Search found 2323 matches

by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 134
Views: 5822

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Hou is having an absoute 'mare :oops:
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 134
Views: 5822

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Meanwhile, Caruana struggling against back marker Hou.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 134
Views: 5822

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Really, had totally forgotten that :D

A bit like buses, then?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 134
Views: 5822

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Kramnik's first *ever* win over Anand with Black in classical chess, I believe?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 134
Views: 5822

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Why did Jones agree a draw with the final position? Was it more to do with the stature of his opponent rather than the nature of the position itself? Had his opponent been a few hundred points lower, he would have played on surely? FWIW the engines give only a tiny Black advantage, and its the sort...
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: 14440

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: 134
Views: 5822

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: 600

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: 134
Views: 5822

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: 1208

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: 134
Views: 5822

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: 2159
Views: 230670

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: 27418

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: 27418

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: 801

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?