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by Jon Fisher
Sun May 13, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times

Two new posts this week on the Bristol Chess Times: You can’t calculate what you can’t see - we look at a mate threat that amateur players seem to be struggling with https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/05/10/you-cant-calculate-what-you-cant-see/ BCT May 1993 - John Richards returns with another copy ...
by Jon Fisher
Tue May 08, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times

A quieter week on the BCT this week with all the sun! But we did publish a review of April and division winners individual records and stats for the Bristol & District Chess League:

https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/05/0 ... asons-end/
by Jon Fisher
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times

Ha ha, it’s just to mix the scores up a little. Get rid of those pesky 0.5s everywhere
by Jon Fisher
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times

This week we have three new articles: Mental Health and 5-aside chess: Small board, big impact https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/04/19/mental-health-and-5-aside-chess-a-small-board-with-a-big-impact/ Chess Tournament Innovation - The BCT Invitational 14th May 2018 https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018...
by Jon Fisher
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Latest Bristol Chess Times

At the request of the community I have started this thread for all the Bristol Chess Times updates moving forward. Thanks for your support! Remember you can get BCT straight to your inbox by entering your email in the ‘follow’ box. Week ending 15th April 2018 Three articles this week! Beating the bo...
by Jon Fisher
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April

Sorry, didn’t realise it was such a problem.

Next time I’ll start a general Bristol Chess Times thread and only post to that.

Cheers
by Jon Fisher
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 8th April

Two new articles this week: March League Review and Game of the Month. Ethan Luc from the University of Bristol wins GotM with this tactical mess! https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/04/07/march-2018-league-review-and-game-of-the-month/ Problems with GM Jones. Chris introduces us to the phrase Allumw...
by Jon Fisher
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April

No just lazy analysis on my part. Because the game started in a similar fashion to the one in the original article I remembered that e5 had been an interesting idea. Just played without thinking.

Should have looked at the board! Just gave opponent pawn for free on move 5!
by Jon Fisher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April

No problem and nice example! I love Soltis writing.

I decided to “commit” tonight with 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e3 Bg4 4. Nd2 Qd7 5. c3 e5?!

Grovelled for a draw in the end.
by Jon Fisher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April

Yes I did and that was exactly the way I played. However in this gam I felt uncomfortable with my opponents early Qa4, Bb5 combo and I didn’t have a target on f4 to hit with f6 and g5.

I guess I just felt like the opening phase wasn’t great for me but then the evaluation would say otherwise.
by Jon Fisher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April

Yes true, perhaps a poor choice of words on my part. My intent was to describe a feeling of planless development. Something else entirely
by Jon Fisher
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Latest Bristol Chess Times - Week ending 2nd April

The latest articles from The Bristol Chess Times: How can British chess clubs benefit from the 2018 world championship? https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/03/29/how-can-british-chess-clubs-benefit-from-the-2018-world-championship/ Patience when attacking a d4 opening system https://bristolchesstimes...
by Jon Fisher
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - week ending 24th March
Replies: 5
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Latest Bristol Chess Times - week ending 24th March

Three new articles this week, two exploring the unlikeliest move in chess. The unlikeliest chess move part 1 - A search for the rarest notation https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/03/18/the-unlikeliest-chess-move-revisited/ The unlikeliest chess move part 2 - The heavyweight of queens, rooks and king...
by Jon Fisher
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times: Week 18th March 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Latest Bristol Chess Times: Week 18th March 2018

This weeks latest articles from the Bristol Chess Times: How not to play the Icelandic Gambit https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/03/15/how-not-to-play-the-icelandic-gambit/ Problems in March with GM Jones https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/03/12/problems-in-march-with-gm-jones/ You can receive BCTs ...
by Jon Fisher
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times 10th March 18
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Latest Bristol Chess Times 10th March 18

Here are the latest articles from the Bristol Chess Times: Three times Carlsen took down the Berlin Defence in the world championship https://bristolchesstimes.com/2018/03/10/three-times-carlsen-took-down-the-berlin-defence-in-the-world-chess-championship/ Interactive games, updates and next steps f...