Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

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LawrenceCooper
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Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:12 pm

Thursday 16th July:

11:00-13:00 UK time 5 minute blitz arena . https://www.chess.com/live#r=260653

14:00-15:00 UK time 1 minute bullet arena, https://www.chess.com/live#r=260658

15:30-17:00 UK time 3 minute blitz arena. https://www.chess.com/live#r=260662

19:30 UK time Blitz 9 round swiss 3 minute, 2 second increment. https://www.chess.com/live#t=1311523

Can anyone interested in playing please provide their proper name when applying to join please. Once accepted into the club players will be able to join the tournament(s) of their choice in the hour before the start time. https://www.chess.com/clubs/members/loz ... hday-blitz

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:16 pm

Results of the 5 minute arena:

1st Marcus Harvey 62
2nd Finlay Bowcott 47
3rd Charlie Storey 47.

57 players in total.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:20 pm

Results of the 1 minute arena:

1st Marcus Harvey 88
2nd Jonah Willow 81
3rd Henrik Stepanyan 76.

42 players in total.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:01 pm

Results of the 3 minute arena.

1st: Marcus Harvey 64
2nd: Keith Arkell 61
3rd: Shreyas Royal 50.

48 players in total.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:24 pm

Thanks for the results and, oh, happy day...
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: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:07 pm

Fortunately there is only one player rated over 690 points more than me in the 7.30pm tournament.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:42 pm

How goes the Harvey invitational?

Happy birthday Loz...
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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:57 pm

Just completing round 8 and there are a few surprise names in the lead.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:02 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:57 pm
Just completing round 8 and there are a few surprise names in the lead.
Leader is suspicious we know who that is?
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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:16 pm

we'll find out who it is in a few minutes when Loz posts the results. They are Dutch so maybe Yichen Han?

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:24 pm

It was a great deal of fun. Thanks to Loz for organising and congratulations on a pretty decent first round result :)
Oh and I guess HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:25 pm

I’ve known Loz for so long it’s scary but 50?
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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:32 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:16 pm
we'll find out who it is in a few minutes when Loz posts the results. They are Dutch so maybe Yichen Han?
The username suggests Matthew Sadler to me.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:35 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Matthew Turner wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:16 pm
we'll find out who it is in a few minutes when Loz posts the results. They are Dutch so maybe Yichen Han?
The username suggests Matthew Sadler to me.
Good call he could turn up and spank that lot.
Cheers
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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:38 pm

Correct. Peter Svidler was also in the field. It's not very often I can boast playing Mathew Sadler ( loss) Marcus Harvey ( draw), Ameer Ghasi ( draw), Jonah Willow (draw) , Loz Cooper ( win) and Shreyas Royal ( win ) all in a row in online blitz, (and then find that my 6.5/9 is only enough for 4th = ( 6th on tiebreak).

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