British Championships

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Re: British Championships

Post by Peter D Williams » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:56 pm

Very pleased to see Yang-Fan Zhou entered into the British Championship and hopefully he get anther GM norm.Fine player is Zhou looking forward to watching him smash his opponents on the live boards.

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Re: British Championships

Post by Mike W. Richardt » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:55 pm

It seems like a stupid question but I can't find the answer anywhere so the forum is the right place:

The rapid tournaments at the British are they FIDE rated or "just" ECF rated?
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Re: British Championships

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:04 pm

Mike W. Richardt wrote:It seems like a stupid question but I can't find the answer anywhere so the forum is the right place:

The rapid tournaments at the British are they FIDE rated or "just" ECF rated?
They have both been registered for FIDE rating:

http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_deta ... vent=75211
http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_deta ... vent=75212

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Re: British Championships

Post by Mike W. Richardt » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:08 pm


Thanks for that!!!
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Re: British Championships

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:12 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:I am looking forward to the year when Akshaya first plays the Championship though, I suspect rather more than her opponents
She's been upgraded or wild-carded in for this year, facing Mike Yeo in the first round.

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Re: British Championships

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:18 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
LawrenceCooper wrote:I am looking forward to the year when Akshaya first plays the Championship though, I suspect rather more than her opponents :D
In the new grading list Akshaya is only four points behind Sarah, so would have already been a serious contender this year.
I am delighted to see that Akshaya Kalaiyalahan is now playing this year, with an outside chance to break Elaine Saunders's 1939 record as the youngest ever women's champion.

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Re: British Championships

Post by James Pratt » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:35 pm

Elaine lost her record to Humpy Koneru in Street in, I think, 2000.

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Re: British Championships

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:08 pm

Akshaya would beat her record too, if successful. There is certainly a reasonable chance of this happening.

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Re: British Championships

Post by Andrew Bak » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Maria Wang takes the lead in the Women's Championship, achieving quite an upset with the Black pieces overturning a 338 point disadvantage. Megan Owens also scored a draw against a much higher rated opponent.

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Re: British Championships

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:37 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:Maria Wang takes the lead in the Women's Championship, achieving quite an upset with the Black pieces overturning a 338 point disadvantage. Megan Owens also scored a draw against a much higher rated opponent.
The latter result is the more noteworthy, given that Dufus made a good impression at Hastings.

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Re: British Championships

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:37 pm

Sarah Hegarty (2.5) in the lead by half a point from Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (2) after round 5:

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/BCC/2013 ... emale.html

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Re: British Championships

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:12 pm

Congratulations to both Sarah Hegarty and Akshaya Kalaiyalahan! Akshaya also won the U12 (!) title today.

I must confess at never having heard of her before - how good do people think she could become?

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Re: British Championships

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:33 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:Congratulations to both Sarah Hegarty and Akshaya Kalaiyalahan! Akshaya also won the U12 (!) title today.

I must confess at never having heard of her before - how good do people think she could become?
I don't know, but she was certainly an important member of Surrey's County Championship winning side.

See http://englishchess.org.uk/ecfgrading.o ... peed=S#top and look at the last group of results.

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Re: British Championships

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:11 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:Congratulations to both Sarah Hegarty and Akshaya Kalaiyalahan! Akshaya also won the U12 (!) title today.

I must confess at never having heard of her before - how good do people think she could become?
She's England's highest rated female player under twenty-one and amongst the many events she has played in: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/2012/ ... tional.htm

I wouldn't want to put any pressure on her by predicting how good she could become but I'm looking forward to following her progress.

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Re: British Championships

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:31 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Andrew Bak wrote:Congratulations to both Sarah Hegarty and Akshaya Kalaiyalahan! Akshaya also won the U12 (!) title today.

I must confess at never having heard of her before - how good do people think she could become?
I don't know, but she was certainly an important member of Surrey's County Championship winning side.

See http://englishchess.org.uk/ecfgrading.o ... peed=S#top and look at the last group of results.
Haha - thanks for pointing me to this - all I heard about their match against Yorkshire was that "Ihor (Lewyk) grovelled a draw with a little girl"!

Now that story makes sense!

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