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  1. 29 Jul '13 14:01 / 1 edit
    Former RHP player, ReelEmInReid (User 12323) is playing on board 1 of the British Championship!

    Watch how he does here:
    http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/live-games/
  2. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    29 Jul '13 14:01
    thankyou miss lady
  3. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    29 Jul '13 14:04
    any commentary working ??
  4. 29 Jul '13 14:16
    I'm at work and so can't really check. I assume the official commentary isn't working then?
    http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/live-commentary/
  5. Subscriber rookorbycrook
    rookorbycrook
    29 Jul '13 14:51
    no i can only assume it must be later in day the pgn games are live though
  6. 29 Jul '13 16:04
    Here is a game from round 1 in which IM Jack Rudd runs rings around a strong club player:

  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    30 Jul '13 01:02
    Here is the game between Reid and Jones. I wonder about 27. ... e5 as moving the pawn makes it harder to prevent the nasty Q pin on the h8-a3 diagonal.

    The comments are all clock times, so don't bother trying to read them unless you care about how long they were thinking for:

  8. 30 Jul '13 09:18 / 2 edits
    27. ... e5 looked OK to me, but I was less happy about e4 and e3. Anyway, I thought John gave a good account of himself against a very strong player. Gawain Jones plays very imaginative chess which is very effective against non-super GM opposition and he's my favourite to win the title.

    There's a great little program called PGN Extract which can strip out those annoying clock time comments:
    http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/djb/pgn-extract/
  9. 30 Jul '13 10:10
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Former RHP player, ReelEmInReid (User 12323) is playing on board 1 of the British Championship!

    Watch how he does here:
    http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/live-games/
    What kind of 'championship" are you talking about , is this the clubteams championship?

    I often wonder how many RHP players do play in their country at the higher levels.
  10. 30 Jul '13 12:02
    Well I don't think you'll be seeing User 547283 (currently #2 on RHP) in the British Championship any time soon. His ECF rating has just dropped to 121.
  11. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    30 Jul '13 12:36
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    27. ... e5 looked OK to me, but I was less happy about e4 and e3. Anyway, I thought John gave a good account of himself against a very strong player. Gawain Jones plays very imaginative chess which is very effective against non-super GM opposition and he's my favourite to win the title.

    There's a great little program called PGN Extract which can strip out those annoying clock time comments:
    http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/djb/pgn-extract/
    It's the featured game of the day on the championship website, Andrew Martin gives his opinions, and suggests an opening improvement. He points to the e5-e4-e3 sequence, and describes e3 as "a move too far". The video takes 16 minutes and is worth a watch.

    http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/game-of-the-day/
    if they take the video off the englishchess site then it's also here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ypk0svWPGrk

    My rating dropped as well, it's now 119 (D); which is a lot better than I thought it would be: last season was miserable I won 2, drew 5 and lost 12 - happily Atheneum 3 went down a division and league 4 is a lot easier than league 3.
  12. 30 Jul '13 12:50 / 2 edits
    My ECF grade went down to 185 even though I didn't lose a game all season. The reason for this is that your grade is based on your last thirty games and two good wins have just dropped out of this thirty game window for me. I had a pretty good season - six wins against players under 170 and six draws against players between 170 and 205. Unfortunately my team managed to get promoted to division 1 (we seemed to win almost every match 3.5-2.5) and we'll get thrashed every match this season. I'll be about average for a board 1, but every other board is likely to be outgraded in every match.

    I can't see anyone else I recognise from RHP at the British Championships, which is a pity as it's fun to follow their progress (I especially enjoyed watching "seadevil" lose game after game a few years ago).
  13. 30 Jul '13 13:40 / 1 edit
    Jack Rudd is playing the little known Franco Benoni in round 2 (that's the name of the opening, not his opponent). I played this for a season or two in my youth and have been considering taking it up again as I have a better understanding of how to play with a backwards d-pawn now.
    http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/live-games-2/
  14. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    30 Jul '13 15:06
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Former RHP player, ReelEmInReid (User 12323) is playing on board 1 of the British Championship!

    Watch how he does here:
    http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/live-games/
    Thanks for posting this. I like to read about other players here when they play in the "real world", especially when it's in an event we can all follow.

    It is also...enlightening, at times, and that's all I'll say about that!
  15. 30 Jul '13 15:22
    Originally posted by rookorbycrook
    any commentary working ??
    Commentary allegedly working today:
    http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/live-commentary/