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by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 1649

Re: Division One 2018-19

I don't think I even saw a single report on the November weekend,ship pool. Just remembered that this was in my Guardian column for 16 November.... Two world championships meant a low profile for the first weekend of the Four Nations Chess League. Results already answered a key question, whether th...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Not a Nobel prizewinner, but Oliver Penrose, survivor from the first swiss system British Championship at Felixstowe 1949 and first British Universities champion in 1950, is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. His father (and father of Jonathan Penrose) Lionel ...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

an even more select group of chess playing Profs who won the Nobel Prize. In fact, I can't immediately think of any other British ones in this latter group. Sir Robert Robinson FRS won the 1947 Nobel prize for chemistry. He held posts as a Professor at Sydney, Manchester, London and Oxford Universi...
by Leonard Barden
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Sir Peter played, and I think defeated, Jacques Mieses in the Hastings Premier Reserves in 1949-50. He was thus among the last Morphy 3 survivors via the Mieses-Bird and Mieses-Paulsen routes.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6144

Re: Hastings

Sorry to disappoint you, Prof, but this week's Guardian column has already been online since lunchtime and is mainly about the world blitz with the game Carlsen v Giri. As for Barden v Adams, even two minutes after it finished O'Kelly and Donner were at the board analysing 10...b5! which is a much m...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 72
Views: 12651

Re: New Year Honours List

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:46 pm

Barden was a "British Master" as far as I recall.
It's a lifetime award.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

In sixth place in the women's world blitz with 6.5/9 there's a totally unknown 14-year-old Russian, Leya Garifullina, who is currently performing 400 points above her 2100 rating and in the last round, with Black. impressively outplayed former world champion Stefanova. Watch out for her today. The ...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Alas, crushed in 22 moves one move from mate after missing 20...Rc6! equal.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Round 16 starting very shortly, live on chessbomb and chess 24

Golubov v Carlsen

Duda v JONES

Gelfand v Svidler

Andreikin (10) v Nakamura
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

After 15 rounds, six to go:

Carlsen 12.5

Duda 12

Nakamura Gelfand Svidler Golubov JONES 10.5
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

While I was typing the last post it's now Jones 1-0 Jakovenko! Go the lone Englishman!
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

HUGE recovery by Gawain. After a dismal performance in the rapid and starting with 0/3 in the blitz, he is now on a wonderful run of 9.5/11, is within range of the leading group, and has White v Jakovenko in round 15.
by Leonard Barden
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

In sixth place in the women's world blitz with 6.5/9 there's a totally unknown 14-year-old Russian, Leya Garifullina, who is currently performing 400 points above her 2100 rating and in the last round, with Black. impressively outplayed former world champion Stefanova. Watch out for her today.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 72
Views: 12651

Re: New Year Honours List

John If you look at my Wiki entry, you will see In recognition of his efforts, Barden was offered an OBE, but declined it. That was in the Milner-Barry era. My understanding is that once you have declined an honour, you are never offered it again. Even if this were not so, I should still decline aga...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4262

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Yes, he didn't get into the game. Now we'll see if the disappointment gets to him in the coming rounds.