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by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 18782

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Eljanov has beaten Hammer (though I suppose no-one cares).

MVL drew with Tomashevsky. Is it very difficult now for MVL to qualify (only 2 rounds left), and are Grischuk or Mamedyarov qualified yet?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: Health benefits of brain games

For people who've already played chess a chunk I'd think the evidence that merely playing the game doesn't produce an improvement has to rate as pretty overwhelming! It is most likely that the reasons for improving or not improving have little to do with the act of playing chess. But those who are ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior U20 Championship 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2892

Re: World Junior U20 Championship 2017

Updating a couple of the stories: - Ravi Haria played (and lost) to both the Van Foreests, with losses either side producing a run of four losses in a row. A win in round 8 leaves him on 3.5/8. - Katherine Shepherd is on 2.5/8 (one win, three draws). - Praggnanandhaa is on 6.5/8, which secured his f...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2175
Views: 234041

Re: Media comments on chess

An odd tale in the Wall Street Journal and some seriously silly reporting It was impressive that he was 11/11 on his "silly learning tasks" until he made the mistake of trying to learn chess! :lol: This bit is good, though: "He takes a one-hour walk every afternoon to clear his head. He writes out ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 303
Views: 14755

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/10507-king-salman-rapid-a-blitz-2017--historical-agreement.html If true, this bit is impressive: "this will be a first for any sporting event in Saudi Arabia" (not having to wear a hijab or abaya). It might get some coverage in the press. St...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1665

Re: Division One 2017-18

Can't get hugely more basic than only two pieces and one pawn ;) (Games like this do make you realise that increments aren't always quite as pleasant an invention as you sometimes think!). What would have likely happened in a game without increments, assuming both players entered the ending with ab...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 3548

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

By the way he leads the tournament, tied on 5/6 at the rest day today. He also won last night's blitz tournament. Joint leader with five others, including Antonio (the guy he 'lost' to). Would be a bit shocking if it came down to a tie-break there. 11 rounds in total, so plenty of time for everyone...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Manx Liberty & S G Trier - some clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: Manx Liberty & S G Trier - some clarification

This was noted here, but not commented on much at the time, back in May when this news first broke: https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8795&p=199446#p199443 The link provided there are the time by Jonathan Rogers still works: http://schachbundesliga.de/bundesliga/trierer-bundesligateam-...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Are 'Wood Green HK' and 'Wood Green Monarchs' from the same stable? Or have Wood Green 2 merged with Midland Monarchs?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Hmm. So when is a second team not a second team? When there is no first team!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: K Kings 1 Question

'D&D United' is a bit obscure, anyone know what the D&D stand for?

Another world champion name-checked in 'Fischer's Catch'.

('Throw in the Tal' is old hat now.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Maybe the '2' is part of the name? :shock:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: K Kings 1 Question

What sort of a name is "K Kings" anyway?

(Prize for best name goes to 'All Anands on Deck')
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Is it possible that KJCA Kings are the first team and K Kings 2 are the second team? Maybe not, as KJCA Kestrels seem to be the second team.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8813

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Pop quiz question: only three countries outside the Soviet Union or former Soviet states, have ever won this event. All three are from Western Europe. Which three countries are they? Your pop question: England in 1997, Holland about ten years ago and German about six years ago? Close enough. Nether...