British Championship (2007)
Player: David J Eggleston
|Aug-10-07|| ||chessgames.com: The official site is here: http://www.bcf.org.uk/index.html|
|Aug-10-07|| ||PhilFeeley: I guess everyone else is at the Staunton Memorial.
Here's a game from today's round:
GM Flear GC, 2479 - GM Aagaard J 2467, British Championship, Aug. 10, 2007, round 11: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 0-0 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 b6 7. Bg5 Bb7 8. e3 d6 9. Ne2 Nbd7 10. Qd3 Re8 11. Nc3 Qe7 12. Be2 h6 13. Bh4 Bxg2 14. Rg1 Bb7 15. 0-0-0 Nf8 16. f4 e5 17. fxe5 dxe5 18. Rfd1 N8h7 19. d5 e4 20. Qd4 Kh8 21. Nb5 Rad8 22. Bg3 c5 23. Qc3 Bxd5 24. Nc7 Bc6 25. Nxe8 Nxe8 26. Rd1 Ra8 27. Bf4 f6 28. Bh5 Nf8 29. Bxe8 Bxe8 30. Rd6 Ne6 31. Bg3 Ng5 32. h4 Nf7 33. Rd2 Bd7 34. Bf4 h5 35. Rd5 Bg4 36. Rg2 Kg8 37. b4 cxb4 38. axb4 Qe8 39. Kb2 Rc8 40. c5 a5 41. Qd4 bxc5 42. bxc5 Qb5+ 43. Kc3 Qf1 44. Rb2 Be6 45. Qxe4 Qc1+ 46. Rc2 Qa3+ 47. Kd2 Bxd5 48. Qxd5 Rd8 49. Bd6 Qb4+ 50. Kd3 a4 51. Rc3 Qxh4 52. e4 Qg4 53. Kd4 h4 54. Ra3 h3 55. Qa2 Re8 56. Qd5 Qg1+ 57. Kc4 h2 58. Bxh2 Qxh2 59. Rxa4 Qc2+ 60. Kb5 Rb8+ 0-1
Aagaard is back as one of the leaders.
|Aug-10-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Jacob Aagaard (playing Black) has just won his game against Glenn Flear. Together with Stephen Gordon's draw against Tony Kosten, today's win gives Aagaard sole possession of first place (with 8.5/11) in the final standings of the British Championships. Aagaard achieved his 8.5 points with a phenomenal 91% rate of decisive games (comprising +8-2=1).|
|Aug-10-07|| ||Tomlinsky: I've thoroughly enjoyed following this years British Championship. Some very entertaining play with games such as aagaards last being very instructional imo.|
|Aug-10-07|| ||russep: Is Jacob Aagaard an IM or a GM I was following some of the games on playchess and sometimes they have him as IM and other times as GM so I am confused?|
|Aug-10-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <russep: Is Jacob Aagaard an IM or a GM *** >|
For what it's worth, my understanding is that Aagaard fulfilled the final GM qualification (attaining a rating of 2500) during the course of this tournament, but the title may not yet have been officially bestowed upon him by FIDE. So he may technically still be an IM, but will soon (once required bureaucratic processing has been completed) officially be a GM.
|Aug-11-07|| ||Ezzy: Great championship. Congratulations to Jacob Aagaard. |
The mixed fortunes of a chessplayer. Jacob wins the British championship and claims his GM title (he must be ecstatic). And on the other side of the coin, Stephen Gordon needed a win in the last round for a 'play off' for the championship and also attain a GM norm. He drew and achieved neither. It was a great performance by him, but he will be bitterly disappointed to miss a win in this last game.
S Gordon(2487) v A Kosten(2508)
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Kosten has just played 53...Rf1+ when White should win the endgame after 54.Kxf1!<Gordon played 54 Kg2 and after 54...Rf4 he could make no more progress.> Ng3+ 55.Ke1 Nxe4 56.Rh2+< this is the idea he seems to have missed> Qh7 57.Rxh7+ Kxh7 58.Ne5 Nxg5 59.Kf2 Ne4+ 60.Kf3 Nd6 61.Kf4 Kg8 62.Nxc6 Kf7 63.Ne5+
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and white should win this.
Oh the fortunes and misfortunes of a chessplayer. Perhaps it is possible to have one of the best performances of your life, and yet still feel a tad disappointed.
|Aug-17-07|| ||Brown: Thought Aagaard is still Danish.|
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