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by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Sinquefield Cup

MVL-Carlsen would be consistent with Magnus hiding his WC prep. Different world champions and challengers seem to take differing approaches to the lead-up to a title match. Some hunker down and play very little, doing training camps instead. Carlsen seems to do a bit of both. Caruana really had to ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: London chess classic

Thinking about this, while looking over the history of the London Chess Classic, the format this year will be different to the 'normal' format of a round robin classical super-GM tournament between 8, 8, 9, 9, [n/a], 6, 10, 10, 10 players (for the nine editions in the years 2009 to 2017, with the 20...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Just picking up on this point, from Mike Klein's report on Chess.com: Another point, about Mamedyarov this time: "He has two other factoids going for him. No repeat winners have come from the five years of the Sinquefield Cup, and every one of the five distinct winners have won the opening round."
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Sinquefield Cup

I think it is the world top 14 minus Ding Liren, Kramnik and Giri That leaves eleven... Yeah, I can't count! :lol: I can't find a source giving the live ranking just before the tournament started. Maybe I should look at the FIDE rating list in use at the start of the tournament. OK, it was the worl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Sinquefield Cup

That puts Mamedyarov at number 2 on the live ratings. Aronian won with White in a Berlin. Wonder what Caruana and Carlsen have prepared in that opening? We won't see any top-secret preparation in their game, but Carlsen is White against Caruana in round 7 (on Saturday 25 August). Carlsen then has Bl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

The St Louis Rapid & Blitz will be followed by the Sinquefield Cup, a Classic event, which starts on Saturday 18th August. Magnus Carlsen will be playing therein. The blitz and rapid events looks mouth-watering as always. Lots of incredible chess and drama hopefully. Will the Sinquefield Cup be the...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19825

Re: British Championship 2018

Are full results and crosstables anywhere? Another report (from Tim Wall) here: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/heavenly-hull-a-report-from-tim-wall/ Prizewinners: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/prizewinners-2018/ Full results and crosstables on chess-results.com: http://ch...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5242

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Might be best to keep the discussion general now that this specific case has been decided. Or even stop the discussion as it still has the potential to get quite political!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5242

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Random Person who may be NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:49 pm
For clarity, the quote is from The Times, not David himself.
You can edit the post to say that directly, as I did above.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2599

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Heh. Good spot. I am sure there are other such connections as well, especially if you look at Ireland, Scotland and Wales (and the Channel Islands and so on) and some of the weaker Anglophone countries. A more obscure example is John Dempsey who transferred in 2015 from SCO to the ISV (the US Virgin...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2599

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I see Ben Hague (ex Rochdale, Oldham, Bradford 4NCL) is playing for New Zealand possibly on top board by the look of it Ben Hague reached 216 in the July 2010 ECF list. His current FIDE rating of 2404 is impressive (equivalent to 227 ECF). Spotted another couple of players with an England connectio...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19996

Re: Director of Women's Chess

What? Lawrence Cooper has done (and still does do) a huge amount for women's chess in England and generally. Among other things, organising invitational tournaments at the London Chess Classic for female players. I was under the impression that Harriet Hunt made a decision to focus on her studies an...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: First Saturday Budapest August
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: First Saturday Budapest August

Oh dear. Fate duly tempted. 4/5. Better not make any more predictions!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2536
Views: 105936

Re: The English Language

Maybe the thread will get locked after a threefold repetition? 8)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: British Over 65 Championship 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1411

Re: British Over 65 Championship 2018

After 56.Rxg7 Kxg7 57.e6 are any of the plausible moves by the king any better for Black? i.e. 57...Kf8/Kg8/Kh7?