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by Joey Stewart
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Young Ukraine chess couple 'killed by laughing gas'
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Young Ukraine chess couple 'killed by laughing gas'

Kind of sad, but if you mess around with solvent abuse that is often the consequence. That gas really needs properly regulating, you see the cylinders littering the streets all over the place from kids using while it is the fashionable new high
by Joey Stewart
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Share Prices
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Share Prices

Im guessing there must be at least one or two of you who have dabbled in the stock market - what do you think about the current corona crash prices, is now a good time to buy or do you think they might drop a bit further before they go back up?
by Joey Stewart
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1754

Re: Is This A Record?

I vaguely remember several years ago in the us championships some GM shuffling his bishop back and forth for many moves against nakamura . It got mentioned on chessbase at the time so perhaps was a record
by Joey Stewart
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most losses to the same player in a season
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Most losses to the same player in a season

Its quite an achievement to even get to play a grand master three times in league chess- it's never happened to me but I'm sure I could equal or even surpass any loss record if I did have to repeatedly face a much stronger player.
by Joey Stewart
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on AI
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Garry Kasparov on AI

Only that he has had a strong interest in chess computers since they first started to get good so you would imagine he has above average knowledge in the field.
by Joey Stewart
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Wonderful Warwick Win 2020 Chess Championships!
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: Wonderful Warwick Win 2020 Chess Championships!

Fantastic news, I always appreciate seeing Warwick win these events
by Joey Stewart
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South 2019-20
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Division Three South 2019-20

It felt like something went horrendously wrong for white- usually in those lines they just play the standard c3, d4 stuff and then pretend like they were such a brilliant tactician by stifling the play enough that black gets frustrated and blunders.
by Joey Stewart
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Player Misidentifications
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Player Misidentifications

I feel a Monty python routine coming on...
by Joey Stewart
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Dvoretsky books
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Dvoretsky books

Im pretty sure dvorestkys contributions to the game will be remembered far more in the future then those of a mediocre Grandmaster that most people living right now haven't heard of. Just a shame he has such a crazy unpronounceable surname - there are so much easier Russian names he could have chosen
by Joey Stewart
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Knight Pair
Replies: 22
Views: 1733

Re: Knight Pair

I'd say the main reason the Knight pair tends to get less respect is simply because the odds of reaching a static closed endgame position are relatively lower then ones where a few pawns have been swapped off and the bishops are more influential. Oh, and the fact that they cannot force mate against ...
by Joey Stewart
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board Minutes
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: Board Minutes

Redacted minutes of a chess meeting?! Who do they think they are,the KGB?
by Joey Stewart
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ChessCube shut it's doors
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: ChessCube shut it's doors

I liked chesscube but it had some sort of fatal exploit in the site code where people could forcibly disconnect you from a game, and a lot of cheats figured this out and ruined it. Was fun to be able to play and win prizes though- I had about $500 worth of their site currency at one point
by Joey Stewart
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 2465

Re: The French System

There was talk earlier of banning the French defence, but I have to disagree with that - ban any opening featuring early c3 for white and c6 for black first and foremost. The French is not so bad really, if you don't want to deal with black reciting forced theory in his pet system then just play the...
by Joey Stewart
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 92148

Re: Cheating in chess

The third parties who may have been harmed include: the arbiter, the organiser; the sponsor; the move inputter; the buletin compiler' and anybody who comes on the so-called game in the future. Speaking as a move inputter, if at the next 4NCL weekend everyone wants to agree a draw in 8 moves, they'd...
by Joey Stewart
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Birth v Rating
Replies: 20
Views: 1805

Re: Birth v Rating

How many people have a rating between 1940 and 2010 could also be a title of the topic..