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World Seniors
All of the games from the first two rounds can be found at

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[pgn]1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.d4 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e4 O-O 6.h3 c6 7.Bg5 Qa5 8.Qd2 Re8 9.Be2 Nbd7 10.a3 Nf8 11.b4 Qc7 12.O-Oe5 13.d5 Bd71 4.Rac1 c5 15.Ne1 a6 16.Kh2 Nh5 17.bxc5 Qxc5 18.Be3 Qc7 19.Bxh5 gxh5 20.Ne 2h4 21.Nf3 Ng6 22.Bg5 f5 23.exf5 Bxf5 24.Nxh4 Nxh4 25.Bxh4 Qc5 26.Ng3 Bg6 27.Bg5 Qxa3 28.Bh6 Qd3 29.Qg5 Bxh6 30.Qxh6 Qd4 31.f4 exf4 32.Rxf4 Qg7 33.Qh4 Rf8 34.Rcf1 Rxf4 35.Qxf4 Qe7 36.Qg4 Rf8 37.Rxf8+ Kxf8 38.h4 Be8 39.Qf4+ Kg8 40.Ne4 Qe5 41.Qxe5 dxe5 42.Nd6 Bg6 43.Nxb7 Bd3 44.d6 Bf5 45.c5 Bd7 46.Na5 Bb5 47.c6 Kf7 48.d7 Ke7 49.Nb7[/pgn]
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The above game is from round 2

Pritchett, Craig W (2348) v Meizlin, Yaacov (2122)

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David, there's a glitch in the score at Move 12 (missing space).

Today Craig won again - so he will definitely be on the live games again tomorrow.

Phil also won (nicely) and so did I (started well but blundered twice and was probably lost - but it's the last mistake that counts!)

Alan once again lost to a strong Russian IM and he's hoping not to get one tomorrow!
Craig's rating performance of 2893 is amazing. Making Scotland proud.... again! Big Grin
Unfortunately Craig lost today and now has 3/4. Phil drew and Alan also lost (to another Russian!)

After being lost for most of my game, I fought back to reach the following position:

Frick, Cristoph GER, 2264 vs White, Alastair SCO, 2096 16th November 2012

[pos]5k2/R7/7N/p1r3p1/5bPP/8/2P5/7K b - - 0 37[/pos]

37...Rxc2 38.hxg5? (38.Rxa5 should hold the draw after 38...gxh4 39.Rf5+ Kf7 40.Rxf5 Kxh6.

38.Rh2+! 39.Kg1 Be3+ 40.Kxh2 Bxa2 and the a-pawn cannot be stopped. 0-1

That gives me a rather fortunate 3/4. Tomorrow I get to play GM Vlastimil Jansa (CZE , 2452) on the Live Boards next to Craig . Don't expect miracles (from me at least).
Nice finish today:
[pgn][Event "22nd WSCC Open"]
[Site "Kamena Vourla"]
[Date "2012.11.19"]
[Round "7.19"]
[White "FM Hohler, Peter"]
[Black "White, Alastair F"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A21"]
[WhiteElo "2218"]
[BlackElo "2096"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[EventDate "2012.11.13"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "GRE"]

1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d5 Nce7 5. e4 Ng6 6. g3 f5 7. exf5 Bxf5 8. Bg2
Nf6 9. Nf3 Be7 10. Ng5 O-O 11. O-O Rc8 12. Qe2 c5 13. Bd2 Qe8 14. Rae1 Nh8 15.
b3 Qg6 16. Nge4 Nf7 17. Nxf6+ gxf6 18. Ne4 Bd7 19. f4 f5 20. fxe5 Nxe5 21. Nf2
Rce8 22. Nh3 Ng4 23. Qd3 Qh5 24. Bf4 Bf6 25. Kh1 Rxe1 26. Rxe1 Qxh3! 0-1[/pgn]
[pos]4rrk1/pp1b3p/3p1b2/2pP1p1q/2P2Bn1/1P1Q2PN/P5BP/4RR1K b - - 0 25[/pos]
Position after 25.Kh1?
Current standings have Craig and myself on 4.5/7, Phil on 4/7 and Alan on 3/7.

Unfortunately that means I play Craig on Wednesday (tomorrow is a rest day), having already played Phil on Sunday.
bad luck with pairings Alastair but well done on results so far - can an 11 move draw with Phil constitute 'having played him' though?! This is the undefeated Phil's 2nd consecutive quick draw.... was Phil under the weather? Last game not yet up..... hoping to see more than the opening!
Hi Joy and thanks for your interest in our progress...

Phil is physically OK but a bit 'sick' at all these draws! Despite only lasting 11 moves, our game included a lot of bluff and double-bluff as we both tried to avoid what we thought the other had prepared! After that we reached a position not very well known to 'theory':
[pos]rnbqkb1r/pp2pppp/8/2p1n3/5N2/8/PPPP1PPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 6[/pos]

We both spent a lot of time analysing the Q-sac variation 6. Nf3 Bg4!? 7. Nxe5! Bxd1 – and now after 8. Bb5+ Nc6 9. Nxc6 Qb6 10. Nd5 Qxb5 11.Nc7+ Kd7 12. Nxb5 bxc6 13. Na3 the game is amazingly back to something like material equality. Unsure of that I went instead for 6. Bb5+ Nbc6 7.Qh5!? This introduced some more possible complications and we both used up a lot of time. But after the continuation 7...Qd6 8. Nf3 Bd7 I had nothing better than to exchange everything – 9. Nxe5 Qxe5 10. Qxe5 Nxe5 11. Bxd7+ giving us a sterile position with complete equality. Draw agreed but not due to any lack of effort on both sides.

In the previous round Phil spent ages trying to see a way to exploit his opponent's unusual knight manoeuvre – (Nb8-c6-b8-d7!?) When nothing came to mind, he was too short on time to do anything else but to accept a draw offer. So that wasn't a 'short' draw either despite appearances.
With 2 rounds to go Danish IM Jens Kristansen is leading with an impressive 7.5/9. GMs Vaisser (FRA) and Jansa (CZE) have 7/9 but both have the black pieces today.

Scottish scores: Pritchett 6/9; Giulian 5.5/9, White 5/9, and Borwell 4.5/9.

Craig drew with GM Ceballo yesterday and plays GM Okhotnik today

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