Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

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Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:25 am

http://api.livechesscloud.com/live/a204 ... 987d4b0e6e

Some interesting games. Surtees is fun as usual. Jaunooby trying to stick it up Sadler :D

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:30 am

Goodness, what has Surtees done with his pawns? :shock:

[from moves 6-9: d3, c3, b3, g4. First 11 moves involved moving all the pawns and just two pieces and a few moves later he stuck his king on f1 - yeah, that'll work! King is now 'safe' on h1... The temptation as Black must be to just try and rip the position open and hunt the king down.]

(I can't resize the board to fit the screen, anyone else have that problem?)

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:46 am

Standard Revolutionary Opening Theory :wink:

He has beaten some masters with this stuff.

I have a large board too, but it just fits on my screen

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:48 am

Nick Burrows wrote:Jaunooby trying to stick it up Sadler :D

Jaunooby plays a London system without Ngf3. Facing it as Black, you wonder why he's deferring developing the Knight until the usual sedate play of a London system hots up a bit when he chucks g2-g4 at you. He was trying without success to make it work at the recent Doncaster Open as well.
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Goodness, what has Surtees done with his pawns?
There was some defensive logic to all the pawn moves, stopping piece invasions. I would have thought Black is now better, but playing Surtees is like playing Basman, you don't really know how he's evaluating positions until you overlook a semi-obvious tactic.

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:43 pm

What Surtees ended up doing in that game is actually really not very different to some of the more space grabbing Tarrasch lines (The 5 Nce2 stuff say). Except with d3 instead of d4 of course, which is probably reasonable enough.

Its when he does it with black it can get rather dodgy.

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Angus French » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:47 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:(I can't resize the board to fit the screen, anyone else have that problem?)
Try sticking this in a file and opening the file in a browser:

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<p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://api.livechesscloud.com/live/a204486b-3082-4c9f-95ad-de987d4b0e6e" width="50%" height="930em" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe></p>
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(I'd attach a file with the above content but this forum doesn't like certain file extensions.)

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:16 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:What Surtees ended up doing in that game is actually really not very different to some of the more space grabbing Tarrasch lines (The 5 Nce2 stuff say). Except with d3 instead of d4 of course, which is probably reasonable enough.

Its when he does it with black it can get rather dodgy.
It turned out to be dodgy with White as well.

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:36 pm

Joe will have played Mike a lot before Surtees left Bolton for Great Lever
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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:37 pm

Joe is also just rather good :) Tends to affect the result!

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:41 pm

I'd like to see this game but the site doesn't seem to allow it.
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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:57 pm

NickFaulks wrote:I'd like to see this game but the site doesn't seem to allow it.
There seemed to be a problem with the size of the window showing the games. For me, setting the browser (Firefox) not at full screen size seemed to solve matters.

But they've moved on to round 3 without yet making the pgn for rounds 1 and 2 available anywhere.

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by David Robertson » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:07 pm

Martin Mitchell (Spirit of Atticus) nailed GM Mark Hebden in rd 3. That's the second time he's downed his GM 'bunny'; last time as W in a KID. He'll get Sadler tomorrow with W. Knock him over, and he's well set. :D

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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:15 am

Hebden bashing being of interest to those who play in open tournaments, here's the entire game as copied from the website.


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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:36 am

Not an opening idea likely to be seen in the Candidates, but this is Surtees - Lauridsen from round 4 at Blackpool



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Re: Blackpool Chess Congress 2016

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:17 pm

5 moves of the first 6 by pieces? That's really rather radical for Surtees :)

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