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by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 67
Views: 2634

Re: Brexit tea leaves

Well that's because with the latter a lot of it is actually demographic change - which has in fact been going on for a while in quite a few of these seats that went Tory this time, its as if their actual voting patterns have finally caught up. Whereas some other gains (the W Midlands seats amongst t...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 67
Views: 2634

Re: Brexit tea leaves

At some point, yes he has.

Does this surprise you?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 67
Views: 2634

Re: Brexit tea leaves

We're f***ed?
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Gunina with 1 out of 6 - not what many would have predicted :shock:
Make that 1 out of 8 :oops:

There aren't many players who avoid something like this at some stage of their career tbf.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Women's Grand Prix, Monaco 2019, 3 - 15 December

Gunina with 1 out of 6 - not what many would have predicted :shock:
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

Richard Bates wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:38 pm
Let's not beat about the bush here.
That's why we want definite 100% confirmation that it is the same person, I suppose.

If it indeed is, I don't think there can really be much doubt.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

Hmmm indeed.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 143
Views: 10785

Re: End of an era

Nick Ivell wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:25 pm
I finally got to read one of Luke's columns: 'the Saric Conspiracy.' The difference in quality, between this column and his predecessor's, is frankly embarrassing.
You mean that its actually a proper chess column now?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 710
Views: 82510

Re: Cheating in chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:25 am
I don't think I knew you could revoke a grandmaster title.
It has happened a few times previously (notably Nigaladze as already mentioned, and of course the complete fraud Crisan)
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Open London Chess Classic
Replies: 70
Views: 5258

Re: FIDE Open London Chess Classic

Carlsen has increased his unbeaten streak at classical chess to 105(?) games.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12096

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:24 am
Carl Hibbard wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:31 am
It is perhaps time to bring this thread to an end.
Maybe the ECF matters board too?
Why?
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 44
Views: 3874

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Yes, good to see him doing well.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345051

Re: Media comments on chess

Yes, I know that as well - maybe I should have used inverted commas ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345051

Re: Media comments on chess

Isn't that axiomatic, since at female only tournaments you can just get female titles? That's not right. You could get norms in tournaments with three full GMs and two other titled players, even if they were all women. More relevantly, the Women's World Champion is awarded the full GM title, if she...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345051

Re: Media comments on chess

Isn't that axiomatic, since at female only tournaments you can just get female titles?