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by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

So it is possible we might have six leaders tied on 4.5 after tomorrow, that would be interesting.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Not sure I have got a single result right so far, so i’ll Go super sensible today. 3 draws and a win for Ding Liren
by Matthew Turner
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Here we go again
Grischuk - Caruana 1-0
Alekseenko - Giri 1-0
Nepo - Ding draw
Wang - MV L 1-0

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by Matthew Turner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:49 am
Giri - Caruana 1/2
Grischuk - Ding 1/2
Alekseenko - MVL 1/2
Nepomniachtchi - Wang 1-0
This guy is good
by Matthew Turner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I think we’ll have some Black wins today. Here are my ambitious predictions

Giri - Caruana 0-1
Grischuk - Ding 0-1
Alekseenko - MVL 1-0
Nepomniachtchi - Wang 0-1
by Matthew Turner
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Haircut?
by Matthew Turner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I’ll have a go
Winner - Ding Liren
Completed - yes
Anyone to get 14 draws - no, not even close, nobody more than ten
Alekseenko to win a game - yes, but just the one.

Total guesses all of them.
Matt
by Matthew Turner
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13532

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

One might consider Germany's 6 deaths from more than 3,000 confirmed infections, Indeed one might, unfortunately, I think your intimation is based on a misunderstanding of statistics. Mortality rates shouldn't be based on Deaths/current cases. You need to look at the number of cases when the curren...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16159

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Caruana travelled from the USA, right? Where did all the others travel from and when (and via which countries)? I suspect this event will go OK, but if someone starts coughing near-continuously on the livefeed... The effect will be psychological on some of the players . The players who is most ment...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13532

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

How about this then? Ohio has 5 confirmed cases, but their Health Director said that likely there are more than 100,000 cases in the State. Put those numbers into your models
by Matthew Turner
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

A total of 5 English players in the match - a record low? I don't think the fact that our top universities attract talent from around the world should be seen as a bad thing. However, it is certainly possible to look at this match in a number of different ways. One could also say that 75% of the wi...
by Matthew Turner
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 223
Views: 15720

Re: coronavirus leading to cancellation?

I noticed no differences at the 4NCL. I didn't see any face mask, or people not shaking hands. I also noted that when we signed in our cars there was no hand wash or screen cleaner, by the screen. I'd be surprised if things were the same in a month's time.
by Matthew Turner
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 5455

Re: British Knock out 2019

The organisers have decided to take the event in a certain direction and I guess that is up to them. If you are worried that Scottish players are underrepresented then I think you should be making a case for Murad to get a place. I don’t see any reason why Malcolm et al wouldn’t be very amenable to ...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22757

Re: World Youth Championships

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:50 am
Matthew Turner wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:14 am
You need 9 games for an official rating
No, you need five.
Sorry, my mistake - out of date on that one.
by Matthew Turner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22757

Re: World Youth Championships

Looking back at last year's North Wales Open, if you played the top five seeds and scored 5/5 this equates to something like a 2600 performance (of course there isn't an upper bound for a 100% performance). However, I think this would only result in a part rating performance of circa 2240.