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by Jonathan Rogers
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2582

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Adams blunders his queen. Even Gordon would have converted this against Gawain.
by Jonathan Rogers
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2582

Re: British Knock out December 2018

just one draw today in ten games between the top four (in the English event)! The Adams v McShane match was interesting in the classical games, even, even though they ended in draws. So not such a surprise if our attention is on this rather than the four players in the Classic itself. When was the l...
by Jonathan Rogers
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2582

Re: British Knock out December 2018

And Jones is through now, yes?
by Jonathan Rogers
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2582

Re: British Knock out December 2018

McShane going to go through. Does that make the final Howell versus McShane? presumably Gawain's win in the classical game outweighs his one rapidplay loss today. Not that I really know the rules, the games to be played, or how they are weighted. Presumably they are to be found on some website, but...
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic
Replies: 23
Views: 2056

Re: London Chess Classic

Nice to see the KO line up at long last!

I see three Cheddleton players, two Barbican players, and two Wood Green players.

Just the one from Guildford!!
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: UK Open Blitz Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: UK Open Blitz Championship

Hope it went well. Well done to Marcus Harvey for running David Howell so close (and winning their game) - was he still in contention by the last round? I wonder what our views are about the six players under 2200 (qualifiers from much easier zones) all finishing some way below all the rest. Apparen...
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38745

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

wow! Yes, I admit to not remembering the rules in 1993 and simply assuming that they must have been so, since there was no adjournment in any of the twenty games. That was actually surely a freak statistic that might have been commented on, had the match itself generally been worthy of much comment.
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2018-19
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Division Two 2018-19

usual plethora of 4.5-3.5 results in 2 a, with noticeably contrasting consequences for KJCA and ADs. But not a single 4.5-3.5 result in the other pool, indeed some rather extreme results.

No one trying to predict a winner yet, I shouldn't think.
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Game-inputting & replays
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Game-inputting & replays

It is still impressive but in the process of adding Birtwhistle - Bullen, the file for 2b round 2 now contains the Jessel - Rogers game twice and with different moves. .. With different moves as well! Just as well (for me) there aren't five versions. My unlucky opponent would probably have won the ...
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38745

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Wikipedia : The first World Chess Championship not to use adjournments was the Classical World Chess Championship 1995...while the last one to use adjournments was the FIDE World Chess Championship 1996. Thank you. I'd looked on other pages but not found that one. Nonetheless, 1993 is the correct a...
by Jonathan Rogers
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: world championship schedule

Yes, it is the Friday start which is the oddity which impacts on everything else. But perhaps online audiences are better on week days?! Many chess players are likely to have jobs which allow them internet access while work, and it may be easier to follow the games at work than with your family hang...
by Jonathan Rogers
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 4155

Re: 4NCL International Congress

It depends how you judge it. It is a pretty solid performance to win three games and draw six, but had there been a different result on board 11 in the last round, I would have gone home with £167 and a few less rating points. Statistically, I am sure that I have had quite a few better performances...
by Jonathan Rogers
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 4155

Re: 4NCL International Congress

.... tl:dr - If you're worried, inform the arbiter but not the opponent and then get on with the game. If they're cheating it's likely to become apparent as more people complain. Most of the time though they're simply restless! I agree with everything Tom said, but would highlight this - tell the a...
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Venues for 2018-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: Venues for 2018-2019

...and we see that the Board has (probably correctly) installed Manx Liberty as the second seed, in their first year in division one.
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 10025

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Gelfand losing on board 24 in a swiss !!

(Reasons not to play chess professionally)