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by LawrenceCooper
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2176
Views: 235048

Re: Media comments on chess

Michael Appleton on "5 live Sport Extra" The first third of a game, the first 30 minutes, is like a game of chess."
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

All games from the February weekend are now online.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 45
Views: 2614

Re: Northumbria Masters

It does seem a bit of a waste having Bogdan on a live board.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:18 pm
MVL has won a wild Berlin ending as white in game 3.
Game 4 ended in a draw with missed chances on both sides. MVL through 2.5-1.5.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

MVL has won a wild Berlin ending as white in game 3.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

After his game 1 escape Aronian had a more convincing game 2 and won his match 2-0. MVL & Nakamura drew the second and are now playing a two-game blitz match followed (if needed) by an armageddon game.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Aronian vs Rapport & Nakamura vs MVL
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:55 pm
They might want to tell themselves that they still have Wang v Howell in progress
It wouldn't be the first time that a tournament had ploughed ahead with play-offs and discounted unfinished games.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Chess24 is counting down to a play-off starting in 9 minutes (16:00 UK time).
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:48 pm
Board has been drawn presumably?
1? Yes.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Draws on boards 5, 9 and 10 so we are down to a maximum of nine players that could finish on 7.5.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Heh, so they have. Do we know who are likely to be the top four on tie-break if everybody ends up on 7.5? (Aronian or Dubov or even Nakamura may render this irrelevant, of course.) You can view the TPRs at the end of round nine here: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr301239.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&wi=8...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Well what an interesting last round. My first reaction is that MVL looks well pjaced
A reasonable view, at least until his 8th move. From there he had to tread carefully to avoid being worse but black seemed happy to simplify and they've just clocked off having reached move 30.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:12 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Well what an interesting last round. My first reaction is that MVL looks well placed
7 1/2 should be a very worthwhile score.
Potentially twelve players could make it but I suspect a few would be removed from any play-off :)
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6430

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Round 10 on 2018/02/01 at 11.00 Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 1 GM Aronian Levon 2797 7 7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2781 3 2 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2793 7 7 GM Rapport Richard 2700 12 3 6 GM Le Quang Liem 2737 6½ 7 GM Dubov Daniil 2694 15 4 7 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2732 6½ 6½ GM Antipov...