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MichaelBaron
05-10-2015, 03:51 PM
A very strong open tournament.
Max Illingworth and Just Tan Playing (along with several 2700+ players)

Thebes
05-10-2015, 04:49 PM
A very strong open tournament.
Max Illingworth and Just Tan Playing (along with several 2700+ players)

Was surprised to see such a strong field, Justin continuing good form with a win against a 2000, and drawing 2640 Hrant.
Max lost to a 2200 first round and beat a 2300 last round.

Thebes
06-10-2015, 03:15 AM
Both Max and Justin went into drawing rook endgames today,
Max unfortunately lost to 2368 WIM
Justin was slightly better but drew a 2577 GM,
Justin's drawn two GM's in a row.

lost
06-10-2015, 06:01 AM
Max's opponent WIM Yuliya Shvayger is the wife of Arkadij Naiditsch who as we know are both living in Azerbaijan. Yuliya originally comes from the Ukraine.

lost

Tim Pearce
06-10-2015, 01:34 PM
Both Max and Justin went into drawing rook endgames today,
Max unfortunately lost to 2368 WIM
Justin was slightly better but drew a 2577 GM,
Justin's drawn two GM's in a row.


No, Max drew under the 50 moves rule.

Thebes
06-10-2015, 01:58 PM
To be honest I sent that just before I went to bed and assumed he'd lose the queen v rook endgame

Tim Pearce
06-10-2015, 03:43 PM
Though technically winning, Queen vs Rook is often pretty difficult to do in practice.

Geelong Grizzle
06-10-2015, 08:08 PM
She forced the King into the corner - which is what you need to do - after about 14 moves, and after move 68 she missed a simple win: 69.Qc2+ (not 69...Ka1 70.Qc1 mate) Ka3 70.Qc3+ Ka4 71.Kc4 and wins the Rook or mates.

MichaelBaron
06-10-2015, 10:31 PM
The endgame could have been drawn may be at some point - but certainly not an easy draw!

MichaelBaron
06-10-2015, 10:34 PM
in fact he did draw in the end i thought...

Thebes
06-10-2015, 11:00 PM
in fact he did draw in the end i thought...

He did, I sent it before I went to sleep assuming he'd lose, engine said +9 when I went to sleep

Thebes
09-10-2015, 07:37 AM
Justin Tan is on 3.5/6 after drawing a 2650 GM last night,
Max Illingworth is also 3.5/6 after beating a 2350 FM

MichaelBaron
09-10-2015, 02:30 PM
Justin Tan is on 3.5/6 after drawing a 2650 GM last night,
Max Illingworth is also 3.5/6 after beating a 2350 FM

Tan still has a chance for GM norm

MichaelBaron
10-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Unfortunately both Max and Justin lost their Rd7 games.

jammo
10-10-2015, 01:34 PM
Unfortunately both Max and Justin lost their Rd7 games.

Did the Justin game create a record for pawn gobbling?

Thebes
10-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Did the Justin game create a record for pawn gobbling?

How many pawns compensate for checkmate?

Rincewind
10-10-2015, 09:57 PM
65

MichaelBaron
11-10-2015, 11:22 AM
How many pawns compensate for checkmate?

I strongly doubt anything at all compensates checkmate :)

MichaelBaron
12-10-2015, 09:50 AM
Final Results: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr189633.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30&wi=821

jammo
12-10-2015, 01:56 PM
Final Results: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr189633.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30&wi=821

Justin was beating his GM opponent but managed to swindle himself in a simple position.