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Norm query

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:03 pm

Harry Grieve has just advanced to 5.5/7 at Roquetas, Spain, and looks nailed on for an IM norm. Does anybody know if he has previous norms?

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Re: Norm query

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:27 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:03 pm
Harry Grieve has just advanced to 5.5/7 at Roquetas, Spain, and looks nailed on for an IM norm. Does anybody know if he has previous norms?
If he does, they have not been lodged with FIDE.

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Re: Norm query

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:24 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:03 pm
Harry Grieve has just advanced to 5.5/7 at Roquetas, Spain, and looks nailed on for an IM norm. Does anybody know if he has previous norms?
Looks like round 8, now in progress, could be a problem as Grieve has misplayed the opening.
https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2022-ro ... dha_Daniel

I'd never heard of his opponent, but it turns out that he is from Belgium, is just 16 years of age, and is already a GM, which puts English talents a little in the shade.....

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Re: Norm query

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:42 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:24 pm
could be a problem as Grieve has misplayed the opening.
That may be true, but 8.Be2 was clearly a prepared TN in his opponent's favourite opening, and he played several immediate moves thereafter.
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Re: Norm query

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:06 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:42 pm
Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:24 pm
could be a problem as Grieve has misplayed the opening.
That may be true, but 8.Be2 was clearly a prepared TN in his opponent's favourite opening, and he played several immediate moves thereafter.
Strange, then, that Grieve did not follow up his TN 8 Be2 by 9 Be3 which the engine rates as better for White.

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Re: Norm query

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:12 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:06 pm
Strange, then, that Grieve did not follow up his TN 8 Be2 by 9 Be3 which the engine rates as better for White.
He presumably has a better engine and left it running overnight.
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Re: Norm query

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:38 pm

The game was an interesting one to play through. Grieve's opponent (Dardha) sacrified his queen for a rook and a piece, and Grieve appeared to be better, but the game ended in a draw. Has Grieve got an IM norm yet, or does he need more (is it a nine-round tournament)?

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Re: Norm query

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:01 pm

Harry Grieve checkmated his round 9 opponent this morning and finished tied 1-3 with IMs Vrolijk (NED) and Kasden (NOR) on 7/9. That's possibly exceeding the IM norm by half a point.

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Re: Norm query

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