British Championships 2023, Day 8
Championship website: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/
Day 8: Thursday 27th July
Yorkshire players’ round-6 results in the 9-round British Championship proper were as in the rolling result table below.
Live coverage on Lichess did not fire up at the start, and there had been some outage on the previous day. Diverting to Chess24 found things were running there.
Peter Shaw was recorded on the Chess24 board display as having lost with white to opponent Jack Rudd, which was around move 17 or before in an about equal position, yet they were still making moves! The “0” and “1” disappeared in time. However, Peter’s 41st move, though reasonable in itself, had the drawback of allowing forced mat in 4. So, the prophecy of Chess24 proved correct!
Andrew Ledger’s game against Richard Pert was a non-too exciting 24-move draw.
Bernard Chan went a pawn down but his opponent, with Q+R+N+3P (one isolated outside passed pawn) versus Q+R+B+2P, decided it was not feasible to attempt to win.
Eric Gardiner also went a pawn down, but after things reduced to K+Q plus pawns each, Eric’s opponent proved less amenable to agreeing a draw, and went on to win.
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Day 8 saw round 4 of the British Junior Championships at Under-16, Under-14, Under-12, Under-10 and Under-8 levels.
Yorkshire players’ round-4 results in the 7-round Over 50 and Over 65 Championships were as in the rolling result table below.
Michael Handley was credited with “nil points” and no opponent, so had perhaps withdrawn.
In the 9-round Major Open the two Yorkshire participants recorded the following results in round 6:
Meanwhile, the 4th round of the 6-round AM/PM week-long events were played with Yorkshire players scoring as below.
In the Junior Blitz played in the evening, Maksym Kryshtafor (York) finished 2nd with 7½ out of 9, behind Finn Schell of Southbourne, Dorset, who scored an impressive 9 out of 9, which included beating Maksym in round 5. Toby Quaite (Leeds) finished 32nd-40th= (out of 72 players) on 4½ points.