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by Chris Rice
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: 2020 Chessable Masters

Giri getting really warmed up: "It was clear it was destined we play in the final, but I think we've never mentioned what the final destiny is. Am I to qualify to the final to lose to him or to beat him? What is the destiny, what is the purpose of this?" IMHO It would be great if these two were allo...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: 2020 Chessable Masters

TWIC Giri - Carlsen final starts tomorrow They've started the trolling already.... Anish Giri on playing Magnus: "He's the favourite always and he's shown good chess in this tournament so far. He beat Fabi and Ding like they're babies, but they don't have active Twitter accounts and they don't have...
by Chris Rice
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: 2020 Chessable Masters

That was class by Carlsen. He said later "I have immense respect for Ding as a chess player and as a human being and I thought against him this was the only correct way... I might have kicked myself if I'd lost one of these last two games, but I think it was the right thing to do!"
by Chris Rice
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 150
Views: 12495

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

From the Spanish Chess Federation. Junior tournament in Valencia yesterday, should the children be wearing gloves though? https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/106405832_10213373673574585_6226219186330895574_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=SXKiR22qiCoAX-yo91I&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1....
by Chris Rice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: 2020 Chessable Masters

Carlsen and Nepo beating Caruana and Artemiev respectively won the first set in the best of three quarter finals. Not sure Artemiev really deserved to lose but it just wasn't his day, in one game where it was completely drawn his signal went and he was disconnected and lost. Well we've all been ther...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fancy your chances?
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Fancy your chances?

Bring it on

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by Chris Rice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 902
Views: 104623

Re: Cheating in chess

Aren’t we only speculating here, nobody has seen any evidence If the algorithms/test has been done over multiple games showing a very high correlation of best moves then it is high probability some assistance has occurred I have hovered around 2200 and OTB had one good tournament where I performed ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 902
Views: 104623

Re: Cheating in chess

Just to note it is possible to report suspected cheaters on Lichess: I've done it twice (with only a fifty per cent success rate, amusingly). However that's only after going through somebody's games with the Lichess computer analysis and satisfying myself that they really are getting assistance. I ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 902
Views: 104623

Re: Cheating in chess

"Sure but I'm reminded of those pieces Tim Wall wrote for CHESS" Yes - also Tim came on here and complained that some of his players were unfairly banned for alleged cheating, and then wrote a separate piece for ECF News saying that some of his players were caught cheating (and admitted it) and he ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: 2020 Chessable Masters

Day 3 report . Bit of a shocker in Group A as Dubov who was leading the group crashed out. The critical game was against Carlsen who unusually said he would have been happy with a draw after what Dubov has been doing to him lately but this is what we got instead: Dubov, Daniil - Carlsen, Magnus Ches...
by Chris Rice
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: 2020 Chessable Masters

Day 2 report. MVL and Giri ahead after a tight first day of Group B.
by Chris Rice
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Re: 2020 Chessable Masters

Day 1 report from TWIC.

Artemiev leads Group A, Carlsen lost to Dubov and should have lost to Harikrishna as well.
by Chris Rice
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 150
Views: 12495

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Iran's solution

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by Chris Rice
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 150
Views: 12495

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Got it! We can all play on metallic demonstration boards, using poles to shift the pieces. Someone must have stored them safely somewhere in around the 1990s. This is a possible solution from the Netherlands though the clock position will suit the taller players. https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...
by Chris Rice
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 Chessable Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

2020 Chessable Masters

The Chessable Masters is the third online tournament in the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour taking place between June 20 - July 5. Each tournament in the tour has offered something unique and this time the theme will be around learning and improving your chess, which is of course what Chessable is all abo...