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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: 39
Views: 2040

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: 39
Views: 2040

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: 39
Views: 2040

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: 224

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: 2693
Views: 112166

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: 2084

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: 5793

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: 5793

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: 5793

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: 30754

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: 473

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: 510

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

I think the Japanese football league also had it for a while.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30754

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:30 am
Filatov analyses what was considered to be a poor performance by the Russian men in Batumi. Vitiugov and Jakovenko are summarily thrown under the bus.
I think that is overstating it for the former at least.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2500

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

A sure sign of "hating" somebody is when your claims are exaggerated or irrational. No doubt Justin has indulged in that on occasion (we are all human, after all) but most of his critiques of all three people mentioned seem substantially factual much of the time. That doesn't mean there aren't other...
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8643

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

can you comment on the suggestion that Zurab is a thug and a bully or is he a re-formed character? I've always found Zurab to be open and honest with a sense of humour. He gets on with people and is doing a good job. He has attracted many dynamic people to support the ECU which is growing rapidly. ...