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by Richard Thursby
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ChessCube shut it's doors
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: ChessCube shut it's doors

https://www.chesscube.org you are welcome Sadly flagged instantly as a suspicious site by my mobile! Adam The security certificate is self-signed; hence flagged as dangerous. Switch the protocol to http: rather than https: (so you simply have a warning in the address bar in desktop browsers).
by Richard Thursby
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ChessCube shut it's doors
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: ChessCube shut its doors

...some sort of fatal exploit in the site code... According to Wikipedia it was running on Adobe Flash, which is disabled by default on modern browsers (Firefox and Chrome). Possibly faced with having to rewrite the site in another language, I can understand why they might have decided to pull the ...
by Richard Thursby
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Richmond
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Robert Richmond

Sad to hear this. We played a few times on the same Aylesbury team in the mid 1990s, usually at opposite ends of the board order.
by Richard Thursby
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clock adjustment for not keeping score
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: Clock adjustment for not keeping score

As someone who has also recently suffered an injury to my right-hand side (fortunately I am left-handed), may I echo David's good wishes for a recovery. You mentioned that you had notified the league controller. According to at least two pages here and here on the Buckinghamshire chess website it is...
by Richard Thursby
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1748

Re: What are the safeguards ?

In the left-hand menu is a link titled 'bookmark'. If you click this, an URL appears in the browser's address bar, rather than displaying the php URL (someone else will have to explain how php works, something about websites being generated dynamically using elements pulled together from a database...
by Richard Thursby
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Past recollection a split topic
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

And also at Imperial https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Buzzard. I played in the same teams as Kevin at school, Roger (d C) will remember his father who played for Bourne End. Despite Kevin Buzzard teaching me most of what I ever knew about number theory, I never knew he had any chess interest, de...
by Richard Thursby
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 16
Views: 3030

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

My PhD supervisor worked with Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, including editing the volume for his 75th birthday. I met him on at least one or two occasions.

If you're going to mention chess-playing professors (at least on this forum) then surely one needs to start here.
by Richard Thursby
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Merry Christmas

Martin Benjamin wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:17 am
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whatever your standard, and whatever your results in 2019, enjoy your chess. It makes life a little richer.
Merry Crimbo Martin.
by Richard Thursby
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: WANTED - Batsford algebraic edition of Winning Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: WANTED - Batsford algebraic edition of Winning Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld

I guess you have already gone down this route: there is currently a paperback version available on Amazon UK for under £30 including delivery https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winning-Chess- ... 1849941106. I have no idea whether you consider this a sensible price.
by Richard Thursby
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3636

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

Another chess-themed quiz question: Name the chess world champions who gained the title after previously losing a match for the world title and who had not been world champion previously. Vasily Smyslov (lost (drew) 1954, won 1957) Boris Spassky (lost 1966, won 1969) Viswanathan Anand (lost 1995, w...
by Richard Thursby
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess-themed quiz questions
Replies: 33
Views: 3636

Re: Chess-themed quiz questions

To veer off the thread: How many World Champions have been born during World Championship matches? I found Kasparov (Botvinnik-Petrosian), Carlsen (Karpov-Kasparov). Karpov missed Botvinnik-Bronstein by a matter of days.
by Richard Thursby
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Pairings & Results
Replies: 17
Views: 2770

Re: Semi-Final Pairings & Results

Results from Birstall
U160
Middlesex 6 Yorkshire 10
Open
Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 9
by Richard Thursby
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player name query
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Player name query

by Richard Thursby
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigners...
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

Re: Resigners...

... never won anything. On more than a few occasions I have considered resigning only to somehow end up winning/drawing. One particular example that sticks in my memory is in a rapidplay tournament against a strong junior feeling like I was being wiped off the board, when I spotted what I thought th...
by Richard Thursby
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?
Replies: 31
Views: 3315

Re: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?

From my experience, I have reached the stage where, after an intense day of work, I can't face the prospect of travelling for maybe an hour, playing up to three hours of intense chess, travel back for another hour, getting home around midnight and then have to get up for work the next day. The only ...