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|Aug-01-12|| ||waustad: It seems that Sue Maroroa is now the wife of GM Gawain Jones. I knew that he had been spending some time in NZ, but now his connection has become more substantial.|
|Aug-01-12|| ||messachess: Quick! Someone tally the wins vs. the draws. My bet. More wins. (They don't call them the fighting Brits for nothing.)|
|Aug-02-12|| ||HeMateMe: Howell is playing, is among the leaders.|
|Aug-02-12|| ||Nina Myers: When was the last time England made anything of actual value that the world clamored for? |
Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini - all foreign owned.
Hell, even Dyson vacuums are overrated pieces of @#$% made in Chinese sweatshops.
|Aug-02-12|| ||Everett: <Nina Myers> Do you have an upset tummy? What's with being so down on England?|
<Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini - all foreign owned.> Case in point, a guess the world clamored for them so much that they bought them from the England!
And their influence on the birth of the US and modern India cannot be overstated, and still persists to this day.
|Aug-02-12|| ||goodevans: <messachess: Quick! Someone tally the wins vs. the draws. My bet. More wins. (They don't call them the fighting Brits for nothing.)>|
Draws account for only 27% of the games.
|Aug-02-12|| ||JoergWalter: <Everett: ...
<Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Land Rover, Mini - all foreign owned.> Case in point, a guess the world clamored for them so much that they bought them from the England!>
they were cheap buys about to go broke.
<And their influence on the birth of the US and modern India cannot be overstated, and still persists to this day.>
well, the US and India wanted to get rid of their status as a "british colony".
Britain once had an empire and screw it up, but still they think they are superior to the rest of the world:-).
|Aug-02-12|| ||Peter Walk: http://nultimatum.webs.com/vehicles...
Modern Engish cars, tech and everytin else :)
|Aug-02-12|| ||Jonje: Wow, I thought this site was about chess, but apparently it's about having a go at other people, nations, etc.|
As for the last time England made anything of actual value that the world clamored for, I'd say the internet, which IMO is the last truly great thing mankind has produced.
Anyone have a favourite game from the tournament?
|Aug-02-12|| ||pericles of athens: Where's Nigel? Thought he was the best English chess player hands down.|
|Aug-02-12|| ||goodevans: <Everett> See what you did? You dignified one asinine comment by responding to it and that just prompted another that was equally stupid.|
Don't feed the trolls!
|Aug-02-12|| ||Everett: <goodevans> you are right. My apologies.|
I do miss Adams and Short. They have really made the tournament the past couple of years.
|Aug-02-12|| ||Shams: I just have one question.
Who the hell is Stephen Gordon? I thought I knew all the British GMs. Obviously this cat knows how the pieces move and then some.
|Aug-02-12|| ||Everett: <Shams> hmm? Gordon's been around for a while...|
|Aug-02-12|| ||Shams: <Everett> News is slower to reach us out here on the West Coast I guess.|
|Aug-02-12|| ||HeMateMe: ...It's probably the percipitation, very rainly in Seattle. Slows down wireless internet, big time.|
|Aug-02-12|| ||WannaBe: <Shams> Gordon's nickname is 'Chinese'. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charle...|
|Aug-03-12|| ||MUNGOMYERS: What a fantastic attack by Gawain Jones i love playing the chinese dragon as well hope i can play it as well as that soon !|
|Aug-03-12|| ||parmetd: jonje, what on earth do you think England had to do with the development of the Internet?
HeMate, Gordon was an IM 2006, became GM quite recently June 2009.
He's been a commentator at the London Chess Classic. He rarely plays. He recently published a book on GM Sam Reshevsky though. And he has an absolutely stunning girlfriend. http://www.amazon.com/Samuel-Reshev...
He also does the Full English Breakfast PODCast with Macauley Petersen and his IM friend Lawrence Trent|
Does anyone know who won the Playoff between Gordon and Jones?
|Aug-03-12|| ||goodevans: <parmetd: jonje, what on earth do you think England had to do with the development of the Internet?>|
I don't think any single person or group can lay claim to the invention of the internet, but Peter was certainly one of the most influential pioneers.
|Aug-03-12|| ||Jonje: My apologies. I took exception to one of the comments and made the classic mistake of responding while annoyed and tired.|
I believe the playoff is taking place on Saturday morning. It's the best of 2 games at 20 minutes + 10 seconds per move. Should be good. Both have been playing really well.
|Aug-04-12|| ||kellmano: The play-off is 'probably around 10-30' according to the official site. Delightfully imprecise. That#s around two hours from now though.|
Here's the link:
|Aug-04-12|| ||kellmano: Games on live now:
|Aug-04-12|| ||Cibator: Jones seems to have blundered his queen ...|
|Aug-04-12|| ||kellmano: But has come back. Unbelievable.|
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