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by Tim Harding
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Russia Women have won their gold medal because their 11MP cannot be equalled now that Germany Women-1 have lost in this round, Ireland 50+ will be on live tomorrow as they have 10MP after beating USA Brothers. Krishan J'wala still playing against Delaney, Russia have clinched the 65+ with an eighth ...
by Tim Harding
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

In the 50+ the top six matches are all decided though a few games are still on as I write. England lead with 15 MP from USA on 14 and Lasker 13 MP. Only Germany-1 and Canada are on 12 MP. so ENgland will play GER-1 and presumably USA (as they should be paired ahead of Lasker) will get Canada. So the...
by Tim Harding
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Great result today; hope for another tomorrow, and USA winning or drawing pairings There are 8 teams on 10 points rankings , so there may be other possible final round opponents than Germany 1 Here is an analysis of the present situation and how it's likely to look before pairing the last round. Le...
by Tim Harding
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

England 2 v England 1 in the 50+: http://www.schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en/live-games.html Speelman seemed in trouble at one point but drew so it turned out well for England I eventually (3-1). Keith won a typical Keith ending: rook and 4 versus rook and 3 on the same side...
by Tim Harding
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 128
Views: 6596

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:22 pm
Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:19 pm
Come on Nigel; beef up your team while there is still time.
He has done that.

https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess

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I have voted for Nigel now. I have nothing against Malcolm but not so keen on Makropolous.
by Tim Harding
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Time Limit in Correspondence Chess
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: New Time Limit in Correspondence Chess

Yes, you have to be careful in 7-piece endings. If you get down to 7 or 8 pieces, you just set up Nalimov to look at the 6 piece possibilities, to make sure you don't exchange into the wrong one, if there is a wrong one. I guess they're being practical, knowing that most players will look up Nalimo...
by Tim Harding
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

The team registration lists have just been updated at http://www.schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en/list-of-registrations.html It appears that both St Petersburg and Armenia have withdrawn from the 50+ tournament, and England I are now fourth seeds out of 67. (Yemen also withdre...
by Tim Harding
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 21621

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Can we please transfer all discussions from here onwards to the new (Take Two) thread please?
by Tim Harding
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 128
Views: 6596

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

I especially like the inclusion of Peru’s Julio Granda, a personal friend of my wife and I. I have no doubt that he will bring a large slice of South American votes with him." If Latin America is really in play then we may have a contest. However, Granda Zuniga is a lone wolf and I do not know whet...
by Tim Harding
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Colin Patterson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 pm
A complex game, but Adair now has a winning advantage if he can keep a clear head.
Adair has won. How does this leave him fixed for the last round?
by Tim Harding
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

By 2016 F Olafsson was actually in his 80s rather than 70s! Indeed he was; my memory failed me there. Now the following is for the benefit of Forumites who are actually going to Radebeul. A couple of days ago team captains received an information email which said the start time of round 1 would be ...
by Tim Harding
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

People may not know what the Jhunjhnuwala team is. This is 4 brothers, originally from Hong Kong who at least once provided the entire HK team in the Olympiad. Indeed on, that occasion, there were 5 brothers playing. This time they are playing under a US flag. 2016 I never noticed that I played aga...
by Tim Harding
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 6373

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

So, not only have the organisers broken rules regarding start times, they have greatly devalued the event by allowing 40+ German club teams to enter. How on earth will the logistics work out? 130+ teams to have collected and finished breakfast for a 9:30 start? Even with some German teams not stayi...
by Tim Harding
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 21621

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

David Robertson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:20 pm
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And if, as Spraggett alludes, there were to be a stitch-up between the Russians and Makro - putting the band back together again - where would that leave Malcolm Pein and his ambitions for 2022? Answers in a single word, frankly
Toast ?
by Tim Harding
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

First round results:
Nakamura 1 Giri 0
Anand 0 Mamedyarov 1 (very exciting fight)
Caruana 0 So 1
Grischuk-Aronian draw
MVL-Karjakin draw in over 100 moves

Round 2 at 2.30 BST:
So v Mamedyarov
Giri v Anand
Aronian v Nakamura
Karjakin v Grischuk
Caruana v MVL

Also today round 3 at 4pm BST