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by Joshua Gibbs
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: using Open office
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: using Open office

I would advise you to download a free source chess book in farsi, open it in open office and then copy their settings and type from there.
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 49
Views: 3748

Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

Michael Adams is unbeaten despite being the oldest player in the tournament. I'd love to see more published material on the loose.
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial
Replies: 49
Views: 3748

Re: 2017 Shamkir - Gashimov Memorial

karjakin Adams https://livestream.com/accounts/14384008/events/7225276 Dont know if stream is legal.
by Joshua Gibbs
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: US Championships 29 March to 9 April 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 4980

Re: US Championships 29 March to 9 April 2017

what is the tiebreak format? So v Onischuk, two 25-min rapid games starting 7.50pm BST. If they finish 1-1 then an Armageddon decides (no blitz match). Akobian lost to Nakamura so Naka and Caruana tie him for 3rd. Well done to Foisor; some consolation after losing her mother in January. thanks. do ...
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: US Championships 29 March to 9 April 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 4980

Re: US Championships 29 March to 9 April 2017

according to Susan Polgar: Final round: Nakamura v Akobian / Kamsky v Onischuk / Naroditsky v So. Who will be the next US Champ? Akobian, So, or Onischuk?
by Joshua Gibbs
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: US Championships 29 March to 9 April 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 4980

Re: US Championships 29 March to 9 April 2017

what is the tiebreak format?
by Joshua Gibbs
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: good old books (pre 1923)
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: good old books (pre 1923)

Richard Bates wrote:Was 1923 a particularly good year?
in the states things published before 1923 are generally considered public domain
by Joshua Gibbs
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 5357

Re: Laws of Chess

I assume Joshua that you think the only reasonable default language is English? How convenient. I would have thought the default language should be the one that, in cases where the two players have different first languages, the one that they are most likely to have some proficiency in. I very much...
by Joshua Gibbs
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 5357

Re: Laws of Chess

Dewi Jones wrote:I assume Joshua that you think the only reasonable default language is English? How convenient.
I think the two players should agree before hand or theblind player should be able to decide which language s/he wants
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5334 problems PGN available online
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: 5334 problems PGN available online

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Any link?
ill facebook message you them mate.


i think people should buy the book before downloading so if you havent, please buy the book.
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 5357

Re: Laws of Chess

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Joshua Gibbs wrote: why does one have to count in German?
It's not so much counting as having to announce the moves in German.
does it not strike you as daft?
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 5357

Re: Laws of Chess

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Joshua Gibbs wrote:Is it just me who thinks the rules for blind players sound farcical?
They look reasonable to me. What issue do you have with them?
why does one have to count in German?
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess
Replies: 100
Views: 5357

Re: Laws of Chess

Is it just me who thinks the rules for blind players sound farcical?
by Joshua Gibbs
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5334 problems PGN available online
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

5334 problems PGN available online

The PGN for the Polgar 5334 problems book is available online now despite not having been for years. If you own the paper book or Kindle download I would beseech you too download this and play through it.
by Joshua Gibbs
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Shamkir (April 20-30) 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Shamkir (April 20-30) 2017

I am impressed that Michael Adams is now as high as 12th on the March FIDE list; hence the invitation no doubt. Shamkir (the Gashimov Memorial) is on at almost exactly the same time as the Reykjavik open (19-27 April) where the top names are Anish Giri and Andreikin, Jobava, Shirov, Movsesian, Gawa...