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by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Speelman 9th on board 1 and Howell 4th on board 2, plus Ben Purton 10th on board 7
by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Thanks. Adding a note here that Ding Liren is not playing in the Isle of Man event. He is listed for it on https://2700chess.com/ but http://iominternationalchess.com/ (which is obviously more authoritative) says " updated 18 September: Ding Liren withdrawn". If Ding Liren manages to avoid losing t...
by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Vitiugov - Howell is 1st v 3rd for the board 2 medal
by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Can anyone confirm whether a loss by Carlsen (e.g. if he needs to try and win due to the match situation) would see him drop below Caruana? I think a draw or win keep Carlsen as number one. Ding Liren should be able to keep his run going. Does anyone know what his next events are? What tie-breaks a...
by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

board pairings

Svidler - Carlsen
Vitiugov - Howell
by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Looks like Svidler - Carlsen then

Long way to go for Blackthorne to get both Grantham & White Rose
by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:23 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:46 pm
These 2800+ World Champions, they just won't roll over, will they :roll:
The phrase "got out of jail" springs to mind :wink:
Draw agreed

Not as exciting an event without you playing Loz
by Mick Norris
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

board pairings

Bo. 5 Valerenga Sjakklubb Rtg - 1 Alkaloid Rtg
2.1 GM Carlsen, Magnus 2839 - GM Ding, Liren 2804
2.2 GM Howell, David W L 2689 - GM Yu, Yangyi 2765
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

round 6 pairings should see Magnus v Ding

46 Chess Club Aatos 6 : 6 Wood Green 29
33 SK Comeon 5 : 5 Grantham Sharks 42
23 Team Viking 4 : 4 3Cs 45
44 White Rose 3 : 3 Dublin Chess Club 57
49 Hillerod Skakklub 3 : 3 Blackthorne Russia 34
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:55 am
2nd youngest GM in history
It appears there's a new 2nd youngest GM in history according to a Mark Crowther tweet

12 years and 10 months UZB IM Javokhir Sindarov made a final GM norm to get the title in Budapest at the First Saturday tournament
by Mick Norris
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

round 5 pairings

Carlsen may well have black v Shak

25 Rehovot Chess School 4 : 4 3Cs 45
29 Wood Green 4 : 4 Bois-Colombes 54
37 SK Reval-Sport 3 : 3 Blackthorne Russia 34
36 Jetsmark 3 : 3 White Rose 44
42 Grantham Sharks 3 : 3 Hillerod Skakklub 49
by Mick Norris
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Magnus drew; his live rating lead over Caruana is now down to 4.3

DIng won to reach his highest ever live rating (again, it will be interesting to see how high he gets)
by Mick Norris
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

round 4 pairings

34 Blackthorne Russia 2 : 2 Grantham Sharks 42 :roll:

Board pairings

Ding - Svidler

Carlsen - Donchenko (David Howell gets a day off)
by Mick Norris
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5811

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Magnus drew today

David Howell beat Harikrishna to take his live rating over 2700