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by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Worst England result ever in an Olympiad? I remember 2.5-1.5 against Japan in Skopje 1972 long before Japan got good.
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Nick has done what you asked - he's drawn with Black. Unfortunately in Round1, but against someone who looked reasonably competent for less than 2300.
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Sasikiran drew on board 4 for India.
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:42 pm
I notice Hráček is playing Cupid
Cupid is always a hard opponent.
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I suspect they might get a draw on Board 4 after a very long game but I imagine Luke and Gawain will find a way to win.
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Luke has just displayed his volatility!
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:45 pm
Ukraine won't, as Ivanchuk has conceded a draw
Excellent result for Andrew Kayonde from Zambia who played very solidly.
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Well, David Howell has won but you wouldn't say that boards 1, 3 and 4 are trivial if we are to achieve 4-0.
by John Moore
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 39519

Re: Batumi Olympiad

And Wales play Spain, Scotland-Togo and Ireland- South Sudan. Top pairings are USA - Panama Uganda - Russia China - Morocco India - El Salvador Zambia - Ukraine France - Yemen Japan - Armenia
by John Moore
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3498

Re: Irish Championships 2018

So where are these promised live games. Those of us who have been watching the British need something.
by John Moore
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 27291

Re: British Championship 2018

Tamas Fodor is yet another player who assumed I can't lose this Queen ending a pawn up and found out he was wrong.
by John Moore
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 27291

Re: British Championship

Andrew Muir will be fairly fed up tonight, I suspect. Sacrificing the exchange back was just losing although it's difficult to see how he plays the position.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 8492

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Tomorrow! Hang on Tim.
by John Moore
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Idea for Caro-Kann players
Replies: 24
Views: 2438

Re: New Idea for Caro-Kann players

Chris, I'm really not that bothered whether you are convinced or not. We will see whether more strong players (much stronger than you and me) play the idea. I know I suggested it as an idea for club players and mainly for surprise value and you picked up on these points and I understand where you ar...
by John Moore
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Idea for Caro-Kann players
Replies: 24
Views: 2438

Re: New Idea for Caro-Kann players

I am just waiting on the call to join Caruana's team as his openings ideas guru :lol: