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by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Re: Sinquefield Cup

Four draws already today with just Carlsen-Karjakin still going.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: London chess classic

Thinking about this, while looking over the history of the London Chess Classic, the format this year will be different to the 'normal' format of a round robin classical super-GM tournament between 8, 8, 9, 9, [n/a], 6, 10, 10, 10 players (for the nine editions in the years 2009 to 2017, with the 2...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Re: Sinquefield Cup

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:31 am
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:53 am
I think it is the world top 14 minus Ding Liren, Kramnik and Giri
That leaves eleven...
Nepomniachtchi.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Re: Sinquefield Cup

First rounds wins for Aronian (against Karjakin) and Mamedyarov (against So) and draws in MVL-Carlsen, Nakamura-Anand and Caruana-Grischuk.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4ncl Congress Entry Conditions Change
Replies: 31
Views: 1245

Re: 4ncl Congress Entry Conditions Change

I'm sure it's a fun sport if you're good enough to do it. Re: Kidlington, the top section was capped (at 210 ecf I think) which incidentally created more competitive sections for the majority at the expense of the elite. Kidlington was Under 225 when I used to play, Cherniaev being one entry that I...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

So Nakamura qualifies for London and MVL, Karjakin & So in the other qualifying places with one tournament to go. Aronian & Mamedyarov the only two with any realistic hopes to gatecrash the top four places. I would not be anything like so categorical. Have you taken account of there being more Gran...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:46 am
147 entries as at yesterday

Open 35 including an IM from Stoke
:shock:
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Final standings: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-chess-tour/2018-saint-louis-rapid-blitz Updated GCT leader board: https://grandchesstour.org/2018-grand-chess-tour/2018-tour-standings So Nakamura qualifies for London and MVL, Karjakin & So in the other qualifying places with one tournament to ...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Nakamura has won with a round to spare after beating Mamedyarov in the penultimate round.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Nakamura regains the lead from Mamedyarov after a cheapo in a losing position in their round 8 encounter.
But the two end the day 1st= on 17/27.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Nakamura regains the lead from Mamedyarov after a cheapo in a losing position in their round 8 encounter.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1046

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Report on Day 3 . The last day of the rapids saw Caruana pushed off the top and its Nakamura and Mamedyarov who now lead. As we head into the blitz part everyone now expects Naka to win this event comfortably. Clearly what we have also seen is further evidence, despite a great start, that Caruana h...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5249

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

Posted on Facebook around ten minutes ago: Shreyas Royal 9 mins · It’s been an absolute Pleasure for all of us Got a Positive Response from Home Office ,It’s an our Favour !! I would like to A big thanks to each and everyone from my bottom of heart ! First of all thank you to God given me a strength...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2601

Re: Batumi Olympiad

The teams are out . USA are the top seeds in the Open section which is the first time since the break up of the Soviet Union and clearly are heavy favourites to defend their title. Carlsen not playing but Anand back after a break of over 10 years. England are 8th seeds , Ireland 65th Scotland 68th ...