Blackpool 2017

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Nick Burrows
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:02 pm

Are Surtees and Wells playing in a different dimension? They are like 30 moves behind Mitchell - Hebden

Leonard Barden
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:11 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:Are Surtees and Wells playing in a different dimension? They are like 30 moves behind Mitchell - Hebden
I think Peter was rather shocked by 1 e4 c5 2 Nh3?! since he took quite a while to respond. I looked on a database which suggested that 2...g6 is a TN on move 2.....! All's well that ends Wells as Black has just mated with the aid of the a1-h8 diagonal.

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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Leonard Barden wrote: ll's well that ends Wells as Black has just mated with the aid of the a1-h8 diagonal.
Playing Surtees is like playing Basman, you never really know what they are thinking about or how they assess positions. In the case it appears the idea was to play a Grand Prix Attack with a Knight on f2. It didn't work terribly well against straightforward play by Wells.

Ian Thompson
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:48 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:I think Peter was rather shocked by 1 e4 c5 2 Nh3?! since he took quite a while to respond.
He shouldn't have been. My database says Surtees has been playing 2.Nh3 for the last year.

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:55 am

Surtees-Gayson began in original fashion:

1. e4 c5 2. Nh3 d5 3. Bb5 Nc6 4.Ng5 e6 5. Bxc6 bxc6 6.d3 Be7 7.Nf3 Ba6 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.e5 Nd7 10.O-O O-O 11. Re1 Rb8 12.Ne2

NickFaulks
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:09 am

Isn't that just a normal position where White has lost two moves?

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:16 am

NickFaulks wrote:Isn't that just a normal position where White has lost two moves?
By the end yes, somewhat unusual around move 4 though :D

Leonard Barden
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:50 pm

Nice tactic in Merry v Wells, destined to appear in the Evening Standard column.

Clive Blackburn

Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Clive Blackburn » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:28 pm

Wells - Storey on board 1 drawn after only 3 moves on each side! :roll:

Are there no local rules at Blackpool to discourage that sort of thing?

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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:04 pm

Clive Blackburn wrote:Wells - Storey on board 1 drawn after only 3 moves on each side! :roll:

Are there no local rules at Blackpool to discourage that sort of thing?
Clearly not. £550 each may help explain the early finish.

Alex McFarlane
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:54 pm

Wells had a tough game in the morning and only 45 minutes between rounds.

They played blitz for the plate.

Wells 2.5 Storey 0.5

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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by David Robertson » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:57 pm

Impressive knock-out by Alan Merry against my clubmate, Phil Crocker (0-1, 36). He had to see the winning lines quite a long way out

NickFaulks
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:30 pm

Bit odd that Storey didn't have to play anyone 200+, if you don't call the last round a game.

Leonard Barden
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Re: Blackpool 2017

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:41 pm

Where are the rounds 1-4 games to be found? Only round 5 now seems to be online.

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