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by JustinHorton
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978

Here's the Chess Life piece

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by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978

Ray has always had an extremely reliable memory, except when he hasn't.
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Karpov v Korchnoi 1978

chessbase has a "reprint" of an article which first appeared in "Chess". https://en.chessbase.com/post/closing-gambit-new-feature-documentary It's about the film by Alan Byron "Closing Gambit". One piece of new history might be this. Out of respect for a former FIDE president, Keene has previously ...
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 3145

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:47 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 pm
effectively wrecking his tournament
Or making it, depending on his perspective
Well yes.
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2486
Views: 271332

Re: Media comments on chess

I just a couple of minutes ago wandered downstairs where my wife has Radio Four on and the first thing I heard was the words "chess champion". It's Loose Ends and Sue Perkins (I think) was talking about playing and being summarily crushed by her late father. The programme began at quarter past so if...
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 3145

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Jesús María Díez del Corral Rivas
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 3145

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

Oh, I think he was playing in the same Prague tournament that I was earlier this year. I think Ladrón De Guevera is a single name - I don't know the origins of it (and as it happens, ladrón means thief) but this sort of portmanteau name isn't that unusual. (See for instance Sáenz de Santamaría).
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8702

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I don't think that can be right though since the claim of consent was disbelieved by the court and the chap in question went down for sexual asssault
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8702

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I think we might be at cross-purposes here but I guess what I'm not seeing is where ACC have said what they're supposed to have said. Of course it may have been something purely verbal, but is there more than that?
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 3145

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

This is surely true, and just as surely, neither here nor there. Isai Scheinberg is a fugitive from the USA because he did something which would not be an offence in most jurisdictions. To my mind that is very different from his having done something which would be an offence in almost any jurisdic...
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8702

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

"Re: boxing, you do surely have the right to report your opponent after the game, for assault or for anything else you choose. It'll never get near a courtroom, but you have the right." Although If you take part in consensual spanking for example, it might result in a court case. Sorry, not sure wh...
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8702

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I'm not seeing how.
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8702

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

If I attend a football match, for instance, I agree to be searched, and often have been. This is not, as far as I am aware, outside the laws of the land. But if a security guard approaches you during the match and insists on searching you again, that may be. Even if it isn't, they may eventually ta...
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8702

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Well in either event, it might or might not be. Attending a football match doesn't necessarily mean I only agree to be searched on entry. But of course I might feel any given search was excessive or inappropriate for any number of reasons, it's not carte blanche for whatever Disunited Rovers Ltd or ...