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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

Understood. I have edited my second post above as it is not relevant. Still, FWIW, have just noticed that a post in this thread by Ian Thompson from 14 January at 4:23 pm (compare the timing Ian T points to above) quotes part of what Alex H said, which may have escaped attention. Mentioning it in ca...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

[EDIT: removed as the thread I pointed to was about something else.]
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

FWIW, pages 8 and 9 of this thread have posts from 14 January, none from Alex H. Either it is in a different thread or it was removed.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Memories of Tony Miles
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Memories of Tony Miles

I think this counts as chess history now...

Two-part Chessbase article on Vlastimil Hort's memories of Tony Miles:

Part 1
Part 2
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Oh, I missed that Wintour (yes, the father of Anna, the editor of Vogue) was in there for two stints. That is lucky, no unlucky 13! :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

To explain (though most will understand the context), the current editor of the Evening Standard is George Osborne (former Chancellor of the Exchequer), whose chess credentials have been discussed here before (kids attending the London Chess Classic and when the Candidates was in London they held a ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

There is a Chessbase article on this: Leonard Barden's Evening Standard column ends after 63 years Barden writes that the Evening Standard column has ended primarily due to budget cuts Otherwise I might well have continued until I dropped, as has been a long tradition with English newspaper columnis...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bryan Loughrey and Neil Taylor
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Bryan Loughrey and Neil Taylor

If it helps, a link to the Ferdinand and Miranda at Chess article (chapter?) is here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/shakespeare-survey/ferdinand-and-miranda-at-chess/7C860B93D5F896A6FB3D15C5B8434AF4 The abstract states: Allusions to chess are rare in Shakespeare. The term chess itself is used...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90378

Re: Cheating in chess

See also the Chessbase article (published 30/01/2020): Dark times for Ukrainian chess by Ukrainian GM Mikhail Golubev.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Leonard says "dedicated to SJF" - would it be a breach of etiquette to ask who this is (or should it be obvious)?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

If you click the icon in the top right of a post that looks like a quote mark ("), then you can quote in your reply what others have said. You can also click that and copy all or part of a post in quote tags to what you are writing: [quote][/quote] I was referring primarily to the recent comments on...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 20004

Re: World Youth Championships

Some people think it is 'funny' to troll someone by pretending to be them. Though sometimes it is the person themselves, it can also be others (e.g. non-chess playing teenagers or adults who should know better who know the person and/or have become aware of this whole matter).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 2511

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

I hope there are plans to mark this in some way (surely the ECF will include it in their news), and I hope the reporting of this record is not lost in the plethora of headlines about the other event taking place that day. Huge respect to Leonard for such an amazing record of longevity and quality ch...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4526

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

How often have world championship title matches gone down to the last game in a series? It does happen a fair amount, but not so much that it wouldn't be possible to list them all. I can recall the Leko-Kramnik match, the last two Carlsen matches (against Karjakin and Caruana), the Anand-Gelfand mat...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7597

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Four rounds to go, and Caruana (who drew) is leading on 6/9, with a chasing pack of four players on 5.5/9 (Carlsen, Van Foreest, Firouzja and So). Duda may yet join the group on 5.5. The game by Van Foreest was interesting - one of those tablebase draws by the looks of it, where Van Foreest looked c...