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by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 50166

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

I have a vague recollection of Dvorkovich saying, during his election campaign, something to the effect that next month's AGON-organised World Championship match was a given but there would be a review after that Nigel Short has just tweeted his opinion Well it’s an opinion. Nothing directly said a...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 50166

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

It will be interesting to see what Dvorkovich and Nigel Short do or say tomorrow about what Agon are trying to pull here. Indeed. Let’s see. Short is a frequent tweeter. He could already have said something if he’d wanted. Not necessarily a full reply of course. But he could have let his feelings b...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 50166

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:06 am
Joy! Dylan Loeb McClain is putting 600 million about.
A professional bullsitter and blowhard bullshits and blows hard.

A regrettable but not an entirely unexpected development
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 14163

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Oops. That’s unfortunate.

So he was playing on auto pilot intending to castle but had mixed up the move order?

The draw offer was a bit optimistic unless there was some other circumstance not yet mentioned.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 14163

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

In the U2100 section yesterday the clear leader Sunil Weeramantry lost in just 5 moves! With his knight en prise he picked up his king, then offered his 15 year old opponent a draw! "A draw?!?! - no i don't" Are the moves available? I’m a bit behind on this thread so have only just seen the ... Qh4...
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 364
Views: 30056

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Perhaps the answer then is for Rex Sinquefield to get his wallet out and set up a rival to FIDE. Why not Karpov? It wasn’t that long ago that people were banging on about him being a billionaire. He can’t have spent it all already. How many stamps can one man buy? Not that I think either scenario i...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 13560

Re: 2019 British

Re accommodation is it not normal to expect free WiFi in bedrooms nowadays?... At Torquay it's one of the first things I'll check before booking. When I was in Torquay a few years back the hotel said it had wifi. When I arrived they told me there was no password but that they were having problems w...
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 13560

Re: 2019 British

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 am
Torquay again then.
Wasn’t Torquay the venue for The Great ‘Can I Take My Own Sandwiches’ Debacle?
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 8872

Re: London chess classic

On the entry form, they really have it in for players rated under 2050. Not only are they not eligible for rating prizes in the FIDE Open, they aren't allowed to enter the U2050 sections if their ECF grade is 180 or above. Personally, the absence of rating prizes doesn’t bother me. I’ve always foun...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30363

Re: British Championship 2018

Richard Bates wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Adair blunders in a drawn rook ending against Keith...
Drawn but tricky in practice. Arkell win a very similar ending at the British a couple of years ago
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30363

Re: British Championship 2018

Daniel Young has just beaten his second IM with the black pieces.

He has 2.5/3 against IMs so far this event.
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 50166

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:33 am
It's a drop in the ocean compared to Agon's belief of 600,000,000 world chess players interested in the match.
I'm quite sure that Agon don't believe this.
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 50166

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

In response to Danny King offering to stage the World Chess Championship in his front room, World Chess tweeted : "Hi! We will keep it in mind:) But the venue will be announced this week!" Somewhat to my surprise, apparently it has been >> https://twitter.com/leonwatson/status/1024625627662561283?s...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30363

Re: British Championship

I think the removal of the tail .... Not quite removed - there are still a number of entrants under and around 2000 elo - but the tournament field definitely looks much more balanced this year. The Major Open looks better too. These things are connected, obvs Sorry, should have written the removal ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30363

Re: British Championship

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:38 pm
I think the removal of the tail ....
Not quite removed - there are still a number of entrants under and around 2000 elo - but the tournament field definitely looks much more balanced this year. The Major Open looks better too. These things are connected, obvs