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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
British Championship Tournament

Stephen Gordon9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Gawain Jones9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
David Howell8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Keith Arkell7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Daniel Gormally7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Matthew J Turner7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Stuart C Conquest7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Richard J Palliser7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Marcus E Osborne6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
David J Eggleston6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Marcus R Harvey6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
David J Ledger6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Simon J Roe6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Craig A Hanley6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
William J Foo6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
James R Adair6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
David J Walker6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
James P Jackson6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Dominic Mackle6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
James P Holland6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Michael Paul Townsend6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
James L Hanley6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Dietmar Kolbus6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Jack Rudd6/11(+6 -5 =0)[games]
Clive L Waters5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Terence P D Chapman5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Donald J Mason5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
(64 players total; 35 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 329  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D E Hall vs J Tambini 1-0392012British ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. M R Harvey vs S Maroroa  1-0532012British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
3. N P Walker vs D Eggleston  0-1442012British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. D Kolbus vs G Oswald  1-0592012British ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
5. T Wall vs H Murphy  0-1352012British ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
6. J Holland vs J Houska  1-0422012British ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. C Hanley vs R Shaw  1-0452012British ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. M Brown vs Arkell  0-1672012British ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
9. M R Burke vs S Ledger  0-1462012British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. R Palliser vs D Mason  ½-½312012British ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
11. A B Hoare vs P J Batchelor  0-1402012British ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
12. P Poobalasingam vs G Jones  0-1452012British ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. D Howell vs J R Adair  ½-½932012British ChampionshipA28 English
14. M P Townsend vs S Gordon  0-1622012British ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
15. M J Turner vs C Storey  1-0372012British ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
16. J L Hanley vs J Hawkins  0-1342012British ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. J Burnett vs J Rudd  1-0442012British ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
18. T Chapman vs P Shaw  1-0282012British ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. A Jaunooby vs D J Walker  1-0272012British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
20. L Varnam vs I McDonald  1-0322012British ChampionshipC87 Ruy Lopez
21. K Bhatia vs A Elwin ½-½1192012British ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
22. R Jain vs A Combie  0-1602012British ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. J M Foster vs E Dodds  0-1492012British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. D J Ledger vs D Gormally  0-1212012British ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. M Grattage vs C Waters  1-0552012British ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 329  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-01-12  waustad: It seems that Sue Maroroa is now the wife of GM Gawain Jones. I knew that he had been spending some time in NZ, but now his connection has become more substantial.
Aug-01-12  messachess: Quick! Someone tally the wins vs. the draws. My bet. More wins. (They don't call them the fighting Brits for nothing.)
Aug-02-12
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  HeMateMe: Howell is playing, is among the leaders.
Aug-02-12  Nina Myers: When was the last time England made anything of actual value that the world clamored for?

Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini - all foreign owned.

Hell, even Dyson vacuums are overrated pieces of @#$% made in Chinese sweatshops.

Aug-02-12  Everett: <Nina Myers> Do you have an upset tummy? What's with being so down on England?

<Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini - all foreign owned.> Case in point, a guess the world clamored for them so much that they bought them from the England!

And their influence on the birth of the US and modern India cannot be overstated, and still persists to this day.

Aug-02-12  goodevans: <messachess: Quick! Someone tally the wins vs. the draws. My bet. More wins. (They don't call them the fighting Brits for nothing.)>

Draws account for only 27% of the games.

Aug-02-12  JoergWalter: <Everett: ...

<Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini - all foreign owned.> Case in point, a guess the world clamored for them so much that they bought them from the England!>

they were cheap buys about to go broke.

<And their influence on the birth of the US and modern India cannot be overstated, and still persists to this day.>

well, the US and India wanted to get rid of their status as a "british colony".

Britain once had an empire and screw it up, but still they think they are superior to the rest of the world:-).

Aug-02-12  Peter Walk: http://nultimatum.webs.com/vehicles...

Modern Engish cars, tech and everytin else :)

Aug-02-12  Jonje: Wow, I thought this site was about chess, but apparently it's about having a go at other people, nations, etc.

As for the last time England made anything of actual value that the world clamored for, I'd say the internet, which IMO is the last truly great thing mankind has produced.

Anyone have a favourite game from the tournament?

Aug-02-12  pericles of athens: Where's Nigel? Thought he was the best English chess player hands down.
Aug-02-12  goodevans: <Everett> See what you did? You dignified one asinine comment by responding to it and that just prompted another that was equally stupid.

Don't feed the trolls!

Aug-02-12  Everett: <goodevans> you are right. My apologies.

I do miss Adams and Short. They have really made the tournament the past couple of years.

Aug-02-12  Shams: I just have one question.

Who the hell is Stephen Gordon? I thought I knew all the British GMs. Obviously this cat knows how the pieces move and then some.

Aug-02-12  Everett: <Shams> hmm? Gordon's been around for a while...
Aug-02-12  Shams: <Everett> News is slower to reach us out here on the West Coast I guess.
Aug-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: ...It's probably the percipitation, very rainly in Seattle. Slows down wireless internet, big time.
Aug-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Shams> Gordon's nickname is 'Chinese'. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charle...
Aug-03-12  MUNGOMYERS: What a fantastic attack by Gawain Jones i love playing the chinese dragon as well hope i can play it as well as that soon !
Aug-03-12  parmetd: jonje, what on earth do you think England had to do with the development of the Internet? HeMate, Gordon was an IM 2006, became GM quite recently June 2009. He's been a commentator at the London Chess Classic. He rarely plays. He recently published a book on GM Sam Reshevsky though. And he has an absolutely stunning girlfriend. http://www.amazon.com/Samuel-Reshev... He also does the Full English Breakfast PODCast with Macauley Petersen and his IM friend Lawrence Trent

Does anyone know who won the Playoff between Gordon and Jones?

Aug-03-12  goodevans: <parmetd: jonje, what on earth do you think England had to do with the development of the Internet?>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_...

I don't think any single person or group can lay claim to the invention of the internet, but Peter was certainly one of the most influential pioneers.

Aug-03-12  Jonje: My apologies. I took exception to one of the comments and made the classic mistake of responding while annoyed and tired.

I believe the playoff is taking place on Saturday morning. It's the best of 2 games at 20 minutes + 10 seconds per move. Should be good. Both have been playing really well.

Aug-04-12  kellmano: The play-off is 'probably around 10-30' according to the official site. Delightfully imprecise. That#s around two hours from now though.

Here's the link:

http://britishchesschampionships.co...

Aug-04-12  kellmano: Games on live now:

http://rs8.blueapricot.com/british/...

Aug-04-12  Cibator: Jones seems to have blundered his queen ...
Aug-04-12  kellmano: But has come back. Unbelievable.
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