European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:01 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Another game that could be well worth keeping an eye on is Ding Liren v Svidler. Ding Liren is now unbeaten in 89 games.
While Svidler has of course lost his last two.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:09 pm

Carlsen's game is an exciting double-edged battle, with both players now short of time.

(Ding Liren close to winning against Svidler.)

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 pm

Magnus drew; his live rating lead over Caruana is now down to 4.3

DIng won to reach his highest ever live rating (again, it will be interesting to see how high he gets)
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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:38 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Magnus drew; his live rating lead over Caruana is now down to 4.3

DIng won to reach his highest ever live rating (again, it will be interesting to see how high he gets)
Seems to be a bit of a dispute at the moment whether its 90 or 91 games unbeaten. Either way this year's performance so far from Ding has been sensational (+15 =31 -0) = 2847. Tal's streak of 95 is close and Tiviakov's of 110 within sight.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:51 pm

Well, we now perhaps have a better idea of why Svidler didn't play in the Olympiad :oops:
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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by John Moore » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Magnus drew; his live rating lead over Caruana is now down to 4.3

DIng won to reach his highest ever live rating (again, it will be interesting to see how high he gets)
Seems to be a bit of a dispute at the moment whether its 90 or 91 games unbeaten. Either way this year's performance so far from Ding has been sensational (+15 =31 -0) = 2847. Tal's streak of 95 is close and Tiviakov's of 110 within sight.
Chris - well there we are. I was unaware of Tiviakov's feat until you mentioned it.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:24 pm

Dings opponents are generally stronger. Hes looking like the next challenger right now

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by John Moore » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:43 pm

I am mildly astonished by McGowan's 89 f5 against Chris Duncan.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:45 pm

John Moore wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:43 pm
I am mildly astonished by McGowan's 89 f5 against Chris Duncan.
At one point McGowan was +54.98

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by John Moore » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:51 pm

Disappointing outcome for him then but I still don't understand why anyone who has any endgame knowledge would play f5.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 pm

John Moore wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Disappointing outcome for him then but I still don't understand why anyone who has any endgame knowledge would play f5.
Is it not already drawn at that point? If one is looking for candidates for mysterious decisions the 89th move would be very far down on my list!

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by John Moore » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:12 pm

Richard - I came to the game late so didn't see all the other mistakes! The position is, I assume, drawn at move 89 anyway but you can still push or, if you don't fancy it, just offer a draw. I still think f5 is an odd move.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:41 pm

round 5 pairings

Carlsen may well have black v Shak

25 Rehovot Chess School 4 : 4 3Cs 45
29 Wood Green 4 : 4 Bois-Colombes 54
37 SK Reval-Sport 3 : 3 Blackthorne Russia 34
36 Jetsmark 3 : 3 White Rose 44
42 Grantham Sharks 3 : 3 Hillerod Skakklub 49
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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Brian Towers » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:19 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 pm
John Moore wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Disappointing outcome for him then but I still don't understand why anyone who has any endgame knowledge would play f5.
Is it not already drawn at that point? If one is looking for candidates for mysterious decisions the 89th move would be very far down on my list!
Surely swapping queens was a tacit draw offer? Very difficult to win after that.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Post by Alan Walton » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:33 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 pm
John Moore wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Disappointing outcome for him then but I still don't understand why anyone who has any endgame knowledge would play f5.
Is it not already drawn at that point? If one is looking for candidates for mysterious decisions the 89th move would be very far down on my list!
I think move 62 just taking on g7 would give a winning pawn endgame

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