European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by Alan Walton » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:18 pm

If you decide where you go on holiday on your political views you limit yourself quite a lot; Spain reaction to Catalonia would then change my mind

Here in Turkey the staff are vary friendly and the event is organised brilliantly, I have witnessed nothing to say Turkey is a great place to have a holiday

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:33 am

John McKenna wrote:I'd really rather make my excuses - such matters are better discussed elsewhere after the event has ended - and depart without further comment here.
Fair enough. You can't be too careful, and probably the Secret Services of Turkey and Russia are scouring your posts for hidden meaning. If so, I wish them luck.

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:28 am

Vlad not playing today round 4 pairings
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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:32 am

Alan Walton wrote:Here in Turkey the staff are vary friendly and the event is organised brilliantly, I have witnessed nothing to say Turkey is a great place to have a holiday
That's good to hear, Alan; good luck today
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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:53 am

Alan Walton wrote:Here in Turkey the staff are vary friendly and the event is organised brilliantly
I second that. From a Congress point of view, I have never previously been to one so comfortable, generously provisioned and well organised.

Unfortunately, massed ranks of lawyers are now flying in for an anticipated procedural battle at Executive Board.

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:00 am

Bo. 19 Fjölnir Chess Club Rtg - 24 White Rose Rtg 0 : 0
11.1 GM Steingrimsson, Hedinn 2576 - GM Wells, Peter K 2447
11.2 FM Johannesson, Oliver 2273 - IM Van, De Griendt Jan Willem 2354
11.3 FM Bjornsson, Sigurbjorn 2277 - FM Gantner, Matthias 2324
11.4 FM Kjartansson, David 2386 - Townsend, M Paul 2194
11.5 Hardarson, Jon Trausti 2146 - Barrett, Stephen J 2101
11.6 FM Bjornsson, Tomas 2130 - O'Driscoll, Kieran 2081

Bo. 23 3CS Rtg - 26 Hasan Pristina Rtg 0 : 0
12.1 FM Abbas, Daniel 2329 - FM Saraci, Nderim 2393
12.2 FM Longson, Alexander 2317 - FM Makolli, Perparim 2333
12.3 FM Ashton, Adam G 2347 - Zymberi, Astrit 2161
12.4 IM Quillan, Gary 2347 - FM Fejzullahu, Afrim 2272
12.5 CM Walton, Alan J 2207 - Asllani, Ibrahim 2072
12.6 WFM Longson, Sarah N 2102 - Hajra, Driton 2040

Kramnik & Mamedyarov rested by the top seeds.

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by John McKenna » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:58 am

NickFaulks wrote:
John McKenna wrote:I'd really rather make my excuses - such matters are better discussed elsewhere after the event has ended - and depart without further comment here.
Fair enough. You can't be too careful, and probably the Secret Services of Turkey and Russia are scouring your posts for hidden meaning. If so, I wish them luck.
You forgot to mention your dearly beloved FIDE.

No surprise there though you always demonstrate an excellently selective memory on that, your specialist subject.
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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:04 pm

John McKenna wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:
John McKenna wrote:I'd really rather make my excuses - such matters are better discussed elsewhere after the event has ended - and depart without further comment here.
Fair enough. You can't be too careful, and probably the Secret Services of Turkey and Russia are scouring your posts for hidden meaning. If so, I wish them luck.
You forgot to mention your dearly beloved FIDE.
I would be surprised if FIDE officials are paying much attention to your posts, but I suppose I could be wrong.

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:04 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Vlad not playing today round 4 pairings
After yesterday's draw, it appears he has given up any faint hopes of qualifying via rating. Maybe he is quite confident of the wildcard now?
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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:07 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Vlad not playing today round 4 pairings
After yesterday's draw, it appears he has given up any faint hopes of qualifying via rating. Maybe he is quite confident of the wildcard now?
I think if he and his team were looking to "help" him gain points then he'd be appearing in the winnable white games. It was pointed out on chess24 that Mamedyarov's rating gain in rounds 1&2 was the amount required by Kramnik. Today's match looks like the most comfortable pairing that they'll get and so the top two are being rested and are likely to play the last three rounds.

