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by Reg Clucas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 4062

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

USA, Canada or Australia are not in EU. Chess is the sport in Slovakia. It could be a language thing. Maybe the word "Sport" in Slovakia has a slightly different meaning than in English, which would allow it to encompass chess without anyone raising an eyebrow. But for many people in English speaki...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 4793

Re: Tournament Structures

Yes it would mean that (most) players wouldn't know in advance whether they were going to be in the top, middle or bottom of a section (and thus to be able to reliably assess their chance of winning a prize) but I think this is a good thing. I appreciate it would be unpopular with those seeking a r...
by Reg Clucas
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Notations
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Notations

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Generally speaking that doesn't happen, no.
Though I remember a thread on this forum some time ago in which it was suggested that it should!
by Reg Clucas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: No Andrew
Replies: 40
Views: 3524

Re: No Andrew

Adam Raoof wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:48 am
let it be the Ginger GM, please...
Isn't he likely to be playing?
by Reg Clucas
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2252
Views: 243843

Re: Media comments on chess

This happened just across the road from where I live. I remember hearing about it at the time but hadn't realised chess was involved.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 220
Views: 8878

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am
C'mon guys, you're better than this. There's this website run by the ECF which contains the following info: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/2018-fin ... l-meeting/
John Reyes is nowhere to be seen on that photograph! - where were you, John? :D
by Reg Clucas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2252
Views: 243843

Re: Media comments on chess

4th pic down - Bobby Moore playing chess against Franz Beckenbauer;https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/05/bobby-moore-photographs-on-display-at-the-national-portrait-gallery?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Whaddya reckon? Bobby's lost his KR; he's 'a bit loose' on the Q-side; and Franz looks t...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Pgn Files
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Tournament Pgn Files

It would be easy to write a simple script to remove the comments if you have the necessary programming skills.
by Reg Clucas
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2252
Views: 243843

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:08 pm

Perhaps we need a thread for chess in literature.
"In the slaughterhouse all corpses smell the same,
Whether queens or pawns or innocents at the game." (Peter Hammill)
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2252
Views: 243843

Re: Media comments on chess

I think he was about 190 from memory, so perhaps not what we normally think of as a professional. Professional in the sense that he launched a magazine that folded after a couple of issues and wrote a book or books for Batsford (on Tal). https://chessbookchats.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/international-c...
by Reg Clucas
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2252
Views: 243843

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:00 pm
A few frames from the recent Beano in question. I was a bit stunned to see it priced at £2.50.
I think I agree with Minnie's Dad's comment (What? How?!). Minnie has a pawn on f8 and the White King is already in check from two Black pieces.
by Reg Clucas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lightning Chess
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: Lightning Chess

The main irritant was players stealing seconds by not moving promptly. It can also cause problems when players move too quickly, i.e. before the buzzer. Back in the 1970s whilst living in Bradford, I was playing in a lightning tournament, and one opponent was one of the many Eastern Europeans that ...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should this move attract a penalty?
Replies: 20
Views: 2015

Re: Should this move attract a penalty?

Robert Stokes wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:30 pm

I suppose that I should have checked the manual but these are locked away with the clocks in the club except when being used.
It's worth pointing out that if you lose the paper manual (which I am sure must happen) you can download a PDF version from the DGT website.
by Reg Clucas
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 9222

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: 150
Views: 9222

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.