2016 Olympiad - Baku

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:14 pm

A pedant writes: Ukraine, rather than "the Ukraine".
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:17 pm

:) Justin - sorry, I only got it wrong once. I shall try and do better in future.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:24 pm

PeterFarr wrote:If people are interested in results with big rating upsets, look no further than England women v Syria women.
We can assume that the Syrian women are significantly stronger than their gradings. Having looked at Sarah's game where she found 51 d6, I decided not to look any further. We've all done it - you decide that position is a dead draw against someone you expect to beat comfortably and you think that anything will do. Then you discover that it's no longer a half point that you are losing but the full point.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by PeterFarr » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:30 pm

John Moore wrote:
PeterFarr wrote:If people are interested in results with big rating upsets, look no further than England women v Syria women.
We can assume that the Syrian women are significantly stronger than their gradings. Having looked at Sarah's game where she found 51 d6, I decided not to look any further. We've all done it - you decide that position is a dead draw against someone you expect to beat comfortably and you think that anything will do. Then you discover that it's no longer a half point that you are losing but the full point.
Yes indeed, anybody can sit at home and pretend it could never happen to them. I would be interested to know the story of the Syrian team, you wonder how they managed to raise a side at all.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Richard Bates » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:37 pm

Bit of a shame really because I reckon the England camp must be really buzzing tonight, and hopefully it won't dull the atmosphere at all. I'm sure it won't.

Although probably Mickey and Nigel will be tucked up in bed by 8pm ;)

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:44 pm

PeterFarr wrote: I would be interested to know the story of the Syrian team, you wonder how they managed to raise a side at all.
Yes, me too.

(I do know the Syrian men's football side plays its home games in other countries.)
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:49 pm

MJMcCready wrote:I'm not sure dropping Gawain was best when he's on a roll.
I suspect that him being ill was rather more relevant albeit Malcolm's preference was to play Nigel against Li Chau anyway.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:54 pm

:D Thanks for that, Loz. Do you think that we will play the same four tomorrow - or will Nigel need a rest after possibly a glass or two tonight

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:55 pm

What's this?
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Richard Bates » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:57 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
MJMcCready wrote:I'm not sure dropping Gawain was best when he's on a roll.
I suspect that him being ill was rather more relevant albeit Malcolm's preference was to play Nigel against Li Chau anyway.
On the basis of this thread England are getting on for as many captains as players in this event ;)

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:02 pm

JustinHorton wrote:What's this?
A joke? Hopefully. :cry:
ChessVibes wrote:@nigelshortchess refused anti-cheating check during game. Penalty is forfeit. Takes guts to turn England's 3-1 win over China into 2-2.
Surely you would carry out checks after the game, not during? Presumably there are appeals being filed and so on. What do the regulations actually say about this?

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by IanCalvert » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:25 pm

The official Baku site is showing an England win in the rankings after Round 7!

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:28 pm

England paired with India in Round 8 - might be much worse, I would have thought.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:29 pm

Maybe the ChessVibes tweet can be parsed this way:

"[Nigel Short] refused [an] anti-cheating check during game. Penalty is [and should be] forfeit [but this didn't happen]. Takes guts [which the arbiters didn't have] to turn England's 3-1 win over China into 2-2."

Hopefully that is what happened. Worrying.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by IanCalvert » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:31 pm

... yes England v India, also on official site.

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