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by Jonathan Bryant
Mon May 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 167
Views: 4945

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Obvs there would be no dispute at all about the number of tournament victories if Charlie simply listed them - providing all relevant details.

Somehow I suspect this isn’t going to happen.
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon May 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Psychology of Chess
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Psychology of Chess

Gobet is a legit researcher. I’ve not read the book but I have read a couple of his published journal articles.

What he has to say will be worth reading. The antithesis of the bluster and bull**it approach favoured by too many chess commentators
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 41
Views: 3036

Re: GRENKE Classic

... it must have been the prep for the match with Caruana that he is now unleashing on everyone else! Ironic if true, given the amount of criticism Carlsen’s team got during the match. But actually I don’t think it is true. Obvs he’s using the same openings but he’s not getting winning positions fr...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3253

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: 2119

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: 2696

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: 2696

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: 2696

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: 2119

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: 2119

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: 56
Views: 6916

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: 56
Views: 6916

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: 3925

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: 3925

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: 56
Views: 6916

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...