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by Nick Burrows
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!
Replies: 19
Views: 1602

Re: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!

Best of luck with this project. I find this a really exciting prospect that would be an invaluable resource for English Chess. Lets hope this virus bites the dust pronto.
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Putting pieces back on their starting squares in the opening
Replies: 19
Views: 1176

Re: Putting pieces back on their starting squares in the opening

[Event "Olympiad"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "1994.12.13"] [Round "12"] [White "Paul van der Sterren"] [Black "Jonathan Speelman"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B07"] [PlyCount "94"] [EventDate "1994.??.??"] 1. d4 d6 2. e4 Nf6 3. f3 d5 4. e5 Ng8 5. c4 e6 6. Nc3 dxc4 7. Be3 Nd7 8. Qa4 Ne7 9. Bxc4 Nf5 10. Bf2...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 30
Views: 2151

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

Neil Graham wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:36 pm
after a number of e-mails telling us the closing date for entries is 6th January at midnight. Then four days later the closing date is arbitrarily changed to 14th January without a whisper.
All of those emails said:
Late entries may be accepted with a 50% surcharge at the 4NCL’s discretion.
by Nick Burrows
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Improvement: It’s all in the mindset
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: Chess Improvement: It’s all in the mindset

No because putting the word 'improvement' in the title gives the impression it is yet another cheap sell using a buzz word. Why isn't contentment the topic I wonder? Not so easy to profit from I strongly suspect. At least it wasn't entitled 'Secrets of...' this time. Unsurprisingly you are criticis...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Improvement: It’s all in the mindset
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: Chess Improvement: It’s all in the mindset

MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:38 pm
If you asked either author why improvement is the 'alleged' goal of the book I suspect the answer given would either be disingenuous or unreflective.
Did you read the book?
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10676

Re: Invisible pieces

The article is so well written - it must be a man.
by Nick Burrows
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10676

Re: Invisible pieces

https://twitter.com/LaraWierenga/status/1229735089086566400 The largest-ever mega-analysis of sex differences in variability of brain structure. "This study shows greater mean and variance for males in subcortical volumes and cortical surface area and thickness" "Greater male variance is observed in...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: European Online Women’s Club Cup 19th-22nd December 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: European Online Women’s Club Cup 19th-22nd December 2020

Pert, Nina 1537 - WIM Dragomirescu, Angela 2233 1 - 0

Was quite a result!
by Nick Burrows
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 10676

Re: Invisible pieces

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:07 pm
How do we know it is a woman?
I have it on good authority that this article was written by Nigel Short.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why men are higher rated than women
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: Why men are higher rated than women

Hikaru Nakamura discussed the same article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ZdlbKVU7Y

Edit: I say "discuss", I should have said "reads".

He basically has a pop at Nigel Short. Reads the whole article out loud, then makes some comments at around 17:30
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why men are higher rated than women
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: Why men are higher rated than women

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:23 pm
Well I was employing a personal pronoun as a stand-in for copyright law :D
Uh huh :D

Simply well disguised concern. I should have known better
by Nick Burrows
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why men are higher rated than women
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: Why men are higher rated than women

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:59 am
The link would suffice, you don't really want to be copying out whole articles
Telling me what i don't want to be doing now :roll:
by Nick Burrows
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why men are higher rated than women
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Why men are higher rated than women

https://slate.com/technology/2020/12/why-are-the-best-chess-players-men.html?fbclid=IwAR3Tgvl_H3gpJWXDun3Jirfl44prj71wbGk3RcVdAvpQZSPDPEpPC2YKt7o The Queen’s Gambit has been conquering Netflix viewing records much like its protagonist, a chess player named Beth Harmon, conquers the chess world. The ...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Interview with FIDE President
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

Re: Interview with FIDE President

For the majority of players in the UK, this is the ONLY opportunity to play Fide rated games at a serious time limit. Taking that opportunity away is a very bad idea, and for many will diminish the appeal of team competition. If fixed matches are the problem, then just dont rate them instead of impo...