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by Mick Norris
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

147 entries as at yesterday

Open 35 including an IM from Stoke
Major 68
Knights 44
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1605

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Board 1 drawn in 10 moves; board 4 drawn in 16 moves according to chess24 live
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timeline for 2800 ratings
Replies: 95
Views: 20237

Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

As of 1 June 2017: a timeline for when the members (past and present) of the 2800 club (those with a FIDE rating of 2800 or above) first achieved that distinction, with their ages: *January 1990 - Garry Kasparov (2800) aged 26 (peak - 2856; March 2000) *July 2001 - Vladimir Kramnik (2802) aged 26 (...
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timeline for 2800 ratings
Replies: 95
Views: 20237

Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

Ding drew game 3 and won game 4 to take hsi live rating to 2804.2 (which is the 13th highest of all time)

That should take his September rating to 2804 and add him to the list
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

I am told that "record entry once again this year; 142 now with 3 days to the start of play"
by Mick Norris
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

137 entries so far

Open 32
Major 65
Knights 40
by Mick Norris
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timeline for 2800 ratings
Replies: 95
Views: 20237

Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

Game 2 drawn; good to see Ding back playing after his accident

I can't see he is due to play again this month, so presumably his rating at the end of this match will be the published September rating

EDIT Ding needs to win the match 3 - 1 to get a 2800+ rating
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11401

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Tim Wall However, in a new development, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin himself has apparently directly intervened in the Kremlin’s global campaign to get national chess federations to support his former deputy prime minister, adding weight to communiqués from embassies which are also surfacing.
by Mick Norris
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

Entrants now 123
Open, Major and Knights
by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

111 entries so far

Open 25 (top seed Joe McPhillips)
Major 54
Knights 32
by Mick Norris
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2586

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I see Ben Hague (ex Rochdale, Oldham, Bradford 4NCL) is playing for New Zealand possibly on top board by the look of it
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Biel 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3163

Re: Biel 2018

Shak reaches his highest ever live rating of 2817.7; Magnus down to 2835.1 (Caruana at 2822)
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Biel 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3163

Re: Biel 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm
After move 40 he has a position with Black that may not be lost, but I'm sure would be won against anybody else if he were White.
Yes, it is interesting how differently you view a position when Magnus is playing; move 53, and I assume Magnus will hold it, though Shak is pressing
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Biel 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3163

Re: Biel 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Anyway Carlsen opening with the King's Indian, which may or may not suggest that he wants to tempt Mamedyarov to have a go today
He might want to tempt him, but there's no imperative for Shak to have a go