World Senior teams June-July 2016

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Tim Harding » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:11 pm

These championships begins at Radebeul, near Dresden in Germany, on Sunday 26 June.
I'm looking forward to seeing some old friends and rivals there.

There are now 59 teams entered in the 50+ with England (Nunn-Speelman-Hebden-Flear-Arkell) second seeds.

Maybe the German organisers can round up an extra team to avoid a bye.

In the 65+ there are now 52 teams as Tunisia have entered to improve the intercontinental flavour somewhat.

There doesn't seem to be a chess-results entry for this event yet but the official website including list of entries (which could vary up to the captains' meeting) is at:
http://schachfestival.de/world-team-cha ... pants.html
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:17 pm

So they have managed to do better in world representation than the first one in Isle of Man in 2004. Then we only had 12 teams 60+, but a team from Australia and one from South Africa and a couple of Indian players.
Now there is Canada, Afghanistan and Tunisia. England have 30 players in 6 teams, 3 50+ and 3 65+.


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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by David Shepherd » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:31 am

So the seeding is Iceland 1 England 2 - hopefully at the end it will be England 1 Iceland 2 that has a more familiar look to it :(

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:03 am

I see England 50+ are playing Slovakia (John Nunn has drawn) and 65+ are playing Russia, so it does seem like the football, but hopefully with better results
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:12 pm

Unlike the football England scored a late winner against Slovakia :D

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by David Shepherd » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:19 pm

Its very strange the live boards show the colours the wrong way round and I was watching it thinking its a typical Keith game but this time its his opponent who is working hard to convert the rook and pawn ending to a win just like Keith normally does :oops:

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:25 pm

David Shepherd wrote:Its very strange the live boards show the colours the wrong way round and I was watching it thinking its a typical Keith game but this time its his opponent who is working hard to convert the rook and pawn ending to a win just like Keith normally does :oops:
Yes the names were the wrong way round on boards 3 & 4.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:32 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Unlike the football England scored a late winner against Slovakia :D
:D

Pity the 65+ lost by the same score to Russia, although presumably that's quite a good showing based on the strength of the teams?
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:54 pm

Honours even between England 3 and Scotland.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:47 pm

You my not have noticed but two English players won in 7 moves in Round 2. James Plaskett playing for ENG 50+ 2 and Norman Hutchinson playing for ENG 65+ 2 against ENG 3.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:41 pm

Top pairings tomorrow in the 50+ are:
Emmanuel-Lasker-Gesellschaft (led by Yusupov) v Iceland
England 1 v Germany 1
Canada v Armenia (on table 4 as the top women's match is always shown live)
ALSO:
Rochade Bielefeld Revival v England 2
Scotland-Austria
SG Gera/Meuselwitz v England 3

AND in the 65+
Sankt Petersburg v Russia (likely to decide first place)
Belgium 1 (the only other team to have won all their matches) v Germany 2 (who have 5 match points)
ALSO:
England 1 v Sweden 2
Ireland (on 3 match points so far) v Sachsen-Anhalt (who have an IM on top board)
Sweden 3 v England 2
England 3 v Vienna 2
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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:47 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:You my not have noticed but two English players won in 7 moves in Round 2.


You have to play 6. Kf1. Plaskett had played 5. .. Bb4+ back in 1981.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:14 am

2. England 1 2520 - Germany 1 2491 :
1. GM John D M Nunn 2597 -GM Uwe Bönsch 2545 :
2. GM Jon S Speelman 2523 -GM Klaus Bischoff 2500 :
3. GM Mark L Hebden 2510 -IM Karsten Volke 2478 :
4. GM Glenn C Flear 2450 -GM Raj Tischbierek 2439

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:28 am

Nunn winning, Speelman much worse, Hebden and Flear level.

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