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by John Moore
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21386

Re: World Youth Championships

I have appeared very relaxed during games in the past, Paul. That doesn't mean I am cheating, it means I am rat arsed, I appreciate that it's hardly a major part of your argument.
by John Moore
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 24
Views: 2313

January Grades are out

Just to let you all know that the January 2020 grades are out.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21386

Re: World Youth Championships

I rather wondered why Natasha, the FIDE insider, would be posting all of this nonsense on Tim's blog when Declan has yet to play a FIDE rated game. So why would FIDE be interested?
by John Moore
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 2115

Re: The French System

I cannot possibly get over to you Nick, just how much your buffoonish ignorance is neither required nor appreciated right now, nor how little it contributes to our knowledge or understanding on this thread or any other. A little tough, perhaps, Justin. Although I rather tend to agree. On reflection...
by John Moore
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 2115

Re: The French System

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:33 pm
I cannot possibly get over to you Nick, just how much your buffoonish ignorance is neither required nor appreciated right now, nor how little it contributes to our knowledge or understanding on this thread or any other.
A little tough, perhaps, Justin. Although I rather tend to agree.
by John Moore
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11823

Re: Hastings Congress

That's about the worst game I can remember seeing Mark play for a long time. Panchanathan beats Sengupta in a game where Sengupta used a lot of time in the late middle game and then allowed an attractive but rather obvious finish.
by John Moore
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11823

Re: Hastings Congress

Mark Hebden- David Howell is also, to say the least, somewhat obscure.
by John Moore
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 11823

Re: Hastings Congress

Romain Edouard won't believe what he managed to do today against Gergely Kantor. Check out White's move 31.
by John Moore
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 44
Views: 2741

Re: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

Here's Taylor Kingston's review of Seven Deadly Sins - you'll need* to open a pdf when you get there - which makes a lot of observations about Rowson's style, notably its pretension, lack of coherence and habit of needlessly crowbarring in quotations - that ring very loud bells with me. [* well I d...
by John Moore
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 44
Views: 2741

Re: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

I see from the current issue of New in Chess magazine that there is a review of The Moves that Matter. The magazine only arrived this morning so I haven't yet read that section.
by John Moore
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 44
Views: 2741

Re: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

Reading Justin's review made me think that Jonathan Rowson is heading in the same direction as his Scottish grandmaster colleague, Paul Motwani, who produced some right old rubbish in his books in between some excellent game annotations.
by John Moore
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 18411

Re: National Chess Library closure

Returning a couple of years later to this thread, I was trying to find details of the ECF National Chess Library on the ECF website, failed, and used Google and found this news item from 20 July 2017: The chess library The library stock has now been moved from the store in Eastbourne to our new off...
by John Moore
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Magazine Archive
Replies: 3
Views: 576

US Chess Magazine Archive

I have just noticed on the ChessLinks page of John Saunders that there is a link to the USCF magazine archive. This contains all issues of Chess Life except for the current year and all issues of the earlier Chess Review. https://new.uschess.org/chess-life-digital-archives/ A fantastic resource for ...
by John Moore
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1505

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Geoff - Quality Chess do produce some good stuff and this is also an excellent book. I am still deciding on my Christmas book but it will be one of the McFarland books if I can get my wife to use her own account rather than the joint one!
by John Moore
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Morphy...Which Opera
Replies: 29
Views: 1505

Re: Morphy...Which Opera

Geoff - so you are Sally Simpson! Is that only on Tuesdays and every alternate Friday.

Incidentally, you really should get the Edward Winter book on Capablanca. It's excellent - a message to Santa, perhaps or perhaps your good lady might oblige,