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by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1129

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

Do we know yet who will qualify from the Grand Prix for the Candidates?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 67
Views: 2639

Re: Brexit tea leaves

One thing that hasn't been commented on so much, is how the Conservative vote share 'only' went up by 1.2%. The party with the biggest percentage vote increase (though obviously not total vote increase) was the Liberal Democrats (a 4.2% increase). But they have always suffered from the FPTP handicap...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 67
Views: 2639

Re: Brexit tea leaves

So this election wasn't a re-run of 1923. It appears to have been a re-run of 2017, but with some key differences (different Conservative leader, more Brexit fatigue, and a Labour heartland that had lost patience with Corbyn's Labour). Any thoughts on the election and what the future might hold?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vishy Anand at 50
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Vishy Anand at 50

Vishy on Vishy gems!

Chessbase article to mark Viswanathan Anand turning 50 today.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5626

Re: World Youth Championships

Maybe he is raising money for Children In Need?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5626

Re: World Youth Championships

Well, I can't even accurately calculate the finish that prompted Allan to resign here. Does it start 31...Rxf7 32.Qb8+ Kg7? Oh, I was missing 33.Be5+ (because the queen is on that square in the diagram).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5626

Re: World Youth Championships

Matt, you said earlier "I think when the Allan Pleasants game arrives it will be fairly eye opening." and " His win over Allan Pleasants was an engine-like destruction apparently." To me, that looks like a good attacking game, but nothing particularly spectacular (Allan playing 23...Bxe5 looks like ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 17888

Re: National Chess Library closure

If Stewart Reuben is reading from the Caribbean, he might be interested in this: https://library.dmu.ac.uk/specialcollections/unboxingtheboxer#s-lib-ctab-15018334-2 "a film collection dating from the 1930s to the 1970s" I think I am right that he has a collection of chess-related film/TV items (thou...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 17888

Re: National Chess Library closure

The latest statement on the ECF library would appear to be the following item from the board's strategy statement presented to the AGM in October this year: "Work with De Montfort University Leicester to manage the transfer of the library from the Office to the DMU Special Collections facility." Re...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 17888

Re: National Chess Library closure

Chris, I have no idea how the library is organised but the image references seem to be just some random sequence of numbers. They are certainly nothing to do with the years 1917 to 1922 as you will see if you make the pictures a bit bigger. Oops. I got a bit too excited there. Thanks for spotting t...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Magazine Archive
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: US Chess Magazine Archive

was Jan/Feb 2005 the first issue of ChessMoves? No. The BCF had a newsletter going back at least to the 1970s. Paul Buswell would be better placed than me to say exactly what was published at that time. Thank you. I have ChessMoves (in a box somewhere) from the mid-1990s onwards (I think). I should...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 17888

Re: National Chess Library closure

Returning a couple of years later to this thread, I was trying to find details of the ECF National Chess Library on the ECF website, failed, and used Google and found this news item from 20 July 2017: The chess library The library stock has now been moved from the store in Eastbourne to our new offi...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development News (ECF website)
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Development News (ECF website)

Was poking around the ECF website, trying to find anything about the ECF Library, when I found this:

Development News

With the content:
pending...
Hmm.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Magazine Archive
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: US Chess Magazine Archive

Thank you for flagging that up, John. On a similar topic, is there a convenient listing anywhere of useful chess history (including past and current national chess federation newsletters) links. For the ECF, I think the closest is this: https://www.ecfresource.co.uk/chess-moves-archives/ I wonder wh...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 710
Views: 82544

Re: Cheating in chess

Maybe FIDE feel that 'minor' events are something that should be handled at national level, and only certain cases should be raised to the level of being handled by FIDE. But FIDE should be providing leadership on the issue.