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by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3029

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

I agree with comments above - great post, Chris. I particularly enjoyed ...
Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:05 pm
The farmer, however, felt that he might be unreliable so didn't take him up on the offer.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess - Nigel Short
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: New in Chess - Nigel Short

Odd that Nige should not have mentioned it on his twitter feed yet. He’s not normally shy and retiring after all Nigel has referenced it on his twitter feed but I don't think anyone has put a link to it on this thread: Thanks Chris Looks like that got tweeted a couple of days after my post - althou...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2575

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

It does seem to be a parody, but these guys may offer sponsorship... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/24/salisbury-novichok-attack-board-game-on-sale-russia And why - if we are taking money from anybody - wouldn’t we snap off their hands? Or, are we saying that there is a limit - be it DC...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2575

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

I trust you are nowhere near membership of the Governance Committee. I wonder if “accept money from anyone” would include taking sponsorship from the software company that publishes “Diana Crash Simulator”. As Streatham Rovers FC have just done. https://twitter.com/streathamrovers/status/1095300111...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2575

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

ECF ought to agree sponsorship with anyone I trust you are nowhere near membership of the Governance Committee. I wonder if “accept money from anyone” would include taking sponsorship from the software company that publishes “Diana Crash Simulator”. As Streatham Rovers FC have just done. https://tw...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess - Nigel Short
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: New in Chess - Nigel Short

Do we know if ‘dismissal’ is quite the right word here? My informant, who had been present at the Q&A session in Gibraltar phrased it as "Nigel said he'd been sacked". There's a video embedded in the chessbase link below (one and half hours) which may throw some light. https://en.chessbase.com/post...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess - Nigel Short
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: New in Chess - Nigel Short

... is reported to have announced his dismissal whilst at the Gibraltar tournament. Do we know if ‘dismissal’ is quite the right word here? By which i mean was Short sacked - because he did something to upset his employer or otherwise - or was the column just brought to an end, NiC deciding to move...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 5961

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:46 pm
"It’s essentially a one-man bad isn’t it?"

Do you mean that? Or is it "band"!?
Typo. I meant band. I have amended.
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 5961

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Ah, Chess Club Live. I thought I remembered them.
Him rather than them, I think. It’s essentially a one-man band isn’t it?
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 37
Views: 3886

Re: Health benefits of brain games

Article on brain training from 2014 here > http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/2014/10/dg-xiii-stanford-center.html?m=1 Cochrane Reviews - people who do proper science - are going to publish another review of brain training and dementia soon (see: the very end of https://www.cochrane.org/news...
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 37
Views: 3886

Re: Health benefits of brain games

I read them as a correction since they provide no scientific citation which was what those challenging the article were after. The quote also fails to provide any explanation as to why ‘chess’ and ‘brain training’ should be treated as the same thing Article on brain training from 2014 here > http:/...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 5961

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Chess & Bridge have withdrawn from sale Ray Keene's book on the Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match. This is an extraordinary story in its own way. It’s hard to imagine what Everyman were thinking of when they chose to publish this one. I suppose if you publish a dozen Lakdawala books a mont...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 37
Views: 3886

Re: Health benefits of brain games

John Foley's not got a good track record, has he? I’m afraid not. I asked him a few years back to provide supporting evidence for his claims. He didn’t then. I quite sure he won’t now if you asked him. The real tragedy of all this - as per my previous comments earlier in this thread - is that there...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2814
Views: 300724

Re: Media comments on chess

Looks like you missed Roger using the term"Arkell" ending of KRB v KR. a few post before mine. I ran that ending through chessgames.com to see how many you had...just curious to what your win/draw ratio was. Last I heard it was +18 =0 -0. Some comments on Keith’s ending here: http://streathambrixto...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic
Replies: 33
Views: 3490

Re: London Chess Classic

I’ve worked every year at Olympia for the past five years. Won’t be there this year. I was never involved in the main event or the tournaments for experienced chessers but I can tell you this: However much time and effort you think goes in to running the event, the reality is it’s more than that. Ma...