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Chessable British Championship Tournament

Harry Grieve7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Nicholas Pert7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
David J Eggleston6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
James P Jackson6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Aaravamudhan Balaji6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Keith Arkell6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
William Claridge-Hansen6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Matthew J Wadsworth6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Daniel Gormally6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Adam A Taylor5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Brandon G I Clarke5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Nigel Davies5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Ezra Kirk5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
John M Emms5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Richard G Pert5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Jack Rudd5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Stephen Dishman5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Jonah B Willow5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Ioanis Lentzos5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Max N Turner5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
John Merriman5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Dietmar Kolbus5/8(+2 -0 =6)[games]
Chris G Ward5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Lan Yao5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Thomas Villiers4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Nigel Birtwistle4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Neil H Bradbury4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Nikolay Milchev4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Gary W Lane4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Charles H Storey4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Katarzyna Toma4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Oscar Pollack4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
(60 players total; 28 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Chessable British Championship (2022)

Name: Chessable British Championship Type: 9 round Swiss Championship Time Control: First 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes added for remainder of game, with 30 second increments added from move 1. Site: Torquay, United Kingdom Event Date: August 8th - 21st 2022

Official Website Results: https://chess-results.com/tnr655607...

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 260  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Bradbury vs Hebden  ½-½462022Chessable British ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. N Pert vs V Stoyanov  1-0512022Chessable British ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
3. J Emms vs S A Jones 1-0512022Chessable British ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
4. A A Taylor vs B Clarke  ½-½312022Chessable British ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
5. D Gormally vs Aaravamudhan Balaji 1-0392022Chessable British ChampionshipD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
6. T Villiers vs E Kirk 0-1582022Chessable British ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
7. N Davies vs C Storey  ½-½212022Chessable British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Brewer vs M Wadsworth  ½-½432022Chessable British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
9. R Pert vs M Payne  ½-½462022Chessable British ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
10. N Birtwistle vs Arkell  0-1482022Chessable British ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
11. N Milchev vs S J Modi 1-0542022Chessable British ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
12. Shabir Okhai vs J Jackson  0-1352022Chessable British ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
13. Ward vs M Walker 1-0272022Chessable British ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
14. G Price vs P K Wells 1-0402022Chessable British ChampionshipC27 Vienna Game
15. J B Willow vs R Eames  0-1432022Chessable British ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
16. A Onslow vs H Grieve 0-1732022Chessable British ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. B Derakhshani vs I Lentzos 1-0502022Chessable British ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
18. S Jackson vs W Claridge-Hansen  ½-½312022Chessable British ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
19. D Eggleston vs M Waddington  1-0562022Chessable British ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. M Burrows vs G Lane  ½-½762022Chessable British ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
21. J Rudd vs M Forster  1-0322022Chessable British ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. J Horton vs K Toma 0-1272022Chessable British ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
23. J Merriman vs A Ethelontis  ½-½352022Chessable British ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. M Ashworth vs J Richardson  0-1272022Chessable British ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Lan Yao vs P Finn  1-0292022Chessable British ChampionshipC11 French
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 260  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: A good tournament this, a very low percentage of draws. Some surprising one move blunders by some very good players.

Long OTB lay off due to covid and too many internet games so the 3d vision is shot to hell, sense of danger has lay dormant.

Aug-18-22  Nosnibor: Harry wont be grieving he`s just beaten Gormally.
Aug-18-22  goodevans: Little shout out for my erstwhile Gravesend clubmate Cliff Chandler who's 2nd= in the over 65s tournament with 3.5/4, just behind GM John Nunn.

Tomorrow he has an appointment with the good doctor. Wishing him well.

Aug-19-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: this is...the largest ever weekend Swiss at Premier Hotel?
Aug-19-22  GlennOliver: I'm amazed to see that the highest-rated player is NN.

Who has one credited game, a loss as White to Thomas Donaldson.

I wonder if it is john nuNN playing incognito?

Aug-19-22  GlennOliver: Chessable British Championship (2022)
Aug-19-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: From the official results website I make NN to be Martin G Walker.
Aug-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: What if they were to film <The Masked Chess Player> here? Michael Adams could appear, disguised, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, obliterate the competition and only then be revealed, at the end of the tournament? I'm just thinking of ways to spruce up next year's event!

