World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:37 pm

Round 3 on 2017/04/26 at 15:00
No. SNo Team MP Res. : Res. MP Team SNo
1 4 Armenia 4 : 4 England I 1
2 2 Saint Petersburg 4 : 4 Israel 3
3 7 England II 3 : 4 Ashdod Chess Club 5
4 6 Austria 2 : 2 VSG 1880 Offenbach 11
5 8 Russia Women 2 : 2 Germany Women 13
6 16 Sweden I 2 : 2 Heart of Finland 9
7 10 Scotland 2 : 2 Athens/Crete 15
8 14 Latvia Women 1 : 2 Wales 17
9 18 Oslo 1 : 1 England III 19
10 12 Rochade Bielefeld Revival 0 : 0 Bermuda 21
11 20 Sweden II 0 : 0 SCCU 125 22

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:07 pm

That looks like two of the decisive matches coming up already. England know that a drawn match would keep them in contention, whereas it may be impossible to catch up if they lose. Presumably Terry will rest himself for the matches with Armenia, St Petersburg and Israel.

Jim Plaskett continues to do well in this event; last year he beat Vaganian.
And well done England III who drew with Latvia Women despite being outrated on every board.

In the 65+ only Wales of "our" teams won.
I'm glad to see that although England I lost to France, they made two draws. Especially pleased for Tony Stebbings against the three times senior champion Vaisser. Last November Vaisser ground him down after several hours of a drawn ending when Tony finally slipped up. Today Tony had White. He seemed to know the Sveshnikov theory better than Vaisser.
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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:27 am

Round 3 pairings for the 65+, the interesting ones:

1 Sweden I (4) - (4) Russia 1
2 France (4) - (4) Israel
3 Koninklijke DD (3) - (4) Germany
5 Wales (2) - (2) England I
9 England III (1) - (0) England II
11 Scotland (0) - (0) Norway II

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:04 am

Round 3 on 2017/04/26 at 15:00
Bo. 4 Armenia Rtg - 1 England I Rtg 0 : 0
1.1 GM Vaganian, Rafael A 2560 - GM Short, Nigel D 2683
1.2 GM Minasian, Artashes 2480 - GM Nunn, John D M 2600
1.3 GM Movsziszian, Karen 2483 - GM Speelman, Jon S 2511
1.4 GM Galdunts, Sergey 2430 - GM Arkell, Keith C 2411

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Leonard Barden » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:30 pm

Doesn't look great at the moment.

Vaganian v Short drawn early.

Nunn was better, now even, Arkell a touch worse and Spaeelman under the cosh, opponent taking ages to decide whether to play a N sac which comp thinks is winning.

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:31 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Doesn't look great at the moment.

Vaganian v Short drawn early.

Nunn was better, now even, Arkell a touch worse and Spaeelman under the cosh, opponent taking ages to decide whether to play a N sac which comp thinks is winning.
I agree looks a struggle at the moment.
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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:01 pm

Things looking much better now, Nunn practically winning, Speelman and Arkell equal.

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Paul Dargan » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:04 pm

Comin up to the time control and Speelman seems to have survived the worst of it - in fact I'd take his position and probably fancy him to win actually.

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:05 pm

Nunn winning? Computer says he is losing (or at least worse). (Move 36).

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:05 pm

Paul Dargan wrote:Comin up to the time control and Speelman seems to have survived the worst of it - in fact I'd take his position and probably fancy him to win actually.
They just agreed a draw! :!:

And Keith looks to have blundered. :( (though the sacrifice looks difficult to see)

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Paul Dargan » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:17 pm

spoke too soon halved-out

Relying on keith's opponent also not spotting a knight sac now

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by John Moore » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:19 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Paul Dargan wrote:Comin up to the time control and Speelman seems to have survived the worst of it - in fact I'd take his position and probably fancy him to win actually.
They just agreed a draw! :!:

And Keith looks to have blundered. :( (though the sacrifice looks difficult to see)
I am not sure that it was all that difficult to see. Black sacs a N for two pawns for a position where White's rooks and bishop are simply not playing in the game. One of the problems is that the White Queen is tied to the R on e1.

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks, John. Difficult for me to see!

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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Carl Hibbard » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:36 pm

John Moore wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Paul Dargan wrote:Comin up to the time control and Speelman seems to have survived the worst of it - in fact I'd take his position and probably fancy him to win actually.
They just agreed a draw! :!:

And Keith looks to have blundered. :( (though the sacrifice looks difficult to see)
I am not sure that it was all that difficult to see. Black sacs a N for two pawns for a position where White's rooks and bishop are simply not playing in the game. One of the problems is that the White Queen is tied to the R on e1.
Yes Qe2 was the duffer.
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Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Post by Julie Denning » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:59 pm

SCCU 125 off the mark with a draw against Sweden 2. Another good win for David Sedgwick and draws for David Howes and myself. Kicking myself a bit as I think I missed an opportunity to go the exchange up.

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