26 December 2018

2018 Women's World Championship Crosstables

Continuing with last week's post, 2018 Women's World Championship, I added the match crosstables to the new page. See World Chess Championship (Women) : 2018 FIDE Knockout Matches for the results.

While I was working on this I noticed a mismatch across various sources for the player 'Kulkarni Bhakti'. The sources are inconsistent in choosing which name to index the player. I'll come back to this when I update the index of women players over all events.

I also noticed that I've never added a legend to document the time controls for the different stages ('SG : RP1 : RP2 : BLZ : 4/5') of the individual matches. This will require a separate effort to correct.

19 December 2018

2018 Women's World Championship

After seven straight weeks of the 2018 Carlsen - Caruana match, culminating in last week's Wrapup post, it's time to move on to other subjects. I created a new page for the recent 2018 FIDE Knockout Matches (Women) and added it to the index page World Chess Championship for Women.

A good portion of the time I spent working on the new page was to understand the recent announcement, FIDE on the Women's World Championship Cycle (fide.com; 21 November 2018). It says,

According to the existing regulations, in 2019 there should have been a Women’s World Championship match between the current winner of the 2018 Women’s World KO Championship and the winner of the FIDE Women`s Grand Prix Series 2017-2018. Unfortunately, the previous FIDE leadership were unable to hold the Grand Prix series thus threatening the 2019 Women`s World Championship match entirely.

I'll come back to that subject when I add the crosstables and PGN to the new page for the 2018 Knockout Matches (Women), which took place in Khanty-Mansiysk.

12 December 2018

2018 Carlsen - Caruana, Wrapup

This is the sixth consecutive post on this blog about the 2018 Carlsen - Caruana title match, and as with past title matches, I'll use it to summarize my other posts about the match. The first link in the next list contains summaries of pre-match posts and of wrapup posts for past title events.

On my main blog I also wrote a number of posts about the match.

One good turn deserves another. In the first post on this blog listed above, 'Warmup', I noted that GM Ian Rogers had mentioned my blog in his own article titled 'Couch Potato’s Guide' (uschess.org). A week later, in the post 'Chess @ 538.com', I noted that Rogers had abandoned the contract with USchess after a dispute over their censorship of his coverage of an unfortunate video released during the match. The GM continued to issue periodic reports on Lichess, where I found the following articles:-

Another journalist, GM Jonathan Tisdall, an expert in the key skills of chess, reporting, and the Norwegian language, also issued a series of in-depth reports via a well known online play site:-

For more from both journalist GMs, see their Twitter feeds, @GMIanRogers and @GMjtis.

05 December 2018

2018 Carlsen - Caruana, PGN

I added the crosstable and PGN game scores to my page on the 2018 Carlsen - Caruana title match, recently concluded. Then I added the event against both names on the Index of players. Somewhat curiously, the players are next to each other on the list: ..., Cardoso R, Carlsen M, Caruana F, Castro O, ...