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by Andrew Bak
Sun May 15, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3748
Views: 410226

Re: Media comments on chess

There was an interesting analogy on Sky Sports talking about the swap of Kvyat and Verstappen in Formula 1.

"It's like a game of chess where the king has sacrificed the Knight for a Bishop."
by Andrew Bak
Mon May 09, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Annotated Chess Games
Replies: 12
Views: 2697

Re: Annotated Chess Games

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"But I cannot verify which annotations I am free to use...."

Assume none of them.
Shame no-one told this to Ray Keene.
by Andrew Bak
Wed May 04, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2015-16
Replies: 261
Views: 22882

Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

David Pardoe wrote:
MartinCarpenter wrote: No doubt too, that Bradford stepped up in the late stages to take second place.
We were the only team not to lose a match all season!
by Andrew Bak
Wed May 04, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 137
Views: 10264

Re: What would you do?

I can't believe this thread is still alive...
by Andrew Bak
Wed May 04, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2015-16
Replies: 261
Views: 22882

Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Mick Norris wrote:Well done Andy & the squad

Are you going to enter B & C in Div 3N next season?
Absolutely!
by Andrew Bak
Tue May 03, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2015-16
Replies: 261
Views: 22882

Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

We (Bradford) got so close! We would have won the title had we managed to squeeze out a 4.5-1.5 win, the first three tie-breakers being equal would have led to the title being decided on the head-to-head match. I'm still delighted at how the weekend went for all three Bradford teams with 8 wins out ...
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2015-16
Replies: 261
Views: 22882

Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

David Pardoe wrote: It would be great if the North East could send a team or two.. The Wakefield venue is fine and lays just off the M1 south of Wakefield...
They're doing pretty well in Division 2 at the moment!
by Andrew Bak
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March
Replies: 949
Views: 35775

Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Where was this Trump endorsement by Magnus, I missed it?
https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/com ... _1_ranked/
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Official comment on quality of Candidates Broadcast
Replies: 123
Views: 5817

Re: Official comment on quality of Candidates Broadcast

Agon likes to try something innovative for each major event ( for instance, new design of pieces in diagrams so you can't tell them apart ). Perhaps in New York the clocks will be stopped for five minutes every half hour to allow for some words from the sponsors. This happens at the November Nine o...
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Official comment on quality of Candidates Broadcast
Replies: 123
Views: 5817

Re: Official comment on quality of Candidates Broadcast

Andrew Murray-Watson wrote:After the last few days, I would be delighted to just talk about the chess if that is what everyone would prefer to do!
So would we, but we might get sued...
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 12661

Re: Computer Go

Lee Sedol did end up winning. It was noticeable how AlphaGo realised it was in a losing position and started to play for tricks. This is completely the opposite approach to chess computers who will continue to play "objectively" the best moves even if this leads to positions that are easier to play ...
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Official comment on quality of Candidates Broadcast
Replies: 123
Views: 5817

Re: Official comment on quality of Candidates Broadcast

How does forcing people to log in to the website help to spread the interest of chess among casual fans?

It put me off watching the official feed and I'm already very interested in chess.
by Andrew Bak
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 12661

Re: Computer Go

Apparently Lee Sedol has a winning/much better position in Game 4. Let's see if he can convert.