Sunday, 22 December 2013

Club handicap results

11 players took part in the club handicap competition. The first four rounds used random pairings with the top four players then going through to the knockout phase.

The rules for the handicap were:

  1. Grading difference of 1-10: lower-graded player has white, higher-graded player starts without their b7 pawn
  2. Grading difference of 11-20: lower-graded player has white, higher-graded player starts without their b7 and c7 pawns
  3. Grading difference of 21-30: lower-graded player has white, higher-graded player starts without their b8 knight
  4. Grading difference of 31+: lower-graded player has white, higher-graded player starts without their a8 rook
  5. Each player has 10 minutes on the clock

After the first four rounds Eldar Lachinov was the only player to win all his matches, and there were four players with a score of 3 out of 4 (Clive Bellinger, Mark Johnson, Ian Gooding and Javier Ruano Marco).

In the semi-finals, Mark beat Ian and Eldar beat Javier. In the final Eldar finished off the match with a queen sacrifice to beat Mark - so a victory for Azerbaijan.

 

ROUNDS 1 TO 4
 
WHITE Result BLACK Handicap
Mark Johnson 1 0 Martin Harris No rook on a8
Ed Goodman (82) 1 0 Nathan Barnes No rook on a8
Phil Daley (124) 0 1 Javier Ruano Marco No rook on a8
John Duff-Cole (91) 0 1 Eldar Lachinov No rook on a8
Clive Bellinger (143) 1 0 Ian Gooding (167) No knight on b8
Pete Smith (111) 1 0 BYE
Mark Johnson 1 0 Pete Smith (111) No rook on a8
Ed Goodman (82) 0 1 Javier Ruano Marco No rook on a8
Nathan Barnes 0 1 Eldar Lachinov No handicap
John Duff-Cole (91) ½ ½ Clive Bellinger (143) No rook on a8
Martin Harris 0 1 Ian Gooding (167) No rook on a8
Phil Daley (124) 1 0 BYE
Pete Smith (111) 1 0 Javier Ruano Marco No rook on a8
Ed Goodman (82) 0 1 Phil Daley (124) No rook on a8
John Duff-Cole (91) 0 1 Martin Harris No knight on b8
Clive Bellinger (143) ½ ½ Nathan Barnes No pawn on b7
Mark Johnson 0 1 Eldar Lachinov No rook on a8
Ian Gooding (167) 1 0 BYE
Phil Daley (124) 0 1 Ian Gooding (167) No rook on a8
Pete Smith (111) 0 1 Clive Bellinger (143) No rook on a8
Ed Goodman (82) 0 1 John Duff-Cole (91) No pawn on b7
Mark Johnson 1 0 Nathan Barnes No rook on a8
Martin Harris 0 1 Eldar Lachinov No rook on a8
Javier Ruano Marco 1 0 BYE

 

STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 4
 
Pos Player Points
1st Eldar Lachinov 4
2nd= Ian Gooding (167) 3
  Clive Bellinger (143) 3
  Javier Ruano Marco 3
  Mark Johnson 3
6th= Phil Daley (124) 2
  Pete Smith (111) 2
8th John Duff-Cole (91) 1.5
9th= Martin Harris 1
  Ed Goodman (82) 1
11th Nathan Barnes 0.5

 

SEMI FINALS
 
WHITE Result BLACK Handicap
Mark Johnson 1 0 Ian Gooding (167) No rook on a8
Javier Ruano Marco 0 1 Eldar Lachinov No handicap

 

FINAL
 
WHITE Result BLACK Handicap
Mark Johnson 0 1 Eldar Lachinov No rook on a8

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