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by Chris Bernard
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 100
Views: 5053

Re: Closing Gambit

A good film. Thanks for pointing it out on channel 91 which I otherwise would have missed.
by Chris Bernard
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 20
Views: 4050

Ever sat at the Wong Board?

Just back from the usual well run and enjoyable Congress at Imperial College. https://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/2017/01/central-london-chess-congress-at-imperial-college-april-2017/ Round 4 Sunday morning and two players both with the black pieces near me get up for a stroll at around move 10. One co...
by Chris Bernard
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues
Replies: 25
Views: 3216

Re: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues

... the Greek U12 superstar from Athens ...

"I’d wager the young chap/chapess has not actually done that him / herself."

You are quite right - He has completed Books 1 & 2 and is currently tucking into the 3rd...
by Chris Bernard
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues
Replies: 25
Views: 3216

Re: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues

"I’d wager the young chap/chapess has not actually done that him / herself."

I'll ask him tomorrow
by Chris Bernard
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues
Replies: 25
Views: 3216

Re: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues

Not much to report on the book front at Paleochora, Crete. We had a 1 hr power cut around 90 mins into round 8 just at twilight. Everyone still playing piled outside into the town square and waited. I paused the clock and after a few mins or so offered my opponent the draw as the cuts have been 3 hr...
by Chris Bernard
Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues
Replies: 25
Views: 3216

Re: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues

Well Rd4 brought a nice tactical win by Daniel with more forks pins and skewers than a kebab shop cutlery draw. Nathan went into R & 5P v R & 3P but ended up at the time control R&2 v R&1. His King traveled from c3 to e7 then back to g1 to eventually collect the passed pawn on g3 and win. My opponen...
by Chris Bernard
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues
Replies: 25
Views: 3216

Re: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues

In Round 2 there was a 1 second power cut so the building alarm went off. Other than that no major upsets apart from a prolonged “touched & move” discussion on one of the lower boards. Nathan Alfred and Daniel Gallagher were both on 2/2. With quite a few GM’s on 1.5, drawing with Black against oppon...
by Chris Bernard
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues
Replies: 25
Views: 3216

Which Two Books ? - The Quest continues

I know, I know we put this one to bed last year. All you need to get through a 9 round tournament is a 2nd hand lap top full of Fritz, an opening mega database with every pgn file by date, tournament and opening order and as many copied chess books in pdf format as you can find legally or probably n...
by Chris Bernard
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March
Replies: 949
Views: 38865

Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Anybody else looking forward to the next Igor piece to camera (on http://worldchess.com/broadcasts) as much as me ?
by Chris Bernard
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March
Replies: 949
Views: 38865

Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Naughty Igor's been dismissed so we can get back to the discussion of the "mauuves".
by Chris Bernard
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March
Replies: 949
Views: 38865

Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Svidler & Anand looking quite nervous...
by Chris Bernard
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2015
Replies: 195
Views: 15775

Re: London Chess Classic 2015

Well having been at the LCC this weekend both Nakamura and Caruana came out smiling this afternoon. Caruana signed a few books and posed for a few seflies, Nakamura tried to get into the commentary room but was too full of the hoi poloi so he gave up and went into the VIP lounge instead. Made a chan...
by Chris Bernard
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in schools
Replies: 38
Views: 3396

Re: Chess in schools

Many but by no means all schools here in Bromley run a chess club.

In my daughters school they have chess club for half an hour a week with local GM Chris Ward .....and she's chosen netball instead !

I know what you're thinking -" you can take a horse to water..."
by Chris Bernard
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claims by C.J. de Mooi
Replies: 132
Views: 16125

Re: Claims by C.J. de Mooi

Well I played him once. Back in October 1997 at Maidstone in what I remember as the Kent Minor - my first ever weekend congress. He had the white pieces, a grade of 121 & played the Kings Indian attack. We agreed a draw in a state in my case of first round nerves and perhaps his as well. I would giv...
by Chris Bernard
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials
Replies: 91
Views: 9944

Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Would this help with the finances ?
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