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by Geoff Chandler
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5904

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

Seeing Carlsen was getting himself involved in another play-off some very keen person took the time to gather together Carlsen's unbeaten run of 10 play-off's. 2007: 3-2 vs Onischuk 2011: 1,5-0,5 vs Ivanchuk 2012: 2-0 vs Caruana 2015: 3-2 vs Naiditsch 2015: 1,5-0,5 vs MVL 2015: 2-0 vs Yu 2016: 3-1 v...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3078
Views: 336021

Re: Media comments on chess

Carey has married! Congratulations, I never knew, have not seen Carey for quite a white. (actually when I think about I'm sure someone told me....it may have been Carey herself! never mind.) They still have Carey WIlman here. https://www.365chess.com/players/Carey_Wilman I wonder if there are a few ...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3078
Views: 336021

Re: Media comments on chess

Carey WIlman, the Scottish International player is currently on the 'The Chase'. Challenge T.V.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Starter for ten
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Starter for ten

I was told years ago that George Botterill was on University Challenge and at one time would have lost betting on it. The captain of Queen's Cambridge was Steven Botterill who according to Stephen Fry 'The Fry Chronicles' pub 2011 (page 137) )was/is a professor at Berkeley, California. Cambridge got...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 27
Views: 2394

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

It is a good article, Thanks Matt, here is a quick link.

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/barden.html
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard
Replies: 27
Views: 2394

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard

Happy Birthday Mr Barden, I see your birthday has been good to you with wins on the 20th August v Bob Wade (1954), Clifford G Hilton (1959) and: L.Barden - R F Boxall, Hasting 20/8/1953 Saccing a Bishop to get the Kingside pawn s rolling. 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 82
Views: 14480

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Hi Justin, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1071306 Ray notes up the infamous Penrose - Keene 1971 game but refers the C.G. reader to 'Game 88 v Arnason. (1981) So it would appear (I'm guessing) that these notes have been taken straight from 'Grandmaster Strategy' without editing. I do n...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 38
Views: 7866

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

Hi John, I have an old ChessBase C.D. knocking about somewhere called FatBase. Maybe choosing the name is a hang up from that. http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/pics/fatbase.jpg Why not call it Robin Hood. Robin Hood, Robbing you Robbing all your friends, Robin Hood, Robbing you it's become a...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 38
Views: 7866

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

Hi Chris, This bit: " Fat Fritz was tested by some of the best players in the world, who expressed unmitigated delight over the ideas and improvements it came up with." Was followed by: "A number of top players will probably not allow us to reveal what they had found — the positions and moves they s...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi John,

Cannot recall a Morphy Odds game where he had the chance to 0-0-0.
I'm only glad you unearthed one. I still cannot figure out why Atwood
refused the Bishop sac on f2 but not going to lose any sleep over it.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi John, An excellent find, I have the same book but never thought of going though it. Because of Black's 14th move 14...Rhf8 we can force a PGN out of this. (White could not play 14 0-0 with a BQ on b6 but why did Atwood not take the Bishop 8...Kxf7.) Philidor - Atwood, London 1795 (remove the a1 R...
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi,

In this game Black gave the odds of the f7 pawn.

In this position (White to play)



White took the ghost of the f-pawn 1.gxf7 mate.

No Morphy game with QR odds where he 0-0-0. Is there a game out there anywhere with 0-0-0 at QR odds.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

Hi Stewart, "I cannot fathom why anybody is discussing a chess variant they have probably never played, or seen played." It was based around the legality of the problem from Wenman. White to play and mate in two. 8/8/8/2B5/2p5/1kp5/8/R3K3 w - - 0 1 It appears we are coming around to agreeing one can...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

HI, There is: From Howard Staunton's Chess Player's Handbook: Rules For Playing The Game At Odds. "IV. When a player gives the odds of a Rook he may move his King as though to castle with the Rook given, provided the square of the missing Rook has been unoccupied throughout the game, and provided th...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook Odds Rules.
Replies: 39
Views: 2598

Re: Rook Odds Rules.

HI All,

I like the rule that in Queen Rook odds the odds giver can 0-0-0 provided nothing
has landed on a1 (or a8 if the odds giver was Black). I'll go with that, Thanks.