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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mickey Adams providing annotations for Chessbase for game 4:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world-cha ... 018-game-4
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Oops. I need to follow your links more... (maybe if you said what they were, instead of just a cryptic word?) [I may even have opened your link and read it quite a bit later having forgotten that I had got it from here? I actually spent about 5 minutes trying to find that article today, having remem...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

On the theme of selling tickets to a venue without access to the live game (to be fair, this is not precisely what is happening at these London WCC): $100 to not see games? The Warriors' 'In the Building' pass is Silicon Valley in ticket form (Guardian) "They do not get a seat and they don’t even ge...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 247
Views: 12338

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

So now we know that Mark Glukhovsky is a Richard Dawkins fan boy (not a bad thing, but not what I had expected to learn). Does anyone know if Richard Dawkins has more history than this with chess? The tweet from Nigel Short with Richard Dawkins: https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/10606828816...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mike - thanks for the review. I'm on my way there now and it's useful to know what to expect. Having now returned, I would echo Mike Gunn's assessment of the venue. In practice, there was little difficulty in getting successive slots in the main playing arena if you wished. So, I spent three-quarte...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

The relevant part of the ticket T&C seems to be: "In case of high demand to access the Game Area, the Organiser reserves the right to regulate access to the Game Area using a time slot system". What I am trying to ascertain is whether this was in the original T&C when I purchased my ticket, or wheth...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

A missed opportunity for Carlsen (definitely, he will have been disappointed not to win that), or a psychological boost for Caruana (maybe), or a sign of things to come for Caruana (he will get his chances, but will need to play better than that - first game nerves)? Maybe a bit of all that.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

And Carlsen played 1.c5 in response to Caruana's 1.e4. Hmm.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2521
Views: 276865

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 am
Andrew McGettigan on various match-related issues.
That article says the match is at the former Cochrane Theatre. Other sources say "The College, Holborn". Are these two different places close together, or parts of the same building?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 295
Views: 21060

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Will we have a thread for the games? Interesting bit at the end of this article (though the 'chess as a sport' bit seems overly optimistic): https://en.chessbase.com/post/press-conference-in-london After the press conference, World Chess CEO Ilya Merenzon admitted that preparing for the tournament h...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF and the World Championship Match ?
Replies: 16
Views: 990

Re: ECF and the World Championship Match ?

Not as if the Evening Standard or Metro have picked up on a London World Chess Championship. Maybe tomorrow. I was expecting the organisers were going to take out a one page advert. I cannot remember seeing it in Time Out either. The Evening Standard had an article on it today (Thursday) by their H...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3725

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

George – U10 Open – was a little nervous before his match, but overcame his nerves to secure a nice position from the opening – his middlegame resulted in the most dynamic, chaotic opening in the tournament to date. After securing a won position, George’s opponent (rated hundreds of point higher th...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1173

Re: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018

In round 5, Yu Yangyi won and Ding Liren..... LOST!!!! No, I jest. He won. :mrgreen: From 2700 Twitter: There is a Chinese Day in Shenzhen. Ding Liren (2816.9) reaches 99 unbeaten classical games after beating Wojtaszek and Yu Yangyi (2769.1) enters the Top-10 for the first time in his life after be...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

ECF obituary (by Stewart Reuben):

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/rip-eric-schiller/
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 96
Views: 3052

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Her Wikipedia article says Ekaterina Atalik was Polovnikova before she married Suat Atalik (in 2005).

Nigel Short was best man at their wedding!