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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen vs Nakamura
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: Carlsen vs Nakamura

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Nakamura crushes Carlsen on the last day 8-0! Carlsen quits chess forever! Earth renamed Naka!
Back in the real world:

Carlsen adds a new title: Chess960 champion
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2174
Views: 233162

Re: Media comments on chess

Bit of an obscure example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNTOkgEFI0I&t=20s There are several version of this short film on YouTube. 'For King and Country' by George O'Regan. A short film (three minutes) made a couple of years ago for Remembrance Day. It includes chess scenes, in a flashback f...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2174
Views: 233162

Re: Media comments on chess

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43026443

(Six Nations [rugby union] article by Jeremy Guscott)
Jeremy Guscott wrote: The whole match was a massive game of chess and that was England putting Wales in check, and check again until finally they made it checkmate.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6406

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

In case anyone is as confused as I was: "If more than four players tie for first place, the four players with the highest performance ratings shall qualify for the play-off to decide the first prize."
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6406

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Oops. I got the colours the wrong way round!! :oops:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6406

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

The tournament Facebook feed (visible on the tournament website if you scroll down) says: "UPDATE: It's down to 21 year-old Daniil Dubov. If he wins against Le Quang on Board 3 then he wins the tournament! #GibChess" And Le Quang has blundered with 44...Bc7, allowing the classic breakthrough tactic ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Alpha Zero (redux)

The previous thread on Alpha Zero got merged with the earlier thread on Computer Go , which is silly as no-one is discussing computer go any more. Here are some more links actually on Alpha Zero: http://chessimprover.com/its-all-over-for-humanity/ http://chessimprover.com/news-of-the-century/ There ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress

Worth highlighting the impressive shirt parade! :D

https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Ches ... -KdSw5hC/A
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6406

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Its not a big deal Why not? If it is the case that the top players can work out their pairing for the next round, decide they don't fancy it and take a bye instead, I find that rather disturbing. I don't think that is what is happening. But if the successful pre-tournament requests for byes were pu...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6406

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Maybe it should be a requirement for the organisers to publish at the start of the tournament the details of which players have been granted half-point (or other) byes and in which rounds? And to update this information as the tournament progresses (this would make clear when people request 'emergen...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6406

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Slightly. But presumably such byes have to be agreed before the tournament starts. No feeling ill one evening and ducking out of a top board encounter. Wang Hao might have wanted to play the whole tournament, but might have had other commitments.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 202
Views: 11988

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:52 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:20 am
he's white against Shak today
He'll need to handle that better than Svidler did!
Drawn by repetition on move 12, so really only about 9 meaningful moves.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 202
Views: 11988

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Round 11 not setting the board on fire. The three leaders drew. Gawain looks set to lose to So and drop into the bottom three (though he is still best of the back-markers). Hou lost to Anand. Adhiban drew with Wei Yi. Karjakin may beat Kramnik (probably not, though). Top seven set to be a point-and-...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

What are the odds on his luxury item being a chess set? Low, I would have thought. He can do chess in his head. Mere mortals can make chess sets from whatever materials are to hand. Or am I missing the point of the 'luxury' item? Do people take satellite-connected (chess-playing) phones to desert i...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 202
Views: 11988

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Carlsen looking like he might pull off a miracle against So. That was an amazing game. Carlsen (correctly) gave up a pawn, then a piece, and then finished off with a (admittedly rather trivial at the end) flourish, giving up a rook for a bishop and leaving So with no option but to resign a rook up ...