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by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 am
Joshua Gibbs >does anyone know why Tony Miles dubbed triple pawns the Irish pawn centre?<

It is a politically incorrect joke, that would probably be felt too offensive today. Tripled pawns, of course, help nobody's centre.
thanks
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Exactly, suggesting that one stalemate is fine to be a draw whereas another is "ludicrous" and should be rebranded as a win is, to me at least, undermining the complexity of the game and the skill of the defending side. I seem to remember one of the Polgar sisters (Susan, I think) ingeniously escap...
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

To say that stalemate should be a win is to say that stalemate is the same as checkmate. This is wrong.
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

does anyone know why Tony Miles dubbed triple pawns the Irish pawn centre? https://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/chess-slang "Purportedly, Tony Miles first coined the phrase when he watched Eamon Keogh use the IPC - Irish pawn center - in Amsterdam 1978 and then used the IPC to beat Eamon...
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

does anyone know why Tony Miles dubbed triple pawns the Irish pawn centre?
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

I have just had a bet with bwin https://sports.bwin.com/en/sports/67/betting/chess#sportId=67 on Caruana to win in 12 games. The odds offered are 11/4. I have bet only £50. You will realise that I am by no means confident that this is a good value bet. I am certainly not betting because I think he ...
by Joshua Gibbs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

So is the tie break 6-6 Carlsen wins or is it quickplay, then five minutes?. Maybe somebody else will post here the full sequence of increasingly fast tiebreak games that could happen. If the match is tied after 12 games, tie breaks will be played on the final day in the following order, if necessa...
by Joshua Gibbs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 321
Views: 22873

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Emil Sutovsky, not only the President of the ACP but now also the FIDE General Director, is pondering on FB as to whether it might have been a good idea to have the tie-breaks before the match started. That way it might encourage a bit of ambition from whoever lost the tie-breaks. Interesting idea ...
by Joshua Gibbs
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Harlem Masters - a blast from the past

You can click through the games here https://www.haarlemse-meesters.nl/en/20 ... ers/games/

Heres a bit about Basman the writer says his position was bad but he still won

https://www.haarlemse-meesters.nl/en/20 ... asmanpunt/
by Joshua Gibbs
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Chess references in Films

Levitsky Marshall is kind of referenced in Tower Heist https://www.chess.com/blog/SFN/the-movi ... y-of-chess
by Joshua Gibbs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess references in Films
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Chess references in Films

In Knight moves why is the name Tarakoss opening used? What does Tarakoss mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BfSvNs ... 1POds3E4Gw 51.40
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 3988

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

R G Edwards wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:17 pm


What do you think?
I blame the education system thats what I think. I don't blame the kids, i do blame the stupid society they are in.
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.

Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship. What’s the best way to watch the live action from home of this match if you can’t make it to the venue? Is there a youtube channel broadcasting live with commentary and analysis? Matches appear to be at 3pm. Personally I usually just go to Chess Bomb and loo...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels

Joshua this is one area where the films are better than the original books - even then plenty of adaptations by others that ought to read better than Ludlum - very chunky & nicking plots from others. The give away in that is in the Bourne Identity the assassin is Carlos the Jackal & some of the plo...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Chess Names in Robert Ludlum Novels

hello does anyone have a list or any references to Characters with Chess related names in the work of Robert Ludlum?

I think Morris Panov (Panov Attack)

And Boris Karpov (Anatoly Karpov)

are definite references to chess, and I wonder if anyone knows of any more.