It is currently Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:27 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
Offline
 Post subject: British Championship Sat 27th Daniel Hu vs Bruno Poltronieri
Post #1 Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:47 am 
Judan

Posts: 6706
Location: Cambridge, UK
Liked others: 434
Was liked: 3679
Rank: UK 4 dan
KGS: Uberdude 4d
OGS: Uberdude 7d
This Saturday 27th November will be the British Championship 2021 title match, between Daniel Hu 5d and Bruno Poltronieri 3d. The game will be broadcast on KGS in the British room, with an audio commentary by me, Andrew Simons 4d aka Uberdude.

Due to Covid we didn’t have a championship in 2020, and this year rather than having the usual qualification process of a Candidates tournament and then all-play-all Challengers league for the top 7 plus last year’s champion to decide the top 2 for a best-of-three or -five title match, the top 2 British qualified players from the British Open in October were selected to play a single title match game. Those 2 players were Daniel and Bruno, you can check the results at British Open Results 2021.

Daniel is certainly the favourite: his 2498 rating is 1 and a half stones higher than Bruno’s 2343 and that’s probably under-rating Daniel: he had a spectacular success in the 2020 EGF Grand Prix Final just before Covid hit beating 2 European professionals Tanguy Le Calve 1p (2695 rating) and Pavol Lisy 2p (2763), and he qualified for that by being the first British player in decades to win the London Open 2019. Daniel has been British Champion once before, he beat me 2-0 in 2017. Forum members may know him as dhu163 here. But Bruno did beat Daniel in their head-to-head game in the British Open last month, so don’t count him out! He’s been practicing ahead of his first shot at the British Champion title.


This post by Uberdude was liked by: Harleqin
Top
 Profile  
 
Online
 Post subject: Re: British Championship Sat 27th Daniel Hu vs Bruno Poltron
Post #2 Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:35 am 
Lives with ko

Posts: 258
Liked others: 17
Was liked: 30
Rank: panda 4 dan
IGS: kvasir
What time on Saturday?

I am surprised that it is only a single game this year.

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject: Re: British Championship Sat 27th Daniel Hu vs Bruno Poltron
Post #3 Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:30 pm 
Gosei

Posts: 1382
Liked others: 110
Was liked: 286
Should this event not be advertised in the KGS message of the day, and/or the British Room message?

_________________
North Lecale

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject: Re: British Championship Sat 27th Daniel Hu vs Bruno Poltron
Post #4 Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:59 pm 
Judan

Posts: 6706
Location: Cambridge, UK
Liked others: 434
Was liked: 3679
Rank: UK 4 dan
KGS: Uberdude 4d
OGS: Uberdude 7d
kvasir wrote:
What time on Saturday?


10:30am GMT. I will start my commentary about 10 minutes earlier (Oops, it was in the title but I had to shorten it).

kvasir wrote:
I am surprised that it is only a single game this year.

Covid casualty I presume.

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject: Re: British Championship Sat 27th Daniel Hu vs Bruno Poltron
Post #5 Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm 
Judan

Posts: 6706
Location: Cambridge, UK
Liked others: 434
Was liked: 3679
Rank: UK 4 dan
KGS: Uberdude 4d
OGS: Uberdude 7d
Javaness2 wrote:
Should this event not be advertised in the KGS message of the day, and/or the British Room message?


Yes, but not my department (says Werner von Braun).

Top
 Profile  
 
Offline
 Post subject: Re: British Championship Sat 27th Daniel Hu vs Bruno Poltron
Post #6 Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:46 am 
Judan

Posts: 6706
Location: Cambridge, UK
Liked others: 434
Was liked: 3679
Rank: UK 4 dan
KGS: Uberdude 4d
OGS: Uberdude 7d
Daniel won by 7.5, after an exotic opening with double 3-3, side star, and then double 4-4 shimaris, so is British Go Champion 2021.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group