Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

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Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Post by Christopher Dunworth » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:52 am

£650. 1st Prize. Notts Chess Congress.
April 21&22. @NottsHigh
FREE ENTRY for GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs
Marvel-lous!
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https://nottschess.org/entry_forms/cong ... y_form.php

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Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:59 pm

Does anybody know the results?

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:10 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Does anybody know the results?
Those who played probably do :wink:

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Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:50 pm

The GMs were not having too good a time. Mark Hebden lost to Jonah Willow whilst Keith Arkell had lost to Antanas Zapolskis. Alan Merry with 3.5/4 was drawn against Jonah Willow 3.5/4 in the last round whilst Zapolskis had also scored 3.5/4 - I think he was playing Bogdan Lalic who was on 3/4.

However after my miserable performance in the Major 1/4 - I found myself with the bye in the last round so went home early so I don't know how things finished. The way I played I'm fairly certain that had the bye actually turned up, he would have beaten me!

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Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Post by Richard Bates » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:02 am

Thx

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Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Post by Dragoljub Sudar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:56 pm

Jonah fought well but eventually lost narrowly to Alan.

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:56 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:50 pm
The way I played I'm fairly certain that had the bye actually turned up, he would have beaten me!
I change "bye" to "See Arbiter" on my printed pairings. A young junior with the bye came up to me and was worried that he had to play me. :lol:

He'd obviously never seen me play. :oops:

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Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:05 pm

"I change "bye" to "See Arbiter" on my printed pairings. A young junior with the bye came up to me and was worried that he had to play me.

He'd obviously never seen me play. "

A wise precaution (the first bit). There was a chap called "Bye" who kept winning by default in tournaments...

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:40 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:05 pm
"I change "bye" to "See Arbiter" on my printed pairings. A young junior with the bye came up to me and was worried that he had to play me.

He'd obviously never seen me play. "

A wise precaution (the first bit). There was a chap called "Bye" who kept winning by default in tournaments...
I learnt my lesson after one Megafinal about five years ago, when someone went home having lost their Round 1 game. I phoned them when they were late for Round 2. "The pairings said bye, so we thought he was out." :oops:

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Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:28 pm

:? :shock: :) :(

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Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:32 pm

Photos from congress (Alan Merry won the open section outright with 4.5/5, Bogdan Lalic was second on 4/5): https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Ches ... ngham-2018

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Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Post by John Swain » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:29 pm

For the detailed results in all four sections, see: http://nottschess.org/2017_18/congress.php

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