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by PeterFarr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2131

Re: European Club Cup

Just noticed that Howell v Harikrishna from last year's European Club Cup, also in round 3, went a mere 85 moves, with David eventually winning.
by PeterFarr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2131

Re: European Club Cup

On the face of it, David Howell did an awful lot of messing around in that game, but maybe it was with a view to gaining time on the increment, so as to be able to have a good think at critical points. I guess it's an unintended consequence of increments that it makes sense to do that in some types ...
by PeterFarr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2131

Re: European Club Cup

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:35 pm
PeterFarr wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:20 pm
and it's 167 moves since the last capture.
Isn't the arbiter supposed to declare the game a draw at 75 moves if the one of the players hasn't already claimed?
There have been pawn moves though. David has now made the only possible try, 200 b4
by PeterFarr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2131

Re: European Club Cup

The game Howell v Harikrishna in round 3 is one for masochists; currently on move 197, and it's 167 moves since the last capture.
by PeterFarr
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40424

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Well Louis Mazzini got right through to the prizegiving, as I recall
... but then made a fatal error.
by PeterFarr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15299

Re: World Teams 2019

Win for Gawain, draw for Nepo, so England get silver unless Grischuk somehow loses
by PeterFarr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15299

Re: World Teams 2019

Thomas Rendle wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:10 am
Cautiously optimistic as England are pressing on 1, 3 and 4 with Luke slightly worse on 2.
India doing quite well against Russia though at the moment, with Nepo a piece down for not much it seems.
by PeterFarr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15299

Re: World Teams 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:41 am
Possibly a played-my-preparation-in-the-wrong-order experience for Adly, here?
Plot twist. White forgot what pawns can do, apparently.
by PeterFarr
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 4323

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:02 pm
This is reminiscent of the infamous Carlsen - Jones. Easy for the computer to say that White has nothing, but in the real world it isn't that simple.
Yes indeed, we can all be heroes with the computer in front of us.
by PeterFarr
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 4323

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Round 10, Howell is a piece up for apparently not much on move 12 as Black v Aronian. Very strange.
by PeterFarr
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 7882

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

You are looking at the wrong Ugra I think, there is more than one. Khantiy-Mansiysk is 5 hours ahead of GMT, and they have indeed just started.
by PeterFarr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 7882

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Just played through it; looks like a smooth performance Is there any analysis anywhere of the games? Not analysis as such, but after making the g5 break, it was interesting to see that Lagno's 12 consecutive rook moves (30-41) which seemed to disorientate the defence and make something out of not a...
by PeterFarr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 7882

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

The schedule is pretty brutal as well; Abdumalik has played 12 straight days I think, 20 games of chess altogether. The first rest day isn't until after the semi-finals. I find the knock-out format entertaining, but it must be really tough on the players. Compare and contrast with Carlsen-Caruana.
by PeterFarr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 9451

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Carlsen's outright blundered
by PeterFarr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 42896

Re: Batumi Olympiad

One wee nag. On the teams taking part description page. It's going to be amusing next summer watching all the tourists trying to find Hohenzollern Castle (Germany) on their Scottish Touring maps. There are more than a few original picture choices on that page; England's appears to be the roof of th...