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by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 33093

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

TWIC Alekseenko said afterwards "It was an awful game, I didn't remember the opening, probably I didn't have to play 8...Be7 and then I also started to play bad moves and my position became worse and worse." Already people suggesting that he "tanked" deliberately to help his countryman.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Four rounds to go: would you bet on Nepo or the rest?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Four rounds to go: would you bet on Nepo or the rest?

If his nerves are good - and given what is at stake, that is quite an if! - I expect Nepo should do it.

I also think he will hope to win at least one more game.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4336
Views: 474682

Re: Media comments on chess

World Snooker Championship on Eurosport tday. Commentator:' If this were a chess game, Maflin might be inclined to resign'. I am sure he meant the individual frame, not the whole match. That was a very accurate analogy. In a spectator situation, Chess players often do resign too early, in my view. ...
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Daily Mail & chess?
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: The Daily Mail & chess?

I think that Hartston did some stuff for the Mail on Sunday (though of course that didn't exist until the early 80s)?
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 33093

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

MVL still seems to be in a bit of a slump.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 460
Views: 33093

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Grischuk the only one still without a win after today.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 268
Views: 18964

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

Some way from totally lifted yet, and not just in London but across the UK.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game

No, rather that this review is the first in a while that says "we don't recommend this" (though maybe I am misremembering)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Improve Your Life by Playing a Game

Ah, a bad review finally!
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Takeback requests in online games
Replies: 45
Views: 2225

Re: Takeback requests in online games

Have to agree there.

Of course the banter scenario here is White means to play Qd6+, but instead plays Qd7 and - not seeing it is mate - claims a mouseslip :D
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Syd Kalinsky
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: Syd Kalinsky

I see from the last link that he was a fellow 2c3 Sicilian devotee 8)

(given his liking for tactical play, that shouldn't be possible if you believe certain - wrong - people)
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 1597

Re: Events in 2021

South Lakes Congress is off for 2021, because the venue (Kendal Leisure Centre) is going to be unavailable until the end of the year.

The better news is that it has already been booked for the tournament to return in mid 2022 :)
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 3018

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

So man/woman civil partnerships are officially a thing now? Since 2nd December 2019, under the terms of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Partnerships,_Marriages_and_Deaths_(Registration_etc)_Act_2019 Thanks, don't know qui...
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 3018

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

So man/woman civil partnerships are officially a thing now?
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

Thanks for that, though it suggests he still played soccer at a reasonably high level.

(pretty sure I saw the "international" claim made before Addict was published, maybe in a chess - possibly Chess - magazine?)