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by Leonard Barden
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2814
Views: 300724

Re: Media comments on chess

Alatortsev was very probably the Soviet federation man designated to be the head of delegation, help with opening preparation, deal with any administrative problems and also see that the competing players didn't misbehave or defect. It is questionable whether Alatortsev was entirely successful with ...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2772

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

The USA drew, but I guess they could afford to do that. We beat Armenia, it seems, with a grandiose performance from John Emms. Albeit that Chessbomb leaves some mystery as to what happened in Speelman's game (won in six moves, phone default?) and why Plaskett resigned. Does this mean silver again?...
by Leonard Barden
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2772

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Keith wins again as does John Emms who is 4/4 Team in bronze position and play Canada tomorrow Thanks Mick - yes, we (4th seeds) duffed up Iceland ( 2nd seeds) today in a very important match, and, curiously, I learned off a bystander that although my victim ( a chap called Hjartarson, whom I've ne...
by Leonard Barden
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2772

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

A half in that final ongoing game will guarantee praise in this week's Guardian column! I look forward to the forthcoming praise in the Guardian, which will be richly deserved. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/series/leonard-barden-chess Three hours on from the article going online, and so far not...
by Leonard Barden
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2772

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

The unregarded amateurs of England 65+ are in sight of a heroic result against the Soviet legends! Robert Bellin 0.5 Evgeny Sveshnikov Nigel Povah 0.5 Yuri Balashov Tony Stebbings 0.5 Naim Rashkovsky Three great draws against veterans from the famous USSR championships! Finally, Ian Snape is level a...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2703

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

At this moment England's Terry Chapman is close to becoming the clear leader with 4/4 in the European 50+ Championship. He is a pawn up and about to win a second in a Q+B v Q+N ending against the No2 seed Henrik Danielsen. The No1 seed Zurab Sturura has already drawn and is on 3.5, so may well be ne...
by Leonard Barden
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Newspapers
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Chess in Newspapers

Francis Fields wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:52 am
There are currently only two daily newspapers with chess columns
https://www.ft.com/content/d1db9d10-555 ... 515a54c5b1

https://www.standard.co.uk/staticpage/c ... 39236.html
by Leonard Barden
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Newspapers
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Chess in Newspapers

Francis Fields wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:52 am
There are currently only two daily newspapers with chess columns The Times (420,000 readers ABC figures) and The Daily Telegraph (360,000). The Guardian (140,000) stopped their chess column recently.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/chess
by Leonard Barden
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1706

Re: English Seniors 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Final results

Over 65
http://chess-results.com/tnr428955.aspx ... art=1&rd=6
1. Kevin Bowmer also with 5.5/6
2. Chris Shepherd with 5
3-4 Mike Surtees and David Anderton with 4.5
.....and Roger the lowest rated player on 4/6, with a TPR of 2110 against his actual rating of 1953. Well done!
by Leonard Barden
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Francis Fields wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:19 am
Stewart,

I have been looking for the book website I mentioned to Simon but can no longer find it.
Like Greenland, Oswestry and now chess notation (see above).....
by Leonard Barden
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 46
Views: 1906

Re: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

Looking at the pairings it is unclear, to me at least, what if anything actually happened. Yes, I thought that at the time. Perhaps there was a re-pairing after the refusal. edit : But it is also possible that it just didn't happen. He was a good candidate for the bye in the final round. Much stron...
by Leonard Barden
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts
Replies: 46
Views: 1906

Re: ECU General Assembly Resolution on Boycotts

I found this one very sad. The perpetrator / victim was just home from an under 8 championship. https://www.memri.org/tv/lebanese-chess-prodigee-mark-deeb-refused-israeli-match-enemy-thanks-nasrallah/transcript Looking at the pairings it is unclear, to me at least, what if anything actually happene...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Greenlandic Chess

Francis Fields has form for this type of Forum post. This is what he wrote in June 2016: I have heard that the first chess tournament held in England was Oswestry in 1652. The organisers announced it a year in advance so word would spread. The tournament was won by a Mr G Burton a blacksmith from Ch...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: European Individual Championship

OK, thanks, now I understand his situation better. Seems he's been trying to reach 2400 to complete the job for quite a while but falling 20 points or so short. So still an important late recovery in Skopje where his last three wins meant that he gained rating points instead of losing them.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 1486

Re: European Individual Championship

Incidentally, a fine achievement by James Jackson, the lone Englishman in the mammoth 358-player field. He looked to be struggling with 3/8 but won his last three games, the final two against IMs, to finish with 6/11 and a 2416 performance, just half a point short of what I think would have been his...