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by Leonard Barden
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 113
Views: 4285

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Round 5 Board 1

Luke McShane ENG v Fabiano Caruana USA......
by Leonard Barden
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 113
Views: 4285

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Magnus in serious trouble against Kovalev, Sesse +2.56, 93-game unbeaten run in danger......
by Leonard Barden
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 113
Views: 4285

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Claimed to be the "strongest Swiss ever" even after the withdrawal of Giri and Lenier D-P. I wonder if there is any way of "scientifically" testing this claim? I guess the 1990 interzonal is the main historical rival. It was also a candidates qualifier, but for 11 places rather than just one. It ha...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 113
Views: 4285

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Claimed to be the "strongest Swiss ever" even after the withdrawal of Giri and Lenier D-P. I wonder if there is any way of "scientifically" testing this claim? I guess the 1990 interzonal is the main historical rival. It was also a candidates qualifier, but for 11 places rather than just one. It ha...
by Leonard Barden
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12243

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Though MVL doesn't Of course, he *should* be the wildcard if he doesn't otherwise qualify. As stated here https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/04/chess-isle-of-man-last-chance-magnus-carlsen-challengers Nepo or Grischuk will be the obvious choice if not qualifying normally, otherwise it could...
by Leonard Barden
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Website
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

Re: FIDE Website

Well spotted!
by Leonard Barden
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Website
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

Re: FIDE Website

Presidential Board decisions The bid of Yekaterinburg (Russia) to hold FIDE Candidates Tournament in the spring of 2020 has been approved. Yekaterinburg is known for its long chess traditions – it is sufficient to recall that in 2006 the city hosted the knockout Women’s World Championship; the loca...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess talent
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Chess talent

You teach all the young boys and girls how to play, and then before long the exceptionally talented ones stand out a mile. Am I right in thinking that in some countries they actually do this? An ex-girlfriend of mine teaches chess on the curriculum to the 7 year olds in her Manhattan school. Does a...
by Leonard Barden
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12243

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Dubov - Firouzja move 16, if you saw that position in class you'd offer some words of encouragement, but think that chess probably wasn't their thing :shock: I reckoned that this was the matchup of the round:https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/13/chess-michael-adams-knocked-out-first-round-w...
by Leonard Barden
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 58
Views: 4578

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

In the long ago days when I administered the Grand Prix and there was actually serious money to be won, I introduced a rule that a certain percentage of points in the open section had to be won in elite events, defined by the presence of a minimum £500 prize money for open competition and/or a minim...
by Leonard Barden
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12243

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Chance for Adams, missed, so now heading for the second 10+10
by Leonard Barden
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12243

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

This is a serious test for Mickey, now that they are into 10+10 with 5+3 and Armageddon to come.

His opponent Aravindh is 19, a fast rising talent with a good track record in blitz.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5847

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Many thanks to Chris and Ian for their helpful posts above, hopefully all fixed now.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5847

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:51 pm

Anyone want to go out on a limb and predict Ding Liren might be a difficult challenger for Carlsen to face?
This is discussed in the comments to this week's Guardian column, which is now online.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 27
Views: 2326

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

Thanks for all your good wishes, dear friends. The Wikipedia article which Kevin Thurlow links to above was written from material I supplied to its editor, so any inaccuracies are down to me. I see your birthday has been good to you All of my 12 British championship appearances encompassed 20 August...