4NCL International Congress

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:27 pm

Excellent results for Jonah Willow and Robert Clark in round 1.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by David Robertson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:39 pm

Mike Truran wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Excellent results for Jonah Willow and Robert Clark in round 1
Yes, indeed. But absurd pairing in rd 2 (Ross v. Arkell). Unavoidable, I assume. But no less absurd

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:25 pm

British pairings he'd presumably be playing Hebden instead. Of course, under British pairings he wouldn't have got the round 1 bye in the first place.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:52 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:25 pm
British pairings he'd presumably be playing Hebden instead.
Another curio is that by ranking by ECF grade, the top 2 seeds in the Under 2050 played in the first round.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:53 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:25 pm
British pairings he'd presumably be playing Hebden instead. Of course, under British pairings he wouldn't have got the round 1 bye in the first place.
Indeed, Jonah Willow would have got the bye instead. That would not really have helped his norm chances.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:41 pm

Lots of decisive games leaving us with six players on 2/2, seeds 6-10 & 15.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:53 am
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:25 pm
British pairings he'd presumably be playing Hebden instead. Of course, under British pairings he wouldn't have got the round 1 bye in the first place.
Indeed, Jonah Willow would have got the bye instead. That would not really have helped his norm chances.
An excellent and entertaining win by Jonah over Nathaneal Paul today. With so many checkmates available Jonah missed the opportunity to play 0-0-0 mate; but the Rd8-g8 mate sufficed with the White King stranded on g7.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:00 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:53 am
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:25 pm
British pairings he'd presumably be playing Hebden instead. Of course, under British pairings he wouldn't have got the round 1 bye in the first place.
Indeed, Jonah Willow would have got the bye instead. That would not really have helped his norm chances.
An excellent and entertaining win by Jonah over Nathaneal Paul today. With so many checkmates available Jonah missed the opportunity to play 0-0-0 mate; but the Rd8-g8 mate sufficed with the White King stranded on g7.
I would have chosen mate by castling but I can see the appeal in leaving his queen en-prise with white unable to stop the mate. If he'd wanted to drag it out he could have played something like Kb8 after Qxe3 and there's still no way to stop the mate.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Matthew Turner » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:31 pm

The tension doesn’t finish even when the tournament is over :? - anyone know who the two qualifiers for the British Knockout are?

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Nigel White » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:51 pm

Does anyone know what happened in the U1825 section? The runaway leader on 100% after 8 rounds was not paired for the final round and is currently shown on 0 points on chess-results.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:33 pm

Somebody who won't be playing for a long time, if ever, one would hope.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:31 pm
The tension doesn’t finish even when the tournament is over :? - anyone know who the two qualifiers for the British Knockout are?
Looking at the final rankings on chess-results http://chess-results.com/tnr388763.aspx ... =9&flag=30 it may well be you and your last round opponent, with events on boards 5 and 6 providing late drama.

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by David Robertson » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Somebody who won't be playing for a long time, if ever, one would hope
His rd 8 win was a corker. Not bad for a 1200. Wouldn't have been out of place for a 2400 :roll: CCF, hhmm

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Re: 4NCL International Congress

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:20 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:26 pm
Matthew Turner wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:31 pm
The tension doesn’t finish even when the tournament is over :? - anyone know who the two qualifiers for the British Knockout are?
Looking at the final rankings on chess-results http://chess-results.com/tnr388763.aspx ... =9&flag=30 it may well be you and your last round opponent, with events on boards 5 and 6 providing late drama.
Prize winners up on the 4NCL website and looks like Lawrence is right 🍾 😊😊😊🍾

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