British Championship Congress 2017

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:47 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote: In addition to Richard's earlier post
Which is here:

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php ... 81#p203581

(not the most logical place to find it!)

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:47 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Unfortunate (from some perspectives) husband-wife pairing today on board 19:

Jonathan Grant 0.5-0.5 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

Drawn after 6 moves. At least it wasn't the final round.
Keti is the stronger player of those two isn't she?
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:51 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Unfortunate (from some perspectives) husband-wife pairing today on board 19:

Jonathan Grant 0.5-0.5 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

Drawn after 6 moves. At least it wasn't the final round.
Keti is the stronger player of those two isn't she?
Yes. Certainly higher-rated. So anyone competing with her for the women's prizes might be pleased to see the draw. Not sure if the Ladies' Championships is open to non-ENG players? (Keti is SCO and Toma Katarzyna is POL and Sun Xinyue is CHN) Looks like Jovanka Houska should win that title anyway.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:38 pm

The British women's championship is open to non-ENG players, yes, on the grounds of being a British title and not an English title.

(More generally, FIDE affiliation is not relevant to determining eligibility for that or any other British championship.)

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Thanks, Jack. I had forgotten this was the British Chess Championships! :D

Do you know if norm possibilities will be calculated and published before the last round?

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:57 pm

If Gawain wins (he has a nice position at the moment) and top board is drawn (not definite as that game has hardly got going yet), any idea what the pairings might be on top boards in the final round? It will depend on the Hanley-Gormally result as well. Either that will be drawn, or one of them will join the group on 6.5/8.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:If Gawain wins (he has a nice position at the moment) and top board is drawn (not definite as that game has hardly got going yet), any idea what the pairings might be on top boards in the final round? It will depend on the Hanley-Gormally result as well. Either that will be drawn, or one of them will join the group on 6.5/8.
Three players currently on 6.5, Jones, McShane and Emms. If Hanley-Gormally is decisive then there will be a fourth. I suspect that McShane-Jones is the likely pairing if we have three leaders with Emms downfloating. If Hanley wins then it's more likely that we'd have McShane-Hanley & Emms-Jones whilst if Gormally wins he's played all three leaders and so they would need to downfloat both him and probably Emms.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by John Reyes » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:53 pm

can i asked where the 2018 championship will be held?
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:06 pm

