Last round thriller from the Montreal Open!

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  • Last round thriller from the Montreal Open!

    This was board 1, last round of the Montreal Open:

    1. a4 a5 2. h4 h5. 3. Nh3 1/2-1/2

  • #2
    Originally posted by Hugh Brodie View Post
    This was board 1, last round of the Montreal Open:

    1. a4 a5 2. h4 h5. 3. Nh3 1/2-1/2
    Should be double forfeit imho.

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    • #3
      Who were the players of this so-called 'game of chess'?

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      • #4
        From http://chess-results.com/tnr460747.a...et=YES&flag=30

        looks like:

        Rodrigue-Lemieux, Shawn - Chiku-Ratte, Olivier-Kenta

        I guess they had buses to catch, places to be... :)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hugh Brodie View Post
          This was board 1, last round of the Montreal Open:

          1. a4 a5 2. h4 h5. 3. Nh3 1/2-1/2

          I'm not sure if this will be an easy or difficult game to annotate...

          Any suggestions?


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          • #6
            I'd be interested in having some of our senior arbiters weigh in on this one. I would think as the organizer, I'd be pissed.

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            • #7
              Early draws are old news.

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              • #8
                Unless there was some explicit rule about agreed draws, I think this is just the sound of inevitability. I am not an arbiter but I doubt any penalty could have been assessed under normal CFC/FIDE rules (tournament rules excepted as noted already). Perhaps that is why baseball (for example) has a rather vague rule about disrespect for the game... :) See 8.01 Umpire Qualifications and Authority

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fred McKim View Post
                  I'd be interested in having some of our senior arbiters weigh in on this one. I would think as the organizer, I'd be pissed.
                  We had a few instances of this (very short draws) some years ago in our biggest annual event - the Abe Yanofsky Memorial, and subsequently implemented a 'no draws before 30 moves rule'.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ken Craft View Post
                    Early draws are old news.
                    Of course, that's why things like the 30 move rule are in certain FIDE events. However to play a game (even if only 3 moves) and intentionally play poor moves just stinks.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John Upper View Post


                      I'm not sure if this will be an easy or difficult game to annotate...

                      Any suggestions?

                      I am sure that I have seen those moves previously probably in the grade 1 section of the Windsor Chess Challenge where experienced chess players should not look at the games for the horrors once observed cannot be unseen.

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                      • #12
                        Elevate My Chess

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Fred McKim View Post

                          Of course, that's why things like the 30 move rule are in certain FIDE events. However to play a game (even if only 3 moves) and intentionally play poor moves just stinks.
                          I agree with you Fred, well said.

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                          • #14
                            Another "joke" game - this time from the NAYCC - White mated Black with six Kinghts.

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