London Chess Classic 2012

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London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 pm

1-10 December according to Twitter
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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:46 pm

8-17 December according to 'The Week In Chess'. :? I wonder which it is.

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:10 pm

Apologies to Mick :oops: . Looks like the dates were 8-17 but have been changed to 1-10 December.

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:19 am

Brendan

I was going to post the link to TWIC when I realised it had the original dates :wink:
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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby David Sedgwick » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:29 am

Mick Norris wrote:I was going to post the link to TWIC when I realised it had the original dates :wink:

TWIC has now been amended, so here is the link:

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/e ... ember-2012
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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Michael Jones » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:35 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:I was going to post the link to TWIC when I realised it had the original dates :wink:

TWIC has now been amended, so here is the link:

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/g ... ember-2012


That gives an error message (at least for me).


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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby David Sedgwick » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:15 am

Michael Jones wrote:That gives an error message (at least for me).

I've corrected the link. However, it has subsequently been superseded by the one given above by Brendan.

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Michael Jones » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks. I heard a rumour sometime after last year's LCC that Nigel Short had requested to commentate rather than play at this year's event because he felt he could no longer compete with the 2800s - does anyone know if this is true?

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Jonathan Bryant » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:41 pm

Michael Jones wrote:Thanks. I heard a rumour sometime after last year's LCC that Nigel Short had requested to commentate rather than play at this year's event because he felt he could no longer compete with the 2800s - does anyone know if this is true?


Short wrote exactly that in New in Chess.
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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Michael Jones » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:59 pm

Thanks.

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Roger de Coverly » Tue May 01, 2012 11:00 am

The times_chess twitter feed says that Gawain Jones has been invited to this year's event. There's no announcement at TWIC or the Classic website yet .

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Alex Holowczak » Tue May 01, 2012 11:36 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:The times_chess twitter feed says that Gawain Jones has been invited to this year's event. There's no announcement at TWIC or the Classic website yet .


Given the previous news that Nigel wanted to switch to the commentary box, I guess Gawain was next in line to a spot in the Classic. So this isn't particularly groundbreaking news, is it?

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Matthew Turner » Tue May 01, 2012 1:12 pm

It is rather strange than the correspondent at the Times would have a 'scoop' about a tournament organised by the correspondent at the Telegraph.

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Re: London Chess Classic 2012

Postby Michele Clack » Tue May 01, 2012 1:40 pm

Does seem rather odd that. Perhaps The Telegraph don't have a twitter feed!


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