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by Nick Burrows
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rating the metrics.
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Rating the metrics.

Go over your games in detail without the use of a computer. Pay particular attention to tactical phases, explore variations you considered during the game, lines that you were fearful of. Only then run it through a computer. Most mistakes come from missing candidates early in variations. It teaches ...
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Games worth a look - weekend 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

From seeing the position at move 10 I wrote this top board game off as a guaranteed loss. Every time i checked it was equally lost, then they shook hands with a draw :D [Event "4NCL div 3B"] [Site "Wokefield Park"] [Date "2018.01.14"] [Round "4.1"] [White "Healey"] [Black "Mohoney"] [Result "1/2-1/2...
by Nick Burrows
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Games worth a look - weekend 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1470

Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Check out Moloney vs Healey for a ridiculous save. Will post when pgn comes online
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 3843

Re: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

Therefore unless i am overlooking something, if he only got the invites he would be a world championship candidate..
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Netflix

I enjoyed the Magnus documentary, largely due to the footage of him as a child through to adulthood. It's nice to see the environment that shaped him and watch his development. Surprised to see him isolated and lonely at school. It made me like him more than I did.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

How does that result in a 1st vs 3rd pairing?
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Visit from China?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Visit from China?

What a great opportunity. I suspect their "intermediate" standard might be quite high!
by Nick Burrows
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8678

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

After 32..b4 33.cxb3 c3 all blacks pieces come alive and due to the impending ..Bb5 Stockfish sees nothing better than 34.Rxe3 when it is obvious that black is winning.

32..Bf4 just seems to drop the a6 pawn.
by Nick Burrows
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2159
Views: 230691

Re: Media comments on chess

How to play chess from "The Wire"!

https://youtu.be/ztc7o0NzFrE
by Nick Burrows
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 8658

Re: London chess-FIDE open

The Quarter-Final pairings are: 1. Nigel Short (2687) v Alan Merry (2422) 2. Gawain Jones (2659) v Luke McShane (2649)     3. Matthew Sadler (2687) v Jonathan Rowson (2563) 4. David Howell (2685) v Jonathan Hawkins (2573)    Players were seeded based on their rating as at 1 November 2017, with Nigel...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2017-18
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Division Two 2017-18

Nice report Rhys!
by Nick Burrows
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: K Kings 1 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 821

Re: K Kings 1 Question

Dads & Daughters
by Nick Burrows
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Second youngest GM in chess history this afternoon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

Re: Second youngest GM in chess history this afternoon?

All the games are available to view via the chess-results link above
by Nick Burrows
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8660

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Luke may have lost his winning chances on move 40?