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by Thomas Rendle
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 4250

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

The whole argument (from OP) is a silly one anyway, honestly I assumed it had been meant as a joke. Chess is a meritocracy and the top players deserve everything they get. They're badly paid compared other top people in their field (industry, law etc.) not only top sports.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3649

Re: British Knock out December 2018

There is 3rd/4th in both events I believe so 2 more Classical games still for everyone. 2/2 would take Fabi to #1.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3649

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Yes.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3649

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Classical wins are worth 6, Rapid wins worth 4, blitz wins worth 2. 2 Classic, 2 Rapid & 4 Blitz.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who were the seconds at the WC2018?
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Who were the seconds at the WC2018?

From twitter: Jon Ludvig Hammer

@gmjlh
12h12 hours ago
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Nils Grandelius has confirmed he was one of @MagnusCarlsen's seconds in the match, alongside Fressinet, Gustafsson and a 4th person. They worked remotely from Thailand.
by Thomas Rendle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: UK Open Blitz Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 451

UK Open Blitz Championship

The final of the UK Blitz Open takes places today, with games live on chess24: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/uk-open-blitz-finals/
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39800

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Sadly, no. Still White with all the work to do to hold. I suspect he will though.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39800

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Can we agree, once and for all, this isn't a dull match that needs fixing?
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39800

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

As much as we may complain about tiebreaks not being an ideal way to decide things (it isn't) it's not easy to suggest a better option. More importantly if we get tiebreaks we'll be in for a treat - I expect them to be extremely exciting, with both players under immense pressure on the board, clock ...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Excelsior!?
Replies: 26
Views: 3154

Re: Excelsior!?

What's the longest a failed Excelsior has sat on the 7th after failing to make it the final step?
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 4981

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Yes, but most of the tournaments in those sports are knock-outs, rather than the exception for chess. The 'World Champs' is still normally a little longer than other events (especially in Snooker) and can be considered tougher to win. Most tournaments in chess are round-robin and tend to be won by o...
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 4981

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Let's be honest, this event is not thought of as a World Championship - nor will the winner be regarded in a meaningful way to be the 'World Champion'. It's a World Cup knock-out and it will crown a worthy winner I'm sure.
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5535

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

From twitter:
@chess24com
"Today's Round 3 of the World Cadets Championship in Santiago de Compostela has been postponed because of heavy rain & potential flooding"
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 4562

Re: 4NCL International Congress

If you suspect/are worried about your opponent during the game you can bring it to the attention of the arbiter who can then monitor the player. You can also ask for the arbiter to computer check the game afterwards I would think. Apart from that you have to get on with playing the game. To the best...
by Thomas Rendle
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 10449

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Arguably the resignation is still the bigger mistake. Solid pawn for the piece and vague attacking chances in a key game?