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by Thomas Rendle
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15586

Re: World Teams 2019

It does sometimes happen that the players get forgotten about. I had to speak to an arbiter at the Euro Club Cup to stop him updating the score-sheet right next to a time-scramble in a way which was obviously distracting.
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15586

Re: World Teams 2019

Round 2 very much in the balance. England currently 0.5-1.5 down but chances to win both Whites (McShane & Jones). Possibly the fact that games start fairly early is hurting interest?
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Caruana resigns in a winning position
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: Caruana resigns in a winning position

They *can* be wrong just like any list I suppose but in my experience they're remarkably accurate and up-to-date. I don't really find them any less reliable than the official list anyway!
by Thomas Rendle
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 2035

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

You're allowed to do this so long as you immediately catch up. You can't be more than two 'half-moves' behind.
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 6114

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

The whole argument (from OP) is a silly one anyway, honestly I assumed it had been meant as a joke. Chess is a meritocracy and the top players deserve everything they get. They're badly paid compared other top people in their field (industry, law etc.) not only top sports.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 4790

Re: British Knock out December 2018

There is 3rd/4th in both events I believe so 2 more Classical games still for everyone. 2/2 would take Fabi to #1.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 4790

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Yes.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 4790

Re: British Knock out December 2018

Classical wins are worth 6, Rapid wins worth 4, blitz wins worth 2. 2 Classic, 2 Rapid & 4 Blitz.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who were the seconds at the WC2018?
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Who were the seconds at the WC2018?

From twitter: Jon Ludvig Hammer

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Nils Grandelius has confirmed he was one of @MagnusCarlsen's seconds in the match, alongside Fressinet, Gustafsson and a 4th person. They worked remotely from Thailand.
by Thomas Rendle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: UK Open Blitz Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 888

UK Open Blitz Championship

The final of the UK Blitz Open takes places today, with games live on chess24: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/uk-open-blitz-finals/
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48332

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Sadly, no. Still White with all the work to do to hold. I suspect he will though.
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48332

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Can we agree, once and for all, this isn't a dull match that needs fixing?
by Thomas Rendle
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48332

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

As much as we may complain about tiebreaks not being an ideal way to decide things (it isn't) it's not easy to suggest a better option. More importantly if we get tiebreaks we'll be in for a treat - I expect them to be extremely exciting, with both players under immense pressure on the board, clock ...
by Thomas Rendle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Excelsior!?
Replies: 26
Views: 4273

Re: Excelsior!?

What's the longest a failed Excelsior has sat on the 7th after failing to make it the final step?
by Thomas Rendle
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 8279

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Yes, but most of the tournaments in those sports are knock-outs, rather than the exception for chess. The 'World Champs' is still normally a little longer than other events (especially in Snooker) and can be considered tougher to win. Most tournaments in chess are round-robin and tend to be won by o...