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by Nick Burrows
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: English-resident strong chess players
Replies: 46
Views: 9098

Re: English-resident strong chess players

Mihai Suba:
In August 1988, he sought political asylum in Britain, and he played for England at the 1989 European Team Championship
3 times Romanian champion, with a peak rating of 30th in the world.
by Nick Burrows
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Kramnik: From Steintz to Kasparov
Replies: 0
Views: 813

Kramnik: From Steintz to Kasparov

I found this extremely interesting, thought you may too...

http://www.kramnik.com/eng/interviews/g ... aspx?id=61
by Nick Burrows
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Queens Gambit Accepted?
Replies: 21
Views: 5763

Re: Queens Gambit Accepted?

I think this is supposed to be a good book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Queens-Gambit-A ... 772&sr=8-2
by Nick Burrows
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: RIP Harry Brooks
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

RIP Harry Brooks

From the ECF website: Harry Brooks RIP – from Peter Kobryn Dear all, It is with great sadness that I inform you (though many may have heard already) of the death, last weekend, of Harry Brooks. I feel most of you will have known Harry, in some capacity, as he has been an active chess league player...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Szabo
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: Peter Szabo

He once inflicted on me a painful loss that cost me the tournament. I remember clearly his friendly and courteous manner..
by Nick Burrows
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question for 1.d4 players
Replies: 25
Views: 2231

Question for 1.d4 players

A broad question, however in your experience what are the most common responses to 1.d4 at sub-master level in the uk weekenders? Does it mirror master level games or are less popular defences played just as commonly? Would a Brit-base database search be possible within certain grading parameters? I...
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 51535

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

I have just seen the hotel list on the official booking site and the cheapest single room is just under £60 per night, not really that cheap rates, and unfortunately the university accomodation is the otherside of the city Also, if you select the following dates: Arrival Sunday 24th and depart on ...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Laptop for Chessbase & Rybka?
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Laptop for Chessbase & Rybka?

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a second hand laptop, specifically for using Chessbase & Rybka. Can anybody suggest one that is cheap, but can support these two programs.

Thanks in advance, Nick.
by Nick Burrows
Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Critical Moments in Chess
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Critical Moments in Chess

by Nick Burrows
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)
Replies: 838
Views: 44226

Re: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)

Why didn't Mickey take the knight??
by Nick Burrows
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)
Replies: 838
Views: 44226

Re: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)

Luke & Nigel both drew. Mickey looks in trouble against Sokolov. David needs to step up!
by Nick Burrows
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)
Replies: 838
Views: 44226

Re: 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (the chess)

Nice to see Luke paying his respects to Bent Larsen :D
by Nick Burrows
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Visualisation
Replies: 18
Views: 4283

Visualisation

I believe the ability to visualise clearly is an extremely important factor in chess strength. Yet, it is discussed in chess improvement manuals relatively rarely. Many grandmasters stare into middle distance whilst calculating, and can of course play games blindfolded. It seems to be an innate abil...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Essential Chess Endings
Replies: 8
Views: 6008

Re: Essential Chess Endings

Thanks Michael!

That's good to know. I do intend on reading them both together with Sillman's endgame course...