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by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:19 am
I think Naka could've drawn Fabi after 48.Kxg3
In round 14?
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Did the top three all lose in the last round? Looks like it!
Yes, they did.
The top four going into the round all lost allowing Nakamura to overtake Aronian.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

They thought is was all over.......

1 So, Wesley22/35 2783
2= Karjakin, Sergey21½/35 2785
2= Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime21½/35 2794
4 Aronian, Levon20½/35 2789
5 Nakamura, Hikaru20/35 2803
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

A blunder by Caruana against So combined with a Karjakin loss to MVL looks to have virtually decided first place. With two rounds to go:

1 So, Wesley 22/34 2783
2= Karjakin, Sergey 20½/34 2785
2= Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 20½/34 2794
2= Aronian, Levon 20½/34 2789
5 Nakamura, Hikaru 19½/34 2803
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

1 So, Wesley21/33 2783
2 Karjakin, Sergey20½/33 2785
3= Aronian, Levon19½/33 2789
3= Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime19½/33 2794
5 Nakamura, Hikaru18½/33 2803
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

With five rounds to go: 1= Karjakin, Sergey19½/31 2785 1= So, Wesley19½/31 2783 3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 19/31 2794 4 Aronian, Levon 18/31 2789 5 Nakamura, Hikaru 17½/31 2803 Followed by a great round for So who gets his first win in nine rounds (since he last played Giri!) whilst Karjakin, MVL & ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

With five rounds to go:

1= Karjakin, Sergey19½/31 2785
1= So, Wesley19½/31 2783
3 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 19/31 2794
4 Aronian, Levon 18/31 2789
5 Nakamura, Hikaru 17½/31 2803
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

Karjakin's win over So in the first round of the day sees the lead cut to half a point.
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

After the first day of blitz: 1 So, Wesley 18/27 2783 2= Karjakin, Sergey 16½/27 2785 2= Aronian, Levon 16½/27 2789 4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 15½/27 2794 5 Nakamura, Hikaru 15/27 2803 6 Grischuk, Alexander 13/27 2789 7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 12/27 2788 8 Anand, Viswanathan 10/27 2775 9 Caruana, Fabi...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4134

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

Nick Grey. >And it is really about time for a London Championship. < I doubt the ECF would think a London championship was necessarily anything to do with them. Perhaps you mean the British Championships in London? Clearly Jack thinks so. When I consulted the players, there was a resounding 'NO'. J...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Hungary June 2018

Very odd. Five games are being shown live on chess 24, but there are only player names for the actual positions. The summary table has blank names. Joe as top seed should be on board 1 but isn't on any of the five. He's on board 3 https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/36th-balaton-2018-im/1...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Hungary June 2018

Thanks Loz; Joe won yesterday so needs a draw today; fingers crossed Since he outrates his opponent by about 350 points I think he just needs to make sure he turns up on time and leaves his mobile phone in the hotel. Never underestimate 14 year old Indians though, he did beat 2200s in rounds 6 and ...
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Hungary June 2018

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:19 am
Dan Fernandez currently in Budapest in the GM event with Joe McPhillips leading the IM which Mark Lyell is playing in too; I assume Joe can get an IM norm
The IM norm is 7/9 so 1.5/2 needed (for Joe).