Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Information regarding live broadcasts using the ECF sensory boards.
Keith Arkell
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Keith Arkell » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:19 pm

Mike Truran wrote:Big missed opportunity for Mike Surtees. :(
:)

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by AustinElliott » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:56 pm

John Cox v Keith Arkell tomorrow is another of those flashback ones for those of us of, er, appropriate vintage to have played the 70s junior circuit. If Keith's still around, can he remember when he and John first played each other? I never played Keith in the 70s, but I remember playing John C in a tournament in Marlow in 1976.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:37 pm

Keith Arkell wins an excellently played rook and pawn endgame. Mark Hebden still playing a very difficult one.

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Post by Steve Rooney » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:02 pm

Going into final round Arkell and Gormally on 3.5, followed by 7 on 3 points. An exciting finish looming!

Some great games on the live boards in round 4 including a masterclass in defence by Jahongir on board one with R and 2P v 2 N and 2P.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:28 pm

Many thanks to all those who organized and ran the live boards so efficiently. Most enjoyable. Looking forward to round 5.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:33 pm

Will it be a ...Bf5 Nh4 Bc8 draw...

Barry Sandercock
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:42 pm

No. It wasn't.

Leonard Barden
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:06 pm

Richard Bates wrote:Will it be a ...Bf5 Nh4 Bc8 draw...
Barry Sandercock wrote:No. It wasn't.
.....but still drawn in 10 moves!

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Steve Rooney » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:20 pm

We would all love to see every game fought to the bitter end, but it is perfectly understandable that they didn't want to risk going home empty-handed. We are delighted with the great sporting entertainment that the titled players and others have given us this weekend.

Let's see how many join them on 4 points ...

Richard Bates
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:21 pm

Gives everyone else something to play for.

Leonard Barden
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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:36 pm

The prizes are £1000 £300 £150, so it's essentially the same situation as King's Place 2015 where they were £1000 £500 £0. Luke McShane and Gawain Jones, who were then half a point clear with a round to go, also halved out rapidly. I mentioned that fact in my Guardian article on King's Place, and Adam Raoof now has a sponsor for King's Place 2016.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:52 pm

Looks like J.Vakhidov may join Arkell and Gormally ( Move 26) on 4/5.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Steve Rooney » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:07 pm

Stephen Gordon wins to make it three on 4/5 so far. Hebden and Vakhidov still playing.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Steve Rooney » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:21 pm

Vakhidov wins as well. Mark Hebden still playing with KRBP against KRB.

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Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 2016 Live Games

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:29 pm

Hebden's game looks as though it will be a draw, so four players will be joint first.

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