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by MJMcCready
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1422

Re: Another Quiz Question

Apologies, I meant author.
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Annotating Blitz

Agreed. I don't wish to sound old but the youngest generation of all don't seem to have any grounding in theory and play purely for fun. Perhaps I did in my teens too. Hard to see chess these days as being something not theory-laden. Yet most people on-line have no real positional play to their game.
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 2
Views: 206

James Bond

If you had to put James Bond films in order from best to worst, how would you place them? Do you have a favourite Bond film? I just saw Goldfinger and thought it was absolutely awful. A View to a kill is probably my favourite.
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Annotating Blitz

But is it correct to say he blundered during a blitz game. I mean according to the position it is, I mean objectively speaking but then everyone does during blitz, and no one really expects not to. We can, I think, say we blunder but I don't think it means anything given that context. Saying 'oh he ...
by MJMcCready
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Annotating Blitz

Stockfish.
by MJMcCready
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Annotating Blitz
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Annotating Blitz

I've noticed on chess.com that blitz games are annotated as are bullet games, when you look through them afterwards that is. Shouldn't some sort of sliding scale be introduced for faster time limits? I was accused of committing a blunder by missing mate in 2 and choosing mate in 4 instead but given ...
by MJMcCready
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Bloody hell, didn't think I was that far behind the times.
by MJMcCready
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1422

Re: Another Quiz Question

Yes, I mean BadMaster Diggle, the one and only.
by MJMcCready
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1422

Re: Another Quiz Question

I would imagine GM Nunn would be in with a shout but I can't say when Golombek stopped publishing. I naturally veer towards my all time favourite author BM Diggle, but I suppose he doesn't really count.
by MJMcCready
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 28
Views: 1867

Re: Fat Fritz 2

I think the issue here is why is so little or nothing said over how to use an engine and how they are being used? Reliance on technology isn't necessarily a sign of progress. Haven't the times changed. With so many videos online it could be argued that chess literature is rapidly becoming defunkt an...
by MJMcCready
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Yes it was Matthew Sadler. He knew all Fisher's positions and results, Truely amazing. Could have been number one for England but realise full time job was the best option. The same could be said of Luke McShane, who I believe still isn't technically a professional player by that I mean he holds do...
by MJMcCready
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1422

Re: Another Quiz Question

John Upham wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:26 pm
Who was the youngest (to become titled) British chess player to author a physical chess book that was published ?
Who was the oldest?
by MJMcCready
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1422

Re: Another Quiz Question

It was him alright, and perhaps uncoincidentally, the funniest man to have written about chess (methinks).
by MJMcCready
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Burn Out -how to detect it?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Burn Out -how to detect it?

I think you give the answer when you say you find yourself switching off during games or not calculating as much as you usually do. You sound like you are playing chess because you play chess ie out of habit rather than enjoyment. I often get this - I play chess sometimes because I'm bored and not ...
by MJMcCready
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: GM tv performances in the 90s and a documentary from the 80s

Yes it was Saddler, he even mentions it on his website. There's a pic of him and Adams but I can't name the other two players. I wondered if anyone could?
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