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|Aug-12-09|| ||PinnedPiece: After 5 rounds, tied 12.5 to 12.5 team points.
|Aug-12-09|| ||waustad: <achieve>You may have to settle for the draw between Short and van Wely.|
|Aug-13-09|| ||Octavia: the best ever book written on chess was DRAW by Heidenfeld. Unfortunately, i can't get it anymore : (|
|Aug-13-09|| ||thatsgameboys: The competition is still even, now at 15-15 after 6 rounds. Results from the sixth round:|
GM Van Wely GM Adams 0.5 - 0.5
GM Werle GM Short 0 - 1
GM Smeets GM Howell 1 - 0
GM Sokolov GM McShane 1 - 0
GM L'Ami GM Jones 0 - 1
Short wins again (!) to have 4 wins and 2 draws out of 6. Gawain Jones (who had 1 draw and 4 losses in the first 5) gets his first win this round.
|Aug-14-09|| ||achieve: <minasina> <Waustad> I stand corrected ;) I noticed too in my youthful exuberance... Though I still <DO> look forward to the Nigel/Timman rubber, albeit in a different tournament. ;)|
|Aug-14-09|| ||Nezhmetdinov: Short - Timman battles are amongst the most interesting and fun-filled of rivalries, gives Gligoric-Petrosian a run for its money - favourite (non-WC) match-ups anyone?|
|Aug-16-09|| ||Domdaniel: <Octavia> Yep, Wolfgang Heidenfeld was an excellent writer and an underrated player - he won both the Irish and South African championships several times in the 1950s and 60s, yet never made the IM title. His other main book - Lacking the Master Touch - makes light of this 'failure', but it must have hurt. There were far fewer opportunities for norms in those days.|
Ironically, his son Mark Heidenfeld is an IM. I don't think he's a significantly stronger player than his father was.
The 'Draw' book, BTW, might be more readily available in German, as <Grosse Remispartien>. But I'd also expect an English-language copy to surface somewhere, sooner or later.
|Aug-17-09|| ||Octavia: <domdaniel> thanks for drawing my attention to the book in German. I'll put it on my xmaslist! It's always nice to look forward to something!|
|Aug-17-09|| ||WinstonSilcott: Does the team prize money get split between the players according to how many points each player finished on?|
|Aug-17-09|| ||hand banana: is this fide rated?
if it is, short is getting close to 2700 elo
|Aug-17-09|| ||aragorn69: Any news of the last round results? Anybody in London? Or anybody rich enough to have paid the five quids they have the cheek to ask for the live feed??|
|Aug-17-09|| ||returnoftheking: <favourite (non-WC) match-ups anyone?>
|Aug-17-09|| ||DCP23: Final round results:
Smeets - McShane 1-0
Werle - Howell 1/2
Van Wely - Short 0-1
L'Ami - Adams 1/2
Sokolov - Jones 1/2
|Aug-17-09|| ||FrogC: Worth noting that Short was the only UK player to score over 50%, even though UK won the match! He should get a knighthood.|
|Aug-17-09|| ||rangek: wow what is short's TPR? 8/10!!|
|Aug-18-09|| ||percyblakeney: Even Moro would be proud of going +6 in ten games against opposition with an Elo average of 2620+...|
|Aug-18-09|| ||Domdaniel: I think Short was just over 2700 after 8 rounds, with a performance rating well into the 2800s. But I don't know the final results. And it would be astonishing if it wasn't FIDE-rated.|
|Aug-18-09|| ||JointheArmy: How many points did Short gain?
<Domdaniel> What are you talking about it won't be FIDE rated? Where did you get this?
|Aug-18-09|| ||Domdaniel: <JointheArmy> I meant the opposite: that it *is* rated. Where I got it from - the suggestion that it might not be - was a few posts prior to mine...|
|Aug-18-09|| ||Vakus: Nice comeback for Short - +21.6 and voila - 2705.6 (frogbert won't let me lie :)|
|Aug-20-09|| ||Don Cossacks: No offence to GM Jan Werle but I think the Dutch should have chosen Daniel Stellwagen instead of him.|
|Aug-20-09|| ||Domdaniel: Um, does this make Nigel the English #1 again? Mickey Adams must have dropped a few points.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||Chessdreamer: L'Ami-Adams is missing from the database.
[Event "Howard Staunton Memorial(Scheveningen match)"]
[White "L'Ami, Erwin"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Qa4 Bd7 8.Qxc4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Rc8 10.Nc3 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Bc5 12.Qh4 O-O 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.Qxf6 gxf6 16.Bxb7 Rb8 17.Bf3 Rxb2 18.Rfd1 Bb5 19.Nxb5 1/2-1/2
|Jul-08-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Here is a nice set of photos of Simpson-in-the-Strand, the playing venue for the Staunton Memorial:|
|Jul-08-10|| ||HeMateMe: the seventh photo might be the one with Alekhine in he center, either a very large tournament, or a simul event. Is this possible?|
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