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by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

And Dagne Cuiksyte beat me on board one in Suffolk v Essex, Minor County semi-finals 2013/14 (I think). Thus doing half a point better than in Rogers v H Hunt, board one, Essex v Oxford 1996/7.
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20025

Re: World Youth Championships

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:42 am
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:28 am
"really not interested"

Quite! I would not object if Carl locked this thread until something new and of genuine interest occurs
Isn't that coming up next month?
I can wait :cry:
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3999

Re: British Knock out 2019

At the risk of undermining the seriousness of all this, it brings to mind the "best dad in the world" episode from Seinfeld:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdv9yFIoLPk
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20025

Re: World Youth Championships

"really not interested"

Quite! I would not object if Carl locked this thread until something new and of genuine interest occurs. It is being kept alive by artificial means right now.
by Jonathan Rogers
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Best of Chess
Topic: Splat!
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Splat!

Not sure whether "splat" is the right word, but Sadler v Horton (no, not that Horton) from "round 5" of 4NCL, played just this last weekend, is certainly a game very far from the ordinary. Sadler has agreed with Danny G that it is his most Alpha Zero-like game yet and it is easy to see what they mean.
by Jonathan Rogers
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

It is always possible, I suppose, that when the editor is not a journalist and has ten or twelve other jobs on the go at the same time, that certain decisions eg regarding chess columns, are delegated to someone else and just appear in a bundle of unread literature in the editor's in box ?
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20025

Re: World Youth Championships

I'd be interested to hear what you find. But on the matter of alleged cheating or other misconduct without any direct eyewitness testimony, you might struggle to find analogies (perhaps ball tampering in cricket?). Alleged betting scams are probably the most likely analogy, where just too much is sa...
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20025

Re: World Youth Championships

Paul, I don't think you answered Ian's question, what sort of action are you thinking of? I could imagine the ECF being concerned that if it bans anyone in a situation where allegations of cheating are known to be circulating, it might be sued for defamation and might have to justify an (arguably, i...
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20025

Re: World Youth Championships

Incidentally, I think that anyone alleging cheating in court will need some evidence of method, and could not just rely on the perceived statistical improbability of the results being achieved without cheating. Really? I was taking a different view, and I suppose Adam was too. Rather than the speci...
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20025

Re: World Youth Championships

That used to be called the "prosecutor's fallacy" - at least, I hope I am right in using the past tense and that you are talking about a case from some time ago!
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20025

Re: World Youth Championships

It is true if the case goes to trial; there may be trouble if it is stopped beforehand, as for example, Marcus Ball (the man who tried to prosecute Boris Johnson for lying during the EU referendum) found, literally, to his cost. One other point here is that the CPS may take over and discontinue any ...
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7597

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

The same Aronian who has repeatedly flopped at Candidate level, and Karjakin whose style is hardly thrills and spills? (I am slightly devils advocating, but only slightly) Mamedyarov, perhaps...... Aronian on style, though you could argue he has had enough chances in the past and would likely not g...
by Jonathan Rogers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7597

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Apart from MVL, its hard to see anybody who should obviously be in it but isn't. Mamed and Karjakin, arguably Aronian too, would surely interest us far more than Grischuk (no offence, but how many times?) and the until recently retired amateurs Radjabov, Wang Hao. I give the benefit of the doubt to...
by Jonathan Rogers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4526

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Is this the first "proper" womens' WC match (ie, not best of 4 at the end of a world cup) to go to tiebreak? It was good watching, indeed. It also had more Classical decisive games than Anand - Gelfand, Karjakin v Carlsen and Caruana v Carlsen put together! And when the stronger rapid player won at ...
by Jonathan Rogers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7597

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

A very likely Caruana win, then. It will be a brave man to bet on some one other than Ding or Caruana for the candidates, though I remember Danny suggested Ian Nepo, and he might indeed be the most mercurial/dangerous unknown among the others. (Which is not saying much. To call it a somewhat disappo...