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by Joey Stewart
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Missing Game Score: Yates - Mansfield, Cheltenham, 1928

I'm guessing it went something like Ka6 Bb6, the table was flipped over in a fit of rage and sir George demanded satisfaction in the form of pistols at dawn?
by Joey Stewart
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times Winning Move
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

Re: Times Winning Move

It is a good example of poor problems, which unfortunately litter the internet these days. The Ne2 line is far tougher to find a winning combination from and yet is discounted as though the writer said "oh well the engine says it wins too so no need to show it" . Bottom line - puzzles need one clear...
by Joey Stewart
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?
Replies: 33
Views: 3740

Re: Unwritten rules on epitaphs!?

I actually do feel the same about random foreign masters no one has ever heard of, but then again I probably shouldnt complain too much as I have not heard of about 80% of the uk players either (it seems like a lot of uk players are very long lived and die many decades after they played their last c...
by Joey Stewart
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 32
Views: 2893

Re: Fat Fritz 2

The nice thing in this case is that it is a victimless crime, as all parties involved are responsible for causing irreparable damage to the game I am happy to see all of them lose out. You do have to wonder what sort of people are playing actual money for this "fat Fritz" if it is based on stolen co...
by Joey Stewart
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 39
Views: 2267

Re: UK Citizenship Test

I am quite familiar with these tests as my wife had to do them and agree that the knowledge the home office considers to be 'common' is generally pretty atrocious. Those questions posted here are actually some of the better ones - I have seen rubbish about obscure Scottish clans, Irish landmarks in ...
by Joey Stewart
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The next world champion?
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: The next world champion?

It kind of needs to be someone who hasn't grown up playing tournaments and coming second to Magnus their entire career, as most of his age group fear him and tend to play worse in matches as a consequence. I would guess Alireza Firouzja will become world champion one day - he's 13 years younger then...
by Joey Stewart
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fritz, Chessbase and the rest
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Fritz, Chessbase and the rest

In terms of engines there is really little need to think about - just about all the popular ones are astronomically strong in comparison to human players so unless you are planning to enter correspondence tournaments you can just pick anything you like and know it will give you perfect evaluation. I...
by Joey Stewart
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208548

Re: Cheating in chess

I have opened up many new accounts, gone from 1200-2200 in a day and never ever had any issues with being banned or accused so there is obviously more to it then the sites simply deciding a handful of won games are sufficient to convict. Flagging users up that fast would almost indicate to me that t...
by Joey Stewart
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Demis Hassabis
Replies: 15
Views: 1182

Re: Demis Hassabis

They are quite different games for white, even though they both feature a side giving up the bishop pair for a positional advantage. With the exchange ruy white has a very simple plan to attempt to swap everything off and win the endgame whereas with that French line black has more chances then just...
by Joey Stewart
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208548

Re: Cheating in chess

I just feel like this "well we might make a mistake so best to just do nothing" attitude only emboldens the cheaters if they know their crimes can remain anonymous.
by Joey Stewart
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting a CM Title
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Getting a CM Title

Thanks for the help both of you.
by Joey Stewart
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting a CM Title
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Getting a CM Title

What with the lockdown pushing us to mainly play chess online, I figured it might be worth paying the fide blood money to get this title as it seems to command some level of respect (and apparently free membership) on the bigger chess sites. I am sure we have many CM (or better) players around the f...
by Joey Stewart
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9666

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I would probably err on the side of No when it comes to suitability for younger children - The sex and swearing might be "mild" by modern standards and possibly more liberal parents might think it is within acceptable boundaries but the drug and alcohol addiction angle is a pretty major part of the ...
by Joey Stewart
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473231

Re: Media comments on chess

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:48 pm
further down the news that Yorkshire ripper has died.
Every cloud...
by Joey Stewart
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2538
Views: 208548

Re: Cheating in chess

Genuine 1300s have no place beating genuine 2100s - either they are using assistance or they are a 2000+ level player who has deliberately engineered their rating low in order to win more grade limited prizes so by hook or by crook they still end up guilty. I play tournaments on chess.com which are ...