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Lockdown Summer Tournament: weeks 15 - 18

With 18 weeks played and into the last 3 weeks of the tournament - we are coming to the end. How do players stand.

We have had 87 slow games of chess - 1hour 30mins each player.

Here are some interesting positions from the lattest weeks of the tournament.

Michael Hood v Robert Lavery: https://lichess.org/15AYSx00

A fascinating position. Michael went on to obtain a draw.

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In a very difficult but interesting endgame - Robert misses Bc7 that could

break the deadlock.

joseph-barney

I think its very easy to miss a move on the screen that you might have spotted

over the board. here we have Joseph Gunning v Barney Mcghan https://lichess.org/NRJkgRBj - Joseph playing White misses Qxc5 threatening both rooks.

 

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It took me going through this game to spot the lovely discovered check of the White Bishop playing Bxh7+ that saves White from loosing a piece on c3.

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Michael Mckimm v Robert Lavery : https://lichess.org/NRJkgRBj

Michael does a fascinating sacrifice of Bxc5 followed by d6 and Rxf7.

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Michaels play leads to a win when Robert blunders with Qxc3.

 

 

corr-gunning

David Corr v Joseph Gunning : https://lichess.org/ZyI4iP7H

Whats interesting here is that White has played b4 and its flagged as ?? a blunder. Recommendinh the alternative of Bc5. Joseph went on to win the game.

Now we are in the last few weeks the usual rules come into play:

Rules
1. Players must complete 10 games to be considered to qualify.
2. If a player does not play in two of the last three rounds they will be assumed to have played and lost 2 games. If they play only one then they will forfeit one game.
3. However if a player has played 14 or more games then they are exempt from rule 2.
4. Scores will be calculated on a percentage basis.

 

Week15
Rating White lichess userId Score Rating Black lichess userId
1377 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 0 - 1 1614 Michael Sheerin RDWRER https://lichess.org/mu7Y8TYq
1370 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 1 - 0 1192 Michael Mckimm Meitnerium https://lichess.org/xrbBTp2d
1200 Joseph Gunning Josephgun 0 - 1 1215 Bernard McGahan jtsdad https://lichess.org/NRJkgRBj
1218 Stephen Cullen steviec44 1 - 0 895 Paul Anderson Number_8 https://lichess.org/91K69f9N
Week16
Rating White lichess userId Score Rating Black lichess userId
961 Michael Hood michaelhood 1/2 - 1/2 1645 Robert Lavery Yreval https://lichess.org/15AYSx00
1200 Joseph Gunning Josephgun 1 - 0 1400 john Sweeney Johnsweeney https://lichess.org/Jwicv1op
1000 David Corr MrScrumps 0 - 1 1377 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy https://lichess.org/agIc3HR4
1215 Bernard McGahan jtsdad 1 - 0 1218 Stephen Cullen steviec44 https://lichess.org/pCEI9Yyj
895 Paul Anderson Number_8 0 - 1 1259 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford https://lichess.org/NSdTjhw2
Week17
Rating White lichess userId Score Rating Black lichess userId
1645 Robert Lavery Yreval 1 - 0 1200 Joseph Gunning Josephgun https://lichess.org/CzNqEvYN
1614 Michael Sheerin RDWRER 1 - 0 1000 David Corr MrScrumps https://lichess.org/ei8l0BVf
1377 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 0 - 1 1215 Bernard McGahan jtsdad https://lichess.org/9ohSsIWo
1218 Stephen Cullen steviec44 0 - 1 1259 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford https://lichess.org/TfboBmXq
Week18
Rating White lichess userId Score Rating Black lichess userId
1192 Michael Mckimm Meitnerium 1 - 0 1645 Robert Lavery Yreval https://lichess.org/7yDUZxzS
1642 Mark Newman ishi100 1 - 0 1377 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy https://lichess.org/MgkcIzWx
1259 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 0 - 1 1215 Bernard McGahan jtsdad https://lichess.org/eDrRGBYJ
1000 David Corr MrScrumps 0 - 1 1200 Joseph Gunning Josephgun https://lichess.org/ZyI4iP7H

 

The standings - we have Andrew Todd whos been busy playing other chess events, on 94.4% and practically has an unassailable lead.

Followed by Michael Mckimm on an excellent score of 83.3% and Mark Newman on 81.8%. Two players who have also had an excellent tournament are Michael Hood and David Corr who have had some excellent results.

I would like to thank all players for making this event possible.

Rating Name lichess user Score Played %
1 1600 Cathal Keany Ckeany 1 1 100.00
2 1370 Andrew Todd Toddy-Aberdeen 8.5 9 94.44
3 1192 Michael Mckimm Meitnerium 7.5 9 83.33
4 1642 Mark Newman ishi100 9 11 81.82
5 961 Michael Hood michaelhood 8.5 12 70.83
6 1645 Robert Lavery Yreval 10 15 66.67
7 1215 Bernard McGahan jtsdad 7 12 58.33
8 1000 David Corr MrScrumps 6 11 54.55
9 1614 Michael Sheerin RDWRER 3 6 50.00
10 1377 Chris Armstrong pcmorphy 6.5 15 43.33
11 1259 Adrian Dornford-Smith Dornford 5.5 13 42.31
12 1200 Joseph Gunning Josephgun 6.5 16 40.63
13 1053 Kyle Milligan pinallwizard 3 8 37.50
14 1218 Stephen Cullen steviec44 2.5 8 31.25
15 895 Paul Anderson Number_8 2 14 14.29
16 1400 john Sweeney Johnsweeney 0.5 5 10.00
17 1464 Richard Gould nir8888 0 1 0.00
18 1245 Chris Dorrian faunorcival 0 1 0.00
19 1241 Vincent O'Brien V_blunders 0 1 0.00
20 640 George Gamble ChessGeorge13 0 6 0.00
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