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by Jim Wadsworth
Sun May 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season musings, part two
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: End of season musings, part two

Roger was delighted with Matthew Wadsworth clinching the IM title in March, winning with the Reti no less, and got to relive it all in May when he - Matthew, that is - went on to clinch his first GM norm, winning with the Reti again. Roger sees his second team as a vehicle for promoting young Engli...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 21
Views: 2650

Re: Another new IM

To be confirmed, etc etc, but Matthew Wadsworth had three valid norms when, rated 2396, he beat Andrew Ledger on Saturday at 4NCL, so he can certainly be called IM-elect with some confidence until his title is ratified. (He seems to be playing closer to 2450+ level right now). Following Southend at...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Jim Wadsworth wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Looks like it's all going to come down to Peter's game against Daniel! No pressure....
All over, real shame and bad luck Peter. Congrats to Oxford, and well done Cambridge for a strong performance in the context of a big rating difference.
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Delighted to see Peter Finn playing and performing creditably. Hopefully he can maintain his level of performance when turning out in the Bucks League later this month.
Looks like it's all going to come down to Peter's game against Daniel! No pressure....
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Now had to leave the venue. When i left, all square with 4 games still going....all three match results possible.

(Amusingly after the first result came in, a certain GM seated in the commentary room audience was forecasting an oxford whitewash*).

*should that be bluewash?
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Draw on board 1. I am biased (both family and uni allegiances) but well done matthew! V proud dad!
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

First blood to oxford on board 8...
by Jim Wadsworth
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1732

Re: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018

Matthew lost on time at the 40th move....
by Jim Wadsworth
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Matthew was very happy to finish his very last match as a Reading pupil with the team becoming champions for the 3rd time in 5 years 😀

Thanks to all the organisers for their excellent and hard work.
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2487

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

Can anyone on the ground in Jersey advise what's going on - has Matthew's round 9 opponent showed up? (Live board suggests not...)
Update via email from Adam Raoof - Matthew's opponent is on the way (sounds like confusion over earlier start time for the final round). Something of a relief....
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Jersey Polar Capital 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2487

Re: Jersey Polar Capital 2018

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Does Matthew Wadsworth get an IM norm with a win?
Well spotted, yes, it looks like 6/9 will do it.
Can anyone on the ground in Jersey advise what's going on - has Matthew's round 9 opponent showed up? (Live board suggests not...)
by Jim Wadsworth
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 7065

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Now safely back home and signing off...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 7065

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Now out of the closing ceremony and starting to pack. 7.30am bus pick up tomorrow morning. First the facts: - Ukraine won the girls tournament (where we were not represented), Poland's A and B teams winning the silver and bronze medals - Israel won the open event, with Hungary second and Ukraine 3rd...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 7065

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Matthew lost. He tried to push for a win having not had one all week. Haven't spoken to him yet, he is too upset. Assume he missed the Bxe3+ tactic for black on move 45 :(
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 98
Views: 7065

Re: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2016

Jim Wadsworth wrote:Not sure if he will get the gold medal for board 4 players
regrettably don't think he will - there is one player with an even better performance than 4.5/7. Congrats again to him regardless of that. Akito has had a week of which to be proud.