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by Harry Duff
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 19108

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: 3507
Views: 384542

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: 852

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: 1452

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: 1247

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: 2199

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: 24904

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...
by Harry Duff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 9496

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

I see that Carlsen gets 7 games as White, 6 as Black. Giri the other way round. Is this a significant advantage - especially given the lack of Black wins to date? I assume it isn't or they would choose to avoid it.
by Harry Duff
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 13384

Re: Hastings Congress

This is worth a new thread - how about Moore - Payne?

Edit: Hmm - must have picked up the wrong entrants file, can't see them in the pairings for today. :roll:
by Harry Duff
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 13384

Re: Hastings Congress

Maybe Merriman and Keetman will get drawn against each other in the next round?
by Harry Duff
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In an alternate universe
Replies: 13
Views: 1462

Re: In an alternate universe

Kasparov. He dominated his peers (including Karpov) for a longer time than either Fischer or Carlsen.
by Harry Duff
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 13384

Re: Hastings Congress

True, although chessbomb shows engine analysis as well - just watched the end of Danny Gormally's game, full of tactics that I couldn't have followed without the analysis.
by Harry Duff
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 13384

Re: Hastings Congress

Panic over - now working! :D

Just seen your post Alex. Thanks.
by Harry Duff
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 13384

Re: Hastings Congress

I was hoping to watch the games live online but it doesn't seem to be working on the Caplin Hastings site. Does anybody have a link that works? Thanks.