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by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4050

Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Round 4 results and games online within 5 minutes of round ending. PGN download or on screen view available. Sorry, no paper bulletins! The planet thanks you. The electrons curse you! And to stay off-topic, has anyone calculated the environmental impact of chess activities on the internet? Or indee...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diversity in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: Diversity in chess

[New thread started following a males/females in chess comment in the "Ethnic Diversity in Chess" thread] I was browsing a website recently (belonging to a member of this forum who will doubtlessly recognise it when I quote it) and the following could spawn multiple threads if the male-female aspec...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Oct elections - Candidate statements
Replies: 86
Views: 8818

Re: Oct elections - Candidate statements

I hope that this provides some idea of what I would like to focus on if I am given the opportunity to serve as Chief Executive. Inevitably, these priorities are not set in stone. Comments and suggestions would therefore be welcome. <rest snipped> Thank you for posting this - it really is wonderful ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2010 World Universities' Chess Championship team
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

Re: 2010 World Universities' Chess Championship team

20 countries are taking part in the competition this time around though; which is an increase on the 2004 event. So there's every reason to believe that there will be more players this time than Istanbul 2004. It's a bit of a voyage into the unknown... Good luck! Zurich is a lovely city. Hopefully ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diversity in chess
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Diversity in chess

[New thread started following a males/females in chess comment in the "Ethnic Diversity in Chess" thread] I was browsing a website recently (belonging to a member of this forum who will doubtlessly recognise it when I quote it) and the following could spawn multiple threads if the male-female aspec...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ethnic Diversity in Chess
Replies: 14
Views: 1229

Re: Ethnic Diversity in Chess

Adam Raoof wrote:
Gavin Strachan wrote:I wonder on a slightly different note the reason why it is male dominated game when you do not need physical strength to be good?!
Oh dear, another thread please!!
Certainly! Just give me a moment to cut and paste what I wrote...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down the move first - and changing it
Replies: 69
Views: 3542

Re: Writing down the move first - and changing it

There was a game in the British Chess Championships Congress where one player insisted the knights be forward looking and the other they they be sides on. Sadly this did not go to appeal; the ruling by the arbiter, that each player shold align his own pieces, was accepted. The game was agreed drawn...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Do DGT boards broadcast their presence?
Replies: 16
Views: 4744

Re: Do DGT boards broadcast their presence?

Fairly obviously this would only happen with the full consent of both of the players involved. It would probably be between players who actually feel that chess deserves more publicity. It is likely to involve two titled players. We wouldn't bother two lower rated players who wish to remain hidden ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British players defeating reigning world champions
Replies: 22
Views: 2465

Re: British players defeating reigning world champions

I’m told Yates (an member of the original Leeds Chess Club!) beat Alekhine a couple of times, I’m not sure if this was during Alekhine’s title reign (either of them) though Alekhine became world champion in 1927. Richard has posted the games in question, which were before that period, but Ale...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5 Ng4 6. Bxf7+ Kxf7 7. Ng5+ Kg8 8. Qf3 Ngxe5 9. Qd5+ 1-0 It would be interesting to ask your students what they would play for Black on move 8. My computer tells me that Bb4+ is the only move to refute White's combination. Thanks, Richard! :) I have som...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Most ever games by a single chess player
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Most ever games by a single chess player

Chessgames only has 655 of his games. Either it is a different Farago, or there are big discrepancies between databases. Chessgames is a small database as these things go. Only just over half a million games, compared with just over 4.5 million in ChessBase's database, of which about 1.3 million ar...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5293

Re: Mobile phones and late arrivals

Yes, and it costs how much? I wasn't recommending it! :shock: I'm quite happy with my scoresheet and Fritz to put my games into my database at a later time, keeping my £300 in my pocket, thank you very much! Are you sure you wouldn't rather enter your game score during the game using a mobile phon...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors
Replies: 21
Views: 2636

Re: Instructive, Entertaining Miniatures for Juniors

I'm not sure how instructive it would be for juniors, but I won a game in 9 moves once. Richard will remember it because he published it in his column in CHESS. About short games in general, I find that club players tend to overlook killer moves in the opening if they are on autopilot. I find it wor...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phones and late arrivals
Replies: 96
Views: 5293

Re: Mobile phones and late arrivals

I should probably mention it in this thread as well - if someone was to come up with a mobile phone app for entering chess moves that conformed to the required standards and could interface with lots of other things (e.g. the board being used, could be plugged into the board to draw power as needed ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down the move first - and changing it
Replies: 69
Views: 3542

Re: Writing down the move first - and changing it

This recent conversation about which way Knights should face on the board has left me concerned as to what I should do with a slot-in demo board. Which way should the Knights face AND which way should I slot the Bishops so the slit is facing......? When teaching kids, one must get these things righ...