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Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - andyburnett - 06-04-2012

Karpov, Larsen, Adams, Short....


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - robin moore - 06-04-2012

Do Tal and Spassky at Glenrothes count?


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - David G Congalton - 13-04-2012

The Saturday night event and the GM Sulskis talk and simul are open to all, regardless of whether they are participating in the weekend congress or not. Entry is free, although I am asking for a donation of £5 towards the costs.

It would be helpful if those planning to attend would let me know in advance, so I have an idea of numbers for the buffet that will be provided but if you and all your relatives and friends turn up on the night we'll probably let you in.

There has been a good deal of interest in the event from among the 51 other Prestwick entrants (Sarunas Sulskis not included among them, although he is very excited about the whole event).

Places at the simul will cost just £10.

This is primarily a social event, so we're expecting a bit of banter, a laugh and an enjoyable evening. Don't expect complete silence, boring lectures and a serious evening. From what I hear I will be most surprised if the GM doesn't have a small refreshment while he's playing. His opponents are very welcome to have a small refreshment too, although Kai, Andrew and any other juniors taking part will be restricted to soft drinks.

I am also reliably informed that we may have a problem getting Mr Sulskis to stop talking so there will be a bit of flexibility with timings.

The function suite will be open from around 7.30pm, with a start time of between then and maybe 8pm for the festivities (talk/simul/bounce games/dancing if you want though don't think there will be any music, unlesss someone wants to sing). The bar is open to 12:30am, no flexibility there I'm afraid, by which time we're hoping that the simul may have finished. Big Grin

The Parkstone still have some rooms available for those who may find themselves a bit emotional at the end of the evening and there are plenty of other hotels, guest houses and B&B's just a short stagger from the event. The Hollies near the main street in Prestwick may still have some rooms available at the preferntial rates available to chess players. See <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ayrshirechesscongress.co.uk">http://www.ayrshirechesscongress.co.uk</a><!-- m --> for more details.

For those not staying over and travelling by public transport, the train station is a five minute walk away from the Parkstone (if you walk slowly). The last train to Glasgow Central (you better catch that one cause there's not going to be another one) leaves at 6 minutes past 11 and gets you to Central Station before midnight. Going the other way, the 00:17 will take you as far as Ayr, whilst the 23:25 stops at Ayr, Maybole, Girvan, Barrhill (didn't even know it had a train station - might take a train trip there myself one day, when I'm bored) and Stranraer.


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - David G Congalton - 16-04-2012

I hear Sarunas Sulskis may be taking a trip to the Island of Arran after the Prestwick Congress. Has a chess Grand Master ever visited Arran before?


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - Patrick McGovern - 20-04-2012

Quote:Has a chess Grand Master ever visited Arran before?
Quote:

I've been to Arran Big Grin


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - David G Congalton - 24-04-2012

Can GM McGovern or any of the Greenwood Gambits confirm or deny the rumour I am just starting, that GM Sulskis will be coaching the Gambits during his trip to Arran and ahead of Greenwood's potential Ayrshire Division 1 title decider the following night.

I understand that Ayrshire league rules are preventing Sarunas from playing in the match itself, despite the fact that he is a long standing member of the Greenwood club and has fully met all the qualifications required to play for the Gambits. This is an outrage! =o


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - David G Congalton - 24-04-2012

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Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - David G Congalton - 03-05-2012

GM Sarunas Sulskis arrived safely at Edinburgh Airport this morning and is now in Ayrshire preparing for tomorrow nights opening game at Prestwick, where his opponent will be.........

Tune into the live boards at 6.30pm tomorrow to find out or join us live at Prestwick Airport. =o


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - David Deary - 03-05-2012

David G Congalton Wrote:GM Sarunas Sulskis arrived safely at Edinburgh Airport this morning and is now in Ayrshire preparing for tomorrow nights opening game at Prestwick, where his opponent will be.........

Tune into the live boards at 6.30pm tomorrow to find out or join us live at Prestwick Airport. =o

I can't wait... Big Grin


Re: GM Sarunas Sulskis - Prestwick 2012 - David G Congalton - 07-05-2012

GM Sulskis, Sarunas (2586) - Abdulla, Murad (1442) [B50]
Simultaneous, Prestwick, Scotland , 05.05.2012
[pgn]1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Bb5+ Bd7 5.Qe2 a6 6.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 7.0–0 g6 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 e5 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.Rd1 Qa5 12.Nbd2 b5 13.a4 Rb8 14.b3 Qb6 15.axb5 axb5 16.Bb2 Qe6 17.Nf1 Bg7 18.Nxe5 Nxe5 19.Qxb5+ Ned7 20.Qa5 0–0 21.e5 Ne4 22.Qd5 Qxd5 23.Rxd5 Rxb3 24.Bd4 Nb6 25.Rda5 Rd8 26.Bxb6 Rxb6 27.Ne3 Rdb8 28.g3 Rb1+ 29.Rxb1 Rxb1+ 30.Kg2 Rb2 31.Kf3 Nd2+ 32.Kg2 Ne4 33.Kf3 Ng5+ 34.Kg2 Ne6 35.Ra8+ Bf8 36.Nd5 Kg7 37.Nf6 Re2 38.Ne8+ Kh6 39.Nf6 Kg7 40.Ne8+ Kh6 41.Nf6 Bg7 42.Ra7 Bxf6 43.exf6 Nd8 44.Rd7 Re8 45.f4 g5 46.f5 g4 47.h4 gxh3+ 48.Kxh3 Kg5 49.g4 h5 50.gxh5 Kxh5 51.Re7 Rf8 52.Rc7 Kg5 53.Rc8 Kxf5 54.Kg3 Kxf6 0–1[/pgn]