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by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7101

Re: Raymondo

I am no position to judge Ray Keene's actions, but I would just point out that at present he is organising an event in central London with lots of great players which you are entitled to go and watch for free. Yes he is also alleged to have taken £50,000 from his brother-in-law. However, I would c...
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7101

Re: Raymondo

For what it's worth, I went to a North Hertfordshire comprehensive.
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7101

Re: Raymondo

Geoff Chandler wrote:And what does this mean 'reductio ad absurdum' it's Latin.
Why is someone speaking to me in Latin?
Because the Latin term has entered the English language. Like the French "café", for instance.
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7101

Re: Raymondo

Simon Spivack wrote:The reader is invited to find where I am guilty of "bringing the likes of Eley and Walker into the debate as some sort of comparison"? Andrew, why have you insinuated that I did?
I don't believe he has. He surely referred to John Upham's comments.
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7101

Re: Raymondo

Geoff - there's quite a lot to know about Keene and it's fair to say that a lot of people aren't aware of much of it,largely because the mainstream press - both within chess and more generally - tends to leave him alone (for reasons I understand without necessarily agreeing with). However, starting ...
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: In search of a President
Replies: 100
Views: 9562

Re: In search of a President

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Ernie Lazenby wrote:Some people wont like him or want him simply because he is a celebrity!
Or because he's obviously 100 times cleverer then them. :lol:
Well, that depends what you think "clever" is, I suppose.

(That's not a point about CJ de Mooi, by the way, or his candidacy: it's a point about definitions.)
by JustinHorton
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymondo
Replies: 100
Views: 7101

Re: Raymondo

Geoff Chandler wrote:Chess needs its goodies and i's baddies.
It would awfully dull without them.
This is true up to a point, but I think the idea of "baddies" is that eventually they're supposed to be caught and made to face the music....
by JustinHorton
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11102

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

That would depend on the odds available, would it not?
by JustinHorton
Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11102

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Well, in my case it's not so much that I enjoy the flawless, it's that I like to see intelligent defence and the outwitting of one's opponent. Of course everybody enjoys brilliance, but why not enjoy guile (and tenacity) as well?
by JustinHorton
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Reporting of 4NCL in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 11102

Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Keith Arkell wrote: I think that here they prefer exciting chess even if it is unsound,to accurate positional chess,and technical endgame play.
Most people do that in all sports, Keith. You don't, and I don't, but we'd be in a very small minority in any sporting discipline.
by JustinHorton
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Draft grading list delayed 24 hours !!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2851

Re: Draft grading list delayed 24 hours !!!

Well, I quite liked it though the last half-hour's not as good as the first.
by JustinHorton
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: iam sure older playersbenefited from adjoumentsin endgames?
Replies: 27
Views: 2139

Re: iam sure older playersbenefited from adjoumentsin endgames?

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Of course a certain A S Morozevich famously failed to win with the Q a few years back
You don't mean Svidler?
by JustinHorton
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: iam sure older playersbenefited from adjoumentsin endgames?
Replies: 27
Views: 2139

Re: iam sure older playersbenefited from adjoumentsin endgames?

You might have found yourself defending that last ending in the British, as I recall.
by JustinHorton
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: iam sure older playersbenefited from adjoumentsin endgames?
Replies: 27
Views: 2139

Re: iam sure older playersbenefited from adjoumentsin endgames?

It's true it's not so difficult when you know it, but doing it within fifty moves when you don't know it has proven too tough for many players. I was taught it, by the way, by Nigel Povah in a Hertfordshire juniors training school more than twenty-five years ago. I've never had the chance to use it,...
by JustinHorton
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Marketing : Candidates?
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Re: Director of Marketing : Candidates?

I nominate the late Claude Rains