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by JustinHorton
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12269

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Domínguez maybe
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Skolkovo
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: Women's Grand Prix

Ju loses, which means Koneru takes the lead if she finishes off Gunina. But Goryachkina is also in the mix, as she has absolutely trashed Kosteniuk in a Winawer.
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12269

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Grischuk winning an ending with opposite-coloured bishops
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Skolkovo
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: Women's Grand Prix

Thouhht you'd seen the last of the Blumenfeld Gambit? Gunina giving it a punt today.

Ju under a little pressure for once.
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12269

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

....but it's Duda who prevails in the end.
JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:10 am
There is a good old-fashioned Lopez with 11...Qc7 in MVL-Svidler
MVL the winner here
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12269

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Duda won the preparation battle against Xiong but is up against it in the war.
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12269

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

How are they going to manage the Armageddon game though
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12269

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

There is a good old-fashioned Lopez with 11...Qc7 in MVL-Svidler
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5435

Re: British Championship Congress 2020 - Sections

but I do notice when I am playing a junior supposedly 3-400 points weaker than me but apparently around 100 points stronger, judged either subjectively during the game or more objectively by looking at their tournament performance. Justin, I have taken a look at the most egregious case among your o...
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5435

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

If "every" junior is underrated, as is often charged But not on this occasion 2. A junior with a low rating performing better than their rating is how the system is supposed to work. And so it is, but the speed at which it happens is not irrelevant. What players are saying, by saying they don't wan...
by JustinHorton
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5435

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Roger: quite. It was a general observation, since general observations about juniors wee being made, and explained why players of 40+ might not always want to play in "events filled with juniors". Justin's observations are that it isn't a purely British or English problem. Indeed, far from it. I thi...
by JustinHorton
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5435

Re: British Championship Congress 2020 - Sections

4. Is anyone else concerned about the message this might be giving to Juniors who are just starting out and their parents? One of the complaints that is often received from players who are not juniors, which if we are being honest is players aged 40+, is that they don't want to play in events fille...
by JustinHorton
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Skolkovo
Replies: 39
Views: 1376

Re: Women's Grand Prix

Wins for Ju, Koneru and, would you believe Cramling today. Gunina will also score a full point if she can convert her extra pawn in a rook ending against Lagno.
by JustinHorton
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CHESS magazine headlines
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: CHESS magazine headlines

I am actually interested in that book though for rather different reasons: I'm keen to know what, if anything, it says about the chess community in Gijón at the start of that period and how it compared with the same community a decade or so beforehand.
by JustinHorton
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CHESS magazine headlines
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: CHESS magazine headlines

Malcolm's Magazine
Pein's Propaganda