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by John Moore
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 8002

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Been looking at the games in the Open. Nice pairing Coleman Hawkins for those who collect pairings - for those who don't, he was a jazz saxophonist. Had to turn off Charlie Nettleton's game. I know that it's possible to go a3 on move 2 against the Sicilian and follow up with Rb1 and b4 but I am not ...
by John Moore
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8479

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

"In at least two of these cases, in spite of barely concealed tensions between some of the players".

Well, Mr Rogers, you must share - not for my benefit, but for those who don't know!
by John Moore
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favourite Rating Upsets Ever: Wins or Draws.
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: Favourite Rating Upsets Ever: Wins or Draws.

Justin - that's a good one.
by John Moore
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8479

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Gawain failed to hold a really tough ending so 2-2 - and let's hope David feels OK for tomorrow. Still work to do.
by John Moore
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8479

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Frankly a disgrace. I have said more than once before, I don't mind if David plays the entire game on increments from move 1 when he is playing in an individual event but I do care if he's playing for his country because he quite often blunders. This is the worst possible case so far because he has ...
by John Moore
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8479

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

David Howell decided to turn down a forced draw with 48 Ne7 which would have given England the match. Instead he played a very sharp and unclear attempt to win which remains an unclear mess with David as always playing on increments. Why oh Why.
by John Moore
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8479

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Scotland on fire having beaten MKD or FYROM or whatever they are called by 2.5-1.5 despite being heavily outrated. As far as I can see, Scotland move level with England on match points! By the way, Andy Burnett's opponent missed something that everyone should look at and remember for the future for ...
by John Moore
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Weekend Maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Weekend Maintenance

Hi Carl - thanks for keeping this site working for all of us. Much appreciated.
by John Moore
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8479

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Well done to the Scots for making 4 draws and getting off the mark.
by John Moore
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8479

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Did anyone understand the opposite coloured bishop ending in Botsari - Houska. White rejected the chance to play Bh6 and create two widely separated passed pawns on a number of occasions. Surely it's simply winning as any Russian infant knows. But well done to Jovanka for keeping a straight face.
by John Moore
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4652

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: 4652

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: 4652

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: 4652

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: 28359

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.