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by David Sedgwick
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 106
Views: 8656

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Malcolm Pein reports in today's Daily Telegraph that Magnus Carlsen has also signed his contract.
by David Sedgwick
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

For the four players below Nakamura to leap-frog him in the Sinquefield Cup in the most Naka-unfriendly way possible we'd have: Aronian winning with 20 points; So second with 15 points; Karjakin third with 12 points and MVL fourth with 10 points Their standings would then be...Aronian 39, So 38, Ka...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Play starts each day at 1900 London time, except that Thursday 23rd August is a rest day. One of the big plusses for me, as a viewer, has been the 1900 UK start time. I didn't watch any of Paris and Leuven because I was out and doing things. However, I was able to watch the St. Louis Rapid & Blitz,...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

So Nakamura qualifies for London and MVL, Karjakin & So in the other qualifying places with one tournament to go. Aronian & Mamedyarov the only two with any realistic hopes to gatecrash the top four places. I would not be anything like so categorical. Have you taken account of there being more Gran...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Sinquefield Cup

The Sinquefield Cup, the fourth and final leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour before the Tour Finals in London, takes place from Saturday 18th August until Monday 27th August, with playoffs on Tuesday 28th August if required. Play starts each day at 1900 London time, except that Thursday 23rd August is...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:27 am
Nigel won for a decent 6/9.
His last round win keeps him in the top 100 on the Live Ratings List.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Youngest ever English GM
Replies: 15
Views: 993

Re: Youngest ever English GM

Paul Dargan wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:10 pm
And of course in the forgotten-about North East - Yichen Han (sadly NED) beat Hebden at the weekend in the MCCU Open
Malcolm Pein reported this in his Daily Telegraph column yesterday, Tuesday 15th June, giving the critical moves 27 - 32 of an 86 move game.
by David Sedgwick
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: London chess classic

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:19 am
Hi.
The 2018 event is a knock-out event? Every section is?
No. The main event will be a four player knock out, but the Festival will have a similar format to previous years.

I have seen an early proof of the entry form.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11449

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Cleans Hands 4 FIDE Papua New Guinea suffered under the Kirsan/Makro/Borg regime because we openly gave our support to Kasparov presidential ticket. I was surprised to read this because I do not remember any such declaration. I am now confident that the reason for this is that it never happened, al...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

When was Carlsen confirmed as the Sinquefield Cup wildcard? The Press Release was issued on 25th June. You can read it at https://grandchesstour.org/news-press-release-2018-sinquefield-cup-2018-saint-louis-rapid-blitz/carlsen-dominguez-accept. Will the Sinquefield Cup be the final meeting between C...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

The St Louis Rapid & Blitz, the third leg of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, takes place from Saturday 11th August until Wednesday 15th August. As with the two earlier events, three days of Rapid will be followed by two days of Blitz. Play starts each day at 1900 London time. Pairings: http://chess-resul...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 390
Views: 49992

Re: Cheating in chess

There's reference made in the comments to a match between France and Azerbaijan that was agreed a two-all draw due to the illness of one of the players. For some reason I'm struggling to trace the match - is that an accurate description? Yes, it is. The late Vugar Gashimov was taken ill during play...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 106
Views: 8656

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

I, like many chess enthusiasts, would love to book tickets for the Match in London, especially as the venue looks great. However i wonder if it is wise to part with cash before we see what happens at the Sinquefield Cup? Just in case the match is suddenly 'transferred' across the pond From the list...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 338
Views: 17773

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

The list of decisions taken at the FIDE Presidential Board Meeting refers to Tunisia being interested in hosting the 2024 Olympiad.

If they refuse to allow Israelis to play in the 2019 World School Championships, that is unlikely to help the chances of their bid succeeding.
by David Sedgwick
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Côte d'Ivoire Rapid and Blitz Invitational 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Côte d'Ivoire Rapid and Blitz Invitational 2018

Apologies for being a day late, but there are still four days to go. Those who like the Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz events may be interested in the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid and Blitz International, taking place from 25th to 29th July. It follows the GCT format and features ten leading African player...