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by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978

Yes, I was also sure I had heard something like that before.

Raymondo just getting forgetful in old age?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2695
Views: 112217

Re: The English Language

Now easy to confirm, bring into action? The precise nuance depends on the context of the term.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2729

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Glenn seems to have diversified from his once invariable 1e4 then!

(speaking as somebody who hasn't)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2729

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Swapnil beat Short in a well publicised game a few years ago, an impressive result indeed for Glenn who is approaching veteran status now!
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2729

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Back to the chess.......

Anand now better and Kramnik has escaped the worst, but So (who unlike them, has White) is really struggling.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2729

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Kramnik's game (again v a lower rated Indian) also not looking too hot right now.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

He had a few disasters with the Grob even in his prime tbf.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2695
Views: 112217

Re: The English Language

Why shouldn't it be? The plan is to play such and such a manoeuvre and then follow it up with another move.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2128

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Jon Mahony wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:56 am
I also once had a kid who was playing on with a loan king and 2 pawns against my Q and about 5 pawns, repeatedly announce stalemate (it wasn’t he had pawn moves) at the top of his voice :roll:
Did he return it to its owner after the game? :wink:
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5810

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Not really wanting to intrude on his grief too much, but Svidler lost again yesterday (with White, again - and from a won position, again)
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5810

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Well, we now perhaps have a better idea of why Svidler didn't play in the Olympiad :oops:
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 5810

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:35 pm
All working again now, Carlsen v Potkin level at move 21.
But not for that much longer.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30767

Re: Batumi Olympiad

There is still widespread discontent regarding the Olympiad tie-breaks No one has complained against the pairing method, which use the same formula. So a simple enough solution, keep the pairings as they are, but use game points for the final rankings. Simple to calculate and everyone knows where t...
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Prix 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Grand Prix 2019

The last I can recall was coverage of the 1995 Kasparov v Anand match on the BBC.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

I think the Japanese football league also had it for a while.