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by Matthew Turner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 19932

Re: World Youth Championships

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:50 am
Matthew Turner wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:14 am
You need 9 games for an official rating
No, you need five.
Sorry, my mistake - out of date on that one.
by Matthew Turner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 19932

Re: World Youth Championships

Looking back at last year's North Wales Open, if you played the top five seeds and scored 5/5 this equates to something like a 2600 performance (of course there isn't an upper bound for a 100% performance). However, I think this would only result in a part rating performance of circa 2240.
by Matthew Turner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 19932

Re: World Youth Championships

Initial FIDE ratings don't work that way. So to get a starting rating of 2400 you would have to play an average field of around 2400 (and score 50% or more). You need 9 games for an official rating, so it would take two weekend events. I would have thought it would be very difficult in England to st...
by Matthew Turner
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 8343

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

As an aside Danny, as a GM who is playing very well at the moment, after say the opening phase how many moves would you say you produce in a row that are the computers first or second choice on average? It all depends on the position doesn’t it Put a white king on e1, a pawn on e2 and a Black king ...
by Matthew Turner
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 8343

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

If an entirely new English player won a high profile English event, perhaps at the expense of a number of the top English Grandmasters - How would the mainstream media and chess media cover the story? I'm not sure the mainstream media would notice unless there was some other angle. In practice the ...
by Matthew Turner
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4603

Re: Brexit tea leaves

The huge spending pledges would have been a vote winner around here. More spending might well be popular in general, but it was very unclear what Labour’s priorities were. Are people really interested in nationalizing the postal service and bt? I am not sure they are. The conservative message was m...
by Matthew Turner
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4603

Re: Brexit tea leaves

That has nothing to do with Brexit, so I suspect had Brexit not been an issue the result would have been broadly similar. I live in West Bromwich West, which has been Labour for just about as long as suffrage has been extended far enough to give the working class the vote. The only exception was wh...
by Matthew Turner
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4603

Re: Brexit tea leaves

This might be controversial but... Had all the English parties been openly Pro-Brexit (and, for the record, I'm not) then I wonder what would have been the outcome of the General Election ? I think I am asking what would have been the outcome had Brexit not been merged in with the General Election ...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Christmas Quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 1694

Re: A Christmas Quiz

F3+ Rxf3 Bg1 mate
by Matthew Turner
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 19932

Re: World Youth Championships

Tkachiev had an earpiece and a friend transmitting moves - I agree that that is easily possible. How does a baseball cap help with this? Only as a distraction. For the Tkachiev method to work for Declan, he would presumably need a friend sat close to his board or with incredibly good eyesight. I am ...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 19932

Re: World Youth Championships

I don’t really know how you could use a baseball cap to win a blitz tournament? How could moves be Inputted/received?
by Matthew Turner
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 19932

Re: World Youth Championships

That looks like an interesting game between two humans.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 19932

Re: World Youth Championships

Pete,
Are you able to post the Allan Pleasants game? I think a lot of people would be interested to see it.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3845

Re: General Election 2019

I suspect that Jonathan could stand for a number of parties, but I think the truth of the situation is that he has more political influence now than he would have as an MP.
by Matthew Turner
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 298
Views: 14831

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

It feels a bit unfortunate that the lowest rated player gets a full point bye in round 2.