FIDE Open London Chess Classic

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:49 am

Richard playing Danny Gormally in round 7
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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:26 pm

Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but is there really nothing on the London Chess Classic main event? Unless I am mistaken, Carlsen has just got knocked out at the semifinal stage, after two rather unexciting standard games and some more interesting shorter ones. His victor MVL plays Ding, who put out an uninspired Aronian, in the final.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:38 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but is there really nothing on the London Chess Classic main event? Unless I am mistaken, Carlsen has just got knocked out at the semifinal stage, after two rather unexciting standard games and some more interesting shorter ones. His victor MVL plays Ding, who put out an uninspired Aronian, in the final.
On day 1 of the standardplay, I remember starting play in the East Hall at 4:30. After a few minutes pottering about pointing latecomers in the right direction, I retreated to my Office and on the way I saw two of the four combatants heading for the lift out of Olympia. At least the people who paid money for a ticket today got somewhat better value for money. In fact, it was noticeably busier in the wings of the Auditorium today.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:05 am

Carlsen has increased his unbeaten streak at classical chess to 105(?) games.
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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:50 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but is there really nothing on the London Chess Classic main event? Unless I am mistaken, Carlsen has just got knocked out at the semifinal stage, after two rather unexciting standard games and some more interesting shorter ones. His victor MVL plays Ding, who put out an uninspired Aronian, in the final.
seemingly virtually no interest here in the Adams v McShane and Jones v Howell matches either.

Apparently it is not dissimilar at the venue - the matches are very much tucked away out of view. But perhaps this "big four" match up has started to beome repetitive as well. Marcus Harvey's 8.5/9 and near-miss v Adams is still the talking point, I am told.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Richard Bates » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:53 am

Shreyas Royal is on 5/7. Just being shy of +4 W-We I think gives him a reasonable chance of a rating prize ;)

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:56 am

Richard Bates wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:53 am
Shreyas Royal is on 5/7. Just being shy of +4 W-We I think gives him a reasonable chance of a rating prize ;)
And possibly an IM norm? Shreyas
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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:55 am

An IM norm is very definitely on the cards there. I'm guessing he probably needs 1½/2.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:43 pm

Rhys Cumming's TPR has crept over 2300, and he therefore qualifies for the British.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Paul Cooksey » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm

particularly good guardian column today, I thought:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... er-lagrave

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:06 pm

the result matters to him much less to than next week
Superfluous "to" there I think
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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Richard Bates » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:30 pm

Can’t honestly say I’ve ever seen 2Q+p vs 2Q before!

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Nigel White » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:10 pm

My time at the Festival is now over for this year. I'm too exhausted to consider any of the quick stuff this weekend.
I would like to give a big thank you to the organisers and arbiting team who performed professionally and competently throughout. When problems did arise, they appeared to deal with them promptly and openly.
Finally, special praise is due to the game inputter(s), who got accurate game moves online within a few hours. I must apologise for my atrocious recording, which can't have made the job easy, but did not stop accurate online presentation.

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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Chris Rice » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:55 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Can’t honestly say I’ve ever seen 2Q+p vs 2Q before!
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Ding, Liren ½-½
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Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Post by Alex Holowczak » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:05 am

Nigel White wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:10 pm
My time at the Festival is now over for this year. I'm too exhausted to consider any of the quick stuff this weekend.
I would like to give a big thank you to the organisers and arbiting team who performed professionally and competently throughout. When problems did arise, they appeared to deal with them promptly and openly.
Finally, special praise is due to the game inputter(s), who got accurate game moves online within a few hours. I must apologise for my atrocious recording, which can't have made the job easy, but did not stop accurate online presentation.
Much appreciated ... although we still have two days left to go!

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