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by Tim Harding
Sun May 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EU Senior Individual Champs 2017 Barcelona, 11-21 Aug
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: EU Senior Individual Champs 2017 Barcelona, 11-21 Aug

website 2018 will be in Oslo Do you have inside information or are you just relying on the ECU website? The FIDE calendar just says "Norway." There are still no dates. At LAST year's World Senior Teams we were told by Dirk Jordan and Johann Poecksteiner that Norway had been chosen for the...
by Tim Harding
Sat May 13, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Sigeman & Co 10-14 May
Replies: 52
Views: 2217

Re: 2017 Sigeman & Co 10-14 May

Nigel has played 2 f4 d5 3 e5 against Eljanov''s Caro-Kann. He beat Igors Rausis with this back in 1998.
by Tim Harding
Sat May 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 254
Views: 9953

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Another quick draw for Grischuk today. Games are not on ChessBase this time? https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2017-moscow-fide-grand-prix/02-Adams_Michael-Giri_Anish Adams's game v Giri so far: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Nh6 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 f5 9. e5 Nf7 10. d4 cxd4 1...
by Tim Harding
Thu May 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Sigeman & Co 10-14 May
Replies: 52
Views: 2217

Re: 2017 Sigeman & Co 10-14 May

Nigel has lost unfortunately.
by Tim Harding
Thu May 11, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Fide Arbiters Commission
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Fide Arbiters Commission

The recent World Senior Team Championships in Crete exceeded that target comfortably: five of the eleven arbiters were women. The Greeks are pretty good at that. At the 2014 World Senior individuals there were more than 50% women working with chief arbiter Sotiris Logothetis. If I recall correctly ...
by Tim Harding
Thu May 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: English Players qualified for FIDE Title (FM, WFM, CM, WCM)
Replies: 25
Views: 5893

Re: English Players qualified for FIDE Title (FM, WFM, CM, WCM)

Please find below from the FIDE rating server a list of players (many now inactive) who are eligible to claim one of the four titles mentioned above. FIDE Master .... 400475 Haygarth, Michael J 2375 ... Too late for him: http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=8471 and maybe for some of ...
by Tim Harding
Wed May 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Death Of Chess Engines
Replies: 21
Views: 1536

Re: The Death Of Chess Engines

So where do you find them? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.convekta.android.lomonosovtb http://tb7.chessok.com/ was the original website, which is what I still use. Back in 2015 you had to pay a small annual subscription but it seems to be free now. Last year I analysed several 7-...
by Tim Harding
Wed May 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Death Of Chess Engines
Replies: 21
Views: 1536

Re: The Death Of Chess Engines

I think they are now up to 7. The computer knows and can instantly display any result from any 7 piece position. Is that true? I thought it was still only some of them, but I my not be well informed. They did not do positions with six men versus bare king. Little point: either immediate stalemate o...
by Tim Harding
Tue May 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior tournaments in Germany
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Senior tournaments in Germany

I found this web page giving a calendar of upcoming Senior events, international and German:

http://senioren.schachbund.de/terminkalender.html
by Tim Harding
Tue May 09, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?

Milner-Blackburne supposedly played in Manchester .e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qxe5 d6 8.Qxh8 Qh4 9.O-O Nf6 10 h3 Bxh3 11 Qxa8 Qg4 12 g3 Qxg3+ 13 Kh1 Qg2# Source of this game still sought. Perhaps just a variant on the other game that Blackburne demonstrated at o...
by Tim Harding
Tue May 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?

Amateur - Blackburne, London, 1880 (or 1885] As I said in my post last evening, it was certainly not 1885 as the game had been published in 1884. It could have been 1880 but the ILN was fairly explicit that it was a recent game in 1884. Blackburne had fallen ill in December 1883, nearly died in Feb...
by Tim Harding
Mon May 08, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Early English Jerome Gambit Games?

Many people are familiar with Amateur - Blackburne, London, 1880 (or 1885) that started 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ - the notorious Jerome Gambit - and concluded 4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ g6 7.Qxe5 d6 8.Qxh8 Qh4 9.O-O Nf6 10.c3 Ng4 11.h3 Bxf2+ 12.Kh1 Bf5 13.Qxa8 Qxh3+ 14.gxh3 Bxe4# That ...
by Tim Harding
Sun May 07, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2963

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

I have a feeling that some recent entries are missing from this thread. Some questions: ... Did no-one from ENG, WLS, SCO, IRL gain any titles in 2015 or 2016? (Titles, not norms) Nobody from Ireland was awarded any title higher than FM in 2015 or 2016 or so far in 2017. Currently we have seven IMs...
by Tim Harding
Sun May 07, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2963

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

I have updated this list to include the GM title by Hawkins and to change the IM titles by Roberson and Adair from pending to confirmed. Are there any other titles (including WGM and WIM) that were gained in the last few years, or players with those titles switching to register under 'British Isles...
by Tim Harding
Sun May 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2963

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Tisdall was still classified as USA by FIDE when he played at Hastings in the late 70s, IIRC.


Informator 26 (1978) Tisdall usa 2350
Informator 35 (1983) m 2420 still usa
Highest rating as USA was 2455 in INF 40

First listing as NOR in INF 41 (1986) at 2460

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