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by Dewi Jones
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 41230

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

I've enjoyed this match, but without the live video feed, something has been lacking. Where is everyone watching it tonight? I'm not going to be giving money to AGON because I find them so damn offensive, I guess there is no way for me to watch with the video feed? which to my mind is important and ...
by Dewi Jones
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 41230

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

Haha. Stupid me. One sees what one wants to see. I guess I've too many people going ape about Trump on my facebook feed :)
by Dewi Jones
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 41230

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

From the article above.... In Game 1, Carlsen, playing with the white pieces, chose an unusual opening called the Trompowsky Attack. The joke around the Fulton Market Building on Friday was that he played it as a homophonic nod to the new president-elect. I don't get it, what would be homphobic abou...
by Dewi Jones
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 41230

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

And it's a draw.
by Dewi Jones
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering draws - possible rule change?
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Offering draws - possible rule change?

I understand the desire of some people to have less draws, how about, instead of banning draw offers until move 30 or whatever how about draw offers (as opposed to proper draws through repetition, 50 moves, stalemate or whatever) stand for 5 moves. Meaning if you offer me the draw, you are allowing ...
by Dewi Jones
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 41230

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

On the topic of the footie, To be fair, as they both broke the rules on political symbols, both England and Scotland should be treated equally, and both docked all the points they won in todays football match :) I like Lawrence Trent and Taniya Sanchdev as commentators, not too fussed on the current...
by Dewi Jones
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caption Contest Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4303

Re: Caption Contest Thread

"Coin toss crucial in chess boxing world final"
by Dewi Jones
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photobombing and less than complementary photgraphes
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: Photobombing and less than complementary photgraphes

For what it's worth, I've never seen Kasparov and the flying dildo and I found it amusing. Thanks MJ. :)
by Dewi Jones
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Queen against pawn.
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: Queen against pawn.

Thanks Roger, of course, improving results is the medium term aim, but the short term aim is to pass the Q and P test in chapter 16 of Yusupov's book, so the info is 100% directly relevant :). The original question was meant to be, is there a simple way of working out how close the attacking king ne...
by Dewi Jones
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Queen against pawn.
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Re: Queen against pawn.

Actually, the same "win zone" is here

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_v ... wn_endgame

And I still see no explanation of how it has been worked out, maybe I just have to learn the diagram?
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by Dewi Jones
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Queen against pawn.
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

Queen against pawn.

I'm just working my way through the first book of Yusupov's course, and in Chapter 16 he's testing queen against pawn. Thing is, there isn't much tuition, just a couple of examples then the test. I've been fine woth that so far, and I'm not too bad with Q + P but I'm struggling to understand how he'...
by Dewi Jones
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45866

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Go on, I'll bite, what is "submarining"?
by Dewi Jones
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Olympiad - Baku
Replies: 901
Views: 45866

Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Thanks. Were there any language problems, or was it necessary to ensure the teams had someone able to speak English? Or was it a case of players whose first language is not English knowing key English phrases? No, there weren't any language problems. Everyone I needed to speak to had an adequate un...
by Dewi Jones
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broadcasting plans for the world championship 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Broadcasting plans for the world championship 2016

How may tines can one man say "it's exciting" to a sea of goldfish faces and obtain no reaction whatsoever before he dies of embarassment?
by Dewi Jones
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Broadcasting plans for the world championship 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Broadcasting plans for the world championship 2016

Jesus, this will be terrible, but even putting that aside, if they are going to do the press conference and presentation in English why not get a native English speaker to make the presentation. If not, then do the presentation in the presenters language with a translation for thicko journalists. Ev...