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by John Hickman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Knights facing forwards.
Replies: 30
Views: 2384

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: 640

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: 1995

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: 1027

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: 1027

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: 4942

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: 32463

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: 32463

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: 32463

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: 1715

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: 32463

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: 1715

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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by John Hickman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes
Replies: 82
Views: 5961

Re: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes

The International Director has said the same, although he has done nothing about it. Apart from creating the London Chess Classic and plenty of other stuff behind the scenes to potentially help other organisers. All right, but apart from creating the London Chess Classic and plenty of other stuff b...
by John Hickman
Wed May 24, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight

Closest I got was K+B+N vs K + 4 pawns (a, f, g, h). I knew I needed the B and N to round up the a pawn, but, with a little crowd gathering, also knew that what the crowd didn't know was that I didn't know if I knew how to do the B+N mate. By not know if I knew, I mean that it was so long ago that I...