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by LawrenceCooper
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Interview with FIDE President
Replies: 23
Views: 697

Re: Interview with FIDE President

https://www.chesstech.org/2020/fides-next-steps/ This contains some quite extraordinary comments. There is mention of subtitles for the full interview, but I cannot see them. Edit : found them now. Alexei Shirov (on Facebook) "Sorry to say but last half a year I am fighting with myself not to keep ...
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416972

Re: Media comments on chess

"There's a lot of chess going on" at 40-30 in game 1 of Djokovic-Nadal.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137703

Re: Cheating in chess

While we are on the subject of cheating, did anyone else ever think topalov cheated when he won the world championship in that tournament years ago, his wins all looked like they came straight out of an engine, and to top it off he then took the initiative and accused kramnik of cheating in their n...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Czech Open Pardubice September 2020

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Did Federico Rocco score a IM norm?
Looking at the opponents he played a score of 7/9 was needed.
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Naylor 1972-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 4626

Re: John Naylor 1972-2020

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:00 pm
"There was a beautiful eulogy from his sister, Brigitte"

Yes.
I'll definitely second that. Even though I knew him from the mid 80s there's lots of information there that I was unaware of.
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unusual Openings
Replies: 14
Views: 662

Re: Unusual Openings

I probably shouldn't publicise this game but it seems relevant to this thread:

https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1026345
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:35 pm
I suspect that I'm the only person watching West Ham v Wolves with my main concern as a ff manager being to hope that Mark Noble doesn't come on!
88th minute :(
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

I suspect that I'm the only person watching West Ham v Wolves with my main concern as a ff manager being to hope that Mark Noble doesn't come on!
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MP encourages youngsters to play more chess
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: MP encourages youngsters to play more chess

You might be forgiven for assuming "MP" refers to Malcolm Pein. On this occasion it does not. https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/18737976.mp-encourages-youngsters-play-chess/ "Cumbria's representative of the charity Chess in Schools and Communities, John Lydon." I'm guessing not the former Sex Pist...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54387

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I noticed that my local football club, Stafford Rangers, has had crowds at its matches this week. 300 away at Worcester and 595 at home last weekend. It seemed slightly strange given the restrictions elsewhere. I think the "no spectators" rule only applies from National Conference level upwards, I ...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54387

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I noticed that my local football club, Stafford Rangers, has had crowds at its matches this week. 300 away at Worcester and 595 at home last weekend. It seemed slightly strange given the restrictions elsewhere.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Postponement - official
Replies: 29
Views: 3339

Re: Postponement - official

One assumes now that the 4NCL will announce that the first option above is now abandoned and hope that things improve sufficiently for the second option to take effect in late Spring 2021. I think that the longer the uncertainty continues then the less likely it is that they will even try to arrang...
by LawrenceCooper
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Postponement - official
Replies: 29
Views: 3339

Re: Postponement - official

One assumes now that the 4NCL will announce that the first option above is now abandoned and hope that things improve sufficiently for the second option to take effect in late Spring 2021. I think that the longer the uncertainty continues then the less likely it is that they will even try to arrang...
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

It took me a matter of minutes in the Sheffield Utd v Wolves match to regret a late decision to jettison Jiminez & Saiss in favour of TAA & Ayew. My Arsenal paranoia in making Mitrovic captain ahead of Salah, Vardy etc appears equally foolish.
by LawrenceCooper
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54387

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Richard Bates wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:58 pm
And anyway, why would the role of an arbiter be any different to a waiter in a restaurant?
In a restaurant waiters serve food and arbiters eat it :wink: