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21st World Senior Championship
Good luck to our two representatives in this prestigious event. It will be tough, but I hope they both achieve their goals.
I have a feeling that Craig might do well in this tournament and whilst his first round win was expected it's still nice to get that point on the board.

I hope both he and Philip have a succesful tournament.
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Looks like Craig's on a live board tomorrow.
Looking forward to Craig's live game tomorrow. He's at a grading disadvantage but has the advantage of white. Should be interesting. His round 1 game is below.

[pgn][Event "21st World Senior Chess Championship"]
[Site "Rijeka"]
[Date "2011.11.15"]
[Round "1.30"]
[White "Pritchett, Craig W"]
[Black "Waisberg, Arnold"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A10"]
[WhiteElo "2343"]
[BlackElo "2021"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2011.11.15"]

1. Nf3 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. O-O d6 6. d4 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. d5
Ne5 9. Nd4 exd5 10. cxd5 Qe8 11. f4 Neg4 12. h3 Nh6 13. Qd3 Bd8 14. Bd2 Kh8 15.
Rae1 Ne4 16. Nxe4 fxe4 17. Qxe4 Qxe4 18. Bxe4 Bxh3 19. Bg2 Bd7 20. Bc3 Re8 21.
e4 Bf6 22. Rc1 Rac8 23. Rfe1 a6 24. Bf3 Ng4 25. Nb3 b6 26. Bxf6 gxf6 27. Nd4 h5
28. Kg2 Kg7 29. Rh1 Rh8 30. Rc3 f5 31. Bxg4 hxg4 32. Rxh8 Kxh8 33. e5 dxe5 34.
fxe5 Kg7 35. e6 Bxe6 36. Nxe6+ Kf6 37. Rxc7 Rxc7 38. Nxc7 Ke5 39. Nxa6 Kxd5 40.
Kf2 Kd4 41. Nc7 Kd3 42. b4 Kc4 43. b5 Kc5 44. Ke3 1-0[/pgn]
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That's a very smooth win indeed. Live games didn't seem to be working too well yesterday, hopefully today will be better.
Is this going to be a repetition?
Apparently not. Sorry, I've got the things on the brain after the European Club Cup. Buy December's Scottish Chess for the full sensational story.

Craig must be doing quite well here, on further reflection.
At what point did you make that assessment Hugh? :-)
Didn't exactly cover myself in glory there did I. After 25. Rd4 - pretty sure I misassessed. I think Craig had a draw with 25.Na5-c4-a5-c4, which with hindsight he could perhaps have taken.
Another brilliant achievement by Craig to win the 1st Blitz Tournament at the very strong World Seniors last evening - and by a convincing margin! Scroll down page of following URL to see information on the event. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... 55&lang=en</a><!-- m -->

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