British Championship Congress 2017

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Phil Makepeace
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Phil Makepeace » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:39 pm

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

What was that? A mobile phone?
Yes.

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:56 pm

Top board drawn. Board 2 (Hawkins-Emms) looks quite double-edged.
Might see a result there. That is if they can fix the transmission problems!

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Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:59 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Top board drawn. Board 2 (Hawkins-Emms) looks quite double-edged.
Might see a result there. That is if they can fix the transmission problems!
Who is doing the transmission from the boards this year?
Cheers
Carl Hibbard

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:01 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Top board drawn. Board 2 (Hawkins-Emms) looks quite double-edged.
Might see a result there. That is if they can fix the transmission problems!
Who is doing the transmission from the boards this year?
Dunno. It got fixed very quickly though!

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:07 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Top board drawn. Board 2 (Hawkins-Emms) looks quite double-edged.
Might see a result there. That is if they can fix the transmission problems!
Who is doing the transmission from the boards this year?
Dunno. It got fixed very quickly though!
I believe it's Matt Carr.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:14 pm

Hawkins game looks lost (move 66)

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Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:17 pm

It was. He has resigned.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:54 pm

Yes, it will be a showdown between Emms and McShane in the next round. Trying to work out who will have which colour. Not sure which pairing 'rules' take precedence.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:55 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Yes, it will be a showdown between Emms and McShane in the next round. Trying to work out who will have which colour. Not sure which pairing 'rules' take precedence.
Luke has had 4 whites, John 3 so that should settle it.

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:16 pm

Brian Towers wrote: What was that? A mobile phone?
That's the story at the venue.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:41 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Brian Towers wrote: What was that? A mobile phone?
That's the story at the venue.
From Tim's Facebook page: "Mobile phone went off after 4 moves, my first ever default."

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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:21 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Yes, it will be a showdown between Emms and McShane in the next round. Trying to work out who will have which colour. Not sure which pairing 'rules' take precedence.
Luke has had 4 whites, John 3 so that should settle it.
Indeed round 8 pairings
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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:44 pm

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.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Post by Alexander Hardwick » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:25 pm

Does anyone know who has/might have norm chances going into the final round?

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:45 pm

Alexander Hardwick wrote:Does anyone know who has/might have norm chances going into the final round?
In addition to Richard's earlier post via a quick glance at Chess-results but without doing any calculations:

IM norm chances:

Andrew Horton
James Jackson
Conor Murphy

There are probably others too, no doubt we'll have a better idea after today's results and tomorrow's pairings are known.

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