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by John Moore
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Teplice 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Teplice 2017

A strong tournament in which Ezra Kirk moves smoothly through to 4/4 having beaten a 2442 from Israel in Round 3 and played very well to beat Maxim Turov (2590) in Rd 4.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbomb website
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Chessbomb website

Thanks to Reg and Nick for this. It's certainly a step forward.
by John Moore
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbomb website
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Chessbomb website

Hi all Has anyone registered for Chessbomb. The reason I ask is that I like the live game set up but I cannot stand the inane chatter from people who generally seem to have grades and IQs in double figures and that is before you get to the homophobes, xenophobes etc. I wondered whether if you regist...
by John Moore
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Chess Forum Player of the Year 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: English Chess Forum Player of the Year 2017

Amazing - I agree with David Robertson!
by John Moore
Mon May 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 19
Views: 1959

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

Take a care, my dear Dr Petrie, look. It is the Wong board - do not sit there whatever you do. Fu Manchu is certainly hereabouts.
by John Moore
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 5422

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Fine win by Jon.
by John Moore
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 5422

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Huzman resigned in a position which doesn't look totally gone - ah well. Down to Jon Speelman who is probably enjoying his pawn up endgame position.
by John Moore
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 5422

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

I see John Nunn has lost quickly as White against Israel. Very disappointing but no doubt showing just how difficult it is to play at this level without regular practice.
by John Moore
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 5422

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Even before Nigel's d6, the position was surely drawn - Black has a blockade and White's extra pawn is useless.
by John Moore
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 5422

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Keith's position is really awful even given his legendary powers of recovery. He is a pawn down with a worse King and a worse minor piece but still we shall see.
by John Moore
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 5422

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Comin up to the time control and Speelman seems to have survived the worst of it - in fact I'd take his position and probably fancy him to win actually. They just agreed a draw! :!: And Keith looks to have blundered. :( (though the sacrifice looks difficult to see) I am not sure that it was all tha...
by John Moore
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Southend Congress
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: Southend Congress

Don't know if anyone else noticed but Matthew Wadsworth resigned in a Rook against Rook and Bishop ending against Alan Merry in the last round in a position which was still drawn. Also interesting is that Alan won with R+B against R in the 1st round against James Golding.
by John Moore
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move
Replies: 47
Views: 2760

Re: When your happy with your position and don’t want to move

Without seeing the position as Jack said eons ago, none of this is in any sense helpful. Sorry that's a bit unkind to people who are trying to be helpful - but Kevin, give us the position and then all of these guys will have another go, no doubt.
by John Moore
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sharjah Masters 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3325

Re: Sharjah Masters 2017

Thanks Loz - blimey theory. Well what do I know.
by John Moore
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sharjah Masters 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3325

Re: Sharjah Masters 2017

Great fight against Gawain who must have missed the Be4 idea - but one thing that the Indian juniors share with ours is the inability to resign when it's time.

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