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by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2680
Views: 286858

Re: Media comments on chess

Chess isn't going to be "solved" that way in any of our lifetimes, so I don't worry about it too much ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

So when is Fab's next tournament, I know he isn't playing Gibraltar unlike some other top players who have given this a miss?

I'm sure we're all agog to see if he can "beat" Carlsen's new record ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:49 pm
I believe that breaks the record held by Giri and Ding
Something else where Caruana is not far behind, though.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Carlsen's 21st consecutive draw in classical chess, held with White by the tournament bunny ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Computers are unreliable for this sort of ending btw, as they frequently give a "plus" to the pawn up player where none really exists.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Kramnik is these days not just Giri's bunny but Nepo's, it would appear. He needs to stop playing kamikaze chess against these people.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2680
Views: 286858

Re: Media comments on chess

Apart from anything else, "autism" comes in many guises.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Certainly not, and haven't been since the 1980s I think!
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

My other point remains, of course :)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2277

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

In today's final unfinished game Shankland is about to beat Rapport, which would mean no White wins in the first 2 rounds :shock:
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2963
Views: 120825

Re: The English Language

That can be one way of stopping it (though far from the only one)
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6159

Re: Hastings

Anyone think the Hastings tournament might benefit from switching to faster time limits? I was just reading Greg Shahade's blogpost on "Slow Chess Should Die A Fast Death" (which has probably been discussed here on here before). I guess it would mean a shorter tournament in terms of days, with pote...
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Khosrow Sheikh Harandi, R.I.P
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Khosrow Sheikh Harandi, R.I.P

Perhaps the strongest Iranian player prior to the "modern" era, and had a few GM scalps.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2680
Views: 286858

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:09 pm
It's probably Hunt's speechwriter. JH was notorious as being the Health Secretary who believed in homoeopathy.
Has at least one thing in common with a certain other Jeremy in the UK political arena, then......