Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

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John Swain
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Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by John Swain » Mon Oct 30, 2023 6:15 pm

The final event celebrating the Centenary of the Nottinghamshire Chess Association is underway at Nottingham Mechanics Institute.

Nottingham Mechanics has a long history of involvement in chess, dating back to 1837. At a previous site, it hosted the famous 1886 Tournament:
https://www.nottinghamshirechess.org/wp ... m_1886.pdf

This ten player Round Robin (a better phrase for a Nottinghamshire event than my previous description of "all-play-all"!) is under the direction of FM/IO/FA Tim Wall, assisted by NA John Shaw and NA Hambel Willow. The GM norm target is 7/9 and 5.5/9 is required for an IM norm. There are two rounds a day 30 October - 2 November with the final round on the morning of Friday 3 November. Morning rounds commence at 10 a.m. with afternoon rounds at 3 p.m.

The results of each round may be found at: https://chess-results.com/tnr831265.aspx?lan=1

IM Andrew Martin will be selecting highlights at a new YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uavaGDtTui0

There is also a 10 player junior Round Robin. Results may be seen at:
https://chess-results.com/tnr838337.aspx?lan=1&art=2 Games can be downloaded.
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Keith Arkell
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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM International

Post by Keith Arkell » Mon Oct 30, 2023 7:53 pm

I recall playing in the Centenary of the 1886 tournament - except that in the end it ( a 10 player round-robin) happened in 1987.

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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by John Swain » Mon Oct 30, 2023 8:08 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2023 7:53 pm
I recall playing in the Centenary of the 1886 tournament - except that in the end it ( a 10 player round-robin) happened in 1987.
Only just!! (20-29 January 1987): https://saund.co.uk/britbase/pgn/198701nott-viewer.html

I see that you won this "Chessforce" event by a point (7/9) ahead of a strong field.

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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by John Swain » Tue Oct 31, 2023 3:12 pm


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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by John Swain » Wed Nov 01, 2023 12:33 am

IM Andrew Martin and Tournament Director FM Tim Wall analyse an entertaining game from Round 1 between IM Jonah Willow (Nottingham) and IM Tarun Kanyamarala (Ireland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdpm3l_Sf0I

Round 2's featured game is between IM Matthew Wadsworth (Maidenhead) and FM Ankush Khandelwal (Nottingham): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0UFsRuemOE

Round 3's choice was an exciting draw, with Matthew this time playing Black against CM Andrzej Krzywda (Poland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDqgaH9WGfM

Round 4's commentary focuses on Dutch GM Thomas Beerdsen's win against FM Borna Derakhshani (Wood Green):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvnedzQoAxg

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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by John Swain » Thu Nov 02, 2023 12:21 am

The game from Round 5 selected by IM Andrew Martin and Tournament Director FM Tim Wall is between GM Eldar Gasanov (Ukraine) and GM Thomas Beerdsen (Holland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bgNMlifFlE

Round 6's commentary features FM Edvin Trost (Sweden) v GM Mark Hebden (Leicester):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-s-39Ohhz8

Round 7's analysis focuses on GM Thomas Beerdsen (Holland) v IM Matthew Wadsworth (Maidenhead):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3p7lxcSw5o

Round 8's choice is the game between CM Andrzej Krzywda (Poland) and GM Mark Hebden (Leicester):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz5P6okiFG8
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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Nov 02, 2023 9:27 pm

Quoting the tournament organiser from Facebook:

"ITV Central News had a great feature story tonight about the Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational (report starts at 14 minutes), featuring interviews with IM Jonah Willow, FM Ankush Khandelwal and Nottingham juniors Miheli and Senith Gunarathne. Watch it quick, as this link expires after 24 hours:
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2023-0 ... 2j9OW3l4zI

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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by John Swain » Fri Nov 03, 2023 9:31 pm

Congratulations to GM Eldar Gasanov (6.5/9) who won the Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational, half a point ahead of GM Thomas Beerdsen and IM Jonah Willow. See: https://chess-results.com/tnr831265.aspx?lan=1&art=4

The prize for the best rating performance by an IM was awarded to Jonah Willow and that for a FM/CM to FM Ankush Khandelwal, both of Nottingham.

The Junior Invitational was won by Furkan Bahtiyar (8/9) ahead of Senith Gunarathne and Dinuga Basnayake who scored 7/9: https://chess-results.com/tnr838337.aspx?lan=1&art=4
The best junior game prize was won jointly by Sebastian Griffin-Young and Senith Gunarathne for their well-played drawn game; the best game prize for a player who finished outside the top three was also won jointly - by Miheli Gunarathne and Nikolai Harrison, who drew. All junior players received a small commemorative trophy.

Many thanks are due to our generous sponsors: Nottinghamshire Chess Foundation; The Chess Trust; The John Robinson Youth Chess Trust; The Friends of Chess; finally, an anonymous local benefactor.

Many thanks to: the helpful staff of Nottingham Mechanics Institute; the Control Team of Tournament Director, Tim Wall, assisted by arbiters John Shaw and Hambel Willow; Andrew Martin and Tim Wall for their entertaining Game of the Round summaries on YouTube; finally, arbiter Richard Buxton for lending us a vital DGT cable.

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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by Michael Naylor » Sat Nov 04, 2023 10:18 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2023 9:27 pm
Quoting the tournament organiser from Facebook:

"ITV Central News had a great feature story tonight about the Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational (report starts at 14 minutes), featuring interviews with IM Jonah Willow, FM Ankush Khandelwal and Nottingham juniors Miheli and Senith Gunarathne. Watch it quick, as this link expires after 24 hours:
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2023-0 ... 2j9OW3l4zI
Thanks for this Lawrence. I missed the 24 hour deadline, but I had a quick hunt and found this link which might be for the same report: https://www.itv.com/news/central/2023-1 ... tournament

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Re: Nottinghamshire Centenary GM Invitational

Post by John Swain » Sat Nov 04, 2023 5:40 pm

IM Andrew Martin and Tournament Director FM Tim Wall discuss the final standings and have chosen GM Thomas Beerdsen's win against FM Edvin Trost as their Game of Round 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqjwbbXpCuw

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