Glorney Gilbert International (Online)

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Matt Bridgeman
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Glorney Gilbert International (Online)

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:44 pm

The 5 round Glorney Gilbert International team event goes into the final round tomorrow (Friday) evening. Each round has been played from 6.30pm on Lichess. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium are the teams who have been competing since Sunday.

In the Glorney Cup (U18, 5 boards), England are currently tied with the Netherlands for the lead.

Gilbert Cup (Under 18 Girls, 3 boards), England lead the Netherlands by 3 points.

Robinson Cup (U14, 6 boards), England lead the Netherlands by 2.5 points.

Stokes Cup (U12, 6 boards), England trail the Netherlands by 1.5 points.

https://www.glorneycupchess.org/

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Re: Glorney Gilbert International (Online)

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:28 pm

In a late piece of drama the Gilbert England team now trail by full point down in 3rd place, with the final round still to play. Good grief Charlie Brown as they say!

...and I should also add that the Stokes England team are not trailing anyone anymore, and have been placed in a massive 3.5 point lead going into the final round.

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Re: Glorney Gilbert International (Online)

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:12 pm

It looks like England has romped home in the Glorney, Robinson and Stokes. The Gilbert was another story altogether! Despite that my take is that the positives overcame the negatives, and at its core it felt like a good, highly competitive event. A tough week’s chess!

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Re: Glorney Gilbert International (Online)

Post by Tim Harding » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:21 am

I expect that suddenly playing classical chess after months of blitz and rapid must have required a lot of adjustment from the young players, especially as the opening repertoire suitable for fast time limits may not be advisable when you have 90 minutes or more for 40 moves.
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