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antichrist
15-12-2009, 01:24 PM
There is no column in today's paper, anyone know anything about it. Is there one in ACT paper?

antichrist
29-12-2009, 01:31 PM
I was wrong here it was just on a different page to normal - in with the social gossip it was. But there is no Echo out this week so don't look.

Adamski
29-12-2009, 04:26 PM
Ian's last column had a good write-up on the Australian Chess Championships 2010 in Sydney.:clap:

antichrist
29-12-2009, 10:41 PM
http://www.echo.net.au/archives/24_28-33.html
is where it is at, unfortunately quality of print is not real good

Jesper Norgaard
30-12-2009, 09:50 AM
http://www.echo.net.au/archives/24_28-33.html
is where it is at, unfortunately quality of print is not real good

Nice column 2009-12-15, pointing out the neat mating combination Kevin Tan (almost) found, e.g. he probably found the mate but started out with the wrong move permitting a defence giving up the queen for rook and bishop, and went on to lose the resulting unclear position.

You can use the link from the above page "Hi-Res.pdf" which will allow to see the page in 400% in Adobe Reader if you feel like. It requires Adobe Reader, but it seems that the first page will not even load if you don't have that. Adobe Reader is a free download though.

antichrist
30-12-2009, 08:55 PM
I guess that all prevous columns are also there if one does not mind the digging. But may also be available more directly on ACF site

antichrist
13-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Well Ian Rogers has pulled no punches in this week's column.

He says that tahe womens cause was not helped by Bijana Dekic's aversin to playing against strong opponents. This put extra pressure on Olympic debutantes Emma and Vaness and had a crucial effect in the final round pairing against the young English team a match Oz lost 1-3. Had Dekic played and the result reversed - a tough ask, though possible, Australia would have finished at a best ever tie for 15th (instead of 37th).

Did the selectors know of this aversion before choosing the team? Did it only arise during the games? Is it a continued condition? HOw old is Bijana? Where is the arrogance to be scared of no one and beat them no matter who they are?

page 34 in hardcopy


http://www.echo.net.au/archives/24_28-33.html


You can use the link from the above page "Hi-Res.pdf" which will allow to see the page in 400% in Adobe Reader if you feel like. It requires Adobe Reader, but it seems that the first page will not even load if you don't have that. Adobe Reader is a free download though.

antichrist
25-11-2010, 08:35 PM
I did not mention last week's column but Ian does it again - pulls no punches. He accuses the record holders of most simul games as been not really worthy. The rules being that eveery player must be rated 1200 at least, apparently in Israel recently they only taught the school children the basic moves.
In his book the last worthy winner was an Australian

antichrist
14-12-2010, 02:05 PM
Ian Rogers chess column concentrates on Arianne Caoili's not appearance at Womens World Champ. plus game of Kovanova and Pogonina

Now wait for it, it was Arianne was offered a job that was too good to refuse in Luxombourg - almost fair enough, not everyone can pull off Ian's feat to become a chess professional.

Kevin Bonham
14-12-2010, 03:28 PM
Ian Rogers chess column concentrates on Arianne Caoili's not appearance at Womens World Champ. plus game of Kovanova and Pogonina


Is that the one that was rumoured to be a mobile phone violation, or their other game? [EDIT: It's the other one.]

Denis_Jessop
14-12-2010, 04:44 PM
Ian Rogers chess column concentrates on Arianne Caoili's not appearance at Womens World Champ. plus game of Kovanova and Pogonina

Now wait for it, it was Arianne was offered a job that was too good to refuse in Luxombourg - almost fair enough, not everyone can pull off Ian's feat to become a chess professional.

Soigneur for their new professioal road cycling team (Team Leopard)? :D :hmm:

DJ

antichrist
14-12-2010, 09:39 PM
we will forgive her, not in the category of Paul Dozsa at all - but he could not cheat the ultimate test

antichrist
18-01-2011, 10:47 PM
in this week's column Ian discusses george Xie win including game of Xie vs Illingworth

antichrist
25-01-2011, 04:00 PM
this week's column is about Greg Hyjorth's life from a teenager chess player.

antichrist
09-03-2011, 03:11 PM
this week's column in Byron Echo is all about Lara STock, how as a World U 10 Girls Championship she took the gold medal.

