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by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 342
Views: 15136

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

You can follow progress on the Martin Bennedik link I posted above

Round 4 pairings
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 342
Views: 15136

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Draws on the top 2 boards

Svidler the only winner so far
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Mr Barden's Guardian Article
Replies: 86
Views: 5299

Re: Mr Barden's Guardian Article

Sigh; it seems that Leonard has neglected his research again. South Wales Dragons have not been renamed and had a one player import as the article suggest but have merged with another squad. Something he would have realised if he'd either looked at the divisions beyond the first and seen that there...
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 342
Views: 15136

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Round 3
MVL v Aronian
Radjabov v Giri
all 4 are on 1.5/2

pairings

Race to Candidates Martin Bennedik
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 342
Views: 15136

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Simon Brown wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:49 pm
ChessBomb are broadcasting live today it seems
Chessbomb

Aronian won; MVL drew with black v Giri
by Mick Norris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 342
Views: 15136

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

TWIC Chess Mind preview with the tiebreak situation explained in the Comment, and round 1 report Yes, Riazantsev Round 2 Round 2 on 2017/11/17 Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 6 GM Giri Anish 2762 1 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2796 2 2 1 GM Aronian Levon 2801 ½ 1 GM Inarkiev Ernesto...
by Mick Norris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 342
Views: 15136

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

The Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix has just started... Am I missing something or is ChessBomb (in addition to Chess24) not covering the event? Presumably scared off by Agon? You can see the boards at https://worldchess.com/gp2017/ . Or maybe they don't wish to lend support (if that's the way the...
by Mick Norris
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 342
Views: 15136

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Good to see everybody playing who was supposed to ; I think the last GP of the last series had a few withdrawals; will be interesting to see how Aronian & Ding play with no pressure Down to the key players, though, MVL starts with a win and Radjabov with a surprising (to me) 12 move draw with white ...
by Mick Norris
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 1996

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:34 am
For that matter football teams never seem to have a problem
There was a PSG player refused entry to play in a Champions League match in London
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2017 - 18
Replies: 41
Views: 3181

Re: Div 3 North 2017 - 18

Indeed; we have players from England, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark & Poland in the Manticores
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2017 - 18
Replies: 41
Views: 3181

Re: Div 3 North 2017 - 18

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:08 pm
That's truly fascinating. I wonder what on earth the story can be?
Castleford Roses
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017

Bolton 2017 Rapidplay Knights Pos PIN Player Club Grade 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Games Perf 1st= 1 Barnett, Douglas J Alsager 120 b40+ w37+ b15+ w8+ b3+ w4= 5.5 6 166 1st= 2 Sosnowski, Alex Eccles 105 b29= w38+ b7+ w6+ w21+ b8+ 5.5 6 154 3rd= 3 Clucas, Reg P Altrincham & Hale 154 w41+ b32+ w9+ b20+ w1- b13+ ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017

Bolton Rapidplay 2017 Major Pos PIN Player Club Grade 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Games Perf 1st 1 Hanson, Robert Preston 158 b16= w18+ b14+ w4+ b8+ w2= 5 6 187 2nd= 3 Vassiliou, Chris Chorlton-cum-Hardy 138 w17+ w26+ b4= w5= b10= w8+ 4.5 6 177 2nd= 2 Wells, Leslie York RI 157 w22+ b11+ b10+ w8= w9= b1= 4.5 6 1...
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017

Bolton Rapidplay 2017 Open Pos PIN Player Club Grade 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Games Perf 1st 1 Macklin, Paul Chorlton-cum-Hardy 218 w7= b9+ b6+ w3+ b4+ w2= 5 6 228 2nd 2 McLaughlin, Noel S Bolton e180 w4= b5= w16+ b15+ w6+ b1= 4.5 6 216 3rd= 5 Peacock, Malcolm R Preston 190 b17= w2= b13+ w8+ b3= w4= 4 6 209 ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Bolton Rapidplay 5 November 2017

The 36th Bolton Rapidplay was held at the Bolton Ukrainian Club on Sunday 5th November. There were 98 competitors. The Open section was won by Paul Macklin for the second consecutive year. In the final round Paul only needed a draw against Noel McLaughlin to finish first and that was soon agreed. Op...