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by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Putting pieces back on their starting squares in the opening
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Putting pieces back on their starting squares in the opening

I seem to have a mental block and a dislike to put a piece back on its starting square after moving it. I’ve seen it in grandmaster games, things like Bf8 or a Knight having to go back to b8 or g8 if attacked by a pawn. Another one is queen back to it’s starting square after moving. I seem to want t...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my favorite but unusual line of the Lopez exchange for Black
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: my favorite but unusual line of the Lopez exchange for Black

Thank you. quite like that move for white now you have pointed it out.

Might stick with the Qd4 move. However, i'm sure I read it in a chess book that it said black can play Qd4 or Qg5 in response to the capture of the e pawn.
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: my favorite but unusual line of the Lopez exchange for Black
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

my favorite but unusual line of the Lopez exchange for Black

hi. Doesn't happen enough but I like this line as black 1.e4 .....e5 2.Nf3.....Nc6 3.Bb5....a6 4.BXc6....dxc6 5.Nxe5....Qg5 White must play Nf3 or he loses the h2 pawn as well I like to grab the g pawn instead of the normal 5....Qd4 getting the e pawn back. Can someone put this into a diagram on her...
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Eurosport Coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Eurosport Coverage

my friend defo watched it
by Kevin O'Rourke
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Eurosport Coverage
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Eurosport Coverage

A friend of mine says he found chess on Eurosport but it I think it was via the app or online streaming.

I couldn't see it on Eurosport 1 and 2 on my TV package.


Anyone confirm?

thanks
by Kevin O'Rourke
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Knight Pair
Replies: 22
Views: 2797

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: 3738

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: 3169

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: 1339

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: 1339

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: 2517

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: 892

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: 2791

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: 2791

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: 2791

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...