2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 25, 2020 8:30 pm

TWIC Report on quarter-finals Day 3
Nakamura will now have three days off to prepare for the winner of Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So
EDIT and Day 4
The seventh day of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge produced some of the most exciting chess of the event so far.
EDIt and Day 5
Thursday will see the first of three days of the semi-finals Carlsen-Nakamura and Ding-Dubov
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by David Robertson » Thu May 28, 2020 5:30 pm

Carlsen's on sparkling form v. Nakamura. He's just won the first set, 3-0, absolutely crushing Nakamura in all games. Superb

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 29, 2020 9:59 am

TWIC report semi-finals Day 1
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by NickFaulks » Fri May 29, 2020 8:54 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Carlsen's on sparkling form v. Nakamura. He's just won the first set, 3-0, absolutely crushing Nakamura in all games. Superb
But stuffed today.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Sat May 30, 2020 12:11 pm

TWIC Report semi-finals Day 2
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by JustinHorton » Sat May 30, 2020 4:18 pm

Naka's nose in front.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by David Robertson » Sat May 30, 2020 5:11 pm

Nose flattened in game 3

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat May 30, 2020 5:45 pm

Now 2-2 and Armageddon imminent.

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by JustinHorton » Sat May 30, 2020 6:09 pm

Which Nakamura wins.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat May 30, 2020 6:21 pm

So an event Carlsen isn't going to win, that might quieten some of the moaners for a bit.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by Mick Norris » Sat May 30, 2020 6:51 pm

Be even better if Dubov wins the final; he has white in game 1
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by John McKenna » Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 pm

What's the effect of time zones and biorythms on online chess & other games players, I wonder. Is it likely to be significant in a worlwide arena?
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by NickFaulks » Sat May 30, 2020 7:37 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 pm
What's the effect of time zones and biorythms on online chess & other games players, I wonder. Is it likely to be significant in a worlwide arena?
It would seem to be a compromise which is ideal in Europe, while not too late in Asia and not too early in America. You find the same, by default, in forex markets. I doubt that it matters much.
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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by J T Melsom » Sat May 30, 2020 7:57 pm

Aren't forex markets tied to business hours in Australia?

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Re: 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

Post by NickFaulks » Sat May 30, 2020 9:40 pm

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Aren't forex markets tied to business hours in Australia?
No.
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