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by Nick Burrows
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?
Replies: 69
Views: 2823

Re: Is Positive Change Coming To English Chess?

*Breaking News*

Years of playing adversarial game turns colleagues into adversaries
by Nick Burrows
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2021 World Cup
Replies: 141
Views: 7493

Re: 2021 World Cup

Is Shankland draws with Karjakin he is one step from the candidates. I really hope he makes it
by Nick Burrows
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2021 World Cup
Replies: 141
Views: 7493

Re: 2021 World Cup

Nigel Short is a brilliant commentator.
by Nick Burrows
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Pre-Season Regional County Challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 1420

Re: ECF Pre-Season Regional County Challenge

Meanwhile, as chess players decide whether it's safe to have a drink :roll:

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by Nick Burrows
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: ECF Pre-Season Regional County Challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 1420

Re: ECF Pre-Season Regional County Challenge

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:58 pm

3. Players are not allowed any refreshments in the playing area, not even a glass of water.
Why?
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Latest FIDE title holder from ENG
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Latest FIDE title holder from ENG

Shreyas Royal passed 2300 in Hungary also.
by Nick Burrows
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces

was full of ridiculous claims like all world champions are practitioners of the French Defence and Carlsen was no exception, just put in there to sell the book along with many things that any experienced chess player could tell you is a load of poppycock. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?g...
by Nick Burrows
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces

John Upham wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:13 am

Presumably this is yourself :

https://engineering.nd.edu/faculty/mark-mccready/
I'm tempted to suggest he should stick to reviewing books on engineering :lol:
by Nick Burrows
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces

I don't know anything about him and don't want to, it's the trend as a whole that's more important. Why aren't the motives for writing being mentioned? Why do we have yet another non-English speaking GM turning to literature because they can't make a living over the board? It doesn't bode well, as ...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces

Being touted for book of the year has never counted for much. It means people found it very interesting Grandmasters should stick to playing chess and leave literature to those who can actually write well and are well-educated also. In chess they are very few and far between. Wot? GM's shouldnt tea...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces

The concept behind the book being far too narrow. It would serve better as a single chapter with a broader concept in mind I think. The concept behind the book is fundamental to the whole of chess. How to correctly evaluate and weigh up competing factors in a position. In general, players are way t...
by Nick Burrows
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: Beyond Material - Ignore the Face Value of Your Pieces

MJMcCready wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:50 am
Doesn't seem worth buying.
..based on?
by Nick Burrows
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 25th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: 25th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Superb venue, spacious playing conditions with a nice view. As usual its immaculately organised.

Its so very nice to be playing chess again :D

A big thankyou to the whole 4ncl team.
by Nick Burrows
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Beat the French Defense with 3.Nc3

Jacques Parry wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:53 pm
Surprising reticence on the part of a reviewer - particularly since even the blurb (quoted in the review) discloses that the recommendation is 4.exd5.
I think this was also his recommendation in his "French Toast" Chessable course