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by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 111
Views: 4628

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Tan recovered to win the next 2 games (which means 5 white wins so far), so Harika has to win game 6
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 111
Views: 4628

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Tiebreak is under way; I think black may wish she had played a different move 11 Harika, Dronavalli vs Tan, Zhongyi 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 a6 4. f4 d6 5. Nf3 Nd7 6. Bc4 e6 7. f5 Nb6 8. Bb3 exf5 9. O-O Ne7 10. Bg5 O-O 11. Qe1 h6 12. Qh4 Re8 13. Bxh6 d5 14. e5 Nd7 15. Ng5 Bxh6 16. Qxh6 Nf8 17. Rf4 *
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: English Primary Schools Chess Association
Replies: 39
Views: 905

Re: English Primary Schools Chess Association

If someone is giving up time for free, and the ECF then decides to dictate just how they go about it, that someone may decide simply to walk away – net result, instead of the work being done poorly, it isn’t done at all My long experience in chess administration is that sometimes it is better that ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 90
Views: 3525

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Round 7 Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2796 4 3½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2709 12 2 4 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2766 4 3½ GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2749 8 3 9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2742 3½ 3½ GM Adams Michael 2751 7 4 5 GM Ding Liren 2760 3 3½ GM Nakamura Hikaru 2...
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 90
Views: 3525

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Mickey has drawn with MVL

MVL & Shak are on 4
3.5 sees Mickey, Nepomniatchi & Jakovenko so far
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 90
Views: 3525

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Black's 11th gets a ?! in the book I have on the Petroff; even if it is now considered best, I can see why it might be better for me to avoid it!!
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 111
Views: 4628

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

And another loss; so Anna Muzychuk goes through to the final with 2 wins
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: English Primary Schools Chess Association
Replies: 39
Views: 905

Re: English Primary Schools Chess Association

Alex Holowczak wrote:I've only recently got involved with EPSCA, but by making the mistake of turning up to their AGM, I got put on its Council


Schoolboy error :lol:
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 111
Views: 4628

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

LawrenceCooper wrote:So the treble of standard/rapid/blitz is still alive for Anna Muzychuk.


I think she must be favourite after the bit of luck she had today
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: PRO Chess League
Replies: 34
Views: 2389

Re: PRO Chess League

Both London teams qualified for the playoffs standings

Chess.com Report
by Mick Norris
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 90
Views: 3525

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Standings going into the rest day Rank after Round 5 Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 1 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2796 3,5 0,5 2,0 1,0 2 4 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2766 3,5 0,5 2,0 0,0 3 7 GM Adams Michael ENG 2751 3,0 0,0 2,0 0,0 4 12 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2709 3,0 0,0 1,0 1,0 5 9...
by Mick Norris
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Carlsen will still be ranked number 1, but there will be a change at number 3
by Mick Norris
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 90
Views: 3525

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Round 6 on Friday 1 GM Adams Michael 2751 3 - 3½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2796 Last two games they played (draw at London Chess Classic and a win for MVL at Gibraltar), Mickey had Black. This time he has White, so hopefully can even up the scores (though a draw would obviously be OK as well). That...
by Mick Norris
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 90
Views: 3525

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Round 6 on Friday Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 7 GM Adams Michael 2751 3 3½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2796 1 2 12 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2709 3 3½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2766 4 3 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2785 3 3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2742 9 4 2 GM Aronian Levon 2785 2½ 2½ GM Vallejo ...

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