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British Championship Thread

Post by Richard Bates » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:47 am

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:20 am

I have two questions for the forum.

A) Is the rule that says you get defaulted if you turn up late in place? I ask because Peter Wells seemed to turn up on time yesterday.

B) Did Rendle really win in four moves? The pgn download of games suggests he did (and the live display of his game cut off after 4 moves yesterday). Did his opponent's phone go off or something?

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:24 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:I have two questions for the forum.

A) Is the rule that says you get defaulted if you turn up late in place? I ask because Peter Wells seemed to turn up on time yesterday.
Presumably you mean turned up late? :wink:

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:12 am

Standard UK default times are in place; i.e. 30 minutes for standard play and 10 minutes for rapidplay.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:24 am

FM Jack Rudd wrote:Standard UK default times are in place; i.e. 30 minutes for standard play and 10 minutes for rapidplay.
Not that these have been endorsed by any vaguely representative body - such as the ECF council.

Thirty minutes to default/re-pairing has been the de facto UK tournament standard in non-FIDE rated events for many, many years of course.

Most leagues are sticking to one hour (or their previous rules) as far as I'm aware.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:30 am

Trent-Hanley yesterday looks to me like Black lost a dead-drawn game trying to win.
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:34 pm

Are we on a late kick-off today?
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Andy Burnett » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:39 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Are we on a late kick-off today?
Don't think so. I believe there is an in-built delay on the live boards to combat cheating (at least there was for the Scottish using the same equipment).

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:43 pm

Was there yesterday? (I didn't think so, but on reflection I was late settling in so I may not have noticed.)
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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:44 pm

There's a 5-minute delay.

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Post by John Upham » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:48 pm

Does that mean that if one is prepared to sac at least five minutes then one can still cheat? :shock:
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Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:50 pm

John Upham wrote:Does that mean that if one is prepared to sac at least five minutes then one can still cheat? :shock:
Well, for a GM, I'm not sure playing black v 1. d4 or 1. e4 will be an entirely new experience.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by Andy Burnett » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:59 pm

Woohoo! Gawain Jones has used my (slightly risky) exchange sac -15...b4!? - in the Dragon against Andrew Greet. I had been hoping to use it against Andrew myself a few weeks ago but had white in our game.

I predict a draw: Andrew seems to be always well-prepared which should balance out Gawain being a bit stronger.

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Re: British Championship Thread

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:04 pm

You say that, but look at the clocks: it's Andrew who seems to have used up the time.
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Post by Ben Purton » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:09 pm

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