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|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Black is up the exchange, but not really better.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Jones down a pawn, but has a more free position.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||tamar: Nigel let it get away on the 40th move.
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Played 40 Qe3? instead of just taking on e6 with his Queen.
|Feb-19-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Short's <40. Qe3> (tempting, to prevent the Rook check on g1) is evaluated by Fritz as much inferior to <40. Qxe6>. |
According to Fritz, the feared check is not actually dangerous: <40.Qxe6 Rg1+ 41.Kb2 Qb1+ 42.Ka3 Qc1+ 43.Ka4 Qb2 44.Qb6+ Ka8 45.a3 >.
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: He could really use a win to bump into 2700.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Istratescu trying to win the endgame. The c6 pawn should help.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Domdaniel: It's a 3-way tie for 1st. The way Nigel couldn't quite finish him off reminded me of games from his Kasparov match.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Domdaniel: Griffiths still defending solidly with R+B vs Queen, but it all gets pretty random at this stage.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Penguincw: Short-Jones, drawn. Congratz to all the winners.
Griffiths had to give up the bishop for a pawn, and it's 1-0 in 83.
The side with the queen wins 76.8% of the time.
The remaining 23.2% is drawn.
The side with the rook never gets the full point.
|Feb-19-12|| ||Domdaniel: Jones had a walkover vs Istratescu in round 5, which sets him back in tiebreaks. But his TPR is otherwise higher than Short and Adams - because he played them.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: BTW, in the line given for Short vs. Jones in my previous post (ending with <45. a3 >), Black can still harass the White King a bit, but after the further <45. … Ra1 46.Qxc5 b5+ 47.cxb5 axb5+ 48.Kxb5 Qxb3+ 49.Kc6 Qb7+ 50.Kd6 Qb8+ 51.Kd7 Qb7+ 52.Kd8 Qb8+ 53.Qc8 Rxa3 54.Qxb8+ Kxb8 55.Rd6>, the following position would have resulted:|
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... which would have been easily winning.
|Feb-19-12|| ||luzhin: Yes, Peligroso Patzer, the position after 55.Rd6 is indeed easily winning. If Short had been allowed a computer (like the one you used to generate this very long line) during the game, he would undoubtedly have played 40.Qxe6. But fortunately, Grandmaster chess is played between humans under time pressure, unaided by silicon: the result is fascinating and unpredictable games like this one.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: It is indeed easy to understand, <luzhin>, why Short feared the check (40. ... Rg1+, if he had played 40. Qxe6) and therefore played to prevent it. |
Short played such a fine tournament and so enterprisingly in this game [6th round vs. Jones], I am sorry he was not able to convert the full point and claim clear first. I was not intending to criticize Short when I posted analysis explicitly attributed to Fritz.
|Feb-19-12|| ||Peligroso Patzer: BTW, according to the official site (See: http://www.bunrattychess.com/latest...), Michael Adams was apparently declared champion on tie-breaks.|
|Feb-19-12|| ||Domdaniel: <luzhin> I am in complete agreement with your last comment. Vladimir Nabokov, Vivian Darkbloom, Timofei Pnin and Sebastian Knight would be proud of you. |
So Nigel sometimes lets a win escape. Which simply points to his courageous play in entering those unclear zones - unclear to humans anyway - where such wins can be missed.
Come to think of it, Nabokov would've loved the name Bunratty. Though he may well have known of it: Clare Quilty is the mysterious villain in Lolita, and the village of Quilty in County Clare is nearby.
It's been a pleasure, Bunrattians. Until next year ...
|Feb-19-12|| ||waustad: I'm amused that a google map search for the Big Slick event outside of London took me to a recycling centre. Of course Google maps are often a little strange. They claim that my house doesn't exist but have an address with an extra 'W' when it actually should be "1/2".|
|Feb-19-12|| ||HeMateMe: Is there a tie breaker here, to proclaim a winner?|
|Feb-19-12|| ||SimonT: Michael Adams beat Nigel short in a blitz playoff.|
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|Feb-20-12|| ||Penguincw: Congratz to Adams who edged out Short on tiebreaks.|
|Feb-20-12|| ||Domdaniel: At least here the money is split three ways, and the blitz playoff is a casual game for the 'title'. In Gibraltar Short's playoff win gave him the lion's share of the dosh. Seems unfair.|
|Feb-20-12|| ||ray keene: <chrisowen> given that Bunratty is in Ireland is this contribution a pastiche of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce?|
|Feb-20-12|| ||Domdaniel: <Ray> Although Joyce and possibly William Burroughs may have chanced upon proto-versions of this brain-rotting argot, the idiolect that is chrisowenish had to wait for CG to produce its first native speaker.|
But I should let the man tell you this himself. In his own words, of course, many of them all his own work.
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|Feb-28-12|| ||kingscrusher: I have covered some wins of Short and Adams in my Chessbase radio show earlier:|
Hope some of you find this interesting
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