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by JustinHorton
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2622
Views: 281365

Re: Media comments on chess

what we should want for our young people in an age dangerously characterised by instant gratification and the quick fix.
Oh do shut up
by JustinHorton
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38680

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:58 am
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:10 am

Where do you get the 35,000 number from?

75,000 divide by 2, take off a bit for those between games or just watching or browsing.
That was my guess. It might be right, but we can all think of reasons why it might also be wrong.
by JustinHorton
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38680

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Alex Spencer, who's quite a new player and certainly new to attending big chess events, went to see game seven and you might find his impressions interesting.
by JustinHorton
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ignorance is Bliss
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Ignorance is Bliss

Simon Williams' cat has the clip
by JustinHorton
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38680

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:13 am
Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:19 am
From the Guardian yesterday:
Anyone seen the research to back up this claim on the number of games being played on the Internet - "Research suggests at least half a million games are going on at any one time."?
I have written to ask
by JustinHorton
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Chess Chmpionship.
Replies: 17
Views: 1414

Re: World Chess Chmpionship.

Some comment
by JustinHorton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Chess Chmpionship.
Replies: 17
Views: 1414

Re: World Chess Chmpionship.

What happens when people with no knowledge of chess write about the game? They tell you that Spassky won in 1972 https://www.wired.co.uk/article/world-chess-championship-2018-london-carlsen-vs-caruana Though not is says "Fischer won". It's been changed. When I read it earlier this afternoon it said...
by JustinHorton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Chess Chmpionship.
Replies: 17
Views: 1414

Re: World Chess Chmpionship.

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:30 pm
What happens when people with no knowledge of chess write about the game? They tell you that Spassky won in 1972

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/world-c ... vs-caruana
Though now it says "Fischer won".
by JustinHorton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Chess Chmpionship.
Replies: 17
Views: 1414

Re: World Chess Chmpionship.

They also say
With approximately 605 million regular players, the chess community is one of the largest in the world
A shame about those bloopers though, there's some interesting stuff in that piece (not least Nigel Short's typical screaming fit).
by JustinHorton
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38680

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

. which positions stay in my mind? Only two. Firstly, the thrilling ending where Fabiano missed a win with ...Bh4. Definitely one for the textbooks. Secondly and finally, the game where Fabiano with White missed his chances by playing h3. It was an exciting position, but the move h3 spoke volumes; ...
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: ECF Supporter

In which place Chris Fegan reckons Benjamin Franklin said "nothing ventured, nothing gained".
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38680

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:10 am
My modest proposal
Sergei's with me
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38680

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Come to that though, none of the ones preceding are particularly good comparisons to the match just finished, because in all of them you're discussing the final two attracting more attention that a contest not involving the final two, whereas the first, fifth and final games of Carlsen v Caruana do...
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Celebrity identification
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Celebrity identification

Kay has apparently been playing since childhood - and, when working for local paper in Wigan, seemingly was a frequent interviewer of Nigel Short! All this may be true, but just out of, ah, good journalistic practice, do we have any source for that claim other than Burley saying so herself this mon...