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by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 5785

Re: Candidates Tournament in Berlin March 2018

I'd go for the one Carlsen won a few years ago as probably the strongest.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Squads for European Team Championships
Replies: 136
Views: 8483

Re: Squads for European Team Championships

Andorra must be up there if you include their inactive players: two GMs for a country with a population of 76,000.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5939

Re: What do I do?

How will the buildings of those clubs be see whose members only meet a few hours during a weak? Soheil could try asking the owners of the building for permission to display a small billboard sign outside during club opening hours or, better still, a large banner above the entrance proclaiming - "CH...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 153
Views: 9226

Re: Where did I go wrong?

What else is she going to do? 23.Nxd2 Qc5+ loses instantly.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 153
Views: 9226

Re: Where did I go wrong?

My instincts are telling me that 23...Qxg4+ is what you want to play, and the calculation supports that: 24.Kf2 Qh4+ picks up the rook, so white has to play 24.Kf1, to which you can reply 24...Qh3+, allowing you to play ...Bxc3 having picked a pawn up in the process.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 145
Views: 7852

Re: Computer Go

Well, the incentive is to learn about your AI programming, rather than to learn about chess.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17504

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: Are there statistics available for how many FAs and IAs there are?
Knock yourself out.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez
Replies: 191
Views: 17504

Re: 2nd GM norm for Daniel Fernandez

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:And Thomas Thorpe confirmed as a FIDE Arbiter (FA).

https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=1802437

Is 20-21 relatively young to get that title?
Not only "relatively young"; 21 is a statutory minimum age for it.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borat Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (or simply Borat) is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film written and produced by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen who also plays the title character, Borat Sagd...
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

E Michael White wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What do you mean by
make benefit Glorious Nation...
?
John is quoting comedian Ali G.
Strictly speaking, this is not a reference to Ali G, but to another of Baron-Cohen's creations, Borat.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya
Replies: 89
Views: 4655

Re: European Club Cup 8-14 October, Antalya

No, he'd need to play an IM in round 7, and Dardania don't have one.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2129
Views: 88507

Re: The English Language

Yes. In that sentence, both "painful" and "dangerous" modify both "itself" and "those who surround it".
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 85
Views: 5939

Re: What do I do?

Because it really does not matter. The size of a table is relevant, the sturdiness of a table is relevant. Nobody will care about the colour of a table.