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by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Events Director OTB chess
Replies: 25
Views: 1579

Events Director OTB chess

ECF announcement

Good luck to Shohreh Bayat in the new role
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

TWIC day 9 report Finally a win in one of these events for Giri, in the first tour he lost to Carlsen in the final of the Chessable Masters and also lost a long match to Nepomniachtchi in the following Legends of Chess event. In the new Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Giri has lost to Carlsen in the ...
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

All four Giri-Nepo games drawn including an odd final game in which Nepo seems (if the Chess24 timings are to be believed, which may not be the case) to have played almost all his moves instantly. Giri on Nepo: "He’s faster, more dangerous, sharper than Magnus, more tactically alert, there’s much m...
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:47 am
Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:19 pm
Nepo and Giri win on day 1 of the semifinals
That'll teach me to make a comment about the inevitable Carlsen-So final during game 3 :lol:
Well, they do meet in the 3rd place playoff :)

TWIC day 7 report
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119137

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Yes, and GPs need to decide today whether or not to continue with their part of the vaccination program for the u50s; given they've been told to fully resume pre-pandemic services, this means at least that those practices converted to vaccination centres will revert to being GP surgeries, and probab...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

Nepo and Giri win on day 1 of the semifinals
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3171

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Thanks Mike, must be seriously hard work dealing with all of this
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

Pete Doggers reports on quarter finals day 1 and day 2
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

TWIC Day 5 report Nakamura, Hikaru vs Nepomniachtchi, Ian 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. f4 a6 7. Nb3 b5 8. Bd3 Bb7 9. O-O d6 10. Bd2 Nf6 11. Qf3 Be7 12. Rae1 b4 13. Nd1 a5 14. Nf2 a4 15. Nc1 Nd4 16. Qd1 d5 17. e5 Ne4 18. Ne2 Nf5 19. Kh1 Qb6 20. Nh3 Bh4 21. Bc1 Bxe1 22. Qxe1...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

TWIC day 4 report
Carlsen and So lead their Carlsen Invitational Quarterfinals after day 1
Resumes 4pm GMT
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2017
Views: 119137

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Never been to Blackpool chess club, but did play at Poulton once, not sure what competition and who for though; I do remember I was on the white side of an Alekhine, so must have been 30 years ago before I gave up with e4 Blackpool closed over a decade ago, probably longer. Their last venue was the...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 266
Views: 18762

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

The inside story of the government's battle against the virus But one senior politician who attended at the same time says: "The early meetings with the prime minister were dreadful." And inside Downing Street, senior staff's concerns about the government's ability to cope grew. The prime minister ...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

TWIC day 3 report

Carlsen, Magnus vs Nakamura, Hikaru

The knockout starts at 4pm on Tuesday 16th March. Round 1: Carlsen-Aronian, Nepomniachtchi-Nakamura, So-Firouzja and MVL-Giri.
Pete Doggers
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2555

Re: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

TWIC day 2 report The final day should be very exciting with only 8 of the 16 players going through to the KO stage. It looks to me that 7 players are chasing just 4 places if we take it the top 4 in the standings are pretty much there. Round 10 Standings: 1st Giri 8pts, 2nd Carlsen 7.5pts, 3rd-4th ...