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by Nick Burrows
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4618

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Well i guess your 3 minute browse is definitive then. Thanks, I thought I might attract a bit of your trademark gratuitous rudeness. Yes, notice that it is usually towards you. There is something in your general tone that i find subtly dismissive, superior and often belittling. I hadn't even realis...
by Nick Burrows
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4618

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

I keep hearing that English adults don't like playing English juniors because the latter are underrated. This is usually attributed to their not playing many FIDE rated games compared with their overseas conterparts. I also keep hearing that, if English juniors don't do as well in World and Europea...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4618

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

I knew this excuse for underperformance would crop up, it always does, so I checked for signs of underrating. Didn't find much. Well i guess your 3 minute browse is definitive then. Everyone but you seems to agree that there are LOTS of extremely underated juniors out there, especially at the under...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4618

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

John Higgs wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Shreyas Royal (ENG) who was seeded 2nd with a rating of 2048. He came 35th scoring 7/11 with a TPR of 1677, losing 118 rating points.
I guess a combination of many dramatically underated players and Shreyas out of form. He is clearly of 2000ish standard
by Nick Burrows
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Rapidplay Entry Requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: British Rapidplay Entry Requirements

I should add that the section was open to players rated under 1976 Fide. My rating is 1937.
by Nick Burrows
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Rapidplay Entry Requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 287

British Rapidplay Entry Requirements

I entered the major section of the upcoming British Rapidplay. Both the entry form: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk/2018site/Rapidplay2018.pdf and website: http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk/2018site/index.html clearly state that the entry requirements are: 1) FIDE Rapid 2) FIDE std 3) ECF Rapi...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 330
Views: 23407

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

There arent too many Russian billionaires in Manchester
by Nick Burrows
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 330
Views: 23407

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Thanks, though without knowing which moves they were, we're not really there yet... In C.N. 6315 Alan O’Brien (Mitcham, England) noted that in another match-game, the 28th, this position arose: Alekhine played 41 Nef4 and wrote: ‘The text move was sealed and it took me an hour and 50 minutes to con...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 330
Views: 23407

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

In the 11th game of their match in 1927 for the world’s championship, Capablanca took two hours on one move, and Alekhine took an hour and three-quarters for his reply.
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-longe ... tive-chess
by Nick Burrows
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rare 17th century book
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Rare 17th century book

I wonder why both queen pawns are missing from the board in the illustration?
by Nick Burrows
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4618

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

John Moore wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:31 pm
All joking aside about Chris's ability at chess, the play is remarkably good across the board. I wonder how I as an average 180 would manage if I was catapulted in one of this events.
You buy shorts and a blazer, I will provide paperwork, then you can try next year..
by Nick Burrows
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1550

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

The average rating of Tiviakovs 110 games is probably about 200 elo points lower than Ding's. It's just not comparable. Do we count an unbeaten run at the 2000 fide level?
by Nick Burrows
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1550

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

Agreed. What's the issue with him producing a list of results, rather than saying "it was once verified"
by Nick Burrows
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "What are the best places on the web for comprehensible commentary?"
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: "What are the best places on the web for comprehensible commentary?"

He does explain things in a simple way, but is a little rushed and robotic/dry.

A good compromise may be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QCoW_Qa-Gg who seems to be recapping all the games.
by Nick Burrows
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Bundesliga
Replies: 4
Views: 2315

Re: Bundesliga

Very nice game from Luke yesterday: https://www.chess.com/events/2018-bunde ... ane_Luke_J