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by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: William Lombardy
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: William Lombardy

Living in a subway station as recently as March.
by JustinHorton
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: William Lombardy
Replies: 5
Views: 598

William Lombardy

It's being reported that he has died in California.
by JustinHorton
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawn Sacrifice (Bobby Fischer film)
Replies: 37
Views: 5267

Re: TV streaming

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Maybe merge with this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7986&p=203957#p203957

Done

Is it worth watching?


I saw it yesterday.

It is embarrassingly poor, though I quite liked Peter Sarsgaard's performance as Lombardy. Everything else is cliché at best.
by JustinHorton
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12042

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Final round Chess24 report and it's a long one. However, one thing that surprised me was the following passage: "One curiosity is that the prize ceremony saw a rare public appearance for tournament sponsor Isai Scheinberg. He co-founded the world's largest poker room, PokerStars, with his son ...
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

Ah that's interesting, but do we have any reason to reckon they employed that usage? (I also note the paper with the Felce score has 20....QR-KBsq.)
by JustinHorton
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

Isn't Black's 34th a capture, by the way?
by JustinHorton
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

So if you're right, that might give us

29 ... B-B5
30 K-Kt2 P-R4
31 K-R3 P-Kt4
32 K-Kt4

and then the bishop moves, but to where?
by JustinHorton
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

JustinHorton wrote:21...BxQKtP is my guess from the length. White's next two are 22 B-B7 and 23 BxP.


So I'd propose:

21 ... BxQKtP
22 B-B7 R-B1
23 BxP RxPch

Black's 24th appears to be very short.
by JustinHorton
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1774

Re: Sultan Khan - A newly discovered game and a challenge

21...BxQKtP is my guess from the length. White's next two are 22 B-B7 and 23 BxP.
by JustinHorton
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12042

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

Lawrence Trent went back to the early chapters in books on "how to play the opening" where it is recommended to relative beginners that they lash out with 5. d4 and have to deal with an annoying check on b4 as a consequence. Admittedly his Nbd2 is a different variation to Nc3 and Bd2 Ther...
by JustinHorton
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 27612

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

I can't remember where I read this (and it's not as if "I read this somewhere" is any kind of evidence) but isn't this rumoured to happen in US opens because the prize money is skewed towards first place?
by JustinHorton
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess architecture
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Chess architecture

Very classy
by JustinHorton
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Replies: 283
Views: 12042

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017

I managed to get Black against Tony Miles the a second round once despite having lost in the first. And that wasn't even random.
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 27612

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

We should decide it by asking the players to type sequences of the letters W and B shouted out by the arbiters until one of them makes a mistake and is eliminated.

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