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by Matthew Turner
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 292
Views: 11930

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

It feels a bit unfortunate that the lowest rated player gets a full point bye in round 2.
by Matthew Turner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12477

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Is the engine they using at chess24 just terrible? It seems less reliable than it used to be.
by Matthew Turner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12477

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Looks like a crushing display by Nisipeanu against Nakamura
by Matthew Turner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12477

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Dubov - Firouzja move 16, if you saw that position in class you'd offer some words of encouragement, but think that chess probably wasn't their thing :shock:
by Matthew Turner
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12477

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Jakovenko
by Matthew Turner
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 48
Views: 1558

Re: Brexit tea leaves

I think Boris Johnson wanted to do two things yesterday. 1. Make it clear that the vote on extending article 50 was a vote of confidence (i.e. would lead to an election if the government were defeated) 2. That an election would take place on 14th October - before the EU summit limiting the arguments...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 48
Views: 1558

Re: Brexit tea leaves

The EU have discussions with all sorts of people. There is nothing wrong with them having discussions with Jeremy Corbyn - indeed it would be pretty reckless not to do so given he could well be the next PM. Similarly, why not have discussion with Philip Hammond, he is a duly elected representative i...
by Matthew Turner
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 48
Views: 1558

Re: Brexit tea leaves

It seems to me that we are entering an endgame and perhaps it isn’t so difficult to predict what will happen. It seems very unlikely that peroguing will be stopped, so in my opinion that only really leaves the remainders with two options. 1. They call a vote of no confidence in the government before...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

The last move was Qxg3 so Rg8 isn’t an immediate win and Black still has work to do
by Matthew Turner
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: GH Hardy
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: GH Hardy

Those games are probably Otto Hardy 1927 - 2010
by Matthew Turner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1986

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Here is a list of the top 50 companies in the US by market cap http://www.iweblists.com/us/commerce/MarketCapitalization.html Coca-Cola sits 22nd with a market cap of 219bn With companies of this size, they will be involved in so many different areas there will always be something about their busine...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38963

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I spotted - horror - one GM out of the near fifty that might have registered. Surely they can do better than this? Lack of money presumably, GMs like to be kept in some sort of style, rather than have to rely on the prize money alone. If you are a professional player then 'kept in style' might well...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1986

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

This is tremendous news for FIDE. In the order of ethicalness, coke must rank very highly - it isn't gambling, drinking or drugs; There are loads of sports who would love to get coke on board. I would assume that coke would only want to partner with organisation/events that it saw as highly ethical ...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3081
Views: 337007

Re: Media comments on chess

Obviously someone who knows a bit about Chess in the production team
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b008jf2y
by Matthew Turner
Sun May 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK
Replies: 40
Views: 5371

Re: Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren to play in the UK

It looks to me like an event where everyone, the players included, are having a lot of fun. It is great for Scottish Chess, but if it shows the players in a more human (less robotic) light, then I think it is a very good thing more generally.