World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:39 am

Back to the chess: Scotland doing well

Round 6 on 2020/03/11 at 15:00

No. SNo Team Team Pts. MP Res. : Res. MP Pts. Team Team SNo
1 2 GER LASKER SCHACHSTIFTUNG GK 13½ 8 : 10 16½ USA USA 1
2 3 CZE1 CZECH REPUBLIC 1 14 8 : 8 13½ SCOTLAND 1 SCO 14
3 6 ISL ISLAND 14 8 : 8 13½ SLOVAKIA SVK 5
4 12 RUS2 MOSCOW 13 7 : 7 14 YAMAL RUS 7
5 4 ENG1 ENGLAND 1 12½ 7 : 7 13 CANADA CAN 13
6 24 CZE5 SK SLAVOJ LITOMERICE 12½ 7 : 7 13 USA TOO USA 11
7 8 CZE2 CZECH REPUBLIC 2 12 7 : 7 11½ SK ZIKUDA TURNOV CZE 19
8 16 RUSW RUSSIA WOMEN 12 7 : 6 11 GERMANY 1 GER 9
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:29 am

Bo. 4 ENGLAND 1 - 13 CANADA

5.1 GM Arkell, Keith C ENG - IM Cummings, David H. CAN
5.2 GM Flear, Glenn C ENG - FM Plotkin, Victor CAN
5.3 GM McDonald, Neil ENG - FM Findlay, Ian T. CAN
5.4 GM Plaskett, H James ENG - IM Barron, Michael CAN
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by John Saunders » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:01 am

A reminder that Mark Page is delivering regular reports on the England Over-65 team's progress in Prague at the Kenilworth Chess Blog.
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 pm

Thanks John, Mark's reports are well worth a look

In the 50+, Glenn drew, Neil won but Jim lost; Keith is unsurprisingly still playing

EDIT Keith eventually drew in 103 moves

Scotland 1 v England 1 tomorrow
Canada v England 2
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:41 am

7.1 IM Bryson, Douglas M SCO - GM Arkell, Keith C ENG
7.2 Farrell, Neil SCO - GM Hebden, Mark L ENG
7.3 Grant, Jonathan I M SCO - GM Flear, Glenn C ENG
7.4 FM Burnett, Andrew SCO - GM McDonald, Neil ENG
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:00 pm

How many rounds left? The BBC live news feed just reported this update from the Czechs:
Czechs famously like to appear stoical in the face of adversity, but the state of emergency declared by the government on Thursday afternoon is draconian in the extreme.

To limit the spread of Covid-19, the existing school closures and bans on public events attended by over 100 people have been ramped up. Now all events attended by over 30 people have been banned [...]

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:00 pm
How many rounds left?
None
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:16 pm

Quoting in full (from the official FIDE Twitter account):
In connection with the coronavirus crisis and the new preventive measures adopted by the government of the Czech Republic, we have to call an early end to the World Senior Team Championship: a winner will be declared after the 7th round, currently being played.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:29 pm

I suppose the question should be asked: in such circumstances, would FIDE award seven-round title norms?

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:41 pm

Wins today for Keith, Mark & Glenn, with a draw from Neil

Well done Glenn for a gold medal on board 3 board prizes
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:14 pm

We hope everyone gets home safely.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:56 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:29 pm
I suppose the question should be asked: in such circumstances, would FIDE award seven-round title norms?
The answer can be found in 1.41b.
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:46 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:56 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:29 pm
I suppose the question should be asked: in such circumstances, would FIDE award seven-round title norms?
The answer can be found in 1.41b.
[Why do I increasingly find myself quoting people who provide cryptic comments or links?]

https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/B01Regulations2017
1.4

The GM, IM, WGM, WIM titles can also be gained by achieving norms in internationally rated tournaments played according to the following regulations.

1.41 The number of games

[...]

1.41b
only 7 games are required for 7 round World Team or Club and Continental Team or Club Championships ,
only 7 games are required for 8 or 9 round World Team or Club and Continental Team or Club Championships ,
only 8 games are required for the World Cup or Women`s World Championship Tournament, where these 8 game norms count as 9 games.
So the answer is yes, 7-round norms are possible (providing the termination of the event doesn't invalidate things).

So were any norms achieved?

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:42 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:46 am
[Why do I increasingly find myself quoting people who provide cryptic comments or links?]
I give up. Why do you?
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:47 pm

Because later, the links may stop working or the meaning not be clear from the context. I shouldn't complain though, so maybe let's leave it there.

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