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by PeterFarr
Sun May 10, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Options for Season Completion
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Options for Season Completion

Promotion/Relegation obviously very much murkier. I had a thought that you might use the old idea of a Pools Panel. This was where during extremely bad weather such as the 1962-63 winter, that a panel of experts would offer an adjudication of a likely result between two (football) teams. It would b...
by PeterFarr
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 7057

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

First 7 moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Bc4 Nxe4 6. Qh5 e6 7. Bxe6 which fails to 7. .. Bxe6 8. Bxe6 Qe7 Was move 5 just a mouse slip? No, it seems not,as he played it in round 7 against MVL, but MVL declined the sacrifice. Apparently you should play 7.Bb5+ before taking on e6, t...
by PeterFarr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 24631

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

- a Winawer (Nepo again) So you put your king on f8, your queen on a5 and then lock the centre with ... c4. I have no idea how this is supposed to work. EDIT: him neither Well, he's also played ...Rg8, then ...Rh8 and ...Ke8. All part of the master plan. Hope he doesn't try to castle now.
by PeterFarr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:08 pm
"I believe she played for Sussex, if that helps"

Plausible - she played for Hastings for some years, later living (and dying) in Clapham.
She certainly played for Sussex a number of times, but not sure whether she ever played on top board.
by PeterFarr
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

Susan Lalic played board 1 for Surrey at least once, and Harriet Hunt did play board 1 for Oxon.
by PeterFarr
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 7204

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:27 am
I rather think that photo wasn't taken in 1978
2018:

https://batumi2018.fide.com/en/news/bat ... ndashvili
by PeterFarr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 3036

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: 3036

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: 3036

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: 3036

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: 553
Views: 49219

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: 17184

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: 17184

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: 17184

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: 4776

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.