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by Harry Duff
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the Glicko RD system about on chess.com?
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: What's the Glicko RD system about on chess.com?

According to Wikipedia, a rating system intended as an improvement on the ELO system:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glicko_ra ... 0deviation.
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unexpected chess painting
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Re: Unexpected chess painting

The name of the painting I posted:

https://www.artifactcollectors.com/i-ha ... 38618.html

Confusingly, refers to EM Bennett not FM but maybe they have misread the signature?
by Harry Duff
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unexpected chess painting
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Re: Unexpected chess painting

I found it via google images, searching on something like 'hunting men fireside paintings' then 'Bennetts paintings' after spotting that some of his paintings looked vaguely like Justins (red coats, stately lounge etc). I also tried searching on chess as Bennett seems to have done quite a few painti...
by Harry Duff
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday IM Jeff Horner !
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Happy Birthday IM Jeff Horner !

Doubtful, given he was born in 1984 .....
by Harry Duff
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unexpected chess painting
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Re: Unexpected chess painting

Looks like FM Bennett, or someone reproducing his artwork or style. The link below is a painting almost identical to part of the painting posted by Justin. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=42NECXqU&id=B532F0FCB54C2112F6E40090D1CB18EC779C63ED&thid=OIP.42NECXqUwAFLdKs76F7rZwHaFj&m...
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 2107

Re: Superstitions in chess

There's a link here to some interesting stuff:

https://www.chess.com/article/view/supe ... haircut%21
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 2107

Re: Superstitions in chess

I think there could be a lot but it depends on your definition of superstition. Players might have a 'lucky' or favourite pen to record the scores, flask and cup for their drinks, particular clothes .... even the way they move the pieces or where they place the captured pieces.
by Harry Duff
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137688

Re: Cheating in chess

And what exactly is 'digital hygiene?'
by Harry Duff
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 20454

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Another issue is that we know what happens with flu - come March/April the number of cases falls dramatically. We don't know have the same understanding of Coronavirus.
by Harry Duff
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416949

Re: Media comments on chess

Ben Youngs (England's scrum half) in todays Daily Mail:

"The role of a 9 has changed so much", he said. "It's just like a game of chess now...…."
by Harry Duff
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Player Misidentifications
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Player Misidentifications

I couldn't possibly comment.
by Harry Duff
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Chinese Chess Board Set for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1634

Chinese Chess Board Set for sale

Chinese Chess Board Set for sale - see pic. Condition very good. Any reasonable offer accepted. Sorry, I should make it clear that I found the pic online. It looks new, mine is 'condition very good.' I can post an actual pic, or send an actual pic to anybody who is interested. Thanks. 25655345_614.j...
by Harry Duff
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Pun day
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: UK Pun day

Are non-chess jokes allowed? If so, one of my favourites from Tim Vine:

I thought my wife was joking when she said she was going to leave me because of my obsession with The Monkees. And then I saw her face.
by Harry Duff
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The difference between extrovert and introvert chess players.
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

Re: The difference between extrovert and introvert chess players.

There's also the point that introverts can act in an extrovert way when needed, at least sometimes (and indeed vice versa). I remember being on a course at work a few years back where the lecturer, who was talking about the subject, said that 'the real him' was the person we had just encountered in ...
by Harry Duff
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 27431

Re: World Youth Championships

Kasparov had a strong history prior to his first grading though. Botvinnik for one, Leonard Barden for another were raving about him from a young age eg didn't Botvinnik say something like the future of chess was in his hands? And Leonard predicted he would be world champion following Kasparovs perf...