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by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Our man's oddsometer again
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Mind you we've all got much more used to that set-up since 2000.
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:08 am
- a Winawer (Nepo again)
So you put your king on f8, your queen on a5 and then lock the centre with ... c4. I have no idea how this is supposed to work.

EDIT: him neither
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Early openings report: we have

- a Petroff (Nimzowitsch variation, I think)

- a Catalan

- a Classical English

- a Winawer (Nepo again)
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 311
Views: 13511

Re: Worrying times

ChessBase's advice to take vitamin D3 to reduce the chance of getting infected? Good Lord. How in God's name does Fred Freidel consider himself qualified to hand out medical advice? Worse, he writes: If you want to know the scientific background of what I am saying watch this video lecture by highl...
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 311
Views: 13511

Re: Worrying times

How would that happen do you think The same way Southern Rhodesia did it, presumably. Or Biafra. Or Bangladesh, which was successful. South Sudan. I'll stop now. Thank you for informing me of these declarations of independence, none of which were previously familiar to me. I wonder in my ignorance ...
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 311
Views: 13511

Re: Worrying times

Gordon Cadden wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:47 pm

Believe that Nicola has additional Powers in Scotland. She may break away from the Union, to look after her own
How would that happen do you think
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3375
Views: 364688

Re: Media comments on chess

Do you ever think you're just too funny for this forum Geoff
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3375
Views: 364688

Re: Media comments on chess

The WSJ: Chess Players Still Can't Stop Touching Their Faces
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 311
Views: 13511

Re: Worrying times

With your 98-game book, is it possible, you got it so wrong, you just ripped a page out, (which I doubt) or played a couple of really long games? No, not in this instance. I wonder if it's my record for the length of time I've taken to discover I've bought defective* goods. [* not very importantly ...
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Early openings report: we have - a Giouco Pianissimo - a Lopez (Møller? Archangel? I never played these) - another Lopez (Anderssen?) - a mailine Grunfeld Our phone line's been down for about an hour and the 4G is underperforming, so my ability to follow this may be constrained for quite a while
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I shall not be risking my 100% record
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 311
Views: 13511

Re: Worrying times

Anyway, how to occupy oneself during the long weeks of lockdown? Well, as it happens, I used to copy all my OTB games into scorebooks, all the way through since I first started playing tournament chess in the mid-Seventies until a few years ago, when I got out of the habit. I still have all my score...
by JustinHorton
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Matthew Turner wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:12 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:49 am
Giri - Caruana 1/2
Grischuk - Ding 1/2
Alekseenko - MVL 1/2
Nepomniachtchi - Wang 1-0
This guy is good
Blimey, I'd missed that. Wonder what I could have won on a Lucky 15.
by JustinHorton
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 18511

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Some authorities consider Wang could have played on.

Giri draws, misses his chance to leapfrog Caruana and maybe misses his chance full stop.