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by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Zapolskis - Young Well done to Daniel Young (again!). But what absolute dreck from Zapolskis :shock: Was trying to find reasons for the poor moves, but yeah, not great play at all. Amazing that Daniel Young has reached 50% and with 2.5/3 against IMs. Maybe he will get a pairing against a GM in the ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Prescient. I was wondering about the delay. Draw agreed.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:00 pm
I'm backing the big guys to make 4/4.
Jones and McShane have won, but Adams and Howell may only draw. That will still leave Adams a half point ahead of a group of three on six points, and still favourite for the title.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Indeed. Though that would only seem to draw, it does seem that Adams missed this and his advantage will have gone. (Black's attack actually looks very scary.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Adams making progress Winning now. But I'm baffled by Gawain's 31 Bc7 & 32 Bb6 choice - it simply loses a pawn, whereas Be5 (say) leaves things flat Having played through the game now, that was the turning point. To be fair to Gawain, that Be5 line (with black playing 31...g6) is quite long and sti...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

People seem to have stopped discussing the main title prospects for some reason. Adams does look certain to win again. He had an enormous slice of luck against Fodor (who has been playing well apart from that). How well has Adams played in the other games? Has he recovered his form? Did he play well...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 106
Views: 8429

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

It used to be the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design until they moved to Kings Cross in about 2011. Maybe you remember it under that name?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Would a draw in Jones-Adams suit both players or only one of them (and which one)? It is looking more likely that the winning score will be around 6.5/9. Which of the players on 4.5 are best placed to mount a challenge (in terms of who has played who)? One of my tips is still in there (Eggleston). E...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Kevin (Thurlow) off the mark with a draw. Jack (Rudd)'s position slipping against the junior Ranesh Ratnesan.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Photos and Results of the 1st Kingston Rapidplay, 28 July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Photos and Results of the 1st Kingston Rapidplay, 28 July 2018

Oh, that's a good one. Maybe this one as well?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnchess2/43087547054

"T-shirt advertising, Mospan, that's where the money is".

Or this one?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnchess2/43803979761

[though as I can't think of anything for this one, maybe not]
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Photos and Results of the 1st Kingston Rapidplay, 28 July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Photos and Results of the 1st Kingston Rapidplay, 28 July 2018

Great collection of photos (was sorry to miss this event, but hopefully it will be the first of many).

This photo is suitable for a caption competition (look at the move played):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnchess2/43804064521

:D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

Three games showing on Chessbomb as what look like defaulted games (no time elapsed on either clock): McDougall-De Coverly 1-0 Muir-Young 0-1 Pollack-McMichael 1-0 Anyone know what happened there? EDIT: False alarm. All three games in progress on chess24.com's display, so clearly a Chessbomb glitch.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Biel 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 3163

Re: Biel 2018

Transmission errors? Analysis after the game finished? Or did Carlsen really blunder?

EDIT: It was a gross blunder. He thought there was a mate, presumably. :roll:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19538

Re: British Championship 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:09 pm
Meanwhile Jack beats Roger to get back to 50%
Lots of mistakes in Ratnesan-Thurlow (both players presumably missing the tactic involving f5 and a later Qg4+). Reminds me to be careful if I ever play on a live board again...