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by John Moore
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Have you seen this game previously ?
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Have you seen this game previously ?

Brilliant, Leonard. And there was I looking for a German player called Hess in the 1960s.
by John Moore
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Have you seen this game previously ?
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Have you seen this game previously ?

I wondered whether it might be from Chess Combination as a Fine Art edited by Golz and Keres but I can't currently find either of my copies. A lot of Kurt Richter's examples from the book are of little known players. Might be totally wrong, but perhaps someone who has a copy of the book and is bette...
by John Moore
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54374

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I thought the government has changed it to the over 50s Only if there's any vaccine left. I received a text at the end of August saying "Patients aged between 50 and 64 by the end of March 2021, and NOT in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, pro...
by John Moore
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 66
Views: 6673

Re: Chess Book Collections

Kevin - "amazed to hear" is going a bit strong.
by John Moore
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any chess statistical tools?
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Any chess statistical tools?

I wouldn't worry, Justin - it's just more tedious rubbish from Mr McCready.
by John Moore
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.

I can't count. The Art of Defence in Chess was published in 1980 so the follow-up was 34 years later.
by John Moore
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.

I also liked The Art of Defence in Chess. The new version (published 40 years later!) was called The New Art of Defence of Chess and I rather think that I have seen a not entirely complimentary review of it although I can't remember where (possibly in New in Chess).
by John Moore
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.

Two separate volumes, I think, Roger and separated by a few years. As you have pointed out yourself, many of the top players contribute notes to New in Chess Magazine - it's rather different annotating a few games to producing a book.
by John Moore
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Spurious Games and Carlsen's 60 Memorable Games.

I agree with Matt. Soltis has probably written too many books but bear in mind he is a professional journalist. His best work (probably Soviet Chess 1917-1991, Why Lasker Matters and Bobby Fischer Rediscovered), I really rather like. If Mr McCready is waiting for Carlsen's book of his own games or f...
by John Moore
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gawain Jones v Aronian 10-game match ON NOW!!
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Gawain Jones v Aronian 10-game match ON NOW!!

Aronian won by 5.5 to 2.5. So Gawain will have to wait for another day.
by John Moore
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Adams wins SEVEN straight over the board
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: Adams wins SEVEN straight over the board

Nice position for Mickey as Black. Two bishops and play against the isolated Q Pawn, Eight in a row certainly on the cards.
by John Moore
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54374

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Simon - why don't you see who has the longest name in the Grading List. That should keep you busy for a while.
by John Moore
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Adams wins SEVEN straight over the board
Replies: 10
Views: 849

Re: Adams wins SEVEN straight over the board

Thanks for this, Leonard. I was going to post something in recognition of Mickey's achievement in the Bundesliga but you have done a far better job than I would have done, particularly since I had forgotten that Mickey won in the last 2 rounds at Biel.
by John Moore
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54374

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Well Oldham is a hotspot with 118 per 100,000; but the area I live in has only 20 per 100,000; but we get tarred with the same brush Indeed, same here Alan, but it only takes one It's odd that the infection rates are so much higher across the North of England as compared to the South. There are one...
by John Moore
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2866

Re: Julian Farrand

David, thank you for taking the time to post this.