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  • #31
    Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post

    When I was a kid there were only 100 GMs and it was likely to have played through a game of all of them. Who are these people? And how many have written a chess book of their best games? Does there need to be a new title for the top 100? Even 100 GMs in the US, and we can only get a couple to play in Canadian events. Maybe we need to make a list of medium-low rated GMs to tour in several norm tournaments across Canada.
    If I was still organizing tournaments the first one I would invite is the Fed. I dont think we have any trouble getting American GM's (when their schedules are open), we just need more organizers.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post

      If I was still organizing tournaments the first one I would invite is the Fed. I dont think we have any trouble getting American GM's (when their schedules are open), we just need more organizers.
      Hi Hans, if I may suggest, it might be more needing event(s) vs. needing Organizers. I've been mulling over ideas for new greater events, and The Fed's name has been proposed by an impressive series of people. I appreciate you mentioning him here specifically, that adds wind to my sails. OTB chess in Canada in 2022 might become tremendous?! Fair warning: I'll also be inviting YOU!!

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      • #33
        Thanks for giving me time to prepare. But my FIDE rating may be too low for your requirements.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post
          Thanks for giving me time to prepare. But my FIDE rating may be too low for your requirements.
          I wasn't emphasizing norm events ... just implying your popularity! :)

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          • #35
            Thanks. That made my day.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post

              I wasn't emphasizing norm events ... just implying your popularity! :)
              I think Hans would be an excellent host, interviewer, and commentator for internet broadcasts of tournaments. He could also be the media liason, the person to explain to the press the event and players. As well as his knowledge of historical chess champions and decades of playing against masters, he has a friendly, warm and positive disposition. Great for tv.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post

                I think Hans would be an excellent host, interviewer, and commentator for internet broadcasts of tournaments. He could also be the media liason, the person to explain to the press the event and players. As well as his knowledge of historical chess champions and decades of playing against masters, he has a friendly, warm and positive disposition. Great for tv.
                Erik, brilliant!
                Hans, this is the perfect setup for engaging you for a future Closed/Zonal?!
                arismarghetis at rogers dot com

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Aris Marghetis View Post

                  Erik, brilliant!
                  Hans, this is the perfect setup for engaging you for a future Closed/Zonal?!
                  arismarghetis at rogers dot com
                  Thanks Erik its a good thought.

                  Aris, assuming you are doing it I would still rather play, especially the next one.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post

                    Thanks Erik its a good thought.

                    Aris, assuming you are doing it I would still rather play, especially the next one.
                    Excellent! A part of me expects the first big OTB events after the pandemic will be huge!

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                    • #40
                      Another big reason American Chess is such a great magazine is its classy gestures. In the current issue (#19, end of 2020) on the inside front cover they have a full page picture of Beth Harmon (actress Anya Taylor-Joy) inscribed; Thanks Beth for bringing chess back into the limelight. Best wishes, American Chess Magazine Very classy!

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                      • #41
                        American Chess Magazine

                        April 13, 2021

                        Contents of the American Chess Magazine, Issue #20, No. 1, 2021

                        Cover Photo: Thomas Brodie-Sangster

                        1 Editor’s Letter – Chess is Blooming and Blooming!
                        2 FIDE Ratings on March 1, 2021
                        3 Interview with Thomas Brodie-Sangster aka Benny Watts by Milan Dinic
                        4 Rogue or Romeo? By Pete Tamburro
                        5. Beth Harmon has become our Chess Darling by Josip Asik
                        6. 2020 US Championship by Jeffery Xiong
                        7. 2020 US Junior Championship by Grayson Rorrer
                        8. A Conversation with a 10-year Author Oliver Boydel by Pete Tamburro
                        9. The Spice Cup Open, St. Louis by Illia Nyzhnyk
                        10. Scoring against the Scandinavian by Aleksander Mista
                        11. Storming the Barricades of the French with the Advance Variation by Patrick McCartney
                        12. All-Round Training by Jacob Aagaard (continued)
                        13. The Importance of the e4 Square by Vladimir Belous
                        14. Endings – A Rare Queen-down Fortress with all 16 Pawns by Peter Prohaszka
                        15. Chess Fiction – The Last Ruy Lopez by Alexis Levitin
                        16. Challenger to Readers – Combinations
                        17. From Times Gone By..Her Problem Scene III 1897
                        18. Chess Tech – Novelties, Repertoire, Surveys and More by Jon Edwards
                        19. Fresh Leaves from the Bookshelf by Carsten Hansen

                        Reviews of these books

                        1. Timman’s Triumphs – My 100 Best Games by Jan Timman
                        2. The Life and Games of Vasily Smyslov Vol 1 1921-1948 by Andrey Terekhov
                        3. Sherlock’s Method by Elshan Moradiabadi & Sabina Foisor
                        4. Bobby Fischer and His World by John Donaldson
                        5. How to Become a Candidate Master by Alex Dunne
                        6. The Chess Endgame Exercise Book by John Nunn
                        7. Adolph Anderssen – Combinative Chess Genius by Robert Johnson
                        8. Chess Improvement – It’s all in the mindset by Barry Hymer et al
                        9. Petrosian – Year by Year Vol 1 (1942-1962) by Tibor Korolyi
                        10. The Greenbecker Gambit by Ben Graff

                        20. Where Grandmasters Advise Young Players by John Fedorowicz

                        98 pages

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