Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:26 pm

"An interesting rule. I hope some guidelines will have been given to the players as to what that entails. Does playing a line as White which forces a repetition count as a 'meaningful game'? Does it matter if this happens after 12 moves say or 25, if it's all theoretically known? Not seeking to cause trouble, I'm genuinely interested. It's a pretty common tactic for a lower-rated player to use the threat of a repetition to 'force' an inferior line."

Well, yes - good question. One of my club colleagues would be very miffed if he were banned from playing the Latvian Gambit under this rule.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:35 pm

Well, playing black in a Caro-Kann Advanced variation, Ghasi managed to exchange Qs on move 8 but has not quite managed to equalise after move 15. Still all to play for in that one.

Edit - looks like Ghasi equalised on move 20. Adams will have to try to grind out an endgame or give a draw, it seems to me.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:54 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:03 pm
John McKenna wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:47 pm

"1.8 All players agree to play 11 meaningful games of chess in order to achieve the best placing they can in the final results table, in the full spirit of the game and the FIDE laws of chess. Failure to do so may result in the Chief Arbiter deciding that all or part of the players fee or prize money be withheld. The Chief Arbiter’s decision will be final."
An interesting rule. I hope some guidelines will have been given to the players as to what that entails.
An obvious example being for a player who needs a draw in the last round to guarantee finishing in a particular position, where a win would make no difference and a loss would result in a lower finishing position.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:01 pm

Gormally,D 1/2 Jones,G (in 39 moves)
Flear,G 1/2 Pert,N (in 43 moves)
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

John Moore
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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John Moore » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:02 pm

Six draws in the first round!

Alex McFarlane
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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:04 pm

Round 2 2.10pm start

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:20 pm

round 4 4,30
rd 5 5.30
rd 6 6.30

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:26 pm

Nice queen ending in Matthew vs Glenn in round 3

Nick Grey
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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:33 pm

Up against FA cup. Watching both. Was a 'Nice queen ending'. Good coverage. And Hastings weather.

John Moore
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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John Moore » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:37 pm

Mark Hebden has punted the QP countergambit against Gawain. Not even the 3..Bd6 Elephant but the old fashioned 3...e4.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Matthew Turner » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:42 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:54 pm
Thomas Rendle wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:03 pm
John McKenna wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:47 pm

"1.8 All players agree to play 11 meaningful games of chess in order to achieve the best placing they can in the final results table, in the full spirit of the game and the FIDE laws of chess. Failure to do so may result in the Chief Arbiter deciding that all or part of the players fee or prize money be withheld. The Chief Arbiter’s decision will be final."
An interesting rule. I hope some guidelines will have been given to the players as to what that entails.
An obvious example being for a player who needs a draw in the last round to guarantee finishing in a particular position, where a win would make no difference and a loss would result in a lower finishing position.
We've been given a little guidance, but I think the players are wanting to play within the spirit of the rules. A draw in the final round to secure a position is regarded as a 'meaningful' game.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John Moore » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:30 pm

ChessBomb looks like it's failed. Got the pairings for round 10 but no pieces on the boards! Have the arbiting team got any info, please.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John Moore » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:31 pm

Cancel the last request. All now working.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:24 pm

1 6 GM Howell David W L ENG 2624 9,0 0,0 7 45,50 3,5
2 4 GM Mcshane Luke J ENG 2698 7,5 0,0 5 36,00 2,5
3 2 GM Adams Michael ENG 2684 7,0 0,0 5 32,75 2,0
4 8 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2609 6,5 0,0 4 33,00 2,0
5 5 GM Gormally Daniel W ENG 2534 6,0 0,0 3 34,25 3,5
6 3 GM Turner Matthew J SCO 2500 5,5 0,0 2 27,00 1,5
7 7 IM Wadsworth Matthew J ENG 2189 5,0 0,5 3 22,75 1,5
8 10 GM Arkell Keith C ENG 2391 5,0 0,5 2 24,25 2,0
9 12 GM Pert Nicholas ENG 2600 4,5 0,0 1 21,50 1,5
10 9 GM Hebden Mark L ENG 2458 3,5 1,0 2 17,00 1,5
11 11 IM Ghasi Ameet K ENG 2537 3,5 0,0 2 19,50 2,0
12 1 GM Flear Glenn C ENG 2334 3,0 0,0 2 14,00 1,0

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:30 pm

Thanks all.

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