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by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

I believe that breaks the record held by Giri and Ding TWIC report Round 4 Standings: 1 Nepomniachtchi 3pts 2 Vidit 2½pts 3 Ding 2½pts 4 Anand 2½pts 5 Giri 2½pts 6 Mamedyarov 2pts 7 Carlsen 2pts 8 Shankland 2pts 9 Duda 2pts 10 Radjabov 2pts 11 Fedoseev 1½pts 12 Rapport 1½pts 13 Kramnik 1pt 14 Van Fo...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 30
Views: 2978

Re: Health benefits of brain games

John Foley's not got a good track record, has he? You'd think the ECF would have realised this by now, but we might not live long enough to get to that point
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Are there any adjudications in Cumbria? I thought it was a much more advanced county than it's southern neighbour

Anyway, back to the chess; round 2 report Chess Mind
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 1649

Re: Division One 2018-19

2 Romanians, 2 Hungarians, 3 Poles and a German only just beat 3Cs today
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Really??

Great result; looks like promotion is on the cards?
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Really??

It has the Manticores first team at 2.5 - 1.5 against the ADs too, although I got a text about an hour ago to say we had won
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

All the teams won yesterday who you might expect

Nice venue; I was a bit surprised to be in our 3rd team, just a pity I couldn't play today and we had so many illness withdrawals this week

The draw is up for the remaining rounds 5-11; would be good to see a link to it at some stage
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Round 1 report ChessMind with analysis

TWIC with Mark Crowther who is there for the first week

chess.com
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Round 1 pairings

Ding - Carlsen
Vidit - Duda
Van Foreest - Anand
Fedoseev - Rapport
Shankland - Shak
Radjabov - Kramnik
Giri - Nepo

Full pairings
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

True; I even played chess at Horwich RMI once for Chorley a long time ago
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

There's also Chorlton's Ron Doney who had the misfortune to try and teach me Probability in 1983/4
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 321
Views: 17453

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 am
You want FIDE to find an EU bank which isn't involved in money laundering?
Yes

Clean Hands FIDE?
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)
Replies: 21
Views: 804

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)

Richard Bates wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:47 am
Is not 11 rounds arguably too short for a tournament with this purpose?
Yes, particularly with only 1 qualifying spot available
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

:lol: Challengers full pairings and schedule

chess and football

We'd give that a go here in Bolton, but the stadium might get repossessed before the end of the tournament :roll: