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by Chris Rice
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:09 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

Meanwhile lost for words on what Kramnik was doing!
by Chris Rice
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:31 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

Carlsen in a one minute interview after winning the event for a record seventh time.
by Chris Rice
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:02 am
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

Round 11 report. I must admit I did wonder if Giri thought he was winning after he played b6 but he knew exactly what he was doing and it worked. Even asking Shankland if he was resigning just to make sure!
by Chris Rice
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:45 am
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

Here's the finishing position in Giri-Shankland. As Anish explained afterwards "Sam said he'd had an hallucination and didn't realise the ending with a king on c8 would be drawn too (not just with a king on a8) - what an incredible end to the game!"
by Chris Rice
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:21 am
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

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:03 pm
In the final game going, Carlsen is trying for a classic grind against his old sparring partner Anand.......
.....and does what only Carlsen can do. Unbelievable! Round 10 report
by Chris Rice
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3596

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Tim Harding wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:11 pm
David Howell will be having nightmares about his 59th move tonight, I fear.
Black to play and win. Ouch!

Then there is the case where you are playing a 2700 who outrates you by 300+ but offers you a draw. You know you shouldn't really take it don't you?
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa1RTZ95_wMc5dbzI8ugTEQ Interview with Emil Sutovsky Good interview by Tania Sachdev. Got a few takeaways from it: AGON/World Chess agreement with FIDE scrapped and new agreement signed a couple of days ago and FIDE regain control of the Candidates and World Champio...
by Chris Rice
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:28 am
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

Radjabov's turn to "do a Kramnik" (ie self-destruct) today. Nobody else following this? Peter Doggers report on Round 9. Nepo joins Carlsen and Anand in the lead after repeating Carlsen's 4 Nd3 in the Petroff. The Radjabov game referred to is annotated in the report. That 84...Kd6!! move was truly ...
by Chris Rice
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3596

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

The first round at Gibraltar is due to kick off at 2pm. John Pigott white against Wesley So on Board 3 is a stand out pairing.
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:22 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

Cutting edge pairing system being used for the Challengers...

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by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 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

Anish Giri tweets the Tata goodie bag. Welcome papers, chess set, stroopwafels, lipstick and a small box with peppermints. Image
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)
Replies: 22
Views: 1224

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)

FIDE Will be interesting to see where this ends up taking place FIDE informs about additional qualification path to the Candidates 2020 - FIDE Grand Swiss. Consequently, FIDE removes one qualification spot from the rating quota and passes it to Grand Swiss qualifier based on the understanding with ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20261

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

FIDE look to be slowly getting back to a normal state of affairs: "FIDE is pleased to announce that an official bank account with Caixa Bank, one of the largest banks in Spain, has been opened. FIDE is extending its gratitude to Mr. Jose Claudio Vinas Racionero, President of the Catalonia Chess Fed...
by Chris Rice
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:45 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

Peter Doggers sets the scene for the tournament due to kick off on Friday afternoon.