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by David Shepherd
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Alan Walton wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:26 pm
so this movement is because he has lost national funding and wants a guaranteed incomeuld never play for the USA or anybody else but Armenia
Sadly he has lost more than that and I can't blame him for wanting a fresh start, good luck to him.
by David Shepherd
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5941

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

Sorry Tim - yes I missed your post.
by David Shepherd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5941

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

It's worth noting that Trisha Kanyamarala was born in 2005, and I believe she is the first Irish WIM.
by David Shepherd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5941

Re: FIDE titles achieved by British Isles players since 2010

I think the following are additions to those already listed above -

IM: Andrew Horton 2018, Brandon Clarke 2019, Joseph McPhillips 2018, James Jackson 2019 All ENG
IM: David Fitzsimons 2018 WIM Trisha Kanyamarala 2020 IRL
by David Shepherd
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 12177

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:05 pm
I'm enjoying Peter Leko's commentary.
Yes, its been good, I also like the commentary by Jon Speelman https://www.twitch.tv/jonspeelman
by David Shepherd
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: H E Atkins

Yes, I think your solution is more likely as move 17 for black on the scoresheet says QR-K1 and not R-k1, which suggests there was a choice of rooks to move to K1 as in your line.
by David Shepherd
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: H E Atkins
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: H E Atkins

I assume its something like this - later deleted to avoid confusion, as close but not right either - correct version below.
by David Shepherd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13911

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Yes, the problem is using the rules as they stand in a small tournament. It is interesting to consider if there are other "more sensible" pairings and then working out whether it would be possible to draw up an improved set of pairing rules for tournaments with small numbers. I worked out the pairin...
by David Shepherd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13911

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Another alternative 5 11, 4 1, 6 8, 9 10, 12 7, 14 13 (I only looked at it quickly so could be wrong).
by David Shepherd
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 1400

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

Sorry, I know it probably isn't relevant - unless they played chess- but given the recent US election, one fact that I find difficult to comprehend is that Harrisson Ruffin Tyler(aged 91), the grandson of the the 10th US president John Tyler, is still alive 230 years after his grandfather was born.
by David Shepherd
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020
Replies: 283
Views: 15834

Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

I think one of the issues was that there was no easy answer given that two players had disconnected at the same time through no fault of their own. I suspect most people would agree that the Armenian ruling was unfair on them, even if technically correct. These things happen and we should be happy t...
by David Shepherd
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 20509

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

My instinct is that at the moment the government are not trying to totally restrict the number of cases, but instead using policies which allow them to increase (particularly in certain age groups) at a rate such that panic is minimised until the number of positive tests reaches somewhere in the reg...
by David Shepherd
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 5163

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

Round 19 of the blitz - Magnus shows the power of the bishop, winning when he just has a king and bishop, sometimes the rules don't seem the best :(
by David Shepherd
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 13690

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

My personal opinion is that it is just wrong to speculate further and very questionable whether the matter should have been raised in public particularly given it is a junior, and given most of the speculation seems to be surrounding tournaments at a very quick time control. There are really two pos...