WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

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WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:17 pm

The opening ceremony for this is Christmas Day but it properly starts on Monday 26 Dec with the Rapid Round 1 advertised start at 3pm local time which would be 6pm UK time. As you would expect its a star studded field in both the men's and the women's events. There will be many people putting a few quid on Gunina for the women's rapid I shouldn't wonder.

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Post by NickFaulks » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:45 pm

Chris Rice wrote: Rapid Round 1 advertised start at 3pm local time which would be 6pm UK time.
Noon UK time, I think.

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Post by Chris Rice » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:49 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Chris Rice wrote: Rapid Round 1 advertised start at 3pm local time which would be 6pm UK time.
Noon UK time, I think.
Apologies, you're correct.

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Post by John Moore » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:02 am

David Howell seeded 53rd!

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Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:00 pm

Only boards 1-15 pairings posted so far.

Catching the eye:

Nikolic v Carlsen
Seirawan v Grischuk
Agdestein v Karjakin

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Post by Joshua Gibbs » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:28 am

Chris Rice wrote: There will be many people putting a few quid on Gunina for the women's rapid I shouldn't wonder.
do you know where you can bet on the womens?

i was suprised you cant here https://www.marathonbet.co.uk/en/bettin ... enu=140628
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Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:36 am

Probably a better bet than re-runs of the usual Xmas films on the telly. My lot have already declared that "there's nothing to watch". Funny that - with 200+ channels, sky box sets, netflix, etc. Without wishing to sound like a grumpy old man - I'm sure we all sat in a room and watched the Bond film, Where Eagles Dare, etc... and managed to spend the holidays together in the same room.

At present we seem to have managed to spread-out so that no two people are in the same room ...

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Post by Chris Rice » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:48 am

Joshua Gibbs wrote:
Chris Rice wrote: There will be many people putting a few quid on Gunina for the women's rapid I shouldn't wonder.
do you know where you can bet on the womens?

i was suprised you cant here https://www.marathonbet.co.uk/en/bettin ... enu=140628
I'm guessing there must be betting sites out there where you can put some money on the women's events but I can't find any either. The only other site offering odds I can see is this one and it's also just on the men's events. https://sports.bwin.com/en/sports/67/be ... sportId=67

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:50 am

Leonard Barden wrote:Only boards 1-15 pairings posted so far.

Catching the eye:

Nikolic v Carlsen
Seirawan v Grischuk
Agdestein v Karjakin
Where did you find those?

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Post by Leonard Barden » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:55 am

On the livestream page, but it's since been changed and Carlsen is now playing White against Ganguly.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:57 am

David Howell appears on the boards 31-45 tab: http://api.livechesscloud.com/live/cd4e ... 51b741947e

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Post by Chris Rice » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:00 pm

Chess 24 seem all set to go https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2016/1/1/1 its Miroshnichenko and Anna Rudolph starting commentary.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:04 pm

Chris Rice wrote:Chess 24 seem all set to go https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2016/1/1/1 its Miroshnichenko and Anna Rudolph starting commentary.
It's Rudolf but an understandable mistake at Christmas :wink:

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:06 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Chris Rice wrote:Chess 24 seem all set to go https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... 2016/1/1/1 its Miroshnichenko and Anna Rudolph starting commentary.
It's Rudolf but an understandable mistake at Christmas :wink:
After all that effort getting Miroshnichenko right, as well... :cry:

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Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:20 pm

Magnus playing an unusual opening !.e3

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