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by LawrenceCooper
Sat May 15, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mike Bolan
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Mike Bolan

A true gent and was very supportive of me, firstly as a junior and continuing after that.
by LawrenceCooper
Fri May 14, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: US Chess Endorses Dr. Kenneth Regan

The subcommittee also went on to note that Dr. Regan’s approach, unlike others, can also detect non-computer aided violations, adding: “Because his method compares the move selection distribution of a player to the expected distribution for players of that rating, it can potentially detect assistan...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri May 14, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Mr Dodgy Invitational 2 2021

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 3:39 pm
Black's 8th move there is a bit of a shocker for sure.
Even if I didn't see Qg4 I'd be reluctant to allow Nxg7 and would prefer 8....Bxf5, Nb4 or Qxd5.
by LawrenceCooper
Thu May 06, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4399
Views: 482543

Re: Media comments on chess

Three mentions in the first half of the Arsenal game being like a chess match despite the best attempts of Arsenal players to trouble their own goalkeeper.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed May 05, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 78
Views: 8567

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Three Man United matches in gameweek 35 albeit with them having to play Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday there may be a bit of rotation.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat May 01, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 625
Views: 39721

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:16 am
Nepo and Carlsen have been rivals for longer than I thought. Here is a stunning 4 minute video with Magnus being interviewed by David Howell which demonstrates just how phenomenal his memory is.
Emil Sutovsky is not impressed.
He rarely is :)
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4399
Views: 482543

Re: Media comments on chess

"It's a game of chess at the moment" A comment on the snooker as Bingham-Selby gets slightly bogged down in a lengthy safety exchange. At least it reminded me to check on the Aronian-Carlsen & Mamedyarov-Nakamura games!
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Sabrina Chevannes on Times Radio 12th Nov 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Sabrina Chevannes on Times Radio 12th Nov 2020

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:48 pm
Does anyone have an email address or contact details for Sabrina? It will be much appreciated.
Private message sent.
by LawrenceCooper
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: New in Chess Classic 24 April to 2 May 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: New in Chess Classic 24 April to 2 May 2021

Gawain 1 Wesley So 0 22 moves Seemingly a trap in the Scotch (.. Bc5 is bad in that position) that So was unaware of. It's far from common. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. O-O Nxe4 6. Re1 d5 7. Bxd5 Qxd5 8. Nc3 Qa5 9. Nxe4 Be6 10. Bd2 Qf5 11. Bg5 Bc5 12. Nh4 I saw a comment that black ...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Self Published Books
Replies: 34
Views: 2477

Re: Self Published Books

Hi Everyone, I have just self published a book called 'Off The Board Chess' which is a collection of the stories behind 153 of my games, most of which are lightly annotated. The book has good quality paper, Hardback cover, A4 size paper, coloured photographs, coloured diagrams on most pages, and in...
by LawrenceCooper
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: New in Chess Classic 24 April to 2 May 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: New in Chess Classic 24 April to 2 May 2021

Assuming Gawain Jones is still in New Zealand that means a 5 am start for him. If Gawain is starting at 5 am, he will definitely need coffee. I've just seen there are a lot of messages on twitter about the event, in one of which he says he's back in the UK. I also saw a comment from him on Facebook...
by LawrenceCooper
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 2477

Re: Events in 2021

Gareth T Ellis wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:53 pm
To be confirmed - Warrington 15th -17th October 2021

Subject to venue confirmation.

I'm currently working with a potential sponsor to initiate a new annual event.
Excellent news :)
by LawrenceCooper
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Ugandan player Phiona Mutesi
Replies: 28
Views: 8388

Re: Ugandan player Phiona Mutesi

I finally watched the film today and it was definitely worth seeing.
by LawrenceCooper
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 3289

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:46 am
David Clayton wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:27 pm
it may take a little longer if he had to pay for it
Yes, I was really worried we would be out of lockdown and have to invite people - and have a reception!!! :roll:
:lol: