Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:15 pm

Just recovering from that... It was really enjoyable. I've not played much online but you have to balance difficulty in concentrating when the dog is barking furiously at a pigeon that has dared to invade its territory, with the ability to shout at the screen when you mess it up. Both of those are not usually encountered OTB. I hasten to add I'm calling myself an idiot, not being abusive to the opponents.

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:56 pm

9 round swiss:

1st Matthew Sadler 7.5/9
2nd Marcus Harvey 7
3rd Peter Svidler 7

53 played.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:05 pm

A huge thank you to all the players (especially those who let me win!) for giving up their time and playing for zero prize money and appearance fees or expenses etc It was nice having a whole range of players from Svidler, Sadler, Gawain etc down to locals who have only taken up the game in recent years.

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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:16 pm

These links may be helpful for viewing the final standings and there is also the option of downloading games. Viewer discretion is advised for the latter though!

https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/a ... ena-260653
https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/a ... ena-260658
https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/a ... ena-260662
https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/b ... ss-1311523

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Loz Cooper's 50th Birthday Blitz

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:30 pm

To coincide with my dad's 90th birthday today:

https://lichess.org/tournament/xETFkEFh

Matthew Sadler & Natasha Regan will be trying to make sense of it all on their youtube game changer channel.

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