Hastings Congress

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Nick Grey
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:51 pm

Nick F - pairing systems make little difference when you play badly and get your knights in a twist.

7/9 ought not be enough for 1st place.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:56 pm

Nick G - and a Happy New Year to you too.
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:22 pm

Happy New Year to you all. Those at Hastings or just on the forum.

Nick F I hope to see you next Wednesday at Surbiton.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by John Upham » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:35 pm

Does the congress have a Twitter account ?
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by John Upham » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:36 pm

Here is a small insight into the round five game : Gormally - Grieve : https://britishchessnews.com/2020/01/02 ... 20-vision/
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by John Moore » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:20 pm

Romain Edouard won't believe what he managed to do today against Gergely Kantor. Check out White's move 31.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by John Moore » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:43 pm

Mark Hebden- David Howell is also, to say the least, somewhat obscure.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:38 pm

John Moore wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Romain Edouard won't believe what he managed to do today against Gergely Kantor. Check out White's move 31.
From Facebook:

Roger Emerson "31 Kh2????? WTF?????"

Romain Edouard "I wanted Kh1 and somehow went to h2. This is insane."

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:37 pm

Swayams - Wadsworth has neat finish as well.

Richard Bates keeps another GM at bay.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:21 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Swayams - Wadsworth has neat finish as well.

Richard Bates keeps another GM at bay.
I think you mean another GM kept me at bay ;) :(

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:35 pm

Nice to know the games to play through later. Just got in - fifty percent train service is worse than the strike action the whole of December.

I'll start with the WTF game.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:01 pm

Interesting games. Good luck tomorrow all.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:34 am

"I think you mean another GM kept me at bay "

Apologies! Yes, you have been pressing for victory.

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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by John Upham » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:42 pm

Board 31 today reminds me of the universal problem of where to put the rooks.

Black's (Richard Jennings) 14th move oversight has been seen before.
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Re: Hastings Congress

Post by John Upham » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:12 pm

Anyone know what happened on board 45, Zheng - Patrick ?

Black's position is a bit nasty but that is to be expected after 4...Lc5 I suppose.
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