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by JustinHorton
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 2806

Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

I'd be interested to know whose assistance he had in preparing.
by JustinHorton
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 2806

Re: Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

"It's too much pressure. It's too much, also studying the openings, maybe if we can eliminate opening theory, then I can play. You have to remember everything and they have so much practice. It's a huge disadvantage. Yeah maybe, although I'm thinking that only one of the competitors was able t...
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship

Roger de Coverly wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:Not sure I'm seeing any of Basman, King and Pert, either.


Basman was co-winner with Hartston in 1973, but lost a play off match a few months later.


Yeah I know (I can still remember some of Hartston's annotations) but I don't reckon he satisfies the criteria of the opening post.
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1596

Re: Generational Best Players Never To Win British Championship

Not sure I'm seeing any of Basman, King and Pert, either.
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championship Daily Reports
Replies: 32
Views: 2769

Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

Teach Yourself Chess is plausible, but you'd need an actual copy as the Google Books version doesn't appear to be searchable. Also note that the original (see link in post above) is written in occasionally odd English. This led me to believe that it was likely a translation of some kind, but it cou...
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championship Daily Reports
Replies: 32
Views: 2769

Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

It couldn't be that book anyway as it would have to predate Funeral In Berlin.
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championship Daily Reports
Replies: 32
Views: 2769

Re: British Chess Championship Daily Reports

JustinHorton wrote:That would be really interesting. Not sure if I've got that Abrahams book (I can look when I get home at the weekend).


(I don't - I have Test Your Chess and The Pan Book of Chess, but not Teach Yourself Chess.)
by JustinHorton
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Corruption scandal rocks the Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 124
Views: 15849

Re: Corruption scandal rocks the Bulgarian Chess Federation

I note from previous posts that Nick does not have a high opinion of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), I'm beginning to see why after reading this latest press release on Sakotic . I admit that my eyes glazed over early doors (and it didn't help that I was trying to read it on a smartphone)...
by JustinHorton
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3587

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Doggers. I hadn't realised Magnus left his 40th move so late.
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3587

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Looks like (contrary to my prediction) MVL really ought to win this tonight.

If results go as expected, the US players will take three of the last four places.
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2031
Views: 216515

Re: Media comments on chess

Sabrina is/was interviewed on Sky News about monitoring the heart rate of chess players. There was an article in today's Times with Ilya Merenzon from Agon saying how exciting this was going to make watching chess. Nothing Ilya Merenzon says can be believed. If he tells you the date, check the cale...
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3587

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

GM Carlsen, M. (4½) 2822— — GM Aronian, L. (5) 2799 GM Vachier-Lagr. (5) 2789— — GM Nepomniachtc. (3) 2751 GM So, Wesley (2½) 2810— — GM Anand, V. (5) 2783 GM Nakamura, H. (3) 2792— — GM Karjakin, S. (4½) 2773 GM Svidler, P. (3½) 2751— — GM Caruana, F. (4) 2807 I am guessing Anand and MVL will both...
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3587

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

2700+ Perhaps this is worthy of a new thread Yes but when you put these players in age order, it stands out that there are 17 players in the age range 30-34, zero in 35-39 and then eight in 40+. You have to be careful with statistics, since by definition unlikely things do happen, but this still se...
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3587

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

The last round pairings include Carlsen-Aronian. The other two leaders meet this evening, so Carlsen, who is Black against Nepo, still seems to me to have every chance.

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