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by Mick Norris
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

GP scores are now: Koneru 293 with the last event in Sardinia to play Goryachkina 253 with the next event in Lausanne to play Lagno 180 (plus Sardinia) Kosteniuk 178 (plus Lausanne) Ju 120 with both events to play Harika 120 (plus Lausanne) Still chances of a top 2 finish for the Muzychuk sisters w...
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

yep Round 11 (December 14, 2019) Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Paehtz, Elisabeth 1-0 42 B10 Caro Kann Koneru, Humpy - Goryachkina, Aleksandra 1-0 68 D47 Queens Gambit Meran Lagno, Kateryna - Cramling, Pia 1-0 76 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais Muzychuk, Anna - Gunina, Valentina ½-½ 33 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin Muzyc...
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 66
Views: 12524

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I've now spoken with Gary Quillan, and we've cleared the air, so I don't intend posting about this again
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 66
Views: 12524

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I think anyone with even a sketchy understanding of the case will understand that Simon was only involved in a very limited way and was ill-advised to get involved in the first place. But because he's the biggest name of those involved (in a chess sense at least) people are lining up to have a go. ...
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Although I understand that the Grand Prix qualifies two players for the Candidates in 2021, I can't find anything explaining how the other qualifying places are determined. So while I assume that Goryachkina is pre-qualified by virtue of reaching the upcoming world championship match, I don't actua...
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 66
Views: 12524

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I wonder if Simon Williams' SKW Investments Ltd could have a court case lining up? If Williams was banned from being a company director he would have to step aside from Ginger GM Ltd. HMRC are certainly aware of what's gone on; paragraph 16 of the Pension Ombudsman decision on 1 case makes it clear...
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1134

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:46 pm
Karjakin (still a wildcard contender?)
Karjakin would have to come third by winning this; he'd also need So to beat Nepo, and then lose in the semi I think
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1134

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:04 pm
So v Nepo in the quarter final; MVL v Andreikin completes the top half
Bottom half is Wei Yi v Karjakin and Navara v Jakovenko
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Round 10 (December 13, 2019) Goryachkina, Aleksandra - Muzychuk, Anna ½-½ 34 D85 Gruenfeld Defence Harika, Dronavalli - Kosteniuk, Alexandra 0-1 40 C45 Scotch Game Cramling, Pia - Koneru, Humpy ½-½ 49 E11 Bogo Indian Defence Dzagnidze, Nana - Zhao, Xue ½-½ 99 B03 Alekhine's Defence Paehtz, Elisabeth...
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1134

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

Shak is out, so can't reach the Candidates

Currently MVL has 14 points, Nepo has 10, So has 6
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1134

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

So v Nepo in the quarter final; MVL v Andreikin completes the top half
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1134

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

Yes and first blitz game is drawn
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 116
Views: 4585

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

You are asked to have phones on silent or off at the cinema and the theatre; you get chucked out for filming the performances I assume You aren't allowed phones in exams, which is possibly a more comparable situation My daughter's school have now banned pupils from having phones switched on during t...
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1134

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

chess.com round 2 report

Tiebreaks now underway; MVL, Shak & Nepo win game 1
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 21
Views: 701

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Today we have: Dzagnidze Nana - Zhao Xue Harika Dronavalli - Kosteniuk Alexandra Paehtz Elisabeth - Lagno Kateryna Cramling Pia - Koneru Humpy Goryachkina Aleksandra - Muzychuk Anna Gunina Valentina - Muzychuk Mariya Tomorrow's final round: Muzychuk Mariya - Dzagnidze Nana Muzychuk Anna - Gunina Val...