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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior U20 Championship 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Updating a couple of the stories: - Ravi Haria played (and lost) to both the Van Foreests, with losses either side producing a run of four losses in a row. A win in round 8 leaves him on 3.5/8. - Katherine Shepherd is on 2.5/8 (one win, three draws). - Praggnanandhaa is on 6.5/8, which secured his f...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2105
Views: 225915

Re: Media comments on chess

An odd tale in the Wall Street Journal and some seriously silly reporting It was impressive that he was 11/11 on his "silly learning tasks" until he made the mistake of trying to learn chess! :lol: This bit is good, though: "He takes a one-hour walk every afternoon to clear his head. He writes out ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 2440

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/10507-king-salman-rapid-a-blitz-2017--historical-agreement.html If true, this bit is impressive: "this will be a first for any sporting event in Saudi Arabia" (not having to wear a hijab or abaya). It might get some coverage in the press. St...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1484

Re: Division One 2017-18

Can't get hugely more basic than only two pieces and one pawn ;) (Games like this do make you realise that increments aren't always quite as pleasant an invention as you sometimes think!). What would have likely happened in a game without increments, assuming both players entered the ending with ab...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 39
Views: 2771

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

By the way he leads the tournament, tied on 5/6 at the rest day today. He also won last night's blitz tournament. Joint leader with five others, including Antonio (the guy he 'lost' to). Would be a bit shocking if it came down to a tie-break there. 11 rounds in total, so plenty of time for everyone...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Manx Liberty & S G Trier - some clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Manx Liberty & S G Trier - some clarification

This was noted here, but not commented on much at the time, back in May when this news first broke: https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8795&p=199446#p199443 The link provided there are the time by Jonathan Rogers still works: http://schachbundesliga.de/bundesliga/trierer-bundesligateam-...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Are 'Wood Green HK' and 'Wood Green Monarchs' from the same stable? Or have Wood Green 2 merged with Midland Monarchs?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Hmm. So when is a second team not a second team? When there is no first team!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: K Kings 1 Question

'D&D United' is a bit obscure, anyone know what the D&D stand for?

Another world champion name-checked in 'Fischer's Catch'.

('Throw in the Tal' is old hat now.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Maybe the '2' is part of the name? :shock:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: K Kings 1 Question

What sort of a name is "K Kings" anyway?

(Prize for best name goes to 'All Anands on Deck')
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 722

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Is it possible that KJCA Kings are the first team and K Kings 2 are the second team? Maybe not, as KJCA Kestrels seem to be the second team.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8220

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Pop quiz question: only three countries outside the Soviet Union or former Soviet states, have ever won this event. All three are from Western Europe. Which three countries are they? Your pop question: England in 1997, Holland about ten years ago and German about six years ago? Close enough. Nether...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8220

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Ukraine beat Hungary (pity, as I was rooting for Hungary who had been doing so well), and Germany beat the only other team still in the running (Israel), so it will be a final round clash between Ukraine and Azerbaijan for the title. Whatever happened to Armenia? Anyone want to work out who ends up ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8220

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

The Azerbaijan result against Russia is astounding. Had to laugh about the (excellent) England result, as when I first left the positions to go and get on with other things earlier this afternoon, Gawain was slightly ahead and Mickey struggling. Then when I looked about 40 minutes ago, it was Gawain...