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by PeterTurland
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Anand v Carlsen
Replies: 435
Views: 33258

Re: Anand v Carlsen

Definitely not impressed with Joseff Thomas, visited his website, that one of us linked to, no mention of chess there ... Agreed. His website also suggests that doesn't know much about his degree subject either. His CV might look better if he did mention his achievements at chess and didn't mention...
by PeterTurland
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Anand v Carlsen
Replies: 435
Views: 33258

Re: Anand v Carlsen

I would be surprised if the BBC sought Joseff Thomas out as a chess expert. It seems much more likely that he is doing an internship or the like at the beeb then when the World Chess Championship story came out they cross referenced their employee files. Joseff is a more than competent player and w...
by PeterTurland
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Anand v Carlsen
Replies: 435
Views: 33258

Re: Anand v Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is the Justin Bieber of chess according to this . Definitely not impressed with Joseff Thomas, visited his website , that Richard linked to, no mention of chess there, so he has not understood how chess has enormous cultural value, in terms of teaching the very young, the value of se...
by PeterTurland
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2976
Views: 324375

Re: Media comments on chess

Out of interest, I decided to change my media habits, from 5 to 6, my norm is to listen to Radio 4, which I did as usual and yes great, they had Susan Polgar explaining Magnus Carlsen's historic win. Normally I would listen to the ITV local news and then the BBC local news. Listening to the BBC nati...
by PeterTurland
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 27
Views: 5076

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Many many years ago, my dad hit me for telling lies. Being young and ignorant of my own ignorance, this upset me greatly. It was not 'till many years later, after becoming a parent myself, that I worked out why my dad hit me. Simply put, when between a rock and a hard place, one takes the lesser of ...
by PeterTurland
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Anand v Carlsen
Replies: 435
Views: 33258

Re: Anand v Carlsen

The kind of thing I'm talking about (sorry I can't remember the exact game) I once saw him conjure a win out of opposite bishops and equal pawns with zugswang.
by PeterTurland
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Anand v Carlsen
Replies: 435
Views: 33258

Re: Anand v Carlsen

I noticed this a few years ago, Carlsen does seem to have the ability to take our sport to a different dimension, somehow?
by PeterTurland
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Anand v Carlsen
Replies: 435
Views: 33258

Re: Anand v Carlsen

Two words, stamina and confidence.

From today, it has been shown that the youngster from Norway has both.

The fact that he can also be seen as a sex symbol, can only be seen as good, if you believe like I do, that chess is an asset for the human race.
by PeterTurland
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Presidential Board held in Chennai
Replies: 18
Views: 2202

Re: FIDE Presidential Board held in Chennai

John T .What was achieved by the last lawsuit?< FIDE changed quite a number of their ways of doing things. They could and should, of course, have done that without any lawsuits. They just don't seem to realise statutes can only be changed in a regulated manner. That should usually mean from a propo...
by PeterTurland
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess as a spectator sport
Replies: 39
Views: 2896

Re: Chess as a spectator sport

Yeah and then tell me human affairs are run in a logical fashion, when everybody keeps believing economics is only about money, instead of about resource management, and then tell me the one sport, that involves logic, to a supreme example is rubbish as a spectator sport, when we had a beautiful exa...
by PeterTurland
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess as a spectator sport
Replies: 39
Views: 2896

Re: Chess as a spectator sport

I imagine you don't want to pay to watch the live games, except possibly world championship matches. Fair enough, so where is going to come the money to pay professionals? I've written on this matter before Steven, this is what I wrote. "Gibraltar rocks the world of chess with a quarter of a billio...
by PeterTurland
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess as a spectator sport
Replies: 39
Views: 2896

Chess as a spectator sport

Hello, I don't know about anyone else, but the way I like to watch live chess, is as a background activity. I like doing the same thing when watching snooker, sort of surfing the net as usual, but glancing up now and again to catch the state of play. I notice, I cannot do the same thing with tennis,...
by PeterTurland
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Chess Player wanted for Human Library
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Chess Player wanted for Human Library

I believe people of faith are dangerous, because they believe in stuff they have no evidence for, ergo they could believe me guilty of a crime, and when I ask them for evidence, they would probably say, "we do not need evidence, because we are right - about everything, all of the time." These kind o...
by PeterTurland
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2976
Views: 324375

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Henrik Carlsen (rated 2027) is a bit more than an "average player"!
Anyone know what the world's mean median and modal average ELOs are?

I would guess the mean average, is around 1600.

For those that have forgotten the math.

Go here
by PeterTurland
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What should we do next..?
Replies: 48
Views: 3958

Re: What should we do next..?

I must confess I'm a member of the ilk instead.