Happy Birthday Mark Crowther !

TWIC Founder, Mark Crowther
TWIC Founder, Mark Crowther

BCN wishes TWIC founder, Mark Crowther, all the best on his birthday.

From Wikipedia :

The Week in Chess (TWIC) is one of the first, if not the first, Internet-based chess news services. It is based in the United Kingdom.

TWIC has been edited by Mark Crowther since its inception in 1994.[1] It began as a weekly Usenet posting, with “TWIC 1” being posted to Usenet group rec.games.chess on 17 September 1994.[2] Later it moved to Crowther’s personal web site, then to chesscenter.com in 1997,[3] and in 2012 it moved to theweekinchess.com.[4]

It contains both chess news, and all the game scores from major events.

TWIC quickly became popular with professional chess players, because it allowed them to quickly get results and game scores, where previously they had relied on print publications.[5]

TWIC still exists as a weekly newsletter, although for important events the TWIC website is updated daily. It remains a popular site for up-to-date chess news.[6]

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  1. [Event “?”]
    [Site “?”]
    [Date “?”]
    [Round “?”]
    [White “?”]
    [Black “?”]
    [Result “*”]

    *
    [Event “XXVII Open A”]
    [Site “Balatonlelle (Hungary)”]
    [Date “2009.06.18”]
    [Round “7”]
    [White “Varga, Csaba”]
    [Black “Csirik, Andras”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [BlackElo “2302”]
    [ECO “C05”]
    [Opening “French”]
    [Variation “Tarrasch, Closed, 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ndf3”]
    [WhiteElo “2392”]
    [Termination “normal”]
    [PlyCount “40”]
    [WhiteType “human”]
    [BlackType “human”]

    1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ndf3 Qa5 8.
    Kf2 Be7 9. Bd3 Qb6 10. Ne2 f6 11. exf6 Bxf6 12. Kg3 cxd4 13. cxd4 O-O 14.
    Re1 e5 15. fxe5 Ndxe5 16. dxe5 Bh4+ 17. Kxh4 Rxf3 18. gxf3 Qf2+ 19. Kg5 h6+
    20. Kf4 g5# 0-1

    [Event “XXVII Open A”]
    [Site “Balatonlelle (Hungary)”]
    [Date “2009.06.17”]
    [Round “6”]
    [White “Varga, Csaba”]
    [Black “Felegyhazi, Laszlo”]
    [Result “1/2-1/2”]
    [BlackElo “2288”]
    [ECO “A40”]
    [Opening “Queen’s Pawn Game”]
    [WhiteElo “2392”]
    [Termination “normal”]
    [PlyCount “184”]
    [WhiteType “human”]
    [BlackType “human”]

    1. d4 a6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. c5 b6 5. cxb6 c5 6. Nc3 Nd7 7. Na4 c4 8. Bd2
    Bd6 9. b3 Bb7 10. e3 cxb3 11. Qxb3 Ne7 12. Bd3 O-O 13. O-O Nc6 14. Rfc1 e5
    15. Bf5 e4 16. Ne1 Nf6 17. Nc5 Qe7 18. g3 Rfb8 19. a4 a5 20. Qb5 Nd8 21.
    Nxb7 Nxb7 22. Rab1 h5 23. Ng2 g6 24. Bh3 g5 25. Bf5 Qd8 26. Rc6 Be7 27. h4
    gxh4 28. Nxh4 Nd6 29. Rxd6 Qxd6 30. b7 Ra7 31. Bc8 Bd8 32. Nf5 Qa6 33. Qc5
    Raxb7 34. Rb5 Rxb5 35. Bxa6 Rxc5 36. dxc5 Nd7 37. c6 Ne5 38. Nd4 Rb2 39.
    Bc3 Rb1+ 40. Kg2 Bb6 41. Bb7 Nf3 42. Nxf3 exf3+ 43. Kxf3 Bc7 44. Ba6 Rc1
    45. Bd4 Rxc6 46. Bb7 Rc4 47. Bxd5 Rxa4 48. Ke2 Bd6 49. f4 Bf8 50. f5 Rb4
    51. Bc3 Rg4 52. Bxa5 Rxg3 53. Bc7 Rg5 54. e4 h4 55. Kf3 h3 56. Bg3 Bc5 57.
    e5 Bg1 58. Kf4 Be3+ 59. Kf3 Kf8 60. Be4 Bd4 61. Bf4 Rg2 62. Bd5 f6 63. exf6
    Bxf6 64. Bc4 Rg1 65. Bd5 Ke7 66. Bg3 Bd4 67. Be6 Rg2 68. Bc8 Bf6 69. Ba6
    Rg1 70. Bc4 Ra1 71. Be6 Ra8 72. Bh2 Rh8 73. Kg4 Rh4+ 74. Kf3 Bd4 75. Bd5
    Kf6 76. Bg3 Rh8 77. Kg4 h2 78. Bh1 Be5 79. Bh4+ Kg7 80. f6+ Bxf6 81. Bg3
    Rg8 82. Kh3 Bd4 83. Bxh2 Rh8+ 84. Kg2 Kf6 85. Bf4 Kf5 86. Bd6 Kg4 87. Ba3
    Rh6 88. Bb4 Rb6 89. Be7 Re6 90. Bb4 Re2+ 91. Kf1 Rf2+ 92. Ke1 Rb2 1/2-1/2

