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by John McKenna
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 36
Views: 1924

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What law does the downloading of a PDF-file of a copyrighted book, break?


It probably infringes copyright in a similar way that receiving stolen goods breaks the law.
by John McKenna
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

It's Eccles v. Bluebottle - "I'm the famous Eccles..." was one catchphrase from the Goon Show Another was Bluebottle's "I don't like this game!" Black's 11... O-O-O is not to be liked. The game Shashin-Kolevit was also given in Julian Hodgson's Chess Travellers Quiz Book , amongs...
by John McKenna
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1977
Views: 81732

Re: The English Language

It was good of Ian T & E Michael to explain the details and wider meaning of ceteris paribus.

Emanuel Lasker - a great academic as well as a great player - made use of it, and other Latin terms, in his chess books.
by John McKenna
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 322
Views: 13414

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

By the way, Radjabov-Harikrishna was a QGD (5.Bf4) drawn in 21 moves.

Mamedyarov-Eljanov draw in 22 moves.

Gelfand-Giri was a draw in 24.

Salem-Rapport is another exciting Sicilian (in a similar vein to Rendle v. Bates at Kingsplace on Sat.) but it may already be all over after only 22 moves?
by John McKenna
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1057

Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July

Congratulations to the winners. I was hoping that the final-round game Rendle,T-Bates,R would go 1.f4... W may have later regretted not doing so, but it was an exciting Sicilian instead - [Event "Kings Place RP"] [Site ""] [Date "2017.07.08"] [Round "6"] [Whit...
by John McKenna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1977
Views: 81732

Re: The English Language

E.g. http://www.instruction.greenriver.edu/mcvay/b100/general_format_for_writing_a_sci.htm Scientists have established the following format for "scientific papers”. A complete paper is divided into sections, in this order... · Title Page · Abstract · Introduction · Materials and Methods · Resul...
by John McKenna
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 322
Views: 13414

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Thanks to Chris & Loz for all the info. In that Chessbase News round-1 report even Yermolinsky is confused having correctly given the dates as 6th-15th July he goes on to say, incorrectly, "The tournament runs from June 6-15..." No matter, but I hope that today Adams, playing Black in ...
by John McKenna
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 322
Views: 13414

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Thanks Loz. It's all very fast furious and confusing - WB, BB... Li, Chao, Li Chao, Chao Li, etc. Your results and pairings from Geneva - via Paris & Leuven - Pairings/Results Round 1 on 2017/07/06 at 14:00 Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No. 1 1 GM Aronian Levon 2809 0 ½ - ½ 0 GM Li ...
by John McKenna
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 322
Views: 13414

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Eljanov - a pawn up in K &P ending - should win against Hou.

Inarkiev - a pawn up in R & B of opposite colours ending - may not have enough to defeat Grischuk.

Aronian probably won't get anything more than a draw against Li.

Riazantsev-Harikrishna is anyone's guess.
by John McKenna
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 322
Views: 13414

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

A convincing win for Adams in round 1. Giri lost with white to Radjabov and there have been draws in the Gelfand-Mamedyarov and Svidler-Jakovenko games. Results - Gelfand 1/2 Mamedyarov Svidler 1/2 Jakovenko Adams 1-0 Saleh Giri 0-1 Radjabov Despite what I quoted at top of page, Giri's a goner. Aga...
by John McKenna
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 60
Views: 3540

Re: I wanna become a GM

CSC - Chess in Schools & Communities

http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/
by John McKenna
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 322
Views: 13414

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Watch out for Giri in the Geneva Grand Prix that starts in a few days.... (Chessbase News)


http://en.chessbase.com/post/magnus-car ... point-lead

(The quote's in there somewhere.)
by John McKenna
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1994
Views: 213715

Re: Media comments on chess

There's quite a difference between lads bantering and the media fantasizing. Just as there's a difference between sledging (denigrating) in cricket - in which diving, for a catch, is applauded - and diving in football - where sledging is a only a low-level background accompaniment to playing the man...
by John McKenna
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy
Replies: 62
Views: 2183

Re: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy

Dooming all to face more back-handers from the double-handers in rapid & blitz.

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