World Senior Championships, November 2015

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Barry Sandercock
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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby Barry Sandercock » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:43 pm

Arkell's game now live. He has N. and 6 pawns v. N and 5 pawns.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby Barry Sandercock » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:17 pm

Not looking good for Keith. He now has K and N. v K,N and two pawns

Keith Arkell
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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby Keith Arkell » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:56 am

Despite the extra pawn, it was surprisingly difficult to convert. Perhaps 36 b4! was the way ( to meet 36...Qa4 with 37 Nc7, winning on the spot).

In the end I pushed the boat out too far, but of course it was a must win game to keep hopes of gold alive.

The game is here:

http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2014-wsc ... _Alexander

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby Barry Sandercock » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:23 pm

Round 9. Keith Arkell playing an interesting line against the English Opening.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby LawrenceCooper » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:44 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Round 9. Keith Arkell playing an interesting line against the English Opening.


Well he often states that ...g5 is his favourite move in chess albeit he normally saves it for the middle game and not move 4 :)

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:09 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Well he often states that ...g5 is his favourite move in chess albeit he normally saves it for the middle game and not move 4 :)


1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 g5

chessbomb's second best suggestion is 5. e4 . The idea appears to be that if 5. .. Bxe4, then 6. d3 hits the Bishop enabling the Bishop on c1 to take the g5 pawn. Also possible is .. g4 by Black, but white gets the central pawns.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby LawrenceCooper » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:37 pm

A win for Keith today to take him to 7/10.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby LawrenceCooper » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:08 pm

Final round pairings:

1 1 GM Nikolic Predrag 2603 8½ 7 GM Arkell Keith C 2499 4
2 6 IM Bellia Fabrizio 2452 7 8 GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2553 2
3 8 GM Mohr Georg 2443 8 7 IM Berend Fred 2347 20
4 7 GM Garcia Palermo Carlos2446 7 7½ GM Ivanov Alexander 2506 3

Paul Dargan
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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby Paul Dargan » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:02 am

Not ideal pairings - but I guess chance of a medal was low now anyway.

Good luck to Keith though

Paul

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby LawrenceCooper » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:47 am

Paul Dargan wrote:Not ideal pairings - but I guess chance of a medal was low now anyway.

Good luck to Keith though

Paul


He does have an impressive record of playing on board one in the last round of tournaments and however unlikely it sometimes seems a couple of rounds from the end he often manages it.

It looks like the final round starts an hour earlier so 13:00 UK time.

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby Barry Sandercock » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:55 pm

Nikolic-Arkell, white seems slightly better (move 32)

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Re: World Senior Championships, November 2015

Postby LawrenceCooper » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:46 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Nikolic-Arkell, white seems slightly better (move 32)


Nikolic converted to finish outright first with 9.5/11. Rozentalis will probably finish second if he converts R&2N v R.


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