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by PeterFarr
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 6475

Re: 5th Sinquefield Cup 2-12 August 2017

Aronian on fire again, how did he conjure that up?
by PeterFarr
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June
Replies: 80
Views: 5419

Re: 2017 World Teams 16-27 June

Kosteniuk has to go through the indignity of having to take off her wrist watch during play Whoever in FIDE dreamed up the "no pens or watches" rule is suffering from a case of paranoia against common possessions. Ban the sophisticated ones by all means, but what's the problem with an old fashioned...
by PeterFarr
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: is the Vienna game sound?
Replies: 50
Views: 7058

Re: is the Vienna game sound?

David Howell gave the g3 Vienna a whirl at Gibraltar against Matlakov a few days ago. Don't think it's an example that would tempt me to try it particularly.
by PeterFarr
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 23149

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

but I personally thought she felt that the pairings she received were not illegitimate, but should in one way or another have been avoided. Why could she possibly believe that the computer pairings should be altered to suit her wishes? Because she is World Champion? In any case, if it were shown th...
by PeterFarr
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 23149

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Logic says that it is very unlikely for Hou Yifan to be paired against so many women, she clearly knew this and as the tournament went on she will have increasingly felt that something was not right. This will have been distracting for her in the games she played. By the end of the tournament she w...
by PeterFarr
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 23149

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Check whether Naka played it earlier in this event? (Someone did)
Good spot, it was Anton v Nakamura, round 7.
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017
Replies: 382
Views: 23149

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

I'd like to think everyone is watching Hou Yifan's game (v. Ider). Absent a last minute blunder, it's heading for the anthologies. Hou's Immortal Indeed, the position after 45...Nf1 is quite startling. Ider can now win a pair of Rooks with double check. But he could more usefully resign instead! An...
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Now I've Seen Everything Dept - Scoresheets
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: Now I've Seen Everything Dept - Scoresheets

It would probably make a fun challenge to try and reconstruct the game based only on the white moves - I know there are players out there who would take that sort of thing on. Cracker! My first thought too. Get on with it then. Great way to waste an evening I don't think it can be possible to arriv...
by PeterFarr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 7407

Re: Possible Voting Reform

Speaking personally, and not that it matters, as one ECF member out of x thousand, but I might very well agree with Chris's views on omov if I knew more about what they were. I would guess that it's the elective dictatorship or monarchy model. You have, at least on paper, direct elections for Direc...
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 7407

Re: Possible Voting Reform

it is actually an ill informed talking shop of the self appointed. If you want to establish a consensus about voting reform, why is having views expressed in public not a good thing? Indeed. Speaking personally, and not that it matters, as one ECF member out of x thousand, but I might very well agr...
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 7407

Re: Possible Voting Reform

My proposals were and are designed for proper consideration in serious places and not intended for an Internet gossipfest and I have recently discussed them again with Board representatives but are therefore not for such a trivial place as this Your views fit excellently with a desire to move towar...
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 7407

Re: Possible Voting Reform

My proposals were and are designed for proper consideration in serious places and not intended for an Internet gossipfest and I have recently discussed them again with Board representatives but are therefore not for such a trivial place as this Your views fit excellently with a desire to move towar...
by PeterFarr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low graded players teaching chess
Replies: 46
Views: 4034

Re: Low graded players teaching chess

Mick Norris wrote:Yes, I have heard about the problems; must be a nightmare

The only trains that work properly round here are nothing to do with the Government of course East Lancs
Ooh rail ale trail - great combination :-)
by PeterFarr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low graded players teaching chess
Replies: 46
Views: 4034

Re: Low graded players teaching chess

there is evidence of masses more money per head being spent in the south east on transport than in the north I wouldn't repeat that in Sussex or Surrey if I were you, as the transport infrastructure has largely ceased to function in the last year 6 times more per head in London Bus carriages on tra...
by PeterFarr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low graded players teaching chess
Replies: 46
Views: 4034

Re: Low graded players teaching chess

there is evidence of masses more money per head being spent in the south east on transport than in the north I wouldn't repeat that in Sussex or Surrey if I were you, as the transport infrastructure has largely ceased to function in the last year. Agree on education though - wealthier areas tend to...