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by Leonard Barden
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16129

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

This week's Guardian article is online early......

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/ ... ir-traffic
by Leonard Barden
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Notes - major downscale
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Chess Notes - major downscale

If it is a one man show then it's a lot of work and due a rest, but I and other suspect there is a dedicated team running things. He (they) should get adverts on it's to make some money... Chess Notes is the work of Edward Winter, and has been since 1982. The suggestion that there is "a dedicated t...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 555
Views: 45621

Re: Chess history trivia

Take for example Maurice Fox who played for Middlesex around board 3 but was Canada originally I believe. as far as its known, he's the only the player to have beaten both Capablanca and Fischer. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1004796 https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=104...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 223
Views: 15701

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Update: Sharjah & Grenke gone as well. I don't see Grenke as cancelled, at least not yet: Grenke statement of 3 March: The organisation of the GRENKE Chess Open & Classic is aware of the Corona virus and we keep a close eye on further developments. We will keep you informed. Chris was right, just a...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 555
Views: 45621

Re: Chess history trivia

Agreed. The earliest loss by Steinitz (not in a simul) in my database was nearly three years after the World Championship match against Zukertort. In a series of friendly games against Vincent Martinez Carvajal in Havana, Steinitz lost a game played on 11 January 1889. He annotated it in Internatio...
by Leonard Barden
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Owen Hindle
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Owen Hindle

Congratulations to my old friend, one of the very best English players and writers of his generation and a truly friendly and genuine person of whom I have only pleasant memories.
by Leonard Barden
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13525

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

People are voting with their feet. Last night I visited the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool (plush venue, but lighting poor). Empty boards everywhere. A couple of face masks on display. I believe they have had more than 60 cancellations. All in all, a depressing experience. Chess Results is showing the...
by Leonard Barden
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Guy
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Richard Guy

A tweet from Olimpiu G Urcan reports the death of the chess studies expert and former BCM endgames editor at age 103:
https://twitter.com/olimpiuurcan/status ... 8597863424
by Leonard Barden
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3509

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

After three rounds, seven teams have won all three matches, and these seven are also the top seven seeds. Round 4 pairings: ENG 6 (9.5) v USA 6 (11) ICE 6(9) v CZE 6 (10) LASKER 6 (9.5) v SVK 6 (9.5) CZE 2 4 (7.5) v YAMAL 6 (10.5) Lasker are not nominally GER1 but have just beaten that team, while Y...
by Leonard Barden
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3509

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Not so great at the moment against USA 2, the No11 seeds. Arkell lost, Plaskett won, McDonald drew, Flear a small edge with 2Bs v B+N, six balanced pawns each. Doesn't look winning, but we'll see.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 223
Views: 15701

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:20 pm
Update: Sharjah & Grenke gone as well.
I don't see Grenke as cancelled, at least not yet:
Grenke statement of 3 March:
The organisation of the GRENKE Chess Open & Classic is aware of the Corona virus and we keep a close eye on further developments. We will keep you informed.
by Leonard Barden
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2019-20
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Division One 2019-20

If it should happen that one or both of the March and May weekends has to be cancelled due to coronavirus, do the interim totals become the final standings?
by Leonard Barden
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 16129

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Breaking news that Russia is suspending all Chinese citizens from entry starting 20 February as a temporary anti-virus measure.

The suspension will be for Chinese citizens entering Russia for employment, private, educational and tourist purposes.
by Leonard Barden
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Lionel Burrell the chess player
Replies: 44
Views: 3237

Re: Lionel Burrell the chess player

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:31 am
I wouldn't mind knowing what films this chap was apparently in.
Just insert Francis Fields in the Forum search box above and you should be able to work out a possible/probable answer to that query.