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by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18878

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:13 pm
SCANDAL IN PROSPECT? (I hope :twisted: )
Apparently there was footage which showed Carlsen clearly saying "j'adoube' which has now been geo-blocked whatever that means.
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18878

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Svidler & Grischuk, these guys are just mint. "Grischuk: It would be a funny thing if the 1st half of the match goes like this. Magnus presses with Black but then just plays for almost no reason at the end, gets tired & cannot do anything with White! Svidler: That would be an interesting cycle of no...
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3248

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

I have watched some of the games and have been impressed with the play generally. Thank you for the very comprehensive reports. Shreyas Royal seems to be playing more quickly than he does against adult opponents - well at least he played more slowly against me at Southend this year. But, of course,...
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2512
Views: 276012

Re: Media comments on chess

Ray and Nigel celebrating at Simpson's, Alan Byron's new documentary film, Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18878

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Rex Sinquefield was unexpectedly rude about Anna Rudolph's commentary. As I mentioned in my post above she is a bubbly and very enthusiastic commentator, a strong chess player and perfect for these kind of events. Completely inappropriate comments in my opinion.
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Great report from Jovanka Houska on the last 16 matches including the four golden rules for the tie-breaks: Rule number 1: Do NOT lose control of the initiative Rule number 2: Do NOT walk into preparation, duck and dive Rule number 3: In the midst of chaos there is always opportunity Rule number 4: ...
by Chris Rice
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Did the list of Tiviakov's 110 games appear somewhere?
Here's the link again Nick, the file of his games is about halfway through the article.
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

So in the space of four hours we've got the 110 games and the entry into Wiki's List of Chess World Records. So case closed then? Well no, I think we've only just got going on the new argument of comparability that Tiviakov played lots of players around the 2000 mark and one who was 1500 whereas Din...
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

We've had a few developments. Tiviakov has sent off a file of his 110 games to ChessBase as verification. Here's the article by Macauley Peterson. As you can see Sergey was blocked from trying to enter his record on Wikipedia.
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

So on the day that Ding Liren finally loses his unbeaten record which comes to rest at 100 I thought it best to try and clear up this Tiviakov claim. I put it to Sergey Tiviakov directly that I was unable to verify his claim and that I'd been through the database and the games were simply not there ...
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Re: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:15 am
Ding,100 not out, in difficulty against MVL's bouncers.
https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2018-sh ... Ding_Liren
Yes, Ding Liren definitely losing at the moment.
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18878

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Agon have now been organising World Championships and Candidates Tournaments for five years. Ignoring the large hall where the Open takes place, how does the size of the venue compare to the Foyer, Theatre, VIP room and commentary room familiar to many of us from the London Classic? You are aware o...
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 244
Views: 12015

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Nigel tweeted on 9 Nov:
"A quiet revolution is taking place in FIDE. Roughly one third of the commissions, and almost one third of the commissioners, were axed today. This was a necessary change, but nevertheless quite breathtaking."
by Chris Rice
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18878

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Paid £70 for a ticket for Game 2 to replace someone who couldn't go. At the ticket office got issued with a blue wrist band and a little ticket to say I could go into the main theatre for 30 minutes (from 3.50pm - 4.20pm). Lucky me. Apparently I could have got in again after 6pm but I wasn't informe...
by Chris Rice
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18878

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

A really excellent Chess.com report on Game 1 World Chess Championship Round 1: Caruana Struggles But Holds Draw Against Carlsen ChessBase report World Championship Game 1: Caruana dodges a bullet Its the first time in many years that I've given adjournments any thought but it did occur to me that b...