    [Event “It (open)”]
    [Site “Pardubice (Czech Republic)”]
    [Date “2007.07.19”]
    [Round “?”]
    [White “Varga, Csaba”]
    [Black “Zaitsev, Mikhail V”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [BlackElo “2402”]
    [ECO “C68”]
    [Opening “Spanish”]
    [Variation “Exchange, Alapin Gambit, 7.d3 Qf6 8.Nbd2”]
    [WhiteElo “2367”]
    [Termination “normal”]
    [PlyCount “82”]
    [WhiteType “human”]
    [BlackType “human”]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8.
    Nbd2 Ne7 9. Re1 Ng6 10. d4 Nf4 11. hxg4 hxg4 12. g3 gxf3 13. Qxf3 Ne6 14.
    dxe5 Qh6 15. Qg2 Qh5 16. Nf3 Bc5 17. g4 Qg6 18. Qg3 O-O-O 19. Kg2 Kb8 20.
    g5 Qh5 21. Be3 Bxe3 22. Rxe3 f6 23. exf6 gxf6 24. Rg1 fxg5 25. Kf1 g4 26.
    Ne5 Nd4 27. a4 Nxc2 28. Rd3 Rxd3 29. Qxd3 Qxe5 30. Qxc2 Qf4 31. Rg3 Rh2 32.
    Rg2 Rh3 33. Kg1 a5 34. Rg3 Rxg3+ 35. fxg3 Qxg3+ 36. Qg2 Qxg2+ 37. Kxg2 b5
    38. Kg3 c5 39. Kxg4 c4 40. Kf4 bxa4 41. Ke3 c3 0-1

    [Event “It (open)”]
    [Site “Zalakaros op 27th”]
    [Date “2008.05.28”]
    [Round “7”]
    [White “Varga, Csaba”]
    [Black “Prohaszka, Peter”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [BlackElo “2506”]
    [ECO “C68”]
    [Opening “Spanish”]
    [Variation “Exchange, Alapin Gambit, 7.d3 Qf6 8.Nbd2”]
    [WhiteElo “2356”]
    [Termination “normal”]
    [PlyCount “201”]
    [WhiteType “human”]
    [BlackType “human”]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8.
    Nbd2 Ne7 9. Re1 Ng6 10. d4 Nf4 11. hxg4 hxg4 12. g3 gxf3 13. Qxf3 Ne6 14.
    dxe5 Qh6 15. Qg2 Qh5 16. Nf3 Bc5 17. g4 Qg6 18. Qg3 O-O-O 19. Kg2 Be7 20.
    g5 Rh5 21. Qg4 Kb8 22. Qf5 Qxf5 23. exf5 Nxg5 24. Bxg5 Bxg5 25. Rh1 Rxh1
    26. Rxh1 Bh6 27. f6 Rg8 28. Kf1 Bf4 29. fxg7 Rxg7 30. Rh4 Bc1 31. Rh8+ Ka7
    32. b3 f6 33. Rf8 fxe5 34. Nxe5 Re7 35. Nd3 Bh6 36. Rf5 Bg7 37. f4 b6 38.
    Rh5 Bc3 39. Rh3 a5 40. f5 a4 41. Nf4 Re4 42. Rf3 axb3 43. axb3 Kb7 44. Nh5
    Rh4 45. Ng3 Bf6 46. Re3 c5 47. c4 Bd4 48. Re4 Rh2 49. Re2 Rh4 50. Kg2 Rf4
    51. Re4 Rf2+ 52. Kh3 Rf3 53. Kg4 Rxb3 54. Ne2 Bb2 55. Nf4 b5 56. Ne6 Kb6
    57. Nf4 c6 58. Kg5 Rg3+ 59. Kh4 Rg1 60. Nd3 Bf6+ 61. Kh3 Bd4 62. cxb5 cxb5
    63. Nb4 Bh8 64. Nd5+ Kc6 65. Nf4 b4 66. f6 b3 67. Re6+ Kb5 68. f7 Bg7 69.
    Re8 Rf1 70. Rb8+ Kc4 71. Ne6 Rxf7 72. Nxc5 Kxc5 73. Rxb3 Kd5 74. Re3 Bd4
    75. Re2 Rg7 76. Kh4 Be5 77. Kh3 Ke6 78. Rg2 Rf7 79. Kg4 Rf4+ 80. Kg5 Rf3
    81. Rg4 Rf5+ 82. Kg6 Rf8 83. Kg5 Rg8+ 84. Kh5 Rh8+ 85. Kg5 Ra8 86. Kg6 Rb8
    87. Kg5 Rf8 88. Kg6 Rf6+ 89. Kg5 Rf7 90. Kg6 Rg7+ 91. Kh5 Rh7+ 92. Kg6 Rh1
    93. Rg5 Rh8 94. Rg4 Rf8 95. Kg5 Ra8 96. Kg6 Re8 97. Kg5 Rf8 {3-fold
    repetition} 98. Kg6 {3-fold repetition} Rf6+ 99. Kg5 Rf2 100. Ra4 Rg2+ 101.
    Rg4 0-1

