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by Chris Rice
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12553

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...
by Chris Rice
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12553

Re: World Teams 2019

Round 1 report from Peter Doggers. Adams loss is one of the featured games. Azerbaijan next for England.
by Chris Rice
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com
Replies: 31
Views: 2363

Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com

A Norwegian journalist, Julie Egeland has written an article for Morgenbladet alleging she has been sexually harassed at Chess.com and demonstrating why female chess players may be put off from playing online. As the article is in Norwegian, below is a Google translation so apologies for the transla...
by Chris Rice
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 Aeroflot Open
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: 2019 Aeroflot Open

Like Mick says the guy is new to me as well but Kaido Külaots finally gets his 15 minutes Image on his 43rd birthday with a 2872 performance.
by Chris Rice
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 Aeroflot Open
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: 2019 Aeroflot Open

Sasikiran draws his final round game fairly quickly to finish on 6.5 He's been overtaken by Martirosyan (who is a new name to me) and Kulaots also gets to 7/9 Kulaots wins on tiebreak Pretty stunning win from the Estonian, Külaots. Reactions: Chess 24 "Congratulations to 42-year-old Estonian GM Kai...
by Chris Rice
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Caruana resigns in a winning position
Replies: 15
Views: 1372

Re: Caruana resigns in a winning position

Guess this is the chess equivalent of watching a car crash as Topalov blunders mate against Dominguez in the Champions Showdown. Nakamura's reactions during the game are priceless though they might be seen by some as possibly tipping off Dominguez?
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2019 Aeroflot Open
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: 2019 Aeroflot Open

Another face palm moment from World Chess.
by Chris Rice
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 21080

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

FIDE have announced a Task Force for the Reform of the FIDE Statutes . I want to believe that this is an initiative to produce a more professional FIDE which will be attractive to sponsors. I really, really want to believe that and then it occurred to me that if the same press statement had been mad...
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess - Nigel Short
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: New in Chess - Nigel Short

Odd that Nige should not have mentioned it on his twitter feed yet. He’s not normally shy and retiring after all Nigel has referenced it on his twitter feed but I don't think anyone has put a link to it on this thread: After eight years of entertaining and sometimes controversial columns, it is a p...
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12553

Re: World Teams 2019

Laurent Fressinet reports that France got an invitation to play in this and turned it down.
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)
Replies: 22
Views: 1404

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss 2019 (Candidates qualifier)

The venue for this has been announced by FIDE as the Isle of Man, October 9-20, 2019. Its been organised in cooperation with Chess.com with a $432,500 prize fund at stake. Peter Doggers gives further details here.
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 76
Views: 3695

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

As reported by chessbase https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-olympic-dream The 600 million claim is back again Well who saw that coming I thought it had risen to 605 million? Ju Wenjun has just beaten Lagno in a very close match and the article from the event contains the following impressive stat: "...
by Chris Rice
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 76
Views: 3695

Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

There was a bid by FIDE on January 30th to include chess as an additional or demonstration sport In the Paris 2024 Olympics. The article by Peter Doggers is the first time I've seen what's involved in the process: "In what will be a long and complicated process (which includes a lengthy questionnair...
by Chris Rice
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?
Replies: 41
Views: 2591

State of Chess: How much money is in the sport?

A couple of researchers for World Chess have put together an interesting article on the amount of money the top chess professionals are making. Don't think anyone is going to be shocked by the conclusions that in 2018 it wasn't very much! At least in terms of prize money as Carlsen may be making qui...