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by JustinHorton
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

Well, it's more that it's that I'm not interested in people yapping about "provocations", which may be thrilling for the kind of people who want to be provoked, but less so for anybody else.
by JustinHorton
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

I would be reluctant to draw any conclusion from the bold though: there's several points in the text where bold is used, for reasons that absolutely escape me.
by JustinHorton
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

. None of the these tournaments used the words Falklands or Malvinas. I would suggest that this subterfuge was to evade detection. No doubt, but then again it's not usually a "provocation" if nobody notices. It kind of defeats your own objective, like trying to annoy the neighbours by playing 4' 33...
by JustinHorton
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

This is also of interest. https://www.clarin.com/sociedad/ajedrez-fin-mundo-aventura-secreta-argentinos-malvinas_0_YbflfbeqI.html So it is, not least the passage which reads Nadie quería desatar un escándalo diplomático por utilizar las palabras inapropiadas. El evento no debía resultar ofensivo po...
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

I guess there are questions of jurisdiction here and it's conceivably quite proper for the ECF to raise them if it thinks its turf is being encroached on here. (Is it? I wouldn't have the tenth part of a clue.) I think we could live without yapping about "provocations", to be honest.
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

I don't have a Times sub.
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

Even more curiously both the Telegraph and Times happen to have run stories on this today.
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

Oh curiously the Times Defence correspondent (and Biteback writer, an interesting combination) was tweeting about this early last month
by JustinHorton
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

OK. The event that has attracted ire is to be found here . I think you'll find Google Translate perfectly adequate in this instance. It appears to have involved a number of veterans, none of any particular strength, though it also seems from the photos that they can't all have been of an age (or gen...
by JustinHorton
Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

(I'm on a ferry out of Barcelona and about to lose coverage, but a quick Google of torneos ajedrez malvinas suggests there might be something there for me to look at in the morning. Or other Spanish speakers beforehand.)
by JustinHorton
Fri May 31, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 3583

Re: Falkland Islands

Google Translate and my Grade B O Level from 1981 aren't quite capable of solving the Latin between us, but as Jonathan suggests, there's a couple of other mysteries here, like who indeed noticed and when and how. Or how did they manage to play three whole events without anybody noticing?
by JustinHorton
Fri May 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 309026

Re: Media comments on chess

Yeah, I recognised the set.
by JustinHorton
Fri May 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Game Changer & AI - LRB article
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Carlsen, Game Changer & AI - LRB article

I'm not sure it is, as I had to use my login to read beyond the first few paragraphs.

The other book is this one.
by JustinHorton
Fri May 31, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2880
Views: 309026

Re: Media comments on chess

Dina Litovky's photos of Amish holidaymakers in Florida include a chess game.
by JustinHorton
Tue May 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress seeking sponsor
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Hastings Congress seeking sponsor

Awesome