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by IanCalvert
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

The computer analysis on Chess24 shows a future in which Gawain avoids rook exchanges and possibly a cunning plan to win a k-side pawn. Any other cunning plans?
by IanCalvert
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Is the computer evaluation that Gawain is winning, sound?
by IanCalvert
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Maybe Luke will survive with his cunning plan?
by IanCalvert
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

I see from the official website that we play Iran next. Ratings suggest we should win against the young Iranian team but maybe they are underrated! Assuming we will win , perhaps the player rested for this match might possibly be decided by coin toss? ... or perhaps not? P.S. Just seen Leonard Barde...
by IanCalvert
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

I quite like the Chess24 commentary: I think I might possibly have detected , in what can sometimes seem like a wall of analysis, some Dutch humour today.
by IanCalvert
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Sad but losses happen . Top 10 finish still likely!?
by IanCalvert
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Seems a strange way for England to play for four draws?? :)
by IanCalvert
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

... yes England v India, also on official site.
by IanCalvert
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

The official Baku site is showing an England win in the rankings after Round 7!
by IanCalvert
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

... best result since last millenium ??
by IanCalvert
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mammoth Book of Chess Disputes
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: Mammoth Book of Chess Disputes

Common Sense v International Law
by IanCalvert
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

As an England fan, hoping for a Top 10 finish, IMHO: I think England should aim for a 2.5-1.5 score (or better) against China rather than 2-2(or better). I guess this means aiming for a win on Board 3 or Board 4 and nobody losing : assuming Mickey will try on Board 1 with White but is unlikely to wi...
by IanCalvert
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

D'oh, I thought we had 10 points too!
by IanCalvert
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

"a little nervous about tomorrow's pairing"

Let's hope "Our (much respected) Man in The Guardian" sends some positive intelligence!
by IanCalvert
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45266

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Nick

"I don't suppose they would turn down an offer of 2.5 - 1.5."

You are probably right but maybe 2.5-1,5 will be the Women's result??