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by Mick Norris
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 4468

Re: National Stages 2022

Strong and close finishing 8 - 8

All results on the ECF LMS

Congratulations to the winners
by Mick Norris
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 10721

Re: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022

MVL
Before the tournament began, I considered Ian Nepomniachtchi, Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren and Alireza Firouza as the top contenders. Since Caruana has been playing great chess for some time, I thought he would eventually win.
by Mick Norris
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 10721

Re: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022

Douglas Griffin
Winning scores:
Yekaterinburg 2020/21 - 8½/14
Berlin 2018 - 9
Moscow 2016 - 8½
Khanty Mansiisk 2014 - 8½
London 2013 - 8½.

This year Nepomniachtchi has scored 8 points with 3 rounds still remaining.
by Mick Norris
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 10721

Re: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022

TWIC Ian Nepomniachtchi won his fifth game of the Candidates beating Alireza Firouzja in the eleventh round of the FIDE Candidates in Madrid. The story of this game even early on was that Firouzja was up all night playing hyper bullet 30 second chess on the Internet. I'm afraid his reckless play to...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 6630

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

Board list 50+ is this correct?

65+
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 1/2 2021-22
Replies: 112
Views: 9856

Re: Division 1/2 2021-22

Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:34 pm
Anybody know how many promotion spots there are in Div 2 next season?
The original Future Plans document said 3 up 3 down

Bit more complicated with relegation from Div 2 as the proposed number of Div 3s has changed
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 6630

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

I see the over 50's England 1 team have now won their match and the over50's Team Senior World Championship. With the over65 Team winning yesterday England now have two World Championship winning Teams. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PLAYERS IN BOTH TEAMS. On Twitter, Natasha Regan has reported that th...
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 10721

Re: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:39 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:41 pm
Nepo has three Whites in his next four games, the exception being Firouzja in round eleven. I am guessing that if he can get them (and if he does not lose in round eleven) he will be happy with draws in all of those games.
That's the first ticked off
Looking like a good strategy so far
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 10721

Re: Madrid Candidates 16th June to Tue 5th Jul 2022

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:19 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:58 pm
Hikaru playing and streaming Titled Tuesday.
Maybe not ideal use of the rest day? :shock:
Maybe it was; I think we accept he's just different
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 6630

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

Nick Burrows wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:09 am
1 GM Nunn John D M 2568 ENG 400017 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 - 6,5 8 2297

Isnt that about a 2700 rating performance?

Not too shabby for a 67 year old!
chess results for all the English players has 2719 for John, not sure that's accurate
by Mick Norris
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 6630

Re: World Senior Teams 19 to 30 June 2022

Good luck Keith, we're all rooting for you all

We're not going to win in India, so winning this is a bigger deal
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 3 South 2021-22
Replies: 56
Views: 5306

Re: Division 3 South 2021-22

Manticores 1 and 2, if both in Div 3, would ideally be at the same venue

If we have a Manticores 3, then yes, they'd be at a different venue some of the time

Anyway, I shouldn't encroach on a Div 3 S thread
by Mick Norris
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 3 South 2021-22
Replies: 56
Views: 5306

Re: Division 3 South 2021-22

I don't know how many teams the Manticores will have, but I'd guess separating them between 2 venues won't be popular

Maybe asking those with multiple teams might be the best idea, although presumably the idea is to have 2 divisions of roughly equal strength
by Mick Norris
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Paignton: 2022 - 2023
Replies: 36
Views: 1795

Re: Paignton: 2022 - 2023

Yes, very good David. You selectively quoted. You missed off "but that doesn't mean it's over. We need to get cases down even further - if we go into autumn [2021] with 20,000 cases a day I would be very worried." If I recall, case counts by the end of 2021 were approaching 200,000 a day. How many ...