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by Andy Stoker
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15570

Re: World Teams 2019

Jones back against Egypt.
Big ratings advantage on boards 3 and 4 - similar on boards 1 and 2. C'mon lads!
by Andy Stoker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15570

Re: World Teams 2019

Unfortunately, I think Speelman missed that he would lose the c-pawn - thought he could protect and get 2 pieces for a rook if it were taken. [SetUp "1"] [FEN "r2qr1k1/pp2ppbp/5np1/n7/1QbP4/5NP1/PB3PBP/RNR3K1 w - - 0 15"] After Rxc4, what does Black play? I didn't try to analyse it but I assumed .....
by Andy Stoker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15570

Re: World Teams 2019

Unfortunately, I think Speelman missed that he would lose the c-pawn - thought he could protect and get 2 pieces for a rook if it were taken.
by Andy Stoker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15570

Re: World Teams 2019

Speelman plays against Iran. Is Gawain Jones not well? Or just needs a rest? Very interesting to read GM Arkell's previous comments about Speelman.
by Andy Stoker
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3243
Views: 355034

Re: Media comments on chess

Just stumbled across this - which is of tangential relevance - see position 2 https://thechessworld.com/articles/prob ... ions-ever/
by Andy Stoker
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 27 January 2019

The STOCKPORT RAPIDPLAY 2019 OPEN (19 Competitors) 1 = ASHTON Adam 3Cs 5 McPHILLIPS Joseph Bolton 3 = REEVE Andy Stockport 4 SURTEES Mike Great Lever 5 = ANSARI Athar Newport 3 ½ CARROLL Thomas Hoylake HANN Mark Altrincham MACKLIN Paul Chorlton WOODFINDEN Paul Northwich 10 = DOHERTY Paul Bolton 3 FL...
by Andy Stoker
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 5990

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

Many thanks Lawrence and Nick. I had (erroneously) assumed that Chess Results was the site of record - I live and learn
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 5990

Re: Tata Steel Wijk Aan Zee Fri 11th to Sun 27th Jan 2019

I'm new to this - why can't I find these results on "Chess Results" - nothing on the "NED" page - should I be looking elsewhere?!
by Andy Stoker
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3139
Views: 140926

Re: The English Language

Of all English language (apparent) errors, the misuse of "refute" must grate highly with chess players ... on the "Today" programme today, we heard of a politician "refuting" charges against him ... to our mind he has done nothing more than assert that they are false
by Andy Stoker
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3139
Views: 140926

Re: The English Language

Probably - I don't think "mild move" is a common term. "Modest" is the sort of word one might use when - for example - a player decides to reinforce his defences rather than play a somewhat risky attack
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3139
Views: 140926

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 pm
He commented:
Forced, as otherwise the rook transfer Ra2-a5 is immediately decisive.


What is 'rook transfer'?
Just a rook manoeuvre - suggests that the rook was elsewhere on the second rank than moved first to a2 and then shortly afterwards (or next move) to a5
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3139
Views: 140926

Re: The English Language

Former suggests error by black - latter is more of a sense that this is just how things worked out without a particular (further) mistake or weak play by black
by Andy Stoker
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 9079

Re: Hastings

Anyone know what has happened in Shreyas Royal's game - showing as a win for him in 15 moves when the position is near equal? Phone?
by Andy Stoker
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 77
Views: 15962

Re: New Year Honours List

As I indicated at the top of page 3, it just needs an individual to run with this - someone who knows a deserving person reasonably well - andwho can draw on the the knowledge of others to fill the gaps. Make a good enough case and the door opens.
by Andy Stoker
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 77
Views: 15962

Re: New Year Honours List

There isn't