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🏆 British Championship (2017)

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Luke McShane, David Howell, Gawain Jones, Jonathan Hawkins, Mark Hebden, Daniel Gormally, Nicholas Pert, Simon Kim Williams, Keith Arkell, Peter K Wells, John Emms, Christopher G Ward, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Ameet Ghasi, James R Adair, Lawrence Trent, Yang-Fan Zhou, David J Eggleston, Adam Hunt, Alan B Merry, Richard J Palliser, Craig A Hanley, Ravi Haria, Jovanka Houska, David Fitzsimons, Dietmar Kolbus, Craig William Pritchett, David Zakarian, Andrew P Horton, Joseph McPhillips, Jack Rudd, James P Jackson, Peter J Batchelor, John R Richardson, Mike P Waddington, Alexander Longson, Conor E Murphy, Katarzyna Toma, William Claridge-Hansen, Charles H Storey, Jonathan I M Grant, Peter M Gayson, Koby Kalavannan, John Merriman, Richard Dineley, David J Coleman, Jonah B Willow, David Bruce Graham, Steven A Jones, Andrew Philip Smith, Alan M Byron, Alex Golding, Robert Willmoth, Daniel G H Gallagher, Graham J Moore, Akshaya Kalaiyalahan, Sacha Brozel, Martin P Burrows, James Moreby, Jamie A Horton, Valentin Gaudeau, Sheila Jackson, Peter Shaw, Ben Ogunshola, Ashley Stewart, Adam A Taylor, Roger H Coathup, Daniel Abrahams, Sun Xinyue, Sue Maroroa, Alex Richardson, Allan J Pleasants, Paul G M Lam, Sarah N Longson, Shabir Okhai, Jerry Humphreys, Elliot Cocks, Brian W R Hewson, James Golding, Aditya Verma, William J Taylor, Ollie Willson, Callum D Brewer, Amardip Ahluwalia, John Garnett, Nugith Jayawarna, Aditya Munshi, Ioanis Lentzos, Richard Zhu, Stephen Rush, Geoffrey R Moore, Nicholas D Arkell, Lee Davis, Joe Fathallah, Girinath Haridas, James Cole, Shyam Jagdish Modi, Michael J Ashworth, Katherine M Shepherd, Taran Jina, Oliver W Howell, Anantha P Anilkumar, Tim P Wall Chess Event Description
British Championship (2017)

The 104th British Chess Championships took place in Llandudno, Wales, 29th July to 6th August 2017. In the British Championships (Tiebreaks) (2017), Gawain Jones beat Craig Hanley in the first round and Luke McShane in the final to take the title.

Official Site: http://www.britishchesschampionship...

Live Games: http://www.britishchesschampionship...


Crosstable: Results playoff semifinals: Results playoff final:

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 454  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Emms vs J Rudd  1-0482017British ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. J McPhillips vs J Fathallah 1-0362017British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Stephen Rush vs D Zakarian  0-1262017British ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
4. D Fitzsimons vs Aditya Munshi 1-0462017British ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. Arkell vs M Waddington 1-0552017British ChampionshipA81 Dutch
6. Taran Jina vs A Hunt  ½-½362017British ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Ashworth  1-0292017British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
8. R Willmoth vs A Pleasants  ½-½442017British ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. P Shaw vs A A Taylor  1-0402017British ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. D Abrahams vs J Houska  ½-½742017British ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. R Palliser vs A Anilkumar  1-0262017British ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
12. S A Jones vs A Merry  1-0602017British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
13. William Claridge-Hansen vs Y Zhou  1-0882017British ChampionshipA15 English
14. A Ghasi vs A Golding  1-0412017British ChampionshipA08 King's Indian Attack
15. K Toma vs D Gormally  0-1372017British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. L Trent vs C Storey 0-1262017British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. J Richardson vs S Williams  ½-½312017British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. C G Ward vs D B Graham  1-0292017British ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
19. J Merriman vs C Hanley ½-½272017British ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
20. P K Wells vs J A Horton  1-0422017British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. Jonah B Willow vs Tim P Wall  1-0312017British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
22. J I M Grant vs S N Longson  ½-½862017British ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. D B Graham vs J Golding  1-0512017British ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
24. A Anilkumar vs J I M Grant  1-0412017British ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. J A Horton vs K M Shepherd  1-0342017British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 454  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  FSR: Fun fact - this tournament began on my wife's and my wedding anniversary, and ends on my birthday.
Premium Chessgames Member Well in that case, belated congratulations and early happy birthday!
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  FSR: <> Thank you!
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  PhilFeeley: Lots of familiar faces. This should be good!
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  morfishine: <FSR: Fun fact - this tournament began on my wife's and my wedding anniversary, and ends on my birthday> Are you lion?
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  morfishine: No Michael Adams?
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  PhilFeeley: Adams rarely plays this anymore. It's not a category 17+ event.
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  PhilFeeley: For some strange reason, some of the games are well underway, while others haven't even started. It would be interesting to find out why. I haven't seen the live coverage yet.
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  offramp: I have seen the players via webcam on Llandudno pier. The wind is billowing out of the seat of their breeches. John Emms looked up and said What am I doing here? He pointed to show us the deserted beaches.
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  keypusher: <offramp: I have seen the players via webcam on Llandudno pier. The wind is billowing out of the seat of their breeches. John Emms looked up and said What am I doing here? He pointed to show us the deserted beaches.>

