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by Reg Clucas
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Reg Clucas wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Early days, but it appears Sebastien Maze doesn't know how to mate with B+N vs K. For some reason he has declined to capture his opponent's last pawn, instead blockading it as one would in the ending 2N vs P.
Well, he's found a novel way of winning it!
by Reg Clucas
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 7256

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Early days, but it appears Sebastien Maze doesn't know how to mate with B+N vs K. For some reason he has declined to capture his opponent's last pawn, instead blockading it as one would in the ending 2N vs P.
by Reg Clucas
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2122
Views: 227490

Re: Media comments on chess

Commentator on today's Rugby League World Cup Final - "This is more a game of chess than draughts."
by Reg Clucas
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 18345

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Radjabov must be delighted with his round 9 pairing, as Rapport is often likely to make a game of it rather than shut up shop. (Though not today!)
by Reg Clucas
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed
Replies: 417
Views: 18345

Re: Grand-Prix 2017 Events Venues and Dates confirmed

Angus French wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:23 pm
The Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix has just started... Am I missing something or is ChessBomb (in addition to Chess24) not covering the event?
Presumably scared off by Agon? You can see the boards at https://worldchess.com/gp2017/.
by Reg Clucas
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2017 - 18
Replies: 41
Views: 3319

Re: Div 3 North 2017 - 18

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:21 am
MartinCarpenter wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:08 pm
That's truly fascinating. I wonder what on earth the story can be?
Castleford Roses
So Castleford is now a city? That one passed me by!
by Reg Clucas
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 3303

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:47 pm
An.....interesting.......theoretical novelty :lol:
Yes, I think 4. Nb5 is much better!
by Reg Clucas
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 3303

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

A remarkable game from round 2 - [Event "27th World Senior Chess Championship 2017"] [Site "Acqui Terme"] [Date "2017.11.08"] [Round "2"] [Board "8"] [White "Buchal, Stephan"] [Black "Chapman, Terry P D"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A15"] [WhiteElo "2347"] [BlackElo "2196"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2...
by Reg Clucas
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Champions Showdown in St Louis
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: 2017 Champions Showdown in St Louis

It is not setting a very good example at a time when governing bodies are trying to encourage the use of increments.
by Reg Clucas
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2122
Views: 227490

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:46 pm

...there is a picture of Paul Morphy on the wall.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/l ... ogpost.372
And at first glance one might think that the guy seated at the fireplace is Kasparov. (And the one standing is Richie Benaud).
by Reg Clucas
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Negros Open, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:57 am

Good grief - I don't blame you for being embarrassed...
I think it's the friend who should be embarrassed.
by Reg Clucas
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8465

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

In the women's, we have the unusual spectacle of a Stockfish +2 assessment (for them) on board three, in a position where all 32 pieces are still on the board! Hopefully it is not all so obvious to the human playing White, or, quite conceivably, the SF assessment is not fully to be trusted. They've...
by Reg Clucas
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scoresheets
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Scoresheets

The ones used in the British Championships are duplicates and branded with the tournament name. It may be worth contacting the ECF to find out who produces these.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2122
Views: 227490

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:Do others wince when they hear, 'Breaking the stalemate'?
Yes, this is another one beloved of football commentators. I want to scream at the television "you can't break a stalemate, you idiot, stalemate ends the game!"
by Reg Clucas
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4649

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

Andrew Martin wrote:The European ‘ hired hands ‘ Club Cup would be a better way of describing this ridiculous event.
And there was me thinking that Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Giri and team mates all meet up on a Tuesday night at their club and go for a pint together afterwards!