And there is a nasty little piece how she ended representing Croatia and not
Germany, but I am not a gossiper or spoilsport, so I will let you read yourselves.

She narrowly missed becoming a GM by the way.

antichrist
15-03-2011, 07:25 PM
In this week's Byron Echo column Ian Rogers gives history of blindfolded simulutaneous chess going way back to Philidor in 1783.

A German Marc Lang is attempting to break Najdorf's 1947 record of 46 games. read on...

antichrist
20-03-2011, 09:43 AM
In Ian's column in the Sun-Herald (only get coz for free) his column is 100% on James Morris' chess career and his recent wins. Even soft titles gets a mention. James' game with Illingworth is written up

Watto
20-03-2011, 11:39 AM
In Ian's column in the Sun-Herald (only get coz for free) his column is 100% on James Morris' chess career and his recent wins. Even soft titles gets a mention. James' game with Illingworth is written up
Thanks, AC. Can't find the article though. Could you post a link please?

antichrist
20-03-2011, 12:05 PM
Thanks, AC. Can't find the article though. Could you post a link please?

Sorry Watto, I dont even know if is online. I only know it is in games section and I have thrown rest of section out already so dont even know what page is on.

Trivial papers dont last long in this household.

I checked out, you have to be an online subscriber

antichrist
20-03-2011, 03:30 PM
why cant I find a link for chess columnists on ACF site? not on homepage anyway nor easy to find

Denis_Jessop
20-03-2011, 04:20 PM
why cant I find a link for chess columnists on ACF site? not on homepage anyway nor easy to find

Because it's not there (as Mallory might have said) :P

DJ

antichrist
20-03-2011, 04:36 PM
well just as well I have kept all my newspaper clippings going back years - dont keep this up or else I will begin to believe what Matt has been saying about the ACF for years over the other place.

I tried to find on Canberra Times site but must subscribe

Denis_Jessop
22-03-2011, 04:24 PM
well just as well I have kept all my newspaper clippings going back years - dont keep this up or else I will begin to believe what Matt has been saying about the ACF for years over the other place.

I tried to find on Canberra Times site but must subscribe

On this topic, I note that Ian Rout had 3 links to chess columns noted in the ACT Newsletter. They are to Ian Rogers (BBEcho) Peter Parr (SMH) and David Ellis (West Australian). I'd not be surprised if they are the only 3 available openly on line.

DJ

Metro
22-03-2011, 04:35 PM
Thanks, AC. Can't find the article though. Could you post a link please?
see page 32 http://www.echo.net.au/archives/full_versions/Echo_25_41.pdf

Kaitlin
22-03-2011, 07:13 PM
:eek: Dragon Fruit $4.99

:eek: Harp and Cello Concert-Sunday 3rd April

Kevin Bonham
22-03-2011, 09:54 PM
AC I've provisionally deleted your requote of the text of Ian's latest column as Ian has asked for copyrighted material by him to be removed when it was posted verbatim in the other place. If I hear from Ian that it's OK for you to post it I'll be happy to put it back up.

antichrist
01-04-2011, 04:42 PM
Ian's column in Byron Echo is all about the cheats Feller etc. Some of them should have been banned for life I reakon, agree with gg

antichrist
11-04-2011, 07:04 PM
In Ian's column in Sun-Herald he goes further into Feller incident and how they are considering banning all electronic devices from playing hall. Exactly same thing I was advocating in Peeping Over Toilet Wall thread. And how it was only accidental that it was detected.

KEEP UP THE FIGHT AC DON'T LET THEM GET AT YOU

Rhubarb
11-04-2011, 09:06 PM
Yes, it's all about you, Peter Hanna, you solipsistic, low-wattage, f*ckwitted attention whore.

antichrist
12-04-2011, 06:36 AM
that was wunderful Shirty, you know exactly how I like my hits, like smack or teguila, what a high that was terrific

antichrist
21-04-2011, 12:17 AM
in this week's column Ian comments on chess in Thailand then James Morris' demolition of Guy West via a Pirc Defence.

He reakons that young Morris is developing a bad habit of turning up late for comps and kept Guy waiting half hour.

