British Knock out 2019

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:26 pm

Playoffs (2 games): 10 minutes plus 5 seconds increment
If still undecided, Armageddon game 5 minutes v 4 minutes with 2 secs increment / move
from move 61.

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:19 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm
seemingly so, I must make a point of watching the play-off!
not that I am finding it easy to do so. presumably Harvey isn't thinking for 8 minutes (or more) at move 53?

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:20 pm

next game already, so presumably first was drawn and no one stopped Black's clock or noted the result (on chess 24)?

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:45 pm

Heading to Armageddon, then! "Impressed"

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:48 pm

I mean! Could he?!

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:52 pm

Having black gives him a chance, you might think.

Richard Bates
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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:55 pm

Hasn’t it already finished with Marcus white and a draw?

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:56 pm

Scrap that! I’m confusing myself

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 pm

I believe that alcohol is frequently recommended in these situations.

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:11 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 pm
I believe that alcohol is frequently recommended in these situations.
You were referring to Marcus Harvey losing the Armageddon game he only needed to draw, having had a winning position (e.g. failing to play 41.Rxc2+), then managing to lose?

I'll quote the lone comment at Chessbomb on the game:
Wow, black had a winning edge and also a completely drawn endgame and blew it in time pressure.
Dare I ask how much prize money Harvey might have got if he had won? (Though beating Adams would have been the real prize.)

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:36 am

Winner: £10000
Runner Up: £7500
Losing Semi Finalists: £5000
Losing Quarter Finalists: £2500
Preliminary Round: Please see below
If any match is decided only by playoff games from the Quarter Finals onwards, then the
loser will receive 35% of the prize money at stake (the difference between winning and
losing) for that round and the winners’ prize money will be reduced accordingly
Regulations
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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:55 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:11 am
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 pm
I believe that alcohol is frequently recommended in these situations.
You were referring to Marcus Harvey losing the Armageddon game he only needed to draw, having had a winning position (e.g. failing to play 41.Rxc2+), then managing to lose?

I'll quote the lone comment at Chessbomb on the game:
Wow, black had a winning edge and also a completely drawn endgame and blew it in time pressure.
Dare I ask how much prize money Harvey might have got if he had won? (Though beating Adams would have been the real prize.)
Nah, it’s the money.

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:35 am

This thread is perhaps in the wrong section, but more than a touch of drama in Jones v Howell yesterday?

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:01 am

results

Howell v Adams in the final; it's an interesting format which has kept drama in the matches until the end
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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:03 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:01 am
it's an interesting format
Which has now been changed for the final.

https://www.londonchessclassic.com/down ... hedule.pdf

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