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by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 753
Views: 88148

Re: Cheating in chess

I think a quite difficult to detect solo method would take inspiration from casino cheating devices. Effectively a couple of buttons hidden around the upper leg. One for files, one for rank. Links to a chess engine device somewhere under clothing, which emits a quiet vibration response for rank and ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 171
Views: 10909

Re: World Youth Championships

...a record £1000 in cash prizes!
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 171
Views: 10909

Re: World Youth Championships

Two games in 2020 so far. I’m curious as to whether Dorset Chess will be celebrating Declan’s meteoric rise to the top of the English Under 16 rankings in a week’s time, or whether it will only get a cursory mention?
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 171
Views: 10909

Re: World Youth Championships

The last Ringwood match - On the 4th November, after a quick win against 188 rated Peter Anderson, his own teammate has this to say in the reports; ‘Unfortunately there appears to be no stopping the Declan tidal wave machine! Thought his pawn sacrifice on e6 followed by his rook sacrifice on f6 were...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 156
Views: 6335

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

I’m in Prague at the moment. Bogdan has 4 wins and 3 draws with two rounds to go in the Prague Open. Solid pro!
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 156
Views: 6335

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

A little lift from a website about cheating in casino's, from the 1960's no less! It is a little scary to think what technology might be out there flying under the radar. 'Edward Thorpe: The Wearable Computer By the time the mid-’60s rolled around, Edward Thorpe had already proven one of the most fo...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 10822

Re: Hastings Congress

Now is John Merriman also causing an upset?
Answer. Yes he is! Lol
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is rating deflation a thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 4504

Re: Is rating deflation a thing?

The helpfulness of Chessable showing today at Hastings sadly. I thought Danny's opponent was playing a line from a Chessable French book. It turns out she's Chessable's Content and Quality Assurance person; https://www.chessable.com/about-us/ Game of her life!
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is rating deflation a thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 4504

Re: Is rating deflation a thing?

Yes, definitely Archie Moore too. I was just picking a few recent examples from my other favourite sport. With Moore again there were a lot of motivational factors pushing him to excel in his 40’s. Being denied title shots early in his career being a big factor.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is rating deflation a thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 4504

Re: Is rating deflation a thing?

In sport its becoming a more common for people to carry on into their late thirties and early 40's. In boxing Vladimir Klitschko was the best he'd been in years at 41 when he lost to Anthony Joshua. Bernard Hopkins defied belief winning and defending a light-heavyweight title at 49 years old. I supp...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 223
Views: 17472

Re: End of an era

This may have already been mentioned before, but he was a big part of television coverage of the Short - Kasparov match, along with David Norwood, Jon Speelman, Danny King, William Hartston and Cathy Forbes. Seeing the extensive coverage on BBC2 and Channel 4 really sparked my interest in chess, and...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 7619

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Now closed for a fair play violation.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 7619

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Much praise to the unsung hero’s of English chess, like John Merriman. He’s happy to come off a long working week and grind away in long games against the best domestic players around, and regularly gets some terrific results. It’s quite a feat to be be fit and match ready on top of a full-time job.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 7619

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

Would people agree that the most heavily hyped junior prodigy in the world of recent years, Praggnanandhaa, took around 4 years to reach the standard of a strong IM?
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 7619

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

So like muscle memory, you could call it brain muscle memory. There are plenty of players who perhaps reached a decent level in their youth, and then return after a gap of years return to an approximation of their former level. I’d imagine Chessbase and other programs aid with that process. That see...