British Championship Congress 2019

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Carl Hibbard
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:54 pm

I will be onsite Tuesday and Wednesday so hoping for some good games to watch.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by David Robertson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:01 pm

A Master Class nearing its end in Adams - Pigott. Such a pleasure to watch how a great player calmly. precisely, and seemingly effortlessly too, dismantles a strong but lesser opponent

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by John Moore » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:17 pm

I see Fernandez lost rather quickly, although they played a lot of moves, to Rocco who seems to be having a good tournament.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by David Robertson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:10 pm

Slaughter of the GMs

As I write: Ward has lost; Howell is dead; Arkell is dead; Williams too

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Michael Bennett » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:14 pm

John Moore wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:17 pm
I see Fernandez lost rather quickly, although they played a lot of moves, to Rocco who seems to be having a good tournament.
Federico is one of Hendon/Barnet Knights' talented juniors. He's currently the London U18 & U21 champion.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:39 pm

I did think Adam Ashton would have a good tournament.
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:50 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Slaughter of the GMs

As I write: Ward has lost; Howell is dead; Arkell is dead; Williams too
Keith has been such a unconscionable time a-dying that Death seems to have given up on him
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:55 pm

Hasn't Simon Williams recently done a video on that line he's just got pasted in?
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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Martin Benjamin » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:09 pm

Richard Palliser has just blundered (I think) into a draw from a technically won rook ending. He probably thought the win was straightforward with the king cut off, but with the pawn still on the third rank, some care was needed. It is hard not to rush when the win is in sight, especially after a long game.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:12 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:10 pm
Slaughter of the GMs

As I write: Ward has lost; Howell is dead; Arkell is dead; Williams too
Rumour's of Howell's demise proved premature.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:13 pm

Arkell and Howell both off the hook.

A great win for Andrew Smith, against Chris Ward.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:14 pm

Martin Benjamin wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Richard Palliser has just blundered (I think) into a draw from a technically won rook ending.
Keith has just escaped with a draw as well.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:26 pm

Some of us are excited by the Guernsey - Jersey clash on Board 26 tomorrow.

Some of us hope Charlie strikes back and wins the tournament... (sorry, Simon!)

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Some of us are excited by the Guernsey - Jersey clash on Board 26 tomorrow.
Count me in. You beat me to the comment.

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Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Post by Peter Shaw » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:12 pm

Just played through the Arkell game on the tablebase, the position after 63...Kxc5 is a win, after 64.Rg4 it's a draw (Re4 or Rh4 are correct). Then after 64...Bc7 (Be1!) it's a win again and 65.Ke3 (Rg7!) gives it away. I think the logic behind all this is that white needs to stop the black king reaching a5. In the winning lines either white cuts the king by putting the rook on the b-file or the black king is forced to b7 and white puts the rook on the 6th rank. Once the king reaches a5 it's a draw although white was given one more chance on move 84 (83...Bb8 or Be3+ are drawing) when he should have played 84.Kc6.

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