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by David Robertson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4685

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

In today's final unfinished game Shankland is about to beat Rapport Just how useless are you as clairvoyant, analyst, and informant? Granted, after 74. Nf8???????? [-6.80], you might imagine Shankland stood well. But this is Wijk-aan-Zee, not the Ambleside & District Div 4. So anything can happen. ...
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Really??

Great result; looks like promotion is on the cards? A long, long way to go yet. Div 2 is the hardest league in so many ways. If we were to gain promotion again, it would be met with mixed feelings frankly. It would also mean that, a decade on from entering Div 3N, we'd never have played in the same...
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Really??

Good grief! :shock:

SoA 6.5 - 1.5 AA

Don't think we were predicting that!
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Really??

I'm sure. It's 5.20pm now. But online, it remains 1.5 - 0.5 to SoA (Carleton winning; Jackson halving)
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Really??

LOL. Which bit?
by David Robertson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Really??
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Really??

Heh, I thought it was just me hanging on last night :) We may be 60+ (& 70+) veterans for the greater part. But we rarely roll over. Our Saturday late-finishes ran to 60, 70, and 80 moves. As I write, it's nearly 5.00pm on Sunday. Most other matches in the Pools have long finished. But in SoA v AA, ...
by David Robertson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 15
Views: 1758

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

Peter Swinnerton-Dyer gets the full obit here . I never met him, but knew of him - by reputation, and by deed. He emerges well - a good man, a competent head of the UGC, and a committed liberal in the defence of universities and their Enlightenment values. We can't get enough of them these days. On...
by David Robertson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 23
Views: 1785

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Thanks David; tough weekend for SoA by the look of it
Yes, indeed. A state of affairs that has led to some disquiet among my colleagues. Why, they ask, do they get drawn against both undefeated teams in the same weekend? Still, we'll do as we always do, and lump it
by David Robertson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Players wanted

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:51 am
The two female gaps have now been plugged
What?? :shock: :shock:
by David Robertson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 23
Views: 1785

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Rd 3 Saturday 31 White Rose 2 - Jorvik 32 Bradford DCA Knights C - Shropshire 1 33 3Cs 2 - Spirit of Atticus B 34 Manchester Manticores 4 - - - Cheddleton 2 35 Holmes Chapel - - - Bolton & Worsley 36 Manx Liberty 2 - - - Manchester Manticores 2 37 Bradford DCA Knights B - - - Manchester Manticores ...
by David Robertson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7121

Re: Hastings

Fried Liver alert in the Petrov game The game, as played up to 9...Ke6, has been played at Hastings once before - in 1950 by Leonard Barden (v. Weaver Adams, 1-0 quickly). Barden chose the best response (6. d4 - the Lolli attack) and the best line thereafter (10. Qe4!? rather than 10. OO). When I l...
by David Robertson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7121

Re: Hastings

Of course, the Fried Liver should never be played. One should always play the Traxler!! Haven't the most "exciting" lines in that been analyzed to a forced draw, though? Don't think so. I think 4...Bc5 wins by force. I stood down as Global Vice-President of the International Play-the-Traxler Commit...
by David Robertson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7121

Re: Hastings

Fried Liver alert in the Petrov game Pffft!! Steward's inquiry called for there - draw in 14, by repetition. Sure, I gather Petrov is after a GM norm, and maybe has his reasons. But even so, he's repeated in a very strong position. The game, as played up to 9...Ke6, has been played at Hastings once...
by David Robertson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20274

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Interesting reported comment from Dubov

ChesscomNews tweet
Dani Dubov :shock: What a hero! I do hope it's a fair translation. My estimation of him just went through the roof!