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by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

The scheduling of local leagues is one of those interesting questions where the answer depends on the framing. If you ask "what is the best time of the week to play local league chess?", you may well come up with the weekend as the answer. If you ask "which form of chess benefits most from being pla...
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

Devon also has its countywide league at weekends for the same reason (whereas the local leagues such as the Exeter League and Torbay League are played on weekday evenings).
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6415

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Aronian was in no mood to hang around today. [Event "Tradewise Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar"] [Date "2018.01.24"] [Round "2.57"] [White "Aronian, Levon"] [Black "Hemant, Sharma (Del)"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "2797"] [BlackElo "2348"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "20...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

Yow, 190 ECF/1772 FIDE. That's not someone I want to face in a rated tournament.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6415

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

A nice win from Stefanova: [Event "Tradewise Gibraltar Masters"] [Site "Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar"] [Date "2018.01.23"] [Round "1.87"] [White "Stefanova, Antoaneta"] [Black "Pabalan, Rocky"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "2489"] [BlackElo "2098"] [PlyCount "61"] [EventDate "2018.01.23"] 1. d4 N...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 132
Views: 6415

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

I shall post interesting games from the event when I find them. [Event "Tradewise Gibraltar Amateurs A"] [Site "Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar"] [Date "2018.01.23"] [Round "2.33"] [White "Sagar, Siya"] [Black "Oliva Parra, Ernesto"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [WhiteElo "1199"] [BlackElo "1560"] [PlyCount "...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairing software
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Pairing software

That's odd. Why did it exclude three of them?
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Games worth a look - weekend 2
Replies: 14
Views: 1766

Re: Games worth a look - weekend 2

Toma's win in our match today had quite an amusing finish.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January
Replies: 202
Views: 12014

Re: 2018 Wijk aan Zee 12 - 28 January

Merger done. :)
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1518

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I've informed my mostly-aged-over-50 club of these events.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Penalty for illegal move: 2018 FIDE revision
Replies: 31
Views: 1490

Re: Penalty for illegal move: 2018 FIDE revision

No. Carlsen's action was not an illegal move then and is not an illegal move now, so no penalty should accrue to it in either case.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 446
Views: 27883

Re: Chess history trivia

Gerard Killoran wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:35 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:28 pm
d7xNc8=R can be revised to d7xRe8=N.
Why pawn on d7 and not b7?
Because it needs to be able to capture the e8 rook.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 991

Re: My Mostest Brilliantest Chess Idea Ever

Ah yes, I've solved the position with two kings now. Very cute.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 446
Views: 27883

Re: Chess history trivia

d7xNc8=R can be revised to d7xRe8=N.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 220
Views: 10330

Re: Why did he did so?

Removal of defender. The e4 square is a very important one for black's knight.