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by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

The German board four, who lost the classic yesterday to Dubov (who would, it might be said in passing, surely have converted from Matlakov's position today) lost again today in the match against Ukraine from being a piece up for not very much - surely the most remarkable game of all on the top boa...
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Looks like England will, rather astonishingly, make 2-2. That after McShane lost and Howell drew. Then Matlakov completely lost the thread in a winning position against Jones and was left having to make a draw. Adams was a pawn up against Andreiken in a Rook ending which looked terribly difficult to...
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Good point, Alex! Arithmetic was never my strong point but I did used to be able to add 11 and 2 correctly.
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

I think that Russia will be happy enough with a drawn match. Leaves them a point clear having played all of their closest rivals.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

How about Akshaya Kalaiyahahan.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Ray Keene was born in January 1948.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Then there is plenty of time for him to play in the future - if they wanted him to get the experience, put him in as reserve and give him 2 or 3 games.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Just noticed an oddity. Why have France played a 2415 IM on board 3 above Bauer and Gharamian or, indeed, why have they played him at all.
by John Moore
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Armenia next and with three rounds to go, some sort of positive result (win or draw) tomorrow seems necessary to stay in the hunt for a medal. Win or draw would, I assume, get us Russia in Round 8 but we will see.
by John Moore
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Malcolm Barker.
Replies: 73
Views: 3982

Re: Malcolm Barker.

How many of the contributors here held the "Captain of Chess" title, usually in their final school year? I did, + 2nd XI cricket I was Captain of Chess for my last three years at school. It was good training for what awaited me later in life. The playing fields of the old University and the trenche...
by John Moore
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

"The most tragic father/son occurrence was in Tromso 2014. Peter Meier was on board 1 for Seychelles, and his father Kurt was on board 2. It was Kurt who died with a heart attack during the final round." Thanks Alex - How could I forget that... Not quite the same thing but Milan Vidmar Senior and J...
by John Moore
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 121
Views: 14483

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

[Yes, fair enough. Though there is still the issue of the decision to appoint an independent panel (which isn't in the procedure). I appreciate he has stopped short of saying he doesn't wish this particular panel to hear the dispute but there already seems to be an element of a defensive fallback i...
by John Moore
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Well, who would have believed it, particularly after 2-2 against Austria in the first round, a result which could have been even worse. If you look back through the history of this tournament, 13 matchpoints has been enough to win it before. One combination that achieves that is 4 wins and 5 draws....
by John Moore
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Well, who would have believed it, particularly after 2-2 against Austria in the first round, a result which could have been even worse. Early days yet, of course, and tougher opponents to come but I doubt that anyone on board 2 will be looking forward to facing Luke.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 10869

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Now changed to: Bo. 22 Austria Rtg - 2 England Rtg 0 : 0 2.1 GM Dragnev, Valentin 2550 - GM Adams, Michael 2694 2.2 IM Blohberger, Felix 2448 - GM Howell, David W L 2694 2.3 GM Shengelia, David 2531 - GM Jones, Gawain C B 2688 2.4 IM Schreiner, Peter 2464 - GM Pert, Nicholas 2557 Chess24 seems conf...