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by Leonard Barden
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Netanya Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Netanya Masters

Luke wins again! It was an error-strewn game and the eventual ending should have been drawn, but Eljanov couldn't handle Luke's united passers.

McShane 2/2; Leinier Dominguez (top seed, USA) and Tamir Nabaty (Israel) 1.5.

Next up: Nabaty v McShane.
by Leonard Barden
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Netanya Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Netanya Masters

Luke was the clear leader after round one since all the other four games were drawn. He is going for it again this afternoon as White in a Catalan against Pavel Eljanov of Ukraine, sacrificing the exchange for a pawn, a pawn centre and the bishop pair. The evaluation briefly went to +1 but it's now ...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Netanya Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Netanya Masters

McSHANE WINS in round 1 with Black in 31 moves! Opponent Maxim Rodshtein blunders big time in a level position. Quick draws in Gelfand v Dubov and Svidler v Dominguez Perez and the other two still going, so our Brit currently leading the field.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Draw Croatia
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Grand Chess Draw Croatia

As I've written in my Guardian article today, I'm less pessimistic about Zagreb than this thread has been so far. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/21/chess-national-solving-championship-open-entries Reasons: Carlsen's potential rating records, the evocative historic legacy of previous Zagr...
by Leonard Barden
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Summer Classic
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

Re: Saint Louis Summer Classic

Both Howell and Jones were busted more than once, David facing a decisive king's side attack and Gawain because of a misplayed opening, but somehow survived with help from their opponents.
by Leonard Barden
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Summer Classic
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

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: 68
Views: 3957

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: 68
Views: 3957

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: 68
Views: 3957

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: 3685

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: 3685

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: 2529

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: 2529

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: 2529

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: 2529

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...