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by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

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: 12174

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: 12174

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: 12174

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: 2812
Views: 300397

Re: Media comments on chess

by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

Re: World Teams 2019

I guess we are thinking that it goes without saying, but that was an excellent result (and performance) in the circumstances. Not only did at one point none of the top three boards look all that promising (and we were after all Black in two of them, with non-repertoire Luke having the White) but we...
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

Re: World Teams 2019

4.1 GM Maghsoodloo, Parham 2673 - GM Adams, Michael 2708
4.2 GM Idani, Pouya 2604 - GM Mcshane, Luke J 2661
4.3 GM Tabatabaei, M.Amin 2600 - GM Howell, David W L 2693
4.4 GM Firouzja, Alireza 2657 - GM Speelman, Jon S 2516

Should be an interesting match
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

Re: World Teams 2019

Russia 9
India, England 7
USA 6
Iran, China 5

Russia yet to play India (that will be the final round), and both have to play USA
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 111
Views: 5532

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I have a grading proposal. Can we please have the February update? I know of at least one player who entered an event in January as a Bronze member and needs to be upgraded by the ECF in time to enter another event this month without having to pay another £7.50. Isn't that the membership list rathe...
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

Re: World Teams 2019

Players might be reluctant to say much during the event, although they do have to do so during individual events, but it would be good to get an in depth view post event

Nepo taking today off before tomorrow's actual rest day; some interesting matches underway
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2812
Views: 300397

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:39 am
Piece in El País about El Ajedrecista
That's really interesting, thanks Justin, not heard about this before
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

Re: World Teams 2019

The American reserve Izoria lost, but they can still draw with Kazakhstan if Lenderman wins, which looks likely. China-India looks like ending 2-2 because Ganguly and Bu seem to be winning (1.40pm). Iran have beaten Egypt. England v India in the next round. Russia 7 India, USA, England 6 Iran 5 Kaz...
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

Re: World Teams 2019

I did wonder if Karjakin would miss today
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 23
Views: 1884

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Round 7 31 White Rose 2 - - - Cheddleton 2 32 Bolton & Worsley - - - Shropshire 1 33 Manchester Manticores 2 - - - Jorvik 34 Bradford DCA Knights C - - - Manchester Manticores 4 35 Manchester Manticores 3 - - - Spirit of Atticus B 50 3Cs 2 - - - Bradford DCA Knights B 51 Bradford DCA Knights B - - -...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12174

Re: World Teams 2019