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by Christopher Kreuzer
Wed May 12, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Amusing miniature from Russian Premier League
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Amusing miniature from Russian Premier League

I am puzzled as to why anyone would ever play 11...Kg7 instead of 11...Nge7, surely Black is fine after the latter, and just losing after the former?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 11, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Samuel Walter Earnshaw
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Samuel Walter Earnshaw

That's a great bit of detecting and family history there, Richard. Really enjoyed reading it, and it would be good to konw if more is out there about the fate of Boden's chess board.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 11, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Magnus Carlsen @ Oxford Union
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Magnus Carlsen @ Oxford Union

Thanks, Peter. FWIW, Max French has a FIDE rating of 2248, so a "valiant fight" does sound like it would be of interest. We can't have games by Carlsen not being preserved for posterity! :) (I should have recognised the name: Max French, ex-Millfield and studying mathematics at Oxford. He has also r...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue May 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Magnus Carlsen @ Oxford Union
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Magnus Carlsen @ Oxford Union

It was advertised on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/502348687616163/ Maybe those with Facebook accounts can tell us more? (It is probably a different Max that was the Oxford Union challenger, but it all reminded me of this: https://medium.com/@maxdeutsch/my-month-long-quest-to-become-a-ch...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon May 10, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering David Hooper (31-viii-1915 03-v-1998)
Replies: 10
Views: 852

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

Thanks, Tim. Putting in pgn tags for replay purposes. Here is a postal game by Hooper where he demolished the editor of Modern Chess Openings . [Event "Wch2 sf10"] [Site "corr ICCF"] [Date "1955.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Hooper, David Vincent"] [Black "Korn, Walter"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E29"] [Pl...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu May 06, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39684

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Nepo interview The strategy was not to lose Some quite interesting observations, worth reading to the end I think Just read it all. Indeed well worth reading to the end. Here is a quote: So, I guess we’ve known each other for almost twenty years. At some point, I think in 2010 or 2012, we used to w...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat May 01, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Aitken Game 658 (a mystery)
Replies: 36
Views: 1596

Re: Aitken Game 658 (a mystery)

Is this the only correspondence game in the scorebooks? If there are others, what did he normally write in these fields for correspondence games? The start and finish dates might help pin it down to a specific game. And what did he tend to put on the scoresheet if he was part of a team? (What sort o...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39684

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Sad news about Wang Hao's retirement.

How much help (compared to Karjakin) will Nepo get from "the Russians"?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Self Published Books
Replies: 34
Views: 2438

Re: Self Published Books

Quick question to Andrew if he is following the thread: why did you end up with 153 games? Did you start off with a number in mind, or was that just how it ended up? Traditional publishing costs would probably have limited you to fewer games, so could you have whittled it down to 60? Hi Christopher...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: West London Chess Club Gazette
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: West London Chess Club Gazette

A fair amount out there about Creed and chess problems (and chess variants). e.g. https://www.chessvariants.com/page/MSpiececlopedia-querquisite Does anyone know if he was a medical doctor or if it was (more likely) a doctorate in some musical area? He is listed in databases of music composers: http...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39684

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:57 am
Well I also tried to reply to "robertspartner" in the comments, I don't know if I succeeded
Yes, these new-fangled websites with their fancy commenting set-up. :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39684

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

From Doggers in Chess.com: The spectacular 12th round in Yekaterinburg was also somewhat historic. As Chess.com's IM @Rakesh Kulkarni pointed out, today is the first-ever round in the history of the Candidates without a draw. Later: I had no idea who was right, but remembering from long ago that 19...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Self Published Books
Replies: 34
Views: 2438

Re: Self Published Books

John Nunn has a 'Best Games' collection. Quick question to Andrew if he is following the thread: why did you end up with 153 games? Did you start off with a number in mind, or was that just how it ended up? Traditional publishing costs would probably have limited you to fewer games, so could you hav...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39684

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Depends if you count the San Luis tournament in 2005 Not especially, no Candidate emerged Yes, so it seems that the answer is none (see above). But I stand by my comment that both San Luis (2005) and Mexico City (2007) are good examples of high-level (double)-round robin tournaments that are simila...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39684

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Yes, you have to go back a fair way before you get a Candidates Tournament proper (i.e. tournament not matches). Something like Montpellier 1985, but it is difficult to find round-by-round reports and it is not clear from the crosstable when each game was played. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...