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by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship 2018

Akshaya Kalaiyalahan got a WIM norm level performance of 2263, but it was not a WIM norm because only two of her opponents had GM, IM, WGM or WIM titles. (If we thought she cared about the title, we might try making some sort of case to FIDE, but she has made it patently obvious over the years that ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship 2018

It's a good job for my sanity that game was essentially meaningless. Ah well.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship 2018

Eggleston and Kalaiyalahan are currently performing above the TPRs for GM and WIM norms respectively, not that Akshaya is at all interested in the latter. There are several others who are performing close to norm targets.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship 2018

Simon Brown wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm
If I were any good at tactics, I'd be a GM by now. Expletive me, that was embarrassing.
Shame your opponent missed 27 Qh7 though. Quite pretty
I was also hoping he would play it. (I'd have allowed the mate if he had.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship 2018

If I were any good at tactics, I'd be a GM by now. Expletive me, that was embarrassing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship

I'm pretty sure Arkell would have played 18.g4 had he been white rather than black in that position; g4 is his favourite move.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship

There was a fault on the DGT board in Jackson-Eggleston. http://chess-results.com/tnr367973.aspx ... =1&flag=30 has the correct results.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship

There were no forfeits today in the Championship itself, apart from Sue Maroroa's zero-point bye.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship

It seems calling on my mental model of Keith Arkell was a decent strategic choice. :D
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21930

Re: British Championship

My game is the only one in round 1 between two players with the same title. :)

My prediction: Adams to win without needing a playoff.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Mikhail Chigorin, Efim Bogoljubov and Veselin Topalov, as well. (I'm not sure about the status of David Janowski's matches, but he might be another addition to the list.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Kasparov is also a borderline case, with respect to the unfinished 1984 match.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Spassky (lost to Petrosian in 1966, won the rematch in 1969)
Anand (lost to Kasparov in 1995, beat Kramnik in 2007)
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tony Miles - the Ultimate Humiliation
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: Tony Miles - the Ultimate Humiliation

Interestingly, Miles's FIN was reused for an older player. That can't have happened too many times.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2693
Views: 112166

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:21 pm
What does it mean if a variation 'is a mess'?
It means that the resulting position is too complex for the annotator to definitively evaluate it. The usual reason for this is that some traits of the position favour one side and some the other.