8. elokuuta 2016

Joukkuepikashakin SM 2016 - LauttSK 1

Day 1 – Glory Denied!

LauttSK 1 vs. Finnish Champion 2016 MatSK 1

The LauttSK 1 team comprising Jyrki, Ashwin, Pekka, and Petr missed out on qualifying to the Master's division by just half a point. As a team, we punched well above our weight though, and to be honest we surprised ourselves by how well we performed.

Top 8 results of group D (top 4 qualified for Master's):

  1. MatSK 1 (86½/96)
  2. OSS 1 (83)
  3. LprSK 1 (79)
  4. SSK 1 (66)
  5. Me-Ra (66)
  6. LauttSK 1 (65½)
  7. NurmSK 1 (65½)
  8. JyS 3 (60)

We begun shakily, getting about 2 points per round for the first 3–4 rounds. But then we got into gear, and by the end of the day we were getting 3½–4 points on every round, except the tragic last round where we only managed 2 points. But such is life. In the end, qualifying for Division 1 was a fair result, given how far we were behind the top 3 (more than 15 points).

Breakdown by players (Group D):

# Player  Score  Perf.  Rank
1 Jyrki   13/24  2002   12
2 Ashwin  17     2091   6 
3 Pekka   18     2068   4
4 Petr    17½    1960   6

We also got 2 major scalps:

  • Jyrki beat Sebastian Korman (rating 2393, and overall #1 on Board 1 in Group D)
  • Pekka beat Toivo Keinänen (rating 2280, EU under 15 champion, from overall #1 team MatSK1, and best player on 3rd board in Master's division)
Day 2 – Revenge of the Vesely!

We were not as sharp as before on Day 2, but did pretty well regardless. We came 7th in Division 1, despite being in the bottom 5 of the group based on average team rating. We even beat our favorite opponent KäpSK 3–1.

Top 8 results of Division 1:

  1. TammerSh 3 (74/108)
  2. NurmSK 1 (72)
  3. Petroskoi (67)
  4. LahS 1 (65½)
  5. Äänisen Pojat (60½)
  6. KSY 1 (59)
  7. LauttSK 1 (58)
  8. G 2 (57½)

Though we started pretty well, it became clear around the middle of the day that we wouldn't have a shot at winning. But we played on nonetheless and had some pretty decent results.

The real highlight of Day 2, however, was Petr Vesely's stupendous performance, coming first on board 4, a whopping 3½ points ahead of the next best player! A remarkable return to form.

Breakdown by players (Division 1):

# Player  Score  Perf  Rank
1 Jyrki    7/27  1956  27
2 Ashwin  15     2135   7
3 Pekka   15½    2068  11
4 Petr    20½    2163   1

4 kommenttia:

P LV kirjoitti...

Talking about remarkable, I remember one guy making 23/27 a year ago (need a hint? Initials are A. K. :-)
Cheers, Petr

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Well done!
And Peter played almost like a GM.
Perhaps you can give us a hint how to play like that?!
Cheers, Tero

TTL kirjoitti...

Sorry I meant Petr,
And I am almost 99% sure that you must mean with
the initials A.K. the famous Finnish ex minister Ahti Karjalainen. He was also a well known customer at the Ukko Munkki restaurant, which is at Munkkiniemi guite near the Tali golf center.
Cheers, Tero

P LV kirjoitti...

By the way Sunday was obviously the day of the Czechs. "Czech out" the result of Vojtěch Plát on board 1 in the masters division. 24/27 points (!) with seventeen (!!!) straight wins after round 10.

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