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by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 9364

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Qualifiers!

Gibraltar Masters, Route F

David Spence (2321 TPR after four games)
Tim Wall (2303 TPR after four games)
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 203
Views: 17738

Re: Arbitration question

Touch-move claims are difficult to judge. In practice, arbiters usually don't rule in favour of the claim unless either both players agree on something, or an outside witness can say something.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1931

Re: Gibraltar 2020

On the subject of IAs playing at Gibraltar, here's me in action yesterday: [Event "Gibraltar International Chess Festival "] [Site "Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar"] [Date "2020.01.22"] [Round "2.124"] [White "Rudd, Jack"] [Black "Jansen, Guido"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D27"] [WhiteElo "2331"] [BlackElo "2162"...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4328

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Well, any match that had a First To N Wins condition will have gone to the last game, by definition. Also, any match that was actually drawn - in addition to the ones you mentioned, there was also Lasker-Schlechter, Botvinnik-Bronstein and the first Botvinnik-Smyslov match. There were also some othe...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 165
Views: 10589

Re: World Youth Championships

Martin's been a lot higher than that.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1931

Re: Gibraltar 2020

Impressive swindling technique to even get to that point, mind. David was losing until his opponent allowed the mass build-up on h2.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 5906

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

I see that Carlsen gets 7 games as White, 6 as Black. Giri the other way round. Is this a significant advantage - especially given the lack of Black wins to date? I assume it isn't or they would choose to avoid it. It's probably somewhere on the order of about 0.2 points or so. It's essentially irr...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Magnus Carlsen....
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: If Magnus Carlsen....

Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:23 pm
And how did you generally fare Jack?
Usually scored 7 out of 7. Although one year I was giving Theo Slade an 18-2 handicap. That didn't go so well.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Magnus Carlsen....
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: If Magnus Carlsen....

We do that at Barnstaple, except our limit was 18 v 2. I've played a few tournaments there where I had less time for the whole seven-round tournament than any of my opponents did for the game against me.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4328

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

The only serious mathematical study of the dominance of men in chess that I'm aware of is the Bilalic et al one, and I think their conclusion was that participation rates accounted for something like 96% of the effect in question.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

...and then there was one. Richard Bates now the only live norm chance.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

We just had a player fall asleep in the tournament hall. His first response, on being woken up by the arbiter, was to ask whether the arbiter was allowed to do that. What is the answer? The answer is that yes, he was, because it's the arbiter's duty to seek medical attention if the player turns out...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

We just had a player fall asleep in the tournament hall. His first response, on being woken up by the arbiter, was to ask whether the arbiter was allowed to do that.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

Last time someone needed to beat me in the last round of an event to get a WIM norm, I played the Polugaevsky Sicilian. I suspect today's opening is unlikely to be as wild.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10804

Re: Hastings Congress

Mate Bagi crushes Hebden, and now a win in his last game (barring an unlikely downfloat to Balaji) would get him a GM norm. (He would only need a draw if he played Howell, but he's not going to play Howell.)