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by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pre-move -who came up with that idea?
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Pre-move -who came up with that idea?

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Another example

I’ve had this - 1 b3 Nf6, 2 Bb2 g6, 3 Bxf6 Bg7 - six times so far. In blitz, not bullet
by Jonathan Bryant
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15831

Re: Worrying times

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 am

How in God's name does Fred Freidel consider himself qualified to hand out medical advice?

...
This is stupid irresponsible quackery.

And not a surprise.

Chessbase has a history of publishing bull**it medical advice. The chess world tolerates Fred and his ilk. Hence it continues.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18737

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:15 am
That was a tricky one.
I’m not sure I'd agree that deciding whether or not to say something you know isn’t true is that tricky.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18737

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:09 pm
FIDE (Emil Sutovsky) had the following to say on social media ....
It would have been fun to hear him repeat his justificaton for lying about Radjabov’s reasons for withdrawing being that he wanted to protect Radja from ridicule for over-reacting.

Maybe next time.
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

...and back to Korchnoi and the KGB. In 1977 Korchnoi beat Petrosian in the candidate quarter finals, then Polugaevsky in the semi-final and one week before playing Spassky in the candidate final this happened.... https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1583098215.png One can only imagine ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16606

Re: coronavirus leading to cancellation?

I agree with Justin, suggesting people will get the virus simply from going to Chinese eating places is irresponsible. Irresponsible - yes. And stupid I’m other news CNN are reporting that more than 1 in 3 Americans wouldn’t buy Corona beer because of the virus. Better safe than sorry, eh? https://...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 3646

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

What's the story? There isn’t one really. I don’t think there was ever an issue of not having anything to write about. There was - from my point of view at least - a fairly major issue with respect to lack of time due to work and other life stuff. That’s it I’m afraid. No story. Thanks for asking t...
by Jonathan Bryant
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 3646

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:03 am
And, while we're at it...

What led to the breakup of Horton & Bryant?

You two were a bellyfull of laughs.
What?
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 8439

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Yes, will be good to see Anton in the Masters next year

I’m guessing his 2021 Wijk opponents won’t be seeing the King’s Gambit he punted against me at Benasque 2011
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 92301

Re: Cheating in chess

It's a bit late to wonder whether anyone would bother to use a computer to cheat in a league match, since there has been at least one establihed case in London. If nothing else, cheaters need to hone their special skills by practice. This week on twitter someone was explaining that they had to bloc...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 8439

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

The “Future World Champion” (ahem) managed to get himself a position around move 12 that I had many times in Majors as Black in the early 90s. It was the sort of thing White chessers circa 140-160 ECF (old grades) used to try against the Zaitsev when they didn’t know what they were doing. Compared t...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3391
Views: 366005

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:57 pm
Decent Guardian interview with Carlsen
Much less decent - in the sense of clearly written by a non-player - piece on the record being passed

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/ ... SApp_Other
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 8439

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

TWIC report I glanced at Firoyzja - Kovalev at around move 16. I’m sure most forumites around my age will remember the line from Kasparov - Karpov games amongst others. I played it myself for a decade or so. I was amusing myself with the thought that Kovalev had played ... c4 a move early by mistak...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 5047

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:55 pm
- but not if written on a separate piece of paper.
“It’s a different bit of paper not the scoresheet so I can make notes on it” was part of Wesley So’s defence IIRC
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 20674

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

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:27 pm
You can get a peek inside here.
I think I’ll pass, thanks.