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by Leonard Barden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2335

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Kramnik, So, Anand and Wang Hao were all worse against lower-rated Indians, but the elite are fighting back in the third hour of play.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2335

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

BIG BIG upset looming on board 6 where the machine says Vishy is losing to his 12-year-old IM compatriot Raunak Sadhwani (born December 2005) who is a total unknown compared with prodigy GMs Nihai Sarin and Pragg yet came out prepared to the hilt against the legend's 4...g6 Spanish. I have to say it...
by Leonard Barden
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5795

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

The world champion is fighting for survival. Will he make it?

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2018/6/2/1
by Leonard Barden
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5795

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

All working again now, Carlsen v Potkin level at move 21.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5795

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Frozen boards for the past hour on Chess 24, chessbase and chessbomb-BUT chessdom is working, apparently with the same technology as for Carlsen v Caruana. So a rare brownie point for Agon... http://ecc.chessdom.com/ False dawn! Seems there are now also server problems at both lichess and chessdom.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5795

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Frozen boards for the past hour on Chess 24, chessbase and chessbomb-BUT chessdom is working, apparently with the same technology as for Carlsen v Caruana. So a rare brownie point for Agon...

http://ecc.chessdom.com/
by Leonard Barden
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30754

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Looks like Armenia may only 2-2 and that's also possible in CZE-UKR, so sixth or even fifth place is now definitely on the cards.

Either would be our best placing since fourth in 1996.
by Leonard Barden
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30754

Re: Batumi Olympiad

What does the tablebase say about Gawain's ending?
by Leonard Barden
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30754

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Round 3 Brazil v England
by Leonard Barden
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30754

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Looks like the big upset today could be Uzbekistan v top seeded Russia in the women's Olympiad, where at the moment Kosteniuk has drawn, board 2 is level, but Gunina and Pogonina are both losing on boards 3 and 4.
by Leonard Barden
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30754

Re: Batumi Olympiad

England heading for 2.5-1.5 at the moment, with Gawain winning from 1 d4 d5 2 Bg5 and the others level. Not great, but better than the gold medallists who are in some trouble against Georgia 3. So has an edge, Caruana and Robson are level, but Shankland is a pawn down in an ending of queens and knig...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Pia Cramling Ladies Open
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Pia Cramling Ladies Open

Not directly on the thread subject, but I thought it appropriate to put it here: England's No1 woman Harriet Hunt is making a rare tournament appearance this weekend in the Pia Cramling Ladies Open in Stockholm. The main event is a four-player all-play-all with Pia herself, Elizabeth Paehtz, Almira ...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2484
Views: 271088

Re: Media comments on chess

An Athenaeum CC member who reads my columns sent me the item below. Could be interesting. How much of the chess club filming will survive into the actual programme ? Athenaeum Chess Club on TV next Tuesday 4 September at 9.00 p.m on BBC 4 The BBC came to the Athenaeum Chess Club a couple of months a...
by Leonard Barden
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Youngest ever English GM
Replies: 15
Views: 1439

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: 103
Views: 21597

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.