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by Stewart Reuben
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

A good article by Ray Keene. I was unfamiliar with two of the anecdotes. It is now 2am.
https://www.thearticle.com/chess-smokescreens
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

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Ad in today's Daily Telegraph, about 1/3 page.
Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

Picture of a small Child playing chess on a correCtly configured board. He has played 1 d4. It is a robot's hand you see about to respond.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

Ken and Barbie-like Models of Top Chess Players Created to Avoid Putting Them at Risk Moscow, Russia - March 17, 2020 — One of the most important events in chess starts today in Russia. 8 players from the US, China, France, Russia, and the Netherlands convene for a three-week chess marathon to deter...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

Matt >That looks like the sort of baloney "rumour" the likes of Lev "nuke the USSR" Alburt was fond of back in the day.

I took Lev Alburt, Gennadi Sosonko and others to see 'Chess, the Musical' in 1986. They were scathing about the plot line that anybody would return to the Soviet Union having left.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

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Surely, had the USSR contemplated murdering Korchnoi, they would have done so BEFORE he became a serious threat in the 1978 match. Possibly Campo was paid by the USSR and they did this by making him an agent. Harry Golombek told me he was conversing with somebody. The man kept on saying of one perso...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Making chessmen and chess boards
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Making chessmen and chess boards

Making chessmen and chess boards
Is that not sexist? Should the thread not be Making chess pieces and chess boards
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13794

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

The last two rounds of the WORLD SENIOR TEAM CHMPIONSHIPs in Prague have been camcelled. The prizegiving will be held tonight at 10pm; the results depending on the first 7 rounds.
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

TV ad for 'Compare the Market.com' had two meerkats, one playing chess.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Alan Whitbread
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Alan Whitbread

ALAN Whitbread

A query has come through about this player who was active in the 1960s. He died recently. He was one of the founders of King' Head Chess Club.

Andrew Walker of the ECF is trying to pull the strands together.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Suttill
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Tony Suttill

Tony should have a formal obituary on the ECF site. I am rather busy currently. Can anybody else do the honours?

I have now written a brief formal obituary about Tony for the ECF website. No photo is included.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16313

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Association of Chess Professionals (secretary@chessprofessionals.org) To:you Details In the light of the current global outbreak of the coronavirus crisis and with the situation evolving on a daily basis ACP would like to express concern about the imminent organization of the Candidates Tournament i...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16313

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Soheil. Had you written My father is a hospital CEO in Shiraz, Iran, and he ordered the entire hospital to be sprayed with disinfectant 2 times a day. You can follow suit. That would probably have been better English.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16313

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

I suppose it doesn't matter, if you are trying to see through such masks, but it seems to me it wasn't an 8x8 board with white on the right.
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3367
Views: 363936

Re: Media comments on chess

Justin - thank you for the alert.

My problem is that I am getting frightened of travelling by underground because of coronavirus. Goig by taxi would be expensive.
The same applies to the London Chess League.
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16313

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

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