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by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to play against engine-users on lichess
Replies: 39
Views: 1975

Re: How to play against engine-users on lichess

Adam Raoof wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:31 am
To be honest I tried using the foes list but found it irritating to be alerted to a new post by Nick and then not be able to read it....
:lol:
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest legitimate games
Replies: 49
Views: 2314

Re: Shortest legitimate games

I'm not sure if opening traps in blitz arenas should count but I finally managed to find a victim in this off beat line of the Dutch tonight:

1 d4 f5 2 h3 Nf6 3 g4 hg 4 hg Ng4 5 Qd3 Nf6 6 Rh7 Rh7 7 Qg6 mate.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Checkmate Covid - The Rematch
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: Checkmate Covid - The Rematch

Yes, it was a fun event. My life time score against Keith Arkell has worsened to 0-15 (a tennis score). Hope we don't reach the next one - I'm quite happy to play Keith, and hope we do for many years, but it would be nice to win one... I'm definitely forming the impression that he's better than me....
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Superbet Romania Chess Classic 2021; 5 to 14 June
Replies: 27
Views: 1576

Re: Superbet Romania Chess Classic 2021; 5 to 14 June

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:49 pm
5 draws?
Correct. Deac-Giri is worth a look but nothing much to report elsewhere.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Checkmate Covid - The Rematch
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: Checkmate Covid - The Rematch

It's not every day you get to hear Mickey Adams commentating on a David Sedgwick game :wink:
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Superbet Romania Chess Classic 2021; 5 to 14 June
Replies: 27
Views: 1576

Re: Superbet Romania Chess Classic 2021; 5 to 14 June

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:19 pm
Bogdan-Daniel Deac is a talented player, if not yet obviously in this class. Perhaps this can be his breakthrough.
Radjabov-Caruana drawn in 18 moves, soon followed (albeit with rather more moves) by Grischuk-MVL & Lupulescu-Aronian.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat May 29, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FTX Crypto Cup 23 to 31 May 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: FTX Crypto Cup 23 to 31 May 2021

TWIC day 6 The first set of the semifinals of the FTX Crypto Chess tournament saw Wesley So take the lead against Ian Nepomniachtchi by winning the final game of a day after he seemed on the back foot for most of it. Magnus Carlsen took the lead against Teimour Radjabov by winning a fine game three...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue May 25, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FTX Crypto Cup 23 to 31 May 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 1467

Re: FTX Crypto Cup 23 to 31 May 2021

After the end of the preliminary rounds:

Caruana 10.5
Giri, Nakamura, MVL, So 9.5
Carlsen & Radjabov 8.5
Nepo & Aronian 8

which means Caruana v Nepo, Giri v Radjabov, Nakamura v Carlsen & MVL v So.
by LawrenceCooper
Mon May 24, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: EUROPEAN HYBRID QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIDE WORLD CUP
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: EUROPEAN HYBRID QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIDE WORLD CUP

Shohreh Bayat and Alex McFarlane, who are the Local Arbiters at the venue in England. Five players and two arbiters makes seven. Presumably same route through "rule of six" restrictions has been devised. It could be as simple as two rooms. As this is a hybrid event though and the five players will ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun May 23, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: EUROPEAN HYBRID QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIDE WORLD CUP
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

EUROPEAN HYBRID QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIDE WORLD CUP

Starts tomorrow, English players Ameet Ghasi, Simon Williams, Ravi Haria, Marcus Harvey & Andrew Horton. https://chess-results.com/tnr560325.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=ENG&turdet=YES&flag=30 https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/europechess/events/european-hybrid-qualification-for-the-fide-world-cup/summary ht...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun May 23, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Grand Prix Gibraltar revised to May 22 to June 2, 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1780

Re: Grand Prix Gibraltar revised to May 22 to June 2, 2021

There was quite a turnaround in her game today. https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2021-fide-womens-grand-prix-gibraltar/01-Bulmaga_Irina-Paehtz_Elisabeth 38.Nd2 isn't technically a WMOTB, but allowing ...Qc1 is the only plausible way to destroy a totally winning position. There was a nice line had sh...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat May 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4477
Views: 492277

Re: Media comments on chess

"It's going to be a game of chess" & "There's always a bit of chess going on in these tight games" both heard in the first ten minutes as an equalising penalty is kicked in La Rochelle-Toulouse on channel 4.
by LawrenceCooper
Mon May 17, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess clubs by size
Replies: 50
Views: 3051

Re: Chess clubs by size

If you were to look at the 10th best player from each club where you only count players who have the club as their primary club you'd get very different results. Sandhurst, for example, would drop from 2260 to 1248. Only problem there is the number of players who have a 4NCL team as their primary. ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sat May 15, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mike Bolan
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: Mike Bolan

A true gent and was very supportive of me, firstly as a junior and continuing after that.
by LawrenceCooper
Fri May 14, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan

The subcommittee also went on to note that Dr. Regan’s approach, unlike others, can also detect non-computer aided violations, adding: “Because his method compares the move selection distribution of a player to the expected distribution for players of that rating, it can potentially detect assistan...