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    2009 British Championship

    I see that the British Championship (incorporating the English Championship but evidently not those of Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man) is under way with some names we know. Gary Lane, who seems to be deemed to still be British and presumably also English for the purpose of this event, has 1.5/2 and Gawain Jones 2/2. Stuaurt Conquest, a less recent visitor to Australia, is the defending champion but is only on 1/2.

    Official site: http://www.britishchess09.com

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    If you were born in England (as Gary was) you will always be eligible to play in the British Championship!

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    It's a good site. Has all the games. Why is this thread not in tournament news and results though?
    Last edited by Watto; 29-07-2009 at 03:22 PM.

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    Sensational start by young David Eggleston beating defending champ GM Conquest in round 1, then following this up by beating GM Gormally in round 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    Why is this thread not in tournament news and results though? Or is that only for Australian tournaments?
    I thought it probably was but the moderators can move it if appropriate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    If you were born in England (as Gary was) you will always be eligible to play in the British Championship!
    I suppose that explains all the French, Swiss, Sardinians etc who often participate. A fair few Australians must be eligible then, subject to being able to meet the qualifying standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    It's a good site. Has all the games. Why is this thread not in tournament news and results though?
    Because "Tournament News and Results" is a forum in the section Australian Chess.

    Perhaps we need to create a new forum called "Overseas Tournaments".
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    Yes yes yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    Because "Tournament News and Results" is a forum in the section Australian Chess.

    Perhaps we need to create a new forum called "Overseas Tournaments".
    This is a great idea. Especially if we have links to on-line games and dates and start-times

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    Crushing victory by IM Gary Lane in the first round. He followed this up with a solid draw against Peter Wells. In the third round he is Black against Aaron Summerscale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas D-C
    Crushing victory by IM Gary Lane in the first round. He followed this up with a solid draw against Peter Wells. In the third round he is Black against Aaron Summerscale.
    Lane-Wells appears to be theory for 23 moves.
    After 23…g4 (new move?)

    Then surely after 24.Rxd7 Qg5 25.Re3!? avoiding the queen swap must be better for white as the black king is left exposed.

    Interesting to note Deep Rykba 3 running on a quad core gives 24.Re5! as very strong.
    It is unfortunate Lane didn’t win this game.

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    IM Gary Lane is up to 3.5/5. GM Gawain Jones and GM David Howell are leading the tournament on 4.5/5 having drawn with each other in Round 4. The top boards will feature some exciting games tomorrow. Top five boards are: 1. GM Daniel Gormally-GM David Howell, 2. GM Stephen Gordon-GM Gawain Jones, 3. GM Mark-Hebden-GM Peter Wells, 4. IM Gary Lane-GM Simon Williams, 5. IM Lawrence Trent-IM Graeme Buckley
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    Code:
    Round: 11	
    	 Bd White                               Result  Black                                  --No--
      1 Howell, David W L....... 2614  (8˝)  .....  Lane, Gary.............. 2379  (6˝)    1   18
      2 Jones, Gawain C......... 2554   (7)  .....  Hebden, Mark............ 2468  (7˝)    3   10
      3 Williams, Simon K....... 2527  (7˝)  .....  Gordon, Stephen......... 2537  (6˝)    5    4
      4 Palliser, Richard JD.... 2413   (7)  .....  Wells, Peter............ 2498   (7)   14    7
      5 Greet, Andrew N......... 2443  (6˝)  .....  Conquest, Stuart........ 2572  (6˝)   12    2

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    Gaz drew his last game with tournament winner GM David Howell. Final standings http://www.britishchess09.com/events/british_smw.htm
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