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by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Gashimov Memorial 2019 Shamkir 30 Mar to 9 April

Back to the chess - the first round was all draws and had the usual suspects proclaiming, yet again, the "death" of classical chess.

3 of the 5 games in round two were decisive :)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: US Championship 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1925

Re: US Championship 2019

If not, then he still hasn't.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3014
Views: 125258

Re: The English Language

Maybe the first is slightly more definite, but there's really not much in it.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1250

Re: Greenlandic Chess

So maybe it is a stat from the "x million chess players worldwide" school of (non) reliability?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3014
Views: 125258

Re: The English Language

Not a lot.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: US Championship 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1925

Re: US Championship 2019

Somebody has to come bottom of any tournament and players will be outclassed on occasion. I'm not losing too much sleep over it, especially since there were predictions after a few rounds that Gareev/Gareyev would go 0-11.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What happens when the pub closes
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: What happens when the pub closes

Stagger home, shurely?
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3014
Views: 125258

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:51 pm
What is the difference between a time line and a quite one?
I presume you mean "quiet" but still not sure what a "time line" is in that context.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 74
Views: 6190

Re: Division One 2018-19

I can, its highly connected with a lot of their output these days being clickbaity rubbish.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 74
Views: 6190

Re: Division One 2018-19

Its increasingly becoming a novelty for the Guardian to open anything for comments these days......
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12163

Re: World Teams 2019

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:37 pm
With the caveat that 1927 is strictly speaking Great Britain
And indeed that in 1976 the field was substantially weaker with the Soviet bloc boycott.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 111
Views: 5504

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Brian Valentine wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:58 pm
The February update was published on 5th February.
LOL. He means the update due on Feb 29th
And when is it appearing, please? If ever.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12163

Re: World Teams 2019

That is an impressive Russian achievement, especially given their tendency to "under-perform" in team events recently.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2076

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Born in 1955 according to chessgames.com.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12163

Re: World Teams 2019

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Tony Miles lost four at Lucerne 1982, three of which came in the last three rounds.
And he "only" scored 50% when (in)famously placed on top board in 1986, not sure how many losses though.