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by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 2111

Re: English victories against World Champions

Are you suggesting that Gunsberg has not beaten a World Champion after 1908? Yes. Gunsberg hardly beat anyone after 1908 as he had been pretty much retired (except from journalism) for years. Obtaining naturalisation meant he was eligible for the British Championship and hehad a small come-back, pl...
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39811

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

It's probably good for arbiters to keep playing occasionally, though: "look at life from both sides now..."
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39811

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:06 pm
[ I am really struggling to understand why Caruana played 27 ... Kf8.
Surely Caruana just thought (and proved) that it was the simplest and quickest route to the half point.

He spent 13 minutes deciding to do it; most of his remaining moves took a minute or less.
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5013

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Round 1 pairings are up now. The usual top half v bottom half. OPEN 65+: http://chess-results.com/tnr361548.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=1&turdet=YES&flag=30 Others can be reached from that link. I wasn't at the technical meeting so I don't know the situation about live boards. Brian Hewson plays GM Jansa in...
by Tim Harding
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5013

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Players are now gathering in beautiful Bled. Registration continues for a couple of hours tomorrow (Sunday) morning so we won't know until around mid-day whether all entrants have arrived and what the first round draws will be. First round at 3pm local time tomorrow (1400 GMT) but the final round (r...
by Tim Harding
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39811

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
A proper opening at last :D
A proper endgame at last!
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 5073

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

At last. My post above was written before the final game.
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 5073

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Still no draws!
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 5073

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Online SF9 was still showing 0.00 evaluation when mate was forced!
They are at the board now.

10 minute game, Caro-Kann classical with Nh3-f4
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 5073

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:56 pm
There's more than that though. She was able to reach the fiftieth move - but didn't realise!
Poor thing! Yes the last capture was at move 86 and mate is not until move 137!

Memo to self: in such situations, always claim a draw before resigning! It cannot hurt.
by Tim Harding
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 5073

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Abdumalik blundered on move 132 (Rf1 or Kg8 was necessary) and was mated.
Now she has to win to order in the next game; I guess they will take a break first.
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 39811

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

So is the tie break 6-6 Carlsen wins or is it quickplay, then five minutes?. If they reach 6-6 in Classical then there will be a playoff as in the Gelfand v Anand and Carlsen v Karjakin matches. Four rapid games managed to decide both those contests. Heaven forbid there would still be no winner and...
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Excelsior!?
Replies: 26
Views: 3183

Re: Excelsior!?

Surely it might be worthwhile White playing on in the final position there!? Adjournment after move 40 might have been an issue. As it was the last round of the prelims, it was also presumably the last "proper" game Alexander would play for approaching six years. Matt is right! [Event "Olympiad-08 ...
by Tim Harding
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Excelsior!?
Replies: 26
Views: 3183

Re: Excelsior!?

Ian Kingston wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:26 pm
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[White "Worwald, Robert"]
That should be WORMALD, Robert Bownas
by Tim Harding
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 5073

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Lagno wins with White, so the next round shapes up as follows: Ju, Wenjun v Tokhirjonova (of whom I had never heard before this event) Anna Muzychuk v Kosteniuk Abdumalik v Mariya Muzychuk Lagno v Lei, Tingjie So an all-China final or an all-Muzychuk final is still possible; somehow the former seems...