Search found 74 matches

by Anthony Higgs
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch move rule
Replies: 60
Views: 6747

Re: Touch move rule

In my last tournament - about 14 months ago - my opponent kept saying "adjust" when he adoubed the pieces. Perhaps that is common usage now. Indeed. I still use j'adoube but only through years of habit. The juniors I teach are brought up on 'adjust' and took great delight in recently learning that ...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4120
Views: 446927

Re: Media comments on chess

Susan Polgar was interviewed about Carlsen's victory by Eddie Mair on Radio 4's PM at about 17:20, not much of interest in the interview. There was some gentle mockery of the match commentary just before the chat.
by Anthony Higgs
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A recommended higher level self-trainer book?
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: A recommended higher level self-trainer book?

Hawkins' book is excellent but focussed on the endgame so not so much of a general refresher.
by Anthony Higgs
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Almond
Replies: 11
Views: 5176

Re: Richard Almond

Terrible news, Richard was a fine player and servant of chess as captain of Hastings and the Sussex county team. RIP Richard.
by Anthony Higgs
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New ratings out now....
Replies: 34
Views: 4992

Re: new ratings out now....

JustinHorton wrote:Is there anybody in the list who has seen their age overtake their rating?
Dick Newman of Horsham http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/?ref=176102L is in his early 90s and has probably had an age in advance of his grade since 1997 :D
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve?
Replies: 127
Views: 11988

Re: How to improve?

I guess, then, that I should generally avoid exchanging pieces! Don't avoid it as a rule, just make sure you can see a concrete reason for exchanging (maybe some doubled pawns you can attack as per your example). If you can't see a benefit then wait a while. In the case of a pin, in most cases the ...
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

James Byrne wrote:Hawkins has a won position, hopefully he won't blunder in time pressure. I think he needs to move his king to b8 or somin? so he can meet the check with check.

Same sort of thing happened... 101...Qxf4+ 102.Qe5+

Congratulations to Hawkins!
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Matthew Turner wrote:86....Qa4 surely the end for Qe7+ just wins
Yes, not much choice though, 86...Qd6 87.Qa7+
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Howell looks in big trouble now after 86.Kg3
by Anthony Higgs
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve?
Replies: 127
Views: 11988

Re: How to improve?

A draw at last! This is a game I played at Hammersmith last night, with White. Usually, I lose my games there; the players are a lot stronger than me. As such, I'm quite pleased with this one. It was a rapid one (30 min) and my flag did fall, but we played on. I've not been through it myself yet, b...
by Anthony Higgs
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

John Moore wrote:Apologies - draw with Peter Wells
Thought it was won for Black... missed the pin...
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Matthew Turner wrote:I think Williams Chapman is definitely bound for a draw. I thought Simon could make Terry work a bit harder. I was looking at 51. gxh6 Bxf6 Kxd2 Kg6 Kc2.
After 52.Kxd2 b3! is interesting but should still be drawn.
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Fritz is now suggesting the sneaky 54...h5! and the last white pawn is toast on h4 after Be1.
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Matthew Turner wrote:Chris 51 Ng5+ Kg8 Ne4 still look very dangerous Ne7+ is a threat and Qf5 looks very strong
Indeed. +5.8 says Fritz after Ne4...
by Anthony Higgs
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 65762

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Matthew Turner wrote:I think Nelson might be winning 50 Nxg6+ Kh7 Ng5+ Kh6 Ne4
And then? Is there a mate threat? And what about 51...Kg8? There is at least a draw by perpetual, if Nelson can't see more than that.
Ne4 follows any king move, with threats of Qf5 and then Qf8/Nf6 as necessary.