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by Andrew Bak
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 1809

Re: English victories against World Champions

I remember Adams bearing Carlsen at the Olympiad where Carlsen played some ...Nh5 rubbish. Was that when Carlsen was WCh?
by Andrew Bak
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: 300 ECF Grade
Replies: 8
Views: 787

300 ECF Grade

I was looking at the top players list on the ECF grading list and noticed that Ian Nepomniatchi has an ECF grade of 299.

Has anybody ever surpassed 300 ECF grade?
by Andrew Bak
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 982
Views: 33154

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Also some controversy from the end of that epic Ukraine v China match yesterday. Help me out here, what's "slow-rolling"? Slow-rolling is a term in poker where you know you have the best hand (often the best possible hand) but you wait for your opponent to show their hand first. A variation is that...
by Andrew Bak
Sun May 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 28
Views: 3201

Re: Division One 2017-18

Longest game in 4NCL history I’m guessing?
by Andrew Bak
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favourite Rating Upsets Ever: Wins or Draws.
Replies: 15
Views: 1384

Re: Favourite Rating Upsets Ever: Wins or Draws.

We had a match in the Yorkshire league last season, where three of our players had large upset wins. Board 2, our player graded 140 beat a 182 Board 3, our player graded 95 (aged 85) won vs a player graded 178 Board 5, our player graded 82 beat a 160. A quite remarkable set of results for one match!...
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Blackpool 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2459

Re: Blackpool 2017

Leonard Barden wrote:Where are the rounds 1-4 games to be found? Only round 5 now seems to be online.
Mark Crowther had them on TWIC
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Deighton
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: Simon Deighton

by Andrew Bak
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?
Replies: 15
Views: 1895

Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

iirc Adams had an amazing game on the Black side of a Berlin, I think it was against Caruana?
by Andrew Bak
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Player needed for this weekend at Telford
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: Player needed for this weekend at Telford

Player no longer required.
by Andrew Bak
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Deighton
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Simon Deighton

From the Yorkshire website: Friends and team-mates are saddened to report the untimely death of Simon Deighton, a fine man whose approach to life inspired respect and admiration amongst those who were fortunate to meet or play alongside and opposite him. Our thoughts are with his family at this most...
by Andrew Bak
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament rounds
Replies: 17
Views: 1532

Re: Tournament rounds

But the basic proposition already is quite firmly comic :) Maybe you mean something different to what you actually wrote or something. It actually happened. They played 1 round, and the arbiter repaired it, exempting the players whose opponents didn't change in the two pairing list from playing. Why?
by Andrew Bak
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Player needed for this weekend at Telford
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Player needed for this weekend at Telford

Due to a late withdrawals, Bradford DCA Knights are one player short for this weekend's Div 2 games at the Park Inn, Telford

If anybody fancies playing on either Saturday, Sunday or both, please PM me.
by Andrew Bak
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 178
Views: 11197

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

I don't know if anyone else has made this point because I am blind drunk, but I don't really think the winner of the FIDE Women's World championship deserves the Fide Grandmaster Title. She really won't have done enough in my eyes. So winning the most prestigious tournament in the women's game whic...
by Andrew Bak
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Refuted Openings
Replies: 22
Views: 2436

Re: Refuted Openings

Andrew Bak wrote:I've heard that 1.g4 e5 2.f3 isn't the best but the refutation is quite subtle and only the top GMs can really tease out the nuances and get a slight advantage for Black.
Apparently Hou Yifan didn't think this was refuted for White! :shock:
by Andrew Bak
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Refuted Openings
Replies: 22
Views: 2436

Re: Refuted Openings

I've heard that 1.g4 e5 2.f3 isn't the best but the refutation is quite subtle and only the top GMs can really tease out the nuances and get a slight advantage for Black.