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by Chris Rice
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Round 1 pairings and its incredible to see that there are 82 boards and Simon Williams is Black on Board 80! Anyway we're off and running on Chess 24.
by Chris Rice
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Chess.com preview Chess.com Isle Of Man, Strongest Open Ever, Kicks Off Saturday The generous support of the Scheinberg family Well Chess.com won't be asking any difficult questions about the Scheinbergs or their history with the Isle of Man, will they? Yes it's hardly likely. The tournament site h...
by Chris Rice
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8703

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

General Assembly decisions from 3-5 October now published on the FIDE site. Highlights: GA-2018/24. To approve the changes in the FIDE Electoral Regulations so that no person shall be elected as FIDE President for more than two terms and that votes by proxies are no longer authorised. GA-2018/25. To...
by Chris Rice
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Chess.com preview Chess.com Isle Of Man, Strongest Open Ever, Kicks Off Saturday
by Chris Rice
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Despite having a pretty bad time himself, it's Svidler's team that wins the ECC Open . British successes were Wood Green seeded 29th who finished 21st and Grantham Sharks seeded 42nd finishing 33rd, the others finishing pretty much in line with their seeding. In the women's second seeds Monte Carlo ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Nick this one is much cooler...anyone who thinks the above is entitled to this idea but the fact is. We love to play the best players and this ensures that. We love that this tournament supports chess as a profession for both Female and Male players. You lads seem quite focussed when my players mes...
by Chris Rice
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3219

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

On his way to IoM Peter Doggers gets aboard a Scottish airlines flight with an unexpected announcement : “We have a very light flight today with hardly any luggage stored. Therefore, we will ask a few passengers to move to the back of the aircraft.” This reminded me of a flight I got around 20 years...
by Chris Rice
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Nice to see Carlsen really enjoying the team victory yesterday.
by Chris Rice
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 126
Views: 11152

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

With the World Championship match a few weeks away World Chess have launched a chess dating app and Peter Doggers has done a report on it. The app is called Mates. Available both for iOS and Android, the app uses dating technology to help find "a chess playing partner near you." Roman Sidorenko, fou...
by Chris Rice
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8703

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

" At the moment, we are working on fulfilling promises given before the elections " - A Dvorkovich, at above-mentioned Press conference. Well, call me cynical if you like but it's good to know those promises weren't immediately forgotten following a successful election. It was only yesterday I was ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Round 4 report from Peter Doggers. The Carlsen No 1 rating Watch has become a feature of this tournament but Ginger GM Simon Williams thinks it's all a bit of a fuss over nothing "All this panic and talk about Magnus' rating!? Numbers rise and fall... The fact that Magnus is willing to play in a so...
by Chris Rice
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

John Moore wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:43 pm
I am mildly astonished by McGowan's 89 f5 against Chris Duncan.
At one point McGowan was +54.98
by Chris Rice
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Magnus drew; his live rating lead over Caruana is now down to 4.3 DIng won to reach his highest ever live rating (again, it will be interesting to see how high he gets) Seems to be a bit of a dispute at the moment whether its 90 or 91 games unbeaten. Either way this year's performance so far from D...
by Chris Rice
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Round 4 Board pairings and an interesting game is Carlsen (2839) v Donchenko (2610). The interesting bit is that if, in the unlikely event, that Carlsen loses, Caruana will be the new world number 1. Another game that could be well worth keeping an eye on is Ding Liren v Svidler. Ding Liren is now u...
by Chris Rice
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5815

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Chess Base report from Round 2. European Club Cup: Magnus does not falter