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by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

Re: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament

It looks like it will be drawn by perpetual after Gawain didn't play the best moves.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Change Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Change Weekend

I only saw this announcement just now:

"Sadly due to increased costs and the addition of VAT at 20% I will be reducing the server level of this forum which will mean a slower performance for users so sorry about that."
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri May 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 1239

TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament

New England number one Gawain Jones has got off to a good start in this tournament, beating Parham Maghsoodloo with the Black pieces, though Gawain missed a winning tactic earlier on move 24 (not easy to calculate, from what I can tell). That was the only win of the round. https://www.chess.com/news...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu May 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase articles by and about Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Chessbase articles by and about Daniel Fernandez

May be of interest to some here for the Anglophile connections, an article on the resurrected Sydney International Open by Daniel Fernandez: https://en.chessbase.com/post/sydney-what-is-dead-may-never-die Interesting to see an FM and "ex-prodigy" (Raymond Song) come back to chess after a break and r...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed May 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4347

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Thanks, Keith, for the account of what happened. Here's hoping an England team gets gold in a senior event at some point. Will the strongest opposition likely come from Russia and the USA?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4347

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Hi Keith (if you are still reading this thread). You said that a 4-0 against the Greeks would have helped the England 50+ team in their tie-break. I've not yet seen a report on the final round of the 50+ event, but am I right in thinking that a win by England against the German team they were playin...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3037

Re: GRENKE Classic

Incredible performance from Carlsen. I don't think anyone thought he could get near his previous peak of 2882 again, but now here he is with a live rating of 2875 and 'only' seven rating points away from setting a new record. In his last 18 games, he is +11 (that is 11 wins and 7 draws) with a gain ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4347

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Some photos (I was prompted to go looking) are here:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Seniors ... ior-teams/

I'll leave people to pick out individual photos, as I'm not sure I would recognise everyone.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4347

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

That's amazing. Great result by the 65+ team. Would the 50+ team have got bronze if they had won in the final round? And the result hinged on the game by John Emms (as there were quick draws on the top two boards and Chris Ward was level) and Emms was losing (on move 24) then winning (on move 29) an...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 1758

Re: One Hundred years celebration

In the real world, saying you are playing for "your county" is a relatively easy way to give people an idea of the level you are playing at. Of course, there is much more to it than that, but it is also part of the diversity of options available and the history of the game in this country. I remembe...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

Parts of what is in the video John linked above is also featured in this recent Daily Mail story:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... attle.html
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3037

Re: GRENKE Classic

It has been a while since I looked up a tablebase position online - has that become more difficult now? There's an App for Android phones. It's called Lomonosov Tablebases and has the 7 man positions. Thanks, Roger. Do you know of anything for desktops? My phone is Android but rather old and slow. ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3037

Re: GRENKE Classic

I was quite impressed with Anand's defensive play. Unlike Kramnik, maybe he will not retire any time soon but will carry on at a high level for a while yet. Has Anand given any indications whether he is contemplating retirement, or winding things down on the competitive side?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3037

Re: GRENKE Classic

Carlsen in his vintage 2011-4 style today. Who else wins like that?! Or has ever won like that at the top level, with any semblance of frequency? Simply remarkable. Close to inimitable. I can imagine how Vallejo Pons feels tonight - why carry on? go do something else with your life, something you'r...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2835
Views: 303507

Re: Media comments on chess

Would it be posssible to copy the previous 6 posts (from here ) onwards) into the Chess History section under a suitable title. It is very hard to find them again otherwise, and there is some fascinating history there. Quick question: which magazines are those scans from? While looking some more in...