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by Ian Rogers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417139

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:11 pm

I did wonder (not too seriously) whether it was found among his effects after his death, though of course if it wasn't there could be many reasons why


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Surely Petra would have all Korchnoi's possessions?
by Ian Rogers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417139

Re: Media comments on chess

I'm explicitly saying that a claim without evidence is of no value.
There is evidence; it is just you who won't accept it unless it is in written form. Do you have a problem with oral history generally?
by Ian Rogers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417139

Re: Media comments on chess

He said it was in the file, yes? Did he show you this, or show anybody else? Did he quote from it? Friends you meet and spend time with at tournaments don't normally carry around paper files, nor quote from files left at home. They normally don't lie either. Right Ian but from the point of view of ...
by Ian Rogers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417139

Re: Media comments on chess

Well it would count as firm evidence if he had actually produced anything from this file that he apparently bought. What exactly would you be looking for? He said it was in the file, yes? Did he show you this, or show anybody else? Did he quote from it? Friends you meet and spend time with at tourn...
by Ian Rogers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417139

Re: Media comments on chess

Well as far as I'm aware there's an absolute absence of any evidence for any such thing involving Korchnoi, and that kind of dominates my thinking on the matter. I am not sure if this would count as firm evidence, but Korchnoi said to me that he had discovered in his KGB file (which he said bought ...
by Ian Rogers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 417139

Re: Media comments on chess

Ah, I'd forgotten that. I don't think the idea of Korchnoi being a target if he'd won is totally ridiculous. Those Kremlin boys don't mess about if they're unhappy. Well as far as I'm aware there's an absolute absence of any evidence for any such thing involving Korchnoi, and that kind of dominates...
by Ian Rogers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 256
Views: 29992

Re: End of an era

The Prince is not taken very seriously in Australia - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvQK-sPXO_o
by Ian Rogers
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 17396

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Just to lend my own comment in rebuttal of Roger's nonsense... It remains my view that someone who makes such a fuss about trivia has no place in charge of a major event. He could point to FIDE's long standing practices of making it up as they go along and not taken a hard line on dress and for tha...
by Ian Rogers
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 138499

Re: Cheating in chess

The player caught, Joris Boons, had won three (rating restricted) Dutch tournaments in the previous few months, in Hilversum, Haarlem and Amsterdam, with perfect or near-perfect scores. More details at http://paulkeres.nl/?p=14578
by Ian Rogers
Tue May 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Aleksandr Kuindzhi
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: Aleksandr Kuindzhi

Michael Janata died in the late 1980s. He returned to Czechoslovakia with an unidentified illness and died three months later.
He was a polyglot, specialising in Arabic, who traveled widely.
by Ian Rogers
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 76
Views: 5998

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

It was a demonstration sport at the Sydney Olympics. It was quite a big show. Drug Testing in chess is already compulsory, albeit only at major events. FIDE wanted chess to be recognised by the IOC, as it and bridge are. This has proven beneficial to several federations. Chess was not a demonstrati...
by Ian Rogers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 9135

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

As I write this, a thought occurs to me: maybe chess engines are teaching us that chess is evolving away from generalisations. Maybe there is no 'generic' right or wrong answer about when to swap light squared Bishops in the Carlsbad structures, but instead simply long lists of situations where the...
by Ian Rogers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 9135

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Certainly Javier used, probably overused, sarcasm, but he also continuously presented serious evidence to support his position and was clearly frustrated when that evidence was not being addressed. Keith offered a number of ideas (many via Jack) but when he started debating for himself he kept appea...
by Ian Rogers
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 9135

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Watching this debate from afar, and having playing this line with both colours (including with Black against both Javier and Keith), I feel have to comment that Javier seems much closer to the truth than Keith - though obviously with both being very strong and experienced players and coaches they ha...
by Ian Rogers
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 5052

Re: English victories against World Champions

The Mastergame in 1983 was played at a time limit of all moves in 2 hours - definitely classical, though at the time the fastest possible rated time limit.