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by Nick Burrows
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 8321

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Bogdan Lalic, who lives in Sutton, UK, informed the editors that from June 5 2006 until March 3 2007 he had played 110 games without defeat. He mentions that in that period he had a huge amout of draws (66) and improved his rating from 2480 to 2519. He had a second unbeaten run of 101 games in 2008.
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PRO Chess League
Replies: 71
Views: 8821

Re: PRO Chess League

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Results from last night including a couple of super GM scalps for Marcus:
Who else did he beat Dominguez or Liem?
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 22916

Re: World Youth Championships

His appearance at the LCC was an imposter. The banned online accounts were imposters. "His methods are completely different"
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 55
Views: 7406

Re: 2019-20 Season

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:22 am
That prompted their round 2 opponents captain to nervously check their registration list for the weekend :oops:
Maybe you caught them at a good time. Winter is coming..
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Magnus Carlsen....
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: If Magnus Carlsen....

Remember Kasparov beat 4 2600+ Israeli GM's 7-1 in a clock simul. I presume he had 1/4 of their time.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Magnus Carlsen....
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: If Magnus Carlsen....

And how did you generally fare Jack?
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Membership Doppelgangers

It is probably far more likely that they have no idea what their username and/or password is, and so rather than hassle people - even if they know who to hassle - with finding out what it is, they just create a new membership and have done with it. If so, maybe an "if unsure of membership details, ...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: If Magnus Carlsen....
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: If Magnus Carlsen....

He would win a prize, but not 1st.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

Was the best game prize announced? It was won by Masters winner Magesh Chandran Panchanathan for his game in Round 8 against Deep Sengupta. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1990047 Thanks - a worthy winner. He played the tournament of his life. He was way ahead on time and in complete ...
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

Was the best game prize announced?
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

Nonetheless extremely impressive tournament from you Richard - well done!
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

Great game today: [Event "Hastings Masters"] [Site ""] [Date "2020.01.03"] [Round "7"] [White "Burrows, Nick"] [Black "De Boer, Bas"] [Result "0-1"] [Board "30"] [ECO ""] [WhiteElo "1952"] [BlackElo "2138"] [PlyCount "0"] [EventDate "2019.12.28"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "ENG"] 1. d4 {[%emt 0...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3057

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

Do you have an alternative wording in mind? The reason the rule is as drafted is that other possibilities had been found wanting. How about: If one side does not have mating material, even if it is possible for his opponent to cocoon his king in knights so as to form a corridor for the opponents lo...
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3057

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

Doesn't matter, if a win is *theoretically* possible from a sequence of legal moves - then it is deemed a win. This has long been the case and tbh I am surprised that people are not aware of it. How long a rule has been in place speaks nothing of its usefulness. Who cares about theoretical possibil...