Reporting of 4NCL in the media

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Ben Purton » Fri May 29, 2009 12:52 pm

surely keith, now peter wells appaz doesnt want the captain role at next olympiad, you should chuck your hat in the ring, end of the day captain is mainly there to stop adams and short from beating each other up. Youd be good in a "humor defusing" type role.

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri May 29, 2009 3:31 pm

Congrats James you found it! Hodgson-Arkell Newcastle 2001! Not a great game really,but used in Rowson's brilliant book ''Chess for Zebras'' ;
and also in a Wikipedia article entitled ''First-move advantage in chess''.

Puzzles don't count Simon.It's got to be a whole game! What game was that anyway?

No Jonathan my game v Gawain didn't appear in any column anywhere as far as I am aware,but the Telegraph did indeed published the much poorer game v Ivanchuk.
My only games from the 2008 British to make that column were my loss to conquest from round 4(twice!!) and my loss to Conquest in the speed play-off.

Ben,if you had substituted the word ''alcohol'' for the word ''caro'' then I couldn't argue with you. Here's some quotations about alcohol:

''Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water''. ~W.C. Fields.

''If drinking is interfering with your work, you're probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering with your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic''. ~Author Unknown.

''A hangover is the wrath of grapes''.Anon

I couldn't help noticing that Terry Chapman is on the list of players for the 'Dickie-bow-tie' event at Simpsons. No invites for Stuart Conquest or myself though.
Presumably they expect us to be in another play-off for the British,and Simpsons seems to start on that Saturday :lol:

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Leonard Barden » Sat May 30, 2009 8:15 am

Simon, Keith
I searched back in the Financial Times and Evening Standard for several months and could not find such a position. The nearest were a stalemate draw in the FT featuring Stuart Conquest starting 1 Be8+ and an FT Topalov v Kramnik variation puzzle where the first move was 1 Nc8. I'll look out for Arkell wins in future, but for space reasons any publication is likely to be of a 'not-counting' puzzle.

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Simon Spivack » Sat May 30, 2009 5:39 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:Simon, Keith
I searched back in the Financial Times and Evening Standard for several months and could not find such a position. The nearest were a stalemate draw in the FT featuring Stuart Conquest starting 1 Be8+ and an FT Topalov v Kramnik variation puzzle where the first move was 1 Nc8. I'll look out for Arkell wins in future, but for space reasons any publication is likely to be of a 'not-counting' puzzle.
I seem to have put my foot in it. As I recall the game was adjourned. I was probably thinking of Stuart Conquest. My apologies if I caused any unnecessary work.

One bit that was interesting was that the players, presumably, did not discuss the sealed move, despite its forcing nature. If I could spot the solution after only two seconds, then it's fairly obvious that both participants did too. I can't be the only one to be aware of disputes arising from discussing an adjournment, thus I am not challenging this lack of communication between the players. Nowadays, I only discuss an adjourned position with my opponent when I know him well, or trust him. But then, I try to avoid adjournments.

Leonard's problems in the FT are usually harder than those appearing in the Standard. At least that is my experience. Today's took me about ten minutes. I got side tracked looking at Nf6+.

It's a pity that there is not a daily chess column in the Financial Times. It could happen. Years ago there was hardly any arts or sports coverage.
Keith Arkell wrote: I couldn't help noticing that Terry Chapman is on the list of players for the 'Dickie-bow-tie' event at Simpsons. No invites for Stuart Conquest or myself though.
Presumably they expect us to be in another play-off for the British,and Simpsons seems to start on that Saturday
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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Neill Cooper » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:50 pm

Keith Arkell wrote: Here is Arkell's challenge: Can anyone find any game,published in the Times or the Telegraph this Century,in which I scored more than 0 :
Today's Times! Your 4NCL win against Paul Talsma.

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:17 pm

Forum power! :lol:

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Justin Hadi » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:38 pm

Nice of Ray to put a Division 3 game between the efforts of two GMs :)

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Simon Spivack » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:41 pm

Keith Arkell wrote: Here is Arkell's challenge: Can anyone find any game,published in the Times or the Telegraph this Century,in which I scored more than 0 :?:
Your 'plaint has been listened to and ignored. In today's Telegraph Michael Adams annotates your 4NCL game against Terence Chapman. :lol:

Adams affirms that the 'Dickie-bow-tie' contest has been sponsored by Terence Chapman.

How much coverage has 'the UK’s top chess tournament as a top media event' received in the non-chess press?

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Keith Arkell » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:00 am

I have a cunning plan :idea: :wink:

I don't have a newspaper column with which to wield my evil power,but I do have the forum :wink:

So,perhaps each time a columnist publishes a loss of mine,I could respond by publishing a loss of theirs of equivalent shame and ignominy on this very forum :evil: :twisted: :lol:

Lots of juicy Pein and Keen losses :twisted: :wink:
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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Keith Arkell » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:02 am

I changed my mind about posting this
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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Paul McKeown » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:29 am

Keith Arkell wrote:I have a cunning plan :idea: :wink:

I don't have a newspaper column with which to wield my evil power,but I do have the forum :wink:

So,perhaps each time a columnist publishes a loss of mine,I could respond by publishing a loss of theirs of equivalent shame and ignominy on this very forum :evil: :twisted: :lol:

Lots of juicy Pein and Keen losses :twisted: :wink:
Keith,

Nice idea. Just one problem: when did you last see Ray Keene actually play a game?

Paul.

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Paul McKeown » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:33 am

Keith Arkell wrote:[Event "3rd Ruy Lopez International"]
[Site "Zafra ESP"]
[Date "2009.06.13"]
[Round "1"]
[White "David Larino Nieto"]
[Black "Michael Adams"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2464"]
[BlackElo "2703"]
[ECO "C69"]
[EventDate "2009.06.13"]
[PlyCount "79"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Qd6 6.Na3 b5 7.c3 c5 8.Qe2 Ne7 9.Rd1 Nc6 10.Nc2 Bg4 11.a4 Rb8 12.axb5 axb5 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 g6 15.d4 cxd4 16.cxd4 exd4 17.Bf4 Qd7 18.Ra6 Bg7 19.e5 Nd8 20.Nxd4 Qc8 21.Nc6 Qxa6 22.Nxb8 Qc8 23.Nc6 Ne6 24.Bh6 Bxh6 25.Qf6 Bf8 26.Qxh8 Qa8 27.Rc1 Qa2 28.Qf6 Qd5 29.Rc3 h6 30.h4 g5 31.Rf3 Qd7 32.Qf5 gxh4 33.b4 Bg7 34.Qc2 Kf8 35.Rd3 Qe8 36.Rd5 Kg8 37.f4 f5 38.Rxb5 Bf8 39.Rb8 Qd7 40.Qxf5 1-0
Ouch, that was a battering. Ouch, ouch!

Would you like to annotate that one for us?
Schadenfreude demands, Keith!

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Simon Spivack » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:33 am

The thread is stronger than the execution. I table that we trail "The worst games of Raymond Keene", sans games.

Long live the threat.

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:17 pm

Keith, does your policy extend to YouTube videos?

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Re: Reporting of 4NCL in the media

Post by Keith Arkell » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:30 pm

O dear,war on all fronts! :roll:

We make the rules,and so there's no need to stick to recent games.
After all,I've had games I lost in weekenders which did the rounds for years.

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