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by Neville Twitchell
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Attaching chessbase files
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Attaching chessbase files

How do I attach a Chessbase file?

When I attempt to do so I am told that file extensions .cbh not allowed, and likewise .pgn not allowed.
by Neville Twitchell
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Caro Kann - Panov Attack
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Caro Kann - Panov Attack

It has always seemed to me that so many opening books, whilst often excellent in their way, tend to neglect, or minimise, the significance and playability of alternative lines of play in standard openings, even where these lines are very natural and superficially very hard to refute. No doubt a larg...
by Neville Twitchell
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess
Replies: 45
Views: 6085

Re: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess

In 1992 I (graded 185) beat Graham Lee (226) in a rather wild game Graham Lee's getting a kicking on this thread! Look at this famous result . 'Only' a draw I know, but the best bit was how Anuurai (then ECF 68) had no idea how strong her opponent was. There's a lesson there about playing the game,...
by Neville Twitchell
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess
Replies: 45
Views: 6085

Re: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess

If you are doing it by grade then Kasparov at Banja Luka 1978 is up there. At the time Kasparov did NOT have a FIDE grade when he finished 2 clear points ahead after a 15 round all play all with a field containing 14 Grandmasters. That is going to take some beating. Again very remarkable although i...
by Neville Twitchell
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess
Replies: 45
Views: 6085

Re: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess

One example I know of is Glenn Flear winning the GLC Chess Challenge in 1986. This event followed the previous three events in 1980, 1982 and 1984 (sponsored by Phillips & Drew and organised with the GLC). The 1986 event was just the GLC. Flear, an IM at the time (he became a GM the following year)...
by Neville Twitchell
Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Greatest act of giant-killing in chess
Replies: 45
Views: 6085

Greatest act of giant-killing in chess

This may have been covered before but does anyone know what the record is for the greatest act of giant-killing in chess, measured objectively in terms of ECF grading or ELO rating? Of course there are many examples of players beating much stronger opposition at all levels of the game and in all for...
by Neville Twitchell
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17778

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

This may have been covered already, but what happens if a team member's mobile goes off after their own game has finished, but while they are still in the match play area? Is that player retrospectively defaulted? While it is undoubtedly a distraction, I understand that at least part of the reason ...
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17778

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

This may have been covered already, but what happens if a team member's mobile goes off after their own game has finished, but while they are still in the match play area? Is that player retrospectively defaulted? No. Once a player's game has finished, he is no longer a player, and is therefore not...
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17778

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

This may have been covered already, but what happens if a team member's mobile goes off after their own game has finished, but while they are still in the match play area? Is that player retrospectively defaulted?
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Obscure, endless arguments
Replies: 45
Views: 6651

Re: Obscure, endless arguments

What's wrong with endless obscure arguments? That, surely, is the function of a Forum such as this! Perhaps we should write reviews of the various chess magazines on offer, not that there are many. It reminds me of the analogy I once heard someone draw between chess publications on the one hand and ...
by Neville Twitchell
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess blogs
Replies: 17
Views: 3255

Re: Chess blogs

Hi. I have just set up my own blogsite "Chess Leveller" which can be found at http://chessleveller.blogspot.com It is easy to set up using google. The site is intended to be chiefly chess related but contributors are welcome to blog on any subject. Be the first to visit the site and contribute to it!!
by Neville Twitchell
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46137

Re: Chess on TV

For one glorious minute a night or two back I thought I had unearthed a chess show on TV. I looked at the schedules and saw a programme listed there called "Pawn Stars" on the Bio channel, but when I tuned in it turned out to be about American pawnbrokers, or some such. What a disappointment! Althou...
by Neville Twitchell
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Censorship of chess moves
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Censorship of chess moves

Funnily enough after posting this I went to the Streatham and Brixton blog and there found the Daily Telegraph letter had also hit the headlines. There were some amusing comments to the effect that it was surprising that the censor had used algebraic notation (this was 1942 after all) and that perha...
by Neville Twitchell
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Censorship of chess moves
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Censorship of chess moves

Readers might be amused by the following letter in the Daily Telegraph on 6th October from Jim Adams of Worcester Park. "In 1942, I played chess by correspondence against a purser in the Navy whole letters were censored. One day, I got proof that the censor took more than just a passing interest: wr...
by Neville Twitchell
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 125388

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Admittedly I haven't played in it for a few years and this may be typical of the entry in recent years, but I seem to remember that in the 1990s when I played in the Major Open fairly regularly there were over a hundred competitors, and other sections were similarly much more highly supported. What...