2016 Olympiad - Baku

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:51 pm

Better hope for a recovery on the remaining boards or we are looking at the worst result in England's Olympiad history. So, c'mon Luke, Gawain and Nigel.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:55 pm

Why were the board orders changed around? We might not even win the match now.
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:58 pm

A case of the blind leading the blind here -literally.
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:59 pm

McShane really struggling as well now!
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by David Gilbert » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:06 pm

Are we really sure about colours? Has anyone seen live pictures? Otherwise send for Hawkins!

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:07 pm

MJMcCready wrote:Why were the board orders changed around? We might not even win the match now.
The final submission of board orders was last night. The original team lists on the web site were no more than a list of team members. There, I've saved Roger the job of pointing this out.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:08 pm

David Gilbert wrote:Are we really sure about colours? Has anyone seen live pictures? Otherwise send for Hawkins!
Possibly a very good point!

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Paul Dargan » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:10 pm

Well the official pairings has England as White on odd - so while I'd hope for an error (and it seems strange for Gawain to play the Scotch 4 knights as White against someone 400 points below him ...) I'm worried England are going down. Hopefully i'm wrong

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:10 pm

Aha - I see Chess Results say that Howell had White!

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by IanCalvert » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:12 pm

What are the candidates for worst England results in an Olympiad before 2016?

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:16 pm

NickFaulks wrote:With hindsight, having Mickey sit out the first round may not have been the greatest idea.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:16 pm

Let's make sure that the colours are right before we go down this route. I find it hard to believe that Howell and McShane have played as badly as this.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Peter Shaw » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:19 pm

Has anybody seen pictures to confirm that we are actually looking at the right games? I quickly scanned through commentary and didn't see anything - I would have thought if this was really happening the commentators would be paying some attention to it.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:20 pm

IanCalvert wrote:What are the candidates for worst England results in an Olympiad before 2016?
The loss to India in 1988 would be up there.
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:23 pm

Have the organizers been watching James Bond movies or something. On Chess 24, they said players can't bring their pen to the board, in case it has a camera or microphone, you can't bring your watch either, and obviously no mobile phones. What will be next I wonder?
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