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by Tim Harding
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 508
Views: 42689

Re: Chess history trivia

... In addition to being Dean he [Liddell] was part of the duo who completed the mammoth Greek English Lexicon (dictionary) still referred to by the pseudonym "Liddell and Scott" and which includes such vital and useful words as καλλισφυροϛ (kallisphuros) "beautifully-ankled" which it further advis...
by Tim Harding
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.

Gillam didn't include the parliamentary and student matches. Offhand I don't recall what years those were played. In at least one year the English held a qualifying tournament to decide some of the places on the team, and one year consultation games were played in London for spectators when the matc...
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: The Anglo-American cable matches, help needed.

In a way, Mark putting his request like this was unhelpful because now Neil has sent him a PM whose contents are unknown to me (and others who might be able to assist). I don't feel like exercising myself much in the matter as I may just be wasting my time duplicating Neil. I am only posting this be...
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019

Update after the rest day with six rounds to go:
http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-news.html

This is based mostly on chess-results.com as I am not in Bucharest.
by Tim Harding
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019

Terry Chapman and Andrew P. Lewis are among 21 players on 2/2 in the 50+ Open championship. Terry will have White against GM Psakhis and Andrew has Black against GM Movsziszian; 1pm GMT start. In the 65+, Nigel Povah and Brian Hewson are on 1.5/2. Povah's game should also be going out live. Sad to h...
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg

After the Polish GM wins the second 10/10 game it will be Duda v Grischuk tomorrow.
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg

First 10/10 game drawn after 16 moves in an unclear position. Dubov was White and maybe wanted more recovery time.
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg

Drama in the Dubov-Duda playoff right now. Dubov won the first game with Black and looked like coasting to a draw in a rook ending after Duda missed a chance at move 44. But now they are very short of time anything may happen. Dubov went wrong at move 68 and it seems he will lose and bring on blitz....
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019

This event began today. The biggest upsets were that, in the Open 65+ (which the organisers designate M65) the defending champion GM Jansa was beaten. In the 50+ England's Peter Gayson crushed second seed GM Darcy Lima and Kevin Goater beat GM Dvoirys (with Black). Maybe somebody who is in Bucharest...
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Grischuk has eliminated MVL in their second semi-final game in Hamburg which makes it likely that Grischuk will qualify for the Candidates. Duda v Dubov was drawn today so they will have a playoff tomorrow to decide who plays Grischuk, but G must be favourite to win the event now. That would probabl...
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8997

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

David's win showing on chess24 now. Ivanchuk still trying to trick Saric,
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8997

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Oh, has Šarić got a rook-against-queen fortress available here ? (White has just taken on b7.) Looks like a fortress - Rook just goes back and forwards between e6 and g6. Online Stockfish says +5.67 but tablebase says draw, ADDED: So it looks like Ukraine have thrown away the gold medals but will b...
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 127
Views: 9493

Re: End of an era

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:38 am
Anybody got today's?
Keene-Ligterink, London Lloyds Bank 1981.

Winning move puzzle: King-Keene, London 1982
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8997

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Luke has drawn. David still seems to be winning (after 48 moves).
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 8997

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Post time control, circa 1130, it is looking like Armenia will win but if David finishes off his game and Luke draws (looking plausible but a long way to go) then England are clear third to compensate for the debacle in Tokyo. But if England only draw 2-2 then it's down to tiebreaks. Ukraine will wi...