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by Matthew Turner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 15952

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: 15952

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: 15952

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Jakovenko
by Matthew Turner
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 5772

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: 110
Views: 5772

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: 110
Views: 5772

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: 33
Views: 4765

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: 1185

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: 2751

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: 553
Views: 46591

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: 2751

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: 3507
Views: 384482

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: 5812

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.
by Matthew Turner
Mon May 20, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 16253

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Hmmm? Didn't I play in a GM norm tournament you organised in Stoke on Trent?
Birmingham - luxury
by Matthew Turner
Fri May 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Coaches and junior organisers group
Replies: 12
Views: 2466

Re: Coaches and junior organisers group

5 junior magazine There used to be one. It's archived on this forum. https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=26 It was cancelled to save money when the ECF lost its government funding of around £ 50,000 a year back in 2010. If you are interested in establishing a junior magazine, I suggest a cre...