2015 European Senior Chess Championship

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby MartinCarpenter » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:06 pm

Do wish they'd drop these kinds of super shallow engine evaluations - it says processing time 3 seconds and even nowadays that isn't enough for it to mean much! Very hard to ignore though.

Anyway, a fun looking game :)

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Tim Harding » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:20 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:Do wish they'd drop these kinds of super shallow engine evaluations - it says processing time 3 seconds and even nowadays that isn't enough for it to mean much! Very hard to ignore though.

Anyway, a fun looking game :)


Unfortunately Chess24 isn't showing this tournament because their Stockfish evaluations are much more meaningful.

In the 65+ GM Kupreichik is in a spot of bother against Pete Morriss who beat Vasiukov in the World Senior last year.
Houdini preferred 17...a4 to 17...c4 but still likes Pete's game.

John has played the murderous 19 Bd3.

Keith is a bit better after swapping queens.
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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Simon Brown » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:38 pm

21 Nh7 looks quite good for John! Better watch quick as this won't last much longer.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Tim Harding » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:46 pm

Simon Brown wrote:21 Nh7 looks quite good for John! Better watch quick as this won't last much longer.


True. Mate in 10 after Rg1 says Houdini and opponent down to his last five minutes.
All over. Sturua is about to win too. Keith doesn't have much.

Pete miscalculated and lost the exchange for a pawn but it may be by no means easy for Kupreichik to win.
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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Mick Norris » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:00 pm

Tim Harding wrote: Keith doesn't have much


Hopefully the time advantage will help, I think he is getting the upper hand at move 28
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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Tim Harding » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:09 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tim Harding wrote: Keith doesn't have much


Hopefully the time advantage will help, I think he is getting the upper hand at move 28


Black has blundered a pawn so now it''s business as usual for Keith.
Black could have played 27...Nd3= and after 27,..Nc6 28 Nc5 he had to try 28...Re7 29 Nxb7 Nb4 with counterplay.

Vasiukov has drawn. He's top seed in the 65+ but over 80 years old so hardly the favourite to win.
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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby LawrenceCooper » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:30 pm

Tim Harding wrote:. Keith doesn't have much.


Nothing, or less than nothing, is often sufficient for Keith as I've found to my cost on many occasions :cry:

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Brian Towers » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:13 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tim Harding wrote:. Keith doesn't have much.


Nothing, or less than nothing, is often sufficient for Keith as I've found to my cost on many occasions :cry:

As long as Nikolaidis maintains concentration and stays fixated on the draw he will get the draw. Arkell needs a super cheapo
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Brian Towers » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:17 pm

Is that a 3 fold repetition (39, 41, 45 if Nikolaidis writes the move Be7 and calls the arbiter)? Just checked, no it isn't.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Brian Towers » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:32 pm

Brian Towers wrote:Arkell needs a super cheapo
And he's got it! Nikolaidis has a "senior moment". Game over.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby IM Jack Rudd » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:34 pm

It wasn't a super cheapo - the black pieces were so badly placed that it was almost impossible for him to get out of the tactics.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby LawrenceCooper » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:39 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Brian Towers wrote:Arkell needs a super cheapo
And he's got it! Nikolaidis has a "senior moment". Game over.


Move 29 I assume. It certainly looked like one way traffic from there. I would have been hopeful of Keith winning without that trick though.

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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Mick Norris » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:17 pm

Round 3 on 2015/05/01

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.

1 8 GM Fernandes Antonio 2369 2 2 GM Nunn John D M 2601 1
2 2 GM Sturua Zurab 2536 2 2 IM Bellia Fabrizio 2433 5
3 10 IM Petran Peter 2362 2 2 GM Arkell Keith C 2493 3
4 4 IM Kalegin Evgenij 2457 2 2 IM Bruno Fabio 2418 7
5 13 FM Chapman Terry P D 2258 1½ 2 IM Berkovich Mark A 2362 9
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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Tim Harding » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:06 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Round 3 on 2015/05/01

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.

1 8 GM Fernandes Antonio 2369 2 2 GM Nunn John D M 2601 1
2 2 GM Sturua Zurab 2536 2 2 IM Bellia Fabrizio 2433 5
3 10 IM Petran Peter 2362 2 2 GM Arkell Keith C 2493 3
4 4 IM Kalegin Evgenij 2457 2 2 IM Bruno Fabio 2418 7
5 13 FM Chapman Terry P D 2258 1½ 2 IM Berkovich Mark A 2362 9


Keith will be seeking revenge for his fatal defeat by Petran at Dresden. Good to see Terry coming into contention also.

In the 65+ only four players have 100%, and in round 3 it will be:
FM Boris Gruzmann v GM Kupreichik
IM Jan Rooze v IM Nico Schouten

On board 3 Ashby has Black against Vasiukov.
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Re: 2015 European Senior Chess Championship

Postby Keith Arkell » Fri May 01, 2015 11:24 am

Board 4 is a repeat of the pairing which cost me the world title on tie-break. They were using some sort of sum of opponents scores, and I had played Kalegin, whereas Sturua had played Bruno. In the last game to finish in the whole building Bruno finally won.

Anyway, enough of that. I should be preparing...


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