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|Nov-14-13|| ||RedShield: <Pure toff>
With the middle names <Wei Lang>!?
|Nov-14-13|| ||waustad: Happy b'day! Enjoy another instance of the prime of life.|
|Nov-14-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 23rd birthday to one of the greatest players in the U.K.!|
|Nov-14-13|| ||JustAnotherPatzer: Many Happy Returns David and congratulations on winning the centenary 100th British Championship! May you go from strength to strength.|
|Oct-11-14|| ||waustad: His outstanding result so far at Pokerstars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2014 will give him his personal highest rating, whatever happens tomorrow against Nigel Short. A draw would guarantee that he is equal first, though I don't know how the money is divided based on tiebreaks.|
|Oct-14-14|| ||waustad: I thought of posting this on the tournament page, but it has gone off on some sort of poker rant. Even with his final round loss to GM Short, he would up equal 2-5. I didn't see any tiebreak method selected on the chess-results page, so they are probably just dividing the money. He picked up 8 elo giving him a personal best rating of 2665. Looking that up I found out that to say GM Howell is not enough information, since there is also James Clifford Howell http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?....|
|Oct-28-14|| ||Richard Taylor: < Once: Hmmm ... seems to be some confusion here. As a dyed in the wool Brit, let's see if I can help...
Most people in the UK are educated in state schools. These cost nothing to attend - they are paid for by the state from general taxation. ...>|
I already understood this. My father told me of this. He wasn't bitter about that as such although he didn't like the obvious or more obvious British class system, he, unlike me, was not very "socialistic": so he liked and disliked aspects of England.
The other contradiction or confusion is that rugby was played more by the "upper" classes whereas here in the "colonies" it is a working class (although here the myth is to perpetuate the idea that there are no classes which is nonsense, there are, but perhaps inter-personally kiwis are less obviously class minded in a negative sense, but that is moot).
So whereas soccer* was more or less a working class game in England it is or was considered here a game for "sissies". In fact Rugby League was (is?) played here more by working class people.
I am completely uninterested in most sports so I don't care, although I played soccer for a short time.
Interestingly chess is a game where "class" or what one's bank balance is is of little consequence. In my club I sometimes sat down to play players who were either millionaires or were CEO's of big companies, or I played people who were on Government "benefits". Regardless, this had no effect on my attitude to them or the way I played my game. I found "good" people of whatever economic or aristocratic "boast".
*Despite my disinterest, I refuse to call soccer anything other than soccer.
I was brought up knowing about soccer. None of these new things or terms for me. Bring back crank shaft handles.
|Oct-28-14|| ||Richard Taylor: In any case, David Howell, bless him, is playing here in the NZ Open
(Championships) in Jan.
I doubt I will play him as he is at least 800 points above me! (And 43 years younger). I might fluke it though if I fluke rd 1 with a cheapo...then Fortune comes to my aid in rd 2...one can only dream.
|Jan-03-15|| ||Benzol: In the 3rd round of the New Zealand Open he's beaten FM Dusan Stojic.|
|Jan-04-15|| ||Richard Taylor: I drew today Paul. Long game timewise but I cant see any real muck ups and we both basically played theory of the Scotch. |
Playing my bette noire, Alan Fan, tommorrow...
Good to see you there today.
|Jan-04-15|| ||perfidious: <Richard> Long as you do not tell us that your opponent tomorrow is Bette Davis....|
|Jan-04-15|| ||Benzol: <Richard> Good luck playing Allen Chi Zhou Fan today. He looks like a strong player for a 10 year old.
Is he one of Ewen's pupils?|
|Feb-01-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Howell on the upset today at Tradewise Gibraltar (2015). Tomorrow, he faces the man who is first in live ratings (from the US) and also first in the tournament, Nakamura with white. If he can <not> lose the game, Howell will past US #3 Gata Kamsky on the live ratings.|
Wei Yi vs D Howell, 2015
|Feb-05-15|| ||kellmano: Second in Gibraltar has to be the highlight of his career so far. Well done David, time to kick on from here.|
|Feb-05-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to David Howell on his performance. He finished in clear 2nd place with 8/10, half a point behind leader Nakamura. However, he entered the tournament as just the 15th seed, so 2nd is nothing to ashamed of.|
His performance managed to gain him 18.7 rating points and rise 21 places on the live rankings.
|Feb-05-15|| ||Mating Net: On his way to the 2700 club where he'll be a fixture for years to come.|
|Feb-06-15|| ||HeMateMe: Does he have a day job, or is he a full time chess professional, these days?|
|Feb-06-15|| ||evlozare: A very good result for a nice young man. Several years back, he played against gmwesley so for a couple of games. They were about equal in their ratings then but he is behind gmwes now. Guess they were friends, or close acquaintances, whatever. Hope he continues his good games and maybe meet gmwes again in the near future.|
|Apr-09-15|| ||JohnBoy: According to 2700chess.com, DH just punctured the top 50. Dude should be 2700 shortly. Sweet!|
|Apr-09-15|| ||Penguincw: He could peak above 2700 as soon as tomorrow (or rather, Saturday), if he beats Grandelius with black.|
|Apr-14-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to David Howell for his performance at the Dubai Chess Open (2015). He scored 7/9 (+5,-0,=4), which is a 6-way tie for 1st, but was edged by Solak on tiebreaks. Howell was the 1st seed.|
Like mentioned above, he could've peaked over 2700 with a win over Grandelius, but that game was a draw. He got a 2nd chance in the final round, but he would've had to beat 2nd seed Fedoseev with black. He came close, but ended up in a drawing trap.
Overall, he gained a decent 8.7 points to move from 2687 to 2696.
|Jul-20-15|| ||Penguincw: Howell finally surpasses 2700 on the live ratings.
|Jul-20-15|| ||fisayo123: Congratulations to him. He's improved quite a lot in the last 1-2 years.|
|Jul-24-15|| ||tamar: Howell is playing in Leiden. I caught today's game on chessdom vs Arghyadip Das after 17 moves. |
click for larger view
Howell had 37 (!) seconds left to reach move 40, but Das chose 17...Nb3, when Howell was ready with 18 Ba3! Nc5 19 Qe3 Qa5 20 Bb2! Nca4 21 Bxg7 Rg8 22 Bd4 Rg4 23 Qg5 Rxd4 24 Nxd4 Bc3 25 Qg8+ Ke7 26 Rxb7+ 1-0
17...Ba6 was the only move not to lose outright, but even there White has 18 Ne5 Nxd5 19 Bd2 Bxd2 20 Qxd2 Nxc4 21 Nxc4 Bxc4 22 Rfc1 trapping the bishop.
But probably the position is then a draw with Black having a pawn and knight for the Rook.
Crazy time management by Howell, but he is used to it, and his opponent may have tried too hard to exploit with tricky moves.
|Jul-26-15|| ||luzhin: Howell has just won Leiden with the amazing score of 8.5 out of 9 -- sending his live rating soaring well above 2700.|
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