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by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1994
Views: 213715

Re: Media comments on chess

From yesterday's Sun, find the 7 chess terms. (I found 8. if you include 'net' as in mating net) https://image.ibb.co/hpgSaQ/wordsearch.jpg It looks like the Sun's Word Search composer thought of doing something about Wimbledon There is 'BAT', 'NET, and 'TENNID' in there. Then he ran out of ideas an...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1520

Re: What do I do?

If it's prestige and money you want then I doubt you will get it from forming your own club. All chess clubs in the UK are run by people who give up their spare time and are usually unpaid. They are dedicated and often year after year receive no recognition at all except a polite hand clap from thos...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1520

Re: What do I do?

'off you go'. = You are ready. Go and do it. No need for any further delay.

Another idea is to join an existing club and see how they run the club.
by Geoff Chandler
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1520

Re: What do I do?

This link may help. https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/how-to-start-a-chess-club. Although it was a kids club, there are quite a few valid ideas for adult clubs. There seems to be a number of chess events in Iran. http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_list.phtml?country=IRI&moder=ev_code&rat...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1520

Re: What do I do?

Just tell them to open an account on here and then ask as many questions as they like.
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Tony Gillam says sorry, he can be of no help in this matter. Looking like we will never know. I thought it might be rhyming slang 'Eccles Cake = Checkmate'. Now trying to help Justin figure which book Len Deighton used in 'Funeral in Berlin'. http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/berli...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Thanks John, "“...the rumble of chariots with double overload!” a line even Reinfeld shied away from. It's brilliant. On page 32 he give this mate as a possible finish to Browne v Quinteros, Wilk ann Zee 1974. rnq3nr/pp3ppp/8/1N2k3/8/5Q2/PP3PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 20 "...and the black monarch di...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Hi Justin, It appears you have been busy yourself trying to solve the Len Dighton mystery. I see you asked a friend of the source. http://deightondossier.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/archive-round-up-some-lesser-known.html ""There was a chess club in a basement in Soho. In the Samson stories I u...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

I fear Len Picket may have passed away. Found this on here: George Szaszvari wrote Thu Oct 21, 2010. http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=602&start=120#p42216 "Yes, the affable Norman Oliver, famous for enjoying a few pints, was part of a most interesting group of friendly and...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Thanks Richard, and correct I googled L.Picket + Chess book and images. This was the first one I saw. The covers are very similar. This thread is turning into a Goon Show. It will soon become more famous that 'the famous Eccles.' Here is my own copy of the book. https://preview.ibb.co/chY4Ua/moscow....
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

and here is a copy of me last night in Sandy Bells with book, pint and position from game in question. https://preview.ibb.co/eVZGQF/me_bells.jpg Book on piano is Wade's 'Soviet Chess' a cheap pick up from a junk shop. Also a large picture of all those taking part in the 1926 BCF Championships. I re...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Here is a photo-copy of the note in question.


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by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

I have found a chess player active from 2006-2008 on Red Hot Pawn called 'the famous eccles'.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-player ... ous-eccles
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

The delete thing is on a timer so Carl or Jack will have to delete those last bits. I thought of the Goon Show 'Eccles' and the cake. Even looked for an 'Eccles Mate'. I've found the game with correct names. White was B. Shashin (not Hasin as in the book). page 56 of 'Improve your Chess Tactics' by ...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1145

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Yes that is what I did. Where is the delete function...quick before Carl comes back.

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