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by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473405

Re: Media comments on chess

I think the original book by Pierre Boulle is not bad. Interestingly, he also wrote The Bridge Over The River Kwai. However, for me the films are rubbish. The original is full of ideas (thanks not least to Boulle), it looks fantastic, and it has any number of memorable sequences and images, includi...
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.
Replies: 36
Views: 2873

Re: Alex McFarlane is on the mend.

Indeed
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208808

Re: Cheating in chess

It is not clear to me that Roger has claimed lichess ban thirty thousand accounts a day, merely that the caseload would be of the order of thirty thousand games a day.
by JustinHorton
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 30951

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

I see the games are kicking off at 4pm, I take it that's local time? (i.e. noon where most of you are.)
by JustinHorton
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Remembering CGM Keith Richardson (02-ii-1942 10-iv-2017)

Reading the appreciation, I got sidetracked after seeing the crosstable for the 1963 Niemeyer tournament and seeing that for whatever reason one of the competitors didn't have a flag against their name (though he has one here ). I'd not heard of Ernst Roscam Abbing (or any of the competitors except ...
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473405

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi John, am I missing something or are you not following here?
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473405

Re: Media comments on chess

It's the only one of the new ones I've seen. It really was excruciatingly bad - badly acted, badly scripted, absolutely devoid of anything engaging or memorable or original in any way.
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208808

Re: Cheating in chess

Is there any reason to see this game in isolation
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208808

Re: Cheating in chess

Matt Fletcher wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:26 am
unless you count playing 1.f3 2.g4 over and over as just a poor opening
This is absolutely my favourite aspect of the whole business, especially when the opponents don't then play the strongest move.
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473405

Re: Media comments on chess

I hope he's better in it than he is in last night's film
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208808

Re: Cheating in chess

Purposefully losing rated games necessarily deflates one's rating.
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2581

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Thanks, but what I mean is, I don't know who chessbae is.
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hansen on Nakamura
Replies: 26
Views: 2581

Re: Hansen on Nakamura

Oh, what's that about?
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208808

Re: Cheating in chess

"Users who don’t behave with good conduct may have their account banned or closed without warning"

Deliberately losing games is not good conduct and doing so on multiple occasions all the more so.
by JustinHorton
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208808

Re: Cheating in chess

just let it go. Why don't you? You spend an awful lot of time telling people not to bother about things that bother them. Doesn't matter what it is, along comes the funniest man in chess to say that whoever's having their time wasted or their patience exhausted should just take the hit to time and ...