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by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: WGM/IM Nino Khurtsidze 1975-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: WGM/IM Nino Khurtsidze 1975-2018

An earlier (related) news story from July last year:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/help-nino ... nst-cancer
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2317
Views: 250198

Re: Media comments on chess

From Pep Guardiola: The Man City manager described as football's Che Guevara (BBC Sport): Guardiola is a sponge, keen to learn from anyone from England rugby union coach Eddie Jones to chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. Perhaps on some level he is making up for his lack of structured education. Googl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Sharjah Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 264

2nd Sharjah Masters

Gawain Jones on 5/6 and playing the leader on top board in round 7 of the 2nd Sharjah Masters:

http://chess-results.com/tnr337650.aspx ... =6&flag=30
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 74
Views: 4755

Re: FIDE internal fighting

Nigel is unimpressed. https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/984673921436868609?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet He was even more unimpressed by his loss on time to an 11-year-old after he (Nigel) forgot to press his clock... https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/98590...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 384
Views: 16243

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

That's a great pity. Can you give more details?
Was the organisation the problem, or did some (or not enough) teams not turn up, or was it both?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 74
Views: 4755

Re: FIDE internal fighting

:shock: You feel sorry for some of the sensible people there who are trying to make the best of a bad business... Mr. Vega said he is the eldest person present at the meeting, He wanted to speak as an old man. We should stop the discussion now. We do not want to see the harsh exchange between Presid...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2317
Views: 250198

Re: Media comments on chess

Passing mention of chess here: How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past (BBC) A fascinating article, well worth reading in its own right. The chess comment is about one of the people doing the research, called Nick Paterson (this is a mis-spelling of Nick Patterson): Paterson has an extr...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2317
Views: 250198

Re: Media comments on chess

Hardly worth mentioning, as it is only a token analogy with chess (in the headline and opening sentence):

Kim's next move: Reading the Korea chess game (BBC News, 28 March 2018)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 34
Views: 2542

Re: America want the World Title Match

Chris W has a point. Have a look at this potted history of the collapse of the attempt to find a sponsor for a match against Kasparov from 1998 onwards, with Shirov infamously missing out on playing for the world title: https://sites.google.com/site/caroluschess/world-championship-match/1998-shirov-...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 34
Views: 2542

Re: America want the World Title Match

Does anyone think Carlsen could (or would) throw a spanner in the works? Presumably he would have to agree to this, or can his wishes be ignored if there is enough money involved? (I'd personally love to see the match in London and would go and watch, but am realistic enough to realise that things a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2635

Re: European Individual 2018

McShane-Matlakov drawn by repetition after 27 moves. The other two top board games are going the distance, with the White players clearly trying to win the tournament and take the title.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21539

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

I sometimes have difficulty following the ganes live. If some kind person is willing, could they post updates (results and key positions and moves) during the final round? Either that or a link to a simple site that only gives results and moves without a display or analysis. Thanks. Time for a quick...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2635

Re: European Individual 2018

Luke losing in his game, unfortunately.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21539

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

This is a permutation with four people on 7.5 points. Round 13 (prediction): So 1-0 Karjakin Aronian 1-0 Caruana *Kramnik 1-0 Ding Grischuk 0.5-0.5 Mamedyarov Round 14 (prediction): *Ding 0.5-0.5 Karjakin Caruana 0.5-0.5 Grischuk *Mamedyarov 0.5-0.5 Kramnik Aronian 1-0 So Final scores would be: Karj...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21539

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

I think that any tie on 7.5 will be a minimum of 5 players. Some permutations see Grischuk or Mamedyarov fall just short on 7 points, but one of them has to get to 7.5 to avoid someone else getting to 8 points. The same with Ding and Kramnik, I think. In some of these permutations, you need So to be...