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by Jon Tait
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Most pieces on the h-file
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:51 pm
28...Bh8 would certainly have attracted Justin's attention.
similarly...
https://200opengames.blogspot.com/2017/ ... house.html :)
by Jon Tait
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Keith Arkell wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:03 pm
You ain't, Jon! I feel both enlightened, and, inadvertently, chastised! ( the latter because my 'and they threw it back' was meant to expose the absurdity of the new language, but instead I'm learning that it is fine).
okay, no worries then :)
by Jon Tait
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Thanks, indeed, for sharing your wisdom with me, Jon. You're very welcome :wink: Can I presume it also follows that If I am writing about a gender neutral person called, let's say, Ashley, I can write: 'Simon threw the ball to Ashley, and they threw it back'? That would be correct, yes. It's very c...
by Jon Tait
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: Merry Christmas

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by Jon Tait
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 4882

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Without wanting to go into a full explanation vis-à-vis the principles of when and when not to exchange light squared Bishops in the Carlsbad structure, essentially the exchange favours White if he/she has set out his stall to undertake a minority attack, but not if he wants to attack on the King-s...
by Jon Tait
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ian Wells memories
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Ian Wells memories

John Saunders wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:33 am
I've included this game in the Ian Wells collection at BritBase...
I just downloaded that to see if it included his games from Newbury 1974, where he panned me in the last round. But no :(
by Jon Tait
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?
Replies: 28
Views: 2366

Re: Is a mutual flag fall a draw?

The "claim" is one relating to "clocks which also show the number of moves". I can't claim a 50 move rule draw based on the move counter data of the clock. It would be ridiculous to say that I can't make a claim regarding flag fall based on what the clock indicates. Clocks don't show the number of ...
by Jon Tait
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Zugzwang is Brexit
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Brexit = giving knight odds
by Jon Tait
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 24739

Re: Director of Women's Chess

There's no such thing as a 4NCL women's board. The rules were deliberately written to require at least one male player and at least one female. Okay, yes, that is the specific rule (now just in the top division). Obviously there isn't a women's board per se. Indeed it was rapidly realised that if y...
by Jon Tait
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 24739

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:58 am
Jon Tait wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:32 am
That's positive discrimination not sexism.
There is no such thing as positive discrimination. Discrimination is always negative.
Ah, right, so.
by Jon Tait
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 24739

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I've never been sure what the difference is. Discrimination is discrimination, and simply inserting the prefix "positive" does not change that. That doesn't mean I'm opposed to it. Discrimination is a semantically neutral term even if its usual connotation is negative. So positive discrimination ai...
by Jon Tait
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 24739

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Here is an example of sexism in chess from British Championship Qualifying Regulations. "5 – FIDE Masters rated 2300 or higher on the rating list published on 1st July, 2017 6 – Women’s FIDE Masters rated 2100 or higher on the rating list published on 1st July, 2017" That's positive discrimination ...
by Jon Tait
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24823

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:55 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:40 pm
How can you say this!! We've had politics laced with intrigue and corruption. Now we've got a mystery. All we need is a sex scandal, and Ch.4 will be bidding for the film rights
In which Peter Capaldi plays Malcolm (again), but who plays Nigel?
James Corden
by Jon Tait
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3014
Views: 125277

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:27 am
Black can continue with ... Na5 and ... b5 (the reason for 1O ... Bd7!), cre­ating the possibility of a ... b4 advance, or simply occupying the c4-square
does it read ...creating the possibility of simply occupying ....?
yes, the comma after "advance" is both unnecessary and confusing
by Jon Tait
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24823

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:05 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Good find.
Yes.
courtesy of Macauley Peterson on Twitter :wink: