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by John Moore
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 12735

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

Justin - Spanish tournaments (as you no doubt know) have loads of players with, as you call it, portmanteau names. Was a lot easier in the old days, not least on the pairing cards, with Arturito Pomar, Antonio Medina and Roman Toran etc
by John Moore
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 12735

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

Nakamura drew with the man with five names.
by John Moore
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

Certainly true. It's hardly the most stable of systems.
by John Moore
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

Unfortunately, dead lost after 20 moves with White - not a very auspicious start.
by John Moore
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

Basman's first round game in this all play all event began 1 g4 d5 2 h3. Just like being back in the late 70s.
by John Moore
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

Before anyone corrects me, it is the Haarlem Masters!
by John Moore
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

The Harlem Masters starts today and is obviously overshadowed (like all other events this week) by the Isle of Man event. However, how nice to see Michael Basman playing in the Masters event and I will certainly be following his progress with interest.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Richard - I came to the game late so didn't see all the other mistakes! The position is, I assume, drawn at move 89 anyway but you can still push or, if you don't fancy it, just offer a draw. I still think f5 is an odd move.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Disappointing outcome for him then but I still don't understand why anyone who has any endgame knowledge would play f5.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

I am mildly astonished by McGowan's 89 f5 against Chris Duncan.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Magnus drew; his live rating lead over Caruana is now down to 4.3 DIng won to reach his highest ever live rating (again, it will be interesting to see how high he gets) Seems to be a bit of a dispute at the moment whether its 90 or 91 games unbeaten. Either way this year's performance so far from D...
by John Moore
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 8835

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Well done to David - and bear in mind that the position was level at move 54 when David had 32 seconds and Harikrishna 14 minutes 25 seconds. I simply don't understand how he can win so many games playing on increments.
by John Moore
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39617

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Ah, yes I do - so no chess tomorrow when I am not working.
by John Moore
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39617

Re: Batumi Olympiad

England play France tomorrow.
by John Moore
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39617

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I expected Noah to outlast his opponent.