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by Mick Norris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 312
Views: 21768

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

David Robertson wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:59 pm
It's at least thinkable - though it ranks below ending climate change, Trump & our terrible Government as a call on my time
Very impressed if you can manage all 3 of those :wink:
by Mick Norris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3132

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) - Ju Wenjun (CHN) Muzychuk Mariya (UKR) - Lagno Kateryna (RUS) 1 will be world champion; the other 3 qualify for the Candidates to find a challenger in the new cycle Interesting how the knockout format always provides a few shocks along the way, but normally ends up with 4 ...
by Mick Norris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 312
Views: 21768

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

John Saunders VERDICT ON THE VENUE: IT'S AWFUL... Wouldn't it be better to locate world chess championships somewhere where they will make a difference or be better appreciated by the residents? No, I don't mean Khanty-Mansiysk in the middle of Siberia: but maybe another city in Britain or elsewher...
by Mick Norris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 312
Views: 21768

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

AustinElliott wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:22 pm
So.... 23. Qb2 Qxb2 24. Bxb2 and the players knock off early? Or will Carlsen attempt to torture Caruana in the ending?
I think they have to get to move 30 before draw offers?
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1525

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

Significantly, on Wiki's List of World Records the section headed Consecutive games without a loss does not reference Tiviakov's claim It's back on there tonight Sergei Tiviakov in 2004-05 - 110 games (57 wins & 53 draws) Ding Liren in 2017-18 - 100 games (29 wins & 71 draws) Mikhail Tal in 1973-74...
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Interesting pairing problems to solve as I gather that Manx won't be at the final weekend; suggestion is to pair as an "almost" APA ensuring the top teams don't meet until the final weekend
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 312
Views: 21768

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Chess Mind

I was interested to see that Shankland is no longer seconding Magnus; not sure why, and who he's been replaced by
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 1291

Re: World Championship Schedule

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:06 pm
I have next week off so looking forward to a couple of good games! Will he risk the Petroff?
Hopefully yes (why risk?)
by Mick Norris
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 18 November 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 18 November 2018

Entries as at 7 November Open FM Paul Macklin Chorlton214 Op Kamil Celinski Poland 212 Op Mark Hann Altrincham 197 Op Mitchell Burke 3Cs 194 Op Tomas Carroll Hoylake 191 Op Robin Moss Notts Nomads190e Op Tim Hilton Rochdale 177 Op Major Mick Connor Great Lever 165 Mj Sam Davies Tiger Chess 158 Mj Ro...
by Mick Norris
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Div 3 North 2018-19

Round 1 pairings 31 Manchester Manticores 2 - - - Bolton & Worsley 32 Bradford DCA Knights B - - - Holmes Chapel 33 Jorvik - - - Cheddleton 2 34 Bradford DCA Knights C - - - 3Cs 2 35 Spirit of Atticus B - - - Shropshire 1 36 Manchester Manticores 3 - - - White Rose 2 37 Manchester Manticores 4 - - -...
by Mick Norris
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58801

Re: Cheating in chess

I noticed this. He goes from losing regularly to 50-60 rated players earlier in the year to a hot streak of winning 18 out of 20 games from July onwards, into the U1825 event where he's suddenly invincible. I would imagine the cheating wasn't a spur of the moment decision, but a technique he's been...
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3132

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Hadn't realised that zero tolerance was in effect. Really? I'm not sure that Pavel has got that right. Pete Doggers report One odd regulation this year is that there will be zero-tolerance for arriving at the games. Most tournaments work with a 15- or 30-minute time for players to arrive after that...
by Mick Norris
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 97
Views: 3132

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Think that says it all for the format Does it? I hardly ever pay attention to the match format, but I'll pay attention to this 64-player format. It's about the money; the 64 player format is expensive, which is why it normally takes place without (much) sponsorship in places like Khanty (or in the ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4032

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:40 pm
At least White Rose 2 coming down gives us one (very) credible promotion candidate :) Enough teams that would do OK as a second.
Now we have seen the squads, will be interesting to see how strong Manx 2 will be