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by Peter Shaw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2044

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

Adams and Gordon both appeared in the commentary room at least twice. I agree that the commentary was very good.
by Peter Shaw
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38843

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Just played through the Arkell game on the tablebase, the position after 63...Kxc5 is a win, after 64.Rg4 it's a draw (Re4 or Rh4 are correct). Then after 64...Bc7 (Be1!) it's a win again and 65.Ke3 (Rg7!) gives it away. I think the logic behind all this is that white needs to stop the black king re...
by Peter Shaw
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jaan Ehlvest blunders a piece on move 5
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: Jaan Ehlvest blunders a piece on move 5

Here is a link to Benjamin's comments after the game (starts at about 3:03:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o99-4nSJUPY The clocks times were correct and 30...Kc8 was played, but apparently Ehlvest had offered a draw at move 28 which was accepted but they had forgotten about the 30 move limit so ...
by Peter Shaw
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 5739

Re: Candidates 2019

If Hou Yifan had decided to play then Goryachkina wouldn't have even got in the tournament!
by Peter Shaw
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 2683

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

Hmmm, well you can count me among that number! Every year I wait until around now until I decide whether to enter and I always end up playing, but the ridiculous £75 late fee may sway me the other way this time.
by Peter Shaw
Fri May 31, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 5739

Re: Candidates 2019

I have never really understood why it's a such problem if they always play a quick draw. In fact I preferred the way the Kosintsevas did it by just playing exactly the same game every time so there was no doubt what was going on. They might get 2 extra rest days but on the other hand they have 2 few...
by Peter Shaw
Thu May 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10449

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

This has been a most pleasing thread. If someone had asked me a few days ago how many Opens I've won I would have said 5 (Bradford 2006, York 2011, Huddersfield 2015, Bradford 2017, Doncaster 2019). Little did I know that I should be counting things like the Huddersfield individual knockout, Idle ra...
by Peter Shaw
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In addition to...
Replies: 17
Views: 1467

Re: In addition to...

As someone who gets annoyed by people offering draws when they are clearly worse (even if it's not my game!), I would welcome any ideas to put a stop to it. At the moment there is no downside. So how about this idea which I've just thought of: If someone offers a draw and goes on to lose they should...
by Peter Shaw
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 6487

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Black resigned a theoretically drawn position Black resigned a totally lost position. It may have been drawn a move earlier. But now, after B played 142..Ke6??? 143 Kb5 & 144 RxB wins Are you sure? I copied the PGN from chess24 which ended after White's 142nd. It's on the video, he played Ke6 and r...
by Peter Shaw
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve digital chess clocks
Replies: 23
Views: 1845

Re: How to improve digital chess clocks

Why not use the byo-yomi setting? E.g. All moves in 90 minutes and once you run out of time you get 5 seconds per move for the rest of the game. I've always thought this was the ideal solution but for some reason it's never been tried. No 10.2 nonsense and the playing session isn't going to be exten...
by Peter Shaw
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 13258

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

The tie break is the results between the players involved in the tie (which won't apply as they are all unbeaten) then sum of progressive scores. Assuming I've worked these out correctly it favours the players in this order: Naiditsch Wang Xiong MVL Wojtaszek Jones So Jones can't possibly reach the ...
by Peter Shaw
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 13258

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

They were in the playing hall when I finished at about 8:30. My game wasn't too far away I didn't pick up on anything unusual going on.
by Peter Shaw
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 80
Views: 5585

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

I don't mind the idea of a blitz play off in the event of a draw but it's so disappointing that they are reverting to time controls without increments. I suppose we can look forward to more farcical finishes like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWVuO66JnlQ I don't really care if they use incre...
by Peter Shaw
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 41919

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I think it was because Huang took a minute or so deciding whether to play Rf5 or g1Q at the end but after such a game you could hardly blame her for triple-checking everything so I wouldn't have called it a slow-roll.
by Peter Shaw
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Losing on time when there is an increment
Replies: 21
Views: 2992

Re: Losing on time when there is an increment

As the king of losing on time for every reason going. Last 12 months A) analogue clock couldnt see the dial. (Won position lost the county team the match) B) Thought the extra time had not been added when it had. (Actually have done this twice). (Another county game in a won position) C) Thought my...