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by LawrenceCooper
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Despite having a pretty bad time himself, it's Svidler's team that wins the ECC Open . British successes were Wood Green seeded 29th who finished 21st and Grantham Sharks seeded 42nd finishing 33rd, the others finishing pretty much in line with their seeding. In the women's second seeds Monte Carlo...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

eam pairings Round 7 on 2018/10/18 at 15:00 No. SNo Team MP Res. : Res. MP Team SNo 1 4 Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg 10 : 11 Valerenga Sjakklubb 5 2 6 Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova 10 : 10 Molodezhka 7 3 3 Odlar Yurdu 9 : 10 AVE Novy Bor 2 4 1 Alkaloid 9 : 9 Beer Sheva Chess Club 8 5 9 Itaka 8 : 9 E...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Round 6 rankings: http://chess-results.com/tnr373918.aspx ... NG&flag=30 final round pairings to follow.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Not really wanting to intrude on his grief too much, but Svidler lost again yesterday (with White, again - and from a won position, again)
Finally a win for him today though :D
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:30 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:23 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:46 pm
These 2800+ World Champions, they just won't roll over, will they :roll:
The phrase "got out of jail" springs to mind :wink:
Draw agreed

Not as exciting an event without you playing Loz
Plenty of excitement in our matches including wins for our three u21s today :D
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

David Robertson wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:46 pm
These 2800+ World Champions, they just won't roll over, will they :roll:
The phrase "got out of jail" springs to mind :wink:
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Leonard Barden wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:01 pm
The world champion is fighting for survival. Will he make it?

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2018/6/2/1
If he can survive playing g4 against a player of Ding's quality that would be some feat.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:43 am
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:29 am
You'll be even more gutted to learn that I fly home today and my contribution on the playing front is complete.
That is a great shame. I had no doubt that you were playing yourself into form.
I thought I'd given a timely answer to those who ask why I don't play more :oops:
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Round 3 board pairings are up and the stand out game is Wojtaszek (2727) - Carlsen (2839) but I think we will all be gutted to see that there will be no quality game from Loz as he not playing for Wood Green today. You'll be even more gutted to learn that I fly home today and my contribution on the...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Richard won today though :)
...and Loz Cooper got out of jail again
It shows what a scrambled state my brain must have been in to not see a glaringly obvious move like g5 coming 2-3 moves after I'd turned down a draw :oops:
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Loz seems to have had a narrow escape. Yes, my thinking from around move 10 was all over the place. I can play a nice position or I can win material but allow my opponent counterplay. Then I can miscalculate every subsequent line and allow him to win his piece and maintain his initiative. Thankfull...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:37 am
Tough start for Richard Bates and his teammates
We are slightly envious of their pairing.
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 68
Views: 4880

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:50 am
Nick Burrows wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:52 pm
I notice on the 4ncl page that Div 4 South has a whopping 40 teams listed for the coming season! Is it time for a Div 5?
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/1819_teams.htm Close of play: 37 teams.
Revised close of play: 38 teams. http://www.4ncl.co.uk/1819_teams.htm
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30777

Re: Batumi Olympiad

It's been pointed out on Twitter that board 35 sees IBCA take on ICCD - has that pairing come up many times before? I'm also genuinely interested to know how it works logistically as presumably announcing moves wouldn't work particularly well? From Facebook: Alex Holowczak 1 hr · An Olympiad first ...