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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:53 am

Giri - Caruana today

Bo. 29 Brazil (BRA) Rtg - 9 England (ENG) Rtg

6.1 GM Leitao, Rafael 2620 - GM Adams, Michael 2712
6.2 GM Fier, Alexandr 2558 - GM McShane, Luke J 2672
6.3 GM Supi, Luis Paulo 2548 - GM Howell, David W L 2689
6.4 GM Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag 2543 - GM Jones, Gawain C B 2677
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 am

I was about to post the women's pairings - is there any way of doing it without it taking about a thousand years cutting out all the gaps?
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:24 am

Not that I am aware of

Bo. 25 England (ENG) Rtg - 11 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg

2.1 IM Houska, Jovanka 2402 - IM Mammadzada, Gunay 2438
2.2 FM Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya 2253 - WGM Mamedjarova, Zeinab 2358
2.3 IM Ciuksyte, Dagne 2308 - WIM Balajayeva, Khanim 2326
2.4 WFM Head, Louise 2161 - IM Mammadova, Gulnar 2355

Good luck to both teams again today
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Michael Bennett » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:14 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 am
I was about to post the women's pairings - is there any way of doing it without it taking about a thousand years cutting out all the gaps?
Speed it up by first pasting the text into a text editor (e.g. Notepad) and replacing the 'tab' character with a single space.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:20 am

Yeah I thought of that, but no tab character.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Michael Bennett » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:07 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:20 am
Yeah I thought of that, but no tab character.
Inside Notepad, I copy and paste the first tab character from the pasted text (from Chess Results) into the find and replace window, and that works ok for me.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:11 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:53 am
Giri - Caruana today

Bo. 29 Brazil (BRA) Rtg - 9 England (ENG) Rtg

6.1 GM Leitao, Rafael 2620 - GM Adams, Michael 2712
6.2 GM Fier, Alexandr 2558 - GM McShane, Luke J 2672
6.3 GM Supi, Luis Paulo 2548 - GM Howell, David W L 2689
6.4 GM Mekhitarian, Krikor Sevag 2543 - GM Jones, Gawain C B 2677
Note the colours. Luke now on 2/2 Whites, David on 3/3 Blacks, Gawain on 3/3 Whites and if Nick is reinstated tomorrow he will be playing his third Black. Alas, this was always a hazard when we got the double white at the start, which I should imagine quite displeased us (and we didn't need White on one to be sure of beating Belgium).

Nunn himself once played as many as six Blacks out of six in an England team event (!) but he wasn't too happy about it ...

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:05 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Nunn himself once played as many as six Blacks out of six in an England team event (!) but he wasn't too happy about it ...
Then again his amazing performance at the 1984 Olympiad was helped by having nearly all his games as White IIRC?
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:08 pm

Interesting match. Keep an eye on board one: nice looking position, SF prefers White but the immdiate plan is not clear and White's clock is running down ...

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:08 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:05 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Nunn himself once played as many as six Blacks out of six in an England team event (!) but he wasn't too happy about it ...
Then again his amazing performance at the 1984 Olympiad was helped by having nearly all his games as White IIRC?
I think so, yes

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:31 pm

women's match is up for grabs too. Jovanka stands much worse but I feel optimisic about Louise Head's chances on board four.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:45 pm

Now all four boards seem balanced again (women's match)

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:15 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:45 pm
Now all four boards seem balanced again (women's match)

(Why am I doing this?!)
Not sure, but it's more informative than the evaluations on chess24live (which have been very volatile in Jovanka's game) so I'm glad you are
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:18 pm

I am out shopping this afternoon, and following multiple games on a mobile is horrid anyway, so I second that, it's all good.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:24 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:45 pm
Now all four boards seem balanced again (women's match)

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Commentator's curse :)

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