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by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 pm
Grischuk the only one still without a win after today.
And now everyone has lost a game
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Round 8 reports from TWIC and Pete Doggers
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

And Grischuk's provocation strategy pays off, albeit not for him but for Alekseenko. Giri is the only one of the top five to have White tomorrow: if he's going to make a move this would seem to be the time for it. Or Wang Hao, if Giri over presses? Svidler's comment about Alekseenko was He could en...
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Bit surprising they followed suit, albeit Nepo is in the lead of the tournament
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Half right; Grischuk has played the French, is that a surprise?

MVL has played the Najdorf as expected
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Chess Mind
I picked Caruana (of course) before the event started; at this point, I have no idea what to think, as the players may have forgotten by now how to play slow chess. We'll see.
I'd pretty much agree with that :)
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

chess24 preview Grischuk There’s not going to be any “bubble”. You can leave the hotel, as you could last time, so the conditions are normal. I wouldn’t have played otherwise. Last time all the staff, which was about 50 people, went around in masks. That was the very start of the pandemic and it lo...
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Commentary on chess24 with David Howell, Judit Polgar, Tania Sachdev and Magnus Carlsen For Rounds 8-10, Magnus will be joined by Tania Sachdev and David Howell, while for the last four rounds Judit Polgar will team up with Tania and guests for live commentary The players are required to have a neg...
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119034

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:10 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:57 pm

IoM reopening businesses on Monday 19 April
The question for the Grand Swiss is when they reopen their borders to visitors.
Indeed, but they seem to be progressing with vaccination faster than us, so maybe their target date of September to reopen their borders will be met
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119034

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

FIDE were proposing to repeat their World Championship Swiss qualifier in the Isle of Man in autumn. The Isle of Man has self-isolated and I don't think has given any statements as to when it will reopen the borders . Most recently it went back into lockdown having imported an outbreak via a Manx b...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 2995

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Alex & Lara congratulations
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 31707

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Yes, noon UK time according to the countdown clock at chess24live TWIC has New schedule: R8 (Mon 19th Apr 12pm BST), R9 (Tue 20th Apr 12pm BST), R10 (Thu 22nd Apr 12pm BST), R11 (Fri 23rd Apr 12pm BST), R12 (Sat 24th Apr 12pm BST), R13 (Mon 26th Apr 12pm BST), R14 (Tue 27th Apr 12pm BST) and TB if n...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 266
Views: 18738

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Vaccines alone will not stop Covid spreading - here's why The Swiss cheese model Many of us are hoping vaccines against coronavirus will be our route out of lockdown, enabling us to reclaim our old lives. But scientists say jabs alone will not currently be enough and other measures are still needed.
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 266
Views: 18738

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

The three sizeable countries with the highest vaccination rates are Israel, Chile and the UK. See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/06/israel-and-chile-both-led-on-covid-jabs-so-why-is-one-back-in-lockdown and https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/11/is-vaccinating-against-covid-eno...
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 266
Views: 18738

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

The three sizeable countries with the highest vaccination rates are Israel, Chile and the UK. See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/06/israel-and-chile-both-led-on-covid-jabs-so-why-is-one-back-in-lockdown and https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/11/is-vaccinating-against-covid-eno...