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|Mar-26-07|| ||Eggman: This video clip, which features Hodgson and 8 other players pitted in a simul against British magician Derren Brown, might amuse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZm...|
|Mar-26-07|| ||ughaibu: It's difficult to believe that the opponents didn't know what was going on, it's a very well known idea and the set up and procedure would strike anyone as odd. But, I'd like to know how he did the numbers(?)|
|Mar-26-07|| ||Tomlinsky: <ughaibu> Yes, it's cute how he leaves the real trick unexplained.|
|Mar-26-07|| ||sleepkid: If you watch closely, he switches out the sheet of numbers when he helps them open the envelope. Just typical sleight of hand. Waited 'til all the games were concluded, and then made up the number. Perhaps had an assistant prepare the piece of paper for him. Might have been attached to the back of the board he wrote on. The camera angles make it a little bit tricky to see exactly how he did it, but that's how it was done.|
|Mar-26-07|| ||plang: "Does anyone have his books attack with Julian Hodgson? Are they any good?"|
I found them a bit disappointing. It doesn't look like he put a lot of effort into them.
|Jul-25-08|| ||zev22407: One of his most exciting games was against M.Gurecich in 1989|
|Jul-25-08|| ||zev22407: He is one of the most original players .|
|Oct-30-08|| ||Phoenix: Here's a Grandmaster that just disappeared. Anyone know what happened to him? Did the poker bug get him?|
|Oct-30-08|| ||Jim Bartle: Well, he certainly liked to gamble in chess...|
|Dec-06-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Hodgson was unhappy with the chairs provided for the 2000 British championships, so he brought along his own armchair, which he used for the whole tournament.|
|May-03-09|| ||Octavia: the videoclip doesn't seem to work anymore
Last i heard about Julian was that he was teaching some kids. It seems like a waste of time, but only he knows what he wants to do.
The problem in chess is agism...
|Jun-02-09|| ||Everett: <Octavia> What is more of a waste of time: teaching chess to kids or spending time criticizing that decision?|
|Jun-02-09|| ||MaxxLange: I don't know about ageism...chess strength really does seem to decline with age, probably because of lessened stamina for sustained concentration. |
"ageism" implies that old players are being discriminated against unfairly.
obsession with ratings and with opening preparation is a much bigger problem in my opinion
|Jun-02-09|| ||Everett: It's a game. Make of it what you will. There are no problems with chess, unless one is inclined to let others to influence one's thoughts.|
|Mar-26-10|| ||wordfunph: "Don't worry! For every move he gets, you get one back." GM Julian Hodgson (when consoling someone about to play a stronger player)|
|May-26-10|| ||cruiseyleemorph: This guy also beat Spassky in a simul. One of 11 players who did on that day out of 20 lol. Spasskys worst ever simul. He was 41 and 3rd in the world at the time and took on britains youth chess team and got it handed to him lol. Took him 4 hours to beat a 10 year old! |
|Jul-27-10|| ||I play the Fred: Why hasn't he played in 7-8 years?|
|Jul-28-10|| ||whiteshark: <I play the reserved Derf> |
His bio says <Since 2003, he has not played competitive chess, due to teaching commitments.>
|Aug-01-10|| ||smurph: Brown has 8 strong players and one unknown.He pairs one players moves against another so he has to break even in the 8 then he has to beat the unknown.Still an amazing memory trick .|
|Mar-08-11|| ||wordfunph: sorry guys, i missed my source..
GM Julian Hodgson, four-time British Champion, has a sharp style that earned him the nickname 'grandmaster of disaster'. Hodgson (who has been inactive for several years now)
did not climb to the absolute top, but there is at least one area where he excels: sacrificing material in the opening to gain an early initiative.
|Mar-10-11|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: What's this guy up to?|
|Jul-25-11|| ||Everett: Great to see some attention paid to this player today. He is another who decided to go his own way in the opening, and became a formidable GM. Basically put the Trompowsky family of openings on the map.|
|Jul-25-11|| ||Everett: Here's a favorite, where he tears Seirawan a new one.|
J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986
|Nov-20-11|| ||Pepperpot: <Julian Hodgson put his name to a nasty and misleading BCF press release (March 30, 1993) in response to the founding of the PCA where he is quoted as saying "Short's behaviour has been unbelievable. To use the FIDE system for three years and then dump it at the last moment is total hypocrisy". For a man with such a firm moral stance against the PCA I was suprised to see him not only commentating at the London Intel Speed Chess this year, but also competing himself at the PCA Qualifier in Groningen and seconding Michael Adams in PCA events in New York and Linares. "Hypocrisy" is certainly the right word but perhaps he applied it to the wrong person.|
For those of you who are curious as to the authorship of this revealing BCF press release, a clue may be gleaned from the front cover of the British Chess Magazine which accompanies it. The names of four players as contacts were given, namely Murray Chandler, Julian Hodgson, Tony Miles and John Nunn....This group of players comprises the hard core of those who are fundamentally opposed to me.>
<Nigel Short>, open letter upon his omission from the English Olympiad team to be played in Moscow, (<CHESS>, November 1994).
|Nov-20-11|| ||Retireborn: <Pepperpot> Nigel did actually play in the 1994 Moscow olm though; I gather it was Jon Speelman who smoothed over the row with Chandler et al...|
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