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by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430948

Re: Media comments on chess

Will chess be able to hold people's attention after the Covid crisis is over? Possibly not, but it may be a very long time before we have to worry about that. Magnus has got the right idea of how to keep the interest judging by his social media feed. https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12...
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Skilling Open

First round starts at 5pm
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1328
Views: 68823

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Tim Spanton wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:07 pm
I find Liechtenstein's anthem is strangely stirring
:lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJYsJ81Omgs
What a rip off of the original!
by Chris Rice
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Skilling Open

Looks like the tournament kicking off tomorrow will be really professional. The commentary team featuring David Howell and Jovanka even have their own studio . Round 1 1 GM Giri, Anish (0) 2731 — GM Vachier-Lagr. (0) 2860 2 GM Karjakin, S. (0) 2709 — GM Ding, Liren (0) 2836 3 GM Nakamura, H. (0) 282...
by Chris Rice
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Naylor 1972-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 5528

Re: John Naylor 1972-2020

I've had it confirmed today that what would have been the Major Open for the British Online Championships 2020 will get a trophy in the late John Naylor's name. An amazing gesture by the ECF and much appreciated by all his family and friends.
by Chris Rice
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 2259

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

I've had it confirmed today that what would have been the Major Open will get a trophy in the late John Naylor's name. An amazing gesture by the ECF and much appreciated by all his family and friends. The entry forms are scheduled to go out as well today I'm told and details of the various trophies ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Skilling Open

Drip, drip, drip....Ian Nepomniachtchi is the 13th player to be confirmed.
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430948

Re: Media comments on chess

£82.33 + £2.80 delivery from Amazon....second hand!
by Chris Rice
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430948

Re: Media comments on chess

Martin Crichton wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 pm
re the "Queens Gambit netflix series"

best chess series ever made IMO.
I thought so too a couple of weeks ago and then a thought suddenly struck me as to what I was comparing it with. Is this in fact the only fictional chess TV series ever made?
by Chris Rice
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155705

Re: Cheating in chess

It's a long time ago and its not archived on their site. I don't know that opening well at all but there's a move black must not play as it loses on the spot almost, which is what the GM did. He was lost within 10 moves and resigned around move 16 I think, one of the players was German but I can't ...
by Chris Rice
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 302
Views: 19730

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

FIDE's press release on this which includes the statement "With 164 players in total and a combined prize fund of USD 550,000, the event is set to be the strongest and highest-budgeted swiss tournament ever registered in history. "
by Chris Rice
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Skilling Open

Did Svidler win a qualifier for this, or am I hallucinating? I can't see anything on the Champions Chess Tour site regarding Svidler but I thought I was hallucinating when I scrolled to the bottom and saw the VIP Package as 4999 euros and then saw the asterix underneath and realised that was an Ear...
by Chris Rice
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championships 2021 (Reyjavik)
Replies: 2
Views: 225

European Individual Championships 2021 (Reyjavik)

Next year's Reykjavik Open festival, scheduled for 7-21 April, will include the European Individual Championships. More information here.
by Chris Rice
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Skilling Open

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:49 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:09 pm
The players announced so far for the 16-player Skilling Open are:
1. Ding Liren
2. Levon Aronian
3. Teimour Radjabov
4. David Anton
5. Sergey Karjakin
6. Liem Quang Le
7. Wesley So
Player 8

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by Chris Rice
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Skilling Open
Replies: 32
Views: 1869

Re: Skilling Open

How the tournament is going to work:

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More detail in this Chess24 article