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by Geoff Chandler
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi Chris,

Aronian was given the wildcard in the 2016 Candidates in November 2015.

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/aronia ... candidates.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 3375

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

The organisers are probably aware. I bet the lad is going to be watched very carefully. speculation No.347 Suppose Wes losses his semi-final v Ding Liren and Kramnik (him again) and Caruana are now just ahead of him on rating. Can both pull now out of the Isle of Man tournament, if so is there any p...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 891
Views: 23979

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

They drew. Chessdom must be on some kind of time of lag.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 891
Views: 23979

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Switched to chessdom.

Wes to play.

[FEN "2k5/2p3p1/1p1p1P2/rP1NpP2/p1PnP3/R1KP4/1P5r/6R1 w - - 0 43"] [SetUp "1"] *

He is having a long think. Is he pondering what would have happened back on Rxb3.
Or is it here the ramifications of 43.Rg2 and 44.Ne3
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 891
Views: 23979

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

That was back here yes?

[FEN "2k5/2p3p1/1p1p1p2/rP1NpPP1/p1P1P3/RnKP3r/1P6/6R1 b - - 0 41"] [SetUp "1"] *

I'm at the main site and the three of them keep tossing the position about
going off on fantasy trips and not updating the play. But I think it's right
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 891
Views: 23979

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Current position Ding (Black) to play

[FEN "r1r5/2pk2pp/1p1p1p2/1Pn1pP2/pNP1P1P1/R2PK3/1P5P/3R4 b - - 0 4"] [SetUp "1"] *
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 891
Views: 23979

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Got pulled up once by a nit-picker for using fortress's. (gaff) Being one of the old school ; ' I saw what your wrote but knew what you meant.' I never bother with such things. But this lad was furious. Here is his post on chessgames. he's been a member for 4 years and to date this is his only post!...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

I do not mind a wild card. Let the sponsors or whoever pick someone. They will probably pick the unlucky one if it goes to wire on grading. An unimaginative choice, nobody can see past the magic numbers. MVL would be an inspired choice if he trips up against Aronian. Aronian might get it if he trips...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi Justin, Thanks and just confirmed it with my 'History of Leyton Orient Book' Then Clapham Orient Home game, crowd of 16,000. We lost twice to Man Utd that season. Home 0-1 crowd of 22.000 and away 4-2 crowd 18,250 (Orient goals by Rennox and Bliss) I know about the Round One F.A. Cup. That was an...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi Justin, I'll take you word for it. (What was the Orient score on that day ). BTW have a slender lead on the 'Funeral in Berlin' waiting a chap getting back to me. A lot of people saying they have looked and did a bit of sleuthing but nothing to report other than that. " Geoff is in Scotland ...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi Justin,

Could be 2000 when Man Utd did not even get to the first round.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi Mick, " you have to play at least 30 games in the 12 month period of the rating list, I'm not too sure about that. As I read it the number of games played does not figure. "The top two players with the highest rating (by the average of all 12 lists in 2017), who do not qualify via one o...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi Matt, I speak my mind, if people read disrespect into it fair enough. But what has that to do with anything. Do you agree or not agree? Do you agree with what I say but not how I said it. Or do you disagree and mainly appalled how I said it. I'm not happy that he (in this case Kramnik) may be sne...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi, I've decided it's unfair to give a player 3 chances to qualify for the candidates by rating alone. A high enough rating will get you into both the Grand Prix and the World Cup. You can qualify for the candidates from there. I have Kramnik in mind, a player who has not won anything for years. He ...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2284

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Hi Chris. "... it opens up the possibility of Carlsen getting invited as the wildcard." Please do not suggest this even as a joke. Over at chessgames there was (and probably still is) a blazing row with people claiming Carlsen can qualify and play in the candidates because there is nothing...

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