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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Swiercz will have to mate with knight and bishop on the increment. Are the computer evaluations misleading here?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

He didn't. England's loss confirmed (3-1). In the USA-India match, Swiercz is playing on the increment and trying to win the match for USA (he should, but the clock is a worry). Egypt about to win against the host nation (Kazakhstan).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

I was trying not to think about that game. 52.Ra2 looks like a bluff, hoping Ding won't take on f6. Bluff failed. No draw now.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Ooh. McShane's game might be getting interesting again, in a good way! We should stop talking about round 9, this round isn't over yet.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Jonathan, Artimiev drew in round 6. Did you mean Artimiev's round 7 win against Izoria?

Wei Yi thinking for a long time over 43.Rh7+ - all other moves are evaluated by the computer as only drawing for White.

(Heh. He played 43.Rh7+ even as I finished typing.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

If USA close out the win against India and China finish off the win against England, then China, USA and India will all be on 10 points, one behind England (on 11 points). England will need a win in the final round against Sweden to secure the silver medals. A draw is likely not enough, as China and...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

David has blundered badly according to the computers (37...Qb7?? instead of the 'only' move 37...g5). Will Wei Yi find one of the best two replies? Oh dear, he has. Still a chance Wei Yi might blunder before the time control, but he hasn't. Looks all over.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Howell seems to be a better time trouble player than Wei Yi (so far). Other two boards at the time control and clearly waiting for this game to reach the time control.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Not sure Mickey made the right choice there... (though hopefully it will work out!)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

David's game levelling up, now he just has to make the time control!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Gawain has drawn. David Howell and Wei Yi have about 8-9 minutes each to make (I think) 20 moves.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

India struggling to draw against USA. One board has been drawn. They are losing on one and winning on another, but down in the remaining board.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Is Wei Yi particularly likely to be affected by playing someone in time trouble (i.e. being dragged into mutual time trouble)? Being younger, I am guessing not. China are quite capable of holding or pressing solidly on the other three boards and waiting for the result here. Let's hope something happ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

Boards 1, 2 and 4 look level, but why is the computer so pessimistic about David's position on board 3?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11361

Re: World Teams 2019

I was going by the round times on Chessbomb, which gave 05:00 UTC. Should have checked with the official site, which will be the correct times.