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by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: British Over 65 Championship 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: British Over 65 Championship 2018

It needn't be a financial prize, though that would be nice, of course. It might be a trophy alone, as for the u-18s, say something like a J.H. Blackburne Veterans Cup, in honour of one of the British greats who performed at high level to a great age and whose last British was, I believe, in 1914 Gl...
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2537
Views: 105974

Re: The English Language

A considerable cost in the quoted case, yes.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 35
Views: 3762

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Gavin Hughes wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:47 pm


White to play and lose.
1.d4??
Hah, yes - surprisingly easy to miss that too :oops:
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5249

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

I'm not as expert in Uk immigration law as I was 10 years ago when I had a lot of India contractors. But in my opinion, one reason that visa renewal seems harder than an initial visa is that typically people then have long enough residence to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. I was initially su...
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2603

Re: Batumi Olympiad

IIRC one of those five teams was solely from Kalmykia??
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Boris Furman - any relation?
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2537
Views: 105974

Re: The English Language

No need to repeat yourself now ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 390
Views: 50022

Re: Cheating in chess

Discussing France v Azerbaijan, Arthur Kogan writes: Many would say that dying is unfair so is very hard to find a fair solution...trying to save life is a clear No. 1 and wise players would be expected to react in a sportive way, as for example was done by France against Azerbaijan when a dear fri...
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2537
Views: 105974

Re: The English Language

Quite literally, just the word order and NOTHING else.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "ChessGames" Founder Dies
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: "ChessGames" Founder Dies

Though of course hard information about him remains sketchy, it is thought EGW is in his 60s now.

On the plus side, you would think they were the type to ensure their legacy does not disappear when the time comes.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "ChessGames" Founder Dies
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: "ChessGames" Founder Dies

Well it now seems they may have been.

(it is certainly true that "Sneaky" has not reappeared on the site since Freeman's sad and untimely demise)
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 20013

Re: Director of Women's Chess

"PS googlng the name "Cathy Chua" reveals a bridge player most prominently" Even if it is she, she is entitled to have her opinion. Cathy Chua is not the only female player to feels like this. One described women's only tournaments as "women's ghetto chess"! Strange reaction, I never said she wasn'...
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 19921

Re: British Championship 2018

Chris Goddard wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 pm
Very nice move to finish but I would have thought there were more interesting games played than that one.
Yes, a pretty conclusion but surely not that dazzling overall.

Anybody here with other suggestions?
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

A check of the ChessBase database shows a few examples, but none from players higher rated than c2300.

(it does seem to be a bit commoner if preceded by castling)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 20013

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Well if you don't agree with women only competitions, don't take part in them I suppose......

PS googlng the name "Cathy Chua" reveals a bridge player most prominently - is that you?