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by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Sort of thing you often see the moment you take your hand off the piece. True, but maybe not on this occasion. The video suggests to me that Nepomniachtchi only realised when Anand played 77 … b5. There's a suggestion on Twitter that he'd seen 77... b5, but overlooked that 78. axb6 Nxb6 was check. ...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

Final scores: 1 Aronian, Levon 22/36 2765 2= Ding, Liren 21½/36 2805, Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 21½/36 2778, Yu, Yangyi 21½/36 2752 5 Karjakin, Sergey 19½/36 2750 6 Carlsen, Magnus 17/36 2882 7 Rapport, Richard 16½/36 2747 8 Caruana, Fabiano 15/36 2818 9 Dominguez Perez, Leinier 13½/36 2763 10 Mamedya...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: Irish Championship 2019

A nicely calculated king march in a queen and pawn ending against Sam Collins gives Conor Murphy the lead going into the last round. http://view.livechesscloud.com/2b53aad0-afb2-4aa2-8ed4-8e5d622d123f Not nicely calculated, if you look with Stockfish it was a comedy of errors. Sam made losing blund...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: Irish Championship 2019

A nicely calculated king march in a queen and pawn ending against Sam Collins gives Conor Murphy the lead going into the last round. http://view.livechesscloud.com/2b53aad0 ... 5d622d123f
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Charlie Storey wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:18 pm

I am also aware that in Australia the largest 'type' of Chess Cheaters are International Masters.
Would you care to elaborate?
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championship 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: Irish Championship 2019

For those in need of some chess viewing after the British... The Irish Championship enters day 5 today with plenty of fascinating games over the past few days. All games are broadcast here: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/irish-championship-2019/5/1/1 Fiona Steil-Antoni will be commen...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Shocking turn around in Emms-Haria. John Emms was clearly winning, and then managed to lose. Nice for Ravi Haria to finish 3rd and take the U21 title. That will make up for not getting a GM norm (was I right that Ravi need slightly higher rated opponents or a half point more)?. Yes. He does have a ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:40 am
It is indeed. I'd made that post last night assuming he'd drawn with Lane, but it turns out he won.
A reasonable enough assumption until Lane hung his bishop. A three move draw this morning completes the norm.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:19 pm
I think Toma and Storey both get IM norms with a win, but that's about it.
I thought that a draw was enough for Storey, his average being over 2370.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Does Adam Ashton have a chance too?
I think that his average is too low for 5.5/9. Approx 2363 and it needs to be 2370.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Stephen Gordon wins, so he'll have Mickey Adams tomorrow yes?
If there's anything other than a Howell win on top board then yes with Mickey likely to get white.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:30 pm
In other news, IM Brandon Clarke has reached 5/5 in the Major Open - is anyone following that?
I am indeed. He's also on 4/4 in the AM Open.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:52 pm
Who will be the next player who will go above 2600?
Hawkins, Pert, Gordon or Someone like Ravi Haria or Daniel Fernandez

That question probably deserve a poll creating
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35246

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Macshane and short are probably not far behind those 4 either - its a pretty solid era for english chess right now, if we just had one world class GM then maybe we could start winning some team chess events. The gap between five and six is actually bigger than between six and seven. England (Active...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Chess on the canals

Chess in a swimming pool? After each player moves, he swims a width and makes his next move. There is a chess clock. Or the set is placed on the bottom of the pool and th players dive to make their moves. https://divingchess.com/hello-world/ https://msoworld.com/product/diving-chess-world-champions...