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by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Such an interesting ending in Nepo-Nakamura I thought I'd give the whole game. Nepo said later he thought Naka played 57...b4 because he thought White was going to get in anyway with Kd4-c5. However, GM Mihail Marin said on FB "Naka’s ...b4 is difficult to understand, it should be in your blood that...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

you are a hard man Chris! Of course there is always a moment when the loser makes a critical error, but I thought Nepo's pressing in that bishop ending was worthy of Magnus on top form. Definitely great grinding from Nepo. He's just explaining in an interview now how it was all achieved by a succes...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Is White winning in Nepo - Naka? I can't work it out, but my phone says it's drawn without the f-pawns. I haven't asked the toaster. Totally stunned by 57...b4. Wonder what Nakamura was thinking as it looks like a beginners error. After 5 rounds: 1= Caruana, Ding, Anand 3/5 4= Carlsen, Vachier-Lagr...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

More free chess tuition, thanks Keith! Round 4 turned into a Round 1 deja vu which looked like another 6 draws until Aronian blundered against Caruana, who now shares the lead with Anand on +1. Round 5 features another replay of a World Championship match as Carlsen plays Karjakin. Ding (2) 2805 - G...
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Round 4 pairings and despite the draws the chess is interesting and Seirawan's commentary is excellent. Five hours free chess tuition per evening in cutting edge theory using the games of the top players in the world. What more could you ask for? Well perhaps a few dangerous players Rapport, Yu and ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

...followed by another five draws.
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:05 am
Does this include wins on default?
I'm guessing not! Sections E & F are also new and I presume are aimed at up and coming players scoring great results in tournaments.
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

British Championship Congress 2020

The Qualifying Regulations for this have just been posted on the ECF site. An amendment to the previous qualification regs caught my eye: Section A: Qualification from the British Championships 1 – British Champions 2 – British Ladies/Women’s Champions 3 – Top 20 players and ties in the previous yea...
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Round 2 pairings kicking off at 7pm UK time:

Karjakin (½) 2750 - Ding (½) 2805
Mamedyarov (½) 2764 - Nakamura (½) 2743
Caruana (½) 2818 - Nepomniachtc. (0) 2774
Anand (1) 2756 - Carlsen, M. (½) 2882
Giri (½) 2779 - Aronian (½) 2765
Vachier-Lagr. (½) 2778 - So (½) 2776
All draws today.
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 pm
What's the time limit? People seem to have a lot of time on their clocks.
I found it in the Event Regs. All moves in 130 mins with a 30 second delay from move 1.
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Round 2 pairings kicking off at 7pm UK time:

Karjakin (½) 2750 - Ding (½) 2805
Mamedyarov (½) 2764 - Nakamura (½) 2743
Caruana (½) 2818 - Nepomniachtc. (0) 2774
Anand (1) 2756 - Carlsen, M. (½) 2882
Giri (½) 2779 - Aronian (½) 2765
Vachier-Lagr. (½) 2778 - So (½) 2776
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

All games look like they were going to be drawn then suddenly it was tragedy for Nepo on move 77, when he mistakenly thought an en passant would save him. Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Anand, Viswanathan, Grand Chess Tour Sinquefield Cup 2019 round 01 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. Nd5 Be7 4. Nf3 d6 5. d4 Nf6 6. Nc...
by Chris Rice
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Grand Chess Tour - 2019 Sinquefield Cup

First round starts tonight, coverage on Chess24 as per. This year it's an 11 round, 12 player round Robin, with a $325,000 prize fund. Rd 1 Pairings: Carlsen 2882 - Giri 2779 Nakamura 2743 - Caruana 2818 Ding 2805 - So 2776 Aronian 2765 - Vachier-Lagr. 2778 Nepomniachtc. 2774 - Anand 2756 Karjakin 2...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 606
Views: 70660

Re: Cheating in chess

"new" (ie low rated) New does not mean low rated. It means unreliably rated. Their first rating will be based on only a few games and there is no way of knowing if those results were above, below or at the player's true strength. That is obviously true of any initial rating. Why is it more serious ...
by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 606
Views: 70660

Re: Cheating in chess

There are other problems linked to stripping someone of a rating, mostly related to inflation and deflation in the rating system. That may well be but perhaps those problems need to be sorted out rather than letting the cheater of the hook because of admin problems? Besides its pretty much a Black ...