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by Nigel Short
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tatiana Zatulovskaya
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: Tatiana Zatulovskaya

Come on, Leonard, tell us who the IM was.
by Nigel Short
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tim Upton
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Tim Upton

According to Helen Milligan, on Facebook, the former Scottish international, Tim Upton (1958-2018), has died in Luxembourg.
by Nigel Short
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 338
Views: 17772

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

No sign of David Howell at the opening ceremony. Neither Luke, who is staying at the superior Ascot Hotel, nor I (at the Holiday Inn-where most players are staying) have seen him.
by Nigel Short
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 9888

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Remarkable play by Luke, even given the time control. Not really. I analysed this line out to a draw 5 years ago (with colours reversed: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4 Nd5!? etc). I suspect both players are still in their preparation (at move 15) as it is still following Motylev - Radjabov 2010. Ye...
by Nigel Short
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Yes, it happened, Nick. Joey withdrew, with ill-health, after 3 rounds in the Philippine Championship. His remaining eight games were mistakenly rated. FIDE acknowledged the error and corrected his rating two days ago. Thanks for the congratulations, by the way.
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

I believe that I did not lose any rating points, now that Joey Antonio's Elo rating has been corrected upwards by 54 points, by FIDE. Still, it was damned hard work to basically stand still :)
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Thanks for the kind words, John. Philippinos tend to be underrated, in my view. Yes, I was fortunate with the pairings, but at least I cannot be accused of playing the Swiss Gambit. And believe me, it is actually pretty difficult winning 7 games :) I don't know what ChessBase will do, but I hope the...
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Finished first with 8/9.
by Nigel Short
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

The miserable spoilsport resigned before I could execute an unusual double underpromotion... https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2017/7/1/1
by Nigel Short
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

3.5/4 after an error-strewn draw yesterday. Joey Antonio is on maximum. https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2017/4/1/2
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2065

Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

An aged Englishman has moved to 2/2 at the Negros Open. Here is my second game https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2017/2/1/1
by Nigel Short
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Abu Dhabi Masters

Three Brits in action in the UAE - David Eggleston, Malcolm Armstrong and myself. Abu Dhabi do! http://www.chess-results.com/tnr281508.aspx?lan=1
by Nigel Short
Sat May 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Improvement plan for a senior
Replies: 24
Views: 1882

Re: Improvement plan for a senior

I would add that it is a very good idea to use a chess engine, such as Stockfish or Komodo, to analyse your games after you have played them. I think you will discover all sorts of mistakes and missed opportunities. I certainly do.