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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    I thought she might have been chosen because she was not so well-known. But as you say, it has been great publicity for chess.
    True, btw - based on the picture - she is hard to recognize )
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Great to see chess featured ...but surprising choice indeed. She was a chess world champion briefly...but never a particularly significant figure in chess/women's chess (nothing like Menchik or Gaprindashvili)
    But less surprising than visitors seeing our chess board emblem set up wrongly on our home page and only a very cheap set at that.
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    https://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news632.html

    This 2003 site still has the late Andrew Saint listed as a contact - historical I know but...
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    What odds will I get on L Toribiong of Palau taking the honours?
    whereas J Jallow of Gambia must be a dark horse
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    To prevent cheating have metal detectors been used in Aussie chess yet?
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    What I regret is not having recorded my top social games in chess. Many I considered classics and would have loved to be able to revisit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    To prevent cheating have metal detectors been used in Aussie chess yet?
    I'm aware of one case of a tournament using them for a round following an unproven accusation of cheating. Not sure if any of the big tournaments have yet used them systematically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I'm aware of one case of a tournament using them for a round following an unproven accusation of cheating. Not sure if any of the big tournaments have yet used them systematically.
    The New Age type up here would refuse them on the grounds of electro magnetisation or something.
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    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1512037

    This thread Latest about Karpov displays Bent Larsen's last sorry sad games. I feel like rushing over to hopefully claim a victory against him so can boast the scalp of a current GM
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1512037

    This thread Latest about Karpov displays Bent Larsen's last sorry sad games. I feel like rushing over to hopefully claim a victory against him so can boast the scalp of a current GM
    Given that he died in 2010 you'd probably have some chance of beating him on time but I don't think your claim to have beaten a "current GM" would be recognised.

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    Bob Mitchell has won the 1401-1600 section of the ACO World Senior Chess Championships.
    https://amateurchess.com/
    http://chess-results.com/tnr385049.aspx?lan=1&art=1

    As Michael Baron has a dislike of soft titles I wonder how he feels about this gentleman being a world champion and what would be Master Baron's chance against him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    Bob Mitchell has won the 1401-1600 section of the ACO World Senior Chess Championships.
    https://amateurchess.com/
    http://chess-results.com/tnr385049.aspx?lan=1&art=1

    As Michael Baron has a dislike of soft titles I wonder how he feels about this gentleman being a world champion and what would be Master Baron's chance against him.
    1) I do not think he gets a title of any kind other than the ''fake'' champion title as it's not a fide event. Neither an IM, nor an FM - not even a CM. As far as I know -titles are available only at the Official Fide Senior Championships.

    2) I do not think what my chance would be against him is a relevant question .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    1) I do not think he gets a title of any kind other than the ''fake'' champion title as it's not a fide event. Neither an IM, nor an FM - not even a CM. As far as I know -titles are available only at the Official Fide Senior Championships.

    2) I do not think what my chance would be against him is a relevant question .
    You never had the same qualm about the Jones family and their titles - I remember something about doing a free-for-simul against them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    You never had the same qualm about the Jones family and their titles - I remember something about doing a free-for-simul against them.
    The Jones family got FM titles. as far as I understand, winner of some event that is not an official fide event will get NO title...I am definitely against the soft titles...but he is getting none anyway!
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