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by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Well kind of, but with a playoff it might be more productive to play conservatively than it would be without it? Because you can come out of the bunch in a way you couldn't if you were looking at a rubbishy tiebreak score.
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Ta to both. Re: Nick's answer, wouldn't playoffs allow too much room for people to play the Swiss Gambit?
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 29
Views: 2060

Re: Development Officer appointment

You're supposed to attribute it to somebody though
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Is there a tiebeaker, asks lazy guy who can't be bothered to look it up
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

When they slip away, they never come back.
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 29
Views: 2060

Re: Development Officer appointment

I am at least vaguely interested to know if it got answered on Saturday.
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Love the edit :)
Last kick of the game, first moment I wished I'd gone instead of watching on TV
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Carlsen just seems to have a way to make his opponents play like babies. I hope Kovalev doesn't go back to his room and hang himself. Do you think it's Carlsen per se, though, or just it's really hard to finish off chess games against much better players? It's not like (say) football where if you h...
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Carlsen just seems to have a way to make his opponents play like babies. I hope Kovalev doesn't go back to his room and hang himself. Do you think it's Carlsen per se, though, or just it's really hard to finish off chess games against much better players? It's not like (say) football where if you h...
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Kovalev's clock though
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Tari v Paehtz 1-0 with no moves
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334961

Re: Media comments on chess

Tony Connelly is a good commentator on Brexit, but he insists on using both gambit and endgame in the same context:
It could be consigned to the annals as a worthy but doomed gambit...Johnson himself is in a much more volatile and toxic endgame.
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

How much does it matter though? Giri's played the number of games he needs to and it's not a trivial number. If you don't have any qualifiers by rating there's obviously a danger that too many players who we would like to see in the Candidates don't actually make it there. Wikipedia for anybody who ...