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Malta Open

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    Registered Users Posts: 172 ✭✭ ishidaogo


    Tarun K now has 6.5 from 8 in the Malta Open and is now joint 3rd
    Last round is tomorrow and he could finish joint 1st Anyone know about norms?


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  • ishidaogo wrote: »
    Tarun K now has 6.5 from 8 in the Malta Open and is now joint 3rd
    Last round is tomorrow and he could finish joint 1st Anyone know about norms?

    Hasn’t played enough titled players and average rating too low. Trisha would have got her third WIM Norm (and therefore the title as she’s been over 2200) had she played a fifth titled player in the final round. Still, great performances. Tarun now at 2338 live, Trisha back over 2200 at 2203.

    Had Tarun not crept over 2300, if the Armstrong 1-2 had been rated for instance, and his k factor not fallen from 40 to 20, he’d be nearly 2380 I think.




  • ishidaogo wrote: »
    Tarun K now has 6.5 from 8 in the Malta Open and is now joint 3rd
    Last round is tomorrow and he could finish joint 1st Anyone know about norms?
    I have been hugely impressed by both Tarun and Trisha this week, they are both extremely talented and very likeable youngsters. Tarun is likely to be Ireland's first GM and as Trisha is only a bit younger she won't be too far behind. I haven't see such talent in Ireland since Brian Kelly burst on the scene and he could easily have been 2600+ had he taken chess more seriously.
    I'm playing in Malta for the second time and even though my rating is being torn to shreds by a pack of hungry hounds it is still a hugely enjoyable tournament. I spent five hours yesterday having a few beers and playing bocci in the sunshine, great fun but hardly the ideal prep for a chess game. I'm taking a bye today because the last round starts at 10 and our flight is at 3.20 with the airport about 40 minutes away. The two Ks (not quite Kasparov and Karpov just yet ,but maybe someday) are going to be under severe time pressure but they are good enough to handle it. I'm looking forward to seeing the first couple of hours of their games unless the lure of the bocci again proves too strong.




  • I believe 3Cs' Adam Ashton finished on 7/9 as well. Anyone know if that got him anywhere near an IM norm?

    They aren't using the chess-results site, so no rating performances are quoted.

    Looking down the list of finishers, there are several British players or those playing in the UK.

    Apologies if I missed anyone.

    3 4 IM Hanley,Craig 2441 7 54,5 444
    4 3 GM Arkell,Keith C 2445 7 53,5 450
    7 9 FM Ashton,Adam 2367 3Cs 7 50,5 434
    14 5 GM Cherniaev,Alexander 2428 6,5 51 417,5
    47 44 CM Bullen,Alex 2108 4NCL West is Best 5,5 42 396
    53 12 IM Quillan,Gary 2353 5 51 355,5
    55 25 FM House,Glenn L 2228 5 49 275
    62 88 Spanton,Tim R 1934 Battersea 5 45 383
    80 146 Hinchcliffe,Gary 1767 Huddersfield 5 41 364
    82 128 Taylor,Robert Graham 1813 Malpas 5 40 358,5
    86 86 Burton,Graham 1935 3Cs 5 39,5 367
    95 46 CM Walton,Alan 2103 3Cs 4,5 53 368,5
    100 150 Smith,Lynda 1756 Thornbury 4,5 43,5 360
    135 121 Sheard,Martin 1837 Barnsley 4 43 347,5
    148 53 Nettleton,Charlie 2058 Harrow 4 38,5 327,5
    164 94 Cafolla,Peter 1916 Rathmines 3,5 41 333
    191 212 Bennett,David 1397 Worthing 3 37,5 292,5
    192 151 Winter,Kevin 1754 Bradford 3 36,5 316,5
    200 195 Pearston,John M 1554 Cumbernauld 3 31,5 321,5
    203 224 Priestley,Joseph 0 Gerrards Cross 2,5 34 279,5
    212 199 Kirkwood,Robin 1544 2 33,5 299,5
    221 216 Nettleton,Robin 1303 Harrow 1,5 30 284,5

    From the ECF site, someone might want to tell Mr Cafolla that he's been claimed (while the Kanyamaralas have not).




  • It is very unlikely that Ashton got a norm. Although it is an excellent tournament it would be one of the more difficult ones for norm hunters as they would be likely to meet quite a few untitled opponents.
    It is not the first time that I have been claimed by a foreign power, I seem to remember being given a St George flag at my board when playing in the Isle of Man once and years ago at the Waterford Open when I was a lowly 1509 rated player the mighty Maurice Kennefick offered me a quick draw because he mistakenly thought that I was a visiting Italian I.M.:)


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