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by Mick Norris
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 65
Views: 2244

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Bit of a surprise Svidler not playing
by Mick Norris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 38
Views: 1274

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

It isn't over yet; there's the blitz to follow

Carlsen won the Norway blitz
by Mick Norris
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 38
Views: 1274

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

Carlsen drew with Karjakin
MVL beat Nakamura
Bacrot drew with Mamedyarov
Grischuk beat Caruana
So drew with Topalov

Karjakin (6) v MVL (8)
Mamedyarov (9) v Topalov (5)
Nakamura (9) v So (8)
Bacrot (4) v Grischuk (9)
Caruana (1) v Carlsen (11)
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Zoltan Sarosy (1906-2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Zoltan Sarosy (1906-2017)

110 is a good age Interesting wiki entry
by Mick Norris
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 65
Views: 2244

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

chess.com report

Pity the women's draw had China v Russia in the first round, but I suppose it shows it wasn't fixed
by Mick Norris
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 4684

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Live ratings now:

1 Carlsen 2822.3
2 ↑1 Kramnik 2811.5
3 ↓1 So 2809.8
4 ↑3 Aronian 2808.5
5 ↓1 Caruana 2806.5

The race to the Candidates is now very close for the 2nd rating spot:
So 2813, Caruana 2811.6, Kramnik 2811.25

Martin Bennedik

Next up for Vlad is Dortmund next month
by Mick Norris
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Draw
Replies: 59
Views: 2564

Re: Semi-Final Draw

I'd be careful about assuming Yorkshire will win too easily. Lancs have a fair few people who could in theory show up over that 1/4 final team, and hardly short of motivation! Horner and McPhilips say played the NCCU local match in 2016. Some other possibles, esp with GM not fielding a team. Could ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF may join with English Bridge Union in Judicial Review
Replies: 177
Views: 12175

Re: ECF may join with English Bridge Union in Judicial Review

That's a surprise; what happens next?
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 4684

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Carlsen will be dangerously close to losing his number 1 rating before the end of the tournament if this keeps up There was a 10.6 point swing from Magnus to Vlad yesterday, so that Vlad is only 6.4 points behind More importantly, Vlad is now 9.9 points ahead of Caruana, which is relevant for the a...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: General Election 2017
Replies: 217
Views: 5645

Re: General Election 2017

Tuesday 13th June: 10 man France defeat England at football. Wednesday 14th June: Pakistan crush England at cricket. So much for minority government. Mike Yarwood's impersonation of Harold Wilson on the lines of we only win the world cup under a Labour Government (although of course we did win the ...
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Teplice 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Teplice 2017

Ezra's having a good go at making it 5/5 chess24live
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 65
Views: 2244

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Official website announcement

The Russian men’s team is represented by such strong grandmasters as Ian Nepomniachtchi (2732), Peter Svidler (2756), Maxim Matlakov (2707), Nikita Vitiugov (2720), Vladimir Fedoseev (2703), average rating – 2724

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