British Championship Congress 2017

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:03 pm

benedgell wrote:Howell 0-1 Jones
Copied over from the predictions thread, as this seems a better place to discuss.

Is there any reason for thinking that Jones may win this game, or is that just taking a punt on the game being decisive? I am assuming a draw is the obvious result here. Whether it is a quick one or not isn't so clear. Hopefully not. You would also think that McShane is nicely placed to play the top two in the later rounds. Does he have good chances against them, does anyone think? Maybe the top three will all draw amongst themselves, maybe not. If they do, that favours Howell, of course, but maybe someone else can steam up alongside them while they slow themselves down.

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Post by NickFaulks » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:41 pm

Looks like Gormally and Emms may give us our money's worth.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:53 pm

The Chessbomb comments on the draw between Howell and Jones (after 14 moves) seem appropriate here:

"Troller: battle for first place
cycledan: yes
cycledan: Blah
Troller: ho hum"

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:03 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Looks like Gormally and Emms may give us our money's worth.
Eggleston-Ward look to have the "worst pawn structure of the day" award sewn up.

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Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:22 pm

Howell-Jones drawn in 13 moves.

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:23 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:Looks like Gormally and Emms may give us our money's worth.
Eggleston-Ward look to have the "worst pawn structure of the day" award sewn up.
Might have "game of the day" award sewn up as well.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:26 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Looks like Gormally and Emms may give us our money's worth.
It fizzled out somewhat, drawn in 30 moves.

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Post by Richard Bates » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:06 pm

Anyone who hasn't been catching the chess24/chessbase commentary - I strongly recommend it. Daniel seems an absolute natural, and he and Michal seem to gel very well together, feeding off each others ideas. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative - and not a computer in sight!

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Peter D Williams » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:31 am

Yang-Fan Zhou will put in a very strong perfomance he gets stronger with every game looking forward to his game this afternoon.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:10 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:You would also think that McShane is nicely placed to play the top two in the later rounds. Does he have good chances against them, does anyone think? Maybe the top three will all draw amongst themselves, maybe not.
Hmm. McShane beat Howell!

That throws things up in the air with only three rounds left. Anyone brave enough to pick a winner at this stage?

A surprisingly large number of decisive results from round 6.

After round 6:

1. McShane 5.5/6
2-4. Hawkins, Gormally, Emms 5
5-13. Howell, Jones, Hanley, Wells, Zhou, Eggleston, Pert, Houska, Murphy 4.5

With 13 players on 4/6.

Conor E. Murphy doing well. One of the contenders for the U18 title.

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Post by NickFaulks » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:09 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:That throws things up in the air with only three rounds left. Anyone brave enough to pick a winner at this stage?
You have to go with McShane, but a lot will depend on his game with Gawain, assuming it happens. I hope it does.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Angus French » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:43 pm

So the last time Luke McShane played in the British was 2002 (I can't see any more recent games) and he's not won it before?

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:36 pm

He's never won it before, no. He came closest in the aforementioned 2002 event, when he was joint leader with Ramesh and Haslinger going into the final round.

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Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:54 pm

Hope he does it this time then :) Obviously much more than worth it talent wise.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Brian Towers » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:58 pm

Chess24 has Wall v Longson on board 30 going
1) f4 d5
2) Nf3 Nf6
3) g3 c5
4) Bg2 Nc6
Result 0 - 1

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Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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