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by Leonard Barden
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Summer Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Saint Louis Summer Classic

Anyone know the reason that Duda pulled out? How much notice did David get? Interesting questions! I had also wondered about both of them, so emailed Saint Louis this afternoon and just now received this reply: Jan was invited on April 18th and returned his signed player agreement on April 24th. Th...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3760

Re: Candidates 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:55 pm

With this momentum, she must have a good chance v Ju Wenjun as well.
Ju Wenjun is different class to the out of form septet who have opposed Goryachkina in Kazan, and she should still be the favourite, assuming the match is played first half in Russia, second half and tie-breaks in China.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3760

Re: Candidates 2019

Goryachkina wins again, extends candidates lead to two points with six rounds left.

She has also jumped to No3 in the live ratings, with only Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun ahead of her.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3760

Re: Candidates 2019

Ian Rogers tweets about the street music which has disturbed the first three rounds.
https://twitter.com/GMIanRogers
The embarrassing aspect for Fide is that the final venue inspection was made by Arkady Dvorkovich himself.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3584

Re: Falkland Islands

https://www.chess.com/club/team-falkland-islands

This link reveals three 'members'. One is from Montenegro, one from Ukraine, the third from Argentina(!).
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3584

Re: Falkland Islands

Their chess scene seems active on chess.com but not sure about anywhere else: https://www.chess.com/club/team-falkland-islands- https://www.chess.com/club/chess-university-falkland-islands The first chess.com link does not work. The only working second link claims five Falkland Islands members. The...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2435

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:39 pm
The male names you went for Haria, Wadsworth and Willow are all ranked outside the top 1OO yes?
No. Haria ranks world no 45 among juniors born in 1999, Wadsworth ranks world no 47 among juniors born in 2000, and Willow ranks world no 71 among juniors born in 2002.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2435

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

The three you list are ranked world nos 42, 46 and 58 for girls born in 2006: https://ratings.fide.com/advaction.phtml?idcode=&name=&title=&other_title=&country=%25&sex=f&srating=1700&erating=3000&birthday=2006&radio=rating&line=desc I should have mentioned Akshaya Kalaiyalathan, who was rated 2288,...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2435

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:20 pm

Is Haria even a junior anymore?
Ravi Haria was born in 1999 so is still eligible for the world junior U20 championship.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2435

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Is now the Singapore no7... ...and, more relevant, is also now the world no2 among players born in 2007: http://ratings.fide.com/advaction.phtml?idcode=&name=&title=&other_title=&country=%25&sex=&srating=2150&erating=3000&birthday=2007&radio=rating&line=desc In the same list Yichen Han, also very a...
by Leonard Barden
Sat May 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 179
Views: 7935

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Alan Walton wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:58 pm
open tournaments this year stronger than Llucmajor,
Grenke, Moscow Aeroflot

If any English player performs decently in Llucmajor it will most likely be the No8 seed,,,
by Leonard Barden
Fri May 17, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dom
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Dom

It seems that the column actually ended more than two years ago, and that its termination was a voluntary decision by Dominic himself.
https://standpointmag.co.uk/chess-march ... n-machine/
by Leonard Barden
Wed May 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 2475

Re: What if a player falls ill....

Olaf Ulvestad was not a Norgwegian emigre, he was American, of Scandanavian heritage, born in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Bob Hunt Surprising that the article got Ulvestad wrong since he wasn't just any old American (or Norwegian) but famously defeated Bronstein in the USA-USSR match at Moscow 1946 ...
by Leonard Barden
Sun May 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Walden
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Brian Walden

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:15 pm

He was strong enough as a chess player to take part - and perform decently - in the 1951 World Junior Championship qualifying tournament.
Seems he totalled 4.5/9 including a win against Norman Littlewood.
by Leonard Barden
Sun May 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Walden
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Brian Walden

Brian Walden, former presenter of ITV's Weekend World, died on Thursday at age 86. He was a strong player as a teenager, won the 1948 Staffordshire championship, and played for the West Bromwich team which won the top division of the Birmingham League. He gave up chess during his university and earl...