EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:43 am

Jovanka drew in round 7 and is currently 34th a full point behind 15th place

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
8 19 23 IM Houska Jovanka 2383 4 4 WGM Hoolt Sarah 2312 50
8 54 105 WFM Grigoryan Meri 2016 1½ 1½ WFM Motycakova Monika 2170 92
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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:40 am

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (representing Scotland) is in 4th place on 5/7, half a point behind the joint leaders. 11 rounds in total. Ketevan has three wins and four draws, with a TPR of 2552 so far. She drew against Stefanova with Black in round 4 and plays Monika Socko with Black in round 8.

The number of players in each score group is frightening (though to be expected for a Swiss with 112 players - the Open equivalent had about 200 players) :

2 players on 5.5/7.
14 players on 5/7.
16 players on 4.5/7.
12 players on 4/7.
27 players on 3.5/7.
15 players on 3/7.
11 players on 2.5/7.
9 players on 2/7.
2 players on 1.5/7.
3 players on 1/7.
1 player on 0/7.

Interesting that it is being held in Romania.
Place called Mamaia (Romanian Black Sea resort).

Wonder if the competitors are enjoying the (hopefully nice) weather?

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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:53 pm

Jovanka has drawn again, both players were short of time before move 30
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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:57 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Jovanka has drawn again, both players were short of time before move 30
A shame, another nice game that she couldn't quite finish off, around move 25 seemed to be the critical stage.

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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:04 pm

Houska, Jovanka vs Hoolt, Sarah



She had used well over an hour by then, if the times on chess24live can be trusted, and it is suggested that 25 f4 was the move to play
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Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:48 pm

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
9 20 41 WGM Cosma Elena-Luminita 2333 4½ 4½ IM Houska Jovanka 2383 23
9 55 105 WFM Grigoryan Meri 2016 1½ 2 Pancu Aureliana-Eugenia 1841 108
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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:43 pm

Meri has won :)

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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:41 pm

Jovanka has 32 moves left to win a Q+KvR+K ending. They entered the ending at move 70 (when Black had a win in 28 moves) and have reached move 90 now (moves played as I speak). Still 22 moves with optimum defence according to the tablebases.

EDIT: Looks like Jovanka will win easily now. At what level does this ending become trivial to win?

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:58 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Jovanka has 32 moves left to win a Q+KvR+K ending. They entered the ending at move 70 (when Black had a win in 28 moves) and have reached move 90 now (moves played as I speak). Still 22 moves with optimum defence according to the tablebases.

EDIT: Looks like Jovanka will win easily now. At what level does this ending become trivial to win?
A win in 102 moves, never in doubt :)

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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:59 pm

Jovanka has won now (move 101)

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Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:21 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:EDIT: Looks like Jovanka will win easily now. At what level does this ending become trivial to win?
I'm not sure it is trivial at any level based on past performances, will depend on how tired the players are as well as knowledge and understanding

Good news is that Jovanka and Meri both won, let's hope they can do the same tomorrow :D

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
10 15 23 IM Houska Jovanka 2383 5½ 5½ IM Foisor Cristina-Adela 2322 45
10 53 99 WIM Jap Tjoen San Linda 2116 2½ 2½ WFM Grigoryan Meri 2016 105

Jovanka is 27th on tiebreak
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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:36 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:EDIT: Looks like Jovanka will win easily now. At what level does this ending become trivial to win?
I'm not sure it is trivial at any level based on past performances, will depend on how tired the players are as well as knowledge and understanding
I think after playing for so many moves and especially towards the end of a tournament it can only be considered trivial once you see the sequence of checks that win the rook or maybe not until the ending of the sequence.

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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:44 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:EDIT: Looks like Jovanka will win easily now. At what level does this ending become trivial to win?
I'm not sure it is trivial at any level based on past performances, will depend on how tired the players are as well as knowledge and understanding
I think after playing for so many moves and especially towards the end of a tournament it can only be considered trivial once you see the sequence of checks that win the rook or maybe not until the ending of the sequence.
Sure, but the knowledge that the eventual win is based on one or more of the following should be trivial:

(i) pinning the rook and winning it with king and queen
(ii) setting up a mating net with king and queen
(iii) forcing the rook away to where it can be won with checks

What is less clear is why some of the optimum defences last as long as they do, and whether it is possible for the player with the rook to remember some basic principles that may (if the player with the queen slips) drag things out long enough for a 50-move draw claim. I guess there are some stalemate traps as well.

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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:08 pm

A quick draw on board 1 whilst the board 6 game caught my eye: 1 d4 f5 2. c4 g6 3. h4 Nf6 4. h5 Nxh5 5. Rxh5 gxh5 6. e4 d6 7. Qxh5+ Kd7

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Re: EUROPEAN WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:01 pm

Meri has won again.

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