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by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4676

Re: Brexit tea leaves

Yes, but governments mostly don't push through things as radical as this. People were debating which would have more impact on day-to-day life and the economy, a Corbyn government or a no-deal Brexit. We may end up finding out the answer to at least one of those questions. Leaving the EU is the most...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4676

Re: Brexit tea leaves

Hamlet's sparrow. Nice. Boris's book about Shakespeare has been delayed.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4676

Re: Brexit tea leaves

Any thoughts on the move by Boris to remove the possibility of extending the transition period at the end of 2020? Just a negotiating tactic, or a sign of things to come? What else might he try and push through parliament with his majority, and will factions form within his party over this? Can the ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4676

Re: Brexit tea leaves

Nick, do you think that if Remain had won the initial referendum, that opinion would have turned against that result, or solidified over time? The opinion polls correctly predicted the election result. Are the polls incorrect to say that more people back Remain now than Leave? There is a contradicti...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4676

Re: Brexit tea leaves

One things that commentators sometimes figure out is that it is very easy to end up in a filter, a bubble, an echo chamber, and only hear the views of those who agree with you. That happens to a large extent in online communities. It happens to a certain extent here. The best discussions occur when ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA
Replies: 162
Views: 8464

Re: Statement made by the B&DCL and DCCA

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Daniel Gormally wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:54 pm
not really following what you're saying there to be honest
I'm sure I've seen such comments about monkeys and typewriters before, and would genuinely like to know where they started and how they are backed up. Does anyone know their origin?
Infinite monkey theorem (Wikipedia article)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4145

Re: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019

Do we know yet who will qualify from the Grand Prix for the Candidates?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4676

Re: Brexit tea leaves

One thing that hasn't been commented on so much, is how the Conservative vote share 'only' went up by 1.2%. The party with the biggest percentage vote increase (though obviously not total vote increase) was the Liberal Democrats (a 4.2% increase). But they have always suffered from the FPTP handicap...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4676

Re: Brexit tea leaves

So this election wasn't a re-run of 1923. It appears to have been a re-run of 2017, but with some key differences (different Conservative leader, more Brexit fatigue, and a Labour heartland that had lost patience with Corbyn's Labour). Any thoughts on the election and what the future might hold?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vishy Anand at 50
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Vishy Anand at 50

Vishy on Vishy gems!

Chessbase article to mark Viswanathan Anand turning 50 today.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21311

Re: World Youth Championships

Maybe he is raising money for Children In Need?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21311

Re: World Youth Championships

Well, I can't even accurately calculate the finish that prompted Allan to resign here. Does it start 31...Rxf7 32.Qb8+ Kg7? Oh, I was missing 33.Be5+ (because the queen is on that square in the diagram).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 320
Views: 21311

Re: World Youth Championships

Matt, you said earlier "I think when the Allan Pleasants game arrives it will be fairly eye opening." and " His win over Allan Pleasants was an engine-like destruction apparently." To me, that looks like a good attacking game, but nothing particularly spectacular (Allan playing 23...Bxe5 looks like ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 18401

Re: National Chess Library closure

If Stewart Reuben is reading from the Caribbean, he might be interested in this: https://library.dmu.ac.uk/specialcollections/unboxingtheboxer#s-lib-ctab-15018334-2 "a film collection dating from the 1930s to the 1970s" I think I am right that he has a collection of chess-related film/TV items (thou...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 175
Views: 18401

Re: National Chess Library closure

The latest statement on the ECF library would appear to be the following item from the board's strategy statement presented to the AGM in October this year: "Work with De Montfort University Leicester to manage the transfer of the library from the Office to the DMU Special Collections facility." Re...