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by JustinHorton
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 932

Re: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa1RTZ95_wMc5dbzI8ugTEQ Interview with Emil Sutovsky AGON/World Chess agreement with FIDE scrapped and new agreement signed a couple of days ago and FIDE regain control of the Candidates and World Championship match as a consequence. AGON/World Chess will now only r...
by JustinHorton
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3432

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Whoops
by JustinHorton
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The oldest
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: The oldest

If it's any help, I read through the names of invitees (and others) on the Wikipedia page for the 1851 London tournament and the oldest player listed appeared to be Alexander Petrov, born 1794.
by JustinHorton
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292435

Re: Media comments on chess

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:30 pm
The main argument against believing that Korchnoi would be assassinated, had he won, is that would have been very inefficient.
Well, that, and the entire absence of any credible evidence that it was proposed by anybody, but hey
by JustinHorton
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 36
Views: 4566

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

According to the Amazon graphic, the book was published on 1st May, 1997. The two Spectator graphics you quote were apparently published on 10th May, 1997 and 31st May, 1997. So should The Spectator be referencing the book, rather than the other way around? As the games all took place after 1 May, ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292435

Re: Media comments on chess

CLOSING GAMBIT Alan Byron's new film had its premier yesterday. It is a documentary weaving together contemporary video material with modern interviews. There is very little voice-over. Alan has directed it to be accessible to all, not just chessplayers. It lasted about 73 minutes. The version that...
by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Todays Chess Quest.
Replies: 20
Views: 1058

Re: Todays Chess Quest.

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:01 pm
I'm inclined to go along with it as I cannot see a valid reason why Kapengut would mention it....I have not seen the original Kapengut article
I wonder if you can see any problem here
by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292435

Re: Media comments on chess

Also their location in Cheshire
by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292435

Re: Media comments on chess

Chess in the media three years ago Today
by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Todays Chess Quest.
Replies: 20
Views: 1058

Re: Todays Chess Quest.

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:47 pm
I cannot see what anyone has to gain from fabricating such a tale.
People make up stories all the time
by JustinHorton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292435

Re: Media comments on chess

It says "have been used". So I was wondering which programs Dawkins was referring to.
by JustinHorton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292435

Re: Media comments on chess

Page 61 of 'The Selfish Gene' by Richard Dawkins. https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1547733980.png Isn't this much the same as what AlphaZero is doing? This is what makes me suspicious about the claim that this was happening in 1978. which might suggest that one or more of the popula...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Health benefits of brain games
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Health benefits of brain games

It's from the Alzheimer's Society. I have no idea what point John Foley thinks he is making by citing it.
by JustinHorton
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292435

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi, I've been thinking... Chess openings are evolving all the time. One day when computers have solved chess we will be left with just one opening. The survival of the fittest. Seems this idea was also considered back in 1978. Page 61 of 'The Selfish Gene' by Richard Dawkins. https://www.redhotpawn...