Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:12 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:55 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:31 pm
This is surely true, and just as surely, neither here nor there.
Isai Scheinberg is a fugitive from the USA because he did something which would not be an offence in most jurisdictions.

To my mind that is very different from his having done something which would be an offence in almost any jurisdiction.
This isn't right though, is it? What Scheinberg and his fellows were charged with was a range of offences which would be offences in other jurisdictions. If you lie to a bank about the purpose of an account, or a transaction, in order to hide illegal activity, that's an offence in itself, and a serious one. The nature of the activity may be illegal in one jurisdiction and legal in another - that's for sure. But the deception is not.
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I confidently predict that your campaign to get players to boycott the Chess.com Isle of Man International will continue to be totally unsuccessful.
The existence of this campaign is unknown to me. If it is in any forum posting or blog post written by me or anybody else, perhaps it could be drawn to my attention. Currently it appears to be better hidden from prying eyes than an offshore account.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:00 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:12 pm
The existence of this campaign is unknown to me.

Someone has abducted your blog then.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
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Deleted.
A few posts removed here did I miss something or am I needed?
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:45 pm

Water under the bridge
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Carl Hibbard » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:47 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Water under the bridge
Thanks good I cannot even be here as much as I would like or even follow all the threads at this point so it is more an evening and weekend read for me.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:43 pm

Nevada voted with the winner in every US presidential election from 1980 to 2012. I'm sure this has no bearing at all on the amount of influence Nevadan businesspeople have over the government.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:52 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Water under the bridge
Thanks Justin.

Carl, Justin and I sorted it out in private messages, with the result that you see and didn't see.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:17 pm

Round 1 pairings and its incredible to see that there are 82 boards and Simon Williams is Black on Board 80! Anyway we're off and running on Chess 24.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:29 pm

How often do you see a tournament where a round 1 all-GM clash doesn't get onto the liveboards?

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:51 pm

BIG BIG upset looming on board 6 where the machine says Vishy is losing to his 12-year-old IM compatriot Raunak Sadhwani (born December 2005) who is a total unknown compared with prodigy GMs Nihai Sarin and Pragg yet came out prepared to the hilt against the legend's 4...g6 Spanish.

I have to say it: compare the splendid wealth of Indian talent with our own of 40 years ago and contrast it now with the thread on the World Youth 2018 where our best seeded player is Koby at No 24 and no others seeded in the top 40.

Alex has an immense task as Junior Director if he wants to change this pattern of decline.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:56 pm

I had a quick glance at that position just now. White clearly has a lot of compensation for his pawn, but I can't see an immediate way to exploit it. Maybe I should go and watch it somewhere with an engine to see what's going on.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Kramnik's game (again v a lower rated Indian) also not looking too hot right now.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:50 pm

Kramnik, So, Anand and Wang Hao were all worse against lower-rated Indians, but the elite are fighting back in the third hour of play.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by John Moore » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:34 pm

Nakamura drew with the man with five names.

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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm

Oh, I think he was playing in the same Prague tournament that I was earlier this year. I think Ladrón De Guevera is a single name - I don't know the origins of it (and as it happens, ladrón means thief) but this sort of portmanteau name isn't that unusual. (See for instance Sáenz de Santamaría).
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