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by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2773

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Some photos (I was prompted to go looking) are here:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Seniors ... ior-teams/

I'll leave people to pick out individual photos, as I'm not sure I would recognise everyone.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2773

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

That's amazing. Great result by the 65+ team. Would the 50+ team have got bronze if they had won in the final round? And the result hinged on the game by John Emms (as there were quick draws on the top two boards and Chris Ward was level) and Emms was losing (on move 24) then winning (on move 29) an...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: One Hundred years celebration

In the real world, saying you are playing for "your county" is a relatively easy way to give people an idea of the level you are playing at. Of course, there is much more to it than that, but it is also part of the diversity of options available and the history of the game in this country. I remembe...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

Parts of what is in the video John linked above is also featured in this recent Daily Mail story:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... attle.html
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1634

Re: GRENKE Classic

It has been a while since I looked up a tablebase position online - has that become more difficult now? There's an App for Android phones. It's called Lomonosov Tablebases and has the 7 man positions. Thanks, Roger. Do you know of anything for desktops? My phone is Android but rather old and slow. ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1634

Re: GRENKE Classic

I was quite impressed with Anand's defensive play. Unlike Kramnik, maybe he will not retire any time soon but will carry on at a high level for a while yet. Has Anand given any indications whether he is contemplating retirement, or winding things down on the competitive side?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1634

Re: GRENKE Classic

Carlsen in his vintage 2011-4 style today. Who else wins like that?! Or has ever won like that at the top level, with any semblance of frequency? Simply remarkable. Close to inimitable. I can imagine how Vallejo Pons feels tonight - why carry on? go do something else with your life, something you'r...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2814
Views: 300724

Re: Media comments on chess

Would it be posssible to copy the previous 6 posts (from here ) onwards) into the Chess History section under a suitable title. It is very hard to find them again otherwise, and there is some fascinating history there. Quick question: which magazines are those scans from? While looking some more in...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2814
Views: 300724

Re: Media comments on chess

Would it be posssible to copy the previous 6 posts (from here ) onwards) into the Chess History section under a suitable title. It is very hard to find them again otherwise, and there is some fascinating history there. Quick question: which magazines are those scans from? While looking some more int...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2773

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Tim Harding wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:48 pm
ChessBase had an article about him at the time but it doesn't seem to be possible to search for it?
This one?

https://en.chessbase.com/post/johann-hjartarson-is-back
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2773

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Maybe a project should be undertaken to put these neglected games online. With those with access to BCM and CHESS going back a long time, working with those who do databases (such as Britbase and others - not sure what others I am thinking of right now!).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I think David is referring to the fact that this appears to be the 100th county championship competition; it was first contested in 1908 but not during the war years. A good spot that. I think that we are indebted to the current Controller, Mark Murrell, for the spot. Indeed. For the record, Mark M...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: England's highest rated player
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: England's highest rated player

Can anyone actually shed any light on this? Like, which games have been (or will be) officially rated and which have not? (Gawain Jones got a good result in Reykjavik and has a live rating of 2701.8, Howell has a live rating of 2697.8, Adams has a live rating of 2692.7, but two games may not have be...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3029

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Oh, does Gawain lose on tie-break? Still, maybe we can argue until the cows come home who is England's leading player by rating?

Oh, Gawain looks to be fourth on tie-break, with eight(!) players tying for first.

Final standings.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Old Chestnut

I was going to say that there will likely have been cases like this already (generally, unless the person is a prominent player, gender changes and/or reassignment won't be obvious outside the circle of those who know the person). Alex, can I ask if FIDE have had to handle this sort of thing as well...