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|Feb-23-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: < HeMateMe: He did his PhD at Cambridge University (I think, while still a teenager)>|
Profile says Oxford U. Suspect that cg.com is right and <HMM> not.
Don't know for sure. What I do know is that Dr. Nunn deserves a longer profile!
|Feb-23-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <kellmano: Nunn's profile picture is seriously cool.>|
|Feb-23-14|| ||thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: .... In addition, Hilbert spaces are required to be complete, a property that stipulates the existence of enough limits in the space to allow the techniques of calculus to be used.>|
Well, for QM this is not quite the definition of completeness. But for other aspects of mathematics this very well may be the case.
|Feb-23-14|| ||HeMateMe: My nic on another chess site is <NunnOfTheAbove>. It was my first choice for this site, but I saw something in the guidelines here that said members were barred from using names of active GMs for their nic.|
Three cheers for the brilliant math prodigy, chess champion and budding astronomer!
|Apr-05-14|| ||Conrad93: Best English player of all time.|
|Apr-05-14|| ||perfidious: Nunn was a fine player at top level and remains an outstanding author, but <Nigel Short> easily has a better resume.|
A world title match and numerous successes add up to: career don't lie!
|Apr-06-14|| ||offramp: Where in London was he born? Big place, London.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||RedShield: In his youth, he was known as the <Tooting Terror>.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Nigel Short is not as exciting.
Plus, it seems that Nunn has a huge plus score against Short.
Player: John Nunn
Player profile: Nigel Short
Classical games: John Nunn beat Nigel Short 5 to 0, with 13 draws.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Not a single win.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Nigel Short: better career:
John Nunn: better games.
As far as I am aware, Short didn't take as many risks, which is a good plan in general, but can lead to very boring chess.
|Apr-06-14|| ||N0B0DY: Jabberwocky!|
|Apr-06-14|| ||perfidious: If 'better games' is defined as draws in twenty-five moves or less, <Conrad> is correct:|
Works out to just about 20 per cent. Out great genius <Conrad> can tell us that is <nearly one game in five>.
Kasparov was minus vs Gulko-do you propose to suggest the latter was the stronger player, or had the greater career? Multiple world champions facing Geller? Better explain why Geller was greater than all of them, but never even got a match for the title.
Have your go at it, moronic spambot, but y'all will have to do a bit better'n that.
Short's number of draws in 25 moves or less: 247 of 2470 games played. Ten per cent.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Nunn certainly has played many brilliant games (wins and losses), topped by Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985.|
I guess you could say Short is boring. If you consider plodding your king from g1 to g5 dull: Short vs Timman, 1991
And he has played some great games (and some not so gunder the greatest pressure: Short vs Karpov, 1992 Final, decisive game of a candidates match.
|Apr-06-14|| ||RedShield: <Plus, it seems that Nunn has a huge plus score against Short.>|
It's worth remembering that Short's problem with English chess wasn't confined to Tony Miles.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: <Kasparov was minus vs Gulko-do you propose to suggest the latter was the stronger player, or had the greater career? Multiple world champions facing Geller? Better explain why Geller was greater than all of them, but never even got a match for the title.>|
Yep,looks like Gulko is the better player.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: The Short-Timman game isn't that great. The king march seems quite obvious. |
Black has no real threats to prevent it from marching to the kingside.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Seems like something that would be played in a skittles game.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: Nunn has a plus score against Micheal Adams also.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||Jim Bartle: <Conrad93: Black has no real threats to prevent it from marching to the kingside.>|
That's the point now, isn't it? He got the position and made the king march that GMs marveled at, and voted it the #1 game in that Informator.
|Apr-06-14|| ||Conrad93: That's a rare game from Short.
Still not as impressive as the Beliavsky-Nunn game.
|Apr-06-14|| ||offramp: The only thing that should be played during a skittles game is skittles.|
|Apr-06-14|| ||perfidious: <offramp> Ah don't play Skittles-Ah eat 'em!!|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Conrad93: The skittles rooms I go to usually have Skittles, so you can do both.|
|Apr-09-14|| ||Conrad93: Yeah, and that Short game is pretty good.
For me it's the lead up to the march, and not the march itself that's impressive.
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