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by John McKenna » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:49 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
John McKenna wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:
Fair enough. You can't be too careful, and probably the Secret Services of Turkey and Russia are scouring your posts for hidden meaning. If so, I wish them luck.
You forgot to mention your dearly beloved FIDE.
I would be surprised if FIDE officials are paying much attention to your posts, but I suppose I could be wrong.
I'd hazard that the covert files on you are more widespread and far fatter than any on me.
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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Vlad not playing today round 4 pairings
After yesterday's draw, it appears he has given up any faint hopes of qualifying via rating. Maybe he is quite confident of the wildcard now?
I think if he and his team were looking to "help" him gain points then he'd be appearing in the winnable white games. It was pointed out on chess24 that Mamedyarov's rating gain in rounds 1&2 was the amount required by Kramnik. Today's match looks like the most comfortable pairing that they'll get and so the top two are being rested and are likely to play the last three rounds.
Yes, agree with that; don't think Vlad has given up hope, but he did say that if he didn't play well here, he'd need to take a rest

Presumably he'll be black tomorrow v Naiditsch which will be difficult
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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:01 pm

John McKenna wrote:You forgot to mention your dearly beloved FIDE.
NickFaulks wrote:I would be surprised if FIDE officials are paying much attention to your posts, but I suppose I could be wrong.
Nigel Freeman is an avid reader of this Forum.

A few years ago a typo in a post of mine made it appear that I thought that Brussels was in Greece. Nigel emailed me less than ten minutes later to point out that that was not correct.

I wouldn't wish to speculate as to whether he scrutinises everyone's posts as assiduously as he appears to scrutinise mine.
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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:06 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Bo. 19 Fjölnir Chess Club Rtg - 24 White Rose Rtg 0 : 0
11.1 GM Steingrimsson, Hedinn 2576 - GM Wells, Peter K 2447
11.2 FM Johannesson, Oliver 2273 - IM Van, De Griendt Jan Willem 2354
11.3 FM Bjornsson, Sigurbjorn 2277 - FM Gantner, Matthias 2324
11.4 FM Kjartansson, David 2386 - Townsend, M Paul 2194
11.5 Hardarson, Jon Trausti 2146 - Barrett, Stephen J 2101
11.6 FM Bjornsson, Tomas 2130 - O'Driscoll, Kieran 2081

Bo. 23 3CS Rtg - 26 Hasan Pristina Rtg 0 : 0
12.1 FM Abbas, Daniel 2329 - FM Saraci, Nderim 2393
12.2 FM Longson, Alexander 2317 - FM Makolli, Perparim 2333
12.3 FM Ashton, Adam G 2347 - Zymberi, Astrit 2161
12.4 IM Quillan, Gary 2347 - FM Fejzullahu, Afrim 2272
12.5 CM Walton, Alan J 2207 - Asllani, Ibrahim 2072
12.6 WFM Longson, Sarah N 2102 - Hajra, Driton 2040

Kramnik & Mamedyarov rested by the top seeds.
An excellent 5-1 victory for 3Cs today. White Rose are currently 2-1 down.

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Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:01 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
John McKenna wrote:You forgot to mention your dearly beloved FIDE.
NickFaulks wrote:I would be surprised if FIDE officials are paying much attention to your posts, but I suppose I could be wrong.
Nigel Freeman is an avid reader of this Forum.

A few years ago a typo in a post of mine made it appear that I thought that Brussels was in Greece. Nigel emailed me less than ten minutes later to point out that that was not correct.

I wouldn't wish to speculate as to whether he scrutinises everyone's posts as assiduously as he appeared to scrutinise mine.
Nigel revealed the other evening that he reads even my posts on here. As if his job isn't difficult enough without reading my drivel on here... :oops:

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