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by John Moore
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4160

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

They'll be singing in the streets of Odlar Yurdu tonight - with apologies to all who have done this joke before.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4160

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Thanks Nick. A game to encourage all of us and, in some ways, what chess is all about - a great fight.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4160

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Or perhaps he did claim the draw after Kh5 and the remaining moves weren't played on the board - that might make more sense.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4160

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Van de Griendt on Board 2 for White Rose had a completely crazy game. Absolutely dead lost at one point being a whole Rook down but Black managed to get all of his pieces on bad squares leaving his King and a couple of pawns to fight against a White Rook, Bishop and Knight. Then around the time cont...
by John Moore
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 27621

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Erdos-Amin shows another strong GM missing the stalemate defence. Certainly, one that's worth remembering in Rook and Pawn endings.
by John Moore
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EU Senior Team Ch 2017 Novi Sad
Replies: 31
Views: 1903

Re: EU Senior Team Ch 2017 Novi Sad

It was a nice finish by the Belgian but 12 o-o-o by Milosavac was a horrible move which led to an automatic attack for White. The Serb continued to play very fast right to the end presumably not having seen the idea of Qc4 followed by Qc6.
by John Moore
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EU Senior Team Ch 2017 Novi Sad
Replies: 31
Views: 1903

Re: EU Senior Team Ch 2017 Novi Sad

The Serbian Board 3 is, incidentally, the guy who beat Russian GM Pushkov yesterday. To go from that to playing 2 .. Be7 is, to say the least, startling.
by John Moore
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EU Senior Team Ch 2017 Novi Sad
Replies: 31
Views: 1903

Re: EU Senior Team Ch 2017 Novi Sad

In the Belgium-Serbia match in the over 65s, the Serbian board 3 (rated 2092) played 1 e4 e5 2 Bc4 Be7 as Black and the Belgian after some thought produced 3 Nc3 - shouldn't be too difficult to spot 3 Qh5, surely.
by John Moore
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Teplice 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Teplice 2017

A strong tournament in which Ezra Kirk moves smoothly through to 4/4 having beaten a 2442 from Israel in Round 3 and played very well to beat Maxim Turov (2590) in Rd 4.
by John Moore
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbomb website
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Chessbomb website

Thanks to Reg and Nick for this. It's certainly a step forward.
by John Moore
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbomb website
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Chessbomb website

Hi all Has anyone registered for Chessbomb. The reason I ask is that I like the live game set up but I cannot stand the inane chatter from people who generally seem to have grades and IQs in double figures and that is before you get to the homophobes, xenophobes etc. I wondered whether if you regist...
by John Moore
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Chess Forum Player of the Year 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: English Chess Forum Player of the Year 2017

Amazing - I agree with David Robertson!
by John Moore
Mon May 01, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 20
Views: 2779

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

Take a care, my dear Dr Petrie, look. It is the Wong board - do not sit there whatever you do. Fu Manchu is certainly hereabouts.
by John Moore
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 6139

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Fine win by Jon.
by John Moore
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 6139

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Huzman resigned in a position which doesn't look totally gone - ah well. Down to Jon Speelman who is probably enjoying his pawn up endgame position.

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