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by LawrenceCooper
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 711
Views: 82605

Re: Cheating in chess

Anton Kovalyov (via Facebook) 1 min · I have been playing bullet and blitz chess time to time on chess.com for the past few days using my facebook account. Then in the middle of one of my games my account got closed without any warning. I have emailed chess.com support openly stating my name and pol...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: British Knock out 2019

Playoffs (2 games): 10 minutes plus 5 seconds increment
If still undecided, Armageddon game 5 minutes v 4 minutes with 2 secs increment / move
from move 61.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345064

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:03 pm
I thought JP meant that she got better as she played stronger players, which is almost certainly true.
That was my assumption too.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: British Knock out 2019

Final Standings Rank Name Score Rating 1 Harvey, Marcus R 8½/9 2= Clarke, Brandon G I & Horton, Andrew P 6/9 4= Fernandez, Daniel Howard, Merry, Alan B & Taylor, Adam C 5½/9 7 Willow, Jonah B 5/9 8= McPhillips, Joseph, Claridge-Hansen, William, Wadsworth, Matthew J & Golding, Alex 4½/9 12 Haria, Rav...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2975

Re: British Knock out 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:55 am
Alternatively. and even better, games that are played could actually be submitted for rating. I note that, for instance, the recent British Rapidplay has not been.
:shock:
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz

Carlsen, Ding, Aronian & MVL confirmed as the four qualifiers. Anand needed to finish one place higher to overtake MVL (and Karjakin).
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz

Standings Rank Name Score Rating 1 Carlsen, Magnus 27/36 2870 2 Nakamura, Hikaru 23/36 2741 3 Giri, Anish 18½/36 2776 4 So, Wesley 18½/36 2760 5 Ding, Liren 18/36 2801 6 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 17/36 2773 7 Anand, Viswanathan 16/36 2757 8 Harikrishna, Pentala 14½/36 2731 9 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 14½/36...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Martin Costley
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Martin Costley

I am sorry to report the death of Martin Costley (1959-2019). Long term Sussex and Midlands player. Funeral details to be announced. Very sad news. He was an important part of the Staffordshire county team that won the national title in 1992 and was a valued and popular member of Bushbury chess clu...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3264

Re: Shortest game

Maybe we could discuss where Kevin's PM to me has gone? :D (I am not waiting on tenterhooks at all!) Seriously, Loz seems to have searched his database to pull out examples of games he has played under a certain number of moves. Does anyone want to crunch the numbers for their games or even a large...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg
Replies: 29
Views: 1929

Re: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg

Grischuk comfortably gets the draw required in game six to win the match and the tournament.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3264

Re: Shortest game

[Event "Birmingham League v Boldmere"] [Site "?"] [Date "2009.09.21"] [Round "?"] [White "Cooper, Lawrence"] [Black "Mildenhall, J."] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B23"] [WhiteElo "2316"] [BlackElo "1984"] [PlyCount "13"] [EventDate "2009.??.??"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e5 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. f4 d6 5. fxe5 dxe5 6. Nf3 Bg4...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg
Replies: 29
Views: 1929

Re: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg

Grischuk wins game 4 to level at 2-2.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg
Replies: 29
Views: 1929

Re: 3rd Grand Prix Series KO 4 - 18 Nov 2019, Hamburg

Duda wins game 3 with white.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 58
Views: 6754

Re: New National Blitz event

Justin Tan has won the open and Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant the women's event, both with a round to spare.

Final crosstables:
http://chess-results.com/tnr485040.aspx ... turdet=YES &
http://chess-results.com/tnr485039.aspx ... turdet=YES
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3264

Re: Shortest game

benedgell wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:33 am
I'm sure I read somewhere someone once played 1. Ng3 by mistake in 1st round of a rapidplay, and as it was an illegal move....
:lol: