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by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Briish Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 5862

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Bournemouth is classified as SW for chess purposes, not that it really matters.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 306
Views: 21925

Re: Membership Renewal

It wouldn't be difficult to send an Open team to international events even on no budget; I'm sure five players could be found who would be willing to self-fund. Probably not five particularly strong players, but hey ho.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459892

Re: Media comments on chess

Well, you'd got that it was linked to their successors. :D
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To whom is she referring?
Replies: 16
Views: 1426

Re: To whom is she referring?

The Russia team that year was Kasparov, Grischuk, Khalifman, Morozevich, Svidler, Rublevsky.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021

Chris Duncan won the Bullet with 6/6. Graham Waddingham was second, Keith Arkell third.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Unofficial British Bullet and Blitz Senior Championships 28th February 2021

Keith Arkell won the Blitz with 6/7. Lawrence Cooper was second with 5½; Jim Plaskett and Ben Gedig equal third with 5. Here's some typical stuff from Keith that started it all off: [Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2021.02.28"] [Round "?"] [White "KeithArkell"] [Black "BenDGedig"] [Res...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Reshevsky's record?
Replies: 25
Views: 882

Re: Reshevsky's record?

Korchnoi played Petrosian, Tal and Fischer in the 1962 Candidates, and played Carlsen in 2004.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Performance Enhanced Chess
Replies: 14
Views: 1402

Re: Performance Enhanced Chess

That might be so, but the chances of drug testing in the British Championships are, let us say, remote.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The first Chess Defector
Replies: 54
Views: 2893

Re: The first Chess Defector

Pulling in more titled players is good, but unless they're actually good enough for them to make the national team, you want them not to transfer to England. Easier to run norm tournaments that way!
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: H.E.Atkins
Replies: 100
Views: 9381

Re: H.E.Atkins

I didn't play 21...Qxf4 to be recorded as NN, you know.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The first Chess Defector
Replies: 54
Views: 2893

Re: The first Chess Defector

It's difficult to tell the flags apart at that resolution, but I think the list there has three New Zealand flags and one Australian (Gary Lane being the latter).
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The first Chess Defector
Replies: 54
Views: 2893

Re: The first Chess Defector

I can think of two English GMs who transferred to other federations: Matthew Turner (to Scotland) and David Norwood (to Andorra).
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459892

Re: Media comments on chess

I once won a tournament with the Reversed Swiss Gambit: I won in round 1, while the rest of the top 5 seeds all either took a bye or drew their game, and so I managed to win my games against weaker opponents while they were busy taking points off each other.
by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Universal Chess Training by Wojciech Moranda
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Re: Universal Chess Training by Wojciech Moranda

MJMcCready wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:41 am
the author has a dodgy unpronounceable name.
It's not unpronounceable, it's just Polish. I'm sure Alex H would be able to pronounce it perfectly.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102765

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I've heard that John's calling the prime minister "Boris" would be a sign that he isn't his mate, anyway; Johnson's friends call him Alexander.