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by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 185
Views: 16470

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

LawrenceCooper wrote: without any demonstration of coaching ability


There's a Wenger joke somewhere there
by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 1
Views: 163

2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Good to see Gawain playing in a strong field Preliminary list of participants Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018, Tata Steel Masters Name Country Rating World Ranking Magnus Carlsen Norway 2826 1 Fabiano Caruana USA 2794 4 Vladimir Kramnik Russia 2794 5 Shakhryar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan 2791 6 Wesley So...
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 185
Views: 16470

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

LawrenceCooper wrote:Daniel's title now confirmed: https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5801605


:D
by Mick Norris
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Crewe Congress ..
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Crewe Congress ..

[Event "Crewe Major"] [Site "Crewe"] [Date "2017.10.15"] [Round "4"] [White "Royal, S"] [Black "Davies, S"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E09"] 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Qc2 c6 8.Nbd2 b6 9.e4 Bb7 ...
by Mick Norris
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2017 - 18
Replies: 21
Views: 1872

Re: Div 3 North 2017 - 18

"No Hounds and Bears, but a new team in Castleford Tigers " The real Castleford Tigers? https://www.castlefordtigers.com/ Bayern Munich play in the Bundesliga, so I guess it's not impossible! It would appear not :) Number Player Title Jnr. Nat. DM num ECF FIDE Grade Other Current 4NCL Res...
by Mick Norris
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1853

Re: ECF Agm 2017

benedgell wrote:I'll post how I voted later, but most of my votes were abstained on practically everything


Thanks Ben for the summary, and look forward to reading your full report in due course; and thanks to you and all those who gave up their Saturday to attend the meeting
by Mick Norris
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 105
Views: 3815

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Interesting mention of Kramnik & Karpov I'm assuming January Karjakin will play at Wijk aan Zee and surprised to see Kramnik will, as he usually avoids it Candidates now looks like Karjakin; Aronian & Ding (WC); Caruana & So (rating) for certain Next month the GP finishes in Mallorca, w...
by Mick Norris
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

chess.com report from which it appears that Vlad won't play yo try and qualify to the Candidates by rating
by Mick Norris
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Setbacks for the English teams, though again 3Cs had some bright spots. Most of them seem to have had some good results, and playing Ashton and Quillan on boards 3 and 4 seems to have been a well judged decision. But as ever, how well the event will be remembered in competitive terms is likely disp...
by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

round 5 board pairings

Naiditsch - Kramnik as expected; no Shak, with Grischuk white on board 2

Another GM for Dan Abbas on top board for 3Cs
by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Vlad not playing today round 4 pairings After yesterday's draw, it appears he has given up any faint hopes of qualifying via rating. Maybe he is quite confident of the wildcard now? I think if he and his team were looking to "help" him gain points then he'd be appearing in the winnable wh...
by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Alan Walton wrote:Here in Turkey the staff are vary friendly and the event is organised brilliantly, I have witnessed nothing to say Turkey is a great place to have a holiday


That's good to hear, Alan; good luck today
by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Vlad not playing today round 4 pairings
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Chris Rice wrote:Kramnik is playing Black! He can win 4.2 rating points, or lose 0.8 with a draw, and a loss is -5.8.


Not seeing a win as an obvious possibility at move 17 live

EDIT draw it was, so another 0.8 rating points gone, although presumably Vlad will be white tomorrow
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4141

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Nice to see wins for 3Cs and White Rose yesterday; harder opponents today

Kramnik black v Wojtaszek today; Grischuk also playing
round 3 pairings

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