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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Who will win the 2018 candidates?
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: who will win the 2018 candidates?

I voted second, adding my vote for Karjakinto (presumably?) Paolo's, unless someone else voted and Paolo is waiting until later. Wonder who voted for Caruana? Will any of the candidates be pointless (in this vote, not in the tournament!)?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 458
Views: 30829

Re: Chess history trivia

On Blackmore, not a chess player of note but famous in his day as the author of "Lorna Doone", see pages 176 and 180 of my Eminent Victorian Chess Players. There is more on him in my PhD thesis which is now available online. Where may we find your thesis on-line Tim? I had a look at your personal s...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2319
Views: 250436

Re: Media comments on chess

‘Thou shalt not always beat us at chess’: an alternative 10 commandments for robots (The Guardian)
Stuart Heritage wrote:Thou shalt occasionally let Garry Kasparov beat you at chess, because it is starting to hurt his feelings a bit.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Tal Memorial Blitz
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

Hmm. Karjakin looks to have won with a round to spare. No more predictions from me for a while! :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Tal Memorial Blitz
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Tal Memorial Blitz

I'll predict that Karjakin won't finish first... :mrgreen:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 292
Views: 43171

Re: Cheating in chess

May be of interest, given the track record of use of shoes in the topic of this thread:

Morse code shoes send toe tapping texts at MWC 2018 (BBC News)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clock Problem - What Should the Arbiter Do?
Replies: 26
Views: 1710

Re: Clock Problem - What Should the Arbiter Do?

One thing I would encourage all team captains who have digital clocks to do is practice how to set clock times as preparation for eventualities such as needing to replace a clock, or add time to a clock. I have seen several cases in recent seasons (more as digital clocks get used more) where time ne...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players
Replies: 48
Views: 3970

Re: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players

the policy of advertising on websites who has entered in advance carries security risks What are you thinking of here? http://www.mediameasurement.com/ir/social-media-burglars-best-friend/ https://www.confused.com/home-insurance/guides/burglars-turn-to-facebook-and-twitter-to-target-victims http://...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2319
Views: 250436

Re: Media comments on chess

Spotted in today's Metro (the 'Property' section): a feature on the dictator/celebrity-themed flat owned by Roland Emmerich. It seems that stories about this flat pop up every couple of years when he rents it out for a few months. I can't find links to the most recent articles, but here are some ear...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen vs Nakamura
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: Carlsen vs Nakamura

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Nakamura crushes Carlsen on the last day 8-0! Carlsen quits chess forever! Earth renamed Naka!
Back in the real world:

Carlsen adds a new title: Chess960 champion
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2319
Views: 250436

Re: Media comments on chess

Bit of an obscure example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNTOkgEFI0I&t=20s There are several version of this short film on YouTube. 'For King and Country' by George O'Regan. A short film (three minutes) made a couple of years ago for Remembrance Day. It includes chess scenes, in a flashback f...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2319
Views: 250436

Re: Media comments on chess

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43026443

(Six Nations [rugby union] article by Jeremy Guscott)
Jeremy Guscott wrote: The whole match was a massive game of chess and that was England putting Wales in check, and check again until finally they made it checkmate.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6998

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

In case anyone is as confused as I was: "If more than four players tie for first place, the four players with the highest performance ratings shall qualify for the play-off to decide the first prize."
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6998

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Oops. I got the colours the wrong way round!! :oops:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6998

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

The tournament Facebook feed (visible on the tournament website if you scroll down) says: "UPDATE: It's down to 21 year-old Daniil Dubov. If he wins against Le Quang on Board 3 then he wins the tournament! #GibChess" And Le Quang has blundered with 44...Bc7, allowing the classic breakthrough tactic ...