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by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

I notice sixth seed Deimante Cornette jacked it in after seven rounds. Possibly she never recovered from this first round disaster.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Gaponenko has caught Kashlinskaya at the top and they play tomorrow. I believe the 2140-rated Sila Çağlar, who survived a lost position and an Arkell Ending in her 134 moves today, has therefore guaranteed herself an IM norm.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1234

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

And it's OK on my phone now. But not on my laptop earlier, I wonder why.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1234

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

I've shared it on Twitter and would invite other people to do likewise
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tony Buzan

That seems fair enough in principle John, albeit if you really do wish to use terms like "lovable rogue" it may not be wholly reasonable to expect to go uncontradicted.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tony Buzan

John McKenna wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Yes, Justin, but are we not quite familiar with them grifters, drifters, unloveable and loveable rogues, et al, dotted about among the assorted ranks of chessplayers?
So we are, and there's a reason there's so many of them and they get to hang around so long
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Brunello getting horribly mashed up by Khotenashvili in one of those 1 Nf3 2 g3 jobs
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tony Buzan

Yeah, well John, one man's "loveable rogue" is another man's grifter and con merchant.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1234

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Thanks very much Rog. But how curious that they have been neglected.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1234

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:50 am
Whiteley was swept out of the playing hall on the shoulders of the members of other teams
Think I might want an independent witness on that one.

But I'd want a game score even more. I don't think I have any magazines from before 1970.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1234

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Knew about Basman's win there, but not Whiteley beating Gulko :shock: Indeed tracing the game on the internet has so far been beyond me. The Olimpbase page gives a link, but presently at least it leads nowhere. Chessgames does not appear to have it. Googling Whiteley Gulko 1967 gets this as the top...
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tony Buzan

Heh, yes, I also saw that, but I couldn't get any access to anywhere in the main text that might expand on these claims.
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tony Buzan

More likely of course, is that tony's claim was fabricated nonsense. Well in this instance the claim, fabricated or not, doesn't appear to be Buzan's, though it does appear to be nonsense. Mind you, he was quite good at getting other people to repeat his nonsense for him: the chess and rowing claim...
by JustinHorton
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1275

Re: Tony Buzan

Times obituary . The author is probably (from its tone, not to mention its length) not his old business partner. Intriguingly it seems to accept as fact that Buzan was a coach for the British rowing team at the 1988 Olympic Games. People may recall that he also claimed to be an advisor to...the Brit...
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Jovanka again loses after having had a sizeable advantage. Ketevan draws with Paetz, a French Defence that went down this line, though not as far as 9 dxc5 Qa5.