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by Tim Harding
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

To put your minds at rest, I won on time after playing Rxe5. Everything else was post mortem. Got a bit lucky there but it was very complicated. Obviously I had a really nice position earlier, but overestimated my attack. I should just play 23 Be3 and play against his weak c pawn, while my monster ...
by Tim Harding
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

It's not clear what happened at the end of Keith Arkell's game; did he win on time, or even lose on time? After 48 Rxe5 Qc3 the live board seemed to show 49 Rc5 Bc4 with 1-0 and then the 49th moves (post-mortem analysis?) vanished to show the end as 48 Rxe5 Qc3 1-0 which is not very plausible. 50 Qc...
by Tim Harding
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

Barry Sandercock wrote:Tim, it is possible to turn the boards around by clicking on the black dot on the right side of the board.
Thanks, I hadn't spotted that. Unfortunately Terry seems to have blundered at move 36; his position was difficult anyway.
by Tim Harding
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

Previous rounds results can be found by going to Pairings and then Runde number. Thanks. I was looking for the 65+ results. I see we won 3-1 on Tuesday but lost 1-3 yesterday. On another point, the clock times shown on the live boards do not seem at all reliable. Especially in Speelman's game where...
by Tim Harding
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Our national chess library
Replies: 34
Views: 6070

Re: Our national chess library

I have a copy of the 1950/51 BCF Yearbook, edited by J.H. van Meurs, and published by Whitehead & Miller Limited. A BCF Yearbook was published in March, 1946, by Whitehead & Miller Limited, and edited by J.H. van Meurs. It covered the period 1938 - 1945. Suspect that very few of the early BCF Yearb...
by Tim Harding
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

Here is the link for the participants ... The links for the Seniors team lists have changed. http://www.schachfestival.de/world-senior-team-championship-2015/list-of-participants.html and for the 65+ event it is necessary to select the link for Section B, or go direct to http://www.schachfestival.d...
by Tim Harding
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Our national chess library
Replies: 34
Views: 6070

Re: Our national chess library

ok thanks again, it was certainly from the thirties onwards that I was hoping to read up on. These pre-1920 yearbooks had nothing to do with the BCF. Michell, E. A. (ed.), The Year-Book of Chess (London 1907-13, annually; 1914 edition, ed. M. W. Stevens; final 1915-16 ‘war number’, ed. W. H. Watts ...
by Tim Harding
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: SENIORS TOURNAMENTS 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 6816

Re: SENIORS TOURNAMENTS 2015

Limited information (not much in English yet) is available on the World Senior Individuals in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy, 9-22 November. http://www.fide.com/images/stories/NEWS_2015/FIDE_News/WSCC_2015_Regulations.pdf Closing date for registration is 15 October. Tournaments along the same lines as...
by Tim Harding
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

England 50+ have won 4-0 today (Keith resting).
by Tim Harding
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

Carl Hibbard wrote:As someone who hits 50 this year it's nice to watch the older generation.
Actually if you turn 50 during 2015 you are eligible to play in the "junior seniors" yourself. It is age at 31 December that counts.

Nigel Short is not actually 50 just yet.
by Tim Harding
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

So for the only round starting in the afternoon, Nigel has been rested. Actually there are at least two good reasons why Nigel was rested in round one. 1) Round one, when they would clearly be playing much weaker opposition, was an obvious opportunity for reserve, team captain and sponsor Terry Cha...
by Tim Harding
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 19223

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

Here is the link for the participants in the 65+ team event which is separate from the one for the 50+ men and women: http://www.schachfestival.de/world-senior-team-championship-2015/current-list-of-participants.html?view=ergebnisse&layout=teilnehmermannschaft&tngid=3 Russia 65+ are clear favourites...
by Tim Harding
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 9th- 25th January 2015
Replies: 103
Views: 12720

Re: Wijk aan Zee 9th- 25th January 2015

Chris Rice wrote:Radjabov used to be a contender too a couple of years ago didn't he? Like Aronian he has struggled recently
In his commentary Yasser Seirawan attributed the decline in his results to his marrying a beautiful and wealthy woman...
by Tim Harding
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Gossip Wainwright 1882
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Gossip Wainwright 1882

I came across the following game in the Illustrated London News of April 22, 1882 (p394) but no date or venue was given. Wainwright was described as being 'of the Cambridge University Club' although he went to Oxford. (The Leeds Mercury made the same mistake in their report of the Counties Chess As...
by Tim Harding
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: SENIORS TOURNAMENTS 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 6816

Re: SENIORS TOURNAMENTS 2015

The European Chess Union Calendar has published the following information about 2015. EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP Date. 13th April 2015 to 22nd April 2015 Venue: Porto Carras, Greece. Actually it's now definite that the European Senior Individual Championship will not be in Porto Carras, Halkidiki...