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by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Perhaps David is waiting for someone to look at tomorrow's potential pairings to see if a win would make life easier?
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Well, he's racked up three minutes already and if he can extract his king, it looks pretty easy.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

He doesn't need much time in the positions he will be in soon. 42 Rd7 plays itself, just need to be careful of any tricks. Could be 3½ - ½.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

I think Mickey will win.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 37978

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

So, the forum got the results in exact reverse order. Not sure what that says about us and what is says about FIDE. Aternatively, given that Nigel transferred his supporters to Dvorkovich, that makes 27/46 or 58.7% of our vote, Actual result was 103/181 or 57% so we were quite close, certainly clos...
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Duda - Caruana is very complex. Might be a draw, but certainly not heading that way just yet.
by Simon Brown
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Anand-Aronian already drawn, Duda-Caruana and Mamedyarov-Ding heading that way as well.
What makes you say that?
by Simon Brown
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Mickey is drawn now as the g pawn isn't far enough ahead, but Luke seems to be winning suddenly. Not quite sure how.
by Simon Brown
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 37978

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

I imagine FIDE as an association has statutes which govern its financial reporting, so it may not have to comply with IFRS. But accounting standards worldwide are being harmonised so I would nevertheless expect the accounts to look like IFRS - Swiss GAAP and IFRS are very similar. As for the post ba...
by Simon Brown
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 45346

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Let's hope Luke is better on board 2 than board 1
by Simon Brown
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3506
Views: 384012

Re: Media comments on chess

Oho indeed. Never seen that reference to castles before, and the whole crossword feels like the work of a new setter.
by Simon Brown
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3506
Views: 384012

Re: Media comments on chess

Fairly difficult Times crossword today. 26 ac; “There’s a surprise, seeing hotel amidst castles (3)”
by Simon Brown
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3506
Views: 384012

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Times Cryptic Quintagram (sigh)

"Ship's quarters here for English man on board (10)"
by Simon Brown
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30357

Re: British Championship 2018

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm
If I were any good at tactics, I'd be a GM by now. Expletive me, that was embarrassing.
Shame your opponent missed 27 Qh7 though. Quite pretty
by Simon Brown
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 30357

Re: British Championship

OK. Adams without a playoff