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by John Moore
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51980

Re: Chess history trivia

Is this the one where they played on a larger board.
by John Moore
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51980

Re: Chess history trivia

My guess then is that the second part is from a book.
by John Moore
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 268
Views: 17030

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

That's interesting. Thanks Tim.
by John Moore
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51980

Re: Chess history trivia

All your questions appear to be drawn from OlympBase so I predict the answer to the first part is the 1984 Olympiad at Thessalonika but I have no idea what the second part is about.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51980

Re: Chess history trivia

Because they had no chance of winning the event.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51980

Re: Chess history trivia

Perhaps George's younger brother Billy would have been a better bet at Chess Boxing. :lol:
by John Moore
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: Julian Farrand

Very sad news. Julian will be known to quite a few people on this Forum. As a former teammate of his, I remember Julian playing an important role on a high board in the early years of the old Barbican Youth team at the 4NCL. He greatly enjoyed his role as senior member of that squad. He continued to...
by John Moore
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Biel 18-29 July 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 2546

Re: Biel 18-29 July 2020

Kevin - there is a great big hole through which you can make your moves. Unless you tend to play your Bf7 sac with a huge flourish, I am sure you'd manage.

Nick - buy your own screen like those people who used to take their own digital clock when most of us were still struggling with analogue ones.
by John Moore
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: SCCU Individual Champions?
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: SCCU Individual Champions?

Phil Makepeace wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:55 pm
You mean this? One of my very few achievements is on that page.
And one of mine (1992-93!). Even though I was a lot stronger almost thirty years ago, I still claim the title of the weakest SCCU champion.
by John Moore
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 51980

Re: Chess history trivia

Which brothers met for the first time in an olympiad playing for different countries? Dan Yanofsky from Canada apparently first met his brother, one J Janofsky, at the Buenos Aries Olympiad in 1939. But I don't think you'll find that Mr J was playing in the Olympiad - he just happened to have moved...
by John Moore
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How Big is Your Database?
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: How Big is Your Database?

Ian - openingmaster.com claims to have 29 million games. The link is on Lars Balzer's Downloads Index - more than that I don't know. I certainly haven't bothered downloading it. MegaBase does all that I want.
by John Moore
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: Gap between games by two players

The Smyslov Memorial tournament in 1996 is a fruitful source for this topic. Martin Christoffel and Vassily Smyslov played in the original 1946 tournament and not again until the event 50 years later. It seems unlikely that they played in another event in the interim which did not make it to Megabas...
by John Moore
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16310

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

From the ECU website on restarting chess. The full document and a Youtube link is here https://www.europechess.org/how-to-restart-otb-chess-activities/ Space per player in playing halls shall be increased to cover at least the requirement of 1.5 m distance between the players. I am assuming though ...
by John Moore
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: Gap between games by two players

Ian achieves 48 years - remarkable!
by John Moore
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gap between games by two players
Replies: 31
Views: 1871

Re: Gap between games by two players

Well done to Ian with two sets of opponents with a gap of more than forty years! My record was only thirty-five years with Milan Vidmar-Ossip Bernstein (who for some reason is called Neil Bernstein in my copy of Megabase!) Vidmar and Bernstein played in two of the great tournaments at San Sebastian ...