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by John Moore
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 17888

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: 254

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: 1260

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: 1260

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,
by John Moore
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Martin Costley
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Martin Costley

Sorry to hear this. I played Martin three times in County fixtures in the good old days and he was a very pleasant opponent and a nice guy.
by John Moore
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2184

Re: European Club Cup

Thanks Chris for the position!
by John Moore
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2184

European Club Cup

Nice finish in Bagi - Zvaginsev today in this event - and no, I don't know how to put it up here. Actually, I think that Bagi should have allowed the mate which is quite an attractive end to the game.
by John Moore
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9446

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Oh, has Šarić got a rook-against-queen fortress available here? (White has just taken on b7.)
Looks like a fortress - Rook just goes back and forwards between e6 and g6.
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12628

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Speaking as someone who doesn't play online, this whole thing confuses me. I think we're all aware of someone [no need to identify him but he's not unfamiliar to members of this forum] whose FIDE ratings - standard, rapid and blitz - are all around the 2250 mark yet advertises himself as having a 3...
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9446

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Thanks Alex. I wish I'd realised it was so simple. :lol:
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9446

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Just realised - what on earth is tiebreak 2 and what would happen if, for instance, England were to draw 2-2 and Armenia win 4-0.
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9446

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Ah sorry, Alex is there ahead of me.
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9446

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Pairings are a bit tricky since both Russia and Ukraine really want to play Croatia and whichever doesn't play them seems to have to drop down to the 10 pointers, the most dangerous of whom would appear to be Poland, the third seeds.
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9446

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

The German board four, who lost the classic yesterday to Dubov (who would, it might be said in passing, surely have converted from Matlakov's position today) lost again today in the match against Ukraine from being a piece up for not very much - surely the most remarkable game of all on the top boa...
by John Moore
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 9446

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

Looks like England will, rather astonishingly, make 2-2. That after McShane lost and Howell drew. Then Matlakov completely lost the thread in a winning position against Jones and was left having to make a draw. Adams was a pawn up against Andreiken in a Rook ending which looked terribly difficult to...