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by David Robertson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Carlsen-Karjakin, I think, is the record holder (both 26 when they contested the 2016 match)
Good grief! I just ploughed back a century through my memory vaults - and forgot the last match! :roll:
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Question

Has there ever been a younger pair of WCC contestants? (28 & 26 here)
by David Robertson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 333
Views: 19111

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Hmmm I assume this holding FIDE statement on the World Rapid and Blitz World Championships means that there are negotiations still going on with Saudi Arabia. If not, then given the wording of the statement, it perhaps is some other country with which many will have issues? Unusually with Sutovsky ...
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Eurosport pick up the World Championship rights and chess is back on TV! Press Release contains familiar cut-n-paste claims: The 2016 World Championship match held in New York enjoyed record-breaking coverage with the total audience for the whole event topping 1.5 billion people Uh huh. And (wait f...
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 333
Views: 19111

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I do hope they haven't dumped the Commission on Commissions. That quintessence of FIDE deserves a special place in the bureaucratic Pantheon
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 300 ECF Grade
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: 300 ECF Grade

Andrew Bak wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:54 pm
I was looking at the top players list on the ECF grading list and noticed that Ian Nepomniatchi has an ECF grade of 299. Has anybody ever surpassed 300 ECF grade?
No. But I plan to
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:59 pm
It's at least thinkable - though it ranks below ending climate change, Trump & our terrible Government as a call on my time
Very impressed if you can manage all 3 of those :wink:
Made good progress on the last one today :D
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

suggesting that one stalemate is fine to be a draw whereas another is "ludicrous"...is undermining the complexity of the game and the skill of the defending side....one of the Polgar sisters (Susan, I think) ingeniously escaping with a draw against Murray Chandler by tricking him into capturing her...
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

It's only words Absolutely! Or more exactly, entirely artificial rules constructed by words. There's nothing 'natural' or universal about our addictive game of skittles Stalemate = Checkmate is a perfectly good game, just a different game Quite so. Contrary to Nigel's (ever-)scornful critics above,...
by David Robertson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:41 pm
what's the single longest think during a world championship game?
Here's one to beat
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

SCANDAL IN PROSPECT? (I hope :twisted: )

D'oh It seems not. 'ejhchess' can rest easy
by David Robertson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Game-inputting & replays
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Game-inputting & replays

All games for the entire first weekend, for both D1 & D2, were available for replay within forty minutes of the close. What took so long? :shock: And with fewer hands available, even D3n games from rd 1 were up by Sat evening

Seriously, it's an astonishing performance. Thanks!
by David Robertson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Bundesliga
Replies: 4
Views: 2489

Re: Bundesliga

by David Robertson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve digital chess clocks
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Re: How to improve digital chess clocks

It is indeed the same David Levy whose work on chess - or chess clocks! - is far less interesting than his work and far-sighted thinking in Levy (2007) . I've just finished reading (most of) the essays in Danaher (2017) ; and will shortly start Devlin (2018) . Head-spinning stuff. Sure beats ploughi...
by David Robertson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5113

Re: 4NCL International Congress

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Somebody who won't be playing for a long time, if ever, one would hope
His rd 8 win was a corker. Not bad for a 1200. Wouldn't have been out of place for a 2400 :roll: CCF, hhmm