World Senior teams June-July 2016

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:34 am

Bischoff 1-0 Speelman

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:42 am

We're in some trouble now. Nunn missed a strong chance and has instead gone into a rook ending just a doubled pawn up, while Hebden and Flear remain level with zeitnot looming.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:49 am

Writing some time later, Flear's game is not level either.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:52 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Writing some time later, Flear's game is not level either.
Agreed. Does anyone have anything beyond move 26 for Mark's game?

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:29 pm

England 1 are 2-0 down now. :(

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:35 pm

Argh, and Tieschbierek had actually let Flear back into it in time trouble too. I think most people would have played the computer move 38...Qxb4, even in time trouble and even without seeing all the possible tactics. You take things and create threats in time trouble, especially when you're losing?!

Perhaps our guys are affected by Brexit? I can't imagine that people like Nunn, who rather like evidence-based thinking, are unaffected by what has just happened.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:38 pm

0.5-2.5 now, with Hebden's game still frozen at move 26.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:52 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:0.5-2.5 now, with Hebden's game still frozen at move 26.
Mark won according to the results here: http://schachfestival.de/world-team-cha ... rings.html

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:56 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Perhaps our guys are affected by Brexit? I can't imagine that people like Nunn, who rather like evidence-based thinking, are unaffected by what has just happened.
Ah, chessplayers (cerebral, intellectual - supposedly) affected by Brexit?
Footballers? I've not seen anyone suggest that, but I think it is as good a theory as any.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:13 pm

Cerebral, intellectual, and in a job which regularly requires people representing different countries to all take part in the same event. That one might be the clincher.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:28 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote: Perhaps our guys are affected by Brexit? I can't imagine that people like Nunn, who rather like evidence-based thinking, are unaffected by what has just happened.
Yes, I thought that about the football too.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:49 pm

Really not so sure about the footballers! If nothing else, their thousands of supporters were probably in a particularly upbeat mood.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:13 am

A convincing win for Mark today to take him to 4.5/5.

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:36 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:A convincing win for Mark today to take him to 4.5/5.
Did his opponent have something better to do this morning?

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Re: World Senior teams June-July 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:01 pm

A comfortable 3.5-0.5 win but what may prove to be a crucial round 6 pairing against Armenia. The double colour is slightly unfortunate as I suspect we would have preferred white on odd boards albeit that didn't work out in round 4.

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