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by David Shepherd
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 884

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

Sorry, I know it probably isn't relevant - unless they played chess- but given the recent US election, one fact that I find difficult to comprehend is that Harrisson Ruffin Tyler(aged 91), the grandson of the the 10th US president John Tyler, is still alive 230 years after his grandfather was born.
by David Shepherd
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
Replies: 283
Views: 14278

Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

I think one of the issues was that there was no easy answer given that two players had disconnected at the same time through no fault of their own. I suspect most people would agree that the Armenian ruling was unfair on them, even if technically correct. These things happen and we should be happy t...
by David Shepherd
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 19579

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

My instinct is that at the moment the government are not trying to totally restrict the number of cases, but instead using policies which allow them to increase (particularly in certain age groups) at a rate such that panic is minimised until the number of positive tests reaches somewhere in the reg...
by David Shepherd
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 4559

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

Round 19 of the blitz - Magnus shows the power of the bishop, winning when he just has a king and bishop, sometimes the rules don't seem the best :(
by David Shepherd
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 12478

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

My personal opinion is that it is just wrong to speculate further and very questionable whether the matter should have been raised in public particularly given it is a junior, and given most of the speculation seems to be surrounding tournaments at a very quick time control. There are really two pos...
by David Shepherd
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 7673

Re: British Knock out 2019

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:37 pm
So the qualifier for the KO event is an all-play-all?

I think that's a no given 16 players and 9 rounds.
by David Shepherd
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 302
Views: 19702

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Keith Arkell wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:51 am
This tournament is surreal.
Seems to be true today on boards 7 and 8 - currently not only an interesting position on both boards at move 19, but also the same position. :shock:
by David Shepherd
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 28297

Re: World Youth Championships

It seems really low this year, from a number of countries - not just England, so for example France are also only sending 3, it was the fact that no girls were going that caught my eye.
by David Shepherd
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 28297

World Youth Championships

Results so far for World Youth Championships here http://chess-results.com/tnr470708.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=ENG&turdet=YES&flag=30. Details of team here https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/world-youth-championship-u141618-in-nagpur-india/ . I guess this must rank at least equal with the lowest n...
by David Shepherd
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 17987

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Commentary by Jon Speelman has been very good for this event as for the other events he has done on twitch or through lichess site https://www.twitch.tv/jonspeelman
by David Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2844

Re: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019

John McKenna wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:44 pm
How they room at the top -

https://grandchesstour.org/2019-grand-c ... apid-blitz
From a quick look - not that well if they are staying on site as I don't think it has any accommodation :o
by David Shepherd
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert Junior International
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Glorney Gilbert Junior International

Congratulations to teams links to Glorney Gilbert results here http://www.glorneycupchess.org/swiss_manager.htm
by David Shepherd
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Glorney Gilbert Norm Event
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Glorney Gilbert Norm Event

Looks like one game left to be played today - https://www.icu.ie/articles/838 . Congratulations to Trisha on her WIM norm https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=45004722.

Links to Glorney Gilbert results here http://www.glorneycupchess.org/swiss_manager.htm