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by Matt Mackenzie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Chess Book Collections

Well yes, there's a thread about it in the Deaths/Obituaries section.......
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

Alice, or Anastasia?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais
Replies: 21
Views: 1041

Re: Rediscovered game by De la Bourdonnais

J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:45 pm
I'm not a chess historian. Please can somebody explain why games played at odds were considered worthy of publication?
The short answer to that is "they most certainly were in those days".
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: Offering draws with a blunder or dodgy move

I can see why that happened - easy to miss that after 1....Ne5 2Rd8+ Kg7 the f8 square is no longer covered by Black's R!
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Chess Book Collections

A full set of Informants (138 and counting) plus about the same number of other books.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 77
Views: 6502

Re: Raymond Keene new site

James Pratt wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:28 pm
I gather RDK has now found God. I wonder how many others might have spotted this before me.
Funny how many of a certain age do that, especially if they think they might have things to answer to the Almighty for ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com
Replies: 29
Views: 1697

Re: Harassment and Toxic Behavior on Chess.com

However, there has to be a border between innocent banter and offensive language, and not everyone will agree on where it is. Agreed but I think common sense plays a big part here. Even innocent banter can offend some people so it makes sense to reserve it for occasions when, perhaps just being in ...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2074

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

IIRC she was (as with CHO'D Alexander back in the day) not allowed to play in the USSR due to a "politically sensitive" occupation.

(in this case it was a Candidates Tournament I think)
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2796
Views: 299710

Re: Media comments on chess

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/01/chairman-board-not-quite-sir-richard-branson/?li_source=LI&li_medium=li-recommendation-widget Just another story about a board the wrong way round. It makes Branson look like a twerp, and we don't mind that, but otherwise I've never really understood what...
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 5922

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

BTW, does anyone know what the latest is on chessgames (the website)? Is it still being administered on an interim basis, or is it on a more stable long-term footing again? It's still being updated with games. 1777 games dated 2019 for example. The new administrator is doing their best, but you get...
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Caruana resigns in a winning position
Replies: 15
Views: 1304

Re: Caruana resigns in a winning position

Well at least Sam Shankland will sympathise.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 107
Views: 13674

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

Should work, but doesn't?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3014
Views: 125244

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:03 pm
But Weakness is used as a noun in chess
It is, and.......?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3014
Views: 125244

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:02 pm
What's the difference between chopping off a knight and eliminating it?
The former is just a more "expressive" way of saying the latter.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1531

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

Of course, some of us who tend to record our games messily and at times incoherently are at an advantage here - as we got into the habit of using scoresheets, and then writing the game up legibly and correctly into a scorebook later, many years ago :) I have a backlog of four years' worth of games ...