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by Leonard Barden
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 156
Views: 6880

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:47 pm
Leonard Barden wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Am I correct in writing that round nine pairings will be Aronian v Anton and Carlsen (upfloated) v Caruana?
yes http://chess-results.com/tnr478041.aspx ... =9&flag=30 I hope you made the deadline!
Yes, online now.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/chess
by Leonard Barden
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 156
Views: 6880

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Am I correct in writing that round nine pairings will be Aronian v Anton and Carlsen (upfloated) v Caruana?
by Leonard Barden
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 156
Views: 6880

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: 156
Views: 6880

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: 156
Views: 6880

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: 156
Views: 6880

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: 12323

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: 25
Views: 1673

Re: FIDE Website

Well spotted!
by Leonard Barden
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Website
Replies: 25
Views: 1673

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: 1029

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: 12323

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: 4614

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: 12323

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: 12323

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: 5898

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Many thanks to Chris and Ian for their helpful posts above, hopefully all fixed now.