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🏆 Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match) (2009)

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Michael Adams, Loek van Wely, Luke McShane, Nigel Short, David Howell, Ivan Sokolov, Gawain Jones, Jan Smeets, Erwin L'Ami, Jan Werle

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs Van Wely ½-½322009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Short vs J Werle 1-0412009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C77 Ruy Lopez
3. D Howell vs J Smeets ½-½522009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C24 Bishop's Opening
4. McShane vs I Sokolov 0-1342009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C53 Giuoco Piano
5. G Jones vs L'Ami  0-1412009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C45 Scotch Game
6. J Smeets vs Short 0-1312009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. I Sokolov vs D Howell  ½-½572009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)D90 Grunfeld
8. L'Ami vs McShane ½-½522009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Van Wely vs G Jones 1-0312009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. J Werle vs Adams  0-1402009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
11. Short vs I Sokolov 1-0312009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C58 Two Knights
12. Adams vs J Smeets 0-1492009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C42 Petrov Defense
13. G Jones vs J Werle  ½-½592009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. McShane vs Van Wely 1-0432009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B20 Sicilian
15. D Howell vs L'Ami  ½-½222009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. J Werle vs McShane  0-1602009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. J Smeets vs G Jones  1-0412009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. I Sokolov vs Adams  ½-½172009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E46 Nimzo-Indian
19. L'Ami vs Short  ½-½282009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Van Wely vs D Howell 1-0392009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)A16 English
21. McShane vs J Smeets  ½-½502009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C42 Petrov Defense
22. D Howell vs J Werle 1-0492009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C45 Scotch Game
23. Short vs Van Wely ½-½392009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Adams vs L'Ami  ½-½232009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. G Jones vs I Sokolov 0-1542009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
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Aug-12-09  PinnedPiece: After 5 rounds, tied 12.5 to 12.5 team points.


Aug-12-09  waustad: <achieve>You may have to settle for the draw between Short and van Wely.
Aug-13-09  Octavia: the best ever book written on chess was DRAW by Heidenfeld. Unfortunately, i can't get it anymore : (
Aug-13-09  thatsgameboys: The competition is still even, now at 15-15 after 6 rounds. Results from the sixth round:

GM Van Wely GM Adams 0.5 - 0.5
GM Werle GM Short 0 - 1
GM Smeets GM Howell 1 - 0
GM Sokolov GM McShane 1 - 0
GM L'Ami GM Jones 0 - 1

Short wins again (!) to have 4 wins and 2 draws out of 6. Gawain Jones (who had 1 draw and 4 losses in the first 5) gets his first win this round.

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  achieve: <minasina> <Waustad> I stand corrected ;) I noticed too in my youthful exuberance... Though I still <DO> look forward to the Nigel/Timman rubber, albeit in a different tournament. ;)
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  Nezhmetdinov: Short - Timman battles are amongst the most interesting and fun-filled of rivalries, gives Gligoric-Petrosian a run for its money - favourite (non-WC) match-ups anyone?
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  Domdaniel: <Octavia> Yep, Wolfgang Heidenfeld was an excellent writer and an underrated player - he won both the Irish and South African championships several times in the 1950s and 60s, yet never made the IM title. His other main book - Lacking the Master Touch - makes light of this 'failure', but it must have hurt. There were far fewer opportunities for norms in those days.

Ironically, his son Mark Heidenfeld is an IM. I don't think he's a significantly stronger player than his father was.

The 'Draw' book, BTW, might be more readily available in German, as <Grosse Remispartien>. But I'd also expect an English-language copy to surface somewhere, sooner or later.

Aug-17-09  Octavia: <domdaniel> thanks for drawing my attention to the book in German. I'll put it on my xmaslist! It's always nice to look forward to something!
Aug-17-09  WinstonSilcott: Does the team prize money get split between the players according to how many points each player finished on?
Aug-17-09  hand banana: is this fide rated?

if it is, short is getting close to 2700 elo

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  aragorn69: Any news of the last round results? Anybody in London? Or anybody rich enough to have paid the five quids they have the cheek to ask for the live feed??
Aug-17-09  returnoftheking: <favourite (non-WC) match-ups anyone?> Tal-Nezhmetdinov?
Aug-17-09  DCP23: Final round results:

Smeets - McShane 1-0
Werle - Howell 1/2
Van Wely - Short 0-1
L'Ami - Adams 1/2
Sokolov - Jones 1/2

Aug-17-09  FrogC: Worth noting that Short was the only UK player to score over 50%, even though UK won the match! He should get a knighthood.
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  rangek: wow what is short's TPR? 8/10!!
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  percyblakeney: Even Moro would be proud of going +6 in ten games against opposition with an Elo average of 2620+...
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  Domdaniel: I think Short was just over 2700 after 8 rounds, with a performance rating well into the 2800s. But I don't know the final results. And it would be astonishing if it wasn't FIDE-rated.
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  JointheArmy: How many points did Short gain?

<Domdaniel> What are you talking about it won't be FIDE rated? Where did you get this?

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  Domdaniel: <JointheArmy> I meant the opposite: that it *is* rated. Where I got it from - the suggestion that it might not be - was a few posts prior to mine...
Aug-18-09  Vakus: Nice comeback for Short - +21.6 and voila - 2705.6 (frogbert won't let me lie :)
Aug-20-09  Don Cossacks: No offence to GM Jan Werle but I think the Dutch should have chosen Daniel Stellwagen instead of him.
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  Domdaniel: Um, does this make Nigel the English #1 again? Mickey Adams must have dropped a few points.
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  Chessdreamer: L'Ami-Adams is missing from the database.

[Event "Howard Staunton Memorial(Scheveningen match)"] [Site "London"]
[Date "2009.08.17"]
[Round "10"]
[White "L'Ami, Erwin"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E04"]
[WhiteElo "2593"]
[BlackElo "2699"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qa4 Bd7 8.Qxc4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Rc8 10.Nc3 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Bc5 12.Qh4 O-O 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.Qxf6 gxf6 16.Bxb7 Rb8 17.Bf3 Rxb2 18.Rfd1 Bb5 19.Nxb5 1/2-1/2 ----

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a nice set of photos of Simpson-in-the-Strand, the playing venue for the Staunton Memorial:


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  HeMateMe: the seventh photo might be the one with Alekhine in he center, either a very large tournament, or a simul event. Is this possible?
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