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by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Paris
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Grand Chess Tour Paris

Final rankings after the rapid & blitz: 1 Nakamura, Hikaru 23/36 2803 2 Karjakin, Sergey 21½/36 2785 3 So, Wesley 21/36 2783 4 Aronian, Levon 20/36 2789 5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 19½/36 2794 6 Anand, Viswanathan 17/36 2775 7 Grischuk, Alexander 16/36 2789 8 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 15½/36 2788 9 Carua...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

A last round win for James means he finishes 1st= on 7.5/9.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rapidplay dates: clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Rapidplay dates: clarification

At the risk of assisting Grantham Sharks with their preparations, I thought I should clarify the dates and venue for this year's team and individual rapidplay, since (at least up until this morning) different details were given on different parts of the 4NCL site. The correct dates and venue are: 1...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!
Replies: 14
Views: 1291

Re: Congrats to Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa!

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:55 am
2nd youngest GM in history
He just needs to work on his FIDE rapid rating now :lol: https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=25059530
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Colin Patterson wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:09 pm
A complex game, but Adair now has a winning advantage if he can keep a clear head.
Adair has won. How does this leave him fixed for the last round?
On rating +6 for the tournament.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2346
Views: 254957

Re: Media comments on chess

"will be much more of a chess match" claims the summariser on the South Korea-Mexico match compared to Mexico-Germany.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: 2nd Hersonissos Open June 2018

presumably a grossly-underrated Greek junior Why would anyone make this absurd "presumption"? The opponent is 18 ( for chess purposes ) and has played 85 rated games in the past two years. There is no reason why his rating should be inaccurate. Not only that, his rating appears to be on a downward ...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Paris
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Grand Chess Tour Paris

There's a nice line in the round 4 Aronian game: [Event "Paris"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.06.21"] [Round "?"] [White "Mamedyarov"] [Black "Aronian"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E36"] [PlyCount "102"] [SourceDate "2018.06.21"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bxf6 Q...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: Hungary June 2018

An entertaining, albeit one sided game, from the GM section: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 8-gm/9/1/5
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1208

Re: Hungary June 2018

I hadn't realised that Brandon Clarke had ceased to reside in the UK. (I also now see that was the report for 2016-17, submitted August 2017) "Programme partially completed, but ended when he ceased to reside in the UK. No report received. Achieved his FM title." Looking into this, I see reports of...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1538

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:19 am
I think Naka could've drawn Fabi after 48.Kxg3
In round 14?
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1538

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Did the top three all lose in the last round? Looks like it!
Yes, they did.
The top four going into the round all lost allowing Nakamura to overtake Aronian.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1538

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

They thought is was all over.......

1 So, Wesley22/35 2783
2= Karjakin, Sergey21½/35 2785
2= Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime21½/35 2794
4 Aronian, Levon20½/35 2789
5 Nakamura, Hikaru20/35 2803