I wonder this is because Mischa is no longer chasing his shirttails?


http://www.echo.net.au/node/81588

antichrist
05-06-2011, 07:08 PM
http://www.echo.net.au/node/82070

about the world champs eliminations

http://www.echo.net.au/archives/full_versions/Echo_25_51.pdf

looks better

antichrist
12-07-2011, 05:09 PM
this weeks column is about the commonwealth championships and a game of D Smerdons that was his luckiest breaks

antichrist
09-12-2011, 03:58 PM
last weeks column is about Sally Yu defeating M Castro in the World Youth Championships, in a Max Lange Attack opening, apparently which was popular 150 years ago and revived by GM Smeardon - never heard of it myself

Agent Smith
09-12-2011, 10:26 PM
Hmmm - is Ian still posting weekly ?
From here http://www.echo.net.au/ I click on the "open publication" link, and then "Search" for rogers or chess. It works fine, except the last two weeks , i can't find the column.

antichrist
10-12-2011, 12:05 AM
Hmmm - is Ian still posting weekly ?
From here http://www.echo.net.au/ I click on the "open publication" link, and then "Search" for rogers or chess. It works fine, except the last two weeks , i can't find the column.

there was no column in this week's paper, I will provide page of last week tomorrow morn

antichrist
14-02-2012, 09:53 PM
this week's column is about Invisible Chess Moves books winning the Chess Cafe award of Book of the Year, even though lobbying votes may determine the winner

He also describes how an agreed drawn game between Smerdon and Mikalevski at Queenstwon could have been a win for Mikalevski according to computer analysis afterwards, Mika struggled the whole game and happily accepted draw

machomortensen
17-02-2012, 08:10 AM
@ AC

Do you have a link??

antichrist
17-02-2012, 08:28 AM
http://www.echo.net.au/

page 22 here, it is much more user friendly than before, maybe because I complained a few weeks ago about how another paper's site was much better (but dont think so really).

and check out on front page mandy nolan's column and it is further inside as well -

Capablanca-Fan
17-02-2012, 02:11 PM
this week's column is about Invisible Chess Moves books winning the Chess Cafe award of Book of the Year, even though lobbying votes may determine the winner
That's a most original book. I met co-author Afek a long time ago at a chess seminar in the old Soviet Union.

machomortensen
17-02-2012, 05:16 PM
@ AC

Thank you.

Adamski
17-02-2012, 09:56 PM
http://www.echo.net.au/

page 22 here, it is much more user friendly than before, maybe because I complained a few weeks ago about how another paper's site was much better (but dont think so really).

and check out on front page mandy nolan's column and it is further inside as well -
Thanks, AC. I downloaded the PDF and eventually got to page 22. Interesting column, with Aus example. The book sounds very worthwhile.

antichrist
20-02-2012, 08:32 AM
GM Ian mentions Max I and James M disasterous performances in the Aus Championships, with Max indulging in the biggest single tournament drop by a top Aussie player in history at Geelong, but is busy retrieveing his rating and reputation.

GM Ian also annotates the V Smirov G Lane game from Newcastle, describing it as the most brilliant from the comp, with Lane playing Black in a QGD and winning.

Max Illingworth
20-02-2012, 10:29 AM
GM Ian mentions Max I and James M disasterous performances in the Aus Championships, with Max indulging in the biggest single tournament drop by a top Aussie player in history at Geelong, but is busy retrieveing his rating and reputation.

GM Ian also annotates the V Smirov G Lane game from Newcastle, describing it as the most brilliant from the comp, with Lane playing Black in a QGD and winning.

I'm not sure if Ian's claim is correct as his calculation was based on a K factor of 15 rather than 10.

Ian Rout
20-02-2012, 10:48 AM
I'm not sure if Ian's claim is correct as his calculation was based on a K factor of 15 rather than 10.
The provisional ratings changes are on the FIDE site

http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_report.phtml?event16=63353

Max's change is shown as -41.8 with a K of 10.

Some other Australian events including the Juniors and Reserves are shown as "Not Subm." which presumably is just code for "FIDE hasn't got around to processing them yet."

