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by PeterFarr
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 8471

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

Just played through it; looks like a smooth performance Is there any analysis anywhere of the games? Not analysis as such, but after making the g5 break, it was interesting to see that Lagno's 12 consecutive rook moves (30-41) which seemed to disorientate the defence and make something out of not a...
by PeterFarr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 130
Views: 8471

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

The schedule is pretty brutal as well; Abdumalik has played 12 straight days I think, 20 games of chess altogether. The first rest day isn't until after the semi-finals. I find the knock-out format entertaining, but it must be really tough on the players. Compare and contrast with Carlsen-Caruana.
by PeterFarr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 9788

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Carlsen's outright blundered
by PeterFarr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 43702

Re: Batumi Olympiad

One wee nag. On the teams taking part description page. It's going to be amusing next summer watching all the tourists trying to find Hohenzollern Castle (Germany) on their Scottish Touring maps. There are more than a few original picture choices on that page; England's appears to be the roof of th...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 85
Views: 8595

Re: London chess classic

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:01 pm
I drew with someone with an ECF of 199 and a FIDE of 1870 last season. I'm still bitter...
Probably not as bitter as the someone with that rating.
by PeterFarr
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: New Players Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: New Players Wanted

Clive, I'll send you a private message. I would also endorse Julie's comments.
by PeterFarr
Mon May 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: New Players Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

New Players Wanted

A couple of new players are wanted for The Argumentatives; we are a long established pub-based team playing in the Mid Sussex League (which actually covers pretty much all but the South West corner of the County). We play at a country pub in Staplefield, near Crawley. We have around 7-10 matches a y...
by PeterFarr
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 26563

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Aronian losing a crazy game must surely end his chances; also puts Caruana in the sole lead.
by PeterFarr
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 8614

Re: Snow Cancellations

Perhaps it's too much Bermuda sunshine rather than living on another planet? Our own planet contains major population centres where for four months of the year there is not a single day when the weather is as clement as it is likely to be here tomorrow. Chess is somehow played, and some of them eve...
by PeterFarr
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 11901

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Caruana - Adams

Eighteen moves in. Is this the earliest creation, between GMs, of a full Irish Pawn Centre ;-)
And now after moves 36 & 38, the same pawns have become a real pawn centre. That must be another rarity?
by PeterFarr
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 11901

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Carlsen's just blundered a piece, looks like Nepo will get his 3rd win in a row. Remarkable.
by PeterFarr
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 35170

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Good round for the favourites so far, with only Rapport-Najer and Ivanchuk-Giri overturning the seedings. Both the winners of those ties are dozens down on their Elo peaks, though in Ivanchuk's case his peak is still below Giri's. By the way how come Rapport shed so many points? Not an expert on th...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 35170

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Illustration of the schedule: for So v Jobava, So has played 8 games of chess so far and had 2 rest days; Jobava has played 18 games over 9 days straight. Not just tiring, but also not very fair. As Grischuk said, its possible for a player to get 15 consecutive saying days; by definition with a lot ...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Behind Bars
Replies: 24
Views: 5130

Re: Chess Behind Bars

Would you prefer gentleman of the road, or hobo ? I honestly have no idea as to what you're allowed to say and what you're not. It will be different tomorrow anyway.. I suppose you could just try and avoid those awkward social situations where you just don't know whether to call people hobo, vagran...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 35170

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Nice comment from Olimpiu G Urcan on twitter:
It is as if Caïssa is taking a long nap and left a club-level amateur in charge of the fate of the #FIDEWorldCup.