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by LawrenceCooper
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 75
Views: 4025

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

Emil Sutovsky 4 mins · Deadline set by Israeli Chess Federation to FIDE for issuing the Saudi visas is expired tonight. No visas. Pretty much expected. I shall meet the head of ICF on Monday to discuss the plans of a tournament in February - for those who could not make it to Saudi Arabia, and those...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

It is sad, but entirely predictable, how some people are unable to condemn an attack on a fellow chess player for being Romanian. As a 4NCL captain who has had 3 (plus one in the European Club Cup) Romanians play for my teams I find it as unacceptable as I would an attack on a player of any gender,...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8420

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:43 am
I can't seem to find a final cross-table for the top event...
http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews/eve ... assic-2017
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8420

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm
What happened in the Super Blitz? I can't find the full results anywhere - only partial results at chess-results.com.
http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/109468

David lost the armageddon game as white in the final.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8420

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

On the other hand, had he won today it might have looked like business as usual. I suspect it was pure frustration (possibly at the tournament as a whole) and being unwilling to accept the game had turned that led to his position meltdown. I'm thankful that he is so desperate to try to win as it mak...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 261
Views: 38078

Re: Cheating in chess

https://ajedrezporandaluz.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/pata-negra-en-el-bali.html "but when asked about a suspicious lump in the crotch was put something more suspicious but he himself agreed to remove the device and show it by saying that it was the control of the TV." Is something lost in the translati...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2128
Views: 227991

Re: Media comments on chess

"The Sniper" brought Storey 145 wins at open tournaments in the UK. That claim can be believed if it measures a count of individual games won. It's when it becomes a claim of 145 tournament wins with the implication of winning 145 tournaments, that it's not. The latest figure was claimed to be 153 ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2017-18
Replies: 32
Views: 1809

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2017-18

I've been looking at another Premier Fantasy Football League called Chess Players . There is some crossover with our league but most of the teams are not playing in Premier Chess . They have about 1/3 of our membership and their leading team trails our top five. If there are any more exclusive ches...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 8299

Re: London chess-FIDE open

Pairings/Results Round 9 on 2017/12/09 at 1630 Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 9 GM Melkumyan Hrant 2633 7 6½ GM Motylev Alexander 2675 1 2 2 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2672 6½ 6½ GM Hawkins Jonathan 2579 12 3 14 GM Donchenko Alexander 2569 6½ 6½ GM Nabaty Tamir 2657 4 4 61 WGM Vo Thi Ki...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8420

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:35 pm
At risk of jinxing it the games today seem to have a bit more life than in previous rounds.
Right on cue Anand-Karjakin construct a repetition leading to a draw in 20 moves :oops:
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8420

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

At risk of jinxing it the games today seem to have a bit more life than in previous rounds.
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8420

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Well, Adams has made nine draws out of nine already in one of these recent Grand Tour versions of the Classic. Not, of course, that he can be blamed for that, as the lowest rated player (and wildcard) both then and now. He has to face Carlsen & Caruana with black so he has plenty of hard work still...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8420

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

We have a winner :shock: