Originally posted by greenpawn34All the moves in 90 minutes. A bit too fast for me nowadays, especially against younger players, but it's better than the old days with the horrible adjournments. Before I had a car it would sometimes take me two hours to get to a poxy village hall twenty miles away for an adjournment. The game would take less than an hour to finish off and then it would be another two hours to get home, arriving five minutes too late for last orders. Give me quick time controls any day.
What is the time control of your league?
Originally posted by Fat LadyThe explanation given for the new rooks in the sets I've seen is that the new rooks give the set a more traditional look. Also in these sets the warders are often reduced in size and used as pawns.
I've been wondering about that mysterious Isle of Lewis "rook" ever since I first saw a picture of it a few years ago. Was it one of the originally pieces found (or faked) back in the 19th century?
I loved that game by Will Burt, though I disagree with your analysis of it. After 19. ... Nxg2 20. Kh1! I don't think Black has anything better than 20. ... N ...[text shortened]... t sacrificed a pawn for a bit of pressure and it took me sixty moves to grind out the win.