Thursday, 28 January 2016

Gibraltar latest


The Tradewise Gibraltar Masters has reached the third round, which was played today.   The sensation of Round 1, as far as Suffolk is concerned, was David Spence's win against a 2506-rated female Chinese GM.   David (2140) is seeded 187 out of the 255 entrants.   You can play through the game, and read John Saunders' amusing police-related puns here.   For his efforts, he had to face another 2500 GM in Round 2 (which he lost) and a third GM in Round 3, which he drew.   He now faces yet another GM in Round 4, having gained 22 rating points so far.

Justin Tan had a default win in Round 1 (did his opponent fail to turn up?) but lost to a highly-rated GM in Round 2.   He beat a lower-rated opponent in Round 3 and now faces a WGM in Round 4.

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2 comments:

  1. Justin's first round opponent was in the hotel venue, but did not turn up (make of that what you will ..)The organisers were rightly unimpressed. Fortunately, it is a ten-rounder and norm chances are not affected by such behaviour. I think players who deliberately forfeit (or have a history of doing so) should be penalised.

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  2. 2 points from 4 GMs. Nice going Mr Spence! T.

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