Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

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Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:02 pm

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Sam bounced back victorious today
Yes I was glad to see that. He seems a good guy and I was very shocked to see an ignoramus on chess24 calling this as a case of match-fixing,

Peter Svidler explains the Giri-Shankland ending very clearly on chess24 (Premium members only).

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/tata-s ... -hara-giri
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Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:32 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:02 pm
I was very shocked to see an ignoramus on chess24 calling this as a case of match-fixing
Not FIDE's Director General again, I hope.

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Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:30 am

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Steven DuCharme wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Sam bounced back victorious today
Yes I was glad to see that. He seems a good guy and I was very shocked to see an ignoramus on chess24 calling this as a case of match-fixing,

Peter Svidler explains the Giri-Shankland ending very clearly on chess24 (Premium members only).

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/tata-s ... -hara-giri
It is a youtube clip...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... wcZY258lEg
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Post by Chris Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:31 pm

Carlsen in a one minute interview after winning the event for a record seventh time.

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Post by Chris Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:09 pm

Meanwhile lost for words on what Kramnik was doing!

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:36 pm

Yes, turning down a totally trivial draw in the hope of spurious "winning chances" summed his tournament up :oops:
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Post by Andy Stoker » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 pm

I'm new to this - why can't I find these results on "Chess Results" - nothing on the "NED" page - should I be looking elsewhere?!

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:18 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 pm
I'm new to this - why can't I find these results on "Chess Results" - nothing on the "NED" page - should I be looking elsewhere?!
https://www.tatasteelchess.com/players/ ... -standings

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Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:04 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 pm
I'm new to this - why can't I find these results on "Chess Results" - nothing on the "NED" page - should I be looking elsewhere?!
Not everything is there, particularly where the arbiters are not using Swiss Manager to do the pairings. The alternative is to go through the official website.

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Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:42 am

Many thanks Lawrence and Nick. I had (erroneously) assumed that Chess Results was the site of record - I live and learn

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:26 pm

I note that the two female players in the Challengers failed to win a single game between them.

(which is a bit sad, and something I can't remember happening before)
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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:48 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:26 pm
I note that the two female players in the Challengers failed to win a single game between them.

(which is a bit sad, and something I can't remember happening before)
True, although seven draws against that opposition (even if their rating performance was below their own rating) is still respectable.

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Post by Chris Rice » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:19 pm

Sam Shankland: "Do me a favour and and never resign another drawn position" - Border Control Agent at SFO (San Francisco Airport) while stamping my passport. I really never will live this one down!"

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