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by Chris Goddard
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 8727

Re: Hastings

Cherniaev looks likely to end up on 7 points too, so that will mean a 6-way tie for first place (assuming Sulkis wins too).
by Chris Goddard
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 8727

Re: Hastings

Danny is the sole leader going into the last round. But he’ll have a pack of 11 or 12 players half a point behind him snapping at his heels.
by Chris Goddard
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 5866

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

There is some “trickle down” though Geoff. The prize money in the British K.O. and the FlDE Open was pretty good. By my reckoning British players pocketed just shy of £59,000 between them during this event. I take your point about the same players being invited to play in these SuperGM type tourname...
by Chris Goddard
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 28770

Re: British Championship 2018

Very nice move to finish but I would have thought there were more interesting games played than that one.
by Chris Goddard
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3733

Re: European Individual 2018

That's a very decent pay day for Gawain and Luke.

Both gaining lots of rating points too with respective rating performances of 2787 and 2768.
by Chris Goddard
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5626

Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

I've been watching the live stream and Kasparov has shown a lot of rustiness in his clock handling. He has allowed himself to drift into time pressure in most games. His only win so far was due to an astonishing blunder from Quang Liem Lee to in Rapid Round 8 (very surprising when you consider he st...
by Chris Goddard
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championship Daily Reports
Replies: 32
Views: 4472

Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

About to start now (4pm)
by Chris Goddard
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sharjah Masters 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4616

Re: Sharjah Masters 2017

Looking at the final ranking table there was a proper blanket finish - only half a point separating the top 19. In fact only one point separating the top 35.
by Chris Goddard
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3091
Views: 339869

Re: Media comments on chess

Radio 4 will be doing a programme on Thursday 24th about "The bizarre and extraordinary story of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the eccentric Russian tycoon and president of FIDE, the international chess governing body". Here's a link with more info:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0833sff
by Chris Goddard
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 7760

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

Bd 1 Adam
Bd 2 Howell
Bd 3 Draw
Bd 4 Draw
by Chris Goddard
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 7760

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

Round 10 prediction

Bd 1. Adams win
Bd 2. Draw
Bd 3. Draw
Bd 4. Draw
by Chris Goddard
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 7760

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

1. Jones win
2. Draw
3. Tan win
4. Pert win
by Chris Goddard
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 7760

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

My round 7 predictions:
Bd 1. Draw
Bd 2. Eggleston win
Bd 3. Jones win
Bd 4. Pert win
by Chris Goddard
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Untitled player - Record TPR?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Untitled player - Record TPR?

Iran ran out winners of the tournament with Russia runners up. Maghsoodloo scored 7.5/9 with a TPR of 2642 to follow his 2862 the other week. Not too shabby for a 15 year old. He's definitely going to be one to watch out for.
by Chris Goddard
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3091
Views: 339869

Re: Media comments on chess

In the Daily Mail today there is an interview with Franz Beckenbauer. He recalls one of his fondest memories as being when he once visited Bobby Moore's house in Chigwell on a sunny afternoon and played chess against him in his garden. The interviewer asked him who won but Beckenbauer said he can't ...