    [Event “It (open)”]
    [Site “Zalakaros op 27th”]
    [Date “2008.05.25”]
    [Round “4”]
    [White “Prohaszka, Peter”]
    [Black “Kende, Gyorgy”]
    [Result “1-0”]
    [BlackElo “2237”]
    [ECO “A52”]
    [Opening “Budapest Defence”]
    [Variation “Rubinstein, 4…Bb4+”]
    [WhiteElo “2506”]
    [Termination “normal”]
    [PlyCount “37”]
    [WhiteType “human”]
    [BlackType “human”]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Bb4+ 5. Nd2 d6 6. exd6 Qf6 7. e3 Nxf2
    8. Kxf2 g5 9. Ne4 Qxb2+ 10. Ne2 gxf4 11. Rb1 fxe3+ 12. Kxe3 Qa3+ 13. Rb3
    Bc5+ 14. Kf3 Qa5 15. Qa1 f6 16. Nxc5 Qxc5 17. Re3+ Kd7 18. Qxf6 Qh5+ 19. g4
    1-0

    [Event “It (open)”]
    [Site “Zalakaros 27th”]
    [Date “2008.05.22”]
    [Round “1”]
    [White “Szurovszky, Elek”]
    [Black “Prohaszka, Peter”]
    [Result “0-1”]
    [BlackElo “2506”]
    [ECO “B13”]
    [Opening “Caro-Kann”]
    [Variation “Exchange, Rubinstein, 6…Bg4”]
    [WhiteElo “2171”]
    [Termination “normal”]
    [PlyCount “116”]
    [WhiteType “human”]
    [BlackType “human”]

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Ne2 Bh5
    8. f3 e6 9. Ng3 Bg6 10. Bxg6 hxg6 11. Qe2 Bd6 12. Bxd6 Qxd6 13. O-O Qf4 14.
    Re1 O-O 15. Qe3 Qxe3+ 16. Rxe3 b5 17. Nd2 a5 18. Ne2 Rfc8 19. Nb3 Nd7 20.
    f4 a4 21. Nbc1 Nb6 22. Nd3 Nc4 23. Rh3 b4 24. cxb4 a3 25. bxa3 Rxa3 26. b5
    Na7 27. Rb1 Rb8 28. Ne5 Rxa2 29. Nc3 Rb2 30. Rxb2 Nxb2 31. Nd7 Rb7 32. Nc5
    Rb6 33. Nd7 Rd6 34. Ne5 Nc4 35. Rd3 f6 36. Nxg6 Kf7 37. f5 exf5 38. Nf4 Nb6
    39. Rd1 g5 40. Ra1 Nac8 41. Nd3 Re6 42. Kf2 f4 43. Nc5 Re3 44. Nd1 Re7 45.
    Ra6 Nc4 46. Nc3 N8b6 47. N3a4 Nxa4 48. Rxa4 g4 49. Ra1 Re3 50. Rb1 g3+ 51.
    hxg3 fxg3+ 52. Kg1 Na3 53. Rf1 Nxb5 54. Nd7 Nxd4 55. Nxf6 Ke6 56. Ng4 Re4
    57. Nh2 Ne2+ 58. Kh1 gxh2 0-1

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