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Ah, I forgot France would join that score group. There will probably be five teams on 15 points (Armenia, England, Germany, India, Kazakhstan), three on 16 points (Poland, France, Russia), and two on 17 points (USA and China).
How are ENGLAND TIGERS doing against RUSSIA HEFFALUMPS? Badly. Jones drew on board 4. Adams will draw against Karjakin. McShane is an exchange up, but can't make progress. Kramnik is an exchange up and winning against Howell. The other two critical matches have finished with decisive results: China...
Three of the games appear to be petering out to draws. Kramnik appears to be the player most likely to win. Maybe Howell's time trouble will unsettle him and he will gift us a win...
- Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm
- Forum: International News
- Topic: Batumi Olympiad
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What looks like another Israel vs Arab country default. ICCD (with Israel player Yehuda Gruenfeld on board one) were paired with Lebanon and the board one result is showing as a default 1-0 win for ICCD.
Not for the first time, Roger beat me to it There are category prizes for lower ranked teams Lewis Martin is on the CM list And now there are lists for various norms (not yet populated, but maybe soon) and a list for Fide Master titles (I assume these are direct titles earned at a tournament or com...
So what are the pairing rules? It should be easy to work out, surely? Of the four teams on 15 points, one is upfloated to play Poland, two play each other, and one is downfloated to play Russia or Croatia. I assume England can't be downfloated again?
If Duda holds (he should), then wins for Poland, China, Armenia and England (France and Germany drew). That would leave Poland on 16 points, and USA, China, Armenia and England on 15 points. Poland have played USA and Armenia, so will have to play either China or England. One of the teams on 15 poin...
Though maybe it is the engine mis-evaluating a drawn RB vs R endgame?