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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
100th British Championship Tournament

David Howell9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Gawain Jones8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Mark Hebden8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Stephen Gordon8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Glenn Flear7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Daniel Gormally7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Bogdan Lalic7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Keith Arkell7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Peter K Wells7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Gyula Meszaros7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Longson7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Christopher G Ward7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Ameet Ghasi7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Daniel Howard Fernandez7/11(+7 -4 =0)[games]
Neil L Carr7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Richard Weaving7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Richard J Palliser7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Dietmar Kolbus6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Marcus R Harvey6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Rufus Duff6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Andrew P Horton6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Anthony Cornelis Kosten6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Matthew J Wadsworth6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Jack Rudd6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Marcus E Osborne6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Francis Rayner6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
(106 players total; 77 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Brown vs S Greely  1-0282013100th British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
2. P Girdlestone vs M Wang  0-1452013100th British ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. M J Armstrong vs D Mason  0-1402013100th British ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
4. H Broadley vs A Jaunooby  ½-½542013100th British ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
5. A P Horton vs R Eames  1-0602013100th British ChampionshipA21 English
6. M E Osborne vs G W Scott  ½-½562013100th British ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Stewart vs D Kolbus  0-1652013100th British ChampionshipA16 English
8. T Chapman vs O Hackner  1-0752013100th British ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
9. D H Fernandez vs P Bonafont 1-0662013100th British ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. D Collier vs D Eggleston  0-1432013100th British ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. S Warman vs G Lane  0-1602013100th British ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
12. L Ball vs Flear  ½-½612013100th British ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
13. S Dilleigh vs S Williams 0-1652013100th British ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Owens vs R Duff  ½-½532013100th British ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
15. P Shaw vs A B Hoare  1-0482013100th British ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
16. A C Taylor vs M R Harvey  ½-½292013100th British ChampionshipA14 English
17. R Weaving vs P J Kirby  1-0812013100th British ChampionshipB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. J Tambini vs M Talbot  1-0252013100th British ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
19. J Anderson vs Robert Thompson  ½-½412013100th British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
20. S A Walker vs F Rayner  ½-½202013100th British ChampionshipA10 English
21. J Stephens vs O Gill  ½-½392013100th British ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
22. M R Burke vs S Tavares  0-1412013100th British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
23. J L Weller vs A Oyama  1-0812013100th British ChampionshipA80 Dutch
24. H Murphy vs A Balaji  1-0172013100th British ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
25. A Kalaiyalahan vs M Yeo  0-1492013100th British ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-06-13  fgh: <They should just ban using the exchange variation of the French defence>

+∞

Aug-06-13  Layson: <They should just ban using the exchange variation of the French defence>

I disagree. I like to play it every now and then. It tends to go this way:

1. French defense is played by my opponent
2. I perform the exchange. Muttered swears on how dull a player I am are heard. 3. I develop all of my pieces, Queen included, leaving my King in the center 4. Once my opponent castles, I castle the opposite direction and a race for the crown ensues.

I don't win all of them (or maybe even most), but sometimes opponents have difficulty adapting to the "It's going to be a dull one" to the "Oh! It's a fight!" mindset.

Aug-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Is Hebden a chess author? His name seems familiar, from advertisements.
Aug-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Howell is in the driver's seat. How many rounds to go?
Aug-07-13  weary willy: The conclusion to Howell-Gormally is amusing.

For Howell

Aug-07-13  notyetagm: 100th British Championship (2013)

<HeMateMe: Howell is in the driver's seat. How many rounds to go?>

None, 9 rounds. Howell is the new British Champion.

100th British Championship (2013)/David Howell

Aug-07-13  jamesmaskell: The Championship is an 11 round tournament. Chessbase is very wrong. Not quite sure where they got that from, the schedule makes it clear there are 11 rounds...
Aug-07-13  notyetagm: <jamesmaskell: The Championship is an 11 round tournament. <<<Chessbase is very wrong.>>> Not quite sure where they got that from, the schedule makes it clear there are 11 rounds...>

My apologies. That is *exactly* where I got my information from.

http://chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211...

Aug-07-13  jamesmaskell: <notyetagm> No worry. Its just odd that CB haven't realised yet. The BCC site did talk about 9 round norms but that's just an update for those chasing titles.
Aug-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: blimey GM Chris ward has shock defeat to someone less than 2000
Aug-07-13  notyetagm: <kingscrusher: blimey GM Chris ward has shock defeat to someone less than 2000>

I, a USCF class player, had a winning position against US GM Alexander Ivanov once (♕♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙) but had zero(!) time left and let him off with a draw. :-(

Aug-07-13  JimNorCal: Is there a new style on display at the Brit, where instead of resigning you construct a self-mate?

Check out the final positions and last few moves of Howell vs Gormally round 9, and Hebden vs Arkell round 8. (Are there more?)

Aug-08-13  goodevans: <JimNorCal> Thanks for pointing that out.

D Howell vs D Gormally, 2013 is indeed a suicide, but in Hebden vs Arkell, 2013 black's only chance of avoiding the mate-in-3 is to give up a piece on move 48.

Aug-08-13  JimNorCal: Does anyone know what's going on with GM B Lalic? The last few rounds he has played very short draws.

Also, shock! One of the games this round started with 1. e4 Palliser vs Jones.
Amazed.

Aug-08-13  JimNorCal: Prediction: today's game of Hebden vs Zhou will NOT end in a bloodless draw.

http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/live...

Aug-08-13  jamesmaskell: Howell wins today, meaning he has won the British Championship with a round to spare. Pretty dominating performance with 9/10 and nearest competitors in Jones and Hebden a point and a half behind!
Aug-08-13  niemzo: A great performance and a deserved win. He was a bit lucky against Williams but who won a chess tournament with no luck?
Aug-08-13  hellopolgar: Something is not right with the chessgames home page description:

<David Howell has the championship clinched with a round to spare at 9/10, beating out Gawain Jones, David Howell, Simon Williams, Mark Hebden, Stephen Gordon, Daniel Gormally et al.>

Aug-08-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Congrats to David Howell, a smashing performance. I had the pleasure to hang out with him and Stuart Conquest at the 2012 London Chess Classic. He's very nice and easy-going.
Aug-09-13  jamesmaskell: Howell cant beat himself...
Aug-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I video annotated the GM Scalp of the Tournament here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzFN...

Aug-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Harvestman: <<JimNorCal> Does anyone know what's going on with GM B Lalic? The last few rounds he has played very short draws.>

I can't remember where I read it, but I recall someone saying he is one of those talented players who is perhaps a bit too ready to take a draw rather than fighting to the bitter end.

No criticism, as he is a decent chess author, and the same comment could be said of my own chess, except I am a vastly inferior player.

Aug-10-13  Absentee: <hellopolgar: Something is not right with the chessgames home page description: <David Howell has the championship clinched with a round to spare at 9/10, beating out Gawain Jones, David Howell, Simon Williams, Mark Hebden, Stephen Gordon, Daniel Gormally et al.>>

I just noticed that on the homepage. Howell beating himself sure is a feat! Or maybe it was his William Wilson doppelgänger.

Sep-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here's a collection of puzzles from the tournament: http://www.scribd.com/doc/166178531...
Sep-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  pawn to QB4: Haven't seen your stuff lately on the site; might have missed it, but if you haven't been around thanks very much, good to have you back. One or two of my buddies feature in these problems...on the receiving end.
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