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|Jul-27-14|| ||Pulo y Gata: wavy, yes on the WSCC; not really on the WJCC- A handful of GMs got their title through that event.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||waustad: I've seen various ages for senior championships. Until recently it was 60 for men and 50 for women, but in the recent Senior Team championships, they had a 50 group and a 65 group.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||Conrad93: Random puzzle:
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White to play and win.
Hint: It is not 1. d5 or any knight retreat.
|Jul-29-14|| ||Shams: Pert holds the draw against Howell. Hawkins keeps his half-point lead heading into the final round.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||HaydenB: Is this the weakest British Championship since the 1960's? Instead of seeing names like Short, Adams, Nunn, and Speelman, we see names like Hawkins, Pert, Howell, and Williams; sad and disappointing.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||plang: No one really came along to replace Adams and Short. Sadler deciding to retire was a big loss.|
|Jul-29-14|| ||WannaBe: Pert (white) will play Hawkins in the last round.|
|Jul-30-14|| ||notyetagm: British Chess Championships (2014)
Looks like Howell has tied Hawkins for the title after beating Hebden in the last round.
Will there be a playoff?
[White "Howell, David W L"]
[Black "Hebden, Mark L"]
[Date "Wed Jul 30 2014"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7 4. d4 d6 5. dxe5 dxe5 6. Nbd2 Nf6 7. c3 O-O 8. Qe2 Nd7 9. O-O a5 10. Rd1 Nb6 11. Bb3 Bd6 12. a4 Qf6 13. Nc4 Nxc4 14. Bxc4 Qg6 15. Nh4 Qg4 16. Nf3 Kh8 17. h3 Qh5 18. Be3 f5 19. exf5 Bxf5 20. Nd4 Qxe2 21. Nxe2 e4 22. Bd5 Ne7 23. Bb3 Bg6 24. Nd4 Nf5 25. Nxf5 Rxf5 26. Bd5 Rff8 27. Rd2 Rab8 28. Re1 h6 29. Rde2 Rfd8 30. Bb3 b5 31. axb5 Rxb5 32. Ba4 Re5 33. Bd4 Re6 34. Bb3 Re7 35. Ra1 Be5 36. Be3 Red7 37. g3 Ra8 38. Bc2 Bf6 39. Ra4 Re7 40. Bc1 Kg8 41. Bxe4 Rxe4 42. Rexe4 Bxe4 43. Rxe4 a4 44. Kf1 Kf7 45. Ke2 a3 46. bxa3 Bxc3 47. Kd3 Bf6 48. a4 c5 49. Be3 Be7 50. g4 Bd6 51. Bd2 Bc7 52. Be3 Bd6 53. h4 Bf8 54. h5 Bd6 55. Bd2 Bc7 56. Be3 Bd6 57. f4 Kf6 58. Bd2 Bc7 59. Bc3+ Kf7 60. g5 1-0
|Jul-30-14|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: I do hope we don't get Ravikumar commenting again. Martin hardly gets a Word in, "isn't it?"*|
*Statements, questions, whatever are followed by that annoying "isn't it?"
|Jul-30-14|| ||kingscrusher: I went over some interesting games for my weekly chessbase show last night here :|
|Jul-30-14|| ||kevinatcausa: <notyetagm: Will there be a playoff?>|
From the website (http://britishchesschampionships.co...):
<By winning his last round game against Mark Hebden, defending champion David Howell caught up with long term leader Jonathan Hawkins to share the British and English titles with a score of 8½/11.>,
which sounds like no.
|Jul-30-14|| ||GBKnight: The schedule was adjusted to allow players to travel to the Olympiad, so no time for a play-off so the title is shared.
On the subject of strength, not a bad British at the top, but no real 'middle' and a long tail. Money talks of course, or doesn't in this case.|
|Jul-30-14|| ||perfidious: <plang: No one really came along to replace Adams and Short. Sadler deciding to retire was a big loss.>|
Writing in his collection of best games, John Nunn noted that even by 1994, numerous top English players had gone into other endeavours: David Norwood and Murray Chandler are two he mentioned who come to mind.
|Jul-30-14|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<perfidious>
Sadler is back, though!
There is a mischievous rumour that the fall of the Berlin Wall and the USSR put paid to many a western GM career. A flood of good Eastern Europeans took the prizes in Opens, making a career hopeless.
|Jul-30-14|| ||Wavy: Adams is still a top notch player. Why didn't he join this tournament?|
|Jul-30-14|| ||kevinatcausa: Adams, Matthew Sadler, and Gawain Jones are on the British Team in the Chess Olympiad in Tromso starting August 1. The schedule allows players to participate in both (and David Howell is doing so), but they may have just decided that two long tournaments in that short a time would be a problem stamina-wise.|
|Jul-31-14|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Mickey Adams has just played in Dortmund. So it would be a bit much with the English Chp!|
|Jul-31-14|| ||Marmot PFL: Top players like Adams have nothing to gain here. Why doesn't Nakamura play in the US ch, a much stronger event?|
|Jul-31-14|| ||Marmot PFL: Remember that Adams, Jones, and Short are the top three boards on the English team for the Olympiad, which starts in a couple days.|
|Jul-31-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Late result from the British just in.
G A Thomas vs G Wood, 1947
|Oct-24-17|| ||Tabanus: No crosstable available. At least I cannot find one. In 2015, the British Ch started to use Chess-Results.|
|Oct-24-17|| ||MissScarlett: How about http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...?|
A useful link: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...
|Oct-24-17|| ||Tabanus: Thanks Miss.
But that's not a crosstable, only how many points the 40 best players scored each round and in total.
|Oct-25-17|| ||Tabanus: Still useful though, making it possible to find two wrong (but now corrected) game results: in J Burnett vs S A Jones, 2014 and A Lewis vs A A Taylor, 2014.|
|Oct-25-17|| ||Tabanus: In addition: J Tambini vs P Shaw, 2014 (shoud be 1/2) and J Tambini vs C E Hill, 2014 (should be 1-0).|
To judge from TWIC, and by position.
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