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by Matt Mackenzie
Sat May 15, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?
Replies: 23
Views: 777

Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Maybe it helped explain how when RJF was later asked a few years later to compare the two, he replied "chess is better" ;)
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat May 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 106
Views: 4383

Re: Nice 74

I was aware of that piece, but had never read it properly before.

Not much to add really, is there?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat May 15, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Aitken Game 658 (a mystery)
Replies: 37
Views: 1636

Re: Aitken Game 658 (a mystery)

Roughly what proportion of all the games are adjudications?
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat May 15, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?
Replies: 23
Views: 777

Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Is that the one where Fischer touched his h-pawn and had to move it?
by Matt Mackenzie
Fri May 14, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021

Black's 8th move there is a bit of a shocker for sure.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu May 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 56
Views: 2700

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

It almost eliminates the chance of *serious* infection. It should be up to individuals to decide if the (small) remaining risk is worth it.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed May 12, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 56
Views: 2700

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

We will still be doing our best to follow "Covid safe" guidance for the time being.
by Matt Mackenzie
Wed May 12, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance
Replies: 56
Views: 2700

Re: Latest ECF Covid-19 Guidance

Barrow CC hopes to meet on the 19th (next Wednesday)
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue May 11, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering David Hooper (31-viii-1915 03-v-1998)
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Remembering David Hooper (31-viii-1915 03-v-1998)

And absolutely nothing wrong with that, they are terrific.
by Matt Mackenzie
Tue May 11, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?
Replies: 23
Views: 777

Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Isn't the "pure" Kan actually *four* Black pawn moves in a row (1...c5, 2...cd4, 3.....e6, 4.....a6)?

An early Qc7 (associated with Nc6) is actually the Taimanov, which has a fair amount of theory attached too.
by Matt Mackenzie
Mon May 10, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Amusing miniature from Russian Premier League
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Amusing miniature from Russian Premier League

Ah, the offbeat line against the Sicilian that Carlsen popularised a few years ago.
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat May 08, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 106
Views: 4383

Re: Nice 74

just another incident that is rife in the norm system.' One of the Scottish players once sat out the remaining Olympiad rounds to safeguard an IM Norm. There was some criticism at the time, but it was defended on the grounds that an additional Scottish IM was of more value to chess in Scotland than...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat May 08, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 106
Views: 4383

Re: Nice 74

There's something in that, at least in so far as he's funny in his way, whereas his cronies and suck-ups aren't. But ultimately he isn't lovable, he's quite unpleasant and some of what he's got up to is quite serious and nasty, and the kid gloves aren't a result of what he's done as such, they're a...
by Matt Mackenzie
Sat May 08, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Nice 74
Replies: 106
Views: 4383

Re: Nice 74

RDK is a "lovable rogue" and that gets him kid glove treatment from quite a few people.
by Matt Mackenzie
Thu May 06, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Trivia Question
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Trivia Question

Anyway, any ideas about the player?