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Good result and nice win from Keti, a good example of technique.
Let's not deviate too much from the topic now guys. I'm not saying it is but it's looking like it might. Best to start another topic if you want to discuss Jacob's nationality etc further. Big Grin

Great to see Scotland performing well on all fronts! =)
Looks like another win for the team, even when resting Colin.

Looked like Alan could have been worse after 27.b4? Nice catch at the end with g3 to win.
Good result. Nice-looking win for John: I used the final position as a 'why did Black resign' exercise in the club I was coaching. They got the answer.
Good win indeed. Actually,on the live boards it was originally given as 3-1, with Graham gaining an advantage and grinding out a win by move 40. Then the result was mysteriously re-set to a draw after 17 moves. What happened and did I imagine all of these extra moves?
Hi Alastair.

You must have logged onto the Thessaloniki Olympiad site from 1988.

Graham did win in 40 moves. Well Played.

A. Ludgate (Ireland) - G. Morrison (Scotland) Thessaloniki OLympiad 1988

[pgn]1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.a3 Rb8 6.Rb1 b6 7.Nf3 Bb7 8.0-0 Nf6 9.d3 0-0 10.b4 d6 11.Bd2 Qd7 12.Qc1 Rfc8 13.Bh6 Nd4 14.Nxd4 cxd4 15.Bxb7 Rxb7 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Nd1 d5 18.Nb2 dxc4 19.dxc4 e5 20.Qc2 Qh3 21.f3 Re7 22.Nd1 Rec7 23.Rc1 Rxc4 24.Qxc4 Rxc4 25.Rxc4 Qe6 26.Nb2 Nd5 27.Rcc1 Ne3 28.Rf2 Qb3 29.Nd3 Qxa3 30.h4 a5 31.bxa5 bxa5 32.Rh2 h5 33.Kf2 e4 34.fxe4 Ng4+ 35.Kg2 Nxh2 36.Kxh2 a4 37.Kg2 Qa2 38.Nf4 a3 39.Rc7 d3 40.Nxd3 Qxe2+[/pgn]
Alan's board froze for me on move 47 after he moved. Is the result correct? Alan lost?
Very good win by Colin and for a time it looked good for Scotland againhst their higher-graded opponents - Keti was better, Alan was equal and Graham came back from the dead to a fairly level position. Sadly small endgame inaccuracies were severely punished in all three games, with Alan finally losing on move 80.

However a good result today for the girls/women/ladies today.
Full of admiration for Colin's Endgame Magic. Befitting this year's British Solving Champion!
Also a nice example of John's killer instinct: I saw 39...Nxg3 but not the full follow-up... Yet, at that stage John had just over 3 minutes left. What with Alan and Graham suitably efficient, this was a satisfying win today.
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