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by John Moore
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

And I'd add, wouldn't it be nice to see these top 4 just once with Sadler available.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Euro Teams starting in a couple of days. Any predictions for the board order? I would go Adams (not tired), Jones (needs to prove something), Howell (will do well on Board 3), McShane (needs to recover a bit from the IOM). Nick Pert, of course, as reserve.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Luke clearly suffering from tiredness - missing tactics in the last two rounds.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:47 pm
It does, and I'm thinking it's not something that'll quickly be forgotten
Do explain, Justin. I can understand that Alekseenko might be a bit fed up with Howell's play if he wins but you seem to be suggesting something deeper.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

I know where Nick is coming from and I rather agree. But in my view, David should have played a bit quicker (yes, really, David) and forced Wang Hao to commit to a completely drawn position when a draw wouldn't necessarily have qualified or to do something else. Not perhaps that easy a choice over t...
by John Moore
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

I was looking at the position after move 20 - now it has changed a lot!!
by John Moore
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Chris - the position hasn't changed since David's "big blunder" apart from Wang Hao taking a bit more clock time. I think that Justin is right, but there is also a psychological element since Wang Hao is faced with a totally different position.
by John Moore
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11987

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Morning Keith. Vlastimil Jansa is 76 so you will have to settle for being second oldest!
by John Moore
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 2842

Re: Development Officer appointment

Is it me or does Carl Portman's stuff sound a lot like Charlie Storey. By the way, that is not necessarily a criticism.
by John Moore
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2954

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

From the two matches against Russia "we" scored 1.5 points, not bad considering the ratings. Andrew Ledger drew with GM Gleizerov on top board in the 50+. John Quinn has had a truly remarkable performance on top board for the 65+. With one round to go he has 5/7 for an Rp of 2386, the second best o...
by John Moore
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2954

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

Mick - England 2 have struggled partly because they only have four players (in Petra Nunn's absence) so they have had no rest days. But Sheila Jackson has done well on top board as you say. Andrew Lewis and Dave Ledger have looked a bit out of form for England 1 in the 50+ group but England 1 will b...
by John Moore
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2954

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

For those who have been following these events, today is Round 8. In the Over 65s, England are playing Russia and in the over 50s, England 1 are also playing Russia. So, some interesting chess in prospect for our teams. I have been following most of the rounds live on ChessBomb and there have been s...
by John Moore
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12547

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Luke's opponent didn't get remotely close to winning what is an admittedly difficult ending.
by John Moore
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Edward Guthlac Sergeant
Replies: 21
Views: 5444

Re: Edward Guthlac Sergeant

PW Sergeant was the oldest player ever, I think, in the British Championship itself, at Leicester, 1960. When John Littlewood last played I wrote to him teasing that he'd not quite got the record. Paul wrote back that he'd get it - and he would have - the next year. Sadly, John died before achievin...
by John Moore
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transposing into historic tabiyas
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

Re: Transposing into historic tabiyas

Barcza played 19.Bc1, instead, and went on to win in 38 moves. It looks as if Barcza outplayed his opponent a bit in the ensuing melee ( White took the d6 pawn, Black took the c4 pawn), but the final win was a tactical collapse by Black, time trouble presumably. An engine unstressed by time pressur...