e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

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e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:47 pm

The Sunningdale Congress will again take place over the weekend of Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2011.

The event will again take place at De Veres Sunningdale Hotel, Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0QE which is easily accessible by train from London and the South East as well as from both the M25 and M3 motorways.

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We again have three sections which cater for all standards of player. The Open is FIDE rated (and ECF graded) as is the Major (open to players rated below 2000 or unrated players graded below 170) and the Minor (U140) will be ECF graded.

Bedrooms are rapidly selling so if you want to play and stay we suggest that you enter sooner rather than later.

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:12 pm

Who's going?

Easy points available (from me) in the nether regions of the Open.

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Sean Hewitt » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:05 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Who's going?
I am :lol:

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:29 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:Who's going?
I am :lol:
Looks like it'll just be me and you!

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:02 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Looks like it'll just be me and you!
I shall be able to put my feet up then!

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:01 pm

Another great event Sean. Cheers.

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:01 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Another great event Sean. Cheers.
Yeah, and you didn't do too badly in the Open, Jonathan. Were you happy with the end result?

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:03 am

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:Another great event Sean. Cheers.
Yeah, and you didn't do too badly in the Open, Jonathan. Were you happy with the end result?
Happy enough. I certainly enjoyed the tournament as a whole, but I'm not sure you can be totally happy after the sort of epic knobbery that was my play in round 2.

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Sean Hewitt » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:06 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:Another great event Sean. Cheers.
Yeah, and you didn't do too badly in the Open, Jonathan. Were you happy with the end result?
Happy enough. I certainly enjoyed the tournament as a whole, but I'm not sure you can be totally happy after the sort of epic knobbery that was my play in round 2.
Well, it was your birthday!

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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:31 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:I certainly enjoyed the tournament as a whole, but I'm not sure you can be totally happy after the sort of epic knobbery that was my play in round 2.
Oh dear...


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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Ben Purton » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:18 pm

Im a bit of a plonker but does Rh6 instead of xc7 not win?!
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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Trefor Owens » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:33 pm

Just played in my first e2e4 congress, thoroughly enjoyed myself – met some great people and played five interesting games in the major.
Of course it wouldn’t be a weekend congress without mistakes (not for me anyway) I managed to blunder in round four, turning a completely won game into a loss, then scored a victory in the final round from a losing position. Oh well, swings and roundabouts! :)

Congratulations to the organizers, it was extremely well run, and thanks to my opponents. I have plenty to look at and improve upon.
Hope to see you at an e2e4 event soon

Cheers
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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:41 pm

Ben Purton wrote:Im a bit of a plonker but does Rh6 instead of xc7 not win?!
43 Rg2!?

EDIT: 43.......Rxh4+ 44 Kg1 Qh5 should, indeed, win. But 45 Qxh4 Rxh4 46 Bxb8 might still give White swindling chances......

At any rate, it's better than what Jon played :lol:
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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:30 pm

One of the games I enjoyed watching the final few moves of at Sunningdale was this effort from Nick Pert in round 3. Quite a tactical slugfest:


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Re: e2e4 Sunningdale Congress : 16-18 September 2011

Post by David Haydon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:59 pm

great tournament again sean, thanks alot ;)

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