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by JustinHorton
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Anand seems to have missed one cruncher tonight already
by JustinHorton
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2976
Views: 324328

Re: Media comments on chess

I hadn't previously come across this life-as-a-game-of-chess reference in Larkin : Continuing to live — that is, repeat A habit formed to get necessaries — Is nearly always losing, or going without. It varies. This loss of interest, hair, and enterprise — Ah, if the game were poker, yes, You might d...
by JustinHorton
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Caruana may also have been a little disappointed.
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

There was his match against Caruana
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Unusual material imbalance in Caruana v Vachier-Lagrave where Black has three pawns for two exchanges.
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 71129

Re: Cheating in chess

Psychologically interesting, I thought, that he referred to not having received a copeck/kopek from the Czech federation when, of course, it's the Russian national currency (100 kopeks = 1 rouble) rather than the Czech. Could just be that that's the expression of course. Was the interview conducted...
by JustinHorton
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 71129

Re: Cheating in chess

A question I have is, why can't Chessbase reproduce Latvian diacritics without it looking like they're cutting and pasting using paper and glue?
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

I was intrigued to see that Chessbomb red-marks 68 Kb5 and that it recommends 68 Bxb4 Bc1 69 Kd5 Bb2 rather than the 69...Bxf4 you'd expect. Another bout of wishing I'd looked more closely at those openings books as a kid ensued.
by JustinHorton
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Giri is struggling against Ding after missing a tactic a player of his class should probably see. Me, I asked the computer, and I'm also not quite competent to judge whether Nepo has any real chances of getting back to level pegging with his extra pawn against Naka (though I doubt it).
by JustinHorton
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Psychology of Chess
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Psychology of Chess

I've started reading this and, having lost my concentration a bit and had a browse through some later chapters, I was surprised to find, on page 92:
Fine reports that Joseph Henry Blackburne...threw Steinitz out of the window during an argument.
This is tosh, no? (3195.)
by JustinHorton
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

I'm thinking that Anand has surely been round long enough to have been involved in all kinds of theoretical battles in the Petroff when it was last genuinely popular.
by JustinHorton
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

They could try winning the games of course
by JustinHorton
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

More grist to the mill of those who think super tournaments aren't as good as tournaments with some relaticely weakers players
by JustinHorton
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2468

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Caruana after 26 moves against Carlsen has the sort of position you don't want to have against Carlsen
by JustinHorton
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Direct correlation between ones chess grade and ones IQ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1351

Re: Direct correlation between ones chess grade and ones IQ?

Nice to hear from you Joey. Projection is a terrible thing, but if you want to know why I don't take IQ tests terribly seriously, several other posters have taken the time to explain above.

(By the way, how's the research going?)