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by JustinHorton
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Armenia from the BBC website
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Chess in Armenia from the BBC website

It seems to be a summary of a segment in From Our Own Correspondent from a couple of weeks ago. I've not listened to it yet.

I think we all missed it, don't know why - nor do I know why the website item is only online now.
by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2174
Views: 233333

Re: Media comments on chess

Appleton's successor at Oxford United (until he was sacked last month) was a chess player.
by JustinHorton
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2174
Views: 233333

Re: Media comments on chess

Stephen Bush discusses Black Panther in the New Statesman:
What I liked about the X-Men was that I recognised something of myself in them. They were social outcasts, feared and distrusted by humanity – the superhero community’s equivalent to the chess club in a school full of all-star athletes.
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1298

Re: Post Brexit Openings

That's my view, though I think books that call 1...d5 the Scandinavian tend to lay claim to both moves.
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 55
Views: 1777

Re: FIDE account closed

I wonder how the ECF would handle a President who was a similar embarrassment. As Roger de C has pointed out, that has happened twice in this decade. Both were gone within a few months of a consensus developing that that was necessary Certainly in the case of one of them this is a slightlier rosier...
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 55
Views: 1777

Re: FIDE account closed

Depends how significant you think replacing Blatter with Infantino actually is for the management practices of that organisation and its senior members.
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Northumbria Masters
Replies: 40
Views: 2113

Re: Northumbria Masters

Blimey, they're playing at the Chillingham Arms. I used to drink there. In fact I can remember sitting there with a pint and Graham Burgess's book on the Slav.
by JustinHorton
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arafat Gambit
Replies: 24
Views: 732

Re: Arafat Gambit

by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2174
Views: 233333

Re: Media comments on chess

Ian Thompson wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:48 pm
and quotes Ilya Merenzon
This is not usually a good sign. Does he come out with any particular nonsense this time?
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6407

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Yeah, that's what I mean. I got that far easily enough, but that seemed to be all there is.
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6407

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Are the tiebreak rules actually on the website?
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6407

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Rapport stumbles from advantage to defeat against Aronian. Nakamura and MVL draw.
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6407

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

It wouldn't, but in this instance (and noting my disclaimer above) aren't we possibly talking about potential play-off qualifiers? (Unless of course the game has already been drawn, which is my suspicion but is not what's on my screen.)
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6407

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

They might want to tell themselves that they still have Wang v Howell in progress
by JustinHorton
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World class time-trouble addicts
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: World class time-trouble addicts

Bronstein was famous for epic thinks, often on the first move. I presume it follows that he got into time trouble? There's something about it in Sosonko's book, or at least so I can discern from the Look Inside feature on Amazon. But we can't see the whole passage (it seems to say he wasn't quite i...