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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Is This A Record?

What is the longest that is a piece other than the king? (Am having trouble accessing the pgn.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on AI
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Garry Kasparov on AI

See interview in Wired from 21 February 2020: Defeated Chess Champ Garry Kasparov Has Made Peace With AI Some interesting comments. See also the Chessbase exceprts from this interview, which also links to this: Chess, a Drosophila of reasoning That is an editorial in Science magazine by Kasparov in ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Curious Touch Move Query
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Curious Touch Move Query

Interesting. The law (4.7) states "When, as a legal move or part of a legal move, a piece has been released on a square, it cannot be moved to another square on this move." But in this case it is presumably not clear on which square the piece was 'released'. I think the law is assuming the piece ha...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Interesting, from the link Roger provided above: At the present time, it is not expected that the Chinese delegation should undergo a mandatory quarantine, but the situation changes by the hour, and each territory applies different measures. To be on the safe side, we are studying the possibility of...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3488

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Have I misunderstood? Surely if the Chinese players are already in the country, then there is no problem. Ah, I see, it is 17 March, not February, that the tournament starts. Maybe the two Chinese players should try and enter Russia now? But maybe their visas won't cover this. Maybe the whole tourna...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is This A Record?
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Is This A Record?

I am sure this record could be matched, if not broken. Desperadoes and king hunts seem the right way to go. What about desperadoes where pawns promote in the corner after taking a rook - if a pawn has promoted, is it the same piece?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21386

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: 21386

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: 21386

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: 726

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: 2758

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: 2758

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: 2758

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: 372

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: 90955

Re: Cheating in chess

See also the Chessbase article (published 30/01/2020): Dark times for Ukrainian chess by Ukrainian GM Mikhail Golubev.