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by Michael Yeo
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 323625

Re: Media comments on chess

I think it was earlier, probably 1962, as it was based on an article in the Scientific American in March 1962 available online at http://cs.williams.edu/~freund/cs136-07 ... xapawn.pdf. This was based on work by Donald Michie There is some more info at http://www.mscroggs.co.uk/blog/19.
by Michael Yeo
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: Celebrity identification

Looking back at that game against Reppen, 15.Bc1 looks like it could be rather strong. I must not have seen it at the tame. No it isn't. Black just plays 15.....Qxf3 16.gxf3 Re7! (better than 16....Re8 that has been played a few times) and even if White regains material after something like 17.Ng5 ...
by Michael Yeo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 11298

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Remarkable play by Luke, even given the time control. Not really. I analysed this line out to a draw 5 years ago (with colours reversed: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5 Nd5!? etc). I suspect both players are still in their preparation (at move 15) as it is still following Motylev - Radjabo...
by Michael Yeo
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?
Replies: 30
Views: 2752

Re: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?

Thus it was that we sat down to conclude this game at midnight. At 2.15 am my opponent rather oddly enquired "Shall we go to bed?" I ascertained that this was in fact his way of illegally offering a draw before explaining that my wife was asleep upstairs and thanks to him hadn't seen much of me all...
by Michael Yeo
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?
Replies: 30
Views: 2752

Re: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?

[Site "Guernsey"] [Date "1985.??.??"] [Round "3"] [White "Yeo, Michael J"] [Black "Bellin, Robert"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] Being played back in the days of adjournments, I gather they they were still playing it days after the round had completed for all the other players. 136 moves at 20 moves an hour ...
by Michael Yeo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Reykjavik Open
Replies: 68
Views: 6604

Re: 2017 Reykjavik Open

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Hmm, a school motto?
Whitgift in Croydon. That's where Leonard and David Sedgwick went to school and I suspect John Pigott as well.
You suspect correctly. Leonard may have overlooked another regular poster who was there at the same time (not me).
by Michael Yeo
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 6392

Re: Richard Haddrell

Very sad. The SCCU website has been a wonderful information source for nearly 18 years.
by Michael Yeo
Tue May 24, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Appeals Committee
Replies: 19
Views: 2864

Re: appeals committee

Appeals Committees are more common in overseas tournaments than in Britain. I can remember tournaments with ballot papers at the start of Round 1 to elect members from amongst the players. Curiously I was a member of the Appeals Committee for the Aeroflot Tournament for 4 years from 2008-2011. This ...
by Michael Yeo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Bilbao Masters
Replies: 26
Views: 1747

Re: Bilbao Masters

Yes, why not? I have checked my earlier post and they are indeed on 10 second increments from move 41 (when 60 minutes get added). This may also explain why I saw an arbiter replacing the clock in Round 1 after move 40 presumably to change the setting. They therefore won't be recording moves when d...
by Michael Yeo
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Bilbao Masters
Replies: 26
Views: 1747

Re: Bilbao Masters

The game score now shows a draw after 172 moves. Giri looks to have missed a few wins earlier when it was RRB v RR. I think they are on 10 second increments and not keeping score, so claiming a 50 move rule draw is problematic. I was in the audience in Bilbao on Monday. So v Ding was an exciting gam...
by Michael Yeo
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Brew
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

Re: John Brew

:lol:
by Michael Yeo
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Stuart Milner-Barry, Messenger & Chess Player
Replies: 83
Views: 10618

Re: Stuart Milner-Barry, Messenger & Chess Player

I have known M.A. Chamberlain's son Nick for the last 35 years. He has sent me an e-mail: M A Chamberlain was my father. He almost certainly was board 8 in that 1945 match. He worked in Hut 6 and Newmanry, also being involved with working on the Herivale tip. I believe at some time he was secretary ...
by Michael Yeo
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: George Ellison RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 5703

Re: George Ellison RIP

Very sad. Played him once 3 years ago. A gentleman.
by Michael Yeo
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar
Replies: 182
Views: 17864

Re: 2015 World Senior Team Ch 24 Feb-4 Mar

Tim Harding wrote: England 65+ lost to Berlin today and will play Sweden 2 tomorrow but (I think) defaulting board 4?
England 65+ have acquired an extra player to replace Roger Scowen. Gareth Jones from Southampton (ECF 160) lost today to Baumbach.