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by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

I can actually name a sponsor of this event this year, which is more than can be said for any previous year. Behold the Lohia Foundation.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic
Replies: 23
Views: 2056

Re: London Chess Classic

Behold the Steel king: [Event "10th CSC London Chess Classic"] [Site "Olympia Conference Centre, Lon"] [Date "2018.12.09"] [Round "1.10"] [White "Staneland, Peter E"] [Black "Hubbard, Michael"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "1756"] [BlackElo "1972"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2018.12.09"] 1....
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Under promotion to a bishop.
Replies: 19
Views: 930

Re: Under promotion to a bishop.

3.b8B is winning, but 3.Rxf8+ is rather better.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic
Replies: 23
Views: 2056

Re: London Chess Classic

And the international open has started. White's 20th move here is a relatively simple tactic once you see it, but quite nice nevertheless. [Event "10th CSC London Chess Classic"] [Site "Olympia Conference Centre, Lon"] [Date "2018.12.09"] [Round "1.46"] [White "Derakhshani, Borna"] [Black "Mugalu, H...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Celebrity identification

Oh yes, the knight on h3 is hanging. That makes a difference.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 666

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.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is it legal?
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Is it legal?

It's certainly against FIDE regulations. It might end up being rated if FIDE are very kind to you.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2914
Views: 118380

Re: The English Language

My guess would be that it refers to the word "pieces" in an earlier sentence, but I'd need the context to be sure.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Celebrity identification

[Event "London Classic op"] [Site "London"] [Date "2011.12.06"] [Round "4"] [White "Rudd, Jack"] [Black "Reppen, Ellisiv"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C22"] [WhiteElo "2290"] [BlackElo "1949"] [PlyCount "35"] [EventDate "2011.12.03"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTi...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Celebrity identification

I've played one of those people in a serious chess game. It was a shorter draw than any of those in the match.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2914
Views: 118380

Re: The English Language

Yeesh, that's a badly structured sentence you're working with there.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 1820

Re: English victories against World Champions

Gunsberg wasn't a British citizen at the time he played Steinitz, though, which I think is the criterion people are using here to determine whether these games count.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone else missing the C/Anand and C/Karjakin matches?
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Anyone else missing the C/Anand and C/Karjakin matches?

I've been following this match all the way through, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Two top-class players playing very good chess; very little in the way of obvious mistakes; mostly very hard-fought games - today's was a somewhat curious exception.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38744

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

MrDodgy in the Chess24 feed says "if the universe had wanted twelve draws, then Anish would have won the Candidates".
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 1820

Re: English victories against World Champions

In the current rules, it's definitely a minimum of 2 hours per player if one of the players has a 2200+ rating. I don't have previous copies of the rules to hand.