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by Jon Mahony
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lowest Graded British Champion
Replies: 64
Views: 8369

Re: Lowest Graded British Champion

Well there’s been one since 1904, so I presume we’ll have to take it from the relatively modern day. I had an idea it was Keene myself – great talker who somehow ended up the face of British Chess in the 80’s and 90’s but the weakest British GM of his generation in my opinion. Possibly Jon...
by Jon Mahony
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4
Replies: 48
Views: 11950

Re: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4

????? thats laughable. Ive played this opening literally my whole chess "career", Mcshane plays a4, as do around 40-50% of my games V titles on the icc. I must play around 3-4 games in czech system a day on average on there. a4 hasnt been heard of? is a shocking statement, its played alot more ofte...
by Jon Mahony
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4
Replies: 48
Views: 11950

Re: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4

The best line which isnt the advanced mainline . Is 4 a4 Thats a fact. Ben That wasn't the point I was making, I was simply saying the Martin DVD misses an important White 4th move in a regularly played line. And who actually says it's a fact 4.a4 is the best move? I think that's just more your opi...
by Jon Mahony
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4
Replies: 48
Views: 11950

Re: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4

Can I just say that Andrew Martin's Czech DVD has been disrespected on here as "not one of his best efforts" Which to say you don't have a clue really doesnt quite cut it, that DVD is great for teaching the czech pirc. It goes in to nearly every sub-line of the opening. Its the best material on the...
by Jon Mahony
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4
Replies: 48
Views: 11950

Re: 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4

IM Andrew Martin does refer to this as the Wade Defence, on his DVD on the Czech Pirc (not one of his best efforts – he compleatly misses out the fact that White can play an early h6, stopping several of his reccomended lines!) but I think I’ve only seen one or two games where Bob actually playe...
by Jon Mahony
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scoresheet books
Replies: 65
Views: 4945

Re: Scoresheet books

I tend have a pint or two at the board on the Friday night of a Congress, helps me relax. As long as you don’t get drunk I don’t see a problem with it – as a smoker I tend to feel guiltier about nipping out for a cig mid-game and coming back stinking of it. At last year’s Scarborough Congres...
by Jon Mahony
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer auction
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Fischer auction

Yeah, there was some interesting stuff there too, particularly the original manuscript of ‘My 60 Memorable Games’ and a huge collection of rare Chess books. I wonder what happened to his famous red dossier on all known Spassky games, prepared for him by Bob Wade - it didn’t seem to be among th...
by Jon Mahony
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress Friday 3 - Sunday 5 July 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Manchester Summer Congress Friday 3 - Sunday 5 July 2009

Yeah I’m off to this, getting my cheque in the post tomorrow :)