Search found 1283 matches

by Leonard Barden
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Youngest ever English GM
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: Youngest ever English GM

Shreyas is not interested in playing grading restricted tournaments now anyway except Hampstead U2200, he wants Opens.

He may play the world U10, for which in Fide terms he is still an U9, as he hasn't won any world titles yet.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timeline for 2800 ratings
Replies: 95
Views: 20237

Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

Ding could have gone the exchange and two pawns up with a clear win at move 32, but chose a much weaker plan and failed to convert.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Timeline for 2800 ratings
Replies: 95
Views: 20237

Re: Timeline for 2800 ratings

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/topalov-vs-ding-liren-2018/1/1/2 Ding Liren is now winning game two of the four-game match as well after loose play by Topalov. This could easily end up 3.5-0.5 or 4-0 which would advance Ding to 2810-15 and so within ten points of Caruana and Mamedyarov...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Youngest ever English GM
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: Youngest ever English GM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_How ... ss_player)
Howell at 16. Wiki right for once. In reply to the unspoken question, Shreyas at the moment is not really on a trajectory to beat that.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5205

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

As I understand it from the family, Jitendra is being granted another five-year Tier 2 visa without having to leave the country first. At the end of the ten years he can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain and, after a further year, for citizenship. Shreyas will be 14-15 at that time, so the proble...
by Leonard Barden
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5205

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

It seems that Shreyas is gaining definite momentum, judged by the burgeoning number of supportive Twitter posts. A Times editorial and a New York Times story today as well. I guess there might be a critical point in such cases where the bureaucracy starts to get worried and considers an exit strateg...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5205

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Sorry to be gloomy here. Many people are trying to do the right thing by Shreyas (& family). Indeed, the ECF, MPs, and chess journalists are doing the right thing, in my opinion. BUT time is fast running out, if I've understood things correctly. And it's the 'silly season', with politicians away an...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5205

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

There's a certain amount of chat here, including mine, without the benefit of hard information. I'd think the key question is whether Shreyas's father has access to someone with sound up-to-date knowledge of immigration law who can assess the situation on the basis of the facts and take a considere...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5205

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Any chance his father can get a job in Ireland, as I am sure the ICU would be happy to have Shreyas's registration transferred to Ireland? With the added benefit that eventually the family could qualify as EU citizens. Jitendra Singh has already stated that Tata Steel is willing to transfer him to ...
by Leonard Barden
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 103
Views: 8154

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

I was referring to the Foltys v Golombek game where Foltys played White in a Sicilian Dragon.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5205

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Good to hear it, Leonard, although - unless I've missed something - that wasn't apparent in the BBC report I cited. It's clear from the Guardian report above which was posted immediately before your own first post: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/03/visa-battle-to-keep-child-chess-prod...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5205

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Shreyas' possible deportation is now the subject of wider news interest - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45068300. Without wishing to seem to tell others what to do, I would expect as a minimum the ECF Director of Junior Chess to be supporting this - possibly through a letter to Sajid Javid or b...
by Leonard Barden
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19528

Re: British Championship 2018

According to Chess-results, between the Major Open & AM Open, Shreyas Royal has so far picked up 101.6 rating points, taking his 'live' rating to about 2029! Shreyas's August Fide rating is 1966, so adding 101.6 takes it to 2068. This is a ranking of world No2 at U10 (or Fide U9) level. The America...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19528

Re: British Championship

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Andy Stoker wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:35 pm
What has happened in Palliser-Jamroz - apparently 0-1 in 8 moves .... phone?! Chess24?!
No result showing on chess-results so maybe a board malfunction?
Palliser v Jamroz has now been corrected, as have some others.

Malfunctioning live games remain at boards 12, 19, 22, 23, 25 and 28.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19528

Re: British Championship

The Major Open has now been restored to health, even the rogue 1-0 on board 3 changed to an early draw. Although as Martin noted board 20 in the championship has been rectified, there remain gross live game errors of various kinds on boards 12 16 17 19 22 23 25 28 30 and 31 in the British Championsh...