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by PeterFarr
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 8437

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: 11479

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: 11479

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: 34164

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: 34164

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: 4530

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: 34164

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.
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34164

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:
PeterFarr wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:
Good point, I stand corrected
Honourable mention for Nepo also.
Nowhere near, he has any number of ways of putting his queen en prise
Not with any artistic merit.
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34164

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Equal worst with Rf1, but lost anyway
Good point, I stand corrected
Honourable mention for Nepo also.
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 25756

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

"Over 23% of Germans play chess regularly" Or less than 24% of Germans play regularly, as we might prefer (probably much less than 24% :wink: ) Good place for a few Berlin endgames though :lol: "regularly" includes all those who 'generally play chess least once a year' according to Agon's YouGov su...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 25756

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

NickFaulks wrote:What is going on in that picture?
An interesting choice.

http://www.disappearingman.com/berlin-wall/the-kiss/
by PeterFarr
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34164

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

How is this remotely credible? It's reported that it was the Chief Arbiter who first took exception. Particularly with rapid play games to supervise, the arbiter to player ratio may well be higher than a conventional tournament. The arbiters assigned to the earlier games didn't raise any objections...
by PeterFarr
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34164

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

2. When asked why Kovalyov hadn't been forfeited in previous rounds Azmai confirmed that the organisers/arbiters hadn't noticed Kovalyov's attire but then went on to add that Anand was too much of a gentleman to complain when he perhaps should have done How is this remotely credible? We are talking...
by PeterFarr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34164

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

If there's witnesses who can corroborate that, Azmai should be out. Racial abuse should mean you're out, I think that's straightforward. "should" - but this being FIDE... Wild speculation, but Kovalyov seemed to have the word "short" on his t-shirt, with some other words that aren't clear in the pi...
by PeterFarr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34164

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

From Susan Polgar's site:

https://chessdailynews.com/official-sta ... -incident/

Astonishing, if true.