World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:31 am

Another tough match today v Italy

2.1 GM Godena, Michele 2459 - GM Speelman, Jon S 2509
2.2 GM Garcia, Palermo Carlos 2407 - GM Arkell, Keith C 2467
2.3 IM Bellia, Fabrizio 2447 - GM Emms, John M 2474
2.4 IM Bruno, Fabio 2433 - GM Ward, Chris G 2425

Israel - USA and Iceland - Armenia
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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Mike Truran » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm

Probably no medal this year. 😢😢😢

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Keith Arkell » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm

We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:46 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm
We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes.
A 3-1 win today (wins for Jon and Keith). Last round pairings:

Round 9 on 2019/04/24 at 09:30
No. Team Team
1 Argentina (9) USA (15)
2 Italy (13) Armenia (11)
3 Israel (10) Iceland 1 (12)
4 Germany (10) England (11)

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 pm

65+ is very interesting with England currently just in bronze

Sweden (10) v Russia (13)
France (11) v Germany (12)
Finland (11) v Israel (11)
England (11) v St Petersburg (10)
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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:14 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 pm
We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes.
I looked at your game a little between moves 35 and 55, thought it was generally level, and thought you'd find a way to win as usual :D

Good luck tomorrow, I recollect you've played Tischbierek before
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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Keith Arkell » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 pm

Hi Mick, The opening didn't go very well, but eventually I got a small endgame edge after which it was never easy for him in practice.

We knew before the match that our Greek opponents were vastly under-rated just by looking at their games. Someone gave the typical explanation that there are lots of ludicrously under-rated kids in Athens stealing all their points!

My opponent, for example, was performing at 340 points above his relatively low Elo. In addition I knew that even were I to win, doing so would slice 14 points off my performance ( relevant for board medals) - so a tough day at the office!

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Keith Arkell » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 pm

According to my calculations 6th seeded England have taken Silver in the 65+, one match point behind Russia. Congratulations, boys!

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:48 pm

Mike Truran wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Probably no medal this year. 😢😢😢
Keith Arkell wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 pm
According to my calculations 6th seeded England have taken Silver in the 65+, one match point behind Russia. Congratulations, boys!
It looks to me as though we ended up with one team Silver (as mentioned by Keith) and four individual medals, two of them Gold.

England Seniors 5 - ECF Chief Executive 0 :lol:

Congratulations to all concerned.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm

That's an amazing result for the 65+ team

Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape
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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:58 pm

That's amazing. Great result by the 65+ team.

Would the 50+ team have got bronze if they had won in the final round? And the result hinged on the game by John Emms (as there were quick draws on the top two boards and Chris Ward was level) and Emms was losing (on move 24) then winning (on move 29) and then blundered into a perpetual on move 31? Sounds exciting! :D

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Brian Valentine » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
That's an amazing result for the 65+ team

Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape
And bronze for Brian Hewson

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 am

Didn't spot that, sorry, and I've met Brian too; well done Brian
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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:58 am

Great results! Well done all.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:03 am

Brian Valentine wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
That's an amazing result for the 65+ team

Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape
And bronze for Brian Hewson
Brian V, what is your source please?

Brian H does not appear in the list at http://chess-results.com/tnr426179.aspx ... 81&flag=30. That is because he only played 6 games whereas, according to Chess-Results, the minimum was 7.

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