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by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 1658

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

He did momentarily seem to lose hold of his king which I think caused the lapse. Ah, I wasn't watching live. I played in an old-fashioned blitz tournament yesterday evening and was reminded how much harder it is than with a screen and mouse. The Grand Tour guys don't even have to worry about knocki...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 1658

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

Magnus just lost on time with knight and pawn vs bishop so his lead is reduced to two points. I know they're human, but I still don't think a professional player should lose on time in an unloseable position with delay. He did momentarily seem to lose hold of his king which I think caused the lapse...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 71
Views: 2446

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

China win and so take the lead by a match point. Poland and Norway left so every chance they will now win. Russia women are likely to extend their game point lead over Ukraine who had to settle for 2.5 against Egypt with Zhukova losing to a 2141. At least her suspended ban should ensure she doesn't ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 71
Views: 2446

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Jonathan Rogers wrote:But China seem to be levelling up on 2 now. Still that huge position on board 4 looking potentially decisive.


It's certainly looking that way. China lead 2-1 and board 1 doesn't appear to offer any winning chances.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 1658

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

Magnus just lost on time with knight and pawn vs bishop so his lead is reduced to two points.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 71
Views: 2446

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Li Chao - Fedoseev is a fine example of exactly why the Berlin fascinates me. I have no idea what's going on. ....and nor did Fedoseev, by the looks of it. It has to be the worst pawn structure I've ever seen in a Berlin. If black can survive this though then it may help explain why white players t...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 71
Views: 2446

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Today's other match-ups (apart from Russia-China) in the men's event now under way. Turkey v USA (top board Solak-Shankland drawn already) Ukraine-India Norway-Poland Egypt-Belarus. I guess Russia decided to give Nepo' White in a battle of the youth. Or maybe Svidler wanted to watch the women's cri...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 71
Views: 2446

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

7.4 7 RUSSIA – 1 CHINA
1 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2732 : GM Ding Liren 2783
2 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2720 : GM Yu Yangyi 2749
3 GM Matlakov Maxim 2714 : GM Wei Yi 2728
4 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2690 : GM Li Chao B 2720
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 1658

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

1 Carlsen, Magnus 14/18 2851 2 Grischuk, Alexander 13/18 2779 3 Nakamura, Hikaru 12/18 2792 4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 11/18 2784 & Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 11/18 2783 6 So, Wesley 9/18 2789 7 Karjakin, Sergey 8/18 2776 8 Topalov, Veselin 5/18 2725 9 Bacrot, Etienne 4/18 2688 10 Caruana, Fabiano 3/...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 71
Views: 2446

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Russia & China both win leaving Russia 1 match and 1 game point clear heading into their head-to-head in round 7.

Ukraine & Russia both won in the women's event to leave Russia with a one game point lead. Their head-to-head is in round 9.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 1658

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

LawrenceCooper wrote:Carlsen & So lead on 5/6 and play in rd 4 tomorrow.


Carlsen defeated So and is outright leader on 7, Nakamura is next on 6.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 1658

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

Carlsen & So lead on 5/6 and play in rd 4 tomorrow.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 1658

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

Poor Caruana. Another point swing, this time Nakamura was the beneficiary.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 71
Views: 2446

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Russia & Ukraine lead the women's event on 5 match points with Georgia & Poland on 4. Following Turkey's draw with China Russia are now leaders on 9 match points with China & Poland on 8 and Turkey on 7. Ukraine women are temporary leaders on 8 but Russia have a favourable ending in the...

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