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    CC Grandmaster Garvinator's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    It is surely dead drawn now. There will be a great big stack of people on 3.5/4.
    draw agreed

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    Agreed drawn. I think it had been drawn for a while actually. As Belthesar points out there is no way to get the pawn through without bringing the king up, and there is also no easy way to do that.

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    Looks like Gareth might have missed a win with 36.Rd7!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    Looks like Gareth might have missed a win with 36.Rd7!
    yes he did - he was a bit miffed with himself, but pleased to have fought back from a pretty awful opening and a generally bad position for a lot of the game.

    I think against anyone else he would have pushed on to try and win, but didn't want to be trying to play in time trouble against Moulthun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenni
    I think against anyone else he would have pushed on to try and win, but didn't want to be trying to play in time trouble against Moulthun.
    Time trouble with 17 mins plus 1 minute increment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Angela Song's opponent should have resigned immediately on loss of his queen or else played on until mated. Playing on in dead lost positions then resigning one move before mate against strong opponents is silly. Coaches should discourage this practice.
    Is there a rule about not resigning versus a Song?

    Check out Raymond Song-Bird in Rd 4. Bird played on for seven moves after Song queened to go Q+R up (vs K+3P - it was clear the pawns weren't going anywhere). He appears to have resigned 3 moves from mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Time trouble with 17 mins plus 1 minute increment
    I know - sounds silly, particularly when gareth used to play in 15 min when he was 12. However he now uses lots of time and it wasn't a clear position. If he had a definite win he would have played on. He had managed to pull back the position so his pieces were now in good positions etc, but still not an obvious win. I think he respected Moulthun a bit too much...

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    DGT's stuffed again eh?
    "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
    DGT's stuffed again eh?
    So it would seem.
    The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belthasar
    DGT's stuffed again eh?
    yes, well they were during the juniors.

    I am now at home, so am typing from there.

    As addressed by jase in the aus champs thread:

    DGT boards are all in working order, albeit with some manual intervention when a piece suddenly disappears off the radar.

    However the TOMA software is presently not uploading to our website. We have just installed a program that will upload data every 5 minutes, as a back-up procedure, and hope to have the TOMA gear operating on all cylinders again asap.
    As the problem only began after the hackers had their fun and it occurred during the juniors, we decided to wait until the session changeover to try and fix the problem. The update every 5 minutes is a temporary measure until we can work out what is going wrong with live transmission.

    The 5 minute auto updates explains why you see moves in batches, instead of constant streaming.

    My apologies to all for this inconvenience.

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    gray, are they paying you for your specialist DGT services? I'm just wondering cos I recall you wanting some sort of fee, like an airfare or something. I'm guessing you're giving the organisers a discount since you're a local. Right?

    AR

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    gray, are they paying you for your specialist DGT services? I'm just wondering cos I recall you wanting some sort of fee, like an airfare or something. I'm guessing you're giving the organisers a discount since you're a local. Right?

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    Given Gary Bekker is there surely he would be the expert on the DGT boards.
    The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    Given Gary Bekker is there surely he would be the expert on the DGT boards.
    Now look here Bill...I didn't ask you OK. But anyway, gray sounds like he's part of the crew. After all, in his post above, he says, "we"; and he's apologising as well. So if he's with them, I'm just wondering if he's getting paid. And how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Now look here Bill...I didn't ask you OK.
    Ok. It just seemed to me that if anyone was the expert it was Gary.

    BTW isnt your countryman Mark Paragua really in the top 100 given he is tied for 99th spot.
    The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Now look here Bill...I didn't ask you OK. But anyway, gray sounds like he's part of the crew. After all, in his post above, he says, "we"; and he's apologising as well. So if he's with them, I'm just wondering if he's getting paid. And how much?

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    Garvin told me is isn't getting paid at all, he is helping out as a volunteer. It's very good of him to do so, as Gary can be preoccupied playing Warcraft on his laptop, hehe.
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