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by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 86
Views: 6635

Re: London chess-FIDE open

They are. The backroom team at the London Chess Classic has neither the time nor the energy to annotate 100 games per round.

If you want to have a go yourself at annotating some of those games, I'm sure it would benefit your chess.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 86
Views: 6635

Re: London chess-FIDE open

Yes. For example, http://www.londonchessclassic.com/2016/ ... deop15.htm will give you a link to download the PGN file from the 2016 event.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 143
Views: 8398

Re: Where did I go wrong?

Sometimes these exchange-up positions take some time to win, especially when the opponent has a strong passed pawn.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Mr Barden's Guardian Article
Replies: 93
Views: 5796

Re: Mr Barden's Guardian Article

I'm the only titled player added to the squad? Ioan Rees and Roy Phillips might disagree with you on that one.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 39
Views: 2751

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

4NCL weekends are probably highly subject to when the hotels are willing to have them.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Clarification

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 am
?!!? I'd have thought you'd be pretty safe. 4 letters and pretty much phonetic with it :)
So would I, but apparently what I say is not what they hear.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: Clarification

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Whoever they are, they no longer deal in names. All players have a code. So RdC will be WES09 or suchlike. Computer say DO!
Given the trouble some hotel staff seem to have with my surname, this comes as a bit of a relief.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 39
Views: 2751

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

Arkell, Flear, Speelman and various others were at the 4NCL this weekend.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Division One 2017-18

We got what could be a vital 5-3 win against Alba.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 39
Views: 2751

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:39 pm
That is quite an achievement! Was it an accidental letting go of the queen perhaps?
Looks most likely; he probably intended to play 3...Qa5 and fell one square short.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 143
Views: 8398

Re: Where did I go wrong?

Your attack might have progressed significantly more slowly had he played 12...h5.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2124
Views: 88197

Re: The English Language

I think you may be asking about something specific to Iranian culture that doesn't translate well to English culture.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Performance rating
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Performance rating

It never gets used for any calculations (well, not as-is; modified forms of it get used for title norm calculations); it's mostly there so you can see roughly how well someone is playing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

Seeds go, in order (looking at the round 1 pairings): 41-47 white, 48-53 black, 41-47 black, 48-53 white. I don't know where the triangular teams fit into the seedings.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Trivial Question
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Trivial Question

First-named team has white on odds.