British Chess Championships 2010

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:03 pm

I think Chris Dorrington has a win 32. Rh6 Qg7 33. Qxf5+ Kg8 34 R(1)e6

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Eoin Devane » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:05 pm

Nick Pert analysing now on the live stream.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Eoin Devane » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:07 pm

Looks like Dorrington has taken the repetition.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:14 pm

Anybody got the results other than the top six?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Eoin Devane » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:23 pm

Commentary finished for the day. :cry:

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:32 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:Anybody got the results other than the top six?
The results page is being updated here:

http://www.britishchess2010.com/events/championship.htm
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:49 pm

Ouch, bandwidth needed in the last 4 Hours was 881.7 MB
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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:15 pm

To Alex / Adam,

I wondered why Tarun Malhotra shows in the Major Open as 1986* (which I assume means unrated) when he has a FIDE rating of 1838? http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5020549

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Sean

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Peat » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:54 pm

Just checked out the photos for the first round. Couldn't bigger tables have been found, at least for the top 4 boards!

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Simon Ansell » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:37 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:I think Chris Dorrington has a win 32. Rh6 Qg7 33. Qxf5+ Kg8 34 R(1)e6
Seems to me Black has absolutely no moves apart from ...a6 so maybe just 32. h5 or perhaps 32. a4!? to undermine the knight first.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:31 pm

Pairings now available and I notice Ian Snape got a draw against Jovanka. I don't really see many upsets in round 2 either, but James Adair might prove to be a difficult opponent for Danny Gormally. The accelerated pairings have led to an all GM pairing on board 1.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:36 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:Pairings now available and I notice Ian Snape got a draw against Jovanka. I don't really see many upsets in round 2 either, but James Adair might prove to be a difficult opponent for Danny Gormally. The accelerated pairings have led to an all GM pairing on board 1.
Hebden-Howell (or possibly the other way around) proved to be the crucial game from Torquay 2009. That was round 2 wasn't it?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Eoin Devane » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:47 pm

What's the need to accelerate the pairings in a tournament of this length?

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Joey Stewart » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:20 pm

There are some odd looking pairings for round 2 - is this some sort of special accelerated swiss system to try and root out the lower rated players (I dont really like to call them 'weak' since almost all of them are quite strong by normal standards)?
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:52 pm

Eoin Devane >What's the need to accelerate the pairings in a tournament of this length?<

'Need' is not a useful word in this context. Change it to 'desirable'.
1. The standard seeded Swiss Pairing System is very much to the disadvantage of players at the top of the second half.
2. The system was designed to avoid huge mismatches as much as possible.
It is perfectly true that the accelerated system is not 'needed' for 11 rounds to sort out less than 500 players.

Joey Stewart >is this some sort of special accelerated swiss system?<

You do not say what has caught your eye. But probably it is that lower rated players with 0.5 are paired with players from the top half with 0. This is standard practice in longer events. The idea is to avoid having a large number of low rated players on very high scores in round 3 and 4. Failure to use this practice and discontinuing the acceleration after just two rounds is what led to the debacle in Dresden for the Olympiad (just as I predicted). That also used a basically inferior Accelerated System.

Of course I am biased in favour of the Accelerated Pairing System used, as I devised it. That was by accident, I had misunderstood the original system from Canada.

The main problem with our Accelerated System is that it has never been computerised. ANY VOLUNTEERS? For the first 3 rounds the pairings will be done by hand.

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