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by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone else missing the C/Anand and C/Karjakin matches?
Replies: 20
Views: 1920

Re: Anyone else missing the C/Anand and C/Karjakin matches?

Twelve draws now. Anyone still thinking that Caruana has been a much better challenger for an entertaining match than Anand or Karjakin? Being an “entertaining” challenger isn’t a criteria that’s relevant during the selection process, is it? My problem with today isn’t it was the 12th draw per se. ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

David Williams wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:48 pm
Wouldn't it be better if they played the whole match in reverse order?
No. For the reasons that are mentioned whenever this is suggested (which are also the reasons why it’s never happened in football despite it being suggested for penalty shootouts for at least 25 years.)
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Australian GM Ian Rogers:- “Falsely tarnishing the quality of the match you are promoting is not great PR." “The best seats were in the toilets” The above, which is taken from one spectator’s account of game 10, is not great PR either https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/2018-world-chess-champi...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:40 pm

Has Carlsen's play been poor in this match? I don't think we can really say that either.
I think you’re right - Magnus might not been on top top form but he hasn’t been playing that badly.

His opening preparation, particularly with White, has been seriously underwhelming.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3268
Views: 357119

Re: Media comments on chess

David Bailey:

“I was never that nterested n children. Until they can play chess.”

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... SApp_Other
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:57 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Did no one at Eurosport think to check this stuff?
Of course not :roll:
Well they want to sell advertising slots. Spreading the ibullshit is in their financial interest too.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:37 am
Are anti-cheating measures for World Championship matches about to be upgraded to include polygraph tests on the players?
Maybe after that they’ll throw Mag + Fab into a pond to see if they float.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Chris Rice wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Half time report on the match from Jonathan Tisdall.
On twitter he made reference to watching the endgame oh game 6 in the company of Jonathan’s Mestel and Speelman. I bet that was an entertaining and informative place to be.
by Jonathan Bryant
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 7051

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

Here’s me on the wrong side of a minority attack against Keith at Penarth a few years back. Exchanging light-squared bishops didn’t help me much. Mind you having 500 Elo points fewer probably didn’t help either. This game can be found in the chapter of Chess for Life that Keith mentions. I might ha ...
by Jonathan Bryant
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

This claim is simply not true .... Thanks for the correction. I was obviously too quick to think the worst of Agon. But they do make it so very easy to do so David Llada remains unhappy >> I don't see the point on having to go through TWO accreditation processes EVERYDAY, to be allowed to take phot...
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Ian Rogers wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:03 pm
This claim is simply not true ....
Thanks for the correction. I was obviously too quick to think the worst of Agon. But they do make it so very easy to do so
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

The shambles continues.

Professional photographer David Llada - his The Thinkers is superb - prevented from taking pictures on stage at the start of today’s game .... whilst amateurs were allowed to snap away with their mobile phones

https://twitter.com/davidllada/status/1 ... 81025?s=21
by Jonathan Bryant
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Rex Sinquefield was unexpectedly rude about Anna Rudolph's commentary . I'm sure she will take the view that he's just an old fool who doesn't know any better, but I wonder whether Jen will be bold enough to say something in support of her fellow commentator. I think that she tried to do that diplo...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: "What are the best places on the web for comprehensible commentary?"
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: "What are the best places on the web for comprehensible commentary?"

1. Simon Williams' youtube videos are great at explaining what is going on (about 20 or 25 minutes for each game). (Watch after the game is over.) 2. Chess24 live commentary with Svidler/ Grischuk/ Sopiko is very good on analysis and also entertaining, but probably you need some chess knowledge bey...
by Jonathan Bryant
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 48328

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

small print on the ticket itself does not wash Agreed but it’s clear that on many tickets there wasn’t even any small print. If people went along and had a good time that’s great. That doesn’t excuse deliberately withholding the information ticket didn’t equal access to playing hall or commentary r...