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by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2815
Views: 300733

Re: Media comments on chess

The writer doesn't really seem to know what "zugzwang" means though. Nor does Google Translate, which renders Bayern nach Dortmund-Erfolg gegen VfB unter Zugzwang as "Bayern to Dortmund success against VfB under pressure". Nor does this report , which apart from "the Blues could not cope with Liverp...
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

...which is, specifically....
by JustinHorton
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: GRENKE Classic

I've only just seen the scoreline, that must be a huge relief to him. Looks like a real struggle from all the red on Chessbomb, but somebody tell me why people are playing this 5...b5 stuff.
by JustinHorton
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

Nick Grey wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:38 pm
anyway we know now.
What do we know, specifically?
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

Don't miss him on the radio
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Tony Buzan

Or it might tell you something about the community in which the speaker and the subject coincided.
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Tony Buzan

Yeah, why not. If you overlook the faults of your friends while they're alive, you're liable to be offended when you hear them discussed after they're gone. Well, perhaps what is at fault here is the habit of overlooking.
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: GRENKE Classic

I am duly amazed
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1639

Re: GRENKE Classic

A tragedy for Keymer today. The computers (after White's 46th) reckon Carlsen has just a small advantage against Anand. I will be amazed if he doesn't win, as the position is practically designed for Carlsen (and although Anand has played very well, not quite so designed for an older player to defen...
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Final classification and Kashlinskaya is indeed champion. Sebag second, Paehtz came through almost unnoticed into third. Gutting for Gaponenko who finishes fourth, having looked the likely winner despite being seeded no higher than 21. The top three seeds came nowhere - Goryachkina nineteenth, Dzag...
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Five-way tie at the top - I think Kashlinskaya is the winner. Houska drew in a rook and two pawns against rook ending that was, unfortunately, won.
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Three and a half hours in: Sebag has drawn, Gaponenko is really struggling against Stefanova. If she loses, I think Kashlinskaya would win on tie-break? Her game against Cramling has been very equal for a long time.
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Tony Buzan

In fact it is not unknown for obituaries to be critical of their subjects, but although one of the comments above links to an obituary, none of them actually constitute one on their own. This is a thread, not an obituary nor a set of them. It discusses an individual whose life and methods engendered...
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Tony Buzan

What's his great crime, exactly? Writing books? If you don't know why he was a controversial figure (and should have been more so) and haven't worked it out from reading the comments above, I can offer a wide variety of reading on the subject . It's as well to be measured in our comments on the dep...
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2815
Views: 300733

Re: Media comments on chess

The Daily Star on the snooker: Luca Brecel and Gary Wilson fought out the longest frame in World Snooker Championship history on Sunday night - and fans LOVED it. The frame lasted an incredible 79 minutes and 31 seconds as Wilson edged victory over Brecel to proceed to Round Two. The two cuemen play...