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by Matt Mackenzie
Sun May 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

MJMcCready wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 4:51 am
It looks like a waste of time and money to me.
I can think of a few better candidates for that "accolade" just recently.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1921

Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

He didn't need the tiebreaks, then!
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed May 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 68
Views: 7938

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

I think they decided to put their resources into the new American Chess Magazine instead.

(which is supposed to be good, though I have never personally read one)
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue May 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Aleksandr Kuindzhi
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Aleksandr Kuindzhi

Ah, thanks. Maybe the page referred to above needs updating.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon May 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 68
Views: 7938

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Giddins is a big mate of RDK's isn't he? Or at any rate was.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun May 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1921

Re: Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 17th to 29th May 2019

Dubov beat Giri Wow you would have to be brave to play like Dubov did, his 19th is a real shocker: [Event "Moscow GP "] [Site "?"] [Date "2019.??.??"] [Round "2"] [White "Dubov"] [Black "Giri"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D44"] [PlyCount "72"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. a4 c6 7. ...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun May 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Walden
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Brian Walden

Actually for most of his parliamentary career he was MP for Birmingham All Saints (1964-74) and then the redrawn Ladywood until he resigned as an MP in 1977 to pursue his media interests. He was strong enough as a chess player to take part - and perform decently - in the 1951 World Junior Championsh...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun May 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019

Carlsen showing he is after all fallible yesterday - will this final round of games show him back to his usual recent form?
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu May 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: TePe Sigeman 2019 tournament

Different thread for that one!
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun May 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Change Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Change Weekend

Re your announcement at the top of the forum home page - I haven't noticed much difference so far?
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3043

Re: GRENKE Classic

Carlsen was one missed win v Anand away from a TPR of over 3000.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3043

Re: GRENKE Classic

I do, tbh.

Looks like it could be an action packed last round too, this tournament has been an excellent one overall.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3043

Re: GRENKE Classic

After yesterday's game Carlsen said that he was tired. Not so tired that he couldn't demolish Aronian today, though :)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2835
Views: 303617

Re: Media comments on chess

The Times today carries an interview with Dean Smith , manager of Aston Villa FC. This factoid pops up: Management always appealed, having long been into strategy. “I was an avid chess player, played for the school chess team, we became West Midlands school champions. Write the move down, put on th...
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3043

Re: GRENKE Classic

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:08 pm
Keymer draws with Aronian.
And since Meier lost to Carlsen (now clear first again) he is no longer last.