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by David Robertson
Mon May 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 74
Views: 5258

Re: FIDE internal fighting

Hhmm. Issues. Malcolm Pein is, I understand, on Makro's slate Over to the all-wise ECF Board. And, of course, to the all-wise Forum :D [later: just discovered] One issue is that Short will be seeking the endorsement of the English Chess Federation, which now has IM Malcolm Pein as its delegate. Pein...
by David Robertson
Mon May 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

Re: Division One 2017-18

Tense stuff in the D pool, rd 11. Barbican 2 v. Alba - winner stays up; draw advantage to Alba. Currently, deep into the sixth hour, it stands 3.5 - 3.5 with Greet - Morrison in play. Greet looks to have the draw in hand [0.10]; and Morrison may have just blundered, pressing for a win. Indeed, he ha...
by David Robertson
Sun May 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

Re: Division One 2017-18

Alsina Leal - Howell

Match hangs on this, down in the eighth hour. It's drawn, but...ah...the increment. Howell was facing a 50-move settlement, but captured the final pawn at #140. So 50 more to come in K+R v K+N :roll:

[later] pfft...not even close. Draw at #186
by David Robertson
Sat May 05, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2017-18
Replies: 21
Views: 2061

Re: Division Two 2017-18

Ha! Now they know what it feels like :-)

Guildford 3 1 - 7 Manx Liberty
by David Robertson
Fri May 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2364
Views: 258178

Re: Media comments on chess

Different. He's called "I'M Richard Bates"

And Harry Lamb. He'd never compared UKIP to the Black Death. To black pudding maybe - though this can cause black death too
by David Robertson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Revised Papers
Replies: 39
Views: 2244

Re: Revised Papers

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:14 pm
The London League is growing
Really? How many boards per team last year; and how many this year? And why?
by David Robertson
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: WANTED - Bent Larsen's Good Move Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: WANTED - Bent Larsen's Good Move Guide

Mike Truran wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:26 pm
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by David Robertson
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: WANTED - Bent Larsen's Good Move Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: WANTED - Bent Larsen's Good Move Guide

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by David Robertson
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 48
Views: 3260

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

Startling botch in Ding Liren - Mamedov where 37...Kf6 [0.08} but as played 37...Kh6 [7.78]
by David Robertson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 48
Views: 3260

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

Masterclass in progress If you have time, check in to Carlsen - Topalov . I'd have presumed this Q v R+B ending drawn, back at #33. It still may be, for all I know, though I think not now (#44). Carlsen has shown no appetite for following Stockfish lines; simply goes his own way. It's so instructiv...
by David Robertson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2364
Views: 258178

Re: Media comments on chess

The Guardian yesterday contained an article on Brexit by Rafael Behr that included the longest chess-inspired simile of its kind that I can recall. It ends with a statement about which we can all agree. The piece also contains a cartoon of people huddled around a chess board. Is the board the wrong...
by David Robertson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 48
Views: 3260

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

This tournament is turning into a farce. You have to wonder whether the players are cross with the organisers about something and this is an organised protest....It is such a shame that this event commemorates Vugar Gashimov, a highly combative player who always tried to produce interesting chess P...
by David Robertson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 48
Views: 3260

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:17 pm
42....Ng4 looked very strong meeting 43 f3 with Qb8
Yes. But what was Ding thinking with Nxe6 - that he had an advantage? A big liquidation on e4 seemed way more sensible, albeit to keep the balance
by David Robertson
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 48
Views: 3260

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

Heading for yet another five draws. Two still in play, as I write, of which one is stone-dead (tho caution: it involves Carlsen). Some signs of life in DL-Topa, but not too much