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by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3057

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

Thats not a high bar, its the worlds tallest building.

How is it possible that Carlsen wins the position?

It wouldnt happen in 100 million games from that position. Therefore its bringing the game into disrepute to award it so.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3057

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

If the rules say that position is a win for Carlsen - the rules are not fit for purpose annd need changing. Ridiculous.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:30 pm
I hope nobody looks at the original set and then doesn't check again later...
Yes, big potential for a pissed off customer tomorrow at 14.15
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

Well i’m sure somebody can explain the pairing system to me, but I don’t understand it... Or, rather I possibly do, but as far as I can tell the acceleration has been ended after 3 rounds whereas I thought it was supposed to carry on until round 5? So i’d have been expecting all the lower half play...
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Nick nice finish with major pieces on the 7th.
There were quicker wins but couldnt resist plonking the last one there :-)
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 12509

Re: Hastings Congress

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:16 pm
I was trying to give up that style of chess, but that style of chess seems to have other ideas.
Pretty outrageous game Jack! i didnt know you were allowed to play like that, i might give it a try.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson
Replies: 48
Views: 3247

Re: The Moves That Matter by Jonathan Rowson

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Take that element out, though, and what's left?
For someone whose main interest is chess, not a lot. Perhaps for people whose main interests are thought and philosophy, quite a lot.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is rating deflation a thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 5583

Re: Is rating deflation a thing?

It would be interesting to hear Nigel Shorts opinion. I saw a lecture he gave (possibly in Gibraltar) where he was going over some of his old games from an interzonal he played as a young man - he was generally shocked at how poor quality the games were, with multiple blunders. Perhaps Keith is onto...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3057

Re: World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Although the UK is represented there on the other side of the desk: Alex Holowczak is on the arbiting team.
How do we track his progress?
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

Therefore 68.Rh8+!! was the best move in the position. Very clever
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In an alternate universe
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: In an alternate universe

Nick Ivell wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Kasparov. The greatest player of all time.
I agree that right now he is the "greatest", although he may yet be surpassed by Carlsen. I also think Fischer reached a higher peak and would have beaten him - especially if you take his opening labratory and team away from him.
by Nick Burrows
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is rating deflation a thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 5583

Re: Is rating deflation a thing?

I would wager that prime Karpov was better at tactics than prime Nunn.

Both Short & Adams had the same rating in 1999 & 2018. I would bet on both the 1999 versions to beat the 2018 versions.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In an alternate universe
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

In an alternate universe

Fischer, Kasparov & Carlsen were instead all born in 1943. Who becomes World Champion in 1972?

Just for fun, so no fistycuffs please :lol:
by Nick Burrows
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Brexit tea leaves
Replies: 110
Views: 4935

Re: Brexit tea leaves

Had all the English parties been openly Pro-Brexit (and, for the record, I'm not) then I wonder what would have been the outcome of the General Election ? The same outcome as every other general election - whoever Rupert Murdoch endorses. Every single government formed since 1969 when he took over ...