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by Tim Harding
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2079

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: 32
Views: 2079

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: 32
Views: 2079

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: 295
Views: 16881

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: 1438

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
by Tim Harding
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

The most surprising innovation in round 1 is Yasser's beard!
by Tim Harding
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

Thanks for the very detailed info, David. I actually love watching rapid events online, but blitz is hard to follow and such a lottery that I feel its inclusion downgrades the GCT concept. Also of course the omission of Norway Chess and the new minimalist London Chess Classic are disappointing to my...
by Tim Harding
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

Grand Chess Tour Leuven

The not so grand any more Chess Tour starts on Tuesday with the Leuven rapid and blitz. According to chess24 the ten players involved are: Caruana, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, So, Giri, Nakamura, Grischuk, Aronian, Anand A few days after that ends, chess24 says the Paris rapid and blitz will feature ...
by Tim Harding
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: 2018 Batumi Olympiad

There's already a Batumi olympiad thread. Moderator please merge.

For the ignorant among us, what is TAP? Not dancing presumably?
by Tim Harding
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6509

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Wackier still, though it's since corrected itself the Chess24 computer had White easily winning after 40. h3 (I assume the draw after 40...Rxh3+ was beyond its horizon) so anybody watching on that service had a whole series of apparently inexplicable events within a few seconds. (The commentary was...
by Tim Harding
Thu May 31, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Stuart Conquest would be an excellent choice for captain IMHO.
by Tim Harding
Thu May 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 5367

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I can't comment on the FIDE event, but one additional aspect of the Kos event worth noting is the fabulous hotel where it is held. The hotel which hosted the 2017 World Senior Teams in Crete was also superb and reasonably priced, and I would go back like a shot. The problem, as I have said, is that...
by Tim Harding
Wed May 30, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: girls/boys ch
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: girls/boys ch

Indeed, women play in the open team in the World or European 65+ and 50+ team championships. This year England are also fielding a 50+ women's team in the World 50+ TC. There won't be a separate women's event as there aren't enough entries. So the women's teams will compete in an open team event. T...
by Tim Harding
Wed May 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6509

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

David Robertson wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Mamedyarov - Karjakin

DRAW :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Maybe Shakh still has toothache after all.
by Tim Harding
Sun May 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6509

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Pairings for Round 1:
Carlsen v Caruana !!
Mamedyarov v MVL
Nakamura v Ding Liren
So v Karjakin
Anand v Aronian