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by JustinHorton
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Interesting reaction to say the least. In virtually any other competitive endeavour you would seek reaction from the participants about the outcome and the key moments. In many sports a press conference is mandatory. Of course you might get platitudes, that's a risk you take. But in this case there...
by JustinHorton
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2773
Views: 296340

Re: Media comments on chess

Piece in El País about El Ajedrecista
by JustinHorton
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1498

Re: Chess Book Collections

God, there's a question. I unreliably count: Flank Openings Reappraisal The Openings in modern theory and practice Nice 1974 (with Dave) King's Indian Defence (with Leonard and Bill) Miles Some pamphlet introducing the 1993 match The 1978 One Kasparov-Korchnoi 1984 (with Lawson) English Chess Explos...
by JustinHorton
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 1498

Re: Chess Book Collections

Ho ho.

Anyway, for my part I have about four hundred. I don't really think best, most valuable or rarest come into it. I have a couple of curiosities which I'll mention in the unlikely event that nobody else has anything more interesting to show.
by JustinHorton
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Ah Ok, I see what is being driven at now. Do the boards take any notice though of what square has been vacated?
by JustinHorton
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Sweden are about to beat Azerbaijan.
by JustinHorton
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:58 pm

One other explanation - was Bb1 actually played? Perhaps the board was being reset, and the live board detected the B going to b1 rather than c1.
Come again?

Whatever happened, McShane and Grischuk have agreed a draw, and that makes the match a draw as well.
by JustinHorton
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Well that's a shame. I'm free today a couple of hours earlier than expected, and I rather fancied watching that.
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Chessbase had some kind of shot. Alas though the TWIC reports don't seem to have retained it.
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Thanks both. I am now keen to see the advertised photo.
by JustinHorton
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11419

Re: World Teams 2019

Ah yes. it may matter that he has White next, I guess. I remember the Topalov game - that was when Luke beat Cheparinov in 20 moves and Delchev tried to conceal the fact that his phone went off, right? I don't remember that, what was all that about? I played Delchev once with my hands covered in Ti...
by JustinHorton
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 97
Views: 5074

Re: Arbitration question

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:03 pm
Of course we have not been told whether White first picked up the opponent's g pawn or his own f pawn
But you have been told that the pawn is hers, not his.
by JustinHorton
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 97
Views: 5074

Re: Arbitration question

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:47 pm
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White has 33 pieces on the board
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