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by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

J T Melsom wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:54 pm
And it cannot be ruled out that a successful team might be more attractive to other sponsors
I hope so
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Nice to be arguing about successful results rather than being depressed about the team getting older

Presumably, the team's improved performances have nothing to do with the absence of Nigel?
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Great result

Russia 16
England 13
China 12
India, USA 11

Women's
China a perfect 18
Russia 14
12 - Georgia take bronze from Ukraine
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:28 am
Barminess in Azerbaijan v Egypt, with three games drawn in 11, 12 and 14 moves respectively - and Guseinov v Fawzy, where Black was already lost by then.
Fair enough with nothing to play for
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bolton Easter: Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Bolton Easter: Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April 2019

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by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Russia have won gold with a round to spare, so will be interesting to see how they approach the match with India England need to beat Sweden for a guaranteed bronze, and silver if India don't beat Russia If India draw with Russia, then China would need to win 4-0 to catch them on both match points a...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Pete Doggers report on rounds 6&7
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

David Shepherd wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:33 pm
It's worth noting David Howell is now rated 1 in England based on the live ratings and Luke McShane is rapidly rising with a live rating of 2684.
I think David has gone above Mickey for a short period before; Luke was above Gawain yesterday
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Yes

Tomorrow:

Sweden v Russia (12)
China (8) v England (11)
India (10) v USA (8)
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019

Duda, Dubov & Grishchuk to be wildcards in Paris; Topalov, Wei Yi & Bassem Amin in Abidjan
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. c4 c6 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 d5 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Nc3 Ne4 9. Nd2 Nf6 10. Nb3 Bf5 11. Bg5 Ne4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. f3 Bf5 14. e4 Be6 15. e5 f6 16. exf6 exf6 17. Be3 Nc6 18. Qd2 b6 19. Bh6 Qd7 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Rfc1 Rfc8 22. Bf1 Nd8 23. Ba6 Rxc1+ 24. Rxc1 Nf7 25. Qc3 Rd8 26. Qc...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Ok, but what's the winning plan for white?
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Gawain has won

Possible that all 5 matches will end up 2.5 - 1.5
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12160

Re: World Teams 2019

Andy Stoker wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 am
Jones back against Egypt.
Big ratings advantage on boards 3 and 4 - similar on boards 1 and 2. C'mon lads!
Games going roughly to plan then?

I see China have given Ding a day off, and Wei Yi has already drawn
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2797
Views: 299878

Re: Media comments on chess