Pairings/Results
Round 9 on 2017/08/06 at 1000
Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 3 GM Mcshane Luke J 2644 6½ 6½ GM Jones Gawain Cb 2660 2
2 1 GM Howell David Wl 2702 6 6½ GM Emms John M 2468 8
3 9 IM Zhou Yang-Fan 2468 6 6 IM Hanley Craig A 2441 15
4 11 GM Gormally Daniel W 2462 6 5½ IM Ghasi Ameet K 2467 10
5 4 GM Hawkins Jonathan 2582 5½ 5½ GM Wells Peter K 2434 16
6 5 GM Pert Nicholas 2558 5½ 5½ FM Horton Andrew P 2324 29
7 7 GM Hebden Mark L 2477 5½ 5½ IM Eggleston David J 2394 24
8 21 IM Palliser Richard Jd 2408 5½ 5½ GM Williams Simon K 2442 13
9 22 IM Houska Jovanka 2402 5½ 5 IM Trent Lawrence 2445 12
10 33 FM Jackson James P 2286 5 5 IM Adair James R 2481 6
11 54 Murphy Conor E 2154 5 5 GM Arkell Keith C 2424 18
12 19 IM Hunt Adam C 2424 5 5 FM Batchelor Peter J 2309 31
13 20 FM Haria Ravi 2417 5 5 Shaw Peter 2103 71
14 43 CM Willmoth Robert F 2211 4½ 4½ GM Ward Chris G 2441 14
15 17 IM Merry Alan B 2427 4½ 4½ Grant Jonathan Im 2187 45
16 47 Kalavannan Koby 2175 4½ 4½ FM Mcphillips Joseph 2400 23
17 25 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan E 2364 4½ 4½ Moore Graham J 2155 53
18 30 FM Longson Alexander 2323 4½ 4½ Gallagher Daniel Gh 2147 57
19 32 IM Kolbus Dietmar 2306 4½ 4½ Ogunshola Olugbemiga (ben) 2133 61
20 46 Horton Jamie A 2178 4½ 4½ FM Claridge-Hansen William 2267 35
21 26 FM Zakarian David 2360 4 4 Taylor Adam A 2165 50
22 52 Gayson Peter M 2160 4 4 FM Fitzsimons David 2352 27
23 56 Moreby James E 2149 4 4 Dineley Richard Dp 2269 34
24 58 Richardson Alex 2147 4 4 WGM Toma Katarzyna 2252 37
25 60 CM Coleman David J 2135 4 4 FM Richardson John R 2237 39
26 40 Golding Alex 2222 4 4 FM Smith Andrew P 2146 59
27 101 Jina Taran 1777 4 4 FM Storey Charles H 2214 42
28 44 Graham David B 2201 4 4 WFM Longson Sarah N 2074 74
29 48 Jones Steven A 2171 4 4 Willow Jonah B 2077 73
30 28 IM Pritchett Craig W 2326 3½ 3½ Burrows Martin P 2115 66
31 36 IM Rudd Jack 2252 3½ 3½ FM Waddington Mike P 2070 76
32 67 Lam Paul Gm 2111 3½ 3½ Coathup Roger H 2151 55
33 62 WFM Sun Xinyue 2132 3½ 3½ Willson Ollie 2032 84
34 64 WGM Jackson Sheila 2125 3½ 3½ Lentzos Ioannis 2038 81
35 77 Byron Alan M 2064 3½ 3½ WIM Maroroa Sue Y 2116 65
36 51 Abrahams Daniel 2162 3 3 Golding James 1942 95
37 79 Taylor William J 2048 3 3 FM Kalaiyalahan Akshaya 2127 63
38 90 Ahluwalia Amardip 1995 3 3 Stewart Ashley 2111 69
39 70 Pleasants Allan J 2103 3 3 Shepherd Katherine M 1929 97
40 100 Munshi Aditya 1901 3 3 Brozel Sacha 2097 72
41 103 Rush Stephen 0 3 3 Verma Aditya 2071 75
42 68 Okhai Shabir 2111 2½ 2½ Fathallah Joe 1919 98
43 82 Cocks Elliot 2036 2½ 2½ Modi Shyam Jagdish 1908 99
44 87 Brewer Callum D 2015 2½ 2½ Zhu Richard 2036 83
45 93 Cole James 1950 2½ 2½ Moore Geoffrey R 2023 86
46 91 Haridas Girinath 1977 2 2 Howell Oliver W 1701 102
47 92 Davis Lee 1952 1½ 2 Hewson Brian Wr 2023 85
48 88 Garnett John S 2005 1 2 Ashworth Michael J 1946 94

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:28 am

Richard Bates wrote: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!
Stephen Gordon took over today for the weekend shift. OK but not a patch on Fernandez. Particularly disappointing that he didn't recognize Hawkins' Black Lion and couldn't make any theoretical contributions on the opening. Of Rahal's three sidekicks Fernandez has been the best by a comfortable margin IMHO, quick, razor sharp, well booked-up on the latest wrinkles and highly articulate.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:53 am

Board 1 quick draw, board 2 Howell, board 3 Yang-fan, board 4 draw

Yang-fan to win the playoff having played nobody above 2441 in the main tournament. OK, being a bit mischievous there ... ;)

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:10 am

John Reyes wrote:can i asked where the 2018 championship will be held?
Gossip is saying Hull, but no confirmation by the ECF or alternative announcement. Usually it's in the programme, but there wasn't one this year and also there's a presentation about the next year's venue, which obviously didn't happen.

Dates aren't known either.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:36 am

I really enjoyed Steven Gordon's commentary, perhaps nostalgia got the better of me.

Emms literally could not have had a tougher last round draw, but nice to see his good form however things finish

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:15 am

Will there be a playoff, if more than one winner ?

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:27 am

It has been an early start, so we will find out in a few hours unless someone else already knows.

Can't see anything published anywhere about norm opportunities.
Hopefully those in contention know what they need.

Ah, the timetable has a slot for play-offs on the Sunday afternoon, with the time limits specified in the regulations. Basically rapidplay with increment culminating in armageddon.

I'm hoping board 1 is decisive and board 2 a draw. Either that, or board 1 is a draw and Emms wins by winning on board 2. That would be a real turn-up for the books, and most unexpected.

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