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by JustinHorton
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18713

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Leonard Barden wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:17 pm
My understanding is similar to Ian Rogers above, that Fide wants the match to be part of Expo Dubai and that therefore a postponement to 2021 is very likely.
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by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18713

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:09 pm
I presume his argument would be FIDE were reckless in going ahead in the first place? But not sure how well that would fare legally, granted.
Unless the case were heard in the US, where he might get $100m for his hurt feelings
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by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1519

Re: Announcing mate

Perhaps your last 7195 posts on the Forum (or, at least, a great many of them) are the reason! Don't get me wrong - you have a great deal of useful stuff to say and I read most of it with interest but your response to my attempt to be amusing just shows what a great opinion you have of yourself. Ma...
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1519

Re: Announcing mate

And I am amazed that you should not think that comment too petty to make.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15712

Re: Worrying times

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:44 pm
It is indeed 'Worrying Times'.

Endgames are appearing in the 'General Chat' section.
Nobody fancy a go then?
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Announcing mate
Replies: 42
Views: 1519

Re: Announcing mate

I'm pretty sure I can remember a tournament report in a magazine only a few years ago which included one player announcing mate and the player at the next board (these were professionals, not club players) telling them to just play it out. In general, I think I personally would be petrified of getti...
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 41
Views: 2282

Re: 4NCL Online

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:40 pm
. But still, maybe more demand for online events than I had previously thought.
It'll just be good to have a proper game of chess.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18713

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:34 pm
. As Nick noted, Radjabov is considered independently wealthy, and his father in law is a senior oil executive. So he probably needs the money less than most chess players.
Though, ah, it might make it easier for him to hire expensive lawyers.
by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The English Chess Federation Website and Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: The English Chess Federation Website and Twitter

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:27 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:18 pm
I suppose they could have presented it as a retweet, can't get very excited.
I am mildly irritated by the original poster. Most of us have more to worry about at the moment than whether a brief non-copyright obituary notice has been plagiarised.
On the other hand why do it eh
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15712

Re: Worrying times

I suspect he was just saying that lockdown is not 100 % win. The specific term was "increased death rate". Of course you're right that lockdown isn't "100% win" but nobody thinks otherwise. However, bear in mind that, for instance, massively reduced traffic may mean massively reduced casualties fro...
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15712

Re: Worrying times

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:46 pm
There you need all of Private Eye, Dr Phil Hammond outlines some issues, where there could be more falls, or more and nastier domestic abuse, mental health problems, excess drinking and smoking etc.
Right, but aren't you forgetting the other side of the ledger?
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15712

Re: Worrying times

Except, of course, that (1) the "xxx fewer than under the previous strategy" is entirely conjecture. Well it's not: it's their best guess, and we can and will never know how wrong or right it was, but it's not simply "conjecture". (2) the chances of resurgence under the current strategy are, even u...
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15712

Re: Worrying times

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:34 pm
Jon Ludvig Hammer did something like that (against Topalov) in a super-tournament a few years ago.
74 Kc6. Worse than mine, I think - he had an instant draw in his hand.
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Israel Zilber
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Israel Zilber

E Michael White wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:57 pm
where a street is named probably after him
Is there any particular reason to think this?
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15712

Re: Worrying times

If you enjoyed that, you might like this (also from my mass write-up).

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White to play has available four pawn moves on the queenside.

(a) to what result should each one lead with best play?

(b) which one was my selection?