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by IM Jack Rudd
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180244

Re: The English Language

In the context of politics, it means the coverage of politics in terms of election results and polling, as opposed to coverage of issues and policy positions.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Christmas Pop Songs
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Christmas Pop Songs

I am quite partial to I'm Not Ready For Christmas (content warning for strong language):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bdVfbETLD0
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's GM short doing?!
Replies: 83
Views: 6580

Re: What's GM short doing?!

Israel are in a European zone in FIDE. That geographically makes no sense, but it solved the problem in those days of the hostility of the federations in the relevant zone to Israel. FIFA do the same thing. (And UEFA have a rule whereby they can ban certain pairings on international dispute grounds...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Christmas Carols
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Christmas Carols

O Little Town of Bethlehem is my favourite, I think.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 111
Views: 7728

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

It's probably an easier name to anagram than Jack Rudd, or John Emms, or any number of short English names like that.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180244

Re: The English Language

They're different concepts. Ahead on its own here would refer to leads in the election itself, or in the polling of the upcoming election. Ahead of the curve refers to having better knowledge of how things were likely to pan out.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180244

Re: The English Language

"The sheer amount of X..." is probably best translated as "The amount of X was so large that it...", but I'd need to see the full sentence to be sure.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180244

Re: The English Language

In that case, I think it means that all those businesses had every reason to encourage prices to go up and act as if they would continue to do so.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3310
Views: 180244

Re: The English Language

"Party" here can be a metaphor for any ongoing activity or state of affairs. What's the context?
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London System
Replies: 20
Views: 2578

Re: London System

I was facing a known London system player in a DCCA game the other day, and so met his 1.d4 with 1...c5 just to forestall it.
by IM Jack Rudd
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 14526

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

"No other people allowed in the room" is the killer for me. I don't have reliable internet in my bedroom and I can't reasonably keep people out of any other room.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 1517

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

At the 2019 East Devon congress, I played opponents born 70 years apart in consecutive rounds (John Wheeler and Shreyas Royal).
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9621

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I suggest you take a day off, MJ.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 9621

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Offensive and arguably libellous post from M.J.McCready deleted. There are plenty of valid criticisms you can make about the BBC without saying things that would get their lawyers involved.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harold Godfrey Cole
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Harold Godfrey Cole

I think my favourite of the ways to win is 29.Rxe8 Qxe8 30.Qa4, but there are others.

Thomas presumably missed 29...Rxa2.