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by Andy Stoker
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15759

Re: World Teams 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:20 am
There's a team picture at

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world-tea ... 19-round-9
In my ignorance, who is the person 3rd from the left - to the left of Jones as we look at it?
by Andy Stoker
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15759

Re: World Teams 2019

Win for Mickey must be imminent - will Gawain immediately agree a draw then?
by Andy Stoker
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 15759

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: 15759

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: 15759

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: 15759

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: 3376
Views: 365004

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: 884

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: 6077

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: 6077

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: 3174
Views: 143433

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: 3174
Views: 143433

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: 3174
Views: 143433

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: 3174
Views: 143433

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: 9273

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?