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by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 82
Views: 6346

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I wonder if anyone is aware of whether the identities of the other two candidates is public information, and more pertinently the nature of their manifestos/applications? I suspect that would make for good reading. At least nobody at the ECF has yet said, “ Actually we hadn’t noticed that Chris Feg...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:29 pm


Was bit shocked to realise that Carlsen is now 27.

I had exactly the same reaction
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:58 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:19 am
great read
Absolutely!
Me three.

For my money, JT probably the best journalist writing about chess at the mo. Except I don't have to pay any money to read him. Which is nice
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

I think it is tempting fate to talk in that manner about a rival just before you are due to play them! That’s what i thought. Mind you it def makes things more interesting that Magnus is willing to say what he thinks rather than just toss out some bland ‘one game at a time, Brian’ type guff Also, e...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

I think it is tempting fate to talk in that manner about a rival just before you are due to play them! That’s what i thought. Mind you it def makes things more interesting that Magnus is willing to say what he thinks rather than just toss out some bland ‘one game at a time, Brian’ type guff Also, e...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Magnus quite possibly thought "job done" after the opening rounds, tbh. And when his trash talking against So blew up in his face, he was poorly placed to adjust. I got into a mini debate on twitter as to whether this was trash talking (my belief) or a mere statement of fact at the time. Perhaps it...
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Talking of curious opening choices, I'm a tad surprised the Open Spanish is back in fashion
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Caruana beat Anand to join the leading group on 4/7. Anand's French Exvhange (by transpo) not as successful as Wesley's Slav Exchange from the other day. Interesting/curious opening choice from Anand. Presumably if he'd wanted an immediate draw he would have trundled down one of the old main lines....
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 303
Views: 18151

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

David Robertson wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:26 pm
Not sure what Malcolm Pein is doing in this company. Holding his nose, I imagine
There's been quite a bit of action on twitter re: MP these past 24 hours. Not entirely sure why it all suddenly kicked off given that Malc's involvement with Makro has been in public domain for a while
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu May 24, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?
It appears to be 1530 UK time.

http://norwaychess.no/en/program-2018/


Thanks David
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6667

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:29 pm
A nine round event with Round 1 starting on Sunday 27 May ...
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat May 19, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship
Replies: 52
Views: 3578

Re: Women's World Championship

Or for instance Kramnik having to play for a win (or so he thought) in the last round of the London Candidates. (And against Anand in their title match, I think.) There seem to have been a few Candidates with someone needing a win with black in the last round Eg Karpov v Short at Linares in their C...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3830

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

I don't see how the opposing Captain could have complained .... You say that but ... Several years ago I was a club captain for match where the away team turned up with 4 players for a 7 board match (one of those four barely knowing how to move the pieces). When their captain told me on arrival tha...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Can I add that the idea that we promote chess to a wider audience, by restricting the number of broadcasters, and by charging for it, is laughable . That's a guaranteed way to make sure only the hardcore chess people watch it. You want the casual audience, you need free-to-air. As somebody who has ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6460

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

Do you think they were assisted the fact that Agon's online show was so grotesquely bad? Not really. Because you'd have had to subscribe to the Agon package in the first place to find out that you preferred chess24's. Not at all sure about that. I’m reminded of Simon Munnery’s line about a Chris Mo...