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by Mick Norris
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Well done to Keith & Nigel; and indeed well done to both England 1 teams for very good performances
by Mick Norris
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

And Lasker might win 4-0 to boot. Well, er, how are the 65+ doing? Chess 24 is showing it as 4 draws; France lost to Russia 1 who finish on 18/18; St Petersburg and Germany 2 are on 14 with England 1 on 13; other teams might reach 13 too Nigel Povah finishes with a 7-1 record, and might get a board...
by Mick Norris
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

In the 65+, England 1 have drawn the top 3 against St Petersburg, and have a chance of winning board 4
by Mick Norris
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Games are underway
by Mick Norris
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Will probably win all four. Let's hope the team can come to a quick decision as to how drops out for the final day, since they are all in good shape. I suspect that the decision will be who takes black on 3 with Jon and John having rested in recent rounds and Keith scoring heavily on 4. No, Keith s...
by Mick Norris
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Dan & Joe moved on to play in Paracin along with Andy's brother Jamie, Matthew Wadsworth & Daniel Lea, with an excellent performance from Marcus Harvey

Justin Tan won, and according to Ian Rogers, becomes Australia's 8th GM
by Mick Norris
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:45 pm
England win 4-0 and USA 3.5-0.5. Parings to follow.
Great result today; we would have settled for this before the event

Good luck to the team tomorrow
by Mick Norris
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Fingers crossed; if the clock times on chess24 are to be believed, we have time advantages on all boards which might help
by Mick Norris
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 54
Views: 3776

Re: County Championship Finals

It would be an issue if the qualifying was before summer and the final stages in the Autumn
by Mick Norris
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 54
Views: 3776

Re: County Championship Finals

The nationals have not always been contested in the late spring and early summer. Prior to WW2 the Championships were held in the Michaelmas term with qualification being from the season before. That is very interesting and not something of which I was previously aware. I would need considerable pe...
by Mick Norris
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Great result today; hope for another tomorrow, and USA winning or drawing pairings

There are 8 teams on 10 points rankings, so there may be other possible final round opponents than Germany 1
by Mick Norris
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

John M Emms 2488 - David H. Cummings 2336
H James Plaskett 2455 - Victor Plotkin 2248
Mark L Hebden 2423 - Ian T. Findlay 2244
Keith C Arkell 2406 - Michael Barron 2123

chess 24 live
by Mick Norris
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues
Replies: 62
Views: 3621

Re: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Interesting that none of the matches so far have been settled in extra time (I'm blaming Alex for us going to penalties :wink: )
Quick, blame Mick for the match being decided in extra time! :mrgreen:
:lol:
by Mick Norris
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues
Replies: 62
Views: 3621

Re: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues

Nick Grey wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:03 pm
Wins 9% ITV about 60% BBC
2018 - BBC: 3 wins; ITV: 2 losses and a win on penalties :roll:

3rd place playoff is live on ITV on Saturday, so that makes Belgium favourites
by Mick Norris
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 5907

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Pairings not what I expected

Austria - Lasker
England - Canada
Thuringia - USA

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