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by David Shepherd
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3640

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Julia won again today and is now on 6.5/8 in 3rd place. I think next round she will be white against the tournament leader who is on 7.5/8. Both players are clearly in very good form and have similar ratings, so Julia should have a good chance.
by David Shepherd
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3034

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

The only English junior ranked in the top 40 in their event is Koby Kalavannan (No 24 in U16), and he was checkmated by a 1998 opponent in round 1. I think to be fair to Koby it is worth pointing out that his first round opponent also beat a player rated 2328 in round 2 and looking at his rating pr...
by David Shepherd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32458

Re: Batumi Olympiad

In the women's its worth noting that for Scotland Keti has now moved on to 8.5/9.
by David Shepherd
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32458

Re: Batumi Olympiad

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:51 pm
All I really caught (they're now on another game) was that he thought White misplayed it before Black fell apart.
Anyone interested can just click on the red bar at the bottom of the video and drag it along to restart the commentary at an earlier point.
by David Shepherd
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32458

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Magnus is commentating on chess24 (select Spanish)
by David Shepherd
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32458

Re: Batumi Olympiad

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:02 pm
Maia Chiburdanidze made thew ceremonial first move in that match.
It will be interesting to see what happens to her ranking now she intends to start playing again.
by David Shepherd
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32458

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Thanks for the correction Nigel - I was listening more than watching :(
by David Shepherd
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32458

Re: Batumi Olympiad

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:45 pm
Mammadzada seems to have managed to lose rook against rook and knight to lose the match against the US
No it was drawn.
by David Shepherd
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 3163

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

When any player plays their first match for a club they have joined they could be accused of not being "Bona Fide" member and just being drafted in for that one match particularly if it is a cup match. If there is no further definition of "Bona Fide" in the context of the competition rules then at s...
by David Shepherd
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018

Jim Wadsworth wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Matthew lost on time at the 40th move....
Its a horrible feeling when that happens, but we have all done it :(
by David Shepherd
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:02 pm
Tough start for them both, but presumably Chessbomb is wrong in suggesting that Matthew lost round two? (Or did it mix up his game with someone else's?)
Not sure chess results and chess24 also show a loss - suspect it could be on time if it is correct :(
by David Shepherd
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018

Mathew live on board 1, so not the easiest of starts, but not a bad draw either - good luck to both.
by David Shepherd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Championships 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2889

Re: European Youth Championships 2018

Also in Under 10 Open Nishchal is in with a chance of finishing 3rd= (although looks like a tough draw) 1 Pingin Artem 2040 7 7 Kuhn Clement 2023 2 Bialiauski Artsiom 1633 6½ 7 Pashikyan Rudolf 1489 3 Saveljev Ivan 1794 6 6 Habans Aguerrea Javier 1992 4 Cnejev Vladimir-Alexandru 1831 6 6 Silva Danie...
by David Shepherd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Championships 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2889

Re: European Youth Championships 2018

Has someone has been disqualified for cheating using a mobile phone? (no idea what country/section)