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by Tim Harding
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I see what you mean about Kosteniuk's body language. There is some case to be made for admiring how Ju held it together to avoid moving her king to squares where Kosteniuk could have made a threefold repetition the following move. I think this happened twice. Can anyone say how many times the same ...
by Tim Harding
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I'm marginally surprised it isn't a feature of the DGT boards (or rather the software that transmits the moves to the world) that they flag up repetitions, thus enabling arbiters to give an instant decision. I think it's easy to find out from the computer they're attached to. I'm guessing there mig...
by Tim Harding
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

No, you get two goes, at least according to the commentary at the time Yes that is what they said, but I see nothing to that effect in the FIDE Arbiters Manual. If the commentators were right, it may have been a special regulation for the Olympiad. An incorrect claim is not an illegal move (otherwi...
by Tim Harding
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Board 1 Rk. Name Rtg Team Rp Games Pts. % RtgAvg 1 GM Ju, Wenjun 2561 China 2661 9 7,0 77,8 2441 2 GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2423 Hungary 2636 10 8,5 85,0 2340 3 GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2509 Georgia 1 2600 10 7,5 75,0 2401 4 GM Muzychuk, Anna 2555 Ukraine 2568 10 7,0 70,0 2417 5 IM Houska, Jovanka 2402 Engl...
by Tim Harding
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Ukraine would have won gold, no? I don't know. The commentators thought Russia or China were going to win while the game was on. Ukraine and Russia would have been level on 18 MP had Kosteniuk drawn or Girya won (as she should have done). (Sorry I originally typed this posting incorrectly. Re-read ...
by Tim Harding
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Official results are up now. OPEN: 1 China 2. USA 3. Russia 4. Poland 5. England David Howell 4th best player on board 3. 82. Ireland 94. Scotland 100. Wales WOMEN: 1. China 2. Ukraine 3. Georgia-1. 29. England 73. Scotland. 75. Wales 83. Ireland Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant scored an amazing 10.5/11 for...
by Tim Harding
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Mad stuff going on now, Kosteniuk's head completely gone Terrible mistakes by both Kosteniuk (who deserved to lose) and worse by the match arbiter. Kosteniuk was giving lots of checks and if she had carried on doing that she probably would have got a draw. Instead Kosteniuk made an incorrect threef...
by Tim Harding
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Sadly there are obvious perpetuals for Nepo. He will take one of them, probably.
Threefold repetition on the board. Draw notched up.
by Tim Harding
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

The online engine didn't like Nepo's 52...f4 but I guess he is trying to reduce the game to a clear draw. Go Luke!!
by Tim Harding
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Ah, I forgot France would join that score group. There will probably be five teams on 15 points (Armenia, England, Germany, India, Kazakhstan), three on 16 points (Poland, France, Russia), and two on 17 points (USA and China). I expect 17 MP: Usa v China. Americans due W on odds, 16 MP: Poland (dow...
by Tim Harding
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 29371

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Yesterday I proposed starting a new thread which has been done, so why are people keeping this one going?

I propose to the mods: please close this thread now and transfer all today's postings? It's too confusing trying to read both.
by Tim Harding
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Chess 24 says Mickey has lost, which seems unlikely. Elsewhere they have an obviously drawn position given as a win. It is confusing. Naka's game was being shown as a draw with the online evaluation +5 for Piorun. it's been fixed now. I'll have to turn on Sopiko's commentary. She said at first Adam...
by Tim Harding
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Armenia have beaten India. Shankland only drew but a US win looks on the cards now, despite a probable Hikaru downer. Status at 4.20: England ought to win as we have three favourable positions. China are more likely to win their match than France are to win theirs (2-2 looks on the cards but Bacrot ...
by Tim Harding
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 32470

Re: Batumi Olympiad

"Even if the players were originally confused the arbiter should have stepped in and declared a draw after the fifth repetition." Well, yes. Perhaps the arbiter decided (s)he couldn't declare a draw before move 30 either!? If that is what happened then the match arbiter was incompetent. Richard is ...