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by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ethnic Diversity in Chess
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: Ethnic Diversity in Chess

Adam Raoof wrote:
Gavin Strachan wrote:I wonder on a slightly different note the reason why it is male dominated game when you do not need physical strength to be good?!
Oh dear, another thread please!!
Certainly! Just give me a moment to cut and paste what I wrote...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down the move first - and changing it
Replies: 69
Views: 4244

Re: Writing down the move first - and changing it

There was a game in the British Chess Championships Congress where one player insisted the knights be forward looking and the other they they be sides on. Sadly this did not go to appeal; the ruling by the arbiter, that each player shold align his own pieces, was accepted. The game was agreed drawn...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Do DGT boards broadcast their presence?
Replies: 16
Views: 5238

Re: Do DGT boards broadcast their presence?

Fairly obviously this would only happen with the full consent of both of the players involved. It would probably be between players who actually feel that chess deserves more publicity. It is likely to involve two titled players. We wouldn't bother two lower rated players who wish to remain hidden ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British players defeating reigning world champions
Replies: 22
Views: 2886

Re: British players defeating reigning world champions

I’m told Yates (an member of the original Leeds Chess Club!) beat Alekhine a couple of times, I’m not sure if this was during Alekhine’s title reign (either of them) though Alekhine became world champion in 1927. Richard has posted the games in question, which were before that period, but Ale...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors
Replies: 21
Views: 2933

Re: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5 Ng4 6. Bxf7+ Kxf7 7. Ng5+ Kg8 8. Qf3 Ngxe5 9. Qd5+ 1-0 It would be interesting to ask your students what they would play for Black on move 8. My computer tells me that Bb4+ is the only move to refute White's combination. Thanks, Richard! :) I have som...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most ever games by a single chess player
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Most ever games by a single chess player

Chessgames only has 655 of his games. Either it is a different Farago, or there are big discrepancies between databases. Chessgames is a small database as these things go. Only just over half a million games, compared with just over 4.5 million in ChessBase's database, of which about 1.3 million ar...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5785

Re: Mobile phones and late arrivals

Yes, and it costs how much? I wasn't recommending it! :shock: I'm quite happy with my scoresheet and Fritz to put my games into my database at a later time, keeping my £300 in my pocket, thank you very much! Are you sure you wouldn't rather enter your game score during the game using a mobile phon...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors
Replies: 21
Views: 2933

Re: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors

I'm not sure how instructive it would be for juniors, but I won a game in 9 moves once. Richard will remember it because he published it in his column in CHESS. About short games in general, I find that club players tend to overlook killer moves in the opening if they are on autopilot. I find it wor...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5785

Re: Mobile phones and late arrivals

I should probably mention it in this thread as well - if someone was to come up with a mobile phone app for entering chess moves that conformed to the required standards and could interface with lots of other things (e.g. the board being used, could be plugged into the board to draw power as needed ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down the move first - and changing it
Replies: 69
Views: 4244

Re: Writing down the move first - and changing it

This recent conversation about which way Knights should face on the board has left me concerned as to what I should do with a slot-in demo board. Which way should the Knights face AND which way should I slot the Bishops so the slit is facing......? When teaching kids, one must get these things righ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?
Replies: 99
Views: 6941

Re: Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - onwards?

One more thing, would it be possible to explain in a bit more detail how the voting from the ECF membership works? That's easy. You get to vote for a members representative (to council). ECF members don't get a vote on anything else. Usually they don't get a vote even then as normally there are not...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Mind Sports Olympiad; 21st - 30th August, 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad; 21st - 30th August, 2010

The event includes a Chess960 tournament on Tuesday 24th August. I've been reading about that, and I'd quite like to try that form of chess. I'm slightly worried that I might not remember how to castle though... Move the king to its normal destination square (but nearer to you if necessary, e.g. th...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Who are the alternates?
Replies: 21
Views: 1939

Re: Who are the alternates?

From time to time we hear that someone has been acting as an "alternate" for a democratically (well, by Council if that counts!) elected person. We know that AF is the alternate for CEM I believe that David Welch is the alternate for Peter Purland. Does anyone know the complete alternate line up? W...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4484

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

[on live game transmissions] I experimented with asking for donations of £3 last time but so few people made a donation that I can only assume that most people watching at home think live transmission is worthless. So we won't be doing it again. You would probably need a sponsor for this, and you w...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most ever games by a single chess player
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Most ever games by a single chess player

ChessBase have the following most active players: Korchnoi (4827 games) Farago (3827 games) Karpov (3723 games) Thanks! I had never heard of Farago before (though I had heard of most of the others you gave with over 3000 games). I presume you mean the Ivan Farago (from Hungary) here: http://www.che...