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by LawrenceCooper
Mon May 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Postponement - official
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Postponement - official

I think we should place on record our thanks to the officials of the 4NCL and indeed the ECF who are dealing with a situation no-one could have envisaged even a few weeks ago. Let us hope that by the time August is here that chess will be back to something like normality. Clearly my optimism above ...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu May 07, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3506
Views: 384012

Re: Media comments on chess

Cat Stevens "Father and son" video on Now 70s channel has a chess board with the almost inevitable black square on h1.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun May 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Carlsen draws the game from a position where it looked like it was lost so wins the tournament. Grischuk thought the Carlsen-Ding Liren semi-final was the greatest match he had ever seen in terms of excitement and quality. Post final thoughts from Nakamura with the help of a very large drink! https...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri May 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:43 pm
The final four matches will be over 4 rapid games, if tied two pairs of blitz games will be played to try and resolve the match before a final single decisive Armageddon game.
according to TWIC
Nakamura beat Caruana 4-2.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Naka beat MVL in an armageddon game to top the league. Ding beat Carlsen 3-1 to finish second. I think that Carlsen finished third on head to head v Caruana. Caruana lost 1.5-2.5 to Giri whilst Nepo won an armageddon game against Firouzja. "The Final Four knockout will see the following semifinal pa...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Nakamura beats Ding in an armageddon game after four draws whilst Caruana beats MVL 2.5-1.5.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Magnus wins his match after winning the armageddon game. Firouzja is 2-1 up against Giri.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Magnus blunders on move 7 with white and goes one down v Nepo :shock:
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen vs three pieces
Replies: 24
Views: 1690

Re: Queen vs three pieces

rn1q1rk1/2p1ppbp/p3bnp1/1p2P3/3P4/1QN2N2/PP3PPP/R1B1KB1R w KQ - White to play Leading through an old Chess Magazine i came across this position. At a glance you can tell that a key decision for White is whether or not to give up the Queen - and whether you get enough in return if you do. I’m intere...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

TWIC Round 5 Standings: Carlsen (5 matches) 11pts, Nakamura (4) 10pts, Caruana, Ding (4) 8pts, MVL (5) 5pts, Nepomniachtchi (4) 5pts, Giri (5) 4pts, Firouzja (5) 3pts. Round 5 Day 2 pairings Mon 27th April 2020 15:00 BST: Caruana-Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi-Ding Caruana wins an armageddon game whil...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:58 pm
Giri 2.5 - Carlsen 1.5
Firouzja also made it to 2.5 against MVL.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

TWIC Round 4 Standings: Carlsen 11pts, Nakamura 10pts, Caruana, Ding 8pts, MVL, Nepomniachtchi 5pts, Giri 1pt, Firouzja 0pts. Round 5 Day 1 pairings Sun 26th April 2020 15:00 BST: Giri-Carlsen and MVL-Firouzja Round 5 Day 2 pairings Mon 27th April 2020 15:00 BST: Caruana-Nakamura and Nepomniachtchi...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:38 pm

So the standings apparently are in terms of match points are surprising:

1 Carlsen 11
2 Caruana 8
3 Nakamura 7
4 Ding Liren 6
5= MVL, Nepo 5
7= Giri, Firouzja 0
Naka, Ding, Nepo & Giri have a match in hand so 2nd-6th may look increasingly competitive by tomorrow night.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Nepo beat Giri with +1=3 whilst Ding won a miniature v MVL in the armageddon after 4 draws.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6322

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Chris Rice wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Day 4 and two Armageddons ending up:

Nepo 3-2 MVL
Caruana 3-2 Ding
Both winners also had to win game 4 to force armageddon.