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by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:57 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Did no one at Eurosport think to check this stuff?
Of course not :roll:
Well they want to sell advertising slots. Spreading the ibullshit is in their financial interest too.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:37 am
Are anti-cheating measures for World Championship matches about to be upgraded to include polygraph tests on the players?
Maybe after that they’ll throw Mag + Fab into a pond to see if they float.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Chris Rice wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Half time report on the match from Jonathan Tisdall.
On twitter he made reference to watching the endgame oh game 6 in the company of Jonathan’s Mestel and Speelman. I bet that was an entertaining and informative place to be.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 37
Views: 2304

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Here’s me on the wrong side of a minority attack against Keith at Penarth a few years back. Exchanging light-squared bishops didn’t help me much. Mind you having 500 Elo points fewer probably didn’t help either. This game can be found in the chapter of Chess for Life that Keith mentions. I might ha ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

This claim is simply not true .... Thanks for the correction. I was obviously too quick to think the worst of Agon. But they do make it so very easy to do so David Llada remains unhappy >> I don't see the point on having to go through TWO accreditation processes EVERYDAY, to be allowed to take phot...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Ian Rogers wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:03 pm
This claim is simply not true ....
Thanks for the correction. I was obviously too quick to think the worst of Agon. But they do make it so very easy to do so
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

The shambles continues.

Professional photographer David Llada - his The Thinkers is superb - prevented from taking pictures on stage at the start of today’s game .... whilst amateurs were allowed to snap away with their mobile phones

https://twitter.com/davidllada/status/1 ... 81025?s=21
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Rex Sinquefield was unexpectedly rude about Anna Rudolph's commentary . I'm sure she will take the view that he's just an old fool who doesn't know any better, but I wonder whether Jen will be bold enough to say something in support of her fellow commentator. I think that she tried to do that diplo...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "What are the best places on the web for comprehensible commentary?"
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: "What are the best places on the web for comprehensible commentary?"

1. Simon Williams' youtube videos are great at explaining what is going on (about 20 or 25 minutes for each game). (Watch after the game is over.) 2. Chess24 live commentary with Svidler/ Grischuk/ Sopiko is very good on analysis and also entertaining, but probably you need some chess knowledge bey...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

small print on the ticket itself does not wash Agreed but it’s clear that on many tickets there wasn’t even any small print. If people went along and had a good time that’s great. That doesn’t excuse deliberately withholding the information ticket didn’t equal access to playing hall or commentary r...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

You are aware of the vast number of people that attend the events at Olympia. Now try and imagine the same number of people going into a building a tenth of the size with no A/C and you should get a rough idea of what its like. The Classic has proved that there’s a big potential live audience for c...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Paid £70 for a ticket for Game 2 to replace someone who couldn't go. At the ticket office got issued with a blue wrist band and a little ticket to say I could go into the main theatre for 30 minutes (from 3.50pm - 4.20pm). I had an exchange with Ian Rogers on Twitter about the limited access to the...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

I have a vague recollection of Dvorkovich saying, during his election campaign, something to the effect that next month's AGON-organised World Championship match was a given but there would be a review after that Nigel Short has just tweeted his opinion Well it’s an opinion. Nothing directly said a...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

It will be interesting to see what Dvorkovich and Nigel Short do or say tomorrow about what Agon are trying to pull here. Indeed. Let’s see. Short is a frequent tweeter. He could already have said something if he’d wanted. Not necessarily a full reply of course. But he could have let his feelings b...
by Jonathan Bryant
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 395
Views: 26006

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:06 am
Joy! Dylan Loeb McClain is putting 600 million about.
A professional bullsitter and blowhard bullshits and blows hard.

A regrettable but not an entirely unexpected development