< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·
|Aug-06-13|| ||fgh: <They should just ban using the exchange variation of the French defence>|
|Aug-06-13|| ||Layson: <They should just ban using the exchange variation of the French defence> |
I disagree. I like to play it every now and then. It tends to go this way:
1. French defense is played by my opponent
2. I perform the exchange. Muttered swears on how dull a player I am are heard.
3. I develop all of my pieces, Queen included, leaving my King in the center
4. Once my opponent castles, I castle the opposite direction and a race for the crown ensues.
I don't win all of them (or maybe even most), but sometimes opponents have difficulty adapting to the "It's going to be a dull one" to the "Oh! It's a fight!" mindset.
|Aug-06-13|| ||HeMateMe: Is Hebden a chess author? His name seems familiar, from advertisements.|
|Aug-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: Howell is in the driver's seat. How many rounds to go?|
|Aug-07-13|| ||weary willy: The conclusion to Howell-Gormally is amusing.
|Aug-07-13|| ||notyetagm: 100th British Championship (2013)
<HeMateMe: Howell is in the driver's seat. How many rounds to go?>
None, 9 rounds. Howell is the new British Champion.
100th British Championship (2013)/David Howell
|Aug-07-13|| ||jamesmaskell: The Championship is an 11 round tournament. Chessbase is very wrong. Not quite sure where they got that from, the schedule makes it clear there are 11 rounds...|
|Aug-07-13|| ||notyetagm: <jamesmaskell: The Championship is an 11 round tournament. <<<Chessbase is very wrong.>>> Not quite sure where they got that from, the schedule makes it clear there are 11 rounds...>|
My apologies. That is *exactly* where I got my information from.
|Aug-07-13|| ||jamesmaskell: <notyetagm> No worry. Its just odd that CB haven't realised yet. The BCC site did talk about 9 round norms but that's just an update for those chasing titles.|
|Aug-07-13|| ||kingscrusher: blimey GM Chris ward has shock defeat to someone less than 2000|
|Aug-07-13|| ||notyetagm: <kingscrusher: blimey GM Chris ward has shock defeat to someone less than 2000>|
I, a USCF class player, had a winning position against US GM Alexander Ivanov once (♕♙♙♙ vs ♖♙♙♙) but had zero(!) time left and let him off with a draw. :-(
|Aug-07-13|| ||JimNorCal: Is there a new style on display at the Brit, where instead of resigning you construct a self-mate?|
Check out the final positions and last few moves of Howell vs Gormally round 9, and Hebden vs Arkell round 8. (Are there more?)
|Aug-08-13|| ||goodevans: <JimNorCal> Thanks for pointing that out.|
D Howell vs D Gormally, 2013 is indeed a suicide, but in Hebden vs Arkell, 2013 black's only chance of avoiding the mate-in-3 is to give up a piece on move 48.
|Aug-08-13|| ||JimNorCal: Does anyone know what's going on with GM B Lalic? The last few rounds he has played very short draws.|
Also, shock! One of the games this round started with 1. e4
Palliser vs Jones.
|Aug-08-13|| ||JimNorCal: Prediction: today's game of Hebden vs Zhou will NOT end in a bloodless draw.|
|Aug-08-13|| ||jamesmaskell: Howell wins today, meaning he has won the British Championship with a round to spare. Pretty dominating performance with 9/10 and nearest competitors in Jones and Hebden a point and a half behind!|
|Aug-08-13|| ||niemzo: A great performance and a deserved win. He was a bit lucky against Williams but who won a chess tournament with no luck?|
|Aug-08-13|| ||hellopolgar: Something is not right with the chessgames home page description:|
<David Howell has the championship clinched with a round to spare at 9/10, beating out Gawain Jones, David Howell, Simon Williams, Mark Hebden, Stephen Gordon, Daniel Gormally et al.>
|Aug-08-13|| ||Check It Out: Congrats to David Howell, a smashing performance. I had the pleasure to hang out with him and Stuart Conquest at the 2012 London Chess Classic. He's very nice and easy-going.|
|Aug-09-13|| ||jamesmaskell: Howell cant beat himself...|
|Aug-09-13|| ||kingscrusher: I video annotated the GM Scalp of the Tournament here:|
|Aug-09-13|| ||Harvestman: <<JimNorCal> Does anyone know what's going on with GM B Lalic? The last few rounds he has played very short draws.>|
I can't remember where I read it, but I recall someone saying he is one of those talented players who is perhaps a bit too ready to take a draw rather than fighting to the bitter end.
No criticism, as he is a decent chess author, and the same comment could be said of my own chess, except I am a vastly inferior player.
|Aug-10-13|| ||Absentee: <hellopolgar: Something is not right with the chessgames home page description:
<David Howell has the championship clinched with a round to spare at 9/10, beating out Gawain Jones, David Howell, Simon Williams, Mark Hebden, Stephen Gordon, Daniel Gormally et al.>>|
I just noticed that on the homepage. Howell beating himself sure is a feat! Or maybe it was his William Wilson doppelgänger.
|Sep-07-13|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a collection of puzzles from the tournament: http://www.scribd.com/doc/166178531...|
|Sep-07-13|| ||pawn to QB4: Haven't seen your stuff lately on the site; might have missed it, but if you haven't been around thanks very much, good to have you back. One or two of my buddies feature in these problems...on the receiving end.|
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·