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by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy

I wonder if anyone knows how good a player Ernest Jones really was. Does he feature in any chess histories of the area? Does Chichester Chess Club have any stories or records from that time? http://chichesterchessclub.co.uk/ Their list of club champions goes back to 1958, four years after the newspa...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy

That covers all bases, doesn't it? (The link in the second post is to the paper by Jones on Morphy.) Many thanks, Gerard!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Ernest Jones, psychoanalysis and Morphy

There is a very brief mention here of Welsh psychoanalyst Ernest Jones and his psychoanalytical study of Paul Morphy. Does anyone here know more about this or Jones's "passion for chess"?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: Hungary June 2018

At move 37, Joe is better. He should win a pawn at some point, and hopefully in such a way as to take a big step towards winning the game! It is not easy though, and maybe objectively White should be able to draw. Re-reading what was said earlier in the thread, if Joe does win, this would be his thi...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hungary June 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: Hungary June 2018

Joe's won his last 2 games to reach 5.5/8 He is black in the final round against a 2260 rated IM; I'm not sure if a win would would be enough for a norm, but he's clearly playing well Interesting to read his comments from last year ECF elite junior players reports All those comments are fascinating...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 297
Views: 17348

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Some of that got played out in public in the pages of ChessMoves (I have recently been sorting through a load of old papers and that was one of the things that caught my eye). Future researchers will probably use some of that material. (Hurst, Reuben, et al.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour Leuven
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Grand Chess Tour Leuven

Did the top three all lose in the last round? Looks like it!
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Two annotated games
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Two annotated games

Thanks, Matt. I had forgotten that clicking b8 gets the FEN for a position (I knew about the 'pos' tags). A reminder (now I've looked it up) is that it is possible to put annotations inside the play-through bit (the 'pgn' tags). Example at the bottom of this thread ('PGN and POS' in the 'News and Su...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Two annotated games
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Two annotated games

Diagrams a bit harder, but pgns for now. Marcus Walsh (ADs) v Richard Lee (Cambridge), round 11 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 c5 7. Bxe7 Kxe7 8. f4 Nc6 9. dxc5 Qa5 10. Qd2 Qxc5 11. Nf3 Re8 12. O-O-O Kf8 13. Bd3 Kg8 14. g4 a6 15. h5 b5 16.Bxh7+ 16…Kxh7 17. Qd3 Kg8 18. Ng5 Q...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 297
Views: 17348

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

However, Kevin Spraggett asks whether Nigel has reason to be embarrassed about a connection with Aguinaldo Jaime. Apparently Nigel conveyed an offer to make Mr Jaime a FIDE Vice-President in return for support of Karpov's 2010 Presidential ticket. Heh. Spraggett not pulling any punches and not minc...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess in Iran
Replies: 62
Views: 2285

Re: Chess in Iran

India chess player quits Iran tournament over headscarf rule (BBC News)

"Indian chess champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of an Asian tournament in Iran over the country's compulsory headscarf rule."
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 297
Views: 17348

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Are you referring to Nigel or David, Justin? Maybe both? :wink:

(Oh, best chess players, OK, that makes it obvious...)

And for the classically challenged (most of us): Sutor, ne ultra crepidam.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6610

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Was bit shocked to realise that Carlsen is now 27. I had exactly the same reaction Heh. Speaking of which, I clicked on the link again and instead of skipping the advert that YouTube served up, I was transfixed by the sight of Kasparov talking about and explaining his Masterclasses. It is, um, inte...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 6610

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

I think it is tempting fate to talk in that manner about a rival just before you are due to play them! That’s what i thought. Mind you it def makes things more interesting that Magnus is willing to say what he thinks rather than just toss out some bland ‘one game at a time, Brian’ type guff Also, e...