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by MJMcCready
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Bernard Cafferty
Replies: 17
Views: 3348

Re: Happy Birthday, Bernard Cafferty

His book on the Soviet Championships, co-authored with Taimanov, is an absolute pleasure to read.
by MJMcCready
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Popularity of various openings
Replies: 30
Views: 6216

Re: Popularity of various openings

It's probably a good choice at club level too as your opponent is likely to switch off, and your endgame will surely improve.
by MJMcCready
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Popularity of various openings
Replies: 30
Views: 6216

Re: Popularity of various openings

In any case, if the source of the material is electronic, then it is only a small sample of the total number of chess games played, as most games do not make it all the way to an electronic format. At best you have a general trend amongst those rated above 2000 or thereabouts. I don't think you'll f...
by MJMcCready
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: President of FIDE
Replies: 19
Views: 3295

Re: President of FIDE

I think Ilyumzhinov was closer to 2100. There's some talk of that in Hoffman's King's Gambit, which paints an intriguing picture of the current FIDE president. It should be remembered that Campomanes was a strong IM in his day and still managed to play a bit after his inauguration as president. An ...
by MJMcCready
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: President of FIDE
Replies: 19
Views: 3295

Re: President of FIDE

I think Ilyumzhinov was closer to 2100. There's some talk of that in Hoffman's King's Gambit, which paints an intriguing picture of the current FIDE president. It should be remembered that Campomanes was a strong IM in his day and still managed to play a bit after his inauguration as president. An r...
by MJMcCready
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: President of FIDE
Replies: 19
Views: 3295

Re: President of FIDE

????
by MJMcCready
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Vandal Strikes again
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Chess Vandal Strikes again

It looks like the work of an International Arbiter to me.
by MJMcCready
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Vandal Strikes again
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Chess Vandal Strikes again

Anyone got any ideas who the culprit might be?

http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/ ... es_vandal/
by MJMcCready
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 11120

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Nick Thomas wrote:Are chess players more geeky than road cyclists?
You mean 'geekier than'.
by MJMcCready
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules question
Replies: 48
Views: 3967

Re: Rules question

If it is a rated game then the name on the team sheet should stand. You should win by default if the opponent has not arrived. Various British leagues, not least the 4NCL, have rules which can allow substitution if a reserve is available. They are correct to do this, given that the player receiving...
by MJMcCready
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules question
Replies: 48
Views: 3967

Re: Rules question

If it is a rated game then the name on the team sheet should stand. You should win by default if the opponent has not arrived.
by MJMcCready
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess at any age
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Chess at any age

The ex-priest. I'm sure Kirsin gets out and about enough already!
by MJMcCready
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What happened to The Full English Breakfast?
Replies: 3
Views: 2368

What happened to The Full English Breakfast?

Hi all, what happened to The Full English Breakfast? I know there were a few reunion shows last year but it looks like its gone again as there's been nothing for months. Does anyone know if Lawrence Trent and Stephen Gordon plan to continue it? Personally, I enjoy the show very much, a great shame i...
by MJMcCready
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess at any age
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Chess at any age

That's great for him. If he can use his brain and socialize more then he'll benefit from it.
by MJMcCready
Wed May 28, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess on the internet
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: Chess on the internet

A problem is that the early web pages cannot be indexed by modern search engines, meaning that much of the content cannot be retrieved easily even though its still out there. I think they call that the really early stuff the deep web, though could be wrong there.