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by JustinHorton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1442

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Knew about Basman's win there, but not Whiteley beating Gulko :shock: Indeed tracing the game on the internet has so far been beyond me. The Olimpbase page gives a link, but presently at least it leads nowhere. Chessgames does not appear to have it. Googling Whiteley Gulko 1967 gets this as the top...
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Tony Buzan

Heh, yes, I also saw that, but I couldn't get any access to anywhere in the main text that might expand on these claims.
by JustinHorton
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Tony Buzan

More likely of course, is that tony's claim was fabricated nonsense. Well in this instance the claim, fabricated or not, doesn't appear to be Buzan's, though it does appear to be nonsense. Mind you, he was quite good at getting other people to repeat his nonsense for him: the chess and rowing claim...
by JustinHorton
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Tony Buzan

Times obituary . The author is probably (from its tone, not to mention its length) not his old business partner. Intriguingly it seems to accept as fact that Buzan was a coach for the British rowing team at the 1988 Olympic Games. People may recall that he also claimed to be an advisor to...the Brit...
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Jovanka again loses after having had a sizeable advantage. Ketevan draws with Paetz, a French Defence that went down this line, though not as far as 9 dxc5 Qa5.
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2995

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Lupulescu has the last laugh
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2995

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

It's not clear to me how such a thing would be accomplished, since if Gawain and Lupulescu both won, the tie-break would be direct encounter and Gawain has just beaten him, whereas if Parligras won it would be Median Bucholz, which I don't think we can predict. At any rate it seems a bit unfair at t...
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2995

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Anyway he would win the tournament (for which he is top-seeded) were he to beat Erwin L'Ami, who has black, and the top board game were drawn.
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2995

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

According to the round
report
Gawain is above 2700 for the first time
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2797
Views: 299927

Re: Media comments on chess

Guardian story on Theresa May's Brexit problems illustrated with the PM on a huge chessboard, confronted with a giant yellow king.
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2995

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:45 am
Round 7 report. Lupulescu leads by a clear point with a great win Black side of a French against Firouzja.
I'd not seen 9...Qa5 before, but I'm surprised White sees that move and then thinks oh, I'll castle queenside here.
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Tony Buzan

Tony in particular for being such an enthusiast for human potential!! Indeed How will humankind transcend our limitations to prove that the earthly sky is not the limit? To overcome the tsunamis and catastrophes of intergalactic space, the boiling away of suns the explosions and implosion of cosmic...
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Houska stays in the leading group with a long win, a touch on the swindly side.
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Seems not to have happened though. It would be interesting to hear from the arbiters.

There are various other* examples of this kind of thing happening.

22-way tie at the top after round three.

[* Domínguez-Nilssen]