Search found 7027 matches

by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26007

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Seven draws. Clearly building up to a really exciting game tomorrow (game eight) when my visit is scheduled. 8) Either a breakthrough (with only four games left after tomorrow's game) or an historic eighth draw in a draw. Apart from the obvious K-K matches, what are the precedents for eight draws in...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ian Wells memories
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Ian Wells memories

Thank you for the link to that article. Do you know who is the author? I couldn't find their name anywhere in the piece or their user profile. This site is referenced several times, with screenshots and in one case a reference to a thread that they had lost the link to (where you had written about a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26007

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Just played through the game - was Caruana winning that at some point? Looks like it! (Though very difficult position, nearly impossible for a human to find that winning line, to quote Kasparov: "The computer shows Black wins with 68..Bh4 here. But had Caruana played the incredible 69.Bd5 Ne2 70.Bf3...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26007

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 pm
If this stalemate equals win malarkey is made official then every endgame book will be obsolete.
Not just endgame books, Geoff. In today's world, opening books too.
Speaking of which, 15 knight moves in the first 20 moves so far in game 6.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1267

Re: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018

For the record (though Justin's pithy comment above is apposite):

Ding defeated! Tiviakov celebrates!
Vachier-Lagrave awarded Shenzen Masters win after three-way tie
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 37
Views: 2304

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Thanks, Keith. Much appreciated to get your thoughts on that.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 300 ECF Grade
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: 300 ECF Grade

Carlsen and Caruana are so close in rating that the five draws so far have resulted in zero changes to their live ratings. I do hope they won't draw all 12 games. That wouldn't be good!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 260
Views: 12770

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Other points that may be worthy of mention: "To allow the FIDE President to sign any documents which financially engage FIDE for any amount of under 50,000 Euros." "To appoint Arkady Dvorkovich and Emil Sutovsky as new members of the FIDE-World Chess Interface." "To approve the decision which requir...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 37
Views: 2304

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Keith, can I ask what your views are on the way programmes like AlphaZero played against Stockfish, with seemingly crazy moves eventually resulting in winning positions? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609736/alpha-zeros-alien-chess-shows-the-power-and-the-peculiarity-of-ai/ Specifically: “It doe...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26007

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: 395
Views: 26007

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: 395
Views: 26007

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: 260
Views: 12770

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: 395
Views: 26007

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: 395
Views: 26007

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...