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by Leonard Barden
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

A Friday evening win over a 183 rated player in the Dorset League, using increment only. That was actually for Southbourne in the Bournemouth and District League, not for Highcliffe which is Declan's club in the Dorset League. We still have to come: Dorchester v Highcliffe (Thu 20 Feb) and Southbou...
by Leonard Barden
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

1 327319C Lovelock, Declan M Southbourne 229 D

No 1 U16, No 2 U17 after Willow, No 3 U18 after Willow and Kalavannan.....
by Leonard Barden
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

John Henderson reminded me of another candidate game, which he plans to use in a future obituary. It may be better quality than the three mentioned above, although the occasion was less significant: [Event "Ilford Premier"] [Site "Ilford"] [Date "1960.06.03"] [Round "1"] [White "Barden, Leonard Will...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

He is now registered to play in the 4NCL: http://www.4nclresults.co.uk/2019-20/media/4ncl/reglist.html#wes Wessex Number Player Title Jnr. Nat. DM cat DM num ECF FIDE Grade Other Current 4NCL Restrict 1 Lovelock, Declan ENG JS ME021505 327319C 491691 2200 That registration was already present befor...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

The interesting question is: will the ECF take any action when the January grading list emerges in the next few days with Declan Lovelock at or near the top of the U17 or U16 list? Other leading players in that age group and their parents may also want answers. I know that Alex previously wrote on t...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 1880

Re: The French System

We had private backers-first Jim Slater, then Lloyds Bank. then Duncan Lawrie, Grieveson Grant and Phillips & Drew, plus several others, who funded critical events geared to the players we had at the appropriate stage of their development. Thus we began with Slater financing Bob Wade coaching our th...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3804

Re: Gibraltar 2020

Pragg better against Topalov, Cramling better against Ivanchuk....

Update: Pia drew, but Pragg is now clearly winning with Q for R+N and +4.51 on Stockfish
https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020-gi ... ov_Veselin
by Leonard Barden
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

..... who I recall playing in my last over-the-board tournament at Hammersmith 1972. wasn't Barnstaple 1972 your last OTB tourney ? Your memory of your own events is probably better than mine so perhaps you weren't counting weekend events. I may have the year wrong, try Hammersmith 1973. My final r...
by Leonard Barden
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4526

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:26 pm




Before 1985 though, you did have to go back to the 1950s for real last game shootouts.
Wasn't there some match between two blokes at Baguio 1978?
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

Natasha: "a direct contact from Chess24 would inform the FIDE officials (me)" Nick (on Tim's blog): I like to think that if any such FIDE official were to exist, I would know about them. Natasha: Trust me, if I were to inform you on my identity you would know at least a little on me. But it’s like I...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7597

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

van Foreest - Firouzja Ludicrous, simply ludicrous! 100 years of carefully honed Najdorf theory, ignored. 500 years of basic chess principles, ignored. 6. Bd2 the other day was bad enough. But 6 Rg1 is an outrage. As for 11 Kd1, words fail me. What are we Naj players to do now? The TN, though not s...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

Natasha writes again, on Tim's blog: I am sorry for my insults, it’s just that very few people seem to keep some sort of an agenda against the child simply because he plays well. I’m telling you truthfully, he is innocent, without a doubt. If he were to be cheating then his account on Chess24 would ...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

Next Monday evening, 20 January, the Dorset League Division 1 has the fixture Ringwood v Highcliffe A. This is another edition of the match between these same two teams which took place on Monday 9 December when, less than 36 hours after his 1/10 1057 performance at the London Classic blitz, Declan ...