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by Thomas Rendle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Excelsior!?
Replies: 26
Views: 2970

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: 95
Views: 3022

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: 95
Views: 3022

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: 45
Views: 3674

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: 56
Views: 3869

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: 9794

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?
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 290
Views: 20912

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

I suggest people (and especially) clubs make arrangements to meet up casually during the event - probably in a pub! I'll be trying to do the same thing for a few of the games - maybe the forum is a reasonable place for people to try and make arrangements and/or suggestions!?
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 9794

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

Fairly certain earlier evaluations were just forcing the non-winning endgame.
by Thomas Rendle
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6751

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Round 3 board pairings are up and the stand out game is Wojtaszek (2727) - Carlsen (2839) but I think we will all be gutted to see that there will be no quality game from Loz as he not playing for Wood Green today. You'll be even more gutted to learn that I fly home today and my contribution on the...
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32468

Re: Batumi Olympiad

So looks like China.
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32468

Re: Batumi Olympiad

From twitter

"@Megalovic
23m23 minutes ago
More
ITA wins BIH
SRB lost AZE
EGY wins PER
After Res. USA CHN RUS POL FRA ARM IND NED GEO3 CRO IRI ENG UGA PAN BLR PER MAR GEO2 ITA BIH SRB AZE PER
🇨🇳 369,5
🇺🇸 360,5 (if GEO3 lost 371,5, but GEO3 wins)
🇷🇺 348,5
Waiting for ISR CZE UKR"
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32468

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Kosteniuk back to holding (maybe it was never actually lost) and 2-2 looking likely in UKR-CZE
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32468

Re: Batumi Olympiad

If you're trying to beat someone much higher rated than you don't get down to the increment!
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32468

Re: Batumi Olympiad

6th as it stands, 5th if that's 2-2.
by Thomas Rendle
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32468

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Tiredness playing it's part on both sides but with White down on time will find it difficult to finish off. I don't think it affects the tiebreaks