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by John Sellen
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1331
Views: 68980

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"I think I spotted on the news yesterday that some more travel corridors have opened up from England to the following countries: Israel, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Rwanda and Uruguay. There was also a number of island nations included." You are correct Simon The only problem is that of the 8 countries only...
by John Sellen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3941
Views: 431470

Re: Media comments on chess

Article in Telegraph today "Chess isn’t a game, it’s a war – meet one of the women on the front line Dorsa Derakhshani is a far more serious player than the fictitious Beth, but she notes similarities with the show, not least the sexism" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/chess-isnt-game-war-mee...
by John Sellen
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 66
Views: 2668

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

High praise for the Queens Gambit on Twitter

Hikaru Nakamura
@GMHikaru
#QueensGambit is, without a doubt, the best portrayal of both the chess world and game that I have ever seen.
4:45 am · 11 Nov 2020·Twitter Web App
by John Sellen
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Arkell's Endings
Replies: 36
Views: 3331

Re: Arkell's Endings

"I wonder what Amazon objected to? "
Its a great review but I suspect much too long for Amazon
Amazon reviews tend to be one or two paragraphs maximum
by John Sellen
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3941
Views: 431470

Re: Media comments on chess

From my local newspaper The Argus today
"Brighton chess stabbing:
A DANGEROUS man stabbed a woman after squabbling about her chess playing ability."

Happily she recovered after hospital treatment
The man got 3 years in prison so will have plenty of time to indulge in his interest in chess !
by John Sellen
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3941
Views: 431470

Re: Media comments on chess

Daily Mail online today
"Meet Netflix's new British pawn star: The Queen's Gambit is the surprise lockdown TV hit about an orphan girl with issues who can beat grandmasters... and it's made chess as sexy as hell"
by John Sellen
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3941
Views: 431470

Re: Media comments on chess

Telegraph online today
Review of The Queens Gambit
"No abuse, no harassment, no sexism – the decent men who make The Queen's Gambit a genuine TV rarity"
by John Sellen
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 4096

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

NickFaulks wrote: "I would find it disgustingly selfish for any elderly person to believe the lives of their children and grandchildren should be blighted for their own protection. I am happy to say that I do not count a single person who feels that way among my friends - or, as they would be, my fo...
by John Sellen
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1331
Views: 68980

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Simon said
There is some nice places along the Fylde coast. Two great Chess clubs at Poulton-le-Fylde and Lytham St.Annes "
I thought Lytham St Annes was a golf club !!
by John Sellen
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.
Replies: 34
Views: 1988

Re: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

MJMcCready wrote: ↑Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:55 pm Yes that's true and intentionally so. I am proud of my very harsh working class upbringing although not in its totality. It's drifted that way because a broader spectrum of opinions and backgrounds on this forum has been left sorely wanting. The pretentiou...
by John Sellen
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3941
Views: 431470

Re: Media comments on chess

From Saturdays Times Review
A six part series starts on Netflix on Friday. It is adapted from Walter Trevis's 1983 novel The Queens Gambit
"About a female chess prodigy who takes on the might of the Soviet Union while struggling with her own mental health and alcohol addiction "
by John Sellen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Mate in 7 repeated after 40 years
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Mate in 7 repeated after 40 years

In about 1980 i played the the following game in the Royal Navy Chess Championships ( me white ) 1 f4 f5 2 e4 fe ( a reversed From Gambit ) 3 d3 ed 4 Bd3 Nc6 ?? 5 Qh5+ g6 6 Bg6+ hg6 7 Qg6# I remember the game so well because : 1. It was my shortest ever mate 2. Arthur Brameld ( a strong player who u...
by John Sellen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1331
Views: 68980

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

But only a lone Rook
by John Sellen
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1331
Views: 68980

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Hi Simon "There was a guy who played in our Blackpool and Fylde League recently called Frank Bishop. He moved up from Kent many years ago. The only chess playing nun I can think of is John Nunn. Unless there are any others people can think of? " I had a quick look at the ECF grading list There are 3...
by John Sellen
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1331
Views: 68980

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Maybe the players will have to keep an eye on their Bishops if there are lots of nuns about !!