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by Barry Sandercock
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 125
Views: 4088

Re: Why did he did so?

I don't think it is a bad move. It depends how he follows it up.
by Barry Sandercock
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1934
Views: 79901

Re: The English Language

No difference.
by Barry Sandercock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1934
Views: 79901

Re: The English Language

Saying " a pretty little " combination doesn't really mean much. A combination is either sound or it isn't. It probably means it is attractive or unexpected. But then, most combinations are.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1946
Views: 209387

Re: Media comments on chess

I'm not surprised he got it wrong. A confusing question to a non-player.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 125
Views: 4088

Re: Why did he did so?

Soliel Hooshdaran wrote:
I wonder how did White see all these...

You either have natural chess talent or you don't.
by Barry Sandercock
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1934
Views: 79901

Re: The English Language

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
'I'll snap off his pawn', means his pawn is brittle ?

More likely to mean 'I'll take his pawn ' ( If written in a chess book)
by Barry Sandercock
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 4672

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Thanks, Christopher.
by Barry Sandercock
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 4672

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

Is it a rest day today ? I can't find anything on the websites.
by Barry Sandercock
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 125
Views: 4088

Re: Why did he did so?

It's just based on knowing how to play good tactical chess !
by Barry Sandercock
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)
Replies: 155
Views: 6276

Re: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)

He plays to win,like he always does.
by Barry Sandercock
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17
Replies: 99
Views: 4672

Re: 2017 Altibox Norway Chess June 5-17

I don't think he had an advantage.
by Barry Sandercock
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: South Lakes Congress 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: South Lakes Congress 2017

An unusual first move by Black. I've never seen that before, and I've been playing for 75 years.
by Barry Sandercock
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why is this position evaluated so?
Replies: 140
Views: 7208

Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Yes, he has a Rook on the 7th. and he wins the a pawn next move. If it's Whites move in the position, then he wins the Queen for nothing !
by Barry Sandercock
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)
Replies: 155
Views: 6276

Re: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)

Amazing result at age 13.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)
Replies: 155
Views: 6276

Re: 2017 European Ind Ch 29 May - 11 June (Minsk)

Looks like a good save by Gawain from a difficult ending.

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