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by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Chess Behind Bars
Replies: 28
Views: 6536

Re: Chess Behind Bars

Would you prefer gentleman of the road, or hobo ? I honestly have no idea as to what you're allowed to say and what you're not. It will be different tomorrow anyway.. I suppose you could just try and avoid those awkward social situations where you just don't know whether to call people hobo, vagran...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Nice comment from Olimpiu G Urcan on twitter:
It is as if Caïssa is taking a long nap and left a club-level amateur in charge of the fate of the #FIDEWorldCup.
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:
PeterFarr wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:
Good point, I stand corrected
Honourable mention for Nepo also.
Nowhere near, he has any number of ways of putting his queen en prise
Not with any artistic merit.
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:
Simon Brown wrote:Equal worst with Rf1, but lost anyway
Good point, I stand corrected
Honourable mention for Nepo also.
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 27910

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

"Over 23% of Germans play chess regularly" Or less than 24% of Germans play regularly, as we might prefer (probably much less than 24% :wink: ) Good place for a few Berlin endgames though :lol: "regularly" includes all those who 'generally play chess least once a year' according to Agon's YouGov su...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 27910

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

NickFaulks wrote:What is going on in that picture?
An interesting choice.

http://www.disappearingman.com/berlin-wall/the-kiss/
by PeterFarr
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

How is this remotely credible? It's reported that it was the Chief Arbiter who first took exception. Particularly with rapid play games to supervise, the arbiter to player ratio may well be higher than a conventional tournament. The arbiters assigned to the earlier games didn't raise any objections...
by PeterFarr
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

2. When asked why Kovalyov hadn't been forfeited in previous rounds Azmai confirmed that the organisers/arbiters hadn't noticed Kovalyov's attire but then went on to add that Anand was too much of a gentleman to complain when he perhaps should have done How is this remotely credible? We are talking...
by PeterFarr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

If there's witnesses who can corroborate that, Azmai should be out. Racial abuse should mean you're out, I think that's straightforward. "should" - but this being FIDE... Wild speculation, but Kovalyov seemed to have the word "short" on his t-shirt, with some other words that aren't clear in the pi...
by PeterFarr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

From Susan Polgar's site:

https://chessdailynews.com/official-sta ... -incident/

Astonishing, if true.
by PeterFarr
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:
Tie-breaks schedule
2. Second game of the tie-break (25+10) – not earlier than 16:30
Ta. Long wait then. I'm sure it normally gives a countdown on Chess24, but I can't see it for some reason.
That's local time - the 2nd tie-break games have already started.
by PeterFarr
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3634
Views: 398673

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
PeterFarr wrote:Chap who made a biscuit chess set just won star baker on Great British Bake Off - great pieces but the square colouring was .... let's say original.
This?
Indeed.
by PeterFarr
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3634
Views: 398673

Re: Media comments on chess

Chap who made a biscuit chess set just won star baker on Great British Bake Off - great pieces but the square colouring was .... let's say original.
by PeterFarr
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Justin meant his reply quite literally!
:D
by PeterFarr
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi
Replies: 984
Views: 37222

Re: 2017 World Cup 2-27 September, Tbilisi

JustinHorton wrote:Not So
Who hasn't he beaten then?