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|Aug-07-15|| ||tamar: 1 minute for Howell now, doing the full Grischuk for the last round,|
|Aug-07-15|| ||Dionysius1: <sydbarrett> At least them having to play a game together proves they both exist ; –)|
|Aug-07-15|| ||tamar: Would make a good plot twist for "Dead Ringers 2"|
|Aug-07-15|| ||Harvestman: Hawkins strikes first to get to 8.5. That puts the pressure on the other leaders.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||capablancakarpov: And Hebden blunders at move 38 from a drawish position. Now Howell can tie with Hawkins for first|
|Aug-07-15|| ||Dionysius1: It's looking very like a play-off tomorrow between Howell and Hawkins. Howell is winning against Hebden.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||technical win: <capablancakarpov: And Hebden blunders at move 38 from a drawish position. Now Howell can tie with Hawkins for first> A <technical win> for sure, although everything can happen in a rook endgame.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||capablancakarpov: Howell spend 30 minutes on move 42, and now is again in severe time trouble, this kid needs adrenaline!|
|Aug-07-15|| ||tamar: Howell liquidates into drawn ending. Tough to win anyway, but a puzzling decision.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||kellmano: The Perts aren't identical twins <dionysius1>, though they are clearly brothers. Both look like chess players, if you know what I mean.|
Gormally's tweet to which I referred was one saying that Arkell had said that he wanted to play a nervous Gorm in the last round and that friends shouldn't do this and that Arkell was a <insert word rhyming with banker>
|Aug-07-15|| ||kellmano: Fair play Hawkins. He lost earlier to Gormally, but is a super strong player.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||Dionysius1: <kellmano> Thanks. Gormally seems to live in a world of pain with his chess.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||offramp: Well done to Hawkins. His book is really good, BTW.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||kellmano: <Dinoysius1> yes I think it might extend to his life in general. He moans all the time about how he hasn't got a girlfriend or money or how fat he is (I don't think he's that fat).|
He tweeted once 'When will my life get any better?' and I responded along the lines of 'not until you are a bit more positive about yourself'. He didn't reply.
|Aug-07-15|| ||Dionysius1: <kellmano> Well I wish him a happier life and a better opinion of himself. Apropos, that was a fun tournament to keep up with.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||Everett: Regarding Gormally, perhaps a little narcissism and focus on oneself can translate into a gal and better life soon after.|
|Aug-07-15|| ||perfidious: <kellmano....Gormally's tweet to which I referred was one saying that Arkell had said that he wanted to play a nervous Gorm in the last round and that friends shouldn't do this and that Arkell was a <insert word rhyming with banker>>|
Um, tanker, for one hundred points???
|Aug-07-15|| ||HeMateMe: I guess it wasn't a Sad-ie Hawkins day.|
|Aug-08-15|| ||offramp: Gormally tweeted, about prize money:
<The difference between 8 points and 7.5 was vast: 8 got just over £1,400 whereas 7.5 got £150.>
Mind you, I seem to remember that a few years ago the British Ch was played without a prize fund.
|Aug-08-15|| ||Dionysius1: <Everett> I assume you mean a little less narcissism…?|
|Aug-08-15|| ||Dionysius1: It sounds like the top players got some appearance fees as well, from what Phil Ehr CEO of the English Chess Federation said at a recent Q & A. Hear at 19:40https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzA...|
|Aug-08-15|| ||perfidious: The eight-pointers probably made enough to cover expenses and not a great deal more (including time spent preparing for the event) and those who took home 150 quid were left with walking round money--maybe.|
|Aug-08-15|| ||Dionysius1: I guess it depends how much the appearance fees were, that Phil Ehr seem to be implying were paid.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||Everett: <Dionysius1: <Everett> I assume you mean a little less narcissism…?>|
No, meant as stated.
|Aug-10-15|| ||Dionysius1: Interesting! You may be right :-)|
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