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by Chris Rice
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 106
Views: 8646

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Malcolm Pein reports in today's Daily Telegraph that Magnus Carlsen has also signed his contract.
Confirmation of that is now on the FIDE site.
by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19948

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Having read Judit Polgar's books and seen a lot of Carlsen's documentaries it appears to me that there are a lot of similarities between the two. Both have highly intelligent and supportive parents and siblings. Their work ethics unmatched. In Judit's case two older sisters playing to an exceptional...
by Chris Rice
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 17-19 August

147 entries as at yesterday Open 35 including an IM from Stoke :shock: Looked him up on the FIDE site and a few inconsistencies with what's on the chess results info although whether it matters or not I don't know. IM Nikolay Milchev (ie not Nikolai) FIN: 2906090 Elo: 2417 and he is listed under th...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Following his game with Richard Rapport today, 14 year old Sarin completed his third norm and will be India's 53rd GM.
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Dubov wins to finish equal first with Korobov and Saleh with 7.5/9. Saleh said his alarm only went off 10 minutes before the round started and after a quick shower he got to the board 20 minutes late. Nick's comments above, regarding Sargissian, are interesting because Saleh, despite his late arriva...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

As I mentioned yesterday the prize fund for this tournament is extremely good. For the Masters (in US dollars): 1st 13,000 2nd 7,500 3rd 5,500 4th 3,500 5th 2,000 6th 1,500 7th 1,000 8th 800 9th 700 10th 600 For the struggling chess pro there is motivation to make sure you take something away rather...
by Chris Rice
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Round 8 saw Korobov take the lead going into the last round with a win over Richard Rapport: 1 GM Salem, A.R. Saleh (6) 2636 ½ - ½ GM Dubov, Daniil (6) 2691 2 GM Korobov, A. (6) 2664 1 - 0 GM Rapport, R. (5½) 2719 3 GM Cheparinov (5½) 2718 1 - 0 GM Karthikeyan (5½) 2609 4 GM Maghsoodloo (5½) 2636 0 ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11446

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

It's Malcolm Pein's birthday today and the Russian Chess Federation has made him the Person of the Day.
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 223
Views: 11446

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

The Pein-Short spat has taken an interesting philological turn with Pein taking Short to task for his spelling of the Hebrew/Yiddish word "חוצפה" or "חֻצְפָּה". Pein writes "Chutzpah" and Short "hutzpah". For completenes sake I should add that I've also seen it written "chutzpa" by Sabras (native b...
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Further FIDE report on Round 7 including information that there is a $61,000+ prize fund with a field of 47 GMs, 30 IMs, 7 WGMs, 6 WIMs, 20 FMs and 2 WFMs.
by Chris Rice
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Report on Day 3 . The last day of the rapids saw Caruana pushed off the top and its Nakamura and Mamedyarov who now lead. As we head into the blitz part everyone now expects Naka to win this event comfortably. Clearly what we have also seen is further evidence, despite a great start, that Caruana h...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: 2018 Abu Dhabi Masters

Round 7 saw Nigel back to winning ways. Was he earlier affected by Malcolm's twitter attack? Let's see what he has to say after the event finishes. Personally I'm hoping Salem wins this, he's been the sole carrier of UAE chess hopes for a decade now and he had a great win today: 1 GM Dubov, Daniil (...
by Chris Rice
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Report on Day 2 of the Rapid. Caruana still leads by a couple of points.
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 106
Views: 8646

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Caruana signs up.
by Chris Rice
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: Grand Chess Tour St Louis Rapid & Blitz

Report on Day 1 of the Rapid and a great day for Caruana with a perfect 3/3.