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by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

At last. My post above was written before the final game.
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Still no draws!
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Online SF9 was still showing 0.00 evaluation when mate was forced!
They are at the board now.

10 minute game, Caro-Kann classical with Nh3-f4
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:56 pm
There's more than that though. She was able to reach the fiftieth move - but didn't realise!
Poor thing! Yes the last capture was at move 86 and mate is not until move 137!

Memo to self: in such situations, always claim a draw before resigning! It cannot hurt.
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Abdumalik blundered on move 132 (Rf1 or Kg8 was necessary) and was mated.
Now she has to win to order in the next game; I guess they will take a break first.
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 313
Views: 21860

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

So is the tie break 6-6 Carlsen wins or is it quickplay, then five minutes?. If they reach 6-6 in Classical then there will be a playoff as in the Gelfand v Anand and Carlsen v Karjakin matches. Four rapid games managed to decide both those contests. Heaven forbid there would still be no winner and...
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Excelsior!?
Replies: 26
Views: 2985

Re: Excelsior!?

Surely it might be worthwhile White playing on in the final position there!? Adjournment after move 40 might have been an issue. As it was the last round of the prelims, it was also presumably the last "proper" game Alexander would play for approaching six years. Matt is right! [Event "Olympiad-08 ...
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Excelsior!?
Replies: 26
Views: 2985

Re: Excelsior!?

Ian Kingston wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:26 pm
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[White "Worwald, Robert"]
That should be WORMALD, Robert Bownas
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Lagno wins with White, so the next round shapes up as follows: Ju, Wenjun v Tokhirjonova (of whom I had never heard before this event) Anna Muzychuk v Kosteniuk Abdumalik v Mariya Muzychuk Lagno v Lei, Tingjie So an all-China final or an all-Muzychuk final is still possible; somehow the former seems...
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

So while Magnus and Fabi take a day off to repair their White repertoires, we can enjoy some faster action tomorrow morning: Tokhirjonova v Gunina A. Muzychuk - Stefanova Harika v Kosteniuk Zawadzka v Abdumalik Pogonina v Lagno Galliamova v Lei, Tingjie Only Maria Muzychuk and Ju Wenjun are through ...
by Tim Harding
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Round 3 pairings, starting 10am tomorrow:

Ju, Wenjun v Zhai, Mo
Tokhirjonova v Gunina

Anna Muzychuk v Stefanova
Kosteniuk v Harika

Zawadzka v Abdumalik
Mariya Muzychuk v Alinasab

Lagno v Pogonina
Galliamova v Lei, Tingjie
by Tim Harding
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Round 2 playoffs: Tan Zhongyi LOST TO Tokhirjonova Stefanova BEAT Saduakassova Kosteniuk BEAT Ni, Shiqun (2-0 in TIEBREAK) Harika BEAT Khotenashvili Abdumalik BEAT Zhao, Xue (2-0 in TIEBREAK) M. Muzychuk BEAT Atalik Lagno BEAT Hoang (2-0 in TIEBREAK) Pogonina v Zhu, Jiner TIEBREAK IN PROGRESS Rapid ...
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1678

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

I would put that last named example down to sloppiness and not caring about the facts rather than an actual, deliberate untruth (those are more the preserve of his old mate Raymondo) Though that isn't really much better at the end of the day I suppose. I bought the Schiller/Benjamin book in questio...
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3134

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Round 2 results: Ju, Wenjun v Krush 1.5-0.5 Batsiashvili v Zhai, Mo 0-2 Tan Zhongyi v Tokhirjonova TO TIEBREAK TOMORROW Gunina v Ushenina 1.5-0.5 A. Muzychuk v Bodnaruk 2-0 Stefanova v Saduakassova TIEBREAK Kosteniuk v Ni, Shiqun TIEBREAK Harika v Khotenashvili TIEBREAK Koneru v Zawadzka 0.5-1.5 Abd...
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58803

Re: Cheating in chess

You have to wonder about his parents' view on this sudden change in his performances.
Were they helping him to perfect his cheating system?
Did they need the prize money?