Or, he and Nigel Short could come disguised as one of Prince Charles polo ponies, one player wearing the head, the other would be the horse's ass. I'm thinking we put Short in the rear, based on past behaviors. Of course, the magic polo pony would completely win. Great theater!

Aug-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Could the polo pony work as a kind of tag simul? Maybe to pantomime music.
Aug-20-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Short and Adams have rhythm? Let's not push it...
Aug-20-22  Nosnibor: I can not believe how badly Mark Hebden is doing with only 3/7. Just wondering if he is under the weather?
Aug-21-22  goodevans: GM John Nunn duly wins the Over 65s tournament with 7/7 taking his rating above 2580.

With no one else in that tournament over 2250 and with GM Nicholas Pert the only player in the Championship proper rated over 2500 maybe that's where the good doctor should have been practising.

Aug-21-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Harry Grieve won it with a really good game where he double-sacced the exchange for rampant Bishops.

Then a pair of Queens each appeared on the board, Harry sacced one his Queens and checkmated his opponent.

Aug-21-22  nok: Harry didn't post yesterday...

Guess he's really focused

Aug-22-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Shouldn't Nunn have been offered the chance to play in the main draw, once it was shown that he would be the highest ranked player? It would be wonderful for him to be British champion again.
Aug-22-22  goodevans: <Sally Simpson: Harry Grieve won it with a really good game...>

An absolutely extraordinary game with which to secure the Championship.

The game hasn't appeared on CG yet but when it does it needs to be made GOTD. Given that it's an 'Agincourt Defence' then surely <Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'> is a shoe-in for the pun.

Aug-22-22  Olavi: <HeMateMe: Shouldn't Nunn have been offered the chance to play in the main draw, once it was shown that he would be the highest ranked player? It would be wonderful for him to be British champion again.>

I'd like to hear from Nunn why he chose to play in the seniors in the first place.

Aug-22-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: <HeMateMe: Shouldn't Nunn have been offered the chance to play in the main draw, once it was shown that he would be the highest ranked player? It would be wonderful for him to be British champion again.> He would have been eligible under section B.1 of the qualification regulations https://www.britishchesschampionshi...
Aug-29-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Nunn humiliated the field in the over-65 event, easily winning all his games. His highest-rated opponent was rated over 300 points below him, and only two of his games went 30 moves. None (Nunn?) made it to move 40. https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t... Sad event. I played in the U.S. Senior Open last month. It had four grandmasters, apparently three more than the British over-65 championship had. https://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMai...
Aug-29-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <HeMateMe: What about mcshane and Howell? Couldn't a modest $5k appearance fee be found for these players?>

Not likely, since first place was just 5K pounds (about $5,850). That was "more than double the norm of recent years." https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...

Aug-29-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Hmm...seems the pound has lost value against the dollar. Is Howell the one who just plays part time, works in the securities industry? I guess he has the right idea. You wonder where the next champions will come from if they can't make a living wage playing chess?
Aug-29-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: That's Luke McShane.
Aug-30-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: It's good to be Luke. Unless of course you're working for Michael Douglas on Canary Wharf...
Aug-30-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <FSR: Nunn humiliated the field in the over-65 event, easily winning all his games. His highest-rated opponent was rated over 300 points below him, and only two of his games went 30 moves. None (Nunn?) made it to move 40. https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t... Sad event. I played in the U.S. Senior Open last month. It had four grandmasters, apparently three more than the British over-65 championship had. https://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMai...

First, congratulations! 7-11th ahead of Yermolinsky among others is terrific. Second, the comparison is a bit unfair because the U.S. event was for age 50 and above (I assume I'm right about that because Jesse Krai played and he is exactly 50 years old).

Aug-31-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <keypusher> Thanks! And yes, you're quite right about the age difference between the two events. Dmitry Gurevich, 65, the tournament winner, is the only one of the four GMs old enough for the British event. Yermo is 64, and Kraai and Fishbein are 50 and 54, respectively.
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