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by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 3469

Re: New grading conversions

Does anyone know when the new grading list is coming out? And when is this conversion to 4-figure ELO-style ratings happening?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: SCCU bulletin archive
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: SCCU bulletin archive

That is excellent work. Not just image scans, but OCR of the text as well as the text can be searched in the PDFs (I've dabbled in scanning documents, but haven't got beyond scanning just as plain images yet, as OCR is a bit too advanced for me at the moment, though it is probably relatively straigh...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 10811

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

I'm reminded of the long list of items that Amazon Web Services ban from their exam rooms, which includes, for example, any item of jewellery over a certain, small, size, and, if I remember correctly, hair bands and the like. Interesting. Is that something like what is stated here? https://www.quor...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 6025

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

LOL, I can see it's only a matter of time before this thread starts to consider whether writing, "Remember to buy dog biscuits on the way home", is an offence if written on the scoresheet - and is the back of the scoresheet still a scoresheet? - but not if written on a separate piece of paper. You ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 6025

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Well, making notes about things that need doing is sometimes a method used by people (with varying degrees of success) to 'clear' their mind so they can concentrate on what they are currently doing (e.g. playing a game of chess). But I don't think people want to go down the route of arguing that var...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Best of Chess
Topic: Splat!
Replies: 7
Views: 3729

Re: Splat!

Narciso Dublan, Marc - Bernadskiy, Vitaliy 0-1 Lorca Open 2019 round 07 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Nc3 c6 6. Be3 d6 7. Nge2 a6 8. c5 Nbd7 9. cxd6 exd6 10. Ng3 b5 11. Be2 c5 12. O-O cxd4 13. Bxd4 Bb7 14. Re1 Rc8 15. Bf1 Re8 16. Rc1 Ne5 17. Qb3 h5 18. Nh1 Nxf3+ 19. gxf3 Nxe4 20. fxe4 Bx...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3719
Views: 407224

Re: Media comments on chess

Advert spotted on a London bus (but unable to find online) for a group of educational establishments known as London South East Colleges. It featured a row of black chess pawns, with a pink one offset from the row, with the tagline "Stand Out". Other objects used in this advertising campaign (with a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 4312

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

So the decade ends with Carlsen topping all three rating lists, and with all three "titles". Hard to add much to that really. https://en.chessbase.com/post/fide-ratings-2020-1 That Chessbase article (and various official lists) says that Hikaru Nakamura is still world number 1 in Blitz. Carlsen is ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3719
Views: 407224

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:12 am
Jonathan Rowson's The Moves That Matter is reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.
Hey, look who the author of the review is! :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5622

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

In one of the London Chess Classics he came close to qualifying for the following year's revamped Grand Tour, I think (might be confusing this with a Grand Prix series). I think it was the 2016 Grand Chess Tour, where MVL "was subsequently added to the roster as the GCT Wild Card Player for all 4 ev...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

Re: Brexit tea leaves

The MP for Holborn & St Pancras is now the bookies' favourite to be the next Labour leader. Seriously, isn't that how they got here? But who else is there? Why not name him? Keir Starmer. The news reports I am reading make the joint ticket of Angela Rayner and Rebecca Long-Bailey the favourite. Tho...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 4th FIDE Grand Prix, Jerusalem, 11-23 December 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5622

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

A comment under the chess.com article by a 'Jbd735' agrees with you:

"MVL tends to collapse in games where the stakes are high. He lost in the last two worldcups in the quarter and semi finals respectively. Now he loses in the semifinal..."
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

Re: Brexit tea leaves

My suspicion is that the rest of the EU will play hardball. They won't mind taking a hit from a no-deal Brexit if it means that the rest of the EU stays together and united. The ideals of the EU project has always meant more than short-term economic pain. It is Ireland that will really suffer if the...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

Re: Brexit tea leaves

What you say there isn't true, Nick. Brexit isn't something simple that can be "done" (despite what Boris said). There is still some way to go on this. The exodus may well be of companies and jobs. There will be some more twists and turns before it is done. Some have been predicted, some may be a su...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 6725

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...