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by Tim Harding
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

A new set of entry lists was posted today at http://chess-results.com/tnr361548.aspx?lan=1&art=0&turdet=YES&flag=30 and it is now possible to see entrants by country. There are two new names from England, very welcome: GM Keith Arkell and WIM Ingrid Lauterbach. Entries officially closed on Monday bu...
by Tim Harding
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Thanks, as ever, to Tim for consolidating all this useful information for all of us who play in the events. Modesty, however, forbids me to accept that I am the top-rated British player in the 65+ championship, as Tim suggests, 'as usual'. While it probably is true that I have been the top-rated Br...
by Tim Harding
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Entries close in a week (17 Sept). The entry lists were updated today at http://chess-results.com/tnr361548.aspx?lan=1&art=0&turdet=YES&flag=30 After the usual late rush there are now 150 players in the 65+. Sveshnikov is in now as second seed. Craig Pritchett, currently 15th seed, is the top Britis...
by Tim Harding
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 141
Views: 8484

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

A few crazy people play both morning and afternoon. It's nice to have the space and sunshine in the morning games but the time limit is fast.

Unless you are on a plus score you will probably play your games in the Open down in the basement restaurant. Sea view but more cramped.
by Tim Harding
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Entry lists have been updated again today at http://wscc2018.european-chessacademy.com/index.php/en/ Entries from our part of the world so far: WOMEN 50+ Petra Fink-Nunn (also Helen Milligan NZL but formerly SCO); total entries to date: 15. WOMEN 65+ Dinah Norman; total entries to date: 8. They prob...
by Tim Harding
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 80
Views: 6330

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I think the seedings may have changed Yes, the Georgia teams are now included and as a result Ireland are down three places to 68th. Scotland and Wales drop three places too. However the seedings will soon change again when the September ratings are applied. There are now 183 teams in the Open and ...
by Tim Harding
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Messina Chess Club
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: The Messina Chess Club

I did read it though I knew most of that stuff anyway. Actually Michael Portillo covered this quite well in one of his Continental Railway Journeys tv shows for the BBC which included Messina.
by Tim Harding
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Was Christopher Kreuzer's question ("But what possessed Nakamura to play 62...g5 and 66...a5?") answered by Lawrence Cooper? Can it really be that it dawned on Naka at move 62 that he would be better off losing the game? Surely not!? 66...a5 is irrelevant as he was probably losing the pawn anyway to...
by Tim Harding
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: Sinquefield Cup

After 8 rounds, 32 games played, 26 drawn. 40 games played, 34 drawn. Terrible at maths! Reinforces my argument though. They're off: So v Caruana, Petroff 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nd3!? Nxe4 5 Qe2 Qe7 Carlsen v Nakamura, QGD Aronian v Grischuk, 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 d6 Anand v Mamedyarov, Open Spanish Karjakin v MVL, ...
by Tim Harding
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: Sinquefield Cup

After 8 rounds, 32 games played, 26 drawn. In the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, a 6-player double round-robin, 10 rounds, total games played 30, 14 decisive, half of which were Caruana wins. So Caruana alone won more games in 2014 than we have seen so far this year, despite two more games being played. The ...
by Tim Harding
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Messina Chess Club
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: The Messina Chess Club

In the game in which Messina were White, Gerard Killoran quotes the game as lasting 45 moves adopting as his source the Belfast News-Letter of 25.2.1909. However, 'The Chess Amateur' of February 1909 has a longer version of the game, stating that it took this from an article in The Field. The extra...
by Tim Harding
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 20899

Re: Director of Women's Chess

How are ECF for girls and women in the top junior and senior rankings? In Ireland we have a list online for Top Juniors (age 19 and under) and currently there are 10 girls in the top 100. (Actually in the top 72, but the girl at #101 gained points at a tournament two weekends ago.) I think we also h...
by Tim Harding
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5953

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Presumably TV contracts are calling the shots in European sport, but not for chess or Norwegian TV would have got an earlier start for Magnus in Saint Louis.
by Tim Harding
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2456

Re: Irish Championships 2018

The final results (a convincing win for IM Alex Lopez) can still be seen at:
http://chess-results.com/tnr357006.aspx ... art=1&rd=9
by Tim Harding
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 993

World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

The closing date for registrations is one month from today (17 September). Arrival date is 17 November, 11 rounds 18-29 November (free day on the 24th). Play starts 3pm for rounds 1-10 but unlike previous years it is 10am for Round 11. Contrary to what the website says, there isn't an online entry f...