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by John Moore
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 17759

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Real mortality rate for clinically apparent COVID-19 cases estimated to be around 5.7%. Article in The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30195-X/fulltext Why would anyone believe The Lancet when, in here, we have a clown from Newcastle and another from Surbi...
by John Moore
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 54227

Re: Chess history trivia

Really, you surprise me.
by John Moore
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 601
Views: 54227

Re: Chess history trivia

I doubt that anyone who qualified for the USSR Championship Final fits the bill. How about Thorsten Gauffin of Finland who beat Max Euwe at the Stockholm Olympiad in 1937 in the period when Euwe was World Champion. Gauffin (board 1 for Finland) made 4 out of 14 in this event with 2 wins, 4 draws and...
by John Moore
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Week in Chess
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: The Week in Chess

TWIC is back up and running - with an apology for the three and a half days of downtime.
by John Moore
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Week in Chess
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

The Week in Chess

Anyone know what's happened to TWIC (The Week in Chess). I have checked over the last day or two. At first, it showed the account as suspended and now it just gives a links page. Or is it my PC playing tricks.
by John Moore
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 19851

Re: coronavirus leading to cancellation?

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:17 pm
Thanks for that, Stewart, that's exactly the kind of detailed public health advice we need in this situation.
Stewart wasn't offering public health advice, detailed or otherwise, as you very well know. But he is saying what I am sure many of us think.
by John Moore
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 25984

Re: World Youth Championships

I have appeared very relaxed during games in the past, Paul. That doesn't mean I am cheating, it means I am rat arsed, I appreciate that it's hardly a major part of your argument.
by John Moore
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 25
Views: 3481

January Grades are out

Just to let you all know that the January 2020 grades are out.
by John Moore
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 25984

Re: World Youth Championships

I rather wondered why Natasha, the FIDE insider, would be posting all of this nonsense on Tim's blog when Declan has yet to play a FIDE rated game. So why would FIDE be interested?
by John Moore
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 3034

Re: The French System

I cannot possibly get over to you Nick, just how much your buffoonish ignorance is neither required nor appreciated right now, nor how little it contributes to our knowledge or understanding on this thread or any other. A little tough, perhaps, Justin. Although I rather tend to agree. On reflection...
by John Moore
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The French System
Replies: 34
Views: 3034

Re: The French System

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:33 pm
I cannot possibly get over to you Nick, just how much your buffoonish ignorance is neither required nor appreciated right now, nor how little it contributes to our knowledge or understanding on this thread or any other.
A little tough, perhaps, Justin. Although I rather tend to agree.
by John Moore
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 161
Views: 14111

Re: Hastings Congress

That's about the worst game I can remember seeing Mark play for a long time. Panchanathan beats Sengupta in a game where Sengupta used a lot of time in the late middle game and then allowed an attractive but rather obvious finish.
by John Moore
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 161
Views: 14111

Re: Hastings Congress

Mark Hebden- David Howell is also, to say the least, somewhat obscure.
by John Moore
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 161
Views: 14111

Re: Hastings Congress

Romain Edouard won't believe what he managed to do today against Gergely Kantor. Check out White's move 31.
by John Moore
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 77
Views: 7095

Re: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

Here's Taylor Kingston's review of Seven Deadly Sins - you'll need* to open a pdf when you get there - which makes a lot of observations about Rowson's style, notably its pretension, lack of coherence and habit of needlessly crowbarring in quotations - that ring very loud bells with me. [* well I d...