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by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2985
Views: 123339

Re: The English Language

I would have thought "tiny" would normally be smaller than the other two.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on Eurosport this evening
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Chess on Eurosport this evening

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:15 am
In retrospect, the chess world got it badly wrong twenty years ago in not getting a foothold in the hours of satellite transmissions just waiting to be filled
Hard to disagree there, maybe we were all still hoping for regular chess content on terrestrial TV at that point?
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292536

Re: Media comments on chess

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:40 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:22 am
Steve Gardner writes on the match in 3 Quarks Daily
The Petroff is a crazy and complicated opening
:D
Frank Marshall used to play it, you know!
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:21 pm
I think, but cannot be certain, that the 1996 match between Kasparov and Anand employed increments and had a quick finish.
I'm not sure about that either, I do know that it was in 199*5* however :)
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Celebrity identification

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:11 am
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Kay Burley, shurely she isn't into chess??

Has always seemed the type who might ask (a la the Spice Girls movie) "how does the horsey bit move??" :lol:
LOL, that's a trifle sexist!
Not really, though it is perhaps somewhat Burleyist :D
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

There have certainly been some highly exciting 0-0 draws in football, though I don't deny they are very much in the minority.
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:40 pm
Is Magnus going to retire? So putting a spoke up the next cycle.
I rather doubt it.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Celebrity identification

Kay Burley, shurely she isn't into chess??

Has always seemed the type who might ask (a la the Spice Girls movie) "how does the horsey bit move??" :lol:
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:45 pm
So from 1948 until Karpov in 1978, only Petrosian won as defending champion.
A remarkable achievement, which is I think more recognised now than it was at the time.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 2370

Re: English victories against reigning World Champions

Matt Mackenzie>Alekhine always made clear he would have a rematch with Capa if JRC matched the conditions he (AAA) had had to fulfil for their 1927 match. It is not really his fault that the world economic crash soon afterwards made that a rather more daunting prospect...< Matt, please note that th...
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

1978 had some effect as well I would say, but the point is those times were the exception not the norm.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Nick Ivell wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:37 pm
All in all an unsatisfactory spectacle, of interest to the connoisseur, but unlikely to bring new recruits to the game.
When was the last WC match that significantly did??
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Fair play to Magnus though, this is more decisive than I expected given the previous course of the match.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 41976

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Caruana possibly regretting his decision to accept the draw in game 12 of the classical phase of the match.
Regretting his 24th move in game 8, more like :twisted:
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English victories against reigning World Champions
Replies: 49
Views: 2370

Re: English victories against reigning World Champions

Alekhine always made clear he would have a rematch with Capa if JRC matched the conditions he (AAA) had had to fulfil for their 1927 match. It is not really his fault that the world economic crash soon afterwards made that a rather more daunting prospect. There is IMO a clear bias towards Capablanca...