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by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Biel 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Biel 2018

Mamedyarov duly beat the tournament "bunny".

Carlsen has an ending that "looks" good but which the computer thinks will be difficult to actually convert.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Dortmund 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Dortmund 2018

Kramnik implosion again is it......

EDIT: incredibly, he saved that position - pretty terrible endgame technique from Kovalev tbh.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The Xtracon Open 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: The Xtracon Open 2018

Ah, we are talking about a Feb 29th baby?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The Xtracon Open 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: The Xtracon Open 2018

Richard Bates wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:48 pm
He's not going to have his 4th birthday for another couple of years.
Now, if *that* were true........ :D
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2420
Views: 102835

Re: The English Language

It is unprotected or vulnerable (though not necessarily under attack at that point)
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2420
Views: 102835

Re: The English Language

I expect "mess" refers to a particular type of those positions.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Home Chess
Replies: 23
Views: 1874

Re: Director of Home Chess

South Lakes has often had turn players away because it was literally "full".
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Dortmund 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Dortmund 2018

Excellent win for Kovalev (Black against Giri) today - Kramnik-Meier the only draw.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 29
Views: 2841

Re: Who is our next Adams?

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Nick is older than most of us.

The strongest young player I have played at 5 or 6 was Luke McShane
What happened?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 29
Views: 2841

Re: Who is our next Adams?

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:24 am
"Like it or not, those guys are star performers from a very early age."

I more or less agree, but there are exceptions. It seems Lasker didn't even learn to play until he was 11 years old!
Chigorin didn't learn until he was 18 or something similarly ridiculous?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2420
Views: 102835

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00 am
ٌWhat does
"I should concentrate on the centre, exchanging my 'bad' bishop" mean?
You don't know what an "exchange" is in chess??
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2420
Views: 102835

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:15 pm
What's the difference between a "plus" and an "advantage"?
Very much the same thing!
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2420
Views: 102835

Re: The English Language

"Should" can be taken as implying it is the best choice in that position.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2420
Views: 102835

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:05 am
What's the difference between
I should play blah blah blah
and
I must play blah blah blah
?
If you MUST play something, the implication is that harm will befall your position if you do not. "Should" is probably not as strong.