British Knock out 2019

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Roger de Coverly
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British Knock out 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:38 am

Is there one this year?

When I last checked there was only one confirmed British GM entrant to the Olympia FIDE Open and the most recent ECF newsletter has this to say
Later this month the London Chess Classic returns to Olympia for the 11th time. World Champion Magnus Carlsen joins the elite GMs fighting it out for the Grand Chess Tour prizes and there is another British Knockout tournament and a huge festival for players of all levels, along with a Chess and Female Empowerment conference and activities for schools through Chess in Schools & Communities
The website https://www.londonchessclassic.com/ is currently silent on this.

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:57 am

Mickey, Luke, David & Gawain are there for the Pro Biz cup
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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:05 pm

Please see the Festival Schedule at https://www.londonchessclassic.com/fest ... e_2019.htm.

More details of the British Knockout Championship should be available shortly.

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LCC Split

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm

How will the remaining 3 players in the British KO be chosen?

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:17 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm
How will the remaining 3 players in the British KO be chosen?
They are playing a preliminary round on Saturday Nov 30.
Preliminary Round Format(subject to change in the light of the number of acceptances of invitations):
There will be 9rounds of games played with a time limit of 10 minutes plus 5 seconds increment.
Schedule:Game 1:1100; Game 2:1145; Game 3: 1230; Game 4: 1315; Game 5: 1430;Game 6: 1515; Game 7:1600;Game 8:16.45;Game 9:17.30.
That's the double round day in the FIDE Open. There's mention of being able to take two byes in the FIDE Open, which may imply an invite to British titled players in the FIDE Open to take part.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:29 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm
How will the remaining 3 players in the British KO be chosen?
For anyone confused like me, the details are here

Howell, Adams, McShane, Jones, Pert N
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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Keith Arkell » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:07 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm
How will the remaining 3 players in the British KO be chosen?
I've heard that they've invited 8 players who are either young or female. No old gits, of course :wink:

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm
How will the remaining 3 players in the British KO be chosen?
I've heard that they've invited 8 players who are either young or female. No old gits, of course :wink:
You are old Keith - but only physically :P

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Keith Arkell » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:58 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm

I've heard that they've invited 8 players who are either young or female. No old gits, of course :wink:
You are old Keith - but only physically :P
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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:05 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:07 pm
I've heard that they've invited 8 players who are either young or female. No old gits, of course :wink:
Not so according to the regulations. They say the three unfilled places will be decided by a qualifier. It says it's expected to be 9 rounds, subject to the number of players accepting their invitations to take part, which suggests at least 10 players have been invited. Of course, they might all be young or female.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:22 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:07 pm
I've heard that they've invited 8 players who are either young or female. No old gits, of course :wink:
Ian Thompson wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:05 pm
Not so according to the regulations. They say the three unfilled places will be decided by a qualifier. It says it's expected to be 9 rounds, subject to the number of players accepting their invitations to take part, which suggests at least 10 players have been invited. Of course, they might all be young or female.
In case anyone is wondering, I have no more detailed information, so I can't help.

I stepped down as Chief Arbiter of the BKO this year, owing to the increasing demands of my Grand Chess Tour duties.

Carl, please could I suggest that all the posts about the BKO, starting with the one by Nick Burrows, be moved to the thread at viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10487

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:49 pm

On the southwestern strikes the district line ought to be fine. I hope you can also drop in Nick F.

I'm going to enjoy off peak travel, some leisurely bus journeys with visits to my parents.

After the congress I have the opportunity to work from home. My work laptop will be locked away in the office from noon tomorrow.

i''m looking forward to meeting all the old gits, young, in the middle, male or female, and everyone on the organisation side.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:23 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Carl, please could I suggest that all the posts about the BKO, starting with the one by Nick Burrows, be moved to the thread at viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10487
Think that is done although it is early in the morning :oops:
Cheers
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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:54 am

The list of participants in the qualifier has been published.

https://www.londonchessclassic.com/bko1 ... esults.htm
Among the group of 15 players seeking to qualify for the Quarter-Finals are two members of the England Women’s team and a host of promising young players under the age of 25:

6 IM Ravi Haria 2451
7 GM Daniel Fernandez 2444
8 IM Joseph McPhillips 2434
9 IM Alan Merry 2426
10 IM Brandon Clarke 2431
11 FM Marcus Harvey 2405
12 IM Matthew Wadsworth 2401
13 IM Andrew Horton 2378
14 IM Adam C. Taylor 2371
15 FM Jonah Willow FM 2345
16 FM Alex Golding 2306
17 FM William Claridge Hansen FM 2290
18 WGM Katarzyna Toma 2272
19 FM Akshaya Kalaiyalahan 2154
20 Jonathan Pein 2151
There's an odd number, thus creating a bye every round.

Getting an invite may have been double edged for those already intending to play in the Open, as the need to take two byes on the Saturday would rule them out from Norm chances.

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Re: British Knock out 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:20 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:54 am
Getting an invite may have been double edged for those already intending to play in the Open, as the need to take two byes on the Saturday would rule them out from Norm chances.
Which would of course not have been a problem for the "old gits" - please note that I didn't use the term first!

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