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by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London System
Replies: 20
Views: 1955

Re: London System

I was facing a known London system player in a DCCA game the other day, and so met his 1.d4 with 1...c5 just to forestall it.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 52
Views: 2259

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

"No other people allowed in the room" is the killer for me. I don't have reliable internet in my bedroom and I can't reasonably keep people out of any other room.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 893

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

At the 2019 East Devon congress, I played opponents born 70 years apart in consecutive rounds (John Wheeler and Shreyas Royal).
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2651

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I suggest you take a day off, MJ.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2651

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Offensive and arguably libellous post from M.J.McCready deleted. There are plenty of valid criticisms you can make about the BBC without saying things that would get their lawyers involved.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harold Godfrey Cole
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Harold Godfrey Cole

I think my favourite of the ways to win is 29.Rxe8 Qxe8 30.Qa4, but there are others.

Thomas presumably missed 29...Rxa2.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 60
Views: 2161

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

Those hints gave enough
Insight into Simon's clue
For me to solve it
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1775
Views: 155705

Re: Cheating in chess

FIDE Rapidplay ratings can be very unreliable, and surely this is well known? People can go years between playing FIDE-rated rapidplay events.

(Praggnanandhaa's is the most famous unreliable rapid rating, but there are others.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Cryptic Crossword Clues
Replies: 26
Views: 592

Re: Cryptic Crossword Clues

Bright learner composed opera (6, 7)
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Changing political landscape
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Changing political landscape

Moved to Not Chess!
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 306
Views: 29730

Re: Arbitration question

The same way you always calculate it: add up the ratings of the players he played and divide by the number of games he played.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430924

Re: Media comments on chess

Wednesday 4 November on ITV4 in Champion of Comments comparing snooker or tennis with chess are often more appropriate. These sports have more in common with ours. It is interesting how the two games have entirely opposite meanings of the word 'tactical'. In chess if you were to talk about game bei...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 79
Views: 8576

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

I'm available, if you want me.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2403

Re: Local Online Leagues

It was intended.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 306
Views: 29730

Re: Arbitration question

You'd have to be extraordinarily unlucky for TPR to not break a tie, so put that one somewhere in the list.