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by John Hickman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1932

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Could mean a new dress code for arbiters...

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by John Hickman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1932

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:29 am
Anybody able to explain why this agreement is a good thing?
Anybody able to explain why this agreement is the real thing?
by John Hickman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Knights facing forwards.
Replies: 30
Views: 2740

Re: Knights facing forwards.

John Upham wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:54 am
In what direction should one point the bishop's mitre ?

I have worried about this for some time.
If my Bishops are giving me any funny looks, I point them away from me :shock:
by John Hickman
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship News
Replies: 1
Views: 699

British Championship News

EasyJet, this year's sponsors of the British Chess Championships, have unveiled the new look chess sets players will use.

Anyone for a game of EasyChess?

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by John Hickman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arafat Gambit
Replies: 33
Views: 2683

Re: Arafat Gambit

I did run into 1. Nf3 e5 (followed by 2. Nxe5 Nc6 3. Nxc6 dxc6) in a Rapid game.

No idea if it has a name, but it's like this gambit, but played by Black!
by John Hickman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: White Rabbits
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: White Rabbits

My advice is to start each month by saying loudly, and repeating as necessary

"White rabbits, rabbits, wild rabbits!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0fgJ3rQJo0
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by John Hickman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: White Rabbits
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: White Rabbits

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 am
Richard Bates wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 am
But you have to say it before speaking to anyone.
Agreed, that's the bit I remember as important.
If you miss this one, you can say "Wild Rabbits" to avoid the worst of the curse

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by John Hickman
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Gold Member Rep.
Replies: 53
Views: 5328

Re: Gold Member Rep.

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by John Hickman
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34476

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Svidler restrained from Great Bu's down references.
Bu who
by John Hickman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34476

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Jonathan Rogers wrote: Back at the chess, Aronian looks good, Ivanchuk v Kramnik looks like an advantage to White to this human, though not to the engine;
Kramnik just needs to move his Kingside formation one rank back :wink:
by John Hickman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34476

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Chris Rice wrote:Further info from David Llada on a FB comment suggests he had been told before about the shorts and they told him to go and get changed but it took him too long.
Apparently, a load of shorts had washed up nearby and he couldn't resist wearing his...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wDpigy4eFE
by John Hickman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Studying the Pirc, so how to play against the Byrne?
Replies: 38
Views: 1910

Re: Studying the Pirc, so how to play against the Byrne?

Jonathan Bryant wrote:... I’m not sure I’d be dismissing it after less than two hours thought.
Although that's all it usually takes to beat me :mrgreen:
by John Hickman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 34476

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Great Bu's up!
by John Hickman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Studying the Pirc, so how to play against the Byrne?
Replies: 38
Views: 1910

Re: Studying the Pirc, so how to play against the Byrne?

There's an interesting discussion on this down at the Chess Pub...

Pirc 4 Bg5: Best Lines/Move Orders

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