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by Tim Harding
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3970

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Thanks for the correction Phil; I am going to fix it now. Also adding details of the ACO event mentioned above and the upcoming Hessische Senior Open in early May (no English version available sadly) and the Olomouc congress of the Czech Tour which includes a senior event. I am pleased to note that ...
by Tim Harding
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 USA Chess Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: 2018 USA Chess Championship

On the menu tonight for our delectation and delight are: Akobian (3.5) v Shankland (3.5) So (3.5) v Izoria (2) Robson (2) v Caruana (3) Nakamura (2.5) v Xiong (2) Zherebukh (2.5) v Lenderman (2) Onischuk (1.5) v Liang (2) AND for the real action: Feng (3) v Paikidze (4) Wang (4) v Derakshani (1) Zat...
by Tim Harding
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3970

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Fake news, fake World Senior Championships, whatever next? I guess if you want a nice chess holiday without being concerned about your FIDE rating this could be the way to go. I will add this to my Seniors calendar on chessmail.com next time I update the site. Meanwhile I put up a link to pictures a...
by Tim Harding
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 27
Views: 1608

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

Carlsen off the mark against Wojtaszek. 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 d6 3 d4 - what's that all about?
This guy just breaks all the rules!
by Tim Harding
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 USA Chess Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: 2018 USA Chess Championship

Thanks, Lawrence. Tonight for our entertainment we have: Shankland (Mr "They can die", on 3 pts) v Caruana (2.5) Xiong (1.5) v So (3) Izoria (1.5) v Akobian (3) Lenderman (1.5) v Nakamura (2, The drawing machine) Liang (1.5) v Zherebukh (2) Onischuk (1) - Robson (1.5) It's not looking good for Robso...
by Tim Harding
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 USA Chess Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 1114

Re: 2018 USA Chess Championship

Mamedyarov lost today, so does Caruana return to number 2?
by Tim Harding
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 27
Views: 1608

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

Yes, thanks Roger, Round 4 gets us our first decisive result! Topalov 1-0 Mamedyarov. Let's hope we don't have to wait till Round 8 for the next one. I was about to say: No you are about to get Giri 0 Ding 1. But then this happened Surprising subtlety in this position where Ding had a big think (20...
by Tim Harding
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Scotland v England today in the 50+ tournament!
by Tim Harding
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 27
Views: 1608

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

And another five draws :roll: Yawn. I am not bothering to watch this; maybe if Miroshnichenko or Gustafsson were commenting I might try, but I am saving my energies for the US Championships. The European Senior Teams is more fun than the Gashimov. On Wednesday Stewart Reuben won against the top tea...
by Tim Harding
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:43 pm
Alan Scrimgour going well.
Another good result for him today: draw against a 2351 Russian GM. Philip Giulian seems to be doing OK too
by Tim Harding
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3970

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Meanwhile FIDE has published the conditions for the 2018 World Senior Individual Championships to be held in November at Bled, Slovenia: http://fide.com/images/stories/FIDE_Calendar_2018/World_Seniors_Individual_Championship_2018.pdf The entry deadline is 17 September, after which entry fees double....
by Tim Harding
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Well done beating Spain today! Good results for the Scots too.
by Tim Harding
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3970

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Congratulations on beating Spain today. http://www.schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en/list-of-registrations.html?view=ergebnisse&layout=teilnehmermannschaft&tngid=2 Looking again at the declared teams for Radebeul (link above) I see I was wrong about the Scots, sorry. However th...
by Tim Harding
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3970

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

This is primarily addressed to Stewart Reuben. I see that there are many English teams now entered for the 50+ and 65+ championships at Dresden in July, including Welsh and Scottish teams and an English women's team for the first time. There will also be 50+ and 65+ teams from Ireland. In the past, ...
by Tim Harding
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3889

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Funny though, when he went Bg4 my first thought was he must have seen the win, otherwise why not go Ra1 straightaway. Perhaps he had worked out the win against other replies but not against Kh8. Then you have two minutes for two moves and know 39 Ra1 is a sure-fire draw against the World Champion. ...