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British Championship Tournament

Jonathan Hawkins8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
David Howell8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Nicholas Pert8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Daniel Gormally8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Mark Hebden7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Richard G Pert7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Simon Kim Williams7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Christopher G Ward7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Aaron Summerscale7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Keith Arkell7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
James P Jackson7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Peter J Batchelor7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Matthew J Wadsworth7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Steven A Jones7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
John Emms6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Glenn Flear6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Andrew P Lewis6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Richard Weaving6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Jack Rudd6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Charles H Storey6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Oskar A Hackner6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Martin P Burrows6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Donald J Mason6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Akshaya Kalaiyalahan6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Marcus E Osborne6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Robert Willmoth6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Alistair Hill6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Heather S Richards6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Anthony Y Zhang6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
* (77 players total; 48 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
British Championship (2015)

Played in Coventry, England 27 July - 7 August 2015. Official site: http://www.britishchesschampionship.... Crosstable:

Previous edition: British Championship (2014). Next edition: British Championship (2016)

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 404  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Shaw vs O Willson  1-0602015British ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
2. R Weaving vs J Jarmany  1-0262015British ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. A Kalaiyalahan vs D Coleman  ½-½432015British ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
4. O Hackner vs T Slade 1-0312015British ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. D Fryer vs C Beckett  0-1462015British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Pleasants vs N Pert  0-1432015British ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
7. W E Jones vs Arkell  0-1692015British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
8. C G Ward vs John Edge  ½-½262015British ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
9. J Jackson vs A A Taylor ½-½542015British ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
10. Andrew I Paterson vs A Lewis  1-0552015British ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
11. M Wadsworth vs N T Evans  ½-½412015British ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. Jonah B Willow vs A Hill  0-1312015British ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
13. M Burrows vs Sam Gower  1-0482015British ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. M Ashworth vs C Waters  ½-½402015British ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S A Jones vs K M Shepherd  1-0602015British ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
16. Richard Zhu vs P G M Lam  ½-½652015British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. H Richards vs R Ilett  1-0442015British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
18. Harry Grieve vs D Mason  ½-½192015British ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
19. Hebden vs A Zhang  1-0682015British ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. R Willmoth vs M R Burke  ½-½372015British ChampionshipA15 English
21. Shabir Okhai vs M E Osborne  0-1512015British ChampionshipC11 French
22. D Howell vs M Peacock 1-0372015British ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
23. J Hawkins vs J D Wager 1-0212015British ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. M E Page vs Flear  0-1322015British ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
25. R Pert vs J Burnett 1-0202015British ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 404  PGN Download
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  tamar: 1 minute for Howell now, doing the full Grischuk for the last round,
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  Dionysius1: <sydbarrett> At least them having to play a game together proves they both exist ; –)
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  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
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  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!
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  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.
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  Dionysius1: <kellmano> Thanks. Gormally seems to live in a world of pain with his chess.
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  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.

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  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.
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  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???

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  HeMateMe: I guess it wasn't a Sad-ie Hawkins day.
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  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.

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  Dionysius1: <Everett> I assume you mean a little less narcissism…?
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  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 19:40
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  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.
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  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.

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  Dionysius1: Interesting! You may be right :-)
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