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by John Moore
Sat May 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 179
Views: 8159

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

Charlie - I am impressed with the fact that you have Adrian Mihalcisn signed up. But he doesn't work for free. I would have thought that he would take all of your money before you get started. At what point could you offer a strong junior some Syype training with Adrian.
by John Moore
Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 179
Views: 8159

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

I'd be pleased if he just stayed under cover!!
by John Moore
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3445

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Terrific stuff, Chris. Thanks very much.
by John Moore
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 6
Views: 625

January Grades are out

New grades are out.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7894

Re: Hastings

If cricket was invented tomorrow, it would be played over 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon between two villages in Kent as it was in the 18th century and no doubt the equivalent of a Mr Holowczak would be one of the first to start arguing about the lbw law. There is nothing wrong with playing chess a...
by John Moore
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7894

Re: Hastings

Anyone think the Hastings tournament might benefit from switching to faster time limits? I was just reading Greg Shahade's blogpost on "Slow Chess Should Die A Fast Death" (which has probably been discussed here on here before). I guess it would mean a shorter tournament in terms of days, with pote...
by John Moore
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7894

Re: Hastings

Have a look at Brown v Moore after White's 48th!! This is not all about the onlooker with the engine running - I didn't as it happened but about two strong players simply trusting each other and both being horribly wrong.
by John Moore
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7894

Re: Hastings

Thanks Roger. Certainly preferable to the choice in the game which led to resignation in about two moves!
by John Moore
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 7894

Re: Hastings

Tim Spanton was in a hurry today in his game against Tom Brown. Managed to play 39 moves in about 28 minutes if the clocks on ChessBomb are right. Must have been an urgent appointment, Tim. Bit of a shame that he didn't take a little longer on move 36 because … f3 would have led to R with h and f pa...
by John Moore
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 5792

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Good recovery from Gawain having started with 0/3!
by John Moore
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Dominguez switches from Cuba to USA
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Dominguez switches from Cuba to USA

Katarzyna Toma might prove to be a useful addition to the England's Women's squad with a current rating of 2173.
by John Moore
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Knock out December 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 4362

Re: British Knock out December 2018

3 games going to Rapid play. The Doctor proves that the KID can still confuse strong players.
by John Moore
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Fred Berend's game today is an excellent example of Space Invaders for those who remember the Arcade Game.
by John Moore
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5993

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Good luck to David Cummings as well (ex. England and Wales many years ago, now Canadian). I am sure Keith won't want another last round pairing against Sturua! Well done also to my club colleague, Ivan Myall, who is on 5.5 out of 9 in the over 65s - a fine performance by someone who started the tou...