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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. D Howell vs J Smeets ½-½522009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C24 Bishop's Opening
3. L'Ami vs McShane ½-½522009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. I Sokolov vs D Howell  ½-½572009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)D90 Grunfeld
5. G Jones vs J Werle  ½-½592009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. D Howell vs L'Ami  ½-½222009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. I Sokolov vs Adams  ½-½172009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E46 Nimzo-Indian
8. L'Ami vs Short  ½-½282009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Adams vs L'Ami  ½-½232009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Short vs Van Wely ½-½392009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. McShane vs J Smeets  ½-½502009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C42 Petrov Defense
12. Van Wely vs Adams  ½-½222009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E15 Queen's Indian
13. Short vs J Smeets  ½-½162009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C42 Petrov Defense
14. G Jones vs Van Wely ½-½602009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)B23 Sicilian, Closed
15. Adams vs J Werle  ½-½662009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C49 Four Knights
16. I Sokolov vs Short  ½-½292009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. J Smeets vs Adams  ½-½112009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
18. J Werle vs G Jones  ½-½542009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. McShane vs J Werle  ½-½382009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C53 Giuoco Piano
20. Adams vs I Sokolov ½-½592009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. I Sokolov vs G Jones  ½-½212009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)E77 King's Indian
22. J Werle vs D Howell  ½-½442009Howard Staunton Memorial (Scheveningen Match)D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
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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.

Aug-14-09  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. ;)
Aug-14-09  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

Aug-17-09  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.
Aug-17-09  rangek: wow what is short's TPR? 8/10!!
Aug-18-09  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.
Sep-27-09  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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