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by John Moore
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 18358

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

The book I have just dredged out from the darkest recesses of my chess library has the title (once I had blown the dust off) Nigel Short on Chess. But it was a revised version of a book originally published in 1989 and this one is dated 1993 - no doubt to coincide as Roger suggests with the Kasparov...
by John Moore
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 18358

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Maybe White had to try 69 f4.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 18358

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Well, Ivanchuk has selected a very slow way of getting the King to the Kingside!
by John Moore
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 18358

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Papp v Ivanchuk: is he making progress? https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/tradewise-gibraltar-masters-2017/1/1/4 Think so. White had an awfully difficult choice between 64 f4 and the move played 64 Kh4. In the first line 64 .. c5 is difficult to meet with ..c4 to follow. In the second l...
by John Moore
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 18358

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Abhijeet Gupta is two pawns down in a Rook endgame against Frank Buchenau - a 49 year old German rated 2274. Maybe the first shock.
by John Moore
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PRO Chess League
Replies: 64
Views: 6040

Re: PRO Chess League

I stupidly clicked on the first of the links in Chris's original e-mail and now I see all the team's names in their full glory. Maybe the names don't matter (it looks like a 11 year old American let his younger sibling pick them) and maybe it's good for chess. Maybe this is the way forward rather th...
by John Moore
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PRO Chess League
Replies: 64
Views: 6040

Re: PRO Chess League

The Marseilles Migraines - I wonder what genius thought that one up.
by John Moore
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: Shropshire Chess Congress 6-8 Jan 2017 Live Games

Graeme missed an amazing forced draw against Keith with a double Rook sacrifice with 29 .. Rf2 followed by 30 .. Rf4. I saw the idea and couldn't believe it so had to stick Junior on. It does seem to work.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings thread
Replies: 75
Views: 7121

Re: Hastings thread

I really believe that this is still a position where the engines haven't got a clue. A colleague has told me that 11 Nb6 is the best move - might be if you are an engine and would rather have a pawn than a tempo. Mind you, I don't get involved in this kind of stuff for either side! And why didn't A...
by John Moore
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 5868

Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Oh dear - shame for Anand. Carlsen on Board 1 for the last round - I wonder if Alex will be watching the game instead of explaining for pages why this is right. Not that I actually disagree with him - it's just that I'd rather have people talking about the games, but everyone to their own. And to be...
by John Moore
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 5868

Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Aronian has played his first 15 moves in 36 seconds against David - who hasn't.
by John Moore
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 5868

Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Nepo-Carlsen. V interesting - that will give the Norwegian TV crowd value for money.
by John Moore
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 5868

Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

David is ahead on the clock against Tomashevsky - you read it here first and by the time you go and look, he may not be.
by John Moore
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 5868

Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

The Chinese players on the board below David reached a symmetrical position and a draw in about 10 minutes. This is not necessarily a criticism because I've been known to do the same!
by John Moore
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 5868

Re: WORLD RAPID & BLITZ CH - DOHA 2016

Meanwhile back at the chess - if anyone else is interested, David Howell has beaten Dubov to move to 7/11. Very impressive. Oh and Magnus, showing the pressure of being on board 1 in every round, lost to Korobov with White in 23 moves. From a rather good position too from the opening :shock: Carlse...