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by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

okay... deleted comment
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

Probably a little in-joke. You might get a close up if you end up playing him in a few months time :)
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

Based on his run of Dorset games I think Declan is set to be the highest rated, or top 2-3, highest rated under 16 in the country.
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

I’ve been informed that back in February 2019 Declan scored 50% in a unrated junior event won by someone of around ECF 100 strength.
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

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by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

So the baseball cap is a constant in all his games?
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

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by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

Looks like he also has a stupendous (debut season) club chess record coming up for grading, which hasn’t reached the ECF grading site yet. 13.5/14 with wins against the likes of FM Mike Waddington and Allan Pleasants. http://ecflms.org.uk/lms/league_player/19082/games The match reports are interesti...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

It will be interesting to see what happens next.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

It’s definitely a curious one! It could easily be a name slip up.

Eight months ago there was a Lichess account under the name DeclanLovelock, closed with the headline ‘this player uses computer assistance.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

Just out of curiosity, we’re the anti-cheating protocols stricter at the London Chess Classic than you would find at your average chess congress?
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

ECF ID seems to tally with Declan Lovelock, ungraded apart from his big Dorset Open result. But maybe there has been a mix up in names?
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

It does seem a bit odd, and the loses are fairly brutal and on chess24 to see. It could be other factors like lack of practice, lack of tournament experience, or even too much pressure and expectations after those spectacular early results. Curious one! ...was he wearing that baseball cap from the D...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21387

Re: World Youth Championships

1 out of 10 in his next competition sadly, one of the blitz qualifiers today at the London Chess Classic;

https://chess-results.com/tnr493387.asp ... =30&snr=32
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90961

Re: Cheating in chess

Police would likely charge Fraud if the evidence isn’t too slight. Signalling seems the hardest to prove. A junior would get youth court and probably a referral order. An adult in average congress could be magistrates, with a fine, conviction and compensation. An adult trying to win something bigger...