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by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 3297

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

Arkell, Flear, Speelman and various others were at the 4NCL this weekend.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 22
Views: 1577

Re: Division One 2017-18

We got what could be a vital 5-3 win against Alba.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 3297

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

Michael Farthing wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:39 pm
That is quite an achievement! Was it an accidental letting go of the queen perhaps?
Looks most likely; he probably intended to play 3...Qa5 and fell one square short.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 153
Views: 9221

Re: Where did I go wrong?

Your attack might have progressed significantly more slowly had he played 12...h5.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2128
Views: 88412

Re: The English Language

I think you may be asking about something specific to Iranian culture that doesn't translate well to English culture.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Performance rating
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Performance rating

It never gets used for any calculations (well, not as-is; modified forms of it get used for title norm calculations); it's mostly there so you can see roughly how well someone is playing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

Seeds go, in order (looking at the round 1 pairings): 41-47 white, 48-53 black, 41-47 black, 48-53 white. I don't know where the triangular teams fit into the seedings.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Trivial Question
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Trivial Question

First-named team has white on odds.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8462

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

I see Akshaya is gaining 50 rating points. Her rating graph must look even more absurd than mine.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry congress
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Coventry congress

Ah right, I stand corrected. It was two last year.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry congress
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Coventry congress

Two qualifiers.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favourite Rating Upsets Ever: Wins or Draws.
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Favourite Rating Upsets Ever: Wins or Draws.

A rating difference of 400 corresponds to an expected score of 92% for the stronger player, so it should happen reasonably frequently.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: PGN and POS
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: PGN and POS

[Event "London"] [Site "London"] [Date "1783.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Von Bruehl, Hans Moritz"] [Black "Philidor, Francois Andre Dani"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C23"] [Annotator "Rudd,Jack"] [PlyCount "94"] [EventDate "1783.??.??"] [EventType "game"] [EventRounds "1"] [EventCountry "ENG"] [SourceTit...
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2128
Views: 88412

Re: The English Language

Heavily contextual, and I'd need to see whether they are specialist titles or just descriptions.

Outside a specialist context, I'd say there's an implication with trainers that they are working on skills you already have, whereas instructors might be teaching you new stuff.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 5771

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

In terms of absolute strength, it's going to be one of the recent ones. In terms of strength relative to the general level of play at the time, well, that'll be a more open question.