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by NickFaulks
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on AI
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Garry Kasparov on AI

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Is there any reason to think Kasparov is actually expert in this field at all?
What can you mean? He's an expert on everything.
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:10 pm
For a few every day is 1st April. Francis - a friend and former teammate - is not such a joker
That may be the point which some readers have missed.
by NickFaulks
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing Boards
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Pairing Boards

Because the players are perfectly happy the way it is.
by NickFaulks
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing Boards
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Pairing Boards

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:11 pm
e.g. Swiss Pairings seeded, but the seeding changes afer each game. For example 64 players. 1v33 and 33 wins. His new seeding position is 1 and the loser becomes 33. Had they drawn, they both become 17 and the higher takes the higher rank.
But why?
by NickFaulks
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:29 pm
Which would set up a test case for how much influence the FIDE president and the major sponsor have with the Russian authorities.
My guess is that all Chinese citizens means all Chinese citizens. There is a real foundation for the ban, so the other players might object to a breach.
by NickFaulks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 5317

Re: British Knock out 2019

If an invitational event takes place in Ipswich and all the invited players are members of Ipswich Chess Club, is it reasonable to call it the British something or other? Depends if all the best players/players meeting the tournament objectives are from Ipswich. I'm puzzled as to what those objecti...
by NickFaulks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

Francis Fields wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:47 pm
I played King takes King Bishop two check.
Bishop takes King Bishop two check, presumably.
by NickFaulks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

In October and November 2002, Polgár played on second board (with Péter Lékó on first) for Hungary in the 35th Chess Olympiad. That's what I thought. Judit Polgar has played for Hungary's Open team at eight Olympiads, including two on top board ( although those did not go so well ). This has not be...
by NickFaulks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

John McKenna wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:19 pm
Next you'll be saying Judith Polgar played top board for Hungary in the Open.
I don't recall her facing a female opponent in that role, but do remind me.
by NickFaulks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

There has been one case of an Open match in an Olympiad featuring two female players on top board. Bermuda - Hong Kong, Turin 2006.
by NickFaulks
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Katarzyna Toma first Board 1 in county first team chess

Brian Valentine wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:40 pm
https://www.c4results.org.uk/chess/oldD ... ion30.html

Have a look at the Suffolk team
I've done that....

Ah sorry, the third one!
by NickFaulks
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357935

Re: Media comments on chess

Incidentally, I started learning chess aged 3, but entirely of my own volition. I saw my father playing through a game in a newspaper and asked what he was doing. I taught our daughter when she turned five, which I assumed was the right age. She needed a captive opponent, so taught her brother, the...
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357935

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:53 pm
No doubt, but I'm not seeing the virtue of bringing that to them in the shape of chess.
What shape would you prefer?
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 5317

Re: British Knock out 2019

If an invitational event takes place in Ipswich and all the invited players are members of Ipswich Chess Club, is it reasonable to call it the British something or other?
by NickFaulks
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3283
Views: 357935

Re: Media comments on chess

It doesn't seem odd to anybody else that children aged three or less are apparently being introduced to chess? Absolutely not, although of course it only works if the child is naturally interested. I have always believed that young children are capable of quite serious thinking, and are limited pri...