EDIT: PS - Looking up Kalegin I see he has three GM norms, all completed after he turned fifty (!), but is still listed as an IM - is that because his rating isn't above 2500...?]
No, he has been over 2500. However, he has only two valid norms, Evpatoria 2009 failed.
Ah - thanks. Does he have a chance of earning a final one here, anyone know? His TPR is 2406, so I'm guessing maybe not.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:47 pm

If he wins the gold medal he gets the GM title title outright, and 1st= gets him a norm, which in his case is just as good.

Edit : for clarification, 1st= must be top 3 on tiebreak.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:13 pm

Quick draws on the top two boards today. Arkell, Nunn and Hebden all seem to have good positions at the moment.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:03 pm

Mark has won. John is the exchange up, but seems to still have some work to do. Keith has a very nice position.

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:16 pm

Keith has won. John Nunn still playing. How does Keith's tiebreak compare to Sturua? They are joint leaders now aren't they?

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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:39 pm

John has won now
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Rank after Round 9
Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5
1 3 GM Sturua Zurab GEO 2523 7.0 0.5 47.0 51.5 4 5
2 8 GM Arkell Keith C ENG 2450 7.0 0.5 45.5 49.0 4 6
3 4 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT 2517 6.5 1.0 47.0 51.5 4 4
4 1 GM Nunn John D M ENG 2602 6.5 0.0 48.5 53.0 4 6
5 2 GM Hebden Mark L ENG 2540 6.0 0.0 45.5 49.5 4 5
6 11 IM Barle Janez SLO 2338 6.0 0.0 44.5 48.0 5 5
7 5 GM Bischoff Klaus GER 2504 6.0 0.0 43.5 48.0 4 4
8 10 GM Kristiansen Jens DEN 2405 5.5 0.0 47.0 50.0 4 4
9 9 IM Bruno Fabio ITA 2422 5.5 0.0 42.5 46.0 5 5
10 27 Yasin Hur TUR 2138 5.5 0.0 41.5 44.5 4 5
11 6 GM Movsziszian Karen ARM 2487 5.5 0.0 40.0 43.5 4 5
12 26 FM Furman Boris RUS 2152 5.5 0.0 40.0 43.5 4 3
13 22 FM Nikolaidis Konstantinos GRE 2178 5.5 0.0 38.5 40.0 5 3
14 12 IM Stepovoj Vladimir RUS 2323 5.5 0.0 38.0 41.5 4 5
15 7 IM Kalegin Evgenij RUS 2474 5.0 0.0 46.5 50.5 5 4
16 15 FM Heinig Wolfram Dr. GER 2296 5.0 0.0 41.5 44.5 5 3
17 13 GM Bouaziz Slim TUN 2321 5.0 0.0 41.0 45.0 5 3
18 19 Frick Christoph GER 2241 5.0 0.0 36.0 38.5 5 3
19 18 IM Habibi Ali GER 2247 5.0 0.0 34.0 37.0 4 4
20 37 CM Kempen Leon AUS 1949 4.5 0.0 40.5 44.0 4 3
21 20 Alexakis Dimitrios GRE 2224 4.5 0.0 40.5 41.5 5 4
22 16 IM Shevelev Arkady ISR 2295 4.5 0.0 40.0 43.0 5 2
23 14 FM Chapman Terry P D ENG 2304 4.5 0.0 39.5 43.0 4 3
24 17 GM Malinin Vasily B. RUS 2280 4.5 0.0 39.0 40.5 5 3
25 24 Findlay David John SCO 2162 4.5 0.0 37.0 38.0 4 3
26 28 CM Gamback Bjorn SWE 2109 4.5 0.0 35.0 36.5 4 3
27 41 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1787 4.5 0.0 32.5 33.5 4 3
28 23 FM Giulian Philip M SCO 2177 4.5 0.0 32.0 33.5 5 2
29 29 Bluvshtein Ilia CAN 2088 4.5 0.0 31.5 34.0 4 4
30 36 Vardakas Stefanos GRE 1956 4.0 0.0 37.5 41.0 5 2
31 32 IM Hafez Bakr JOR 2013 4.0 0.0 36.0 37.5 5 4
32 25 FM Osmolny Vladimir I. RUS 2154 4.0 0.0 35.5 37.0 5 3
33 31 Sideris Nikiforos GRE 2017 4.0 0.0 34.0 37.0 5 3
34 35 Sand Rolf Dr. GER 1969 4.0 0.0 34.0 37.0 4 1
35 47 Kwan Michael GER 0 4.0 0.0 33.5 36.5 4 1
36 33 Zybura Andre CAN 1975 4.0 0.0 28.5 29.5 4 2
37 21 FM Madeira Wagner Martins BRA 2207 3.5 0.0 41.0 44.0 5 3
38 40 Limono Handjojo INA 1801 3.5 0.0 38.5 42.0 5 2
39 30 Ismail Ahmad MAS 2075 3.5 0.0 37.5 40.0 4 3
40 38 Patola Eero FIN 1857 3.5 0.0 32.0 34.5 4 2
41 42 Karatas Kursat TUR 1741 3.5 0.0 26.5 27.5 5 2
42 45 Caribe Santos Luiz Carlos BRA 1591 3.5 0.0 25.0 26.0 4 2
43 39 Pashkov Vladimir M. RUS 1818 3.0 0.0 35.0 38.0 4 2
44 34 Auvinen Esa FIN 1972 3.0 0.0 34.0 35.0 5 1
45 43 Bobke Laurenz GER 1715 3.0 0.0 30.0 31.0 4 2
46 46 Wilson F Leon USA 1572 2.0 0.0 33.5 36.5 4 1
47 44 Ferreira Alexander BRA 1657 1.5 0.0 28.0 30.5 4 0
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Re: World Senior Chess Championship S50

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Pairings/Results
Round 10 on 2014/11/03 at 16:00
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 4 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny 2517 6½ 7 GM Arkell Keith C 2450 8
2 2 GM Hebden Mark L 2540 6 7 GM Sturua Zurab 2523 3
3 1 GM Nunn John D M 2602 6½ 6 GM Bischoff Klaus 2504 5
4 11 IM Barle Janez 2338 6 5½ IM Stepovoj Vladimir 2323 12
5 22 FM Nikolaidis Konstantinos 2178 5½ 5½ GM Movsziszian Karen 2487 6
6 9 IM Bruno Fabio 2422 5½ 5½ FM Furman Boris 2152 26
7 10 GM Kristiansen Jens 2405 5½ 5½ Yasin Hur 2138 27
8 7 IM Kalegin Evgenij 2474 5 5 GM Bouaziz Slim 2321 13
9 19 Frick Christoph 2241 5 5 IM Habibi Ali 2247 18
10 15 FM Heinig Wolfram Dr. 2296 5 4½ FM Chapman Terry P D 2304 14
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