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by Simon Brown
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2391
Views: 261618

Re: Media comments on chess

Oho indeed. Never seen that reference to castles before, and the whole crossword feels like the work of a new setter.
by Simon Brown
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2391
Views: 261618

Re: Media comments on chess

Fairly difficult Times crossword today. 26 ac; “There’s a surprise, seeing hotel amidst castles (3)”
by Simon Brown
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2391
Views: 261618

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Times Cryptic Quintagram (sigh)

"Ship's quarters here for English man on board (10)"
by Simon Brown
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19542

Re: British Championship 2018

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm
If I were any good at tactics, I'd be a GM by now. Expletive me, that was embarrassing.
Shame your opponent missed 27 Qh7 though. Quite pretty
by Simon Brown
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19542

Re: British Championship

OK. Adams without a playoff
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 21803

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Hazlitt used the phrase "ultracrepidarianism". There's also a proverb, let the cobbler stick to his last.
by Simon Brown
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2391
Views: 261618

Re: Media comments on chess

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Daniel Wright isn't a name I remember seeing before
Rather better known as Danny
by Simon Brown
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 4398

Re: GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

Keith would have won as Black
by Simon Brown
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Tal Memorial Blitz
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

So half way through Karjakin is leading, Morozevich is equal last, and Mamedyarov is ½ point off last.

Any other predictions?
by Simon Brown
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE account closed
Replies: 63
Views: 3375

Re: FIDE account closed

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 am
there isn't anything to stop FIDE opening a UK bank account
Have you tried opening a UK bank account as a non-UK person/entity recently? It is not easy.

Anyway, do we know how much is frozen, and whether FIDE has other working bank accounts?
by Simon Brown
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Find the Move
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Find the Move

Curious starting position. Just wondering what Black played instead of c or exd3 last move or a few moves ago.
by Simon Brown
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4603

Re: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

True, but nice to see some British names at the top for a change and the chess is more interesting than the Classic, for example, if maybe less perfect. And Keith v Mark I haven’t seen for a few months.
by Simon Brown
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2017-18
Replies: 61
Views: 5271

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2017-18

I wasn’t amused about my replacement for Rashford, who I decided wasn’t going to play much from now on. So it came down to Murray (home v Palace, his old club) or Rooney (home v West Ham, impending new manager). Chose Murray, giving away 26 points....
by Simon Brown
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 20233

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

ChessBomb are broadcasting live today it seems
by Simon Brown
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New broadcast model for World Championship Match
Replies: 150
Views: 14526

Re: New broadcast model for World Championship Match

Chessbomb appears to be broadcasting today