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by Jonathan Rogers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Yes, I noticed Matthew's latest 2450+ performance, though he had met all title requirements already (thread under ECF matters)
by Jonathan Rogers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Trying to distract you all from my blunder, does this mean that there are not too many Easter weekend events after all? The calendar looked very crowded to me.
by Jonathan Rogers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

… I looked for the Open results the other day, and saw just six competitors, the winner receiving a last round bye. I assumed that the abundance of other Easter weekend events had taken its toll. (Presumably you had a much better entry to other sections?) When I look at the Open results, I see 44 c...
by Jonathan Rogers
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Photos: https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Southend-2019 Thanks Brendan! We had a very successful congress this year, ... That's reassuring, I looked for the Open results the other day, and saw just six competitors, the winner receiving a last round bye. I assumed that the abundance of other ...
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 25
Views: 1449

Re: GRENKE Classic

Carlsen in his vintage 2011-4 style today. Who else wins like that?! Or has ever won like that at the top level, with any semblance of frequency?
by Jonathan Rogers
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2545

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

The USA drew, but I guess they could afford to do that.

We beat Armenia, it seems, with a grandiose performance from John Emms. Albeit that Chessbomb leaves some mystery as to what happened in Speelman's game (won in six moves, phone default?) and why Plaskett resigned.

Does this mean silver again?
by Jonathan Rogers
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2545

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Keith wins again as does John Emms who is 4/4 Team in bronze position and play Canada tomorrow Thanks Mick - yes, we (4th seeds) duffed up Iceland ( 2nd seeds) today in a very important match, and, curiously, I learned off a bystander that although my victim ( a chap called Hjartarson, whom I've ne...
by Jonathan Rogers
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Re: Another new IM

Draw this evening with GM Epishin won't harm Jackson's cause. He may be there now - or does he need to be 2400+ at the end of the event, or on the May list? Needs to be live over 2400 to qualify, currently gaining 8 points so requires 4 more yet I am guessing that today's win does the trick, then?
by Jonathan Rogers
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3028

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Deservedly so - consistently strong results for a long while now.
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3028

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Gawain about to win a smooth game on top board. Gosh, all those wasted years with the Kings Indian, and he was a Grunfeld player all along!

Peter Sowray beat GM Alexandr Fier, also a great result even if it doesn't alter the whole tournament in quite the same way.
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2195

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

I suppose they like the idea that they can predict the position after 12 moves and get their engines on the job. But are the engines assessing the resulting positions correctly, one wonders?
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2195

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

anyway, yes, this seems to be his best event for several years. And those who like "order" in the chess world might celebrate having a clear number one in the world again.
by Jonathan Rogers
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2195

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

Perhaps give it time - there are lots of other forcing lines that do not involve 7.Nd5, which would need to be learnt. Carlsen had time and assistance with these others lines last year, and he used to play the opening some years back anyway, but I would imagine that even other strong GMs might want ...
by Jonathan Rogers
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: European Individual Championship

Artemiev now in the sole lead. So far, he is the player of 2019 by a mile - winner at Gibraltar, linchpin to Russia's success at world chs and now sole leader with one round to go; albeit by half a point, that he will next play Black and hie tiebreaks perhaps cannot be relied on. Winning both this a...