Hobbes
20-02-2012, 11:08 PM
Went to http://www.echo.net.au/ and issue 26.36 (Feb 21) is there now, but I couldn't find Ian Rogers' column, what page is it?

antichrist
20-02-2012, 11:21 PM
yes it appears there is no chess again this week?? I will check out office tomorrow if David is there, hope not just a space issue

antichrist
29-02-2012, 11:16 AM
http://www.echo.net.au/

this weeks column on page 20 is all about Alex Morozevich and his game against D Fridman French Defence is analysed.

Denis_Jessop
29-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Ian also has a column in the Sunday Canberra Times which is often the same as that in the Echo. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on line at the CT website.

DJ

antichrist
01-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Ian also has a column in the Sunday Canberra Times which is often the same as that in the Echo. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on line at the CT website.

DJ

I like the new technology at Echo site, you can zoom in or expand out and is really clear now

antichrist
01-03-2012, 02:06 PM
I have learnt that when no chess column is because they run out of room, how shocking of them. So when I give the word harass David Lovejoy - that will teach him that we have rights

antichrist
16-10-2013, 06:36 AM
In this weeks column Ian gives a run down of the Paul Dosna type life of Milan Matulovic - though I never heard of Paul throwing games

antichrist
10-11-2013, 10:07 AM
In today's Sun Herald column GM Ian gives a narration of the Game of the Tournament in the Melbourne Cup, between Igor Goldenberg white and James Morris black Kings Indian Defence with black winning, as well as the background of Luke Li the winner of the tournament.

antichrist
01-01-2014, 08:43 AM
In this week's column in Byron Shire Echo Ian gives a run down of the year's events in chess, esp in Australia but also internationally.

He reports: As the year ended, GM Darryl Johansen announced that at 54 he was hanging up his pawns and would, after the Australian Championships in Melbourne this week, in future participate only in a few selected tournaments....(and goes on to list his achievements)

that Caesar guy
01-01-2014, 08:39 PM
So where on the website can you find his columns?

Kevin Bonham
01-01-2014, 08:51 PM
So where on the website can you find his columns?

It's a bit clumsy but http://www.echo.net.au/volumes/28/ brings up a link where you can flick through each issue until you find it. Suspect that link will change from /28/ to /29/ for future issues. This week's column is on page 22.

antichrist
01-01-2014, 08:57 PM
So where on the website can you find his columns?

James, Ian had a whole column on yourself but I could not find this site to post it on, maybe you have home delivered already I expect.

antichrist
16-10-2014, 06:03 AM
In this week's Byron Echo GM Rogers gives a run down on the George Trundel Memorial Comp in NZ that young Smirnov won, also analysis Smirnov's brilliant win in final round.. http://www.echo.net.au/byron-echo/

antichrist
25-01-2015, 11:03 AM
In GM Rogers' column in today's Sun-Herald Ian remarks of the downslide of GM Levon Aronian amongst other things. ''....Aronian's slide began in the first round of the World Championship Candidates tournament in Russia last March when he missed a promising idea and went down to eventual winner Anand. Arionian's seconds were reportedly sacked for missing the key idea, which soon became common knowledge among Grandmasters."

AC: do we have any idea who may have been sacked?

machomortensen
28-01-2015, 02:03 PM
Aronian use to have different coaches. If I remember right even Alex Wohl has coached him.

ER
31-01-2015, 09:36 PM
Aronian use to have different coaches. If I remember right even Alex Wohl has coached him.

It must also be mentioned that our Prez (CV president IM Leonid Sandler) has beaten GM Aronian in a formal tournament game!

antichrist
01-03-2015, 09:30 AM
In today's Sun Herald GM Rogers gives a run down of a historical Prague chess club, U Novaku, that has been resurrected, also of a brilliant 1968 game there between J Lechtynsky and J Kubicek PIrc Defence after which the winner may have indeed been showered with gold coins. I know the feeling.

antichrist
05-03-2015, 09:34 PM
In this weeks Byron Echo GM Rogers gives a round down of chess player jail birds in Australia - giving a game between Paul Dosna defeating JP Wallis, the column is on editorial page at bottom (Sicilian Defence)

Capablanca-Fan
06-03-2015, 03:06 AM
That's nice, but why not post a link?

