It would be unfair to accuse Nigel of a lack of care, as he took 14 minutes over the critical move.
Sadly, he got it horribly wrong.
David Howell. Nigel is rested.
For what it is worth, I think that is right, if only so that Nigel can probably return with a White tomorrow. Board two is hard enough as it is (as we should know by now, it is very much our Achilles heel in thse top international events) without the nominated board two starting with two tough Blacks after an unfortunate start in the first.
They've now agreed a draw. The Black position still looks horrible, but how does White break through?Jonathan Rogers wrote: ↑Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:17 pmIn the women's, we have the unusual spectacle of a Stockfish +2 assessment (for them) on board three, in a position where all 32 pieces are still on the board! Hopefully it is not all so obvious to the human playing White, or, quite conceivably, the SF assessment is not fully to be trusted.
I think it would be fair to say that the team isn't what you'd call a Scottish 1st team; their board 1 is their 11th highest-rated player. However, the Faroes have got their top 5 rated players in their team.