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by Chris Rice
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2315

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

Good to see Shak drawing with Carlsen. Thought he might have still been upset about the mate in 49 he missed yesterday...
by Chris Rice
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2315

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

Carlsen-Topalov and Karjakin-Grischuk finished in almost identical positions.
by Chris Rice
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2315

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

Personally I prefer playing with an increment but Magnus makes a very good point about the time control at this tournament where you only get the 30 second increment from move 61: "I believe in classical chess it’s a good idea not to have increment because it gives an extra dimension to the game in ...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 49
Views: 2313

ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

Following yet another example of an Iranian player refusing to play an Israeli player in Stockholm recently the ECU has started the ball rolling on this with a resolution requesting that the FIDE Presidential Board issue: A statement that such individual boycotts will no longer be tolerated; A resol...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Le Monde allegations against Bachar Kouatly
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Le Monde allegations against Bachar Kouatly

Malcolm "I've had it translated. Summary in thread is accurate (Peter Heine Nielsen's thread see above) . One component: These contracts have concerned some licencees. On March 5, one of two filed a complaint .... with the prosecutor of the Republic for what he considers to be an illegal conflict o...
by Chris Rice
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

Interesting snippet that England appear to have been employing Boris Avrukh as team coach. Maybe also see if Speelman set any record for the time span between his previous and most recent appearances for England. There is the caveat that he was (presumably?) not actually intending to play in the ev...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 21076

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Off the board in Astana the Presidential Board have been making a lot of decisions Of those decisions here are a few that stood out: Q1PB-2019/18 To approve GSC proposal to ban draws by mutual agreement before move 40 in Candidates and World Championship Matches starting 2020. Q1PB-2019/19 To approv...
by Chris Rice
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

Luke, David and Mickey all doing well. England could win this convincingly.
by Chris Rice
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Can't believe the Swiercz-Jumabayev game at move 41 of the USA-Kazakhstan game where there are 3 white pawns and 2 black pawns on the f-file.

With two Kings on the f-file as well it looks even better.
With a live photo for full effect.
by Chris Rice
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

Can't believe the Swiercz-Jumabayev game at move 41 of the USA-Kazakhstan game where there are 3 white pawns and 2 black pawns on the f-file.

With two Kings on the f-file as well it looks even better.
by Chris Rice
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

We've reached the time control at move 40 and Luke looks like he's holding.
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

Round 3 report from Peter Doggers. Nepo's win over Yu Yangyi is naturally featured being the decisive game in the Russia - China match in the Open. However, in the the women's section, the Chinese player, Tingjie Lei sacrificed her queen on successive moves to create a masterpiece of a game vs the K...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 21076

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

The FIDE Presidential Board had its first meeting of the year at Astana during the World Team Championships from 4-6 March. Briefly the prize fund for the Candidates has risen to half a million Euros. Really great news for the players, but I'm finding it jaw dropping that the major sponsor appears t...
by Chris Rice
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

Round 3 pairings. Let's hope the USA Open team partied all night after their sensational win in Round 2. Leaderboard Open section Iran – Sweden Egypt – India China – Russia England – United States of America Kazakhstan – Azerbaijan Women section Russia – Egypt India – Armenia China – Kazakhstan Unit...
by Chris Rice
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12519

Re: World Teams 2019

The full result is worth another look, no Caruana, Nakamura, So etc USA 2½ - 1½ China GM Swiercz, D. 2655 ½-½ GM Ding, Liren 2812 GM Sevian, S. 2642 ½-½ GM Yu, Yangyi 2761 GM Onischuk, A. 2647 ½-½ GM Wei, Yi 2733 GM Lenderman, A. 2637 1-0 GM Ni, Hua 2683 Lenderman's match winning key idea of trappin...