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by Chris Rice
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

The registration system is up and running but, assuming you are eligible, you've only got a few days to enter as: "The registration deadline for all participants of the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018 is at 23.59 GMT on 15th of December, 2018" The name of the tournament is repea...
by Chris Rice
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Prize fund is now $1,000,000, Carlsen expected to play, opening ceremony on Christmas Day. Events : Open events: Rapid: Swiss system, 15 rounds (15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1); Blitz: Swiss system, 21 rounds (3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move, starting from ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 291
Views: 14866

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

The article from Haaretz really upset Sutovsky who responded on FB: "Poor journalism by Haaretz - FIDE moved the event from Saudi Arabia to Russia not due to the threat of a lawsuit, but because new FIDE leadership has set a different set of principles. We have stated new FIDE policy very clearly - ...
by Chris Rice
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 615

2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

FIDE Regs on the Rapid & Blitz World Championships to be held in St Petersburg and the prize fund is $700,000 not the hoped for $2 million but does compare reasonably well with pre-Saudi events.
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 291
Views: 14866

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

An article by Anthony Harwood for the Israeli Haaretz online gives a summary of why Saudi Arabia lost the World Rapid & Blitz and any future FIDE tournaments it appears under the new regime. He hasn't got all his facts right, when describing last years event where a number of players were denied vis...
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 291
Views: 14866

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

It's astonishing that something like this can be put together at such short notice over the festive period It isn't so much of a festive period in Russia, but even so... Now we know the dates, starts Christmas Day ends on New Year's Eve and the city, St Petersburg FIDE press statement on Twitter: "...
by Chris Rice
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 291
Views: 14866

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Further comments from Sutovsky on FB: "Apologies for another small delay. Friends, or if I still may, colleagues - it is a very tough task to pull a decent World Rapid and Blitz with such a short notice. We could confirm on everything and publish last week the regulations with a modest prize fund. B...
by Chris Rice
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 291
Views: 14866

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

FIDE press statement

"Dear Chess Friends, FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships will take place in Russia. Exact venue to be announced on Monday, along with the publication of official regulations. Special visa treatment will be arranged."
by Chris Rice
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38686

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

From the Guardian yesterday : Magnus Carlsen's tense victory sends interest in chess soaring by Caroline Davies ....But it was the intensity of the Carlsen v Caruana world championship, held in London over three weeks, that gripped an audience drawn by the prospect of sudden death by blitz or armage...
by Chris Rice
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2622
Views: 281368

Re: Media comments on chess

Seems to be taken that chess is a sport BBC website has the video on the sports page and Magnus is on the sports page of the Guardian Guardian Interesting comments from Magnus on the format: Carlsen believes that the world championship format needs to be spiced up, either with a longer format or mo...
by Chris Rice
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2622
Views: 281368

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:01 pm
Hi Chris,

Do you have a link for Nigel's Interview.
I had a really good look Geoff but couldn't find it. Feel I've let you down there so lobbing in a 45 second interview by Sky News with Magnus by way of comp.
by Chris Rice
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38686

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Carlsen telling Kasparov & Kramnik where to get off: "I’ve been a chess professional now for many years & my chess career dates even further back than that & one of the things that I’ve never done very well is listen to other people’s advice. I’ve always gone my own way... and it’s brought me this t...
by Chris Rice
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2622
Views: 281368

Re: Media comments on chess

Nigel Short with a fairly lengthy interview on Sky News. Argued for faster time controls and to get rid of the rest days. Compared it to boxing where after round 1 both players go to the hospital and come back two days later for round 2.
by Chris Rice
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38686

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Grischuk "We've had three weeks of boredom followed by two hours of terror"