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by Nigel Short
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 25
Views: 1998

Re: Peter Markland

Can we not apply for an IM title for him, Nick? He is certainly worth it in today's money.
by Nigel Short
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

I'm pleased to see that there are a few guys on this thread talking sense. What do we do to fix the attitude of the others? I have no idea. In terms of fixing FIDE's attitude, though, I have a suggestion. Listen to GM Judit Polgar. She makes astute comments. [/quote] With all due respect to Dr Helen...
by Nigel Short
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:36 pm
Geoff, I don't think we can describe Nigel's article as harmless and also say we are listening to women players, or at least not the woman player who wrote the blog on lichess in the first post. She seems to be very clear it is harmful.
She. Or he...
by Nigel Short
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's GM short doing?!
Replies: 83
Views: 6266

Re: What's GM short doing?!

It is not a good look for the chess world generally that so many of their top players and arbiters either have escaped from their country or are being prevented from doing so. The latest FIDE newsletter reveals that Sarasadat Khademalsharieh will play in the Gibraltar leg of the Women's Grand Prix,...
by Nigel Short
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's GM short doing?!
Replies: 83
Views: 6266

Re: What's GM short doing?!

Nick Faulks has summarised the situation well. I also believe the English motion would have passed comfortably, albeit with a reduced majority. If you will forgive me for saying so, Jonathan Rogers continues to frame the debate in totally the wrong terms. Both the English (discarded) motion and the ...
by Nigel Short
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's GM short doing?!
Replies: 83
Views: 6266

Re: What's GM short doing?!

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:08 am
Perhaps I misunderstood but I thought that a resolution for a lesser measure had been passed?
Malcolm Pein and I withdrew our motion in favour of the FIDE President's motion.
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

Rather than taking the time to go back over his article and compare it with the sources he has misquoted, Nigel Short prefers to tell me to 'grow up'. I'll leave others to decide who is the adult in this room. It is obvious that New in Chess published Nigel Short's article without any fact-checking...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

In five years on this subject, you may have been the first person to show that I may have been in error on a point of fact, rather than opinion. If I have been wrong on the question grey and white matter (as I strongly suspect is the case) then I have no problems in acknowledging that. It does not,...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

Here we go again. The problem is that the views of Gina Rippon and her supporters do not have universal support, by any means, in the scientific community. Help us out John. Is the scientific community generally supporting a different argument currently or has there been a shift towards it being un...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

Why hasn't Nigel Short replied to my post which exposed how he misquoted (and distorted) one of his sources? In five years on this subject, you may have been the first person to show that I may have been in error on a point of fact, rather than opinion. If I have been wrong on the question of grey ...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

Nigel did you not once describe a fellow GM as ‘morose, jealous and inebriated Danny Gormally’ in a print article? Please do go on Sky News again and tell the world you were right. How pathetic you are. When your biliousness and spite is exposed for what it is, and you have no rational arguments le...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

This Guardian piece probably encapsulates the media response in general from 2015; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/20/nigel-short-uk-grandmaster-men-hardwired-better-chess-players-women The stereotype threat theory is interesting and David Smerdon was talking about it on national Austral...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

by Nigel Short
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

A BEAUTIFUL MINEFIELD - Nigel Short, in New in Chess. “The female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy, and … the male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems” - Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, an...
by Nigel Short
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invisible pieces
Replies: 202
Views: 11664

Re: Invisible pieces

Nigel Short complains that the author is not a neuroscientist, fails to answer the objections made by neuroscientists to his theory of hardwired gendered brains, and then quotes sources - none of which are neuroscientists. Baron Cohen is a psychologist. Baron-Cohen is a psychologist but his princip...