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George Morgan
30-07-2016, 09:54 PM
https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/british-chess-championships-2016/6/1/2

Adamski
31-07-2016, 09:57 PM
Adams won this one.

MichaelBaron
03-08-2016, 11:22 AM
After 8 rounds, Justin is 3d equal

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
03-08-2016, 12:32 PM
I am glad he is still 3d equal.

It would have been a shame if he had suddenly become two dimensional.

George Morgan
03-08-2016, 02:23 PM
GM norm still possible, especially as he has now played Adams, Howell, Jones and Hebden.

pax
03-08-2016, 03:52 PM
GM norm still possible, especially as he has now played Adams, Howell, Jones and Hebden.

British Championship is exempt from the federations rule, I assume?

pax
03-08-2016, 03:58 PM
I believe a win over Gormally will result in a Norm.

Adamski
03-08-2016, 05:12 PM
Justin is doing wonderfully, especially considering he lost to Mickey.

MichaelBaron
04-08-2016, 11:11 AM
Justin drew with Gormally and apparently was close to winning and the win would secure a GM norm. Apparently he thought he was doing well, then the ame ended in 3-repetition. He is now black against Arkell and if wins, still gets the Norm!

Garrett
06-08-2016, 10:16 AM
Did he get the Norm ? 8/11 seems alright and 3/6 Vs GM's .

MichaelBaron
06-08-2016, 11:03 AM
Did he get the Norm ? 8/11 seems alright and 3/6 Vs GM's .

Justin finished 3d equal with Jones behind Howell and Adams (Adams finish on 10/11 showing his class!). It is one of the best ever if not best ever performance of an Australian in British Championship. As for the norm, his performance rating is 2574 so the result may be just shy of the norm unless he got a a 7/8 game norm at some point of the tournament.

Kai
06-08-2016, 11:13 AM
Yes he got his norm

The first two rounds are discarded, so he got the TPR for a 9 round norm.

Watto
06-08-2016, 11:26 AM
Yes he got his norm

The first two rounds are discarded, so he got the TPR for a 9 round norm.

That's great news, well done Justin!

Garrett
06-08-2016, 11:37 AM
Yes he got his norm

The first two rounds are discarded, so he got the TPR for a 9 round norm.

That's wonderful news Kai !

If you read this Justin, many congratulations on a fine performance !

cheers Garrett (George)

Adamski
06-08-2016, 12:37 PM
Awesome by both Tan and Adams.
J. Michael Adams (guess who is one of the small group of Super GMs I follow).

Kevin Bonham
06-08-2016, 01:59 PM
Excellent! Congrats Justin, another one in the bag now. As for Adams, 10/11 is amazing.

pax
06-08-2016, 04:27 PM
Stunning result, and one which would most likely have changed the Olympiad selections had it occurred six months ago. One could probably say that not a single one of Australia's selected players is assured of selection next time because of how competitive Australia's top eight or so are right now.

George Morgan
06-08-2016, 05:09 PM
Leonard Barden writing in the Guardian of the only player to beat Justin Tan this week "It is often debated, and will be argued among future chess generations, whether Adams or Nigel Short is England’s all-time best player. The likely answer is rather similar to the Bobby Fischer v Garry Kasparov debate. Short had the higher absolute peak in his form of 1991 and 1992 when he defeated Karpov, then at the height of his powers, in a candidates match. Adams, though, has been consistent among the top echelons of world chess for a longer period."

But without a single IM or GM under the age of 18, the British chess stocks are remarkably low. Adams is now 44 and it has to be said that Australia is likely to become a stronger chess playing nation in the next decade or so.

Leonid Sandler
07-08-2016, 05:00 PM
The race who will be the next Australian Grandmaster is hotting up! Justin Tan has to be one of the front runners at the moment.https://www.facebook.com/ChessVictoria/

pax
09-08-2016, 12:17 PM
But without a single IM or GM under the age of 18, the British chess stocks are remarkably low. Adams is now 44 and it has to be said that Australia is likely to become a stronger chess playing nation in the next decade or so.

Stronger than England? That's a big call, as the likes of McShane, Howell and Jones could be around for a considerable time yet.

George Morgan
09-08-2016, 02:31 PM
Stronger than England? That's a big call, as the likes of McShane, Howell and Jones could be around for a considerable time yet.

Both Howell and McShane were around the same ELO at 15 as Anton Smirnov is now (Jones considerably below), and slightly above Cheng's and Tan's rating at the same age of 19. No reason to believe that ten years down the track, when these young Australian players will be in their prime, that they couldn't beat the English. Tan just drew with both Jones and Howell in the British despite his youth. And, as I said, no strong English players coming through in their mid to late teens

Max Illingworth
09-08-2016, 07:50 PM
Congratulations Justin on the second GM Norm!

Narelle
10-08-2016, 07:32 PM
Congratulations Justin!