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by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess classic
Replies: 83
Views: 5286

Re: London chess classic

I know a bit more than everyone here, but it's information I don't regard myself as being at liberty to disclose. However, you're all going to be disappointed with how mundane the reason is, unless you're the sort of person who gets excited by competition formats. As a person who does get excited b...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

That is an even better date for me than the original one. :)
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

I think I'm available on that day.

(Stewart Reuben would probably be cheaper if he's available, though.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please

I wrote out twenty-odd cheques this evening, as it happens.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109563

Re: The English Language

"not on" is a British idiom meaning infeasible or unacceptable. In this context, it means it doesn't work tactically.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 2608

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Alex is not an official of, or player in, the league in question. Why would he be expected to know what its definition of a bona fide member is?
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 8495

Re: 2019 British

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:07 am
Torquay again then.
Wasn’t Torquay the venue for The Great ‘Can I Take My Own Sandwiches’ Debacle?
The original one was in Liverpool, but I think the guy surfaced for one of the Torquay Britishes and raised the point there as well.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lloyds Bank 1994
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Lloyds Bank 1994

Yes, but I might not be able to lay my hands on mine.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Championships 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2715

Re: European Youth Championships 2018

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. h3 b5 9. Bb3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. a4 c5 13. d5 c4 14. Bc2 Nc5 15. Qe2 g6 16. axb5 axb5 17. Rxa8 Bxa8 18. b4 cxb3 19. Nxb3 Nfxe4 20. Bxe4 Nxb3 21. Bh6 Re8 22. Bd3 Bf8 23. Be3 e4 24. Qd1 exf3 25. Qxb3 Re5 26. Bxb5 ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sinquefield Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 5952

Re: Sinquefield Cup

18.Rxf7 was one of those moves that is objectively pretty bad, but given the tournament and clock situations, it was probably worth doing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why is this position evaluated so?
Replies: 145
Views: 10435

Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Better pawn structure and safer king.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109563

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:53 pm
I mean what does like add to look?
It doesn't. "Looks like" is best analysed as a phrase in its own right, synonymous with "appears to be".
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109563

Re: The English Language

My guess, without having seen the context, is that the line under discussion is compared to some other line that has just been discussed, and black has an advantage in both.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2634
Views: 109563

Re: The English Language

Probably better, but not winning.