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by Simon Brown
Sat May 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 915

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

I played Mickey. He got his revenge after 41 years!
by Simon Brown
Thu May 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 915

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

That’s what I’m afraid of!
by Simon Brown
Thu May 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 915

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

I'm going to drop in as well. It will be my first event since April 1995.
by Simon Brown
Fri May 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 23680

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Has anyone tested it? Played with an engine and see how long it takes to be banned? I don't play much at chess.com, but i was awarded a few points for a cheating opponent last week. I wasn't told which opponent, and I must say I hadn't noticed any opponent playing particularly well, but I always att...
by Simon Brown
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 24064

Re: Worrying times

a5?
by Simon Brown
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Israel Zilber
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Israel Zilber

Hi Ben, I played him in Paris in January 1980, and I'm pretty sure Andrew Martin did as well. Not sure if i still have the game. He was quite an unusual character and i can share some memories privately if you wish. Simon
by Simon Brown
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 16734

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

The success story was that I nabbed the last bottle of Southern Comfort, so at least one vital food group is covered. Plenty of gin in Sevenoaks, but Southern Comfort? Give me the virus instead! Seriously though, my daughter’s school in Manchester closed since the weekend, Sevenoaks School closing ...
by Simon Brown
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3507
Views: 384487

Re: Media comments on chess

From today's Times... "Grandmaster Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade have all the right moves Slade, left, and Tuilagi have formed a solid partnership on and off the pitch “When you attack you have to go all in,” Manu Tuilagi said yesterday. “As soon as you let your foot off the gas you’ll be losing.” Th...
by Simon Brown
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 4942

Re: Shortest game

About 35 years ago I was Black in a game in the Insurance Chess Club Inter-Office Competition which went 1. d4, d5; 2. c4, e5; 3. dxe5, d4: 4. e3, Bb4+; 5. Bd2, dxe3; 6. Bxb4, exf2+; 7. Kxf2, Qxd1; 0 -1. I was rather disappointed. Neither before or since have I had the opportunity to play 7. Ke2, f...
by Simon Brown
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess.Com getting sued.
Replies: 185
Views: 23680

Re: Chess.Com getting sued.

Borrowing an idea from another thread, @chesscom has 107,000 followers who may be interested to hear about this injustice.
by Simon Brown
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 231
Views: 23607

Re: End of an era

Morphy. The finishes of those games v Duke of Brunswick and Paulsen, which we have all seen many times. The Winning Move is a well-known combination starting Qxd7+.
by Simon Brown
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 12136

Re: 22th European Team Chess Championship 2019

I'd recommend a look at Dubov - Svane in the top match
by Simon Brown
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 298
Views: 16803

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Anyone know why they only appear to be showing half the games?
by Simon Brown
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 8414

Re: Council Papers are out

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 am

Platinum membership is largely designed for the same purpose. Perhaps that should be better promoted.
Hi David

Is it promoted at all? Your post was the first I had heard of it, though I admit I'm an infrequent visitor to the ECF website these days.