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by JustinHorton
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

LawrenceCooper wrote:Magnus just lost on time with knight and pawn vs bishop


It was a long time ago and my memory may be inaccurate, but I believe I once did the same against Keith Arkell.
by JustinHorton
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 79
Views: 2759

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

JustinHorton wrote:Li Chao - Fedoseev is a fine example of exactly why the Berlin fascinates me. I have no idea what's going on.


....and nor did Fedoseev, by the looks of it.
by JustinHorton
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 79
Views: 2759

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Li Chao - Fedoseev is a fine example of exactly why the Berlin fascinates me. I have no idea what's going on.
by JustinHorton
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1950
Views: 210094

Re: Media comments on chess

Matthew Turner wrote:There is a picture of a chess player on the BBC sport homepage. I'll leave you to read the story and see if you can work out why :oops:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport


Ha yes I spotted that. Note the weirdness of the photo in the actual story.
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Chess Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: The Chess Traveller

As far as I can tell his book hasn't actually been published yet, which is odd if he's arranging promotional events.
by JustinHorton
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

Ah, how stupid of me, my apologies for wasting everybody's time.
by JustinHorton
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium
Replies: 54
Views: 2139

Re: Grand Chess Tour events: Paris GCT and Leuven, Belgium

If you're in Paris, you may wish to go and watch the games... ...but you can't . The playing venue will not be open to the public this year Also, it's a mucking-about-with-the-start-time tournament: 14.00 Round 1 Round 4 Round 7 15.30 Round 2 Round 5 Round 8 17.00 Round 3 Round 6 Round 9 Anybody kno...
by JustinHorton
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Re: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"

Jonathan Rogers wrote:What would we lose, apart from extra forum threads twice per year, and the odd blog by Justin (and even he seems busy enough to survive without commenting on it these days)?


Not sure I ever did, though my memory may betray me. Jonathan certainly has been known to.
by JustinHorton
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 79
Views: 2759

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

India look to be trouncing the USA.
by JustinHorton
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hardinge-Simpole: Two unfamiliar titles
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Hardinge-Simpole: Two unfamiliar titles

If you go to the horse's mouth http://www.hardingesimpole.co.uk/biblio/184382079x.htm you learn The core of this book is composed of four remarkable eye-witness accounts by Harry Golombek. The 1958 Interzonal, the 1959 Candidates’ tournament and the World Championships of 1960 and 1961 were all att...
by JustinHorton
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 4704

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Are there any current form charts in chess? Who has the best performance so far this year?
by JustinHorton
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3195

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

MatthewParry wrote: If it is genuinely an attempt to identify the player who has contributed the most to English chess this year, then that is surely something that an objective criteria can be used to determine?


Go ahead
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 4704

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Which he has.

Something odd just happened in Giri-Caruana, if the computers are to be believed.

Karjakin thinking for more than half an hour now.

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