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MichaelBaron
17-10-2014, 12:58 AM
http://praguechess.cz/index.php?langue=en

Ian Rogers came out of retirement to win the ''Chess Train'' Rapid tournament.
Congratulations on behalf of myself and (to save Adamsky a post) Adamsky!

Agent Smith
17-10-2014, 05:42 AM
Ian , could you pls post your games ?

Ian_Rogers
17-10-2014, 07:07 AM
This was not a serious tournament - rapid games on a Chess Train travelling around Central Europe, great fun - so there are no games worth posting (and I am still very much retired). Incidentally, Hort probably should have won the tournament but late in the last round the train went round a bend, the sun briefly blinded him, and he lost a winning position on time.

Garrett
17-10-2014, 07:56 AM
Congratulations Ian !

Max Illingworth
17-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Very nicely done Ian! :clap: :clap:

MichaelBaron
17-10-2014, 01:50 PM
A win is still a win so well-done!

ER
17-10-2014, 04:06 PM
ok enough of (well deserved) rest! Come out and play now! :) Good win btw! :clap:

Agent Smith
17-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Ok, Thanks Ian.

Hort probably should have won the tournament but late in the last round the train went round a bend, the sun briefly blinded him, and he lost a winning position on time.
! :)

Adamski
17-10-2014, 04:43 PM
I know Michael B. has already said it, but it was good to see GM Ian win what sounds like it was quite a strong tournament, if not too serious.Hopefully, with no health ill-effects too.

Denis_Jessop
18-10-2014, 05:19 PM
This was not a serious tournament - rapid games on a Chess Train travelling around Central Europe, great fun - so there are no games worth posting (and I am still very much retired). Incidentally, Hort probably should have won the tournament but late in the last round the train went round a bend, the sun briefly blinded him, and he lost a winning position on time.


That's brilliant. A quite novel way to lose a game :D

DJ

ER
18-10-2014, 08:09 PM
.. Incidentally, Hort probably should have won the tournament but late in the last round the train went round a bend, the sun briefly blinded him, and he lost a winning position on time...

Solaris Scacchistica Amaurosis unde damnum tempus ??? (where's Dr Em. Lasker when you need him?)

antichrist
19-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Who hasn't claimed a loss due to opponent blowing cig smoke in your eyes? Only 3 days ago in my case

Agent Smith
19-10-2014, 08:18 AM
Great story by Ian in today's paper. Cheers
Hort recalls - Fischer said he gave the point to Spassky in the first round of the 1972 WC.

So perhaps Hort relaxed his concentration in the tournament at times. :)

29. ... Bxh2 30.g3

[Event "World Championship 28th"]
[Site "Reykjavik"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Spassky, Boris V"]
[Black "Fischer, Robert J."]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]
[BlackElo "2785"]
[ECO "E56"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.e3 O-O 6.Bd3 c5 7.O-O Nc6 8.a3 Ba5 9.Ne2 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Bb6 11.dxc5 Qxd1 12.Rxd1 Bxc5 13.b4 Be7 14.Bb2 Bd7 15.Rac1 Rfd8 16.Ned4 Nxd4 17.Nxd4 Ba4 18.Bb3 Bxb3 19.Nxb3 Rxd1+ 20.Rxd1 Rc8 21.Kf1 Kf8 22.Ke2 Ne4 23.Rc1 Rxc1 24.Bxc1 f6 25.Na5 Nd6 26.Kd3 Bd8 27.Nc4 Bc7 28.Nxd6 Bxd6 29.b5 Bxh2 30.g3 h5 31.Ke2 h4 32.Kf3 Ke7 33.Kg2 hxg3 34.fxg3 Bxg3 35.Kxg3 Kd6 36.a4 Kd5 37.Ba3 Ke4 38.Bc5 a6 39.b6 f5 40.Kh4 f4 41.exf4 Kxf4 42.Kh5 Kf5 43.Be3 Ke4 44.Bf2 Kf5 45.Bh4 e5 46.Bg5 e4 47.Be3 Kf6 48.Kg4 Ke5 49.Kg5 Kd5 50.Kf5 a5 51.Bf2 g5 52.Kxg5 Kc4 53.Kf5 Kb4 54.Kxe4 Kxa4 55.Kd5 Kb5 56.Kd6 1-0

MichaelBaron
19-10-2014, 10:40 AM
Wondering if we could have a ''chess voyage'' along Yarra.