by greenpawn34 on May 02 2021 00:13 | 8849 views | 2 edits | Last edit on May 02 2021 13:53
It appears that Russia is under an international sporting ban and it looks like
Ian Nepomniachtchchi cannot play under the Russian flag during his world
championship match with Magnus Carlsen in November-December in Dubai.
Older viewers will remember the flag row from the 1978 Karpov - Korchnoi
match. Team Karpov objected to Korchnoi playing under a Swiss flag a...
by greenpawn34 on Jan 22 2021 13:05 | 17122 views | 3 edits | Last edit on Jan 27 2021 15:48
Over the Board (OTB) Chess is making a great comeback with the Tata Steel event.
I was fed up with how easily Over the Board Chess has given way to online Chess.
Yes it is the fault of this poxy virus but having our top grandmasters stuck in their
bedrooms giving us close up zoom shots of their sleepy eyed unshaven faces whilst
they play click mouse chess wearing gaudy t-shirts or in their pyjamas is just not on.
by greenpawn34 on Jan 11 2021 16:52 | 16386 views | 2 edits | Last edit on Jan 13 2021 15:04
Turkish7 - AVIRAM77 RHP 2019 (Black to play)
5kb1/6p1/1p2p1P1/1P1pP3/8/2q5/r7/6K1 b - - 0 48
Looks like back in 2019 Aviram was preparing for the pandemic rules.
Black actually can mate with Qe1 or Qc1 but chose 48.Qa1 to socially
distance the Black Queen as far away from the White King as possible.