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by David Sedgwick
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 177
Views: 6405

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Nick is correct. GM Max Illingworth won the 2019 Zone 3.6 Zonal, and stated that he would play in the World Cup (as his last event before retiring from competitive chess). Up until a week ago I assumed that this was still the case, but was then informed he was not planning to attend. As the second ...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Riga Open
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Riga Open

Interesting sac by Peter Sowray, who is having a good tournament. https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2019-rtu-open/08-Sowray_Peter_J-Zanan_Evgeny The useless Chessbomb Stockfish hates 14.f5, but I think it looks very promising. edit : Black ducked it, shame. Sadly things then quickly went wrong. Comme...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5601

Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

The Sinquefield Cup 2019 takes place in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, from Saturday 17th August until Thursday 29th August. Round 1 17th August; Rest Day 22nd August; Round 11 28th August; Tiebreaks if required 29th August. Play starts each day (except 22nd August) at 1900 BST. Time Limit: All moves i...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1499

Grand Chess Tour - Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2019

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz takes place from Saturday 10th August until Wednesday 14th August Saturday 10th August: Rapid Rounds 1-3 at 1900, 2030, 2200 (BST) Sunday 11th August: Rapid Rounds 4-6 at 1900, 2030, 2200 Monday 12th August: Rapid Rounds 7-9 at 1900, 2030, 2200 Tuesday 13th August: Blit...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Teaching chess to blind people
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: Teaching chess to blind people

Hello. How can chess be taught to blind people? Apologies, but advice and “notions” given on this thread are highly inaccurate. I would strongly recommend the OP to contact the Braille Chess Association for further guidance: http://www.braillechess.org.uk Furthermore, the association will be able t...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 194
Views: 14273

Re: Arbitration question

What is an arbiter to do if a friend or teammate of one of the players comes to him and says "you need to take a look at board 22"? You go and look at Board 22. Your informant has acted in accordance with the first sentence of Law 12.7: "If someone observes an irregularity, he may inform only the a...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Player in their first FIDE rated tournament scores 0.5/5 with Rp=1387 but no rating. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Player in their first FIDE rated tournament scores 0.5/5 with Rp=1387 but no rating. Why?

Would it not be more sensible for you to address your question directly to the FIDE Elista Office, or to the Chairman or the Secretary of the FIDE Qualification Commission?
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Hastings Congress

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Didn't someone wince at the picture at the top and ask them to change it?
The ECF website is full of Andrew Walker's flights of fancy in this regard. I tend just to ignore them.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Hastings Congress

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:32 am
A joint press release is being prepared.
http://www.hastingschess.com/caplin-sys ... -congress/
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 37808

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Some of us are excited by the Guernsey - Jersey clash on Board 26 tomorrow.
Count me in. You beat me to the comment.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz

Looks like the pairings for round 1 are - 1. Nakamura,H (2853/2902) v. Caruana,F (2817/2772) 2. Dubov,D (2771/2642):v. Vachier-Lagrave,M (2812/2948) 3. Anand,V (2735/2730) v. Nepomniatchi,I (2757/2815) 4. Grischuk,A (2744/2733) v. Mamedyarov,S (2810/2778) 5. Duda,J (2731/2778) v. Giri, A (2769/2770...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz

The Grand Grand Chess Tour 2019 Paris Rapid & Blitz event takes place from Saturday 27th July until Thursday 1st August. Saturday 27th July: Rapid Rounds 1-3 at 1400, 1530, 1700 (BST) Sunday 28th July: Rapid Rounds 4-6 at 1400, 1530, 1700 Monday 29th July: Rapid Rounds 7-9 at 1400, 1530, 1700 Tuesda...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330208

Re: Media comments on chess

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 pm
I think there is only one chess game Turing played that is extant, it is fair to say that the quality was not excessively high.
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1356927
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 12879

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

The game given on page 7 of this thread has 17...Kf6 Okay, the error is on the playthrough version on the Fide website, false alarm. Leonard, https://ratings.fide.com/pgn_chess_game.phtml?code1=11600098&code2=400270&code3=9&code4=60156&pgn_game=%22Rausis__Igors_VS_Arkell__Keith_C%22 also has 17...K...