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by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Nick Burrows wrote:Think So missed a win with 41.Rxb3 axb3 42.gxf6 gxf6 43.Rg8+



Jon Tisdall less certain

https://twitter.com/GMjtis/status/910155489341788160
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Mick Norris wrote:Puts MVL as marginal favourite to go through


I would think so.


Chess24 would have us believe that neither player knew what they were doing.

https://twitter.com/chess24com/status/9 ... 0147204096



Chinny reck-on, as we used to say in Essex.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

My guess is he’s still in his prep. If that was true it would beg the question of what Aronian was up to today. Actually even if he wasn’t, you have to wonder. Maybe he really was winging it as IM Trent suggested - despite what Svidler might have thought. https://twitter.com/polborta/status/9101071...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Curiously after three slower - but not slow - moves and a couple taken after a minute or so’s thought, Aronian is back to taking seconds over his 29th and 30th.

My guess is he’s still in his prep.
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Bu blundered about 1.7 nanoseconds after I said, "I don’t see Svidler winning now. Not enough pawns left."
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The White Horse club of manchester (then known as Withington Peoples club)
Replies: 28
Views: 1895

Re: The White Horse club of manchester (then known as Withington Peoples club)

Carl Hibbard wrote:I have removed Alan for a week with a reason of 'Spouting a load of nonsense' and some posts were deleted.



Carl, while I applaud you're decision you seem to have left the post with the racism in it.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The White Horse club of manchester (then known as Withington Peoples club)
Replies: 28
Views: 1895

Re: The White Horse club of manchester (then known as Withington Peoples club)

David Sedgwick wrote:I live in London, an inclusive city where people of all races and creeds are welcome.



Well said David.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

It’s a good day for rook ending fan boys and girls.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Jonathan Bryant wrote:... Petrov ... I thought it was supposed to be slightly tricky for Black because of the line that So is playing.


Judging by the position that Jobava got, Wesley’s likely to be the second contender in a row to fire me from their theoretical team.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Reluctantly (no, eagerly) turning to the chess ... COME ON JOBAVA!! COME ON VASSILY! COME ON, DUBOV and ARONIAN . Shame there’s no "Eileen" playing. But seriously folks, we’re all Vassily fans aren’t we? Regarding the openings, the Petrov seems to be back in fashion. I’m somewhat out of d...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

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"Nevertheless, in the context of a conversation about perceived poor standards of clothing it’s simply impossible to interpret "you are dressing like ...." as anything other than a deliberate slur with intended negative associations." So any form of criticism is evil? Of course ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Chris Rice wrote:Shortsgate rumbles on with Azmaiparashvili giving his side of the story on Susan Polgar's site.



By his friends shall you know him.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Surely the whole incident is bad, not just one word? Yes. With respect to the second language issue, however, I think you’re being a bit naive. I agree that - theoretically at least - "gypsy" in a language other than English may not have the overtones in some parts of the world that it do...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:Has that been seen at all since Topalov-Kramnik?



Anand also punted it against Topalov if memory serves.
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 775
Views: 21190

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Jonathan Bryant wrote:Unsurprisingly I’ve been sacked as Giri’s second and he’s now defending a bishop’s opening (via an Italian back to bishop’s again).



And Aronian didn’t fancy the use of my services as he’s chosen the Park the Bus variation in the Slav and obviously intends just to sit there as long as possible.

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