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by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Knight Pair
Replies: 22
Views: 2317

Knight Pair

We’ve all heard and experienced the Bishop pair from hell but are there any good and reoccuring reasons to try and keep both knights and use them as a weapon till well into the game? They say Knights are better in cramped positions but that’s not always the case if the board is too cramped. Bring on...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Thu May 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 22
Views: 3313

Re: Two handed castling

Think i’m gonna castle 2 handed now in every league game I play just for the “fun” of it. It’s not as if I can be a repeat offender in the same game.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bishop pair verse Knight pair
Replies: 19
Views: 2828

Re: Bishop pair verse Knight pair

any more good stories?
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on Eurosport this evening
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Chess on Eurosport this evening

Any repeats on in the early hours of the morning?
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on Eurosport this evening
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Chess on Eurosport this evening

Will try and get it on catch up
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Chess Chmpionship.
Replies: 17
Views: 2352

Re: World Chess Chmpionship.

If we could get the coverage even half as good as 1993 I’d be happy.
Channel 4 was great but even the BBC 2d board was decent with Mr Snow etc..
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Board for Game
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Live Board for Game

Would someone mind putting a board up and updating it on here?
Some of us cannot get to youtube or certain blocked websites.

If not too much trouble would be most grateful.

kevin
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: World Championship Schedule

1st game will be Grob or Kings gambit.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: World Championship Schedule

are we doing updates on here for the game? youtube blocked at a lot of people's work :-)
by Kevin O'Rourke
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: world championship schedule

bring back 1993 type of coverage please :-) grrr! we live in a golden age when Grischuk and Girr do live commentary and people are longing for the days when Carol Vorderman interrupted Spess whenever he started to analyse! only after the game. Was fine during the game and watching on channel 4 in t...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: world championship schedule

bring back 1993 type of coverage please :-)
by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 6333

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Nick you ought to have referred the second situation to the arbiter whilst it was happening. At the Surrey chess congress there were a number of juniors, and from my viewpoint their behaviour was impeccable. What I do not like is parents following their little ones games on a tablet. I think you ar...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve digital chess clocks
Replies: 23
Views: 2143

Re: How to improve digital chess clocks

Part of the fun on the analogue clocks is you don't quite know when the flag will fall.
I'd favour using these if no increment is required.
Quite easy to wind the clock if it runs out and also easy to put it back the right number of mins at a time control.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 39
Views: 4120

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Castling is a king move so castling other side is perfectly fine.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.

match = game in this contex