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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: 503

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: 503

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: 423
Views: 19779

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: 3171

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: 423
Views: 19779

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...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

Over an hour in and no sign of any miniatures yet. Rudd-de Coverly is racing along.
No idea what the opening is about in Kalaiyalahan-Murphy (which saw 5...g5?!).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:38 pm
So Adams will probably draw this
Oh no he won't.
Oh yes he wi.... :shock: :cry: :shock: :cry:

Talk about lucky!

(Did some posts get lost in transmission?)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

So Adams will probably draw this, but should not Fodor have seen the winning move 46.Qc6?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship 2018

Adams may have just blundered (or overpressed based on miscalculating the strength of his passed a-pawn?)! He will be a pawn down in a queen ending. :shock: (Probably a false alarm, though Adams may have missed 47. Qe5. in the line 44... Qe7 45. Qxb6 a4 46. Qb8+ Qe8 47. Qe5.) EDIT: Please don't say ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship

Not 25 moves then? I've seen 'brevity' used for games under 20 moves. 25 moves is relatively common, which is why some people prefer to focus on games under 20 moves. Some even focus on games under some other number of moves (less than 20). The term 'Short and Sweet' will be familiar to many: see h...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship

EDIT: A miniature in Zapolskis-Thurlow (1-0 in 18 moves). Even shorter game in Murphy-Tan (0-1 in 15 moves). Which is why it is always worth trying to struggle on to move 25 just to avoid the "m" word ;-) Must be something in the water today. Emms-Zakarian ended 1-0 in 22 moves, but was resignable ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 423
Views: 19779

Re: British Championship

Not sure how Adams will outplay Fodor from the position at move 17. Am guessing will we see some draws from those on 2/2.

EDIT: A miniature in Zapolskis-Thurlow (1-0 in 18 moves). Even shorter game in Murphy-Tan (0-1 in 15 moves).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2185

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Who is the lowest rated English player to appear in the top 100 of a FIDE rating list? Reminder: The first official FIDE rating list appeared in July 1971. Are we supposed to trawl Olimpbase for the answer? http://www.olimpbase.org/index.html?http%3A%2F%2Fwww.olimpbase.org%2FElo%2Fsummary.html So m...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2185

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Who is the lowest rated English player to appear in the top 100 of a FIDE rating list? Reminder: The first official FIDE rating list appeared in July 1971. Ooh, difficult. While thinking about it, will see how many of the 14 GMs I failed to get in the previous questions I can remember.... [Another ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The Xtracon Open 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2109

Re: The Xtracon Open 2018

Keymer drew with Agdestein and has black against Hammer in the last round; that's 3 Norwegians, plus 6 Danes, not that it matters results Board 1 featured a brutal end from a seemingly quiet position. [Event "Xtracon Open 2018"] [Site "Elsinore, Denmark"] [Date "2018.07.29"] [Round "10"] [White "An...