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by matt_ward
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship 2010
Replies: 231
Views: 17028

Re: World Championship 2010

I am predicting a close encounter and my money is on Anand to win!
Hope he don't let me down.

Matt.
by matt_ward
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has Modern technology taken chess to the next level!
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Has Modern technology taken chess to the next level!

I don't necessarily agree with this comment. The future has become something different with modern technology we would not be able to cope without it I feel.

Matt.
by matt_ward
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is the French Defense going out of Fashion?
Replies: 28
Views: 2380

Re: Is the French Defense going out of Fashion?

Well Alan, I must be playing it wrong thats all I can assume. My favourite variation is possibly the Winawer 3. Bb4, I have had some success with this line.

Matt.
by matt_ward
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is the French Defense going out of Fashion?
Replies: 28
Views: 2380

Re: Is the French Defense going out of Fashion?

Hello, I do somewhat feel maybe I should start playing the french again, I do believe perhaps it is under- rated, I did use to play it as black and cannot really remember a justified reason for giving it up think probably I just wanted to try a new repertoire. Also Simon, if sometime your able to ge...
by matt_ward
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guest Players in League Matches
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: Guest Players in League Matches

I have edited it twice I now hope it's readable.

Matt.
by matt_ward
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is the French Defense going out of Fashion?
Replies: 28
Views: 2380

Is the French Defense going out of Fashion?

Hello All, glad to be back I was just wondering is the French defense at top- level and even amateur level running out of steam. I personally do not seem to be seeing it much these days. The likes of the c5, e5 and c6 are seemingly more popular. I for one am starting to study the caro kann as black ...
by matt_ward
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guest Players in League Matches
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: Guest Players in League Matches

Hi, I play for a club with the likes of probably five or six titled players and I personally find it beneficial in my own performance; however the argument I guess is its a amateur league and therefore should professionals be paid £30-50 a game, also I guess people think it's a privilege for those ...
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Last Corner
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: The Last Corner

Peter,

Just a quick message to say That are game was very interesting and I looked at it with computer, and unforunately the endgame I think was not holdable.

Matt.
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?

Richard how can you say it's " remotely relevant" because nearly ever sport is televised on TV. So therefore I think it's extremely relevant.

Matt.
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?

Yes Paul, whoever it was that created "chessboxing" can't be living in the real world I guess they were only trying to get "Major" sponsors and hope to get in as a programme on television Paul is this comment directed at me "Can you implement a "petulant child alert" button, forthwith, please?" :D :...
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?

I am not the only person alone making many grammatical mistakes it appears. "in a 10 minute gme, with 3 minute rounds of fighting, ill happily just sit for first 2 3 minute chess rounds and take on magnus or any top 100 chess player " This sentence has alot of grammer errors, although the point I am...
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?

John, "There are not enough major sponsors of chess" might be a start."

That is exactly what I meant John. I think you will find.

Matt.
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?

Ben to say this "in a 10 minute gme, with 3 minute rounds of fighting, ill happily just sit for first 2 3 minute chess rounds and take on magnus or any top 100 chess player " Why on earth would you say such a abhorrent thing. I think your purely alone on this one I don't see any salubrious, for you ...
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?

Ernie, the reason for those two too be televised snooker and darts on the BBC, is because there is much much more money involved and they are more popular than chess it's quiet simple. Also they are games, I agree with you compared to other sports like football and that, but to say chess is a sport ...
by matt_ward
Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: Is chess a sport? If not, then why not?

Hi, In my experience I don't believe chess is a sport; it's not popular enough to be put on television in addition to this it's not involving enough physical activity, it's a game like many others such as darts and snooker etc, etc. Although snooker and darts is more of a sport than chess. I would c...