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by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11354

Re: World Teams 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:37 pm
With the caveat that 1927 is strictly speaking Great Britain
And indeed that in 1976 the field was substantially weaker with the Soviet bloc boycott.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 90
Views: 4057

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Brian Valentine wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:58 pm
The February update was published on 5th February.
LOL. He means the update due on Feb 29th
And when is it appearing, please? If ever.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11354

Re: World Teams 2019

That is an impressive Russian achievement, especially given their tendency to "under-perform" in team events recently.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1899

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Born in 1955 according to chessgames.com.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11354

Re: World Teams 2019

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Tony Miles lost four at Lucerne 1982, three of which came in the last three rounds.
And he "only" scored 50% when (in)famously placed on top board in 1986, not sure how many losses though.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11354

Re: World Teams 2019

Russia have won overwhelmingly. Artemiev's opening occurred in Hebden v Rogers 1998, with the same course - a seemingly small edge from White that Black cannot (ever) seem to neutralise (meaning, perhaps, that it is not really just a small edge in the first place). But did you see Artemiev's win in...
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1899

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

EGW is indeed a hard taskmaster, but I think there is little doubt the chess world would be worse off without him.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1899

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

I recall that Edward Winter wasn't terribly impressed with her encyclopaedia either, though he did prefer it to Divinsky's :D
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1487

Re: Chess Book Collections

Well yes, there's a thread about it in the Deaths/Obituaries section.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

Alice, or Anastasia?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 15
Views: 635

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:45 pm
I'm not a chess historian. Please can somebody explain why games played at odds were considered worthy of publication?
The short answer to that is "they most certainly were in those days".
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

I can see why that happened - easy to miss that after 1....Ne5 2Rd8+ Kg7 the f8 square is no longer covered by Black's R!
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1487

Re: Chess Book Collections

A full set of Informants (138 and counting) plus about the same number of other books.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 77
Views: 6189

Re: Raymond Keene new site

James Pratt wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:28 pm
I gather RDK has now found God. I wonder how many others might have spotted this before me.
Funny how many of a certain age do that, especially if they think they might have things to answer to the Almighty for ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com
Replies: 29
Views: 1539

Re: Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com

However, there has to be a border between innocent banter and offensive language, and not everyone will agree on where it is. Agreed but I think common sense plays a big part here. Even innocent banter can offend some people so it makes sense to reserve it for occasions when, perhaps just being in ...