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by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3128

Re: Shortest game

I assume we're talking about proper competitive games here, because we must most of us have lost to Scholar's Mate when we were learning. (It's not what I would call a proper competitive game, but I did manage a quick win in a server game some years ago which went 1 f4 e5 2 fxe5 d6 3 exd6 Bxd6 4 Nf3...
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 127
Views: 9554

Re: End of an era

Ray yesterday.

Ray today. The notes are here, for instance, and on pages 78-80 in Becoming A Grandmaster, which may not be the original source.
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2465

Re: General Election 2019

Martin Mitchell, Fylde. Alan Reid, Argyll and Bute. Rachel Reeves, Leeds West. Angela Eagle, Wallasey. Maria Eagle, Garston and Halewood. All Labour except Reid (LD). Mitchell and Reid are not currently MPs, though Reid has held the seat before, whereas the other three are. I believe only Mitchell i...
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3124
Views: 343596

Re: Media comments on chess

On this thread, indeed .
by JustinHorton
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3124
Views: 343596

Re: Media comments on chess

Oh that's interesting, would like to see it if anybody's able to scan.

EDIT: and here it is
by JustinHorton
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 665
Views: 78954

Re: Cheating in chess

This might very well be right, but in practice leading people in sport yap off in the media all the time, and I'm not at all sure that in this particular example you'd see any consequences. (Of course much might depend on the actual details.)
by JustinHorton
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 665
Views: 78954

Re: Cheating in chess

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:32 am
Can you imagine how the UCI would respond if a cyclist said lots of other cyclists are doping to the media, and not raising the matter with the UCI?
How would they?
by JustinHorton
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 127
Views: 9554

Re: End of an era

Just keeping up.

Also, missed this one.
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2133

Re: European Club Cup

That's still one of the longest ever, no? And if we include only longplay games....
by JustinHorton
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12225

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

sadly, Justin is doing exactly what they want him to do. This is unlikely to be true. If you really want to play on chess.com, and you're concerned about your reputation, sign up under a disposable alias. Well you know, had they said when I joined "we may be quite happy to defame you in public, so ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I'd love a three-way match for a qualifying place, it'd be just like the old days
by JustinHorton
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Candidates Tournament 2020

Will be in Yekaterinburg, March 15 to April 5.
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12225

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Call me old-fashioned, but my hackles rise the instant someone (a) uses my first name in what's supposed to be something in the nature of business correspondence, (b) sprinkles exclamation marks liberally throughout said correspondence, and (c) signs off with the word "Best" (even if, thankfully, w...
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Today
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Chess Today

Oh it was still going in May this year, but it had been intermittent for a long time so when it stopped again I didn't really notice. It only occurred to me today to check it out and while I assume it's gone, for all I know I missed a renewal notice.
by JustinHorton
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 110
Views: 12225

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

An email: Dear Chess.com Until recently I operated an account "Justinpatzer" on your site. You disabled this account without warning, claiming, without explanation - and entirely incorrectly - that I was using "outside assistance". It is my belief that you have applied some incorrect and unreasonab...