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by Mick Norris
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 7856

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Interesting change for next year Press release
by Mick Norris
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 37
Views: 2876

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Lets hope the ECF can rise to the once in a generation challenge.. It's the fourth match in my lifetime ( 1986, 1993, 2000, 2018 ). The BCF was heavily involved in the first match and caught a rather nasty financial cold from it. The 1993 and 2000 matches were organised outside of FIDE with little ...
by Mick Norris
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 7856

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

I imagine it is more cautious than usual as some of the players will have their eye on the Candidates

Magnus isn't playing as well as he used to do at the moment, so will be drawing games where he used to manage to convert very small advantages into pressure and then wins
by Mick Norris
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Tata Steel Challengers Name Country Year of Birth Rating Vidit Gujrathi India 1994 2715 Bassem Amin Egypt 1988 2689 Michal Krasenkow Poland 1963 2671 Anton Korobov Ukraine 1985 2652 Matthias Blübaum Germany 1997 2642 Erwin l'Ami Netherlands 1985 2634 Jeffrey Xiong USA 2000 2634 Jorden van Foreest Ne...
by Mick Norris
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Matlakov now confirmed as the final player Name Country Rating World Ranking Magnus Carlsen Norway 2837 1 Shakhryar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan 2799 3 Fabiano Caruana USA 2799 4 Wesley So USA 2788 6 Vladimir Kramnik Russia 2787 7 Viswanathan Anand India 2782 8 Peter Svidler Russia 2765 12 Sergey Karjakin ...
by Mick Norris
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 2189

Re: To grade or not to grade

I believe defaults are happening more frequently in London and surrounding areas because of traffic or a very poor public transport situation. They will also occur more frequently if the home team starts the clocks on time. Those who travel via the M6 don't have it easy either :oops: The deadliest ...
by Mick Norris
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 255
Views: 37690

Re: Cheating in chess

4 players convicted in Italy The 19-year-old IM Pier Luigi Basso was suspended from competitive play for five months, the 52-year-old Russian grandmaster Igor Naumkin (who lives in Italy) was suspended for six months and the 32-year-old IM Angelo Damia was suspended for seven months for throwing ga...
by Mick Norris
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 2189

Re: To grade or not to grade

Having recently taken over as Cumbria's grading officer, I'm unsure as to whether or not this game should be sent for grading: Scenario: Player A arrives 45 minutes late for an evening match, his clock was started at 7 pm (the official start time). Player B's captain asks "isn't there a rule whereb...
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 18349

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:37 am
I was hoping MVL would qualify, but pleased Shak made it.

I'm slightly concerned Grischuk qualifying will distract Peter Svidler from the more important job of commentating :-)
That depends on the broadcast arrangements :roll:

chess.com round 9 report and chessmind
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 5779

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Line up now confirmed (current position in live ratings in brackets) Aronian (2), Mamedyarov (3), Caruana (4), So (6), Kramnik (7), Ding (10), Grischuk (11), Karjakin (13) If I remember correctly, Caruana will play So in round 1 and 8, with Kramnik, Karjakin & Grischuk having to meet in rounds 1-3 (...
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 18349

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:26 pm
MVL not qualifying will mean people still whinging over Kramnik too :roll:
He had a chance today and he blew it; I'm sorry, as I'd like to have seen him qualify

Well done to Shak and Grischuk though

Martin Bennedik
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 18349

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

If Aronian is unwell, he's unlikely to beat Naka with black EDIT move 26, looks less likely

Could be an exciting finish; good that it is all still to play for at this final stage
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior U20 Championship 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2751

Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

I assume Tari wins on tiebreak

Norwegian chess appears to be the one to copy now?
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 18349

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Interesting pairings; chances for both MVL & Radjabov A win for Aronian would put Mamedyarov in the Candidates (as 2-3 for MVL & Radjabov would give them both 125 points, which isn't going to be enough for MVL), but if he doesn't win, and MVL & Radjabov both do, then 1-3 would give MVL & Radjabov 14...
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Maths/Stats Question
Replies: 105
Views: 6485

Re: Maths/Stats Question

Mark Kermode gave it a good review on Radio 5 live this pm