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Enayet Elected President of Bangladesh Association of Chess Players
- Created on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 22:14
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Congratulations to Enayet Hossain( the former Atticus 2 Board 1 and MCA Player of the Season), for recently being elected President of the Bangladesh Association of Chess Players.
- Created on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:08
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 22:26
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Fantastic performance by Luke Boumphrey to become the new Open Champion Of Manchester!
League matches start next Monday September 8th with Atticus 4 hosting Waterloo 1.
We have been informed that the back room will not be available on September 15th,the Club is welcome to use the bar area that night.After discussions with Frederiks management tonight, the room should be available(hopefully without interruption) until December 15th.
All Club subscriptions are now overdue please send these to Luke(Manchester Champion) asap.
Use of Fischer Clocks in Division One.
if both teams agree, matches may be played to Fischer time controls on all boards, 75 minutes plus 15 seconds for each move.
Because both teams must agree, it follows that there is no obligation of any kind for any club to provide digital clocks.
The time controls mean that a game which went to 60 moves would last a maximum of 3 hours, and a game over 90 moves a maximum of 3 hours 15 minutes.
If both teams don't agree to Fischer time controls the normal controls of 90 mins each will apply.
20104/08/31 Boumphrey, Luke -v- Lopez, Pablo
- Created on Monday, 01 September 2014 20:08
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Luke triumphs in Manchester!
- Created on Sunday, 31 August 2014 23:25
- Last Updated on Sunday, 31 August 2014 23:34
- Written by Steve Kee
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Luke Boumphrey, yes that guy one can seldom analyse no more than just a few moves with before a bold sacrifice is offered, showed just who the daddy is by winning the Manchester Open in style!
1: Luke Boumphrey 167 Atticus 4/5
1: Adam Ashton 229 3Cs 4/5
1: Joseph McPhillips 221 Bolton 4/5
4: Stephen Kee 178 Atticus 3.5/5
4: Mike Surtees 200 Great Lever 3.5/5
4: Jamie Horton 190 3CS 3.5/5
What a birthday weekend for an inspired Luke, whose game showed his usual tactical sharpness (his final game to follow) but with added positional and endgame finesse. Yours truly was devastated to lose a £5 personal bet with Luke as to who would finish the higher but there is no doubt that Atticus were the winners. Luke picking up a cool £££££ for winning and I a cool £££ for the grading prize. It was great to see Farhad there also, still bearing his Atticus designation. Sir Alex Ferguson will be turning in his retirement mausoleum...
Atticus Open: Report on Round 9
- Created on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 09:26
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:17
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The final round of the tournament, with the prizes to be won gleaming at all the players from a table in the corner, saw some cracking games.
In perhaps the toughest draw he has had this tournament, Joshua found David Odunaiya just a bit too tough and went down to a bishop fork. Ben Ellington similarly found Chris Wentworth to be an experienced and difficult opponent, with a variety of nasty pins by Chris deciding the issue. Phil Taylor looked like he`d done the hard work as a pawn fork won him a piece against Neil Tabor, but pieces have a habit of hanging and Neil fought back to draw. Jeremy Hawthorn also looked to be winning as he went the exchange up against Brian Caulfield, but Brian had played well in this game (as indeed at times throughout the tournament with little reward) so an Angel of Mercy must have momentarily blinded Jeremy to the mate in one threat on h7, and Brian finally had something to show for his efforts. Meanwhile, Steve Philp went a pawn up against Nigel Hobro and built well on his advantage to earn the win.
Mark Wadsworth, playing black, had managed to win the exchange against Brian Ewart – but this left the latter with a bishop which ably held his position together, and there was no way to give the exchange back to force the win – so it finished all even. Luke seemed to cede some initiative against Steve Carr early doors and a pawn sac didn`t really create anything, in fact it became decisive as when the pieces were exchanged Steve won the king and pawn ending.
Steve Winstanley looked to be heading towards a great win and a massive shock as he went a piece up against Mike Coffey, but as his pawn supply began to dwindle the game finally settled down to a draw – but still a fine result for Steve.
David Lawson went a pawn up against Greg Hughes, but resolute play by the latter saw the game eventually drawn in a rook and pawn ending – a fine performance from Greg. However, our champion had cantered home – winning the tournament by a good two lengths as he crossed the finish line.
Well, it`s been great fun running the tournament, and I hope all the players enjoyed it and will be up for more punishment next year. Many thanks to Martin Blasczyk, Mark Wadsworth, Luke Boumphrey and Chris Wentworth, all of whom gave invaluable help (in addition kind donations from Tom Bimpson and Mark Wadsworth).
1st place: Atticus Open trophy, and £50: David Lawson
2nd place: £30: Steve Carr
3rd place: £20: John Lambert
Under 175 trophy and £10: Luke Boumphrey
Under 150 trophy and £10: John Lambert
Under 125 trophy and £10: Steve Philp
Under 100 trophy and £10: Joshua Gibbs
Under 100 and £10: Neil Tabor
Best Game prizes: book prizes:
Best game: Mark Wadsworth: v Luke Boumphrey
Best attack: Brian Ewart: v David Odunaiya
Best ending: Luke Boumphrey: v Greg Hughes
Best game under 175: Greg Hughes: v David Odunaiya
Best game under 150: John Lambert: v Mike Coffey
Best game under 125: Steve Philp and Jeremy Hawthorn: for their drawn game
Best games under 100: Joshua Gibbs: v Chris Wentworth
Steve Winstanley: v Mike Coffey
Natasha May: v Jeremy Hawthorn