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by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 'Update your ECF Contact Information' email
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: 'Update your ECF Contact Information' email

Apparently, the lawyers representing the producers of Spam (which is a registered trademark) discourage people using pictures of the product in association with 'spam' (the email variety). Just thought the ECF web people might want to know that...

(Though and However)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Yes, he was known as 'the weak Mariotti'. Am confused now. Earlier in the thread: Mr. Habershon remembers Paolo Mariotti very well. He played for Vauxhall A, where his brother worked who rated about 180 at the time. Yes just one homegrown GM. We did have GM Mariotti play in the Beds. League in the ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 13th-century French chess problems
Replies: 0
Views: 155

13th-century French chess problems

Found at the online collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, a series of manuscript pages (the Bonus Socius 'Ludwig XV' manuscripts collection) from the late 14th-century from Northern France, described as being from a "treatise on chess with 210 drawings and various games": 1 , 2 , 3 (text only), 4...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 'Update your ECF Contact Information' email
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: 'Update your ECF Contact Information' email

I think I got something similar (I remember "ECF" and "Dropbox" before deleting it, though the use of "ECF" did make me pause and check it wasn't genuine - it wasn't as the links and email addresses were to a different domain). But this was a while ago. Like a month ago? Did anyone get anything arou...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 54
Views: 4134

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

An example of modern art? Have they said who designed it? Shuka Design designed the new logo. They also did the 2016 one for New York and here are their comments on that. https://shuka.design/world-chess-championship. "Thus, we have proven to the most brilliant minds on the planet that we are not a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London?
Replies: 54
Views: 4134

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Am more shocked at the sale of priority access to tickets when they go on sale, but yes, the logo is interesting! Two entwined human figures. Maybe the one on the right represents a computer intelligence? Stars for brains and barcoded body. An example of modern art? Have they said who designed it?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Rapid and Blitz (Katowice)
Replies: 1
Views: 217

European Rapid and Blitz (Katowice)

This event, the European Rapid and Blitz Championships, was held in Katowice, Poland. Both events had over 1000 players! Luke McShane came second in the blitz event. Chessbase report here: https://en.chessbase.com/post/european-rapid-blitz-championship-2017-katowice Pictures from the closing ceremon...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should this move attract a penalty?
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Should this move attract a penalty?

by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does the DGT2010 have a design fault?
Replies: 16
Views: 1040

Re: Does the DGT2010 have a design fault?

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:09 pm
You can have the alternative problem that a player forgets there's more time to come and moves too quickly.
I wonder if a player has ever 'lost' on time without realising they had more time available?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 9339

Re: Computer Go

We do really still need an AlphaZero thread that is separate from the AlphaGo thread, surely?

Just played through all the 10 sample wins by AlphaZero. Difficult to understand some of it, but some scarily impressive play and mix of tactics, positional play, and (to me) incomprehensible moves.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 9339

Re: AlphaZero

Chessbase article:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/alpha-zer ... and-apples

(There are other articles out there, if anyone wants to add other links.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8878

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

What happened in the Super Blitz? I can't find the full results anywhere - only partial results at chess-results.com. http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/109468 David lost the armageddon game as white in the final. Thanks. The link to that site from chess-results.com is incorrect (though now I see i...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8878

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

The tripled (Irish) pawns are still there, and Mickey has just played a bad move (35.Bd5), though a loss will only see him finish bottom with Anand (who lost and has had a disastrous tournament). Nakamura has drawn to achieve the full set of nine draws. Aronian may lose to Carlsen, and fail to join ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London chess-FIDE open
Replies: 97
Views: 9015

Re: London chess-FIDE open

Paul Dargan wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:07 pm
I think Jack's posted the game in the other thread (International). Well done Roger
A link to help people find the game later:

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9426&start=30#p208948
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 8878

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

The schedule is: 1 - Friday 1 December - 14:00 rest day - Saturday 2 December 2 - Sunday 3 December - 14:00 3 - Monday 4 December - 16:00 4 - Tuesday 5 December - 16:00 5 - Wednesday 6 December - 16:00 rest day - Thursday 7 December 6 - Friday 8 December - 16:00 7 - Saturday 9 December - 14:00 8 - S...