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 John Moore » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:52 pm

Justin - Spanish tournaments (as you no doubt know) have loads of players with, as you call it, portmanteau names. Was a lot easier in the old days, not least on the pairing cards, with Arturito Pomar, Antonio Medina and Roman Toran etc

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

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:56 pm

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

Post by John Moore » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:01 pm

I guess that trumps my three!

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

Post by John Moore » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:16 pm

Howell and Jones both looking like draws against lower rated Indians.

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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 6:18 pm

One of these days, you may see Andrew Bertil Cornelius Rudd Netshagen playing in a chess tournament. But probably not this year.

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

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 pm

Back to the chess.......

Anand now better and Kramnik has escaped the worst, but So (who unlike them, has White) is really struggling.
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by John Moore » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:54 pm

One of the annoying things about ChessBomb is the Americans (not all of them, of course) who talk rubbish and are complete engine slaves - but even if one of their favourites is clearly struggling, they assume he will win.

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

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:59 pm

The prize for "playing a no doubt perfectly competent opponent off the board in style" perhaps goes to MVL? Great game!

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

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:29 pm

Great result by Morecambe player, FM Glenn House today, beating Indian GM Dhopade Swapnil. Only English player to beat a GM today it looks like.

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

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:45 pm

Swapnil beat Short in a well publicised game a few years ago, an impressive result indeed for Glenn who is approaching veteran status now!
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 pm

Glenn seems to have diversified from his once invariable 1e4 then!

(speaking as somebody who hasn't)
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Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 pm

Glenn's reward is to play black against Anish Giri tomorrow!

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Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:05 pm

Well done, Glenn!

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

Post by David Robertson » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 pm

House on fire! Tough and talented player, Glenn, reliable performer for our 4NCL team. He won't lie down against Giri tomorrow.

Meanwhile, if Glenn's downfloat to Giri is one thing, Bianco's (2008) pairing with GM Gupta (2588) is another. As Jack Rudd has been pointing out today, it's an absurdity that, because the lowest-rated player is given a 1st round full-point bye, he now gets paired in the top half of the draw for the next several rounds, effectively wrecking his tournament

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