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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1945
Views: 209342

Re: Media comments on chess

Don't worry about it Kevin, every time I write a post I'm in spelling zugzwang.
No matter what how I arrange the letters it will be wrong.
(Some days I think my whole life has been one long Zugzwang.)
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1945
Views: 209342

Re: Media comments on chess

Correct Kevin,

Even if the question was who was shot by Harvey Oswald on that day a perfectly valid
answer would have been the police officer Tippit.
by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1945
Views: 209342

Re: Media comments on chess

Friday, June 9th. Metro cryptic crossword. 14 Across: 'A mate for him would mean the end!' (5,6) Been bugging me all weekend. "I should know this?" Got the solution in today's Metro. 'Chess Player.' I thought it was Bobby Fischer (if you write small you can get 'Fischer' to fit into the 6 ...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1945
Views: 209342

Re: Media comments on chess

Sir George Thomas!
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1945
Views: 209342

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Justin,

Sounds odd. In Danny King's book of the match ' Kasparov v Deeper Blue' on page 53 he says

"Kasparov has his own room to which he can retreat if he wants to get a drink or something to eat."
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does this post go.....
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Where does this post go.....

Maybe Carl can decide when it should go. I just thought it was a funny kind of coincidence. The gist of the story is the hero, Tod Hunter, is dyslexic and cannot spell 'resigns.' When he won a game and wrote 'risins' or 'resngs' on a score sheet it was always a cause of great merriment. In the first...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed May 31, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Where does this post go.....
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Where does this post go.....

...Is it in 'Media Comments', 'Chess in Books', 'Chess Coincidences', 'Cheating in chess'. In the book 'The Best in Chess' by I. A. Horowitz and Jack Straley Battell. Published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1966. page 209. A short story titled 'Libido Ex Machina'. The World Champion in the story is cal...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri May 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 1945
Views: 209342

Re: Media comments on chess

Hi Chris, Just looked at it briefly (at work). One of the opening statements when some guy was talking the media. "It was probably the most serious coverage for a chess match ever." Sounds like he was not there in 1972. I feel sorry for people who do not know how to play chess. I also feel...
by Geoff Chandler
Tue May 09, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Death Of Chess Engines
Replies: 21
Views: 1641

Re: The Death Of Chess Engines

They are solving chess backwards via Table Bases.

I think they are now up to 7. The computer knows and can
instantly display any result from any 7 piece position.
by Geoff Chandler
Wed May 03, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would you play with this chess set?
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Would you play with this chess set?

Hi Allan,

Now sorted.


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by Geoff Chandler
Mon May 01, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 12 Year old Girl Banned (dress code)
Replies: 6
Views: 944

12 Year old Girl Banned (dress code)

"A 12-year-old girl was forced to withdraw from a chess tournament because her outfit – a knee-length cotton child’s dress – was deemed ‘too seductive’. ‘The tournament director deemed my student’s dress to be “seductive” and a “temptation from a certain angle far, far away”,’ Kal wrote. ‘We fo...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Mystery Of The Missing Bognor Regis Knights' Heads
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: The Mystery Of The Missing Bognor Regis Knights' Heads

Brilliant! Bognor Regis is not too far from Saunders-Roe on the Isle of Wight. At the same time (the early to mid 60's) they were building and testing on the Isle of Wight a rocket called the 'Black Knight.' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Knight_(rocket) The two events are obviously liked. Some...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 19
Views: 1942

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

Hi Alistair, The entrance was so large they split the challengers into two and marked the board numbers with a black felt tipped pen and a dark blue felt tipped pen. Phil, who suffered from bad eyesight, lost on the wrong board and was defaulted on the other board thus losing two games in the same r...
by Geoff Chandler
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 19
Views: 1942

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

I'm always sitting at the wrong board. The wrong board, the wrong opponent...the wrong result. :( Someone mention pieces set up wrong. This one I've had to do in GIF format because it involves castling. R. Burns v A. Lawrence-O'Reilly, Edinburgh Congress 2005 http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandler...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 Reykjavik Open
Replies: 68
Views: 4422

Re: 2017 Reykjavik Open

Hi Tim, Thanks for the background on the Kamsky default. What is it about Chess that haunts us. A few months back I was at an Army re-union and had to be reminded about dozens of incidents (some quite dangerous) I was involved in that I had totally forgotten all about. But when I saw Tim's game and ...

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