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by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2264
Views: 95220

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:46 pm
What's the difference between
Black eventually went down in defeat
and
Black eventually lost
Former is just a more flowery way of saying the latter.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: 2018 Gashimov Memorial

Almost as "good" as our most recent Chess Classic!
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2249
Views: 243128

Re: Media comments on chess

If chessgames.com are to believed there have been two Daniel/Danny Wrights active in British chess at a fairly high level?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April

Jon Fisher wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Sorry, didn’t realise it was such a problem.

Next time I’ll start a general Bristol Chess Times thread and only post to that.

Cheers
Just a friendly bit of advice :)

It might actually be more beneficial to the "brand" to do it that way......
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April

Might it not be possible to collate all these promotions in a single thread?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3883

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Chris Rice wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:53 am
Turns out Hou Yifan missed her chance to enter the record books. If she had beaten Caruana yesterday, he would have been the highest rated man ever to be beaten by a woman, with the black pieces.
What is the present record?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 4765

Re: Tournament Structures

I do feel the pain of those stuck on the wrong side of a grading limit, though. Try winning any prizes with a grade of 183! I'd submit that players of my standard are in a uniquely rubbish position relative to players graded 83, because a) it took more time and effort to get to this level in the fi...
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3883

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Meier missed a forced win, it appears. Will he ever get a better chance to sink a sitting WC?
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Notations
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Notations

Generally speaking that doesn't happen, no.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2264
Views: 95220

Re: The English Language

That is meant metaphorically rather than literally, methinks ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3883

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

That first round pairing - not a fix, of course not :P
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Who will win the 2018 candidates?
Replies: 22
Views: 1174

Re: Who will win the 2018 candidates?

Surprised he never got more support tbh.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21066

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Impressive by Caruana at the finish, fair play.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21066

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Back in the real world, I think that whoever wins will have deserved it, although I hope it does not come down to an arbitrary tie-break. If it happens to be Karjakin then I think he will have a good chance against Carlsen; don't forget he was within a whisker of winning last time. I think it is no...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21066

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

It was better than Anand v Gelfand tbf (and even that one wasn't *totally* bad)

Mamedyarov hasn't been mentioned much in the above discussion, btw - I would expect Carlsen to beat him, but it might not be all one way.