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by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess - Nigel Short
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: New in Chess - Nigel Short

Odd that Nige should not have mentioned it on his twitter feed yet. He’s not normally shy and retiring after all Nigel has referenced it on his twitter feed but I don't think anyone has put a link to it on this thread: After eight years of entertaining and sometimes controversial columns, it is a p...
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: World Teams 2019

Laurent Fressinet reports that France got an invitation to play in this and turned it down.
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)

The venue for this has been announced by FIDE as the Isle of Man, October 9-20, 2019. Its been organised in cooperation with Chess.com with a $432,500 prize fund at stake. Peter Doggers gives further details here.
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

As reported by chessbase https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-olympic-dream The 600 million claim is back again Well who saw that coming I thought it had risen to 605 million? Ju Wenjun has just beaten Lagno in a very close match and the article from the event contains the following impressive stat: "...
by Chris Rice
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

There was a bid by FIDE on January 30th to include chess as an additional or demonstration sport In the Paris 2024 Olympics. The article by Peter Doggers is the first time I've seen what's involved in the process: "In what will be a long and complicated process (which includes a lengthy questionnair...
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 1932

State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?

A couple of researchers for World Chess have put together an interesting article on the amount of money the top chess professionals are making. Don't think anyone is going to be shocked by the conclusions that in 2018 it wasn't very much! At least in terms of prize money as Carlsen may be making qui...
by Chris Rice
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Live ratings (January 2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Live ratings (January 2019)

FIDE now have a 'Live' rating list on their site when you click on the ratings page. This has the top 100 players and not just the 2700 club.
by Chris Rice
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3433

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Chess.com report on the last round including the surprising revelation about the winner "Artemiev won £25,000 for his win–not a bad haul and quite useful since he just got married three months ago. Maybe he can now take a taxi to the tournament next year. For this year, he stayed in Spain, crossing ...
by Chris Rice
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vladimir Kramnik Announces Retirement
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Vladimir Kramnik Announces Retirement

' Apparently the Russian chess federation still hopes he can play for them in next year's Olympiad. That might be a more satisfactory way to bow out, always assuming that he felt up to it. TWIC "The President of Russian chess, Andrei Filatov says he wants Kramnik to play at the 44th Olympiad in Khan...
by Chris Rice
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Live ratings (January 2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Live ratings (January 2019)

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Couple of questions from looking at the Live Ratings for January 2019:

*Kramnik has 'only' lost 24 Elo points and 'only' dropped to number 15 in the world (dropping 8 places)!
Kramnik announces his retirement.
by Chris Rice
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4459

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Sam Shankland: "Do me a favour and and never resign another drawn position" - Border Control Agent at SFO (San Francisco Airport) while stamping my passport. I really never will live this one down!"
by Chris Rice
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 702

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019

The newly formatted FIDE Grand Prix danced around the GCT with three of its dates, but the 3rd leg seems to clash with the Romanian leg. I suspect several GP people will decline their invitation, but for players like Nakamura, it'll be interesting to see which one they choose - if indeed they have ...
by Chris Rice
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4459

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Meanwhile lost for words on what Kramnik was doing!
by Chris Rice
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4459

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Carlsen in a one minute interview after winning the event for a record seventh time.
by Chris Rice
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4459

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Round 11 report. I must admit I did wonder if Giri thought he was winning after he played b6 but he knew exactly what he was doing and it worked. Even asking Shankland if he was resigning just to make sure!