Good stuff...reminds me of the end of <Prufrock>.

Happy birthday, FSR!

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  tamar: I love it. Gormally and Emms having to hold on to their breeches as well as their pawns. Have to find that webcam.

Prufrock, possibly, or maybe Emms was channeling Keats...

<Oh, ye! who have your eyeballs vexed and tired,

Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;

Oh ye! whose ears are dinned with uproar rude,

Or fed too much with cloying melody---

Sit ye near some old Cavern's Mouth and brood,

Until ye start, as if the sea nymphs quired!>


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  FSR: <keypusher> Thanks!

<morfishine> I am indeed a Leo.

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  tuttifrutty: Mc Shane will take the money and run...Bet your house on it...easy money...easier than playing the stock market...
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  PhilFeeley: I see our man Simon isn't doing so well. A little rusty from no play?

All those DVDs don't seem to be much help.

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  HeMateMe: Is Howell still in the financial sector, chess is just a hobby? I certainly wouldn't give up Goldman Sachs or wherever it is he works, for tournament chess.
Aug-02-17  Troller: <HeMateMe: Is Howell still in the financial sector, chess is just a hobby?>

I think you are mixing him up with Luke McShane. Luke is in finance and plays chess "on the side".

Howell, McShane and Gawain Jones are obvious favourites here, and even if there are many strong players present it would be a surprise should anyone manage to get ahead of all those 3 mentioned. Among them, Howell is probably most consistent (at least has the highest rating which sort of suggests the same), but we know that McShane sometimes performs +2700. Meanwhile Gawain Jones - playing a lot of team games - is often capable of raking up many wins against lesser players, an ability that could prove decisive in this format.

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  tuttifrutty: <Is Howell still in the financial sector, chess is just a hobby? I certainly wouldn't give up Goldman Sachs or wherever it is he works, for tournament chess.>

Howell??? Lol a million times...

Stop drinking for a you can clear the foggy state of mind of yours.

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  HeMateMe: Tooty--magnus is world champion, and your boy will probably never even win the Candidates and get a shot at MC and the WC.

Live with it.

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  tuttifrutty: There goes Luke, towering the British a part time job...
Aug-06-17  ketchuplover: When are the tie-breaks? tyia
Aug-06-17  Imran Iskandar: Gawain Jones beats McShane in the final rapid match, with Jones defending a lost position to a draw in the final game to become the new British Champion.

Congratulations, Gawain!

Very well done to McShane too, who is generally considered the strongest chess amateur, as mentioned by others on this page.

Aug-06-17  JimNorCal: Howell, I believe, made it back into the top 4 but did not survive the tie breaks. He had a decent result and most wins.
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  Tabanus: I updated the standings table. There are a few missing games but only for the lower placed players. I found one duplicate game (slip sent), and no wrong game results! Sarah N Longson in rounds 2-9 is named Sarah N Hegarty in rd. 1. I requested Longson for rd. 1, but how to merge the two I don't know.
Aug-07-17  siggemannen: Nice work by Craig A Hanley, an IM, taking shared first price
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