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by John Moore
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sharjah Masters 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3675

Re: Sharjah Masters 2017

Thanks Loz - blimey theory. Well what do I know.
by John Moore
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sharjah Masters 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3675

Re: Sharjah Masters 2017

Great fight against Gawain who must have missed the Be4 idea - but one thing that the Indian juniors share with ours is the inability to resign when it's time.
by John Moore
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Sharjah Masters 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3675

Re: Sharjah Masters 2017

Leonard - I didn't realise that Gawain's opponent was 11. That is quite amazing. It is not immediately clear to me sans engine that Gawain is winning although maybe 49 ... h3 is the idea.
by John Moore
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17220

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

I expect so as well, but it's a bit much to expect everyone outside these islands to have "more than adequate" English.
by John Moore
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17220

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Hi Chris - I thought of e-mailing the organisers in a spirit of enquiry (nosiness?) but Hungarian is not my strong suit.
by John Moore
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17220

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Daniel's game in Rd 5 is showing as 1-0 to his opponent without moves.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 13539

Re: National Chess Library closure

You may find Oxfam take donations rather than paying for their stock. (I don't know this for a fact, I'm just guessing.) Justin, you are safe in your assumption that Oxfam like you to give them things - a factor, though not perhaps a massive one, in the demise of second hand book shops who generall...
by John Moore
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 13539

Re: National Chess Library closure

Why are people so quick to mention skips? Surely charity shops and chess clubs (particularly junior ones) who are organised enough to have prizes and/or libraries to loan out/give books to those who want them might be interested in some of the unwanted duplicates? Secondhand bookshops as well. If t...
by John Moore
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 13539

Re: National Chess Library closure

Having now read through the catalogue (2011 vintage so presumably a little out-of-date) I found just over 6500 books including, as others have noted, many duplicates. Among the more extreme cases were, for example, the two volumes (1905-30 and 1931-55 respectively) of Tartakower's best games, each ...
by John Moore
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Idea
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Chess Book Idea

Ah Richard - now you have jogged my memory, I am sure that you are right and I rather regret "some wit"!
by John Moore
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Idea
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Chess Book Idea

Gennady Efimovich Nesis was one time Correspondence Chess World Champion. As some wit remarked at the time, they fully expected the next Russian Correspondence Champion to be called E X Odus and so on and so forth.
by John Moore
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Bunratty Masters
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Bunratty Masters

And as I said last year why would you only have three live games from the Masters when you have seven live boards available.
by John Moore
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: is the Vienna game sound?
Replies: 50
Views: 3109

Re: is the Vienna game sound?

Sorry Chris but I have to say I really don't care how many mates in 4, 5 or however many moves there are. As I think you may have said earlier in this thread, you spot one and you play it as a practical player.
by John Moore
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: is the Vienna game sound?
Replies: 50
Views: 3109

Re: is the Vienna game sound?

I have tried 4...Nd4 two or three times as recommended in Dangerous Weapons e4 e5. One win and 2 draws but worth a punt just for the reaction by White who thinks he is going to get the kind of stuff shown above.
by John Moore
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 18364

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

John, I was more concerned as to whether I could remember Forsyth notation but that's the position right enough and, as you say, a nice finish.