|British Knockout Championship (2019)|
The 5th British Knockout Championship was an 8-player KO held at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington, London, England, 1-7 December 2019, as part of the London Chess Classic Festival. Five invited players and three from the British Knockout Championship (Preliminary) (2019) qualifying event participated. The quarterfinals consisted of 2 Classical games (each worth 6 points) and if necessary 2 Rapid games (4 pts) and an Armageddon game. The semifinals consisted of 2 Classical games (6 pts), 2 Rapid games (4 pts) and 4 Blitz games (2 pts). The final consisted of 4 Rapid games (4 pts) and 6 Blitz games (2 pts). In the semifinals, all the games had to be played even if there was a winner after the two Classical games. In the final, all 10 games had to be played. Time control: 130 + 30' in Classical, 15 + 10' in Rapid and 5 + 3' in Blitz. Prize fund: £42,000, with a first prize of £10,000. Tournament director: Malcolm Pein. Chief arbiter: Lara Barnes.
Michael Adams won the final match with 18/28 points:
Quarterfinals Dec 1 Semifinals December 2-4 Final December 6-7
There was no match for 3rd place. Instead, the spectators witnessed two rapid 'No Castling' exhibition games: McShane vs G Jones, 2019 and G Jones vs McShane, 2019 (see https://www.londonchessclassic.com/...)
Howell 63 -- - 9
Horton 03 -- - 3
Howell 63 02 0211 - 15
Jones 03 42 2011 - 13
Jones 63 -- - 9
Pert 03 -- - 3
Adams 2244 101121 18
Howell 2200 121101 10
Adams 33 22 1 11
Harvey 33 22 0 10
Adams 33 04 2102 - 15
McShane 33 40 0120 - 13
McShane 63 -- - 9
Clarke 03 -- - 3
Official site: https://www.londonchessclassic.com/...
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39
|1. Adams vs M R Harvey
|| ||½-½||31||2019||British Knockout Championship||C11 French|
|2. D Howell vs A P Horton
|| ||1-0||75||2019||British Knockout Championship||A17 English|
|3. Adams vs M R Harvey
|| ||1-0||71||2019||British Knockout Championship||C11 French|
|4. M R Harvey vs Adams
|| ||½-½||61||2019||British Knockout Championship||A06 Reti Opening|
|5. Adams vs M R Harvey
|| ||½-½||53||2019||British Knockout Championship||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|6. G Jones vs N Pert
|| ||½-½||29||2019||British Knockout Championship||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|7. B Clarke vs McShane
|| ||½-½||36||2019||British Knockout Championship||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|8. M R Harvey vs Adams
|| ||½-½||52||2019||British Knockout Championship||A06 Reti Opening|
|9. A P Horton vs D Howell
|| ||½-½||44||2019||British Knockout Championship||A09 Reti Opening|
|10. N Pert vs G Jones
|| ||0-1||59||2019||British Knockout Championship||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|11. McShane vs B Clarke
|| ||1-0||43||2019||British Knockout Championship||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|12. G Jones vs D Howell
|| ||0-1||65||2019||British Knockout Championship||C02 French, Advance|
|13. Adams vs McShane
|| ||½-½||30||2019||British Knockout Championship||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|14. D Howell vs G Jones
|| ||½-½||36||2019||British Knockout Championship||A15 English|
|15. McShane vs Adams
|| ||½-½||31||2019||British Knockout Championship||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|16. Adams vs McShane
|| ||1-0||59||2019||British Knockout Championship||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|17. G Jones vs D Howell
|| ||½-½||80||2019||British Knockout Championship||B10 Caro-Kann|
|18. McShane vs Adams
|| ||1-0||45||2019||British Knockout Championship||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|19. D Howell vs G Jones
|| ||½-½||51||2019||British Knockout Championship||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|20. D Howell vs G Jones
|| ||0-1||62||2019||British Knockout Championship||A05 Reti Opening|
|21. Adams vs McShane
|| ||½-½||60||2019||British Knockout Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|22. McShane vs Adams
|| ||0-1||16||2019||British Knockout Championship||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|23. Adams vs McShane
|| ||1-0||57||2019||British Knockout Championship||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|24. G Jones vs D Howell
|| ||½-½||35||2019||British Knockout Championship||C42 Petrov Defense|
|25. McShane vs Adams
|| ||1-0||36||2019||British Knockout Championship||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39
|Dec-14-19|| ||Tabanus: Not to be confused with the British Championship (2019).|
This page and one more is not on the New Tournaments page. But they've sneaked in to the Tournament Index list.
|Dec-23-19|| ||Sargon: <Tabanus: The one missing game (rapid): [...]>|
Thanks, Tab. I was finally able to add <Howell v. Adams, Rd. 3.4>—the missing game you had posted to this thread (post since removed)—by using the "force" option with the gameloader script:
D Howell vs Adams, 2019
It was being flagged as a duplicate, because it had similar/identical moves (beyond move 30!) to <Howell v. Adams, Rd. 3.2>:
D Howell vs Adams, 2019
This is a very rare circumstance, obviously, but <all's well that ends well>, I guess...
|Dec-23-19|| ||Tabanus: <Sargon> Of course! If it doesn't take too long time :)|
Btw I think TWIC found a good or at least usable name for this series (CG has only 1), "British KO Championship".
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