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by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017
Replies: 303
Views: 14247

Re: 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 26-30 December 2017

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:34 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:39 pm
The speech included racist statements against my wife @GMzhuchen & an assault on Qatar, which is considered to be a breach of the sports ethical principles & Fide status.
Is there any record of these offensive statements?
I presume not, then?
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Carlsen did his best to mess things up against Kramnik, I see ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worst move on the board
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Worst move on the board

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:57 am
However, ...Qa5 would have been a worse move.
Yes, but that is trivially obvious. Though it does mean that Qb6??? still isn't the ABSOLUTELY worst move, as in your former series.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

He held the draw 8)

In other games, Kramnik imploded against Giri whilst Carlsen scored a classy win. Tough start for Hou.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tatiana Zatulovskaya
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Tatiana Zatulovskaya

Of course, he ended up with a Czech mate instead (for a while)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 48
Views: 3303

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Giri v Hou looked dead drawn last time I looked, but Q endings are tricky!
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2155
Views: 230161

Re: Media comments on chess

Don't know about "usually" tbh......
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 446
Views: 27281

Re: Chess history trivia

That one at least is easy - Bent Larsen. He also scored "nul points" :oops:

Were the weird openings some sort of protest, possibly?

(IIRC the same has been claimed about the similarly elderly Samisch losing all the games of one tournament on time)
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 446
Views: 27281

Re: Chess history trivia

Didn't he play at Hastings in 1895?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Shropshire Chess congress 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Shropshire Chess congress 2018

Steve Rooney wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:54 am
An intriguing poisition on board 2 this morning. The king march doesn't look like a voluntary one (IMHO).

I assume White lost this?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 3825

Re: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

Because he draws loads of games with lower rated players?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world
Replies: 56
Views: 3586

Re: Xenophobic abuse in British chess in the post-Brexit world

The Swedish GM Pontus Carlsson, who is of African descent, received some very unpleasant racist abuse from a chess.com user named funnychess9, who plays under the flag of the Solomon Islands, yesterday. You'll find it on his Twitter feed if you care to look. I think that said user has been banned n...
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2153
Views: 89365

Re: The English Language

Normally used in a somewhat resigned "seen this all before" fashion.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 446
Views: 27281

Re: Chess history trivia

No games between them turn up in either the chessgames.com or ChessBase databases :?: