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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:29 am

Juga will perform Oh Capablanca at Batumi. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here to claim this is the one of the best songs about chess ever written. In addition, the YouTube video could easily be the opening credits from a Bond film.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:52 am

My favourite remains the Half Man Half Biscuit number here.
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:13 pm

Alistair Campbell wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Alan Tate may make progress (again!) to the IM title
Alan currently off to a good start in Anogia, his round 4 game is in progress chess24live
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Alistair Campbell » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:27 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Alistair Campbell wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Alan Tate may make progress (again!) to the IM title
Alan currently off to a good start in Anogia, his round 4 game is in progress chess24live
Good spot - a bad result today, but overall a decent tournament and 20 points closer. I hope he can keep the form up next week, is it?

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:27 am

Yes, that last round loss will have cost Alan quite a few rating points Result
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:33 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:27 am
Yes, that last round loss will have cost Alan quite a few rating points Result
It looks like it also clinched an IM norm for his opponent.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:57 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:38 pm
Preview
England open team 9th seed, perhaps a bit higher than might have been expected with neither Short nor Sadler playing. Or is the seeding just based on the top 4?

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:58 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Or is the seeding just based on the top 4?
I haven't checked, but that would be normal.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:04 pm

I'm expecting a just above par performance from England. John Nunn as captain is a big boost. I think Nick Pert & Mickey will be solid, Gawain and especially David will perform well. Luke unpredictable.

2 strong dark horses are Poland and Iran.

My prediction to win - China.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:05 pm

All the teams are listed at

https://batumi2018.fide.com/en/team

England going for the board orders of

Adams
Howell
McShane
Jones
Pert

and

Houska
Ciuksyte
Head
Kalaiyalahan
Maroroa

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:10 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:05 pm
All the teams are listed at

https://batumi2018.fide.com/en/team

England going for the board orders of

Adams
Howell
McShane
Jones
Pert

and

Houska
Ciuksyte
Head
Kalaiyalahan
Maroroa
Normally captains have until the technical meeting the night before round one to make changes to their board order.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:52 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Normally captains have until the technical meeting the night before round one to make changes to their board order.
But not this time. The deadline was yesterday.

http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... ement.html.

At Malcolm Pein's instigation I emailed the two England captains ahead of the deadline to ensure that they had submitted their final board orders. Both confirmed that they had.

The most up to date information can be found at http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1&art=8 and at http://chess-results.com/tnr368909.aspx?lan=1&art=8.

However, I am not 100% sure that those lists have been updated for the final submissions.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:57 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:52 pm
However, I am not 100% sure that those lists have been updated for the final submissions.
Those board orders are different from those at batumi2018.fide site

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:30 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:52 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Normally captains have until the technical meeting the night before round one to make changes to their board order.
But not this time. The deadline was yesterday.

http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... ement.html.

At Malcolm Pein's instigation I emailed the two England captains ahead of the deadline to ensure that they had submitted their final board orders. Both confirmed that they had.

The most up to date information can be found at http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1&art=8 and at http://chess-results.com/tnr368909.aspx?lan=1&art=8.

However, I am not 100% sure that those lists have been updated for the final submissions.
Thanks for spotting that and pointing it out. It will teach me to locate the relevant part of the FIDE handbook and treat it as gospel :oops: https://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/ches ... ations.pdf

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