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by Chris Goodall
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 27416

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Chris Wardle wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:39 pm
People have noticed that 13.Nd4 is possible for Grischuk, which looks like a clever way of doing something stupid as Silman would say.

I don't think Grischuk-Caruana will be a draw. Where does Fabi put his king?
The kingside looks safe enough :?
I disagree.
by Chris Goodall
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 27416

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

People have noticed that 13.Nd4 is possible for Grischuk, which looks like a clever way of doing something stupid as Silman would say.

I don't think Grischuk-Caruana will be a draw. Where does Fabi put his king?
by Chris Goodall
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 9376

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

FIDE will also sanction you if you use legal means to text your Grandmaster friend for help during a game. On the precedent of the Millionaire "coughing Major" case, that might already be illegal. "Pecuniary advantage by deception" was the charge if I recall correctly. That was abolished by the Fra...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 27416

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:10 pm
Chris Wardle wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Grischuk will throw caution to the wind. King's Gambit or similar.
Petroff
Well that's a Black opening, isn't it. Grischuk's throw-caution-to-the-wind move was 4.dxe5 allowing Black "equality" with 4...d5, except it's not equality because there are competing majorities on the board.
by Chris Goodall
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 9376

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

If you ask Chess24 and their lawyers, and just about every court the case has been put before so far, no. It's the title of this thread that Agon would like FIDE and national federations to enact sanctions against those using legal means to report on chess events. We've been round this loop several...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 27416

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Who was it that said of his/her thinking technique "First I consider how to sacrifice my queen, then my rooks, then my minor pieces, then my pawns?" I was sure I'd seen it attributed to Tal. Maybe I dreamt it. Anyway, ...Nxb4 would have been found by anyone following that advice. I'm supporting anyo...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 27416

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

Grischuk will throw caution to the wind. King's Gambit or similar. He has no use at all for a draw. If it works he gets his name in lights. If he loses then Karjakin misses out on being challenger again, and I have a sneaking suspicion that will suit Grischuk fine.
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greatest Chess World Record......
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Greatest Chess World Record......

Tim Krabbé has this covered at http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess/check.html

(tl,dr: The position above was the world record for a while but has been surpassed by 9 checks)
by Chris Goodall
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Play winning Chess
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Play winning Chess

What does the director mean by exercises? Are there not enough chess examples? You can make any example into an exercise if you set it up on a board and ask the learners what they would do and why.
by Chris Goodall
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greatest Chess World Record......
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Greatest Chess World Record......

Timman vs. Tal Game 4, 1988

Neither player even says check, let alone moves the king. And in a Sicilian no less!
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Doomed Rook...
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: A Doomed Rook...

What irony?
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - week ending 24th March
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - week ending 24th March

Have you not noticed the recent development of a dangerous version of the London? It goes 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3. If you now continue 3. .. Bg7 then 4. e4. They can then follow up with Qd2 and Bh6 transposing to a line of the 150 Attack, I would rather not face. "They" in this context is Mark H...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest Bristol Chess Times - week ending 24th March
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Latest Bristol Chess Times - week ending 24th March

That's quite an interesting idea with a drawback that it's not available to those who meet 1. d4 with 1. .. Nf6. That's a bit like saying a drawback of the Najdorf Sicilian is that it's not available to people who play the French! The "London" makes no sense while Black still has the option of a Ki...
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Doomed Rook...
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: A Doomed Rook...

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:57 pm
I am black. White = Kf1 Rd2 f4 Black = Kg8 Ng4 Bd5 Bc3 g6 h7 The white rook is doomed :twisted:
Have you thought of perhaps starting a blog about your chess thoughts?
by Chris Goodall
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Law Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: law question

"FIDE Law 11.3.3: The arbiter may require the player to allow his clothes, bags, other items or body to be inspected, in private" To answer our Iranian friend, the strict rules of English grammar indicate that the existence of a comma after "inspected" means that "in private" relates to either "may...