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by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Anyway Alekseenko v Vitiugov ends in a draw, so no damage done (except to David's bank balance)
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

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No, not really. It's the history rather than the controversy I'm thinking of: the day a complete outsider would have qualified for the Candidates, but missed out because of somebody else's bizarre and unnecessary aberration.
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

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It does, and I'm thinking it's not something that'll quickly be forgotten
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

I am thinking that Kirill Alekseenko may be less than impressed.
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
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Views: 11960

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Presumably some kind of desperate way to stir up something, anything
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
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Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

That looks to me like a deliberate "blunder" from David
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

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Alekseenko seems to have been twenty-five minutes over his present move, possbly wondering whether he wants to stir it up. Which might be good news for the man sitting opposite him. It'd be quite something if Vitiugov were to make it given that he was the guy against whom Wang Hao was plus seven in ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

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I wondered if Wang might be letting his clock run down a bit while he thinks about what developments are taking place elsewhere.
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Exchange French in Nakamura v Caruana
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:42 am
I don't know who Frankie Sheehy is but he tweeted out the following which may be useful later this afternoon:

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For some reason, though I can find his account, I cannot find his tweet.
by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

So are we sure what the respective players' tiebreaks are? The TB1 column on the standings after 10 rounds doesn't appear to have updated after the round 11 draw was made, which I thought that it would.
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:43 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Looks like Matlakov will lose.
Does it?
My thinking was that he was in a highly complex position, an hour down on the clock and playing Carlsen. However, Magnus does seem to have been extraordinarily careless.
Indeed
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11960

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Still three games going on (including the obvious candidate to be among the last three games going on) so I don't think we'll be seeing the draw for a while.

What a fine day of chess though.