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by James Plaskett
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2917

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

I´ll say it. "A sick man is not to be pitied if he has a cure up his sleeve." Michel de Montaigne Schiller had the milder of diabetes two forms. I have taken injections for over forty years. O´Brien died in his sixties and had eye problems. Miles died of a heart attack at forty-six. Each was diabeti...
by James Plaskett
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 35
Views: 5682

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

btw, one of my Phone A Friends, Bill Hartston, DID attend the play QUIZ during its West End Run. He voted them Guilty at the end of each act. He said to me that he thought audiences would have been more cynical had they had it presented to them that Ingram was later found guilty of another fraud. Bu...
by James Plaskett
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 39
Views: 8234

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Further to Martin Benjamin´s insisting that he did it, let me append TWO reviews. The first of our book, and from a guy who says he also thought only a fool could dispute Ingram´s guilt, and the second of the script of James Graham´s play, QUIZ - Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars Very well construc...
by James Plaskett
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric Schiller 1955-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2917

Re: Eric Schiller 1955-2018

Adios amigo.
by James Plaskett
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 39
Views: 3233

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

There´s a famous game of Heidenfeld´s - visible at Tim Krabbé´s site - where he castled on BOTH wings! In deference to comments made by several contributors to this thread, I once had published a letter in CHESS advocating that, in view especially of the reliance on opening theory in today´s game, a...
by James Plaskett
Sun May 20, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 24824

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

I´d like to see Nigey-Babe as top man! :D

But, frankly, I don´t fancy his chances of toppling the UFO abductee. :x

Still, stranger things have happened.. 8)
by James Plaskett
Wed May 16, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 2976

Re: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal

That book of ours, Kevin, has now inspired a West End play -

www.quiztheplay.com

:D
by James Plaskett
Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 39
Views: 8234

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

Yes.
A cancer which also killed his brother some 18 months previous.

Proud to have worked with him.
by James Plaskett
Sun May 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 35
Views: 5682

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

New tip on how to become a millionaire, Bill... with a specificity at 2:14 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvaJdVaxyfs ...although he did not tell us how he, qua audience member, voted re Ingram´s guilt at the end of each act of the play QUIZ, did he?! 8)
by James Plaskett
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 35
Views: 5682

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Sorry Bill.

But here is some practical advice on how to take a different take on what, to you, may have seemed sorted :D

https://twitter.com/QuizThePlay/status/ ... 7269164032
by James Plaskett
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Writing a Letter
Replies: 15
Views: 2509

Re: Writing a Letter

Doubt it.
Also looks like you and I both ought to be heading back to P.F. Habershon´s English classes, what with your incorrect use of the apostrophe... 8)
by James Plaskett
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud
Replies: 39
Views: 8234

Re: Plaskett and Woffinden's book on the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Fraud

The set is set .. https://twitter.com/liam_jefford/status/981581136873906176 I´ll be attending Press Night on April 10th. And earlier that same day there will be a discussion between myself and the Managing Director of Celador, Paul Smith (first witness for prosecution at trial) live on Jeremy Vine´...
by James Plaskett
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Would you like to become a millionaire?
Replies: 35
Views: 5682

Re: Would you like to become a millionaire?

Have something more related to the title of this thread then, Señor!

https://twitter.com/QuizThePlay/status/ ... 5948992512