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by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

What happened in the Super Blitz? I can't find the full results anywhere - only partial results at chess-results.com. http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/109468 David lost the armageddon game as white in the final. Thanks. The link to that site from chess-results.com is incorrect (though now I see i...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

The tripled (Irish) pawns are still there, and Mickey has just played a bad move (35.Bd5), though a loss will only see him finish bottom with Anand (who lost and has had a disastrous tournament). Nakamura has drawn to achieve the full set of nine draws. Aronian may lose to Carlsen, and fail to join ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 8253

Re: London chess-FIDE open

Paul Dargan wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:07 pm
I think Jack's posted the game in the other thread (International). Well done Roger
A link to help people find the game later:

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9426&start=30#p208948
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

The schedule is: 1 - Friday 1 December - 14:00 rest day - Saturday 2 December 2 - Sunday 3 December - 14:00 3 - Monday 4 December - 16:00 4 - Tuesday 5 December - 16:00 5 - Wednesday 6 December - 16:00 rest day - Thursday 7 December 6 - Friday 8 December - 16:00 7 - Saturday 9 December - 14:00 8 - S...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Glancing briefly over at the FIDE Open side of things, does anybody know which players may be on track for a norm? Ranking list after round 7 of 9: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr317477.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=7&flag=30&wi=821 Two Indian IMs on 5.5/7, plus Hambleton (thought he was already a GM?) and ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Well, Adams has made nine draws out of nine already in one of these recent Grand Tour versions of the Classic. Not, of course, that he can be blamed for that, as the lowest rated player (and wildcard) both then and now. I had forgotten that, well remembered! It was in 2015: https://en.wikipedia.org...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Five rounds, 25 games, 23 draws and 2 wins.

Seven of the players have had five draws in a row.

How likely is it that some of those seven players will end up with four more draws for a 'Giri'? (9 draws?)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 136
Views: 7565

Re: Computer Go

(despite the hardware being different) It would be interesting to know more about this. I have to admit that I am hunting for some reason why this shocking development is not quite as it appears. There's a paper which says AlphaZero was evaluating 80K positions a second while Stockfish was looking ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 136
Views: 7565

Re: Computer Go

(despite the hardware being different) It would be interesting to know more about this. I have to admit that I am hunting for some reason why this shocking development is not quite as it appears. Am only basing this on the Twitter comments such as this one: https://twitter.com/esotericpig/status/93...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 136
Views: 7565

Re: Computer Go

The problem with doing chess this way is more that the brute force approach is so very, very good at the game. Not much incentive to try and get fancy. Seems like there was incentive enough. And Martin, no disrespect, but your assessment that the "brute force approach is so very, very good at the g...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 37
Views: 2868

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

The involvement of George Osborne and the Evening Standard is interesting.

https://twitter.com/George_Osborne/stat ... 1123096576
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Round 1
Friday 1 Dec, 14.00

Nepomniachtchi-Aronian
Carlsen-Caruana
Adams-Karjakin
Nakamura -Anand
So-Vachier-Lagrave
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

The first round being in a different location might have taken some of the anticipation out of the start of the event. Hopefully there will be reports and photos at some stage. Have a read of the report from John Saunders on the Pro-Biz Cup that took place yesterday: http://www.londonchessclassic.co...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 255
Views: 37642

Re: Cheating in chess

The actual game is a bit off-topic for this thread, but here it is: Gilevych, Artem (ITA) - Stella, Andrea (ITA) 0-1 Italian Championship 2017 round 01 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 e6 4. Nc3 d5 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 Be7 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. e4 Nxc3 10. bxc3 c5 11. Qd2 Nc6 12. Bb5 O-O 13. Ne2 Rd8 14. ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 255
Views: 37642

Re: Cheating in chess

Oops. Quite right! My excuse is that I was distracted trying to work out what happens after 31...gxh5 (when 32.Bd3 wins). Not quite the same as the earlier (non-game variation) 30...Kg8 (when 31.Qf4 wins). And in the game, doesn't 31.Qf4 win even quicker? As 31...Kh7 is met by 32.Rh5+ forcing the ca...