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Richard Bates
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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:33 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:29 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:40 pm
How did you delete that post without leaving a trace?
When you make a post you have a short period of time during which the delete function is available.
I don’t think it’s a period of time. It’s just until somebody else posts on the thread.

It’s called the “posting at 2am function”...
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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:35 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:29 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:40 pm
How did you delete that post without leaving a trace?
When you make a post you have a short period of time during which the delete function is available.
I am not sure myself I would need to create a user account but I always thought members could delete their own posts.
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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:36 pm

Oops on board 2...

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:38 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:29 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:40 pm
How did you delete that post without leaving a trace?
When you make a post you have a short period of time during which the delete function is available.
I don’t think it’s a period of time. It’s just until somebody else posts on the thread.
That seems to make sense as the delete function was gone when I looked after reading your post.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:41 pm

Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:29 pm

When you make a post you have a short period of time during which the delete function is available.
I don’t think it’s a period of time. It’s just until somebody else posts on the thread.
That seems to make sense as the delete function was gone when I looked after reading your post.
That seems correct you cannot delete your own post once a reply has been made.
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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:53 pm

Behold the Steel king:


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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:28 pm

I was about to say that all the games in the main event have been drawn, but after three rounds of draws (6 games), today in round 4 MVL beat Aronian, and Caruana may be about to lose to Nakamura. But this is the tiebreaks, apparently. All the classical time control games drawn, I think.

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:03 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:28 pm
I was about to say that all the games in the main event have been drawn, but after three rounds of draws (6 games), today in round 4 MVL beat Aronian, and Caruana may be about to lose to Nakamura. But this is the tiebreaks, apparently. All the classical time control games drawn, I think.
Yes, all four of them :?
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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:15 am

After yesterdays results MVL has now overtaken Carlsen in the live blitz ratings and plays Nakamura in the final. Article by Tim Wall.

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:29 pm

I note the Open schedule has the double round as rounds 7 and 8, thus requiring the players to play the most concentrated chess at the tough end of the event. How common is this sort of schedule, as I thought most events have double rounds much earlier?

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:47 pm

As a spectator, I'm not a fan of the current format for the top event. Two games are not enough for interesting commentaires... especially as of lately with so many games drfiting to early drawish positions.

Bring back the round robin tournament, out of 5 games it's more likely to have at least a couple of interesting ones!

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Alex Holowczak » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:48 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:29 pm
I note the Open schedule has the double round as rounds 7 and 8, thus requiring the players to play the most concentrated chess at the tough end of the event. How common is this sort of schedule, as I thought most events have double rounds much earlier?
If only the venue were available, we would have - as we did last year.

We had venue access from Sunday, 9th December to Sunday, 16th December only. There are schools events, which take priority, on Monday - Friday between 9am and about 3:30pm. We had to set up from scratch on Sunday, 9th December. So we only really had 10 viable slots to put 9 rounds into, and it was either Round 7 and 8 that were the double round day, or Round 8 and 9. I thought 7 and 8 were the better option.

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:00 pm

Thanks that's what I expected to be the explanation but I hadn't checked the arrangements last year. And well done again to the game inputters for the speedy production of pgns for download. Its been good to follow the fortunes of a few friends as well as local rivals

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 pm

Classical games all drawn again. MVL could lose the four blitz games and drop below Carlsen again. I *think* they play all the games regardless of the results, like in the British Knockout, but not sure.

Are all the games (Knockout and LCC) taking place on the same stage at Olympia?

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Re: London Chess Classic

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:43 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Are all the games (Knockout and LCC) taking place on the same stage at Olympia?
All 4 games are in the main auditorium and for that matter the four positions are displayed on monitors in the foyer and commentary room.

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