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by David Robertson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3228

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Meanwhile, in another place, for another thread (sigh), MVL has trounced Aronian to go through; while Nakamura just needs a half to dump Caruana (I think!)
by David Robertson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3228

Re: British Knock out December 2018

* Jones, +4 with three to play

* McShane is now dormie 6
by David Robertson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3228

Re: British Knock out December 2018

You need to do more homework, Christopher!

McShane isn't through yet. He's only +8 :shock: If Adams wins all the blitz, it'll go to Armageddon. Meanwhile, Jones is +2. No, I don't understand either
by David Robertson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3228

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Have we ceased caring here?

McShane (Black) just mated Adams on d7 a short while back. Not an everyday event
by David Robertson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden - a warm Guardian tribute
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Leonard Barden - a warm Guardian tribute

Looking out for a hero!, the Guardian tips its hat to 63 years of Bardenprose: 3276 columns, and then some.

Brilliant and irreplaceable dedication from LB. Long may it continue!
by David Robertson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2628
Views: 282273

Re: Media comments on chess

Took me a while to track down Dominic Lawson's Daily Mail piece online today. But here we are: I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU... IT'S STUPID TO MOCK CHESS Apologies — assuming you noticed — for my absence from these pages over the past couple of weeks. I was at the world chess championship match between Norw...
by David Robertson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2628
Views: 282273

Re: Media comments on chess

Observer covers your two favourite subjects of the moment (no, not beer & porn) :wink:
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38844

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Game 12 drawn in 29 moves
In 29? Really? I'm looking at 31. But anyway, draw. And the entire patzersphere is WTF-ing and squawking its head off
by David Robertson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38844

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

the odds for a draw every day it would be 1.2 to the power of 12 so about 9.00 which is 8/1 Pfft! No wonder bookies get rich. At 8/1 for a binary choice of draw/not-draw (even where not-draw is active in two directions) over a 12-sequence, it must tell us something about chess at this level. Other ...
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38844

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Carlsen-Karjakin, I think, is the record holder (both 26 when they contested the 2016 match)
Good grief! I just ploughed back a century through my memory vaults - and forgot the last match! :roll:
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38844

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Question

Has there ever been a younger pair of WCC contestants? (28 & 26 here)
by David Robertson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 297
Views: 15237

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Hmmm I assume this holding FIDE statement on the World Rapid and Blitz World Championships means that there are negotiations still going on with Saudi Arabia. If not, then given the wording of the statement, it perhaps is some other country with which many will have issues? Unusually with Sutovsky ...
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38844

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Eurosport pick up the World Championship rights and chess is back on TV! Press Release contains familiar cut-n-paste claims: The 2016 World Championship match held in New York enjoyed record-breaking coverage with the total audience for the whole event topping 1.5 billion people Uh huh. And (wait f...
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 297
Views: 15237

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I do hope they haven't dumped the Commission on Commissions. That quintessence of FIDE deserves a special place in the bureaucratic Pantheon
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 300 ECF Grade
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: 300 ECF Grade

Andrew Bak wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:54 pm
I was looking at the top players list on the ECF grading list and noticed that Ian Nepomniatchi has an ECF grade of 299. Has anybody ever surpassed 300 ECF grade?
No. But I plan to