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by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 18 November 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 18 November 2018

No apology needed, John

There's a separate thread about the Rapidplay in the Congress Results section; now if you'd have commented there, and failed to mention that I had a won a prize, I would have been upset :lol:
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

When are the weekend 2 pairings likely to be out?
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Opening Novelty in the QGD on move five

chess24live

Not looking good for black at move 26
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 4
Views: 344

2019 new ECF junior selection policy

Announcement The following policy has been radically altered from 2018. While there will still be tournament-based qualification routes to playing for England, the main emphasis will change, to be part of ECF-supported training programmes and players’ ratings. This is a deliberate attempt to shift ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Candidates 2019

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Kazan, Russia, from 29 May

Interesting line up

Players: Hou Yifan, Anna and Mariya Muzychuk, Ekaterina Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Tan Zhongyi, Nana Dzagnidze, Valentina Gunina.

Reserve Aleksandra Goryachkina.
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 4302

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Nakamura, Aronian and MVL played in Gibraltar last year

Caruana played Wijk Aan Zee, which clashed
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Caruana is the Open Dodger of the 'Fantastic Four' he will be Invisible Man.
Caruana played the Isle of Man Open in 2017; he missed 2018 due to the World Championship match
by Mick Norris
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 331
Views: 18174

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Interesting reported comment from Dubov

ChesscomNews tweet
Dani Dubov :shock: What a hero! I do hope it's a fair translation. My estimation of him just went through the roof!
If this is true VG Report then maybe we should ask him if he wants to come here and play for England
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019

It is the 33rd Stockport Rapidplay; I can't remember when it hasn't been the last Sunday in January, and I can't think of any reason why they would want to change the date
by Mick Norris
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 72
Views: 12749

Re: New Year Honours List

John If you look at my Wiki entry, you will see In recognition of his efforts, Barden was offered an OBE, but declined it. That was in the Milner-Barry era. My understanding is that once you have declined an honour, you are never offered it again. Even if this were not so, I should still decline ag...
by Mick Norris
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 18 November 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 18 November 2018

Stockport has pretty much always been on the same Sunday so other events should know At least 1 Stockport member works Saturdays not Sundays There's also not clashing with football e.g. the majority of the Bolton organisers go to Wanderers matches Some venues are rented out Saturday nights so are av...
by Mick Norris
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 331
Views: 18174

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:56 am
When they couldn't play last year, wasn't he the first to sign up?
Interesting reported comment from Dubov

ChesscomNews tweet
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4363

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Chess results has Shak & Naka 2nd and 3rd, then Artemiev then Carlsen on tiebreak with Firouzja next on 10 having gained 157.4 rating points
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who were the seconds at the WC2018?
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: Who were the seconds at the WC2018?

Dubov been confirmed as the 4th man
by Mick Norris
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4363

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Going into the final round, Dubov leads with 10.5

On 10 are Shak, Carlsen & Artemiev, with Naka set to join them; 9.5 has Karjakin, Giri, Yu Yanghi, Korobov, Matlakov, Ponkratov

Shak v Dubov
Naka v Magnus
Karjakin v Artemiev