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by LawrenceCooper
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players needed for Daventry 4NCL
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Players needed for Daventry 4NCL

Not for the first time this season I am looking for players to fill vacancies, mainly on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th. Please contact me if interested.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1632

Re: GRENKE Classic

IM Keymer, V. (0) 2516 1 - 0 GM Meier, Georg (1) 2628
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes. A 3-1 win today (wins for Jon and Keith). Last round pairings: Round 9 on 2019/04/24 at 09:30 No. Team...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1632

Re: GRENKE Classic

Carlsen in his vintage 2011-4 style today. Who else wins like that?! Or has ever won like that at the top level, with any semblance of frequency? Simply remarkable. Close to inimitable. I can imagine how Vallejo Pons feels tonight - why carry on? go do something else with your life, something you'r...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:53 pm

Albeit that Chessbomb leaves some mystery as to what happened in Speelman's game (won in six moves, phone default?)
Two rounds running Chessbomb has had Jon's games finishing in the opening with a decisive result posted, presumably a faulty board.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Another new IM

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Let's hope so, as he lost in the final round
Four rounds still to go.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3029

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Gawain drew, never in doubt :D
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 72
Views: 3841

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Division 4 South Round 7 41 Watford 1 - - - Crowthorne 1 42 Ashfield 1 - - - Wessex B 43 West is Best 3 - - - Fischer's Catch 44 Oxford 3 - - - Throw in the Tal 45 Celtic Tigers 2 - - - Check Innmates 2 46 The Full Ponty - - - Warwickshire Select 2 47 Poisoned Pawns - Next Generation - - - MK Phoen...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2195

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Karjakin doing well. He couldn't (over the next year or so) mount another challenge for a second chance at the world title, could he?
You may have jinxed him judging by the one sided nature of his loss to Carlsen today :oops:
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2814
Views: 300722

Re: Media comments on chess

"A bit of a chess match" is the damning assessment of the FA cup semi-final today after almost thirty minutes of play by the disgruntled BT Sport commentator.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1706

Re: English Seniors 2019

Alan Walton wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Keith Arkell wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:13 am
Laurence Tarbuck over 50. Bloody Hell!
Only 6 years and even I am eligible; now that will make you feel old Keith
Where and when is it next year? :oops:
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 72
Views: 3841

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Division 4 South Round 7 41 Watford 1 - - - Crowthorne 1 42 Ashfield 1 - - - Wessex B 43 West is Best 3 - - - Fischer's Catch 44 Oxford 3 - - - Throw in the Tal 45 Celtic Tigers 2 - - - Check Innmates 2 46 The Full Ponty - - - Warwickshire Select 2 47 Poisoned Pawns - Next Generation - - - MK Phoeni...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 72
Views: 3841

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

"The clash with the ECF Academy weekend was a major factor" I am surprised the Academy thought that was a good idea. They allege that they chose their dates first, albeit there did appear to be an uncanny similarity in the dates chosen with traditional 4NCL weekends in previous clashes, the split w...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 72
Views: 3841

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

I see that there are three absentee teams from Division Four (South) - namely Barnet Knights 4, Barnet Knights 5 and Check Innmates 3. Bearing in mind the number of registrations these clubs have notified (69 & 32 respectively), I can't understand why they are unable to raise sides given the dates ...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2195

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Good to see Shak drawing with Carlsen. Thought he might have still been upset about the mate in 49 he missed yesterday...
Wasn't it his opponent who had the mate in 49 though?