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by Nigel Short
Thu May 16, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 3089

Re: What if a player falls ill....

Nigel Short > The player who falls ill should lose - as they do in tennis. End of story.< Law 12.2.6 The arbiter shall take special measures in the interests of disabled players and those who need medical attention. Beginning of story. Another case in chess of "Arbiter as God Syndrome". Instead of ...
by Nigel Short
Wed May 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 3089

Re: What if a player falls ill....

The player who falls ill should lose - as they do in tennis. End of story.
by Nigel Short
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3430

Re: GRENKE Classic

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Play the rest of the tournament like he has today (despite the result) and he could yet do better "than expected".

Of course an example of what you suggest was Nigel Short, London 1980.

In the long term, did that help or hinder him?
Hinder. Without a doubt.
by Nigel Short
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 2128

Re: Greenlandic Chess

Without a link as supporting evidence, I would suggest that this thread is worthless and should be removed. I should mention, however, whilst we are on the subject, that Luke McShane once won a strongish open tournament in Greenland. I also won a rapid chess match (on tie-break) against Johann Hjart...
by Nigel Short
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 6346

Re: ECF AGM 2018

For the record, Tim Wall took several days to remove his defamatory tweet accusing me of being a spy and a traitor, even after I wrote to him. I might add that he has not apologised for it either.
by Nigel Short
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tatiana Zatulovskaya
Replies: 9
Views: 2200

Re: Tatiana Zatulovskaya

Come on, Leonard, tell us who the IM was.
by Nigel Short
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tim Upton
Replies: 5
Views: 2362

Tim Upton

According to Helen Milligan, on Facebook, the former Scottish international, Tim Upton (1958-2018), has died in Luxembourg.
by Nigel Short
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 338
Views: 20999

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

No sign of David Howell at the opening ceremony. Neither Luke, who is staying at the superior Ascot Hotel, nor I (at the Holiday Inn-where most players are staying) have seen him.
by Nigel Short
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 11226

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Remarkable play by Luke, even given the time control. Not really. I analysed this line out to a draw 5 years ago (with colours reversed: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4 Nd5!? etc). I suspect both players are still in their preparation (at move 15) as it is still following Motylev - Radjabov 2010. Ye...
by Nigel Short
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2399

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Yes, it happened, Nick. Joey withdrew, with ill-health, after 3 rounds in the Philippine Championship. His remaining eight games were mistakenly rated. FIDE acknowledged the error and corrected his rating two days ago. Thanks for the congratulations, by the way.
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2399

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

I believe that I did not lose any rating points, now that Joey Antonio's Elo rating has been corrected upwards by 54 points, by FIDE. Still, it was damned hard work to basically stand still :)
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2399

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Thanks for the kind words, John. Philippinos tend to be underrated, in my view. Yes, I was fortunate with the pairings, but at least I cannot be accused of playing the Swiss Gambit. And believe me, it is actually pretty difficult winning 7 games :) I don't know what ChessBase will do, but I hope the...
by Nigel Short
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 2399

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Finished first with 8/9.