Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hot Off the Press

So Jacob Aagaard has won the British Chess Championship. Well he has if you read Leonard Barden's chess column in today's Guardian. If you rely on Malcolm 'up to the minute' Pein in today's Daily Telegraph you'll be labouring under the delusion there's one round to go and it's all up for grabs.

Perhaps I shouldn't be too surprised at speedy Malc. Not long ago he published his predictions for the first round of the candidates matches after the event had actually finished.

I look forward to the DT's chess column on Monday. I hear it's going to be carrying some shock news as to the outcome of the big Alekhine-Capablanca match.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There seems to be little if any comments that Stephen Gordon let slip a very strong position to deny him equal first. My engine had him at +3 to +4.5 for most of the latter stages.