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by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Women's chess (1938 and 1993)
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Women's chess (1938 and 1993)

A couple of chess history queries that I hope some here can help with: 1) Bob Kane posted a link to this elsewhere, it deserves to be reposted here: http://whitenoise.city/articles/queen-to-w4-women-chess-and-west-london/ 'Queen to W4: Women, Chess and West London' The video clip of Elaine Saunders ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2259
Views: 244308

Re: Media comments on chess

Hmm. Four-sided chess. OK, let's be charitable, it is consultation chess. The UK only has four pieces (two pawns, a knight and a queen). Maybe the UK king is hiding in the obscured lower left corner? The EU have a full complement of pieces. Apparently the first two rows on each side are not being us...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)

Can those out there with access to British Championship records track down the year of this British Championship and some more details?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: WGM/IM Nino Khurtsidze 1975-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: WGM/IM Nino Khurtsidze 1975-2018

An earlier (related) news story from July last year:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/help-nino ... nst-cancer
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2259
Views: 244308

Re: Media comments on chess

From Pep Guardiola: The Man City manager described as football's Che Guevara (BBC Sport): Guardiola is a sponge, keen to learn from anyone from England rugby union coach Eddie Jones to chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. Perhaps on some level he is making up for his lack of structured education. Googl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Sharjah Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 233

2nd Sharjah Masters

Gawain Jones on 5/6 and playing the leader on top board in round 7 of the 2nd Sharjah Masters:

http://chess-results.com/tnr337650.aspx ... =6&flag=30
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 52
Views: 2587

Re: FIDE internal fighting

Nigel is unimpressed. https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/984673921436868609?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet He was even more unimpressed by his loss on time to an 11-year-old after he (Nigel) forgot to press his clock... https://twitter.com/nigelshortchess/status/98590...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 243
Views: 9657

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

That's a great pity. Can you give more details?
Was the organisation the problem, or did some (or not enough) teams not turn up, or was it both?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 52
Views: 2587

Re: FIDE internal fighting

:shock: You feel sorry for some of the sensible people there who are trying to make the best of a bad business... Mr. Vega said he is the eldest person present at the meeting, He wanted to speak as an old man. We should stop the discussion now. We do not want to see the harsh exchange between Presid...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2259
Views: 244308

Re: Media comments on chess

Passing mention of chess here: How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past (BBC) A fascinating article, well worth reading in its own right. The chess comment is about one of the people doing the research, called Nick Paterson (this is a mis-spelling of Nick Patterson): Paterson has an extr...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2259
Views: 244308

Re: Media comments on chess

Hardly worth mentioning, as it is only a token analogy with chess (in the headline and opening sentence):

Kim's next move: Reading the Korea chess game (BBC News, 28 March 2018)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 32
Views: 1867

Re: America want the World Title Match

Chris W has a point. Have a look at this potted history of the collapse of the attempt to find a sponsor for a match against Kasparov from 1998 onwards, with Shirov infamously missing out on playing for the world title: https://sites.google.com/site/caroluschess/world-championship-match/1998-shirov-...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: America want the World Title Match
Replies: 32
Views: 1867

Re: America want the World Title Match

Does anyone think Carlsen could (or would) throw a spanner in the works? Presumably he would have to agree to this, or can his wishes be ignored if there is enough money involved? (I'd personally love to see the match in London and would go and watch, but am realistic enough to realise that things a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2576

Re: European Individual 2018

McShane-Matlakov drawn by repetition after 27 moves. The other two top board games are going the distance, with the White players clearly trying to win the tournament and take the title.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 21213

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

I sometimes have difficulty following the ganes live. If some kind person is willing, could they post updates (results and key positions and moves) during the final round? Either that or a link to a simple site that only gives results and moves without a display or analysis. Thanks. Time for a quick...