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🏆 British Championship (2018) Chess Event Description
The 2018 British Chess Championship was a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place at Hull City Hall, Hull, England from 28 July to 5 August. In case of a tie for first, a rapid and blitz playoff would take place. The top prize was £10,000, with £1,000 for the British Women's Champion. The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end, with a 30-second increment from move 1. ... [more]

Player: Richard L Britton

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Pert vs R Britton 1-0362018British ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. R Britton vs W McDougall  0-1352018British ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. S Jackson vs R Britton  0-1452018British ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
4. R Britton vs D Miller  0-1442018British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. K Jamroz vs R Britton 0-1192018British ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. R Britton vs M Waddington  ½-½282018British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. J N Sugden vs R Britton  0-1572018British ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
8. R Britton vs P Roberson  0-1402018British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. S Maroroa vs R Britton  ½-½302018British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Sargon: 105th British Championship is now up, including the tiebreak.
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  Check It Out: Nice work!
Oct-19-18  JimNorCal: Very glad to see this!
I followed along on another site at the time but there are lots of games I missed.

Thanks, CG

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  Check It Out: Congrats to Michael Adams. I met him in person once; a short fellow, also very nice and unassuming. Unlike that other stalwart of British chess, Short.
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  perfidious: <CIO>, my impression the one time I met Short was the opposite: a father with his young son and I do not even recall us talking about chess at all, despite being at the New York Grand Prix (1994), with all sorts of high-powered names about.
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  HeMateMe: is Howell the fellow that works in the securities industry (trader?), is not a full time chess professional?
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  Troller: <HMM> That would be McShane. I believe Howell is full-time pro.
Oct-20-18  Gudrun: who was the women's champ?
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  HeMateMe: Adams used to own a condo in Florida, I think he sold it. Prescient on his part, get out ahead of the 21st century mega storms?
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  Check It Out: <Gudrun>:Jovanka Houska
Oct-21-18  JimNorCal: Yes, <HMM>, Adams must be more comfortable in England where "snowfalls are just a thing of the past".
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  HeMateMe: well, you'd have to ask Mick why he sold his Florida property. I have no idea.
Oct-21-18  Cibator: Just curious ..... how does a Hungarian get to play in the British Championship?
Oct-21-18  JimNorCal: In past years, there's been complaints by the English that all kinds of folks get to play: Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Indians.

I never heard of Hungarians though. Although some national championships let pretty much anyone play but reserve the title to the highest finishing person of that nationality.

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  MissScarlett: The expression you're looking for is <hors concours>.
Oct-21-18  JimNorCal: Well, maybe hors concours can be used as "not competing for a prize", but isn't it more frequently used to mean "unrivaled", iow no one competes with them because they are beyond compare, in another category altogther? In which case, a foreigner might take first prize and technically are hors concours for the national title but really, they are not THAT far above the other top finishers ... or they got lucky and won some sloppy games, etc.

Well, pardon me while I finish my "freedom fries".

Oct-22-18  Cibator: <JimNorCal>: Never heard "hors concours" (or horses' conkers, as some would have it) being used in the sense you mention. The usual French phrase/word for the latter is "sans pareil" or "nonpareil".

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