Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:55 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
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Warmerdam (who beat Antón but lost to Abdusattorov) beats Smeets (who beat Abdusattorov but lost to Antón).

Abdusattorov is cruising to victory against Saduakassova and L'Ami has completely turned it around against Eljanov, so I'm not 100% sure it's done and dusted yet.
Another very rough Challengers for the female representative.
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:41 pm

I've no clue what's going to happen next in the fluctuating Eljanov - L'Ami game; Abdusattorov has N+3 v N+2 which I'd have guessed is drawn?

6 draws in the Masters but Caruana trying to beat Artemiev still
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:42 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:41 pm
I've no clue what's going to happen next in the fluctuating Eljanov - L'Ami game
A mad draw in the end.

Chess24 think Antón has won it, and I'm sure they're right. EDIT: definitely right, as Saduakasova held the ending, fine effort from her.
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:03 pm

Yes, will be good to see Anton in the Masters next year

Caruana wins again to get to 10, and his rating will now be 2842
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:34 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Yes, will be good to see Anton in the Masters next year

Caruana wins again to get to 10, and his rating will now be 2842
I see Rausis has gone up a place to 48th

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:25 pm

I see Antón, having passed 2700 took himself back below it with his penultimate round disaster
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:13 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
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Yes, will be good to see Anton in the Masters next year

I’m guessing his 2021 Wijk opponents won’t be seeing the King’s Gambit he punted against me at Benasque 2011

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 am

You never know

Final reports from Mark Crowther and Pete Doggers
About playing the masters next year, Anton said: "I will be one of the weakest players, so I think it wouldn’t be so strange if they beat me so many times, but I will just try my best. I think I’ve done good games against good players, so I’ll try to do a good tournament."
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Colin Patterson » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:59 am

Ten-year-old Sohum Lohia (ENG) wins Group 3b of the Wijk Amateurs with a TPR of 2200. Won by a full point. Another promising surge from him.

Being coached by former British Champion RB Ramesh by the look of it.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:37 am

Colin Patterson wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:59 am
Ten-year-old Sohum Lohia (ENG) wins Group 3b of the Wijk Amateurs with a TPR of 2200. Won by a full point. Another promising surge from him.

Being coached by former British Champion RB Ramesh by the look of it.
His coach is Jonathan Pein.

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Colin Patterson » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:09 am

Thanks for the correction Lawrence.

I read a tweet from Ramesh that was congratulating Sohum, and somehow deduced that they were working together.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:07 pm

Colin Patterson wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:09 am
Thanks for the correction Lawrence.

I read a tweet from Ramesh that was congratulating Sohum, and somehow deduced that they were working together.
I suspect that you may be partly correct and whilst Jonathan is his full time coach that others are also helping him.

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:04 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Yes, will be good to see Anton in the Masters next year

Caruana wins again to get to 10, and his rating will now be 2842
I see Rausis has gone up a place to 48th
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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:10 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
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. Alex’s point was that sometimes organisers will opt for a solution (not allowing any watches as an alternative to having to check all of them) which allows them to concentrate on other things. It’s hardly an unreasonable position.
That's where we disagree. I consider it unreasonable. What is the problem with self-certification? If your watch is a cheap digital or any analogue, it isn't smart, so what's the issue?
There 's a claim here that anything with a battery in it meets the definition of an "electronic device" in the Laws, in an article explaining why a player was defaulted for wearing a battery operated watch.

The FIDE Laws are deficient because they do not define what is meant by an "electronic device" in the glossary, or anywhere else.

If the author's opinion is correct it would be illegal for me to have my car keys with me while playing.

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Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:22 am

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If the author's opinion is correct it would be illegal for me to have my car keys with me while playing.

One might hope that if an arbiter in the UK tried it on by claiming that car keys or a battery powered watch was a banned electronic device, it would trigger a mass walk out. But maybe they have more sense.

The clock and the sensory board are electronic devices, but arbiters are allowed to permit certain electronic devices.

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