London chess-FIDE open

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:48 am

Does it suffice that the invitation be printed monochromically? I mean not in color, just Black/White

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:35 pm

I was in Tehran and submitted my documents.

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by John McKenna » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:04 pm

That's good news.

Hope you are successful with your application and make it in time to play in the Classic.
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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:41 pm

Oh....I was refused a visa

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:41 am

Can I find the annotated games for pre4vious events?

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:57 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:41 am
Can I find the annotated games for pre4vious events?
The games were available as pgn files. I don't think they ever posted any annotated games other than the coverage in various magazines.

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:44 pm

Are they available freely?

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Yes. For example, http://www.londonchessclassic.com/2016/ ... deop15.htm will give you a link to download the PGN file from the 2016 event.

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:26 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Yes. For example, http://www.londonchessclassic.com/2016/ ... deop15.htm will give you a link to download the PGN file from the 2016 event.
But these seem to be unannotated

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:00 pm

They are. The backroom team at the London Chess Classic has neither the time nor the energy to annotate 100 games per round.

If you want to have a go yourself at annotating some of those games, I'm sure it would benefit your chess.

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:01 pm

How are they annotated?

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by James Coleman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:53 pm

lol

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by Nick Burrows » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm

The Quarter-Final pairings are:

1. Nigel Short (2687) v Alan Merry (2422)
2. Gawain Jones (2659) v Luke McShane (2649)
 
 
3. Matthew Sadler (2687) v Jonathan Rowson (2563)
4. David Howell (2685) v Jonathan Hawkins (2573)
 
 Players were seeded based on their rating as at 1 November 2017, with Nigel Short placed ahead of Matthew Sadler based on his greater number of games played. In the semi-finals, the winner of match 1 as shown above will be paired with the winner of match 2, while the winner of match 3 will play the winner of match 4.

http://www.londonchessclassic.com/press/lcc17_pr4.htm

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:04 pm

With this tournament starting tomorrow, it might be as well to remind participants of the unusual small print. By that I mean the requirement to register before 6pm today to feature in the first round pairings to be published before midnight. There's also a need to take along the ticket thing that came with the email after you entered.

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:27 pm

"With this tournament starting tomorrow, it might be as well to remind participants of the unusual small print."

Unusual for England perhaps - it happens quite a lot elsewhere.

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