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by John Moore
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2456

Re: Irish Championships 2018

So where are these promised live games. Those of us who have been watching the British need something.
by John Moore
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21268

Re: British Championship 2018

Tamas Fodor is yet another player who assumed I can't lose this Queen ending a pawn up and found out he was wrong.
by John Moore
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 21268

Re: British Championship

Andrew Muir will be fairly fed up tonight, I suspect. Sacrificing the exchange back was just losing although it's difficult to see how he plays the position.
by John Moore
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 6706

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Tomorrow! Hang on Tim.
by John Moore
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Idea for Caro-Kann players
Replies: 24
Views: 2071

Re: New Idea for Caro-Kann players

Chris, I'm really not that bothered whether you are convinced or not. We will see whether more strong players (much stronger than you and me) play the idea. I know I suggested it as an idea for club players and mainly for surprise value and you picked up on these points and I understand where you ar...
by John Moore
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Idea for Caro-Kann players
Replies: 24
Views: 2071

Re: New Idea for Caro-Kann players

I am just waiting on the call to join Caruana's team as his openings ideas guru :lol:
by John Moore
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Idea for Caro-Kann players
Replies: 24
Views: 2071

Re: New Idea for Caro-Kann players

If you play the Caro-Kann at club level, one thing that can get fairly tedious is playing the Caro-Kann. 7...e5 doesn't lose material, which is nice, but surely if you play the Caro-Kann you have to be mentally prepared to play pawn structure chess? 7...e5 is anti-pawn-structure chess, because it m...
by John Moore
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Idea for Caro-Kann players
Replies: 24
Views: 2071

New Idea for Caro-Kann players

I guess if you play the Caro-Kann at club level, one thing that can get fairly tedious is the following 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 ed5 cd5 4 Bd3 Nc6 5 c3 Nf6 6 Bf4 Bg4 7 Qb3. Of course, you can deviate earlier with ... g6 ideas or 5 .. Qc7 but if you go down this line, you now have none too exciting a choice...
by John Moore
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 5050

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

John Saunders wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Chris Howell points out that Jim (JB) Howson is still around and still playing good chess. I think he's around 85.
Jim played on Wednesday night for Writtle in the top of the table Essex League clash against Wanstead and won a good game on Board 8 against a player graded 162.
by John Moore
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Blackpool Conference
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: Blackpool Conference

Thanks Lawrence but I just want the board a bit smaller so that I can see at least the top half of the list of games. Ah well, have to make do with what we have - with which I am still pleased.
by John Moore
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Blackpool Conference
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: Blackpool Conference

Great to have the live games but has anyone got any idea how to reduce the size of the board. At the moment, it fills the whole of the screen and doesn't exactly facilitate scrolling between games.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Blackpool Conference
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Blackpool Conference

Blackpool live games up and running - unfortunately, we don't know who is playing them!
by John Moore
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 141
Views: 8438

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Looks like Ravi is holding a draw - but of course he doesn't have a Tablebase in front of him!
by John Moore
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 202
Views: 13590

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

If the game today was any kind of preparation by Gawain, then it shouldn't have been. I was lucky enough to finish work around 3.30 today and I was trying to work out what was going on in the early part of the game but failed miserably.
by John Moore
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Club Lost Property Policy
Replies: 12
Views: 2403

Re: Chess Club Lost Property Policy

Hi Paul - I do hope you are not suggesting yet another policy document for chess clubs to produce!