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by Chris Rice
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 325

22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

This 9 round Swiss runs from the 24 November to 2 November in Batumi, Georgia. Time limit is 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Here are the team lists . The England Open team are as expected and I think already ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 30
Views: 2803

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

With Magnus breaking Ding's 100 games unbeaten record, Tiviakov's 110 game streak has once again arisen as the real claim to the record. Susan Polgar on FB has argued that we shouldn't dismiss Tiviakov's accomplishment. It also appears that the main reason she is defending his record is because ther...
by Chris Rice
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:54 am
For some reason, though I can find his account, I cannot find his tweet.
Tweet here
by Chris Rice
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

I don't know who Frankie Sheehy is but he tweeted out the following which may be useful later this afternoon:

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by Chris Rice
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:01 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Howell is beating Grischuk
1-0 :D
David being interviewed at the moment and he is really happy. He can't believe he beat Grischuk and when asked how he felt about being one game away from the Candidates replied that he had no words.
by Chris Rice
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Peter Doggers article on the last round includes an account of the 11.3.1 incident. "The strange thing was that Karjakin's 18th move was a mistake, but copied by Shirov anyway, and Yu's 18th move was not the refutation, but was still copied by Dreev! In any case, the big question was to what extent ...
by Chris Rice
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

This tournament is surreal. Seems to be true today on boards 7 and 8 - currently not only an interesting position on both boards at move 19, but also the same position. :shock: Karjakin It appears the two games were separated by the Chief Arbiter under 11.3.1 so that they couldn't copy each other a...
by Chris Rice
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 60
Views: 10330

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:43 am
I wonder if Simon Williams' SKW Investments Ltd could have a court case lining up? If Williams was banned from
being a company director he would have to step aside from Ginger GM Ltd.
On what basis? The company is essentially dead as it was dissolved on 28 May this year.
by Chris Rice
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Not sure how Aronian won that but it puts him in the joint lead with Caruana.
by Chris Rice
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 57
Views: 4368

Re: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

At the World Junior there was another Iranian forfeit against an Israeli. The New Delhi Sportstar quotes : "There was also an unusual ‘walkover’ from the 11th seeded Iranian Aaryan Gholami when pitted against Israel’s Alexander Zlatin in the fourth round. Since there have been many occasions in ches...
by Chris Rice
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Round 7 pairings . The two leaders have already played so the top matches are: Grishuk (4.5) v Caruana (5) Aronian (4.5) v Wang Hao (5) Alekseenko (4.5) v Carlsen (4.5) Anton (4.5) v Vitiugov (4.5) Yu (4) v Maghsoodloo (4.5) Luke is in the pack on 4/6 and gets White v Kovalev who narrowly failed to...
by Chris Rice
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Round 6 pairings. Luke is Black v Wang Hao. Seven players in the lead with 4/5. There is a nice tweet from Chess 24 "Shirov is the "lucky" leader who wasn't paired against another leader :)"
by Chris Rice
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Round 5 Board 1

Luke McShane ENG v Fabiano Caruana USA......
Luke's got White again, hopefully that'll help. Rest ofRound 5 pairings.
by Chris Rice
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

A Sutovsky post on FB serves as a nice summary for Round 4: "Magnus was not on the verge of losing. He was lost. Deadly and hopelessly. But no, there was a glimmer of a hope - white could win in so many different ways, that Kovalev must have felt himself as a kid in toys-r-us. A choice was so wide. ...
by Chris Rice
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11986

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Carlsen just seems to have a way to make his opponents play like babies. I hope Kovalev doesn't go back to his room and hang himself. Yes I can see him sitting there beating himself up over this and wonder whether he will end up losing. Hope not, draw against the world champion is still a good resu...