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by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

It is late at night, but I simply don't understand. Indeed 'covering a bet' means I recover the £50 I have so far wagered at a cost no greater than the £137.50 I get if Caruana wins. Just explain to me how I cover the £50 if Caruana does not win. I probably won't do it because it will be too little...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Well, I cannot cover my bet on Caruana to win in 12 games If you mean cover as meaning you get your money back then you are wrong. You can simply bet on carlsen and the draw here https://www.betfair.com/exchange/plus/chess/market/1.151737785 . That bets against Caruana winning in 12 games. Or you c...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Surely, Magnus is playing the best player that he has played in a World Championship match and finding it the most difficult. Why is that a surprise? I thought it was a 50/50 match at the start and nothing seems to have changed. Has Caruana's play been 'better' than that of Karjakin and Anand in th...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Pretty short game today. Unlikely to go much further.
If it is agreed drawn soon, is that the shortest game of the match?
games four and five were both 34 moves
by Joshua Gibbs
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Thanks for that disclosure. Without "keenness" I'm keen to know the name of the variation - as long as that does not breach any non-disclosure agreements. Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation its ECO code is B33 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?page=2&gamekey=Nc3Nc6Nb5Nf6Nf...
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 am
Joshua Gibbs >does anyone know why Tony Miles dubbed triple pawns the Irish pawn centre?<

It is a politically incorrect joke, that would probably be felt too offensive today. Tripled pawns, of course, help nobody's centre.
thanks
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Exactly, suggesting that one stalemate is fine to be a draw whereas another is "ludicrous" and should be rebranded as a win is, to me at least, undermining the complexity of the game and the skill of the defending side. I seem to remember one of the Polgar sisters (Susan, I think) ingeniously escap...
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

To say that stalemate should be a win is to say that stalemate is the same as checkmate. This is wrong.
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

does anyone know why Tony Miles dubbed triple pawns the Irish pawn centre? https://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/chess-slang "Purportedly, Tony Miles first coined the phrase when he watched Eamon Keogh use the IPC - Irish pawn center - in Amsterdam 1978 and then used the IPC to beat Eamon...
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

does anyone know why Tony Miles dubbed triple pawns the Irish pawn centre?
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

I have just had a bet with bwin https://sports.bwin.com/en/sports/67/betting/chess#sportId=67 on Caruana to win in 12 games. The odds offered are 11/4. I have bet only £50. You will realise that I am by no means confident that this is a good value bet. I am certainly not betting because I think he ...
by Joshua Gibbs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

So is the tie break 6-6 Carlsen wins or is it quickplay, then five minutes?. Maybe somebody else will post here the full sequence of increasingly fast tiebreak games that could happen. If the match is tied after 12 games, tie breaks will be played on the final day in the following order, if necessa...
by Joshua Gibbs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41901

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Emil Sutovsky, not only the President of the ACP but now also the FIDE General Director, is pondering on FB as to whether it might have been a good idea to have the tie-breaks before the match started. That way it might encourage a bit of ambition from whoever lost the tie-breaks. Interesting idea ...
by Joshua Gibbs
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

You can click through the games here https://www.haarlemse-meesters.nl/en/20 ... ers/games/

Heres a bit about Basman the writer says his position was bad but he still won

https://www.haarlemse-meesters.nl/en/20 ... asmanpunt/
by Joshua Gibbs
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Chess references in Films

Levitsky Marshall is kind of referenced in Tower Heist https://www.chess.com/blog/SFN/the-movi ... y-of-chess