Patrick Byrom
06-03-2015, 02:02 PM
In this weeks Byron Echo GM Rogers gives a round down of chess player jail birds in Australia - giving a game between Paul Dosna defeating JP Wallis, the column is on editorial page at bottom (Sicilian Defence)
That sentence is a bit ambiguous - it should be clarified that Paul Dozsa is the jailbird (for not paying for restaurant meals), not John-Paul Wallace.

Kevin Bonham
06-03-2015, 02:10 PM
That's nice, but why not post a link?

They only appear online in a whole-magazine page view form that you have to flick through to find the article.

Pretty poor that AC can spell neither Dozsa nor Wallace's surnames correctly when he has an article that spells them correctly to copy from.

antichrist
06-03-2015, 02:42 PM
http://issuu.com/echopublications/docs/byronecho2938?e=2296014/11675751
page 10, page number is at bottom left corner

antichrist
06-03-2015, 02:46 PM
They only appear online in a whole-magazine page view form that you have to flick through to find the article.

Pretty poor that AC can spell neither Dozsa nor Wallace's surnames correctly when he has an article that spells them correctly to copy from.

Had worked to 2am two nights earlier and till 1am previous night and knew spellings were dicey but just wanted to get out. Not a bad game for an oldie knocking off a youngen, I have seen Paul give chess lessons he was terrific for endgame

Afitz
06-03-2015, 06:58 PM
http://issuu.com/echopublications/docs/byronecho2938?e=2296014/11675751
page 10, page number is at bottom left corner

You can also find the article here: http://gardinerchess.com.au/gm-rogers-chess-behind-bars/

ER
13-03-2015, 04:35 PM
You can also find the article here: http://gardinerchess.com.au/gm-rogers-chess-behind-bars/


thanks for the link Afitz, excellent website btw!

antichrist
21-09-2018, 02:26 PM
https://issuu.com/echopublications/docs/byronecho3315
Vol33#15 page 18
GM Rogers reports on Peruvian chess is in uproar after a player was excluded from the Olympic team after alleging sexual harassment by the national trainer.

In the same vein of funny business check out page 3 in the same issue - self explanatory

machomortensen
23-09-2018, 04:46 PM
Thanks for the sad and interesting link, Antichrist. Are there a chesscolumns every Wednesday in this newpaper??

antichrist
23-09-2018, 06:45 PM
Thanks for the sad and interesting link, Antichrist. Are there a chesscolumns every Wednesday in this newpaper??

If David Lovejoy's son considers they have the space - was previously David's project with others. I believe the Canberra Times may print the same column but I doubt the same page 3 item.

antichrist
13-08-2020, 01:51 PM
In this week's column in the Byron Echo the big story is about the St Veit Open and the associated virus and Austrian Chess Federation. Unfortunately no actual chess.

antichrist
03-09-2020, 02:32 PM
this week's column in Byron Echo is all about the trials and tribulations of East German Wolfgang Uhlmann. I have yet to find out why the Netherlands blocked his entry to the Zonal. Maybe Cold War or WW2 ramifications.

MichaelBaron
03-09-2020, 03:35 PM
this week's column in Byron Echo is all about the trials and tribulations of East German Wolfgang Uhlmann. I have yet to find out why the Netherlands blocked his entry to the Zonal. Maybe Cold War or WW2 ramifications.

Cold War

antichrist
03-09-2020, 05:39 PM
Cold War

Thanks. I checked on web and I think he played in Amsterdam in 1970.

antichrist
03-09-2020, 06:25 PM
https://www.chess.com/news/view/wolfgang-uhlmann-obituary

I suppose I am only about a fortnight late with this link.

Ian_Rogers
03-09-2020, 07:13 PM
this week's column in Byron Echo is all about the trials and tribulations of East German Wolfgang Uhlmann. I have yet to find out why the Netherlands blocked his entry to the Zonal. Maybe Cold War or WW2 ramifications.

The East Germans had just announced that West Germans could only enter East Germany with a special new and difficult-to-get visa, so Western Europe introduced a tit-for-tat visa which Uhlmann had no chance to receive in time to leave East Germany and play the Zonal in the Netherlands.

antichrist
04-09-2020, 07:35 AM
Thanks. The good ole days.

antichrist
04-09-2020, 02:46 PM
After eleven years HRH has finally visited the realm.