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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British players defeating world number 1s
Replies: 33
Views: 3225

Re: British players defeating world number 1s

That's the impression I have as well. I suppose it's rather unlikely that newer versions of game databases updates inlude any significant increases in 'legacy' material. For game scores, if they weren't published at the time, they are probably lost for good. What can be found and is needed for any ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Youth Chess Championships 20-30 October
Replies: 176
Views: 12743

Re: World Youth Chess Championships 20-30 October

I see the U14 event has a GM and two IMs. :shock: http://chess-results.com/tnr39339.aspx?art=0&lan=1&flag=30&m=-1&wi=1000 You would expect the U18 event (5 GMs and 12 IMs) and the U16 event (1 GM and 5 IMs) to be strong, but it shocked me a bit to see a GM in the U14 event. The GM in the U14 event i...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Youth Chess Championships 20-30 October
Replies: 176
Views: 12743

Re: World Youth Chess Championships 20-30 October

Chris, Hopefully this is all the ratings Under 18 open: Robert Lydiard 1988 vs Csirik Andras 2343 Nikolashvili Giorgi 2294 vs Jasper Tambini 1930 Under 18 girls: Pavlidou Ekaterini 2191 vs Sheila Dines 1936 Under 16 open: Vanagas Tadas 2009 vs Yang-Fan Zhou 2320 Under 14 boys: Felix Ynojosa 2229 vs...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Youth Chess Championships 20-30 October
Replies: 176
Views: 12743

Re: World Youth Chess Championships 20-30 October

Matthew Turner wrote:I hope these are the round 1 pairings.
Is it possible to include the England player ratings as well? Though I suppose junior ratings don't really tell you much about who is favourite for a game, as the ratings change so quickly. Oh, hang on, are some of those unrated?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Nanjing Pearl Spring 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Nanjing Pearl Spring 2010

No English interest here, but there was a thread on this board about the Bilbao tournament, so I suppose one here about the Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament that has just started might be OK (if these should be in "General Chat" in future, please say so or move this one to that board). Anyway, round ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess blogs
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

Re: Chess blogs

Richard Thursby wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:I'm pondering setting up a blog
If the content is any good, the secretary of at least one of the clubs you play for might consider adding a link (possibly on the front page) on the club's website! :D
:D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook and Knight Perambulations
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Rook and Knight Perambulations

There is a thread category for this sort of stuff called "Chess Questions" "Technical questions regarding Openings, Middlegames, Endings etc. " I posted there: http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2284 ...but I may have to wait a bit as I suspect only a few people do these sorts of search...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Half-board position search
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Half-board position search

I've been told a particular question should go here, so the question is whether the right-hand half of the position in the third diagram here: http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2283 has been seen before in a game? In other words, the position with Black king and pawns on g8, f7, g7, h7 a...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swindles
Replies: 25
Views: 2074

Re: Swindles

I've posted the solution to the position I came up with earlier in this thread. It is here: http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2283 I am trying to find somewhere to host it, as it may not be strictly suitable for this forum, but I would be interested to see if the pattern of material seen...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rook and Knight Perambulations
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Rook and Knight Perambulations

Rook and Knight Perambulations - 19.10.2010 The following is a composed position that was inspired by a real game. Relatively minor adjustments were made to the game position, moving the Black queen from c8 to e6, the Black rook on c7 to c8, and swapping the position of the White queen and rook on ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sleeping properly after a game?
Replies: 55
Views: 4336

Re: Sleeping properly after a game?

I sometimes have problems forgetting about a game just after I've played it, but I find playing over the game, either with my opponent, or with a computer program, helps a lot, especially if you find lots of other lines that crowd out the ones you had been thinking about over the board. The thing wi...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swindles
Replies: 25
Views: 2074

Re: Swindles

so you have time to come up with a good name for it... I'm afraid I have too many other endeavours at the moment... I'll let you come up with a name, and I'm sure it'll be fine. "Perambulations with Rook and Knight" was the best I could come up with. It kind of hints at the solution, but it does ac...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess blogs
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

Re: Chess blogs

Rather than setting up a blog -which is a lot of effort to maintain - why not start by being a contributor to an existing blog / website? I am sure that Streatham and Brixton would welcome thoughtful articles, as indeed would any blogmeister. Even Kingston would welcome contributors. That's not a b...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess blogs
Replies: 17
Views: 2931

Chess blogs

I'm pondering setting up a blog, some of which may stray into chess matters, and I was wondering if those posting here might be able to give advice on what the best blogs are out there, both in terms of their content, and the best blogging services available. Ideally something portable where you can...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2010 Annual General Meeting
Replies: 198
Views: 10853

Re: 2010 Annual General Meeting

I didn't realise this would be of even passing interest to most people. Oh, it is probably only of interest to those who live in or around London. Everyone else is looking daggers at us for waffling on on so far off the topic. But hopefully someone will come along soon and resume discussion of what...