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by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1491

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

http://www.spraggettonchess.com/eric-schiller-rip/ Ah, I see Schiller was the arbiter at the 2000 Braingames World Chess Championships (see photo on Spraggett's page). I probably saw him then, and have some of his (better) books. Reading up on his health conditions is a sobering account of diabetes...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58757

Re: Cheating in chess

There's no real point in redacting a name when it's patently obvious who it is from the publicly available information. That is true. But there is a case for making people go and look it up, rather than make it easy and spreading the information around further, especially if it might need redacting...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Re: Shenzen 3-14 November 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:04 am
What was happening at the end of that game though?
Do you mean his game with MVL or his draw against Yu Yangyi? The latter seems more worthy of comment. Ding Liren was worse against Yu Yangyi, though it seems it might have easily liquidated to a tablebase draw.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 492
Views: 58757

Re: Cheating in chess

Might be an idea to redact the names of juniors when these sort of cases arise. When juniors are involved, the cases can be discussed without naming individuals.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2018 Women's World Championship
Replies: 69
Views: 2451

Re: 2018 Women's World Championship

It took me a while to pick up on Justin's sarcasm there.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve digital chess clocks
Replies: 23
Views: 1131

Re: How to improve digital chess clocks

Thank you Stewart - Yes, I am trying to become active again, but playing at about 400 Elo points below where I was when I retired in 1978. Ah, so you are IM David Levy ! I had wondered but was not sure how common the name is. One of my first-ever chess books was 'Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifi...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

The only other way of getting a definitive list I could think of would be to go on the FIDE site and plod through that period from 2004-5 but that looks like a lot of work. It wouldn't be that much work would it? If you can do the same for Ding Liren, then that is a way to have a verifiable online ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Gillman
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Brian Gillman

Are they modern themed sets or historical sets? It would make a big difference. There have been auctions of chess sets at Christie's, but really high-value historical sets: https://en.chessbase.com/post/christie-s-exquisite-chess-sets-auction eBay might be a good option - are you rejecting that or s...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: Ding Liren/Liren Ding...

He says "tournament games", does that mean he is excluding FIDE-rated league games? You have to be precise with what you are including and excluding in these records.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 245
Views: 18881

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

How many World Championship and other events have AGON organised? I was at the London 2013 Candidates, which was an excellent event IMO. Was that the first AGON event? I think it was. Is there a full list anywhere of events organised by AGON? I think Justin and David are referring to the 2018 Candid...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: White to play...

Heh, Qb2 looks like a really good quiet move! And Qb2 can also be played in response to many of the other lines discussed here - not quiet sure why I missed Qb2 in those lines. Difficult to see if you are not considering how to get to b8.

1.Rg5 bxc4 2.Qb2 is really nice.

[EDIT: Typo pointer removed]
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: White to play...

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:43 pm
My eyes have been drawn instantly to 1.Rf5, but I haven't yet done any calculation.
I did consider that (though not immediately). Was drawn first to 1.Rg5.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: White to play...

Let's try... 1 e5 Rxe5 (if 1...dxe5; 2 Qf3 +/-) 2 Qf3 d5; 3 Bxe5 +/- and...if 1 e5 bxc4; (with the idea 2...Rb5+ and 3...Rb8); then 2 Kc1 Rb5; 3 Qxa7+/- After 2.Kc1 Ra6 or Rc5 what then? I guess White just prods away with Qf3 again and Black falls apart as he is forced to play c6 and the e-pawn tak...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: White to play...

Let's try... 1 e5 Rxe5 (if 1...dxe5; 2 Qf3 +/-) 2 Qf3 d5; 3 Bxe5 +/- I was looking at 1.e5 (really!) and trying to work out if 1...bxc4 what White should play, as Black might get quite active after 2.exd6 if the h-rook swings across to b5 with check (even Bf5+ is a threat), so I am guessing White s...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: White to play...
Replies: 17
Views: 692

Re: White to play...

Being too slow runs into Black playing bxc4 and Rb5+ and Rb8 to cover the back rank, so I am guessing it must be a bit forcing.