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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:01 am

I love this dreaming - worth a punt at the bookies.
Knighthood for John, invites from royals & No 10 for all. Open top bus ride.
And cheers from the chess community.
Perhaps more funds from ECF?
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:25 am

I like the matchups;

Karjakin - Adams: Draw
Mcshane - Nepo: CHAOS then 0-1
Kramnik - Howell: Great test for David, Draw
Jones - Vituigov: Critical to our chances: 1-0

Result 2-2

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:33 am

Interesting games today; Ding - Duda, Aronian - Caruana; Shak - Ivanchuk to name but 3

I see Peru have given Cori another white whereas Piorun has black v Bu and Howell black v Vlad
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:35 am

Bo. 25 England (ENG) Rtg - 85 Jordan (JOR) Rtg

28.1 IM Houska, Jovanka 2402 - CM Aseel, Odeh 1647
28.2 FM Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya 2253 - Raya, Alnaimat 1676
28.3 IM Ciuksyte, Dagne 2308 - WFM Alattar, Ghayda M. 1926
28.4 WFM Head, Louise 2161 - WFM Boshra, Alshaeby 1979

interesting board order
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:44 am

Well, Adams has beaten Karjakin with Black relatively recently ... but today he will more likely need to play accurately to draw. I worry more about the middle boards, though perhaps some Russians also worry a bit about the new risk-loving Kramnik. Anything could happen on 4, but it would be Gawain's best result by far in this Olympiad if he did win.

Having at least won one single game on board four now (!) there remain two striking aspects of Engalnd's results to date. First, it is extremely impressive - look, I even underline it - that we have not lost a single game in eight of our nine matches. On the other hand, in the only match against a plausible medal challenger, we lost three. Second, we have not beaten a 2700 player. To be fair we have had very few opportunities, but it shows how formidable the task is today.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:51 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:44 am
W it is extremely impressive - look, I even underline it - that we have not lost a single game in eight of our nine matches.
From my perspective, without having been able to follow most of the matches, or even play through most of the games, snatching draws from poor positions has been the highlight, especially but not exclusively Gawain in the games I have seen

Kramnik - Howell is an anything could happen game today; David's live rating of 2699.4 shows how well he has been playing
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:23 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:51 am
Kramnik - Howell is an anything could happen game today
Kramnik took him apart a couple of times when they both played in the London Chess Classic a few years ago. But with Kramnik's riskier style these days, who knows?

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:31 pm

Caruana playing the Petroff
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm

What looks like another Israel vs Arab country default. ICCD (with Israel player Yehuda Gruenfeld on board one) were paired with Lebanon and the board one result is showing as a default 1-0 win for ICCD.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm

While I'm a big Berlin fan I'm not sure Mickey is well-advised to employ it against Karjakin, who may know more about it than he does.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm
who may know more about it than he does.
Clock times currently would seem to support this. Adams has used more than half an hour whilst Karyakin has more time than when he started.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Simon Brown » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:43 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:32 am
Just idly wondering if the Women's team might achieve a higher final placing than the Open team
I think we know now.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:46 pm

Yes, that looks pretty premature now, doesn't it?

Decent start for the US against China with a nice edge for Krush, who may feel untouchable after her escape yesterday.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:48 pm

I am tentatively going to say that I like Luke's position (move 21).

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:52 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Caruana playing the Petroff
Early draw
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