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by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3597

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Aronian, Levon vs Howell, David W L 0-1 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Qc7 6. h3 g6 7. Qc2 f6 8. Ne2 e5 9. O-O Nge7 10. dxe5 fxe5 11. c4 e4 12. Bxe4 dxe4 13. Nbc3 Bg7 14. Nd5 Qd6 15. Bf4 Be5 16. Rad1 Bxf4 17. Ndxf4 Qe5 18. b4 Nxb4 19. Qb3 Nbc6 20. c5 Qxc5 21. Nc3 Qb4 22. Qc2 O-O 23....
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3597

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

PeterFarr wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:31 am
Round 10, Howell is a piece up for apparently not much on move 12 as Black v Aronian. Very strange.
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3597

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Chess Mind round 7 report with brief analysis of the leader's win
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 FIDE Grand Prix
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: 2019 FIDE Grand Prix

Wojtaszek would replace Kramnik on the list of players
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vladimir Kramnik Announces Retirement
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Vladimir Kramnik Announces Retirement

No, it should not be seen as a sad day! He moves on to new pastures and makes clear he will still be with us. Rather, we should smile, wish him well and look forward to whatever he next turns to. Agree with that; sad to see him stop, but glad he's doing so at a time of his choosing; my favourite pl...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 36
Views: 4349

Re: County Chess 2018-19

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:35 am
Division 3 North shrank a bit with promoted teams leaving
We've got 14 teams but had 20 last season; 2 promoted but 1 relegated; a couple transferred South, some others gone, 1 new team

Big improvement on where we started though
by Mick Norris
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2759
Views: 295280

Re: Media comments on chess

I'm currently reading What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte, which features quite a bit of chess in the story (not for the first time cf The Flanders Panel)
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019

35 years ago yesterday me and Morrissey were watching Madonna live at the Hacienda on the Tube C4; where did the years go?
by Mick Norris
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019

My performance at Bolton in November was 166 which would put me in the top section now and yesterday was I think 167 so my real (as opposed to F) grade will keep me there
It must be 30 years since my only other tournament win so it may be time to stop!
by Mick Norris
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019

Open was won jointly by Adam Ashton and Joe McPhillips

Full details will no doubt follow

I won the Intermediate
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4676

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Kramnik wins a game!

Giri catches Carlsen after Shankland resigns in a drawn position; Nepo half a point back, with Ding & Vishy (who play each other tomorrow) a further half point away from the lead
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Leyland Rapidplay Sunday 24 February 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Leyland Rapidplay Sunday 24 February 2019

Entry form

Major (u195), Intermediate (u150), Minor (u105)

website with online entry available
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: English Seniors 2019

I've received an email this morning from the ECF (a pleasing thing in itself) The ECF is relaunching the annual English Seniors Championship with a four day FIDE-rated and ECF graded congress at the St Johns Hotel, Solihull in April 2019. The event will run for four days from 4th to 7th April, with ...
by Mick Norris
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1090

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019

Ok, to copy Roger, some thoughts IA David Sedgwick has been reappointed as the GCT Chief Arbiter for 2019 well done David The expansion does mean a lot more chess in 2019, so the dates in the calendar are getting full; given we also have Norway 4 - 14 June, World Cup 9 Sep to 2 Oct etc, where are FI...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4676

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

What is Kramnik's worst ever tournament performance previously? Asking for a friend :oops: Well? Not sure, but pretty classy of Vald to be interviewed after another defeat see Pete Doggers report , lost of top players wouldn't have done so ress chief Tom Bottama started his interview with "Vladimir...