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by Joshua Gibbs
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3082
Views: 337161

Re: Media comments on chess

Joshue >2 The number of idiots who can write essays is phenomenal< Surely you must mean The number of idiots who can write bad essays is phenomenal It is a little like the lte Mikko Markulla's joke. 'The most widely used language is bad English. A statement that, writing s good essay is as demandin...
by Joshua Gibbs
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3082
Views: 337161

Re: Media comments on chess

I just saw this on facebook https://www.itv.com/news/2019-07-05/secondary-school-essay-writing-as-intellectually-demanding-as-playing-chess/?fbclid=IwAR2_sg8-fJauLto3ve1YPeg_9yTb7CtTnFEESH6xX8BvKIeqFvttKITg9IY I honestly can't understand where these people are coming from. 1 Different people find di...
by Joshua Gibbs
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS

David Robertson wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:40 pm
Sorry for shouting. But really, how could they...how could she... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Just look at the board
i have tweeted judit. if i wasn't drunk i would bang my head against a brick wall. How could they indeed.
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best place to find recent books/dvd on Chess Openings
Replies: 7
Views: 1366

Re: Best place to find recent books/dvd on Chess Openings

Hi there Can anyone point me in the right direction to find the latest information on openings ? I havent bought a Chess Book/DVD in 20 years so really could do with a heads up. Thanks Bruce i would reccomend getting a strong player to go through the openings. he or she can point out how to combat ...
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed May 29, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Definition of IMC
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: Definition of IMC

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:30 am
Found someone else asking the same question. it's an International Master of Correspondence Chess.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/kibitzin ... 84&reply=2
thanks for taking the time to find that out for me.
by Joshua Gibbs
Wed May 29, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Definition of IMC
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Definition of IMC

Does anyone know what IMC stand for in this link please?

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=64766
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47197

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

It is late at night, but I simply don't understand. Indeed 'covering a bet' means I recover the £50 I have so far wagered at a cost no greater than the £137.50 I get if Caruana wins. Just explain to me how I cover the £50 if Caruana does not win. I probably won't do it because it will be too little...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47197

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Well, I cannot cover my bet on Caruana to win in 12 games If you mean cover as meaning you get your money back then you are wrong. You can simply bet on carlsen and the draw here https://www.betfair.com/exchange/plus/chess/market/1.151737785 . That bets against Caruana winning in 12 games. Or you c...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47197

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Surely, Magnus is playing the best player that he has played in a World Championship match and finding it the most difficult. Why is that a surprise? I thought it was a 50/50 match at the start and nothing seems to have changed. Has Caruana's play been 'better' than that of Karjakin and Anand in th...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47197

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Pretty short game today. Unlikely to go much further.
If it is agreed drawn soon, is that the shortest game of the match?
games four and five were both 34 moves
by Joshua Gibbs
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47197

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Thanks for that disclosure. Without "keenness" I'm keen to know the name of the variation - as long as that does not breach any non-disclosure agreements. Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation its ECO code is B33 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?page=2&gamekey=Nc3Nc6Nb5Nf6Nf...
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47197

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: 709
Views: 47197

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: 709
Views: 47197

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: 709
Views: 47197

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...