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by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Lausanne 2020, 1 - 14 March

Zhao Xue not able to play and has been replaced, but Ju Wenjun is playing

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by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 25th 4NCL Weekend Congress
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: 25th 4NCL Weekend Congress

I stayed there a couple of times and ate at the 19th hole if memory serves which is on the golf course a couple of minutes walk from the hotel It's a 2 storey hotel in the middle of the golf course I liked it and thought it was 1 of the better venues Not far from the motorway but quite a way out of ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Great offer from the Russkis - a pre-event stay in a quiet country house near Moscow.
Bugged so that their prep is then passed on to the 3 Russian players?
by Mick Norris
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I think the WC match is due to be in Dubai so would depend on their view
by Mick Norris
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Is that the one where you replace the knights?

I think Wang Hao has been in Tokyo for a while and is not going back to China before going to Russia so surely is safe to travel, although I see he was intending to go back to Beijing briefly

Ding Liren may be more of an issue as he is in Wenzhou
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

R 01 (March 17, 2020)

Radjabov – Caruana
Ding Liren - Wang Hao
Giri - Nepomniachtchi
Grischuk - Alekseenko
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Paul Timson (1946 - 2020)

Very sad although not unexpected news

As Martin says, Paul moved to Whalley in Lancashire where he told me he had a large collection of chess books, and played chess for Lancashire, for Heywood, and for Manchester Manticores in the 4NCL

An interesting person to talk to, and a genuinely nice guy
by Mick Norris
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I see from the Chess,com article that the two Chinese players meeting in the first round was deliberate "As the regulations stipulate, players from the same country are facing each other in the early rounds. The two Chinese players meet in rounds 1 and 8, and the three Russians play each other in r...
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357936

Re: Media comments on chess

Very

It also seems odd to me that children are being introduced to Jesuits, though; not great at 3 I'd have thought, not great at 10 to 17 in my personal experience
by Mick Norris
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bolton Easter 2020 - April 10 - 12
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Bolton Easter 2020 - April 10 - 12

Downloadable entry form available here THE 2020 BOLTON EASTER CHESS CONGRESS Open, u170, u130 Plus an afternoon Busy Persons Blitz. £2060 in Prizes DATE : Friday April 10th – Sunday April 12th VENUE : Ukrainian Social Club 99 Castle St, BOLTON, BL2 1JP RATE OF PLAY All moves in 90 mins plus 30 secon...
by Mick Norris
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2019-20
Replies: 55
Views: 4578

Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

After weekend 3, we have: 12 points - Shrops 1, MM2 10 points - SoA B, J'adoube 1 9 points - Bradford A 8 points - 3Cs 2 Still looks like the 2 promoted teams will come from those 6, but 3Cs surprisingly narrowly lost both games this weekend, and Bradford managed to draw a 3rd match this season Will...
by Mick Norris
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

There's just over 930 hours for them to sort it out before the Candidates starts, but I assume that Ding & Wang will be there with Caruana, Radjabov, Giri, Grischuk, Nepo & Alekseenko
by Mick Norris
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2019-20
Replies: 55
Views: 4578

Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Round 5 31 Euwe's North Sea Tigers - - - Manchester Manticores 2 32 Shropshire 2 - - - Bradford DCA Knights A 33 Manx Liberty 2 - - - 3Cs 2 34 Bolton & Worsley - - - Spirit of Atticus B 35 Manchester Manticores 4 - - - J'Adoube 1 36 J'Adoube 2 - - - Bradford DCA Knights B plus the triangular 50 Brad...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7850

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

You never know Final reports from Mark Crowther and Pete Doggers About playing the masters next year, Anton said: "I will be one of the weakest players, so I think it wouldn’t be so strange if they beat me so many times, but I will just try my best. I think I’ve done good games against good players,...