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by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 6826

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Nepo held with White by Predke. I was intrigued on looking up the latter to see he was from Dimitrovgrad - how many Russian cities named after Communist leaders in the Soviet period have retained those names in the modern era? (Tolyatti is another one, I note.)
by JustinHorton
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 6826

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Armageddon it is.
Are we not on 5+3?
by JustinHorton
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 73543

Re: Cheating in chess

Discreet, I rather think (regardless of the spelling here)
by JustinHorton
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 6826

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Isn't that gag a variation on the old joke about an intellectual being somebody who can hear the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger?
by JustinHorton
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 4378

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:08 pm
I'm happy to express my gratitude in advance, particular as I suspect most forum posters couldn't care less.
You don't have the slightest idea what "most forum posters" think.
by JustinHorton
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330328

Re: Media comments on chess

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: Brad Pitt goes back to his caravan and on the TV there's a trailer for the film Three In The Attic, with a chess scene showing.

(Later, Leonardi Di Caprio is in his trailer and you can see a chessboard in a pocket on the wall.)
by JustinHorton
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330328

Re: Media comments on chess

Pete Morriss wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:12 pm
I can't find it on their website
Here
by JustinHorton
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When you have finished in the analysis room
Replies: 1
Views: 687

When you have finished in the analysis room

...put the pieces in the box or back in the starting position, how difficult can that be eh?
by JustinHorton
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330328

Re: Media comments on chess

Different guy
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 5639

Re: Grand Chess Tour - Sinquefield Cup 2019

I recommend this, though starting with a smaller number of quarters
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330328

Re: Media comments on chess

Our cup runneth over
by JustinHorton
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330328

Re: Media comments on chess

I found myself watching Sky News at three o'clock yesterday morning due to humidity-related insomnia, and practically every report was like a Damien Day hommage.
by JustinHorton
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Legitimate procedure in making a move?
Replies: 23
Views: 1188

Re: Legitimate procedure in making a move?

Heh. Is it insulting to write down your opponent's move before they make it if they only have one move they can make? If I play Qxd8+ and the only legal move is Kxd8, why not write it down? The opponent might prefer to resign. The score is a record of the moves that were actually played. Whether or...
by JustinHorton
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 49
Views: 7625

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Spivs and chancers, everywhere.