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by Nick Burrows
Fri May 29, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rough estimates over Fischer's re-entry into chess.
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Rough estimates over Fischer's re-entry into chess.

He played lots with the Polgars
by Nick Burrows
Thu May 28, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen reaction to beautiful queen sac
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Carlsen reaction to beautiful queen sac

Joey Stewart wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:02 am
Was that against a legit player? If so then fair play to him, fantastic tactic.
A Brazilian GM called Luis Paulo Supi
by Nick Burrows
Wed May 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you think - is this game for real?
Replies: 31
Views: 1509

Re: What do you think - is this game for real?

Ive been playing 15 + 10s on Lichess and don't think I've faced a cheat yet
by Nick Burrows
Fri May 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 2392

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

2 Im's. 3 FM's.

A fide standard play rating cap is a simple solution. As it is the sections are meaningless
by Nick Burrows
Fri May 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2020 European Online Chess Championships
Replies: 54
Views: 2392

Re: 2020 European Online Chess Championships

Highest entrant so far (In the Under 2000 Section) is IM Artur Davtyan 2461 Fide :roll:
by Nick Burrows
Wed May 20, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 33
Views: 4793

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

(Conversely, in the given position, what's to stop black resigning, immediately, in a winning position if it his turn to move?) Black would never resign because a beginner would see he could swap twice on f1 and remain a piece up. Whereas if white overlooks the mate, he could well resign, as he did.
by Nick Burrows
Sat May 16, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawn Sacrifice - the film
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Pawn Sacrifice - the film

I recently heard John Donaldson who has written several books on Fischer say that Lombardy was Fischers second in 1972.
by Nick Burrows
Sat May 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Blitz Championships
Replies: 86
Views: 4458

Re: British Blitz Championships

Danny Gormally stream hre: https://www.twitch.tv/gingergm
by Nick Burrows
Thu May 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 345
Views: 17969

Re: 4NCL Online

I have had 4 lichess tabs open and have intermittently checked the other games in my match without (i presume) being flagged yet.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: What's this against my Sicilian
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: What's this against my Sicilian

I've played this twice before. It looks like a monkey move, but the knight is better placed on c2 as on c3 it gets hit quickly with blacks counterplay. Its just a bit slow spending a tempo to get it there. There is a Nigel Davies dvd where he advocated it, showing a great game or two played by Zvjag...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: How to prepare for a game
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: How to prepare for a game

The general advice if you want to increase your chances of winning an individual game is to head for imbalanced, complex positions where there is more chance that the stronger player will go wrong. However, if this kind of chess is not your natural game, I'm not sure it's the best advice. You will p...
by Nick Burrows
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament
Replies: 66
Views: 6371

Re: Magnus Invitational Online Supertournament

Did the extra hour prove beneficial?
by Nick Burrows
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 24151

Re: Worrying times

Perhaps the care home Corona deaths.