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by Matthew Turner
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292425

Re: Media comments on chess

A very interesting idea, but I am not really sure what it proves.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017 ... ciousness/
by Matthew Turner
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rooms for final weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1804

Rooms for final weekend

All sold out. Bridge overseas offering accommodation 19 miles away in Stafford :oops: :cry:
by Matthew Turner
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: New sponsor for british chess championship
Replies: 65
Views: 6040

Re: New sponsor for british chess championship

Seems like this has come from a similar source to other British Championship sponsorship. All good news.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292425

Re: Media comments on chess

Flagged up by the FT. I really have no idea why!

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalr ... naire.html
by Matthew Turner
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292425

Re: Media comments on chess

Not really sure how this picture relates to the story.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/smal ... -scale-up/
by Matthew Turner
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Smart moves: London’s new Chess Club bar
Replies: 17
Views: 2065

Re: Smart moves: London’s new Chess Club bar

I think this is an absolutely brilliant idea. I really hope it is successful.
by Matthew Turner
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 18134

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Basically this has to be the way ahead, there may be alterations to the finer details but these really aren't that important in the overall scheme of things. The changes involve a big financial hit to the Championships (in the short term?), everyone is aware of that, so I assume that contingencies a...
by Matthew Turner
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings thread
Replies: 75
Views: 8049

Re: Hastings thread

Anyone know why there are so many players 'not paired'? There seem to be 14 in round 8.
by Matthew Turner
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Classic Super Rapidplay
Replies: 26
Views: 2302

Re: London Classic Super Rapidplay

It was all going so well for the first four rounds :roll:
Amazing tournament, looking forward to tomorrow
by Matthew Turner
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 30008

Re: EU referendum aftermath

With respect to the actual question of the referendum, I believe many Italians feel that good intentions (reducing the complexity of the law-making process and reducing the size/cost of parliament) were poorly implemented (major source of concern that the senators would be in practice named as oppo...
by Matthew Turner
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 30008

Re: EU referendum aftermath

We are certainly in an interesting place when victory for the Green candidate is seen as a fight back for mainstream politics. Matteo Renzi seemed, on the face of it, to be proposing very sane things in the Italian referendum and his defeat appears to be on the back of more anti-establishment feelin...
by Matthew Turner
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Norwegian player banned for cheating
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: Norwegian player banned for cheating

Very sad this, he seemed a nice guy and it was quite inspiring to see him win in Fagernes.
by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33122

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

I have found most of the games very interesting, but I understand many people have not. However I don't really see the problem as openings. I think this is about the players who are in the final. MVL-Topalov would be entirely different, even with the same rules. I haven't met a single chess player ...
by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33122

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

I think they actually have rather a good format for this match. Purists would prefer it not to end with rapid play games, but Karjakin has been a mentally strong challenger and Carlson hasn't played well enough to win the match. Carrying on until one player tires and makes a mistake hardly seems fai...
by Matthew Turner
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33122

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

I am bit worried that the players might not be able to keep their minds on the game on Wednesday. Presumably, they'll be worrying about how it is going in the big Wells - Millfield clash which could decide the fate of the Somerset First Division :D